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Morgan Academy returns home; Selma, Southside travel

Morgan Academy returns home after suffering its first loss of the season.

The Senators (4-1) host Valiant Cross Academy on Friday night at Morgan Stadium.

Morgan Academy head coach and Athletic Director Danny Raines said the Senators have things to clean up after their 50-27 at No. 8 Patrician Academy last week.

“We need to have a good week of practice as we have much to work on,” Raines said. “I’m looking forward to improving this week and getting ready to play back home.”

Holt Utsey had 14 total tackles last week, including 10 solos. Allen Lightfoot had a fumble recovery, which Cobb Beers forced the fumble. Josh Brown had 73 yards rushing, John Allen Ingram added 69 yards on the ground.

Selma at Jemison: The Saints (3-2, 2-0) can move closer to earning a 5A state playoff berth with a third Region win on the road.

Javonte Stubbs and Dion Nelson remain the key to the Saints’ offense in their home debut at Memorial Stadium.

“It was really good to play at home in front of our fans,” Saints coach Willie Gandy said. “The kids loved it. This gave our players a chance to play at home and for fans that can’t travel a chance to see our kids play.”

Southside at Prattville Christian Academy: The Panthers (2-3, 0-3) need a victory to keep their Class 3A playoff hopes alive.

Quarterback Christopher Thomas, wide receivers Tae Spears, Marriyon Johnson and running back Keandre Williams all delivered in the clutch as Southside beat Keith 28-22.

“It was huge to get that win, especially in that fashion,” Panthers coach Charles Moody said. “We definitely needed that win to get the momentum going into Region play.”

Central-Hayneville at Keith: The Bears (3-2, 2-1) remain in good position to earn a Class 1A state playoff berth and possibly host a first-round game at J.V. Caldwell Stadium in Orrville.

Quarterback Terrell Lumpkin and running backs Quantavius Woods and DeCarlos Moore are the keys to the Bears’Wing-T offense.

Meadowview Christian School at Autauga Academy: The Trojans (0-5) travel to Autuaga Academy against the defending AISA state champions at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

Rin Hagood scored the Trojans’ only touchdown in their loss at Southern Preparatory Academy last week.