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Auburn High Battles Charles Henderson Thursday Night at Auburn High Gymnasium

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The Auburn High Basketball team returns to Auburn High Gymnasium on Thursday night to battle the Charles Henderson Trojans. Auburn is coming off a tough 60-52 road loss to Montgomery Catholic that dropped their record to 3-5 on the young season and are hoping for a big home win to get back on track.

 

Senior Christian Brandt has started the season strong for the Tigers so far this year, as he is averaging a team best 17.8 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Brandt also posted a nice performance in Auburn’s loss to Montgomery Catholic, as he recorded 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Justin Brooks, the brother of former Auburn High standout Garrison Brooks, scored 13 points.

 

Auburn has already played Charles Henderson once this season, winning a nail-biter by a 58-57 final score. Auburn High hopes to make it 2-0 against the Trojans on Thursday night and earn their first victory in the new Auburn High Gymnasium. Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner will have coverage of both the girls’ game and the boys’ game on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 6:00. The girls game will tip at 6:00 followed directly by the boys’ game. Both games will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.

 

Auburn High’s Ted Wages Living Dream in Army-Navy Game

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Every year, after the conference championships are decided, the following Saturday is dominated by one tremendous scene, the Army-Navy game. Many call it the greatest rivalry in sports and the respect that the two squads have for one another back it up. The history. The tradition. The prestige.

This year, there’s an Auburn connection involved in the match up.

Ted Wages, an Auburn High School graduate, is suiting up for his first time in the annual Army-Navy game.

Ted Wages (12) with LtG Hall Moore at Ft. Benning.

Ted Wages (12) with LtG Hall Moore at Ft. Benning.

“This is really a dream come true for Ted,” said Dr. Trey Wages, Ted’s father. “There are so many people in the Auburn area that have West Point connections. West Point grads, even former West Point football players that have helped him navigate the process. And now he’s sitting on the cusp on being able to compete in America’s game.”

Dr. Wages has great respect and admiration for the local community.

“The Auburn community has been an incredible influence on Ted,” Wages said. “The coaching staff at the high school and the teaching faculty at Auburn High School. The community itself has been really influential in Ted’s life and groomed him to be in a very special place.

“Saturday will mark a seminal day for him that he dreamed of when he was 12 years old. When his buddies were in town watching Auburn, he was imagining himself playing for the Black Knights. It is a special place and a special game and more importantly, some really special young men.”

Of those young men, Wages will not be the only players that hails from Alabama. Both Army and Navy have seven men representing Alabama on their rosters.

Army’s men from Alabama:

Cam Thomas #4 Freshman QB Huntsville, Ala
Mike Reynolds #10 Junior DB Dothan, Ala
Jeremiah Lowery #34 Freshman LB Elmore, Ala
Jarrod Jones #44 Junior LB Prattville, Ala
Ted Wages IV #65 Freshman DL Auburn, Ala
Austin Schuffert #74 Junior OL Prattville, Ala
Rahmeel Cook #92 Freshman DL Gallion, Ala

Navy’s men from Alabama:

Garret Lewis #7 Junior QB Buhl, Ala
Marcus Wiggins #10 Freshman DB Mobile, Ala
Dalen Morris #13 Freshman QB Huntsville, Ala
Joshua Walker #24 Senior FB Decatur, Ala
Carter Bankston #33 Sophomore OLB Birmingham, Ala
Walker Little #35 Sophomore OLB Mobile, Ala
Keller Farni #97 Freshman K Mobile, Ala

Dr. Wages had an answer as to why Army’s squad was well represented by men from Alabama. “West Point has a distinctively Southern flair to their coaching staff, Dr. Wages explained. “Coach Monken, in addition to his tenure at the United State Naval Academy as an assistant coach, with Coach Paul Johnson who is now the coach at Georgia Tech, he followed Coach Johnson down there.” Wages explained that he eventually became the head coach at Georgia Southern. “He and his staff have a southeastern footprint.”

Army takes on Navy in Philadelphia at 2 o’clock central time.

Here’s the full conversation with Dr. Wages about his son, Ted, and the Auburn connections in Army-Navy game.

 

Auburn High Basketball Hosts Rematch Against Eufaula Tonight

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AHS LOGOThe Auburn High Basketball team hopes to win their rematch against Eufaula High tonight in Auburn High Gymnasium. The Tigers hosted Eufaula back on November 16th for the first ever basketball game in Auburn High Gymnasium, but came up short by a 54-48 final score. Since then, AHS won 49-40 at Hardaway, went 1-2 in the N2Hoops Invitational in Huntsville, and won 58-57 at Charles Henderson.

 

AHS ON ESPNThe Tigers hope to improve on their 3-3 record on their home court tonight. Coverage will start at 6:00 with Scott Bagwell and Johnathon Middleton on ESPN 106.7 and will be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app. The Auburn High Girls will take on Eufaula at 6:00, followed by the boys game against Eufaula.

 

Auburn High Basketball Earns First Win of the 2017-2018 Season

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AHS LOGO The Auburn High basketball team was unable to begin their 2017-2018 season with a win in the new Auburn High Gymnasium on Thursday night against Eufaula, but the Tigers were able to earn their first win of the season at Hardaway High School by a 49-40 final score. Christian Brandt led the Tigers with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Preston Cook recorded nine points and seven rebounds.

