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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Billingsley updates home schedule

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 25, 2017)

Billingsley’s plight with its football stadium has drawn the attention of others.

Billingsley coaches and players learned last Friday their football field was condemned for the 2017 season, forcing them to move their six home games to other locations.


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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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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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Monson sees more success in future of LAMP athletics

Construction continues for the new LAMP school building. At the same time, new principal Matthew Monson is looking to improve the school's athletic program. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 7, 2017)

After overseeing what is arguably the most successful season in the history of LAMP athletics, principal Matthew Monson is aiming for higher goals in 2017-18.

The Class 4A program likely will never field a football program and doesn’t have a golf team, but qualified or made an impact in eight of the 15 sports that have championship play, reaching the semifinals in baseball and winning the school’s first-ever sports title in boys’ cross country in 2016-17.


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ACA searching for new coach after Moore's resignation

Bill Moore recently announced his resignation from Alabama Christian Academy, leaving the school searching for a new football coach. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 13, 2017)

Alabama Christian Academy will be seeking its seventh head football coach in the last 17 years after school officials asked for the resignation of Bill Moore on June 2.

No reason was given for Moore’s resignation, but it may force the school to promote from within the staff because of its bad timing. Alabama schools will be spending the next few weeks at seven-on-seven camps – including one at the end of the month that ACA will be hosting – and will open fall practice in eight weeks on Aug. 7.


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State Duals wrestling 1st round opens across the state

Combined Reports
(January 19, 2017)

The first-ever AHSAA Wrestling Duals tournament gets underway this Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 20 first-round and quarter-final matches in Class 6A and 1A/5A and the quarterfinals only in Class 7A.


Class 7A qualified the winner and runner-up in regular-season play from four regions while Classes 6A and 1A/5A qualified the winner and runner-up from eight regions. Teams will meet in head-to-head matches.


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PREP CAPSULES: Local teams warm up for playoffs

Staff Report
(October 29, 2015)

It's tuneup time for many teams in the River Region.

For others, it's one more chance for victory.


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Upsets abound during Friday's key games

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 26, 2015)

Teams that had more to play for appeared to play better on Friday night, with several River Region teams playing themselves into the playoffs.

The two most noteworthy winners were Robert E. Lee, which defeated Prattville 48-28, and Reeltown, which beat Lanett 28-18. A loss would have left either out of the playoffs.


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AHSAA adopts new pitch count rule

Contributed
(October 22, 2015)

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved changing the current pitching rule for baseball from innings pitched to a pitch count, beginning with the 2017 AHSAA baseball season.

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PREP CAPSULES: Do or die arrives for several teams

Staff Report
(October 22, 2015)

For several teams in the River Region, it's time to put up or shut up.

Several playoff spots are up for grabs in what is the final week of region play in the AHSAA. Some teams can improve their seeding with a win while others need a win to earn a spot.


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UPDATED: Playoff picture a little muddy heading into final week of region play

Coach Tyrone Rogers and Robert E. Lee are still in contention for the Class 7A playoffs. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(October 19, 2015)

It might be hard to find a regular-season game that meant more to the playoff picture than Prattville’s upset loss to Auburn High on Friday night.

It threw the entire Class 7A Region 2 standings – and the projected playoff picture -- into chaos. With that loss, Smiths Station, Robert E. Lee, Prattville and Enterprise are currently tied for third place in the region and even Jeff Davis, which lost on Friday to region champion Central-Phenix City, isn’t totally eliminated from the playoff picture.

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PREP CAPSULES: First place on the line in several local games

Staff Report
(October 8, 2015)

The regular season is shrinking. The chances for wins are dwindling.

Teams in the River Region are feeling a little urgency heading into this week's action with several teams in position to make the playoffs or actually win titles.

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PREP CAPSULES: Five weeks left for teams to secure playoff berth

Staff Report
(October 1, 2015)

We head to the backside of the schedule and we can officially start talking playoffs.

Every team in the River Region has key region games remaining in the season. And while there are but five weeks remaining, a lot can happen.

