The playoff push begins

We are now halfway through the regular season and that means it’s time to talk playoffs. The team in the best position in the county is Appalachian. The Eagles are 3-0 in 1A Region 5 and will wrap up a playoff berth with a win this week. Oneonta and Susan Moore are each in pretty good shape at 2-1 in […]

Hornets edge Yellow Jackets

A pair of third-quarter touchdown runs by Taylor Hughes proved to be enough as the Locust Fork Hornets held off Corner 15-13 last Friday night. On a night when both offenses failed to produce, the Hornet defense made the plays it needed to and kept Corner off the scoreboard until the late in the third period. Corner trailed 15-0 before […]

Panthers outlast Tigers

The Cleveland Panthers traveled to Blountsville last Friday night and brought home a 21-20 victory over the J.B. Pennington Tigers in what might have been the county game of the year. The game was back and forth throughout after the Panthers jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the opening possession of the night. Pennington answered with a 61-yard drive […]

Westbrook wallops Appalachian

The Appalachian Eagles stepped up one classification last Friday night and it showed. Westbrook Christian jumped out to a 25-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 32-6 victory over the Eagles. Appalachian had been able to pound out yards on the ground through the first four weeks of the season but that came to an end in Etowah County. Westbrook […]

Spartans spank Wildcats

Pleasant Grove rolled up 600 yards of offense in a 49-0 blanking of Hayden last Friday night. The Spartans led just 7-0 after one quarter but put up 28 points in the second quarter to take a commanding 35-0 halftime lead. The visitors added a couple of touchdowns in the third quarter with the last coming with more than four […]


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 […]

Redskins hold off Bulldogs

The Oneonta Redskins rallied with a pair of fourthquarter touchdowns to survive for a 28-21 victory at Susan Moore last Friday night. After trailing 21-14 late in the third period, Oneonta scored twice in the fourth quarter on a pair of drives that moved mainly on the ground. Neither team got much going in the first quarter, which ended scoreless. […]


OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Average TD Long Taylor Hughes, LFHS 96 556 5.8 5 67 Wesley Stephens, JBPHS 85 537 6.3 3 62 Dylan Schuman, AHS 38 403 10.6 3 37 Vernarr Hughes, OHS 53 403 7.6 3 59 Brandon Evatt, OHS 53 365 6.9 4 33 Blake Weaver, SMHS 51 350 6.9 4 30 Issac Veitch, HHS 82 336 […]

Moorer is state’s best bull rider

Josh Moorer, sophomore at Cleveland High School, won the bull riding competition at the Alabama High School Rodeo Finals, held in Andalusia in June. By winning the title, Josh qualified for a position on the Alabama High School Rodeo Association All Star Team and competed in the National High School Rodeo Finals in Farmington, New Mexico, this summer.


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