Fyffe wins the 3A state championship

Fyffe wins his first state championship in boys’ basketball with a 49:43 win over Montgomery Catholic on Friday March 5, 2021 at Bill Harris Arena.

Teddy Couch, The Gadsden Times

Spring means a lot of athletics in high school. That includes soccer.

Here are 12 Etowah County football players to watch for for the 2021 season:

BASEBALL: 10 players from Etowah County for the 2021 season

SOFT BALL: 10 players from Etowah County for the 2021 season


Daniel Velasquez, Etowah

Class: Sophomore

Position: Forward

Velazquez has scored five of the Blue Devils’ ten goals this season.

Robert Bowley, City of Gadsden

Class: Sophomore

Position: midfield

Bowley has eight assists and two goals for the Titans in 2020.

Aiden Cornutt, Glencoe

Class: student in the first year

Position: Center forward

Cornutt is the Yellow Jackets leader with six goals this season. In 2020 he had three varsity goals and seven at junior varsity. Cornutt has been in college since he was in seventh grade.

Daylan Day, Hokes Bluff

Class: Senior

Position: midfield player

Day is one of five seniors who will all play important roles in setting the standards for the future of the program. This is the first football season for Hokes Bluff.

John Doster, Southside

Class: Junior

Position: Striker / midfielder

Doster is one of two starters from last season and has scored 10 goals in 12 games. He scored four from a defensive position in 2020.

Nathan Starzl, Westbrook Christian

Class: Junior

Position: striker

In eight games, Starzl has 13 goals, two hat tricks and eight assists.


Rocio Ruiz, Etowah

Class: Junior

Position: defender

Ruiz is the top defender for the Blue Devils.

Amelia Ryan, City of Gadsden

Class: Junior

Position: defender

Ryan scored one goal, one assist and 15 saves in 2020.

Laney Bishop, Glencoe

Class: Junior

Position: Forward

Bishop, a transfer from Southside, scored both Yellow Jackets goals to beat the number 1 Susan Moore. The yellow jackets are now the top ranked team in 3A.

Bailee Blackwell, Hokes Bluff

Class: Senior

Position: goalkeeper

Blackwell has over 100 saves in eight games for the Eagles.

Camryn Davis, south side

Class: Junior

Position: midfield player

Be committed: Jacksonville State University

Davis scored four goals and a total of six assists in eleven games in 2020.

Ella Keene, Westbrook Christian

Class: Sophomore

Position: Attacking midfielder

Keene is a versatile attacker who can be sure to play anywhere on the field. She is a warrior leader who plays with confidence under pressure.

Reach out to Gadsden Times reporter Teddy Couch at teddy.couch@gadsdentimes.com or on Twitter at @Teddy_Couch.