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Auburn High Takes Down Prattville On The Road

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small 51735278c580a.imageThe Auburn High Tigers have improved to 3-1 this season and 1-1 in region play on Friday night after an impressive win over Prattville. Auburn traveled to Prattville to defeat the Lions by a final score of 21-6. The Lions drew first blood early in the first quarter with a 25 yard touchdown pass to Ryan McDanial, but it was all Tigers after that. Auburn scored in the second quarter on a Jay Walker 8 yard touchdown run to make the score 7-6, followed by a Brooks Fuller 1 yard run to make the score 14-6. The score remained 14-6 until the fourth quarter on another Brooks Fuller 1 yard touchdown run to make the score 21-6.

 

Prattville-lions-logoTigers quarterback Brooks Fuller finished the game 10 for 20 and 109 passing yards while running back Jay Walker had 26 rushes for 146 yards. Trey Elston finished the game as Auburn’s leading receiver with 3 receptions for 40 yards. Prattville quarterback Tra Edwards went 7 for 18 passing and 124 passing yards. Edwards is known to be a running threat, but the Tigers defense kept him to just 15 yards on 7 carries. Prattville running back Deangelo Jones finished the game with 14 carries for 74 yards on the ground.

 

AHS on WingsNext, the Auburn High Tigers will take on Enterprise High School at Duck-Samford Stadium in Auburn. Join the Auburn High Broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner Friday night at 6:30 CT on Wings 94.3, wingsfm.com, or the Wings 94.3 app.

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Auburn High Travels to Take on Prattville Friday Night

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The Auburn High Tigers (2-1) come off a loss to the number-one team in the state last Friday night against Central-Phenix City (recap) and travel to Prattville (2-1) this Friday for a region 7A match-up. Last season at Duck-Samford Stadium, Auburn defeated Prattville 31-14 in a game where running back Garrett Morris scored three touchdowns, two on the ground and one receiving. Morris’ great performance was part of the Tiger’s offensive showing that night, as Auburn finished the game with 317 rushing yards and 433 total offensive yards.

 

Prattville-lions-logoPrattville finished their 2016 season with a 1-8 overall record (1-5 in region) and missed a spot in the AHSAA 7A playoffs. Things are looking better for the Lions this season, however, as they have bounced back from an early loss to Wetumpka to win two in a row against Stanhope-Elmore and Enterprise.

 

AHS on WingsAuburn High is ranked eighth in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll and hopes to prove worthy of a much higher ranking in Prattville on Friday night. Airtime will be 6:30 CT on Wings 94.3 with the broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey and Noah Gardner providing coverage. The game will also be streamed online at wingsfm.com and on the Wings 94.3 app.

 

 

Auburn High Falls to Central-Phenix City 34-28

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The Auburn High football team kept it close with the number one team in the state of Alabama, but fell to the Central Red Devils 34-28 on Friday night. Central took an early 7-0 lead over the Tigers in the first, but Jay Walker evened the score with a 36 yard touchdown later in the first. Auburn senior Brooks Fuller then connected with JaMarcus Knight to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead. The first quarter ended with a 5 yard run by Central’s A’montae Spivey to once again tie the game at 14. With time expiring in the second quarter, Trey Elston caught a 5 yard touchdown from Fuller to give the Tigers a 21-14 lead at the half.

 

But the number one team in the state had a huge third quarter, especially A’montae Spivey. Spivey had a 43 yard touchdown run followed by a 79 yard touchdown run to put the Red Devils back in front 28-21. Spivey struck again in the fourth with a 22 yard rushing touchdown to make it 34-21. Auburn scored to make it 34-28 and recovered an onside kick to give the Tigers offence a chance, but they were unable to score and lost by a 34-28 final.

 

Auburn quarterback Brooks Fuller finished the game 16 for 34 passing and 186 yards while Auburn running back Jay Walker had 24 rushes for 169 yards and a touchdown. JaMarcus Knight was the Tigers leading receiver with 6 receptions for 89 yards. For Central, quarterback Peter Parrish went 11 for 17 passing and 96 yards and A’montae Spivey had 10 rushes for 197 yards and four touchdowns.

 

AHS on WingsNext Friday night Auburn will travel to Prattville to take on the Lions who were victorious over Enterprise on Friday, 45-21. The Auburn High broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner will have coverage from Prattville Friday night beginning at 6:30 CT on Wings 94.3. The game will also be streamed online at wingsfm.com and on the Wings 94.3 app.

