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Red Devils revisit rivalry

Published 8:20pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

Who will win?

Logic would tell one that Sweet Water has an advantage, having been involved in some tough games already, a loss to Class 4A Thomasville and a close region win at Southern Choctaw. But anyone who has seen this Maplesville team play has a gut feeling that the Red Devils are a special group. Pick: Maplesville | Picks record: 14-10

Who do you think will win the Maplesville-Sweet Water game?

  • Maplesville (79%, 31 Votes)
  • Sweet Water (21%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Chilton Christian (2-2) at Faith Christian

Chilton Christian’s blowout loss to Conecuh Springs was troubling. The Patriots will have to fight off the complacency that is a danger after winning last year’s state championship. Pick: Faith Christian

Billingsley (2-2) at Holt (1-3)

Billingsley has overcome an 0-2 start to win its last two games, providing some important momentum for a young team. Don’t be fooled by Holt’s record; the Ironmen have played difficult foes and should be better for it. Pick: Holt

Jemison (3-1) at Holtville (0-4)

This game is a mismatch, on paper at least. Jemison has been dominant in its three consecutive wins, while Holtville has surrendered at least 41 points in each of its four losses this season. JHS makes it four straight. Pick: Jemison

Chilton Co. (3-1) at Marbury (1-3)

Marbury has lost three of its four games as the Bulldogs transition to Class 5A. Those losses have been to good teams, though, and Chilton County will have to earn its first win in the series since 1928. Pick: Chilton Co.

Horseshoe Bend (3-1) at Thorsby (1-3)

Homecoming would be the perfect time for a Thorsby upset, but Horseshoe Bend is too talented of a team to have a letdown after an impressive start to the season. Pick: Horseshoe Bend

Isabella (2-2) at Verbena (0-4)

Verbena is reeling. The Red Devils could desperately use a game against an inferior opponent to build some confidence and get healthy. But Isabella is no slouch, and the Mustangs will be ready for their rivals. Pick: Isabella

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