Monday, October 24, 2016


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 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


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. 
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.

Decatur Daily
Florence Times

Friday, October 7, 2016


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
Patrick Jobman
*Cmp-Att-Int: 27-85-3
Yards: 259; Interceptions:3

Zeb Pankey - 35 carries, 222 yards, 1 TD

Hunter Pitman - 14 catches, 190 yards, 3 TD

Hunter Pitman - 3

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


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


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

Monday, October 3, 2016


Rowdy Red Devil fans filled the stands and enjoyed watching Elkmont upset the previously undefeated Ardmore Tigers in the Limestone County Middle School Championship game 16-6.

Elkmont's defense set the tone by forcing a turnover on downs in Ardmore's first possession. Elkmont scored on its first possession on a Nick Gibson run and took an 8-0 lead into halftime. 

Ardmore started the second half with an onside kick which led to Ardmore's only score of the day. 

On Elkmont's next possession, it answered immediately on an Isaiah Sutherland run. Elkmont led 16-6 at the end of the 3rd quarter. 

Neither team scored in the fourth, primarily because of Elkmont's clock management. 

Elkmont's defense was hard-hitting all day. Hunter Broadway, Josh Burrows, Paul Gooch, and Devin Plyler's names were frequently called by the game announcer, often for tackles made in the backfield. 

On the other side of the ball, the offensive line did a tremendous job of creating holes not only for speedsters Gibson and Sutherland but also for fullback Gooch who picked up much-needed yards up the middle. 

The Red Devils' last game is Tuesday, at home, against Highland Rim at 6:00 pm. Highland Rim won the Lincoln County, Tennessee, Championship last week.

All the texts, calls, posts, and every other way I've heard from you all today has been wonderful! This picture is YOUR 2016 COUNTY CHAMPS! HOW BOUT THEM RED DEVILS!?!?!? I can't even begin to describe what today has felt like. I'm so proud of all these young men, and I love them like my own family. They worked so hard from worst last year, to first this year. I'm proud to be a part of the coaching staff for Elkmont middle school football. I'm thankful for the young ladies cheering, the awesome parents and grandparents that help so much, and the Elkmont community that came out to support us today. I promise you, we all noticed and loved having the big crowd! One of the best days of my life today, guys and gals. As I lay in my bed looking forward to some sleep, all I can think is how sweet it is. Go Big Red.
Zachary Lyman

Friday, September 30, 2016


Homecoming is finally here after a week of fun.There is still lots of activities today and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen at Halftime but the main event is the football game.  The Red Devils will be lining up across from the Colbert Heights

 6 pm - Gates Open
*Homecoming Night is always wall to wall people so if you want a seat be there by 6:30 pm

Kickoff  @ 7 pm

Halftime - Homecoming Court and Crowning of Queen

*clear and crisp
*kickoff temps - upper 60s

*it is going to get cold sitting out by southern standards, be ready with some gloves. 

Area Leaders - Elkmont *Rushing: Zeb Pankey - 23 carries, 150 yards, 1 TD
*Interceptions: Hunter Pitman - 3

Colbert Heights at Elkmont
Where: Boss Hill Stadium
What: Class 3A, Region 8 game
Records: Colbert Heights (3-3, 2-1), Elkmont (0-6, 0-3)
Last meeting: Elkmont won 10-0 in 2009.

The skinny: Colbert Heights is trying to hang on to the fourth playoff spot out of Region 8. … Elkmont has one of its youngest teams in several seasons. Scoring points has been a problem. The Red Devils have been outscored 279-44.

The Daily picks: Colbert Heights 28, Elkmont 10


Colbert Heights visits Elkmont Friday trying to snap a two-game losing streak. Prior to those losses, the Wildcats put together a three-game winning streak including a 22-9 win over Clements. Elkmont has lost six straight and been outscored by at least four touchdowns in every game this season.

News Courier Prediction: Colbert Heights 29, Elkmont 9