High school football is about to start its second season — the postseason — and four Jackson County teams will be part of the fray.
North Sand Mountain, Pisgah, Scottsboro and Woodville play first-round playoff games in their respective classifications Friday night.
Scottsboro hosts Russellville in Class 5A, Pisgah visits Westminster Christian in 3A, NSM visits Addison in 2A and Woodville visits Mars Hill Bible in 1A.
All games kick off a 7 p.m. Admission is $8.
Scottsboro (8-2), the No. 2-seed from Class 5A Region 8, is making its 25th all-time playoff appearance. The Wildcats take on a Russellville (8-2) team that is the No. 3-seed from 5A Region 7. It’s just the second all-time meeting between Scottsboro and Russellville. Their previous meeting was a 2003 second-round playoff game that Russellville won 48-13 en route to the Class 5A state championship game. The Scottsboro-Russellville winner plays the Etowah-Center Point winner in the second round. If it advances, Scottsboro would have to travel for a second-round game regardless of the opponent.
In Class 3A, Region 7 No. 4-seed Pisgah (4-6) makes its 23rd all-time playoff appearance when it travels to Huntsville to take on Region 8 champion Westminster Christian (8-2). It’s the first meeting between the teams. The winner plays either No. 3-ranked Randolph County or Midfield in the second round. Pisgah would host a second-round game against Randolph County but would play at Midfield.
In Class 2A, Region 8 No. 3-seed NSM (7-3), making its 10th playoff appearances, faces off with Region 7 No. 2-seed Addison (8-2) meet for the first time. The winner plays either Aliceville or Westbrook Christian in the second round. NSM would host a second-round game regardless of opponent.
In Class 1A, Region 7 No. 4-seed Woodville, making its fourth all-time playoff appearance, takes on top-ranked and Region 8 No. 1-seed Mars Hill Bible, the defending state champion who is riding a 25-game winning streak. It’s the first meeting between the teams. The winner plays either South Lamar or Appalachian in the second round. If Woodville advances, it would host South Lamar but would travel to Appalachian.