BY D. MARK MITCHELL
LEE COUNTY — For most teams in the area, the regular high school football season is over. Auburn. Playoff games will begin next week.
The Auburn High Tigers (7-2) defeated Prattville 48-0 last week in Auburn on Senior Night. The Tigers’ defense earned their second shutout of the season improving the team’s region record to 5-2. Quarterback Jackson Kilgore, returning after missing six games due to injury, completed 10 of 12 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Omar Mabson rushed for 112 yard and two touchdowns, while Tyler Flakes had 129 yards and one touchdown.
Auburn will wrap up the regular season as they travel to Smiths Station Friday. A win against the Panthers will solidify a playoff spot for Auburn and could also secure a home playoff game based on tie-breaker scenarios vs. Enterprise and Dothan.
AHSAA playoffs will begin Friday, Nov. 10.
Head Coach Jason Allen’s fourth-ranked Chambers Academy squad finished the regular season in style as they defeated AISA No. 1 Glenwood 20-14. The huge home win improves Chambers Academy’s record to 9-1 and gives them plenty of momentum as they will ride a 9-game win streak into the first round of the playoffs, where they will host Escambia Academy on Friday, Nov. 3.
The high-powered Chambers Academy offense, which averages over 40 points per game this season, led the way early as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. However, it was the defense with the big play late, as they stopped Glenwood’s game-tying attempt on the 2-yard line in the final seconds to secure the victory.
Beulah’s playoff hopes came down to the last region game of the season, as they traveled to Weaver needing one more win to secure a spot in the 3A playoffs. Head Coach Matt Johnson’s club came through in a back-and-forth game to defeat Weaver 38-31 and secure the school’s first playoff appearance since 2018. The road win improves Beulah’s record to 4-5, and they will look to earn a fifth victory when they travel to Horseshoe Bend Friday, Nov. 3, to finish out the regular season.
As the No. 4 seed in 3A, Region 4 Beulah will travel to Region 1 top seed Mobile Chrisitan in the first round of the AHSAA playoffs on Friday, Nov. 10.
Lee-Scott Academy (9-1) defeated Edgewood 35-6 last week in Wetumpka. The Warriors’ win earned them a bye Friday night in the first round of the playoffs. The Lee-Scott rushing attack was led by seniors J.J. Meyers and Jake White. Meyers gained 77 rushing yards on seven carries (an average of 10 yards per rush) and scored one touchdown, while White gained 68 rushing yards. Tyler Kennedy scored two touchdowns, while Blake Sims and Pelzer Reeves scored one touchdown each.
LSA enters the AISA playoffs as the No. 2 seed in class 3A and will host a semifinal game Nov. 9 at Jud Scott Field.
The Warriors are 29-4 over the last three years. They won a State Championship in 2022 under head coach Buster Daniel.