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Multiple Teams · The Gadsden Times reveals their top picks from 2016-17

With another high school sports year in the past, this is the perfect time to look back and determine which Etowah County team, in any sport, was the best of the best over the last nine months.

JJ Hicks of The Gadsden Times, said “There are plenty of contenders, of course, but narrowing it down to just one means looking at all the contenders, considering their accomplishments and then selecting that one group that stood out the most, even if it’s by the narrowest of margins. There are numerous other teams I also considered, but in the end my selection came down to a few.”  …and Gadsden City had 2 nods.

Gadsden City football: In what turned out to be coach Matt Scott’s final season, the Titans’ start was similar to Hokes Bluff’s, losing their first four games and five of their first six to fall into a deep hole few figured they could climb out of. But climb they did, not only into the playoffs but all the way to the state semis. Once there, Gadsden City gave the Evil Empire, aka Hoover, all it could handle for one half before the Bucs pulled away in the second half.

• Gadsden City girls basketball: It may be a while before we see a basketball team in the county with as talented and effective a duo as the Titans’ Haley Troup and Brooke Burns. The pair helped lead coach Jeremy Brooks’ team to multiple Northeast Regional bids, and now will play in college (Troup at South Carolina, Burns at Chattanooga). Gadsden City’s season ended at JSU with a 52-49 overtime loss to eventual state runner-up Spain Park.

But in the end, he decided there was only one team that really could hold the spot of top team in Etowah County this year and that was Westbrook’s Golf team.

Congratulations to all!

Article courtesy of The Gadsden Times.