Here are 5 key games around Coastal Alabama in Week 10 of the 2022 season.
A complete schedule follows.
DAPHNE (3-5) AT FOLEY (5-3)
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, Ivan Jones Stadium, Foley
Last week: Daphne lost to Mary G. Montgomery 14-9; Foley defeated Davidson 43-41
On the air: Radio – WHEP-AM 1310 in Foley
Region standings: Daphne is 3-2 in Class 7A, Region 1; Foley is 4-1
The skinny: Foley can clinch the region title outright with a win. It would be their first outright title since Todd Watson’s 2007 team went 12-1 overall in 2007. … A Daphne win could force a four or possibly even five-way tie between the top teams in the region. … Daphne leads the overall series with Foley 20-6 and has won the last nine in a row. … Daphne has lost three straight games since starting the year 3-2 overall. Cameron Long scored the Trojans’ only TD last week, closing out a 99-yard drive at the end of the half with a 3-yard run. Nick Clark led the Daphne offensive attack with 93 yards on 18 carries. The Trojans rushed 24 times for 153 yards and completed 14-of-33 passes for 133 yards for a total of 286. … Foley, on the other hand, has won three straight games after a 2-3 start. Deric Scott’s team is averaging 45.6 points during that stretch but also giving up 37. QB Reece Tynes is completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,681 yards and 17 TDs. Perry Thompson has 65 receptions for 749 yards and 9 TDs. Harrison Knight has 50 receptions for 524 yards and 6 TDs. Kolton Nero (111 carries, 840 yards, 11 TDs) is the team’s leading rusher.
FAITH ACADEMY (7-1) AT UMS-WRIGHT (8-0)
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, Cooper Stadium, Mobile
Last week: Faith Academy defeated Williamson 26-0; UMS-Wright defeated Citronelle 50-6.
On the air: Radio – Sports Talk 99.5 FM
Region standings: Faith Academy is 5-1 in Class 5A, Region 1; UMS-Wright is 6-0
The skinny: UMS-Wright could clinch the region title with a win, while Faith could force a three-way tie at the top of the region if Gulf Shores also defeats Vigor this week. … UMS is 5-2 in seven meetings with the Rams. The Bulldogs won 34-26 a year ago. … Faith Academy has won six straight games since a 22-12 loss at Gulf Shores on Sept. 2. The Rams have allowed just 41 points this season, including just 13 during the current six-game win streak that includes four shutouts. Christian Burnette rushed for 140 yards and 3 TDs last week against Williamson. Ty Goodwill caught a 21-yard TD pass. He finished with 5 receptions for 87 yards. QB Jarrett Daughtry was 12-for-17 passing for 164 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. … UMS has outscored its opponents 265-89 this season, including 126-26 in the past three games – all on the road. South Alabama commit Cole Blaylock has rushed for 1,213 yards and 17 TDs on 158 carries this season and caught 3 TD passes. QB Sutton Snypes is completing 60 percent of his passes for 561 yards and 5 TDs. Joe Lott has rushed for 4 TDs, passed for 2 and intercepted 5 passes. Matthew Hedge (12 receptions, 220 yards, 2 TDs) has been a key receiver. John Charles Erwin leads the team in tackles with 76. Thomas Hall has 71. … UMS coach Terry Curtis (344-92) is two wins shy of tying retired Vestavia Hills coach Buddy Anderson as the state’s all-time winningest coach. Curtis and Faith Academy coach Jack French have combined for 646 total wins.
MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC (9-0) AT ANDALUSIA (9-0)
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Andalusia
Last week: Montgomery Catholic defeated Dale County 52-0; Andalusia defeated B.T. Washington 36-14
On the air: NA
Region standings: Both teams are 6-0 in Class 4A, Region 2
The skinny: Battle for the Region 2 title. The two teams have played just twice previously. Andalusia won both of those meetings – 41-21 in 2014 and 42-24 in 2015. … Catholic has outscored its opponents 523-57 this season with five shutouts. The Knights have allowed 15 points since Sept. 2. Overall, Kirk Johnson’s team has won 22 of its last 23 games dating back to 2021 and outscored the competition 1,159-100 in the process. QB Caleb McCreary is completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,684 yards and 29 TDs with 1 interception. He also has rushed for 708 yards and 8 TDs on 47 carries. Auburn RB commit Jeremiah Cobb has rushed for 1,180 yards and 19 TDs on 88 carries. He also has caught 4 TD passes. Senior WR Luke Harkless has 29 receptions for 722 yards and 14 TDs. Joshua Palmer has 8 TD receptions. Jaden Jones leads the defense with 81 tackles. … Andalusia has outscored its opponents 428-105 this season. The Bulldogs have scored 49 or more points five times. Junior QB Jack Lathrop is completing nearly 70 percent of his passes for 1,451 yards and 22 TDs with 3 interceptions. Junior RB J’Marion Burnette has gained 1,021 yards and scored 13 TDs on 111 carries, while senior Dorean Crittenden has rushed for 723 yards and 9 TDs on 54 carries. Freshman Zerrick Jones has 7 rushing TDs. Kaden Denson (16 receptions, 624 yards, 10 TDs) is the leading receiver. … Andalusia was voted one of the two best Friday Night Atmospheres for high school football in the state this summer in an AL.com survey of high school coaches. The Hoover Met was the other.
