In its twelfth year, UTV44 Game of the Week is kicking off the 2017 season with the Battle of Prichard!
The No. 3 Blount Leopards host the Vigor Wolves in one of the biggest matchups of the year in Mobile. Both teams look for new talent to step up in the wake of senior-heavy squads from last season. Blount Head Coach Lev Holly says Jacoby Davis will take over at quarterback, a position vacated by now Florida Gators quarterback Kadarius Toney.
"Davis understands what we want done on offense," said Holly, "and he's a humble kid; I couldn't be more proud of someone. He has really accepted the role and embraced the role; I believe he has some great games ahead of him." When talking about the team as a whole, Holly continued, "I'm really impressed with this offseason. Our guys were intense, very physical, and for the most part, very consistent in doing things the right way, so I'm proud of them for that."
For Vigor, Deric Scott faces similar circumstances with star defensive back Charles Crawford graduating.
"I don't know that you can really replace Charles with his leadership," said Scott, "but we're going to try our best. We feel like James Jackson has the opportunity to be an explosive player for us this year as well as Eric Felts and Eric Johnson. We have some guys that just need the opportunity to step up, so we'll see how they do this year in those moments."
Kickoff is set for 7PM at Leopards Stadium. Who do think will take the matchup?