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Table of Contents 8 Bob Jones High School 14 James Clemens High School 20 Sparkman High School 24 Madison Academy 28-30 Schedules: • Huntsville High School • Grissom High School • Hazel Green High School • Madison County High School • Buckhorn High School • Mae Jemison High School • Columbia High School • New Hope High School • Lee High School • St. John Paul II Seniors Chris Hope and Michael Lucente will face each other in the annual cross-city rivalry game between James Clemens and Bob Jones. The game will be held Sept. 6 at Madison City Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Photo and cover photo by Joshua Berry.

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BOB JONES HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOTS WILL ADJUST TO DEPTH ISSUE BY BOB LABBE

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he Patriots return 10 starters off the team, which a year ago was 6-5 overall and 3-4 in Class 7A, Region 4. The Patriot boys fell in the first round of the 2018 state playoffs and, for the season, gave up more points than they scored. “We are going to have to play some guys both ways to deal with the depth issues,” said Rose, 49, “but I’m still excited about getting started and coaching this team. They are a close group made up of some very high-character kids.” One of those outstanding character players is one he should know well. Rose’s son Caden returns as starting quarterback and will be called upon to fill in at the safety position more than the 2018 season. The senior Alabama baseball commit will have senior wide receiver Donovan Brown on board as a favorite target for his accurate passes with a slingshot baseball tested arm. Brown, a UT-Martin commit, will also play in the defensive backfield as a two-way player. Brown played defensive back in the last four games, including two starts, in 2018.

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Dylan Ray, who is regarded as the top baseball recruit in Alabama, was one of the main weapons for the Pats on offense last season, but he has opted to sit out the football season and concentrate on baseball for his senior year. Also missing this season is All-State wide receiver John Michael Riley, who graduated. Someone will have to step up and take the lead at running back; several will be called on to take the reins and run to success. Included are Jacob Guyton, Amiyi Maxwell, Deonte Farris and Khali Griffin. As for help when called upon, junior Slate Alford will step in at quarterback in relief for Caden Rose. Alford saw playing time a season ago and is well equipped to handle play calling when necessary. The offensive line, which always has high standards within the program, will again be bolstered by a bevy of talent, including three returning starters. Senior Mike Lucente will be the lead of the troops in the trenches, and he’ll have two juniors alongside to assist in making the blocks: returners center Drew Lawson and Ethan Dawes. Several others are waiting in the wings to take their shot at success. The defense will be headed up by linemen Jehan King and Derrick Weddle. With a handful of linebackers overlooking the defensive line,

the defense should be physical and intelligent. Seniors Walker Styles and Deondre Smith will be designated to cover the entire field and bring havoc to opposing ball carriers at the linebacker position. With both Rose and Brown needed in action more than many coaches would like, the two offensive stars will also anchor the defensive backfield. Also chipping in as a two-way player will be Griffin at corner back. Those three players will receive assistance from some who are anticipated to rise to the level of top-notch performers: seniors Trey Lockhart, Ian Barrier, Connor Cooper, Jackson Burris and Brett Brosnan. Rose said this season he is counting on senior Jacob Fruehwald to handle the placekicking responsibilities. “We must be good on special teams to give ourselves a chance versus a very tough schedule,” added Rose. The Patriots begin their season with a battle against Christian Brothers in Memphis. The Patriots narrowly escaped with a 17-16 victory last season, and the 2019 game is expected to be another gut-check-type contest. Bob Jones will have a revenge motive when facing cross-town rival James Clemens in week three of the campaign. In 2018 the Pats fell to the Jets 39-28 for the first time in the history of the matchup. Last season Bob Jones scored 22 points per outing while allowing 24 per game. “With all three phases contributing, we have to do a good job of holding our opponents to a low score,” Rose added. “I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun with this group.”

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Bob Jones High School 2019 Roster NO. NAME