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Lee beats Jeff Davis, stakes claim to city title

The Lee Generals celebrate the "capture" of the Battle of the Bowl trophy after the win over Jeff Davis on Thursday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 18, 2015)

There are times when Robert E. Lee’s football team looks self-destructive and counterproductive, but not in city games.

The Generals claimed the city championship by dominating Jeff Davis 31-23 at Cramton Bowl on Thursday night in an important region contest for both teams.

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Familiar face visits Vols during preparations for biggest rival

Former Jeff Davis coach Charles Lee spoke to the Vols football team during preparations for rival Lee on Wednesday.(Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(September 17, 2015)

A familiar face stepped onto the Jeff Davis practice field on Wednesday afternoon to talk to the 2015 edition of the Volunteers about their 4-0 start.

The school’s winningest coach, Charles Lee, returned to the field where he served as head coach from 1980-1997 to talk to the Vols about the school’s tradition and expectations for what was once considered one of the top high school programs in the state.
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PREP CAPSULES: Perfect records on the line in fifth week of the season

Staff Report
(September 17, 2015)

Entering the fifth week of the season, there have been a few surprises in the River Region.

None bigger than Elmore County, which enters this week's tilt with Leeds with a perfect 4-0 record. The Panthers upset Munford last week and looks to do the same to the defending 4A champion on the road.

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PREP CAPSULES: Cramton Bowl has full card this weekend

Staff Report
(September 3, 2015)

The first weeks of the season have provided a lot of thrills and chills. It's also beginning to provide a snapshot of what's to come.

The second week of region play in AHSAA should give more answers as to who is going to be in the running for playoff contention. It will also give a few teams a chance of redemption after disappointments last week.

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PREP CAPSULES: Region play opens with hot teams in the city

Staff Report
(September 3, 2015)

Region play opens in the AHSAA this week.

Most teams are primed and ready. A few are still making adjustments.

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PREP RECAP: Elmore County earns comeback win; Park Crossing wins

St. James coach Jimmy Perry directs his team during Friday's loss to Elmore County. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 29, 2015)


Two plays meant winning or losing for Elmore County in a 24-17 victory over St. James at Carlisle Field on Friday night.

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Carver's Wilson puts recruiting on hold, concentrates on season

Mack Wilson will lead the Carver Wolverines in its season opener on Thursday against Robert E. Lee. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 27, 2015)

Mack Wilson doesn’t say it, but he was hurt the day writers covering Auburn football wrote stories that the Tigers were no longer interested in recruiting him.

A month later, the G.W. Carver High star offers no emotion when asked what it was like to hear that you were no longer considered a good fit for a Southeastern Conference football program.
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PREP CAPSULES: Everybody gets into the act this week

Staff Report
(August 27, 2015)

A handful of teams got the season underway a week ago.

Now everybody gets into the act.

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Gordo's Davis will play waiting game on colleges

Gordo's Ben Davis has the interest of nearly every college football team in the country. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 24, 2015)

The demands on a high-profile recruit often can be a little overwhelming to athletes from small communities, but Gordo linebacker Ben Davis called recruiting “fun” as he discussed a whirlwind summer that took him to both coasts for highly regarded football camps.

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PRESS PICKS: Season opens with prep picks

Staff Report
(August 19, 2015)

Football season arrives and the panel is ready.

For the sixth year, River Region Sports invites members of the local media to pick select games involving local high school games and the top college matchups in the state, SEC and the nation.

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PREP PREVIEW: Top 12 games in River Region in 2015 (Part II)

Coach Billy Gresham and the Carver Wolverines have the top game in the River Region against Park Crossing on Oct. 9. (Staff Photo)

Compiled by RRS Staff
(August 19, 2015)

River Region Sports continues its look at the top games of the 2015 high school season.

After listing the top games Nos. 7-12, we look at the top six games beginning with an annual rivalry in the Capital City Conference.

