22 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 22, 1994
Derrick Rudolph was named the defensive player of the week for the Hillcrest vs. Monroeville game. Derrick had nine solo tackles and six assists. He also had one tackle for a loss. Roger Rudolph was named as the offensive player of the week for the game. He scored one touchdown and also had nine knockdowns (good blocks). He also had four solo tackles and five assists.
Blake Anderson was named the offensive player of the week for the Atmore game. He had six knockdowns and graded 2.1 for the game. He had several key blocks and one solo tackle and 11 assists on defense. Willie Campbell was named the defensive player of the game for Atmore. He had six solo tackles and seven assists.
Don Ray Mixon was named the offensive player of the week for the W.S. Neal game. Don Ray had one touchdown, 40 yards rushing, was four of nine passing for 73 yards. Ryan Meeks was named as the defensive player of the week. He had six solo tackles and three assists. He also had one sack.
Skydiving exhibition canceled for Sept. 23: The planned skydiving exhibition sponsored by the Hillcrest JROTC scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Hillcrest football game at Brooks Memorial Stadium has been canceled.
According to the JROTC Department, the exhibition was canceled as a result of unavailability of aviation assets to support the mission because of higher priority operations (involvement in the Haiti crisis).
37 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 27, 1979
Excel edges Lyeffion 15-8: Lyeffion High’s Yellow Jackets lost a close one to the Excel Panthers in Excel last Friday night.
The Jackets scored first when Mack Dailey intercepted a pass and ran it back 81 yards in the second quarter. Ardell Taylor ran for two points to make it 8-0.
Sparta slips past Patriots: The Sparta Academy Warriors kept the homefolks on the edge of their seats most of the night before scoring late in the final quarter to come from behind and edge Fort Deposit Academy 8-7 here Friday night.
The Warriors finally got their offense untracked in the last half and moved in for their only score. Ronny McKenzie drove across from the two for the touchdown. The winning two points came on a nifty pass play with Terry Peacock hitting Andy Hammond in the end zone.
(Other top Sparta players in that game included Jeff Baggett, Scott Baggett, Robert Bozeman, Ira Cook, Greg Crabtree, Gaylon Griggers, Jeff Johnson, Robert Johnston, Bobby Mason, Mike Mixon, Darwin Nix, Richard Nix, Mike Raines and Walker Scott.)
Tigers trim Aggies 46-26: The Monroe County High Tigers and the Evergreen High Aggies treated the fans to a spectacular offensive show here Friday night at Brooks Stadium. When the fireworks were over, Monroe was on the long end of a 46-26 score.
52 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 24, 1964
These Evergreen Boy Scouts had one of their big days Saturday when they went up to Auburn and helped usher at the Auburn-Houston game. Scoutmaster Paul McMillan hopes that the troop will be able to do this every year. The boys are pictured with the men who carried them to the game. They are Shelby Windham, Jimmy Bell, Jim Williams, Jeb Barron, Bill Turk, Vernon Millsap and Gene Glass; Robert Williams, Charlie Wild, Johnny Thornley, Jeff Scott, Mike Bethune, Elliott Quarles, David Stonestreet and Otis Bell; Mike Covin, Robert Wilkins, Glenn Bolton, John Wilkins, John Croft, Roger Waller; Marion Wilkins, James Crowley and Walter Smith.
Yellow Jackets win a thriller from Camp Hill: The Lyeffion High Yellow Jackets battled from behind and scored in the final seconds of the game to defeat Camp Hill, 20-13, Friday night at Lyeffion.
(Top players for Lyeffion in that game included quarterback Larry Blackmon, Don Jones and Harold Brown.)
Andy Bulldogs blast Aggies 26-0: The Evergreen Aggies ran into a bigger, faster Andalusia High Bulldog team Friday night and lost a 26 to 0 decision in Andalusia.
(Jimmy) Warren with 42 yards and (Scott) Cook with 28 led the individual efforts for Evergreen. Moulton logged 62 and Wallace 42 for Andy.
(Other players on Evergreen’s team that year included Mike Fields, Brent Thornley, Johnny Huggins, Mike Moorer, Bob Tanner, Alvin Dees, Kenny Harper, Paul Deason, Truett Sims, Calvin Smith and Ronnie Hayes.)
67 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 22, 1949
Evergreen Aggies Win First Game; Best Tough Thomasville Tigers 6-0: The Evergreen High School Aggies pushed across a touchdown late in the final period last Friday night to defeat the strong Thomasville Tigers 6 to 0 in the opening game of the season for both teams. Right halfback Ed Hooks bulled across from the one-yard stripe to culminate a 34-yard drive with the lone score of the ball game.
The game was played in Brooks Stadium here before a large opening night crowd estimated at better than 1,200 paid attendance. Heavy rainfall late Friday afternoon and threatening skies probably kept hundreds more away from the game.
Coaches Wendell Hart and John Lockwood were well pleased with the overall performance of their Aggies but found many weak spots.
(Other standout Evergreen players in that game included Bruce Johnson, Jim Ryan, John Greel Ralls, Dickey Bozeman, Jack Cunningham, Jeff Moorer and Shelton Craig.)
The Repton High School Bulldogs downed a valiant but inexperienced bunch of Lyeffion High Yellow Jackets 32 to 0 last Saturday night in the opening game of the season for both teams. The game was played in Brooks Stadium at Evergreen High School.
The heavier, more experienced Repton gridders were too much for their cross-county rivals where were playing their first game. Football was revived at Lyeffion this year after a lapse of more than a decade.
Allyn McKeen To Speak At QB Club Kickoff Party Next Thursday Night: The Evergreen Quarterback Club will offer the football team of Evergreen and vicinity and the loyal supporters of Evergreen High School athletics an outstanding attraction next Thursday night in guest speaker Allyn McKeen, former head coach at Mississippi State. In addition to Coach McKeen, the program includes a fish supper and a football game between the Evergreen Junior Team and Greenville’s Grasscutters.
82 YEARS AGO
SEPT. 27, 1934
Hunting License To Sell For Same Fee: Game Warden I.E. Adams was in The Courant office in the first of the week and called attention to a rumor that has been circulated the past few weeks among hunters. He says that many hunters have got the impression that when they buy their hunting license they will have to go to the post office and procure a stamp for duck hunting and attach to it. Mr. Adams says that this is not necessary except for those who expect to hunt ducks. Persons who do not engage in duck hunting are not required to buy the stamp. They may buy their ordinary hunting licenses for the same fee as in former years, $1 for county and $3 for state. However, if one expects to hunt ducks, it is essential that he procure the duck stamp from the post office, which will cost $1.
Hunting season on the various types of game are the same as last year and dates of same may be found on the back of hunting license. The new license year begins Oct. 1. Hunting licenses may be procured from the office of the judge of probate.