KIM CRAFT: Week 6 games begin second half of season


Sardis running back Toby Pee has 20 total touchdowns headed into the Lions' game Friday against 4A, Region 6 rival Guntersville in The Gadsden Times' Game of the Week. (Photo by Nick Johnston | Gadsden Times | File)


Week 6 begins the second half of the 2012 high school football season with area teams returning to region play.

Sardis hosts Guntersville in a Class 4A, Region 6 game Friday night and is among the area teams with an opportunity to remain undefeated in region play. The matchup is The Gadsden Times’ Game of the Week.

The Lions (4-1, 3-0) have rolled off four straight wins after opening the season on the road with a loss to 3A Sylvania.

Running back Toby Pee is among the best athletes in Northeast Alabama and leads coach Gene Hill’s ballclub with a 123 yards per-game average and 17 rushing touchdowns this season.

He also has three touchdown receptions from Will Scott, who took command of the offense in his first year at Sardis after an ACL injury sidelined Tyler Dixon before the season.

Scott has led the offense effectively, coming into the game having thrown for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns. The junior has thrown five interceptions.

Sardis is allowing 28 points per contest, while scoring almost 44.

Guntersville (1-4, 1-2) has struggled the first half of the season. The Wildcats’ lone win came against Fairview in a region game in Week 3, the Aggies’ only loss this season.

Wildcat quarterback Clayton Daniel is a threat to run or throw and Bradley Hampton is the go-to guy in the backfield for a Guntersville offense that’s averaging about 14 points per game.

The defense is allowing almost 25 points through five games. It won’t be able to contain Pee, who’ll be the best athlete on the field. Sardis wins 42-14.

Unlike Sardis, 6A Albertville (0-5, 0-3) will be looking for its first win in region play this week when it travels to play Huntsville (3-2, 3-1) Thursday night in a Region 7 game.

The Aggies’ search continues as Huntsville emerges with a 31-14 victory.

Other Week 6 Picks: Susan Moore 21, Ashville 18; Fort Payne 21, Boaz 17; Cedar Bluff 31, Collinsville 14; Lincoln 42, Cherokee County 21; Valley Head 28, Coosa Christian 7; Locust Fork 26, Crossville 13; Oneonta 49, Douglas 21; Etowah 35, Scottsboro 18; Fyffe 28, Sand Rock 7; Gadsden City 35, Pell City 21; Westbrook 35, Gaston 7; Gaylesville 38, Jacksonville Christian 21; Sylvania 28, Geraldine 27; Saks 21, Glencoe 14; Cleburne County 24, Hokes Bluff 7; Piedmont 42, White Plains 0; Plainview 42, Brindlee Mountain 7; Southside 21, Arab 20; Spring Garden 42, Woodville 0; North Sand Mountain 42, West End 7.



Times Sports Editor Kim Craft can be reached at kim.craft@gadsdentimes.com. Follow her on Twitter @GT_KimCraft.