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PREP PREVIEW: Top 12 games in River Region in 2015 (Part 1)

Prattville will face Jeff Davis on Oct. 3 as part of a strong lineup in the River Region this fall. (Staff Photo)

Compiled by RRS Staff
(August 18, 2015)

Every year, high school football fans can count on several key matchups that will have playoff implications or, better yet, intensity that is unmatched by any other rivalry.

Expect nothing different in 2015.

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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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ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: North wins baseball, splits softball

Combined Reports
(July 22, 2015)

The North All-Stars swept the South 6-2, 6-4 Monday night in the AHSAA North-South All-Star baseball series at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium.

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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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Longtime coach, AD Peak retires

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 3, 2015)

PRATTVILLE – After guiding Prattville Christian Academy’s athletic program through its early steps as an Alabama Independent School Association member into the Alabama High School Athletic Association, Sam Peak has decided to retire as the Panthers’ athletic director.

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2015 AHSAA State Baseball Finals

Compiled by RRS Staff


Results and schedule of the 2015 Alabama High School Athletic Association state baseball championships held at Riverwalk Stadium and Paterson Field. Games continue through Saturday.


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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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Autauga Academy's Shackelford named Autauga County Leadership winner

The 2015 FCA Christian Leadership Award winners include (from left): Joy Bobo, Alexandrea Goodson, Dylan Chavers, Gabriel Wurtz, Allison Drummonds, Raegan Shackelford and Lesley Cahoon. . (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 28, 2015)

PRATTVILLE -- When listening to the Christian Leadership Award winners from each of the seven Autauga County high schools, it was difficult to know if you fit in with the group. The awards were almost too numerous to mention, the cumulative grade-point average among the seven was a 4.02 and the servant skills displayed in church and in the community were impressive.

That was the thought entering Raegan Shackelford’s head just before she was named the recipient of the Willis Bradford Christian Leadership Award at the 29th annual Prattville YMCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes awards banquet at the First United Methodist Church on Monday night.


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AHSAA 2015 Girls Regional Basketball results

Contributed
(February 20, 2015)

Regional results for AHSAA Girls basketball tournament. Winners advance to the State Finals in Birmingham. River Region teams in bold.
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AHSAA 2015 Boys Regional Basketball results

Staff Report
(February 20, 2015)

Regional results for AHSAA Boys basketball tournament. Winners advances to the AHSAA State Finals at the BJCC in Birmingham.
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Baynes, Crawford among POY finalists

Tallassee running back Brandon Baynes is one of several players from the River Region who are finalists for Player of the Year awards. (Staff Photo)

Combined Reports
(January 13, 2015)

The Alabama Sports Writers Association will announce the 2014 Mr. Football recipient at its annual Mr. Football/Player of the Year luncheon Wednesday at the Montgomery Activity Center. The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) sponsors the luncheon.

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Blackwell tabbed as new Catholic football coach

Contributed
(January 12, 2015)

Montgomery Catholic has named Aubrey Blackwell as head football coach. Blackwell joins Catholic after two seasons as the assistant coach and offensive coordinator at St. James.

He replaces Gregg Baker, who spent the last two years as the head football coach.

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Mississippi All-Star has family ties to Tide

Mississippi All-Star QB Jamarius Smith has ties to the Alabama Crimson Tide but plans to attend Louisiana Tech instead. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(December 11, 2014)

When Jamarius Smith was growing up in Meridian, Miss., it didn’t take long for friends to figure out his favorite college football team.

“I was born into it,” he said. “My whole room was all Crimson Tide, everything from Big Al to some (pictures of) players on the wall. I remember Shaun Alexander and a tackle that played with my dad and the quarterback (Andrew Zow) that played with him back then.”


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Dunlap leads Red Devils to Class 1A title

Staff Report
(December 5, 2014)

AUBURN – Tommy Agee. Clarence Morton. Harold Morrow.


Terence Dunlap knows all the names. Growing up in Maplesville, knowing the football tradition of the Red Devils is almost as important as knowing your pastor.

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PREP CAPSULES: Super 7 edition - Hoover, Prattville collide

Staff Report
(December 3, 2014)

Championship Week has added an extra day to accomodate the new classification.

