The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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September 5, 2013


— Six Limestone County teams hit the road the including a big test for Tanner at Red Bay. Ardmore's game against Butler has been moved to tonight at Milton Frank Stadium. Find out who is picked to win in this week's Fearless Predictions.


Friday, September 6

Tanner at Red Bay

7 p.m., Tiger Stadium

Why it’s important: This is new ground for Tanner. The Rattlers saw their state record 35-game regular season unbeaten streak end in Madison last week in the worst way possible. Could Tanner’s record state-best 28 games region game winning streak be in jeopardy a week later?

Preview: This is not the same Red Bay team Tanner walked over 34-0 last season. The Tigers went on to win 7 of their last 8 games last year, making a second-round playoff run. Red Bay could be Tanner’s toughest remaining regular season opponent. Tanner has won four straight in the series. Will they make it five?

Series history: Tanner leads 10-7 with one tie

Last year: Tanner won 34-0

News Courier prediction: Tanner 27, Red Bay 21

West Point at Athens

7 p.m., Golden Eagle Stadium

Preview: Athens gets a chance to extend its shutout streak to four games against a West Point team they have beaten by an average of 32 points in three meetings dating back to 2006. West Point won its opening game against Brewer 25-18. Athens is seeking its first 2-0 since 2006 when the Golden Eagles won the 5A State Championship game.

Series history: Athens leads 3-0

Last year: Athens won 41-9

News Courier prediction: Athens 34, West Point 6

Clements at West Morgan

7 p.m., Rebels Stadium

Preview: West Morgan won one game last year, a 54-0 victory on Clements home field. The Rebels went on to lose the other nine games by an average of 22 points per game. Clements is seeking its first win since Sept. 9, 2011. West Morgan has won nine straight in the series

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