After being pushed into a corner for the past two weeks, Benjamin Russell showed its claws and brought Wildcat football back to life Friday night in a 17-8 homecoming win over visiting Demopolis in non-region action.
Last year, all but one of Dadeville’s seven losses came by two touchdowns or less. Four of those were by 10 points or fewer.
Three of the top five boats and five of the top 10 were Benjamin Russell anglers as the Wildcats won the first tournament of the Three River Throwdown on Saturday at Lake Harding.
Both Benjamin Russell and Wetumpka knew they would be in for a battle during Thursday night’s volleyball match. After sneaking victories in the first two sets, the Wildcats prepared to put the match away and got some help from all over the court in big moments to finish.
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After more than an hour of volleyball was played, there was still nothing to separate Benjamin Russell and Wetumpka in the first matchup of Thursday’s tri-match in Wetumpka. The teams split the first two sets and were staring at a 14-14 score in the tiebreaker.
Before the season even started, there were three major season-ending injuries for local teams. Benjamin Russell linebacker Lane Rigby broke his leg and Dadeville’s Josh Taylor and Horseshoe Bend’s Kendall Penwell tore their ACLs.
Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast are back with a quick recap of Week 0 including the top plays, best performances of the week (4:30) and biggest surprises.
When you’re playing a team that’s not nearly as good as you are and you get off to a dominating start, it can be easy to get complacent. And although Benjamin Russell let Dadeville make some noise in the second set of Tuesday’s volleyball match, it quickly got back and completed the sweep.
Benjamin Russell’s volleyball team kicked off the season Saturday at the Briarwood Tournament and although the Wildcats lost their final two matches, they also picked up two wins for a .500 start to the season.
Actual football games have finally arrived this week so Caleb Turrentine and Lizi Arbogast are here to preview some of the top games in the area (3:15) while making their predictions for Week 0.
Think back to the 2018 Clay Central game. Benjamin Russell looked defeated. The Volunteers were leading 17-0 just 34 seconds into the second half, and the Wildcats hadn’t been able to do much of anything against them.
For the last three weeks, Caleb Turrentine and I have been counting down to the football season by breaking down each area football team on our Inside the Lines Podcast preview series.
Any time a team is chock full of returning starters, it seems like the expectations are higher. Those guys have more experience and more knowledge of the game therefore they should have higher goals. And that’s exactly the case for Benjamin Russell’s football team this year.
With the season just a week away, both Horseshoe Bend and Benjamin Russell’s volleyball teams got to put their skills to the test Thursday night. BRHS hosted an umpires’ clinic and although it was supported by a big home crowd, Benjamin Russell came out on the losing side as Horseshoe Bend s…
With football season right around the corner, it was time to celebrate some of the most generous donors for the Benjamin Russell team.
Just like high school football teams started official practice this week, volleyball teams across the state also took to the courts for their first week of practice. And for two local teams, one thing that’s been beneficial is mixing JV and varsity squads together.
Humble brag incoming: I love being a part of the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Getting to be a part of the voting committee for high school sports rankings is something I do not take for granted.