Spring Garden’s Dakota Lambert and Ben Ivey made sure the Panthers got off to a good start to the 2014 football season on Friday.
COLLINSVILLE — So far, the move up to Class 2A high school football isn’t so bad for Collinsville.
ONEONTA - Spring Garden sophomore running back Dakota Lambert collected 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries, and senior fullback Matt Mullinax added 94 yards and three scores on 25 carries, leading the Spring Garden Panthers to a 44-20 season-opening football victory at Appalachian on Friday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – One thing is certain: Jacksonville State has already faced its most difficult opponent of the season.
CEDAR BLUFF - Abby Storey tallied 11 kills, four aces, four digs and a pair of assists in leading Cedar Bluff to a victory over visiting Gaston in its season-opening volleyball match on Thursday. The scores were 25-14, 25-18 and 25-6.
GAYLESVILLE – It took all of 17 seconds Thursday night for the Sand Rock Wildcats to set the tone of their 2014 football season opener at Gaylesville.
Several teams throughout Alabama got an early start to the 2014 high school football season last weekend, including some ranked teams in Class 3A.
Like most folks, I have certain days I look forward to every year.
For most of us, summer is a time of relaxation – trips to the beach, the mountains, or anywhere else just to take it easy.
CEDAR BLUFF – Cedar Bluff senior running back D’Shawn Fife isn’t looking in the rearview mirror. As far as he’s concerned, last season is in the past. He’s focused on the here and now.
CENTRE – Cherokee County High School freshman quarterback Tyren Dupree said he’s been working on his footwork over the summer. He’s getting one-on-one attention from former quarterback and current Warrior quarterback coach Skylar Ray at practice.
GAYLESVILLE – At the Class 1A level, losing 10 seniors from the previous football season would signal a rebuilding year.
SAND ROCK – Sand Rock head coach Russell Jacoway was none too happy when the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced its reclassification plans in January.
SPRING GARDEN – In years past, depth has been a problem for the Spring Garden Panthers, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for the 2014 football season.
PIEDMONT – Piedmont football coach Steve Smith has never been shy when it comes to scheduling premier opponents on the Bulldogs’ schedule every year.
COLLINSVILLE – Collinsville senior running back Jalyn Martin had a banner 2013 football season, rushing for over 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns.
HOOVER, Ala. – Fairy-tale seasons don’t happen often in college football, but the Auburn Tigers were so close to completing one in 2013.
HOOVER, Ala. – The end of the 2013 football season was a bitter pill for the Alabama Crimson Tide to swallow.
JACKSONVILLE – Two days before fall football practice began, Jacksonville State sophomore quarterback Eli Jenkins walked into the Gamecock Field House. The Ole Miss overtime victory from the 2010 season just happened to be on television, and he couldn’t help but sit down and watch.
ROME, Ga. – The Shorter Hawks have already put last year’s 2-9 effort behind them as the team looks forward to a more successful season in the Gulf South Conference in 2014.
Football isn’t the only thing making a welcome return during the fall season.