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Southside (1-1) at Chelsea (1-0)

Last week’s scores: Southside 37, Hokes Bluff 10; Chelsea 23, Briarwood 22

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

With each passing week, Southside High is gradually getting better, according to coach Ron Daugherty.

“The young guys are starting to learn their positions better,” he said. “They’re showing signs of getting to where we want them. But we’re nowhere near 100 percent in any area.”

Some of Southside’s older players are returning from injury – or healing from minor injury – and getting more into the flow of the game, also.

“We will keep on doing what we do,” Daugherty said. “They’re starting to show signs of improvement, which is all we can ask.”

The Panthers meet Chelsea in a Class 6A, Region 7 matchup, a team that Daugherty describes as having a “dangerous” offense.

“With the Thursday game, we got to go watch them Friday,” he said. “They don’t make many mistakes and they move the ball well. Our defense will get tested on every play.”

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