High School Sports

ACA's JD Baird to join Alabama football as a Preferred Walk-On

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Cooper Huskey American Christian Academy middle linebacker JD Baird announced that he will be attending the University of Alabama as a preferred walk-on. Baird called playing for the Crimson Tide “his dream”, and now he…

Tuscaloosa County's Jestin Gilmore signs with UT-Chattanooga

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Drew Paven Tuscaloosa County’s Jestin Gilmore has signed his letter of intent today signing with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Gilmore played under head coach Adam Winegarden who is a former alumnus of UTC. “Every high…

Hale County Football Has Two Sign Athletic Scholarships

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Javon Williams Hale County High School had two athletes sign with college programs to continue their sport at the next level. Tackle Devin Tingle signed a Division I scholarship with Murray State University, and linebacker…

Gordo High quarterback celebrates signing with South Carolina

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaughn Gordo High School Quarterback Tanner Bailey celebrated his December scholarship signing with South Carolina on Thursday morning. Bailey definitely went through a recruiting roller coaster. He was committed to Oregon for nine months,…

Tuscaloosa Academy has plenty of All-Stars

By WVUA 23 Sports Jason Williams The Tuscaloosa Academy Knights had six football players and their head coach to be a part of this year’s AISA All Star Game. These six seniors were selected to participate among 88 total seniors throughout the state of Alabama. “We were all super excited especially on the car ride

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Gordo senior signs to play baseball with University of Alabama in Huntsville

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Briana Gregory Gordo High School senior Ben Capps signed with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to play baseball. In high school, Capps played third base and pitched, but his focus will be pitching at UAH. Capps was named the 2021 Class 4A Pitcher of the Year. He finished the

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Wadley defeated Pickens County 41-36 in Class 1A Semi-finals

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Sam Holley The Wadley Bulldogs defeated the Pickens County Tornadoes 41-36 in the Class 1A Semi-finals. The game started off with a big hit from Korbit Sommerville as he leveled Wadley running back Jacob Marable.  After the Bulldogs forced a 3 and out, they then blocked the punt which resulted

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Spirit of Alabama: Northridge kicker breaking barriers

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught When most young girls were joining dance classes, Aileen Charles was passing around the pigskin. She started off by playing flag football in elementary school and had the guts to talk to her coach about joining the team once she got to middle school. Once Charles was given

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Jacksonville at ACA-Class 4A Playoffs

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Dylan Morgan The ACA Patriots (11-1) were able to outlast the Jacksonville Golden Eagles (7-4) in a high scoring affair at Freedom Field with a 49-35 victory to help push them into the quarterfinals in the AHSAA 4A state tournament. The Patriots were forced to come back from a deficit

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Winterboro at Pickens County-Class 1A State Playoffs

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Matthew Travis The Winterboro Bulldogs were at Pickens County for a matchup with the Tornadoes on Friday night in the second round of the AHSAA Class 1A State Playoffs, and this one was all Pickens County. The Tornadoes won the game 38-16 to move on to the third round of

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Oak Mountain at Thompson-Class 7A Playoffs

By WVUA 23 Sports Executive Producer Stu McCann Thompson hosted Oak Mountain on Friday night and the Warriors added one more, “W,” to their schedule when they defeated them 45-7. Thompson got the ball first and JJ Piggies got the first touchdown of the night with a 32-yard run on 4th and one for the

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown- Week 11

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football playoff coverage from this past week. Carver at Hillcrest By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Grace Brister Hillcrest High School defeated George Washington Carver Montgomery High School 56-6 in round one of the AHSAA Class 6A playoffs.  In the

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown- Week 10

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football coverage from this past week. Greene County at Greensboro By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Grace Brister Greensboro High School defeated Greene County High School 20-18 for a non-region game. It was senior night for Greensboro, and they honored

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Northridge dominates Tuscaloosa County in last regular-season game

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Javon Williams Northridge High School was on the road for its last regular-season game against cross-town rival Tuscaloosa County, but that didn’t stop the Jaguars from coming out on top with a 37-6 score. The Jaguars started its season off strong with a 6-0 record before going on a three-game

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown- Week 9

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football coverage from this past week. Evangel Christian at Tuscaloosa Christian By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Grace Brister Tuscaloosa Christian School defeated Evangel Christian Academy 28-22 for American Christain Association eight-man football.  Early in the third quarter, Tuscaloosa Christian’s

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown- Week 8

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football coverage from this past week. Fayette County at Gordo WVUA 23 Football Friday Game of the Week By WVUA 23 Sports Reporters Grace Brister and Jalen Prince Gordo High School Football locked up home field for the first

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown-Week 7

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football coverage from this past week. West Blocton at Bibb County WVUA 23 Game of the Week By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught In a much-anticipated rivalry game in the 4A Region 3 match-up, West Blocton fell against

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Bibb County vs. West Blocton Game of the Week Preview

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Jason Williams This Friday night, the West Blocton Tigers will travel down to Bibb County to take on the Choctaws in an anticipated rivalry game. Despite losing a lot of starters last year, West Blocton is still coming into this game averaging 48 points. “A lot of people doubted us

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown- Week 6

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football coverage from this past week. Northridge at Hillcrest WVUA 23 Football Friday Game of the Week by WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Javon Williams The Hillcrest Patriots (4-2) hosted the Northridge Jaguars (6-0) and took away their undefeated title

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Girls Flag Football Kicks Off Inaugural Season

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Jason Williams Girls Flag Football is an officially sanctioned sport by the AHSAA beginning this Fall. There are currently 44 across the state of Alabama who offer the sport and in the Tuscaloosa area, there are eight. All teams will be playing twice a week starting in late September and

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WVUA 23 Football Friday Rundown-Week 5

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Catch up with WVUA 23 Football Friday high school football coverage from this past week. Gordo at Northridge By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Jalen Prince Northridge hosted Gordo this past week in a very entertaining matchup and the Jaguars were able to defeat the Greenwave on their senior

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