Prep Basketball: Northview Beats Neal; Pine Forest Over Tate

December 12, 2018

High school basketball scores from Tuesday night:

BOYS

Northview 72, W.S. Neal 52
—Northview was led by Joseph Johnson with 23, Jason Fayard with 14 and Seth Killam with 11. Up next: The Chiefs take part in the Jay Christmas Tournament Thursday and Friday.

Pine Forest 69, Tate 50

GIRLS

W.S. Neal 36, Northview 30

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Two More Tate Volleyball Seniors Sign With Colleges

December 12, 2018

Four of six Tate High School volleyball seniors have now signed to play at the collegiate level.

Lauren Seibert (pictured above) signed with Wallace State Community College on Tuesday.

Claire Roverson  (pictured below) signed with Florida Gateway College on Friday.

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Flomaton QB Club Raising Money For Championship Rings

December 12, 2018

The Flomaton High School Quarterback Club is raising money to purchase championship rings for the Flomaton Hurricanes.

Last week, the Hurricanes won the 3A state football championship 23-12 over Piedmont in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.. It was the first ever state finals trip, and the first ever championship win, in the 94 year history of the Flomaton football program.

The QB Club has a special account set up at the Escambia County Bank in Flomaton for contributions. Checks should be payable to “FQC 2018 State Championship Rings”.

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Tate Volleyball’s Talbert Signs With University Of Texas

December 10, 2018

Tate High School Volleyball’s Grace Talbert has signed to play with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

In His Own Words: Flomaton Football Coach Doug Vickery On 3A Championship

December 10, 2018

Flomaton High School football coach Doug Vickery, in his own words, on the Hurricanes’ historic 3A State Championship:

“Words can’t express how happy I am for these boys. I get a little emotional talking about it because we spent because we spend so much time, blood, sweat and tears with these guys. A lot of hard work goes into this.’

God’s in control. He has has His hand on this team the whole year. He’s blessed us. We’ve had a few ups and downs. In the middle the season we had a couple of valleys. The guys never quit, just keep battling back.”

“We lost one of of our cheerleaders the last week of the season. We lost that game.”

“We’ve had a lot of emotion go into this. I told them when we beat Thomasville 43-42 — it was an unbelievable game — I told them we will be in Auburn.  Each week  I told them we would be in Auburn, and they believed it. We’ve been in Auburn, and we won it.

“Wow, you can’t put words on it to 0 express how I am and proud for the community and fans.”

“Especially the players. I have been here 13 years. There have been a lot of people that said you can’t win a state championship in Flomaton. Matter of fact when I went there, somebody said I didn’t need to go there and take the job. And our principal Scott Hammond took a chance on me. Hopefully we’ve made him happy today…He seemed pretty happy.”

“There’s even been people in out community say you could’t win a state championship in Flomaton. I am I just so proud for the people that believed in us, proud for these boys.”

For game details and a photo gallery, click here.

Pictured: Flomaton Hurricane football coach Doug Vickery. Photo for NorthEscambia.com by Trent Penny/Anniston Star, click to enlarge.

Local Cheerleaders Participate In Disney Spirit Spectacular

December 9, 2018

Five area high school cheerleaders took part in the recent Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Disney World in Orlando. They were Gabrielle Kline from Northview High School and Katelyn Starosta, Carly Willis, Jaeci Cooley and Catrina Crandall from Jay High School. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

One For The Hurricane History Books: Flomaton Hurricanes Win 3A State Championship (With Photo Gallery)

December 7, 2018

The Flomaton Hurricanes beat Piedmont 23-12 to win the Class 3A state championship Thursday afternoon in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.

It was the first trip to the state championship in the 94-year history of the Flomaton football program.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The Hurricanes were first on the board with a 25-yard field goal from Da’Shun Odom with just over a minute to go in the first quarter.

Piedmont intercepted on fourth and goal and returned it 60 yards to the Flomaton 36 yard line, setting up a 3-yard touchdown run for Piedmont and a 6-3 Bulldog lead.

After a Flomaton interception, Daquan Johnson found Quincie McCall for a 48-yard gain for the Canes. On the next down, Johnson connected with Samuel Smith on a 14-yard touchdown pass. Flomaton was back on top, 9-6.

Piedmont’s Kaedon Jenkins carried for a 75-yard touchdown. With a failed 2 point conversion, the Bulldogs were leading 12-9.

With 50 seconds in the third, Johnson gave Flomaton a 16-12 advantage with a 2-yard touchdown run. Flomaton expanded their lead to 23-12 on another touchdown run from Johnson.

Johnson was named the game MVP.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Pictured top: Daquan Johnson over a Piedmont defender (Trent Penny/Anniston Star). Pictured left inset: Quincie McCall gains yardage for Flomaton (AL.com/Dennis Victory). Pictured below: The Hurricanes celebrate their first ever state championship (Trent Penny/Anniston Star). Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Photo gallery game photos courtesy Trent Penny/Anniston Star, Dennis Vickery/AL.com, Mark Almond/AL.com; fan photos from Alisa Hart and numerous Flomaton fans.

FCA Challenger Awards Presented To Area Football Players

December 6, 2018

Area football players were honored this week  at the 50th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Challenger Award Banquet.

One Challenger Award is presented per team, chosen by a secret ballot with all players voting. The player must exemplify Christian values, sportsmanship and academic achievement.

