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Saraland sets the right example, even though some fans don’t

  TUSCALOOSA — It hurt to breathe. Finally powerless to change history instead of making it, Saraland’s players gasped in disbelief to see K.J. Lacey, one of the nation’s best quarterbacks, face down on the well-worn turf of Bryant-Denny Stadium, a yard away from winning the state championship. It hurt to breathe but breathe they…

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Saraland comes up a yard short in 31-28 loss to Clay-Chalkville

    By JIMMY WIGFIELD TUSCALOOSA — The greatest offense in Class 6A history gobbled up 6,110 yards and scored 90 touchdowns this season. What Saraland would give for one more yard and one more touchdown. With hearts jammed up against the Adam’s apples of thousands of pleading fans on both sides of Bryant-Denny Stadium,…

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Saraland pushed by its own lofty standards on way to title; lots in play for Ryan Williams’ decision

  After Saraland turned Pike Road into an exit ramp Friday night, Patriots coach Granger Shook said something basic and irrefutable and altogether telling about the Spartans. “They’ve got players everywhere,” said Shook, as if he had just spent 2½ hours hopelessly splashing about in an unfathomably deep ocean besieged by sharks who circled a…

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When you watch Saraland, you’re watching history

Briarwood quarterback Josh Thompson looks concerned as Saraland’s Jermaine Paramore (88) and Chris Thompson (24) close in on him Friday night in Birmingham. Paramore hit Thompson and caused a fumble on the play which Thompson recovered to set up a Spartans touchdown in the first quarter. (Will McLelland/Call News)   There are many ways to…

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