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Smitherman, Wade win competition to grace Gridiron cover

Meadowview Christian School cheerleader Haley Smitherman and Selma High School football player Gabriel Wade will grace the cover of this year’s Gridiron magazine.

The two won a week-long Facebook contest, receiving the most likes at 1,527 of 5,630 total votes.

Following in a close second were  Meadowview Christian football player Chris Wilson and Selma High cheerleader Antanique Tubbs with 1,450 likes.

Other competitors were Morgan Academy football player Sam Plummer and Southside cheerleader Kabresha Fikes; Dallas County football player Octavious Palmer and Keith cheerleader A’Janae Moseley; Southside football player Malik Johnson and Ellwood cheerleader Gabby Crum; Ellwood football player Jamel Phillips and Dallas County cheerleader Nia Crooks; and Keith football player Kywoine Thomas and Morgan Academy cheerleader Sara Catherine Plummer.

While Smitherman and Wade will appear on the cover, all 14 athletes will be featured in the football season preview magazine.

Gridiron will publish in the Friday, Aug. 25 edition of the Times-Journal.