HYPE, HEAT AND HONOR:
Wonderful coverage by the Tallahassee Democrat both leading up to and following the inaugural Superintendent’s Bowl pre-season football game between East Gadsden and West Gadsden. The pregame coverage on Thursday included the history of the Shanks football teams that played at Corry Field before the school’s closing as a high school in 2003. Some of those teams were the school’s best, including its last season in 2002, which lost in regional finals by one point despite DeCody Fagg’s four touchdowns. The mid to late ‘90s produced some excellent teams and turned out players like Willie Simmons, Abdual Howard, Dexter Jackson and Leroy Smith. [Full Story »]
The football season will get going Friday for the county high school teams. All three local teams have games scheduled. The pre-season games don’t count in the records but always build up excitement with squads getting an idea on how they are shaping up for the regular season. [Full Story »]
The first two weeks of high school football practice have passed and teams are now one week from being able to show on the field what they sweated to learn in the hot Florida sun.
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