PREP CAPSULES: Edgewood last to represent, goes for No. 7
Only one team from the River Region remains in playoff contention.
Three guesses which team that might be.
Yes, it is the Edgewood Academy Wildcats going for their seventh-straight state title. At the same time, they will attempt to win a nation-leading 71 straight games (according to maxpreps.com).
The rest of the teams in the area have packed up the gear and are headed to the basketball courts or the wrestling mats.
This will be the final version of the Prep Capsules for 2015. Thanks for reading and see you next year.
Edgewood Academy vs Marengo Academy
Prediction: Edgewood 43, Marengo 21
Also this week…
McGill-Toolen (11-1) at Central-Phenix City (9-3) (7A): Will Central finally end its drought and make the championship game for the first time since 1993? Yep…Red Devils, 24-22.
Opelika (12-0) at Spanish Fort (12-0) (6A): Based on records alone, this one should be a doozy. But the Bulldogs are incredible this season. May not be a close as some think. In the "Battle of the Blackmon Brothers," Brian wins… Opelika, 28-17.
Bessemer City (8-4) at Benjamin Russell (11-1) (6A): The Purple Tigers have been the upstart team in the classification. But their string ends this week. Ben Russell, 35-13.
Andalusia (11-1) at Munford (9-3) (4A): The Bulldogs have turned into road warriors, playing their second straight away from home this week. Doesn’t faze them. Andy, 31-22.
Beauregard (11-0) at Jackson (12-0) (5A): Could be the best matchup of the third round at any level. No. 1 goes down… Beauregard, 37-30.
Monroe Academy (12-0) vs Bessemer Aca (13-0) (AAA Championship): Last team to score wins… Monroe Aca, 48-44.
Abbeville Christian (11-1) vs. Chambers Aca (10-2) (A Championship): Abbeville has been the class of the league all year. No reason to change that now… Abbeville Christian, 21-13.
Other games: Spain Park over Hoover (7A), 33-31; Demopolis over St. Paul’s (5A), 24-20; Leeds over UMS-Wright (4A), 36-31; Gordo over Bayside Aca (3A), 35-20; T.R. Miller over Hillcrest-Evergreen (3A), 24-20; Washington Co over Elba (2A), 25-24; Maplesville over Georgiana (1A), 35-27; Linden over Brantley (1A), 28–27
Last week: 21-1, Season: 182-62 (.746)