SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW: CCHS enjoys historic seasonsBy Staff Reports Published 7:21pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Devils win anticipated rivalry game
Maplesville’s football team traveled up Highway 191 to take on the Jemison Panthers last night and renewed an in-county rivalry that dates back to 1947—but one that hadn’t been played since 2001.
After a 48-35 win on Nov. 1, the Red Devils lead in the series 18-9, according to the best available records.
Tigers win first playoff game since 1996
After a mostly defensive struggle throughout regulation, the Class 5A first-round playoff matchup on Nov. 9 between the Chilton County Tigers and the Saraland Spartans turned into a shootout in overtime.
CCHS won, 33-27, in the third extra period, for the school’s first playoff victory since 1996.
The Tigers fell in the second round of the playoffs to Benjamin Russell, 24-7.
Maplesville’s Johnson competes in all-star game
Maplesville’s Anthony Johnson will have something to prove in the 26th Annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game on Dec. 26.
Johnson, a senior, is the only player from a Class 1A school on the Alabama roster. So, Johnson is out to prove that someone from a smaller program can compete with the state’s best—and that he is good enough to play at the college level.
“It’s a challenge for him to get out there to show that he can play and not back down from anybody,” said Maplesville coach Brent Hubbert
CCHS runner named to all-state team
The 2012 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team includes three local football players.
Chilton County senior running back Michael Seaton was the only local player named to the first-team, while fellow CCHS seniors Richard Hilliard and Austin Rossi along with Maplesville senior Brandon Morrow were named honorable mention.