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Alabama's Reggie Ragland Comes Up With Interception Of The Year

fansidedAlabama has dominated Texas A&M today as the offense scored at will but Reggie Ragland and the defense should not be overshadowed for their efforts against their SEC west foes

The last two years have seen two incredibly captivating games between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies, including the game two years ago when Johnny Manziel led the upset over the No. 1 team in college football.However, the 2014 game between the Crimson Tide and the Aggies has been anything but that, unless you're an Alabama fan and you've enjoyed watching your team dominate the Aggies in every facet of the game. Alabama's offense has been humming all afternoon as Blake Sims, T.J. Yeldon, Derrick Henry and Amari Cooper were no match for the Aggie defense as they scored 52 points, including 45 at halftime, but don't overlook the Crimson Tide defense who has pitched a shutout against Kenny Hill and the No. 6 scoring offense of Texas A&M. The defense made play after play on the afternoon, but there was no finer play on the day than the interception turned in by Reggie Ragland who picked off Hill in remarkable fashion. Watch Video Here

BJHS meet results

Boys Final Scores

Girls Final Scores

BJ 159
JCHS 123
Westminster 67
Boaz 52
Pope JP II 40
Buckhorn 26
Sparkman 21
Cullman 6
Columbia 6

JCHS 129
BJ 115.5
Pope JP II 57
Westminster 56.5
Buckhorn 50
Sparkman 29
Cullman 28
Madison Academy 25
Columbia 3
Boaz 2

Individual winners were
200 Med Relay, Chris Burrows, Andrew Sterns, Andrey Tretyakov, Chris Day
200 free Derek Sander
200 IM Andrew Sterns
50 free Andrey Tretyakov
100 fly Mark Johnson
100 free Derek Sander
500 free Andrey Tretyakov
200 free relay, A. Tretyakov, A. Sterns, Byron He, D. Sander
400 free relay, C. Burrows, Zach Weston, C. Day, D. Sander

Individual winners were
200 medley relay, JoAnn Stevens (DMS), Grace Palenapa (DMS), Claire Munster, Devin Campbell
100 fly, C. Munster
500 free D. Campbell
200 free relay, J. Stevens, G. Palenapa, C. Munster, D. Campbell
100 backstroke, J. Stevens

Next meet is Monday, October 20th meet with Huntsville, Grissom, and James Clemens at Dublin Park Pool at 6:30 PM.

Bob Jones 3, Hoover 0: Patriots sparkle on defense in matchup of top teams

alHOOVER, Alabama – Bob Jones used tenacious defense and timely attack to sweep Hoover 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 in a match-up of the top two ranked volleyball teams in the state. All three sets were close throughout, but Class 7A top-ranked Bob Jones (14-3) prevailed during the key points late in each set while second-ranked Hoover (14-4) made numerous mistakes. "I thought our ball control was good and we were able to get some digs off their big hits," said Bob Jones coach April Marsh. The Patriots' front line of Haley Hop, A-List No. 1 top senior, and Jeneva Salter, A-List No. 5, combined for 25 kills against the Bucs, who lost their first match this season to an in-state team. Setter Erin Shockey started the offense with 28 assists. Shockey credited the Patriots' intensity as a key. Marsh has stressed communication and intensity in recent practices. "We had to stay intense because that's when we play best," Shockey said. "We have a couple of drills in practice where we're talking and cheering the entire time and that transferred on the court." Hop added three blocks while Melaina Hissam provided eight digs and three aces. Hoover's Kathryn Cather, A-List No. 4, and Ali Lowe each contributed nine kills for the Bucs while Olivia Portera, Shannan Watkins and Addison Hoven each added seven digs. Hoover couldn't make the big play when needed. "That was the most err-ridden match we've played all year," said Hoover coach Chris Camper. "We played tight and never loosened up. "They're the best team in the state and they played like it."

