Brighton and Munford, thanks to COVID-19, are already done with region play, so each will play newly-scheduled non-region teams tonight on the road. Rosemark, meanwhile, will play a league opponent it needs two beat to keep its postseason hopes alive. Here’s a quick look at each game:

What: Brighton (2-5) vs. Fayette-Ware (5-1)

Where: Fayette-Ware High School


When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Cardinals to watch: QB Nick Harvell, RB Braxton Sharp, RB Ty Stark, TE Bryce Chaco, QB Tyler Todd

Story lines: Just like Brighton, Fayette-Ware’s league schedule was reduced to one game because of Shelby County teams not playing. The Wildcats beat Millington 26-20 last week to claim the Region 8-4A title. It’s their first league title since 1995 … Brighton and Fayette-Ware have three common opponents: Millington, Bolivar and Northpoint Chrisitian, which beat Fayette-Ware 40-0. Brighton beat Millington 36-0 and lost to Northpoint 27-8. Brighton beat Bolivar 44-0 and Fayette-Ware beat them 38-13 … Fayette-Ware’s Atlantis Thomas is fifth in the Shelby-Metro area with 662 rushing yards and is averaging 10 yards per carry.

What: Munford (4-2) vs. Northpoint Christian (3-1)

Where: Northpoint Christian

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Rebels to watch: RB Auvic White, QB Jaxon O’Neal, DB Kelton Mason, RB Traveon Hawkins, DB Icarius Hodgin

Story lines: Munford quarterback Jaxon O’Neal has thrived in the Cougars’ new spread offense. He’s already thrown for 690 yards, which ranks fourth in the Shelby-Metro area. His eight TD passes ranks fifth … Icarius Hodgin has five interceptions this year, which is the most in the Shelby-Metro area … Munford’s defense is allowing just 225 yards per game, which ranks fifth.

What: Tipton-Rosemark (1-4) vs. Clarksville Academy (1-6)

Where: Clarksville Academy

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Rebels to watch: QB Payne Fullen, RB Zak Vinson, WR Aiden Sprenkle, WR Jalen Hurt, OL Heath Harrald

Story lines: If the Rebels plan on making the playoffs for an eighth straight season, they will likely need to win this crucial DII-A-West game. Clarksville beat TRA last season, 21-14 … Trinity Christian Academy beat Clarksville 16-13 last month and defeated Rosemark 48-19 last week … Payne Fullen has 460 passing yards this season and he has utilized various receivers. Jalen Hurt has 179 receiving yards, Tucker James has 148 and Aiden Sprenkle 92.

Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland