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Preview: Alabama's 3-6A is a very difficult region

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Two weeks, that is all that separates us from high school football.

Some teams like to open up with a weaker opponent. But, Alabama's region 3-6A does not have that luxury.

If last year proved anything in Alabama's region 3-6A, it's that you might see your region rival again in the playoffs.

"There will be a playoff caliber team in our region that is at home this year, that doesn't make the playoffs," said Auburn High coach Tim Carter.

If teams in this region expect to make the playoffs, they will need to bring their a game every week.

"That is the number one goal especially in this region. If you do that, you have a chance to win it all," said Smiths Station coach Mark Rose.

Opelika was good in regular season play last year, but they really turned it on in the playoffs against Auburn and Carver.

"We enjoyed that. But, that time is done," said Opelika coach Brian Blackmon. "This is a new team and a new season. We are trying to focus on what is in front of us instead of what is behind us."

And players know the challenges that face them starting later this month.

"Some teams will surprise you. Just because you're playing Valley and you might think they might not be good, some teams will surprise you," said Auburn defensive end Darian Yancey.

Teams like Auburn,Opelika, and Carver have been picked to have a great year. But, those teams are watching out for the other teams in the region too.

"I think we have three in the top ten in our region. There is two or three that should be in there. I think Central, and Smiths Station is probably the dark horse in this whole thing," Carter said.

Auburn starts the year ranked fourth in the Alabama 6A preseason poll. Opelika is fifth. Carver is tenth. Central also received votes.

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