Area preview- week no. 6

Bill Piper

Cullman Bearcats (2-3) @ Fayette County Tigers (1-3)

John Morgan Brown Stadium – Fayette, Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: Fayette County leads 3-2

LAST TIME: Cullman won 34-19 in 2015

LAST WEEK: Cullman defeated Fort Payne 34-10, Fayette County was idle.

Bearcats involved in second straight road game. Go from northeast Alabama last Friday to west central Alabama this week. Last time Cullman played at Fayette County, Bearcats won 21-18 in 2014.


Good Hope Raiders (0-4) @ Cold Springs Eagles (2-2)

Cranford Stricklin Stadium – Cold Springs, Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: Good Hope leads 27-7

LAST TIME: Good Hope defeated Cold Springs 26-20 in 2005

LAST WEEK: Good Hope lost to Cordova 41-0, Cold Springs defeated Falkville 48-22.

County rivalry resumes after being off the schedule for a decade. Eagles have won two straight at home. Raiders have been shut out twice in road games this season. Rod Elliott is 1-3 vs. Good Hope with Cold Springs winning in 2004.

The two-game winning streak for the Eagles at home has offset a 4-4 record in their last eight games played on campus. Raiders haven’t started a season at 0-5 since 1995 when they didn't win in 10 attempts that year.


Clements Colts (0-4) @ Hanceville Bulldogs (2-3)

Ray Talley Stadium – Hanceville, Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: First meeting

LAST WEEK: Clements lost to Lauderdale County 48-0, Hanceville lost to J.B. Pennington 44-30.

Bulldogs are looking for their first win against a non-county opponent under rookie coach Craig Flanigan. Hanceville 2-0 vs. county teams, 0-2 outside the county.

Clements is 4-4 all-time vs. Cullman County, a 3-1 record against Vinemont, 1-1 against Cold Springs and 0-2 against West Point.

The Colts are coached by former West Point athlete Cody McCain in his second season. Colts have a seven-game losing streak entering this week and have averaged one victory per season since 2010.

Third straight game for the Bulldogs at Talley Stadium. Hanceville will play three of its final four games on the road.


Priceville Bulldogs (0-4) vs. Fairview Aggies (1-3)

West Point Stadium, Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: Fairview leads 2-0

LAST TIME: Fairview defeated Priceville 54-12 in 2009

LAST WEEK: Priceville lost to Deshler 56-0, Fairview lost to Mortimer Jordan 45-21.

Both teams come into the week falling to quality title contenders in their respective regions. Priceville is coming off an 8-3 record in 2015, their best season since joining the AHSAA in 2006.

Fairview is playing this as a home game at West Point and will be coming back to West Point the following week to face the Warriors in a 5A, Region 6 contest.


Vinemont Eagles (1-3) @ Addison Bulldogs (5-0)

A.G. Hicks Stadium – Addison, Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: Addison leads 19-7

LAST TIME: Addison defeated Vinemont 42-33 in 2015

LAST WEEK: Vinemont lost to Fultondale 55-14, Addison defeated Lynn 48-14.

Three of the last four opponents for Vinemont have combined records of 12-2. Addison is among the top seven in the 1A rankings and has won six consecutive games at A.G. Hicks Stadium.

Vinemont has played the Bulldogs tight in the last two seasons, coming up short 26-20 in 2014 and dropping a 42-33 shootout at Mark Smothers Stadium last year.

Since the second half of the 2015 regular season, the Bulldogs have gone 8-2 and have won gone 33-15 under current coach David Smothers, who is in his fifth season.


Asbury Rams (0-4) @ Holly Pond Broncos (3-1)

Thomas Michelfelder Field – Holly Pond, Friday 7 p.m.

SERIES: First meeting

LAST WEEK: Asbury lost to Collinsville 35-0, Holly Pond had the week off.

This is homecoming for the Broncos as they look to continue their best start on the gridiron since 2004 when they were 9-2.

Mike Bates' Broncos have won their last four road games, but have not enjoyed victory at home since Oct. 28 of 2012 when they defeated J.B. Pennington 28-12.

The Broncos hope to break a 21-game losing streak on campus. They came close on Sept. 2, but lost to J.B. Pennington 34-32.

This is Asbury's first year playing in the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The Rams are located to the north of Albertville in Marshall County.


West Point Warriors (2-3, 2-1) are idle:

Next game: Sept. 30 vs. Fairview at home.