By Atmore News Staff
On the sidelines
Former Escambia Academy student athlete Paolo Gorme, son of Ditto and Kharina Gorme of Atmore, could be seen roaming the sidelines of last weekend’s Senior Bowl football game at University of South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Paolo is working on his master’s degree in Athletic Training and was selected as part of the trainer staff for the American team, which dropped a 27-10 decision to the Nationals in the collegiate senior showcase.
Calling ’83 champs
Escambia County High School Head Coach and Athletic Director Vincent Harris is trying to make contact with anyone who was a part of ECHS’s 1983 state championship football team, from players to coaches, cheerleaders, and managers. Harris has announced plans to honor the 40th anniversary of the historic team, which finished 13-2 (still a school record for wins), at next season’s homecoming game.
Bratt Elementary School’s 5th grade class is conducting a pancake fundraiser next Monday, February 13, at David’s Catfish House in Atmore. Dine-in or to-go plates — including pancakes, sausage and drink — may be picked up between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and cash or check (payable to Bratt Elementary) will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the class’s end-of-year activities. More info: Call Lori at 251-428-0414.
Northview High’s standout running back Jamarkus Jefferson, who led the state of Florida with 47 touchdowns last season, and two-way starter Maliki Haynes have each signed scholarship offers from Hinds Community College in Mississippi, the main campus of which is in Raymond, Miss.
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