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The Southern Democrat October 26, 1983

Blount to receive $9.9 million for roadwork Road improvements totaling over $9.9 million will be made in Blount County over the next five years if state projections are true to form. Local projects, including that will correct hazardous conditions at Blount County’s Klein Bridge, are listed on the state highway department’s five-year, longrange construction plan, according to information issued at […]

Panthers upend Wildcats



The Cleveland Panthers rallied from a nine-point deficit with 13 fourth-quarter points for a 36-32 victory in front of a big homecoming crowd last Friday night at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium. The Panther comeback actually began late in the third quarter. Trailing 32-17 after White Plains scored on a 51-yard run, Cleveland got a 38-yard touchdown pass from Peyton […]

Redskins blast Saints



The Oneonta Redskins rolled up 575 yards of offense and blasted St. Clair County 65-6 last Friday night in Odenville. With the win, the Redskins locked up the 4A Region 6 title and will host a playoff game in three weeks. Oneonta was as balanced as you can be offensively with 283 yards rushing and 292 yards passing. Terrell McDaniel […]

Guntersville gets past Locust Fork



The Guntersville Wildcats held visiting Locust Fork to less than 100 yards of total offense and claimed the 4A Region 6 runner-up spot with a 30-0 victory last Friday. The Locust Fork defense played well, limiting the explosive Wildcats to just 16 first-half points but the Guntersville defense never let the Hornet offense make a play. Guntersville rushed for 288 […]

Region play comes to an end



Only two games are left in the regular season and this is the final week of region play. The playoff situation – which we covered in depth last week – has cleared up a bit. Only two teams from the county have qualified for the playoffs, so far. Appalachian is the No. 4 seed out of 1A Region 6 and […]

Eagles lock up playoff berth



The Appalachian Eagles left no doubt as they rolled to a 36-16 victory over visiting Shades Mountain Christian in front of a homecoming crowd last Friday night at James E. Carr Stadium. Shades Mountain took advantage of an early turnover to take a 7-0 lead but Appalachian got a 41- yard touchdown pass from Brandon Reese and a 27- yard […]

Center Point blows past Hayden



The Hayden Wildcats gave the Center Point Eagles all they could handle for one half, but the second half belonged to the host team as the eighth-ranked team in Class 5A rolled to a 44-6 victory last Friday night. The Wildcat defense made things tough for the first two quarters. Center Point got a touchdown late in the half to […]

Yellow Jackets sting Bulldogs



The Glencoe Yellow Jackets held Susan Moore to negative yards rushing and pulled away in the second half for a 42-14 victory last Friday night at Susan Moore. Glencoe led 14-0 after one quarter but the Bulldogs got on the board in the second quarter when Ryan Brown hit Keith Jackson for an 88-yard scoring strike. Chase Brown added the […]

Bulldogs run over Tigers



The Geraldine Bulldogs pounded out 724 rushing yards in a 77-43 blowout of visiting J.B. Pennington last Friday night. Pennington got a 54-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Butts to Hunter Etheridge and a 41-yard field goal from Adolfo Zavala to take a 10-7 lead after one quarter. However, the Bulldogs got the ground game going and scored four times in […]

Tigers knock off Mustangs



The Meek Tigers got out to a big early lead and coasted to a 36-13 victory over visiting Southeastern last Friday night. The Southeastern defense gave Meek all kinds of problems – the Mustangs forced six turnovers on the night – but the Southeastern offense couldn’t generate anything consistently against the Tiger defense. The Mustangs finished with 205 yards of […]