Here are a few things to keep your eye on entering Week 6 of the prep football season:
1. Cottondale can all but lock up District 2-1A this week, but Vernon will have something to say. The teams meet in Vernon, the Yellow Jackets fresh off their first win of the season against Bozeman. Cottondale is already 2-0 in district play and Vernon opens the slate with the Hornets.
2. Liberty County also can take a giant step toward a district title with a matchup against West Gadsden at home. The Bulldogs are 1-0 after defeating Franklin County a few weeks ago. West Gadsden has yet to play a district game and both teams carry 4-1 overall records.
3. Bay County football teams won’t have an easy week. Bay is at West Florida Tech and Mosley plays Pensacola Catholic, both westerly teams favorites in District 1-5A. Bozeman is at unbeaten Blountstown, Rutherford faces Gulf Breeze and North Bay Haven has the most promising matchup in a date with winless Wewahitchka.
This week’s schedule:
Friday: Bay at West Florida Tech, Bozeman at Blountstown, Mosley at Pensacola Catholic, North Bay Haven at Wewahitchka, Rutherford at Gulf Breeze, Chipley at South Walton, Cottondale at Vernon, Franklin County at Port St. Joe, Graceville at Sneads, West Gadsden at Liberty County, Marianna at East Gadsden