Capitol City Showdown

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015


Andalusia (3-1, 2-0) has gotten off to a strong start to the 2015 season and look to continue their surge as the travel to Montgomery tonight to take on Class 4A, Region 2 foe St. James (2-2, 2-0).

The Bulldogs own a 4-1 overall record against St. James, but the Trojans won last year’s contest 21-7. The Trojans went on to win the region title in 2014.

“We had a good week of practice,” Bulldogs’ coach Trent Taylor said. “St. James is a good football team, and they are well coached.”

Both teams have started strong in region play with Andalusia picking up wins over Trinity and Ashford and St. James getting wins at Straughn and at Catholic Montgomery.

There is a still a lot of football left to be played, but the winner of this game is all but assured a playoff spot. The winner will most certainly be the in driver’s seat, and hold a strong shot region champions. As it sits now, St. James and Andalusia are the only two Region 2 teams without a region loss.

“There is a lot on the line with this game,” Taylor said. “With both teams coming in at 2-0 in the region, both sides realize what is a stake here. There is still a lot of football left to play, but you have to win games like this in order to achieve what we set out to achieve.”

Andalusia enters the contest as the No. 10 team in 4A.

“They are bigger up front than we are and that is a bit worrisome,” Taylor said, “but our offensive line has been getting better each week. They really showed up the past two weeks.”