On Friday, both Auburn High and Lee-Scott will play crucial regional games as both look to make a run to a berth in their respective playoffs.
Auburn High vs. Lee
Auburn High (3-3, 1-2) will square off against regional opponent Lee on Friday at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.
The Generals are undefeated at 6-0 and are 3-0 in regional play.
That Auburn is coming off an off week should help. AHS coach Adam Winegarden said the Tigers had a good week of practice and really got back to the basics and worked on fundamentals as well as get some players with "bumps and bruises" healed up.
"It's kind of like having a spring practice week," he said. "You're off from a game, but you're not off from improving, so I think that's our big focus."
Lee-Scott vs. Bessemer Academy
The Lee-Scott football team will try to iron out some mistakes on offense as it faces a tough road game against a Bessemer team that currently sits at 6-1 overall and 2-0 in regional play.
The Warriors (3-3, 1-1) are coming off a 12-7 loss to Fort Dale.
"Tough game, lots of mistakes," said head coach Robert Maddox. "That comes back to me not having them prepared. We had too many mistakes that we should not be having.
"Obviously, we're making them think, and we've got to eliminate that."
Maddox said the Warriors just have to make sure they're doing the basic fundamentals correctly as well as eliminate costly penalties that put the offense in a hole.
"I feel like we moved the ball," he said. We had some good offensive success, but we shoot ourselves in the foot."
The game is slated to start at 7 p.m.