Sylacauga High School’s busy spring sports season didn’t prevent the Aggies football squad from holding its spring camp and competing in a controlled scrimmage against Briarwood Christian on Friday.
In his first two seasons as Talladega High School’s head football coach, Ted Darby’s mantra of “Losing is Not an Option” served as inspiration for the Tigers in back-to-back playoff appearances.
Seven high school soccer players, including five boys and two girls, from The Daily Home’s coverage area earned recognition on the Coaches All-State teams for the 2019 season.
CHILDERSBURG -- Childersburg High School’s offense shined in moments, but the Tigers were overshadowed by a Helena offense that scored seven touchdowns in a 48-20 rout in a spring football jamboree at John Cox Stadium on Friday.
Lincoln scored touchdowns on back-to-back drives with rising sophomore quarterback Jack Poarch, who got the start in place of Javion Surles.
“Before the tryout, I had never seen the school. We went and toured the school, and the campus is very nice. Everybody is really friendly, and it is a Division II (college)."
Copeland led the Aggies to the Class 5A state championship in 2018 and to the Final Four a year earlier. In his six years at the helm, Copeland’s Aggies were 128-61.
Pell City High School’s softball team fell to No. 4-ranked Brookwood 7-0 in an elimination game at the Class 6A State Tournament at Lagoon Park on Wednesday.
PELL CITY -- A historic season for the Pell City High School softball team continues today in the Class 6A state tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
Qualifying for state was sweet for the Aggies for several reasons, but defeating Briarwood at sub-state to advance added a level of significance.
“This region is very strong. I am going to be shocked and surprised if the two teams that beat us in this regional are not in Montgomery playing for the whole thing. They are quality teams. Sometimes you run into a buzz saw, and that’s what happened.”
OXFORD -- Fayetteville High School’s softball team fell to Leroy 15-2 in five innings in the opening round of the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament at Choccolocco Park on Friday.
OXFORD -- Sylacauga High School’s softball team defeated Demopolis 6-4 to advance in the consolation bracket of the Class 5A East Central Regional Tournament at Choccolocco Park on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Pell City enjoyed an 8-0 lead over McAdory in a 6A tournament opener interrupted by rain. It will be finished Friday.
The best-of-three semifinal playoff series opens with a doubleheader Friday at 11 a.m. If the teams split, an if-necessary game will be played Saturday.
“This is the first time we’ve went in as a top seed. That means we get to play a No. 2 in somebody else’s area. We’re very excited for that opportunity and thankful to get that opportunity.”
Fayetteville High School’s softball team will compete in the Class 2A East Central Regional Tournament at Choccolocco Park in Oxford on Friday at 3 p.m.