Football

HMS football team goes 7-1 on season


HMS football team members include: front row, from left: Reece McNutt, Cooper McNutt, Hayden Ramos, Jon Cade Stone, Logan Claytor, Ian Turner, Brett Whaley. Second row: Jackson Kutis, J.B. Crumpton, Evan Cagle, Michael Thrasher, Alex Perez, Jaeden Lipsey. Third row: Noah Bell, Fisher McCombs, Grayson Goddard, Josue Marchant, Marcus Tackett, Hunter Reynolds, Dylan Yarbrough. Fourth row: Brett Cullman, Jake Chandler, Blake Hood, Eli Cagle, Andrew Barton, Gavin White. Fifth row: Tristan Reynolds, Jackson Crook, Brock Yager, Wilson Frazier, Parker Hulsey, Scuyler Jones, Benjamin Hess. Sixth row: Alex Castro, Landen Lovett, Will McCullar, Clay Price, Blake Barton, Cody Cagle. Coaches are Jeffrey Whitten, Head Coach Will Romine, Chuck Moody and not pictured Jamie White.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Middle School football team rolled through this season like a freight train, devouring opponent after opponent. The Lions lost their final game to Russellville in a tough battle. Both teams had undefeated records, with the Tigers winning 20-12.
 The season’s victories for the Lions included:
Lawrence County -
48-8;
Hamilton - 44-0;
Marion County - 28-13;
Meek - 42-8;
Carbon Hill - 41-6;
Winfield - 14-8;
Sheffield - 30-6.

Addison’s football season ends with 20-13 loss to North Sand Mountain


Caleb Crider runs behind his blockers Friday night in the first half. Crider was injured with about three minutes left in the second quarter and was taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

ADDISON - A seven point margin ended the Addison Bulldogs’ football season Friday, Nov. 8. The Bulldogs (8-3, 5-1) lost to the North Sand Mountain Bison (9-3, 5-2) by a score of 20-13 in the first round of the state playoffs. The Bison will play Westbrook Christian this Friday night.
The Bulldogs  held North Sand Mountain on the initial possession, taking over control of the ball at the AHS 36.

Addison youth invited to play in Elite All American game


Bradley stands next to the Elite All- American football sign that was displayed while he was playing in Atlanta.

By Melica Allen
Sports
nwamallen@
centurytel.net
ADDISON - Bradley Willette is not your typical 14-year-old. The Addison youth stands 6’5” tall and weighs 240. He   excels in sports and in the classroom, as an honor student.
Willette has been invited to play in the Elite All American football game that will be played in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. This is an invitational only event through the Diamond Sports Group.
This event will include the “best-of-the-best”  from the D1 Savage regional games in an east versus west format.

Lynn wins against Winston County in double overtime


Lynn Bear Marcus Meeks intercepts a pass intended for a WCHS player. This happened during double overtime and set up a touchdown for Lynn soon thereafter, winning the game.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - What turned out to be the coldest football night so far this season also turned out to be an intense game when Lynn high-stepped over Winston County High for a win in double overtime Friday night, Nov. 1.
The tough and tumble first quarter involving a quarterback sack by Lynn Bear Cruz Cheatham and a WCHS Yellow Jacket interception by James Abbott ended up scoreless. The Bears made a 65-yard drive between first and second quarters to turn the scoreboard bulbs on with a 5-yard play touchdown. Their PAT was no good, leaving it at 6-0.

Hamilton slips by Haleyville in Lions final season game


Austin Barry is on a carry for the HHS Lions, with Hamilton’s Jathan Jackson holding on to Barry’s jersey.

HALEYVILLE - It was a night of emotion and tears for Haleyville as seniors and parents were recognized in a pre-game ceremony at the Haleyville v. Hamilton football game Friday, Nov. 1.
This was the final season game for the Lions, losing to 5A Hamilton 28-14.

Cordova Blue Devils upset Haleyville Lions playoff chance


A complete pass to Lion Kane Gravitt-Tucker in the end zone gives Haleyville their last touchdown. Elijah Thomas fails to stop it.

CORDOVA - Moved up a day  because of rain in the forecast, the football boys of Haleyville High School football team traveled to team up against the Cordova Blue Devils Thursday night, Oct. 24. However, it did not go as Haleyville planned, with a 35-26 loss and no advancement to the playoffs.

Lynn dominates 35-12 over Meek


Matthew Clark is on the carry for Meek, with Brandon Hill on the tackle for Lynn.

ARLEY   - The Lynn Bears came in with the rain and put the Meek Tigers out to dry, dominating the game 35-12, on a rain soaked turf Friday night, Oct. 25.
As Milli Vanilli once improvised “Blame it on the Rain,” the story for Friday night was mostly captured from the rain--creating a muddy field, coaches and players sloshing through the murk and a scant crowd of spectators wearing heavy rain gear and gathering under tents and umbrellas.

Phillips pounds Sumiton Christian 61-22


Alex Copeland on the tackle for Phillips.

CHEROKEE - A hot start from the Phillips Bears propelled them to their second win of the season as they routed the Indians of Cherokee High School 61-22 on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Hunter Lanford was the leader for the Bears in the win. The senior running back rushed for four touchdowns and also reeled in a pass for a score in the win.
"I am really proud of the way our team executed," first-year Bear head coach Adam Lawler said following the game. "We came out and were able to dominate in the run game. I think our offensive and defensive linemen played really well," he added.