POSITION

YEAR

40

Aiden Bathew

LB

12

2

Slate Alford

3

Caden Rose

QB

11

43

Jake Gaertner

LB

11

QB/FS

12

44

Jaden Edwards

LB

10

5

Aermon Garth

DB

12

45

Danielson Hernandez

LB

10

6

Jacob Guyton

RB

12

46

Devin Mays

DB

10

7

Connor Cooper

DB

12

47

Jackson Lozano

DB

11

8

Cosey Scarebrook

CB

10

48

Caleb Cooper

DB

11

9

Walker Styles

LB

12

51

Ryan McWilliams

DL

11

10

Jhamhyrin Johnson

DB

11

52

Malachi Anderson

LB

11

11

Brian Vaughn

DE

11

54

Anthony Ramos

DE

10

12

Logan Tharpe

WR

12

55

Gerius Turner

OL

11

13

Derrick Weddle

DE

12

56

Collin Lee

OL

11

14

Keenan Hill

WR

10

57

Collin Jones

OL

10

16

Daniel Phllips

WR

11

58

Drew Lawson

Center/OL

11

17

Ian Barrier

DB

12

59

Jason Walls

LB

11

18

Donavon Brown

WR

12

60

Jackson Adams

LB

10

19

Dantavious Gordon

LB

10

62

Austin Barnes

OL

10

20

Jaylin Rice

CB

12

70

Brennan Williams

OL

10

21

Trey Lockhart

DB

12

72

Ethan Dawes

OL

11

22

Amiyi Maxwell

RB

12

74

Alex Edwards

OL

11

24

DeAndre’ Smith

LB

12

76

Michael Lucente

OL

12

25

Jackson Burress

DB

12

77

Josh Guyton

12

26

Malachi Steele

DB

10

81

Conner White

WR

11

27

DeAngelo Davenport

WR

10

83

Dakota Gordon

DB

10

28

Terrance Salter

RB

10

85

Joseph Wheat

LB/K

10

29

Javeon Powell

LB

11

87

Eli Williams

WR

10

30

Justin Renolds

RB

11

91

Jehan King

DL

12

32

Isaac Rinehart

DB

11

93

Devin Toney

DE

11

33

Darius Johnson

DB

11

96

Demarrius Mason

DL

11

37

Jacob Fruehwald

K

12

97

Alexander Hovis

DE

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2019 Bob Jones Patriots Class 7A Region 4 Coach: Kevin Rose Aug. 23 Christian Brothers (Memphis) Away Aug. 30 Muscle Shoals

Home

Sept. 6 James Clemens

Home

Sept. 13 Florence

Home

Sept. 20 Gadsden City

Away

Sept. 27 Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Away

Oct. 4

Grissom

Home

Oct. 11 Sparkman

Home

Oct. 18 Austin

Away

Oct. 25 Huntsville

Away

Nov. 2

OPEN

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JAMES CLEMENS HIGH SCHOOL

WHERE THE

PROS GO

JETS TO RELY ON EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP OF SENIORS

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quarterbacks to choose from: juniors Connor Cantrell and Chase Starling. “Cantrell was a starter for us two years ago when Muhammad was injured for the entire season, and he can certainly control the offense and throw the ball,” said Wade Waldrop, who is in his seventh season at James Clemens. “Starling is a good athlete and very similar to the talents of Muhammad. He’s an X-factor athlete for us because he can also play running back and tight end for us when we need him to.” The offensive line should be outstanding with five seniors and four of the five starters returning this season. The “big pushers” are led by Zach Taylor. The UAB commit was a First Team All-State selection in 2018 and,

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OF THE ROCKET CITY TRASH PANDAS

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ne word describes the James Clemens Jets as they enter the 2019 season: experienced. The Jets return 17 starters from the squad that was 7-4 overall and Region 4 champions in Class 7A with a perfect 7-0 region record a year ago. The 2018 squad also defeated archrival Bob Jones for the first team during that campaign – but the season ended much sooner than many expected, as the Jets lost in the first round of the state playoffs. The Jets lost Vanderbilt signees quarterback Jamil Muhammad and All-State defensive lineman Daevion Davis, but this season the talk of the town is how the Jets will have two

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James Clemens High School 2019 Roster NO. NAME

