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SPIN ZONE: At Alabama, Jeudy & Co. pile up moves, yards

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama receiver Jerry Jeudy flashed his moves after catches against Duke, using spins and stutter-steps that have often impressed even his teammates. "You're just like, 'Wow, how does somebody do something like that?'" receiver DeVonta Smith said. An equally pertinent question: How does somebody stop it? Jeudy and others among the second-ranked Crimson ...

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No. 10 Auburn hosts Tulane after last-minute win

By The Associated Press Tulane (1-0) at No. 10 Auburn (1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Auburn by 17 1/2. Series record: Tulane leads 17-14-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Both teams want to sustain the good vibes from opening wins. The Tigers hope to avoid a hangover from a last-minute win over No. 16 Oregon and continue to get freshman quarterback Bo Nix some seasoning. Tulane is seeking its first win o ...

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No. 2 Alabama faces New Mexico State in home opener

By The Associated Press New Mexico State (0-1) at No. 2 Alabama (1-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT (SEC Network). Line: Alabama by 55 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Alabama hasn't lost a home opener under coach Nick Saban and has won 26 consecutive games at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Aggies get another shot at a Top 25 team after dropping the opener to No. 22 Washington State, 58-7. KEY MATCH ...

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What? Where? When? Tracking week three of high school football as region play begins

By Joshua Huff, sports editor TRUSSVILLE — The third week of the high school football season kicks off this Friday with region play beginning for most teams. With that, here’s a look at the upcoming schedule for The Trussville Tribune coverage area: Center Point (1-1) vs. Mortimer Jordan (1-1) [caption id="attachment_86845" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] *Region 5A Matchup Fr ...

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No. 12 Aggies, No. 6 LSU have huge nonconference road tests

By STEVE MEGARGEE Associated Press Here are some things to watch during the second week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson: Texas A&M gave Clemson one of its toughest tests during its run to the national championship last season, yet the Aggies enter the rematch as 17-point underdogs. Texas A&M is arguably Clemson's toughest regular ...

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Leaps and bounds better, Center Point volleyball looks to grow audience with improved play

By Joshua Huff, sports editor BIRMINGHAM — Disregard the absence of air conditioning in the window-wrapped gymnasium on the campus of George W. Carver High School. Disregard the poor showing from Center Point in the first set as the Lady Rams embraced a packed crowd of students waiting out the final moments of the school day while the Eagles appeared shell-shocked and uncomfortable with the unexpected large ...

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Bottoming out: SEC’s top teams roll, other squads struggle

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala.— With several SEC teams reeling from opening-week flops the Southeastern Conference didn't look like "top to bottom" the best league in the country as its coaches have long proclaimed. Only the top teams did their part. SEC teams in the bottom portion of the standings are looking to rebound after embarrassing setbacks, lowlighted by Tennessee's loss to Georgia ...

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ASWA Prep Rankings: Hewitt-Trussville, Clay-Chalkville and Pinson Valley lurk in top 5

By Joshua Huff, sports editor Lurking in the top five Hewitt-Trussville (7A), Pinson Valley (6A) and Clay-Chalkville (6A) are all sitting within the top five in their respective classes in this week's Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football rankings. Both Center Point (17) and Springville (4) received votes in Class 5A. CLASS 7A Team (first-place); W-L; Pts 1. Hoover (25); 2-0; 309 2. McGill ...

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You want drama? No. 10 Auburn supplies plenty of that

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — No. 10 Auburn has been quite the drama magnet under coach Gus Malzahn. The Tigers' thrilling finish against Oregon in the season opener added just another entry to a Malzahn era when Auburn often has left things to the last minute. This time freshman quarterback Bo Nix lifted then-No. 16 Auburn to a 27-21 win over the No. 11 Ducks in Arlington, Texas, on a ...

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