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  • Northview rolls to 70-49 win

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

  • T.R. Miller ends Hurricane season

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 28, 2019

    T.R. Miller and Flomaton each scored touchdowns in the first half of Friday night's 3A quarterfinal matchup in Flomaton. Miller's Matthew Morgan kicked two extra points and the Hurricanes failed on two two-point conversions that ended the scoring and sends the Tigers into the semi-finals this Friday after the 14-12 victory. T.R. Miller will travel to Mobile Christian, which defeated unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Gordo 41-21 in Mobile this past Friday night. The winner of T.R. Miller vs. Mobile...

  • Canes beat Trojans 20-19; face Miller

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 21, 2019

    Flomaton High School took its first lead against St. James with 16.1 seconds remaining in the game Friday night and that proved to be enough as the Hurricanes defeated the Trojans 20-19 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to set up this Friday night's quarterfinal clash with T.R. Miller. T.R. Miller will travel to Flomaton for the 7 p.m. game just four weeks after Flomaton clinched the area title Oct. 25 with a 21-12 win at T.R. Miller. Flomaton opened post season play with a 58-28 win...

  • Cougars headed to state after 49-7 win

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 21, 2019

    Escambia Academy defeated Edgewood Academy 49-7 Friday night in a semi-final playoff game that will send the Cougars to the AISSA Class AA state championship game for the fourth straight year this Friday at Troy University. Escambia Academy will face Autauga Academy for the title in a 3 p.m. kickoff. It also marks the Cougars' fifth finals in six years with state titles coming in 2014 and 2017. This past Friday night against Edgewood, EA rushed to a 28-7 lead at the half and never looked back...

  • FHS dominates Opp in 58-28 playoff win

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 14, 2019

    Flomaton High School opened the 2019 playoff season with a dominating 58-28 win over Opp in a game that saw the Hurricanes score on offense, defense and special teams. "We were locked in," said Flomaton head coach Doug Vickery. "It was a total team effort offensively and defensively. We were firing on all cylinders." The win moves Flomaton to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs this Friday when the Hurricanes host St. James from Montgomery in a 7 p.m. kickoff. Flomaton and St. James both e...

  • Cougars maul Lakeside 49-0

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 14, 2019

    Escambia Academy moved to its fourth consecutive AISA semi-final game with a 49-0 victory over Lakeside Friday night and will host Edgewood Academy this Friday night for a chance to advance to the state championship game for the fourth straight year. This past Friday night the Cougars only took 15 offensive snaps in the first half but led 21-0. The Cougars then put up 28 points in the third quarter and cruised to the 49-0 victory. The winner of EA (8-3) and Edgewood (9-2) will face the winner...

  • Miller tops Neal 7-6

    Staff Report|Nov 7, 2019

    T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal wrapped up the regular season Friday night in East Brewton with Miller taking a 7-6 win. Miller advances to the opening round of the playoffs Friday at Pike County....

  • Chiefs defeat Royals 40-7

    Staff Report|Nov 7, 2019

    Northview defeated Jay 40-7 Friday night in Jay and the two teams will square off again this Friday night in Bratt for the opening round of the playoffs....

  • Cougars blow out Lowndes 41-0

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 31, 2019

    Escambia Academy's Ty Williams scored four first half touchdowns to spark the Cougars' 41-0 win at Lowndes Academy that clinched homefield advantage for EA throughout the playoffs. The Cougars will wrap up the regular season this Friday at home against Fort Dale Academy on Senior Night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday night's win at Lowndes Academy was the second consecutive shutout for the Cougars in region play. Head coach Hugh Fountain said the Cougars fumbled on the first play of the game...

  • Royals fall to Bozeman 49-35

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 31, 2019

    After a slow start, Jay and Bozeman put on an offensive show Friday night with Bozeman scoring three fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away with a 49-35 win over the visiting Royals. Jay will wrap up its regular season this Friday night when the Royals host Northview. Bozeman scored on an 84-yard run in the first quarter to take the early lead and then scored early in the second quarter to take a 14-0 lead. Jay's Judd Smith hit Tucker Mandell on a 6-yard touchdown pass and Toby Mandell added...

