Area players featured in Week 4 Prep Spotlight

September 25, 2018

Photo: Sardis High’s Trent Presley (right) intercepts a pass during the Lions’ 43-7 win over Douglas on Sept. 21 in Sardis City. (Courtesy of Bentley Gray Photography)

Several area football players were recognized in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight for Week 4 of the 2018 season.
Coosa Christian junior running back Dartavious Britton rushed for 294 yards and touchdowns of 54, 64, 2, 64 and 45 yards in the Conquerors’ 54-42 victory over Decatur Heritage.
Gaston senior running back Kameron Hawkins rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 45-38 loss to Woodland.
Sardis senior quarterback/defensive back Trent Presley threw a touchdown pass, returned an interception for a touchdown and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown in the Lions’ 43-7 win over Douglas.
Hokes Bluff senior defensive back Carson Eubanks had 10 tackles, a sack and an interception in the Eagles’ 28-18 win over Anniston.
Westbrook Christian senior receiver P.J. Wells caught nine passes for 146 yards and a touchdown grab in the Warriors’ 37-30 loss to Ohatchee.

Jacksonville State keeps conference streak alive

September 24, 2018

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Jacksonville State overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm Tennessee Tech this past Saturday (Sept. 22) at Snow-Burgess Field. The No. 9 Gamecocks defeated the Eagles, 48-20 in their Ohio Valley Conference opener at Burgess-Snow Field. JSU (2-1, 1-0) extended its OVC win streak to 33 games, the longest active conference winning

Blue Devils dismantle Southside, 42-0

September 24, 2018

Photo: Etowah High’s Brady Troup looks for an open receiver as Trent Davis (center) provides protection during the Blue Devils’ 42-0 win on Sept. 21. (Travis Greene) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor In the teams’ first region game in five years, Etowah dominated Southside in all three phases of the game en route to a 42-0 Class

Conquerors ride past Decatur Heritage

September 24, 2018

By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent In the latest edition of “The Shootout at Wills Creek,” Coosa Christian picked up its first Class 1A, Region 7 win of the season with a 54-42 victory over Decatur Heritage Christian Academy last Friday (Sept. 21) at Phillip Ellen Stadium in Gadsden. The Conquerors (2-3, 1-1) held a 48-42 lead

Westbrook rally falls short against Ohatchee

September 24, 2018

By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Westbrook Christian pushed Class 2A, No. 4 Ohatchee to the brink, but the Warriors’ upset bid fell just short in a 37-30 Region 6 loss last Friday (Sept. 21) at Jack Osborn Stadium in Rainbow City. Trailing 30-14 in the fourth quarter, the Warriors (3-2, 1-1) mounted a 17-play, 80-yard scoring

Bulldogs can’t hold off Woodland in region tilt

September 24, 2018

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Gaston failed to protect a double-digit halftime lead and had a late rally fall short in a 45-38 loss to Class 2A, Region 6 rival Woodland last Friday (Sept. 21) at Gaston. The Bulldogs (0-4, 0-2) jumped to a 16-0 lead with 1:14 to go in the opening period while holding