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  • Chiefs Want to Improve Depth in 2013

    COURTLAND-Most high school football teams would feel at least a tinge of satisfaction after making it to the second round of the playoffs, but when you come from a program that’s won five state titles and made numerous other Final Four trips, second round’s just not going to cut it. Class 1A powerhouse R.A. Hubbard is looking to bounce back for a deeper run this fall. Injuries have plagued the Chiefs the last few seasons, but they’ve got some key […]

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    Lions Workout at Braly Saturday

    FLORENCE-Bobby Wallace put his University of North Alabama football team through a two-hour practice session at Braly Stadium Saturday and said he feels good about his team’s progress. “We worked a lot on organization, especially with our first and second units getting on and off the field and making sure we have the right personnel,” Wallace said. “We used scripted situations and really got a lot done. We ran plays full speed. The only thing we didn’t do was take […]

  • Lions Look to Avoid Past Blunders

    BOAZ Al -The Sardis Lions are dealing with life after Toby Pee. Head Coach Gene Hill is looking for ways to replace one of the best Running Backs ever to touch the ball on Sand Mountain. Despite that, the Lions should have some things together offensively. Quarterback Will Scott is back, along with two starting Offensive Linemen. Sardis started hot last season, getting out to a 6-1 record, but they lost their final four contests and finishing just one game […]

  • Rebuilding Begins at Boaz

    BOAZ-The Boaz Pirates are ready for some football despite having to replace all but two offensive starters from a year ago. Both of them are linemen. Add to that, a brand new Head Coach in Eric Whaley. He says there are three excellent candidates to start at Quarterback and that the Pirates will rely heavily on this year’s 12 Seniors to fill the remaining holes. Coach Whaley says he’s not only rebuilding the roster, but also changing the ‘little things’ […]

  • Knights Have Momentum into 2013

    ARAB-The Arab Knights are riding momentum into the 2013 season. The Knights are coming off an (8-3) finish in 2012. That’s a dramatic improvement from 2011, when they had just three wins. Now they’re looking to go even further when they open the season against Albertville. The Knights have two great weapons to build their offense around. Easton Anderson returns at Tailback, while Jordan Wilson is back at Center. Veteran Defensemen Drew Murphy and J.D. Henderson are back to Anchor […]

  • 2013 Will Bring Winning Back to Guntersville

    GUNTERSVILLE-The 2012 campaign was certainly not one fans of the Guntersville Wildcats were accustomed to. A run of seven straight winning seasons (that included a state title) were broken last fall after the Wildcats finished just (4-6). But they’re ready to get back to their winning ways in 2013. The numbers are promising, with Guntersville returning eight starters on Offense and nine more on Defense. One change is at Quarterback. Gunter Lemmons will take over for two-year starter Clayton Daniel. […]

  • Lee Ready For Year Two in 6A

    HUNTSVILLE-Sometimes taking a step up entails getting knocked. The Lee Generals learned just how difficult that lesson can be after making the jump to Class 6A last fall. Lee finished just (2-8) in their inaugural big school season. However, that was a young Generals squad. Now they’re one year stronger and battle tested. Junior Running Back Tyler Bias headlines a slew of talented players that may very well end up playing at the next level. Head Coach Kinte’ Welch says […]

  • James Clemens Looks For First Win

    MADISON-The James Clemens Jets are going into their second year as a football program, but still looking for their first win. Last year’s (0-10) finish led to a coaching change. Wade Waldrop takes over for Bill Stewart, bringing ten years of Head Coaching experience from Chelsea. That could be the formula for success at James Clemens. The youth and inexperience that kept the Jets winless a year ago, could work in their favor this year. The Jets lost just three […]

  • Rogers Holding Own in Jump to Class 4A

    FLORENCE-Many thought the Rogers Pirates would struggle after making the jump to Class 4A last fall. But the Buccos still finished with a respectable (6-5) record, including a playoff appearance in their first year up. Former Offensive Coordinator Randall Martin is the new man in charge at Rogers. Martin’s “Wing T” formation worked well for the Pirates in 2012, and you can expect more of the same in 2013. There’s more of a challenge for the Defense this season though, […]

  • Hazel Green Wants More in 2013

    HAZEL GREEN, AL-Hazel Green was one of the best football teams from North Alabama not to make the playoffs last season. 7-3 was good enough for most teams, but not the Trojans. They were left out thanks to a tie breaker. The team wants to go further in 2013, and prove that last year’s tie breaker should have never happened. Hazel Green has had just one week off since beating Huntsville last November, and since then it’s been all about […]

  • Fort Payne Winning Attitude

    FORT PAYNE, AL-A winning attitude. Some teams have it, some teams want it. In Fort Payne, they live it. This year’s Senior class has lost only three times-that’s just an average of one loss per year. The Wildcats will certainly need that winning attitude this fall, because they have just three starter’s returning from last year’s 10-1 team, who’s only loss was a 14-6 heart breaker in the playoffs. 53 Seniors have graduated over the last two seasons, leaving quite […]

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    Grissom Tigers Optimistic About 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, AL -¬†Well, it won’t be long before the whistle blows and the helmets start smashing. The Grissom Tigers are looking to return to a place of prominence in Rocket City football, and get back to their winning ways this fall. Grissom hasn’t had a winning season in 10 years. But Dale Overton, a former receiver at Auburn, is ¬†entering his second year as Grissom’s Head Coach, and hoping to improve on last year’s 3-7 finish. The players say the […]