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Gadsden City, Glencoe ranked in Oct. 1 ASWA football poll

Class 7A

Rank Record       Points

1. Hoover (3-2) 320

2. Fairhope (5-0) 273

3. Central-Phenix City (6-0) 245

4. Foley (5-1) 200

5. Prattville

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Local football players recognized

Three local players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association Player of the Week and the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight honors. 

West End junior Hunter Grant had a pair of interceptions, returning one 40 yards for a touchdown, in a 59-30 win over Coosa Christian. He also rushed and passed for a combined

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Three local players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association Player of the Week and the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight honors. 

West End junior Hunter Grant had a pair of interceptions, returning one 40 yards for a touchdown, in a 59-30 win over Coosa Christian. He also rushed and passed for a combined 244

Three local players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association Player of the Week and the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight honors. 

West End junior Hunter Grant had a pair of interceptions, returning one 40 yards for a touchdown, in a 59-30 win over Coosa Christian. He also rushed and passed for a combined 244

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Coosa Christian’s Johnny Grizzard (13) gets set to pass as West End’s Tristan Garmony gives chase during the Patriots’ 59-30 victory on Friday (Sept. 26) in Gadsden. Coosa Christian’s Johnny Grizzard (13) gets set to pass as West End’s Tristan Garmony gives chase during the Patriots’ 59-30 victory on Friday (Sept. 26) in Gadsden.

Patriots end skid with thumping of Coosa Christian

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

West End’s 15-game losing streak cam to a screeching halt on Friday in Gadsden, as the Patriots administered a 59-30 thrashing to Coosa Christian. 

The final score was not indicative of West End’s dominance. The Patriots built a 45-14 lead by the opening minute of the fourth quarter before the West End starters headed

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Yellow Jackets down Eagles

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  Glencoe High’s Thomas Ozmint was a man on a mission on Friday (Sept. 26) against Hokes Bluff. 

The senior running back rushed for 254 yards on 33 carries while scoring two touchdowns to sparked the Yellow Jackets to a 42-14 victory at HBHS.

Ozmint hauled in a 30-yard reception for another

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Titans come up short against Hewitt-Trussville

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Hewitt-Trussville built a 28-14 lead and hung on for a 31-27 victory over Class 7A No. 3 Gadsden City (5-1) on Friday at GCHS.

The Huskies (3-2) didn't make many mistakes, but one of those miscues led to a Titan touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Hewitt appeared about to score again and put the game

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Southside defrocks Saints on homecoming

By Deunte Marshall/Sports Correspondent

  Southside High defeated Saint Clair County on Friday with an emphatic 49-14 homecoming victory. 

“It was nice to have a statement win like this in front of our fans and alumni,” said Southside head coach Ron Daugherty. “We did our job, which was win the game, even with all of the distractions that come with

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Lions fall to Geraldine

  By Bradley Roberts/Sand Mountain Reporter

A pair of late fourth quarter interceptions by Geraldine defensive back Austin Willoughby put an end to any last-minute heroics by Sardis on Friday, as the Bulldogs exited Sardis City with a 21-12 victory.

Geraldine improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in Class 3A Region 7, while Sardis dropped to 2-3 and

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Bulldogs bash Gaylesville

Courtesy of Cherokee County Herald

Gaston picked up its third win in a row as the Bulldogs beat Class 1A Gaylesville, 35-6, on Friday at Gaston.

The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1) accumulated 305 total yards on the ground and added 181 yards through the air. Mitchell Smith rushed for 109 yards on 12 attempts for two touchdowns. Jordan Douglas passed

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Alabama Week 4 Review

The Crimson Tide dominated an overmatched Florida team, 42-21, last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Blake Sims threw for 445 yards, the second most in Alabama history. Amari Cooper caught 10 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns, while Derrick Henry topped 100 yards on the ground on the day. Alabama did turn the ball over four times,

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Glencoe High’s Mason Brown (left) tackles Hokes Bluff’s Chase Beggs during the 2013 meeting of the two schools. Glencoe High’s Mason Brown (left) tackles Hokes Bluff’s Chase Beggs during the 2013 meeting of the two schools.

Eagles, Jackets meet up for 70th time

Glencoe (4-0) at Hokes Bluff (2-2)

Last week: Glencoe 31, Piedmont 28; Sardis 49, Hokes Bluff 21

Last meeting: 2013 -Glencoe 40, HBHS 20

Series record: Glencoe leads 40-29-1

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Glencoe vs. Hokes Bluff. Need we say more?

Actually, there is plenty to discuss. 

