Thursday, June 23, 2016

GET YOUR FOOTBALL PROGRAM AD


It is time again for the Elkmont Football Program to be put on the drawing board for the 2016 season. The program is always well done and a keepsake to remember the season. 
  
The Elkmont Quarterback Club is offering you the 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 spread pages over the years.  


If you would like to place an ad for your student athlete or band member,  please contact Crystal Miller @ 256-206-2556 or cmiller@mypbi.com

Students ad prices are 40.00 1/4 page, 80.00 half page and 100.00 for full page in the 2015 program.


ELKMONT FOOTBALL SEASON IS COMING

If you or your player are involved in EHS football this fall, you can send @qbclu to 81010 and receive any updates regarding meetings or upcoming events.

New Officers for 2016
President: 
Brian Murphy
Brian@clementsbaptist.org 

Vice-President: 
Jay Pitman
Jaysappliance@charter.net

Secretary: 
Crystal Miller
cmiller@mypbi.com

Treasurer: 
Gidgit Jobman
Gidgit.jobman@polaris.com

School Contact:
Dee Sharp
Dee.sharp@lcsk12.org 

Concessions: 
Beth Hunt 
Beth_hunt1980@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MORE ON BOSS HILL STADIUM

The Decatur Daily has an article out today about the future of our football stadium.  

Highlights:

The decision on whether to build a stadium will be made by the Limestone County Board of Education. Hunter said the school board would need to decide late this summer or early this fall to give school officials enough time to make preparations for the 2017-18 school year.
Superintendent Tom Sisk said he will make a recommendation to the board but has not yet decided which way he’ll go. The proposal comes as the school system prepares to spend about $20 million on a new elementary school for Elkmont.“We want to be sure that we take care of the community, but if we spend $5 million on a new stadium, we may be hard-pressed to come up with the full $20 million,” he said.
 
Sisk’s recommendation will depend heavily upon which way a majority of the school board would like to go on the stadium. District 1 school board member Charles Shoulders said he has no particular preference.
“I just want to make sure that we’ve got a safe facility for our players and for our parents and the community,” he said.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SPRING JAMBOREE

The Spring Football game vs Hatton was last night at Boss Hill Stadium. Lost 19-0 but a couple breaks here and there could have made it a much closer game. Not a bad game for the extremely young Red Devils.







Varsity Cheerleaders

 
Proud to cheer on our boys at our first game as JV cheerleaders!

Monday, May 16, 2016

REALLY? OUR STADIUM IS OUTDATED?

The start of the high school football season is three months away, but questions already surround the use of one Limestone County Schools stadium for the 2016 schedule. Elkmont fans have expressed concern over whether the team will be able to play at Boss Hill Stadium in the fall.

Limestone County Schools Executive Director of Operations Tommy Hunter said those Red Devil supporters can rest easy.
“The stadium has not been condemned,” he said.
 
The issue stems from a recent inspection of the stadium and its bleachers by a structural engineer.
The district’s maintenance staff regularly inspects the school system’s facilities to ensure their safety, but with some schools and their stadiums starting to show their age, the district will also call on structural engineers as an added precaution.
“It was just kind of a routine thing that we said we might want to get someone else to look at this because we are not experts. And so we want to bring in an expert,” said Hunter.

The structural engineer recommended a few minor maintenance issues to be addressed before the 2016 season kicks off.

“It’s the metal bracing behind the bleachers,” Hunter said. “They can still use the bleachers, just not a certain section until we get those reinforcements. But by this fall, the whole stadium will be ready for everyone to sit in. We’re never going to do anything to put our people at risk and we’re always going to air on the side of caution.”

Photo: WHNT

The bleacher fix won’t be too costly, but Hunter said the structural engineer also recommended that the school system start putting a plan in place to upgrade the stands at Boss Hill Stadium in the next year or two.

“We knew they were old,” he said. “We knew that eventually we were going to have to replace them and we didn’t know exactly when we were going to do that, so we’re trying to make plans.”
 
One option focuses on replacing the bleachers along the home sideline. It will cost roughly $800,000 and take at least four months to complete.

The school system is also considering building a new stadium on an adjacent lot, but it will have a price tag of $3 million to $5 million. Boss Hill Stadium cannot be expanded at its current location.

“The stadium is surrounded on two sides by public road, so you don’t have much room,” Hunter said. “On the home side, you have to move the light poles and there’s an embankment right behind there and a baseball field.”


 
Meanwhile, the Red Devils will play their spring game at Boss Hill Stadium on Tuesday @ 6 pm. The unsafe portion of the home stands will be roped off for the event, but, again, it will be repaired before the start of the 2016 season.

source: Athens News Courier

Thursday, May 12, 2016

SPRING JAMBOREE WORK DAY

In Alabama, spring football practice is capped off with a jamboree.  The Red Devils will be squaring off for theirs May 17 @ 6 pm on the Hilltop.  

Elkmont doesn't have an army of elves that magically appear at midnight and puts the field in game condition or a paid field crew.  Our stadium is cared for by our community. To get ready for the game, the Quarterback Club is inviting you to come and help.  A field work day is scheduled for May 14 @ 8 am.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

QUARTERBACK CLUB ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

The Elkmont Quarterback Club's next meeting will be May 1 at 2:30 in the lobby of the new gym. We would love to have all middle school, JV, and varsity football parents join us along with anyone interested in helping our football program.

This is our last meeting before the golf tournament. If you have agreed to sponsor a hole or form a team please send money before our meeting. 

If you are forming a team you may private message Dee Sharp, Crystal Ridgeway Miller, Brian Murphy, Gidgit Jobman, Jay Pitman or Beth Hunt.


Other Activities:
May
01 Golf Team Money Due

02 Spring Practice Begins

07 Golf Tournament

14 Field Work Day @ 8am 

17 Spring Jamboree @ Home