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Yellow Jackets edge No. 3 Piedmon on late field goal

By Brandon Miller/Anniston Star

A 19-yard field goal by Joseph Bright with 3:11 left in the game propelled Glencoe to a 31-28 victory over No. 3 Piedmont in a Class 3A, Region 6 game on Friday at GHS. 

It marked the first time that Piedmont (3-1, 2-1) had lost to the Yellow Jackets since 2005, snapping a

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Gadsden City topples No 1 Bob Jones

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In a battle of Class 7A giants, No. 5 Gadsden City knocked off top-ranked Bob Jones, 44-23, on Friday at GCHS

The Titans (5-0, 3-0) used some big plays in the second half to break the game open.

"I know Bob Jones was No. 1, but at the end of the day, until somebody in this

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Blue Devils rush past Fairview

Courtesy of Cullman Times

The game plan for Etowah was simple yet effective against Fairview on Friday. 

Even though the Aggies knew what was coming, they were powerless to stop in a 40-20 Class 5A, Region 7 loss.

The Blue Devils (3-2, 3-0) ran 43 times for 532 yards. Fairview finished with a net total of 425 yards on

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Panthers pound Brewer

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Southside finihsed with more than 400 yards on the ground on the way to a 35-7 win over Class 6A, Region 7 rival Brewer on Friday in Somerville.

The Panthers (3-2, 2-) took a 14-0 lead when Holt Keeling scored with 3:59 in the first quarter and at the 8:45 mark of in the second period.

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Bulldogs plow through Spring Garden

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Gaston scored three first-quarter touchdowns against Class 1A, No. 10 Spring Garden on Friday, taking a 40-13 victory over the previously unbeaten Panthers.

Jordan Douglas accounted for two of the three first-quarter scores for the visiting Bulldogs (2-2, 101), scoring on runs of 35 and 45 yards. Gaston also had a 21-yard touchdown run

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Grizzard’s eight TD’s sparks Conquerors to first win of season

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Coosa Christian rode the stellar play of Johnny Grizzard to notch its first win of the season on Friday at Woodville. 

The senior quarterback scored seven touchdowns as the Conquerors defeated the Panthers, 60-28 in Class 1A, Region 7 action.

Grizzard completed 15 of 23 passes for 364 yards and six touchdowns, rushed eight times

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West End rally falls short at Section

By Jason Bowen/Daily Sentinel

Section scored three first-quarter touchdowns en route to a 33-21 Class 2A, Region 7 victory over visiting West End on Friday.

The win was Section’s third straight over the Patriots (0-4, 0-3), who have lost 15 straight games.

The Lions (2-2, 2-1) raced to a 21-0 lead after one quarter but found itself fending off

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Sardis High’s Keenan Lewis eludes Hokes Bluff’s Logan Whalen (77) and Noah Click during the Lions’ 49-21 Class 4A, Region 6 victory on Friday at Hokes Bluff.Sardis High’s Keenan Lewis eludes Hokes Bluff’s Logan Whalen (77) and Noah Click during the Lions’ 49-21 Class 4A, Region 6 victory on Friday at Hokes Bluff.

Lions roar past Hokes Bluff for first region win

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Using a potent running game mixed with a sharp aerial attack, Sardis ran out to a 35-7 lead en route to a 49-21 win over Hokes Bluff in a Class 4A, Region 7 game on Friday at Hokes Bluff.

By halftime, the Lions (2-2, 1-2) had already rolled up 408 total yards, including 235

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In & around SEC football - Week 4

Alabama Week 3 Review

Alabama effortlessly defeated Southern Mississippi, 52-12, last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the season. Blake Sims threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns, while receiver Amari Cooper caught eight passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. Derrick Henry led the Crimson Tide in rushing, carrying the ball 11 times for 73

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Top-ranked Bob Jones visits No. 5 Gadsden City

Bob Jones (3-0, 2-0) at Gadsden City (4-0, 2-0)

Last week: Gadsden City 48, Grissom 14; Bob Jones 50, Sparkman 3

Last meeting: Bob Jones 35, Gadsden City 30 (2012)

Series record: Bob Jones leads 1-0

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

The atmosphere will be electric at Titan Stadium this week, as No. 1 Bob Jones of Madison visits fifth-ranked Gadsden City.

