Our 21st season officially started this past Saturday with a beautiful day for football games and cheers. At this time I would like to thank all the local businesses and individuals that have donated to our league program for this season. This program is in the process of being completed and should be done within the next couple of weeks. Our pictures were taken this past Sunday also so each team could be in the program. I’ve also asked all football coaches from the younger and older division tackle teams to always have someone to do their stats during their games. If these stats are not turned in to the pressbox after their game, then they cannot be printed in our weekly newspaper article.
Let’s talk about our cheerleading for this year. Our order for our uniforms was a little over 3 weeks later than normal this year as our sign ups were extended for a little bit. Each uniform is custom made and fit to each girl that cheers in this league. We deal directly with Varsity, which is the same company that supplies our junior high and high school cheerleading squads. We’re hoping that this upcoming week will see all of our squads receiving their uniforms for all of the girls that signed up during our original sign ups. I just want to let the parents know that we are doing everything that we can to try and get these uniforms in for all the young ladies. Anyone that signed up late was notified that it will be later for theirs to come in.
Our season started off with all four of our flag teams playing as we have close to 40 flag players this year. It seems like that we had a pretty good crowd to come out and watch these young men and even some young ladies play their game. It seems like that everyone enjoyed themselves.
In our first tackle game of the day which was the radio game, it was a 6-8 division game and had the Lil Eagles winning over Lil Bama 22-0. There were no stats available for this game.
Our 2nd game was also a 6-8 division game and had the Lil Tigers defeating Vandy 28-0. There were no stats available for this game.
Our 3rd game was a 9-12 division game and had Big Bama winning over the Vols 20-0. For Bama the leading tacklers were Hunter Griggs with 7 and Riley Bolton, Rawley Ritchie and Lane Kittrell all had 4 each. The leading rushers were Isaiah Dallas with 68 yards and 1 TD; A J McQuery had 48 yards and 1 TD; Carson Dalton had 32 yards; Isaac McClard had 27 yards; Lane Kittrell had 22 yards; Luke Gammon had 15 yards and 1 TD and Koye Russell had 11 yards. For the Vols the leading tacklers were Dillan Nelson-Cross and William Massey with 3 each; and Braden Warren, Dawn Dallas, Taylor Hobbs and Kaleb Smith with 4 each. The leading rushers was Kaleb Smith with 28 yards.
Our 4th and final game was a 9-12 division game and had it being homecoming for the Cowboys and the Big Tigers. I would like to thank Coach Tabitha Bandy for coordinating our homecoming ceremonies this year. She did a very good job of this. The game had the Cowboys defeating the Big Tigers 27-0. There were no stats available for the game.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to come out to Pat Parker field each Saturday and watch some exciting games of football. Come on out and stay all day and show your support for these future stars of Macon County football and cheerleading!
Also I want to invite everyone to come out and support your Macon Co Jr High Tigers on Tuesday night, September 13 as they travel to Smith County to take on the Owls at 6:30. Our Macon Co High School Tigers will be traveling to Maplewood on Friday September 16. Everyone needs to wear their blue and show their Tiger Pride!!
Until next week, I’ll see ya in the endzone!