Prep Preview: Oakman takes on former coach

Cordova goes after third straight win

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 10/17/19

Oakman got back on the winning track last week at Lamar County.

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Prep Preview: Oakman takes on former coach

Cordova goes after third straight win

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Oakman got back on the winning track last week at Lamar County.

The Wildcats look to make it two wins in a row against a familiar foe in Moundville tonight.

Mark Hastings, who helped build Oakman into a consistent winner during his 10-year stint as head coach at the school, is in his first year as the head coach of the Hale County Wildcats.

While Oakman, under first-year head coach Ryan Hall, is in prime position to get the Wildcats to the postseason, Hale County has struggled this season.

Hale County’s lone win came against Carbon Hill (33-13) and the team has been shutout three times. Hale County has dropped four straight games, including a 34-28 decision to Holt last week.

Oakman workhorse Christian Hubbard leads the area in rushing with 938 yards and 13 touchdowns on 130 carries. He rushed for 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Oakman’s 40-13 win over Lamar County last week. The Wildcats held a one-point halftime lead before outscoring Lamar County 26-0 in the second half.

Oakman has won three straight in the series against Hale County, including 34-7 last year with Hastings at the helm.

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Oak Grove (1-7, 1-4) at Cordova (2-5, 1-3)

Cordova’s looking to end the season on a hot streak. The Blue Devils bring a two-game winning streak into tonight’s home game against Oak Grove.

Cordova dominated Curry 46-20 behind running back Justin Wallace’s 223 rushing yards and six touchdowns last week.

Oak Grove, which is 1-24 in its last 25 games, fell to region front-runner Northside last week (40-14).

The Blue Devils and Tigers played for the first time since 1999 last year with Cordova earning a 36-22 win for its only victory of the season.

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Corner (4-3, 2-3) at West Point (3-4, 2-3)

Corner kept its postseason hopes alive with a narrow win over Hayden last week. The Yellow Jackets look to stay on line in the region standings as they face West Point on the road tonight in Cullman County.

The Jackets and Warriors enter the game tied for fourth behind Jasper, Russellville and Hamilton in the region.

Brody Tavel had a huge game for Corner in the 19-17 win over Hayden, rushing 27 times for 130 yards and a touchdown.

Corner snapped a seven-game losing streak to West Point last year, winning 14-6.

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Carbon Hill (2-5, 2-3) at No. 2 Gordo (7-0, 5-0)

Carbon Hill faces one its toughest tests of the season tonight with a trip to No. 2 Gordo.

The Bulldogs, who are still in position to make the postseason for the first time since 1999, are 0-8 all time against the Green Wave.

Carbon Hill is coming off a 33-13 road loss to Winfield last week. The Bulldogs had trouble moving the ball, totaling just 133 yards of offense.

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Dora (2-5, 0-5) at Hayden (2-6, 1-4)

Dora makes a road trip to Hayden looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The Bulldogs haven’t won since beating Carbon Hill in Week 2.

Dora dropped its second 28-21 game of the season last week, falling to West Point. Dora running backs Jamaal Harris and Ikei Hosea both rushed for more than 100 yards in the loss.

Hayden lost a back-and-forth 19-17 game at Corner last week.

Dora and Hayden played for the first time last year with Dora winning 19-17.

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Curry (0-7, 0-4) at No. 7 Good Hope (6-1, 3-1)

Coming off a 10-win campaign in 2018, Good Hope has continued its winning ways this season.

The Red Raiders enter tonight’s game tied for second in 4A, Region 5 behind Northside.

Curry, which has lost 11 straight games dating back to Oct. 16 of last year, fell to Cordova 46-20 last week. The Yellow Jackets are 0-4 all time against Good Hope, including a 27-0 loss last year.

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Other Games

No. 5 Aliceville (6-1, 5-0) at Sumiton Christian (1-6, 0-4)

No. 9 South Lamar (6-1, 4-1) at Lynn (3-4, 2-3)

Winston County (2-5, 0-4) at Southeastern (2-5, 1-3)

Meek (0-8, 0-5) at Marion County (4-4, 2-3)

Tharptown (1-5, 0-4) at Addison (6-2, 3-1)