Saturday, September 24, 2016

BLANKENSHIP TOO MUCH FOR RED DEVILS


Reed Blankenship ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as West Limestone shut out Elkmont 47-0 Friday at Boss Hill Stadium in Elkmont.


Zeb Pankey led Elkmont with 49 yards rushing on seven carries.

Elkmont (0-6) hosts Colbert Heights for our Homecoming game next Friday.

Highlight of the Night:



One of our cheerleaders, Leah Seibert received lots of love from everyone. 


The Red Devils showered her with yellow flowers in tribute to her strength as she continues to battle cancer.


Video Link: Flowers for Leah


Photos Link: Down Home Portraits



Friday, September 23, 2016

MIDDLE SCHOOL EDGES CORNERSVILLE FOR THE WIN


Elkmont Middle School survived a wild game in Cornersville, Tennessee. 
 
Hunter Broadway returned a punt to the two yard line, setting up a Nick Gibson touchdown. This put the Red Devils on the score board first. 

Cornerville added a touchdown of its own to tie the score, 8-8.  



Later in the game, following a ferocious tackle by Josh Burrows and Paul Gooch, the Red Devils pinned the Bulldogs on their own one yard line for fourth down. The snap went over the punter's head and out of the end zone for a safety. 

Cornersville moved the ball well in the fourth quarter. With the Bulldogs marching to the end zone, Westin Clinard's interception ended one drive. 

Cornersville's final drive ended with a Tyler Burdge interception, resulting in Elkmont taking a knee for a final score of 10-8. Elkmont's defense continues to dominate. 


In addition to interceptions by Clinard and Burdge, Jedidiah Sutherland also picked off a pass. Broadway and Burrows recovered fumbles at critical times. Elkmont improves their record to 3-2.


Appreciate our middle school cheerleaders.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - WEST LIMESTONE


The Elkmont Red Devils will be lining up across from one of the best teams they will play this season. They will be hosting the West Limestone Wildcats this evening.  Kickoff is at 7 pm.  Spirit Walk is at 5:15 pm.

Elkmont's Area Leaders
Rushing:
Zeb Pankey - 23 carries, 150 yards, 1 TD

Interceptions:
Hunter Pitman - 3

Weather:
Clear skies, low humidity but still warm.  Kickoff temperature will be 85 degrees and will drop to 78 by the end of game. Light breeze out of the northeast

Predictions:
Decatur Daily
West Limestone at Elkmont
Where: Boss Hill Stadium
What: Non-region game
Records: West Limestone (4-1); Elkmont (0-5)
Last meeting: West Limestone won 43-23 last season
The skinny: This Limestone County rivalry features two teams headed in opposite directions. West Limestone has emerged as one of the area’s best teams, while Elkmont has fallen out of playoff contention in Class 3A, Region 8. … Led by quarterback Reed Blankenship, West Limestone sports a strong rushing offense. The Wildcats consistently have been able to run the football and control time-of-possession. … With one of the area’s youngest teams, Elkmont has endured lots of struggles. The Red Devils have scored more than 10 points once — last week in a 53-17 loss to previously winless East Lawrence. … West Limestone leads the series 43-17-1.
The Daily picks: West Limestone 41, Elkmont 10

Athens News Courier

West Limestone (4-1) at Elkmont (0-5)
Preview: After being upset by Rogers at home, West Limestone rebounded with a crucial region victory that puts the Wildcats in a good spot to host a first round playoff game. Elkmont dropped its fifth straight game at home to East Lawrence last week. The Red Devils have started the season 0-5 for the second straight season while West Limestone is
off to its best start since 2010.

News Courier Prediction: West Limestone 49, Elkmont 7
 
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

EAST LAWRENCE AT ELKMONT


The East Lawrence Eagles, gained 366 yards and seven touchdowns in a 53-17 win against Elkmont.



Zeb Pankey turned in a solid performance for Elkmont, rushing for 72 yards on offense and totaling a team-high 13 tackles on defense.

A disappointing night on the hilltop last Friday but the Red Devils are working hard to prepare for a home game vs the West Limestone Wildcats later this week. Losses as well as wins are part of the rebuilding process.



For more Down Home Portraits Game Photos: Elkmont vs East Lawrence





On a positive note, our young ladies that attended youth cheer camp  and performed at the game were adorable.



MIDDLE SCHOOL WINS AGAIN


The Middle School Red Devils enjoy a two game win streak, shutting out the Clements Colts 32-0. 

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Nick Gibson found the end zone twice, once on a reception from Isaiah Sutherland and again on a run. 

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Sutherland and fullback Paul Gooch also scored running touchdowns for the Red Devils, who improve to 2-2. 