SARALAND (8-0) AT THEODORE (8-0)
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, C.A. Douglas Field, Theodore
Last week: Saraland was idle; Theodore defeated McGill-Toolen 37-10
On the air: TV – MCPSS-TV; Radio – WNSP-FM 105.5
Region standings: Both teams are 6-0 in Class 6A, Region 1
The skinny: Winner clinches the top seed from Region 1 with one game left in the regular season. … The teams split two previous meetings with Saraland winning 42-21 in 2020 and Theodore winning 28-14 a year ago. … The Spartans have outscored their opponents 351-109 this season. Their closest game was a 35-24 win over Spanish Fort on Sept. 9. Sophomore QB K.J. Lacey is completing 69 percent of his passes for 1,676 yards and 25 TDs with 3 interceptions. Sophomore Alabama WR commit Ryan Williams has 15 receiving touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs. Fellow sophomore Santae McWilliams (117 carries, 662 yards, 9 TDs) is the leading rusher. C.D. Gill has 451 yards receiving and 6 TDs. … Theodore has outscored its opponents 291-71 in its first year after dropping from 7A to 6A. Junior QB Cam Rigby has thrown for 890 yards and 14 TDs. Vandy commit Kamrean Johnson has 6 TD receptions, while Tevaris Sullivan has 4. Senior RB Brayden Jenkins is the offensive key. He has rushed for 1,185 yards and 18 TDs on 149 carries – an average of 148 yards per game and 8 yards per carry. The defense is led by Navontay Richardson (65 tackles) and Cameron Pruitt (61 tackles). Southern Miss DB commit Will James has been out since the opener due to injury.
ST. MICHAEL (5-4) AT T.R. MILLER (7-1)
Time/location: 7 p.m. Friday, Municipal Stadium, Brewton
Last week: St. Michael lost to Jackson 28-6; T.R. Miller defeated Satsuma 41-14
On the air: NA
Region standings: T.R. Miller is 6-0 in Class 4A, Region 1; St. Michael is 4-2
The skinny: T.R. Miller already has clinched the Region 1 title. St. Michael is one of three teams in the region tied with 4-2 records. Bayside is 3-3. The Cardinals lost to Bayside, meaning they likely need to either win at T.R. Miller or have Bayside lose to 1-7 Satsuma to make the playoffs for the first time in school history. … The Tigers have won both previous meetings with St. Michael, including a 44-21 win in 2019. … For St. Michael, QB Josh Murphy has completed 109-of-181 pass attempts for 1,574 yards and 13 TDs. Ezra Sexton has rushed for 708 yards and 8 TDs and caught 34 passes for 603 yards and 6 TDs. Braylan Green has 45 receptions for 670 yards and 3 TDs. Moe Faiupu has rushed for 6 TDs and caught a pair of TD passes. Philip Rivers’ defense is led by Clay Barr (72 tackles, 12 TFL, 7 sacks, 1 INT) and Tyler Cella (76 tackles, 4 TFL) … The Tigers scored 28 first-half points at Satsuma last week in clinching the region title. QB Nathan Commander was 6-of-10 for 112 yards and a TD, while Myles Johnson rushed for 50 yards on just 5 carries. Sam Kelley caught a 25-yard TD pass from Commander and also added a 55-yard punt return for a score. Brent Hubbert is 35-12 in his fourth year at T.R. Miller and 218-53 in 22 years overall. The Tigers have missed the playoffs just one time since 1983. That came in 2017.
WEEK 10 COASTAL ALABAMA SCHEDULE
Alma Bryant at Davidson (at Baker)
Autauga Academy at Monroe Academy
Baker at Fairhope
B.C. Rain at Elberta
Chickasaw at St. Patrick
Clarke County at Francis Marion
Daphne at Foley
Escambia Academy at South Choctaw Acad.
Escambia County at Orange Beach
Faith Academy at UMS-Wright
Flomaton at Monroe County
Fruitdale at Southern Choctaw
Gulf Shores at Vigor (at Ladd) (Sunny 105.7 FM in Gulf Shores)
Hillcrest-Evergreen at Cottage Hill
J.F. Shields at Choctaw County
J.U. Blacksher at Washington County
LeFlore at Citronelle
Leroy at Millry
Mary G. Montgomery at Robertsdale
McGill-Toolen at Blount (Archangel Radio 1410 AM)
Mobile Christian at Thomasville
Murphy at Spanish Fort (California Dreaming Bowl)
Patrician Academy at Clarke Prep
Saraland at Theodore
Satsuma at Bayside Academy
Sparta Academy at Snook Christian
St. Luke’s at Sweet Water
St. Michael at T.R. Miller
St. Paul’s at Baldwin County
Wilcox Academy at Jackson Academy
Wilcox Central at Jackson
W.S. Neal at Excel