The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 18, 2012

PREP PREVIEW: Elkmont at Deshler

For The News Courier

— Elkmont (2-5, 2-3) at Deshler (4-3, 3-2)

7 p.m., Howard Chappell Stadium, Tuscumbia

Preview: After starting the season 1-3, Deshler has been on a role the past three weeks, averaging 53 points per game over that stretch. Deshler’s win over Colbert County last week might have secured the No. 3 spot in 3A Region 8, but Elkmont is not completely out of it. The Red Devils would need an upset against Deshler Friday to remain alive in the playoff race.

Series history: Deshler leads 1-0.

Last year: These teams have net met since 1938.

News Courier Prediction: Deshler 47, Elkmont 14