Sports

Pepsi football toss
During the high school football season, the local Pepsi Cola Bottling Company awards $500 college scholarships to seniors in the Pepsi Cola Football Toss. At Friday night’s Escambia County High School game against Wilcox Central, ECHS seniors Josaline Hollinger, left, and Nicholas Davidson, right, went head to head. It was a close contest but Nicholas came out ahead to win the scholarship. News photo by Tom Tschida
Blacksher wins big over Florala
By KATIE WIGGINS News Sports Writer The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs whipped the Florala Wildcats 59-7 Friday night in their first home game of the season. The Bulldogs had 210 rushing yards and 170 passing yards to help give them their first win of the season. The offensive captain for the night was Lane Sims and the defensive captain was Dillan Baldwin. The Bulldogs ran the score up 22-0 in the…
EA wins over NHS
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars collided against the Northview Chiefs this past Friday in a rematch of last year’s anticipated showdown. The Cougars came out victorious winning lopsidedly, 41-14. EA’s defense was just too strong, fast, smothering, and determined for Northview, allowing the Chiefs only two touchdowns at the end of the game. The defense also held the Chiefs to only 139 yards of total…
Cougars stump the Chiefs
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer What the Northview Chiefs were hoping for obviously did not happen Friday night. In what has become a great rivalry, neighboring school Escambia Academy upset the Chiefs on the Chiefs’ home turf, with a score of 41 to 14. A packed stadium on both sides and standing fans all around both ends enjoyed the evening, but for the Chiefs, the defeat was disheartening. Not…
EA Cougars win home opener
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer Coming off a 39-18 rout against Abbeville last Friday, the Escambia Academy Cougars felt good about their home opener against Resurrection Catholic High School from Pascagoula, Mississippi. Last year against Resurrection Catholic, Escambia Academy fell to the Eagles in a heartbreaking overtime loss 21-20. This year, the Cougars won the contest in Canoe 42-21. Although by the end of the game it was a…