  • Canes beat Tigers, take region title

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 31, 2019

    Flomaton High School captured its first region title with a 20-12 victory Friday night at T.R. Miller to give the Hurricanes the top spot in 3A's Region 1 and home field advantage in the playoffs that will begin in two weeks when the Canes host Opp in the opening round of post season play. Flomaton will wrap up its regular season tonight (Thursday) at Southern Choctaw in a non-region game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Flomaton had a 20-0 lead over T.R. Miller early in the third quarter and fought...

  • Canes roll Thomasville

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    Flomaton's Daquan Johnson rushed for 290 yards and threw for two touch- downs to lead Flomaton to a 44-21 victory over the visiting Thomasville Tigers Friday night which clinched a playoff spot for the Hurricanes with one region game remaining. That region game this Friday night is at T.R. Miller. If Flomaton wins it captures the region title and will have home field advantage in the playoffs. If Flomaton loses the Hurricanes will drop to fourth place in the region and will likely travel to No....

  • Jay rolls to 32-6 win on the road

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    Connor Roberts rushed 24 times for 185 yards and four touchdowns and Judd Smith was five of eight for 143 yards and a touchdown to lead Jay to a 32-6 win at North Bay Haven Friday night. Jay will be back on the road this Friday night at Bozeman before closing out the regular season Nov. 1 at home against Northview. Jay's offense struck early in the first quarter when Smith hit Brent Eister on a 71- yard touchdown pass. Toby Mandell added the PAT and the Royals led 7-0. North Bay Haven respond-...

  • Canes drown Mobile Christian 18-13

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 17, 2019

    Flomaton's Daquan Johnson rushed for 323 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes to an 18-13 win over visiting Mobile Christian to put the Hurricanes on top of its 3A region as the final weeks of the 2019 regular season arrive. Flomaton sits on top of the region standings with a 3-1 record, followed by Mobile Christian at 3-1, Bayside Academy at 3-2, T.R. Miller at 3-2, Thomasville at 2-2, Excel at 1-3 and St. Michael at 0-4. Flomaton's run to claim the region...

  • Cougars take homecoming 35-14 over Hooper

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 17, 2019

    Escambia Academy raced to a 35-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 35-14 homecoming win over visiting Hooper Academy Friday night. The Cougars (4-3) will be back in action this Friday night when they travel to South Choctaw Academy. “It's always tough to focus with homecoming activities, but I was proud of how we started,” said head football coach Hugh Fountain. “Fumbles seem to be a big problem that we need to correct. We do play hard and that makes any coach happy.” The victory moved the...

  • Royals maul Freeport in 47-40 showdown

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 17, 2019

    Allie Odom reigned as the 2019 Jay Homecoming Queen and school passing records fell on the football field as the Royals defeated Freeport 47-40 in an offensive showdown Friday night in Jay. Jay quarterback Judd Smith threw six touchdown passes (five in the first half) and Brent Eister set records for receiving yards at 243 and also set the single-game touchdown receiving record with five. “It was a big night for the Royals,” said head coach Melvin Kersey. “A great homecoming win against...

  • Royals take Lighthouse 49-14 on road

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 10, 2019

    After falling behind on the road at Lighthouse Christian Friday night, Jay put up 29 unanswered points and rolled to a 49-14 victory. After two weeks away from home, the Royals will return to Jay this Friday night for homecoming to take on Freeport. On the opening kickoff, Lighthouse returned the kick 85 yards for a touchdown. A two-point conversion failed, but Lighthouse took the very early lead at 6-0 and held that lead at the end of the first quarter. Jay got things rolling in the second...

