High school football games involving schools from Coffee County:
All Games kickoff at 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11
WHO: Georgiana Panthers at Elba Tigers
WHERE: at The Mack, Elba
SERIES: Georgiana leads, 6-5
LAST MEETING: 2018 – Georgiana 35, Elba 27
RECORDS: Georgiana 3-4, 2-2; Elba 4-3, 3-1
COACHES: Ezell Powell (58-20 in 7th season at Georgiana); Glen Johnson (1-2 as interim head coach at Elba)
NOTEWORTHY: Georgiana has a surprising 6-game win streak over tradition-rich Elba. The last Elba win in the series dates back to 1992, which ended a 5-game winning streak against the Panthers. Georgiana’s wins against Elba have only come by an average of 12 points per game. This game will go a long way on who gets to host a first-round playoff game in Class 1A. Against same opponents, Elba is 2-1 while Georgiana is 1-2. Both beat Pleasant Home and lost to Brantley, but Elba pummeled Florala while Georgiana lost.
WHO: Central Hayneville Lions at Zion Chapel Rebels
WHERE: at Greene Memorial Stadium, Jack
SERIES: Zion Chapel leads, 4-3
LAST MEETING: 2018 – Zion Chapel 27, Central Hayneville 12
RECORDS: Central Hayneville 2-4, 1-2, 3-0; Zion Chapel 3-3, 1-3
COACHES: Michael Perry, Jr. (4-12 in 2nd season at Central Hayneville (4-1 in 1st season at Highland Home); Randy Bryant (10-16 in 3rd season at Zion Chapel)
NOTEWORTHY: Central Hayneville coach Michael Perry has won 4 games in 2 seasons, but than any of the previous 6 Lion coaches won in their stay at Hayneville. A win keeps Zion Chapel in the Class 2A state playoff hunt.
WHO: Pleasant Home Eagles at Kinston Bulldogs
WHERE: at Kinston Stadium
SERIES: Pleasant Home leads, 10-9
LAST MEETING: 2018 –Kinston 20, Pleasant Home 14
RECORDS: Pleasant Home 2-4, 2-2; Kinston 2-4, 2-2
COACHES: Richard Mercer (8-19 in 3rd season at Pleasant Home, 8-29 in 4th season overall); Rudy Free (2-4 in 1st season at Kinston, 9-27 in 4th season overall)
NOTEWORTHY: Each team has victories over the same two foes, Red Level and McKenzie. Kinston is looking for 3 wins in a season for the first time since 2017 when the Bulldogs were 5-5.
NCAA Games of Local Interest
Saturday, Oct. 12
Tuskegee vs. Morehouse College (at Columbus, Ga.), 1 p.m.
Maryville (Tenn.) at Huntingdon (HC), 1 p.m.
Alabama State at Jackson State, 2 p.m.
Alabama at Texas A&M (CBS), 2:30 p.m.
Florida State at Clemson (ABC), 2:30 p.m.
UAB at UTSA (ESPN+), 5 p.m.
Florida at LSU (ESPN), 7 p.m.