It's Friday, and that means high school football.
The Northridge Jaguars will hit the road to Jasper to take on the 1-3 Vikings of Walker. The home team is averaging a couple of touchdowns a game, but give up almost 24 points per contest on defense. The Jaguars enter the game with their sights set on win number two. Northridge lost 34-19 to Bessemer City last Friday but stayed close until the Tigers pulled away in the fourth quarter. Northridge holds a 3-2 series advantage over Walker including a 30-0 win a season ago.
Two city school teams renew their rivalry on Friday when the Paul W. Bryant Stampede travel over to 15th St. to tangle with the Central Falcons. The Stampede enter the contest with a 2-3 record but are in position to earn a playoff berth as they are 2-1 in region play. Last week the Stampede defeated Selma 45-7 behind 263 rushing yards by Gary Quarles.
The Falcons are averaging 25 points per game over their last two contests. Last week Justice Williams rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown and Queon Farmer had a 70 kickoff return for a touchdown. Last season Bryant High squeaked by Central 13-12.
Kickoff for both TCS games is 7 p.m.