Things to do in Cherokee County Wednesday, Aug. 31

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

Extended Family is having workshop from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce office. For more information call 256-927-3038.

The Cherokee County School System is giving notice that records retained for five years after the end of special education services will be destroyed Oct. 1, 2016. Parents or students may call 256-927-8049 to request records.

The Party Bridge Match is played at the Fort Payne Senior Center. For more information, call 256-927-7754.

Visit the beautiful Rock Village, home of some of the best hiking and rock climbing throughout the world. Enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery. Go to the intersection of U.S. Highway, to the intersection of County Road 36 and County Road 70, turn left and follow 411 and Highway 68 in Leesburg, turn right, turn left on Cherokee County 36 the signs.

Annual Arts Festival scheduled at Rose Lawn on September 17-18

Keeping with tradition, the 41st Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn will provide more than 100 artists and vendors for patrons strolling the grounds of historic Rose Lawn, once home to evangelist Sam P. Jones.

Jones once preached in the Van Wert circuit, which included the historic church near Rockmart.

The Festival will take place September 17-18, 2016. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Admission to the Arts Festival is free.

Artists and vendors will be traveling across the southeast to be a part of the Rose Lawn Arts Festival. Visitors will discover a wide variety of artists including painters, photographers, potters, jewelry artisans, woodcrafters, beekeepers, and more.

“We work each year to grow the festival to continue to offer a diversity of vendors while also ensuring our long time artists return year after year,” said Rose Lawn Executive Director Jane Drew. “We have a well-known artist, Jodeen Brown, returning to Rose Lawn that has not been with us for almost 20 years. Jodeen is known for her artistry on both a local and national level.”

Entertainment is a big part of the event. Both days of the festival will be full of entertainment including dance companies, a variety of performers, well known and up – and – coming. Sunday’s entertainment line-up will include faith based worship music and performers.

Visitors will not go hungry with a wide variety of food vendors to choose from, including BBQ, roasted corn, fried green tomatoes, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, and shaved ice. New food vendors have been added that showcase hot wings, polish sausage sandwiches, fried Twinkies and Oreos, homemade corn dogs and chicken on a stick as additional food options.

Juried Artists compete for $1,000 in prizes with 7 awards presented Saturday at 1 p.m. The awards ceremony will also feature the Hospitality Heroes Awards and the prestigious People’s Choice Awards for Best Restaurant, Best Shoppe, and Best Attraction, presented by festival sponsor Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Visitors can tour the Rose Lawn House Museum ($5 per person) both days, where docents will introduce the legacy of Rev. Sam Jones, a fiery 19th century evangelist noted as “one of the most celebrated revivalists of his time.” The historic home is an architectural wonder with the last level of the home being added by raising the original two levels and adding the third level of the house under the original two. This mastery of construction and design took place in 1895.

Festivalgoers can take home a unique ‘green’ souvenir from the Master Gardener’s Sale offering a tremendous number of plant selections. Also back by popular demand is the AAUW Book Sale with thousands of books for sale at bargain prices.

Rose Lawn is located at 224 West Cherokee Avenue in downtown Cartersville. Parking is available at no charge within walking distance of the festival grounds. The festival sponsors are Bartow County Government and Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Camp Sidney Dew yard sale this weekend Sept 3-4

The first-ever Camp Sidney Dew Yard Sale will begin on Saturday, September 3 at 7 a.m. and will be continued on Sunday, September 4.This sale will benefit Camp Sidney Dew and the youth served in the Northwest Georgia Council.

There will be something for everyone, from new and old Sidney Dew keepsakes, equipment, plumbing, electrical, tools, camping goods, tents, air mattresses, household items, and much more.

Northwest Georgia Council members have the opportunity to purchase before the sale. Council members may also donate items to the sale.


Off duty deputy sheriff interrupts burglary in progress, apprehends three

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, on Saturday, Aug. 27, an off duty deputy sheriff was located at a private residence on McDaniel Station Road in unincorporated Gordon County on personal business. While he was there, a neighbor approached him and reported that her nearby residence was being burglarized. The deputy quickly responded and effected the arrest of three people: Joseph W. Brown, age 35, of 8290 Nickelsville Highway, Ranger; Maggie D. Mason, age 18, of 154 Bunch Mountain Road, Adairsville; and Stephen C. Howell, age 28, of 470 Old Highway 41, Adairsville.

