The Eufaula Tigers defeated Sylcauga, 49-31, on Thursday to advance to the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs. Eufaula will face Vigor on the road in round two next Friday. Below are the complete results from the Thursday AHSAA Round 1 playoff games:
Beauregard’s La’Damian Webb was named the 35th recipient of the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Mr. Football Award on Wednesday at the ASWA’s annual Player of the Year Awards luncheon, presented by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association. The annual luncheon was held at the Renaissance Hotel at the Convention Center in Montgomery.
When Auburn heard its name called for the NCAA Tournament this year, there wasn’t a huge ovation. The reaction was somewhat subdued. When the Tigers won the Raleigh Regional last weekend, the team was excited, but there wasn’t a giant dog pile or celebration on the field like the way some teams do when they win.
For the first time since 2002-03, Auburn is headed to back-to-back NCAA Regionals. A year after narrowly winning the Tallahassee Regional, the Tigers saw their name unveiled Monday as the No. 2 seed in the Raleigh Regional in this year's field. It’s the program’s 21st appearance in the NCAA Tournament.