HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL • WEEK EIGHT PREVIEW

Huge games for playoff-bound teams

With wins last week, three Blount County teams (Appalachian, Oneonta, and Susan Moore) all but wrapped up playoff spots and will now look to improve or hang onto their seeding. All three could host a playoff game. Appalachian and Susan Moore are hoping to be part of a three-way tie atop the region while Oneonta is looking to hold on […]

Eagles pummel Jefferson Christian



Appalachian put on a show for a soggy homecoming crowd by throttling Jefferson Christian 67-6 last Friday night. Appalachian built a 27-0 lead after one quarter and by the time the night ended, the Eagle defense had outscored Jefferson Christian 21-6. In the first quarter alone, Dylan Schuman scored on runs of 14 and 24 yards, Zac Blythe had a […]

Bulldogs blast Lions



With a homecoming crowd looking on, the Susan Moore Bulldogs raced out to a 40-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 40-7 victory over Brindlee Mountain last Friday night. Susan Moore got a 2- yard run by Phillip McEvoy, a 3-yard run by John Evatt, and a 43- yard touchdown pass to Evatt from Justin Hawkins to build a 19-0 […]

Vinemont pulls away from J.B. Pennington



The Vinemont Eagles scored the final 19 points of the game to take a 40-20 victory over the visiting J.B. Pennington Tigers last Thursday night. Neither team scored in the first quarter but that changed early in the second. Pennington’s Wesley Stephens capped off a Tiger drive with a 13-yard run and Charlie Rojas added the extra point to give […]

Saints ease by Hornets



Tough defense and Mother Nature were the themes last Friday night as the St. Clair County Saints put up 20 points in the second half to get past the visiting Locust Fork Hornets by a score of 26-0. Neither team got much offense going on a night that saw the first half dominated by torrential rain at Odenville. The two […]

Blue Devils whip Wildcats



A familiar theme was in play last Thursday night as the Hayden Wildcats were their own worst enemy in a 38-12 loss to the visiting Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils. The Blue Devils forced six Wildcat turnovers, including a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown on the Wildcats’ second possession of the evening. While the Hayden offense had trouble hanging onto […]

BLOUNT COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL



Scores from Saturday, Oct. 10 Sophomore – Corner 38, Locust Fork 0 Junior – Corner 34, Locust Fork 0 Senior – Oneonta 34, Blountsville 6 Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 17 Appalachian at Susan Moore Blountsville at Cleveland Hayden at Corner Pinson at Oneonta

COUNTY LEADERS



OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Wesley Stephens, JBPHS 112 806 7.2 6 67 Taylor Hughes, LFHS 134 673 5.0 5 67 Dusty Cornelius, CHS 105 565 5.4 4 34 Dylan Schuman, AHS 59 524 8.8 6 37 Vernarr Hughes, OHS 77 498 6.5 5 59 Brandon Evatt, OHS 74 486 6.6 5 33 Justin Hawkins, SMHS 68 434 […]

Redskins rally past Eagles



After falling behind 12-0 in the second quarter, the Oneonta Redskins used a gutty defensive effort and a 99-yard drive by the offense to pull out a 21-12 victory at Hokes Bluff last Friday night. The game was moved up to a 6 p.m. kickoff because of the threat of severe weather but Oneonta didn’t get going until well after […]

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.


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