Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MEET THE RED DEVILS - AUGUST 25

The Quarterback Club will be holding a hamburger supper, Thursday 25 @ 6 pm.  The 2016 football teams and cheerleader squads will be introduced. After the introductions, free hamburgers, chips, drinks and ice cream will be available.
 

In lieu of admission, donations of cleaning supplies are welcomed and would be greatly appreciated...(laundry detergent, Lysol spray, clorox wipes, and brooms/dust pans.)....Come out and show your support for your Elkmont Red Devils!!

Reserve seating for the 2016 football season will be sold.  

*Reserved Seating.... if you have or would like to purchase reserved seating for this season, please see  Crystal Miller or Amanda Roberts at the hamburger supper.   For more information: Reserved Seats

ADDISON WINS IN A HALF


As we know our Red Devils are in a major rebuilding year with a majority of the team being underclassmen.  Elkmont took it on the nose, August 19, with Addison winning 28 - 0.  


Part of the learning process is playing in all kinds of weather.  The bottom fell out of the great sky water bucket and flooded the field.  The game was called at halftime due to rain.


The Red Devils will be traveling this week to Ardmore. The annual event is one of the highlights of each season. Be sure to get there by 6:30 pm if you want a seat.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

ANOTHER ELKMONT WINNER

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

BOSS HILL STADIUM FACE LIFT

On behalf of the Quarterback Club, we would like to thank everyone who helped with our workday last Saturday. We accomplished everything with the exception of painting due to the rain and wetness. 

Painting is scheduled for Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday, August 23 beginning about 5:45. 
With your help we can complete it in two afternoons. Thanks again for making Elkmont look so great! 

Brian Murphy, President

Friday, August 19, 2016

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS @ ADDISON


The Elkmont Red Devils will be traveling to Addison High School for tonight's game @ 7 pm.  It takes over an hour to get there.  Take I-65 to Cullman and turn west on 278. MapQuest Link 

 

GAME WEATHER:

Mostly Cloudy and a good chance of rain.  Take the rain gear.  

Kickoff - 75 degrees  


WHAT DO THE PAPERS THINK? 

Decatur Daily

Elkmont at Addison
Where: A.G. Hicks Stadium

Records: Last season, Elkmont (2-8), Addison (5-6)

Last meeting: Addison won the only meeting 24-6 in 1949

The skinny: This game features two schools that moved down in the reclassification for this season. Elkmont went from 4A to 3A. Addison dropped from 2A to 1A. Elkmont coach Sean Holt scheduled this game because he wanted to get his young team some game experience before next week’s matchup with rival Ardmore. Class 3A Elkmont is led on offense by quarterback Patrick Jobman and running backs Grant Murphy and Kamron Davis.

The Daily picks: Addison 20, Elkmont 13

ATHENS NEWS COURIER 

Preview:
Elkmont travels to Addison to face a Bulldogs team that is moving from Class 2A back to Class 1A, where they've won two of the program's three state championships. Elkmont is also moving down a classifications — from 4A to 3A. While they are much smaller than Elkmont, Addison should not be taken lightly with most of its team returning from 2015.

Elkmont, on the other hand, has just four seniors and lost most of its production on both sides of the ball from a year ago. They will have a chance to get their offense in rhythm against a team that allowed a school-record 341 points in 2015.

Starting the season against a smaller school is normally a good idea, but playing one with a rich history that's had a full offseason to think about a disappointing season the prior year could be bad news for the Red Devils.

Players to watch: Elkmont RBs Kamron Davis and Grant Murphy — Davis and Murphy will split carries behind an offensive line replacing four starters.
Addison QB Bryant Ridgeway — Ridgeway returns at quarterback along with eight others on an offense that should be much improved.

News Courier Prediction: Addison 20, Elkmont 14

 


RED DEVIL FOOTBALL STARTS TODAY

The Elkmont Red Devils hit the field tonight in a season opener at Addison. Best of luck to them as they work to put together a successful 2016 season.




  
DECATUR DAILY SAYS:
CLASS 3A
REGION 8
TEAMS: Clements, Colbert County, Colbert Heights, East Lawrence, Elkmont, Lauderdale County, Lexington, West Morgan.
THE SKINNY: Perennial power Madison Academy no longer is in the region, but the league remains extremely tough. Colbert County and Lauderdale County return teams that believe they can make significant noise in the postseason.
POSTSEASON PREDICTION: 1) Colbert County, 2) Lauderdale County, 3) Lexington, 4) Colbert Heights
LAST TEAM OUT: East Lawrence

WHAT ABOUT THE ADDISON BULLDOGS?

