Gadsden City, Glencoe ranked in Oct. 22 ASWA football poll

  Class 7A

Rank Record       Points

1. Hoover (6-2) 360

2. Fairhope (8-0) 307

3t. Gadsden City (8-1) 236

3t. Central-Phenix City (8-1) 236

5. Oak Mountain (7-1)

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Etowah High's Paul Ruiz (Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter)Etowah High's Paul Ruiz (Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter)

Local football players recognized

Several local players were nominated for both the Alabama Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week and Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight awards for the week of Oct. 17.

Etowah junior Paul Ruiz rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and caught a touchdown pass in the Blue Devils’ 40-14 win over Boaz.

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Gadsden City’s Gabe Ford fights off a Hazel Green defender during the Titans’ 62-38 Class 7A, Region 4 victory last Friday (Pct. 17) at GCHS. Gadsden City’s Gabe Ford fights off a Hazel Green defender during the Titans’ 62-38 Class 7A, Region 4 victory last Friday (Pct. 17) at GCHS.

Titans get by Hazel Green, clinch region title

By Chris McCarthy/Editor

Facing a Hazel Green squad that gave as good as it received last Friday (Oct. 17), Gadsden City used big plays on both sides of the ball to post a 62-38 victory that secured the Class 7A, Region 4 championship.

Gadsden City’s first region title in four years did not come easily. 

A

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Yellow Jackets wrap up region title with win over Weaver

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Since the Alabama High School Athletic Association went to the region format almost 20 years ago, Glencoe has never won a region title - until this year, that is.

The Yellow Jackets defeated Weaver 56-7 Friday night to wrap up the Class 3A, Region 6 crown.

"I didn't say anything during the week, but Region

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Southside upends Scottsboro, will play for region title

Ry Parker/Daily Sentinel

The 2014 Scottsboro-Southside game followed a similar script as did the 2013 matchup, which was unfortunate for Scottsboro.

For the second straight season, Southside raced out to a big early lead and went on to hand the host Wildcats a 42-16 setback in Class 6A, Region 7 action.

The loss eliminated Scottsboro from region championship contention

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