By Joshua Huff, sports editor
The Tigers of Springville have fallen on hard times. After a stellar start to the season, Springville (2-2, 0-2) has lost two consecutive region games and now resides amongst the dredges of Class 5A Region 5.
However, not all hope is lost.
Springville returns home this Friday to face a Munford team that sits just below the Tigers in Region 5. Springville typically has made easy work of the Lions. The Tigers defeated Munford, 45-14, in 2018 and hold a 4-1 record overall.
After battling through consecutive matchups against teams atop Region 5, Sylacauga and Central Clay County, the Tigers now have a chance to catch their breath before they hit the road for three straight weeks. Munford enters the contest in much the same way as Springville. The Lions have lost two consecutive games to region opponents and sit at 1-3 (0-2) on the season.
Munford is coming off a 32-12 defeat to Center Point. The showing was indicative of how the season has gone for the Lions. Throughout four games, Munford has been outscored 129-58. The Lions have allowed over 10 points in each game this season. Historically, in games in which Munford has given up over two touchdowns, the Lions are 63-112 all-time.
The Tigers have fared slightly better this season. They have been outscored 66-97, but that has been against vastly superior competition.
CLASS 5A Rankings
|1. Jasper (22)||3-0||298||1|
|2. Central-Clay Co. (2)||3-0||228||2|
|3. Ramsay (2)||3-1||209||3|
|7. Madison Aca.||3-1||96||8|
|8. Bibb Co.||4-0||87||9|
|9. Center Point||3-1||42||10|
|10. Pleasant Grove||3-1||34||6|
Others receiving votes: Alexandria (2-0) 19, Sylacauga (4-0) 17, Vigor (2-1) 10, Jackson (3-0) 6, Briarwood (1-2) 5, Citronelle (4-0) 2, Faith-Mobile (3-0) 1.