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No. 8 Auburn hosts Kent State

By The Associated Press Kent State (1-1) at No. 8 Auburn (2-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Auburn by 35 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Auburn has climbed the rankings after each win so far, and wants to keep improving heading into the Southeastern Conference opener at No. 16 Texas A&M next weekend. Kent State is seeking a big upset and second straight win. KEY MATCHUP Aub ...

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No. 2 Alabama, Saban look to improve to 12-1 in SEC openers

By The Associated Press No. 2 Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at South Carolina (1-1, 0-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS). Line: Alabama by 25 1/2. Series record: Alabama leads 12-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Alabama is looking to start SEC play with a win for the 12th time in 13 league openers under coach Nick Saban. The lone loss was a 43-37 defeat by Ole Miss in 2015. The Gamecocks hope to make a significant splash, bot ...

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A simple act of love begins with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

By Joshua Huff, sports editor The greatest gift that one person can give to another is the gift of time. People can make money, can pass along material goods, but time is a commodity unparalleled in importance. Time is life, and giving someone a portion of your life that you can never get back is a gift cherished above all. Inspired by the successful peanut butter and jelly program run by the Clearbranch Me ...

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Springville travels to Central Clay County, looks to avoid slipping further back in Class 5A

By Joshua Huff, sports editor After starting off the 2019 season 2-0, Springville has entered region play with a front-loaded schedule of region behemoths, which threatens to derail the Tigers’ quest for their first plus-.500 region record since the 2011 season in which they finished 4-3 in Class 4A. [caption id="attachment_87520" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Following a 42- ...

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Protective Stadium’s designs set to be presented to public

By Joshua Huff, sports editor UAB football's future home, Protective Stadium, took a major step forward as the design review committee approved external materials and landscaping on Wednesday. The lead architect, Populous, will put the finishing touches on the final designs, which will be presented to the public by the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex on Sept. 18. The design review committees approva ...

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Here comes Center Point football after years of obscurity, looks to move to 2-0 in region

By Joshua Huff, sports editor The Center Point football team has a chance to start its first four games of the season with a record of two games above .500 for the first time since starting the season 4-0 in 2013 when it hosts Munford this Friday. The Eagles’ last winning season was in 2013 when they lost just two games, 28-8 to Walker and 24-22 to Athens, in the first round of the playoffs. History is favo ...

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Hewitt-Trussville at Hoover slated as a national game to watch

By Joshua Huff, sports editor Not only will Class 7A Region 3 bragging rights be on the line this Friday when Hewitt-Trussville travels to face Hoover, but the stage has been set on the national level with USA Today marking the matchup as one of the top high school football games in the nation this week. Hewitt-Trussville enters the game 3-0 and sitting in fifth place in Class 7A. Hoover, the 2016 state cha ...

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No. 8 Auburn’s ground game still work in progress

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn entered the season with six tailbacks listed as co-starters on the depth chart. It was a comforting scenario of runners galore for a team trotting out a freshman quarterback. The reality has been the eighth-ranked Tigers have relied heavily on JaTarvious Whitlow and the running game has taken some time to pick up steam in the first two games. That wa ...

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ASWA Prep Football Rankings: Center Point continues its climb, the rest remain within top 5

By Joshua Huff, sports editor Little has changed this week for teams in The Trussville Tribune coverage area. Hewitt-Trussville remains in fifth place in Class 7A with the biggest fall in the class coming from upcoming opponent Hoover. The Bucs fell from first to fourth after falling to Thompson this past Friday. In Class 6A, Pinson Valley and Clay-Chalkville remain in second and fourth, respectively. The t ...

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