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Tigers Victorious At Homecoming

   AHS's 2017 Homecoming Queen Katy Payne, left, crowns Madisen Wilburn as Ardmore High School's 2018 Homecoming Queen Friday, September 14 at Cooper Field. (Photo courtesy of Tommy Davis)

Landon Mason, #1, uses a stiff arm to get to the outside for a gain against the Knights during the homecoming game won by the Tigers 24 to 33 at Cooper Field Friday night, September 14, 2018. (YCS photo by Tommy Davis)

Ardmore's Tigers got their homecoming football game off to a quick start when Anthony Taylor took the opening kickoff 65 yards to the south end zone for a touchdown and with Saul Rodriguez good p.a.t. the Tigers had an early 0 to 7 lead.

Arab scored midway through the first quarter on a 23 yard run. The Knights missed the extra point and Ardmore lead 6 to 7. Arab's defense stopped the Tigers, The Knights put together a drive and scored from 10 yards out. Arab takes the lead 12 to 7.

In the second quarter Arab scored on a 15 yard run making the lead 18 to 7. With 22 seconds left before halftime Tiger quarterback, Noah Barnett, found Landon Mason for a 45 yard scoring pass. The Ardmore extra point attempt was no good and Arab took an 18 to 13 into the locker room at halftime.

The Tigers came out of the halftime break a completely different team.

The Knights received the second half kickoff and fumbled with Tiger Taylor Creekmore recovering the ball on the Knight's 40 yard line. Ardmore moved the ball down the field and Noah Barnett ran in from 10 yards out. Saul Rodriguez p.a.t. was good and the Tigers took over the lead 18 to 20.

On the ensuing kickoff Tiger Darius Davis recovered an Arab fumble and the Tigers took possession in Knight territory. Noah Barnett finished the drive with a 3 yard touchdown run. Saul Rodriguez p.a.t. was successful and Ardmore took a homecoming lead of 18 to 27.

The Tigers' final homecoming touchdown came on a 36 yard run by Chase Lay. Following a missed extra point the Tigers took an 18 to 33 lead into the 4th quarter.

Arab's Knights were able to score on a 42 yard pass. The two point p.a.t. pass failed and the Tigers won their homecoming with a final score of Arab Knights 24 and Ardmore Tigers 33.

 Noah Barnett completed 9 passes for 113 yards. Barnett threw 1 touchdown pass and added 2 rushing touchdowns in the win. Chase Lay ran for 146 yards and 1 touchdown, Landon Mason had 7 receptions for 109 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Tigers now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in 5A region 8, travel to Madison Academy, 2-0 in 5A Region 8, Friday night.

With the first nine weeks almost over, the Tiger are looking better than ever!

Homecoming week was a great success for the students and parents this year, both in terms of participation and events. The annual Homecoming parade was sadly canceled due to inclement weather, but all was made up at the pep-rally the following day. If you were in town Friday, you surely didn't miss it! The winner of this year's Homecoming, Madisen Wilburn, a student of many accolades and high reputation, was crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen last Friday by Katy Payne, last year's Homecoming Queen. Following the crowning, the Ardmore Tigers took down Arab in a game of vengeance, thus continuing the new tradition of never losing home football games. To top off the great night, a rave was held in the new gym. The student body got the chance to dance and socialize as the time-honored tradition of Homecoming came to a close for 2018.

The weekend was busy for the band too. The Saturday following Homecoming, the North Alabama Night of Bands took place at Brewer High School. A mock competition of sorts, bands from across North Alabama performed for one another, Ardmore included, and got the opportunity to observe the University of North Alabama at the event's conclusion. Video of the performance can be found on various social media platforms.

Now onto the campus. SGA is steadily working to establish itself amid the hustle and bustle of classes. For now, meetings are taking place in a 30-minute time slot every

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 Monday. I will be showing off the shirts we are having made when we get them. I may also show some of the Constitution if the opportunity arises. A college fair took place last Friday as well! Students from across the county were carted to Athens State to see a number of college recruiters. The future looks bright!

In closing, seniors are honing in. Applications and such are being written as you read this. It was only last year that this seemed so distant. Nonetheless, the class of 2019 will shatter some records! Also...Roll Tide!