Sand Rock (4-2, 2-2) at Westbrook (3-3, 2-2)
Last week’s results: Gaston 26, Westbrook 0; Fyffe 19, Sand Rock 13
2012 result: Westbrook 31, Sand Rock 20
Series record: Sand Rock leads 10-7
By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent
The weekly wars continue – as does the hunt for second place in Class 2A, Region 7.
With Fyffe probably going to win the region again, there is a horde of teams fighting for second.
Fyffe and North Sand Mountain currently reside in the top two region spots, with Westbrook, Gaston, Sand Rock and Section creating a four-way tie for third. The Wildcats hold the tiebreaker over Gaston.
“When you play a quality team each week, it makes it more fun and exciting,” Westbrook coach Tony Osborne said. “This region is crowded with good teams.”
The winner of this one gets a leg up on the competition, but with a lot of football left to play, that’s all it does.
The Warriors are coming off a disappointing loss to Gaston.
“That was the first time we had played a team with that much quickness and athleticism,” Osborne said. “It exposed some of our weaknesses and hopefully we can shore those up and improve.”
Meanwhile, Sand Rock comes in after a battle with Fyffe.
“(Sand Rock) is a veteran team,” Osborne said. “They’re big and strong up front and have a balanced offense. And they’re always good on defense.”
Last week against Gaston, Will Appleton completed 15-of-32 passes for 205 yards.