POSITION

1

Dante Snodgrass

RB

YEAR 10

NO. NAME 43

Kyson Harris

POSITION DB

YEAR 12

2

Tyrone Wilson

DB/WR

12

44

Darion Cooper

DB

12

3

Chance Starling

LB

11

45

Jacob Durham

LB

9

12

47

Nathan Blanton

Chris Baker

RB

LB

12

6

Chase Starling

QB

12

50

Travis Rogers

DE

10

7

Tae Strother

LB

12

51

Brayden Ray

DE

10

8

Chris Hope

WR

12

52

Ryan Keepers

OL

12

9

Connor Cantrell

QB

11

53

Luke Woodruff

DE

10

10

Jamal Mayers

QB

9

55

Sam Pratt

OL

11

11

Dylan Blackburn

RB

12

56

Edgerrin Watson

OL

10

12

Manny Sanders

RB

11

58

Jerell Mitchell

DL

12

12

4

Jaylen Lewis

DB

60

Ayden McCrary

DE

12

14

Bryson Smith

QB

10

64

Ryan Nicholson

OL

10

15

Tyrik Walker

DB/WR

10

65

Jaycen Ervin

DL

11

16

Kameron Barnett

DB

10

66

Tyler Moore

OL

11

17

John August Busch

WR

11

67

Zach Moore

OL

11

18

Jaiden Tolliver Williams

WR

9

70

Jordan Johnson

OL

12

19

Gary Landrum

WR

12

71

Zach Taylor

OL

12

20

Collin Malone

RB/DB

12

72

Christian Brown

OL

12

21

Chris Cooke

TE

12

73

Dawson Whited

OL

10

22

Braxton Williams

DB

10

74

Jackson Henderson

OL

10

23

Jaylin Grigsby

LB

11

75

Ezekial Gideon

OL

10

24

John Granger

DB

12

76

Jacob Boyd

OL

11

25

Terrance Cunningham

DB

10

77

Dakota Bell

OL

12

26

Marlon Sherman

DB

11

80

Will Conlon

WR

11

27

Logan McMeans

DB

11

81

Robert Morgan

WR

10

28

Aaron Boone

RB

11

82

Parker Wynn

TE

11

11

13

DJ Holden

DB

83

Kobe Johnson

WR

10

30

Montreious Elliott

WR

11

84

Jalen Harris

WR

10

31

Jordan Blackburn

LB

10

86

Jalen Adams

WR

10

32

Gabe Ballard

RB

9

88

Peyton McCrary

WR

12

33

JT Elliott

RB

12

89

Grant Meder

P/K

11

34

Tyler Bastow

DE

12

90

William Benedict

DL

10

35

Deandre Jones

DB

12

91

Tyler Davis

DE/

12

36

Garren Bell

TE

10

93

Sean Webster

TE DL

11

11

29

Ethan Pessoney

DB

94

Jesse Rowe

PK

12

38

Nich Tobicash

DB

10

95

Ryan Williams

DL

10

39

Devon Hadaway

LB

12

96

Fred Williams

DL

9

40

Weston Pruitt

DB

11

97

Lee Coleman

DL

12

41

Aaron Rowe

PK

10

98

Tyler Jagielski

DL

12

42

Kade Johnson

DE

10

99

Kimadre Edwards

DL

12

37

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according to Waldrop, is the “name of the team.” “But it’s a group of players up front, is what they really are,” Waldrop added. Seniors Jordan Johnson, Ryan Keepers, Dakota Bell and Chris-tian Brown will lead, with sophomore Edgerrin Watson expected to add depth to the line. Seniors also standing out at running back, with a trio of upper classmen standing tall: Dylan Blackburn, Collin Malone and J.T. Elliott. Dante Snodgrass is a promising sophomore who could explode on the scene if needed. Back with the squad after missing most of the 2018 season with a labral tear of his left shoulder is Chris Baker. Nicknamed “The Gov” by coaches and teammates, Baker was voted as gover-nor of the American Legion Alabama Boys State. Baker is completely healed from his injury and is being

summoned to lead the Jets. Wide receivers include a player Waldrop described as “the most dynamic member of the group from last season” in senior Chris Hope, along with junior Manny Sanders, senior Gary Landrum, junior John August Busch and sophomore Tyrik Walker. While the offense averaged 39 points per game last season, the defense was allowing 24 per outing. Waldrop said the defense must accept its share of the load for the Jets to excel in 2019. With nine starters returning, the defensive squad is being expected to buckle its straps a little tighter against the 2019 schedule. The defensive line has at least six players to fill in gaps when needed. Seniors Lee Coleman, Kimadre Edwards, Tyler Bastow, Tyler Davis and Jerell Mitchell, along with

2019 James Clemens Jets Class 7A Region 4 Coach: Wade Waldrop Aug. 23

Grayson, Ga.

Home

Aug. 30

Clay-Chalkville Away

Sept. 6

Bob Jones Away

Sept. 13

Huntsville Away

Sept. 20

Florence Home

Sept. 27

OPEN

Oct. 3

Gadsden City Home

Oct. 10

Grissom Away

Oct. 18

Sparkman Away

Oct. 25

Austin Home

Nov. 1

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Home

junior Jaycen Ervin, will be the first line of defense for the Jets. Linebackers will include Tae Strother, Nathan Blanton, Devon Hadaway and sometimes quarterback Starling. “They’ve been in the system for a while and should be on track to have a banner season,” said Waldrop. The defensive backfield should also be into the system with a mixture of seniors and juniors in the lineup. Seniors Tyrone Wilson, John Granger and Collin Malone will develop their leadership, joined by juniors Jaylin Grigsby and D.J. Holden and sophomore Kameron Barnett to make for a secure lineup. The kicking game will be split between brothers Jesse Rowe, who will be the punter and placekicker, and Aaron Rowe, who will take care of kick-off duties. Return men will include Sanders, Hope and Wil-son. “There’s no doubt we have experience, and we have a great opportunity before us. Last season’s ab-rupt end is a point of motivation for this team that has become focused on making a run at the post-season,” said Waldrop. “Our schedule is the toughest I’ve had as a coach, and this season we should know where we are after the first three games.”