 

 

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Auburn High Plays Number One Central-Phenix City on Friday Night at Duck-Samford Stadium

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 The Auburn High Football team escaped with a 17-13 win over their arch-rival Opelika on Friday night with the help of a stellar performance by the Tiger defense. Auburn safety Cally Chizik had two interceptions in the game, linebacker Mahamond Diabate had two sacks, and the Tigers blocked a punt in the fourth quarter. The Tiger’s win on Friday night was their first win over the Bulldogs since 2013 and the first in the Coach Adam Winegarden era. With the big rivalry game in the books, Auburn moves to 2-0 and now focuses on a new challenge, Central- Phenix City.

 

Red-Devil-LogoCentral is currently the number one ranked team in AHSAA class 7A according to the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll, and their play over the first two games proves that they are worthy of that title. The Red Devils beat Bob Jones 33-7 in week one, then soundly defeated Fairfield 62-0. In last Friday’s game against Fairfield, Central quarterback Peter Parrish threw for three touchdowns and defensive back Devonte Mathews had a pick-six.

 

The Tigers hope to have more success against Central than they did last season. In the 2016 regular season, Auburn traveled to Phenix City for their first road game of the year and lost 42-14. The Tigers then returned to Phenix City to take on the Red Devils in round two of the 7A playoffs, but again lost by a 48-9 final score.

 

AHS on WingsAuburn High was ranked eighth in Wednesday’s Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll, and hopes to take the momentum from the Opelika game into Duck-Samford Stadium on Friday night. Air time will be at 6:30 CT on Wings 94.3 with the Auburn High broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner. The game will also be streamed online at wingsfm.com or on the Wings 94.3 app.

 

 

Auburn High Set to Take on Rival Opelika Friday at Bulldog Stadium

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220px-Opelika_High_School_LogoNothing makes football better than old rivalries, and the Auburn High/Opelika High rivalry has a history that is one of a kind. Ever since Auburn High was moved to AHSAA Class 7A in 2014, the matchup no longer had major playoff implications but the rivalry between the schools remained.

 

Last season, the Bulldogs traveled to Duck Samford Stadium and in week two and shutout the Tigers by a 28-0 final score. In the game, Opelika senior running back Weldin Ford rushed for two touchdowns and senior quarterback threw a 26-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs defense was too much for the Tigers, as the Auburn offense was only able to record 100 yards of total offense.

 

ahs-logo-smallThat win pushed Opelika’s win streak over the Tigers to three years in a row and was just the beginning of a very impressive 2016 campaign. Opelika finished last season 13-2 overall (6-0 in region play) and made it to the 6A championship game where they were defeated by Ramsey. In the offseason, longtime Opelika Head Coach Brian Blackmon accepted a job as an offensive analyst at Auburn University and was replaced by former McGill-Toolen head coach Caleb Ross. The Bulldogs also lost quarterback JD Worth and running back Weldrin Ford to graduation, leaving big shoes to fill for junior quarterback Cade Blackmon and the rest of the Bulldogs.

 

The Tigers haven’t won the annual rivalry game since 2013, a season that Auburn High head coach Tim Carter led the Tigers to the 2013 6A Championship game. Adam Winegarden has been unable to defeat the Bulldogs in his first two full seasons as the Tigers head coach, but looks to reverse his fortunes Friday night at Bulldog stadium. Both teams head into the game with a 1-0 record as Auburn defeated Carver of Montgomery 27-0 (game recap) and Opelika had an impressive win over Smiths Station 51-0.

 

ahs-logo-copyAir time will be at 6:30 CT Friday night on Wings 94.3 with the Auburn High broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner. The game will also be streamed online at wingsfm.com or on the Wings 94.3 app.

Auburn High Football Wins Season Opener Against Carver

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The 2017 AHSAA football season is officially underway, and Auburn was able to shut out Carver of Montgomery on Friday night by a score of 27-0. Garrett Morris got the scoring started for the Tigers in the first with a three yard touchdown run. Then in the second quarter, Auburn quarterback Brooks Fuller connected with JaMarcus Knight for a 34 yard touchdown score. In the third quarter, Auburn defensive back Armondo Thomas recovered a Carver fumble and returned it for a touchdown to make the score 20-0. Later in the fourth quarter, Auburn running back Josh Norris had a 51 yard touchdown run to make the score 27-0.

