Friday, September 1
R.D. Hicks Stadium - Stevenson
SERIES: Cullman 2-1
LAST TIME: Cullman defeated North Jackson 45-14 in 2016
LAST WEEK: Cullman lost to Hartselle 31-25
North Jackson defeated Walter Welborn 21-20
COACH: Mark Britton (17th year) (130-61)
FLASH NOTES: Unable to hold on to the lead, Cullman was knocked off by its arch rival for the fourth straight year. The Bearcats gave up a 99-yard kickoff return inside the final 3:00 after Miguel Tizapa had tied the score with a field goal.
Cullman has a long trip well into Jackson County, visiting the Chiefs for the first time since 2003 when they shut them out on Halloween, 30-0.
The Bearcats were able to last year display an offensive attack that could not be contained by North Jackson in running away to a huge victory.
Cullman has to step up in every phase this week, knowing the challenges will become more intense when they enter 6A, Region 7 play the following week with a game at home against Albertville then on to Oxford September 15.