Sports

Friday fight costly for team, players
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The fight that broke out during the September 14 Escambia County-Hillcrest (Evergreen) high school football contest was not only costly in terms of contributing to ECHS’s 26-0 loss, but there is also the financial burden placed upon each ejected player and his parents or guardians. The Blue Devils trailed the state-ranked Jaguars 10-0 in the first period when a group of ECHS defenders met…
Blacksher suffers another devastating loss
By JOEY ODOM News Sports Writer This past Friday, Sept. 7, J.U. Blacksher High School Bulldogs suffered another crushing loss of 40-15. Blacksher started the game with the ball on their own 29 but turned it over to Cottage Hill Christian just 4 plays into their possession. Cottage Hill Warriors took advantage of their first possession and put up 7 points with 6:47 left on the clock in the first.…
EA wins big over Clarke Prep
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars bounced back from a loss the week before to Tuscaloosa Academy. In their first region game, Friday, Sept. 7, they defeated the Clarke Prep School Gators 41-7. The Cougars’ ground attack was on full display headed by Pat McGhee. He rushed for 251 yards on 15 carries. Despite turning the ball over 4 times, EA still dominated the game. It…
Chiefs upset Sea Hawks
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer The prediction was that South Walton would take down the Northview High School Chiefs this past Friday night, Sept. 7. So much for predictions! Even though the game started out with very little action, the Chiefs managed to end up on top, with a 14-7 win against South Walton. From the onset of the game, things were questionable for the Chiefs. South Walton ran…
Red-hot ECHS wins again
Blue Devils to host Hillcrest-Evergreen in Friday’s home opener By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County High School Head Football Coach Rico Jackson knew this year’s team would be better than last year’s 2-8 squad. He just didn’t realize how quickly and how drastically the improvement would come. “It’s obvious that we’re better, and that we’re improving even faster than we thought,” Jackson said after ECHS improved to 3-0…