Football

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.

Addison shuts out Hatton 43-0

HATTON - The Addison Bulldogs concluded the 2019 regular football season in fine style Thursday, Oct. 23, routing the Hatton Hornets 43-0.
The Dawgs got on the board quickly to start the game on an 80-yard kickoff return, courtesy of Grant Rice.  Rice was good for a 58-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter, then Rice completed a pass to Luke Chambers from 24-yards out for the Dawgs’ third score of the first quarter.  All two-point tries failed  throughout the game, but the Dawgs were up 18-0 to end the first quarter.

WCHS hands Sumiton Christian 46-7 loss

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Yellow Jackets slammed Sumiton Christian Thursday night, Oct. 24, by a score of 46-7.
The Yellow Jackets had a total of 401 yards on the ground and had 35 yards in penalties.
WCHS held the visitors to only 96 to yards on the night, with Sumiton Christian hit with 20 yards in penalties.
Winston County will host Lynn Friday, Nov. 1.

AHS homecoming court


Pictured is the 2019 Addison High School homecoming queen Macey Butler, along with her court. From l-r: Callie Crider, Ivey Howse, Savannah Manley, Butler, Chloe Brockwell, Rheagan Holland and Savannah Lynn