Bob Jones sweeps tri-match with Grissom, Huntsville in battle of three ranked teams

alHUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Class 7A No. 1 Bob Jones started the defense of its 2013 state title with wins over No. 4 Grissom and No. 5 Huntsville in a tri-match Thursday. The Patriots beat Grissom 25-27, 25-14, 15-6 in their first match, led by James Clemens transfer Haley Hop, who had 13 kills. "I think we had a lot of nerves in game one, being our first match of the season, but once we got the momentum that we needed we settled down and were able to get to every ball," Hop said. "I've been just so lucky that these girls have welcomed me and I have never felt like an outsider to a team that just won state last year." The Patriots were also led by Melaina Hissam with 10 digs and Alex King with 3 blocks. Isabelle Barnes recorded nine kills, Rachel Shockey had three aces and Erin Shockey had 26 assists. Grissom was led by Aubrie Huddleston with 10 kills, Madison McGriff with 6 digs and Hannah Fernandez with 2 blocks. In the second match, Bob Jones defeated rival Huntsville 24-26, 25-18, 15-7 in a rematch of the 2013 Class 6A state finals. Once again the Patriots dropped the first game but were able to settle down and win the last two, led by Hop with 11 kills and three aces and Emily Hatcher with three blocks. King added nine kills, Hissam had 10 digs and Erin Shockey had 29 assists. Anna Hahneman had eight digs for Huntsville. Patriots head coach April Marsh was pleased with the way her team battled back in both matches after dropping game one. “I think our girls showed a lot of grit and never gave up, and I told them I was very proud of them,” Marsh said. “I think it’s good to open the season with a big rivalry match against two good teams that helps you find out where you are as a team.” Grissom stopped Huntsville 25-19, 25-23 to end the match. Frances Harmon had 17 assists and Huddleston had 13 kills. Lakin Aycock added eight digs. By Jimmy Lay | on August 28, 2014 9:28 p.m.

Bob Jones High School has a new track coach

mcsAssistant Principal/Athletic Director Luther Tiggs announced Brad Jefferson as the new head track coach on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Coach Jefferson coached and taught at Discovery Middle School and also has an extensive career in athletics. He is a graduate of Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Va., where he was a four-year varsity letterman in football, basketball and track. He also participated in the long jump, high jump and the 4 X 100 relay. Coach Jefferson was the 3a Virginia Regional Champion in shot-put and the Regional Runner-up in discus. He was also the Colonial Relays Shot-put Champion along with being the Virginia Tech High School Invitational Champion. Coach Jefferson played football at Alabama A&M University where he was a starting offensive guard from 1994-1998. He will be teaching Career Prep and also coaching the running backs and special teams for the varsity football team. Mr. Tiggs said, “We’re excited to have Coach Jefferson as part of our family. He’s a great communicator and a great teacher. He will create an environment for our student-athletes that will allow them to be successful.” Bob Jones Principal Robby Parker joined Tiggs, Jefferson’s wife, and a room-full of track and football students from Bob Jones in the announcement at the school. Coach Jefferson promised the students he would be their “biggest fan” but that he expects them to work hard in athletics as well as academics and being a good citizen. He challenged them to strive to make today better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than the day before. (The photo shows Tiggs, left, welcoming Coach Jefferson at the recently refurbished track at Bob Jones.)

Bob Jones DB Jarek Taylor still hoping to land an SEC offer

alJarek Taylor is still hopeful that an SEC scholarship offer is in his future. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound cornerback camped at multiple SEC schools this summer, including Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, but has yet to see a scholarship offer materialize. Taylor believes the SEC schools are waiting until after his third game of his senior season to get more game film on him. He, in turn, plans to wait to make a decision. He is currently eyeing a late December or early January date to announce his college commitment. "I'm going to hold off committing for awhile to get the offers I want and to be able to maximize my opportunities," Taylor said. The three-star prospect, according to 247Composite, has plenty of opportunities to play college football -- 10 scholarship offers, in fact. Taylor has long maintained Southern Miss as his top school, and while that hasn't changed, the Golden Eagles do have competition at the top. Memphis has made a hard push for Taylor and the Tigers are now one of his favorites. "They are only taking two corners and I'm one of them that they want to take," he said. "The coach talks to me like a father figure. They really want to see me up there." Vanderbilt and Mississippi State are two schools that could shoot to the top of his list if either offered him a scholarship. By John Talty | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on August 04, 2014 at 11:04 AM

2014 BJHS Boys Tennis Team tryouts

The boys tennis team tryout dates for the 2015 season will be held Aug. 21, Aug. 22, and Aug. 25, with the possibility of additional days later during the week of the 25th. Tryouts will run from approximately 3:45 to approximately 5:30 each day. Tryouts are open to boys in grades 7-12. Make sure to bring rackets, proper tennis shoes and water/sports drink to tryouts. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Bill Bryant at 256-655-3651 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2014 Athletic Boosters Club of Huntsville Banquet

Alexis Howell and David Gunther were recognized at the Athletic Boosters Club of Huntsville Banquet on Friday, April 18th as the Top Female and Male Athletes of the Year, representing Bob Jones High School. Alexis Howell is a Senior Captain and Most Valuable Player in the 2013 State Volleyball Tournament of the Current Class 6A State Champion Volleyball team at Bob Jones High School. David Gunther has been a Captain of the Bob Jones High School Cross Country team and Long distance runner on the Bob Jones High School Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams. Pictured with Alexis and David are Bob Jones High School Head Volleyball Coach, April Marsh and Bob Jones High School Athletic Director, John Wilson.

