Area Sports

On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the week of Nov. 25, 1978. On Monday Nov. 20, we returned to practice after taking a week off. The polls were released on Monday. Nebraska dropped to number seven, after losing to Missouri 35-31. Alabama moved up to number two behind…

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AHSAA and AISA football playoff reports

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   While no teams from Butler County will advance to the third round of football playoffs, four teams from surrounding counties will advance to the third round of Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs this coming Friday night. They are Luverne (2A), Goshen (2A), Hillcrest-Evergreen (3A) and Andalusia (4A).…

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1995 Hall of Fame notables

On April 28, 2018, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 50th Class. In celebration of this milestone, we have been providing you some information on Inductees, beginning with the Inaugural Class of 1969, and it will culminate with the Class of 2018. The class of 1995 follows. Cleve Abbot Cleve Abbott was…

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Panthers’ season ends

BY CLAY BRANUM The Greenville Standard The Georgiana Panther’s 2017 football season has ended with a loss to the Marengo County Panthers 18-0. It was the first shutout for Georgiana since 2013. The loss was a hard pill to swallow. As last year, the Panthers were beat in the second round of playoffs. However, the…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss Nov. 11, 1978. # 1 Oklahoma lost to # 4 Nebraska 17-14. # 2 Penn State beat unranked North Carolina State 19-10. #3 Alabama beat # 10 LSU 31-10. On Monday, Nov. 13 the polls were released, Penn State was ranked #1.…

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2017 Alabama All-Star Football team announced

2017 Alabama All-Star Football team announced   The Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg has been announced. The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and…

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Tigers stung to end season

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard The 2017 football season is over for the Greenville High Tigers after losing to Beauregard Hornets 23-20 on a last second 35-yard field goal this past Friday night. The loss was hard for the Tigers as they had a 14-0 lead early but could not hold onto it despite…

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Panthers cage the Bulldogs, to play Marengo

BY CLAY BRANUM The Greenville Standard This past Friday night you could really feel the approach of winter at the first round of playoffs in Georgiana. The Georgiana Panthers whipped the Winterboro Bulldogs soundly 64-0. After closing their regular season 10-0, Georgiana stepped into the first round like they belonged in the playoffs. The champion…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss Nov. 11, 1978. The top four teams starting that day were #1 Oklahoma (9-0); #2 Penn State(9-0); #3 Alabama (8-1) and #4 Nebraska (8-1). Alabama was playing #10 LSU (6-1) at Legion Field in what was called a super regional telecast. Eighty…

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Bessemer dashes FDA hopes

Clay Branum The Standard   The last football game of the season for the Fort Dale Academy Eagles this past Friday night was full of emotion as FDA lost to the Bessemer Academy Rebels 49-6. The Rebels cut the Eagles hopes of playoffs out of the picture early Friday night. FDA’s offense struggled to put…

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