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on to be the main pass catchers on the team. Dobbs, a dynamic playmaker, finished the 2018 season with 11 catches for 120 yards. The offensive line will be led by Genesis Reedus and Deontez Cunningham. The defensive line will be led by junior Karon White, one of the two returning starters. Last year he had 72 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks. Senior Gavin Ransaw is the other returning starter, and he will be asked to solidify the defensive line with White. Junior Tyeus Clemens will be asked to step up and become another starter on the defensive line. He had 14 tackles in four games last year. The linebackers will be led by seniors Mackenzie Howard and Tyshun Gaiter. Howard saw action in six games last season, racking up 47 tackles and six tackles for loss. He averaged 7.8 tackles per game. Gaiter saw action in four games and contributed 16 tackles. The defensive backs will be led by senior Khalil Griffin and junior Caleb Ransaw. On special teams, the Senators will be led by kicker Miles Tillman. He will handle place-kicking and punting duties for the team. He finished the 2018 season as a MaxPreps

All American First Team Punt-er and the 7A All-State First Team Punter. A LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE Sparkman opens the season against Hazel Green Aug. 30. The Senators defeated the Trojans 14-7 last season, and Sparkman leads the all-time series 36-23. They open up region play by hosting Gadsden City Sept. 6. Sparkman defeated the Titans 21-9 a year ago, but Gadsden City leads the all-time series 3-2. Sparkman hits the road for the Sept. 13 region game to play Grissom. The Senators defeated the Tigers 17-13 last season, and Sparkman leads the all-time series 14-6. Huntsville pays a visit to Sparkman Sept. 20 for a region matchup. The Panthers defeated the Senators 35-26 in last season’s match-up. Huntsville leads the all-time series 17-3. The Senators travel to Buckhorn for a Sept. 27 region matchup. Sparkman defeated the Bucks 35-0 in last season’s match-up, although Buckhorn leads the all-time series 31-26. Sparkman hosts region foe Austin Oct. 4. The Black Bears defeated the Senators 38-10 last year. Austin leads the all-time series 11-6.

2019 Sparkman Senators Class 7A Region 4 Coach: Laron White Aug. 23

Athens

Home

Aug. 30

Hazel Green

Home

Sept. 6

Gadsden City Home

Sept. 13

Grissom Away

Sept. 20

Huntsville Home

Sept. 27

Buckhorn

Oct. 4

Austin Home

Oct. 11

Bob Jones Away

Oct. 18

James Clemens Home

Oct. 25

Florence Away

Nov. 1

Decatur

Away

Home

SPARKMAN HIGH SCHOOL SENATORS LOOK TO IMPROVE AFTER DISAPPOINTING FINISH TO 2018 BY RUSSELL FRYE

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Senators enter then finished the season on a five-game losing looking to take streak. They will look to end the losing streak their rebuilding Coach Laron with a team that has no returning starters on offense and two on defense. The Senators lost White. White is entering his third season with 32 seniors to graduation following last season. “We are excited about the season even the Senators. He has guided them to an 11-10 record in his two years: His first year though we lost a ton of starters; we have guys they finished 7-4 with a 5-2 region record that are ready to step up to the challenge,” and a trip to the playoffs, and last year, they said White. “If you can consistently have guys stumbled to a 4-6 record overall and 2-5 in ready and believing, then you start having a region play. The Senators opened the season program.” The offensive staff is looking to junior Nick with four wins in their first five games but he Sparkman the 2019 season another step in process under

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Sawyer to take over at quarterback following last year starter Hunter Martin’s graduation. At running back, seniors Tavion Rupert and Jaylon Atkinson will be tasked with leading the ground game. They will be taking over for Chris Joiner, who finished his Sparkman career with a little more than 1,200 yards rushing. Rupert played in all 10 games last season and finished second on the team with 428 yards on 90 carries with three touchdowns. At wide receiver, seniors Jakeveon Dobbs and Cameron Foley are going to be called MADISON COUNTY FOOTBALL 2019

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Sparkman High School 2019 Roster NO. NAME

POSITION GRADE

48

ROBB, KEANE

LB

11

1

DOBBS, JAKEVION

WR

12

49

LOVE, JAMYON

LB

12

2

SAWYER, NICHOLAS

QB

11

50

GOMEZ, ANDRUW

LB

10

3

FOLEY, CAMERON

WR

11

51

BRADLEY, JASE

LB

10

4

ATKINSON, JAYLIN

RB

12

52

HOWARD, MACKENZIE

LB

12

5

FORTSON, JOSEPH

DB

11

53

MASSEY, MICAH

LB

10

6

RANSAW, KHRISTIAHN (CALEB)

