Edgewood is no stranger to the AISA state basketball tournaments but after both teams came up empty in last year’s trip to Montgomery, the Wildcats are setting higher expectations entering the new season. Edgewood got the season started last week and while things did not go perfectly, it sti…

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After Edgewood and Chambers battled in a back-and-forth regular season meeting last month, the AISA-AA semifinal between the two teams was expected to be more of the same. However, it took just four plays to set the tone for the rest of the night and Chambers took advantage of a quick start …

When Edgewood met then-No. 2 Chambers in October, the stakes could not have been much higher for either team for a regular season matchup. The Wildcats wanted to keep their region title hopes alive while Chambers was hoping to continue its run at a perfect season.

When Alex Johnson found Connor Bailey for a go-ahead touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter against Patrician, Edgewood thought it was going to need at least another score to put the game away. The Wildcats did get one more big play but it did not come on the offensive side of the ball.

It has been 14 years since Edgewood lost in the first round of the postseason but that 10-game winning streak is going to be put to its toughest test during that span this week as the Wildcats will hit the road for their opening playoff game for the first time since 2006.

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In Edgewood’s last two appearances in the AISA-AA volleyball tournament, the final match provided plenty of unexpected twists. However, in a year full of surprises everywhere else, the Wildcats remained the constant on the court and they did not leave room for any drama this time around as E…

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In a football season dominated by COVID-19, it is not unusual for a game to be canceled at the last minute but a new factor is at play this week, affecting several schools across the state including one here in Elmore County. Edgewood has canceled its home game against Wilcox which was sched…

Postseason play in AISA starts next week and Edgewood’s first-round matchup is already set as the Wildcats are preparing to travel to play against No. 5 Patrician. While Edgewood hopes this week can set the tone for a strong playoff run, it is not looking ahead to that game and is staying fo…

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Edgewood had its hopes of a perfect season wiped away after Monday's loss to Glenwood but the Wildcats did not let that feeling linger around with postseason play starting Thursday. Edgewood had already secured a spot in next week's AISA-AA Elite 8 but the Wildcats hosted the seeding rounds …

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Edgewood will welcome this week’s turn of the calendar from September to October as the Wildcats are hoping to put a tough month behind them. It included the first loss of the season in a blowout defeat on the road which was followed by a group of players being forced to quarantine due to CO…

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After suffering its first loss of the season Friday to Macon-East, Edgewood was hoping to get back on the field as quickly as possible to get back on the winning track. However, that will not be possible for another two weeks as the Wildcats have canceled this week’s game at Pike Liberal Art…

Macon-East’s defense made sure it would not see a repeat of last year’s offensive shootout with Edgewood as the Knights locked in and limited the Wildcats for most of the night. Macon-East scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter and never looked back, handing Edgewood its first loss o…

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Edgewood will take a short trip to the other side of Montgomery this week as the Wildcats get set for a rematch that AISA football fans have been looking forward to for almost a year. After a 139-point offensive showdown that was decided by a single extra point in overtime during the 2019 se…

Some coaches like to say all games mean the same to make sure their players are focused and up to the task no matter what opponent is ahead of them. However, first-year Edgewood coach Chad Michael is not trying to shy away from upping the stakes prior to the Wildcats’ first region game of th…

There was a lot riding on the last meeting between Edgewood and Glenwood on the volleyball court. When the two teams met last October to determine a state champion, emotions were running high and they served up an instant classic as the Wildcats returned to the pinnacle of AISA-AA volleyball.

Just one week into the fall sports season, it was starting to feel a little bit like October as local athletic programs turned to honor their seniors for all the hard work they have put into the program over the years. While that usually means players are hitting their home fields or courts …

From the first kick to the final whistle, Edgewood’s defense put on a dominant performance on the road Friday night. The Wildcats limited Hooper to 183 yards and got the shutout they were searching for in a 27-0 victory over the Colts.

There were months to build up excitement and energy for last week’s season opener against a reigning state champion but after rising to the challenge in that game, Edgewood will have to try to match that same level of energy as it hits the road again to square off against Hooper. The Colts a…

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Friday night’s weather had an effect on several high school football games across the state including Edgewood’s trip to Southern. The two teams were forced into a delay due to lightning but the break could not have come at a better time for the Wildcats.

Most coaches enjoy putting their teams through tough challenges to start a new season but Edgewood is set to take that to the next level this week. The Wildcats will be making the two-hour drive to Greensboro to square off against Southern, the reigning AISA-A state champions.

Some coaches like to say all games mean the same to make sure their players are focused and up to the task no matter what opponent is ahead of them. However, first-year Edgewood coach Chad Michael is not trying to shy away from upping the stakes prior to the Wildcats’ first region game of th…

There was a lot riding on the last meeting between Edgewood and Glenwood on the volleyball court. When the two teams met last October to determine a state champion, emotions were running high and they served up an instant classic as the Wildcats returned to the pinnacle of AISA-AA volleyball.

Just one week into the fall sports season, it was starting to feel a little bit like October as local athletic programs turned to honor their seniors for all the hard work they have put into the program over the years. While that usually means players are hitting their home fields or courts …

From the first kick to the final whistle, Edgewood’s defense put on a dominant performance on the road Friday night. The Wildcats limited Hooper to 183 yards and got the shutout they were searching for in a 27-0 victory over the Colts.

There were months to build up excitement and energy for last week’s season opener against a reigning state champion but after rising to the challenge in that game, Edgewood will have to try to match that same level of energy as it hits the road again to square off against Hooper. The Colts a…

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Friday night’s weather had an effect on several high school football games across the state including Edgewood’s trip to Southern. The two teams were forced into a delay due to lightning but the break could not have come at a better time for the Wildcats.

Most coaches enjoy putting their teams through tough challenges to start a new season but Edgewood is set to take that to the next level this week. The Wildcats will be making the two-hour drive to Greensboro to square off against Southern, the reigning AISA-A state champions.

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its preseason poll this week, less than three weeks before the first games of the season. Five reigning state champions were ranked first in their respective classifications while several local schools saw their names on more than a few ballots.

The offseason has been different for a lot of high school football teams around the state this year and when it came time to transition from summer workouts to fall practice, many of them realized they were behind where they would usually like to be in the first week of August. Edgewood saw …

Edgewood has promoted from within to fill head coaching slots vacated by the departure of athletic director and all-purpose coach Darryl Free.

In one of the most memorable games of the 2019 AISA football season, Chad Michael was standing on the opposite sideline of Edgewood, going toe to toe with the Wildcats’ offense in a double overtime game. Michael was serving as the offensive coordinator for Macon-East at the time but now he’s…

After spending the last three years as the Edgewood athletic director, Darryl Free will be moving on to W.S. Neal to lead the boys basketball program and take on offensive coordinator duties for the football team, according to a press release. Free coached football, boys and girls basketball…

After having two evening practices to start the summer, Edgewood hit the field Thursday morning to wrap up the week. The Wildcats were still getting used to the new guidelines set out by the Alabama Department of Public Health but the coaching staff is continuing to put an emphasis on what n…

For the third time in as many seasons, Edgewood volleyball will be under new direction. The Wildcats recently announced the hiring of David DeLozier and the former college coach has already started to get things rolling with his new program.

This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information, visit www.thewetumpkaherald.com. 

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These are the Class of 2020 graduating seniors who have been selected as Joe Sewell Award finalists. This year’s banquet, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Tuesday, July 21.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting the accomplishments of every area team’s senior class as their senior seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will culminate in Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.’s Virtual Senior Night. For more information on that, visit www.t…