 

Auburn senior quarterback Brooks Fuller finished the game went seven for twelve with 181 yards through the air. Auburn running back Garrett Morris also had a good performance, as he carried the ball 20 times for 64 yards. Auburn’s top receiver on Friday night was Trey Elston, who caught four passes for 73 yards. The key to the game for Auburn was their shutdown defense. Auburn’s defense forced Carver to punt five times and forced three turnovers. The Tigers’ first game did not come without some miscues however, as Auburn High racked up seven penalties for 75 yards.

 

Next, Auburn will head over to Opelika High School to take on the Bulldogs who also had an impressive 51-0 win over Smiths Station on Friday night. Air time will be at 6:30 CT this Friday on Wings 94.3 with the Auburn High broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner. The game will be streaming online at wingsfm.com or on the Wings 94.3 app.

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2017 Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3 Broadcast Team Announcement

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With Auburn High School Football just weeks away, the Auburn Network is excited to announce the 2017 Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3 Broadcast Team!

 

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Scott Bagwell- Play-by-Play

 

After four years of being the voice of Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3, Bill Cameron has stepped down and given the reigns to Scott Bagwell. Bagwell began his career in broadcasting in 2009 and called Auburn University soccer as well as the SEC and NCAA Tournament in 2010. He called the NCAA Tournament again in 2012. Bagwell also called the 2010 volleyball NCAA Tournament in 2010. In 2011, Scott lended his voice for Auburn University Softball. Bagwell also has experience as the studio engineer for Troy football and basketball 2011, UNLV basketball for the 2011-2012 season, and for IMG College from 2011-2012.

 

Bagwell has also served as the voice of both Auburn High basketball and baseball since 2013, and was the sideline reporter for Auburn High Football from 2013-2016.

 

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Blake Ramsey- Color Analyst 

 

Bagwell will be joined in the booth this season by Blake Ramsey. Ramsey is going into his sixth year of teaching for Auburn City Schools and serves as the coach for both seventh grade football and eighth grade baseball. Ramsey has also served as a color analyst for Auburn High baseball.

 

 

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Noah Gardner- Sideline Reporter

 

After Scott Bagwell’s move to the broadcast booth, Noah Gardner has received the nod as this season’s sideline reporter. Gardner worked at WEGL 91.1 in Auburn where he did play-by-play and color commentary for Auburn University soccer, softball, and volleyball. Gardner is currently the co-host of The Lunch Break on ESPN 106.7 and The SEC Report on ESPN 106.7

 

 

 

Riley Hubbard- On-site Producer

 

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Riley Hubbard

 

Riley Hubbard will be the producer for all of the Auburn High Football on Wings 94.3 broadcasts this season. Hubbard has been a part of the Auburn Network team since 2016, where he serves as a live and remote broadcast producer and studio engineer, website editor, and app designer and editor. Riley also currently serves as the color analyst for Auburn High baseball on ESPN 106.7. Hubbard is a rising senior at Auburn High School where he is a member of the Auburn High golf team.

 

 

Drew Forehand- Studio Engineer 

 

Drew Forehand is set to serve as the studio engineer for Auburn High football on Wings 94.3 for his fifth season. Forehand graduated from Northwest Florida State College in 2013 and has been a part of the Auburn Network team since 2013. Forehand is currently the studio engineer for The Drive with Bill Cameron and a co-host of The SEC Report on ESPN 106.7

Auburn High Baseball Falls to Hoover in the 7A State Championship Series

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After becoming area 4 baseball champions, defeating Mary Montgomery in round one, McGill-Toolen in round two, and Theodore in round three, the Auburn High baseball team was unable to bring home the 2017 7A state championship on Saturday. Auburn won game one of the three game set at Paterson Field on Friday night by a score of 9-6. In the game, Teddy Benda went two for four with three RBI, and Rawlins Cleveland went two for three including a two-run home run in the first.

