High School Sports

Former Wenonah Head Coach Ronald Cheatham Dies at 65

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Kailee Vance Former Wenonah head football coach Ronald Cheatham has died. Cheatham coached the Wenonah Dragons for 30 seasons, from 1989 to 2018. During that time he led the Dragons to the 2016 Class 5A Championship Game, where they lost to Beauregard. In Cheatham’s stretch as head coach at Wenonah,

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Autauga Academy Defeats Tuscaloosa Academy in Hard-Fought Battle

Autauga Academy scored the final 15 points of the game, in a 15-7 win over Tuscaloosa Academy. Autauga Academy improved to 1-0. Tuscaloosa Academy drops to 0-1. Tuscaloosa Academy struck first. Knights quarterback Whitt Winfield threw a 70 yard touchdown pass to Jack Standeffer to give Tuscaloosa Academy a 7-0 lead midway through the 2nd

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Northside Wins Back-and-Forth Battle Against Winfield

Northside’s Braden Green scored go-ahead touchdown on a quarterback-keeper midway through the 4th quarter, as the Rams win their home-opener 21-14 over Winfield. Northside improves to 2-0 on the season, while Winfield falls to 1-1. The two schools traded touchdowns throughout the game. Northside struck first. The Rams Joshua Trimble intercepted a Winfield pass on

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Gulf Shores Running Game Too Much for Brookwood

Gulf Shores running back J.R. Gardner scored three touchdowns in a 38-12 road win at Brookwood on Friday. Brookwood High School held it’s “Senior Night” ceremony before the game. But as soon as the game started, the Panthers opponent was seemingly unstoppable. Gulf Shores scored on it’s first four offensive possessions. Gardner ran for two

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Hale County Steamrolls Sipsey Valley

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Dylan Morgan The Sipsey Valley Bears held their Senior Night against the Hale County Wildcats in their second game of the 2020 season. The Bears scored first with a rushing touchdown from Anthony Abernathy to put them up 7-0. That would be all the scoring from the Bears on their

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Game of the Week: Hillcrest Tops Tuscaloosa County

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Dylan Morgan Hillcrest High School took on Tuscaloosa County in week one’s Football Friday Game of the Week. This rivalry lived up to the hype as this game went down to the wire, with the Hillcrest High Patriots prevailing 27-20. After going into the half tied 14-14, the Patriots would score 13 points

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Minor High Football Outlasts Paul Bryant

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Dylan Morgan The Paul W. Bryant Stampede hosted the Minor High Tigers for a battle in 6A on Friday. Although the Stampede looked to bounce back after their week one loss to Tuscaloosa County, the Minor Tigers had other plans in mind. The Tigers had strong performances from Running Back David

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Big 3rd Quarter Lifts Cordova Over Carbon Hill

The Cordova Blue Devils scored two touchdowns in the 3rd quarter to pull away from Carbon Hill, en route to a 30-8 victory on Thursday. Cordova improves to 1-1 on the season, while Carbon Hill falls to 1-1. Cordova led the game 12-8 at halftime, before a pair of Blue Devil touchdowns in the 3rd

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Dora Football Breaks Free from Slow Start to Defeat Holt

The Dora Bulldogs snapped out of a 7-7 tie with two consecutive touchdowns, on it’s way to a 21-7 win over Holt on Thursday. The victory improves Dora to 2-0. Holt falls to 0-2. It was Dora’s home-opener for the 2020 season. The Bulldogs celebrated their “Senior Night” before the game, honoring outgoing members of

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Bibb County Runs Wild in Win Over Fayette County

Bibb County let running back Deshun Merrill do much of the “heavy-lifting” against Fayette County. Merrill, who plans to attend UCLA on a football scholarship next Fall, finished with 25 carries for 235 yards and four touchdowns in Bibb County’s 39-0 win. The Choctaws are ranked #2 in Class 4A by the Alabama Sports Writers

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Gordo Football Celebrates its Home-Away-From-Home With Win Over Aliceville

Gordo football made itself ‘comfortable’ at Pickens County’s home field. The Greenwave will play it’s home games at Pickens County High School, in Reform, this season while Gordo’s football stadium undergoes a renovation project. The ‘change-of-stadium’ didn’t give the Greenwave any issues against Aliceville, as Gordo picks up a 30-12 win over the Yellow Jackets.

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10PM SPORTS SEGMENT: 8/21/2020

First high school football Friday of the 2020 season. Highlights from: –Northridge vs Sipsey Valley –Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs Homewood –Brookwood vs West Blocton –Holt vs Central-Tuscaloosa –Parker vs American Christian Academy –Gordo vs Oakman –Lamar vs South Lamar

Thompson Picks Up Where They Left Off Against Oxford

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Jalen Prince After coming off a state championship, the Thompson Warriors of Alabaster look like contenders in Class 7A after their 56-34 opening season win over the Oxford Yellow Jackets. New Warriors quarterback Connor Harrell threw for three touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns. He follows former QBs Taulia Tagovailoa,

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Winfield Spoils Waldon Tucker’s Return to Fayette County

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Matthew Travis Fayette County head football coach Waldon Tucker made his return Thursday night, marking his first appearance since his retirement in 2010. The Tigers played host to the Winfield Pirates, but unfortunately for Fayette County, after an early touchdown that put them up 6-0, it would be all Pirates.

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Tuscaloosa County Dominant in Week Zero Win Over Paul Bryant

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Matthew Travis Paul W. Bryant High traveled to Tuscaloosa County High Thursday night for a Week Zero matchup against the Wildcats. Unfortunately for Paul W. Bryant, they were met with Tuscaloosa County star running back Damien Taylor. Taylor had an impressive game, going for three touchdowns in the first half

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