Elkmont's defense dominated the line of scrimmage, forcing two turnovers and making numerous stops on fourth down. The Red Devils travel to Cornersville on Thursday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - EAST LAWRENCE


The Elkmont Red Devils are looking for a win this evening.  They are hosting the East Lawrence Eagles.
Kickoff is at 7 pm.  Spirit Walk is at 5:15 pm.


Weather
A partly cloudy sky with a full moon that might bring good fortune to the Red Devils. There is a 25% chance of rain but we have had showers the last two afternoons so you may want to bring rain gear. Temps will range from 85 at kickoff to 80 at the end of the game.


Area Stat Leaders:
*2 interceptions - Hunter Pittman

Predictions: 
Decatur Daily
East Lawrence at Elkmont
Where: Boss Hill Stadium
What: Class 3A, Region 8 game
Records: East Lawrence (0-3, 0-2), Elkmont (0-4, 0-2)
Last meeting: Elkmont won 29-22 last season

The skinny: 
East Lawrence has been outscored 142-20 by Fairview, Colbert County and Lauderdale County. … Elkmont has been outscored 179-27 by Addison, Ardmore, Lexington and Colbert County. Elkmont leads the series 4-0.
The Daily picks: 
Elkmont 17, East Lawrence 10

Athens News Courier
East Lawrence (0-3) at Elkmont (0-4)
Boss Hill Stadium, Elkmont

Preview: Something has to give between these two region opponents, each searching for their first win of the season. It's been a rough start for both schools, which have lost every game this season by at least four touchdowns. A win will do wonders for the morale of one of these teams.

News Courier Prediction: 
Elkmont 21, East Lawrence 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

RED DEVILS UPSET EAST LIMESTONE IN OVERTIME

A pick 6 put the Middle School Red Devils on the scoreboard first when Isaiah Sutherland returned an interception over 80 yards for the touchdown.


Tied 6-6 at halftime, neither team scored in the second half in a defensive battle. 


East got the ball to start overtime, and the Elkmont defense kept them out of the end zone. 


In Elkmont's first possession in overtime, Sutherland dumped the ball off to Nick Gibson who found his way to the end zone for a final score of 12-6. 




Elkmont's defense was phenomenal, containing the Indians and securing the Red Devils' first victory of the season.


GAME PHOTOS LINK: DOWN HOME PORTRAITS

HUNTER PITTMAN SCORES TOUCHDOWN AT COLBERT COUNTY

Colbert County 57, Elkmont 10

Colbert County ran for 464 yards at home to defeat Elkmont.  The Indians (2-1, 2-0 region) jumped out to a 16-0 lead after one quarter and extended the margin to 21-0 at halftime.

Elkmont (0-4, 0-2) scored late in the third quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Jobman to Hunter Pittman.

The Red Devils added a 32-yard field goal by Juan Mendoza in the fourth quarter to make the final 57-10.
  
With each game, our young Red Devils gain invaluable experience that will help them in the next game. 


Elkmont will have another chance to get their first win as they host East Lawrence this Friday; kickoff 7 pm.

Friday, September 9, 2016

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - COLBERT COUNTY

The Red Devils are traveling to Colbert County this evening.  The weather will be 84 degrees and under clear skies for a 7 pm kickoff. 

Season leaders so far:
*Mark Pena -      13.5 tackles

*Peyton Lovell -  11.5 tackles

*Hunter Pitman - 2 interceptions

NEWS COURIER:
Elkmont (0-2) at Colbert County (1-1)
C.T. Manley Stadium, Leighton
Series history: 
Colbert County leads 16-7, with one tie.
Last meeting: Colbert County won 42-17 in 2013.

Preview: After playing one of the region favorites a week ago, Elkmont must face another Friday in Leighton. Colbert County won its opening region game last week with a 45-6 victory over East Lawrence. The Indians lost their opening game of the season 33-23 to Sheffield.
Elkmont is still searching for its first win of the season and trying to avoid its second straight 0-4 start to the season.

Colbert County 38, Elkmont 10

DECATUR DAILY 
The skinny: 
Colbert County is a contender for the region title. Kobi McCoy leads a Colbert County running game that has multiple playmakers. … Elkmont is one of the Tennessee Valley’s youngest teams. The Red Devils rely heavily on underclassmen with no varsity experience. On the field, that youth has shown. Elkmont has scored only two touchdowns in three games while giving up almost 40 points per game. … Colbert County leads the series 16-5-2.
The Daily pick: Colbert County 55, Elkmont 14

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ELKMONT VS ARDMORE - SEPTEMBER 6

Not much to say about this game; hoping for better luck next week.
Middle school - Ardmore 26, Elkmont 0 



Don't have a score for the JV game but do have pictures.




Down Home Portraits was there and has some great photos to share with us.  He makes the fantastic sports posters you have seen at the school.  Contact him for more info to order prints and posters.

Elkmont vs Ardmore Photo Link