(WTVM) – Sports Leader 9 has announced its Game of the Week.
They're state powers. They're next-door neighbors. They're arch-rivals - And now it's time to renew that rivalry in their 93rd meeting.
Opelika at Auburn is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.
The Opelika Bulldogs didn't get their season off to the kind of start they'd hoped under new Head Coach Erik Speakman, falling on the road to a Georgia state power, Callaway.
But the Bulldogs have won three straight region titles, return starting quarterback Cade Blackmon, and have all the pieces to make a run at an Alabama 6A state championship.
The Auburn Tigers had the kind of opener they were looking for, overwhelming Wilcox Central 42-0 last Friday night.
The Tigers are coming off of a 10-win season, earned in the toughest Region in the state, 7A-Region 2, and are poised to make their own playoff run.
It sets up an epic showdown. Kickoff Friday night at Duck Samford Stadium is set for 8p/7c.