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NOTEBOOK: Grider leaves Park Crossing; Purifoy retains eliglbility

Combined Reports
(March 21, 2018)

Smitty Grider has been named the new head football coach at Hazel Green High School… Auburn’s Daniel Purifoy received news of eligibilty for next season but will have to sit out 30 percent of the Tigers’ basketball games, according to the NCAA.

NSD 2018: Catholic enjoys one of best signing days in school history

Parker Dennis tries on his new hat signifying his signing with Austin Peay on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 8, 2018)

It is arguably the most successful group of seniors in the history of Catholic High football, so it only makes sense that four of the best Knights would be showcased on National Signing Day.

Parker Dennis, Tyler Price, Greg Ellis and Charlie Ryan presented speeches to the student body on Wednesday that were at times emotional as they thanked their parents, their coaches and their teachers for the opportunity to play football at the collegiate level.

NSD 2018: Foster picks Texas A&M as part of big signing class for Lanier

The family of James Foster (center) celebrates his choice during a signing celebration at Sidney Lanier on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 7, 2018)

James Foster admitted he was nervous as he took the microphone to announce his decision as to where he would play college football on Wednesday.

Instead of announcing, he let a video do the talking.

NSD 2018: Wetumpka enjoys biggest Signing Day ever

Wetumpka running back Kavosiey Smoke was all smiles Wednesday after signing with the University of Kentucky. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 7, 2018)

WETUMPKA - Head football coach and athletic director Tim Perry made it official.

His statement on Wednesday was the cap for what has been a special year for a special group of seniors.

NSD 2018: Autauga Academy linemen sign scholarships

With family members looking on, Autauga Academy linemen Trace Ott and Jonathan Flowers signed their letter of intent on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 7, 2018)

Two of the state’s top Alabama Independent School Association players signed with junior colleges on Wednesday as AISA Lineman of the Year Trace Ott signed with Hutchinson Community College and tackle Jonathan Flowers signed with Independence Community College.

Cantrell named head football coach at Elmore County

Jordan Cantrell has been tabbed to lead the Elmore County football program, replacing Norman Dean. (Photo contributed)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 2, 2018)

TALLASSEE - New Elmore County head football coach Jordan Cantrell was asked if he had any trouble leaving his native home of Athens and Limestone County to take the job with the Panthers.

His answer left little doubt.

Wasden named Faulkner football coach

Former Troy assistant Shane Wasden was named head football coach at Faulkner on Tuesday. (Photo contributed)

Combined Report
(January 17, 2018)

Faulkner has hired Shayne Wasden to take the helm of the football program the university announced Wednesday morning. The former Troy University associate head coach replaces Charlie Boren, who resigned in December after six seasons on staff.

Success Unlimited set for football later this year

Bill Granger and Success Unlimited Academy are scheduled to begin competing in football in 2018. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 12, 2018)

Bolstered by the acquisition of playing fields, Success Unlimited Academy is a big step closer to kicking off the Mustangs’ new football program in 2018.

2018 CFP: Tide QB change risky but the difference

Tua Tagovailoa capped off a remarkable game by earning the offensive MVP after leading Alabama to a come-from-behind win over Georgia. (Photo contibuted)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent

(January 10, 2018)

ATLANTA – Nick Saban hasn’t entered many locker rooms at halftime with his team trailing 13-0

It was obvious the game plan wasn’t working. To scrap the game plan, you needed to scrap the quarterback directing the offense and bring in a new script.

Saban’s decision to bench Jalen Hurts, who had compiled a 26-2 record as a starter, and go with true freshman Tua Tagovailoa in the second half of the College Football Playoff National Championship may be the most gutsy decision in the history of college football.

COLUMN: Presidential visit creates headaches for fans, media

President Donald Trump was on hand Monday for the national championship game. That created a few headaches for fans and media prior to the game. (Photo courtesy WSB)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(January 9, 2018)

ATLANTA -  The road to the College Football Playoff national championship game was relatively difficult for both Alabama and Georgia.

But it may have been a breeze compared to what fans (and several media members including yours truly) had to endure to enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium prior to Monday’s game.

Yes, Alabama fans were all smiles following their team’s come-from-behind 26-23 overtime win over the Bulldogs. But a few hours prior to kickoff, here is a guess that many of them were not smiling.

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