The Auburn High Boys and Girls basketball teams are just a win away in regional championshp in Montgomery. The Auburn High girls will battle Robert E. Lee High School at 3:00, then the boys will take on area foe Central at 4:45. Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner will have live coverage from Dunn–Oliver Acadome in Montgomery for both games on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 3:00. Both games will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
Both the Auburn High Boys and Girls basketball teams are traveling to Montgomery on Wednesday afternoon to begin the regional tournament. The girls won the area last week and the boys placed second in the area tournament last week in Phenix City, so both move on to the regional championship that starts on Wednesday. First, the girls will battle Enterprise at 1:00, then the boys will take on Lee immediately following.
Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner will have coverage of both games on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
Opelika High School:
Deandre Butler- Jacksonville State (Football)
Justin Lewis- University of Massachusetts (Football)
Jamias Presley- Jacksonville State University (Football)
Callahan Saggus- West Alabama (Football)
Auburn High School:
Avery Atkins-LSU (Football)
Michael Moore- Jacksonville State (Football)
Jakob Cummings- University of North Alabama (Football)
Trey Elston- West Alabama (Football)
JaMarcus Knight- West Alabama (Football)
Cordell Plott- West Alabama (Football)
Garrett Morris- University of Pennsylvania (Football)
Seth Selby- Jacksonville University (Football)
Armondo Thomas- ASA College (Football)
JT Williams- Millsaps College (Football)
Khadeesha Crumbly- North Carolina Asheville (Women’s Track and Field)
Andrew Mingus- AUM (Cross Country)
Anna Claire Little- Troy University (Women’s Golf)
Connor Newton- Coastal Carolina (Golf)
Teddy Benda- Chattahoochee Valley CC (Baseball)
Brooks Fuller- Auburn University (Baseball)
Wes Starr- Coastal Carolina (Baseball)
Anna Kate McGinty- SCAD (Women’s Swimming)
Charlie Friedenrich- Cumberland College or Navy (awaiting appointment to the Naval Academy) (Wrestling)
Auburn High wrapped up their regular season on Thursday night with a dominating 72-57 win over rival Opelika. Next, Auburn High will travel to Phenix City to take on Smiths Station in the first round of their area tournament on Thursday night. Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner will have the coverage on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 7:00. That game will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
After the game, Scott Bagwell was able to catch up with Senior Connor Fields, Junior Justin Brooks, and Assistant Coach Marcus Jackson:
Assistant Coach Marcus Jackson:
The Auburn High Tigers were able to take down Montgomery Catholic at home on Monday night by a 62-43 final score. The win pulled the Tigers to .500 for the season (13-13) and gives them some momentum before their matchup with rival Opelika on Thursday night. Senior Christian Brandt led the offensive charge for Auburn with 18 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Preston Cook also had a nice game, as he recorded eight points and four rebounds.
Following the senior night matchup, ESPN 106.7’s Scott Bagwell was able to catch up with Seniors Karl Grover and Luke Terry:
The Tigers will have a chance to take down rival Opelika one more time on Thursday night before beginning the Area Tournament in Phenix City next week. Coverage of both the boys and girls games will begin on ESPN 106.7 at 6:00 with Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner. Both games will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
The Auburn High basketball team (10-13 overall, 0-2 in region) will battle their region rival Smiths Station tonight. Senior Christian Brandt, who is Auburn’s leading scorer with 15.9 points per game, is questionable tonight with a foot injury. Auburn lost 57-53 when they traveled to Smiths Station earlier this month and are currently on a three game skid, but hope to snap it against the Panthers tonight in front of a home crowd.
Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner will have coverage of the girls’ game will beginning at 6:00 on ESPN 106.7 followed by the boys’ game. Both games will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
Auburn High didn’t get off to the start they were hoping for in 2018, losing to Benjamin Russell 49-48 on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the record to 8-10, but they can gain some momentum back if they are able to knock off their rival Opelika (4-11) on the road on Friday night. Christian Brandt comes into the matchup as the team leader in points per game with 18.2 and looking to earn a road win over Auburn’s rival in his senior year.
Scott Bagwell and Noah Gardner will have the coverage on ESPN 106.7 beginning with the girls’ game at 6:00 followed by the boys’ game. Both games will be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.
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.
Army is the new Commander in Chief Champions for the first time since 1996. Former Auburn High School player Ted Wages celebrated after his team defeated Navy 14-13 Saturday afternoon.
Congratulations to Ted and the Army Black Knights!
If you missed our conversation with Dr. Wages last week, be sure to check it out below!
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.
“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.