The Berry Wildcats welcomed the 4A Curry Yellow Jackets to Fred Webster Stadium to open its 2023 campaign. The weather would affect both teams, as a steady rain caused some turnover issues and bad snaps, but the Wildcats took control of the game early and cruised to a big victory to start the season.
Traveling to Sumiton on a wet rainy night, the Lions opened Region 5 play against the Sumition Christian Eagles. Winning the coin toss, the Eagles elected to receive. Following a sack on quarterback Jake White by Kane Rushing, the Eagles were facing third down and 16 from its own 32-yard line. Two snaps later, the ball was punted away, rolling to a stop at Hubbertville’s 34-yard line.
Longtime FCHS employee Curt Rainey served as a honorary captain and was recognized during the Fayette - Cordova pre-game ceremony for his 40 plus years of service to Fayette County High School. He was hired at the school in Jan. 1958 as custodian, and also performed maintenance and groundskeeping work at the school until retiring in 1998. He was presented a plaque in recognition of his service during the ceremony.