Top-ranked Bob Jones visits No. 5 Gadsden City

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Bob Jones (3-0, 2-0) at Gadsden City (4-0, 2-0)

Last week: Gadsden City 48, Grissom 14; Bob Jones 50, Sparkman 3

Last meeting: Bob Jones 35, Gadsden City 30 (2012)

Series record: Bob Jones leads 1-0

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

The atmosphere will be electric at Titan Stadium this week, as No. 1 Bob Jones of Madison visits fifth-ranked Gadsden City.

“Get your tickets early,” advised Titan coach Matt Scott. “They’re on sale in the school office.”

The crowd is expected to rival the crowd that showed up at the Titans first home opener six years ago.

Scott feels that home-field advantage will play a huge role for his team.

“A lot of people don’t put stock in home field,” he said. “But for us, when that many people show up, it can’t do anything but help. Gadsden residents love their football and they love their Titans.”

Scott noted that even last year, in a down year, crowds were big.

As for the game, look for speed vs. speed and talent vs. talent, as both squads are loaded.

Bob Jones has a couple of SEC-type prospects, as does Gadsden City.

“The kids are excited about it,” Scott said. “Our kids go into every game expecting to win and that includes this one.

“If we win, a lot of people will call it an upset but we won’t look at it that way.”

The Titans and Patriots are tied with Buckhorn in the current Class 7A, Region 4 standings. 

Last week against Grissom, Ahmad DeRamus completed 12 of 15 passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns. 

 

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