With Hillcrest’s huge win over Northridge last week, the doors of Region 4 of 6A were opened wide for an arms race involving almost all of the teams in the region. Now that we’re in October with only four weeks of the regular season left, its “put up or shut up” time for teams on the edge of a playoff berth.
After several teams took the week off last week to prepare for the second half of the schedule, most of Tuscaloosa county is back and ready for more area play. Three different 6A Region 4 matchups might be the difference makers for teams to make a playoff run. In addition, several surprise teams have matchups that could affect their comeback seasons.
The Northridge Jaguars (5-0, 3-0) took care of business Friday night against the Brookwood Panthers (0-5, 0-3) with the help of their potent running attack.
The Jaguars had four different ball carriers with touchdowns on their way to the 45-16 rout, including junior Lieric Street who contributed 130 yards and a touchdown.
On Friday night the Brookwood Panthers, (0-2, 0-0) are schedule to travel across town to play the Hillcrest Patriots (2-0, 0-0) to open 6A Region 4 play. The Panthers will do so without several players and its head coach Mike Bramblett due to COVID-19 health and safety procedures.