G.W. Carver football coach Billy Gresham announced the Wolverines’ matchup against Auburn on Oct. 4 will be televised on CSS.
It will be the Wolverines’ fourth televised game since 2011.
Last year’s game against Auburn was broadcasted on ESPNU.
“(Being on TV helps) in a tremendous way,” Gresham said. “It kind of shows us where we are. Not only to be recognized as one of the top programs in the state, but in the southern region and the country. It’s big. It’s good exposure for the kids, and it’s a lifelong memory. It’s something they can show their kids and grandkids.”
Catholic’s O’Connor to sign: Catholic senior softball player Sydney O’Connor will sign with the University of Mobile at a ceremony at 2:45 p.m. today in the school library.
O’Connor had a 1.68 ERA this year with 310 strikeouts and a 22-10 record, and batted .340 with 21 RBIs as she helped the Knights to their first state tournament appearance in nine years.
Week 4’s top football performers: Tallassee’s Herman McKenzie took home the Advertiser’s Week 4 High School Player of the Week honors, but several other local players had big performances last Friday.
A game featuring more than 1,000 yards of offense is bound to have some top performers.
In Fort Dale’s 55-54 win over Autauga Academy, Fort Dale quarterback Chip Taylor threw for 182 yards and ran 18 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Kicker Trent Brooks hit a game tying 37-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to force overtime and capped off his night with the game-winning extra point.
Autauga Academy’s John Michael Sweatt went 23-for-32 passing for 369 yards and four touchdowns. Zach Pauline led Autauga with 25 tackles.
Nick Taylor ran 26 times for 205 yards and four touchdowns to lead Hooper to a 41-32 win over Macon-East.
Lowndes Academy’s Cody Harrell threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 196 yards and another touchdown in a 40-20 victory over Abbeville Christian.
Test material donations: The Alabama High School Athletic Association, the National Federation of High Schools, MaxPreps and eKnowledge announced a donation of SAT and ACT PowerPrep Programs to Alabama high school students.
Students can now receive a free semester-length DVD or Online SAT or ACT prep program, valued at $250. In 2005, eKnowledge formed the SAT/ACT Donation Project and has donated over 200,000 programs, valued over $44 million.
Parents of Alabama high school students can request thier copy of the SAT or ACT PowerPrep Program at http://www.eknowledge.com/ahsaa1 or call 951-256-4076. The SAT/ACT Donation project covers 100 percent of the $250 retail cost.
(Submit any items for the weekly prep notebook to Ethan Bernal at email@example.com. He can be followed on Twitter at @EGB_123.)