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Autauga Academy, Escambia Academy meet again

Bobby Carr and the Autauga Academy Generals play Escambia Academy in what could be the first of two meetings with the second for the state title. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 20, 2017)

Neither Autauga Academy coach Bobby Carr nor Escambia Academy coach Hugh Fountain can admit to being surprised at the thought of both teams being 8-0 heading into Friday night’s showdown at Autauga.

Both are the cream of the crop when it comes to Alabama Independent School Association teams. Autauga was forced to schedule a pair of Florida teams just to fill out a 10-game schedule. Escambia played a Mississippi team and two Florida teams and still had two open dates over the past three weeks because no AA or AAA teams wanted to play the Cougars.


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Jeff Davis clinches playoff berth with win over Prattville

Staff Report
(October 20, 2017)

Jeff Davis quarterback JaQuan Williams passed for 264 yards and ran for two scores to lift Jeff Davis to a 31-14 win over Prattville in a key Class 7A, Area 2 game at Cramton Bowl on Thursday.


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PREP CAPSULES: Biggest week of the year arrives

Staff Report
(October 19, 2017)

The River Region has enjoyed several special weekends of high school football.

But it's been a while since there's been one like this.


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PRESS PICKS: Last year's champ makes his move

Staff Report
(October 18, 2017)

It was a good week for Michael Butler, last year's champion, but the top of the leaderboard looks the same after what was a very interesting week in football.


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Teague relishes return to Capstone

Former Jeff Davis star George Teague signed autographs at the Bryant Museum on Saturday. Teague and the 1992 championship team were honored Saturday prior to the Tide's win over Arkansas. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 17, 2017)

On Friday night, a frustrated George Teague was watching his team suffer its third consecutive lopsided loss.

Just a few hours later, at 4:30 a.m., he was traveling to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to catch a plane to Alabama to join the 25th anniversary celebration of Alabama’s 1992 national championship team.


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WEEK 7 RECAP: St. James hands ACA first loss; Macon East clinches region title

Combined Reports
(October 14, 2017)

St. James tailback Tony Amerson that was the difference in a 49-14 win over ACA ... Tucker Neven passed for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Macon East Academy wrapped up its first region title since 2001
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Tide's 1992 championship team to be honored Saturday

Montgomery native George Teague high steps into the end zone after an interception in the 1993 Sugar Bowl against Miami, Fla. Teague and his teammates will be honored Saturday during the Tide's game against Arkansas. (Photo courtesy Paul Bear Bryant Museum)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 13, 2017)

Alabama’s 1992 national championship team will be honored on Saturday prior to the Crimson Tide’s homecoming matchup with Arkansas, bridging a generation gap of new Tide fans who have primarily only experienced winning the Nick Saban way.


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PRESS PICKS: Leaderboard adjusts again

Staff Report
(October 12, 2017)

Doug Amos had a near perfect week while Graham Dunn back in sole possession of first place after last week's picks


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PREP CAPSULES: Playoff hopes coming down to cases

Staff Report
(October 11, 2017)

It's not quite gut check time... at least for most of the teams in the River Region.

But a few have key regional contests while others are heading into the two biggest weeks of the season.


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WEEK 6 RECAP: Park Crossing continues to roll; Stanhope gets region road win

Combined Reports
(October 7, 2017)

Uziah McDaniels rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns to lead Park Crossing to a 39-14 victory over G.W. Carver in a Class 6A, Region 2 clash at Cramton Bowl on Friday... The Wetumpka Indians stayed perfect on the season with a convincing region victory on the road at Pelham on Friday... The Mustangs did not disappoint their Homecoming fans with a 21-13 victory over visiting Russell County.


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ASU fires Jenkins as head football coach; Eley named interim

Combined Reports
(October 6, 2017)

Alabama State University President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., announced that Donald Hill-Eley will move into the role of Interim head football coach after Brian Jenkins was relieved of his duties on Friday.


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Martin making memories in Wetumpka's undefeated season

Wetumpka quarterback Jadarious Martin has been a big part of the Indians' success this season. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 6, 2017)

WETUMPKA – The comparisons are obvious. The similarities are eerie.

As Jadarious Martin continues to lead unbeaten Wetumpka down a path toward the 6A state playoffs, he can’t help but hear the comparisons to Jamal Golden, the last great quarterback for the Indians.

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THURS PREPS: Dothan no match for Foster, Sidney Lanier; Macon East wins

Staff Report
(October 6, 2017)

The Sidney Lanier Poets continued their perfect season on Thursday with a 42-0 win over Dothan in Class 6A, Region 2 play at Cramton Bowl.


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PREP CAPSULES: Region play returns for second half of season

Staff Report
(October 5, 2017)

The backside of the regular season officially opens this weekend and several teams have a chance to increase their chances for the post season.

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PRESS PICKS: Gunter rises back to the top

Staff Report
(October 3, 2017)

Stephen Gunter's nickname must be "cream" since he keeps rising to the top.

Yep, that's a bad pun but the truth remains about the new leader of the panel.


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Crimson Tide 1977 team still stung over championship snub

Former Sidney Lanier star Johnny Davis in action against Tennessee in 1977. That team was honored Saturday during the Crimson Tide's win over Ole Miss. (Photo courtesy Paul Bear Bryant Museum)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 2, 2017)

Forty years later, the sting of getting beat in the public opinion poll as college football’s national champion hasn’t eased for members of Alabama’s 1977 football team.

They were honored in a pre-game ceremony at Bryant-Denny Stadium before Alabama's 66-3 blowout win over Ole Miss on Saturday, recognition for the Southeastern Conference championship a talented group of players brought to the program.


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WEEK 5 RECAP: Montgomery Academy avenges loss to Trinity; Lanier stays perfect

Combined Reports
(September 30, 2017)

Keefe White had 172 yards rushing and 92 more on a pair of kickoff returns to help Montgomery Academy avenge last year’s loss at Trinity.... The Sidney Lanier Poets broke open a 13-13 halftime tie scoring 21 unanswered points on the way to a 34-20 win over Jeff Davis in an intra-city battle at Cramton Bowl on Friday.


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Autauga Academy faces tough out-of-state foe

Djay Gardner and Autauga Academy face Port St. Joe of Florida this weekend. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 29, 2017)

Be careful what you wish for.

Autauga Academy coach Bobby Carr went shopping for a game. After replacing a team on his 2017 schedule by moving a game, he had an open date for this weekend and noticed Port St. Joe High was looking for a game.

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Johnson leads Lee to easy win over Carver

Staff Report
(September 28, 2017)

Quarterback Kaniaus Johnson ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Robert E. Lee to an impressive 50-20 victory over G.W. Carver on Thursday at Cramton Bowl.


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PREP CAPSULES: Midway point arrives with non-region tilts

Staff Report
(September 21, 2017)

We've reached the official midpoint of the regular season and the jury is still out on a few teams.

There are no region games scheduled among teams in the River Region but plenty of rivalries are renewed including a couple in the Capital City.


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PRESS PICKS: Leaders stay the same

Staff Report
(September 27, 2017)

The standings in this week's Press Picks looks similar to last week.


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WEEK 4 RECAP: ACA, Wetumpka stay perfect

Combined Reports
(September 23, 2017)

WETUMPKA –  Quarterback Jadarious Martin rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Wetumpka Indians to their fifth win of the season over visiting Chilton County on Friday.


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PREP CAPSULES: Surprising week sets up key games

Staff Report
(September 21, 2017)

Another week in the books and we continue to learn about the teams in the River Region.

Last week produced a few surprises, particularly in Class 4A where Alabama Christian defeated Dale County and Elmore County won its first game of the season.


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PRESS PICKS: Hendrick moves near the top

Staff Report
(September 20, 2017)

Don't look now but Rick Hendrick is making his way up the charts.

Hendrick had the best of last week and moved into sole possession of third place in this week's panel ratings. He trails the leaders by just one pick.


