ECHS Blue Devils

ECHS’s Freeman signs with Northrop Grumman
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High School senior Deondre Freeman is bound for Northrop Grumman Apprentice School after signing a $250,000 football scholarship on Thursday, April 11. “We are very proud of Deondre,” ECHS principal Dennis Fuqua said. “He is a very hard worker and a role model for his peers.” The 6-2, 184-pound, defensive lineman was a repeat first-team choice for the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s…
Blue Devils steal 18 in win
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High’s Delarrion Poole struck out four batters in two innings, and the Blue Devils stole 18 bases to earn a much-needed, 8-4, win over Williamson High School in their April 10 season-ender. ECHS had struggled to find a winning slot this season, but finally turned a corner with the big win over the Lions. “Our goal was to go in and be…
Devils fall to LeFlore
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Jabrice Hooks had a strong arm and a hot bat, but it wasn’t enough for Escambia County High’s Blue Devils, who were unable to hold a lead and fell by a 17-10 score to LeFlore High. Hooks struck out seven as ECHS’s starting pitcher and added a triple and a homer to lead the offense in the April 1 setback. “We have to learn…
Struggles continue for young Devils
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High’s Blue Devils continue to struggle to find a groove as they dropped a 15-0 decision to Excel High on Monday, March 18. Excel took control of the game right off the bat. Panthers Josh Gandy and Sean Boatwright both put up doubles to drive in first-inning runs as Excel jumped out to a 4-0 lead. The Blue Devils struggled to regain…
ECHS sweeps McIntosh for season’s first wins
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School varsity baseball team has finally notched its first and second wins of the season by dismantling McIntosh, 16-1 and 23-0 on March 12. Most of those who viewed the double-header wouldn’t guess that this was the same team that has struggled to claim its first win of the season. Deavontae Johnson started things off on the mound for ECHS…