HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • WEEK FIVE PREVIEW

Mid-season rivalry games

With the exception of Hayden entertaining Pleasant Grove, all of the county schools will step out of region play this week. That means a couple of games – Cleveland at J.B. Pennington; Oneonta at Susan Moore – will be for bragging rights and community pride. In a pair of key out-of-county-but-still-a-rival games, Appalachian steps up a class with a trip […]

Panthers blast Eagles for first win



The Cleveland Panthers left little doubt last Friday night with a 42-0 thrashing of the visiting Cold Springs Eagles. Cleveland racked up 256 rushing yards, 160 passing yards, and 416 of their total 423 yards in the first half while racing out to a 42-0 halftime lead. The Panthers got a big night from senior quarterback Dusty Cornelius who torched […]

Eagles smother Saints



The Appalachian Eagles made the trip to Cullman County last Friday night and made quick work of the St. Bernard Saints in a 53-6 victory. The Eagles scored 28 points in the opening quarter and 19 more in the second quarter to lead 47-0 at the half. Dylan Schuman grabbed touchdown passes of 32 and 30 yards from Jeremy Hill, […]

Vikings club Wildcats



The Walker Vikings rolled up 388 yards of offense while holding Hayden to just 129 in a 46-6 win last week. In a game that had to be finished on Saturday after storms rolled through on Friday night, the teams combined for 18 fumbles (six lost) on a field that resembled a mud bog. Walker scored from long distance despite […]

Bulldogs bash Tigers



The Hanceville Bulldogs used a big night from tailback Diamond Simmons to roll to a 39-13 victory over the visiting J.B. Pennington Tigers last Friday night. Hanceville took a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter when Simmons scored on a 37-yard run. After another Bulldog touchdown, Pennington got on the board when Wesley Stephens broke free for a 60-yard […]

Bulldogs roll over Indians



The Susan Moore Bulldogs pulled away from visiting New Hope with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to take a 28-0 Region 6 victory. Susan Moore wasted little time against New Hope. Justin Hawkins found Joshia Witt on a 7-yard touchdown toss and Freddie Hernandez added the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead with 9:10 to play in […]

Beasts make World Series



The Blount County Beasts traveled to Nicholson, Ga., last month to compete in the 11-year-old World Series. The team was made up of players from Cleveland and Locust Fork. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Jacob Mikels, Cody Blackwood, Chase Biles, Evan Faust, and Garrett Sisson. Middle row: Austin Glasscox, Grayson Taylor, Hunter McCay, Dylan Maze, and Brian Cornelius. […]

Hornets rout Bulldogs



It took a while to finish, but the Locust Fork Hornets extended the misery of the Ashville Bulldogs with a dominating 26-0 win last week. After weathering a lightning delay before the start of the game Friday night, the teams finally got on the field and the Hornet defense never let the Bulldog offense get off the soggy turf. Locust […]

Warrior take advantage of Redskin mistakes



When you play the No. 2 team in the state, you need to be perfect. Oneonta wasn’t even close. Cherokee County used a couple of huge early special teams plays to build a big lead and then cruised to a 49-14 victory over Oneonta last Friday night. The fireworks started early as Cherokee County’s Gabriel Chambers found a seam and […]

SPORTSBRIEFS



ONEONTA GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL registration (grades 2 – 8) has begun. Players can register Monday – Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. For more information, call 625-3534. BLOUNT COUNTY GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES will meet Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Oneonta Rec Center. All coaches and community representatives are asked to […]


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