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Chiefs chain the Bulldogs
Headed to playoffs this Friday By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer Things are looking good for the Northview High School Chiefs. With a Friday night victory of 49-21 over the Freeport Bulldogs, the Chiefs now have a spot in the first round of the playoffs against Graceville High School, whose record is 3-5. The Chiefs also will have home field advantage. “If we play this Friday night like we did…
Escambia Academy dominates Coosa Valley
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Cougars of Canoe started playoff contention this past Friday, Nov. 2. The temperature was about 47 degrees and it was perfect weather for football. The Coosa Valley Academy Rebels came to Canoe looking to defeat the Cougars to stay alive in the playoffs. They were not successful though, losing to EA 45-14. The Cougars played soundly on both sides of the ball and…
Defense leads Devils to season-ending win over Rams
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County’s football team didn’t turn in its best overall performance of the year in their win last Thursday (Nov. 1) over playoff-bound Francis Marion High, but the Blue Devils didn’t have to. While the ECHS offense struggled throughout the season-ending contest, the scrappy Devils defense took charge, bending several times but never breaking in a 14-0 decision over a Rams team that struggled…
Cougars cage the Eagles
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer On October 26, the Escambia Academy Cougars played their last regular season game in Greenville, Ala. They faced the Fort Dale Academy Eagles and took home a 48-13 victory to Canoe. Pat McGhee once again had a dominant night racking up 214 yards on the ground with 4 touchdowns. Jabe Dawe added a touchdown pass to Chase Bell and a touchdown run. Cameron Cloud…
ECHS playoff hopes vanish
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County High’s Blue Devils went into their Thursday, October 25, game against Williamson believing they had already locked up a postseason berth whether they won, lost or tied the Lions. Well, the playoffs were not a sure thing, and the team came out on the short end of a 7-2 slugfest on a wet and muddy Ladd-Peebles Stadium turf. That combination, reinforced by…