 

On Saturday the series moved to Riverwalk Stadium where the Tigers dropped the first game 4-0. Hoover starter Brock Guffey dominated the Tigers offense, as he went 7.0 innings allowing just two hits and striking out 11. With the series tied, a tiebreaker game was needed to decide the 7A state champion, a game that Auburn lost in a heartbreaking 6-5 defeat. Hoover scored one run in the first and five in the third to take a 6-0 lead. Auburn began a rally in the fifth, scoring 2 runs to cut the deficit to 6-2. Auburn added on one more in the sixth, then Rowdy Jordan brought home two on an RBI single in the seventh to give the Tigers life down 6-5. However, Jordan then got picked off first base to kill the rally. Hoover started Devin Cole got credit for the win for going 5.0 innings allowing no earned runs while Brock Guffey, who had started game two, came in and got the save in game three. 


Auburn finished the season an impressive 28-12 and got 7A State runner-up for the second year in a row. 

The 2017 7A State Championship Begins Tonight on ESPN 106.7

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Tiger baseball team is getting set to begin the 2017 7A AHSAA State Championship on Friday night. Auburn comes into game one as winners of four straight, including a sweep of Theodore in the 7A semifinal series. Despite having a less than stellar performance in the series against Theodore Auburn Senior Rowdey Jordan comes into the State Championship with a team best .404 batting average including eight home runs and 28 RBI. Clay Golson comes into the championship swinging a hot bat. He went three for five with four RBI in the semifinal series. Also Auburn junior Tanner Jones, who was batting in the nine spot last Friday, did not perform like a typical nine-hole hitter. He went three for seven with two runs scored and a home run to center field.

 

Auburn also comes into the series with strong starting pitching. Junior Drew Jennings comes into the State Championship with a 5-2 record and a 3.56 ERA in 11 starts, including a win in game one against Theodore. Junior Brooks Fuller holds a 9-1 record and a 2.70 ERA in 10 starts. Fuller got credit for the win in game two in the series against Theodore. In the first three series of this year’s playoff, Auburn Head Coach Matt Cimo has pitched Jennings in game one, Fuller in game two, and junior Ryan Lambert in game three. If that rotation is kept for the State Championship, Jennings would take on Hoover in game one Friday night.

 

As for Hoover, they were extremely impressive in the semifinal series against Vestavia Hills, rallying from five runs down to win game one 9-8 in nine innings and won game two 3-1. Hoover is not used to this type of success in the playoffs. In fact, no player that will be taking the field Friday night for Hoover has ever made it passed the first round of the 7A playoffs before this year. Brandon Agsalud leads the Buccaneers in hitting this season with a .366 batting average and 26 RBI. Agsalud also is tied for the team lead in home runs with three. Hoover’s ace Devin Cole comes into the State Championship with a 4-2 record and a 1.60 ERA in 9 starts.

 

scott-bagwellGame one of the 7A State Championship series is set for Friday night at 6:00 CT. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call from Paterson Field on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:45 CT. Game two is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00 CT at Riverwalk Stadium. Coverage on ESPN 106.7 will begin at 9:45 CT. If a tiebreaker game three is necessary, it will be played after game two at Riverwalk Stadium. All of the coverage on ESPN 106.7 will be streamed online at espnau.com or on the ESPN 106.7 app.

Auburn High Baseball Defeats Theodore to Advance to the State Championship

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Tigers have advanced to the 7A State Championship for the second year in a row after Friday’s sweep of Theodore in the 7A Semifinal. On the other end of the 7A bracket, Hoover defeated Vestavia Hills to advance to the State Championship where they will play Auburn.

 

In game one against Theodore, Auburn starter Drew Jennings outduled Theodore ace Caleb Coffey in a 6-4 victory. Brooks Fuller went two for four with two RBI and a run scored while Clay Golson recorded two RBI of his own on a two out single in the fifth. Jennings went 6.0 innings for the Tigers, giving up three earned runs and punching out four.

 

In game two, the Auburn bats came alive early, as they scored five in just the first inning. The 12-6 Auburn victory finished off the sweep of the bobcats and marked the final varsity game at Sam Welborn Field. Senior Trey Woodham finished the game three for three with two RBI and Clay Golson finished the game two for three with two RBI.

 

The 7A State Championship series will start Friday night at 6:00 PM at Paterson Field in Montgomery, then game two will begin Saturday at 10:00 AM at Riverwalk Stadium. If a tiebreaker game is necessary, it will be played after game two at Riverwalk Stadium. We will have coverage of the entire series on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and the ESPN 106.7 app.

To view the full 7A playoff bracket, click here