Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Local teams aren't afraid to schedule big
by Mark Edwards
medwards@annistonstar.com
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Piedmont's Darnell Jackson hauls in an interception in Friday's win over Leeds. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
Piedmont's Darnell Jackson hauls in an interception in Friday's win over Leeds. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
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College football program get dinged often by national analysts for failing to schedule top non-conference opponents, but some of our local high school programs can’t face the same criticism.

It’s good to see Piedmont willing to schedule Leeds. They’re two of the top five teams in Class 3A, and both coaches probably would’ve appreciated a less intense opponent for a week when they’re playing outside their region.

But they played each other, with Piedmont taking a 26-10 win.

Clay Central and Munford, a pair of unbeaten teams, didn’t mind playing each other, either. Clay Central took a 30-14 victory.

And Oxford was willing to schedule Florence, adding to what already was a tough schedule for the Class 6A Yellow Jackets.

Oxford scored a 26-20 road victory, which improves the Yellow Jackets to 3-2 after an 0-2 start.

So, even though this wasn’t a week for region games for most local teams, it still was a week for good, competitive football.

Contact Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards at medwards@annistonstar.com. Twitter: @MarkSportsStar.
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