Bob Jones Patriots Invite Swim Meet

Bob Jones won the BJ Patriots Invite held on September 27, 2014 with 158 points followed by McGill-Toolen Catholic with 122 points. Finishing third was James Clemens with 112 points, Grissom fourth with 56 points and Athens with 18. Details on individual places and times are attached. Bob Jones' next meet will be the JCHS Invitational on Monday, Oct. 13 at Dublin Pool.

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Never Give Up

The Incredible Story of a Bob Jones Volunteer Football Coach Overcoming Tall Odds

waaytvMADISON, AL (WAAY) - When somebody talks about a person on a football team that has fight, most are talking about someone on the football field and not on the sidelines. However, at Bob Jones High School, mostly everyone on the football team will you tell that Volunteer Coach Chris Kline is the one with the most fight. Patriots Head Coach Kevin Rose will tell you he has an intense love for the game of football. "As I'm trying to get ready for practice, he always comes in and asks me certain questions," says Coach Rose with a smile on his face. "And, a lot of times, he'll direct me on what I should be doing, and things I need to address with the players," he finishes. Coach Kline is in his 12th year, as a Volunteer Coach, with the team. He's a former Bob Jones student and fan favorite who always had big dreams. "You know, our hopes and dreams when we were parents and he was born a son, that you always would, your son would play football, says Chris's mother Debbie Kline. "Those dreams were crushed and, you know, he wasn't gonna amount to anything. That we didn't even have to take him home," finishes Debbie. Twenty-nine years ago, doctors said Chris had a genetic disorder; he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. According to Debbie, doctors also told the family that Chris would not amount to anything and that they would have to force him to do everything. Today, he's a vibrant part of the Bob Jones team. "C'Mon, let's go. Get on off. Let's go. Move, move, move. Guys, back up, back up," Coach Kline shouts to players getting off the field during a practice drill. We talked with Chris about his expectations for the Bob Jones football team. "I wanna see this program to be great," Chris says with a little difficulty as he finished his sentence. "I wanna see my team go on to be undefeated. 15 & 0," he said with pride. The players on the team absolutely love him and look at him as a part of their family. "Coach Kline's always there. Whether it's in the morning, after school, he's always at practice," says Bob Jones Senior Wide Receiver Torrey Hunt. "He's always at the games, always there just motivating. He's another one of the coaches. We don't look at him any different," Hunt finishes. "Knowing that somebody cares that much to come out here everyday, real hot, he doesn't have to come out here. But, he still does every day. It just makes you (think) like what's your excuse," says Patriots Senior Right Tackle JD Sims. Coach Kline is not only active with the team, he also participated in the Special Olympics and is active in the community. He's living his life to the fullest and not letting the disorder stop him from doing the things he wants to do. "He's got a part time job that he does. But, he comes straight from his job here every day and does anything we ask him to do," says Coach Rose. He also gives the team pep talks before football games. Coach Kline shared with WAAY-TV what he told the team prior to their game against the Decatur Red Raiders at Madison City Stadium. "Are you ready to go to the next level, to win the state, Hoover is always number one. But, our job is to be big and strong, good confidence," Chris says with enthusiasm. The pep talk must have worked because Bob Jones beat Decatur 28-7. Head Coach Kevin Rose believes Coach Kline will be a part of the coaching staff for years to come. "Hopefully, we can be a blessing in his life by, you know, allowing him to continue helping coach at Bob Jones High School and being a part of this program," Rose says. "Our dreams have been fulfilled. He's out on the football field. He may not be one of the players. But, he's part of the team. He's Coach Kline," finishes Debbie Kline. Chris was inducted into the Bob Jones Hall of Fame for his commitment to the program. He was also named the Grand Marshal of the Bob Jones Parade.

