ECHS Blue Devils

Red-hot Blue Devils to host top-ranked UMS-Wright
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer To say that Rico Jackson was a little nervous prior to his team’s game at Andalusia last Friday, October 12, would be an understatement. But it wasn’t the anticipation of playing a tough Bulldogs squad that provoked the Escambia High School football coach’s anxiety; it was whether or not his Blue Devils would make it onto the field. “The truck carrying all our equipment…
EA, ECHS both headed to playoffs
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer For more than a decade, local high school football fans have had little choice about which of the two local schools to support after the final regular season contest has been played. Escambia County High School supporters could either temporarily switch their allegiance to Escambia Academy’s Cougars, or hang onto hopes that next year would be a better one for the Blue Devils. Things…
Honors and accolades for ECHS band
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Escambia County High School Marching Band and band director Hayley Cockrell have reason to be proud these days. Twelve students were selected for the University of South Alabama Honor Band recently. They are Tyrec Packer, Vykedria Williams, Sean Bradley, Tristan Ford, Jahiem Bowens, Nakieyah Robinson, Shakur Simmons, Madison Simmons, Ray Williams, Jaelon Wilson, Jamarcus Leslie and Aniyah James. Secondly, the band, color guard,…
Blue Devils 4-2 after rallying past Clarke Co.
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County High School rallied past a determined Clarke County defense in the second half last Friday, October 5, to post a 34-12 win that puts ECHS on the verge of its most successful season in 7 years. The win not only gives the Blue Devils a 4-2 overall mark and a 3-1 record in Class 4A, Region 1 competition, but almost guarantees the…