High School Football Awards: Week 9
Every Tuesday night we'll hand out the high school football awards for the previous Friday's performances. The Foothills Tractor Player of the Week is Etowah's Paul Ruiz. The senior accounted for half of Etowah's touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 42-0 win over Boaz. Ruiz has 2 TD receptions covering 56 and 24 yards. He added a 59 yard punt return for another TD for a total of three scores in the game. Up next for Ruiz and the Blue Devils is a big region matchup at Madison County.
The KFC-Jackson Mortgage Team of the Week is Cleburne County. The Tigers went into Jack Stewart Field and knocked off the No. 4 Saks Wildcats 36-29 to claim the Class 4A Region 6 championship. On Wednesday night the entire team will enjoy a meal from KFC as well as the Jackson Mortgage Company trophy and the team of the week t-shirts. The Tigers will close region play against Hokes Bluff at L.E. Bell Field in Heflin.
East Alabama Power Poll (Presented by Anniston Family Fitness Center) 1. Alexandria 2. Cedar Bluff 3. Piedmont 4. Glencoe 5. Cleburne County 6. Ranburne 7. Saks 8. Gaston 9. Etowah 10. Victory Christian