DB

11

54

MONTGOMERY, KENTERRIUS

OL

10

7

GRIFFIN, KHALIL

S

12

55

CLEMONS, TYEUS

LB

11

8

READUS, ADRIAN

DB

11

56

BEALE, DARYL

LB

11

9

FINDLEY, DISTAN

WR

12

57

MASON, JERRY (LANE)

LB

11

10

WHITE, KARON

DE

11

57

EDWARDS, JACOB

OL

10

11

LOPEZ, GIO

WR

9

58

CAMPBELL, TATE

OL

11

12

MONTOYA, RITO (ANGEL)

DB

12

58

LOPEZ, RICKY

LB

10

13

VICKERY, WADE (TYLER)

B

11

59

YOUNG, TERRANT

OL

10

14

WALL, MEKHI

B

11

59

JONES, MARK (DREW) III

LB

10

15

TILLMAN, MILES

K

12

60

JAMES, AUSTIN

OL

11

16

STOGNER, REESE

S

12

61

CUNNINGHAM, DEONTEZ

OL

12

17

SHOMBURG, LUKE

QB

10

62

SELLERS, SHAWN

OL

11

18

GEORGE, CAMERON

WR

12

63

LYNCH, NOAH

OL

11

19

HOWARD, EVAN

WR

11

64

TOVAR, ESIAH

OL

12

20

SANDERS, JOSHUA

LB

10

65

MALONE, BRYANT

OL

11

20

PARKER, JUSTIN

B

10

66

HAMMOND, MARRION

OL

11

21

REED, KEVIN

WR

12

67

STURDIVANT, DENNIS II

DE

10

21

HANSEN, LUCAS

DB

11

68

COFIELD, JOE

DE

10

22

JAMES, ABRAHAM III

DB

10

69

GLENN, WILLIAM

OL

10

22

FORD, R’TAVIOUS

WR

10

70

HARGROVE, JAXON

OL

10

23

BAKER, DALLAS

DB

12

71

NATHAN, DERRICK (MARQEICE)

OL

11

23

MCCLENDON, CHANCE

RB

11

72

REEDUS, GENESIS

OL

12

24

CHRISTIAN, LEDARIUS

DB

12

73

PETTUS, MICAH

OL

11

25

DODD, CHRISTEON

WR

11

74

BROWN, JORHDAN

OL

10

26

DAVIDSON, LARRY III

DB

12

75

LOFTIN, KENNETH

DE

11

27

ROUNTREE, HENRY

LB

12

76

BANKS, KEYSHAWN

DL

10

28

RUPERT, TAVION

RB

12

78

KIEZER, JADYN

OL

10

29

HOLT, DEXTER

DB

11

79

HOPE, JAYLIN

DT

11

30

GAITER, TYSHUN

LB

12

80

JEFFERSON, ZAKARI

WR

11

31

SPENCER, JA’MONTAE

RB

10

81

RICE, JOHN(JACK)

K

10

32

SHAW, CLIFTON

RB

11

82

CLINARD, KEVIN

TE

12

33

MCCARROLL, TAUREAN

RB

12

83

SANJURJO, YHOVANNI

WR

10

34

MONTAGUE, CRYSTIAN (CJ)

DB

10

84

JONES, LOGAN

WR

10

35

BIRDSONG, JALEAL

RB

10

85

YOUNG, TERRELL

WR

10

36

CHILDRESS, JARID

DB

11

86

GRAHAM, ELIJAH

WR

10

37

HALL, KENNETH

DB

10

87

TAYLOR, WILLIAM

WR

12

38

DIXON, KENNETH

DB

12

88

MURPHY, JADEN

WR

10

39

RICHARDSON, JD

WR

11

89

LOVE, JAYLIN

WR

10

40

MATHEWS, RYAN

DE

10

90

BYRD, DAVID

DL

10

41

LEAK, DEVIN

WR

11

91

RANSAW, CHANCELLOR (GAVIN)

DT

12

42

MOORE, RYAN

S

10

92

HARRIS, TRENTON (TRENT)