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Sanford, ACA enjoying perfect start to season

New ACA coach Nate Sanford has the Eagles perfect at 4-0 with sights set on bigger plans for the playoffs. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 20, 2017)

First-year coach Nate Sanford wasn’t particularly surprised his Alabama Christian Academy team was leading Dale County 34-7 in the second half. What was surprising was his team blew the lead and had to hold on late for a 34-27 victory.


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Macon East getting better thanks to key additions

Two Macon East basketball players,Logan Goree (88) and Kyle Edwards (11) have made an impact on the school's football team. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 18, 2017)

CECIL -- It took a couple of games, but the confidence is starting to grow among the Macon East Academy football players.

The athletic program is coming off one of its most successful athletic seasons in 2016-17 and now hopes that mentality can find its way to the football program.


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WEEK 3 RECAP (UPDATED): Montgomery Academy, ACA get big region wins; Carver gets first win

Combined Reports
(September 15, 2017)

Alabama Christian jumped out to a surprising 28-0 lead, then held off a furious rally by Dale County to win 34-27 and take over first place in the region standings.


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Foster carves up Russell County in Lanier win

Staff Report
(September 15, 2017)

Sidney Lanier quarterback James Foster threw his first touchdown pass just 55 seconds into the win over Russell County on Thursday.

For the senior, it was only the beginning.

Foster would throw five more TD passes to lead the Poets to their fourth win in as many tries. Lanier won, 51-7 to stay perfect in Class 6A, Region 2 play.


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PRESS PICKS: Gunter goes to the top of the class after two weeks

Staff Report
(September 14, 2017)

There is a new name paired at the top of this week's leaderboard.

In his first year as a member of the panel, WSFA's Stephen Gunter took his place aside Graham Dunn in first place after just two weeks of selections.

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PREP CAPSULES: Big wins last week bolster high hopes

Staff Report
(September 13, 2017)

The first week of region play gave high school football fans plenty of excitement, a few upsets and an idea of what to expect the rest of the season.

Take Montgomery Catholic and St. James, which endured a defensive battle that came down to the last seconds. Catholic found some "Mojo" with a long pass to set up the winning points.


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Former walk-on Wallace earns first start in Alabama secondary

Former walk-on Levi Wallace made his first start Saturday in Alabama's win over Fresno State. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 13, 2017)

Levi Wallace always dreamed of going to the University of Alabama. It was his father’s hometown and he had fallen in love with it from the first time he saw it.

Football was a different matter. The Tucson (Ariz.) High two-way star had no offers to Football Bowl Subdivision schools and no plans to play college football. But his father, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was in the final months of his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, when he challenged his son.


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WEEK 2 RECAP: Catholic scores late to end losing streak to St. James

Combined Reports
(September 9, 2017)

In a battle of two championship-caliber defenses, one big play was all it took.

Hunter Ferrall connected with B.J. Barker on a fourth-and-17 pass for 43 yards to the St. James 2 and Tyler Price scored on the next play to erase the Trojans’ 6-0 lead. John Register added the extra point with 36.8 seconds remaining to help the Knights snap a nine-game losing streak to their crosstown rivals in the region opener for both teams Friday night.


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Catholic's Person getting college attention

Catholic defensive lineman C.J. Person returns to the field Friday after dealing with injuries since the summer. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 8, 2017)

C.J. Person went through “another frustrating Friday,” as he put it, watching Catholic’s lopsided win over Prattville Christian last week.

The junior defensive tackle is happy the Knights are 2-0, but anxious to return to the football field after offseason surgery.

He’ll get that chance on Friday night in Catholic’s region opener, a huge home game against defending region champion St. James.


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PREP CAPSULES: St. James-Catholic highlight start of region play

Staff Report
(September 8, 2017)

Although it's not preseason, the first two weeks are warm-ups for region games.

Warm up is over.

Nearly everybody gets into region play on Friday with several having a chance to impact the races early.


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PRESS PICKS: Strong start for the panel

Staff Report
(September 7, 2017)

It was a good start to the 2017 football season for the Press Picks panel.


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Alabama assistant coach suffers loss of son in apparent homicide

Alabama assistant coach Mike Locksley suffered the loss of his son on Sunday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 5, 2017)

The son of Alabama co-offensive coordinator Mike Locksley was shot and killed Sunday night in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., at an apartment complex.


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BAMA-FSU: Tide offense still work in progress

Damien Harris led the Alabama rushing game with 73 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Florida State. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 4, 2017)

ATLANTA - It wasn’t the type of offensive performance they wanted, but Alabama’s coaches and players were quick to hand a little praise to their opponents in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.

The top-ranked Tide struggled for 13 first downs and 269 total yards against third-ranked Florida State, a team that matched the Tide in physical ability and speed, something Alabama fans may have a hard time accepting despite a 24-7 victory over the Seminoles on Saturday night in Mercedes Benz Stadium.


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BAMA-FSU: Hamilton, Wilson together again as local players contribute to Tide win

Alabama's defense, led by former G.W. Carver star Shaun Dion Hamilton (20) held Florida State to 40 yards rushing on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(September 3, 2017)

ATLANTA – Mack Wilson took just a second and looked over at his counterpart at linebacker midway through Alabama’s 24-7 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

He admitted that he grinned when his longtime friend and roommate, Shaun Dion Hamilton, was standing with him side-by-side at the inside linebacker spots.

It was like being in G.W. Carver green and gold all over again.


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WEEK 1 RECAP (UPDATED): Johnson leads Lee to win over Park Crossing

Combined Reports
(September 2, 2017)

Robert E. Lee suffered from turnovers in the season-opening loss to Sidney Lanier last week.


The Generals turned the tables on Park Crossing in Week 2.

Lee took advantage of five turnovers by the Thunderbirds and earned a 28-17 win at Cramton Bowl on Friday.


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Jeff Davis holds off Carver for first win of the season

Jeff Davis running back Rance Lee fights for yardage in the first half of Thursday's win over G.W. Carver. (Photo by Gordon Ward)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(September 1, 2017)

Thanks to a big first half, the Jefferson Davis Volunteers got their initial win of the season on Thursday.

The Vols scored all of their points in the first 24 minutes and then held on for a 23-12 win over city-rival G.W. Carver at Cramton Bowl.


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PREP CAPSULES: Winners look to build on strong first week

Staff Report
(August 31, 2017)

If you read into the scores from the first week of the high school season, you might come up with the following thoughts.

Alabama Christian, Montgomery Catholic, Montgomery Academy and Park Crossing all have great offenses.

Trinity Presbyterian will be better than last year.


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Hurts focused on Florida State, not Hurricane Harvey

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has kept his focus on Florida State this week despite his hometown being pounded by Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 29, 2017)

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to batter the Houston area, Jalen Hurts tries to keep his focus on this weekend’s matchup with third-ranked Florida State.

The Alabama quarterback, a native of the Houston suburb of Channelview, said he speaks to his family twice a day but is keeping them in his thoughts as he prepares for the Seminoles.


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Jacksonville State handles Chattanooga in FCS Kickoff

Roc Thomas had 190 total yards in Jacksonville State's win over Chattanooga on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Jacksonville St Media Relations)

Contributed
(August 26, 2017)

Fifth-ranked Jacksonville State used a heavy dose of Roc Thomas and swarming defense to post a 27-13 win over No. 12 Chattanooga in the 2017 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff in front of 12,952 fans at the historic Cramton Bowl in the season-opener for both teams.


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WEEK 0 RECAP: ACA gives new coach first win

Combined Reports
(August 25, 2017)

Alabama Christian 42, Providence Christian 12

Alabama Christian rolled to their biggest season opening win at home since 1990, crushing Providence Christian 42-12 at Wade Norton Black Stadium on Friday night. (MORE INSIDE)


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PREP CAPSULES: Season openers highlighted by classic rivalries

Staff Report
(August 24, 2017)

It begins.

