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Blacksher beats Excel in overtime
By KATIE WIGGINS News Sports Writer The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs beat their rival, the Excel Panthers, in overtime, Friday night. Cooper Dean kicked the game winning field goal for the second week in a row. The Bulldogs played in Excel for the Panthers’ homecoming, in front of a packed house. The Panthers were predicted to win 35-14 with a record of 1-3 on the season. The Bulldogs went into the…
Mistakes, ranked team cost Blue Devils … again
Escambia County High School’s football team found out again Friday (September 29) that the combination of mistakes and a state-ranked opponent is a bitter pill to swallow. ECHS’s slide into its third loss in five games began on the opening kickoff and continued through a first half that saw the Blue Devils lose two fumbles and suffer a pair of pass interceptions. The miscues led to a 34-8 halftime deficit…
Northview loses to Freeport
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer Coach Shaun Arnst had announced ahead of time that he and his Freeport Bulldogs were “coming after the [Northview] Chiefs,” and that is exactly what they did Friday night on the Chiefs’ home turf. With a score of 48 to 19, the Bulldogs choked the Chiefs in both defense and offensive tactics. During the first quarter, the Bulldogs showed they meant business when their…
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…