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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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Conquerors come up short to JCA

Courtesy of Anniston Star

  Jacksonville Christian Academy won its first game of the season with a 46-20 victory over Coosa Christian on Friday in Jacksonville. 

JCA improved to 1-2, including 1-1 in Class 1A, Region 7. Coosa Christian dropped to 0-3, including 0-2 in the region.

For Coosa Christian, Johnny Grizzard hit Caiden Lipscomb on a 24-yard touchdown strike.

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Jacksonville upends Sardis

By Shannon J. Allen/Sand Mountain Reporter

Four turnovers, a safety and a breakdown in special teams doomed Sardis’ chances of upsetting seventh-ranked and unbeaten Jacksonville.

The Golden Eagles capitalized on the Lions’ mistakes to post a 23-7 triumph Friday night in the Class 4A, Region 6 matchup at SHS. It was the first meeting between the programs.

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West End falls to Cleveland

By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

And the beat goes on for the West End High football team.

On Friday, the Patriots (0-3, 0-2 in Class 2A, Region 5) suffered a 49-6 loss at the hands of region foe Cleveland in Walnut Grove.

It was the Patriots’ 14th defeat in a row.

"We didn't get it done, on offense or defense,"

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Eagles down Crossville

By Bradley Roberts/Sand Mountain Reporter

Crossville lost a heartbreaker to the Hokes Bluff, 22-14, in Class 4A, Region 6 action on Friday at CHS.

Lion quarterback Brody White had one final shot at the end zone as the clock expired to bring the hosts within two points, but his pass fell short of wide receiver Brantley Bruce,

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