Personnel from the local State Patrol post responded, as well as other deputy sheriffs, to the scene. All three defendants have been charged with burglary and possession of methamphetamine after a search of their vehicle revealed drugs and drug related paraphernalia. All three defendants are lodged in the county jail pending bond.

Boaz man arrested in connection to Aroney shooting

Dekalb County law enforcement agents have arrested a Boaz man in connection to a shooting in the Aroney Community this past weekend.

Arrested, according to a press release from Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, was Max William Pope, 47, who was charged with assault in the first degree.

On Aug. 26th at approximately 8:15 p.m. the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Crossville Police Department and Alabama State Troopers responded to a 911 call of a shooting on County Road 386 in the Aroney community.

The victim James Harold Burns, 55 of Boaz was shot in the lower leg by Pope. Pope was transported to the Dekalb County Detention Center awaiting bond. More charges could be forthcoming pending the investigation, Sheriff Harris stated in the press release.

Sheriff Harris says “Deputies continued to work on this case and if anyone has any information on this case please call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801 or go to our website at”

UMW plans annual flea market; funds will go to various projects

The United Methodist Women of Cedartown First United Methodist Church, 301 Wissahickon Ave., Cedartown, is hosting its annual flea market again this year.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 and from 8 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

A one-half price sale will begin at noon Saturday with a $5 bag sale from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Items available in the September market include clothing, household goods, kitchenwares, home décor, linens, toys and books.

There will also be a bake sale featuring delicious cakes, pies, cookies and other sweets.

The annual flea market is a tradition at the local church. It has been hosted by the United Methodist Church Women for the past 42 years.

A photo, which shows the sons of John and Sarah Anne Thomas, was taken in 1974 in front of the flea market sign. The church began with a Christmas bazaar but discovered that more funds could be raised at a flea market.

Today, the flea market continues a tradition that has been successful in funding community and world projects.

Funds from the September flea market will go to help support the Samaritan House, Our House, Murphy Harpst, missionary families and other community projects.

Sex trafficking is a local issue; Pastor recalls trying to rescue young woman

The sex-trafficking problem Rome Cares is seeking to combat is not limited to major cities like Atlanta.

Pastor Doug Crumbly, president of Rome Cares, told Rome Kiwanis Club members Monday that one of the cases he was called to by local police involved a young woman he had baptized about 15 years ago.

“Imagine the emotional turmoil that would put you in,” Crumbly said.

While he was imploring the young woman to leave the seedy motel she was staying in, Crumbly said, she was insisting she would go only if she could take a man with her.

“It was her pimp, he was trafficking her. It was her boyfriend, who was pimping her out to other guys here in Rome, Georgia,” Crumbly said. “We weren’t able to do anything for her and she’s still out there on the street.”

That situation opened Crumbly’s eyes to the fact that sex trafficking was not just something that happens somewhere else.

“It’s heartbreaking and eye-opening,” said Kiwanis member Tonya Davis after the presentation. “Honestly, I never would think of something like that happening in a town the size of Rome.”

“I had goose bumps the entire presentation,” said Heather Henderson-Keller. “It’s frightening and overwhelming to think about this so close to home.”

Crumbly explained the scenario is not unusual, and is referred to as Stockholm Syndrome.

The girls are convinced that there is some bond between them and their captors.

Trauma therapy and counseling will be a big part of the services offered at the new Rome Cares facility, which is slated to house at least a dozen sex-trafficking victims and their children. Many are likely to be in counseling for years, Crumbly said, because of the trauma they are put through, sometimes forced to perform 10 times a day.

Rome native Beth Bradfield Wright, a volunteer with End Slavery Tennessee in Nashville, also spoke on the issue,

She said the Tennessee initiative tries to address the problem on the front end with a program called Turning off the TAP — an acronym for training, aftercare and prevention. Training is aimed at educating young women to recognize the situations before they are taken into sexual bondage.

“Aftercare is what you’re talking about here today, providing a safe place for survivors,” Wright said.

