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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