Big plays, blowouts highlight Week Four
by W. Brian Hale
Sep 22, 2013 | 1560 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With teams across the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area quickly approaching the middle of the 2013 season, there’s been no shortage of excitement, as well as unpredictability to keep fans and supporters on the edge of their seat.

With most teams playing in region contests Friday night, the area received a preview of which programs could be postseason contenders and which teams still have a long road ahead of them.

Here are some of the top headlines from week four’s action:

ON A HOT STREAK: The Addison Bulldogs, Walker Vikings and Oakman Wildcats have put on dominant performances over the past two weeks with strong offensive and defensive play prevailing in week three and four contests.

Walker, after holding Region 6 rival Pinson Valley’s powerful offense to a lone score, put together the complete game on Friday night in a 49-14 blowout victory over the Curry Yellow Jackets.

The Wildcats and Bulldogs continued their romp through region competition, outscoring the past two opponents 123-12 and 90-7 respectively.

Oakman routed R.C. Hatch 69-6 Friday, while Addison remained the area’s only undefeated team with a 43-7 blowout of Shades Mountain Christian.

TORNADO WARNING: Despite facing one of the toughest schedules in the entire state, the Parrish Tornadoes have played inspired football — culminating with Friday night’s thrilling win over Berry, 28-12.

The young Tornadoes, just a few plays away from a 3-1 start after close losses to Hubbertville and Oakman, have taken first year coach Sam McCorkle’s leadership and are blossoming into a formidable challenger.

TAKE IT TO THE BANKS: The Dora Bulldogs, having dropped their region opener to top-ranked Calera and losing head coach Johnny Wright for an indefinite time due to heart surgery earlier this week, rallied behind interim coach George Banks on Friday night to defeat the West Blocton, 37-7 on the road.

Dora, the defending Region 4 champion, still remain a viable force in the title race and could provide some surprises this week when facing the Class 5A, Muscle Shoals Trojans.

WEEK 5 MATCHUPS

Parrish (1-3) at Cordova (0-4)

Dora (3-1) at Muscle Shoals (4-0)

Walker (3-1) at Russellville (2-2)

Northside (3-1) at Oakman (3-1)

Sumiton Chr. (2-2) at Falkville (4-0)

Curry (1-3) at Sipsey Valley (0-4)

Winston Co. (1-3) at Carbon Hill (0-4)

Corner (1-3) at Hayden (0-4)

Appalachian (2-1) at Addison (4-0)

Meek (1-3) at Marion County (3-1)

Lynn (1-3) at Cold Springs (2-2)