Per The Cullman Times
Give it up for our local football programs.
Over the past two weeks, the nine teams in The Times' coverage area have compiled a 12-6 record — that includes a county vs. county clash — and all but two of those squads have garnered at least one region win during that stretch.
Let's hope that momentum carries over into a tough Week 4 slate.
Before we begin, though, remember to cast your vote in "The People's Pick," a series of Twitter polls posted on my timeline (@winfreyjake) each and every Monday afternoon.
It's time to make predictions, which I've been very bad at this season.
Class 2A, Region 5
Aliceville (2-1, 2-0) at Cold Springs (3-1, 2-0): This will be a tough one for the Eagles.
The No. 8 Yellow Jackets have crushed Sulligent (43-6) and Tarrant (29-0) over the past two weeks, and their only loss so far this season came to 3A No. 3 Gordo (21-20) in overtime.
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Per The Times Daily
Muscle Shoals High School senior inside linebacker Jackson Bratton recorded 15 tackles in the undefeated Trojans' 35-14 win over Hartselle last Friday to capture the AHSAA Football Defensive Spotlight for Week 3.
The University of Alabama early commit was the leader on a defense that is allowing just 9.0 points per game. Coach Scott Basden's defense currently ranks third in Class 6A this season behind Paul Bryant (6.3 ppg) and Oxford (8.7 ppg).
Bratton had a sack, fumble recovery and a pass break-up in his effort versus the Tigers. The pass break-up resulted in an interception by teammate Aiden Gay that resulted in an 87-yard return and a touchdown. Fellow inside linebacker Malik Smith also had 14 tackles and two sacks, and Gay finished the night with two interceptions.
Bratton edged out two other outstanding defensive performances for this week's Spotlight. Leroy King had 18 tackles in a 31-7 loss to Pinson Valley and Cameron Whited totaled 17 stops as the Wildcats beat Guntersville 42-14. He had two sacks among his tackles.
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