Torry Brown was a point guard in a family of wide receivers when football sat alone as Anniston High’s driver sport. Come Thursday, he also hopes to make his contribution to a family of champions.
Positivity hardly rates as the day’s most prominent contagion, but it has returned to feed the starved as Anniston’s boys prepare to face Booker T. Washington and the girls ready for Rogers in Thursday morning’s Class 4A title games.
Alexandria's Grady Trantham signs to play football for Jacksonville State on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Medley/The Anniston Star)
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defensive end/tight end held a signing ceremony Tuesday to mark his acceptance of a preferred walk-on offer from Jacksonville State.
Jacksonville State prevailed in a plodding game of keepaway with Tennessee Tech 27-10 on Saturday:
JSU (4-1) started its final Ohio Valley Conference season with a victory while dropping Tech to 1-1. Tech beat 2019 OVC champion Austin Peay on Feb. 21.
The Gamecocks (17-8), winners in seven of eight games to end the regular season, finished 13-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play. They will carry the No. 4 seed into the league tournament and play either Austin Peay or Murray State on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ford Center at Evansville, Ind.
JSU’s victory coupled with Tennessee Tech’s 68-67 loss to Murray State on Saturday earned the Gamecocks the fourth seed headed into Thursday’s 1 p.m. tourney opener against No. 5 Tech in Evansville, Ind. The seed matches JSU’s best in Rick Pietri’s eight seasons as head coach.
Anniston's boys came through an ugly state-semifinal basketball game with an uglier ending to reach the Class 4A championship game.
Pregame analysis as Jacksonville State plays host to Tennessee Tech on Sunday: