Appalachian falls to Ragland



The Ragland Purple Devils pulled away with 16 unanswered points to take a 30-14 victory over Appalachian at Eagle Stadium last Friday. The Eagles got a big play early when Cameron Cox found a seam and sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown. Onaldo Maldonado added the extra point and the Eagles led 7-0 with 7:15 to play in the first […]

Panthers run over Eagles



The Cleveland Panthers rolled up a season-high 399 rushing yards on the way to a 45-9 thrashing of Cold Springs in Cullman County last Friday. Despite a 32-yard touchdown run by Hunter Davis on the second play of the game, the Panthers got off to a bit of a slow start and led just 6-0 after the first quarter. That […]

Tigers take out Hornets



The Springville Tigers tried to keep their faint playoff hopes alive last Friday night and posted a 49- 6 victory at Locust Fork. However, the visiting Tigers missed out on the playoffs thanks to wins by Oneonta and Alexandria. Locust Fork put up solid numbers on offense – 83 yards rushing, 237 passing – but the Tiger defense proved tough […]

COUNTY LEADERS



OFFENSE Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long Preston Kent, SMHS 151 769 5.1 10 59 Trevor Yates, CHS 90 693 868612947.7 50 Cameron Cox, AHS 81 670 8.3 80 Geoffrey Bramblett, LFHS 161 517 3.2 51 Brett Glass, SMHS 81 403 5.0 54 Justin Philyaw, JBPHS 125 401 3.2 77 Mason Campbell, JBPHS 108 369 3.4 40 Terrell McDaniel, OHS […]

Playoffs for two, maybe three



All of the region games may have been played but not all of the playoff spots are decided. Appalachian and Oneonta are in – and know they are headed to Collinsville and Guntersville, respectively – but Hayden still has some work to do. The Wildcats are locked in a three-way tie with Mortimer Jordan and Curry for the No. 4 […]

Wildcats hold off Blue Devils



The Hayden Wildcats built a 29-7 halftime lead and then hung on in the second half for a 29-26 victory over visiting Mortimer Jordan. The win, Hayden’s first over their rival since 2004, put the Wildcats in a three-way tie for the final playoff spot in 5A Region 6. Hayden got a huge night from senior running back Jared Hargett, […]

Redskins get defensive for big win



The Oneonta Redskins turned up the defensive intensity in the second half and pulled away from the visiting Cleburne County Tigers for a 39-34 victory last Friday night. With the win, Oneonta wrapped up third-place in 4A Region 6. The first half was all offense. Terrell McDaniel scored on a 16-yard run to start the game and Adam Tekulve drilled […]

Wildcats shut out Tigers



The White Plains Wildcats held the J.B. Pennington Tigers to less than 100 yards of total offense in a 30-0 shutout last Friday at William R. Sutton Memorial Stadium in Blountsville. The Tiger defense hung tough early. White Plains managed just a field goal in the first quarter and led just 9-0 at the half. However, the visitors exploded for […]

Yellow Jacket comeback ends Bulldog playoff hopes



The Glencoe Yellow Jackets used 14 fourth-quarter points to rally from a 10-6 deficit and post a playoffclinching 20-10 victory over the visiting Susan Moore Bulldogs last Friday night. The Yellow Jackets scored first when Harrison Bright hit Austin Hancock with a 29-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter. Susan Moore came back to cut the Yellow Jacket lead […]

Local JSU Southerners will head for London



At a Bands of America Competition in Atlanta in 2009, the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners performed the finale. It was picked up by social media and brought to the attention of the 2012 Olympic Committee and the Queen of England. Subsequently, Queen Elizabeth II invited the Southerners to be the lead band in her Diamond Jubilee (60th year on […]


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