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The Southern Democrat, October 21, 1948

Freeze Costs County About Half Million The cold freezing weather which hit Alabama, and particularly Blount County, late Sunday night and into Monday, struck a deadly blow to Blount’s late tomato crop. The unexpected cold snap, which sent the thermometer 4 and 5 degrees below the freezing mark, caught the tomato growers completely by surprise. As one farmer said: “I […]

Hayden holds off Corner

The Hayden Wildcats clinched a playoff berth in an exciting come-from-behind win over the rival Corner Yellow Jackets in a Class 5A Region 6 match-up last Friday night. Hayden forced four second-half turnovers, five in the game and scored twice in the fourth quarter for the 22-17 win. Defense was the name of the game in the first quarter until […]

Appalachian wallops Woodville

The visiting Appalachian Eagles totally destroyed the homecoming hopes of the Woodville faithful, turning a 14-7 lead after one quarter into a rout with three second quarter touchdowns to roll to a 35-13 victory last Friday. The Eagles led 14-0 after one quarter. Woodville scored on a long pass early in the second quarter but the Eagles closed the half […]

Wildcats ease past Bulldogs

The Fultondale Wildcats wrapped up the 3A Region 6 title with a 48-14 victory over visiting Susan Moore last Friday. Susan Moore put together a decent night on offense with 278 total yards but the Wildcat offense was impressive, building a 42-0 halftime lead with three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters. The Bulldogs rolled up 270 rushing […]

Sports Brief

ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION is now accepting teams to play in the boys basketball league. Divisions are 8-under, 10-under and 12-under (age as of Sept. 1, 2017). The registration deadline is Oct. 26. For more information, phone 625-3534.

Time to put up or shut up


The playoff race is alive and well in a few places in the county – Cleveland, Hayden, Locust Fork and J.B. Pennington. For the others, there is maybe a shot – barely for a couple – but more than likely it’s time to play the spoiler. Appalachian and Southeastern are out of the playoff hunt but could wreck the chances […]


Cleveland turns over Locust Fork

The visiting Cleveland Panthers used just enough offense and an opportunistic defense to take a 42-14 victory over Locust Fork last Friday night. Cleveland jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and increased the advantage to 28-0 in the second quarter before Locust Fork got on the board. The Panthers added another touchdown just before the half to […]

Mustangs fall in Decatur

The Southeastern Mustangs were the homecoming opponent for Decatur Heritage but you wouldn’t know it by the way the visitors started the game. The Mustangs ultimately fell 43-19 but the Eagles had their hands full early on. The Mustangs took the opening kickoff and moved 60 yards in 11 plays to take a 6-0 lead. Decatur Heritage answered with a […]


The J.B. Pennington Tigers put up more than 500 yards of offense and blasted visiting Vinemont 49-6 last Friday night. Noah Allison was almost perfect through the air, completing 19 of 22 passing for 291 yards and three touchdowns. He added 86 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries. Cole Littleton was Allison’s favorite target and he finished with […]

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