Where: Danielsville, Red Raider Stadium (homecoming)
Series: Monroe Area leads 18-9-1
Last meeting: Monroe Area 28, Madison County 7 (2003)
Monroe Area coach: Matt Fligg (second year at Monroe, 5-17; 16th overall, 65-92)
Monroe Area’s all-time record: 268-325-16
MCJ prediction: Madison County 21, Monroe Area 17
Notes: This is the first meeting between these two schools since 2003 … Madison County’s last win over Monroe Area came in 2002 (15-12) … This series dates back to 1962 … Madison County head coach Randell Owens lives in Monroe, but said this game carries no added interest for him. “Nah, not at all … I really don’t know anyone (in Monroe) because I’m always here,” he said. However, Owens notes that he does know Purple Hurricane head coach Matt Fligg. Fligg was the head coach at Rockdale County during Owens’ first season at rival Heritage.