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Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

PREP ROUNDUP: MA wins key region game against Pike Road; Carver, Lanier wins set up final week

Combined Reports
(October 20, 2018)
A month ago, Montgomery Academy’s football team was 1-3 and had surrendered 140 points in four games. While the Eagles’ goals remained intact, the players knew they would never reach the playoffs without making some changes.
“I definitely think the way we changed [...]

PRESS PICKS: Panel returns to winning ways

Staff Report
(October 18, 2018)

The results from last week were more to the liking of the panel.

PREP CAPSULES: Region battles getting down to cases

Staff Report
(October 11, 2018)

The old addage of it’s time to fish or cut bait may not make a lot of sense to some, but for what it represents for local prep teams, it says everything about this week’s schedule.

No less than 12 games will play a major role in the playoff scenario, AHSAA or AISA, with only a couple of weeks of region play remaining.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lanier shocks Carver

Combined Reports
(October 13, 2018)

Despite just earning two first downs in the second half, the Sidney Lanier Poets picked up a key victory over arch-rival G.W. Carver on Friday.

The Poets used two first-quarter touchdowns and a big play late to hold off the Wolverines for a 35-25 win at Cramton Bowl.

PREP CAPSULES: Last week’s upsets create important week

Staff Report
(October 11, 2018)

Last week provided a few upsets and made this week that much more important for a few teams in the River Region.

PRESS PICKS: Nine is the number this week

Staff Report
(October 11, 2018)
Last week, the magic number was nine.

Actually, it wasn’t too magical in that six of the nine members of the panel got that many correct and that was the high watermark for the week.

PREP ROUNDUP: St. James handles Pike Road; Carver stays unbeaten

Combined Reports
(October 6, 2018)

To be a special team, you’ve got to be good at special teams.

Tony Amerson returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Alex Whisenhunt blocked a punt to set up another as St. James took command of the 3A Region 3 race with a dominating 28-0 shutout of Pike Road at ASU Stadium on Friday night.

Tide QB meets the press for rare occasion

Tua Tagovailoa hands off to Josh Jacobs in last week’s win over Louisiana. The sophomore quarterback is putting together a season for the ages. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 4, 2018)

TUSCALOOSA - Tua Tagovailoa has taken the country by storm, so it’s no surprise to see a record number of reporters on hand for what is usually a mundane Tuesday

Tagovailoa was making his first appearance in front of the media since the start of the 2018 season. He had been available during the 2017 postseason at media events held by the College Football Playoff and made a brief media appearance prior to the Crimson Tide’s fan day on Aug. 4, but had been blocked from media appearances since.

PREP CAPSULES: First games of second half provide key matchups

Staff Report
(October 4, 2018)

Entering the backside of the regular season, there is a lot at stake for several teams.

With region play back this week, several teams are looking to lay claim to the playoff stakes but cannot afford a loss, even if it is in the seventh week of an 11-game season.

PRESS PICKS: Gayle pouring it on rest of panel

Staff Report
(October 3, 2018)

Tim Gayle continues to put up record-breaking numbers and maintains a bigger lead after six weeks of picks.

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PREP ROUNDUP: St. James handles Pike Road; Carver stays unbeaten

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CFB - Troy at South Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wednesday
MSFB - City Middle School Championship, 7 p.m.
 
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