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Eagles, Patriots eye No. 2 seeding

THOMASTON &8212; In Region 4 of the Alabama High School Athletic Association&8217;s Division 1A the teams making it into the post season are set. All that is left now is to find out who is at home the first round and who travels.

Two spots are already cemented. Sunshine High School is hitting the road the first week of the post season after securing the No. 4 seed off of a loss to A.L. Johnson High School. Sweet Water High School is sitting at home the first week, after going undefeated thus far and securing the No. 1 seed.

That leaves A.L. Johnson&8217;s Eagles and Linden&8217;s Patriots, who are both locks in the playoff, still in the running for a home berth in the first week. What better to decide the winner than a head-to-head match up on the Eagles&8217; turf this Friday?

Eagles head coach Mose Jones said home field advantage will help, but notes that Linden fans will likely travel the few miles down Highway 28 separating the schools.

Jones has said all along this season his team has speed. In the group&8217;s game against Sunshine, the Eagles broke the Tiger defense by using that speed to get around the corner and up the field. But Williams was at the game; he saw.

Williams said assignment ball will be key. He also said the game will be won or lost by the play by each team up front.