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Devontae Houston rushed for 100 yards in the first game of the season. In game number two he ran for over 200 yards. And that pattern remarkably held true to form in game number three as the Handley senior erupted for 315 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries to pace Handley to a 62-36 wi… Read more

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Quentin Knight rushed for 272 yards and three touchdowns, Boyd Ogles passed for three more scores and the Clay Central Volunteers rolled to a 42-7 win over Springville Friday in their home opener. Read more

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The momentum that Clay Central generated in its season opening win over Benjamin Russell continued unabated in the Volunteers’ region opener Friday as they toppled Munford with a convincing 34-12 victory. Read more

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A little bit of history hit home this week when our editor Vanessa Burnside found that the Leader’s sports page made its debut exactly 80 years ago. The issue date of that paper was September 10, 1939, and it was the first issue in the 48th volume of the Leader’s publication. Read more

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For Clay Central head coach the celebration of his 300th career win Friday, a 38-14 decision over his former team Benjamin Russell, lasted deep into the night and carried over into Saturday. Read more

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RCHS entered Friday’s season opener against Notasulga down a playmaker. Fortunately for the Tigers another one stepped up. Read more

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Handley never found a rhythm on offense and found itself on the wrong end of two long fourth-down touchdown passes as they fell to Tallassee 21-7 in Friday’s season opener at Wright Field in Roanoke. Read more

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Ranburne got touchdowns from six different players and the Bulldogs’ defense pitched a shutout in the team’s season opening 41-0 win over Glencoe. Read more

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RCHS emerged as the night’s big winner from Friday’s three-team jamboree in Wedowee. The host Tigers bested both Ranburne and Wadley for a half, while Wadley picked up a win over Ranburne, which finished 0-2 for the night. Read more

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The game didn’t count on the record. But the experience that the players gained was as real as any regular season game could create. For the Handley Tigers if Friday night’s 40-15 win over LaFayette was any indication, they could be in for a fun season. Read more

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The first Saturday of college football is the 40(something)-year-old sportswriter’s version of Christmas morning. I wake up every year on that first Saturday absolutely giddy at the prospect of Kirk Herbstreit sliding down my chimney and into my television so I can sit in my recliner and sta… Read more

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RCHS head football coach Pat Prestridge is almost definitely closer to the end of his career than the beginning of it. And he knows that his team’s unprecedented run of success may be coming to a close sooner rather than later. So it’s natural to look at the confluence of those two things an… Read more