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PRESS PICKS: Lead tightens as Rivalry Week arrives

Staff Report
(November 15, 2017)

Rivalry Week is here and the standings look similar but closer as last week.


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PLAYOFF RECAP: Wetumpka, ACA advance; Escambia stuns Autauga Academy

Combined Reports
(November 18, 2017)

Jadarious Martin threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns and Kavosiey Smoke added another in the third quarter as the Indians defeated Carver 27-7 at Cramton Bowl in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs on Friday night... Alden Stroud rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Reece Solar passed for one and ran for another as Alabama Christian garnered its school-record 10th win with a 38-7 victory over W.S. Neal at Wade Black Norton Field... Trey Turner and Patrick McGhee combined to rush for 224 yards and held Autauga to just 54 yards on the ground as Escambia Academy stunned the Generals 30-20 in the AISA Class AA championship game at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.



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Catholic's Ryan making nice adjustment to new position

Catholic's Charlie Ryan (9) takes down a Sipsey Valley running back in last week's first-round game, won by the Knights. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 17, 2017)

Montgomery Catholic coach Aubrey Blackwell remembers the day Charlie Ryan showed up as a transfer student from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colo., just days before the 2016 season opener.

“He showed up the week of the first game,” Blackwell recalled. “He got here and said, ‘Coach, I want to play quarterback.’”

There are plenty of opponents who wish Ryan would have stayed at quarterback. He was moved to defensive end midway through the season and responded with 47 tackles, including 12 for loss, providing a little glimpse of what was to come.


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PREP CAPSULES: Nine advance to second round; Autauga Academy looks for another title

Staff Report
(November 16, 2017)

It was a banner first round for the River Region.

In all, nine teams advanced. While that is not a record, it was enough to give kudos for a job well done.


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PRESS PICKS: Prep playoff games highlight big week

Staff Report
(November 15, 2017)

Stephen Gunter continues to increase his lead while the rest of the panel continues to bottle neck in the middle. Gunter had another near-perfect week at 14-1.
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Former Trinity coach Ragsdale to be inducted in 2018 HOF class

Randy Ragsdale is one of 11 inductees in the AHSAA Hall of Fame class for 2018. (Staff Photo)


By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 14, 2017)

Longtime Trinity Presbyterian football coach Randy Ragsdale, who retired at the end of the 2016 season, is one of 11 high school coaches and officials who will be inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame next March.

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PREP PLAYOFF RECAP: Tallassee wins in OT; ACA, Carver advance with road wins

Combined Reports
(November 11, 2017)

Quinton Jeter’s 25-yard field goal in overtime provided the game-winning points as Tallassee edged Thomasville in a Class 4A first-round game... In a matchup of two teams chasing historic seasons, Alabama Christian earned a 33-28 win over Northside in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs on Friday... G.W. Carver got a 70-yard touchdown run from Justin Lewis and a 25-yard touchdown run by Terrance Webster to pull off a stunning 13-7 win at McAdory on Friday night.


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Adams brothers lift Wetumpka defense

Brothers Chase (foreground) and Bubba (15) Adams have improved over the season which has helped the Wetumpka Indians improve on defense. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 10, 2017)

WETUMPKA – On a team that features offensive playmakers such as Kavosiey Smoke and Jadarious Martin, it’s easy to overlook the Wetumpka defense.

But as the Indians set their sights on establishing themselves as one of the state’s best, it will be the defense that ultimately defines the 2017 season.


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THURSDAY PREPS: Lanier advances with comeback win over Paul Bryant

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent

(November 10, 2017)

Sidney Lanier’s Noah Hart caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from James Foster with just under five minutes left to give the Poets a 21-20 victory over Paul Bryant in the opening round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Cramton Bowl on Thursday night.


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Former JD star Walker waiting for debut with Crimson Tide

Former Jeff Davis star Jasmine Walker is patiently waiting for her debut with the Alabama women's basketball team on Dec. 17. The Tide opens the season on Friday against Alabama A&M. (Photo courtesy PTFPhoto.com)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(November 9, 2017)

The date is circled on the calendar: Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Coleman Coliseum.

The Alabama women’s basketball team makes its official debut on Friday with a game against Alabama A&M at Coleman Coliseum, but head coach Kristy Curry would be quick to mention that Dec. 17 game against Southern Methodist as well.

That’s because that day will mark the Crimson Tide debut of Jasmine Walker.


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PREP CAPSULES: Round 1 of playoffs hints of upsets

Staff Report
(November 9, 2017)

The River Region will have plenty of representation in this year's AHSAA playoffs.

Better yet, it might have plenty of success, too.


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PRESS PICKS: Lead tightens as Rivalry Week arrives
PLAYOFF RECAP: Wetumpka, ACA advance; Escambia stuns Autauga Academy
Catholic's Ryan making nice adjustment to new position
PREP CAPSULES: Nine advance to second round; Autauga Academy looks for another title
PRESS PICKS: Prep playoff games highlight big week
Former Trinity coach Ragsdale to be inducted in 2018 HOF class
PREP PLAYOFF RECAP: Tallassee wins in OT; ACA, Carver advance with road wins
Adams brothers lift Wetumpka defense
THURSDAY PREPS: Lanier advances with comeback win over Paul Bryant
Former JD star Walker waiting for debut with Crimson Tide

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Wednesday
MBB - Troy at ETSU, 6 p.m.
Thursday
CFB - Turkey Day Classic: Edward Waters at Alabama St., 2 p.m.
WBB - Alabama vs N.C. State, 1:30 p.m. (Ft Lauderdale, Fla.)
Friday
HSFB - 4A Qtrs.: Andalusia at Alabama Christian, 7 p.m.
HSFB - 6A Qtrs: Spanish Fort at Wetumpka, 7 p.m.
CFB - Texas St at Troy, 3 p.m.
MBB - Alabama vs BYU, 1:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM)
MBB - Winthrop at Auburn, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
MBB - AUM at Embry-Riddle, 7 p.m.
WBB - Alabama vs Elon, 4 p.m. (Ft Lauderdale, Fla.)
WBB - Auburn vs Georgetown, 7:30 p.m. (Nashville)
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