(WTVM) - It's week three for News Leader 9's Sports Overtime!
This week's Sports Overtime Game of the Week sees the Opelika Bulldogs taking on the Auburn Tigers.
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.
Here's a list of games News Leader 9 will be covering this week:
Chattahoochee County-14 Mitchell County-41
Randolph-Clay-0 Stewart County-33
Central-Talbotton-0 Crawford County-35
Hardaway-28 Fayette County-0
Harris County-28 Upson-Lee-33
Our Lady of Mercy-0 Manchester-41
Taylor County-0 Turner County-30
Griffin Christian-0 Calvary Christian-38
Flint River-17 Loganville Christian-27
Carroll-26 Russell County-7
Ellwood Christian-0 Beulah-36
Smiths Station-27 Valley-0
Meridian (MS)-10 Central-49
Chambers-28 Abbeville Christian-7