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Glencoe ditches Colbert County, advances to 3A semifinals

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Glencoe High did everything necessary to win a big football game on Friday (Nov. 21) in Leighton. In the process, the Yellow Jackets dismantled Colbert County, 48-19, in the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Glencoe hosts top-ranked Madison Academy in the semifinal round. The Mustangs (12-1) are two-time defending state champions.

"We

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Hoover ends Titans’ season in semifinals

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Gadsden City High’s quest for the program’s first-ever Super
Six appearance ended on
Friday (Nov. 21) at Region’s Park.

After the Titans (10-3) played top-ranked Hoover (11-2) to a
virtual draw over the first 12 minutes, the bottom fell out when the Bucs
erupted for four touchdowns

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Alabama Week 12 Review

The Crimson Tide knocked off top-ranked Mississippi State, 25-20, last Saturday (Nov. 15) in Tuscaloosa. As a result, Alabama replaced the Bulldogs as the No. 1 team in the country. Alabama led 19-0 in the first half but the Bulldogs battled back to make the game 19-13 in the second half. Following the MSU touchdown that

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Southside High senior Claire Graves signed a softball scholarship with Troy University on Monday (Nov. 17) at SHS. Pictured, sitting, from left: mom Cindi Gahafer, Claire, dad Craig Graves. Standing, from left: SHS head softball coach Angie Sanders, SHS assistant softball coach Eddie McConnell. Southside High senior Claire Graves signed a softball scholarship with Troy University on Monday (Nov. 17) at SHS. Pictured, sitting, from left: mom Cindi Gahafer, Claire, dad Craig Graves. Standing, from left: SHS head softball coach Angie Sanders, SHS assistant softball coach Eddie McConnell.

Southside's Graves signs with Troy

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Claire Graves wanted to compete at a high level in college softball for some time, and she finally got her wish on Monday (Nov. 17).

The Southside High senior pitcher signed a scholarship with Division I Troy University, fulfilling a goal that she had been chasing from an early age.

“I’ve been playing travel ball since

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Titans' Ford recognized

Gadsden City High’s Gabe Ford was nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Offensive Player of the Week and the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight awards for the week of Nov. 14. The senior halfback finished with 215 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in the Titans’ 45-28 victory over Oak Mountain in the second

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Glencoe High’s Ty Minshew (right) pancakes a Lauderdale County defender during the Yellow Jackets’ 17-10 victory in the second round of the Class 3A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 14) at GHS. Glencoe High’s Ty Minshew (right) pancakes a Lauderdale County defender during the Yellow Jackets’ 17-10 victory in the second round of the Class 3A state football playoffs last Friday (Nov. 14) at GHS.

Glencoe strong down the stretch in 17-10 win over LCHS

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Chalk up Glencoe High’s latest victory to mental toughness.

Trailing Lauderdale County by double digits late in the third quarter on Friday, the host Yellow Jackets scored the game’s final 14 points en route to a 17-10 win in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Glencoe (12-0) travels to Leighton

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Titans level Oak Mountain, will face Hoover in semifinals

By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent

Gadsden City turned back Oak Mountain with a 45-28 victory in the second round of the Class 7A state playoffs on Friday at GCHS.

The Titans (10-2) will travel to top-ranked Hoover next week. 

Gabe Ford ran for two touchdowns and caught another and Ahmad DeRamus passed for three scores for Gadsden

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Panthers fall to Decatur in second round

By Justin Graves/Decatur Daily

Shaunn Deloney’s scoop-and-score sparked a Decatur flurry as the Red Raiders rallied past Southside, 19-7, on Friday in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.

Decatur (9-3) advances to host top-ranked Clay-Chalkville next week in the Class 6A quarterfinals. Southside finished the season at 9-3.

