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Football Picks/Week 2: Yes there's that old adage, "The biggest improvement is between weeks one and two." Let's hope so after a disappointing 2-3 start last week, it appears that the so-called "prognosticator" was in early season form.

Reeltown at Dadeville: The Matt Johnson era began with a home loss to rival Notasulga last week. Another rivarly game comes this week against the Tigers, losers against Lafayette last week. Dadeville has won seven of the last eight against the Rebels. DHS 26, RHS 12.

Elmore County at Alabama Christian: The Eagles have already matched their win total from last season with a win on opening week. ACA has not surpassed the five-win mark since 2009. ECHS 42, ACA 14.

Prattville at Stanhope Elmore: The Lions gave up 55 to Wetumpka last week and nearly came back to win it. I'm not sure if Prattville will be a 7A contender this year. I won't be surprised if the Mustangs have a shot in the end. PHS 34, SEHS 21.

Opelika at Auburn: The "Baby" Tigers pulled out the fleaflicker to avoid a Carver upset last week. The Bulldogs seem to be for real again in 2015. OHS 24, AHS 17.

W.S. Neal at Tallassee: Tallassee copied its performance from a year ago (Notasulga 26-0) in its opening game shutout last week at Russell County. Plus, Casey Baynes threw for 150 yards. Say what?!

The Eagles went 8-2 during the regular season and fell in the first round to Munford 20-0 last year. Friday will be their first game of the season and their first time facing Tallassee. THS 20, WSN 14.

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Jake Baker

Jake is the son of Jeff and Christina Baker.  He plays on offensive and defensive lines.  Last year, he was selected to first-team all-county.  He has played football since the eighth grade. 

Jake won the heavyweight division state championship in wrestling last year. He was named all all-metro and honorable mention for the Super All-State Wrestling Team. This year will be his fifth year wrestling for the Tigers.

Jake is THS Student Council president.  He was selected to Boys State last year. He was the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership nominee during his tenth grade year.  Jake was also selected to attend the RYLA camp. 

After graduation Jake plans on attending Troy University to major in Sports Medicine. While at Tallassee High, Jake has taken advanced classes and dual enrolled earning college credits while being involved in many sports and activities.  He has maintained a GPA of 3.54. 

During his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Most of the time he can be found participating in outdoor activities, like hunting, fishing and swimming at the lake.    













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