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Bob Jones makes history in replacing Hoover atop ASWA high school football poll

alBIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- For the first time since 2011, Hoover is not the top-ranked team in its class. For the first time ever, Bob Jones is the top-ranked team in its class. A 35-14 loss to Colquitt County (Ga.) meant the Bucs' first 0-2 start since 1994. Coupled with the Patriots' 28-7 season-opening win over Decatur, the Bucs dropped to No. 2 for the first time since the final poll of 2011 while Bob Jones rose to the top spot for the first time in the school's 41-year football history, according to "It's great publicity for our program," said Bob Jones coach Kevin Rose, who sports a 50-11 record since taking over in 2009. "We're not trying to be in position to be No. 1, but we're trying to be in a position to win the 15th game of the season."

Favorites in the ASWA high school football preseason poll

alBob Jones #4 Jonathan Rice breaks up a pass intended for Buckhorn 314 Devan Whitworth in game action from the Bob JonesBIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- There’s a new a super class in Alabama high school football this season, and the state’s flagship program sits atop its first poll. Perennial powerhouse and two-time reigning Class 6A state champion Hoover, riding a 30-game win streak, is ranked No. 1 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s inaugural Class 7A preseason poll. The Buccaneers, who received all 32 first-place votes, are followed by No. 2 Bob Jones, McGill-Toolen, Spain Park, 2013 runner-up Auburn, Central-Phenix City, Foley, Vestavia Hills, Fairhope and Prattville.

ASWA High School Football Poll Preseason

(First place votes and 2013 record in parentheses)

Class 7A
1. Hoover (32) (15-0) 384
2. Bob Jones (11-2) 233
3. McGill-Toolen (11-2) 224
4. Spain Park (8-3) 218
5. Auburn (13-2) 190
6. Central-Phenix City (6-4) 158
7. Foley (6-6) 137
8. Vestavia Hills (11-3) 133
9. Fairhope (9-3) 75
10. Prattville (7-3) 45

Others receiving votes: Smiths Station (10-3) 13, Murphy (6-5) 5, Gadsden City (5-6) 4, Baker (6-4) 3, Mountain Brook (7-4) 1, Tuscaloosa Co (7-4) 1.

Who are the 5 fastest players in the Tennessee Valley?
Yeah, we know we’re not going to definitively answer the question, but it’s a fun exercise. Some guys are track fast and need track spikes a singlet. Others are football fast – not blazing against the stopwatch, but no one ever catches them from behind under the Friday Night Lights.


Jarek Taylor, Bob Jones The speedy defensive back, who is still angling for a scholarship offer from an SEC school, said he was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.35 seconds at a summer camp. Several players and coaches at the Huntsville high school football media day picked Taylor as Huntsville’s fastest man, and he didn’t shy away from it when asked about it. That means he is indeed fast.


Bob Jones returns star power in defensive backfield

MADISON, Alabama – Perhaps this stingy secondary needs a nickname like the Seattle Seahawks “Legion of Boom.” That’s how big the expectations are for the Bob Jones defensive backfield is entering the season. Despite losing eight starters to graduation, sixth-year Bob Jones coach Kevin Rose doesn’t hesitate when pin-pointing the strength of his defense. “That really should be our strong point – our secondary,” he said. “We feel like our best, most experienced players are in the secondary.” Returnees include safety A.J. Harris, a sophomore who already has an offer from Florida State. Jarek Taylor, a senior cornerback who has run 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, has received 10 offers, along with interest from SEC schools like Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Trent Lynch, a senior who missed all of last season, returns at safety. Senior cornerback/safety Santrez Burton is back, too. And so is junior cornerback Brandon Alexander. “I think they should be as good as we’ve ever had,” Rose said. “At least in my tenure, we haven’t had any as good as these guys.” But Rose conceded that losing most of the defense that held opponents to 18.9 points per game presents a challenge. “We kind of hope the offense carries the defense early till they catch up to speed and peak at playoff time,” he said. “But I think when we get them some game experience they’re going to be very good.” Bob Jones plays a multiple defense, with multiple formations that often utilize five defensive backs. “We’re very unconventional. We don’t play a traditional defense,” Rose said. “We think in terms of athletes.” And the athletes in the defensive backfield are exceptional. “We did lose a lot of seniors this year, but I also think our offense will carry us into the season,” Taylor said. “I have a lot of faith and confidence in them. I feel good about this season.” Lynch also expressed confidence as Bob Jones, which went 11-2 last year and won its Class 6A region for the fifth consecutive year, moves into the newly formed 7A. “I believe in my brothers as much as I believe in myself,” Lynch said. “I believe we’ll be able to play to the level that we’re expected to.”


