Game of Inches
Saraland repeated its 17-point performance from the game before for another record-booster in its most recent game. It dodged a bullet, finishing off Spanish Fort 17 - 16. The result was just as the MaxPreps state rankings suggested, although the scoreline definitely wasn't as one-sided as expected. The one-point margin earned this game the title of 'most exciting' for the week.
This Week's Big Showdown
On paper, the match between Hoover (2nd in the MaxPreps state rankings) and IMG Academy (1st) looked as though it might be one of the more compelling ones, but things did not play out that way on the field. Hoover had a lot of difficulties with IMG Academy and took a hard 38 - 7 hit. The fight Hoover demonstrated in its 34 - 10 win the game before seemed replaced by lethargy in this one.
Next Week's Big Game
If you are itching to watch a first-rate contest, no game is supposed to fit the bill better than the one between James Clemens (7th in the power rankings) and Vestavia Hills (5th). The two teams are sauntering into the matchup backed by comfortable wins in their prior games. Vestavia Hills and James Clemens both have plenty of landslide victories under their belts (Vestavia Hills with six and James Clemens with six), but only one can come away triumphant this week. We'll find out who that is soon.
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