(October 21, 2017)
Park Crossing won its third consecutive region title with a 34-19 victory over Sidney Lanier in what was one of the more bizarre games of the year at Cramton Bowl…Ethan Sellers booted a 30-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to give Opelika a 20-19 win over Wetumpka on Friday.
Bobby Carr and the Autauga Academy Generals play Escambia Academy in what could be the first of two meetings with the second for the state title. (Staff Photo)
By Tim Gayle
(October 20, 2017)
Neither Autauga Academy coach Bobby Carr nor Escambia Academy coach Hugh Fountain can admit to being surprised at the thought of both teams being 8-0 heading into Friday night’s showdown at Autauga.
Both are the cream of the crop when it comes to Alabama Independent School Association teams. Autauga was forced to schedule a pair of Florida teams just to fill out a 10-game schedule. Escambia played a Mississippi team and two Florida teams and still had two open dates over the past three weeks because no AA or AAA teams wanted to play the Cougars.
(October 19, 2017)
The River Region has enjoyed several special weekends of high school football.
But it’s been a while since there’s been one like this.
(October 14, 2017)
St. James tailback Tony Amerson that was the difference in a 49-14 win over ACA … Tucker Neven passed for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Macon East Academy wrapped up its first region title since 2001
(October 11, 2017)
It’s not quite gut check time… at least for most of the teams in the River Region.
But a few have key regional contests while others are heading into the two biggest weeks of the season.
(October 7, 2017)
Uziah McDaniels rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns to lead Park Crossing to a 39-14 victory over G.W. Carver in a Class 6A, Region 2 clash at Cramton Bowl on Friday… The Wetumpka Indians stayed perfect on the season with a convincing region victory on the road at Pelham on Friday… The Mustangs did not disappoint their Homecoming fans with a 21-13 victory over visiting Russell County.
(October 5, 2017)
The backside of the regular season officially opens this weekend and several teams have a chance to increase their chances for the post season.
(September 30, 2017)
Keefe White had 172 yards rushing and 92 more on a pair of kickoff returns to help Montgomery Academy avenge last year’s loss at Trinity…. The Sidney Lanier Poets broke open a 13-13 halftime tie scoring 21 unanswered points on the way to a 34-20 win over Jeff Davis in an intra-city battle at Cramton Bowl on Friday.
Djay Gardner and Autauga Academy face Port St. Joe of Florida this weekend. (Photo by Drew Gayle)
By Tim Gayle
(September 29, 2017)
Be careful what you wish for.
Autauga Academy coach Bobby Carr went shopping for a game. After replacing a team on his 2017 schedule by moving a game, he had an open date for this weekend and noticed Port St. Joe High was looking for a game.
(September 21, 2017)
We’ve reached the official midpoint of the regular season and the jury is still out on a few teams.
There are no region games scheduled among teams in the River Region but plenty of rivalries are renewed including a couple in the Capital City.