For the next 11 weeks, Friday nights (as well as many Thursdays and a couple of Saturdays) will be about high school football, leading up to the Super 7 playoffs.


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PREP OPENERS: Autauga Academy's Rogers tabbed as top AISA pre-season player

Autauga Academy's Kendrick Rogers was selected as the top player by the coaches in the upcoming AISA season. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent

(August 23, 2017)

When the Alabama Independent School Association football coaches were polled over the summer for the best player in the private school organization, there were a variety of answers that primarily focused on skill players.

But one name was fresh on the coaches’ minds after watching seven-on-seven drills all summer. Finding a way to describe Autauga Academy sophomore sensation Kendrick Rogers wasn’t easy for Bessemer Academy coach Josh Wright.


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PREP OPENERS: River Region scheduling includes few interesting twists

Coach Mike Battles, Jr. and the Tallassee Tigers face one of the toughest regions in the state regardless of classification with the last three state champs on the schedule. The same is true for Holtville and Elmore County. (Photo by Michael Butler)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(August 23, 2017)

What’s in a schedule?

All coaches will admit theirs is the toughest around

For some that’s true.

For others, it has more to do with how good a team might be… or not be.

This is the second year under the current regional setup for both AHSAA and AISA. Next season, new regions will be formed and that could be completely changed if the AHSAA Central Board of Control decides to change the way private schools are recognized.


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PREP OPENERS: Smoke leads RRS Players to Watch list for 2017

Wetumpka's Kavosiey Smoke is the do-it-all guy for Coach Tim Perry and the Indians. He leads the RRS "Players to Watch" list for 2017. (Photo byLori Sullivan)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(August 22, 2017)

WETUMPKA - To hear Tim Perry tell it, Kavosiey Smoke might be elected if he chose to run for office. That’s for any office.

Smoke will lead the Wetumpka Indians into one final season beginning this Friday when they face arch-rival Prattville.

He has been selected one of the Top 10 AHSAA players in the River Region for 2017.


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BREAKING NEWS: Billingsley sent packing for home games by Autauga BOE

The Billingsley Bears will move their home games from Mims Field to possibly Marbury or Jemison due to a ruling by the Autauga County Board of Education. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 21, 2017)

BILLINGSLEY -There were just two weeks remaining until the 2017 season opener and the Billingsley Bears found a quarterback, a running game and the pieces of an offensive and defensive line puzzle that could possibly transform the Bears into a playoff team.

Now, the only thing missing is a football stadium.

On Friday, school officials were informed that Mims Field, the site of some of Billingsley High’s greatest triumphs, including a win over Parrish for the 1992 state championship, is unsafe and cannot be used for the 2017 football season.


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PREP OPENERS: Success Unlimited Academy looking to field team in 2018

Athletic director Bill Granger has plans for Success Unlimited Academy to field a football team in 2018. The jerseys are ready but the program needs financial help to get started. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 21, 2017)

While other athletic directors and football coaches are scrambling in August to get their team on the field for its first game, Bill Granger is quietly and efficiently working behind the scenes with a deadline of his own.

The Success Unlimited Academy athletic director doesn’t have his own football team, but he has plans for one. And if he can field a team in time for the 2018 football season, Granger should have several options on how the Mustangs will compete before they ever take the field.


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PREP FOOTBALL: Hooper opens season with win

Staff Report
(August 19, 2017)

HARPERSVILLE – Hooper Academy had a pair of 100-yard rushers and Stuart Langley had a team-high 13 tackles on defense as the Colts opened the 2017 season with a 28-6 win over Coosa Valley on Friday night.


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SECIS CLASSIC: Autauga holds off Valwood; Escambia Academy tops FBS

Autauga Academy running back Djay Gardner rushes through the Valwood defense in the SECIS Classic on Saturday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 13, 2017)

After holding Valwood School to minus-15 total yards and without a first down in the first half, no one could have expected Autauga Academy to maintain the same level of intensity in the second half of Saturday’s meeting in the second annual Southeastern Commission of Independent Schools’ Kickoff Classic at Cramton Bowl.

The Generals came out flat in the third quarter and the Valiants took advantage of it, scoring a pair of quick touchdowns to pull back into the contest before the Generals answered with a late touchdown to secure a 38-29 victory to extend their winning streak to 14 games.


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SECIS CLASSIC: Parkland (Miss.) runs over Frederica (Ga.); Terrell (Ga.), Lamar (Miss) win

Parklane's Kyrin Bickham fines running room Friday in the SECIS Classic at Cramton Bowl. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 12, 2017)

Parklane Academy relied on Magnum force to win its season opener with Frederica Academy.


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PREP OPENERS: SECIS Classic kicks off high school season

Autauga Academy goes through workouts prior to the season opener on Saturday in the SECIS Classic. (Photo by Tim Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 10, 2017)

The 2017 high school football season kicks off this weekend with the second annual Southeastern Commission of Independent Schools Kickoff Classic at Cramton Bowl, featuring three games on Friday and three more on Saturday.

The event kicked off last year with two games each day and expanded this year as additional private schools asked to participate in the prestigious regional event.


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PREP OPENERS: Lanier starts early, stays late

Sidney Lanier coach Marvin Cunningham led the Poets through two practices on the first day of workouts on Monday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 8, 2017)

In what has become a tradition, the Sidney Lanier Poets opened preseason camp at midnight on Monday.

They followed with an early practice in the heat and humidity of the morning.

It wasn’t easy but senior defensive end Alfred Thomas said it was necessary.

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Tide fans meet Daboll for first time on Saturday

Alabama held its annual "Fan Day" on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 7, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA – It was “Fan Day” at Alabama on Saturday, which meant it was the annual media day for taking team pictures and giving reporters their one shot at the Crimson Tide’s coordinators.

This was the first time new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has talked with the media in Tuscaloosa and several introductory measures had to be resolved, starting with the correct pronunciation of his name.


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Camellia Bowl alum dots various watch lists

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 4, 2017)

Almost 20 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl alumni are among the nation’s best collegiate players on the 17 preseason watch lists honoring players at their respective positions.

The watch lists, released over a two-week period, include a number of players from Camellia Bowl participants South Alabama, Bowling Green, Appalachian State, Ohio University and Toledo.


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Former Tide star Clinton-Dix continues to shine in NFL

Former Alabama star and current Green Bay defensive back Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix expects another good season for both the Crimson Tide and Packers. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 31, 2017)

Three years ago, former Alabama star Ha Ha Clinton-Dix went through a learning experience with the Green Bay Packers, missing a team-high 16 tackles in his rookie season.

This past season, he made 80 tackles (while missing just three), pulled in five interceptions, earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and got the Packers to pick up his fifth-year option to keep him under contract until 2018.

Once considered the new kid on the block, Clinton-Dix is one of the veterans on the Green Bay defense as it attempts to take the next step and return to the Super Bowl.


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Game times, TV channels set for first 3 weeks in SEC

Staff Report
(July 25, 2017)

The SEC Office on Tuesday announced the start times for games involving the SEC Network during the first three weeks of the 2017 season.


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COLUMN: Freeze not alone in the blame for Ole Miss troubles

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was released from his duties last week, leaving plenty of unanswered questions behind. (Photo contributed)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 24, 2017)

When calamities take place, such as the one we are witnessing in Oxford these days, I can’t help but refer to the master of the macabre, William Shakespeare…

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


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Carlson right at home as Auburn's returning kicker

Auburn's Daniel Carlson became just the seventh kicker/punter to attend SEC Media Days earlier this month.(Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 24, 2017)
Daniel Carlson looked a little out of place. And he knew it.

The Auburn placekicker is accustomed to being the focus of attention but this was different. At the recent Southeastern Conference Media Days, there are wide receivers, quarterbacks, linebackers and linemen, but rarely kickers.


