Tuesday, October 17, 2017

JV CAGE THE BULLDOGS


The JV Red Devils scored on the its first play from scrimmage last night.  Never looking back, they defeated the Priceville Bulldogs, 27-12.  Drake Black's long run opened the gate with Elkmont's first touchdown.  Quarterback Clay Hunt also found the end zone.  Luke Claunch completed the scoring with two touchdowns.  Santiago Altamirano was consistent on special teams, making three of his four extra point attempts.  Seth Coffman had two long receptions to move the ball for the Red Devils.   

Our JV will finish up their season at Ardmore next week on Monday.  Be sure to dress warm, football weather has arrived.

Monday, October 16, 2017

ELKMONT LOSES TO LAUDERDALE COUNTY

The top ranked team in the region, Lauderdale County, came to the hilltop last Friday.   They put together an impressive game illustrating why they are undefeated in the region, winning 63-12.  Elkmont's defense wasn't able to stop the Tiger train but did have some bright spots to build on for this Friday's game at West Morgan.


ELKMONT HIGHLIGHTS:
OFFENSE
*Davis Hobbs completed 4-of-6 passes for 62 yards; leading rusher with 82 yards, nine carries *Cameron Davis - 68 yard touchdown run
*Peyton Lovell - 37 yard touchdown run 
*Hunter Pitman had one reception for 45 yards
Total offense:  200 yards

 
DEFENSE
*Christian Green,10 tackles
*Ben Hobbs, interception


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

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. The Lauderdale County Tigers will be traveling to the hilltop this evening.  Gates open at 6 pm; kickoff at 7 pm. Parking: $3

WEATHER:
It might not be quite cool enough for perfect football weather but it is going to be a beautiful night for the game.  Kickoff should be in the mid 70s and will fall to the upper 60s by the end of the game.



SCOUTING REPORT:
Lauderdale County at Elkmont
Where: Boss Hill Stadium
What: Class 3A, Region 8 game
Records: Lauderdale County (4-2, 4-0), Elkmont (1-6, 1-3)
Last meeting: Lauderdale County won last year’s game 59-16
Radio: FM-97.1 or 1240 AM

The skinny: 
Lauderdale County can’t afford to look past Elkmont. The Red Devils just missed an upset at Colbert Heights last Friday, falling 15-13. Lauderdale County’s two losses were to Class 4A undefeated Wilson and Rogers. … Elkmont’s Patrick Jobman rushed for 146 yards on 14 carries in the loss to Colbert Heights. … Lauderdale County leads the series 20-6.
The Decatur Daily pick: Lauderdale County
 
Times Daily
The skinny
Lauderdale County hung 55 on the scoreboard for the second time this season in knocking off Lexington a week ago. The Tigers scored three special teams touchdowns and two defensive touchdowns to pull away in the second half. Expect a similar outburst this week against an Elkmont team which has allowed four opponents to top 40 points this year. … The Red Devils are just 1-16 since 2015. … Lauderdale County holds a 20-6 advantage in the series first played in 1926. The Tigers have won five in a row, including a 59-16 win last year.

HOW THE REGION SHAPES UP: 

Region 8
Lauderdale Co.4-24-0
West Morgan6-13-1
Colbert Heights6-13-1
Colbert County4-23-1
Lexington2-42-2
Elkmont1-61-3
Clements2-40-4
East Lawrence0-60-4

FOOTBALL LEADERS:
Passing: Davis Hobbs, 
*31 completions, 66 attempts, 10 interceptions
*4 touchdowns, 461 yards




Rushing: Cameron Davis
*67 carries, 442 yards, 5 touchdowns


Passes Received: Hunter Pitman
*12 catches, 204 yards, 2 touchdowns


Tackles:  
Christian Green,
53.5 
Cameron Davis, 41.5
Luke Clanch, 31.5
Peyton Lovell, 25

Mark Pena, 21.5

Interceptions: 
Ben Hobbs, 2


Monday, October 9, 2017

ELKMONT SCARES COLBERT HEIGHTS IN FOURTH QUARTER


Elkmont rolled into Colbert Heights Friday night.  The Red Devils  just missed pulling off an upset over the Wildcats who fumbled three times.  Elkmont's defense gained two of those three turnovers. The Red Devils had 209 rushing yards.  Elkmont dropped to 1-5, 1-3 in Class 3A, Region 8. The Red Devils play at home Friday against Lauderdale County.  Kickoff at 7 pm; gates open at 6 pm
Game Highlights:
*First Quarter
Elkmont took the opening kickoff and went 70-yards in 11 plays. James Green caught a 4-yard pass from Patrick Jobman for the first touchdown of the game.

