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Junior running back Keenan Lewis rushed 22 times for 251 yards and two touchdowns to propel Sardis to a 21-16 triumph over Sylvania on Friday (Aug. 29).

Jesse Hubbard ran 12 times for 69 yards and a score. He also intercepted four passes on defense.

Sardis got out to an early 7-0 lead after

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Junior running back Keenan Lewis rushed 22 times for 251 yards and two touchdowns to propel Sardis to a 21-16 triumph over Sylvania on Friday (Aug. 29).

Jesse Hubbard ran 12 times for 69 yards and a score. He also intercepted four passes on defense.

Sardis got out to an early 7-0 lead after

Lewis shines in Sardis win over Sylvania

Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter

Junior running back Keenan Lewis rushed 22 times for 251 yards and two touchdowns to propel Sardis to a 21-16 triumph over Sylvania on Friday (Aug. 29).

Jesse Hubbard ran 12 times for 69 yards and a score. He also intercepted four passes on defense.

Sardis got out to an early 7-0 lead after

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Susan Moore edges West End in final seconds

Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter

West End High fell to Susan Moore, 28-27, on Thursday (Aug. 28) in the Patriots’ first game under new head coach Kyle Davis.

West End  (0-1) grabbed a 27-21 lead with 1:51 remaining in the game on a Hunter Grant 1-yard touchdown run, the Patriots’ first lead of the game. The extra-point attempt was

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Late surge pulls Titans past Oxford

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

A week after knocking off then fifth-ranked Class 7A Auburn, Gadsden City scored 21 unanswered points over the final 12 minutes to post a 47-28 victory over 6A Oxford on Friday (Aug. 29) at GCHS.

Sophomore running back Damon Williams scored two of the Titans’ three fourth-quarter touchdowns. He finished with seven carries for 117 yards.

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Cullman rushes past Blue Devils

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

A big and experienced offensive line allowed Cullman High to run roughshod over Etowah's football team Friday night for a 35-8 victory.
The Bearcats (1-1) accumulated 232 rushing yards, including 166 yards on 24 carries by William Crenshaw. Crenshaw also caught three passes for 20 yards.
"They've got a very good offensive line, and

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  By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

A big and experienced offensive line allowed Cullman High to run roughshod over Etowah's football team Friday night for a 35-8 victory.
The Bearcats (1-1) accumulated 232 rushing yards, including 166 yards on 24 carries by William Crenshaw. Crenshaw also caught three passes for 20 yards.
"They've

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Cullman rushes past Blue Devils

  By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

A big and experienced offensive line allowed Cullman High to run roughshod over Etowah's football team Friday night for a 35-8 victory.
The Bearcats (1-1) accumulated 232 rushing yards, including 166 yards on 24 carries by William Crenshaw. Crenshaw also caught three passes for 20 yards.
"They've

Cullman rushes past Blue Devils

  By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

A big and experienced offensive line allowed Cullman High to run roughshod over Etowah's football team Friday night for a 35-8 victory.
The Bearcats (1-1) accumulated 232 rushing yards, including 166 yards on 24 carries by William Crenshaw. Crenshaw also caught three passes for 20 yards.
"They've

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Conquerors lose to Winterboro in opener

By Shane Dunaway/Talladega Daily Home

Winterboro defeated Coosa Christian, 33-6, on Friday at WHS.

“There were too many mistakes, too many dropped balls and too many missed tackles,” Coosa Christian head coach Jason Touart said. “We weren’t ready to play. We had two fumbles in the first half. We’re young, we’re learning and we’re getting better every week, though.

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Warriors fall to Locust Fork

By Deunte Marshall/Sports Correspondent

Westbrook Christian fell against the triple option running game of Locust Fork, 33-20, (2-0, 0-0) in the Warriors’ season opener on Friday in Rainbow City. 