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ALL-STAR WEEK: North edges South in football

Former Catholic star David Poole draws defenders after a catch in Thursday's All-Star Game.(Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 21, 2017)

David Poole was just thankful for the opportunity.

The Montgomery Catholic senior was one of 41 replacement players called on to play in the Alabama All-Star Sports Week football game at Cramton Bowl after the original all-stars had scheduling conflicts. Poole, to his credit, was the first player to put his name in the game book after returning the opening kickoff and had three receptions for 25 yards.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Confidence is high in Auburn camp

Gus Malzahn told the media on Thursday that Auburn should be a contender in 2017. (Staff Photo)

ByTim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 14, 2017)

HOOVER – If confidence breeds winning, then Auburn fans have plenty of reason for high expectations entering the 2017 season.

With eight starters back on offense, seven on defense and one of the nation’s most accurate kickers rounding out the special teams, head coach Gus Malzahn doesn’t seem concerned if anyone believes he’s on the hot seat.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Freeze states that integrity, character still exist at Ole Miss

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze spent the majority of his time defending his program at SEC Media Days. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 14, 2017)

HOOVER – It took nearly 3,000 words and more than 15 minutes but Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze did what he could to get his point across.

Just two days removed from more controversy surrounding a program already strife with trouble due to a five-year-old NCAA investigation, Freeze all but proclaimed that Ole Miss football was in good hands.

His opening statement at SEC Media Days on Thursday was the longest of any of the 14 coaches but it had more purpose than any other.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Confidence is high in Auburn camp

Gus Malzahn told the media on Thursday that Auburn should be a contender in 2017. (Staff Photo)

ByTim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 14, 2017)

HOOVER – If confidence breeds winning, then Auburn fans have plenty of reason for high expectations entering the 2017 season.

With eight starters back on offense, seven on defense and one of the nation’s most accurate kickers rounding out the special teams, head coach Gus Malzahn doesn’t seem concerned if anyone believes he’s on the hot seat.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Youth may be a challenge for Crimson Tide

Nick Saban stated that his 2017 team may be the youngest ever, particularly on defense. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 12, 2017)

HOOVER – There are more questions than answers with this edition of the Alabama Crimson Tide, but that’s not expected to keep the media at SEC Media from voting the Tide as the overwhelming choice to win the conference title in 2017.

Nick Saban, making his 11th appearance as the Tide’s head coach, called this one of the youngest squads he’s ever assembled, which often reflects a sign of rebuilding.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Fitzpatrick taking leadership role seriously

Alabama Minkah Fitzpatrick said he shouldered the blame with all of the leaders following last year's loss to Clemson in the championship game. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 12, 2017)

HOOVER – Minkah Fitzpatrick didn’t get much of a mention from his head coach during Wednesday’ SEC Media Days session.

In fact, there was only a small reference by Nick Saban about all three of Alabama’s representatives in the media room.

In the case of Fitzpatrick, it could be considered the norm since he is probably the most dependable player on a team that has a plethora of talent and reliability.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Sankey settles in

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was grilled on several topics and SEC Media Days this week. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 12, 2017)

HOOVER –Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey launched SEC Media Days 2017 with a state-of-the-conference address on the 50th anniversary of African-American involvement in SEC sports, but later found himself defending the conference’s media relationship with cable television, primarily ESPN.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Can Vandy contend? Mason says 'yes'

Derek Mason has high expectations for the Vanderbilt Commodores in 2017. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 11, 2017)

HOOVER – Here’s a fact known to anyone who has paid even moderate attention to college football.

The Vanderbilt football program has not won an SEC championship in its history. For those counting at home that’s 84 years.

It hasn’t come close. The last time Vandy won anything in the sport was prior to the conference’s existence when the Southern Conference was home to many of the current members of the SEC.  The league ended in 1932.

Why bring up these facts in 2017?


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: With return of running backs, Georgia already winning

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was all smiles when asked about the return of his stud running backs, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 11, 2017)

HOOVER – Year 2 of the Kirby Smart tenure at Georgia is about to begin.

And before the first snap of the 2017 season, he already has a couple of victories to his credit.

They came in the form of the return of his Cadillac running backs, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

As expected, Smart celebrated.


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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Orgeron is the man at LSU but does that translate to wins?

LSU coach Ed Orgeron has the enthusiasm but the question remains if he can lead the Tigers back to the SEC Championship. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 10, 2017)

HOOVER - LSU coach Ed Orgeron opened his talk at SEC Media Days on Monday with a story about his days as a child growing up in Louisiana.

He told all about watching LSU play Notre Dame and watching his hero, former Tiger great Ronnie Este.

He became a fan and is still one as well as the head coach.



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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Jones, Vols ignore the howls and stay positive

Tennessee coach Butch Jones was confident his team can be a factor in 2017. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 10, 2017)

HOOVER – Butch Jones made his fifth appearance at the annual SEC Media Days on Monday.

Just like the previous four, he kept it positive. 

If only his fans were as convinced that his team is on the right track.

For most, a 9-4 finish in the SEC would be a solid performance, considering the injuries the Volunteers suffered in 2016.

But the yells from Rocky Top weren't those of glee but more like anger and disgruntlement.


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SEC Media Days arrives in Hoover

Combined Report
(July 10, 2017)

The annual pilgrimage of coaches, players and support staff begins Monday for the 33rd SEC Media Days in Hoover.


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Moore takes over as AD at Hooper Academy

Formerly the head coach at Alabama Christian, Bill Moore is now the new athletic director at Hooper Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 26, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy coach Bill Moore will take on a different challenge after being named the athletic director at Hooper Academy earlier this week.
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McWhorter takes over football at Hooper Academy

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 22, 2017)

After getting bounced from a job at Montgomery Catholic in 2014 and leaving an unpleasant job in Selma the following year, Duane McWhorter was content to have simple teaching and coaching duties at Hooper Academy in 2016.

When coach Chad Michael left the Colts in late May after two seasons, McWhorter unexpectedly found himself with one more challenge as the school’s new head football coach.


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ACA turns to Sanford as new head football coach

Nate Sanford has been tabbed as the new head football coach at Alabama Christian Academy. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 21, 2017)

Alabama Christian Academy wasted no time in announcing offensive coordinator Nate Sanford will take over as the Eagles’ new football coach.

Sanford was formally introduced by athletic director Scott Galloway on Wednesday morning.


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Annual Camellia Bowl camp set for June 29

Young football players have a chance to participate in the annual Camellia Bowl Clinic on Saturday, June 29, at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 19, 2017)

Huntingdon College football coach Mike Turk and his staff will direct the fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic on June 29 at Cramton Bowl.


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TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH: Former Alabama star Siran Stacy shares his message

Siran Stacy overcame many obstacles to become one of the most potent running backs in Alabama football history. He has had many more obstacles in his personal life including the tragic loss of his wife and four of his children in a car wreck in 2007. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 16, 2017)

Paul “Bear” Bryant retired from coaching before Siran Stacy ever suited up for Geneva High School but the shifty runner with great vision and blazing speed never lost sight of his dream to play college football at the University of Alabama.

The obstacles he overcame to emerge as a star for the Crimson Tide are just one part of a life of professional setbacks and a horrific personal tragedy that set him on a path toward the creation of Siran Stacy Ministries.

On Monday, he will serve as the guest host for the 20th Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. For Stacy, Turner’s battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which led to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his death in March, 2016, hits home for a teammate who had to battle depression following the loss of his wife and four of his five children in an automobile accident in 2007.

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FCS Kickoff game gets promotion with golf outing

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 14, 2017)

PRATTVILLE -- Tuesday was an opportunity for participants and sponsors of the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff to come together at RTJ Capitol Hill for a friendly round of golf after lunch. And even though it’s June, the collection of coaches and game officials in the Deep South meant the conversation turned rather quickly toward football.


