I got my first up-close-and-personal look at Alabama high school football Friday night. I got a chance to watch a very talented Central (Phenix City) squad that entered the game against Jeff Davis ranked No. 43 in the High School Football America 100.
Tonight marks the 15th state i’ve watched a #highschoolfootball game in…Sweet Home Alabama with the No. 43 Central Red Devils in Phenix City. 🏈 @HSFBamerica #Top100 @CHSREDDEVILS pic.twitter.com/IPjueNXbTE— Jeff Fisher (@JeffFisherMedia) October 18, 2019
Jeff Davis gave the Red Devils all they could handle in the first half of Senior Night at Garrett-Harrison Stadium. After falling behind 14-0 early in the second quarter, the Jeff Davis defense made it a one score game (14-6) at halftime on a scoop-and-score.
Jeff Davis hanging close after a scoop & score. 14-6 Central with 1:59 to go in the half. pic.twitter.com/jaEwzAPvGW— High School Football America (@HSFBamerica) October 19, 2019
Before the game, Clemson-recruit EJ Williams received his Under Amour All-America Game jersey. Williams caught two touchdown passes, including the first one to give the Red Devils a lead they would never lose.
EJ Williams receives his @AllAmericaGame jersey before tonight’s Central (Phenix City, Al) Red Devils game against Jeff Davis. Williams is with his HC @JameyDubose. Red Devils enter the game ranked No. 43 in our Top 100. @CHSREDDEVILS @UAFootball @_ejda1 pic.twitter.com/KJwE34rLMz— High School Football America (@HSFBamerica) October 18, 2019
Central, the defending Class 7A state champs, is now 8-1 and will play Auburn High School next week for the region championship