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COLUMN: USC-Bama history filled with fables

Former USC running back Sam Cunningham has been part of the lore of integration of Alabama football for more than 40 years. (Photo courtesy Unv Southern California)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 31, 2016)

In the recent movie, Woodlawn, an early scene depicts Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant going into the locker room of the Southern Cal Trojans after a 42-21 shellacking of the Crimson Tide and congratulating running back Sam Cunningham, for all intensive purposes, helping Bryant make the point that Alabama football needed to integrate.

It was a moving scene and it set up what turned out to be a pretty good flick.

It was also another example of fact and fiction coming together to create a story.


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PREP CAPSULES: Nine teams enter region play with unblemished records

Staff Report
(August 31, 2016)

Two weeks into the 2016 high school season and plenty of questions remain regarding who has what is needed to win a region title and who is still looking for answers.

More questions will be answered this week when region play begins for most teams in the AHSAA.


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Young quarterback leads Montgomery Academy to first win of season

MA quarterback Trey Lindsey led the Eagles to their first victory of the season on Friday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 27, 2016)

He was an inexperienced sophomore entering Friday night’s game with St. James, but Montgomery Academy quarterback Trey Lindsey showed his coaches and teammates a little something about poise and leadership in a 21-12 win over the Trojans.


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COLUMN: College football addict makes 2016 predictions

Deshaun Watson may lead Clemson to a national title this season. (Photo courtesy College Football Playoff Assoc.)

By Mike Tankersley
RRS Correspondent
(August 26, 2016)

Predicting college football must be addictive because people keep doing it despite often terrible outcomes.

So, here’s this college football addict’s preseason predictions, as stated on River Region Sports radio this week and in this column today.

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Lee 'busts' Park Crossing in shootout

Lee running back Teddiran Murray attempts to power into the end zone against the Park Crossing defense during the Generals' win over Park Crossing. (Photo by Gordon Ward)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 26, 2016)

After Robert E. Lee’s pulsating 51-44 win over Park Crossing, Lee coach Tyrone Rogers told his players a story about Buster Douglas, the heavyweight challenger that was so overlooked by the public in his 1990 bout with heavyweight champion Mike Tyson that only one casino would issue odds for the bout.

Rogers, playing the role of Douglas by jabbing the air as he recounted the story for his players, told of how no one believed in Douglas, no one was surprised when he was knocked down by Tyson in the eighth round, but no one other than a handful could have believed he would get up and knock out Tyson in the 10th round in what many consider the most stunning upset in heavyweight boxing history.


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PRESS PICKS: Dunn is the one after first week of picks

Staff Report
(August 25, 2016)

River Region Sports' own Graham Dunn is on top of the board after one week of picks.

The lead is just one game with Doug Amos right behind.


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PREP CAPSULES: More rivalries dot Week 1 schedule

Staff Report
(August 24, 2016)
A week of high school football is in the books.

But we call this Week 1. It's almost like Christmas all over again.


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PREP RECAP: Edgewood's long winning streak ends

New Edgewood coach Eric Folmar was unsuccessful in his debut on Friday when the Wildcats' 71-game losing streak ended. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(August 22, 2016)
It took about 17 seconds for the new era of Edgewood Academy football to take shape.

Morgan Academy relied on a flea flicker for a touchdown on the game’s first play from scrimmage, setting the tone in a 46-0 rout of the overmatched Wildcats, Friday at Faulkner University.


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PREP RECAP: Park Crossing impressive in season opener

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 22, 2016)

There will be plenty said about Park Crossing’s explosive offense after Thursday’s season opener in the MPS Kickoff Classic at ASU Stadium.

Malik Cunningham certainly kept the Thunderbird fans entertained by throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more in a 30-20 victory in the 2016 season opener.


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Macon East- Lowndes canceled after players injured in auto accident

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 19, 2016)

The season-opening game between Macon-East Academy and Lowndes Academy has been canceled after four Lowndes players were injured in an automobile accident on the way to practice Thursday.


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RIVER REGION FOOTBALL GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

Staff Report
(August 19, 2016)

River Region Sports is excited to announce the release of the 2016 River Region Football Guide this week. The books are available at various locations.


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COLUMN: USC-Bama history filled with fables
PREP CAPSULES: Nine teams enter region play with unblemished records
Young quarterback leads Montgomery Academy to first win of season
COLUMN: College football addict makes 2016 predictions
Lee 'busts' Park Crossing in shootout
PRESS PICKS: Dunn is the one after first week of picks
PRESS PICKS: Dunn is No. 1 after first week of picks
PREP CAPSULES: More rivalries dot Week 1 schedule
PREP RECAP: Park Crossing impressive in season opener
PREP RECAP: Edgewood's long winning streak ends

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Wednesday
SLBASE - Biscuits at Mobile (D-Backs), 6:30 p.m.
Thursday
HSFB - Opelika at Carver, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
CFB - Southeastern Unv at Faulkner, 6 p.m.
SLBASE - Tennessee (Cubs) at Biscuits, 7 p.m.
Friday
HSFB - Stanhope Elmore at Park Crossing, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSFB - Handley at Tallassee, 7 p.m. (Click here to watch)
SLBASE - Tennessee (Cubs) at Biscuits, 7 p.m.
 
 
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