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Mobile Christian shows off strength at line of scrimmage

By JIMMY WIGFIELD Mobile Christian has been better known for its skill players under coach Ronnie Cottrell but if a Blue Map is hoisted in December, his big men will be doing the heavy lifting. A goal-line stand by the defense and the offensive line’s consistent push in a 21-7 spring-game win over St. Stanislaus…

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Theodore may unMask a few changes but the expectations remain the same

By JIMMY WIGFIELD While new Theodore coach Steve Mask hasn’t made sweeping alterations to one of the state’s premier Class 6A programs, the team’s two best defensive players could see major changes in their duties this season. Linebacker Navontay Richardson and four-star linebacker/safety Bobby “Cameron” Pruitt could see significant snaps on offense. Richardson, the Bobcats’…

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B.C. Rain finally gets to come home to new football stadium

By ARTHUR L. MACK Hundreds of students, faculty, guests and Mobile County Public School System employees joined school board president Sherry McDade at the ribbon cutting of B.C. Rain’s on-campus stadium Tuesday. “B.C. Rain has been here for many, many years and they have played at many different stadiums,” McDade said. “Now, they have their…

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Faith Academy names Joey Nieves boys basketball coach

By ARTHUR L. MACK Faith Academy has named Joey Nieves its new boys basketball head coach. Nieves, who is coming from Pace, Fla., is taking over for Chad Applin, who apparently resigned to take a new position elsewhere. Efforts to reach Applin were unsuccessful but in a Facebook post, the school said: “We would also…

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Saraland dominant in 35-7 spring football win over Enterprise

      By JIMMY WIGFIELD Anyone hoping Saraland might get too full of itself and just go through the motions on game days were likely bitterly disappointed with what happened in Thursday’s spring game. The defending Class 6A state champions dispatched Enterprise 35-7. The starters won the first half 21-0. That was no slouch…

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Etowah avoids avalanche, sweeps UMS-Wright for 4A crown

By JIMMY WIGFIELD JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Amid a stampede of cowbells wielded by the 1,300 partisan Etowah fans packed into Rudy Abbott Field, a rumbling coming from the other direction was audible. In the shadow of Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama, a UMS-Wright avalanche seemed imminent and it had the potential to finally…

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