A quick glance at tonight’s games

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 27, 2004

Sumter County at Demopolis

7:00 p.m.

As the Demopolis Tigers kick-off the 2004-2005 season tonight, playing host to Sumter County, they are coming off a season in which they went undefeated in 4A regional action.

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After a 13-1 record last year, the Tigers only loss was in the state semi-finals.

With 39 returning players, Demopolis looks to be strong again this season.

Head coach Doug Goodwin is 47-14 during his five years at Demopolis.

Sumter County comes into tonight’s affair after going 2-8 last year in region 3A.

But the Wildcats are looking to have a better season this year.

My prediction: Demopolis 47, Sumter County 3.

Livingston at Akron

7:00 p.m.

After winning only one game last year in a 1-8 season, the Akron Rams take to the field tonight at home against Livingston.

Akron, a 1A school under head coach Keith White, will be facing a tough challenge as they go up against the 4A Cougars.

Livingston, meanwhile, went only 2-8 last season in a difficult region 4A.

Under head coach Scottie Jones, the Cougars are hoping to be more successful this year.

My prediction: Livingston 20, Akron 0

A.L. Johnson at Keith

7:00 p.m.

The A.L. Johnson Eagles hit the road tonight to face-off against the 2A Keith Bears.

The Eagles went 5-6 last season in region 1A.

Eagles head coach Mose Jones is hoping to improve on the five wins A.L. Johnson picked up last year, starting tonight at Keith.

The Bears, under head coach Harry Crum, are coming off a 2-8 mark in region 2A.

My prediction: A.L. Johnson 14, Keith 6

Greene Co. at Clarke Co.

7:00 p.m.

Greene County will be heading off to Clarke County tonight at 7:00 p.m. to kick-off their 2004-2005 season.

The Greene County Tigers, led by head coach Rodney Wesley, had a record of 6-5 last year in region 4A.

Under head coach Allan Ford, the Clarke County Bulldogs went 4-6 in region 3A.

My prediction: Greene County 28, Clarke County 7

R.C. Hatch at Hillcrest-Evergreen

7:00 p.m.

As the 2004-2005 R.C. Hatch Bobcats begin the football season, they will be hitting the road to take on the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars.

The Bobcats, under head coach Jammie Abraham, didn’t pick up a win last year, ending the season at 0-9 in region 2A.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars, under head coach Arlton Hudson, finished the season with a .500 record in region 4A, going 5-5.

My prediction: Hillcrest-Evergreen 31, R.C. Hatch 9

Sumter Academy at Cornerstone, 7:30 p.m.

My prediction: Sumter Academy 28, Cornerstone 25