Thursday, July 24, 2014

CLEAN UP DAY AT BOSS HILL STADIUM


Saturday, July 26
Come out and lend a hand! All interested football fans and family will meet at the stadium beginning at 8 AM to clean. Need pressure washers, paint scrapers, weed eaters, and lots of man power!

Monday, July 21, 2014

LITTLE DEVILS HAVE PRACTICE TOO

Our young football players need to get ready for the upcoming season just like the high school Red Devils.  If he (your child) is coming to practice he needs to be hydrated.  Keep plenty of fluids in him throughout the day, not cokes and sugary drinks. Be sure to dress him in  light colored clothing. And no junk food or greasy food before practice it can cause cramps and throwing up. See ya Tuesday and Thursday @ 6 pm.  For more information contact Eddie Turner (Elkmont youth football coordinator) at home 256-732-3175, cell 256-998-69123.  Facebook page link


The Elkmont youth program is holding conditioning practice for youth football Tuesday and Thursday July 22 and 24, at 6 -7:30
pm in the Elkmont Rural Village down at the fields by the barn. Conditioning practice will be moved to the Elkmont Park baseball fields July 28, 29, 31. These practices will be with helmets.  You will receive a helmet when you sign your player up.  

The coach is very conscious of the weather and there will be plenty of breaks and lots of water.  It is very difficult for kids that are used to being indoors during the summer to start playing without getting used to heat.  It will still be hot in August, September and sometimes October so please take advantage of this opportunity.

Tip: Be sure to bring water and a small cool damp towel to put around your player's neck during breaks. Put the towel in ice water in a 1 gallon zip lock and store it all in a little cooler or lunch sack.

YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING SIGNUPS - TIME IS SHORT


FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION IS HERE FOR THIS FALL!! 

Age Groups:
*MICRO MINI 5- 6 (NO WEIGHT LIMIT)

*MINI MIDGET 7- 8  (NO WEIGHT LIMIT) 
*MIDGET 9 - 10 (NO WEIGHT LIMIT)
*PEEWEE 11-12 (NO WEIGHT LIMIT) 
*13 AND UNDER 
(WEIGHT UNDER 155 POUNDS DURING SEASON)


 THE REGULAR FEE IS $75.00 THROUGH THE END OF JULY. A $5.00 DISCOUNT IS GIVEN FOR ANY SIBLINGS. YOU CAN MAIL A COPY OF THE CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND THE REGISTRATION FEE TO:

ABGFA
P.O. BOX 1235
ATHENS, AL 35611
checks payable to the above


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME BY AND SIGN UP WITH A REAL PERSON, YOU CAN ALSO FIND US AT 105 EAST ELM STREET 

JULY 26TH FROM 8AM UNTIL 12 NOON. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE, $75 REGISTRATION FEE, AND THE CHILD TO BE FITTED FOR EQUIPMENT.THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON! 
Deadline: August 2

Elkmont little devils have the opportunity to sign up at Elkmont School open house, August 5. Be sure to bring the items listed above for to register.

The Elkmont Youth League will have a table in the new gym.  
Drop by and meet:  
Eddie Turner, the Elkmont youth football coordinator
Brian Hill, Midget coach
Assistant coaches
Peewee Coach

Sunday, July 20, 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

PICTURE DAY IS AUGUST 9

Picture Day will be August 9.... more details to come.

If you are interested in purchasing an ad in the Football Program please contact Heather Hobbs; hhobbs@ardmore.net or private message her on facebook.

FOOTBALL SEASON STARTS JULY 26

July 26
Starting at 8:00 am clean up day at boss hill stadium. Need pressure washers, paint scrapers, weed eaters, and lots of man power! 

July 28

7 on 7 with county schools. Starting at 5:00 pm. $2 admission. Concessions will be available. Games @ Elkmont

 


Aug 2    clean up day to finish stadium. 

Aug 4    first day of practice


Aug 9    picture day. 


Aug 15  

steak and weenie game/quarterback club hamburger supper

*requesting supplies for admission; (Lysol or Clorox wipes, washing detergent, Lysol antibacterial spray) These supplies are used in field house for football program.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ELKMONT FOOTBALL IS AROUND THE CORNER

Elkmont Football Parents: there will be a Quarterback Club meeting Sunday, July 13, 2pm New Gym lobby. We will be discussing the upcoming season and need your support. All varsity, JV and middle school parents are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SPRING JAMBOREE THIS FRIDAY

The Elkmont Red Devils football program are in the second week of their spring practice season.  This Friday, we will have the opportunity to get an early preview of our team next fall.

Football Spring Jamboree @ West Morgan
 
4:30 - Elkmont vs Hubbard (2 quarters)

 The county’s longest tenured football coach, R.A. Hubbard’s Nicholas Vinson, enters his fifth season with the Chiefs looking to build on a 2013 campaign that saw his squad capture the Class 1A, Region 8 championship and advance to the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.
 