Prevention could involve legislative action, such as a proposed constitutional amendment on the Georgia ballot in November. If approved, a fund would be started with proceeds from a fine of $2,500 levied against anyone found guilty of sex trafficking and a fee of up to $5,000 for adult entertainment shops.

The Safe Harbor Fund would provide restorative services to victims of sex trafficking.

“Because it’s a constitutional amendment, it’s set up so that nobody else can take that money,” Crumbly explained. “All the money goes to the recovery of these kids and girls.”

Proponents of the Safe Harbor Fund estimate it will generate $2 million annually.


GUEST EDITORIAL: Colombia shows the world how to wage peace

No one won the guerrilla war in Colombia. The conflict dragged on for decades, killing 220,000 people and destroying many more lives.

That’s Colombia’s tragedy. Now there is hope, and a lesson: how two sides, accepting that neither would prevail in battle, can find peace by talking.

The deal to end hostilities between Colombia’s government and the rebels of FARC is such a marvel of compromise and trust between bitter foes that bells should ring around the world, especially in those places where civil war rages: Yes, it’s possible to resolve an entrenched, stalemated conflict through negotiation.

In the Middle East as well? Well, someday there, too, we hope.

The Colombia settlement isn’t unprecedented, which is part of its allure.

There are similar cases, creating an instruction manual of sorts for potential success ending war. The Northern Ireland peace process worked, and holds. South Africa came together after apartheid.

In each of those cases, the end to fighting included a promise to heal wounds through a truth and reconciliation process, in which the participants acknowledge their roles in violence and other wrongdoing, providing victims with closure.

Truth commissions set the record straight for the sake of history at the cost of pursuing legal charges against individuals. They worked in South Africa but didn’t get off the ground in Northern Ireland.

A version of that process is a key component to Colombia’s peace plan.

Should the rebels and soldiers and others sit before their country to confess their crimes, it will be an extraordinarily emotional moment for Colombia.

This was a bloody conflict dating to 1963 that involved killings, kidnappings, torture, extortion and other traumas.

FARC, a leftist insurgency officially known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, sought to overthrow the government. Right wing paramilitaries, FARC drug trafficking and assassinations were big parts of the mix.

Representatives of FARC and the government met over the course of four years in Havana to try to find peace. The deal they came away with required ego-crushing sacrifices by both sides. FARC relinquished its aim to displace the political and economic system of Colombia. The government was forced to recognize that it could not vanquish FARC or even imprison its leaders.

Their agreement, announced Aug. 24, calls for FARC members to disarm. Guerrillas and government forces will appear before a tribunal, and if they hold back nothing in their testimony will avoid jail time, agreeing to an alternate form of restricted liberty such as community service.

FARC members will get compensation and the group will morph into a political party with guaranteed participation in the legislature for several years. The government promises to invest more in rural areas. This peace deal is controversial. The current president sees “a new stage in history” for Colombia. A former president says the terrorists are getting away with war crimes. That disagreement matters because the deal must be approved in a referendum Oct. 2. If voters approve and the accord sticks, Colombia will get a better future. If it fails, war may reignite.

So much work went into this agreement, and so much is at stake, that optimism seems warranted. Mostly for Colombia’s sake, but a little for the rest of the world. Maybe even the Middle East.


Four area football players recognized in AHSAA Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – The Spring Garden Panthers have one of the most experienced backfields in Northeast Alabama. On Friday night against Class 3A Beulah, it was senior quarterback Ben Ivey’s turn to once again demonstrate what he can do.

Ivey accounted for five touchdowns (four rushing, one passing) and had an interception on defense in the Class 1A Panthers’ 47-12 season-opening victory. The senior rushed for 107 yards on 10 carries and completed both of his pass attempts for 15 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown to senior Joe Rogers.

Ivey was one of four area football players recognized for their efforts by the Alabama High School Athletic Association late Monday afternoon in its weekly Spotlight. Gaylesville senior quarterback Austin Slayton, along with Piedmont senior quarterback Taylor Hayes and junior running back Lee Stanley, were also honored.

Slayton ran for 116 yards and two scores, threw for 97 yards and a touchdown, and had an interception on defense in the Trojans’ 26-6 victory over Section.

