Season 18 of Friday Night Blitz rolls into week eight of the high school football season by featuring two top 10 teams in Class 6A in the Blitz Game of the Week.
In a fight for the top spot in Region 5, No. 8 Shades Valley (7-0, 5-0) will travel to take on No. 6 Vestavia Hills (6-1, 5-0) at Thompson-Reynolds Stadium, where Mike Raita and al.com prep sports editor Jeff Sentell will be live for Blitz Gameday Friday beginning at 6:15 p.m.
A rejuvenated Mounties team will look to defend its top spot in the region against Buddy Anderson's one-loss Rebels team. Shades Valley enters the contest after outscoring Gardendale 61-38 last week while Vestavia Hills will be playing on an extra day's rest following a Thursday night thrashing of Carver, 56-14.
Check out all of the games Raita and Jeff Speegle will highlight on Friday Night Blitz beginning at 10:20 p.m. on ABC 33/40 below.
You can watch both Blitz and Gameday live online here. Remember to download the ABC 33/40 Sports app to keep up with all of the high school football scores from around the state. For Apple devices, click here. For Android, click here.
Blitz Game of the Week
SHADES VALLEY AT VESTAVIA HILLS
Chopper Blitz Tour
PICKENS COUNTY AT MARION COUNTY
BRILLIANT AT HUBBERTVILLE (Time Permitting)
Other Notable Matchups
ETOWAH AT SOUTHSIDE GADSDEN
SECTION AT WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN
JEMISON AT DORA
RAGLAND AT SUMITON CHRISTIANFAYETTE COUNTY AT ACA
MCADORY AT BROOKWOODONEONTA AT ST. CLAIR COUNTY
PINSON VALLEY AT SPRINGVILLESHELBY COUNTY AT HOMEWOOD
STANHOPE ELMORE AT SPAIN PARKTUSCALOOSA COUNTY AT HILLCREST
PLEASANT GROVE AT CENTRAL TUSCALOOSAPIEDMONT AT SAKS HOOVER AT MINOR
WENONAH AT PARKERWALKER AT MORTIMER JORDANCLAY CHALKVILLE AT HUNTSVILLE
GADSDEN CITY AT GRISSOM