I won for the second time last week knocking off old buddy Ty Bennett 6 of 10 to 5 of 10. This evened my record with the Bennetts at 1-1. Ty's wife Irene had won a years-earlier meeting in this football picking column.
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3RD WEEK, 3RD LOSSES FOR 3 TEAMS:
After three weeks of high school football, our county teams are 0-3 with nary a win to show for it. East Gadsden was dropped by a Brewton, Alabama team, W.S. Neal, by a 10-6 score. Neal (3-1) scored all ten points in the first half and played stingy defense for the win. After a week off for an open week, the Jaguars will have to face Wakulla on September 25. Wakulla is nationally-ranked and enjoying one of the traditionally-strong school’s best seasons ever. [Full Story »]
HYPE, HEAT AND HONOR:
Wonderful coverage by the Tallahassee Democrat both leading up to and following the inaugural Superintendent’s Bowl pre-season football game between East Gadsden and West Gadsden. The pregame coverage on Thursday included the history of the Shanks football teams that played at Corry Field before the school’s closing as a high school in 2003. Some of those teams were the school’s best, including its last season in 2002, which lost in regional finals by one point despite DeCody Fagg’s four touchdowns. The mid to late ‘90s produced some excellent teams and turned out players like Willie Simmons, Abdual Howard, Dexter Jackson and Leroy Smith. [Full Story »]