Mars Hill host Lauderdale County Friday

48 Blitz Game of The Week
Mars Hill (8-0) welcomes in Lauderdale County (7-0) this Friday with the top spot in the region up for grabs.
Published: Oct. 16, 2023 at 7:26 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The only two teams that remain undefeated in Class 3A Region 8 face off in this week’s 48 Blitz Game of the Week.

Mars Hill (8-0) welcomes in Lauderdale County (7-0) this Friday with the twinner winning the Region. This matchup features two teams who have top five offenses within Class 3A.

The Panthers average over 52 points per game, good for fourth best in the state amongst all classifications. The Mars Hill defense allows only 12 points per game.

“Well if you’re competitor you like to play in games like this, against people like Lauderdale County that’s undefeated, blowing everybody out, that has a great team, and if you’re a competitor that’s what you want to play in,” Mars Hill Head Coach Darrell Higgins said.

“Mars Hill plays in big games and that’s why we like to schedule the people we schedule in non Region games, it makes this environment really fun here, and that’s what gets our guys ready to play,” Higgins added.

Lauderdale County comes into Friday games off a bye week. The Tigers average nearly 44 points per game, while recording two shutouts on Defense. The Tigers haven’t allowed an opponent to score over 21 points this season.

“Our guys are excited, and it really is what you put all this work in for, all this for is get the opportunity to get to play in a game like this, Lauderdale County Head Coach Jeff Mason said.

" And, it’s exciting, I don’t car how old you are or how many times you’ve played in it, you’ve got an opportunity to do it. We embrace it and look forward to it.”

Kickoff is set for 7 PM at Mars Hill Bible.

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