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Sports: Another county title for Indians. Pinson Valley won its second consecutive Jefferson County Schools Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Clay-Chalkville. The Indians pretty well had the title in hand by the time the final rounds began, but the battle for second place between Fultondale and Mortimer Jordan came down to the very end, with the Wildcats winning silver in their last bout of the day. Gardendale placed sixth; Corner, with a partial team, put two wrestlers into the medal bouts… NFL: Most folks around these parts prefer college football to the pros, but many may have changed their mind after watching the Atlanta Falcons nearly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, only to win their divisional playoff game 30-28 over Seattle on a 49-yard field goal by Matt Bryant with eight seconds left. The Seahawks scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take the lead with just 31 seconds to play. In Sunday’s other game, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots turned back Houston 41-28. Saturday’s games saw another thriller, as Ray Lewis’ last ride will go a little longer thanks to Baltimore’s 38-35 win over Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos in double overtime. San Francisco knocked off Green Bay 45-31.