Berry football team attend camps in Auburn

Pictured are members of the Berry High School football team for 2024 along with Auburn Co-Defensive Coordinator, Charles Kelly

The Berry High School Football team went to two football camps at Auburn University.  They competed at a seven on seven camp on Friday, June 7. The Wildcats went 3-3 at the camp.  Players that participated in the seven on seven camp were Kemari Hollingsworth, Lake Norris, Max Westbrook, Jayden Smith, Ace Norris, Seth Traweek, Luke Ward, Ashton Waltrip, Drayke Parr, Dalton Greene, Dale Gray, Cody Lollar, and Jake Martin. The Wildcats then attended a linemen camp on Sunday, June 9.

Two from area earn All-State honors

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.

AHSAA makes changes to reclassifications

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.


FCHS holds ‘Powderpuff’ games

Pictured are the teachers who played against their students. From left, front: Savannah Kimbrell, Bri Magouirk, LeAnn Nolen, Austyn Freeman and Karri Watkins. Back: Stacy Allen and Brandy Howton.

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.


Hubbertville’s JV team wins championship

Shown from left, front: Kane Rushing, Braylon Hill, Kason Tucker, Atticus Gray, Grayson Minor, Kruz Kizzire, Gavin Hubbert, Steven Hester, Hunter Rochester, Landon Dodd, Hunter Aaron and Sam Webb. Back: Coach Daniel Basher, Coach Harper Hynds, Coach Trent Hill, Jase Hill, Adam Brand, Cole Brand, Ceth Hollingsworth, Lane Barnes, Charles Keeton, Blaize Wakefield, Banks Lowery, Tyler Stricklin, Sam Tidwell, Lawson Dodd, Kaiden Tucker, Logan Cox, Coach Caleb Hynds, Coach Jarod Dunavant and Gage Whitten.

The Hubbertville Junior Varsity football team capped off an undefeated season by defeating Hackleburg 36-0 in the North Alabama Conference championship game, played on Oct. 3 at Hubbertville.

Fayette loses to Lauderdale Co. in playoffs

Evan Sexton (24) follows the blocking of Jacob Paddon (86) for a nice gain against Lauderdale County.

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.


FCHS defeats Hamilton, faces Lauderdale Co. in playoffs

Dezmon Harris (18) is shown returning a kickoff for Fayette as Orlando Lawson (23) blocks.

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.

Berry ends season with 34-14 victory over Sumiton Christian

Kemari Hollingsworth (5) is shown running for a good gain for Berry.

The Berry Wildcats finished off its 2023 season by traveling to Walker County to face the Sumiton Christian Eagles. The Wildcats scored to take an early lead and never trailed as they finished the season with a two-game winning streak following the 34-14 victory.


Lynn defeats Hubbertville 56-33 in season finale for the Lions

Pictured is Hubbertville’s offensive lineman. From left: Kobyn Johnson (60), Tucker Bowen (50), Bryce Afshar (61), Heath Dunavant (64), Levi Williams (1) and Ronnie Minor (40).

On Friday night, the Lions hosted the Lynn Bears, the top team in Region Five. The Lions received the kickoff  and started its opening possession at its 35-yard line. Utilizing runs by T.J. Keeton, Ronnie Minor and Cole Brand, the Lions’ moved the ball out to the 42-yard line.

Future cheerleaders help cheer Fayette to victory

Shown are a few of the many youngsters who participated in the pre-game activities.

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.