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Reeltown wins region championship with win over No. 2 Highland Home

Last season, Reeltown defeated Highland Home 8-7, thanks to a game-winning two-point conversation. Both teams wanted to claim the top seed in Region 3-2A on Friday. The Rebels entered Friday as the No. 4-ranked team in Class 2A by the ASWA, while Highland Home was ranked No.2.

“We prepared for all facets of the game. The staff all came together to create a gameplan for our players to come out and execute tonight,” Johnson said.

Reeltown jumped out to a 13-0 lead at the half. Reeltown flew arou

With another win, Reeltown eyes Highland Home showdown for region championship

Reeltown entered Friday as the No. 5 team in the latest Class 2A rankings by the ASWA, while Highland Home entered Friday ranked No. 2. Highland Home rolled over LaFayette 41-0 on Friday while Reeltown grinded out a 40-13 win over Luverne to get to 8-0 and 5-0 in the region.

Luverne hung in the game for the first half of play, as it was 14-10 heading into the third quarter. The Tigers out-snapped the Rebels 30-15 on plays in the first half. As Reeltown head coach Matt Johnson simply stated, the

Undefeated Reeltown continues dominant run, ranked No. 5 in Class 2A

Johnson knows that there can be no slip-ups from the rest of the season. One blemish could ruin their end goal of winning the Class 2A state championship.

“You got to take care of business from here on out: They’re all region games,” Johnson said, “You slip up, and that goal gets a little bit tougher. It’s about understanding that it is a long-term goal, and we have to make the short-term series of every game and practice matter to these players.”

Johnson makes the short-term series of practic

After first loss in 22 months, Lee-Scott practices mad and bounces back with big win

The team practiced angrily all week, and with an edge, and that mindset will continue for the rest of the season as players come to motivate one another to repeat as state champions.

Lee-Scott lost for the first time in 22 months against rival Glenwood on Sept. 15 — and that anger and motivation was on full display for the Warriors against Macon-East in a bounce-back blowout win on homecoming. Lee-Scott won 56-7. White, senior wide receiver, scored five touchdowns, scoring almost every time he

Having played No. 1 and No. 2, Opelika tracks progress this season

As much as they have improved thus far, Speakman wants his team to continue improving heading into their toughest part of Region 2-7A play against the likes of Auburn High, Enterprise, and Dothan.

“We still had a lot of the same mistakes, here against Central-Phenix City we had about 160 total yards in penalties, which put us behind the chains against a great team,” Speakman said. “We have got to fix that if we are going to win any of these games.”

Execution and technique were echoed by Speakm

Opelika’s week-to-week improvement on defense has Bulldogs primed for region run

In its first three games, the Bulldog defense has shown signs of improvement week-to-week — and Opelika will need that strong defense to make the playoffs out of the stout Region 2-7A.

“We wanted to play Thompson early, to see where we are and where we need to go. We are slowly getting to where we need to be defensively,” Opelika head coach Erik Speakman said.

“Defensively, we have been playing well the last two weeks,” Speakman said. “Even in the Thompson game, we played OK. We did not defend

With offensive explosion, Lee-Scott back on track as state title contender

The offensive explosion puts the defending state champions back on track as they chase down another AISA AAA state championship. In the team’s first game against Chambers Academy on Aug. 18, Lee-Scott won 14-6 with the offense only scoring one touchdown as the other came on a kickoff return.

“Well, we challenged our guys after only having 100 yards rushing against Chambers, and we were very upset with that. It all starts up front, we challenged the big boys up front, they have to make holes for

No. 23 Tigers facing tough matchup with No. 2 Tennessee - The Auburn Plainsman

No. 25 Auburn travels to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on No. 2 Tennessee in a marquee ranked matchup in SEC play.

Auburn is coming off a conference victory of their own where they defeated Georgia 94-71, while Tennessee was just upset by unranked Florida on Wednesday by a score of 67-54. This conference matchup could serve as a momentum shift in the SEC standings as both teams sit at 7-2 in conference play.

Auburn’s win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday snapped a two game losing streak. The T

What incoming students should expect from Auburn sports - The Auburn Plainsman

When a student steps onto Auburn’s campus, they may notice that athletics rule over the campus. Although the environment may not be the primary reason behind someone’s choice of Auburn, it’s an avenue they could experience.

Start at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Auburn fans alike come together to watch their favorite team on the Plains. From the eagles flying onto midfield, the stadium roars and the presentation on the video board, the environment the stadium encapsulates is unlike anything on Aub

Dothan High alumni reunite 54 years after school integration to celebrate perseverance

The U.S. Supreme Court issued the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 to ban racial segregation in public schools across the country, but schools in the South continued to separate its Black and white students. It was 1963 when a small number of Black students in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Mississippi attend public elementary and secondary schools with white students for the first time.

In the 1968–1969 school year, a few Black students transferred from Carver to Dot

5 unique Wiregrass facts you need to know

Dothan has been touted as the “peanut capital of the world,” because the area around city produces more than 65% of all peanuts in the United States. The peanut industry began to flourish through the 1920s and 1930s. Local fields were so large that Dothan received the nickname of the “Peanut Capital of the World”

Hence, it’s home to the first Peanut Festival, which was first held on Nov. 10, 1938. In 1938, George Washington Carver gave a speech to 6,000 people at the first festival. The festiva

How colleges in the Wiregrass region responded to the affirmative action decision

More than a week after the United States Supreme Court rejected affirmative action in college admissions, institutes of higher education in the Wiregrass community addressed questions about what the decision could mean for their admission process.

Many universities thus far have voiced that they will still find a way to admit more Black and Hispanic students despite the ruling on affirmative action. Colleges in the Wiregrass region were no different in evaluating their admission process as a re