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Glencoe hosts Piedmont in battle of ranked 3A teams

Piedmont (3-0, 2-0) at Glencoe (3-0, 2-0)

Last week’s scores: Glencoe 56, Westbrook 0; Piedmont 49, Ohatchee 12

Last meeting: Piedmont 41, Glencoe 7 (2013)

Series record: Glencoe leads 23-19-1

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Focus is a big word this week.

Even though it’s Piedmont this week, Glencoe coach Lee Ozmint is trying to get his players to focus on Glencoe.


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Hokes Bluff, Sardis meet for first time in seven years

Sardis (1-2, 0-2) at Hokes Bluff (2-1, 2-0)

Last week: Hokes Bluff 22, Crossville 14; Jacksonville 23, Sardis 7

Last meeting: Hokes Bluff 24, Sardis 14 (2007)

Series record: Hokes Bluff leads 26-16-2

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

It may look more like a junior varsity game tonight (Sept. 19) in Hokes Bluff, but it will be the varsities playing when

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Bulldogs set to plow Garden

Gaston (1-2, 1-1) at Spring Garden (3-0, 2-0)

Last week: Gaston 21, Ider 12; Spring Garden 33, Gaylesville 13

Last meeting: Gaston 28, Spring Garden 7 (2011)

Series record: Gaston leads 15-1

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

There is no superstar at Spring Garden High. 

Not one player to isolate and try and stop.

That worries Gaston coach Swane Morris, who noted that when

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Panthers will not overlook Brewer

Southside (2-2, 1-0) at Brewer (0-3, 0-2)

Last week: Southside 41, Arab 13; Fort Payne 24, Brewer 7

Last meeting: Southside 42, Arab 0 (2013)

Series record: Southside leads 4-0

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Ron Daugherty is pleased with the fact that his Southside High football team played a full game last week. 

Now, he’s telling them to keep

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Etowah looks to ground Aggie aerial game

Etowah (2-2, 2-0) at Fairview (1-2, 0-2)

Last week: Etowah 37, Randolph 23; Boaz 35, Fairview 24

Series record: First meeting

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Fairview High’s football teams have been known for its prolific offenses.

That hasn’t changed, as the Aggies are still scoring at a high rate and senior quarterback Hayden Maples is capable of hitting any target.<span

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Westbrook must slow Red Raider runners

Westbrook Christian (1-2, 1-1) at Pleasant Valley (1-2, 1-1)

Last week: Glencoe 56, Westbrook 0; Walter Wellborn 61, Pleasant Valley 7

Last meeting: Westbrook 25, Pleasant Valley 23 (2013) 

Series record: Westbrook Christian leads 7-1

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Westbrook Christian has a tough defensive assignment against the Red Raiders. That is, the Warriors must to

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Conquerors aim to chop down Woodville

Woodville (3-0, 1-0) at Coosa Christian (0-3, 0-2)

Last week’s scores: JCA 46, Coosa Christian 20; Woodville 41, Vina 26

Last meeting: Coosa Christian 39, Woodland 34 (2013)

Series record: Coosa Christian leads 2-0

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

In an ongoing issue for the Conquerors, Coosa Christian must stop shooting itself in the foot via turnovers.

Last week, the

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Patriots still looking for first win

West End (0-3, 0-2) at Section (1-2, 1-1)

Last week: Cleveland 49, West End 6; Fyffe 48, Section 0

Last meeting: Section 33, West End 14 (2013)

Series record: Section leads 3-2

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

If West End High is to beat Section this week, it will take a lot of effort, obviously. It will also take better fundamentals.

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Area teams ranked in Sept. 17 ASWA high school football poll

  Class 7A

Rank Record       Points

1. Bob Jones (3-0) 349

2. Hoover (2-2) 283

3. Fairhope (4-0) 242

4. Central-Phenix City (4-0) 224

5. Gadsden City (4-0) 195

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Local players football recognized

Several area high school football players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Player of the Week award and the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Prep Spotlight for the week of Sept. 12.

Gadsden City senior quarterback Ahmad DeRamus passed for 275 yards and four touchdowns on 12 of 15 passing in the Ti-tans’ 48-14 victory

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