Hayes compiled 162 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns (11, 18 yards) and passed for 73 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Darien Bossie, in the Bulldogs’ 35-21 victory over Cherokee County.

Stanley also rushed for 130 yards on 13 carries, including a 44-yard touchdown run on the Bulldogs’ first possession in the second half.

In other statewide happenings, Steven Crowder was definitely a crowd pleaser for Gardendale High School last week. He had 22 tackles on defense and scored three different ways as the Rockets knocked off James Clemens 26-13. For his efforts Crowder grabs the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for last week’s football action.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior linebacker made the most of his chances for Coach Matt Plunkett’s Rockets (2-0). He scooped up a fumble and returned it 35 yards for one score. He then moved to offense where he scored on a 17-yard run and caught a 13-yard TD pass from quarterback and younger brother Michael Crowder.

Crowder’s performance edged out three explosive offensive efforts in some high-scoring games. LaFayette senior quarterback Jartavious Whitlow, Hewitt-Trussville senior running back Grayson Cash and Brewer quarterback Zack Self combined to account for 20 touchdowns between them.

Whitlow returned the opening kickoff 88 yards to start the game for LaFayette and completed six touchdown passes the rest of the way as the Bulldogs (2-0) beat Loachapoka 48-24. He finished with 328 passing yards, 48 rushing yards and 234 yards on punt and kickoff returns to total 610 all-purpose yards in the win. His TD passes covered 60, 70, 66, 23, 46 and 50 yards.

The senior now has almost 1,100 total yards and ran or thrown for 13 touchdowns this season.

Cash rushed for 255 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries and caught two passes for 48 yards and two more scores in the Huskies’ 78-56 win over Manatee (FL). He also had three kick returns for 99 yards and finished with 402 all-purpose yards on the night.

The 78 points set a school single-game record for Hewitt and head coach Josh Floyd, in his second season after a very successful prep coaching career in Arkansas. The 134 combined points ranks fourth all-time in the AHSAA Record Book behind the Parrish’s 2003 win over Hubbertville 81-58 (139 points total), Slocomb’s 1931 124-12 victory over Houston County (136 points) and Clay-Chalkville’s 85-50 Class 6A playoff win over Scottsboro in 2014.

Brewer’s Self passed for 242 yards and four touchdowns (20, 24, 43, 53 yards) and ran for 134 yards and three scores (22, 7, 13 yards) in a 56-27 win at Westminster Christian. He totaled 356 yards and accounted for seven touchdowns.

Two coaches and a seventh grader also had milestone efforts.


DECATUR’S ADCOCK RECORDS 150TH CAREER WIN: Decatur’s Jere Adcock got his 150th career win Thursday night as the Red Raiders thumped Huntsville 42-20 at Milton Frank Stadium. Adcock is now 150-81 in his 21st season at Decatur. The Handley High School and Auburn University graduate’s entire head-coaching career has been at Decatur, where he served as an assistant coach for two years before becoming head coach in 1996.

WICKSBURG PLACE-KICKER EARNS DISTINCTION: Ashton Smith, a seventh-grader, kicked 6-of-7 extra points in a 56-26 win over Geneva County – which appears to be the AHSAA record for most extra points in a single game kicked by a female.

KELVIS WINS BATTLE OF COACHING BROTHERS: Brandon Crosby threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns (17, 36, 19 yards) and ran for 88 yards, including a 29-yard TD, in a 48-28 win at Tanner as Kelvis White got the coaching win for Mae Jemison High School over his brother Laron White. It was the two brothers’ first head-to-head meeting as head football coaches. Their dad Louis White, who coached both at Courtland, is a member of the AHSAA Hall of Fame.

In other highlights reported for Week 1:


DREW HILL, HORSESHOE BEND: Had 16 carries for 282 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-13 win over Donoho. Teammate Trace Meadows added five carries for 104 yards and two scores.

DHEIR KINSEY, WASHINGTON COUNTY: Rushed for 268 yards and two scores and finished with 297 total yards as Washington County blanked Millry 35-0.

DALLIN WOODLEY, BUCKHORN: Gained 223 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 79 and 52 yards in a 35-15 win at Hazel Green. He also caught four passes for 49 yards.

