Eagles, Red Devils clash for Region title

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Fifth-ranked Pisgah host top ranked Fyffe in a 2A Clash. The winner will win Region 7 within...
Fifth-ranked Pisgah host top ranked Fyffe in a 2A Clash. The winner will win Region 7 within the state of Alabama(WAFF)
Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 12:19 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The last time the Pisgah Eagles and Fyffe Red Devils played a High School Football game was 2005. Fast forward 17 years and both programs have their respective sights set on a Class 2A Region title.

The Red Devils (7-0, 5-0 2A, region 7) are ranked number one in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association top 10 in Class 2A, while The Eagles (6-0, 5-1 2A, region 7) are ranked fifth.

“I learn a lot form the kids,” Red Devils Head Coach Paul Benefield said during practice. “Way more than I would ever teach them. This group has been a pleasure to watch play because of the intensity they bring to the game and how hard they play. And when you go to a game that’s how I want my teams to play like that every night. That’s a factor you can have with you all the time.”

Fyffe, under legendary coach Paul Benefield, have shut out three opponents this season, with two other teams scoring just six points. Pisgah has scored at least 40 points in five of its games this season, with Head Coach Luke Pruitt reaching the playoffs in three of his first four seasons.

“We worked to this point,” Pisgah Head Coach Luke Pruitt said. “We want to go 1-0 every week. And if we handled our business this would be for the region Championship and that’s where we are. I told them to enjoy it, this is going to be a great game that they will always remember. Take it in and see what happens.”

Kickoff is set for 7PM at Sam Kenimer Stadium. It will also be the WAFF 48 Blitz Game of The Week.