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Former Vol Gunter shares his success with city's youth

Ladarius Gunter chats with former Jeff Davis coach, Charles Lee, during Saturday's football camp at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 16, 2017)

Every day, it seems, Ladarius Gunter has to prove himself.

Moving from neighborhood to neighborhood as he grew up in Montgomery, he had to prove himself over and over again in youth sports.


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MPS schools shut out on first day of Central Regional

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(February 17, 2017)

Thursday wasn’t a very good day for MPS programs as all four teams in action ended their seasons abruptly.

No other school system in the state took a beating the way the Montgomery County school system did, although there is a chance of redemption with the boys and girls teams from Carver and Sidney Lanier in action on Friday.


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NSD 2017: Jeff Davis signees have stories to tell

With his parents by his side, Alec Jackson signed his scholarship with Auburn on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 1, 2017)

National Signing Day at Jeff Davis High School had a little of everything on Wednesday.

A total of seven players signed their names to football scholarships, including one – Alec Jackson – with Auburn and another – Zyon Gilbert – with Florida Atlantic and new coach Lane Kiffin.


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Ruggs, three JD players among Alabama All-Stars

Robert E. Lee wide receiver Henry Ruggs headlines a large contingent of players from the River Region that will play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game in December. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

Contributed
(October 3, 2016)

The River Region will be well represented when the Alabama All-Stars take the field against Mississippi in December.

The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association announced the team on Tuesday. Director Alvin Briggs named the team that will play in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 10 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.


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Lee makes quick work of Jeff Davis

Henry Ruggs scored twice including one on a 50-yard run in Lee's win over Jeff Davis on Friday. (Staff Photo)

Staff Report
(October 1, 2016)

On a night when the Jefferson Davis celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1996 state championship, it was Robert E. Lee that looked like the champion.

The Generals (6-0, 3-0) jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back on the way to a 41-13 win over the Vols (3-4, 1-2) in Class 7A, Region 2 action at Cramton Bowl on Friday.


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PREP RECAP: Park Crossing impressive in season opener

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 22, 2016)

There will be plenty said about Park Crossing’s explosive offense after Thursday’s season opener in the MPS Kickoff Classic at ASU Stadium.

Malik Cunningham certainly kept the Thunderbird fans entertained by throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more in a 30-20 victory in the 2016 season opener.


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JD's Walker named Gatorade Player of the Year

Jasmine Walker was named 2015-16 Gatorade Player of the Year. (Photo courtesy BallNPrep)

Staff Report
(March 10, 2016)

Jeff Davis senior Jasmine Walker has been tabbed as the 2016 Gatorade Alabama Girls Player of the Year. She is the first from the school to earn the award.

The award recognizes not only outstanding excellence but also high standards of acaemic achievement and exemplary character.


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Lady Vols cruise to 7A title

Contributed
(March 6, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM - Jeff Davis High School took the opening lead on a Tia Manora lay-up in the first minute of the game and never trailed as the Lady Vols beat McGill-Toolen, 52-38, to win their second straight Class 7A state girls’ basketball championship at the BJCC Legacy Arena Saturday.


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Jeff Davis girls advance to 7A finals

Contributed
(March 3, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM - Defending Class 7A state champion Jeff Davis downed Buckhorn 55-45 Thursday in the semifinal game of the 2016 AHSAA State Finals at the BJCC Legacy Arena to set up a rematch in Saturday’s championship with McGill-Toolen.

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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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Adams, Haney first Players of the Week for QB Club

Contributed
(August 26, 2015)

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced its Players of the Week for the opening week of the season.

Robert Adams from Trinity Presbyterian School is the Private School Player of the Week and Zarron Haney of Jeff Davis is the Public School Player of the Week.

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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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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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Jeff Davis girls, Carver boys win state titles

Contributed

(March 1, 2015)


Jeff Davis nipped McGill-Toolen 55-54 in the first AHSAA Class 7A girls basketball finals Saturday night at the BJCC Legacy Center to win the first Lady Vols state crown since 2006...G.W. Carver out-scored Lee-Huntsville 28-17 in the fourth quarter to claim a 57-55 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball finals.


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River Region teams earn berth in state finals

Contributed
(February 27, 2015)

Jeff Davis scored the last five points of the game to stage a dramatic 42-41 come-from-behind win over Hazel Green Thursday to advance to the Class 7A girls’ state basketball championship game Saturday night at the BJCC... G.W. Carver (28-4) outscored Woodlawn by nine in the fourth quarter en route to a 54-42 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball tournament...Coach Randy Varner’s Rams (23-7) posted a close 42-40 win over Anniston (27-9) at Bill Harris Arena Thursday night to clinch a spot in the Class 5A girls state tournament finals.


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PREP FOR PREPS: Teams shuffle with new classification

Jeff Davis is one of three schools from the River Region that moved into the new Class 7A. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 20, 2014)

ED Note: The 2014 high school football season opens this week. River Region Sports is preparing football fans with leadoff stories heading towards Thursday's openers. Today, the new classification brings change to several aspects of River Region football.

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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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Former local prep stars sign with AUM

Contributed
(May 30, 2013)

The Auburn Montgomery women’s basketball program and head coach Dan Davis are pleased to announce the signings of Gabby Brown and Jatoria Carter for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

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FINAL 48 RECAP: Jeff Davis no match for top-ranked Hoover

Contributed
(Feb. 27, 2010)

BIRMINGHAM— Top-ranked Hoover High School outscored Jeff Davis 40-16 in the second and third periods Friday and rolled into the Class 6A girls state finals with the decisive 77-44 victory.

Also on Friday, the Green County boys, the Sumter County girls and the Clements girls captured state titles.

Here are recaps of other games at the BJCC Arena.

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PREP PREVIEW: Volunteers looking to regroup after winless 2008

Pearson is hoping to work the Volunteers into shape before Friday's opener against G.W. Carver. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(Aug.24, 2009)

To say that the Jeff Davis Volunteers are starting over is an understatement.

New coach Travis Pearson is back in the River Region after spending a couple of years at Iowa State. His most recent stop was Elmore County five years ago.

Now, he is trying to resurrect a once-proud program that played for a state championship in this decade (2002).

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FCA Jason Armstrong Tourney recaps

Staff Report

Here are the recaps of the games from the FCA Jason Armstrong Memorial Tournament.


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AHSAA Regional capsules

Capsules of teams from River Region participating in this week's AHSAA regional tournaments at Alabama State and Troy





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