No. 6 Munford hosts talented W.S. Neal tonight

Friday, 10 November 2017, 08:47:00 PM. The No. 6 Munford High School football team will open the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A playoffs tonight when the Lions welcome W.S. Neal to Munford
MUNFORD -- The No. 6 Munford High School football team will open the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A playoffs tonight when the Lions welcome W.S. Neal to Munford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7. This will be a rematch of Munford’s first-round game in 2015. The Lions won 20-0. “First, I am really proud of our team and coaches for securing a No. 1 seed, winning the (4A, Region 3) championship and securing at least the first game being at home,” Munford head coach Bill Smith said. “The prize that we won is a very talented W.S. Neal team from Brewton. They are very battle tested, they had a very formidable schedule. Really for a quarter or half, they have played … everybody on their schedule tough. They are probably the most talented 5-5 team in the state.” A year ago, the injury-plagued Lions fell in the first round to Bibb County 41-34. This season, Munford enters the postseason healthy and with a level of focus it didn’t have in 2016. “We got tripped us last year because of injuries and a lack of focus,” Smith said. “Our seniors this year have done a phenomenal job of keeping us focused and grounded. I feel like in that regard, we will be fine. “We are healthier. We will be without defensive end Ethan Leahey. He got injured against Cordova (last week). He is going to miss at least one week. We hope to have him back next week if we are fortunate enough to still be playing. We have been relatively injury free to be in our 11th week of the season, so we are very...Read more
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