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Red Bay's Roberts Notches 800th Career Victory

 

                                                           By KEITH LETBETTER
                                              Red Bay News (Special to the AHSAA)

    Red Bay High School girls coach Donnie Roberts notched the 800th win of his long prep basketball coaching career Jan. 25 as the Lady Tigers beat Colbert Heights 64-37. The Lady Tigers improved to 22-2 this season with the win.
    Roberts, who has compiled an 800-346 overall record in his 41-year coaching career, is now the state’s career wins leader for girls basketball and the first in state history to win 800 games.  He will be inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association Sports Hall of Fame in March as a member of the Class of 2014.

   “It’s not about me,” he said. “It’s about how fortunate my career has been at Red Bay and the 10 years Icoached at Tremont (Ms.). All I can do is thank the kids that played for me. They had a lot more to do with it than Idid.

   After earning a Master’s Degree from Mississippi State University, he returned to his alma mater, Tremont High School just across the state line from Red Bay and compiled a 142-127 record in the next 10 seasons. Roberts moved to Red Bay in 1983 and began working on the goal of making that first trip to Birmingham for the state playoffs.
    “I came here and took over a team that was 9-11 the year before. We had a real good year that first year and we went 19-5,” Roberts said.

    Roberts, who owns a 658-219 girls coaching record at Red Bay, led the Lady Tigers to state championships in 1987, 1993, 2001 and most recently directed Red Bay to the 2012 Class 2A state finals, a 54-49 loss to Section. Last year Roberts’ team won the Northwest Regional again and lost in the Final 48 semifinals.
     “It takes a combination of things to have a state championship program. It does take coaching, but it also takes pride in our program from our girls.”

      Roberts said that it also takes the involvement of the community.

“Everybody here is involved in it,”said Roberts. They back us and support us. The community likes to see us do well.

      Roberts said that over the years some of the best memories he has is that of having the opportunity to coach both of his daughters, Laura Beth and Leah.

“I think it’s rare to have coached two daughters and to have those two daughters on two different teams win state championships. I can tell you it’s a great experience.”

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 2013 Week 3 Football Scores - Sept. 12-13


FRIDAY
Class 1A
Addison 47, Southeastern 0
Akron 56, Holy Spirit Catholic 13
A.L. Johnson 24, Fruitdale 16
Autaugaville 26, Billingsley 20
Brantley 49, Florala 8
Brilliant 22, South Lamar 12
Cedar Bluff 49, Coosa Christian 20
Collinsville 35, Woodville 12
Donoho 55, Jacksonville Christian 33
Ellwood Christian 26, Keith 20
Falkville 49, Appalachian 6
Fayetteville 31, Wadley 27
Geneva County 53, Georgiana 28
Hubbertville 20, Berry 16
Kinston 41, Pleasant Home 12
Linden 53, St. Luke’s Episcopal 17
Loachapoka 27, St. Jude 14
Maplesville 75, Sunshine 0
Marengo 86, John Essex 14
Marion County 47, Parrish 22
McIntosh 51, J.U. Blacksher 24
McKenzie 47, Red Level 0
Notasulga 60, Verbena 27
Pickens County 78, L8ynn 12
Ragland 43, Gaylesville 28
R.A. Hubbard 33, Phillips 14
Shoals Christian 34, Vina 0
Sumiton Christian 25, Meek 24
Talladega Co.-Central 22, Winterboro 21
Tharptown 43, Waterloo 16
Valley Head 34, Spring Garden 7
Class 2A
Aliceville 46, Sulligent 3
Calhoun 44, Zion Chapel 14
Cottonwood 35, Providence Christian 7
Elba 57, Central-Hayneville 18
Flomaton 23, Choctaw County 20
Fultondale 35, Woodland 25
Fyffe 55, West End 20
Gaston 19, Section 14
Goshen 34, New Brockton 14
Hale County 19, Cold Springs 12
Houston County 27, Wicksburg 13
Isabella 41, Prattville Christian 20
Lamar County 45, R.C. Hatch 0
Lanett 20, Reeltown 14
Lexington 44, Colbert Heights 21
Luverne 47, Highland Home 14
Mobile Christian 42, Leroy 14
Montgomery Academy 41, Horseshoe Bend 13
North Sand Mountain 34, Sand Rock 13
Oakman 54, Francis Marion 6
Ranburne 28, Ohatchee 0

Randolph County 28, LaFayette 22
Red Bay 48, Hatton 14
Samson 40, Ariton 22
Sheffield 45, Phil Campbell 0
Sweet Water 48, Millry 6
Tanner 49, Cherokee 13
Vincent 46, Pleasant Valley 38
Walter Wellborn 78, Victory Christian 0
Washington County 47, Southern Choctaw 22
Westbrook Christian 21, Ider 16
Class 3A
Abbeville 20, Daleville 14
Barbour County 24, Geneva 14
Bayside Academy 42, Opp 14
B.B. Comer 40, Tarrant 32
Central Coosa 24, Thorsby 16
Cleveland 29, Ashville 0
Colbert County 55, West Morgan 0
Dale County 56, Pike County 26
Elkmont 17, Westminster Christian 7
Fayette County 21, Gordo 7
Geraldine 47, Brindlee Mountain 12
Good Hope 41, Winston County 27
Greene County 48, Holt 6
Hanceville 26, Hamilton 12
J.B. Pennington 31, Sylvania 30
Lauderdale Counry 33, Deshler 14
Leeds 30, Midfield 15
Madison Academy 49, Clements 0
New Hope 46, Holly Pond 0
Northside 28, American Christian 21
Piedmont 41, Glencoe 7
Plainview 34, Pisgah 25
Saks 46, Susan Moore 7

