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August 30, 2013

FEARLESS PREDICTIONS: Opening week

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Series history: West Limestone leads 27-23.

Last Year: West Limestone won 54-53.

News Courier Prediction: Clements 33, West Limestone 27

East Limestone at Madison County

7 p.m., Madison County Stadium

Preview: These teams will look drastically different from a year ago when Madison County shut down East Limestone in a 20-2 season-opening victory. Madison County lost nearly two-dozen seniors from a team that went 12-2 and reached the 4A semifinals.

East Limestone lost eight starters from its defense last year along with its quarterback and running back on offense.

The Indians will mix in some spread looks in addition to Pugh’s two-tight end sets run in the past.

Series history: East Limestone leads 11-9.

Last Year: Madison County 20-2

News Courier Prediction: East Limestone 28, Madison County 20

James Clemens at J.O. Johnson

7 p.m., Boss Hill Stadium

Preview: What a difference a year makes for James Clemens. The Jets went from a winless team to one that looks like its might compete for a playoff spot under new head coach Wade Waldrop. James Clemens routed Grissom in a jamboree last week and will look to build off that momentum Friday against Johnson.

Johnson will have momentum of its own after defeating Tanner in a jamboree 20-14.

Series history: J.O. Johnson leads 1-0.

News Courier Prediction: J.O. Johnson 34, James Clemens 28

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