5 Alabama coastal games to watch in Week 2 of the 2022 season
Week 2 of the 2022 Coastal Alabama High School Football season starts early.
There are three games scheduled for Thursday night, including Daphne who travels to Montgomery to take on Carver and Vigor and BC Rain in the high school’s first game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium since last year’s contest draw.
Here are 5 games to watch this week along with Coastal’s full schedule.
DAPHNE (0-1) AT CARVER-MONTGOMERY (0-0)
Time/place: 7 p.m. Thursday, Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
Last week: Daphne lost to Saraland 43-23; Carver did not play
On air : N / A
The lean: Daphne won the only previous meeting between these two teams 14-12 in 2005. … The Trojans started with a home defeat against Saraland. They led 9-0 after the first quarter before being outscored 36-0 in the next two quarters. QB Gabe Reynolds, starting his first game for the Trojans after playing last year at Saraland, was 12 of 27 rushing for 75 yards. Nick Clark rushed for 151 yards on just 12 carries and scored on his last two fourth-quarter carries at 7 and 17 yards. … Marcus Gardner is entering his second season as Carver’s head coach. The Wolverines were 5-6 a year ago, losing to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa in the first round of the playoffs. The team has two of the top five senior rookies in the state in 5-star defensive lineman James Smith and 5-star EDGE Qua Russaw. Smith missed last season after transferring to IMG Academy and then transferring to Carver. The two are not engaged.
MURPHY (0-0) AT SARALAND (1-0)
Time/place: 7:00 p.m. Friday, Spartan Stadium, Saraland
Last week: Murphy did not play; Saraland defeated Daphne 43-23
Live: N / A
The lean: The teams have only played twice with Murphy winning 28-21 in 2016 and Saraland winning 25-21 in 2017. This is the first time the schools have met as region foes. … John McKenzie is entering his first season as Panthers head coach. He led Vigor to a 14-1 record and the Class 5A state title a year ago. The Panthers, who moved from Class 7A to Class 6A this season, are looking for their first winning season since 2019 and their first playoff victory since 2011. Transfer TK Barnett will be a focal point for Murphy. McKenzie said Barnett will play quarterback, wide receiver, punt returner and defensive back. He also expects the 6-foot-5, 340-pound Christian Boyd to be a force at left guard and maybe even lead a Wildcat. Defensive back Andre Woodard and linebacker Timothy Haynes will be the mainstays of the defense. … Saraland were impressive in their first victory last week. QB Karle “KJ” Lacey completed 23 of 33 passes for 266 yards. He threw a pair of TD passes and ran for another. Fellow sophomore Ryan Williams scored the Spartans’ first four touchdowns on a 75-yard punt return, a 5-yard pass from Lacey, a 31-yard pass from Brooks Womble on a double pass and another 19-yard pass. of Lacey. He finished with 12 receptions for 138 yards. RB Santae McWilliams carried 19 times for 92 yards and a 1-yard touchdown. Saraland scored 36 unanswered points in the second and third quarters after leading 9-0 after one.
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STRONG SPANISH (0-1) AT BLOUNT (0-1)
Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, Harris-Terry Stadium, Eight Mile
Last week: Strong Spanish lost to Fairhope 34-28; Blount lost to Vigor 7-0
On air : Television – WJTC-UTV 44
The lean: The Toros lead the overall series 7-2 and have won the last three games. Spanish Fort won 34-26 a year ago. … The Toros lost a heartbreaker at Fairhope last week when the Pirates’ Nolan Phillips returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown when time expired. Sawyer Wilson scored 3 touchdowns for the Toros. Commitment UAB Jake Godfrey scored on a 67-yard run. This was Chase Smith’s first game as head coach at Spanish Fort. The Toros will try to avoid their second 0-2 start in three seasons. … Josh Harris also lost his first game as head coach at Blount last week. Blount QB Jayden Ford completed 11 of 19 passes for 147 yards, while adding 82 rushing yards. WR Myron Dunklin caught seven passes for 96 yards. The Leopards had 75 penalty yards. Blount is trying to avoid starting 0-2 for the second straight season.
