HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • WEEK SEVEN PREVIEW

Time to separate contenders from pretenders

Several Blount County teams can all but clinch playoff berths with wins this week. With seven region games, the magic number is four when it comes to region wins. Appalachian, Oneonta, and Susan Moore each have three region wins and can seemingly assure themselves of a playoff date with a win this week. Cleveland, Locust Fork, and J.B. Pennington have […]

Bulldogs run past Syvania Rams



The Susan Moore Bulldogs built a 28-6 lead and then held off the Sylvania Rams 34-27 last Friday night at Sylvania to pick up a huge 3A Region 6 victory. Sylvania scored first but the Bulldogs got a touchdown run from John Evatt (2 yards) in the first quarter and a pair of short touchdown runs (6 and 2) from […]

Cleveland clamps down on Oakman



Battling injury and illness, the Cleveland Panthers dispatched the Oakman Wildcats 41-19 before a spirited homecoming crowd last Friday night at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium. Cleveland jumped out to a 13-0 lead early only to see Oakman tie the game 13-13 in the second quarter. Dusty Cornelius connected with Geoffrey Gammon on a 12-yard toss before the half and […]

Eagles come up short at Victory Christian



The night started with a bang but ended with a thud as the Appalachian Eagles fell 27-23 to the Victory Christian Lions at Pell City last Friday night. Appalachian came up short on a quarterback sneak on 4th-and-goal from the 1 with less than :20 to play when Zach Blythe was ruled down just short of the goal line. The […]

Wildcats can’t stop Yellow Jackets



The Hayden Wildcats couldn’t stop the running game of the Curry Yellow Jackets in a 27-8 loss at Curry last Friday night. With a homecoming crowd looking on, Curry pounded out 321 yards on the ground and added another 46 yards through the air. After Curry went up 6-0 on a 20-yard run early in the first quarter, Hayden turned […]

Redskins rip Bulldogs



A long season for Ashville got even longer last Friday night as the Oneonta Redskins pounded the winless Bulldogs 46-7 as Ashville. The Redskin defense keyed the night for the Redskins by holding the Bulldogs to just 169 total yards and forcing three turnovers. The first Bulldog turnover of the night resulted directly into Redskin points when Oneonta sophomore safety […]

SPORTSBRIEF



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 Youth Football



Scores from Saturday, Oct. 3 Freshman Locust Fork 30, Corner 26 Sophomore Oneonta 32, Cleveland 6 Junior Cleveland 8, Oneonta 6 Senior Oneonta 40, Cleveland 0 Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 10 Hayden at Appalachian Blountsville at Oneonta Cleveland at Pinson Corner at Locust Fork

Valley Cubs handle Hornets



After the Locust Fork Hornets jumped out to a 7-0 lead, Alexandria reeled off five touchdowns in a row to win 35-7 at Locust Fork last Friday night. The Hornets took the opening kickoff and converted the possession into points. Kyle Smith capped off the drive with a 21-yard strike to Colton Armstrong and the Hornets led 7-0 after Armstrong […]

Tigers come from behind to nip Raiders



The J.B. Pennington Tigers got a much-needed win last Friday with a come-from-behind 21-14 victory over the visiting Good Hope Raiders. The Tigers trailed 14-7 midway through the third quarter after Good Hope’s Josh McClure hit Joey Williams on a seven-yard touchdown pass. However, Pennington’s Wesley Stephens answered less than a minute later when he took a handoff and split […]


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