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WEEK 4 RECAP: ACA, Wetumpka stay perfect

Combined Reports
(September 23, 2017)

WETUMPKA –  Quarterback Jadarious Martin rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Wetumpka Indians to their fifth win of the season over visiting Chilton County on Friday.


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LAMP enjoys new volleyball digs with first-ever home win

Alex Cyr slams a shot during LAMP's first-ever true home match on Thursday. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 22, 2017)

Sept. 21, 2017 was a red-letter day in LAMP athletics.

The Golden Tigers held their first-ever athletic event in their own facility as they played host to Montgomery Catholic in a volleyball game on Thursday night. And to cap off the event, LAMP’s players made it count by beating the Knights 25-23, 17-25, 21-25, 25-14 and 15-13, touching off a wild celebration among their students.


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PREP CAPSULES: Surprising week sets up key games

Staff Report
(September 21, 2017)

Another week in the books and we continue to learn about the teams in the River Region.

Last week produced a few surprises, particularly in Class 4A where Alabama Christian defeated Dale County and Elmore County won its first game of the season.


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PRESS PICKS: Hendrick moves near the top

Staff Report
(September 20, 2017)

Don't look now but Rick Hendrick is making his way up the charts.

Hendrick had the best of last week and moved into sole possession of third place in this week's panel ratings. He trails the leaders by just one pick.


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Sanford, ACA enjoying perfect start to season

New ACA coach Nate Sanford has the Eagles perfect at 4-0 with sights set on bigger plans for the playoffs. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 20, 2017)

First-year coach Nate Sanford wasn’t particularly surprised his Alabama Christian Academy team was leading Dale County 34-7 in the second half. What was surprising was his team blew the lead and had to hold on late for a 34-27 victory.


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Macon East getting better thanks to key additions

Two Macon East basketball players,Logan Goree (88) and Kyle Edwards (11) have made an impact on the school's football team. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 18, 2017)

CECIL -- It took a couple of games, but the confidence is starting to grow among the Macon East Academy football players.

The athletic program is coming off one of its most successful athletic seasons in 2016-17 and now hopes that mentality can find its way to the football program.


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WEEK 3 RECAP (UPDATED): Montgomery Academy, ACA get big region wins; Carver gets first win

Combined Reports
(September 15, 2017)

Alabama Christian jumped out to a surprising 28-0 lead, then held off a furious rally by Dale County to win 34-27 and take over first place in the region standings.


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Foster carves up Russell County in Lanier win

Staff Report
(September 15, 2017)

Sidney Lanier quarterback James Foster threw his first touchdown pass just 55 seconds into the win over Russell County on Thursday.

For the senior, it was only the beginning.

Foster would throw five more TD passes to lead the Poets to their fourth win in as many tries. Lanier won, 51-7 to stay perfect in Class 6A, Region 2 play.


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QB Club tabs White, Martin as top players for the week

Staff Report
(September 15, 2017)

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for games of Sept. 8.

Keefe White from Montgomery Academy is the Private School Player of the Week and Jadarious Martin from Wetumpka High School is the Public School Player of the Week.


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PRESS PICKS: Gunter goes to the top of the class after two weeks

Staff Report
(September 14, 2017)

There is a new name paired at the top of this week's leaderboard.

In his first year as a member of the panel, WSFA's Stephen Gunter took his place aside Graham Dunn in first place after just two weeks of selections.

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PREP CAPSULES: Big wins last week bolster high hopes

Staff Report
(September 13, 2017)

The first week of region play gave high school football fans plenty of excitement, a few upsets and an idea of what to expect the rest of the season.

Take Montgomery Catholic and St. James, which endured a defensive battle that came down to the last seconds. Catholic found some "Mojo" with a long pass to set up the winning points.


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Former walk-on Wallace earns first start in Alabama secondary

Former walk-on Levi Wallace made his first start Saturday in Alabama's win over Fresno State. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 13, 2017)

Levi Wallace always dreamed of going to the University of Alabama. It was his father’s hometown and he had fallen in love with it from the first time he saw it.

Football was a different matter. The Tucson (Ariz.) High two-way star had no offers to Football Bowl Subdivision schools and no plans to play college football. But his father, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was in the final months of his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, when he challenged his son.


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Former swimming coach Don Gambril to speak at local YMCA

Staff Report
(September 13, 2017)

The YMCA of Great Montgomery has announced a special program with former University of Alabama swim coach Don Gambril on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Hanger at the Alley in downtown Montgomery.

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WEEK 2 RECAP: Catholic scores late to end losing streak to St. James

Combined Reports
(September 9, 2017)

In a battle of two championship-caliber defenses, one big play was all it took.

Hunter Ferrall connected with B.J. Barker on a fourth-and-17 pass for 43 yards to the St. James 2 and Tyler Price scored on the next play to erase the Trojans’ 6-0 lead. John Register added the extra point with 36.8 seconds remaining to help the Knights snap a nine-game losing streak to their crosstown rivals in the region opener for both teams Friday night.


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Catholic's Person getting college attention

Catholic defensive lineman C.J. Person returns to the field Friday after dealing with injuries since the summer. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 8, 2017)

C.J. Person went through “another frustrating Friday,” as he put it, watching Catholic’s lopsided win over Prattville Christian last week.

The junior defensive tackle is happy the Knights are 2-0, but anxious to return to the football field after offseason surgery.

He’ll get that chance on Friday night in Catholic’s region opener, a huge home game against defending region champion St. James.


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WEEK 4 RECAP: ACA, Wetumpka stay perfect
LAMP enjoys new volleyball digs with first-ever home win
PREP CAPSULES: Surprising week sets up key games
PREP CAPSULES: Surprising week sets up key games
PREP CAPSULES: Surprising week sets up
PRESS PICKS: Hendrick moves near the top
Sanford, ACA enjoying perfect start to season
Macon East getting better thanks to key additions
WEEK 3 RECAP (UPDATED): Montgomery Academy, ACA get big region wins; Carver gets first win
QB Club tabs White, Martin as top players for the week

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