In case you missed it – and from what I heard about the crowd, most of you did – Guntersville whipped Brewer 37-7 Thursday night at Guntersville.
Arab color analyst Ronny Shumate said Friday morning he went to the game with Danny Hawkins and the crowd was – putting it kindly – sparse. Of course, it was a Thursday night game during fall break, what could anyone expect?
Anyway, the loss dropped Brewer – at least temporarily – one game behind Arab in the Region 8 standings (see page 6).
• We’ll have a full story on this next week but on Wednesday, Snead State honored longtime coach John Thomas Kitchens for his years of services and his coaching accomplishments.
Among the honors, Snead State will officially name the court in the Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium the Coach John Kitchens Court.
Kitchens is the father of Arab coach Brad Kitchens and the grandfather of Rep. Wes Kitchens.
• Speaking of honors, every week it seems UNA volleyball player Anna Katherine Griggs is getting mentioned. This week, UNA released its team category leaders for ASUN-only matches, and the former Arab star ranks third in blocks per set (1.33).
• The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation this week added four receivers to the watch list of the Biletnikoff Award, presented to college football’s outstanding FBS receiver. One of the four is Devonta Smith, who joined Alabama teammates Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle on the watch list.
The Tide foursome makes up one-third of the SEC players on the list.
Oregon State’s Isaiah Hodges leads the fan voting for the award with about 60 percent of the vote.