The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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October 10, 2012

Fearless predictions: Week 7


Tanner (6-0, 4-0) at Sheffield (3-3, 3-1)

7 p.m., Walton R. Wright Stadium

Preview: Sheffield looks to be Tanner’s next victim on a schedule already filled with lopsided victories. The Rattlers are allowing less than a touchdown per game. Tanner’s closest region game was a 34-0 win against Red Bay in the second week of the season. Sheffield lost to Red Bay 21-14 last week.  Tanner can clinch a playoff spot with a win. This is Sheffield’s first season play in Class 2A.

Series history: These teams have never met.

News Courier Prediction: Tanner 48, Sheffield 7

Rogers (3-3, 2-2) at West Limestone (3-3, 1-3)

7 p.m., James Kennemer Stadium

Preview: West Limestone returns home after two weeks on the road for a must-win region game against Rogers. The Pirates have turned things around since starting the season 1-3. Rogers went on the road to beat Central last week 30-13 and complicate things in Class 4A Region 8. West Limestone will most likely need to win its remaining three region games in order to make the playoffs. Rogers has won seven of the last eight in the series.

Series history: Rogers leads 16-5 with one tie.

Last year: Did not play

News Courier Prediction: Rogers 35, West Limestone 13

Ardmore (4-2, 2-2) at Pope John Paul II (1-4, 1-3)

7 p.m., Huntsville

Preview: The Tigers have averaged more than 300 yards on the ground in their four wins. In their two losses? Less than 100 yards rushing. Running the ball successfully will be the key once again against a Catholic team that gave up more than 300 on the ground to Madison County’s Jordan Chunn last week. Catholic is giving up 37.4 points per game this season.

Series history: These teams have never met.

News Courier Prediction: Ardmore 34, Pope John Paul II 7

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