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Trinity's Loyal holds first spring practices

New Trinity coach Barry Loyal goes through spring workouts with his offensive linemen during a recent practice. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 26, 2017)

Trinity Presbyterian doesn’t usually hold spring football practice.

For the first time in 28 years, a new coach will be at the helm of the Wildcats’ football program. So Barry Loyal is taking advantage of a few stifling hot afternoons in May to get accustomed to his new players.


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Second round of SECIS Football Classic set

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 17, 2017)

The Southeastern Commission of Independent Schools will hold its second Kickoff Classic on Aug. 11-12 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl, expanding the format from eight teams to 12 after a successful debut in 2016.

“There were some teams that needed games,” Alabama Independent School Association athletic director Roddie Beck said, “and word of mouth got out how well some of them enjoyed it last year so more teams wanted to get involved.”


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Raycom Camellia Bowl gets primetime slot for 2017

Contributed
(May 10, 2017)

The fourth annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The game will feature a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from the Sun Belt Conference and will be televised at 7 p.m. CST (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN and aired on ESPN Radio.


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Loyal returns to lead Trinity football

Barry Loyal was announced as the new head football coach at Trinity last Friday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 1, 2017)

Barry Loyal embraced the winning tradition at Trinity Presbyterian School but the new Wildcat coach said to continue the tradition, the players will have to embrace a more physical style of play while continuing to focus on the fundamentals.


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COLUMN: Winners and losers from Crimson Tide's A-Day Game

Wide receiver Robert Foster was one of the big winners from Saturday's A-Day Game. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 24, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA – Did you come out to Alabama’s A-Day game expecting the same dull defensive oriented performance?

It was anything but dull as bombs filled the air, receivers made plays and the final outcome wasn’t decided until JK Scott hit a 30-yard field goal on the final play of the scrimmage for a 27-24 win by the Crimson team.

But what did the fans in attendance and the millions more watching on ESPN really see? Did they learn anything from watching a Saban-coached offense go up against a Saban-coached defense?


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Ragsdale says family biggest reason for giving up coaching

After 28 seasons, Randy Ragsdale has stepped down as the head football coach at Trinity Presbyterian. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 17, 2017)

A week after stepping down as head football coach at Trinity Presbyterian, Randy Ragsdale broke his silence and explained the timing of his decision.

Ragsdale closed out the 2016 campaign with a 33-21 loss to St. James to complete a 3-7 season, the worst of his career and the second worst in school history. Asked at the time whether he would return for a 29th season, he said he loved his dual role as head football coach and the dean of the middle school.

By March, he had changed his mind and went to Kerry Palmer to discuss his future.


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SEC announces football Media Days dates

Contributed
(February 28, 2017)

The Southeastern Conference's 2017 football media days will be held July 10-13 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, according to an announcement by the league Tuesday.


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Daboll, Pannunzio made official as Alabama assistants

Brian Daboll, seen here with New England quarterback Tom Brady, was officially named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach by Nick Saban and Alabama on Monday. (Photo courtesy New England Patriots/NFL)

Combined Reports
(February 20, 2017)

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Brian Daboll on Monday as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Saban also announced the hiring of Joe Pannunzio to coach tight ends and handle special teams.

The news came after speculation swirled last week about the possible hires


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CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Clemson wins in dramatic fashion

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson spins in the air from the hit of the Alabama defense in Monday's College Football Playoff Championship. (Photo courtesy CFP)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 10, 2017)

TAMPA, Fla. – It was one of the most dramatic finishes in championship game history.

Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow with a 2-yard touchdown pass with one second left to left Clemson to a 35-31 victory over Alabama in the CFP National Championship at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night.


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CFP CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: Streaks broken in title game

Bo Scarbough breaks free for the first touchdown of the game during Alabama's 35-31 loss to Clemson on Monday. (Photo courtesy CFP)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 10, 2017)

TAMPA, Fla. – Plenty of streaks were snapped on Monday night with Clemson’s 35-31 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the CFP National Championship at Raymond James Stadium.


First, Alabama’s 26-game winning streak, dating back to a 2015 loss to Ole Miss, was snapped. Obviously, it was the longest current winning streak in college football, but it was also the third longest streak in Crimson Tide and Southeastern Conference history. Alabama had 28-game winning streaks snapped in 1980 and 1993.


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CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Hurts shrugs off mistakes

Freshman Jalen Hurts is set to lead Alabama against Clemson in the CFP Championship game on Monday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 9, 2017)

He’s coming off the worst game of his short career, but like any bad play he encountered during the season, Alabama quarterback Jaalen Hurts just shrugs it off.

It doesn’t matter if the last game was the biggest to that point – the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl semifinal win over Washington – or if the next game is the CFP National Championship. Hurts, as he has been all year, remains unflappable.


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CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: New Tide OC Sarkisian seems right at home

New Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian spoke to the media for the first time on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 7, 2017)

There will be a different demeanor from Alabama’s offensive coordinator on the sideline Monday night for the CFP National Championship. And Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts likes it.

“When we talk about coaching, I've been coached in high school, so all the getting cussed at and all that stuff, I'm fine with that because that's what I'm used to,” Hurts said. “So when you see ‘Sark’ doing it, it's like, I like that. I like the fire in his eyes. I like the alpha dog mentality he has, the demeanor. He's just that type of guy.”


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CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Tide's freshman offensive lineman avoids spotlight despite success

Alabama freshman offensive lineman Jonah Williams finally spoke to the media last week prior to the Peach Bowl but he enjoys his anonymity. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(January 6, 2017)

Jonah Williams is not one for attention.

Alabama’s true freshman offensive tackle didn’t complain when he became aware of Nick Saban’s policy that first-year players weren’t allowed to speak to the press.

It’s his nature.


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PRESS PICKS: Butler wins in a landslide

Staff Report
(January 5, 2017)

The final picks are in and to no surprise, Michael Butler is the champion for 2016. It is his second title in the history of the contest.
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2017 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Rematch provides different nuances

Head coaches Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney meet again in the 2017 College Football Playoff championship. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 4, 2017)

Last year’s CFP National Championship Game featured plenty of offense from both teams and it took a pair of special teams plays to finally swing the outcome in favor of Alabama.

This year’s Clemson team is better, both coaches agree, a point that hasn’t swayed the odds makers from installing the Crimson Tide as a six-point favorite in the rematch.


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Kiffin the subject of CFP Championship teleconference

Nick Saban reiterated the situation with Lane Kiffin during Tuesday's CFP press conference. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(January 3, 2017)

It was supposed to be a media opportunity to talk about the upcoming CFP national championship game, but Nick Saban’s decision to replace offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin with Steve Sarkisian on Monday changed the direction of Saban’s teleconference on Tuesday.

Saban tried to deflect the focus with his very first answer, but it was clear that a simple “we made a statement about this yesterday” was not satisfactory.


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PEACH BOWL/CFP: No surprise - Tide defense dominant again in win over Huskies

Linebacker Ryan Anderson picks off a Jake Browning pass and returns it 26 yards for an Alabama touchdown in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(December 31, 2016)

ATLANTA – It was an ominous start for the Alabama defense.

The Washington Huskies’ second possession of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl/College Football Playoff semifinal looked a lot like the first for the Florida Gators in the opening drive of the SEC Championship.

Both ended with touchdowns.

And like the conference championship, it would be the jumpstart the Alabama Crimson Tide needed on the way to a 24-7 victory and a second-straight trip to the national championship game.


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PEACH BOWL/CFP: Tempers flare in final minutes of Tide win over Washington

Jonathan Allen records a sack on Washington's Jake Browning in Alabama's 24-7 win in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 31, 2016)

ATLANTA – The outcome was already decided and frustration started to set in for the fourth-ranked Washington Huskies.

On two of the final four plays, there were offsetting penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct. The culprit, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster said, was a Washington offense that had been throttled all night by the Crimson Tide defense.