LADARIUS WOODS, DECATUR: Rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Huntsville.

DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Had 15 carries for 193 yards and four touchdowns and also caught a 19-yard TD as Fyffe downed Geraldine 48-14.

GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Accounted for five touchdowns – four rushing (2, 6, 47 and 68 yards) and one receiving (32 yards) – in the Rebels’ 54-14 win over Dale County. Sanders finished with 236 total yards with 140 yards coming on 11 carries and 96 yards on three catches.

JORDAN MALIN, WEST END: The senior halfback rushed for 178 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries in the Patriots’ 65-42 win over Susan Moore. Teammate Payne Stancil also passed for 187 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 48 yards on four carries and a fifth touchdown. He also opened the night with a perfectly-executed onside kick that set the pace for the high-scoring game.

SPENCER BROWN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Rushed 27 times for 192 yards and five touchdowns as the Blue Devils beat Pelham 42-14.

CHRIS HOOKS, BALDWIN COUNTY: Rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries and was 5-of-6 passing for 75 yards and a TD as the Tigers downed Gulf Shores 44-9. Hooks also had three receptions for 75 yards and a fifth score to finish with 309 yards total offense.

TUCKER DRISKELL, WICKSBURG: Rushed for 177 yards and passed for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 56-26 win over Geneva County. He finished with 288 total yards.

DIAMONTE DOUGLAS, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Ran for 112 yards and two 1-yard touchdowns and was 10-of-16 passing for 120 yards and a TD in a 23-15 win over Grissom.

TRE McMILLAN, BAKER: Scored on runs of 35 and 13 yards and caught a 70-yard TD pass as the Hornets downed Vigor 28-16. He had 193 total yards on the night.

PHILLIP BROWN, McADORY: Had 14 carries for 188 yards to lead the Jackets past Dallas County 33-7.

DEMINIO WILLIAMS, SARALAND: Ran 14 times for 171 yards and a TD in a 27-22 win over LeFlore.

C.J. ROBERTS, CARROLL: Ran for 160 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries in the Eagles’ 49-13 win over Daleville.

CORY THOMAS, ETOWAH: Rushed 28 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Devils downed Madison County 35-10.

ALARIC WILLIAMS, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Had 15 carries for 142 yards as the Panthers beat Hokes Bluff 44-29. Southside rushed for 340 yards and had 526 total.


WILL BAILEY, DAR: Completed 13-of-24 passes for 309 yards and for touchdowns as the Patriots defeated Douglas 45-0.

BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore quarterback was 15-of-26 passing for 281 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats beat Fort Payne 35-3. The 281 yards ranks second in school history for yards passing in a single game.

COLE WORTHY, GENEVA COUNTY: Was 18-of-31 passing for 332 yards and three touchdowns and added 31 yards rushing in a 56-26 loss to Wicksburg.

ZAC ODEN, MONTEVALLO: Was 13-of-20 passing for 311 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat West Blocton 59-34.

HUNTER HILL, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Passed for 304 yards and four touchdowns (14, 15, 54 and 30 yards) in a 32-30 loss to Dade County (GA).

CAMERON BURROUGHS, BLOUNT: The Leopards’ back-up quarterback, subbing for ailing starter Kadarius Toney, completed 12-of-16 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns as the Leopards rolled to a 49-10 victory over Robertsdale.

HUNTER HOWELL, SPAIN PARK: Was 20-of-23 passing for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 35-18 win over Muscle Shoals. He completed his first 10 passes in the first quarter.

GABE PELUSO, WEST MORGAN: Threw for three touchdowns (65, 40, 35 yards) and scored on a 56-yard run as West Morgan (2-0) downed Priceville 42-21. The Rebels, 0-10 last season and 1-19 over the last two years, are off to a much-improved 2-0 start.

WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Passed for 220 yards and scored two TDs running as the Cougars nipped Bessemer City 33-30. He ran for a key first down with 36.3 seconds left to seal the win.

BUBBA THOMPSON, McGILL-TOOLEN: Passed for 228 yards and four touchdowns and also scored on a 70-yard run as the defending 7A state champions nipped Davidson 39-36 in triple overtime.

