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Five “Don’t Miss” prep games of the 2021 season



Every year, a team experiences one or more turning points, moments where extra momentum is gained following a big victory or confidence is lost after a stunning defeat.
2021 won’t have a shortage of big games that can make or break a program’s season, from non-region rivalry games to region bouts that can determine playoff spots and top-seeding.
Below is a list of five games in the WalWinn area that you won’t want to miss and are sure to keep you glued to your seat.

Aug. 21
Dora at Cordova
There are more storylines in place heading into this contest than after one of Marvel Studios’ shows final episode on Disney+. From being the next installment of the county’s longest-running rivalry, to Chavis Williams and Shane Smothers’ respective debuts at the head of their new program. Oh yeah, and it’s on Saturday night for the first time in years. Expect anything to happen in this game, with the winner having that extra little swagger going into Week 2.


Aug. 27
Cullman at Jasper
The Cullman-Jasper match-up is already big enough for the two fan bases, schools and communities, but it could be one of Vikings’ quarterback Spencer Rosenfeld’s most anticipated games of his prep career. Rosenfeld suffered an injury in last year’s contest against the Bearcats, which left him out of action until later in the season. Could a breakout performance for Rosenfeld and the Jasper offense be on display for the fans in attendance?


Sept. 3
Aliceville at Addison
Last season, Addison suffered its only loss in region play last year, 36-34 on the road at Aliceville, giving the Yellow Jackets the tie-breaker in determining region champion and top-seed. It’s a tough way to start region play for both teams, as the outcome will have long-reaching effects in playoff seeding, but a win for the fans who get to witness a great early-season contest.


Sept. 10
Winfield at Oakman
The Wildcats lost two games on the road in region play in 2020 by less than a touchdown: against Vinemont and Winfield. Both games within the friendly confines of Hosea Collins Stadium this year, and with Vinemont losses many of last year’s stars to graduation, 2020’s installment of the Wildcats-Pirates rivalry could be pivotal.


Oct. 29
Sumiton Christian at Meek
This year will represent the tenth-consecutive meeting between the Eagles and the Tigers, both of whom return many starters from last season’s squads. Will Meek retain the edge in the series by notching its record over Sumiton Christian at 6-4, or will the Eagles even it up? Additionally, with so much returning experience on both teams, could this be a match-up we see again in the playoffs?