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Cougars continue to struggle as 2020 ends
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s varsity basketball team was unable to close out 2020 with another win, falling to Oak Park Church School 41-36 last Tuesday, December 29. According to Cougars head coach Willie White, EA entered the game with only six players. “We knew we would have problems with fatigue due to the limited number of players that we had,” White said. “We successfully applied pressure, but…
ECHS drops 2 contests in Robertsdale tourney
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County’s varsity basketball team was unable to gain a victory last Tuesday, December 29, during the Christmas Basketball Tournament held in Robertsdale. The Blue Devils fell to Blount, 43-29, and to Robertsdale, 52-51, both Class 6A teams that, according to ECHS head coach John Shears, offered a vital chance to help get the young Blue Devils team battle-hardened. “Both games were very competitive,” Shears…
EA quarterback finalist for AISA Back of the Year
Sims By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Alabama Sportswriter Association announced December 29 that Escambia Academy standout quarterback Landon Sims has been selected as a finalist for AISA Back of the Year honors. Sims was a triple threat for the Cougars last season, helping lead the team to the AISA Class AA title game for the fifth straight year. The junior signal-caller rushed for 1,050 yards on 125 carries, including…
McGhee, Sims lead Cougars to first season win
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Daughtry McGhee and Landon Sims helped lead Escambia Academy’s Cougars to their first win of the season last Friday, December 18, a 61-36 rout of Edgewood Academy. “It was good to get our first victory,” EA head coach Willie White said. “The boys played really hard, but we still have areas that we need to work on. This is a process, and we are in…
Rams keep pushing forward; now 7-1
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Atmore Christian enters the Christmas break still dominating on the court after extending their season record to 7-1 with a 50-46 win over rival S.L. Jones last Tuesday, December 15. “S.L. Jones has always been a formidable opponent and tough rival,” ACS head coach Tim Battles said. “This win is huge for us against a really good team. The victory was exactly what we needed…