Escambia County High School Blue Devils

Defense leads Devils to season-ending win over Rams
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County’s football team didn’t turn in its best overall performance of the year in their win last Thursday (Nov. 1) over playoff-bound Francis Marion High, but the Blue Devils didn’t have to. While the ECHS offense struggled throughout the season-ending contest, the scrappy Devils defense took charge, bending several times but never breaking in a 14-0 decision over a Rams team that struggled…
Blue Devils register first 2-0 start since 2010 season
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although Escambia County High football coach Rico Jackson feels like his team still has a long way to go, he admitted that his team’s August 31 win over Class 5A Wilcox-Central went a long way toward restoring respectability to the long-stagnant ECHS program. “We did pretty good, but there are still some things we have to work on,” the second-year ECHS coach said after…
ECHS ends disappointing season with disappointing loss
Escambia County High’s football team did almost everything it should have in its season-ending contest last Friday, November 3, in Mobile. It’s the same “almost” that pretty much provided the mantra for the ECHS season. The Blue Devils took an early lead against Faith Academy, watched it evaporate, then missed 2 golden opportunities to recapture the advantage when promising drives ended within the shadow of the FA goal posts. The…
Eagles put end to ECHS playoff hopes
There were playoff implications for both teams when the ball was teed up for the kickoff to last Friday’s (October 27) Escambia County High School and W.S. Neal football game. It didn’t take long to figure out which team’s postseason hopes would be realized. Despite losing 2 fumbles, the visiting Eagles scored on their second possession, added 2 more first-half touchdowns, then tacked on a third-period score to build a…
ECHS’s slim playoff chances hinge on tonight’s games
Escambia County High’s football team still has an outside chance of becoming the school’s first participant in postseason football play since 2010. A win over W.S. Neal tonight (October 27), combined with an anticipated Satsuma loss to Thomasville, would leave ECHS, Neal and Satsuma tied for Class 4A, Region 1’s fourth playoff spot. Such a tie would trigger a complex tiebreaker system to determine the fourth slot, since Neal beat…