Tonight is an away game and a long bus ride to square off against the Addison Bulldogs.  Biggest difference between the two teams is the size of the defensive and offensive lines.  It will be a tough second half for our smaller Elkmont team.  Hoping the boys in red get a great start out of the gate.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PRESEASON WITH DECATUR DAILY


The Decatur Daily has a preseason article about our Elkmont Red Devils today.  If you want a hard copy, check the boxes at Pig and the downtown gas station.  Article Link:  Elkmont Football Looking for Leaders

Highlights:
When there are only four seniors on your football team, leadership from each one is important.
Elkmont football coach Sean Holt is counting on senior running back Grant Murphy.

“He’s the kind of kid every coach loves to have on his team,” Holt said. “He’s quiet, but he works hard. He’s got a good attitude. He’s a tough, hard-nosed football player.”
Because the Red Devils don’t have the size on the offensive line they have had the last couple of years, Holt is switching from the run-oriented Wing-T to the spread formation. Patrick Jobman, a junior, takes over at quarterback. Murphy and junior Kamron Davis are the main running backs. Receivers include Hunter Pittman, Christian Green, Ben Hobbs and Davis Hobbs. Leading the way on the offensive line are Addison Cox and Braden Miller.

Names to watch on defense are Gabriel Gulley at end and Luke Glaunch at middle linebacker. Other linebackers are Clay Hunt, Peyton Lovell and Sean Jordan. Mark Pena is a leader in the defensive backfield.

“I wish we had more experience, but I like coaching and this is a good group to coach,” Holt said. “We have to work a lot on the fundamentals, but it is fun to see the players so eager to get better each day.”

Monday, August 15, 2016

RESERVED SEATS AVAILABLE

Elkmont Football Reserved Seats are on sale for the 2016 season and $20.00 each. If you would like to renew your seats for this season, please message Amanda Sims Roberts

Seat purchases will be available this Thursday, August 18 and any time prior to the first home game. If you have not renewed or contacted Amanda prior to the first game, your seats will be up for someone else to purchase.

Note: 
To qualify for reserved seating, you must be a member of the Quarterback Club.  Cost of membership is $20.

Link: 
Amanda Sims Robert Facebook Page

Sunday, August 14, 2016

LET THE GAMES BEGIN - APPLEBEE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The community of Elkmont had a great time with this contest last year.  Almost all of our candidates won the weekly Applebee Athlete of the Week.  This contest been renewed for another school year so get those electronic voting machines warmed up.  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 August 19.
Link for voting: Braden Miller



PRESEASON LOOK AT THE RED DEVILS

Elkmont 2016

The News Courier had a preseason article about our Elkmont Red Devils, August 11.  You will be able to get a hard copy at the newspaper office until Wednesday afternoon.  
Article Link - Plenty of New Faces




ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS
It’s not hard to spot Elkmont’s senior football players. With only four seniors on the entire team, this will be sixth year head coach Sean Holt’s youngest team ever at Elkmont.  It’s not just a lack of seniors. The Red Devils only have about a dozen upperclassmen (juniors or seniors) on the entire team.

“We’ve got some kids on the offensive line that are going to be good, but won’t have much varsity experience,” said Holt. “We’re going to have to switch some things around from what we’ve done. We won’t be able to run guys over like we used to. I’m going to rotate bodies at the running back position. I like the guys we’ve got, but our numbers aren’t the best. It’s going to be by committee. Because we are so young, we are going to spread the ball around and see what guys can do.”

Juniors Brayden Miller and Addison Cox are expected to step up on the offensive line while Christian Green and Jesse Vining will contribute at tight end. The Red Devils will spread the ball around to a host of running backs and receivers including backs Kamron Davis and Grant Murphy and wide receivers Hunter Pitman, Ben Hobbs and Davis Hobbs.  Defensively, Elkmont will line up in a lot of three-man fronts to match its more athletic, but smaller personnel. Christian Green will lead the linebacker group and be one of the most experienced players on the team.

Translation:
This is another building year for the Red Devils.   



Monday, July 11, 2016

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 has started.


2016 SEASON
Age Groups:
*MICRO MINI 4-6 (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
17218 US Highway 72 
*9 am until noon*
 (BE SURE TO BRING COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE)
*July 16, 23, and 30 

*Sign Up Fee is $65.00

Important Dates:
*Helmet ONLY practice starts August 1st
*FULL PAD practice starts August 8
*Jamboree will be August 27th
*First Game will be September 10th



For more information:
Chris Townsend 256-497-2648

Dennis Korwood 256-777-0326