April 21, 2006

Top in-state lineman transferring to Hoover

For the past three years, Hoover, Ala., Spain Park offensive lineman Ryan Pugh has been on the losing end of battles against bitter rival Hoover High school. While Spain Park has put together some good seasons, they don't compare to Hoover which has won four straight state championships.

But as a senior, the 6-foot-2, 275-pound Pugh will get a taste of the Buccaneer tradition as he transfers to the Class 6A power.

"It's true; I'm transferring to Hoover," said Pugh. "It's a real big rivalry over here and (my friends) have been giving me a hard time. But it's not been too bad yet. I'm really excited to be a part of their program."

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