Fayette County High School’s Hollis Strawbridge and Hubbertville’s T.J. Keeton were each selected as second team All-State football players by the Alabama Sportswriters Association following the 2023 season. Strawbridge, a senior, was selected as a Class 3A second team defensive back. He was one of the senior leaders on the Tigers’ football team, and contributed heavily not only on defense, but also as an offensive receiver and blocker. T.J. Keeton, a junior, was selected as a Class 1A second team running back.
Following last week’s announcement concerning the Alabama High School Athletic Associations (AHSAA) reclassifications for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons, the association issued a correction that will affect the realignment in Fayette’s football region. “Due to an error in the holdback/promotion portion of the ADM data reported from the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has made some adjustments to the classification data announced earlier this week,” the correction stated.
A “Powderpuff” football tournament was held at Fayette County High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with female students suiting up for a series of flag football games and the senior football players coaching the teams. The three-game student tournament also featured male cheerleaders taking their new roles very seriously.
The Fayette Tigers traveled to Rogersville for a first-round playoff game against Lauderdale County and were defeated by the score of 35-14. Fayette started the game off in an electrifying fashion, as senior Dylan Schloerb received the opening kickoff and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown. Isaiah Stowe kicked the extra point and with 11:46 remaining in the opening quarter, Fayette had an early 7-0 lead.
In a game where each team finished with 20 first downs and 356 yards in total offense, Fayette won the battle on the scoreboard and defeated the Hamilton Aggies 51-33. Dezmon Harris of Fayette received the opening kickoff and returned the ball 64 yards to give the Tigers excellent starting field position at the Aggies’ 19-yard line.
During the Fayette - Midfield pre-game activities, several future Fayette County High School cheerleaders took the field to lead cheers alongside the current FCHS varsity cheerleaders. The young cheerleaders got the crowd and the team motivated, as they helped to cheer the Tigers to a crucial regional victory. Shown above are a few of the many youngsters who participated in the pre-game activities.
Fayette used a massive rushing attack to control the game’s tempo and defeat Midfield in a crucial regional game by the score of 36-18. The win clinched the fourth and final playoff spot in the region, and secured a first-round road playoff game against Lauderdale County following the conclusion of the Tigers’ regular season finale against Hamilton this week.