Sunday, January 24, 2016

ELKMONT MOVES TO 3A

The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced the 2016-18 reclassification list this week. The list designates new regions/area alignments for all sports beginning in the fall of 2016. Among the biggest moves in the Athens-Limestone area was Elkmont moving back to Class 3A after spending the past two years in Class 4A. Madison Academy, a longtime 3A program, which won three state championships in baseball, basketball and football during the 2014-15 school year, moved up to Class 4A.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

RED DEVILS ON THE ALL COUNTY TEAM

The Athens News Courier released its All County team this week.  Two of our Elkmont players were recognized for their play in the 2015 season.

OFFENSE
Lineman: Travis Riggs, Elkmont 


Riggs served as offensive tackle and center for the Red Devils. The versatile lineman switched positions depending on the opponents' top defensive lineman.

 

DEFENSE
Cornerback: Eli Hobbs, Elkmont 


Hobbs had a solid senior season at safety for the Red Devils with 110 tackles, 15 tackles-for-loss and five sacks. He averaged 41 yards per punt as the starting punter.



Links for complete Athens News Courier articles.

2015 All County Offense
*published Jan 14

2015 All County Defense
*published Jan 13

You can pick up hard copies of the newspapers at their office in Athens until next Tuesday.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

DECATUR DAILY ALL - AREA TEAM

The Decatur Daily has released its 1A-4A football team for 2015.  Elkmont had four players that received honorable mention for their efforts last fall. 

Eli Hobbs, Defensive Back

Travis Riggs, Lineman

Noah Sharp, Receiver 

Jordan Nelson, Quarterback

Link to Decatur Daily All Area Team

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 FOOTBALL BANQUET

The Elkmont Red Devils and cheerleaders wrapped up the football season with the annual banquet, December 13. Wish all our seniors well as this chapter of their lives close.





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Monday, November 2, 2015

ANOTHER CHANCE TO VOTE FOR ELKMONT

Vote for the top Huntsville region football performance from Week 11.  Eli Hobbs played a great game against Clements and it was noticed by the Huntsville Times.  he was selected as one of the nominees for this week's contest.


We will have to vote fast, the deadline is tomorrow night.  We are already behind so hurry and get that voting gadget moving.  Link: Vote for Elkmont

 

Nominees include players from schools in Madison, Jackson, Limestone, Marshall and Morgan counties.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

ELKMONT WINS ON SENIOR NIGHT

Senior Night at Boss Hill Stadium was a great way to say goodbye to our Seniors who are involved in fall sports or marching band.  The Red Devils took advantage of a momentum-swinging play on special teams to score 24 unanswered points in the second quarter. Clements had a big fourth-quarter rally but Elkmont was able to hold off the Colts, 45-31 to cap off Senior Night.

With a 7-6 lead, the Red Devils were in a fourth-and-13 situation around the 50 yard line. Eli Hobbs lined up to punt and recognized the chance for a fake.  He almost broke loose for an end zone run but was tackled before he could score.  He gained enough yards for a first down, breathing new life into the Elkmont offense. 


“That just shows the leadership and the football IQ we have on our team. I snapped our punter the ball, he saw the defense leave and he took off. That was his call all the way. We knew we needed a big play, and number 4 came through and gave it to us,” said Elkmont senior defense end Travis Riggs, who had an interception, a fumble recovery and four tackles.

Two plays after the successful fake punt, Elkmont quarterback Jordan Nelson, who opened the scoring with a 1-yard sneak in the first quarter and picked off a pass on defense, found Patrick Jobman for a 14-yard touchdown to put Elkmont ahead, 14-6. 

Hobbs, one of 13 seniors for Elkmont, made key plays in all three phases of the game at running back, linebacker and punter. He recovered a Clements fumble off a botched snap, totaled a team-high nine tackles and rushed 14 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns. His scoring runs of 10 and 16 yards on back-to-back drives in the second quarter helped Elkmont build a 31-12 halftime advantage.
Elkmont senior placekicker Daniel Sanchez nailed a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter and made a PAT.

The Red Devils never trailed and had only one turnover.  They continued to score points.  Elkmont sophomore Daniel Valencia went 5-of-5 on PATs.

“Knowing this was the last football game together, we knew we had to go out big. We didn’t move the ball as well as we liked, but we were able to come up with the muffed kickoff, the fumbled punt and the interceptions,” Riggs said.




Friday, October 30, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - CLEMENTS COLTS

Elkmont football is having Senior night to recognize our seniors tonight.  This is their last home game for the regular season for the 2015 season. They are playing the Clements Colts.  Win or lose, senior night is always a very emotional night at Boss Hill Stadium.  Good luck Red Devils.   

 

5:30 - SPIRIT WALK 

*If you are interested in coming out and showing support for our boys please come join us at the east side of the weight room under the shade tree. 

 

6:30 pm -  SENIOR RECOGNITION

 7 PM - KICKOFF WEATHER
* soggy field

*partly cloudy

*kickoff temps - lower 50s 

 


 
END OF GAME - SENIOR WALK

PREDICTIONS 

DECATUR DAILY

Where: Boss Hill Stadium

What: Non-region game

Records: Clements (1-9); Elkmont (1-9)

Last season: Elkmont won 42-14

The skinny: Both teams failed to qualify for the postseason. … Elkmont is coming off its first win of the season. The Red Devils beat East Lawrence. … Both teams have struggled defensively. Clements has given up 43.8 points per game, while Elkmont is has given up 39.1 points. … Elkmont leads the series 27-26.

The Daily picks: Elkmont 27, Clements 21