Friday, September 8
Sutton Memorial Stadium - Blountsville
3A, Region 6
SERIES: J.B. Pennington 25-14
2016: J.B. Pennington 34-32
LAST WEEK: Holly Pond defeated Brindlee Mountain 34-18
J.B. Pennington lost to Boaz 39-27
FLASH NOTES: Both teams experienced success last year with the Broncos having a 6-4 record, their first winning season in 10 years and the Tigers getting eight regular season victories, taking second in 3A, Region 6 by two games over the Broncos (5-1, 3-3).
New faces for Mike Bates have seen success to start 2017 in defeating Coosa Christian and Brindlee Mountain at Thomas-Michelfelder Field.
The Broncos go into Blountsville for the first time since 2013, Bates' first season at Holly Pond. The Tigers won that year 28-7.
Pennington yielded 236 yards to Boaz running back Christian Collins and three touchdowns at Sutton Memorial Stadium last Friday. The positive for the Tigers on offense was quarterback Noah Allison who gained 144 yards rushing and threw for 155 yards.
The Tigers have struggled on the home field, losing their last four times in seven games. Holly Pond will try to extend the losing skid in the 40th meeting between the two schools that are separated by the Cullman/Blount County line.