Hubbertville School celebrated its 100th year of existence on Saturday, Nov. 4 by inviting alumni, students, family, community members and friends to the school for a time of nostalgia and reminiscing. Many people attended the historic event, and were welcomed by current Hubbertville School Principal Tim Dunavant during a short program held in the school’s gymnasium.
A man walking down U.S. Highway 43 was struck and killed by a vehicle on Tuesday night, Oct. 31 (Halloween night). Brian Keith Alexander, 42, of Hubbertville, was walking near the intersection of Highway 43 and County Road 4, also known as Three-Bridge Bottom, when he was hit by a vehicle.
The Pickens County Tornadoes visited Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium on Friday night to face the Lions. Winning the coin toss, the Tornadoes elected to receive, sending Santonio Jones and Kemaurion Plott back to receive the opening kickoff. However, Kristofer Witherspoon recovered Tucker Bowen’s short kick at the 47-yard line.
The Lions boarded buses and traveled to Berry to meet their cross-county rivals. Following the coin toss, Mason Parr’s opening kick was received at the 25-yard line by Coby McCarley, with Max Westbrook and Noah Morrison on the stop. With runs by T.J. Keeton and Blaize Wakefield, the Lions advanced the ball to midfield, where the opening possession came to a halt.
Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, along with state staff officials, visited Hubbertville School on Sept. 27. Mackey, as well as Chief of Staff Chuck Marcum, Executive Director of the School Superintendents of Alabama Ryan Hollingsworth, and Alabama State Board of Education District 7 member Belinda McRae were in attendance.
Hubbertville returned to region play on Friday night, traveling to Brilliant to face the Tigers. Following Tucker Bowen’s opening kick, Brilliant’s offense, led by quarterback Brooks McLemore, began its opening possession at its 32-yard line. Back to back penalties left the Tigers facing fourth down and 15, sending Bruin Hulsey back to punt the ball away.