Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ELKMONT MOVING UP TO 4A


The AHSAA has shuffled alignments 
and regions for the 2014 - 2016 seasons. 
This is done by enrollment. Elkmont
has been moved up to the 4A classification 
since our high school has grown over the 
285 student mark. The majority of 
new football regional games will be in 
Lauderdale County  The teams that have been 
added to the schedule are Central Florence, 
Brooks, Rogers and East Lawrence. We had
scheduled games with the others last year. 
  
Region  8             Enrollment     County
  Brooks                 370         Lauderdale 
  Central Florence       318         Lauderdale
  Deshler                342         Lauderdale
  East Lawrence          291         Lawrence
  Elkmont                292         Limestone
  Rogers                 324         Lauderdale
  West Limestone         356         Limestone
  Wilson                 340         Lauderdale
 
Other schools in our county:
ABS: 1A no football      127
Athens:6A                642
Ardmore: 5A              387
Clements: 3A             246        
East Limestone: 5A       539
Tanner: 2A               197

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 ELKMONT FOOTBALL STARTS THIS SUNDAY



There will be a Quarterback Club Meeting this Sunday, January 12th at 2:30pm in the new gym.The preparation for 2014 football season is getting ready to start.  The Quarterback Club is a big part of what makes a successful football program. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on that most people never think about to help the football team.  If you would like to be a part of the 2014 season and support the football team, the January organizational meeting is where to start.

FAREWELL TO OUR SENIORS


The Elkmont Football program was held December 8.  The New Bethel Church allowed the Red Devils to use its building for the event.  This is the time when the cheerleaders, football teams and outgoing seniors are recognized.  Rhett Bailey,  Kris Gooch, Derek Lovell, Nick Moore and Cody Thomas were awarded their team jerseys as a reminder of their contributions as a Elkmont Red Devil.  A special thank you to all the people who worked on the banquet.



Monday, December 30, 2013

ATHENS NEWS COURIER ALL COUNTY TEAM

The only Elkmont player that was selected for the 2013 All County First Team was Rhett Bailey.  He was chosen as the athlete player on the Offense.




Rhett Bailey, Senior, Elkmont: Bailey did a little bit of everything for the Red Devils, lining up at receiver and quarterback. Bailey averaged 13 yards per carry and 22 yards per catch with one touchdown. 

Honorable mention:
Defensive line: Kody Clark
Linebacker: Jared Bailey 
Rhett Bailey, Senior, Elkmont: Bailey did a little bit of everything for the Red Devils, lining up at receiver and quarterback. Bailey averaged 13 yards per carry and 22 yards per catch with one touchdown. - See more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/archivesearch/x1956143693/Four-Tanner-players-lead-veteran-First-Team-offense#sthash.CGCJj1Ax.dpuf
Rhett Bailey, Senior, Elkmont: Bailey did a little bit of everything for the Red Devils, lining up at receiver and quarterback. Bailey averaged 13 yards per carry and 22 yards per catch with one touchdown. - See more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/archivesearch/x1956143693/Four-Tanner-players-lead-veteran-First-Team-offense#sthash.CGCJj1Ax.dpuf


To read the complete team, click on link:  News Courier

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

RED DEVILS SELECTED FOR 2013 DECATUR DAILY ALL AREA TEAM

 The Decatur Daily has released it's 2013 All Area 1A - 3A football team.  The Elkmont Red Devils had one player make the first team.  We also had two more players make the honorable mention team.  Congrads to our football players who were recognized for their 2013 accomplishments. 

For complete All Area Team: Decatur Daily


First Team Offense:
K: Alexis Hernadez, Elkmont, Jr.: Was a steady presence in Elkmont’s special teams.


Honorable Mention:

Jared Bailey (RB, Jr.)



Zeb Pankey (RB, Fr.).

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ELKMONT FOOTBALL BANQUET - DECEMBER 8

It is time to honor our senior players and cheerleaders during the annual Elkmont Football Banquet.  It will be Sunday December 8, 2 pm at New Bethel Baptist Church. Cake and punch will be served following banquet.Players, cheerleaders and their families are invited.  Since there won't be a dinner served this year, there will no cost for attendance.

Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 SEASON FINAL REGIONAL STANDING


Class 3A - Region 8
School
Wins All
Losses All
Wins Region
Losses Region
Madison Academy
10
0
7
0
Colbert County
9
1
6
1
Lauderdale County
8
2
5
2
Deshler
7
3
4
3
Elkmont
3
7
3
4
Westminster Christian
5
5
2
5
Clements
1
9
1
6
West Morgan
0
10
0
7

Sunday, November 3, 2013

ELKMONT MIDGET SEASON WRAP-UP

Midget football began mid-summer with a handful of kids braving temperatures in the mid-90's and hummingbird-sized mosquitoes to condition for the upcoming 2013 season.  With a significant part of the last year's team having moved up, they knew they had big shoes to fill.  


With the beginning of school came the newest additions to the Midgets, a group of kids with big hearts and a lot of grit; but, many had never played football before.  The schedulers were not kind, pitting the Red Devils against the top three teams in the league in their first three games.  In those three losses, the Midgets learned what it meant to play as a team and decided that those three games would not dictate the rest of their season.  Practice was different; they ran a little faster, hit a little harder, and were quick to encourage each other.  They policed themselves when someone wasn't hustling or giving 100%, and they weren't always polite to each other about it.  There were a lot of high fives, and the older kids were quick to put their arms around the gritty newcomers and bring them into the Midget football family. 

Coaches were smiling and nodding their heads, and parents were hugging their kids after practice to reward their efforts; the players sensed that they had rounded the corner, and they wanted to get better and for the scoreboard to reflect the hard work that they had put in for the past several months.  

In the next three games, the Midgets turned their season around with dominating wins against East Limestone 2, Tanner, and Clements.  Their last game - against the West Limestone Wildcats - would determine whether they would have a winning or losing record.  Looking at the scoreboard, the Midgets lost their last game to West by the score of 20-0.  


The Wildcats were just too big and too fast. But, watching the Red Devils play, everyone who had followed them all year long knew that they really were winners despite what the scoreboard showed.  Opposing coaches complimented our coaches and players at the end of the game on how much they had improved following those miserable first three games.  



Even the game announcer said after the game that, while he couldn't say it while he was announcing, he had seen (and heard) some of the hardest hits of the 2013 season by Elkmont in that last game against West.  When it would have been easier to fold after beginning 0-3, the Midgets decided to fight instead and finished the season 3-4.  

A group of kids who started the season getting to know each other ended the season as a team that played with pride and intensity - a truly special group of kids that was proud to wear Elkmont's colors.  The best way to describe their play is that they played like they didn't want to disappoint each other.  A lot of words can be used to describe this year's team - hungry, intense, gritty, hard-hitting, relentless, passionate.  But, at the end of the day, they are just a group of kids who played a game they love, for a group of coaches they would go to the end of the earth for, with kids who would become their closest friends; and they became a really good team in the process.  By any measure, that is a winning season.