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EAGLES CORRAL COLTS

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Fort Dale Academy Eagles soared to a rousing 55-35 Homecoming victory over the Hooper Academy Colts Friday, Oct. 1. The Eagles flew out quickly and took control of the non-area game from the kickoff, scoring 27 points in the first quarter. The Colts would answer with 13…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   These are my observations of SEC games this past weekend. Alabama vs Ole Miss – When Ole Miss failed on fourth down on the Alabama six yard line and the Tide scored on 94 yard drive, it set the tone for the game. Kiffin going for…

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Tigers shut out the Panthers

BY SHEA ODOM The Greenville Standard   The McKenzie Tigers traveled to square off with the J.F. Shields Panthers under the Friday night lights in non- regional play, Friday, Sept. 24.  McKenzie showed up ready for victory and shut out the Panthers 41-0. The Tigers kicked off the first quarter with the Panthers receiving the…

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Players of the Week

McKenzie Tigers Senior Kody Lee is the McKenzie Co-Player of the Week. He is a lineman that plays both offense and defense for the Tigers. Coach Drew Luker said Kody performed well on offensive line in the game against J.F. Shields after missing a few days of practice to attend his grandmother’s funeral and viewing.…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On Oct. 2, 1971, fifty years ago this coming Saturday, Alabama faced Ole Miss at Legion Field. It was the fourth Alabama game I ever attended. It was Ole Miss’s first year after the Johnny Vaught era. He was their Coach Bryant. Former Ole Miss player…

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GHS falls to Wetumpka

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The 5A Tigers of Greenville High School were looking for a Homecoming win against the 6A Wetumpka Indians this past Friday, Sept. 24, but were defeated 28-8. Penalties, ball handling mistakes, fumbles and interceptions plagued Greenville most of the night and they were just too much to overcome.…

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Eagles overrun by Warriors

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Fort Dale Academy Eagles hosted the Sparta Warriors of Evergreen this past Friday evening, Sept. 24, and were handed a 57-35 loss. From the outset of the first quarter, Sparta took control and scored a touchdown and completed the point after try (PAT) with just 1:58 off…

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FOOTBALL WRAP-UP Georgiana nipped by Bulldogs

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The 1A Georgiana Panthers traveled this past Friday, Sept. 17, to face the 1A Kinston Bulldogs in a region matchup and lost a mighty defensive struggle 10-6. The Panthers gave a valiant fight but just couldn’t keep the Bulldogs penned up. Head coach Berry Bess said, “I feel…

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Eagles get their first win

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Fort Dale Academy Eagles got their first win of the season this past Friday, Sept. 17, against the Rebels of Coosa Valley 14-6 in Alabama Independent School Association action (AISA). The Eagles had concentrated on their passing game for their previous three games but a torrential downpour…

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A battle of Tigers

BY SHEA ODOM The Greenville Standard   The McKenzie Tigers traveled to match up with the undefeated Samson Tigers in a hard fought AHSAA 1A regional game, Friday, Sept. 17. Both McKenzie and Samson came to win, and battled fiercely.  Samson eventually carried the win home in a close 36-28 game. McKenzie opened the first…

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