Careers & Jobs
Real Estate & Rentals
Full MSN Index
ScoutSouth.com: Trojans visit the 'Dawg House
Daphne Running Back Reggie Hunt
Posted Nov 16, 2007
Opelika came into last week’s game off a rough loss to Tuscaloosa County, and were a little shaky offensively in the first half against Blount (6-5) in the first round of the playoffs. They led 12-0 at the half, but wound up winning convincingly 29-6.
Coach Spence McCracken’s defense was, once again, stellar limiting Blount to 67 yards rushing (2.2 yards per carry) and 100 yards passing (9 for 21). The Dawgs accounted for three sacks, five quarterback pressures and nine pass breakups.
The leading tackler just as he has been all season was junior
with 12 requests to be seated.
Daphne’s first round matchup resulted in a strong 49-14 performance over a good Stanhope Elmore (7-4) team that came into the contest by winning their first seven and losing their next four.
This week the competition for both teams takes on a decidedly more difficult air. Coach Glenn Vickery’s Daphne Trojans have become synonymous with dogged play. They also came into the playoffs off a sub-par effort, but theirs resulted in a win 10-7 over Murphy.
is the rabbit the 'Dawgs will chase this week at quarterback.
University running back commitment
will be close to his new home come next fall. Hunt has racked up over 800 yards rushing while missing time early due to an ankle sprain.
The duo could cook up problems for the stingy 'Dawg defense.
The Opelika secondary is their strong suit with four seniors, but the middle man at linebacker has been the surprise.
has accounted for 97 tackles and five sacks.
This is a team that took Prattville to a 10-7 final score. Prattville averages scoring just over 43 points per game. They are really the only team to put any pressure on the undefeated Lions.
Coach Vickery's bunch can play defense too, the team gives up only 8.3 points per game compared to Opelika's 8.1.
As a matter of record, both of these teams have a rival score to settle that would come two games from now. The winner of this match-up could face Prattville or Daphne rival Foley. The Trojans lost a close match up 16-14 to Foley earlier this fall.
That road may be rocky with a possible opponent of undefeated McGill-Toolen in their path.
Opelika needs to be a little more productive on offense this week, protecting the ball (three turnovers last week) and staying out of third and long.
had some success throwing the ball last week going eight for 10 for 87 yards and a touchdown. Fifty-seven of those yards came on three first downs plays. Staying out of pressure pass situations will help the junior quarterback.
This should be the one to watch in 6A tonight.
Listen LIVE Friday night (here).
Support great high school football coverage by subscribing to
for as little as $6.95 a month which includes all premium content across the Scout.com network and all video.
(return to front page here)
McGill-Toolen (12-0) vs. Daphne (11-1)
Nov 22, 2007
AU Commitment Enjoying All-Star Experience
Dec 14, 2007
ScoutTV: Alabama All-Star Reggie Hunt
Dec 18, 2007
2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook
with an annual Total Access Pass
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from PrepsAL.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a
list of all Team Newsletters
Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to
View My HotList
Copyright © 2014 Scout.com.
All rights reserved.
Terms of Service
Junior College Football
Advertise on MSN
About our ads
© 2014 Microsoft