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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