Golden Rams pull off homecoming win

ASU hosted Morehouse (Source: WALB)ASU hosted Morehouse (Source: WALB)
The Golden Rams came out on top (Source: WALB)The Golden Rams came out on top (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –

What would Albany State Homecoming be without a big football game on the schedule.

The Rams hosted Morehouse College. Albany state hasn’t lost during homecoming since the 90s, but the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse had hopes of changing that. 

The game would stay close for much of the first half, but the Rams would pull away with the win late 34 – 10.

“We’ve got to get to the point where we don’t sleep all through the first half anymore. We’ve got to get that fixed. That’s on me,” Head Coach Gabe Giardina said. “I’ll get it right. It ain’t that I’m giving these great second half speeches. We are just focusing and we’re executing and playing so much better.”

Albany State will hit the road to take on Clark Atlanta next Saturday at 2 p.m. 

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Challenger League opens kick ball season

Six teams competed (Source: WALB)Six teams competed (Source: WALB)
Participants ran with buddies (Source: WALB)Participants ran with buddies (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) –

There are always some tell-tale signs that its opening day for different sports seasons.

When it comes to Challenger League Kickball, that indicator is big smiles all around.    

Children, who have special needs, hit the diamond with buddies in Leesburg Saturday. 

This is the third season of kick ball the organization has hosted. 

Parents got a chance to sit back, relax and watch their children have fun. 

Challenger League Executive Director Jennifer Sapp said the excitement helps families, that may feel isolated, make new friends. 

“Their boy may never be on that Friday night football field,” Sapp said. “Its hard to accept that they may be different. Now, this gives them an outlet, where they can grow, they can see their boy participate in sports.” 

The Challenger League was launched about four years ago with 20 athletes playing baseball.

Since then, more than 200 kids have participated in 11 different programs.

A total of six teams met up Saturday. Some of them had interesting names including the Yard Goats and the Thunder Ducks. 

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