6 pm- Elkmont vs Tanner    (2 quarters)
Tanner was last year's 2A state champions

Thursday, May 1, 2014

ELKMONT VS ARDMORE ALUMNI GAME

On a night made for the first Elkmont vs Ardmore Alumni game, players, cheerleaders and band members from years past gathered at Tiger Stadium.  These groups have been practicing and reliving bygone memories as well as creating new ones.  This game had been months in the making. 


Alumni Football USA helped organize the game, which was open to anyone who graduated from Ardmore or Elkmont.

“What they (Alumni Football USA) try to do is get a natural rivalry. In our case, it’s always been Ardmore,” said Elkmont graduate Coty Johns.

“We started having people register about a week after that game,” said Johns. “We were the first to sign up and its been really strong since. We’ve got people from 1974-2011. We pretty much covered all generations."  After Johns signed up, dozens more followed, and not just football players. but bands and cheerleaders from both schools.

“They texted me back in the summer and I actually thought it was a joke,” said Lesley Garris, a 1989 Elkmont graduate. “I did some research and saw that it was real and decided to play.”

Garris did more than sign up. The former quarterback contacted former Elkmont all-state players and recruited them to play. That included 2007-08 all-state athlete David Solomon, 2006 all-state tight end Tim Woolridge, 2003 all-state linebacker Jacob Black and 1999 all-state quarterback Brandon Turner.

Game Results:
Alumni Football USA helped organize the game, which is open to anyone who graduated from Ardmore or Elkmont.

“What they (Alumni Football USA) try to do is get a natural rivalry. In our case, it’s always been Ardmore,” said Elkmont graduate Coty Johns. “We had a lot of people attend that (West-Clements) game and I hope that we can do the same thing for Elkmont.”

Clements and West Limestone played an alumni game in October 2013, the first such game to take place between the Limestone County schools.

The winner of Friday’s game will play West Limestone, which beat Clements 36-8, at a later date.

“We started having people register about a week after that game,” said Johns. “We were the first to sign up and its been really strong since. We’ve got people from 1974-2011. We pretty much cover all generations.”

Johns said Elkmont has about 36 players signed to play in the game, which will be full contact with pads and helmets. Alumni Football USA games are as close to the games you see on Friday nights in the fall, except, of course, for players ages.

“I wanted to see the level of play,” said Johns about watching the West Limestone game.  “What kind of game it would be as far the hitting goes. I wanted to see it for my own eyes before I committed.”

After Johns signed up, dozens more followed, and not just football players. Friday’s game will feature bands and cheerleaders from both schools. Tickets can be purchased from anyone playing in the game through Sunday, at either school until the day of the game and at the gate.

Half the proceeds from presold tickets go toward the schools while tickets purchased at the gate go straight to Alumni Football USA. Those looking for tickets over the weekend can visit the Piggly Wiggly in Elkmont Saturday where Johns and fellow Elkmont graduate, Lesley Garris, will be on hand to sell tickets at a car show, beginning at 10 a.m.

“They texted me back in the summer and I actually thought it was a joke,” said Garris, a 1989 Elkmont graduate. “I did some research and saw that it was real and decided to play.”

Garris did more than sign up. The former quarterback contacted former Elkmont all-state players and recruited them to play. So far, recognizable names include 2007-08 all-state athlete David Solomon, 2006 all-state tight end Tim Woolridge, 2003 all-state linebacker Jacob Black and 1999 all-state quarterback Brandon Turner.

Johnny Stephens and Bob Whitt will coach the Elkmont team. - See more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/archivesearch/x493448835/Ardmore-Elkmont-alumni-game-a-week-away#sthash.FJBdVANm.dpuf
The Elkmont football team won 20 - 6 over the Ardmore Tigers.  Gery Jones scored two rushing touchdowns and received offensive MVP. Brandon Turner threw an 88 yard TD to David Solomon. 



Gery Jones - Offensive MVP


David Solomon - Special Teams MVP 

Jacob Black - Defensive MVP

The Elkmont Red Devils Alumni team will play West Limestone, which beat Clements 36-8 in an early game, at a later date.
 
Link to post game interview: Elkmont 


Donnie's Thoughts:
As you get older, have you looked back and wished you could do something one more time? When I graduated in 1974, I would come to Elkmont Football games and think "man, I wish I could be out there." Well, last night I got that chance. I got to do it with 5 nephews (Jamie Harwell-Jeremy and Timmy Wooldridge- David and Brandon Solomon) my son-n-law (Tony Mims) and my son (Coty Johns) whom all played for the Red Devils. I got to play with young men who I had watched in years past. Our team was coached by John Bob Witt. His dad was my coach back during my high school years. The quarterback was Brandon Turner who I helped coach in pee wee and others. I got to play with young men whose dads played on the same team with me back then. with my wife Vickie and my daughter Amanda Mims and sister-in-law, Deb Holt cheering on the sideline. And today I feel very much blessed to be able to have been a part of alumni game and to be able to run the football again against Ardmore (2 carries 6 yards).  That's was all I could ask for since sign up and in all the practices was two carries and I thank the linemen up front for this. 
When we broke the huddle, a couple of big lineman looked at me and said "Get behind us Mr. Johns, we got you."  Yes, it was only two plays but they will last forever for me. When I got up from the ground as the last second clicked off the clock,  I looked at the score board.  It flashed Elkmont 20, Ardmore 6 and thought Ardmore NOMORE.



