Prep notes: MA-Randolph benefits Children’s Hospital

Prep notes: MA-Randolph benefits Children’s Hospital


Prep notes: MA-Randolph benefits Children’s Hospital


Montgomery Academy’s game against Randolph at 7:30 p.m. on Friday already had a twist with the game being played at Birmingham Southern’s Battle Field at Panther Stadium.

But the game also has special meaning to it, as all of the proceeds from the game will benefit Children’s Hospital of Alabama.

“This is a game we’ve been working on for a while. When it finally came to fruition, I just thought, Coaches Vs Cancer is kind of a community outreach project for our department, and I saw this as an opportunity to add another one,” MA coach Anthony McCall said. “We just decided to give it to Children’s. They do great work, I’ve seen them do great work with some my family members. It’s just an opportunity to give back.”

McCall, also the MA’s boys basketball coach, puts together an annual Coaches Vs. Cancer basketball game, which benefits the American Cancer Society.

The Eagles are coming off a dramatic season-opening win against Class 4A foe Catholic. With its game against Randolph, a Class 5A school, McCall is hoping the stiff competition will prepare the Eagles for region play next week against Beulah.

“Just trying to take care of us, fix some of the mistakes we made last Friday and capitalize on some of our strengths,” McCall said. “We play our first region game next week, so we’re trying to clean up as much as we can before we get to that point.”

PCA, ACA playing Faith game

In both school’s quest to combine football and faith, Prattville Christian and Alabama Christian’s game on Friday will be played at Faulkner University.

This is the first of hopefully many Faith and Football game between the two Christian schools. The players will compete for a trophy that says “Foes on the Field, Brothers in Christ.” The trophy will be presented to the winning team at the first ACA vs PCA basketball game of the season.

PCA and ACA students will be admitted free of charge with a student ID. Admission is $2 for Faulkner students with an ID and general admission is $7.

3rd Annual Mayor’s Cup

Local teams Montgomery Academy, Trinity, St. James, Jeff Davis, Brewbaker Tech, Prattville Christian, Catholic, Sidney Lanier, Alabama Christian, Carver, Prattville and Wetumpka will be a few of the 30 varsity teams competing in the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Cup Volleyball Tournament at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex this Friday and Saturday.

Pool play begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, and starts back up at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The junior varsity tournament features 15 teams, and will be hosted at St. James at the same times.

Cross Country Friday Night Lights

The lights at a stadium on Friday night are usually featured for football, but cross country is getting in on the action.

Local teams Catholic, LAMP, Montgomery Academy, Prattville and Wetumpka will part of the 35-team field competing at the Early Bird Twilight Classic Under the Lights at the University of Montevallo on Friday.

Class 1A-4A girls begin their 5K race at 7 p.m., flowed by the Class 5A-7A girls at 7:30 p.m. Class 1A-4A boys start at 8 p.m. and Class 5A-7A boys start at 8:30 p.m.


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