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Cougars win over Jay
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Cougars from Canoe faced their third out of state opponent this past Friday against the Jay Royals from Jay, Florida. The Escambia Academy Cougars came out victorious, keeping their win streak alive to win their seventh straight game 49-23. With only 39 plays of offense, the Cougars amassed 363 yards of total offense. After the first half of play, it was a very…
ECHS coach thinking playoffs, despite Andalusia blowout
Class 4A powerhouse Andalusia rolled past Escambia County High by a 41-0 margin last Friday, September 22, but first-year Blue Devils head coach Rico Jackson said there was a tremendous difference in that game and the 41-8 loss the team suffered two weeks ago to another 4A juggernaut, UMS-Wright. “I thought we competed (against Andalusia), which we didn’t do against UMS,” Jackson said of a game in which fumble-prone ECHS…
Blacksher wins in last seconds
By KATIE WIGGINS News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher came out on top in the battle of the Bulldogs Friday night. The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs beat the Washington County Bulldogs 24-23 within the last seconds of the football game thanks to a field goal kick by Cooper Dean. The offensive captains for the night were junior Lane Sims and senior Dustin Graham. The defensive captain was senior Taylor Graham, and the…
Chiefs fall to Holmes County
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer The Northview Chiefs cannot seem to find their sync this year. After traveling to Bonifay this past Friday night, the Chiefs came home defeated in a 42 to 13 blow against Holmes County. The whole first half of the game was nothing but a show-out for Holmes County. Their star seemed to be senior player Michael Paul who intercepted one time and even ran…
Blue Devils knock off Tigers for second win
As Rico Jackson and his staff attempt to rebuild a tattered Escambia County High School football program, they know that the team will take some lumps and that benchmarks will be hard to establish. The Blue Devils were able to erase one benchmark in futility with their 26-8 win over Monroe County last Friday (September 15). The victory gave the team a 2-1 mark, reportedly the first time since 2010…