Preview of Week 4: #2 Blount Leopards vs. Saraland Spartans


#2 Blount Leopards (3-0; 2-0) vs. Saraland Spartans (2-1; 1-1)

It’s week #4 and the UTV44 Game of the Week is showcasing a pivotal 6A Region 1 matchup between the #2 ranked and undefeated Blount Leopards against the Saraland Spartans

For the Saraland Spartans, 7th year head coach Jeff Kelly will look to get his team to regroup after a tough 26-20 loss to region foe Daphne. His offense is averaging 26.3 points per game and he will look to senior quarterback and Stanford commit Jack West to get the offense going against this touch Blount defense. West will be looking for help in the likes of running backs Jalen Pugh and Rashawn McAlpine along with receivers Jay Williams, Andrew Booth and Daniel Taylor. Saraland gained 285 yards last week against Daphne but West was sacked six times. The Spartan defense is giving up 21.3 points per game. Senior defensive back Randale Hinton and the rest of the defense will have their hands full covering the speedy wide receivers of Blount along with dual threat quarterback Jacoby Davis.

For the Blount Leopards, head coach Lev Holly is looking to continue their winning ways following a close 24-19 road victory at Baldwin County. Quarterback Jacoby Jones will lead the Leopards offense that is averaging 31 points per game. Jones will rely on running back Trajan Pugh and receivers Lebarron Jones and Collins Woods. The defense has picked up right where they left off in 2016. Linebacker Cortlin Martin is leading this defense that is only giving up 8.3 points per game which includes one shutout in the young season.

This is only the fourth meeting between the two teams which Blount holds the advantage with two victories, which includes the 42-7 victory at Saraland last year. Tune in as kickoff is set for Friday at 7pm on UTV44.