DT

12

43

DRAPER, KOBY

LB

12

93

THRASHER, ANDREW

K

11

44

ATCHLEY, GARRETT

DE

12

95

PENDERGRASS, WILLIAM

WR

10

45

HORTON, DEONTRE

LB

10

98

ADKINS, JORDEN

DT

11

46

ROUNDTREE, JAMES

LB

11

99

HOGAN, JUSTIN

DT

12

47

TAYLOR, BRANDON

DB

12

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The Senators travel to Madison for their region game against Bob Jones Oct. 11. The Patriots defeated Sparkman 15-10 last season. Bob Jones leads the all-time series 30-16. Sparkman hosts region foe James Clemens Oct. 18. The Jets defeated the Senators 49-7 last year. James Clemens leads the all-time series 5-2. The Senators’ final region game of the season has them traveling to Florence Oct. 25. The Falcons de-feated Sparkman 21-14 last season. Florence leads the all-time series 9-2. Sparkman closes out the 2019 season hosting Decatur Nov. 1. The Red Raiders defeated the Senators 40-14 to end the 2018 regular season, and Decatur leads the all-time series 16-3.

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2019 Madison Academy Mustangs Class 5A Region 8 Coach: Bob Godsey

MADISON ACADEMY Photos by Paulette Berryman

MUSTANGS LOOK TO MAINTAIN SUCCESS UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP BY RUSSELL FRYE

M

adison Academy enters the 2019 season under new leadership: Bob Godsey was hired in late February to take over the program following the departure of Grant Reynolds, who had been the coach of the Mustangs for the previous three seasons. The Mustangs finished their first season in Class 5A with a 10-2 record and a Region 8 championship. They fell in the second round of the playoffs to Central Clay County to end their season. Godsey comes to Madison Academy from Hartselle High School, where he was the head coach for 16 seasons. He left the Tigers as their all-time winningest head coach with a record of 141-51. Before coming to Hartselle, he spent five years at Brooks. His overall record in 21 years as a head coach is 183-66. He inherits a Mustang team that will return four starters on each side of the ball. Five were named to the All-Region team in 2018. “The transition has been smooth thus

24 MADISON COUNTY FOOTBALL 2019

Aug. 23

Briarwood Christian

Home

Aug. 30

Lawrence County

Away

Sept. 6

East Limestone

Away

Sept. 13

Brewer

Home

Sept. 20

Ardmore

Away

Sept. 27

Open

Oct. 4

Guntersville

Home

Oct. 11

Madison County

Away

Oct. 18

Scottsboro

Home

Oct. 25

Arab

Away

Nov. 1

Brooks

Away

far. The players have been super receptive to a new staff, new defense and special teams,” said Godsey. “We have talented players, but we are thin on bodies. Our numbers are not where we want them to be, but that will come with time.” Godsey will look to junior quarterback Avery Seaton to direct the Mustang offense. Seaton became a starter late in the 2018 season following an injury to starter Luke Nail, who has now transferred to Danville High School. Seaton finished the season 51-for-81 for 1,076 yards with 14 touchdowns and two interceptions, while finishing with a QB rating of 135.9. He also finished second on the team in rushing with 546 yards on 84 carries and nine touchdowns. He was named to the 2018 5A Region 8 First Team as an athlete. Senior Slate Rucker returns to lead the wide receiving unit. Rucker finished 2018 fourth on the team in receptions with 16 but second on the team with 404 yards, seven touchdowns and a 25.3 yards-per-catch average. He was named to the 2018 5A Region 8 First Team. Three players are going to be asked to step up this season to strengthen the receiving corps. Senior Clay Pitsinos and sophomore


