The move of Coach Caleb Hynds from Berry to Hubbertville during the off-season increased the tension and excitement of this year’s football game betwen the two cross-county rivals. It would be difficult for any game to live up to the hype leading into the 80th meeting between the two schools, but for the fans in attendance at Fred Webster stadium, it was one of the most exciting games ever, with Berry winning 8-6.
The Hubbertville Lions kicked off the 2021 football season under the leadership and guidance of new head coach Caleb Hynds on Friday night by traveling to Hackleburg to face-off against the Panthers in a fall jamboree game. In an agreement between the two head coaches, the varsity starters played the first half of the game and the second and third string players competed in the third quarter, followed by the junior varsity team taking the field for the final quarter of the matchup.
Hubbertville School held a reception on Friday, July 30 honoring Lamar Harris for his 44 years of service to the school and the community. A large crowd of former players, students, coaches, family members and friends gathered in the school’s gymnasium to honor Harris. Glen Allen Mayor Allen Dunavant presented Harris with a framed letter from the Town of Glen Allen, thanking him for his numerous contributions to Hubbertville School and the surrounding community.
A total of 131 AHSAA high schools were recognized Friday at the 14th annual AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon, held as part of the 2021 Summer Conference. Principals and athletic directors from the schools who were ejection and fine free for the 2020-21 school year attended the luncheon held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. Eight of the schools, one school from each of the AHSAA’s eight school districts, were selected to receive a special $1,000 grant. The grant program has now paid out $96,000 since the inception of the AHSAA Sportsmanship program in 2008.
A football coaching legend has retired in the Hubbertville community. Lamar Harris decided earlier this month that the time had arrived for him to hang up his headphones and turn the football coaching duties at Hubbertville over to someone else. The decision was not easy, but Harris said after coaching the Lions for 44 years, it was time to step away from his coaching duties. “The timing was right,” Harris said. “I’ve had a wonderful career. If I had to start all over, I wouldn’t have done it any other way.”
A team of students from Hubbertville School recently competed in the 2021 Alabama FFA Quiz Bowl Championship, winning the state Quiz Bowl title. The Alabama FFA Quiz Bowl Leadership Development Event is designed to develop agricultural leadership by providing for seventh and eighth grade participation in an agricultural competition based on a knowledge of agriscience topics.
The Hubbertville Lady Lions won one of three games in the area 12 tournament to close its 2021 softball season. Hubbertville lost a heartbreaker to Meek to begin the tournament by a score of 11-10. Emma Nichols started at pitcher for the Lady Lions, and was relieved by Dixie Moye, who suffered the loss. Laikyn Wright had a double, while Moye had a hit, scored two runs and had a RBI. Kaydance Brown and Krissa Comer each had hits and scored a run.