For the local teams with playoff positioning on the line tonight, the opportunities for higher seeds never materialized, and one team may end up taking a step back when all the tiebreakers are settled.
It was a game of long plays and short drives. A game where turnovers loomed large and a 35-yard extra point by an unsung senior kicker proved to be the difference. Read more
Tae Meadows returned to the Handley lineup and reestablished himself as one of the best 4A running backs in the state, and the Tigers' defense was ferocious against a pair of skilled Cleburne County players, as Handley claimed a 26-7 homecoming win over Heflin Friday in Roanoke. Read more
For RCHS the best-case scenario for this season always hung by the thread of perfect health. With three key starters not in the lineup Friday for a key matchup against Ranburne, the Tigers showed a glimpse of just how fragile that thread was. Read more
Region play is in full swing, which means that the jockeying for playoff spots has begun. Of the four local games tonight, there will be two that will most likely provide pivotal outcomes for when the playoff deck is dealt at the end of the season. Read more
After the bands played at halftime, the color guards for each band packed up their flags and put them where they belonged far away from the field. There are a thousand or so witnesses that can attest to that fact. Read more
It was either career victory number 150 or 151 depending on how you count them, but either way it was a milestone night for RCHS head coach Pat Prestridge as his team gutted its way through to a 40-34 victory over Woodland Friday night. Read more
The high school football season is a week old, which is just enough for us to make some observations about what we learned from those season-opening contests. Read more