The Opelika High School Cross Country teams traveled to the capital city last Saturday to compete in the “Montgomery Trailblazer Meet” hosted by Montgomery Academy.
The following is a breakdown of each individuals final place and time.
OHS Girls 3380 Meter run results:
7 Cruz Valdez, Frida (11th) Opelika High 17:07.35
2 Culberson, Alyson ( 9th) Opelika High 18:28.05
13 Kendrick, Ellie (12th) Opelika High 18:32.79
16 Peralta Fernandez, Heidi (12th) Opelika High 18:56.18
21 Moates, Carlie (11th) Opelika High 19:23.20
37 Brooks, Kiley (11th) Opelika High 20:36.63
OHS Girls 5k Results
8 Couey, Caroline (9th) Opelika High 20:58.17
43 Alcorn, Violett (12th) Opelika High 25:02.06
OHS Boys 3380 Meter Run results:
3 Huling, Seth (9th) Opelika High 14:05.43
4 Thornton, Caleb (9th) Opelika High 14:07.42
5 Thompson, Trevor (9th) Opelika High 14:29.51
7 Wilson, Ben (7th) Trinity Pres 14:42.64
8 Greer, John (9th) Opelika High 15:06.37
9 Decker, Evan (10th) Opelika High 15:23.62
10 Watson, Justin (11th) Opelika High 15:24.99
16 Bedell, Javis (11th) Opelika High 16:25.96
23 Thornton, Ephraim ( 9th) Opelika High 17:59.55
Cross Country 5k Boys Results
4 Turnham, Brantley (10th) Opelika High 17:04.00
29 Bynum, Amari (12th) Opelika High 18:32.65
41 Bell, Ben (11th) Opelika High 19:16.88
51 Stephens, Aiden (11th) Opelika High 19:38.95
60 Harris, Burch (10th) Opelika High 20:25.59
65 Campbell, Tripp (10th) Opelika High 20:41.65
69 Sexton, Zane (11th) Opelika High 21:10.43
76 Hua, Kaden (11th) Opelika High 21:28.11
88 Sanders, Daylan (11th) Opelika High 21:59.33
98 Owens, Benjamin (12th) Opelika High 22:22.43
102 Burgess, Alexander (11th) Opelika High 22:49
The Bulldog football team (2-1, R-2-0) thumped Percy Julian (0-3, R 0-2) 44-8, last Friday at the friendly confines of Bulldog Stadium.
Opelika scored in all four quarters resulting in 24-first half points and 20 second half points. Kicker Johnni Cessena nailed a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. QB Roman Gagliano ran 46-yards to score the second touchdown, Kaiden Harris returned an interception 43 yards for a TD and Jhavian Williams caught a 39-yard pass from Gagliano for the last points of the first half.
The Dogs added another TD, less than 2-minutes after the start of the third quarter. Brodie Jones hauled in a pass from Gagliano and ran 61-yards for a touchdown. Jordan Watts and Emonte Richardson scored on runs of 24- yards and 19-yards respectively. Johnni Cessena made 5 of 6 extra points. Opelika’s defense played well, holding Percy Julian scoreless until the eight-minute mark in the fourth quarter.
Opelika travels to Phenix City Friday to play Central at Garrett Harrison Stadium on Wayne Trawick Field at 7 p.m. CST.
The Red Devils are 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Region games with a combined score of 147-31. Central opened the season beating Hewitt-Trussville 48-14 in Trussville. The Red Devils beat rival Smiths Station 51-0 in game two and blew out Enterprise 48-7 on the road last Friday.
Central and Opelika will be playing for the 81st game in the series which dates back to 1929. Although Opelika beat Central in overtime last year, the Red Devils lead the series 47-33 including eight out of the last ten games.
This is a huge game, both Central and Opelika are undefeated in the Region with six region games remaining.
Fans can purchase tickets online at gofan.co or at the ticket office at Garrett Harrison Stadium in Phenix City prior to kickoff. You can listen to the Central/Opelika football game on WKKR 97.7 Kicker FM, online at kickerfm.com or on the free iHeartRadio app on your smart phone. Van Riggs and his crew will provide the coverage beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30 p.m.
Opelika Schools Superintendent Dr. Farrell Seymore wrote a letter to all Opelika fans outlining guidelines inside Bulldog Stadium.
“The guidlines/rules are imposed so fans will have an enjoyable experience while watching the cheer team, band, football team and other student-athletes participating. Below is a partial copy of this letter from Farrell Symore.
In order to make the Friday night football game experience at Bulldog Stadium great for all of our fans, the following guidelines will be implemented each season.
• Students currently in kindergarten through eighth grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult to enter the stadium. Those students must sit in their ticketed seat. Students not accompanied by an adult will not be allowed to enter the stadium.
• All tickets (other than OHS student tickets) must be purchased by an adult (18 years or older).
• Tickets for OHS students will be sold during the school day at OHS and those students may be seated in the OHS student section.
There will be no standing room only areas, especially in the areas close to the concession stands and restrooms. OHS will provide additional teacher monitoring for the games.
Visitors should purchase tickets for the visitor’s side only and be seated on that side.
Home fans should purchase tickets for the home side only and be seated on that side. There will be no crossover between sides.
Our goal is to have a safe and enjoyable environment at Bulldog Stadium. We appreciate your cooperation.”
D. Mark Mitchell is the sports director at iHeartMedia, host of “On the Mark” Fox Sports the Game 910-1319, co-chair of the Auburn-Opelika Sports Council, chairman of the Super 7 and Dixie Boys Baseball state director.