TREVOR ANDREWS, THEODORE: Was 10-of-19 passing for 272 yards and four touchdowns as the Bobcats (2-0) downed Mary Montgomery 41-20.

BRADY HERRING, REHOBETH: Completed 11-of-15 passes for 216 yards and also rushed for a touchdown in the Rebels’ 28-7 win over Slocomb.

DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Passed for 156 yards and a TD and rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-19 win over Athens.


RED WILLIAMS, GENEVA COUNTY: Caught eight passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 56-26 loss to Wicksburg.

AARON BUSH, GLENCOE: The senior receiver snared six passes for 157 yards and a touchdown to help the Yellow Jackets beat Westbrook Christian 35-0.

IMMANUEL DAWSEY, HOUSTON COUNTY: Caught just two passes but turned those into touchdowns covering 81 and 60 yards as the Lions downed Zion Chapel 49-7. He finished with 141 receiving yards.

AUSTIN FREEMAN, SCOTTSBORO: Hauled in three receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-3 win over Fort Payne. He also made six tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass on defense.

DELONTE EVANS, MINOR: Grabbed three receptions for 147 yards and two TDs as the visiting Tigers blanked Central of Carrollton (GA) 54-0. Evans’ TD catches covering 56 and 83 yards.

NICO COLLINS, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Had seven catches for 147 yards and a TD in as 33-30 win over Bessemer City.

JEREMIAH CHILDS, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Caught touchdown passes of 57, 69 and 29 yards in a 56-27 loss to Brewer.

BRAXTON ROBINSON, ELBA: Caught seven passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers’ 36-22 win over Pike County.

C.J. WILLIAMSON, GUNTERSVILLE: Had four receptions for only 43 yards but had three touchdowns in a 23-0 win over Oneonta.


NICK JONES, PRATTVILLE: The Lions senior had 14 tackles, one quarterback hurry and one tackle for a loss as Prattville shut out Stanhope Elmore in the second half to seal a 28-23 win over the rival Mustangs.

AUSTIN WINNINGHAM, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Had two interceptions on defense and had 142 pass receiving yards on offense with two touchdowns as the Panthers beat Hokes Bluff 44-29.

BRANDON HEARD, HORSESHOE BEND: Recorded 11 tackles with two resulting in losses as the Generals beat Donoho 55-13.

TYE LINDSEY, OPP: Had two interceptions, returning the last one 61 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the game, as the Bobcats beat T.R. Miller 30-20. He also had five tackles and a 45-yard touchdown reception.

JUNIOR TOMAS, WEST END: The senior defensive lineman had 12 tackles, a sack and recovered a fumble in the Patriots’ 65-42 win over Susan Moore.

COYNIS MILLER, JACKSON-OLIN: The 6-foot-3, 275-pound junior defensive lineman had seven tackles on defense and scored three times on short runs (3, 3 and 4 yards) in the Mustangs’ goal-line offensive package in a 38-7 win over Central-Tuscaloosa. Teammate T.D. Moultry added 11 tackles for J-O, 2-0 for the first time in 10 years.

KAEDON HARRIS, VALLEY: The Rams’ 300-pound freshman nose guard had two fumble recoveries in a 21-20 win over Russell County. Valley’s defense forced six turnovers (five fumbles and an interception) in the win. Harris now has three fumble recoveries in two games this season.

DALTON DYKES, SLOCOMB: Recorded 14 tackles with two for losses and one for a quarterback sack in a 28-7 loss to Rehobeth.

RICKY HALL, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Had 18 tackles, including one quarterback sack, in the Eagles’ 20-6 win over Samson.

JUSTIN CULVER, SCOTTSBORO: The senior had 10 tackles with two resulting in losses as Scottsboro downed Fort Payne 35-3. Senior teammate Hunter Berrong added nine tackles, including a sack and four other tackles for losses.


NOLAN JONES, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Kicked a 24-yard field goal as the first half ended to give the Panthers a 16-14 lead and Southside reeled off 23 straight points to post a 44-29 win over Hokes Bluff.

HENRY RUGGS, LEE-MONTGOMERY: Had four kickoff returns for 117 yards and four catches for 90 yards and a TD as the Generals beat Park Crossing 51-44.