“We came out and worked our game plan” said Westbrook head coach Tony Osborne, “but [Locust

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1. LSU 

2. South Carolina

3. Alabama

4. Georgia

5. Auburn

6. Missouri 

7. Ole Miss

8. Mississippi State

9. Florida

10. Texas A&M

11. Tennessee

12. Vanderbilt

13. Kentucky 

14. Arkansas

Week 1 Previews and Predictions 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky. A year removed from a 2-10 season, Mark Stoops and the Wildcats have an opportunity

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  SEC Rankings

1. LSU 

2. South Carolina

3. Alabama

4. Georgia

5. Auburn

6. Missouri 

7. Ole Miss

8. Mississippi State

9. Florida

10. Texas A&M

11. Tennessee

12. Vanderbilt

13. Kentucky 

14. Arkansas

Week 1 Previews and Predictions 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky. A year removed from a 2-10 season, Mark Stoops and the Wildcats have an opportunity

In & around SEC football

  SEC Rankings

1. LSU 

2. South Carolina

3. Alabama

4. Georgia

5. Auburn

6. Missouri 

7. Ole Miss

8. Mississippi State

9. Florida

10. Texas A&M

11. Tennessee

12. Vanderbilt

13. Kentucky 

14. Arkansas

Week 1 Previews and Predictions 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky. A year removed from a 2-10 season, Mark Stoops and the Wildcats have an opportunity

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Zack Oglesby and the Gadsden City High defense aim to slow down the potent Oxford offense on Friday at GCHS. Zack Oglesby and the Gadsden City High defense aim to slow down the potent Oxford offense on Friday at GCHS.

Gadsden City hosts longtime rival Oxford

Oxford (1-0) at Gadsden City (1-0)

Last meeting: Oxford 6, GCHS 0 (2013)

Series record: Gadsden City 6, Oxford 3

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

After successfully opening the season with a double-overtime road win over Auburn High, Class 7A Gadsden City will try for a home victory tonight (Aug. 29) against long-time rival Oxford, which remained

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Darius Moore and the Etowah High Blue Devils host Cullman tonight (Aug. 29) in Attalla. Darius Moore and the Etowah High Blue Devils host Cullman tonight (Aug. 29) in Attalla.

Etowah looking to rebound against Cullman

Cullman (0-1) at Etowah (0-1)

Last meeting: Cullman 24, Etowah 14 (206)

Series record: Cullman, 11-5-1

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

With a bit more luck, the 0-1 records posted by both the Bearcats and Blue De-vils could easily be 1-0.

Etowah lost to Northridge by a mere two points, while Arab defeated Cullman by a single touchdown.

“I figure (Cullman) will execute better

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Warriors to see triple option

Locust Fork (1-0) at Westbrook (0-0)

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley /Sports Correspondent

Remember the triple option offense?

It will be on display in Rainbow City when Locust Fork visits Westbrook Christian on Friday. 

Hunter Gilliland, son of Hornets coach Gardner Gilliland, is the triggerman.

“He’s really smart,” Westbrook Christian coach Tony Osborne said. “They run a

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Locust Fork (1-0) at Westbrook (0-0)

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley /Sports Correspondent

Remember the triple option offense?

It will be on display in Rainbow City when Locust Fork visits Westbrook Christian on Friday. 

Hunter Gilliland, son of Hornets coach Gardner Gilliland, is the triggerman.

“He’s really smart,” Westbrook Christian coach Tony

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Warriors to see triple option

Locust Fork (1-0) at Westbrook (0-0)

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley /Sports Correspondent

Remember the triple option offense?

It will be on display in Rainbow City when Locust Fork visits Westbrook Christian on Friday. 

Hunter Gilliland, son of Hornets coach Gardner Gilliland, is the triggerman.

“He’s really smart,” Westbrook Christian coach Tony

Warriors to see triple option

Locust Fork (1-0) at Westbrook (0-0)

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley /Sports Correspondent

Remember the triple option offense?

It will be on display in Rainbow City when Locust Fork visits Westbrook Christian on Friday. 

Hunter Gilliland, son of Hornets coach Gardner Gilliland, is the triggerman.

“He’s really smart,” Westbrook Christian coach Tony

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Dylan Stone and the Glencoe High Yellow Jackets open the 2014 football season at Plainview tonight (Aug. 29) in Rainsville. Dylan Stone and the Glencoe High Yellow Jackets open the 2014 football season at Plainview tonight (Aug. 29) in Rainsville.

Yellow Jackets open season at Plainview

Glencoe (0-0) at Plainview (0-0)

Last meeting: 2013 - Plainview 45, Glencoe 20 

Series record: Plainview 5, Glencoe 2

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Air Bear?

That could be the case this season for Class 3A Plainview, which has a good throwing quarterback and a legion of receivers.

