The Opelika Auburn News - Auburn, Opelika, Central, Lanett Charge into 3rd Round of Playoffs

The following is a reprint of an article written by Jake Weese and published by the Opelika Auburn News on November 18th.



Opelika’s Shawn Jones (3) takes the screen pass around the end against Lee-Montgomery on Oct. 8 in Opelika.

Eric Starling, for the O-A News


Class 7A Semifinals

Auburn (10-2, 5-1 Region 2-7A) at Central-Phenix City (12-0, 6-0 Region 2-7A)

Last Meeting: Central won 21-7 in 2020

Series: Central leads 40-16-3

Last Week: Auburn High beat Enterprise 56-21; Central beat Theodore 77-41.


Overview: Auburn High’s 1-2 punch at running back led the way as Davaioun Williams, and Killian Massey combined for five touchdowns in last week’s quarterfinal win. Auburn High and Central will meet each other in the semifinals for the third year in a row. The Red Devils scored a program-record 77 points last week, which set the school record for the most points scored in a single game. Quarterback Caleb Nix led the charge as he rushed for four scores and passed for two more in the win.