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This Week’s Gridiron Matchups

This Week’s Gridiron Matchups

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High school football state playoff games involving schools from Eufaula:

All Games kickoff at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

WHO: Opelika Bulldogs at Eufaula Tigers

WHERE: at Tiger Stadium, Eufaula

SERIES: Eufaula leads 20-11-0

PREVIOUS MEETING: Opelika 34, Eufaula 21, 1995

RECORDS: Opelika (1-1, 1-0); Eufaula (2-1, 0-1)

COACHES: Erik Speakman (19-8 in 3rd season at Opelika); Ed Rigby (16-10 in 3rd season at Eufaula, 69-22 in 8th season in Alabama)

Noteworthy: This marks the first meeting between the two schools in 25 years. Opelika won 85 games in its last 9 seasons, all at Class 6A, while Eufaula won 69 games during the same stretch, only the last two at 6A (it was 5A previously).

WHO: Coosa Valley Academy Rebels at Lakeside Chiefs

WHERE: at Reeves Field, Eufaula

SERIES: Lakeside leads, 7-4-0

PREVIOUS MEETING: Lakeside won, 38-22, 2018

RECORDS: Coosa Valley Academy (0-3, 0-1); Lakeside (1-1, 1-0)

COACHES: Jamie Scruggs (4-16 in 3rd season at Coosa Valley Academy); Josh McConnell (3-9 in 2nd season at Lakeside)

Noteworthy: Lakeside has won 5 straight in the series by an average of 36.8-7.6. A victory for Lakeside will match its win total for the previous season and give the Chiefs a 2-0 mark in region play.

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