After a one-week hiatus, Arab’s varsity volleyball team returned the Class 5A rankings at No. 10 this week (see the complete rankings on page 7).
Both Arab and Brindlee Mountain (see page 7 again) celebrated Senior Nights” on Tuesday. The Lady Knights, runners-up last Saturday in the Marshall County Tourn-ament, cele-brated their seniors with a big Area 15 win over Brewer, 25-22, 25-17, 27-25. Arab also lost to Southside-Gadsden 25-16, 13-25, 13-15.
Arab’s three seniors are Allie Isom, Jodi Drain and Tristen White.
The JV Lady Knights, coming off their championship performance in the county tournament, also beat Brewer 21-24, 25-17, 15-7.
On Thursday, the varsity girls lost 2-0 to Cullman at Cullman then defeated West Point 2-1. The JV team defeated Cullman 2-0 and West Point 2-1.
• Arab Junior High’s eighth grade team, fresh off its championship in the Albertville Tournament last Saturday, continued its winning ways this week.
On Tuesday, it defeated Albertville and Fort Payne in straight sets (2-0). On Thursday, it beat Jasper 2-1.
The seventh grade team also won twice on Tuesday, beating Albertville and Fort Payne in straight sets. But on Thursday, it lost to Jasper 0-2.
• Brindlee Mountain’s middle school football team played New Hope Tuesday and lost 45-20.
• Speaking of Brindlee Mountain Middle School, the eighth grade volleyball team defeated Hanceville Tuesday night for its first win of the season. Look for more Brindlee Mountain violleyball results on page 7.
• The SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, “SEC Nation,” is setting up shop in Auburn this morning for the Mississippi State-Auburn game. The show airs from 9-11 a.m. at the Wellness Kitchen Green Space.
In my opinion, the show rivals ESPN’s “GameDay” Laura Rutledge hosts, but she’s out on maternity leave.
• If you haven’t heard about this yet, you might find it interesting.
Last Saturday, Vanderbilt didn’t have enough beer at its home stadium for the visiting LSU fans, as Tigers fans reportedly drank Vanderbilt Stadium dry before the end of the second quarter.
Beer trucks did arrive with more beverages during the second half and when that happened, the LSU fans gave a standing ovation to the delivery men.
Some reputations are deserved.