Slocomb 29, Montgomery Catholic 3
Straughn 35, Southside-Selma 6
Trinity Presbyterian 42, Montevallo 0
T.R. Miller 54, Excel 14
Vinemont 19, Cordova 15
White Plains 20, Weaver 0
Winfield 35, Danville 6
W.S. Neal 48, Cottage Hill Chr. 2
Class 4A
Alexandria 48, Hokes Bluff 28
Andalusia 29, Hillcrest-Evergreen 21
Anniston 22, Lincoln 21
Ardmore 36, North Jackson 34
Ashford 48, Alabama Christian 42
Beauregard 53, Bullock County 6
Beulah 14, Dallas County 6
Bibb County 41, Oak Grove 14
Brooks 44, Priceville 7
Calera 63, West Blocton 0
Central-Clay County 20, Elmore County 0
Central-Florence 27, West Limestone 2
Childersburg 21, Handley 13
Clarke County 61, Monroe County 6
Charles Henderson 26, Tallassee 21
Dadeville 32, Holtville 13
DAR 43, Butler 6
Dora 21, Corner 11
Guntersville 41, Fairview 6
Haleyville 42, East Lawrence 6
Jacksonville 40, Cherokee County 14

Jemison 39, Carbon Hill 12
J.O. Johnson 34, Pope John Paul II 7
Madison County 55, Randolph 0
Munford 14, Cleburne County 7
Oneonta 38, Locust Fork 6
Sardis 49, Crossville 7
St. Clair County 41, Douglas 6
St. James 32, Headland 14
UMS-Wright 28, Thomasville 27
Wilcox Central 14, Escambia County 0
Wilson 54, Rogers 27
Class 5A
Benjamin Russell 58, B.T. Washington 6
Boaz 37, Columbia 14
Brookwood 23, Paul Bryant 20
Center Point 61, Springville 20
Chilton County 35, Shelby County 14
Etowah 37, Brewer 7
Eufaula 42, Marbury 7
Faith Academy 25, LeFlore Magnet 21
Fairfield 18, Wenonah 12 (2 OT)
Fort Payne 20, Arab 15
Hartselle 14, Athens 6
Homewood 38, Briarwood Christian 14
Jackson 49, Greenville 6
McAdory 31, Central-Tuscaloosa 16
Moody 35, Hayden 14
Mortimer Jordan 54, Curry 16
Muscle Shoals 49, Lawrence County 0
Pleasant Grove 21, Parker 7
Russellville 19, East Limestone 15
Saraland 24, Demopolis 10
Satsuma 51, Sumter Central 27
Selma 35, Citronelle 0
Southside-Gadsden 28, Scottsboro 6
Spanish Fort 49, Gulf Shores 7
Sylacauga 42, Ramsay 21
Talladega 12, John Carroll Catholic 7
Valley 26, Carroll 14
Vigor 47, Williamson 6
Walker 17, Pinson Valley 7
Class 6A
Alma Bryant 14, Blount 13
Baker 21, Mary Montgomery 14
Bessemer City 37, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 9
Bob Jones 13, Florence 7
Buckhorn 32, Austin 23
Clay-Chalkville 49, Albertville 28
Daphne 32, Foley 24
Decatur 28, Hazel Green 14
Enterprise 62, Baldwin County 7
Fairhope 45, Dothan 35
Hewitt-Trussville 37, Woodlawn 0
Hoover 63, Jackson-Olin 0
Huntsville 42, Lee-Huntsville 7
James Clemens 34, Sparkman 12
Lee-Montgomery 14, Sidney Lanier 09
Murphy 13, Davidson 8
Oak Mountain 35, Stanhope Elmore 21
Opelika 36, Central-Phenix City 20
Oxford 6, Gadsden City 0
Pell City 41, Grissom 0
Prattville 28, Wetumpka 7
Robertsdale 28, Northview 26
Russell County 14, Rehobeth 6
Shades Valley 40, Carver-Birmingham 28              
Smiths Station 34, Auburn 18
Spain Park 14, Chelsea 0
Thompson 31, Pelham 16
Tuscaloosa County 18, Hueytown 0

THURSDAY
Class 1A
Hackleburg 34, Decatur Heritage 7
Class 5A
Cullman 35, West Point 14
Class 6A
Carver-Montgomery 39, Jeff Davis 6
Gardendale 14, Mountain Brook 9
Vestavia Hills 30, Huffman 8