Southern Prep is going into a true David versus Goliath situation.
With Southern Prep being an eight-man football team, it can be easy to dismiss or overlook accomplishments and accolades.
The Southern Prep Fighting Rangers — in their return to the gridiron three weeks — left a slew of Trojans scattered and battered along the turf en route to Friday’s 48-6 victory.
Southern Prep is getting back its regular 8-man football schedule after playing two 11-man teams in the first two games of the season. The Fighting Rangers started the season two weeks ago when they opened up against Cornerstone Christian. The Fighting Rangers (1-1) were able to best the Chargers, 28-12.
The Alabama Department of Public Health said a memo issued Thursday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) says spectators will be allowed to attend football games and other athletic events, but attendance likely will be significantly reduced, according to a news release. Under the state’s current safer-at-home public health order:
Just two short years ago, Benjamin Russell football coach Kevin Smith was getting his first look at his new team in an intrasquad scrimmage back in 2018. Since then, Smith has become a staple at the helm of the Wildcats, and he isn’t the only first-year head coach who got a taste of success this week in history.
What seems to make the most sense is all 8-man football teams in Alabama play in a single league. Although the teams are fairly spread out, there were only 17 of them last season and the league could easily be separated into regions that make the most sense geographically — much like the AHSAA does.