J.B. PENNINGTON CLASS OF 1975 will celebrate the 40th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., at the Top O’ the River Restaurant in Guntersville. For more information, contact Kathy Thrasher at 256-506- 9450, Randy Bannister at 256-506-4729, or the Facebook page. ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1980 will celebrate the 35th class reunion on Friday, Sept. 18, […]

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sympathize

The Covered Bridge Players performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” makes all the right turns. From the stage to the music and especially the actors, expect to be impressed. The play follows Daisy Werthan, played by Sharon Breaseale, and Daisy’s son, Boolie Werthan, played by Lee Alexander, both of Oneonta. Boolie hires Hoke Colburn, played by Lavell Galloway of Trussville, to […]

Cleveland upsets Fyffe

Not to go all Ric Flair on you but one of his favorite sayings was,“To be the man, you got to beat the man.” Friday night in DeKalb County, Cleveland beat the man. The Panthers shut out the top-ranked Red Devils in the first half and took a 7-0 lead to the break. The Panthers got on the board on […]

Eagles blow out Mustangs

The Cold Springs Eagles scored touchdowns on their first three offensive snaps and were never threatended in a 55-0 victory over Southeastern last Friday night. Nic Rollo went 55 yards on the first snap of the game for the Eagles and the Mustangs could not recover. Brandon Jones had three runs for first downs for the Mustang offense but Southeastern […]

Valley Cubs pound Wildcats

The Hayden Wildcats are a better football team this year. No doubt about it. They also have a ways to go and that was evident last Friday night as Alexandria rolled to a 36-14 victory over the visiting Wildcats last Friday night. On the Wildcats’ first nine possessions of the game, the Valley Cub defense forced eight punts and recovered […]

Rough start to region play for most teams

It’s probably too early in the season for must-win scenarios but there are several teams that need something good to happen pretty soon. The only Blount County teams that got off to good starts in region play last week were Cleveland and Oneonta. While the Panthers went on the road and knocked off the No. 1 team in Class 2A, […]

Pirates run over Bulldogs

The Winfield Pirates scored 17 first-quarter points and were never really threatened in a 30-13 victory at Susan Moore last Friday night. The Pirates got a big night from senior quarterback Jordan Hunt. He scored on a 38-yard run in the first quarter and finished with 44 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries and completed 5 of 9 […]

North Jackson rolls over Locust Fork

The night started bad and got progressively worse for visiting Locust Fork and North Jackson built a 22-7 halftime lead and then dominated the final two quarters for a 55-7 victory over Locust Fork. The Hornets mishandled the opening kickoff and North Jackson tackled Hornet quarterback Chase Rice in the end zone for a safety on the first snap of […]

Redskins hold off Patriots

A touchdown and extra point with six minutes to play proved to be the difference as Oneonta held on for a 28-27 victory over visiting DAR last Friday night. Oneonta put together a great night offensively, finishing with 411 yards. However, the Redskin defense couldn’t stop the Patriot running game as the visitors rushed for 303 yards on 31 attempts. […]

Priceville blows past Pennington

Priceville quarterback Kaleb Barker was as good as advertised. The senior accounted for more than 500 yards of offense and had his hand in eight Bulldog touchdowns as Priceville built a 40-14 halftime lead and cruised to a 68-41 win over J.B. Pennington in Blountsville last Friday night. Barker had four touchdown runs (30, 3, 12, and 40 yards) and […]