The News Courier’s Player of the Week is …
Logan Pugh is the News Courier's Player of the Week
Logan Pugh, West Limestone: The junior accounted for more than half his team’s points in West Limestone’s 54-53 4-OT win over Clements last week. Pugh carried the ball 14 times for 86 yards and three touchdowns. The versatile running back also caught a touchdown pass and added a two-point conversion run.
Honorable mention: Demarcus Johnson
Demarcus Johnson, Clements: Johnson carried the ball 20 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns and had four receptions for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Marcus McNaughton, Clements
Marcus McNaughton, Clements: The Colts’ quarterback had a career-best in a losing effort Friday, accounting for six touchdowns. McNaughton completed 13-of-26 pass attempts for 324 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. He also ran another touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Tyler McCarley, Ardmore
Tyler McCarley, Ardmore: The senior running back ran for 124 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 22-16 win over Elkmont
Hayden Stephens, Tanner
Hayden Stephens, Tanner: Stephens finished with 124 yards and a touchdown in Tanner’s 13-7 win over Madison Academy.
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AHS girls swim team had eyes set on the goal
The Athens High girls swim team set a goal of finishing in the top three in this year’s AHSAA state Swimming & Diving Championships.
Athens girls swim team sets state record; finish second in AHSAA championships
The Athens High girls swim team set a state record and freshman Mallory Underwood was a double individual medal-winner in the AHSAA state swimming & diving championships Saturday.
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BREAKING: Tanner wins 2A football championship
Tanner won its second consecutive 2A state championship with a 21-13 victory over Washington County.
Tanner vs. Washington County: Tale of the tape
Predicting the outcome of high school football games during the regular season and in the first few rounds of the playoffs is sometimes a guessing a game, but can often be determined by just comparing common opponents.
Once a team reaches the state championship game, all bets are off. There are no common opponents and it’s difficult to know how the teams will fare.
Experience could be the difference for Tanner
Speaking with Tanner football players Wednesday afternoon, you wouldn’t know they were less than 48 hours away from a state championship game. Calm, cool and collected, each player answered questions with the confidence you would expect from a team playing in its third consecutive 2A title game.
Madison Academy wins 3A title 31-14 over Leeds
Kemoni Miller rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead Madison Academy to a 31-14 victory over Leeds Thursday in the Class 3A championship game.
East Limestone reduced to one player in rare forfeit
No one in East Limestone’s Gymnasium had seen anything like it before.
Athens and East Limestone varsity girls teams played a back-and-forth game that you would expect from any rivalry, but what happened in the final minutes made even the Iron Bowl finish look ordinary.
East was reduced four players in the final minutes of the fourth quarter after having its fourth player foul out Tuesday. Playing four versus five, East erased a six-point deficit in the final two minutes to force overtime.
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