HOWELL’S COVE -- Talladega County Central’s high school football team suffered a defeat to rival Talladega 33-20 on Friday night, but the Fighting Tigers lost much more than a game.

On Friday, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem before the preseason game, later declaring he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

When I told Daddy I was devoting a column to doppelgängers, he asked, “So you’re writing about ghosts?” Darn his vocabulary. The man completes the Sunday New York Times crossword in ink, for Pete’s sake.

SYLACAUGA -- The foundation is prepared as work moves forward with building a home for the Keisha Hill family.