  • Johnson named to All-star team

    Joe Thomas, ledger Editor|Oct 10, 2019

    Flomaton High School senior Daquan Johnson has been selected to play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic football game set for Dec. 14 in Hattiesburg, Miss. Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery has also been selected as one of the coaches for the Alabama team. Johnson becomes the first Flomaton football player to be selected to play in the all-star classic and the seventh player from Escambia County to play. Johnson, the reigning Class 3A Back of the Year and a Troy...

  • Canes storm St. Michael to take 53-21 win

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 26, 2019

    FAIRHOPE – In Flomaton's first true road game of the year the Hurricanes stormed St. Michael Catholic School 53-21 Friday night in Fairhope to move the No. 1 ranked 3A Hurricanes to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in region play. Flomaton will step out of region play this Friday night when the Hurricanes host 4-A Escambia County High School from Atmore for homecoming night. Pregame festivities begin at 6 p.m. followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m. This past Friday night, the Hurricanes jumped to a 29-0...

  • Cougars take down Royals in 38-20 victory

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 26, 2019

    JAY – Escambia Academy took a 38-7 lead into the fourth quarter at Jay Friday night before the Royals rallied with 13 points but it wasn't enough as the Cougars captured the 38-20 win on the road. Jay will travel to Baker this Friday night while Escambia Academy will host Patrician Academy. The Cougars received the opening kickoff and began at their own 28. Chase Bell hit Ty Williams for a first down at the 48 and on third and 1, Shannon Wheat picked up another first down at the Jay 31. The...

  • T.R. Miller Homecoming Court

    Sep 19, 2019

    Members of the T.R. Miller Homecoming Court and their escorts are front row from left, Grayton Coale, Whitnee Culliver, Olivia Blackmon, Abigail Cave, Allison Graves, Raivon Ewing, Madeson Evans, Za'Riyah Lane and Jennings Ruzic. Back row are Brooks Feeley, Jeffrey Walker, Preston Cawthon, Cole Jernigan, Landon Qualls, Cameron Knapp, Brandon Smith, Floyd James and Wyn Brittain....

  • Canes open region play with 30-8 victory

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 19, 2019

    Flomaton's Daquan Johnson ran the ball 17 times for 170 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes to a 30-8 win over Excel Friday night in Flomaton's first region game of the 2019 season. Flomaton will be back in region play tonight (Thurs.) when the Hurricanes travel to Fairhope to take on St. Michael Academy. It will mark the first regular season game of the season for the 3-0 Hurricanes away from home. “I thought we played well, but we had some drives stall because of penalti...

  • Hurricanes dominate the Royals 40-0 blowout

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 12, 2019

    Flomaton raced to a 34-0 lead by the half and added a single score in the third quarter to cruise to a 40-0 win over the visiting Jay Royals Friday night as the Hurricanes prepare to enter region play this Friday in the first step toward making the playoffs and seeking a second consecutive state 3A title. Flomaton will host Excel in the regional opener Friday while Jay has a bye before hosting Escambia Academy on Sept. 20. "It's always exciting to play a rivalry game and it was a good...

  • Cougars fall in second game in 20-19 loss

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 12, 2019

    Escambia Academy has opened the season 0-2, losing two games by a total of two points. This past Friday night the Cougars fell to Tuscaloosa Academy 20-19 in a game that wasn't decided until the final seconds when EA's Orlando Medina missed a 41-yard field goal. EA head coach Hugh Fountain said despite the 0-2 start the goals of the Cougars to make the playoffs and make another run at a state title remain. “It was a battle between two traditional powers of the Alabama Independent Athletic...

  • T.R. Miller announces homecoming events

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 12, 2019

    T.R. Miller High School alumni will hold a reception from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday in the tent in front of the band room to kickoff the day's homecoming festivities. A pep rally with be held in the gym at 12 noon and 2019 Homecoming Queen Allison Graves and her court of Jennings Ruzic, Za'Riyah Lane, Olivia Blackmon, Olivia Blackmon, Raivon Ewing, Abigail Cave, Madeson Evans, Whitnee Culliver and Grayton Coale will be introduced at 12:15. At 1:35 the parade convoy will leave the high school...

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