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PEACH BOWL/CFP: Carver's Wilson making mark in more ways than one

Freshman linebacker Mack Wilson has become a Jack of all trades this season for the Crimson Tide. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 30, 2016)

ATLANTA – For Mack Wilson, it was all about an opportunity.

He showed incredible maturity as a freshman at Robert E. Lee High, playing quarterback and punting for the football team while dunking basketballs for the Generals during the winter months.

Over the next three years, after transferring to crosstown rival G.W. Carver, he was a standout linebacker who handled punting duties as well, shifting to quarterback a time or two during his senior season because of struggles at the position.

So when he got to Alabama, he figured his wide range of skills could help the Crimson Tide in a number of positions.


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PEACH BOWL/CFP: Hamilton's season-ending injury strengthens bond among linebackers

Former G.W. Carver standout Shaun Dion Hamilton was third on the team in tackles before a season-ending knee injury in the SEC Championship win against Florida. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(December 29, 2016)

ATLANTA – Alabama junior linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton sat at a table during Thursday’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Media Day with his right leg propped on a chair.

His season over after suffering a torn ACL late in the first half of the SEC Championship Game, he was in no mood for ironies.

Yet, he rested on the Georgia Dome turf just a few yards away from where he heard the pop against Florida.


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PEACH BOWL/CFP: Kiffin clears the air in final PC as Tide OC

Alabama's Lane Kiffin meets with the press during Wednesday's press conference at the Peach Bowl. (Photo courtesy Peach Bowl)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(December 28, 2016)

ATLANTA –It may be his last time in front of the media covering Alabama’s football team, so offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin wanted to make sure he cleared the air of all those nasty rumors.

You know, the one about where he was forced out at Alabama and had to take a job as Florida Atlantic’s new head coach because he couldn’t get along with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.


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UPDATED: Saban sees good and bad in first scrimmage

Derrick Henry carries the football during Alabama's first scrimmage of 2015. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 16, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA. – Alabama’s first preseason scrimmage on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium settled nothing, which left head coach Nick Saban even more frustrated, if that’s possible, as the Crimson Tide searches for a starting quarterback among its five candidates.

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PRESS PICKS: Panel says national title race wide open

Staff Report
(August 15, 2015)

Another season arrives in college football and the panel is ready to tell everyone what it thinks will happen in 2015.

The defending champion, Mike Peacock (Raycom), is ready to repeat what was his maiden voyage in Press Picks. He has the majority of contestants back along with two newcomers.

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Organizers expect more success with 2015 Raycom Camellia Bowl

The first-ever Raycom Camellia Bowl between Bowling Green and South Alabama was a success. Organizers expect the 2015 version to be even better. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 14, 2015)

Bowl games are not only important to the community, but they can provide pivotal moments for the participating football programs, Greg McElroy said.

The former University of Alabama quarterback and current SEC Network analyst was in Montgomery on Thursday for the Camellia Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center and spoke on how the Crimson Tide’s participation in the 2007 Independence Bowl jump-started the program’s rise to prominence under first-year head coach Nick Saban.

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Tuskegee opens fall drills

Contributed
(August 14, 2015)

TUSKEGEE - The Tuskegee University football team opened the 10th fall camp under head coach Willie Slater with 96 players on Thursday afternoon.

The Golden Tigers, coming off a 9-3 record and the SIAC championship, return eight 2015 Preseason All-Conference selections. Of those eight, six are on the defensive side of the ball led by First Team selections Jewel Ratliff, Julian Morgan and Michael Robinson. The other six selected include Cedric Cuff, Osband Thompson, Darian Hall, Marquel Gardner (offense) and Devozea Gaines (special teams).

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McElroy says Tide fans should not worry about Bama QB situation... yet

Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy spoke at Thursday's Camellia Bowl Kickoff luncheon. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 13, 2015)

Don’t worry Tide fans.

That’s the message from former Alabama quarterback and current SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy, who was in town on Thursday to speak at a Camellia Bowl luncheon to kick off ticket sales for the 2015 game.

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Tide quarterback battle about to hit critical stage

Alec Morris is one of five quarterbacks in contention for the starting role for Alabama this fall. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Athletics Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 13, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA -- It was an ominous warning, a sign that even five-star recruits aren’t natural-born leaders.

Alabama completed its eighth practice on Wednesday, roughly a third of the way through fall camp, with no starting quarterback in sight. As the battle continues among senior Jake Coker, junior Alec Morris, sophomore Cooper Bateman, redshirt freshman David Cornwell and true freshman Blake Barnett, time isn’t on the Crimson Tide’s side as head coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin try to sort out a logjam at the position.

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PREP PREVIEW: Vols to build on last year's playoff berth

Jeff Davis coach Lee Carter watches his running backs go through drills during a recent practice. The Volunteers open the season Aug. 21 against LeFlore. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 11, 2015)

Ask Lee Carter what he expects to be the difference in the Jeff Davis Volunteers in 2015 and his answer is right to the point.

Building games in the third quarter.

“Executing in third quarters,” he said. “Third quarters last year were kind of up and down for us. When we did execute in third quarters, we won games; when we didn’t, we lost games.”

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PREP PRESEASON: New Lowndes coach creates 'bonding' time in first week

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 5, 2015)

Bob Taylor was thinking about chemistry when he loaded up the bus and headed west on U.S. Highway 80.

The first-year Lowndes Academy football coach was hired in June to revive the Rebels’ football fortunes after four straight years of losing. The first step, figured the coach known for rebuilding programs at Lakeside and Sumter, was to get his players away from family and friends and learn the meaning of team.

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Heat doesn't stop the beginning of high school preseason drills

Park Crossing opens scrimmages in the second year of varsity football on Monday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 4, 2015)

The  sun was blazing. The temperature was well in the 90s and there was no breeze to be found on Monday.

For a high school football coach, it was a perfect day to start preseason workouts.

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Lacey the leader in Tuskegee's quest for another SIAC title

Tuskegee junior quarterback Kevin Lacey speaks to Michael Butler of WTLS during SIAC Media Day. The former Wetumpka star expects to lead the Golden Tigers back to the conference championship. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 3, 2015)

After splitting time with Justin Norad last season, former Wetumpka High School star Kevin Lacey understands the success of the rebuilt Tuskegee offense will rest squarely on his shoulders in 2015.

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Bama's Fan Day set for Aug. 9

Contributed
(July 31, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA - The University of Alabama football team's annual Fan Day is set for Sunday, August 9. The Crimson Tide will hold an open practice in Bryant-Denny Stadium from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Players and coaches will be available for autographs immediately after the practice on the field at approximately 4:45 p.m.

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Tuskegee picked to repeat as division champs

Combined Reports
(July 22, 2015)

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) released their predicted order of finish, as selected by the league's head coaches, on Monday afternoon with the two teams who played in the SIAC championship game last season predicted to do the same in 2015.


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SIAC Football Media Day set for Monday in Montgomery

Contributed
(July 19, 2015)

In conjunction with their annual luncheon and summer meetings, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) will host its 2015 Football Media Day on Monday, July 20 at the Holiday Inn Montgomery Airport South in Montgomery.

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Tide places six on preseason first team All-SEC

Staff Report
(July 17, 2015)

The Southeastern Conference released its All-SEC teams from this week's SEC Media Days event in Hoover.

Alabama led the way with 12 players selected by the media members in attendance this week.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Coaches all business on final day of event

Georgia head football coach Mark Richt was all business Thursday during SEC Media Days. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 16, 2015)

HOOVER -  On the final day of SEC Media Days, smiles on coaches’ faces were hard to come by.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt seemed stone-faced through most of his interviews. LSU coach Les Miles wasn’t his jovial, joking self.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is battling his own problems with player investigations by the NCAA and another Confederate flag flap, meaning his jaw stayed relatively stern.
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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Bama tabbed as Western champ; Auburn picked as overall champ in SEC

Staff Report
(July 16, 2015)

If there was any question of the wide-open race that is to be the Southeastern Conference championship, look no further than the media selections from this week's SEC Media Days.

