Below are area high school football statistics through nine weeks. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported.
Five area football players received recognition for their performances Friday in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s weekly Spotlight.
Jacksonville State moved up two spots to No. 5 in this week's Top 25 FCS Coaches Poll and also moved to No. 5 in The Sports Network Top 25 football poll following last week's 49-3 win over Tennessee Tech.
The Alabama Sportswriters Association recognized two Cedar Bluff football players for their performances Friday night at Gaylesville.
I’ve already been tricked enough this football season. It’s time for some treats.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach.
Walker was assisted by Scott Fletcher this season as the Braves finished 79-83.
The 52-year-old Seitzer was the hitting coach for Arizona during part of the 2007 season, for Kansas City from 2009-12 and for the Blue Jays this past season. The former All-Star third baseman hit .295 in 12 major league seasons with the Royals, Milwaukee, Oakland and Cleveland.
Walker resigned after the Braves finished 14th among National League teams, ahead of only San Diego, in runs scored. Fletcher and third base coach Doug Dascenzo also are not returning.
The Braves announced Thursday that John Hart has agreed to a three-year deal as president of baseball operations.
HUNTSVILLE - Class 1A, No. 7 Spring Garden will make a return trip to the Birmingham Cross Plex after capturing fourth place in the North Volleyball Super Regional on Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE - Class 3A, No. 8 Sand Rock's season came to a close in the quarterfinal round of the North Volleyball Super Regional in Huntsville on Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE — Coming off its final bye week of the season, No. 6 Jacksonville State played its most complete game in a 49-3 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon.
PISGAH – Sand Rock gave Pisgah all it could handle in a battle of Class 3A, Region 7 football teams on Friday, but fell short in a 33-26 decision.
CENTRE – Cherokee County freshman quarterback Tyren Dupree accounted for a total of 274 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Warriors to a 37-31 Class 4A, Region 6 victory over visiting White Plains on Friday.
GAYLESVILLE – Cedar Bluff sophomore quarterback Josh Decker didn’t have his best game last week against non-region opponent Section.
SPRING GARDEN – The Spring Garden Panthers fell just four points short of setting a new school record for most points scored in a football game Friday night against Class 1A, Region 7 rival Coosa Christian.
HUNTSVILLE – Class 3A, No. 8 Sand Rock and Class 1A, No. 7 Spring Garden both won their first round volleyball matches at the North Super Regional in Huntsville’s Von Braun Center on Friday.
FYFFE – The Fyffe Red Devils completely dominated Collinsville in route to claiming the Class 2A, Region 7 title Friday night.
PIEDMONT – Seniors Mitchell Bennefield, Tyler Lusk and Dreek Thompson combined to have a hand in all six Piedmont touchdowns as the Bulldogs completed Class 3A, Region 6 play with a 42-0 victory over Weaver.
Three Cherokee County football teams will be in action this Thursday, Oct. 30, to cap the end of the 2014 regular season.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.
Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will also continue to serve in that role. It's unclear if Hart's new title means the team no longer will seek a full-time replacement for Frank Wren, the former general manager. Wren was fired last month following a disappointing finish this season.
Team president John Schuerholz announced Thursday the 66-year-old Hart has agreed to a three-year contract that will continue through the team's first season at its new stadium in Cobb County.
Hart, the former general manager for the Rangers and Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser.
Below are area high school football statistics through eight weeks. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported.
JACKSONVILLE - Warren D. "Moose" Koegel announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year after more than 40 years of being on a college campus, including the last three and a half as Athletics Director at Jacksonville State University.
HOKES BLUFF – Cherokee County volleyball coach Dax McDonald has been around volleyball long enough to know a team’s success begins with the pass.