Madison Academy 2019 Roster NO. NAME

POSITION

YEAR

21

Caleb Vess

TE/LB

11

2

Jailen Holmes

WR/DB

10

22

Slate Rucker

WR/DB

12

3

Josh Malone

RB/DB

12

24

Asa Barnett

TE/LB

12

4

Deuce Spurlock

WR/DB

10

27

Jacobi McBride

DB/WR

12

5

Tra Stover

WR/DB

10

28

Evan Craighead

RB/LB

12

6

Micah Farmer

WR/DB

12

30

Nick Bobkowski

WR/DB

10

7

Andrew Clark

DB/WR

11

51

Cam Ballard

OL/DL

12

8

Chuck Moore

LB/RB

10

52

Chris Butler

OL/DL

12

9

Kai Watson

WR/LB

11

55

Hayden Knight

OL/LB

9

10

Jackson Hirschler

WR/DB

11

56

JP White

OL/DL

10

11

Clay Pitsinos

WR/DB

12

57

Jake Schmidt

OL/DL

11

12

Mario Brewer

DB/WR

9

59

Jalen Arnold

OL/DL

10

13

Kaden Cherry

LB/RB

10

62

Jack Barrie

OL/DL

10

14

Will Stokes

RB/DB

10

65

Daylen Johnson

OL/DL

9

15

Matt Manley

QB

9

70

Jay Ingram

OL/DL

12

17

Kendrick Rogers

DB/WR

10

71

Brent White

OL/DL

11

18

Holden Blake

QB

10

74

Kaden Young

OL/DL

10

19

Avery Seaton

QB

11

76

Chandlor Ervin

OL/DL

9

20

Blake Helton

LB/RB

11

88

Spenser Nickles

DB/WR

12

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Jailen Holmes saw some action last season. Pitsinos played in eight games and finished with 11 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns, while Holmes played in four games and finished with one catch for 21 yards. Newcomer Tim Spurlock will also see time at receiver. The offensive line will be anchored by two returning starters, Kaden Young and Jay Ingram. The defensive line will be anchored by Ingram, a two-way performer, who was named to the 2018 All-Region team. He finished with 36 tackles last season. A newcomer to keep an eye on will be sophomore Jaylin Arnold, who will be stepping into a larger role on the defensive line. Senior Evan Craighead will lead the linebacking unit. Craighead, who was named to the All-Region team last year, finished with 71 tackles and one sack. Sophomore Chuck Moore will see more playing time this year after limited time last season. The defensive backs will be the most experienced position on the field for the Mustangs. They return two starters, senior Josh Malone and sophomore Tra Stover. Senior Jacobi McBride also saw extensive playing time last season. Malone, who was named to the All-Region team in 2018, finished the season with 46 tackles and two interceptions. Stover finished with 22 tackles and one interception, while McBride finished with 40 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. The Mustangs will have a new kicker in sophomore Andrew Clark. Godsey said he needs to see these questions answered as the season progresses: 1. Who will emerge as leaders for this team? 2. Can we stay healthy enough to make a deep run? 3. With limited numbers, can we be tough enough to make a deep run? 4. Can we be disciplined enough to make a deep run? 5. Can inexperienced offensive and defensive lines develop as the year progresses? Players will need to step up to answer these questions for the Mustangs to make a deep run in Class 5A this season. A LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE The Mustangs open the season Aug. 23 as they host Briarcrest Christian. The two teams have never met. Madison Academy travels to Lawrence County for a week two matchup Aug. 30. The

Mustangs defeated the Red Devils 54-20 last season, and Madison Academy leads the alltime series. They open up a defense of their region championship as they travel to East Limestone Sept. 6. The Mustangs defeated the Indians 49-21 a year ago. Madison Academy leads the all-time series 9-8. The Mustangs welcome Brewer to Bill Washington Stadium Sept. 13 in region play. Madison Academy defeated the Patriots 45-7 last season and leads the all-time series 3-0. Madison Academy travels to Ardmore Sept. 20 for a region matchup. The Mustangs defeated the Tigers 42-10 in last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match-up, but Ardmore leads the all-time series 9-7. Following a bye week, the Mustangs host Guntersville Oct. 4 in another region matchup. Madison Academy defeated Guntersville 35-8 last year and leads the all-time series 1-0. The Mustangs travel across the county for a region game at Madison County Oct. 11. Madison Academy defeated the Tigers 64-22 last season, but Madison County leads the alltime series 14-12. Madison Academy hosts region foe Scottsboro Oct. 18. The Mustangs held on to defeat the Wildcats 34-26 last year. Madison

Head Coach Bob Godsey

Academy leads the all-time series 1-0. Madison Academy closes out region play by traveling to Arab Oct. 25. The Mustangs defeated Arab 38-14 last season. Madison Academy leads the all-time series 1-0. The Mustangs will close the 2019 season on the road at Brooks Nov. 1. Madison Academy defeated the Lions 45-28 to end the 2018 regular season. Brooks leads the all-time series 2-1. MADISON COUNTY FOOTBALL 2019

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WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Class 3A, Region 8 Head Coach: Louis LeBlanc

The Buckhorn Bucks

The Hazel Green Trojans

HAZEL GREEN ST. JOHN PAUL II MADISON CO HIGH SCHOOL CATHOLIC HIGH HIGH SCHOOL Class 6A, Region 8 Head Coach: Joel Schrenk

Class 4A, Region 7 Head Coach: David Lloyd, Jr.

Aug. 23

Kate D. Smith DAR Home

Aug. 30

Madison County

Sept. 6.

