The Anniston Star News - Five Prep Storylines: Saks, Piedmont Carry Calhoun County's Playoff Hopes

The following is an article by Joe Medley of the Anniston Star News that was published November 18th



Photo by Bill Wilson


The second round of the Alabama high school football playoffs took a toll on area teams. The few and proud are left for the quarterfinals. With two teams left, Calhoun County faces the possibility of not having a team in the semifinals for the first time since 2014.

Let’s get right to the storylines:


1. Saks’ shot

Fyffe eliminated Wellborn, Ohatchee and Piedmont en route to a Class 3A title in 2020. The Red Devils beat Wellborn in the first round this year.

It’s Saks’ turn to carry the Class 3A, Region 5 banner against Fyffe. The Wildcats will have to do it on the road. Fyffe hasn’t lost at home since falling to Cleveland 21-14 on Sept. 4, 2015.

Then again, Saks beat Geraldine, the team that ended Fyffe’s 51-game winning streak earlier this season.