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Auburn's Jones among players on Thorpe Award watch list

Combined Reports
(July 16, 2015)

Auburn senior Jonathan Jones is one of three Southeastern Conference players on the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation’s top defensive back.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Criticism nothing new for Saban, Tide

Alabama coach Nick Saban received criticism after a few of his comments Wednesday at SEC Media Days. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 15, 2015)

HOOVER – What’s more interesting than listening to Alabama head football coach Nick Saban discuss his football team?

How about the comments from the press afterwards?

The vitriol. The scorn. And all the criticism that goes with it.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Spurrier not ready for Swan Song yet

Steve Spurrier spoke to the media on Tuesday. The question - was it the last time?. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 14, 2015)

HOOVER – Steve Spurrier has become a bit of a butt of old-age jokes so why not start his press conference with one of his own?


“A lot of familiar faces out there after a lot of years coming to this event.,” he said “I figured a bunch of you guys would have retired by now.  (Laughter). Just kidding. Good to be here,”

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Shaw states medical observer to be part of player safety in 2015

SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw provides the media the new rules changes for 2015. (Photo courtesy Southeastern Conference)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 14, 2015)

HOOVER – Southeastern Conference officials will begin using a medical observer at games this fall in an effort to improve player safety.

Steve Shaw, Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials, said the observer was used as an experiment in some conference games last fall and the game was never stopped but “if we have one stop and we save a potential concussion issue with a player, it’s all worth it.”


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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Despite past, high hopes no concern for Auburn Tigers

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn expects his Tigers to show improvement in 2015. (Photo courtesySoutheastern Conference)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 13, 2015)

HOOVER - Traditionally, the preseason hype machine has not been pleasant for the Auburn Tigers.

It is a fact that hasn’t been lost on coach Gus Malzahn and his players who were in attendance on Monday at the 31st SEC Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Sankey takes the conference reins

Greg Sankey addresses the media for the first time as the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference at SEC Media Days. (Photo courtesy Matt Lowe/Lindy's Sports)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 13, 2015)

HOOVER - The Southeastern Conference Media Days kicked off with an appearance by new commissioner Greg Sankey, marking the first time since 1990 that neither Roy Kramer nor Mike Slive addressed the media throng at the Winfrey Hotel.


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Coverage of 2015 SEC Media Days begins on RRS, WTLS and NetAL.com

Combined Report
(July 13, 2015)

The annual pilgrimage of coaches, players and support staff begins today for the 31st SEC Media Days in Hoover.

WTLS, River Region Sports and Network Alabama will provide four-day coverage of the event beginning at noon with RRS Radio on Monday. The coverage will continue with the Wake-Up Call at 6 a.m. and the Paul Finebaum Show at 2 p.m. each day.

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Autauga Academy's Howard on Mackey watch list

Former Autauga Academy star O.J. Howard was named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 8, 2015)

Former Autauga Academy standout O.J. Howard is among the players on the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate tight end.

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Johnson makes Maxwell preseason watch list

Jeremy Johnson has been tabbed for the preseason watch list of the 79th annual Maxwell Award given to the nation's top collegiate player. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 7, 2015)

Former G.W. Carver High standout and projected starting Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson is among the 15 Southeastern Conference players on the preseason watch list for the 79th annual Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate football player.

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Wetumpka's Golden named to Hornung Watch list

Former Wetumpka High School star Jamal Golden was named to the pre-season list of players to watch for the Paul Hornung Award. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 6, 2015)

The first of the preseason watch lists in college football was released on Monday and while it contained no players from Auburn or Alabama, it did highlight a familiar player in the River Region.

The Paul Hornung Award watch list was released on Monday, listing 44 of the top all-purpose players in college football, including Wetumpka’s Jamal Golden.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Conference adds 'Beyond the Field' for select players

Contributed
(July 6, 2015)

BIRMINGHAM – The Southeastern Conference is bringing a new element to its annual Football Media Days in 2015 as each school will send at least one student-athlete with a compelling story outside of his athletic endeavors. The Conference is calling the initiative “Beyond The Field: Stories of the SEC.”

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Two Golden Tigers earn preseason A-A status

Contributed
(June 22, 2015)

The first preseason college football All-America teams was released by USA College Football this weekend, and a pair of returning Tuskegee Golden Tigers have been placed on the list.


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Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic grows in second year

Tommy Chandler, former UAB coach and clinic volunteer, works with linebackers during drills at the second-annual Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic at Cramton Bowl.(Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 18, 2015)

Approximately 175 participants showed up for the second annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic at Cramton Bowl, braving the heat to pick up a few pointers on football from UAB head coach Bill Clark and his staff.


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Clark to lead annual Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic set for Thursday

Last year's Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic was a success. Promoters expect the 2015 edition to be even better.(Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 16, 2015)

It’s less about the fundamentals and more about the fun.

That’s the attitude UAB coach Bill Clark is taking with one-day camps he is holding in Montgomery on Thursday for the Camellia Bowl and in Birmingham on Friday for the Birmingham Bowl.

Clark, the highly successful coach who molded Prattville High into a championship contender from 1999-2007, who helped South Alabama develop into a Camellia Bowl participant as a defensive coordinator from 2008-2012, set a ton of records as head coach at Jacksonville State in 2013 and made the Blazers bowl eligible in his first year at UAB in 2014 will conduct the second annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Youth Clinic at Cramton Bowl from 9 a.m. to noon at Cramton Bowl.


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Cramton Bowl schedule slam packed for 2015

G.W. Carver and Prattville will play on Sept. 25 as part of the busy schedule at Cramton Bowl this fall. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent

(June 15, 2015)

It’s a daunting task, trying to cram five high school football programs into one venue.

In the past, it was a cooperative effort among the coaches at the high schools. These days, the task falls to Montgomery Public Schools athletic director Brandon Dean and trying to schedule five high school programs into Thursday and Friday night playing dates at Crampon Bowl is a chore no one envies.


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Harbaugh invitation to Prattville Elite Camp brings unexpected attention

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh caused a stir recently with the announcement that he would lead the annual Prattville Elite Football Camp on Friday.(Photo contributed)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 2, 2015)

The football world will have eyes on Prattville High School this Friday.

But it has nothing to do with the Lions or their preparations to make it back to the Super 7 in 2015.

The annual Prattville Elite Football Camp will feature the usual number of top players from across the River Region but also a polarizing figure in the world of college football.

New Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh and members of his staff will be in town to lead the camp on Friday. The camp, which is open to any football player ages 14-18, is expected to draw a record number of participants.

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CBS adds two dates to SEC football coverage - one includes Auburn opener

Contributed
(May 28, 2015)

CBS Sports, the exclusive national network broadcaster of SEC home football games, showcasing the best games from the best conference with the “SEC Game of the Week” has expanded its SEC ON CBS schedule with the addition of two early-season match-ups for the 2015 season.


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Neville's legacy leads to induction to Sports Hall of Fame

Montgomery native and former football star Tommy Neville will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame this weekend.(Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 16, 2015)

Tommy Neville was uncertain of his future when he pulled into Red Campbell’s Gulf station on Fairview Avenue in Montgomery in August, 1961.

Campbell, a former Mississippi State football star and ardent Bulldog supporter, was about to change Neville’s future with a couple of questions and a phone call.

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North-South All-Star football game loaded with River Region talent

Contributed
(May 5, 2015)

Eleven players and two coaches from the River Region have been selected to participate in the 56th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game scheduled for July 17.

The teams comprised of 2015 seniors were announced by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).