 

Next, Auburn High will travel to the N2Hoops Invitational in Huntsville, Alabama and play tournament style with schools from around the state of Alabama. That tournament will be played Monday through Wednesday. Their first opponent in the tournament will be Hazel Green High School on Monday night at 6:30.

 

AHS on ESPN TransparentThe next Auburn High basketball broadcast will be Thursday, December 14th against Charles Henderson High School. The girls game will tip off at 6:00 and the boys game will tip off at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 by Scott Bagwell and will be streaming online at espnau.com and the ESPN 106.7 app.

 

Auburn High Kicks Off Their Season Tonight Against Eufaula

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AHS LOGOThe Auburn High basketball team is ready to begin their 2017-2018 basketball season tonight in Auburn High Gymnasium, on the campus of the new Auburn High School. The Tigers hope to get a win in their first game on their new court against Eufaula High School. Auburn looks strong this season, with returning starters Christian Brandt, Preston Cook, and Trey Elston (likely will not play until the conclusion of the 2017 Auburn High Football season). However, the Tigers have a big hole to fill in their roster after the graduation of standout forward Garrison Brooks, who is now starting at the University of North Carolina.

 

AHS ON ESPNTip off for the girls’ game is set for tonight 6:00 and will be followed by the boys’ game at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN 106.7 by Scott Bagwell and Johnathon Middleton. That broadcast will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.

 

Auburn hosts Demopolis Friday Night in Regular-Season Finale

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The Auburn High School Tiger football team defeated Jeff Davis 27-0 last Thursday night in Montgomery for another Region win and now return home to Duck Samford Stadium for a non-region game vs. Demopolis on Friday. The Tigers are ranked 9th in the state with a record of 8-1, 5-1 in Region play.

Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey and Noah Gardner will provide complete coverage beginning at 6:30 on our sister station, Wings 94.3 

Auburn High Battles Lee in a Region Showdown Friday Night

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Following their bye week, the Auburn High Tigers (5-1 overall, 2-1 in region play) hope to take down region foe Robert E. Lee (Montgomery) Friday night at Duck-Samford Stadium. Last year at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery, Auburn beat Lee 40-32 with the help of two Garrett Morris touchdowns and also mounted 526 yards of total offense in the game.

 

lee transparentThe Generals had a tough season last season, finishing the year 2-8 (2-5 in region play) and missing the 2016 7A playoffs. This year has been a different story for the Generals though, they are currently 5-1 overall (3-0 in region play) with impressive wins over Carver, Jeff Davis, and Prattville. Lee does a challenging finish to their scedule, as they will play the number one team in the state Central-Phenix City and Enterprise before the 7A playoffs.

 

AHS on WingsAuburn stayed put at number six in class 7A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll, but hopes to make a case to be in the top five this Friday night. Airtime will be 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 streaming online at wingsfm.com and on the Wings 94.3 app.

 

Auburn High Defeats Mary Montgomery 66-7 At Home

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small 51735278c580a.imageAuburn High improved their record to 5-1 on Friday night after a 66-7 destruction of Mary-Montgomery on Friday night. Auburn running back Garrett Morris had a three yard rushing touchdown in the first, then after an Avery Atkins field goal Auburn quarterback Brooks Fuller found Trey Elston for a 28 yard touchdown to give the Tigers an early 17-0 lead in just the first quarter. In the second quarter, Fuller again found Trey Elson for a 12 yard touchdown to improve the lead to 24-0. Mary-Montgomery responded with a passing touchdown to slim the lead to 24-7, but then Jay Walker scored a pair of touchdowns before halftime to make the score 38-7. Walker scored another rushing touchdown in the third quarter, then Josh Norris, Kewontae Wiggins, and Abdul Mohammed each added a rushing touchdown to make the score 66-7.

AHS on WingsAuburn High gets a bye week this Friday, but will open back up with region play again against Robert E. Lee High School on Friday, October 13th at Duck Samford Stadium. The Auburn High Football broadcast team of Scott Bagwell, Blake Ramsey, and Noah Gardner will have coverage of the game beginning at 6:30 on Wings 94.3. The game will also be streaming online at wingsfm.com and on the Wings 94.3 app.

 

 

Auburn High Battles Mary-Montgomery Friday Night

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small 51735278c580a.imageThe Auburn High Tigers (4-1 overall, 2-1 in region) will get a quick break from region action this Friday night when they take on Mary-Montgomery high at Duck-Samford Stadium. Last season, Auburn High traveld to Mary-Montgomery to take on the Vikings and won 42-14. Auburn’s offense finished the game with 376 total yards, with 239 of those coming on the ground. Mary-Montgomery was limited to just 174 offensive yards, including three lost fumbles.

 

Mary-Montgomery finished their 2016 season with a 5-5 record, which was not good enough to make the 7A Playoffs. Mary-Montgomery is not having the greatest of seasons so far to say the least. The Vikings are currently 0-5 with losses to UMS Wright, Theodore, Fairhope, Murphy, and Bryant.

 

AHS on WingsThe Tigers moved up one spot in the Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll from last week to number six in 7A. 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.