By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Footballs fans will receive a double helping of football this holiday weekend. While most are debating who will win the Iron Bowl, local football fans will be enjoying two DeKalb County teams as they battle for the win on Friday, in the Class 2A Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Semifinals.
The Number 1 ranked Fyffe Red Devils (13-0) will host the number 2 ranked Collinsville Panthers (12-1) on Friday night. The two teams are familiar opponents. They faced each other in the regular season on September 13. This resulted in Collinsville’s only loss of the 2019 season, with a score of 24-3.
In comparison, Fyffe has the upper hand against Collinsville, with a 39-18-1 record. They have won the AHSAA Class 2A State Championship in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Fyffe has only allowed their opponents to score 36 points against them.
Collinsville has had an outstanding record this season. The Panthers have outscored their opponents 540-158. This is their first time, making it to the semifinals since the playoff bracket was changed to five games.
Records can be thrown out the window when you are in such a highly contested contest. Just like in the Iron Bowl, it's not over until the time clock reaches 0:00.
The winner of Friday’s matchup will advance to face the winner of the Leroy (11-2) and Reeltown (12-1) matchup in the AHSAA Class 2A State Championship at Auburn University.