Friday, November 2, 2007

SW still part of the oldest rivalry in the state

Guntersville vs. Albertville
Posted Oct 31, 2007

The 93rd meeting between the Albertville Aggies and the Guntersville Wildcats, marks the oldest rivalry in the state. This year's game features two outstanding offenses and two defenses that have been up and down during the year.

Guntersville (6-3, 5-2) are Region runners up in 4A, Albertville (6-3,5-2) are Region runners up in 5A.

Guntersville has an outstanding QB in Chaz Rogers, last year's MVP in the State Championship game, while Albertville has junior QB Jared Fountaine Fountaine has rushed for 350 yards this season and has 13 TD passes to this point.

The Guntersville rushing attack is led by the school's all-time scoring leader Josh Gunther. Gunther combines outstanding speed and balance. Albertville counters with Cody Haycraft, a very tough, physical runner with great eyes for finding the holes.

Guntersville's passing attack features Trevor Diamond and Tucker Bridges. The combo returns from the 2006 championship run where they put up impressive numbers.

The Aggies feature cat quick Dustin Duckett and Madison Tharpe. Tharpe caught three TDs and Duckett two, in the Aggies upset win over Scottsboro earlier in the year.

Phil Isom (Guntersville) and Tommy Tharpe (Albertville) are veterans of many gridiron wars and produce very well coached teams. Guntersville operates out of the spread offense while Albertville runs the Single Wing attack.

This game should be very close. Although either team could win, Guntersville has the home field advantage



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