ST. PAUL’S (0-1) AT MCGILL-TOOLEN (0-1)
Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, Archbishop Lipscomb Stadium, Mobile
Last week: St. Paul’s lost to UMS-Wright 21-14; McGill-Toolen lost to Montgomery Catholic 42-21
On air : WNGL-AM 1410
The lean: First meeting in the history of St. Paul’s and McGill-Toolen even though the schools are located on the same road in Mobile a few kilometers from each other. … This is the second consecutive Old Shell Road opponent for the Saints, who lost to rival UMS-Wright a week ago. Cade Horton led the St. Paul defense with a pair of interceptions. UAB commitment Chris Bracy rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. QB Braxton Byrd was 12 of 22 passes for 130 yards, including a 27-yard TD pass to Spencer Marston (5 receptions, 68 yards). … McGill lost its first road game to Class 4A No. 1 Montgomery Catholic. It’s the second straight year the Yellow Jackets have opened the season with a loss to a Montgomery-area team. Pike Road beat them a year ago at McGill in head coach Norman Joseph’s debut. The bright spot for the Yellow Jackets last week was Anthony Eager, committed to the South Alabama WR, who caught 8 passes for 171 yards and Yellow Jacket’s 3 touchdowns. He also returned a pair of kickoffs for 66 yards. … This is the Class 6A, Region 1 opener for both teams.
TR MILLER (1-0) AT UMS-WRIGHT (1-0)
Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, Cooper Stadium, Mobile
Last week: TR Miller defeats Hillcrest-Evergreen 22-21; UMS-Wright defeated St. Paul’s 21-14
On air : Sports Talk 99.5 FM
The lean: TR Miller leads the overall series 16-15, but UMS has won the last five games. The last victory of the Tigers in the series dates back to 1999 (21-20). This was Terry Curtis’ first year as UMS head coach. He’s now in the No. 24 year. … Last week, TR Miller took an early lead over Hillcrest before having to fight back late. DJ Fountain’s 5-yard touchdown with 6:23 remaining and Myles Johnson’s 2-point conversion gave Brent Hubbert’s team the advantage for good. Fontaine finished with 80 yards on 14 carries. Johnson had 62 yards on 11 carries. Johnson had 147 yards against the Bulldogs last year in UMS’ 23-15 win at Brewton. … Cole Blaylock scored all 3 UMS touchdowns last week, two on the ground and one on a 92-yard kickoff return. He also sealed the victory with an interception in the final seconds. Stephen Greenleaf also had an interception for the Bulldogs. Jefferson Holston led the defense with 9 solo tackles, 3 assists and 2 TFLs. … Curtis is now 9 fewer wins than legendary Vestavia Hills coach Buddy Anderson for the most wins in AHSAA history. Anderson retired with 346. Curtis sits at 337. TR Miller coach Brent Hubbert has 212 career wins. He led Maplesville to three consecutive Class 1A state titles from 2014 to 2016.
ALABAMA COAST WEEK 2 SCHEDULE
Clarke County to Leroy
Daphne at Carver-Montgomery (Cramton Bowl)
Vigor to BC Rain (to Ladd)
AL Johnson in Washington County
Bayside Academy at Pike Liberal Arts
Chickasaw in Saint-Michel
Lemongrass in Gulf Shores
Clarke Prep at Jackson Academy
Davidson at Hillcrest-Evergreen
Demopolis in Jackson
Elberta at Faith Academy (WNSP-FM 105.5)
Fairhope in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Flomaton in Northview, Florida.
Foley in Baldwin County (WHEP-AM 1310)
Holtville to Alma Bryant
Jay, Florida, to WS Neal
JU Blacksher in Southern Choctaw
Millry to Linden
MGM at Charles Henderson
Mobile Christian at the Academy of Athens (Ga.)
Monroe Academy at Sparta Academy
Monroe County to JF Shields
Murphy in Saraland
Robertsdale to Theodore
Rocky Bayou (Florida) at Snook Christian
Satsuma to Cottage Hill
Blount Spanish Fort
Saint-Luc in Marengo
St. Paul’s at McGill-Toolen
Fresh water in Thomasville
Thomas Heyward (SC) at Escambia Academy
TR Miller at UMS-Wright
University Charter at Fruitdale
Wetumpka to Baker (MCPSS-TV)
Williamson to LeFlore (Ladd)