Nobody is complaining.

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ROAD TO SUPER 7: AHSAA semifinal results

Staff Report

Results of the semifinal round (Class 1A-6A) of the 2014 AHSAA state football playoffs played Friday, Nov. 28. River Region teams in bold. Winners advance to the Super 7 championship games Dec. 3-5 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.

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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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ROAD TO SUPER 7: AHSAA third round and 7A semifinal results

Staff Report

Results of the third round of the 2014 AHSAA state football playoffs played Friday, Nov. 21. River Region teams in bold. (Note: Class 7A is semifinal games)
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ROAD TO SUPER 7: Second round results

Staff Report



Results of the second round of the 2014 AHSAA state football playoffs to played Friday, Nov. 14. River Region teams in bold. (Note: Class 7A is quarterfinal games)


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PREP CAPSULES: Five teams from River Region gear up for next round

Staff Report
(November 13, 2014)

Round 2 of the AHSAA playoffs looks, in some ways, more like the semifinals.

The AISA playoffs are actually in the semifinals. Class 7A is in the quarterfinals.

That sets up another great week in prep action.

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PREP CAPSULES: Plenty of intrigue in first round of playoffs

Staff Report
(November 6, 2014)

Playoffs always create interesting matchups. The first round for both the AHSAA and AISA is no different this year.


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PREP CAPSULES: Tiebreakers touch final games for River Region teams

Staff Report
(October 30, 2014)

The final week of the season has arrived but believe it or not, there are a few playoff scenarios still left to be played out.

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PREP CAPSULES: High drama paints the picture in Week 10

Staff Report
(October 23, 2014)

If you are a fan of simplicity, stay away from the playoff scenario in the 2014 high school football season.

No less than 20 teams in the River Region are still in contention for a playoff bid. Only nine of a possible 16 regions (AISA included) have a top seed decided.


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PREP CAPSULES: Regional titles on the line in Week 9

Staff Report
(October 17, 2014)

A few surprises last week set up more intriguing matchups in what has turned into a wild ride towards the 2014 playoffs.


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RAYCOM PREVIEW: Postseason up for grabs in Smiths-Enterprise battle

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(October 16, 2014)

Ed. Note: River Region Sports will preview the Raycom Thursday Night Game of the Week during the regular season. This week, Smiths Station and Enterprise play in a battle that could have playoff implications. Check local listings for your Raycom channel.


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PREP CAPSULES: Park Crossing, Carver meet for first time

Staff Report
(October 9, 2014)

The race is on in several regions.

Just about every team in the River Region has a shot at a playoff berth but Week 8 might be critical in the chances.


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PREP CAPSULES: Wetumpka, Stanhope return for annual battle

Staff Report
(October 2, 2014)

It's not too early to talk playoffs and with most teams, the idea of reaching the postseason begins this week.

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PREP CAPSULES: Carver, Prattville battle in non-region action

Staff Report
(September 26, 2014)

Last week's slate of high school games provided plenty of drama.

This week should be no different as many teams leave region play temporarily.


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PREP CAPSULES: DuBose returns to face former team

Staff Report
(September 18, 2014)

There have been a few surprises in the first few weeks of the season.

There should be plenty more in store as Week 5 arrives in high school football.


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PREP CAPSULES: Local teams look to follow up key wins

Staff Report
(September 11, 2014)

Region play got off to a rousing start with a couple of upsets and a few more tight games.



Week 4 should be no different.


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RAYCOM PREVIEW: Cullman faces tall task in highly touted Florence

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(September 11, 2014)

Ed. Note: River Region Sports will preview the Raycom Thursday Night Game of the Week during the regular season. This week, Florence visits Cullman in a key Class 6A, Region 8 clash. Check local listings for your Raycom channel.

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PREP CAPSULES: Region play begins for River Region teams

Staff Report
(September 4, 2014)

It's too early to tell, but several teams in the River Region had great starts to the 2014 season. Some may have set themselves apart from their regional counterparts as region play begin this week.