“Their skill players will be some of the best we’ll see this season,” said

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Johnny Grizzard will direct the Coosa Christian offense tonight (Aug. 29) against Winterboro. Johnny Grizzard will direct the Coosa Christian offense tonight (Aug. 29) against Winterboro.

Touart era begins for Coosa Christian

Coosa Christian (0-0) at Winterboro (0-0)

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

A lot of unknowns come together in this game.

Both teams sport new coaches and both are coming off tough seasons.

“We’re hungry for a good start, and I know they are, too,” Coosa Christian coach Jason Touart said. “To do that, we’ve got to win in the trenches.”

Touart

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Jessie Hubbard and the Sardis High defense will look to neutralize Sylvania tonight (Aug. 29) at Sylvania.Jessie Hubbard and the Sardis High defense will look to neutralize Sylvania tonight (Aug. 29) at Sylvania.

Lions looking to ram past Sylvania

Sardis (0-0) at Sylvania (0-0)

Last meeting: 2013 - Sardis 41, Sylvania 22

Series record: Sylvania 12, Sardis 10

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Sardis High’s young football team opens the season on the road against a typical Sylvania team, one that loves to win with a strong running game and a stout defense.

The only difference this year is

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Sardis (0-0) at Sylvania (0-0)

Last meeting: 2013 - Sardis 41, Sylvania 22

Series record: Sylvania 12, Sardis 10

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Sardis High’s young football team opens the season on the road against a typical Sylvania team, one that loves to win with a strong running game and a stout defense.

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Lions looking to ram past Sylvania

Sardis (0-0) at Sylvania (0-0)

Last meeting: 2013 - Sardis 41, Sylvania 22

Series record: Sylvania 12, Sardis 10

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Sardis High’s young football team opens the season on the road against a typical Sylvania team, one that loves to win with a strong running game and a stout defense.

Lions looking to ram past Sylvania

Sardis (0-0) at Sylvania (0-0)

Last meeting: 2013 - Sardis 41, Sylvania 22

Series record: Sylvania 12, Sardis 10

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Sardis High’s young football team opens the season on the road against a typical Sylvania team, one that loves to win with a strong running game and a stout defense.

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Albert Douglas and the Gaston High Bulldogs visit Class 1A No. 9 Ragland tonight (Aug. 29). Albert Douglas and the Gaston High Bulldogs visit Class 1A No. 9 Ragland tonight (Aug. 29).

Several Bulldogs will platoon against Ragland

Gaston (0-0) at Ragland (0-0)

Last meeting: Gaston 32, Ragland 6 (2009)

Series record: Gaston 16, Ragland 4


By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Swane Morris is in the “wait and see” mode for a lot of his Gaston High football players, as several will be playing both sides of the ball for the first time this season.

“There are a few who played

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Gadsden City, Etowah, Glencoe ranked in latest ASWA football poll

Listed below is the complete Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football poll released Aug. 27. 

Class 7A

Rank Record       Points

1. Hoover (0-1) 376

2. Bob Jones (0-0) 271

3. McGill-Toolen (0-0) 251

4. Spain Park <span

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Rodney Bozeman, Jr., and the Gadsden State City High football team posted a 34-28 victory in double overtime over Auburn on Friday (Aug. 22) at Auburn. Rodney Bozeman, Jr., and the Gadsden State City High football team posted a 34-28 victory in double overtime over Auburn on Friday (Aug. 22) at Auburn.

Titans top No. 5 Auburn in double OT

Courtesy of Opelika-Auburn News

Dante Rudolph scored from 5 yards out to give Gadsden City a 34-28 double-overtime win over No. 5 Auburn High on Friday (Aug, 22) in the Titans’ season opener at Auburn.

The Tigers passed up a 43-yard field goal attempt after Auburn lost 16 yards on sacks and penalties in their second overtime possession.

The

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Stacy Williams and the Etowah High football team lost to Northridge, 16-14, on Friday (Aug. 22) in Tuscaloosa. Stacy Williams and the Etowah High football team lost to Northridge, 16-14, on Friday (Aug. 22) in Tuscaloosa.

Northridge rallies past Blue Devils

Courtesy of Tuscaloosa News

Orlando Walker scored a pair of touchdowns – a 5-yard run in the first quarter and an 18-yard run in the third – to lead Northridge to a 16-14 victory over Etowah on Friday (Aug. 22) in the Blue Devils’ season opener in Tuscaloosa.

Paul Ruiz had

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