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Five Lions sign football scholarships

With head coach Chad Anderson looking on (back), five players from Prattville recently signed football scholarships including: (from left) Anthony Brown, Nate Anderson,,Harrison McDaniel, Christian Mays, William Johnston. (Photo contributed)

By Jimmy White
Special to RRS
(April 30, 2015)

PRATTVILLE - Five Prattville High School senior football players recently signed grant-in-aid scholarships during a ceremony at the school’s library.

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Tide quarterback battle still in limbo after spring game

Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker (14) had a so-so day in leading the White offense. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 18, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA – When Alabama coach Nick Saban said he didn’t have a number one quarterback, he wasn’t kidding.

A crowd of 65,175 braved the elements to attend Saturday’s A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, with everyone keeping an eye on the battle to become Blake Sims’ successor at quarterback.


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Faulkner impressive in annual spring game

Faulkner football coach Charlie Boren was pleased with Friday's annual spring game. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(April 18, 2015)

Faulkner head football coach Charlie Boren liked what he saw during Faulkner’s annual Spring Game, a situational scrimmage of just more than an hour Friday night at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium.


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Kiffin to return to Crimson Tide staff for 2015

Nick Saban announced on Saturday that offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Lane Kiffin would return to the Alabama sidelines next season. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

Combined Reports
(January 24, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Saturday that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would remain in his current position with the Crimson Tide. Kiffin was a finalist for the Broyles Award last season, which is given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.


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Norman named national player of year

Jared Norman of Evangel Family Christian was recently named D-2 National Homeschool Offensive Player of the Year. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(November 20, 2014)

Jared Norman, a junior at Evangel Family Christian Academy, the homeschool ministry of Evangel Church, was recently named the Division 2 National Homeschool Championship Series Offensive Player of the Year for the 2014 football season.


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PRESS PICKS: Like the Tide, Peacock continues to roll

Staff Report
(November 20, 2014)

In a week in which Alabama claimed the top spot in the College Football Playoff poll, the top of the Press Picks didn't change.


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Troy opens fall practice

Troy players gather prior to opening fall practice on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Troy Unv. Athletic Dept.)

Contributed
(July 31, 2014)

TROY, Ala. - The Troy football team opened fall camp on Thursday morning with a three-hour session on the practice fields adjacent to Veterans Memorial Stadium and Trojan Arena. The coaches worked the players in a number of different facets in preparation for the 2014 season, which is now just 30 days away.


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PREP SCHEDULES 2014: Class 5A, 6A and 7A at a glance (with late changes)

Staff Report
(July 31, 2014)

River Region Sports concludes its annual preview of the upcoming schedules for local high school teams. Today we take a look at teams in Classes 5A, 6A and 7A in the AHSAA.


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PREP SCHEDULES 2014: Classes 1A and 2A

Staff Report
(July 29, 2014)

River Region Sports continues its annual preview of the upcoming schedules for local high school teams. Today we take a look at teams in Classes 1A and 2A in the AHSAA.

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PREP SCHEDULES 2014: AISA at a glance

Staff Report
(July 28, 2014)

Believe it or not, high school football teams begin practicing this week. Teams in the Alabama Independent School Association can take the field in shorts and helmets on Thursday to begin preparations for the 2014 season.

Which means it's time for the annual schedule rehearsal for River Region teams.


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Two early TDs lift South over North

Contributed
(July 25, 2014)

The South struck quickly scoring touchdowns on its first two offensive plays to take an early 14-0 lead at Cramton Bowl Thursday en route to a 20-12 victory over the South in the AHSAA’s 55th North-South All-Star football game.

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Mauk ready to take next step as Mizzou quarterback

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk might not be considered the 'bearded wonder' yet but another solid season might change that. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(July 16, 2014)

HOOVER – Forgive Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk for attempting to continue a trend for the Tigers this season.

Apparently, beards are in. Refer any questions to him and take note of the growth on his chin.

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Spurrier, Gamecocks out to rewrite history

Steve Spurrier has the South Carolina Gamecocks in position to win its first SEC title - if things fall into place. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(July 15, 2014)

HOOVER –Steve Spurrier spent part of his time among Tuesday’s SEC Media Days throng rewriting history.

South Carolina’s candid head football coach was discussing the new rivalry with Texas A&M (which will be played opening weekend on Thursday, Aug. 28) and the trophy that will be rewarded to the winner each year.


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Marshall absent from SEC Media Days but still topic of conversation

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks football on set with ESPN during Monday's SEC Media Days event in Hoover. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(July 14, 2014)

HOOVER – Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was all about walking down memory lane in his opening statement at the 2014 SEC Media Days on Monday. The event’s first coach at the podium opened with his explanation of the Auburn Tigers’ theme in 2013 – “Together” - and worked into discussion of great recollections.

But the print media wasn’t interested in long ago. The first question had to do with the past weekend and didn’t beat around the bush.


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SEC Media Days No. 30 hits Hoover; RRS, WTLS ready to cover

Combined Report
(July 14, 2014)

Now that the World Cup is handed off to Germany, it's time to talk SEC football.

Make that serious talk of SEC football.

Monday begins the pageantry of what has become the event itself with the 30th annual SEC Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.

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SEC Media Days schedule released

Combined Report
(July 9, 2014)

The SEC has announced the student-athletes that are scheduled to attend the 2014 SEC Media Days event at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.


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River Region teams move closer to preseason workouts at Faulkner's 7-on-7 camp

Quarterback Chandler Taylor and Alabama Christian were part of several teams participating in Tuesday's 7-on-7 Tournament at Faulkner University. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(July 8, 2014)

Alabama Christian Academy quarterback Chandler Taylor hasn’t spent much time on the gridiron this summer. Considering he is one of the top baseball prospects in the state of Alabama, it makes sense.

But, when he’s in town, he spends time on the ACA campus for workouts and throwing to receivers.

On Tuesday, he joined his teammates at Faulkner University for the annual 7-on-7 tournament.

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Harris to take his talents to Auburn in 2015

St. James senior Jalen Harris (left) credited former Auburn star Philip Lutzenkirchen with moving forward in his work ethic which put him in position to play for Auburn in 2015. (Photo courtesy Jeff Shearer/WSFA)

Staff Report
(June 26, 2014)

It took a few years before St. James senior Jalen Harris realized what he wanted to do with his future. Early in life, he was all about basketball.

Then he grew several inches, added weight and almost overnight, Harris became interested in another sport.


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2014 Cramton Bowl schedule released

Coach Tyrone Rogers and Robert E. Lee open their 2014 season on Aug. 21 against Sidney Lanier. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(June 20, 2014)

The city of Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department has released the 2014 football schedule for Cramton Bowl.

It begins in July with the annual North-South All-Star Game as part of All-Star Sports Week.


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ESPN announces SEC TV schedule for first three weeks

Contributed
(May 30, 2014)

ESPN announced Friday that the Alabama's football game against Southern Mississippi on Sept. 13 will be televised on ESPN2 with kickoff slated for 5 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.


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SEC sets non-division rotation for next 12 football seasons

Combined Reports
(May 19, 2014)

The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced a 12-year rotation of non-division opponents for SEC football schedules through 2025.


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Camelia Bowl gets favorable date, time

Staff Report
(May 10, 2014)

Montgomery’s newest bowl game now has a date and a time.

Officials announced on Friday that the Camellia Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 20, with a prime time kickoff. Johnny Williams, executive director of Montgomery’s bowl game, made the announcement through Raycom Media.


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SEC Network sets first month schedule

Contributed
(May 1, 2014)

The SEC Network, the new national sports network launching August 14 and operated by ESPN, will air a game featuring every football team in the Southeastern Conference within the first four weeks of the 2014 college football season. The first 16 games, released today by the SEC and ESPN, include a home game from all 14 SEC football stadiums.  In addition, eight SEC schools will open their 2014 seasons on the network, including the defending SEC Champion, Auburn, and Arkansas in a conference matchup at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 30.


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