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Blue Devils down Jaguars, notch first win

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Blue Devils down Jaguars, notch first win

Linebacker Jaylan Brown led a determined defensive effort that resulted in two touchdowns, Demetrion Barnes rushed for 77 yards and Brendon Jenkins scored two touchdowns as Escambia County High School notched its first win of the 2016 season, a 24-16 decision over Wilcox Central last Friday (Aug. 26). Much to Coach Royce Young’s dismay, Friday’s […]

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JUB’s Bulldogs romp past Florala Wildcats

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on JUB’s Bulldogs romp past Florala Wildcats

By COLTON NETTLES News Sports Writer The Blacksher Bulldogs, coming off a tough loss from last week, traveled to Florala (Aug 26) and brought home their first win. The Bulldogs won the coin toss and elected to receive. The Bulldogs special teams scored with Dytwan Richardson returning the kick all the way for Blacksher’s first […]

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Chiefs’ spirit strong, but Bulldogs’ offense stronger

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Chiefs’ spirit strong, but Bulldogs’ offense stronger

By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer Word through the grapevine was that Crestview wanted a major victory against the 1A Northview Chiefs this year, similar to what they had last year. Their wish came true, as the Chiefs suffered a tremendous defeat of 70 to 0 to the 6A school, on the Bulldogs’ home field. […]

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Meet our sportswriters — Lexxi Baggett – Northview High School

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Meet our sportswriters — Lexxi Baggett – Northview High School

Editor’s note: Northview graduate and football player Corry Baggett covered NHS for Atmore News several years. This year, we welcome his sister Lexxi as a sportswriter. It doesn’t bother me to follow in my big brother’s footsteps. He’s one of my best friends, even though we are more than five years apart. He’s a good writer, […]

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Cougars defeat two-time reigning 1A champs, 41-12

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Cougars defeat two-time reigning 1A champs, 41-12

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By JOEY QUIMBY News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars opened the home portion of their 2016 schedule at Batchelor Field Friday evening (Aug. 19) by playing host to the two-time defending AISA 1A champions, Abbeville Christian. What started as a defensive battle in the first quarter turned into a long night for the Generals […]

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ECHS coach: Some positives in 41-6 preseason loss

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on ECHS coach: Some positives in 41-6 preseason loss

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Royce Young knows it’s not easy to find positive things after a football team has suffered a 41-6 loss. But Young, head coach of Escambia County High School’s Blue Devils, said the positives can be found, if you dig deep enough. “There were some positives; unfortunately, not enough,” Young said about his team’s preseason loss […]

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Rodgers named AAD at Tulane

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Rodgers named AAD at Tulane

Atmore native Scottie Rodgers has been named the Green Wave’s new Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications at Tulane University in New Orleans. The announcement was made Thursday, August 18, by Tulane Director of Athletics Troy Dannen. Rodgers joins Tulane after spending the last eight years as the Associate Executive Director, Communications and External Relations at […]

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Chiefs notch 35-6 preseason win over Blacksher

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Chiefs notch 35-6 preseason win over Blacksher

By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer For a new head football coach, starting off with a win is an incredible feat. But that’s exactly what happened for Northview High School’s Derek Marshman and his Chiefs, as the final score in Friday’s (Aug. 19) preseason contest against the J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs showed a 35-6 victory. “It’s […]

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Blacksher drops season opener to Northview

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Blacksher drops season opener to Northview

By COLTON NETTLES News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s Bulldogs opened their season Friday night (Aug. 19) in front of a large home crowd. The Bulldogs, who recorded a 7-4 overall record and a 5-1 region record last year, fell by a 35-6 score to Northview’s Chiefs. Kicker Cooper Dean booted a high kick to the […]

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Wiggins wins 3 on 3

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Wiggins wins 3 on 3

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Escambia County High School student Dimitri Wiggins won first place in the 3 on 3 competition at the Nike Basketball Camp Homewood High School held July 25-29. The Complete Skills Camp is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard […]

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