football

EA, ECHS players make All-State
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia Academy’s state runner-up gridiron squad continued a school tradition, and Escambia County High’s team brought a slight revival of a similar tradition at its school, as five Cougars and two Blue Devils were recently named to the 2018 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State football teams. The Cougars, who have won or played for an Alabama Independent School Association title in four of the…
EA All-Stars
Six Escambia Academy students were chosen to participate at the AISA All-Star football game Friday, November 30, at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Shown at the Cramton Bowl are, from left, front, cheerleaders Mary Thompson Lancaster and Bailey Hayles; back, Cougars Patrick McGhee, Jabe Dawe, Kameron Bowen, and Nolan Linam. EA played on the West team which lost 42 to 66 to the East team.
Greener pastures
Jackson leaving ECHS to take over Murphy program By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Just a couple of weeks ago, Rico Jackson was talking about his plans to complete a rebuild of the Escambia County High School football program and a re-establishment of the winning tradition it once enjoyed. This week the ECHS coach is still talking about rebuilding a once-proud program, but it’s at a school about 50 miles…
Cougars come up short of state title
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars’ season came to a bitter end after facing the Autauga Academy Generals for the third straight year in the state championship game. This year, it was a heavily lopsided game as the Cougars lost the bout 49-0. EA was not able to counter the high powered offense of Autauga. They also could not get anything going against the Generals’ defense.…
Cougars cage the Eagles
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer On October 26, the Escambia Academy Cougars played their last regular season game in Greenville, Ala. They faced the Fort Dale Academy Eagles and took home a 48-13 victory to Canoe. Pat McGhee once again had a dominant night racking up 214 yards on the ground with 4 touchdowns. Jabe Dawe added a touchdown pass to Chase Bell and a touchdown run. Cameron Cloud…