Andalusia hosts B.T. Washington in final home game of regular season; Opp seeks key win

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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Five of the six county football teams will host region opponents this week as the end of the 2023 regular season draws closer.

Andalusia vs. B.T. Washington
Andalusia (8-0, 5-0 4A Region 2) will welcome B.T. Washington (5-2, 4-1) and look to stay unbeaten with a crucial region matchup in its final regular season home game.

This contest will mark the fourth meeting between the teams after they first squared off in the 1998 season. The Bulldogs hold a 2-1 lead in the series against the Golden Eagles.

Andalusia enters the game off a 42-6 win at Slocomb last week. B.T. Washington dispatched Montgomery Academy at home courtesy of a 52-0 shutout.

The Bulldogs made the trip to Tuskegee and earned a 36-14 win over the Golden Eagles in 2022.

Florala vs. Elba
Florala (6-1, 4-1 1A Region 2) will strive for its sixth straight win with a visit from Elba (7-0, 5-0) in a region battle with much at stake for both teams.

The two teams will face off for the 34th time in a matchup that was first played in 1926. The Tigers lead the series 17-14-2 over the Wildcats.

Florala held on for a 36-34 win at McKenzie last week. Elba had a 38-6 home win against Georgiana in a matchup featuring the last two unbeaten teams in region play.

The Tigers posted a 55-27 win over the Wildcats at home last season.

Opp at Houston Academy
Opp (3-4, 3-2 3A Region 2) will make its third trip to Dothan this season for a pivotal region game at Houston Academy (6-1, 4-1).

The two teams meet on the gridiron for the eighth time and have played each year since 2016. The Bobcats have a 5-2 lead in the series, but the Raiders snapped a three-game skid last year.

Opp got back on track last week and downed Daleville at home, 33-14. Houston Academy also enjoyed home success and routed Northside Methodist, 42-7.

The Raiders picked up a 42-7 road win against the Bobcats in 2022.

Pleasant Home vs. Brantley
Pleasant Home (1-6, 0-5 1A Region 2) will play its final regular season home contest and take on Brantley (3-4, 3-2) this week in a region outing.

The two teams play each other for the 24th straight year after they first took the field against each other in 2000. The Bulldogs lead the series against the Eagles by a commanding 22-1 mark.

Pleasant Home fell at Houston County last time out, 35-7. Brantley was off last week and last took the field two weeks ago with a loss at Georgiana, 26-0.

The Bulldogs grabbed a 55-13 win in a home matchup with the Eagles last year.

Red Level vs. Georgiana
Red Level (2-5, 2-4 1A Region 2) will look to have a repeat performance from a year ago and battle Georgiana (6-2, 5-1) in a home region matchup.

This year’s game will be the 59th all-time meeting between the two teams since 1928. The Panthers have a 40-17-1 lead in the series with the Tigers.

Red Level ended a four-game slide with a 31-29 win at Kinston last week. Georgiana saw its five-game winning streak end in a 38-6 defeat at Elba.

The Tigers edged the Panthers on the road last season by a 13-12 final score.

Straughn vs. Northside Methodist
Straughn (6-1, 5-0 3A Region 2) will begin a three-game region home stretch and take on Northside Methodist (2-5, 1-4) in the school’s annual homecoming contest.

The 2024 homecoming queen and her court will be presented starting at 6:20 p.m.

This will only be the second time the two teams have played one another. The Tigers have a 1-0 lead over the Knights after they first met on the gridiron last year.

Straughn made the trip to New Brockton last week and earned a 41-12 win in its regular season road finale this season. Northside Methodist was not as fortunate on the road and dropped a 42-7 decision at Houston Academy.

The Tigers posted a 44-14 road win over the Knights in Dothan during the 2022 season.