The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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October 17, 2013



Preview: Elkmont controls its own destiny when it welcomes Deshler to town Friday. The Red Devils are currently tied for third in 3A Region 8 with games against Lauderdale County (5-2, 3-2) and fourth-place Deshler remaining.

A loss Friday would eliminate Deshler from playoff contention. The Tigers have made the playoffs for 29 consecutive seasons.

Series history: Deshler leads 2-0.

Last year: Deshler won 56-6.

News Courier prediction: Deshler 34, Elkmont 14

Hartselle (5-2, 3-2) at East Limestone (2-5, 1-4)

East Limestone Stadium, Capshaw

Preview: East Limestone was eliminated from playoff contention last week with a loss to Muscle Shoals but can still make some noise in 5A Region 8 by upsetting Hartselle Friday. Hartselle has outscored East Limestone 43-7 in their only three meetings dating back to 2008.

Series history: Hartselle leads 3-0.

Last year: Hartselle won 47-7.

News Courier prediction: Hartselle 31, East Limestone 14

Colbert County (7-0, 5-0) at Clements (1-6, 1-4)

M.T. Newman Stadium, Clements

Preview: Clements hosts another top-ranked opponent this weekend when the Colts welcome No. 8 Colbert County. Clements is reeling after suffering more injuries in a 35-6 loss to Elkmont last week. Colbert County looks to remain undefeated heading into its matchup with No. 1 ranked Madison Academy next week.

Series history: Colbert County leads 4-1.

Last year: Colbert County won 56-30.

News Courier prediction: Colbert County 41, Clements 0

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