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Cougar All-Stars
These four Escambia Academy Cougars have been selected to play in the AISA All-Star football game Friday, November 30, at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. They are, from left, Nolan Linam, Patrick McGhee, Jabe Dawe and Kameron Bowen. The Cougars will play on the West All-Star team, and EA head coach Hugh Fountain will be among the coaches. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m.
Chiefs fall to Baker, ending playoff hopes
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer The year has come to an end for the 2018-2019 Northview Chiefs. In the second round of the playoffs, the undefeated Baker Gators took the victory 38 to 14, ending the chance for the Chiefs to move on. “It was bittersweet,” senior Matthew Caine said. “We really were hoping for the ‘V,’ especially since we were playing to honor our brother and teammate Dariontae…
Cougars come up short of state title
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars’ season came to a bitter end after facing the Autauga Academy Generals for the third straight year in the state championship game. This year, it was a heavily lopsided game as the Cougars lost the bout 49-0. EA was not able to counter the high powered offense of Autauga. They also could not get anything going against the Generals’ defense.…
Chiefs advance in playoffs
But with a heavy heart for one of their own By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer With a 40-14 victory, the Northview Chiefs dominated Graceville Friday night on the Chiefs’ home field in the first round of the playoffs. Stands were full, and spirits were high as the Chiefs made it their fifth-game winning streak. The victory is bittersweet, however, when one of their own is now suffering from a…
Cougars face Generals for state title again
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer Two numbers from Pat McGhee were the magic numbers for the Escambia Academy Cougars against Edgewood: 397 and 6. In 48 minutes of regulation time during the AISA Class AA semifinals Friday, Nov. 9, Pat McGhee went on an absolute tear and ran for 397 yards rushing and scored all 6 touchdowns for EA. McGhee’s performance along with the entire team’s efforts propelled the…