Winners were:

Alex McMinn-Northview High School
Dean Hatcher-Tate High School
Bryce Cook-Jay High School
Austin Smith-West Florida High School
Adam Brennan-Pine Forest High School
Joseph Slattery-Washington High School
Cody Holt-Escambia High School
Hunter Rayburn-Pensacola High School
Jonah Tillery-Escambia Academy
Toby Jenkins-TR Miller High School
Tyree Dunn-Pensacola Catholic High School
George Setser-Gulf Breeze High School
Justin Campbell-Milton High School
Logan Taylor-Pace High School
Willie Baker-UWF

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Flomaton Game: How To Get There, Tickets, Parking, Policies; How To Watch On TV

December 5, 2018

Here is the NorthEscambia.com guide will all you need to know to watch the Flomaton Hurricanes in their state championship game  Thursday in Auburn in person or on television.

The Game:

AHSAA 3A  State Championship
11 a.m. Flomaton  vs. Piedmont
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL

Here’s how to get there:

GPS address – Jordan-Hare Stadium – 251 South Donahue Drive, Auburn, AL 36849
Google map – Click here.

Turn by turn directions:

  • Take I-65 N to Montgomery
  • Take I-85 N towards Atlanta
  • Get off I-85 N at EXIT 51
  • Take a LEFT at the light onto College St.
  • Stay on College St. for approximately three miles and turn left on Donahue Drive.
  • Parking (see below) will be on the right on Donahue Drive.

Where to park  and ride the shuttle:

Auburn University will still be completing its Fall 2018 academic term, so event parking will be working around normal campus activities and Super 7 parking on the Auburn University campus will be limited.

All parking for the Flomaton game will be directed to the Hay Field Lot at Donahue Drive and Len Morrison and the Seed Processing Plant Lot located at Donahue Drive and College Street. Complimentary shuttle service on Tiger Transit beginning at 8 a.m.

Weather forecast:

NorthEscambia.com has issued a “Hurricane Warning” for 11 a.m. Thursday in Auburn. Otherwise it will be sunny. Expect a kickoff temperature of about 48 degrees warming into the low 50’s after the half. Winds will be light from the north or northeast.

How to see the Hurricanes do the Tiger Walk:

The Flomaton Hurricanes will take the Tiger Walk from  from the Auburn Athletics Complex down Donahue Drive to Jordan-Hare Stadium at about 9:15 a.m.

Everything to know about Jordan-Hare Stadium security and policies:

The following items are prohibited from being brought into the venue:

  • Coolers
  • Weapons
  • Artificial noisemakers (bells, horns, whistles, cow bells, etc.)
  • Smoking
  • Outside food or drink
  • Umbrellas
  • Video recorders or camcorders
  • Computers
  • Cameras with telephoto lenses that are over 4 inches long
  • Flags/banners on poles
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate, hazardous or unsafe by venue personnel

Jordan-Hare has a clear bag policy. Read more at www.auburntigers.com/clearbag

Smoking is prohibited inside the stadium. This policy also includes the use of electronic cigarettes.

Where to purchase advance tickets:

Advance one-day tickets are available for $12 plus a convenience fee at GoFan. Seating is general admission, and you can present a printed paper or your mobile ticket at the gate. Click here to order.  If you wish, you can stay for the 1A final a (Linden vs. Mars Hill) at 3 p.m. and the 5A final (Vigor vs. Clay Central) at 7 p.m. at no additional charge with your ticket.

Tickets at the gate are $15.

Children age 5 and older much have a ticket.

Where to watch free on live TV:

WKRG 5.3 “MeTV” — The Flomaton game airs at 11 a.m. Thursday on 5.3 (207 on cable in Flomaton). Venetia Ramer, programming coordinator tells NorthEscambia.com that of the Super 7 games will be airing over the air on channel 5.3 and on the following cable systems:

  • Brighthouse – 207 (including Flomaton)
  • Comcast – 177
  • Mediacom – 81
  • Cox – 699
  • Riviera Utilities – 836
  • Valparaiso Broadband – 171
  • Century Link – 7

How to stream online:

The game will be streamed live online at The High School Sports Network:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/gam060d92f1f4

A paid game subscription is required to watch on a computer, phone, tablet or other device.

Quick Facts About Jordan-Hare:

Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the nation’s 10th-largest on-campus stadium, with a capacity of 87,451, has served as home of the Auburn Tigers since 1939.

On football Saturdays in Auburn, Jordan-Hare Stadium becomes Alabama’s fifth-largest city. More than 75,000 season tickets have been sold to Auburn home games in each of the last 18 years.

The stadium is named for Ralph “Shug” Jordan, Auburn’s all-time winningest football coach, and Clifford Leroy Hare, a member of Auburn’s first football team, president of the old Southern Conference and longtime chairman of Auburn’s Faculty Athletic Committee.

Legendary coach Pat Dye has also had his name forever attached to Jordan-Hare Stadium, as the turf officially became known as Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to the 2005 Iron Bowl.

Dye, who served as head coach and athletics director at Auburn from 1981-92 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2005, led Auburn to a 99-39-4 record and four SEC Championships in his 12 seasons on the Plains.

Tate Softball Seniors Decoux, McLean Sign With Coastal Alabama

December 5, 2018

Tate High School Lady Aggie softball seniors Amber Decoux and Shelby McLean signed Tuesday with Coastal Alabama Monroeville. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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