Prep football

Faith Academy receives its Lagniappe Team of the Week banner.

The Faith Academy Rams claimed a come-from-behind, 20-14 victory at Gulf Shores last Friday night in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 5A state football playoffs. The victory earned the Rams a spot in this week's state semifinals.

It also earned Faith Academy the Lagniappe Team of the Week award, which is sponsored by the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. The team was presented its Lagniappe Team of the Week banner Wednesday morning prior to its practice session for Friday's home game against Charles Henderson of Troy. The team that wins that game moves on to the state championship game at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium next Thursday night, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.

Tommy Hicks is sports editor at Lagniappe. Contact him at

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Lagniappe Sports Editor Tommy Hicks has covered sports in Alabama for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Hall of Fame in 2018 and was named one of the 50 Legends of the ASWA in 2022 and was named the Trou University Hall School of Journalism Print Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He is a past president of the ASWA and the Football Writers Association of America and has won numerous writing awards. He is married to Julie Hicks and they live with Sparky, their Head of Household Security, He has a daughter, Maren.

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