football

ECHS golf tourney raises $2K-plus for football program
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The Escambia County High School football team’s 1st annual golf tournament, held March 2 at Atmore Country Club, raised more than $2,000 to help equip the Blue Devils squad. Funds generated by the tournament will go to help purchase much-needed equipment, uniforms and supplements. “It was a great event for us,” ECHS athletic director-head football coach Scott Mason said. “We had overwhelming support from…
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.…