Sunday, July 19, 2015

SENIOR PICTURE DAY

The Senior Picture Day will be at the newly painted L&N caboose on Railroad Street on August 3.  The camera starts clicking @ 8 am.

CLEAN UP DAY AT BOSS HILL STADIUM


Saturday, July 25
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!

Friday, July 17, 2015

YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER SIGNUPS


It's summertime and that means that football is just around the corner. Football and cheerleader signups for the fall youth season start later this month. The earlier you register your child the cheaper it is so don't delay.

2015 SEASON INFORMATION:
COACHES MEETING June 14th at 3pm, Limestone County Water Authority on HWY 72W. All who plan to coach MUST be in attendance!!!!

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) 

Registration location will be at the Limestone County Water Authority Building on Hwy 72W from 9am until 2pm
 (BE SURE TO BRING COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE)


*June 20th and 27th Early Sign Up Fee is $65.00
*July 11th, 18th, and 25th Sign Up Fee is $75.00
*August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd Sign Up Fee is $75.00

Important Dates:
Conditioning starts no earlier than July 6th
Helmet ONLY practice starts no earlier than August 3rd
FULL PAD practice starts no earlier than August 10th
Jamboree will be August 29th
First Game will be September 12th



ELKMONT PARENT INFORMATION:
Attention parents of children 4-13 years of age: If your child is interested in playing football or cheering for Elkmont Youth League, there will be a meeting at the Elkmont baseball field concession stand on June 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm. The purpose for the meeting is to see about how many children will be participating this year, discuss sign-up dates, and to inform you of new changes starting this year. If you are able to, please make plans to be there. Thank You!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

GET YOUR FOOTBALL PROGRAM AD

It is time again for the Elkmont Football Program to be put on the drawing board for the 2015 season. The program is always well done and a keepsake to remember the season.  The Elkmont Quarterback Club is in the process of preparing the football program for the upcoming year. 

Here is your opportunity to congratulate an athlete, band member, cheerleader, cross country, volleyball player, senior, or group, etc., by placing an ad in their honor.  You may include a picture of the honoree with your ad.  There have been some great photo shoot pages over the years.  If you would like to place an ad for your student athlete or band member,  please contact Heather Hobbs @ 256-777-7127 or hhobbs@ardmore.net. Students ad prices are 40.00 1/4 page, 80.00 half page and 100.00 for full page.in the 2015 program.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PICTURE DAY IS AUGUST 8

Picture Day will be August 8.... more details to come.

*football, cheerleaders, band and cross country - coaches and sponsors will provide times to their team, squad and band members. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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 your player is coming, 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 since it can cause cramps and throwing up. 

Conditioning is on Tuesday and Thursday @ 6 pm - 7:30 pm, Elkmont Rural Village past the stables.  For more information contact Eddie Turner (Elkmont youth football coordinator) at home 256-732-3175, cell 256-998-8777.  Facebook page link


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.

JULY QUARTERBACK MEETING


Event: Quarterback Club Meeting
When:  July 8 @ 8 pm
Where: Elkmont High School; new gym



Football starts in a month so there is lots to plan and do before Gridiron August.  Help create the Elkmont Football experience by coming and lending your voice to the meeting.  We need you.

Monday, June 1, 2015

SPRING JAMBOREE RECAP

Six years ago, Elkmont’s football team won its first playoff game in school history. Since then, Elkmont has won first-round playoff games in 2009 and 2011. 

After losing in the first round last year, Elkmont head coach Sean Holt is eager to take the team even further.  To do that in 2015, a lot of players with little experience will have to grow up in a hurry. The Red Devils lose 16 players to graduation from a team that went 8-3 and finished third in 4A Region 8 in 2014.

“We’ve got a lot of new guys,” said Holt. “We lost 16 seniors and lot of playing time. We had five new guys on the offensive line (against Hatton).”
Elkmont wrapped up its spring season last week with a victory at Hatton in a jamboree game. Elkmont’s varsity led 24-21 after three quarters. The junior varsity beat Hatton 20-7 in the final quarter.


“We just kept it simple, just a few blocking schemes, so not a lot to think about,” said Holt. “We ran a lot to the edges, so they didn’t have to block much up the middle. I’ve got faith that these guys will pick it up.”


While Elkmont will be breaking in a new offensive line, returning are starting running backs Zeb Pankey and Eli Hobbs and quarterback Jordan Nelson.


The Red Devils will be replacing most of their defensive starters as well including All-State linebacker Jared Bailey. Showing promise in the secondary are Grant Murphy and Hunter Pittman. Both had interceptions against Hatton.


“Defensively, it was all new faces,” said Holt. “Even if they played some, they were playing in a position where they hadn’t played before.”


Elkmont opens its season Friday, Aug. 28, at home against Ardmore.

SOURCE: NEWS COURIER

Thursday, February 5, 2015

JARED BAILEY IS A PATRIOT



Photo by Robby Newport, Down Home Portraits

The Elkmont Red Devils had a great season last fall, with a 8-3 record and a playoff appearance.  At this time, three of the Red Devils have been offered opportunities to play at the next level.  Two of them have signed, Joshua Carter who will be playing at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota and Jared Bailey at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The third Red Devil is still in the decision process.

Bailey inked his letter of intent during the flurry of national signing day with the UC Patriots. The Patriots are an NAIA school and are aligned with the Mid-South Conference.
 

The 4A first team all state, two way starter, was one the reasons for Elkmont's outstanding season. On defense, he accounted for 66 tackles and six interceptions. He also returned kicks and accounted for more than 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns, including 683 rushing yards. 

“The leadership and the role he played on both sides of the ball will be missed,” said Elkmont head coach Sean Holt. “The whole senior class was good at that, but especially him. The impact he had on both sides of the ball is going to be hard to replace.”

Jared visited the University of the Cumberlands located in Williamsburg, Kentucky last month. 

He was so impressed with the coaches and their enthusiasm for the program!  Not only were the coaches interested in Jared as a player, but wanted to help him develop as a quality student and young man. The athletic facilities, especially the new weight room, at the University were impressive. The beautiful campus and surrounding area are nestled in the foothills of the eastern Kentucky mountains with friendly people who made Jared feel at home.  All of these things helped him to decide that he wanted to be a UC Patriot.

Bailey hopes to be utilized on the defensive side of the ball, but when he was asked where he would like to play, he told the coaches he would like to play wherever they felt was the best place for him. Jared hopes to become an integral part of this wonderful program and earn a degree from this highly respected university.  He and his family are excited about what the future holds for him. They are looking forward to next fall!  Go Patriots!



The University of the Cumberlands is a private, liberal arts college located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, with an enrollment of approximately 4,200 students. The school, known as Cumberland College until January 7, 2005, is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the Kentucky affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention.