Sports

ECHS boys shut down by top-ranked Williamson
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High’s boys basketball team fell 28 points short, 89-51, against the state’s number-one ranked Class 4A school, Williamson High, on January 10. Missing several key players due to lineup changes over the Christmas and New Year’s break, ECHS took to the court with hopes of shocking the Lions, but that wasn’t the case. Despite 19 points from Sheldon Williams, the Blue Devils were…
Taylor helps lead Cougars to twin victories
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Tiquale Taylor helped lead Escambia Academy to victory over Clarke Prep (61-43) and Jackson Academy (61-37) last Thursday and Friday. During the contest against Clarke Prep, Taylor scored 19 points to pave the way for the Cougars. Bryant Quimby struck for 14 points to supplement Taylor’s performance. Tyrese Smith scored nine points; Li’Terrance McCants added eight. Jayson Helton ruled the boards, pulling down 13 rebounds.…
Rams open 2020 action with one-sided win over L.E.A.D.
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Atmore Christian School’s Gage Gades helped lead the Rams past the L.E.A.D. Academy Lions, 57-28, on January 9. Gades scored 16 points, leading the Rams to a much-needed victory upon returning from the Christmas holiday break, a win that extended their season record to 6-5. “We played a great game against a good team,” ACS head coach Tim Battles said. “I am proud of my…
EA dance team performs at Citrus Bowl
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Escambia Academy dance team had a unique opportunity to perform during the New Year’s Day Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. last week as Alabama took on Michigan. EA dance team members Hillary Huskey, Emma Hall, Rubye Nix, Hannah Stone and Kadence Kolbe were chosen during the Auburn Dance Camp earlier this year to be part of the halftime entertainment at the college bowl game.…
EA’s Davis shines at USFA All-American Game
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia Academy senior football player Jason “Jaybo” Davis shined brightly during the 2020 United States Football Association (USFA) All-American Game played January 4 at Rocky Top Sports Complex in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The USFA All-American game is composed of two 11-man teams chosen from private school players from across the country. Last year, EA had three players chosen for the team, while Davis was the only…