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Etowah ranked in ASWA poll; Gadsden City, Southside, Glencoe, Gaston receive votes

August 24, 2016

Class 7A
1. McGill-Toolen
2. James Clemens
3. Hoover
4. Spain Park
5. Bob Jones
6. Hewitt-Trussville
7. Murphy
8. Central-Phenix City
9. Auburn
10. Lee-Montgomery
Others receiving votes: Gadsden City 14, Vestavia Hills 3, Buckhorn 2, Foley 2, Mary G. Montgomery 2, Jeff Davis 1.
Class 6A
1. Clay-Chalkville
2. Blount
3. Spanish Fort
4. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
5. Opelika
6. Oxford
7. Park Crossing
8. Saraland
9. Bessemer City
10. Benjamin Russell
Others receiving votes: Florence 27, Hartselle 17, Hazel Green 4, Southside 3, Minor 2, Gardendale 1, Homewood 1, Parker 1, Wetumpka 1.
Class 5A
1. St. Paul’s
2. Jackson
3. Alexandria
4. Russellville
5. Mortimer Jordan
6. Beauregard
7. Eufaula
8. Etowah
9. Guntersville
10. Brooks
Others receiving votes: Cleburne Co. 17, Greenville 11, Central-Clay Co. 10, Scottsboro 8, Sylacauga 6, Calera 5, Mae Jemison-Huntsville 3, Vigor 2.
Class 4A
1. Cordova
2. Madison Aca.
3. Andalusia
4. UMS-Wright
5. Leeds
6. Munford
7. North Jackson
8. West Limestone
9. Thomasville
10. Fayette Co.
Others receiving votes: Haleyville 26, Cherokee Co. 20, Handley 10, St. James 7, Randolph 3, Satsuma 3, Montgomery Catholic 2, Jacksonville 1, Tallassee 1, Wilson 1.
Class 3A
1. Piedmont
2. Gordo
3. T.R. Miller
4. Hillcrest-Evergreen
5. Opp
6. Colbert Co.
7. Montevallo
8. Daleville
9. Bayside Aca.
10. Oakman
Others receiving votes: Glencoe 9, Lauderdale Co. 9, Mobile Chr. 7 Clarke Co. 5, Randolph Co. 2, Straughn 2, Excel 1, North Sand Mountain 1, Pisgah 1.
Class 2A
1. Elba
2. Washington Co.
3. Fyffe
4. G.W. Long
5. Lanett
6. Tanner
7. New Brockton
8. LaFayette
9. Cleveland
10. Aliceville
Others receiving votes: Ranburne 3, Red Bay 3, Gaston 2, J.U. Blacksher 1, Sheffield 1.
Class 1A
1. Maplesville
2. Linden
3. Cedar Bluff
4. Brantley
5. Pickens Co.
6. Notasulga
7. Spring Garden
8. Sweet Water
9. Berry
10. Decatur Heritage
Others receiving votes: Addison 24, Georgiana 12, Loachapoka 4, Marengo 4, R.A. Hubbard 2, Lynn 1, Millry 1.


Missed chances hurt Titans in loss to Spain Park

August 24, 2016

By Chris Benefield Sports Correspondent Failed opportunities and two major turning points doomed Gadsden City High last Friday (Aug. 19), as the Titans dropped a 21-17 decision to the Spain Park Jaguars before 5,500 at Titan Stadium. The defending state runner-up Jaguars hit Gadsden City with a thunder-and lightning running attack, as Larry Wooden pounded

Williams make presence felt in Southside win over Etowah

August 22, 2016

By Chris McCarthy/Editor In the teams’ first meeting in three years, Southside out-gunned Etowah, 48-33, in high school football last Friday (Aug. 19) at Barney Hood Stadium. With the victory, the Panthers won its third straight game against their county neighbors while improving to 11-25-1 in the series. “I’m very proud of our kids for

Yellow Jackets top West End in Davis’ debut

August 22, 2016

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent Glencoe High School head football coach Rusty Davis won not one, but two big games last Friday (Aug. 19). Besides winning his first game as GHS head coach, Davis brought the program its milestone 500th victory in a 28-21 win over West End at GHS. “We played a good team that

Pair of late scores pull Plainview past Sardis

August 22, 2016

Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter Plainview scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to edge out Sardis 20-6, on Friday (Aug. 19) at SHS. The Lions had chances to take control early in the game, but missed some opportunities. Drew Vaughan returned a Plainview punt to the Plainview 24. But Sardis had a series of penalties that

Local inspires Amy Grant charity concert

August 19, 2016

By Sarrah Peters, News Editor In 1988, a student at Westminster Christian School in Rainbow City, now Westbrook Christian School, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She bwas offered a wish from Magic Moments. The young girl, Maureen Willard, responded that she would like to pray about it. She eventually decided that she would like to meet singer Amy Grant,