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Football Picks: I rebounded with an 8-2 record last week, including the LSU pick over Ole Miss. Auburn gets the Rebs this week. In high school, it's the 52nd meeting between Tallassee and Elmore County on Friday. The picks total is 63-32 (66%).

Loachapoka at Reeltown (Thursday): The Rebs will conclude a solid 9-1 regular season with a win over 'Poka. The No. 2 seed will host Hatton in the playoffs next week. Reeltown 33, Loachapoka 13.

Bullock County at Notasulga: The Blue Devils helped Tallassee's chances for the No. 1 seed in its region with the Isabella win last week. Every win for NHS counts in the THS tiebreaker scenario. Notasulga 40, Bullock Co. 20.

Holtville at Prattville Christian: It's been a miserable season at Holtville. The Bulldogs' last chance to avoid the 0-10 season is their best chance for a win. PCA is just 2-7. Holtville 20, PCA 19.

Wetumpka at Lee: The Generals have been so close to getting over the hump. Last week, they nearly shocked Prattville. This one might be close, but I've got to pick the Indians. They know how to win. Wetumpka 23, Lee 21.

Elmore County at Tallassee: Trying to figure out the rollercoaster ride for teams' up and down play this season has me scratching my head. For instance, with Elmore County's recent rise and sudden free fall last week at Childersburg, I purchased a head lice kit.

Will the Panthers play like the team that topped Dadeville or like the one witnessed near DeSoto Caverns last Friday? If Tallassee plays like it did in last week's win over Sylacauga, it probably won't matter. THS 35, Elmore County 21.

Florida State at Louisville (Thursday): I've heard many Louisville upset picks this week. Initially, I gave the Cardinals little chance. Now, I'm reconsidering.

Bobby Petrino is known for offense, but he's got a pretty good defensive unit. FSU is a shadow of what they were last year and survived against two teams (Clemson, FSU) that outplayed them on their home turf. With this game on the road, I think that the streak ends. Louisville 24, FSU 20.

TCU at West Virginia: The Horned Frogs scored 82 against Texas Tech last week. West Virginia got a nice win on the road at Oklahoma State. The two teams that each went 4-8 last year are in hunt for the Big 12 title this season. WVU 45, TCU 42.

Stanford at Oregon: The Cardinal has won the last two vs. the Ducks and will keep this one close. Oregon 29, Stanford 23.

Arkansas at Mississippi State: The Bulldogs survived at Kentucky last Saturday. This game might be more of a challenge. MSU is two wins away from setting up a showdown in Tuscaloosa. Miss. St. 30, Arkansas 27.

Auburn at Ole Miss: Good Bo turned into Bad Bo with a major mistake in the final seconds of the Rebels first loss at LSU last Saturday night. Ole Miss still has one of the best defenses in the country.

Auburn can keep pace with anybody on offense as long as they don't turn the ball over (like the last time they were in Mississippi). South Carolina exposed the Tigers secondary, but AU got picks at opportune times in the red zone. Turnovers might be the difference, as well as the "Hotty Toddy" home field advantage. Ole Miss 24, Auburn 23.

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Coach Mike Battles made good on a promise to his players. Notice anything different? Photo courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Varner.

Tigers win share of region title

By Gary Buchanan

The first ever regular season matchup between Tallassee and Sylacauga ended with a 34-7 Tiger victory...

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Rebels get comeback win

Cody Martin (4) looks for a block from Montez Brooks (14) in Reeltown's 26-19 win at Lanett on Friday. The Rebels scored 19 unanswered points after trailing 19-7 to record the victory. Photo by Suzannah Solomon Wilson.

THS Football
vs. Elmore County

Friday, Oct. 31
Airtime 6:00 p.m.

1300 WTLS/106.5 FM
Tallassee Times TV
Bright House Networks Channel 97

*Listen for a special edition of the Scoreboard Show after the game live from First Baptist Church.

Ben Graham

The senior lineman put an exclamation point on Tallassee's 34-7 win over Sylacauga with a sack of Aggies' quarterback Jackson Walker in the fourth quarter. Graham had several bone jarring hits as THS claimed a share of the region championship.

2014 Tallassee Tigers Football Schedule

Aug. 22 Notasulga
Aug. 29 at TR Miller
Sep. 5 at Talladega
Sep. 12 Shelby County
Sep. 19 at Clay Central
Sep. 26 at Dadeville
Oct. 3 OPEN
Oct. 10 Marbury (HC)
Oct. 17 at Beauregard
Oct. 24 Sylacauga
Oct. 31 Elmore County
Nov. 7 Playoffs

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Keon Jones

Keon is the son of Patricia Jones.  He plays linebacker and fullback for the Tigers.  He has played football all of his life starting organized football in TYFL.  He has played varsity for THS for three years.  Keon has received recognition for the Friendly Rentals Headhunter of the Game and Honorable Mention for the BrightHouse Networks Player of the Game in the past.

Keon also plays basketball for the Tigers as a shooting guard.  He has played basketball since ninth grade and has been on varsity for two seasons. He has been awarded recognition for “most versatile” and “most improved.” 

Keon is going to attend college but is unsure of where at this time.  He would like to attend Stillman College, Troy University or Alabama A&M University.  He is considering a major in sports medicine.  He has maintained an overall “B” average at THS. 

When asked what he does in his spare time, Keon stated that he chills with his friends.  He then added that they hang out at each other’s houses and play basketball or watch TV.  He said he really enjoys watching Alabama football.  In addition, Keon said he spends a lot of time with his little brothers and sisters.  He has two younger sisters and one younger brother.  He and his family attend Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

SEC Preview

By J. Newcastle

SEC Week 10

Two photo finishes capped off another wild week in the SEC that saw the #1 team pushed by an upstart and the #3 team fall on the road. I went 5-1 on the picks bringing the yearly total to 59-17 (77%)...

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