Where are the best places to watch a high school football game in the Tennessee Valley?

From a 2009 jamboree game between Bob Jones and North Gwinnett (Ga.), most Bob Jones fans never saw this sunset that was behind them. (Bob Gathany/
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 </script>)Yes, places like Louis Crews Stadium and Milton Frank Stadium accommodate plenty of fans, but both venues lack the homespun quality that we all seek when attending a high school football game. What makes a high school stadium cool? Here’s a list of five of the coolest spots to see a game this fall, so don’t miss a chance to visit these sites this fall: Madison City Schools Stadium: One of the Tennessee Valley’s newest stadiums, Bob Jones and James Clemens call it home. It’s large enough to accommodate a big Class 7A crowd, but still cozy enough to maintain the charm expected at a high school game.

Familiar teams head prep preseason volleyball rankings

alBIRMINGHAM, Alabama – preseason volleyball rankings feature plenty of familiar teams atop the different classifications, including the Alabama High School Athletic Association's new Class 7A. Defending Class 6A champion Bob Jones earned the first top spot in Class 7A, comprised of the largest 32 schools in the state. The new class means reshuffling for many teams. Among the other top-ranked teams, only Class 5A St. Paul's, Class 3A Bayside Academy and AISA Macon-East return to defend class championships. Other No. 1 teams are all playing in different classes except for Class 1A Donoho. Class 6A John Carroll moved up from Class 5A, Class 4A Danville moved up from Class 3A and Class 2A Addison was last year's Class 1A champion. Bob Jones returns a formidable senior class led by outside hitter Jeneva Salter and setter Erin Shockey. The Patriots also added one of the top players in the state when Haley Hop, who spent the past two seasons at James Clemens, moved back to Bob Jones. Hop played for the Patriots as a freshman, but went to James Clemens when the school opened in 2012. Volleyball season begins on August 28 with several tournaments occurring the following weekend. Competition in the 32nd annual Juanita Boddie Tournament starts on August 29 with pool play followed by an elimination tournament on Saturday. It's the longest running tournament in the state. By Dennis Victory | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on August 14, 2014 10:01 a.m. Prep Volleyball Preseason Rankings

 1. Bob Jones
 2. Hoover
 3. Mountain Brook
 4. Grissom
 5. Huntsville
 6. McGill-Toolen
 7. Sparkman
 8. Baker
 9. Thompson
10. Oak Mountain

Andre Reynolds to lead Lady Patriots Basketball Team at Bob Jones

Andre Reynolds, center, is welcomed by BJHS Athletic Director Luther Tiggs, left, and Principal Robby Parker.

Andre Reynolds has been named head coach of the Bob Jones High School girls basketball team. While the title is new, the program is familiar territory for Reynolds. He was assistant coach under Danny Petty, who recently became boys basketball coach at James Clemens High School. Bob Jones Principal Robby Parker said Mr. Reynolds is a logical and qualified, replacement. "We still love Coach Petty but we won't miss a beat under Coach Reynolds. There is no doubt he's ready," Mr. Parker said. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Luther Tiggs said Mr. Reynolds has strong character and is a great leader and communicator. "We're thrilled to welcome Andre as our new girls basketball coach. He has a deep appreciation for the balances that are required for student-athletes. Andre has a great ability to communicate and he's a perfect fit for what we're trying to accomplish here at Bob Jones High School," Mr. Tiggs said. Coach Reynolds vowed Bob Jones will be a strong competitor for the state title. With many of his players looking on, he stressed he wants them to be good athletes but also good students and members of the community. Before coaching, Reynolds was a standout player in both football and basketball at Dothan High School. He graduated from Athens State University with a degree in Physical Education and Health Education. He also holds a Master of Science degree in PE from Jacksonville State University. He and his wife, Lawanda, have one daughter, Destiny.


2014-16 7A Football Alignment
Region 1
Alma Bryant
Mary Montgomery
Region 2
Central Phenix-City
Jeff Davis
Lee Montgomery
Smiths Station
Region 3
Mountain Brook
Oak Mountain
Spain Park
Tuscaloosa County
Vestavia Hills
Region 4
Bob Jones
Gadsden City
Hazel Green
James Clemens
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Collins Moore getting better! May play early in 2014 season.


Collins Moore getting better! May play early in 2014 season.