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Outstanding Wenonah High School Athlete Earns a $2000 Scholarship

October 12, 2017 by Markets Insider

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With college costs continuing to soar faster than the rate of inflation, today's students carry a greater financial burden than ever before. Local Birmingham law firm, ... Head coach Fred Yancey of the ...

2017 ASWA football poll

October 10, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comHeading into the final month of the season, 33 Alabama high school football teams have an unblemished record. And all 33 are accounted for in some way in this week's ASWA football poll. Seven of the group are ranked No. 1 in their respective classes ...

WATCH: Local High School Football Team Honors First Responders in a BIG Way

October 9, 2017 by Yellowhammer News

Yellowhammer NewsA Birmingham high school, Briarwood Christian, honored first responders in a big way during their homecoming game Friday night. The team used the run-through to start the game not to kneel in protest, but to give first responders across the nation the ...

Lions take break from region play

September 26, 2017 by 280 Living

280 LivingBriarwood is coming off of Fred Yancey's 300th career win, a 23-6 victory over Region 5 opponent Fairfield. β€œIt's always great to get any of them, but this one is pretty special,” Yancey said following the game. The score was deadlocked at 6-6 until ...

Briarwood Christian 23, Fairfield 6: Fred Yancey earns 300th career win

September 22, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comAccording to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society, Yancey is 300-111-1 over a 34-year career that has also included head coaching stops in Tennessee and Georgia. He has coached at Briarwood since 1990 and has won 259 games at the ...

Jake Pratt, Footballer With Down Syndrome, Scores Touchdown

August 30, 2017 by Newsmax

... cheers from his teammates on Friday night in Alabama. It was the first play for the 18-year-old from Vestavia Hills High School, who ran the 35-yard touchdown on Friday night in a match against Birmingham's Briarwood Christian School, Fox News noted.

Vestavia Hills High School Football Player With Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown

August 28, 2017 by Patch.com

Patch.comVESTAVIA HILLS, AL β€” Friday night wasn't just the season opener for the Vestavia Hills High School Rebels. It was also night senior Jake Pratt scored his first touchdown. Pratt, who has Down Syndrome, got to dress out for the first time in the ...

Alabama football player with Down Syndrome scores touchdown, cheers erupt

August 26, 2017 by USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School SportsAlabama football player with Down Syndrome scores touchdown, cheers erupt ... In a play described by Super Bowl-winning former NFL Coach Brian Billick as hitting the outside with an elite burst and accelerating down the sideline, 18-year-old Jake Pratt ...

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment in an Alabama High School Football Game

August 26, 2017 by Yellowhammer News

... Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, but this was no ordinary touchdown celebration. Amy's brother, Jake Pratt, is an 18-year old senior with Down Syndrome and in Vestavia's 30-3 win over Briarwood Christian, Jake romped for a long touchdown ...

Watch this 18-year-old with Down syndrome become a Friday night football hero

August 26, 2017 by The Daily Dot

The Daily DotBefore Friday night, 18-year-old Jake Pratt had never played in a live football game. But during a preseason exhibition game against Briarwood Christian, Pratt, a senior with Down syndrome, took a handoff from the Vestavia Hills (Alabama) High School ...

Passion fuels Briarwood Christian senior Zack Howard's every stride

August 23, 2017 by 280 Living

280 LivingThis motivational motto explains why Howard, a Briarwood Christian School senior, pushes himself to run through, not to, the finish line during taxing workouts that challenge both mind and body. In late July, for instance, he clicked off three, 1-mile ...

Faith Academy 6, Briarwood Christian 0: Jamison Morris, Ryan Bell power Rams into quarterfinals

April 29, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comThe Class 5A second-round baseball series between No. 1 Briarwood Christian and No. 2 Faith Academy appropriately came down to a decisive Game 3 on an overcast, gusty Saturday in Mobile. That was just fine for Rams' senior pitcher Jamison Morris.

Playoff action underway across area

April 26, 2017 by 280 Living

280 LivingThe high school baseball playoffs have begun for Classes 1-6A, with 7A action set to begin this weekend. Last week, the Class 5A top-ranked Briarwood baseball team swept Headland with ease. This week, the Lions will travel to No. 2 Faith Academy for a ...

Briarwood Christian 13-13, Headland 1-0: Carson Eddy bats Lions to 1st round sweep

April 21, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comBy Gary Estwick | gestwick@al.com ... Carson Eddy on Friday evening stared away from his home ball field as he envisioned Briarwood Christian's future journey through the Class 5A playoffs. ... 2 (ranking in latest ASWA state baseball poll) Faith Academy.

Bill to allow Briarwood Presbyterian to have police force advances

April 19, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comBriarwood's campuses are the church and Birmingham Theological Seminary off Acton Road at Interstate 459 and the Briarwood Christian School on Cahaba Valley Road. Waggoner said the church prefers to have its own police rather than hire a private ...

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