ALUMNI FOOTBALL ROSTER


#1 Jamie Harwell – Class of ‘94 
#2 Matt Roberts – Class of ‘98 
#3 Jeremy Wooldridge - Class of ‘98 
#4 Ryan Woods - Class of ‘06 
#5 Michael Lloyd – Class of ‘02 
#6 Jason Randolph – Class of ‘01 
#7 Brandon Turner – Class of ‘01 
#9 Heath Pitman - Class of ‘98 
#10 Lesley Garris - Class of ‘89 
#11 Josh Kennedy - Class of ‘97 
#12 Brandon Solomon - Class of ‘09 
#14 Gery Jones - Class of ‘99 
#15 Chris Sharp - Class of ‘88 
#20 Mike Adams - Class of ‘85 
#22 Justin Defoe - Class of ‘08 
#23 Brandon Batrum - Class of ‘05 
#25 David Solomon - Class of ‘09 
#31 Dustin Ward - Class of ‘13 
#32 Gerald Jones - Class of ‘97 
#33 Tim Hilliard - Class of ‘92 
#36 Shaun Sims - Class of ‘97 
#38 Michael Batrum - Class of ‘00 
#44 Coty Johns - Class of ‘02 
#44 Donnie Johns - Class of ‘74 
#45 Jacob Black - Class of ‘04 
#50 Jacob Marshall - Class of ‘13 
#51 Anthony Mims - Class of ‘06 
#52 Ken Wright- Class of ‘02 
#54 Jared Smith – Class of ‘95 
#55 Sean England – Class of ‘94 
#56 Bronson Ellis – Class of ‘12 
#57 Todd Clem – Class of ‘95 
#75 Adam Woodfin – Class of ‘97 
#77 Eric Chaney - Class of ‘11 
#84 Nick McMunn - Class of ‘97 
#87 Tim Wooldridge - Class of ‘06 
#88 Jarrod Petty - Class of ‘10
Coaches:
Johnny Stephens—Offense – Class of ‘80

John Witt—Defense/Special Teams – Class of ‘97

Mark Stephens—Defense/Personnel – Class of ‘81

Michael Carter – Press Box Coach

Ryan Pylant – Trainer – Class of ‘05


Manager – Noah Sharp – Class of ‘17

Water Boys – Cason Clem, DJ Holden & Isaac Batrum

Team Photographers – Robby Newport & Haley Black
 

Alumni Band:
Mark McChristian – Band Director 
Keila Powers Berzett – Class of ‘82 Jeff Glaze - Class of ‘81 
Marty McNatt – Class of ‘85, Jacob McNatt – Class of ‘12
, Payton Ikard – Class of ‘14, 
Mike Ikard – Class of ‘88
, Pam Eaves Moss – Class of ‘87, Kyle Morneault – Class of ‘07, Tammy Davis Haney – Class of ‘83, Cynthia Wray Daniel – Class of ‘83, Jennifer Tyler McNeil – Class of ‘89, Theresa Jeffreys Kyle – Class of ‘86, Belinda Daly Wray – Class of ‘86, Lisa Turner Williams – Class of ‘83, Linda Powers Hogan – Class of ‘78, Renea Eaves – Class of ‘83, Hunter Ennis – Class of ‘15, Preston Ikard – Class of ‘12, Dusty Birdwell – Class of ‘13, Rhonda Owen Spry – Class of ‘79, Quterrais Williams – Class of ‘14, Cody Wagoner – Class of ‘15, Kelly McNeil – Class of ‘17, Austin Reed – Class of ’16, Victor Mendez – Class of ‘14

Cheerleaders:
Jada Appleton - Class of ‘03
, Kim Davis Knox – Class of ‘03, Amanda Johns Mims – Class of ‘05, Jessica Lackey – Class of ‘07,
 Laura Huseth Dougherty – Class of ‘09, Bailey Witt – Class of ‘09
, Erin Mitchell – Class of ‘10
, Casey Dugger – Class of ‘10
, Allie Jacobs – Class of ‘10,
 Claire Patterson – Class of ‘11,
  Jane Grumbine Smith – Class of ‘91,Crystal Mizell Newsom – Class of ‘91,  Debra Solomon Holt - Class of ‘72, Susan Legg Pylant – Class of ‘72, Vicky Solomon Johns– Class of ‘74, Mona Scott Hill – Class of ‘76, Regina Wilkins Clem – Class of ‘83, Cindy Colvett Wales – Class of ‘84, Marcy Nash Hamilton – Class of ‘85, Pinky Davis Doyle – Class of ‘85, Ellen Daly Emfinger - Class of ‘87, Dee Hardiman Sharp – Class of ‘90, Necole Hill Scroggins – Class of ’93, Joni Terry – Class of ‘99

Great Photos of the game can be ordered from Down Home Portraits.  Link to Album

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.