MONTGOMERY – Piedmont High School senior quarterback Taylor Hayes and Beauregard junior running back La’Damian Webb took matters into their own hands in last week’s AHSAA semifinals leading their respective teams to state football playoff semifinal victories.
SAND ROCK — The Sand Rock varsity basketball teams tipped off the 2016-17 season on Tuesday night at home against Glencoe. The Lady Wildcats earned a 55-48 victory, while the Wildcat boys claimed a 59-39 victory in the nightcap.
MONTGOMERY – The Piedmont Bulldogs (13-0) are one win away from defending their Class 3A state championship, thanks in large part to the performances turned in by the trio of senior quarterback Taylor Hayes, junior running back Lee Stanley and sophomore defensive back Kaedon Jenkins against Weaver on Friday.
CENTRE – The beginning of Friday’s Class 4A football state quarterfinal game against the Hokes Bluff Eagles couldn’t have begun any better for the Cherokee County Warriors. A pair of touchdown runs by junior quarterback Tyren Dupree gave them a two-score advantage.
Below are reported area high school football statistics through the second week of the 2016 state playoffs. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Collinsville, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported
MONTGOMERY – The Cherokee County Warriors managed to outlast West Limestone 39-38 in Friday’s second round of the Class 4A state football playoffs thanks to several outstanding individual efforts. The Alabama High School Athletic Association recognized several of those performances Tuesday afternoon in its weekly football Spotlight.
CEDAR BLUFF – For much of the second half in Friday’s Class 1A second round playoff battle with Decatur Heritage, Cedar Bluff was having tremendous success with designed sweeps run by versatile junior Isaiha Jones.
CENTRE – Trailing by three points at halftime in the second round of the Class 4A state football playoffs on Friday, Cherokee County head football coach Tripp Curry’s message in the locker room was simple.
PIEDMONT – Piedmont baseball coach Matt Deerman says Easton Kirk is baseball savvy. No matter if he’s catching, pitching, playing the corners, or in the outfield, “he knows the game and he works at it, and that’s a good combination.”
Below are reported area high school football statistics through the first week of the 2016 state playoffs. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Collinsville, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported
TALLADEGA – The Gaylesville Trojans split their first varsity basketball games of the season Tuesday night at Alabama School for the Deaf. The Lady Trojans claimed a 54-28 victory, while the Trojan boys fell in the nightcap 51-28.
MONTGOMERY - Washington County High School of Chatom has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit its Class 2A first-round football playoff win over Samson for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. Washington County High School self-reported the violation to the AHSAA once notified of the potential infraction.
CENTRE – It’s unusual for a high school football team to have an off week before it dives into the state playoffs, but the Cherokee County Warriors were faced with that scenario when they hosted the Winfield Pirates in first-round action Friday night.
PIEDMONT – Undefeated defending state champions and ranked No. 1 all year in Class 3A, Piedmont will get an early postseason challenge when the Bulldogs meet Colbert County at home Friday in the second round of the AHSAA football playoffs. The two played in the 3A semifinals last year in Leighton.
LAFAYETTE – Robert Houston Jr. had already lost two opportunities to find the end zone Friday night in third-ranked Lafayette’s 26-6 win over Collinsville in the opening round the Class 2A state playoffs.
Below are reported area high school football statistics through the end of the regular season. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Collinsville, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported.
It’s somewhat of a rare feat for a team to be ranked No. 1 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association football poll. It’s an even more rare accomplishment to be ranked No. 1 for multiple weeks throughout a season.
MONTGOMERY – The final week of the regular high school football season wasn’t short on great performances. The Alabama High School Athletic Association recognized eight from the area late Monday evening.
I like Sand Rock assistant coach Keith Bates. He’s always kidding around with me when he sees me, and he couldn’t resist joshing me on the sideline about my picking Sand Rock to win by three points last week against Cedar Bluff.
GAYLESVILLE – Gaylesville senior fullback Landon Lawson made sure his final football game was a memorable one. He ran for 231 yards on 28 carries and score three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 42-6 victory over visiting Alabama School for the Deaf on Friday.
VALLEY HEAD - Collinsville senior quarterback Grant Jones completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns as the Collinsville Panthers rallied past Valley Head for a 28-20 victory in Thursday night football action at Valley Head.