On a cold and blustery night, with

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Ranburne shuts out Bulldogs

Ranburne defeated Gaston, 20-0, in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs on Friday at RHS. The Bulldogs finished the season at 8-4

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Auburn Week 11 Review

Auburn followed up last week’s impressive victory at Ole Miss with a demoralizing home loss to Texas A&M. The Aggies won 41-38 after two Auburn fumbles late in the fourth quarter. Texas A&M led 35-17 at half time but Auburn closed the gap to three points late in the game. The Tigers were driving

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

Auburn Week 11 Review

Auburn followed up last week’s impressive victory at Ole Miss with a demoralizing home loss to Texas A&M. The Aggies won 41-38 after two Auburn fumbles late in the fourth quarter. Texas A&M led 35-17 at halftime but Auburn closed the gap to three points late in the game. The Tigers were driving to potentially

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Southside High senior Brock Love signs a baseball scholarship with the University of Alabama on Wednesday (Nov. 12). Southside High senior Brock Love signs a baseball scholarship with the University of Alabama on Wednesday (Nov. 12).

Southside’s Love signs with Alabama

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Brock Love raised the bar for the Southside High baseball program on Wednesday (Nov. 12). 

The Panther senior signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Alabama, becoming the first SHS player to play for a Southeastern Conference team directly out of high school.

Love, who committed to the Crimson Tide in August, chose Alabama over

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Glencoe's Stone finalist for state honor

Glencoe High senior quarterback Dylan Stone was a finalist for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Offensive/Defensive Player of the Week and Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight awards for the week of Nov. 7.

Stone finished with 329 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 56-19 victory over Sylvania. He rushed 14 times

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Gadsden City High quarterback Ahmad DeRamus (right) hands off to Rodney Bozeman, Jr., during the Titans’ 54-37 victory over Hewitt-Trussville in the first round of the Class 7A state football playoffs on Friday (Nov. 7) at GCHS. Gadsden City High quarterback Ahmad DeRamus (right) hands off to Rodney Bozeman, Jr., during the Titans’ 54-37 victory over Hewitt-Trussville in the first round of the Class 7A state football playoffs on Friday (Nov. 7) at GCHS.

Titans put away Hewitt-Trussville, advance to second round

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Survive and advance is exactly what Gadsden City High accomplished on Friday (Nov. 7).

The Titans (9-2) won their first postseason game since 2010 by outlasting Hewitt-Trussville, 54-37, in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs at GCHS.

Gadsden City (9-2) will host Oak Mountain on Friday in the second round. The

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Late rally pulls Panthers past Pinson Valley

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

After having been shut out all game, Southside High scored two quick touchdowns to take an improbable 14-10 victory over Pinson Valley in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs on Friday at Barney Hood Stadium.

The Panthers (9-2) travel to Decatur on Friday for a second round game. The Black Bears defeated Walker,

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Yellow Jackets ram Sylvania

By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  With 5:23 to play in the first quarter, Sylvania’s Nick Shepherd drilled a 30-yard field goal to give the visitors from Dekalb County held a 3-0 lead over Glencoe in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs on Friday (Nov. 7).

It was at at point that Dylan Stone took over

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Gaston rallies late against Cold Springs

By Adam Crocker/Sprits Correspondent



 Trailing by six points late in the fourth quarter, Gaston scores with just over five minutes remaining to post a 27-26 victory over Cold Springs on Friday (Nov. 7) in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

The Bulldogs (8-3) travel to Ranburne (10-0) this week for a second round game

Cold Spring

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Sardis falls to Oneonta in Class 4A playoffs

Oneonta improved to 9-2 on the year with a 50-26 win over visiting Sardis on Friday (Nov. 7) in the opening round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

Defending state champion Oneonta hosts Haleyville this week in the second round.

The Redskins scored on all five first-half possessions and led 36-7 at the

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By Cole FrederickBy Cole Frederick

In & around SEC football

Auburn Week 10 Review

During Auburn’s back-and-forth game against Ole Miss last week, it became apparent that whichever defense came up with a stop or turnover late ultimately would win. Auburn had already forced a Bo Wallace fumble inside the 10-yard line, but the Rebels were driving again down 35-31. Rebel receiver LaQuon Treadwell caught a

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Gadsden City, Glencoe ranked in final ASWA football poll

Class 7A

Rank Record       Points

1. Hoover (8-2) 312

2. Fairhope (10-0) 271

3. Central-Phenix City (9-1) 225

4. Oak Mountain (9-1) 194

5. Baker (9-1)

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