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Devils ready for next test

Published 5:38pm Thursday, October 25, 2012

“Our return game is dangerous with Kelvin [Hall] and Damian [Mitchell] back there deep,” Hubbert said. “Both of those guys can take it to the house at any time.”

WHO WILL WIN?

The records and the numbers for Maplesville and Keith are similar, but that’s where the similarities end. The Red Devils proved their mettle—even in a loss—at Sweet Water, and they will be focused and eager for a win to clinch the region championship at home.

Pick: Maplesville | Picks record: 37-15

ALSO FRIDAY NIGHT

Thorsby (1-7) at B.B. Comer (4-4)

Thorsby had a chance to win last week. THS coaches hope the close doesn’t damage the psyche of an already young and fragile squad. Pick: B.B. Comer

Ramsay (1-7) at Chilton Co. (7-1) (Thursday)

Chilton County has won but been underwhelming in its last two games. The Tigers should pick up some steam in an easy win. Pick: Chilton County

Billingsley (5-3) at Holy Spirit (1-7)

Billingsley is headed to the playoffs, and the Bears can use this game against an inferior opponent as a tune-up for postseason play. Pick: Billingsley

Calera (7-1) at Jemison (5-3)

Jemison’s last two outings have been disappointing, but look for the Panthers to play with emotion against a nearby opponent. Pick: Jemison

Chilton Christian (4-4) at Marion

Chilton Christian’s first-round playoff game is at the same site of a loss in the Patriots’ final regular season game. The season is on the line. Pick: Marion

Isabella (3-5) at Montgomery Academy (3-5)

This is a winnable game for Isabella, but losses and injuries have started taking their toll on a thin squad. Pick: Montgomery Academy

Verbena (1-7) at Winterboro (2-6)

Verbena should be competitive in this one, but at this point the Red Devils are simply figuring out how they can have a better season in 2013. Pick: Winterboro

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