A young Pleasant Valley team swept White Plains 25-11, 25-23 and Cleburne County 25-23, 25-14 on Thursday. Read the full story
This week in prep football sees area teams eyeing final region games before midseason non-region matchups. Saks goes to Ohatchee in a big Class 3A, Region 5 matchup.
LINCOLN — In her third cross country meet ever, Lincoln seventh-grader Taylor Byrd felt like she was losing speed just when she needed it most.
The burgeoning success story Cleburne County (4-0, 2-0 region) will take to its key Class 4A, Region 4 game at top-ranked Handley (2-0, 1-0) on Friday came about through maturity, hard work and a healthy rising star at quarterback.
The tournament runs Oct. 2-4 at Weaver and Alexandria, with the championship match set for Jacksonville State University's Pete Mathews Coliseum.
In the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football rankings, Alexandria is ranked No. 6 in Class 5A and Piedmont is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A.
Tres Payne, a longtime assistant coach in football and wrestling who spent most of his career at Alexandria in two stints, died Tuesday morning after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was 53.
Jonathan Nix and his Pleasant Valley Raiders captured their first win of the season Friday night over Weaver, dominating the Bearcats 42-22.
Quarterback Jim Ogle’s return allowed Jae-Taj Morris and Jacoby Zackery to return to their usual roles as well. The trio helped Jacksonville to a 48-7 victory over the Wildcats.
Oxford went through growing pains Friday. Southside quarterback Brooks Nesmith passed for 193 yards and three touchdowns, and Ethan Light’s 85-yard interception return loomed large in the Jackets’ 35-17 loss to Southside.
Quarterback Kyler McGrinn rushed for five touchdowns and completed a touchdown pass as Cleburne County defeated Munford 47-20 in the Tigers' homecoming game.
Maggie Wakefield was one of six seniors honored during Donoho’s senior night Thursday. Sam, a freshman, stood with her and their parents before the Falcons (20-2) beat Faith Christian 25-12, 25-12, 25-16.
Oxford is rebounding, Anniston’s “revenge tour” rolls on, a big test awaits Cleburne County, Jacksonville faces a suddenly critical homecoming, and Pleasant Valley wants a taste of what Weaver’s having this week.