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PREP CAPSULES: Historic night at Cramton Bowl with debut of Park Crossing

Staff Report
(August 28, 2014)

The season is open for high school teams. Many took advantage of the first week while others begin this week.

One of those with season openers is Park Crossing, Montgomery's newest football program. The Thunderbirds meet Sidney Lanier on Thursday at Cramton Bowl.


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RAYCOM PREVIEW: 'New' the word in Mountain Brook-Huntsville battle

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(August 28, 2014)

Ed. Note: River Region Sports will preview the Raycom Thursday Night Game of the Week during the regular season. This week, Mountain Brook travels to Huntsville in the season opener for both teams. Check local listings for your Raycom channel.


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PREP CAPSULES: Season opens a week early

Staff Report
(August 22, 2014)

Call it Week 0. But there is plenty to discuss when it comes to the beginning of the 2014 high school football season.


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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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All-Star Sports Week games open on Tuesday

Staff Report
(July 22, 2014)

Coaches, administrators and athletes have arrived for the 18th Alabama All-Star Week.

It's time for the games to begin.

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NCAA rules force AHSAA to change speakers at All-Star Week

Contributed
(July 17, 2014)

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) announced Thursday it is making changes in the 18th annual Summer Conference line-up of speakers set to address football coaches next week.

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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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Newsome inducted into National High School Hall of Fame

Former football standout and Pro Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on Wednesday. In attendance was AHSAA executive director Steve Savarese. (Photo contributed)

Contributed
(July 3, 2014)

BOSTON – Football great Ozzie Newsome was one of 12 individuals inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame here Wednesday night at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel to close out the 95th annual NFHS Summer Meeting.


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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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COLUMN: Change the name of the game in high school athletics' future

Alabama Christian Academy and Coach Chris Goodman came close to winning the Class 4A softball title this year. Who will be the next team from the River Region to win a championship? (File Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(May 29, 2014)

On this week of Memorial Day, we say an official “good bye” to the high school sports year. As we look back, it might be more pertinent to look forward with a few forthright   questions.


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Holley, Smith named Sewell Award winners

Contributed
(May 7, 2014)

WETUMPKA – Elmore County High School’s Patty Holley and Aaron Smith were recognized Tuesday night as the overall winners in Elmore County’s annual Sewell Awards program. Each was awarded a $2,500 John Sewell Memorial Scholarship.


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City high school football schedule creates headaches

Robert E. Lee and Sidney Lanier will meet on Aug. 21 to begin the 2014 high school football season. (Staff Photo)


By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(March 12, 2014)

The 2014 high school football schedule has been released. In any other year, the news would be routine.

But with the addition of another program in Park Crossing this fall, fitting five teams into a two-day hole each week creates complications.


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PREP RECAP: Carver handles Prattville; MA shocks STJ; Catholic wins

Prattville running back Kamryn Pettway is tackled by Carver linebacker Shaun Hamilton in the Wolverines' 20-7 win on Friday. (Photo by Mark Dunn)

Combined Report
(August 31, 2013)

The G.W. Carver Wolverines took advantage of four turnovers and earned a 20-7 victory over Prattville in the season opener for both teams Friday at Cramton Bowl.

The Carver defense proved to be stingy for most of the night. Senior linebacker Shaun Hamilton blocked a punt and forced a fumble to set up a touchdown for the Wolverines, who defeated the Lions for the second-straight year.

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PREP CAPSULES: Prattville-Carver highlight big first week

Staff Report
(August 30, 2013)

The Jamboree weekend is out of the way. It's time to kick off the 2013 season.

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THURSDAY PREPS: New Lanier coach excited as season opener arrives; Stanhope meets Marbury

New Lanier coach C.J. Harris instructs players during a recent practice. The Poets open the 2013 season Thursday at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(August 29, 2013)

It was early August and new Sidney Lanier coach CJ Harris was bouncing around practice as the team went through position drills. Working mostly with quarterbacks and running backs, he constantly drew an eye to other parts of the field watching and, occasionally, hollering across the way with a reminder of some sort to a player.

