Football Picks: Last week's record was 8-2. I'll take it, but let's discuss the losses. I missed on Bama and Ole Miss, and this time they weren't playing each other.
The Crimson Tide team that the experts thought was finished, still had something to say about that. The Rebels are a long way away from an SEC title too.
The season is a long way from over. Bama still has work to do, but last weekend was a step in the right direction.
This week, Tallassee returns to action, Alabama hosts the Hogs and Auburn gets a respite before a Thursday trip to Lexington next week. The overall record is 43-17 (72%).
Woodland at Reeltown: O'Neal's boys need to take care of business against a team that's won only one game this year. They will. RHS 34, WHS 6.
Handley at Elmore County: The Panthers have another challenge in region play. A win here will put them in a good position to host a first round playoff game. HHS 28, ECHS 21.
Clay Central at Beauregard: Last year, the Vols dominated this affair at home. It's tough to win at Beauregard, plus the Hornets appear to better than last year. BHS 27, CCHS 20.
Carver vs. Park Crossing: The Thunderbirds got a signature win for their program with an upset win against Carver last season. They'll win again on Friday, but it won't be an upset this time. PCHS 26, CHS 22.
Tallassee at Marbury: According to the AHSFHS website, Tallassee has won four of five in this series. It dates back to 1925 when Marbury won the first meeting.
Last year's 50-21 THS win was the first time the two teams have played in the modern era ending an 82-year run between games.
Tallassee got the off week break last week. Marbury gets one next week. After winning the first two games against ACA and Holtville, the Bulldogs have whipped by an average score of 56-14 in their five losses. THS 50, MHS 7.
Miami at Florida State: Oh, so many great games. Oh, so long ago. Althought the Seminoles are ranked high in the poll, they haven't shown much. Miami is awful on defense. FSU 24, UM 17.
Florida at Missouri: This is a good week for a Florida letdown. The Gators will be tested by Pinkel's Tigers, but should pull it out. UF 20, Mizzou 17.
LSU at South Carolina: Going into the season, this looked like it could be a tough game for LSU. Believe it or not, Spurrier's squad is even worse than last year. They don't have the firepower on offense and won't stop Fournette either. LSU 27, SC 17.
Georgia at Tennessee: The Bulldogs need to get it back together quickly or the SEC East will evade them again this year. Tennessee needs to find a way to win a close game. They will match up well with the Dogs and get over the hump at Neyland. UT 24, UGA 23.
Arkansas at Alabama: Bielema needed that 'W' in Knoxville Saturday. An upset in T-Town this weekend will go a long way in salvaging Arkansas' season. Alabama squeaked by in Fayetteville last year. This might be closer than some expect. Tide 27, Hogs 16.