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Archive for the ‘Wetumpka’ Category

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.

UPDATED 2018 AHSAA Girls Area Tournament results

Staff Report
(February 10, 2018)

Here are the results for the 2018 AHSAA Girls Basketball Area Playoffs (River Region teams in bold). Winners and runners-up advance to the Sub-Regional round on Monday (7A goes directly to Regional tournaments).

UPDATED 2018 AHSAA Boys Area Basketball tournament results

Staff Report
(February 11, 2018)

Here are the results for the 2018 AHSAA Boys Basketball Area Playoffs (River Region teams in bold). Winners and runners-up advance to the Sub-Regional round (7A goes directly to Regional tournaments)

CLASS 6A TITLE: Wetumpka suffers uncharacteristic drought on offense in title loss

Quarterback J.D. Martin races to the endzone in Wetumpka’s loss to Pinson Valley in the Class 6A championship game in Tuscaloosa on Friday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 9, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA – All the history-making accolades didn’t mean much to the Wetumpka seniors on Friday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

They watched a three-point lead at halftime dissipate in a momentum-shifting second half and stood silently on the field at the conclusion of a 31-10 loss, suffering through a postgame ceremony at midfield as Pinson Valley walked away with the championship trophy.

SUPER 7: Wetumpka’s Smoke becoming a ‘Wildcat’ specialist

Senior Kevosiey Smoke has become almost unstoppable in the Wetumpka version of the ‘wlidcat" this season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 7, 2017)
WETUMPKA – It’s third and one. Everyone in the stands knows what is coming.

“The kids love it,” Wetumpka coach Tim Perry said. “When it’s third and short, they’re all over there on the sideline, calling for it.”

It’s the Smoke Cat, or the Indians’ version of the Wildcat formation with Kevosiey Smoke running the ball. Other players have run it this season, particularly senior receiver Robert Laprade, but it’s not the same.

PRESS PICKS: Leaderboard changes again as Super 7 arrives

Staff Report
(December 6, 2017)

The seesaw continues.

Graham Dunn and Stephen Gunter continue to trade places and this week Dunn leads heading into Super 7 Week

SUPER 7: Wetumpka seniors follow through on promise

The Wetumpka Indians continued preparations this week for their first-ever trip to the AHSAA Super 7 in Tuscaloosa. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 6, 2017)

WETUMPKA – It isn’t your normal week at Wetumpka High, but it’s something a group of seniors promised each other six years ago.

That’s when several football players looked into the future and predicted they would be playing for a state championship one day as high school seniors.

Wetumpka punches ticket to Super 7

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 2, 2017)

WETUMPKA – It was the biggest call of the game. And it wasn’t made by a coach.

Backed up in the shadows of its own goal line, Wetumpka was forced to punt with just over five minutes remaining, guaranteeing Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa good field position as the Patriots hoped to turn up the pressure with a touchdown to cut into a 10-point lead.

Kavosiey Smoke had other ideas. As teammate Jadarious Martin prepared to take the snap near his goal line, Smoke turned toward his teammate as he barked out the signal to snap the ball to his punter. Martin took the snap and bolted for the right side of the field. Eighty-two yards later, he was in the end zone and the Indians had secured their first-ever trip to the state championship game with a 44-27 victory.

Big shake up in AHSAA classifications for 2018-2020

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent

(December 1, 2017)

Every two years, Alabama High School Athletic Association programs have to contend with new rivalries as they move up or down in the classification system.

The biggest change for the 2018-2020 classification period involves St. James, who drops from their customary position as a Class 4A program to become the largest school in Class 3A.

AHSAA PLAYOFFS: Wetumpka, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa looking for first berth in title game

Tim Perry leads the Wetumpka Indians into the program’s second-ever appearance in a semifinal game against Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa on Friday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(December 1, 2017)

The last and only time the Wetumpka Indians were in the AHSAA semifinals, John Maddaloni was roaming the sidelines as the head coach. The likes of Jamie Winborn, Reid Tankersley and Tim Castro were suiting up.

Bill Clinton was president. The Internet was alive and well but not necessarily on your cell phone.

And current coach Tim Perry was at Alabama Christian Academy.

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Wednesday
CFB - SEC Media Days: Atlanta (Alabama/ Missouri/ Miss St/ Tennessee)
HS - Alabama All-Star Sports Week (click for info)
HSXC - All-Star Week Cross County (g/b), 7:30 a.m. (AUM)
HSBB - All-Star Week North-South (g/b), 5/7 p.m. (ASU Acadome)
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Thursday
CFB - SEC Media Days: Atlanta (Auburn/ South Carolina/ Vanderbilt)
HS - Alabama All-Star Sports Week (click for info)
HSFB - All-Star Week North-South, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSVB - All-Star Week North-South, 4 p.m. (AUM)
SLBASE - Mississippi (Braves) at Biscuits, 6:30 p.m.
Friday
HS - Alabama All-Star Sports Week (click for info)
SLBASE - Mississippi (Braves) at Biscuits, 6:30 p.m.
 

 

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