The Class 3A No. 4 Yellow Jackets are coming off a very emotional win - one that coach

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Patriots looking to end winless skid

West End (0-4) at Coosa Christian (1-3)

Last week: Coosa Christian 60, Woodville 28; Section 33, West End 21

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Coosa Christian made it out of the winless ranks last week. Is it West End High’s turn tonight in Gadsden?

The Patriots have lost 16 games in a row, dating back to 2012.

“We played better (last

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No. 3 Titans host Hewitt-Trussville

Hewitt-Trussville (2-2) at Gadsden City (5-0)

Last week: GCHS 44, Bob Jones 23; Hewitt-Trussville 64, Spain Park 63 (4 OT)

Last meeting: Hewitt-Trussville 17, GCHS 14 (2013)

Series record: Hewitt-Trussville leads 5-4

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Coming off a huge Class 7A, Region 4 victory, Gadsden City must focused on this week’s game or an upset could be in the offing.

Both teams have

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Southside wary of speedy Saints

St. Clair County (2-2) at Southside (3-2)

Last week: Southside 49, Brewer 7; Mortimer Jordan 42, St. Clair County 10

Series record: Southside leads 9-3

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Don’t let the Saints’ record fool you. 

St. Clair County has the athletes to win some ball games, according to Southside coach Ron Daugherty.

“Watching them on film, if you didn’t know better, you would

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Talented Tiger squad visiting Westbrook

Randolph County (3-1) at Westbrook Christian (2-2)

Last week: Westbrook 24, Pleasant Valley 6; Randolph County 42, Central Coosa 16

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

There will be a good deal of speed and quickness on the field during tonight’s game in Rainbow City.

Much like Westbrook, Randolph County is built on speed.

“I’m pretty impressed with them,” Warrior coach Tony

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Gaston hosting Trojans

Gaylesville (0-4) at Gaston (2-2)

Last week: Gaston 40, Spring Garden 13; Valley Head 18, Gaylesville 0

Last meeting: Gaston 33, Gaylesville 13 (2011)

Series record: Gaston leads 23-12

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Gaston is facing a Trojan team this week that is experiencing the “small-school” curse this season.

Graduation hit Gaylesville hard and a few players have been injured, so the Trojans’ record

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Young Lions contributing

Geraldine (3-1) at Sardis (2-2)

Last week: Sardis 49, Hokes Bluff 21; Geraldine 30, Brindlee Mountain 0

Last meeting: Sardis 31, Geraldine 24 (2013)

Series record: Sardis leads 21-13-1

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Next up for Sardis High is a heady Geraldine team that is playing well after earlier losing starting fullback Marcus Davis, who tore his ACL against Pisgah in Week 3

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The Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council presented a $6,000 grant check to the Sardis High School baseball program on Sept. 18. Taking part in the presentation were, pictured, from left: Etowah County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor Wayne Stephens, Etowah County District 3 Commissioner Larry Payne; Etowah County Soil and Water Conservation District representative Jennifer Childers; State Rep. Becky Nordgren; Sardis High School assistant principal Chris Royal; Sardis head baseball coach Zach Gilliland; State Sen. Phil Williams; State Rep. Craig Ford; Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council executive director Eddie B. May; Sardis Diamond Club president David Dewberry; and Natural Resource Conservation Service district conservationist Ken Howell.The Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council presented a $6,000 grant check to the Sardis High School baseball program on Sept. 18. Taking part in the presentation were, pictured, from left: Etowah County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor Wayne Stephens, Etowah County District 3 Commissioner Larry Payne; Etowah County Soil and Water Conservation District representative Jennifer Childers; State Rep. Becky Nordgren; Sardis High School assistant principal Chris Royal; Sardis head baseball coach Zach Gilliland; State Sen. Phil Williams; State Rep. Craig Ford; Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council executive director Eddie B. May; Sardis Diamond Club president David Dewberry; and Natural Resource Conservation Service district conservationist Ken Howell.

Sardis baseball receives 6K grant

By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter

Sept. 18 was a great day for the Sardis High School baseball program, as head coach Zach Gilliland accepted a $6,000 grant check from the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council to be applied toward the new dugouts at the Lions’ field.

Members of the Etowah County legislative delegation, the Etowah County Commission and officials

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GCHS, Glencoe move up in Sept. 24 ASWA football poll

Class 7A

Rank Record       Points

1. Hoover (3-2) 327

2. Fairhope (5-0) 285

3. Gadsden City (5-0) 252

4. Central-Phenix City (5-0) 243

5. Bob Jones (3-1)

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Coosa’s Grizzard named ASWA Player of the Week

Coosa Christian’s Johnny Grizzard earned state recognition for his standout performance last week against Woodville in high school football.

After accounting more than 400 yards and eight touchdowns - six passing, one rushing and one on an interception return - in the Conquerors’ s 60-28 victory, the senior quarterback was named the Alabama Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of

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