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James Clemens 19, Buckhorn 16: Jets make key stops, hand Bucks first loss

highschoolsports.al.com — NEW MARKET, Alabama -- James Clemens played the role of spoiler toight and in the process reasserted themselves into the thick of the Class 7A, Region 4 playoff battle. Maceo Booker accounted for three touchdowns and converted a key fourth down as the Jets edged Buckhorn 19-16 on the Bucks' homecoming at Tommy R.

Sep 19, 2014

RT @krfaulk: Blount County's coroner agrees not to remove body parts from dead crime victims s.al.com/Q8iyHmf via @aldotcom

Sep 19, 2014

Blount County's coroner agrees not to remove body parts from dead crime victims s.al.com/Q8iyHmf via @aldotcom

See every Week 5 score from Alabama's ranked teams

highschoolsports.al.com — Class 7A top-ranked Bob Jones fell to No. 5 Gadsden City, while Hewitt-Trussville and Spain Park combined to score 127 points in high school football on Friday to highlight the ASWA top 10 rankings. Gadsden City beat the Patriots 44-23, outscoring the No. 1 team 28-10 in the second half to secure the victory.
Sep 20, 2014

Check out every score from Alabama's @AHSAA_Football & @AISAonline ranked teams: ow.ly/BIelF #alpreps

Football High Live: Updates, chat from Week 5 of Alabama high school football

highschoolsports.al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Remember to check back throughout the evening for updates from around the state. You can participate in tonight's action by sending photos, videos and game updates through Twitter with the hashtag #alpreps. RELATED: Thursday's scores Again, AL.com reporters will blanket the state and provide periodic reports from stadiums across Alabama.
Sep 19, 2014

@JCJetsFootball gets 19-16 victory over Huntsville. See all the scores in Football High Live: ow.ly/BI6SA @AHSAA_Football

Sep 19, 2014

Will Gadsden City knock off @BJHS_Football? Football High Live has scores from all over the state: ow.ly/BI6Jj @GadsdenCityXC

Sep 19, 2014

Keep up with all of tonight's @AHSAA_Football action with Football High Live: ow.ly/BI4Ue #alpreps

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5-star DL Daron Payne shares latest on recruiting, says which school is recruiting him hardest

al.com — IRONDALE, Alabama - The recruiting process of Shades Valley 5-star defensive lineman Daron Payne keeps on going. Payne said after his team's 49-13 win over Woodlawn on Friday that his top three included Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State, in no order. He'll go to Alabama's game against Florida on Saturday.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @DrewChamplin: Spoke with Shades Valley 5-star DL Daron Payne after his game, he gave a recruiting update - ow.ly/BIcYo

Here's how the Twitter world reacted to Jameis Winston's full-game suspension

al.com — Concrete facts were difficult to come by after Florida State announced late Friday it had extended Jameis Winston's suspension from half of Saturday's game against Clemson to the entire four quarters.
Sep 20, 2014

Here's how the Twitter world reacted to Jameis Winston's full-game suspension | ow.ly/BIdhM

Jauntavius Johnson says commitment to Auburn is a 7.5, wants to visit 3 other schools

al.com — LINCOLN, Alabama -- Auburn's lone defensive tackle commitment in the 2015 cycle is fairly open in terms of his recruitment. After his team's dominating 48-6 win over Anniston Friday night, Lincoln's Jauntavius Johnson told AL.com on a scale from 1 to 10, his pledge to the Tigers is currently a 7.5.

Alabama Athletics honors gymnastics, softball, golf, tennis with additions to Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- The University of Alabama Athletics Department celebrated its latest championships with an unveiling at the Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza in front of Coleman Coliseum on Friday. Honored were the SEC Champion softball, women's tennis and gymnastics teams along with the SEC champion and back-to-back national champion men's golf team.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @alcomTuscaloosa: #Alabama honors gymnastics, softball, golf, tennis with additions to Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza ow.ly/BIb4S

Gunfire over drag racing in Decatur street lands 3 in jail

al.com — Police said three people had engaged in gunfire during an argument over drag racing. No one was injured, but all four were arrested and charged with wrongful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment. Both of these are misdemeanor charges. Their bonds at the Decatur City Jail were set at $1,000 each.
Sep 19, 2014

Gunfire over drag racing in Decatur street lands 3 in jail ow.ly/BI8cp

Huntsville High at Sparkman Football 9.19.14

Sep 19, 2014

RT @ssssarahcole: Tons of photos from tonight's game between @HHSPantherFB and Sparkman! Check them out, friends. #alpreps photos.al.com/4558/gallery/h…

Man shot in Birmingham's Smithfield area dies, police say

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A man found shot in Birmingham's Smithfield area Friday afternoon has died, according to police. The man was found in the street with a gunshot wound near Graymont Avenue and 6th Street North around 5:50 p.m., according to Birmingham police Lt. Scott Thurmond.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @ALcomBirmingham: Man shot in Birmingham's Smithfield area dies, police say ow.ly/BI7xH

Only 36 percent of Americans can name all 3 branches of government: Can you?

al.com — The structure of U.S. government is a basic of civics class, but a new poll shows some Americans may need to head back to school. A recent Annenberg Public Policy Center survey of 1,416 adults showed only 36 percent of Americans could name all three branches of the U.S.
Sep 19, 2014

Obama, Republicans, special interests “@aldotcom: Only 36% of Americans can name 3 branches of government: Can you? ow.ly/BHBVm

Who's behind the Orange Beach school-split campaign money? Financial reports show $50,000 fundraising gap

al.com — ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- In the push for and against forming an independent school system in the city, campaign documents from political action committees formed on both sides reveal an over $50,000 fundraising gap. Baldwin County Probate Court records, as of Sept.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @MarcD_Anderson: Who's behind the Orange Beach school-split campaign money? Financial reports show $50,000 fundraising gap ow.ly/BHoL1

Story of how his life 'played out' plays huge role in defining South Alabama long snapper Austin Cole

al.com — MOBILE, Alabama - "Cocaine saved my life,'' South Alabama senior long snapper Austin Cole said. The pronouncement was in the midst of a casual conversation, delivered in a matter-of-fact manner, not one aimed at gaining attention. Asked to elaborate, the Dallas, Ga., native told his story, which starts before his birth.
Sep 19, 2014

ICYMI: 'Cocaine saved my life'; and so begins South Alabama long snapper Austin Cole's inspiring story al.com/sports/index.s…

Sep 19, 2014

If you haven't read this @UofSouthAlabama story about snapper Austin Cole, you should: ow.ly/BHzQG @CoachJoeyJones

Sep 19, 2014

Story of how his life 'played out' plays huge role in defining South Alabama long snapper @AustinCole61 al.com/sports/index.s…

Grading Auburn's 20-14 victory at Kansas State

al.com — MANHATTAN, Kansas -- It wasn't pretty, but Auburn did what he had to do for a win Thursday night. No. 5 Auburn's 20-14 victory at No. 20 Kansas State will not turn many heads, but one of the ugliest victories in the Gus Malzahn era could prove to be a building block for the Tigers as they dive into SEC play.
Sep 19, 2014

What grade would you give Auburn? B- is leading fan report card after Auburn's 20-14 victory at Kansas State. al.com/auburnfootball…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @bmarcello: Vote, tell us your letter grade for Auburn's performance at Kansas State: al.com/auburnfootball…

Sep 19, 2014

Vote, tell us your letter grade for Auburn's performance at Kansas State: al.com/auburnfootball…

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