Marengo Academy to play for AISA championship

Published 5:14 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Marengo Academy Longhorns will travel to Troy University on Friday for the AISA Class A Championship Game.

The Longhorns (12-0, 6-0) defeated Chambers Academy and Abbeville Christian in the playoffs to get to the championship game, and they will face Restoration Academy, the defending Class A champions, at noon Friday.

“I’m excited for our players to get the opportunity to play for a championship,” Marengo Academy head coach Robby James said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for some of these guys, and I’m proud of them for making it to this point and happy for them to have this experience.”

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Marengo Academy has yet to be truly tested all season, with their closest win coming back on Sept. 27 against Wilcox Academy in a 28-6 victory. The Longhorns have breezed through the playoffs so far, defeating Chambers Academy 51-14 and Abbeville Christian 44-13.

For the first time in the playoffs, both Linden and Sweet Water will be on the road this Friday night.

The Patriots (9-3, 7-0) will travel to Maplesville to take on the Red Devils (12-0, 7-0).

For Linden, this will likely be the toughest Class 1A test they have faced all season. Maplesville’s closest victory came in a four-point win over Class 2A opponent Sweet Water. Apart from that game, the Red Devils have been able to win with ease.

For Sweet Water (9-3, 7-0), they will travel to Luverne to take on the Tigers (11-1, 7-0). Luverne’s only loss of the season came on the road at Class 5A Saraland in week 10 – a game they only lost 21-13.