Region play heats up


Every school in the county will face a region opponent this week and for some schools the game is almost a must-win when it comes to playoff hopes. All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 Coosa Christian (2-0, 1-0 in 1A Region 5) at Appalachian (2-0, 1-0) Last year – Appalachian 47, Coosa Christian 8 All-time series […]

Eagles quiet Thunder

The Appalachian Eagles rolled up almost 400 yards of offense while limiting Jacksonville Christian to just 112 in a 42-13 thrashing of the home-standing Thunder last Friday night. The Eagle ground game was especially potent. Appalachian rushed for 324 yards and four touchdowns on 43 attempts. The Eagle defense allowed Jacksonville Christian just 62 total yards on 44 attempts. Dylan […]

Bulldogs buck Broncos

The Susan Moore Bulldogs piled up 500 yards of offense in a 47-15 thumping of the visiting Holly Pond Broncos in the region opener last Friday night. Susan Moore sprinted out to an early 15-0 lead before Holly Pond got on the board with a short touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter. However, from that point […]

Hokes Bluff runs past Locust Fork

The Hokes Bluff Eagles scored 28 unanswered, second-quarter points to pull away from the visiting Locust Fork Hornets en route to a 49-14 win last Friday night. Locust Fork got a touchdown on the opening drive of the game from Chris Davis and the first quarter ended with the teams tied 7-7. However, Hokes Bluff running back Cole Frederick began […]

Lions dump Wildcats

The Haleyville Lions used a solid defense and Hayden mistakes to post a 21-6 victory at Hayden last Friday night. Hayden never got going offensively against the stingy Haleyville defense – finishing with just 121 yards of total offense – and turned the ball over five times on the evening. Haleyville used a 5-yard touchdown pass and a pair of […]

Tigers batter Bulldogs

The J.B. Pennington Tigers used a powerful running game to take out Carbon Hill 34-8 last Friday night in Walker County. Pennington jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and enjoyed a 21-8 halftime lead. The Pennington defense turned away the Bulldogs in the third quarter and the Tiger offense put the game away with a pair […]

What a catch!

Jax Glass, 4-year-old preschooler from Cleveland, proudly displays his very nice string of shellcrackers. He caught them on his Sponge Bob rod and reel while out with his fishing buddy Pappy (Richard Ray). Jaxon is the son of Kristin and Jeff Glass and brother to big sister Caylen.

Blue Devils take advantage of Cleveland mistakes

The Cleveland Panthers went to Sulligent last Friday night and did everything but giftwrap the game for the Blue Devils as the home team took advantage of several costly mistakes to post a 35-12 victory. Cleveland piled 247 yards of offense, including 160 yards on the ground, but dropped passes and turnovers proved to be too much to overcome. In […]

Redskins pluck Golden Eagles

Oneonta turned the tables on visiting Jacksonville last Friday night. The Redskins pounded out more than 400 yards on the ground and smothered the potent Eagle running game to win 52-0 in the region opener for both teams. The Redskins, ranked No. 6 in 4A, had two backs go over the century mark. Brandon Evatt rushed for 135 yards and […]


BREAKFAST WITH THE COACH, sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Corpus Christi Church, will feature former University of West Alabama head coach Bobby Johns and his wife Karen on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. at Twin Oaks. Bobby Johns was an All SEC and All American defensive back for Bear Bryant before embarking on a coaching career that has […]