Americus-Sumter’s 40-14 victory against Worth County helps the Panthers jump past Early County, which lost to Class AA powerhouse Brooks County, in the Herald’s Fab 5 Poll.
For Deerfield-Windsor electric tailback Kh’Ron McClain, it was more than just coming back home when he returned to Albany from Atlanta last year, it was coming back to friends and a life he cherished in Southwest Georgia and back to a football team he now wants to lead for one final run.
Westover’s upset victory vs. former No. 1 Monroe drops the Tornadoes completely out of the Fab 5 Poll, lifts Bainbridge to the top and allows the Patriots to move into the No. 5 spot.
Westover jumps out to a 14-0 lead and then hangs on, 17-14, to stun Herald No. 1 and city rival Monroe on Saturday night at Hugh Mills Stadium as the Patriots begin 1-0 in the Region 1-AAAA race.
Herald No. 5 Americus-Sumter scores early and often Friday night against Albany as the Panthers take advantage of the Indians missing starting QB Emmanul Byrd and roll to a 43-0 win.
The winner of tonight’s 1-AAAA opener between rivals Monroe and Westover will be in the driver’s seat for the city and region championship.
Dougherty’s softball team, which has dedicated the season to coach Essance Satterfield — who died in a fatal car accident in December — is having the best year on the diamond in the school’s history.
Herald No. 1 Monroe stops Fitzgerald on downs to win 35-28 in overtime on Saturday night.
Lee County went 3-for-3 this season against teams from Albany, but the Trojans were even better in 1999 when they beat all four city schools. (ADDS: Items on Southland and Early County)
For the first time in years, Lee County plays a host of the Albany city schools and emerges unbeaten at 3-0 after toppling Dougherty in Week 2, Albany in Week 3 and now Westover in Week 4 on Friday night.
The Game of the Week features the No. 4 Bobcats hosting the No. 2 Bearcats tonight in Blakely for the season’s first Herald Fab 5 showdown.
Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips picks this week's prep football winners.
No. 1 Monroe rebounds from a heartbreaking loss in its opener to beat up on Class A power Wilcox County, while No. 2 Bainbridge edges another state power in Cairo — its biggest rival — and No. 3 Lee County and No. 4 Early County both roll, leaving Westover as the only Top 5 team to lose last week. (ADDS: breakout of latest Fab 5 Poll)
Bainbridge meets Cairo in a huge rivalry game Friday, while Monroe and Westover face big tests this week and Mitchell gets ready for its cross-county rival Pelham.
Jay Cunningham blocks a punt with four minutes left and Brenton Wimberly scores to lift Westover past Tift County, 33-29, Saturday night.
PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Herald No. 1 Monroe still in shock after losing 2012 opener on Hail Mary; strange calls mar Trojan Bowl
The Tornadoes narrowly missing upsetting state power Brooks on the road Friday after losing a heartbreaker. (ADDS: Bizarre calls in Dougherty-Lee County game; Lee's two-headed quarterback machine; Sherwood's victory; Calhoun County's running game; Early County's Ladonis Bryant.
Lee County running back T.J. Hurley and Dougherty quarterback Mike Whatley put on a show Friday night in the Trojan Bowl at Hugh Mills as the Trojans from Leesburg prevail over the Trojans from Albany, 49-32.
After finishing strong in 2011, Monroe brings back 15 starters, including reigning Region 1-AAA Player of the Year, QB Charles Stafford, and is planning on having one of the best teams in the school’s history.
Herald high school beat writer Mike Phillips kicks off the season with his first high school prediction column of 2012 with a closer look at Westwood’s 27-game unbeaten streak that will be put on the line tonight against a much bigger, faster Stratford Academy program --- last year’s AAA state runner-up.
Check out The Herald’s highly anticipated annual Dynamite Dozen list of who — in our eyes — are the Top 12 players heading into the 2012 season.
With loads of returning talent — including three Dynamite Dozen selections — Monroe begins the 2012 season as The Herald’s top team. (ADDS: note on Monroe, Seminole County and Early County all getting votes in latest AP Top 10 state poll)
The Indians not only make a big jump up in classification this season, but they return several key players with major-college potential on offense and defense who are ready to take their new region by storm.
The Indians don’t have any doubts they can repeat as Region 1-A champs, despite losing such stars as Herald Player of the Year Chris Brown.
Westwood, the two-time defending GISA Class A state champ, begins another shot at perfection in tonight’s season opener with a 26-0, two-year winning streak on the line — but then again, its opponent Piedmont Academy does, too.