Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FOOTBALL AND STRAWBERRIES

Each year the sports programs conduct fundraisers to help support their teams. The football teams are selling strawberries.  Who doesn't love fresh strawberries?   This fundraiser ends, February 3, so get your orders in. Checks need to be made out to: Elkmont High School with Football Fundraiser written on the memo line.  

You can place orders with members of the football team or coaches for yummy, red strawberries just 10 hours away and not from Mexico.  They will be delivered between February 21 and March 6.  It depends when they get ripe.  Your help is greatly appreciated.



Strawberries are $25 per flat (8 quarts) and $15 (4 quarts) per half flat.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

RED DEVIL MAKES 2016 ALL COUNTY TEAM

The Athens News Courier released its All County team for 2016.  Hunter Pitman was recognized for his play in the 2016 season.

OFFENSE: Honorable Mention
Hunter Pitman
 

Monday, October 24, 2016

ELKMONT SEASON ENDS

The Elkmont Red Devils finished their challenging, rebuilding season, October 21. The Clements Colts snapped a six-game losing streak to Elkmont going back to 2009 with a 13-7 win. 
Cameron Davis had a 5-yard touchdown run for Elkmont. Zeb Pankey led the Red Devils with 41 rushing yards on seven carries.

Throughout the season, the Red Devils showed flashes of quality play that might come to be in the next few seasons. With another year to grow, mature and lift weights, the Elkmont faithful could have a lot to shout about in the fall of 2017.  

Monday, October 17, 2016

WEST MORGAN HOLDS ON FOR WIN


West Morgan secured the program's first winning season since 2008 by holding on for a last-second win over Elkmont, 22-15.  



Elkmont had the ball inside West Morgan's 5-yard line late in the game, but was unable to stop the clock before getting off a final play.

Zeb Pankey and Cameron Davis each had rushing touchdowns in the loss for Elkmont.

West Morgan (6-3, 3-3 in Class 3A, Region 8) closes region play next week at Lexington. Elkmont (0-9, 0-6) plays at Clements.

Decatur Daily Article Link

Down Home Portraits has great actions shots of the game. Album Link 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SECOND HALF STOPS RED DEVILS


The Elkmont Red Devils burned out of the gate and went toe to toe with the Lauderdale County Tigers, October 7. Elkmont  scored on the second play of the game when Patrick Jobman threw a 76-yard touchdown pass to Mark Pena to take an early 7-0 lead.

The Tigers made an interception and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown. Jonathan Rone’s 2-point run gave the Tigers an 8-7 lead.
The lead did not last, however, as Zeb Parker broke a 71-yard touchdown run to give the Red Devils a 13-8 advantage.

The Tigers scratched their way back into the lead with a 28-yard touchdown run a 16-13 score. A red hot Elkmont tied it with a Juan Mendoza-Flores 25-yard field goal as the half ended, 16-16.
 
Lauderdale County Tigers roared past the Red Devils in the second half with 43 unanswered points for a 59 -16 win. 
 
Highlights:
Zeb Pankey carried the ball 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in the loss for Elkmont.
Patrick Jobman completed 7 of 22 pass attempts for 156 yards.

Sources:
Decatur Daily
Florence Times
 

Friday, October 7, 2016

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - LAUDERDALE COUNTY



The Elkmont Red Devils will be lining up across from one of the best teams they will play this season. They will be traveling to Rogersville to take on the Lauderdale County Tigers this evening.  Kickoff is at 7 pm.

Elkmont's Area Leaders
Passing:
Patrick Jobman
*Cmp-Att-Int: 27-85-3
Yards: 259; Interceptions:3

Rushing:
Zeb Pankey - 35 carries, 222 yards, 1 TD

Receiving:
Hunter Pitman - 14 catches, 190 yards, 3 TD

Interceptions:
Hunter Pitman - 3

Weather:
Clear skies, low humidity.  Kickoff temperature will be 79 degrees and will drop to low 70s by the end of game. Light breeze out of the northeast

Predictions:

Decatur Daily
Elkmont at Lauderdale County
Where: Robert Earl Grisham Stadium
What: Class 3A, Region 8 game
Records: Elkmont (0-7, 0-4); Lauderdale County (3-3, 3-1)
Last meeting: Lauderdale County won 46-7 in 2013

The skinny: Lauderdale County is in contention for a top playoff spot in Region 8, while Elkmont has fallen out of playoff contention. … Lauderdale County’s defense has recorded two shutouts this season. … Elkmont has been shut out twice this season, and the Red Devils have scored only 59 points. … Lauderdale County leads the series 19-6.

Athens News Courier
Preview: Elkmont catches Lauderdale County at the worst time, off the heels of two close losses. The Tigers beat West Morgan, East Lawrence and Clements by a combined score of 128-13 then dropped back-to-back games to Wilson and Lexington by a combined nine points. Elkmont, meanwhile, had its most competitive game all season, losing 32-15 against Colbert Heights.

News Courier Prediction: Lauderdale County 47, Elkmont 7

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MIDDLE SCHOOL FINISHES SEASON


The Middle School Red Devils ran out of steam against the Highland Rim Hornets by a final score of 14-6 on Tuesday night.

Highland Rim scored its first touchdown on a pass up the middle with 37 seconds left in the first half. 

Isaiah Sutherland's touchdown pass to tight end Josh Burrows in the third quarter was called back because of a penalty, and Highland Rim took its 8-0 lead into the fourth quarter. 

Following an injury to Isaiah Sutherland, backup quarterback Rowe Allen threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Burge. 


The Red Devils mustered a goal line stand with four minutes left in the game, keeping the Hornets out of the end zone on all four downs. 

An untimely turnover sealed the Devils' fate, resulting in a final score of 14-6. Elkmont had carried a five game win streak into its final game and ended its season 5-3.


Assistant Coach's Corner
Proud of how hard are young men fought tonight. 5 games in 15 days is brutal, but they fought through and finished strong. 5-3, county Champs, and a wonderful group of young men. I'm proud to be their Coach, and even more proud of them. A great season, and I'm already missing not having practice tomorrow. How sweet it is. Go Big Red.
Zachary Lyman