Saturday, January 24, 2015

FOOTBALL AND STRAWBERRIES

Each year the sports programs conduct fundraisers to help support their teams. The football teams as well as soccer teams are selling strawberries  You do love fresh strawberries?   This fundraiser ends, February 9, so get your orders in. Checks need to be made out to: Elkmont High School with Soccer or Football Fundraiser written on the memo line.  

You can place orders with members of the football team, coaches or the front office 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.

Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 ALL COUNTY TEAM

The Athens News Courier have released the All County teams. Elkmont is well represented with five players on each team.  The offensive team is in December 25 issue and the defensive team, December 26.  If want a hard copy of the articles, you can get one at the Athens newspaper office.

OFFENSE:
Running back: Mike Tucker, Elkmont Tucker split carries with no less than four other backs, but still managed to accumulate 823 yards and eight touchdowns on 101 carries. Elkmont had four backs with at least 450 yards rushing.



Offensive lineman: Eli Vining, Elkmont In the wing-t offense, he was an offensive tackle and a very essential part of a rushing attack that accounted for 2,890 yards of rushing offense and 749 yards through the air.


Honorable Mention:

Eli Hobbs


Travis Riggs

 
Alexis Hernandez

DEFENSE:

Defensive line: Kody Clark, Elkmont
Clark, who was one of the team’s top offensive lineman, had 46 and a half tackles, four sacks, three fumble recoveries, and a blocked PAT.

 
Linebacker: Jared Bailey, Elkmont 
Bailey was selected to 4A first-team all-state as an athlete after a team-best six interceptions including one for a touchdown to go along with 66 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. On offense, Bailey led the team in receptions and rushing touchdowns.




Honorable Mention:

Jared Smallwood

Drew Thompson

Zeb Pankey
  
Photos provided by Down Home Portraits

Monday, December 22, 2014

DECATUR DAILY ALL AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Decatur Daily has released its 
1A - 4A All Area Team.  It was in today's paper so you can still buy a hard copy for the complete article or to put in your scrapbook.  Congrads to all the Elkmont players whose hard work and success were recognized this year.

 

OFFENSE

OL: Kody Clark, Elkmont, Sr.: As a guard in Elkmont’s Wing-T offense, Clark helped pave the way for 2,890 rushing yards. 



OL: Eli Vining, Elkmont, Sr.: The 6-foot and 285-pound tackles helped pave the way for 2,890 rushing yards.



K: Alexis Hernandez, Elkmont, Sr.: The senior was almost perfect on extra points, making 45 of 46 attempts. He also kicked three field goals from 35 yards or longer, and kicked 30 touchbacks.

DEFENSE




DL: Drew Thompson, Elkmont, Sr.: The 6-foot-1 and 300-pound senior was a run-stopper in the middle of Elkmont’s defensive front, accounting for 46.5 tackles and four sacks.




ATH: Jared Bailey, Elkmont, Sr.: The two-way starter rarely left the field. 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.
 

Honorable mention
Mike Tucker
Special Thanks to Down Home Portraits for the photos.  You can find the 2014 season in pictures under Photos, subsection Albums

Sunday, December 21, 2014

JARED BAILEY - 4A FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE

Some football players have knowledge you just can’t coach while others are born with athletic talent before they ever lift a weight. Elkmont’s Jared Bailey exhibits both those qualities and is recognized as one of the top athletes in the state by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.  Bailey was named to the Class 4A first team all-state team as an athlete and to the second team as a safety.

“He’s a good athlete, but he also has good football-sense,” said Holt. “He has a lot of that. He’s always worked hard and paid attention, particularly on defense. He had to replace a couple of really good linebackers, Daniel Logan and Cody Martin. He learned along the way and did the best he could.”



“You name it, he did it,” said Holt. “A lot of times, he needed a break, but we needed him too badly on the field. On special teams, you can’t afford to take plays off and he was always out there.”
Bailey was the heartbeat of a team that went 8-3 and finished third in 4A Region 8. The fourth-year starter had 66 tackles, a sack, fumble recovery and six interceptions in Elkmont’s first season competing in 4A.


Bailey started for the Red Devils since ninth grade, playing on defense for the varsity team as far back as eighth grade. For the past two years, Bailey has anchored the defense at middle linebacker.



The 5-10, 195-pound senior lined up at fullback most of the time in Elkmont’s Wing-T offense. Set directly behind the quarterback, Bailey was often the back that carried out misdirection on running plays.

Splitting carries with Mike Tucker, Zeb Pankey and Eli Hobbs, Bailey ran for 683 yards on 101 carries with 11 touchdowns. Bailey also threw three passes on trick plays with two of them going for touchdowns and led the team with 14 catches for 239 yards and a touchdown.
Bailey is the first Elkmont player to receive first team all-state honors since the 2009 Athlete, David Solomon.


LINK TO COMPLETE ARTICLE: ATHENS NEWS COURIER
*you can buy a hard copy, Dec 20 issue, of this article until next Saturday at the newspaper office in Athens

Sunday, December 7, 2014

ELKMONT WINS AGAIN

Congrats to Elkmont's Eli Vining, the Applebee's Athlete of the Week!
Thanks to everyone who voted to help Elkmont to stand out from the rest again!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

FOOTBALL BANQUET THIS SUNDAY

Elkmont Football Banquet will be Sunday, December 7 at 1 pm; Limestone County Event Center. Tickets are 11.00. Players and cheerleaders do not pay. The event is catered by 306 BBQ. If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased from coaches or message Heather Hobbs on Facebook, Page Link

Sunday, November 30, 2014

ANOTHER CHANCE TO VOTE FOR ELKMONT


Cast your vote below for the Applebee's Neighborhood Athlete of the Week! The winner will be announced on Saturday's Tailgate Talk and picks up a gift card from Applebee's! 
Last day to vote is December 5.
Link for voting: Eli Vining