*Second Quarter
* Kevin Shaw took the ball up the middle on a 2-yard run. The Wildcats had a successful 2-point conversion, giving Colbert Heights an 8-7 lead.
*Colbert Heights' touchdown, Chandler Willis capped the drive with a 3-yard run around the right end.

*Halftime: Colbert Heights 15, Elkmont 7

*Fourth Quarter:
Davis Hobbs capped a Red Devil drive on a 5-yard run off the left guard making it 15-13. A failed attempt at a two-point conversion kept Elkmont from tying the game, and gave the Wildcats their homecoming win.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - COLBERT HEIGHTS




The Red Devils will be traveling to Colbert Heights this evening.  It is a longer trip than most of our games.  Give yourself some extra time. A beautiful night to see out under a full moon to watch a game.  Kickoff @ 7 pm; temperature upper 70s.



WHERE: Amos Mitchell Stadium
WHAT: Class 3A, Region 8 game
RECORDS: Elkmont (1-5, 1-2); Colbert Heights (5-1, 2-1)
LAST MEETING: Colbert Heights won 32-15 last season

THE DECATUR DAILY SKINNY: 
Colbert Heights enters the second half of the season in contention for one of the league’s top playoff spots. … Elkmont is led by running back Chistian Green and quarterback Patrick Jobman. … Colbert Heights leads the series 12-5.

TIMES DAILY TAKE:
Colbert Heights continues to impress. The Wildcats scored a season-high 35 points while posting their second shutout of the season last week at Sheffield. Dylan Chandler ran for 3 touchdowns and the Wildcats’ defense held Sheffield to 190 total yards. … Colbert Heights features the No. 8 scoring defense in Class 3A, allowing 12 points per game. … Elkmont enters off a 42-14 drubbing at West Limestone. The Red Devils gave up 21 points in the first quarter in allowing their fourth opponent to score 40 or more points this season. … Elkmont is allowing 34.3 points per game in 2017, which ranks 50th among 59 Class 3A schools. Expect a big night for the Wildcats. … Colbert Heights holds a 12-5 all-time record over Elkmont, including a 32-15 win in 2016.

 

THE DAILY PICKS: Colbert Heights 34, Elkmont 14
Photo provided by Down Home Portraits

Prep Football Leaders 
Passing: Davis Hobbs, 
*31 completions, 66 attempts, 10 interceptions
*4 touchdowns, 432 yards

Rushing: Cameron Davis
*64 carries, 428 yards, 4 touchdowns

Passes Received: Hunter Pitman
*12 catches, 204 yards, 2 touchdowns

Tackles:  
Christian Green, 43
Cameron Davis, 36
Luke Clanch, 26
Mark Pena, 17.5

Interceptions: 
Ben Hobbs, 2


HOW THE REGION SHAPES UP:
  1. Lauderdale County
  2. West Morgan
  3. Colbert Heights
  4. Colbert County
  5. Lexington
  6. Elkmont
  7. Clements
  8. East Lawrence 
In Class 3A, Region 8, Elkmont and Clements both need to win and get lots of help. Elkmont sits 1-2 in region play while Clements is 0-3. Any further region losses by either team would basically eliminate them from playoff contention.
 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

RED DEVILS TREE WILDCATS


Elkmont middle school traveled to West Limestone yesterday.  They have been steadily improved throughout the season and caught the Wildcats unprepared. The Red Devils won 20-14.  The last game of the season will be next Monday at East Lawrence at 5:30 pm.  There is a possible rain maker brewing in the gulf so it may be a wet night.

 
 

Friday, September 29, 2017

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - WEST LIMESTONE


The Elkmont Red Devils  will be traveling tonight as they lineup with the West Limestone Wildcats this evening.  Kickoff is at 7 pm. The Wildcats' Homecoming is this evening so allow extra time to get parked and into the stadium.

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 70 degrees and will drop to 64 by the end of game. Breeze out of the northeast. Blankets and jackets for you cold natured fans.

Predictions:
Decatur Daily
Elkmont at West Limestone
Where: James Kennemer Stadium
What: Non-region game
Records: Elkmont (1-4), West Limestone (1-4)
Radio: Streaming on pasnetwork.net
Last meeting: West Limestone won last year’s game, 47-0

The skinny: Elkmont comes into the neighborhood rivalry after snapping a 15-game losing streak. Cameron Davis rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the 40-12 win over East Lawrence. … West Limestone suffered a tough loss at home to undefeated region rival Rogers, 15-11. Quarterback Graham Pepper is the Wildcats’ No. 1 threat on offense running and passing. … West Limestone leads the series 44-18-1 and has won four of the last five meetings.
The Daily picks: West Limestone