Last year: Ardmore won 38-14.
Series history: Ardmore is 1-0.
News Courier Prediction: Ardmore 26, John Paul II 14
Clements (1-5, 1-3) at Elkmont (2-4, 2-2)
Boss Hill Stadium, Elkmont
Preview: Both teams enter this fixture limping after blowout losses a week ago. Elkmont’s 56-13 loss was just another stop on the Madison Academy victory tour. The Red Devils became just the second team to score more than one touchdown against the defending 3A champs.
In a game Clements had a real chance to win, the Colts fell flat, losing 41-12 on homecoming to Westminster. Elkmont beat that same Westminster squad by double digits earlier this season.
Last year: Elkmont won 24-8.
Series history: Clements leads 26-23.
News Courier Prediction: Elkmont 31, Clements 13
East Limestone (2-4, 1-3) at Muscle Shoals (6-0, 4-0)
J.F. Moore Stadium, Muscle Shoals
Preview: East Limestone hits the road for the fourth time in five weeks when it travels to 5A No. 3 Muscle Shoals. Muscle Shoals has not shown many weaknesses thus far, allowing the most points it has all season in a 24-9 win over Hartselle last week.
The Trojans have outscored opponents by an average score of 42-2 this season.
East Limestone simply fell into a hole it could not climb out of against Athens last week. The Indians will be eager to start fresh against what will be one of their toughest tests all season.
Last year: Muscle Shoals won 42-7.
Series history: Muscle Shoals leads 6-2.
News Courier Prediction: Muscle Shoals 35, East Limestone 7
Sheffield (2-4, 2-2) at Tanner (5-1, 4-0)
Rip Swanner Stadium, Tanner
Preview: Tanner can claim a home-field playoff game with a victory over Sheffield Friday. The Rattlers, of course, have their sights set higher than that, but another region title will have to wait another week to be clinched.
Sheffield has an outside chance of making the playoffs, which could be decided by its final region game against Hatton.
Last year: Tanner won 46-20.