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Just two short years ago, Benjamin Russell football coach Kevin Smith was getting his first look at his new team in an intrasquad scrimmage back in 2018. Since then, Smith has become a staple at the helm of the Wildcats, and he isn’t the only first-year head coach who got a taste of success …

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What seems to make the most sense is all 8-man football teams in Alabama play in a single league. Although the teams are fairly spread out, there were only 17 of them last season and the league could easily be separated into regions that make the most sense geographically — much like the AHS…

Southern Prep adopted its aviation studies program three years ago and has continued to add innovative offerings that mold students into well-rounded aeronautics experts — one being the very first of its kind.

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With an award like a national championship under its belt, it’s no surprise Southern Prep’s football team has been in the spotlight since the end of the 2019 season. That continued earlier this month when six Fighting Rangers were selected to the NFSA 8-Man All-American All-Star game.

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Matched up against the Freedom Cowboys, Southern Prep’s football team thought it might be in for a rough night Monday evening at the National High School Association of 8-Man Football’s Division II National Championship in Panama City, Florida.

Southern Prep’s football team knew it was going to get tougher last Friday night, and it wasn’t disappointed. It went toe-to-toe with Lighthouse Home School but the Warriors ultimately took the lead with 1:14 remaining and held on for a 38-35 victory.

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Having Covington Academy and Camp Jewell House as their first two opponents on the football field, the Southern Prep Fighting Rangers knew they should be in good shape. Covington is just in its second year of having a football program, while Camp Jewell is in Year 1.

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After Southern Prep’s first football game of the year under a new name was canceled due to heavy storms in the Prattville area when it was set to face off against East Memorial Christian, the Fighting Rangers finally hit the field Thursday night.

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Despite losing 62-52 Friday night against North River Academy in Tuscaloosa, Lyman Ward football coach Roland Bell feels his team is continuing to make progress and move forward.

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Lyman Ward Military Academy had one of its best showings in school history on the football field Friday night. The Fighting Rangers racked up 64 points, setting a school record for points in a game, en route to a 64-16 victory over Lighthouse.

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Just in time for the season to begin, Lyman Ward Military Academy officially named its new football coach last week. Roland Bell, who was a strong candidate due to his background in arena football, will take over as the Fighting Rangers’ head man in charge.

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Like many private schools, Lyman Ward Military Academy faces its own set of challenges when it comes to keeping coaches and athletic directors for the long haul. But Keith Elliott, who has joined the LWMA staff as AD and head basketball coach, is hoping to change all that.

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JAMICHAEL CHAMBLISS, Central Coosa: Chambliss had a standout game for the Cougars both offensively and defensively. He finished with 86 yards on a mere 12 carries and could’ve had more if two long runs weren’t called back due to penalties.

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Despite putting together another fantastic passing performance, Lyman Ward Military Academy’s rushing attack was stuck in the mud on Friday night, and that was the biggest difference in a 55-22 loss to Ezekial Academy.

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DONTA DANIEL, Central Coosa: Daniel was a bright spot for Central Coosa. Just missing out on this week’s Century Club, Daniel finished with 97 rushing yards on 19 carries in the Cougars’ loss to Thorsby. He also scored one touchdown, an 83-yard rushing score.

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GARRET DAVISON, Lyman Ward: Davison was a dual-threat quarterback in the Fighting Rangers’ loss to Hope Christian. He completed 18 of 28 passes for 263 yards and five touchdowns. On the ground, Davison racked up 81 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

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Coming off its first win since 2015, Lyman Ward’s football team simply couldn’t keep up with the Hope Christian Eagles in a 92-50 loss on Friday night.

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With the passing of a leader, many institutions stumble for failure to prepare for change – not Lyman Ward Military Academy.

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Today Lyman Ward Military Academy plays on the home court as the Fighting Rangers host region foe Ezekiel Academy from Montgomery at 6 p.m.

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Editor’s note: In celebration of Christmas, we asked area sports representatives to share their favorite memories from past holiday seasons. Below are some of their responses.

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The Lightning struck Ranger Stadium Friday night as Lyman Ward lost its final home game of the season to Alabaster-based Evangel Christian home school, 36-6.

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Lyman Ward’s final road game of the season ended in disappointment Friday as the Rangers lost 48-26 to Ezekiel at Capital Heights Middle School football stadium in Montgomery.

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During Friday’s halftime activities of Lyman Ward’s football game, the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1966 Rangers was celebrated. The football team had a season record of 8-1 (losing only to Eclectic High), a school record that stands today. The team boasted 33 members and 11 alternates. …

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As the clock wound down on Lyman Ward’s homecoming game against Meridian, Miss.-based Russell Christian, emotions ran high and tempers flared in the contest that ended with the Rangers losing to the Warriors 46-22.

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Lyman Ward suffered another defeat Friday when the Rangers went on the road to play Lighthouse Christian. The 37-7 loss brings the team to 0-4 for the season.