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Local News 2

October 23, 2012

Fast takes: Week 8

— Recapping all the action from Friday’s prep football games

Tanner 60

Hatton 6

Tanner led 39-0 at halftime and cruised the rest of the way in another blowout region victory. The Rattlers rushed for more than 300 yards, blocked a punt and returned a punt for a touchdown in the team effort.

Cullman 41

Athens 14

Athens couldn’t get out of its own way in a turnover-filled first half that resulted in the hosts falling into 27-7 hole at halftime that proved too much to overcome. Athens has lost six consecutive games, all to playoff-bound teams.

Madison County 75

Ardmore 14

Madison County flexed its muscles in a 61-point victory over Ardmore to claim a 4A Region 7 title. Jordan Chunn scored five touchdowns for the home team, including four in the first half.

Colbert County 56

Clements 30

Clements remains winless for the season, but managed to put together a solid game offensively. The Colts scored the most points in a game since their opening loss to West Limestone.

Hartselle 47

East Limestone 7

Two top 10 opponents in as many weeks proved too much for the Indians to overcome in a lopsided loss to Hartselle. The Tigers jumped out to a 33-0 halftime lead to put the game away early.

Deshler 56,

Elkmont 6

Elkmont’s playoff hopes were dashed in Tuscumbia in a 50-point loss to Deshler. The Tigers are the third-best team in an ultra-competitive 3A Region 8.

West Limestone 49

Priceville 41

Logan Pugh rushed for a season-high 218 yards to keep West Limestone’s playoff hopes alive in 4A Region 8. The Wildcats amassed 475 yards on 49 carries.

By the numbers

3

Limestone County teams with a chance to make the playoffs. Tanner has already clinched a spot, Ardmore controls its own destiny while West will need a win and some help.

39

The average margin of victory in points among the seven games played involving Limestone County schools Friday night.

475

The staggering number of rushing yards  by West Limestone Friday to set a record for the most this season in Limestone County.

 

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  • Tedford, Potts take on the South in All-Star hoops game

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    Wednesday, Tedford will be on the court again, coaching in the North-South All-Star basketball game.

    July 23, 2014

  • Strong local presence at state All-Star Week

    Some of the top rising seniors from the Athens-Limestone area will play in six of the games, beginning with softball and soccer games Tuesday.

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    A standout on West Limestone’s football team, Seibert’s road to Tuscaloosa wasn’t an easy one. Determined to play at the highest level, he attempted to join the Tide as a walk-on in fall 1993.

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  • State softball tournament begins in Athens today

    The three-day, double-elimination event begins at 6 tonight at the Athens Sportsplex.

    July 11, 2014

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