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Ranked teams rule: AP Top 25 opens 23-0 vs unranked teams

By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press The top 25 went 23-0 against unranked teams to open the season, leaving the rankings mostly unchanged with No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama at the top of the first regular-season AP college football poll of 2019. The Tigers received 54 first-place votes out of 62 in the media poll, up two from the preseason. The Crimson Tide received the remaining eight in the poll presente ...

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Top football performances from week two

Teams Clay-Chalkville - Facing an up-hill battle with just minutes to go against James Clemens, the Cougars rallied with two touchdowns to stun the Jets and remain undefeated on the season. Hewitt-Trussville - After allowing 13 points to start the game, Hewitt-Trussville relied on the trio of Armoni Goodwin, Cade Ott Carruth and Sean Jackson along with a defense that shut down West Forsyth following the Wol ...

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Former Pinson Valley state champion Bo Nix shines in collegiate debut, earns SEC honors

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports AUBURN — Former Pinson Valley star and now Auburn starting freshman quarterback Bo Nix was named the SEC Freshman of the Week following his performance in Auburn's thrilling come-from-behind 27-21 victory over Oregon on Saturday. It was the largest rally for Auburn since the 2010 Iron Bowl. Nix made his first start as a collegiate player in the national spotlight at ...

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Former Clay-Chalkville star earns SEC accolades following debut

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — Former Clay-Chalkville and now current Alabama starting freshman nose tackle DJ Dale was named SEC co-defensive lineman of the week following week one of the college football season. Dale was given the honor after his debut with the Crimson Tide. The Tide defeated Duke, 42-3, in their season opener. In the win, Dale recorded three tackles along with hal ...

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Alabama players enjoyed watching Jalen Hurts’ Oklahoma debut

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama players kept an eye on former teammate Jalen Hurts' debut as Oklahoma's quarterback. They came away pleased, but not really surprised. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, meanwhile, said he didn't get to watch the fourth-ranked Sooners' 49-31 romp over Houston Sunday night. "I didn't see the game last night. We work on Sunday nights," Saban said ...

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High school football week two refresher

With week two of the high school football season now behind us, here are the recaps of both Thursday and Friday's games. In all, the teams within The Trussville Tribune coverage area combined to go 4-1. Records for all five teams are: Center Point: 1-1 Clay-Chalkville: 2-0 Hewitt-Trussville: 2-0 Pinson Valley: 1-1 Springville: 2-0 Week two recaps: TURNOVERS SPELL DOOM FOR CENTER POINT AS IT FALLS TO MOUNTAI ...

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OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports MVP of the week

Congratulations to the OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports MVP of the week: Clay-Chalkville quarterback DAMIONE WARD [caption id="attachment_86960" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Joshua Huff[/caption] The senior accounted for 330 of the Cougars' 373 total yards on the night. He finished with 204 passing yards and two touchdowns to go along with 126 rushing yards and three touchdowns. His game-winning 1 ...

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Tagovailoa leads No. 2 Alabama to 42-3 rout of Duke

By PAUL NEWBERRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Now that’s more like it, Alabama. Playing for the first time since its crushing loss to Clemson in the national championship game, the second-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish start to blow out Duke 42-3 Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns before calling it a day late in the third quarter. “T ...

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Bo knows: Nix rallies No. 16 Auburn 27-21 over No. 11 Ducks

By STEPHEN HAWKINS Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bo always knows at Auburn, even a true freshman quarterback by that name. After barely converting a fourth down with a gutsy run in the final minute, Bo Nix threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 9 seconds remainingas the 16th-ranked Tigers rallied for a 27-21 win over No. 11 Oregon on Saturday night. "He has some savviness to him, th ...

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