"Just trying to keep it moving," he said. "We've got a lot of work to do. And we don't have a lot of time."

Time is now up. Game Day is here for the new coach.

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Champions Challenge set for Friday and Saturday

Staff Report
(August 23, 2013)

Six high schools will be making their Champions Challenge debut at Cramton Bowl Friday and Saturday as the eighth annual tripleheader kicks off the 2013 high school football season.

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Jamborees signal the arrival of high school football season

Staff Report
(August 21, 2013)

Most games don’t count but local high school teams get a chance to put on the uniforms this weekend for the annual Jamboree fest in the River Region.

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2015 River Region Football Guide now available

Staff Report
(August 17, 2015)

River Region Sports is excited to announce the release of the 2015 River Region Football Guide this week. The books are available at various locations.


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AHSAA announces TV agreement with Raycom

Contributed
(August 15, 2013)

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has entered into an agreement with Montgomery-based Raycom Media, Inc., owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, making Raycom the AHSAA’s live television partner beginning in 2014.

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City high school football teams welcome first day of practice

Lee linemen go through the paces in the first preseason practice of 2013 on Monday. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(August 6, 2013)

Gregg Baker was all smiles on Monday.

So were most high school football coaches as the teams in the River Region and across the state as preseason workouts officially opened for AHSAA schools.


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All-Star Football: South completes incredible comeback win

South quarterback Conner Cramer threw the winning touchdown pass in a come-from-behind win Thursday at Cramton Bowl. (Photo by Chris Dunn)

Combined Reports
(July 18, 2013)

The South All-Stars scored 22 unanswered points to beat the North, 22-21, Thursday in the 54th playing of the AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game.

Robertsdale wide receiver Alphonso Stewart made a spectacular catch on fourth-and-5 from the North 6-yard line for the winning touchdown to climax the comeback effort with 31 seconds to play.

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Cramton Bowl schedule set for 2013

Stanhope Elmore will return to Cramton Bowl to face Jeff Davis in a non-region game on Saturday, Sept. 28. (Photo by Mark Dunn)

Staff Report
(July 9, 2013)

The Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department has released its 2013 schedule for Cramton Bowl. Beginning with the first weekend (Aug. 23-24), high school football fans will have no less than two games each week from which to choose.

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Local coaches, players tabbed for All-Star Week football game

Contributed
(May 21, 2013)

The River Region will be well represented in the 2013 Alabama All-Star Sports Week North-South Football Classic, scheduled for July 18 at Cramton Bowl.

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PREP NOTES: Former Faulkner coach Baker to lead Catholic football; Chafin to be honored

Staff Report
(March 11, 2013)

Gregg Baker has been named head football coach at Montgomery Catholic High School, according to the school’s public relations department... Longtime local head coach Jim Chafin will be honored during a special ceremony at Frazer United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 24... G.W. Carver’s Jeremy Johnson and Prattville Christian Academy’s Kristen Emmerson have been selected to play in the 23rd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game.

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Friday
HSFB - Lanier vs Park Crossing, 7 p.m. (Cramton Bowl)
HSFB - Leeds at Tallassee, 7 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM - click to watch)
HSFB - Statewide schedule (click)
CVOL - Southern/ Grambling at Alabama St., 3/5:30 p.m.
CVOL - Middle Ga at Faulkner, 6 p.m.
WSOC - Jackson St at Alabama St., 7 p.m.
Saturday
HSFB - Central-Phenix City at Lee, 11:30 a.m. (Cramton Bowl)
CFB - Tennessee at Alabama, 2:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ CBS)
CFB - Auburn at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
CFB - Troy at Georgia St, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
CVOL- Brewton-Parker at Faulkner, 2 p.m.
WSOC - Piedmont at Huntingdon, 2 p.m.
CSOC - Middle Ga St at Faulkner (w/m), 1 p.m.
Sunday
CVOL - Texas Southern at Alabama St., 10 a.m.
WSOC - Southern at Alabama St, 1 p.m.
 
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