Colbert Heights

Away

Sept. 13

Lexington

Home

Sept. 20

Clements

Away

Sept. 27

Randolph School

Away

Oct. 4

Phil Campbell

Home

Oct. 18

Lauderdale County Home

Oct. 25

East Lawrence

Home

Away

NEW HOPE BUCKHORN LEE HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL Class 3A, Region 7 Head Coach: Bart Stephenson

Class 5A, Region 8 Head Coach: Scott Sharp

Class 6A, Region 8 Head Coach: Keith Henderson

Class 6A, Region 8 Head Coach: Jerry Ross

Aug. 23

Grissom

Home

Aug. 23

Locust Fork

Away

Aug. 23

Buckhorn

Away

Aug. 23

Holly Pond

Home

Aug. 23

Madison County

Home

Aug. 30

Sparkman

Away

Aug. 30

East Lawrence

Home

Aug. 23

Columbia

Home

Aug. 30

Westminster

Away

Aug. 30

Section

Home

Aug. 30

Florence

Away

Sept. 6

Buckhorn

Home

Sept. 6

Priceville

Home

Aug. 29

Grissom

Home

Sept. 6

Guntersville

Away

Sept. 6

OPEN

Sept. 6

Hazel Green

Away

Sept. 13

Lee-Huntsville

Home

Sept. 13

Fairview

Away

Sept. 5

Jemison

Away

Sept. 13

East Limestone

Home

Sept. 13

Pisgah

Home

Sept. 13

Albertville

Home

Sept. 20

Athens

Away

Sept. 20

North Jackson

Away

Sept. 13

Hazel Green

Away

Sept. 20

Brewer

Away

Sept. 20

Geraldine

Away

Sept. 19

Wetumpka

JSU

Sept. 27

Gardendale

Home

Sept. 27

OPEN

Sept. 20

Decatur

Home

Sept. 27

New Hope

Home

Sept. 27

Madison County

Away

Sept. 27

Sparkman

Home

Oct. 4

Albertville

Away

Oct. 4

West Morgan

Away

Oct. 4

Fort Payne

Home

Oct. 4

Scottsboro

Home

Oct. 4

Susan Moore

Away

Oct. 4

Jemison

Away

Oct. 11

Mae Jemison

Home

Oct. 11

Randolph School

Home

Oct. 11

Albertville

Away

Oct. 11

Madison Academy Home

Oct. 11

Sylvania

Home

Oct. 11

Fort Payne

Home

Oct. 18

Fort Payne

Away

Oct. 18

Danville

Home

Oct. 18

Buckhorn

Home

Oct. 18

Arab

Away

Oct. 18

Plainview

Away

Oct. 18

Lee

Away

Oct. 25

Hartselle

Away

Oct. 25

DAR Kate D. Smith Away

Oct. 25

Athens

Away

Oct. 25

Ardmore

Home

Oct. 25

Brindlee Mountain Home

Oct. 25

OPEN

Nov. 1

OPEN

Nov. 1

Douglas

Oct. 31

Pinson Valley

Away

Nov. 1

Coosa Christian

Nov. 1

Grissom

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Home

Away

Away MADISON COUNTY FOOTBALL 2019

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HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Class 7A, Region 8 Head Coach: Mark Fleetwood

The Grissom Tigers

Aug. 22

Decatur

Home

Aug. 30

Mae Jemison

Away

Sept. 6

Grissom

Sept. 13

James Clemens

Sept. 20

Sparkman

Away

Sept. 27

Columbia

Home

Oct. 3

Florence

Home

Oct. 11

Austin

Away

Oct. 18

Gadsden City

Oct. 25

Bob Jones

Home AL A&M

Away AL A&M

MAE JEMISON COLUMBIA GRISSOM HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL Class 7A, Region 4 Head Coach: Chip English

Class 6A, Region 7 Head Coach: Bradford Zinn

Class 6A, Region 8 Head Coach: Kelvis White

Aug. 23

Hazel Green

Away

Aug. 23

Gardendale

Away

Aug. 23

Lee

Away

Aug.29

Lee Generals

Away

Aug. 30

Huntsville

Home

Aug. 30

Albertville

Away

Sept. 6

Huntsville Panthers Away

Sept. 5

Lee-Huntsville

Home

Sept. 6

Muscle Shoals

Away

Sept. 13

Sparkman

Home

Sept. 13

Fort Payne

Away

Sept. 12

Cullman

Home

Sept. 20

Austin

Home

Sept. 20

Muscle Shoals

Away

Sept. 20

OPEN

Sept. 27

OPEN

Sept. 27

Paul Bryant

Home

Sept. 27

Huntsville

Home

Oct. 4

Bob Jones

Away

Oct. 4

Buckhorn

Away

Oct. 4

Hartselle

Away

Oct. 10

James Clemens

Home

Oct. 11

Hazel Green

Away

Oct. 11

Athens

Home

Oct. 17

Florence

Home

Oct. 18

Albertville

Away

Oct. 18

Decatur

Away

Oct. 25

Gadsden City

Away

Oct. 25

Columbia

Away

Oct. 25

Jemison

Home

Nov. 1

Buckhorn

Home

Nov. 1

OPEN

Nov. 1

Randolph School

Home

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