ARLEY - It rained during the first half of play, but the Meek Tigers were under a storm warning, as the Pickens County Tornadoes blew into town leaving scattered Tigers in their wake 44-13 Friday night, Oct. 11.
The Meek Tigers faced a whirlwind of a defense Friday night, at the mercy of the Tornadoes, that dominated the ball game with a wall of size and quickness in the regional matchup.
BRILLIANT - Rushing for over 200 yards, the Brilliant Tigers racked up over 400 yards of total offense as they powered their way past Meek High School 30-6 for their first region win of the season.
The hosting Brilliant Tigers built a 22-6 lead in the first half and cruised to the win over the final two quarters using their traditional ground-and-pound style offensive tactic.
BEAR CREEK - The Phillips She Bears were on task Thursday, Sept. 26, winning matches over Meek and Hackleburg in straight sets at home.
PHS and Hackleburg played first, with the She Bears winning 25-8, 25-13 and 25-15.
Meek and Hackleburg were next on the court, with the MHS Lady Tigers winning in two straight, 25-16, 25-15.
Phillips and Meek ended the night, with PHS leading the score board 25-16, 25-14.
Stats for the She Bears in the Meek game were:
Gracie Hallman, 5 kills, 7 assists, 7 digs, 1 block;
Mary Ashton Hyde, 4 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs;
SUMITON - With his hands in the air, eyes skyward, Meek’s Coach David Norwood shouted, “It’s a miracle,” while Meek played Sumiton Christian Friday, Sept. 27. He was referring to a play Meek got through without getting the penalty flag thrown at them, a rarity Friday night. The Tigers ultimately lost 28-6.
ARLEY - The Meek Tigers had been preparing all week to face the Berry Wildcats Friday, Sept. 20, for homecoming. Even though it was a close game, Berry handed Meek the defeat 36-30.
Homecoming was held before the game started. Madison Smith, Class of 2023 and daughter of Shawn Smith and Amy Perdock, was crowned junior princess and was escorted by her father. Her flower girl was Maddie Robison, daughter of Blake and Hollie Robison. Smith was crowned by last year’s recipient, Belle Cleghorn.
By Allen Dunavant
HUBBERTVILLE -Hubbertville welcomed the Meek Tigers to Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium on Friday night, with hopes of bouncing back from last week’s loss.
The Lions wasted little time, being first on the scoreboard with 8:29 remaining in the opening quarter.
The Lions were successful with a touchdown and PAT in their next series and they were up 14-0.
ARLEY - The Meek Tigers were no match for the quickness of the South Lamar Stallions, which rode their way to a 62-0 shutout of the Tigers at beautiful Tiger stadium Friday night, Sept. 6.
Meek Head Coach David Norwood commended South Lamar on having a good football team. “They have a lot of speed,” Norwood said. “I’ll watch the film tomorrow, and we’ll make corrections.”
Turnovers were not in the Tigers’ favor. “The turnover early certainly didn’t help any,” Norwood stated. “That was the first play of the ball game, the first play from scrimmage.”
ARLEY - The Meek Lady Tigers took the match in five sets Thursday, Sept. 5, over the Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets.
Meek won the first set 25-15, with WCHS taking the second 29-27. Meek returned the victory in the third set 25-16 and Winston County won the fourth 25-22. It came down to the final fifth set, with Meek winning 15-7.
Stats for the Lady Tigers include: Abby Phillips, 14 kills, 13 digs, 5 aces, 3 blocks;
Madison Smith, 10 kills, 6 blocks;
Hannah Taylor, 9 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces, 1 block;
Sunnie Manning, 6 kills; 12 digs;
DOUBLE SPRINGS - What a difference a year makes.
After losing in the last second to Meek last year, the Winston County Yellow Jackets took the victory over the Tigers Friday, Aug. 30, at Malcolm Blake Stadium in a hard-fought county battle.
Before the game started, the Jacket Club - a new program at Double Springs Elementary School - was introduced on the field. Members get to attend home games for free, attend pep rallies and will get a meal with the players at some future point.