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.
GERALDINE – Class 3A, No. 8 Sand Rock is making a return trip to Huntsville.
Week 9 of the high school football season saw many outstanding performances throughout the state, eight of which came from the Cherokee County area. Those eight were all recognized in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s weekly Spotlight.
The Cherokee County area saw several outstanding rushing performances last Friday. The Alabama Sportswriters Association recognized two of them in its Players of the Week compilation, released late Monday evening.
During last Thursday’s “End Zone Show” on WEIS radio, hosts Shane McElwee and Nolen Sanford teased me about getting back in a groove following a 6-1 mark picking the area high school games in Week 8.
CEDAR BLUFF – In just about all of their losses this football season, Cedar Bluff had its chances to win, but fell short in one of the three phases of the game.
SARDIS CITY – Jesse Hubbard tossed the game-winning 6-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hallmark with three seconds left to send the Sardis Lions to a thrilling come-from-behind 42-38 win over the Cherokee County Warriors at Sardis Stadium on Friday.
WOODVILLE – The Spring Garden Panthers handed Woodville its fifth straight football loss Friday night, eliminating their hosts from playoff contention with a 53-20 decision.
GADSDEN – Senior tailback Dillon Evans had a monster game rushing the football Friday night for the Gaylesville Trojans. He ran for 274 yards on 34 carries with four touchdowns, leading the Trojans to a 51-32 victory in a Class 1A, Region 7 matchup.
RAINBOW CITY – Piedmont coach Steve Smith completely misread his team entering Friday’s Class 3A, Region 6 game against Westbrook Christian.
NEW HOPE – Sand Rock senior quarterback Chase Garrett completed 17 of 37 pass attempts for 185 yards and two touchdowns, but the Wildcats fell short in a Class 3A, Region 7 heartbreaker at New Hope on Friday, 24-21.
COLLINSVILLE – Gaston topped Collinsville 26-14 in a Class 2A, Region 7 football contest Friday night.
GOOD HOPE - Playing their second quad match in three days, Class 3A, No. 8 Sand Rock managed to take two of three matches Thursday at Good Hope to improve to 33-10 on the season.
SPRING GARDEN - The Spring Garden Lady Panthers sent seniors Emory Reedy and McKenzie Micha out with a pair of wins in their regular-season tri-match finale on Thursday.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Piedmont City School District is calling a time out on sports injuries by teaming up with sports medicine experts to offer a Sports Safety Clinic for students, parents and coaches on Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., in the Piedmont High School Cafeteria. Admission is free and open to the public. A free hotdog dinner will be served.
The Sand Rock Lady Wildcats (33-10) and Spring Garden Lady Panthers (20-20) maintained their respective rankings in the latest AL.com volleyball poll. The final poll of the season was released late Thursday.
Below are area high school football statistics through seven weeks. Reporting this week was Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Gaylesville, Piedmont, Sand Rock and Spring Garden. Some schools only partially reported.
SAND ROCK – Shortly after her Lady Wildcats swept Spring Garden, Piedmont and Susan Moore on Tuesday, Sand Rock volleyball coach Lisa Bates took the team’s video camera to record a sign hanging from one of the side basketball goals.
CEDAR BLUFF – Cedar Bluff seniors Jasmine Adams and Paige Bryant both admitted they were on edge Tuesday playing their final home match against Class 1A, Area 12 rival Gaylesville.
Three outstanding area football efforts received recognition late Tuesday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Among the week’s honorees were Cedar Bluff’s D’Shawn Fife, Spring Garden’s Dakota Lambert and Gaylesville’s Logan Hurley.
MONTGOMERY – Twenty-two players already committed to Division I-A schools have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 13 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.