5 games to watch in week 3 of the 2022 Coastal Alabama football season

Here are five games to watch in Week 3 of the 2022 Coastal Alabama football season.

A complete coastal schedule is also included.


Time/place: Friday at 7 p.m., Hurricane Stadium, Irvington

In the past week: Daphne lost to Carver-Montgomery 27-13; Alma Bryant defeated Holtville 35-29.

In the air: N/A

The thin one: Class 7A, Region 1 starter for both teams. … Daphne hasn’t started the season 0-3 on the field since 1995. The Trojans were also technically 0-3 in 2019, but that came only after losing a win over Spanish Fort in the second game of the season. They led 14-13 in the final minutes of last week’s game at Carver-Montgomery before the Wolverines rallied for the win. Nick Clark rushed for 86 yards and a TD on 26 carries. Cameron Long returned a 70-yard punt for a TD. … Alma Bryant opened Bart Sessions’ second season as head coach with a 35-29 road win at Holtville. The game was originally scheduled to be an Alma Bryant home game, but had to be moved due to rain last week on the Gulf Coast. Christian Mose was 5-for-10 for 100 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 135 yards and a TD on 16 carries. DD Lambert caught TD passes of 30 and 70 yards. The Hurricanes are trying to end a seven-game losing streak in the region. … Sessions is a former Daphne assistant who helped the Trojans win the 2010 state title as defensive coordinator.

Gulf Shores at St. Michael football

Gulf Shores quarterback Brendon Byrd passes under pressure from St. Michael defender Parker Baas in the first half of a tune-up game Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Fairhope, Ala. (Mike Kittrell | [email protected])


Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores

In the past week: Faith Academy defeated Elberta 42-6 in their season opener; Gulf Shores defeated Citronelle 45-26.

In the air: N/A

The thin one: Both teams are 1-0 in Class 5A, Region 1 play. … Gulf Shores leads the series 6-2. The teams last played in 2017. … Veteran coach Jack French is 37-13 in his fifth year at Faith. The Rams had never made the AHSAA playoffs before French’s arrival. They’ve done it in each of their first four seasons, including a quarterfinal run a year ago and a semifinal run in 2020. Last week, Faith’s Jacori Stabler and Tyrell Dotson returned interceptions for touchdowns against Elberta. Christian Burnette rushed for 105 yards and scored on an 80-yard touchdown run. He also caught a touchdown pass. … Gulf Shores is trying to improve to 3-0 for the first time in school history. Junior Ronnie Royal has 426 all-purpose yards and 7 TDs in two games. Brendon Byrd is 22 of 34 for 383 yards and 3 TDs. He also rushed for 97 yards and a TD. JR Gardner has rushed for 144 yards and 3 TDs on 18 carries.

Baldwin County Media Day

Orange Beach head coach Jamey DuBose speaks about the upcoming football prep season during Baldwin County Media Day on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Daphne, Ala. (Mike Kittrell | [email protected])


Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, Orange Beach Sportsplex

In the past week: Jackson defeated Demópolis 43-20; Orange Beach did not play

In the air: N/A

The thin one: First meeting between the two schools and features as the first Class 4A, Region 1 match for both teams. Orange Beach is making the jump from Class 2A to Class 4A with first-year coach Jamey DuBose. … Aggies freshman QB Landon Duckworth accounted for 5 TDs in last week’s win. He completed 8 of 16 passes for 125 yards and 2 TDs and added 10 carries for 52 yards and 3 more touchdowns. Junior WR Nasir Powell caught 2 TD passes. Senior Jalen Pickens had 14 tackles on defense. … Orange Beach had the final week off after opening with a win in Pensacola, Fla. UAB commitment Chris Pearson had 2 returns for 120 yards, made 12 tackles and forced a fumble. … Jamey DuBose is only the second coach in Orange Beach history, after Chase Smith. DuBose has won 138 games and 3 state titles in the previous 15 years as head coach at Alabama.

Saraland Soccer Practice

Wide receiver Ryan Williams takes a break while Saraland practices Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, in Saraland, Ala. The Spartans open the 2022 season at Daphne on Friday night. (Mike Kittrell | [email protected])


Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, EE Delaney Stadium, Mobile

In the past week: Saraland defeated Murphy 49-20; St. Paul defeated McGill-Toolen 16-3

In the air: Radio — WNSP-FM 105.5

The thin one: Saraland has won all three previous meetings with St. Paul’s. … The Spartans are averaging 46 points through their first two games. Second-year QB KJ Lacey has completed 72 percent of his passes for 513 yards and 7 TDs. Sophomore Santae McWilliams (128 yards, 2 TDs) is the leading rusher and sophomore Ryan Williams (16 receptions, 233 yards, 5 TDs) is the leading receiver. Jeff Kelly is 106-34 in his 12th year as Spartans head coach. … Ham Barnett earned Victory No. 1 as St. Paul’s head coach last week. Henry Lapeyrouse was the Saints’ defensive star against McGill. He had 4 solo tackles, 6 assists, 4 sacks, 7 QB rushes and a fumble recovery. UAB commitment Chris Bracy and Drew Williamson rushed to score against the Yellow Jackets. … Both teams are 1-0 in Class 6A, Region 1 play.

Gulf Shores at St. Michael football

St. Michael running back Ezra Sexton carries the ball against Gulf Shores in the first half of a tune-up game Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Fairhope, Alabama. (Mike Kittrell | [email protected])


Time/place: 7 p.m. Friday, Freedom Field, Daphne

In the past week: San Miguel defeated Chickasaw 36-0; Bayside Academy defeated Pike Liberal Arts 33-15

In the air: TV – WJTC-UTV 44

The thin one: Class 4A, Region 1 starter for both teams. … St. Michael bounced back from an opening loss to Class 6A Gulf Shores with a win over Chickasaw. In two games, QB Josh Murphy is 24-of-45 for 384 yards and 4 TDs. Ezra Sexton has rushed for 238 yards and 2 TDs on 42 carries and also had 7 receptions for 156 yards and 2 TDs. Bray Green has 12 receptions for 185 yards and 2 TDs. The defense is led by Clay Barr (17 tackles, 6 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery). … Despite coaching perhaps his youngest team, Phil Lazenby has the Admirals off to a 2-0 start. Tait Moore had 2 TDs last week on the road and Sammy Dunn and Jacob Stewart each had one. Rookie LB Brennen Yamane had 9 tackles to lead the defense. Lazenby is 111-67 in his 16th year at the school.


thursday games

Southern Choctaw in Millry

Theodore in Murphy (Ladd) (MCPSS-TV)

Saint Luke in Chickasaw

friday games

baker in davidson

Baldwin County at Spanish Fort

Blount at Robertsdale

Choctaw, Fla., at Fairhope

Daphne in Alma Bryant

Elberta at Williamson (at Ladd)

Escambia Academy at Clarke Prep

Excel at Cottage Hill

Faith Academy at Gulf Shores

Flomaton in Hillcrest-Evergreen

Fruitdale in Choctaw County

Jackson Academy at Sparta Academy

jackson on orange beach

J.U. Blacksher in Francis Marion

Lee-Scott Academy at Monroe Academy

LeFlore on UMS-Wright (Sports Talk 99.5 FM)

Leroy at McIntosh

MGM at Foley (WHEP-AM 1310)

Monroe County in Thomasville

Satsuma in Escambia County

Saraland in São Paulo

Southern Choctaw Academy. at Christian Snook

St. Michael at Bayside Academy

Vigor in Citronelle

Washington County in Clarke County

Wilcox Central at T. R. Miller

WS Neal on Christian Mobile

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