Darren Doyle, story and photos
With sports, sometimes everything works in your favor. Good decisions are made, plays are executed, opportunities are taken advantage of, and the scoreboard is nice to your team. Those things didn't happen last night for the Wildcats as the Butler County Bears crashed the homecoming party and slammed ECHS with a 49-14 loss at Wildcat Stadium.
If you left after the first quarter, you're thinking, "What happened?" Good question, because senior running back Daniel Caudill ran a 51 yard touchdown on the second play of the game. Shortly after, sophomore quarterback Tucker Cole finished off an 8 yard carry for another Wildcat TD and sophomore Brett Brannon finished the extra point kick for an ECHS 14-6 lead after the first.
The Bears answered in the second with a touchdown, but their two-point conversion was broken up by Brayden Carey, leaving the score 14-12. The Wildcats then made a solid run but with a couple of miscues and tough Butler County defense, the momentum shifted incredibly in Butler's favor. The Bears put a field goal on the board, but the dagger came when the BC quarterback completed a pass for a 93 yard touchdown. The intensity for the Cats was never the same, and they had no answer for Butler County.
"I thought our kids played hard, we just ran out of gas," said head coach Kyle Pierce. "You could just tell the difference in the speed and pace of the game for Butler, and not that they're necessarily faster than us, we just got winded."
Pierce was also quick to take responsibility of his own. "From a coaching standpoint, we gotta do a better job of subbing, because we don't play a ton of guys. Lots of guys are going both ways, and we're in decent shape, but both teams are going 'no huddle-hurry-up' and we basically wore ourselves down by doing that."
With the 47-0 win over Caverna last week, EC looked to take some momentum into the homecoming game, however, Edmonson County wasn't playing Caverna again.
"Butler County is a good football team. They made some big time plays, you know that 93 yard touchdown they made...those plays are back breakers," he said. "We're a young team, but at the same time, we could also keep making excuses that we're young and inexperienced, but you know, we're going to be young and inexperienced all year long. So we're going back to the drawing board, get better, and work this thing out."
Hopefully the Wildcats will be able to do just that as they travel to Grayson County next Friday night against bitter rivals as they compete in the annual "Tobacco Stick Bowl."
"Grayson is an option team, so we'll have to be disciplined, defensively," Pierce said. "Offensively? We're going to have play well. We'll have to execute. You know, we have to stay away from situations like we got ourselves into tonight. There's not a lot a offensive plays to call when you're 2nd and 22, but we're going to get better. If there's a team we can bounce back and get up for, I think it's Grayson County."
Twenty-one lovely ladies and their escorts took the field last night at Wildcat Stadium to see who would make up the 2015 Homecoming Court.
This year's court was made up of Freshman Princess Hannah Meredith, daughter of Johnny and Veronica Meredith. Her escort was Griffin Spainhoward, son of Eric and Lesley Spainhoward. Sophomore princess Abby Alexander, daughter of Terry and Dana Alexander. She was escorted by Jackson Sasse, the son of Jeff and Kathy Sasse. The junior princess was McKenna Wood, daughter of Rick and Kim Wood. She was escorted by Hunter Miller, son of Danny and Tammy Miller.
The Senior 2015 Homecoming Queen crown was given to Ms. MaryChris Waddell, daughter of Patrick and Lisa Waddell. She was escorted by Mr. Jake Wingfield, also a senior. He's the son of Richie and Angie Wingfield.
The attendants for the festivities were Brylee Elyse Goins, daughter of Kyle and Lauren Goins and her escort Mickey Blaine Johnson, son of Mickey and Elysia Johnson. Also Lyla Monroe, daughter of Shawn and Jessica Monroe and her escort Tanner Joe Roof. He's the son of Randy and Savannah Roof.
We hope you enjoy a new weekly sports column from 1996 ECHS graduate Robert Vincent. The column covers local, college, and pro sports. Robert has some informative and entertaining views on sports in the world today. He lives with his family in the Chalybeate community.
by Robert Vincent
Sport (n): An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess of a competitive nature.
Fan (n): (derivative of fanatic) a person with extreme enthusiasm.
In my opinion, this world is made up of two types of people: Those who love sports, and those who don’t. This is a column for those who do.
I have spent the last 30-plus years of my life loving sports. Whether they be cheering for the Edmonson County Wildcats or watching my favorite professional sports teams. Writing this is a labor of love. Giving my opinion (or fact) about something that, to me, is important…sports.
But enough about me.
Don’t know if you heard, but we got a pretty good football team. Last week, The Wildcats hosted Caverna…and by hosted I mean destroyed. 47-0. This week, they host Butler County. Edmonson County has a long rivalry with Butler, but not as big as the game that follows (that would be Grayson County). As long as the Cats keep it up on the arm of Tucker Cole (who looked very impressive against Caverna) and the play of guys like Caudill and Farmer, Edmonson should be fun to watch all year. The thing you have to remember is that Butler County isn’t a push over by any means…they beat a tough Logan County team 46-6. My pick: Edmonson 24-20.
Does anyone know what the year 1908 means?
On January 12, the first long distance radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower. On August 8th, The Hoover Company gets the rights to the upright vacuum cleaner. But the important date? October 14. Why? It was on this date that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the last time with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in game 5.
Fast Forward 107 years… The Cubs are 20 games over .500 (as of Thursday the 27th). They have offense and if all plays out, they get to be a wild card team. This may not mean much to some, but to true baseball historians, this is a big deal. True, the Cubs has a run of good seasons in the 2000’s but was cut one out short of the World Series by a Cubs fan with a glove he shouldn’t have brought to the game. They looked good during the home run race that featured more juice than a white Bronco going 40 mph. They have yet to produce a solid outing for a whole season since 1945 (that last appearance in the fall classic), until now. The fall looks nice in Chicago (well…unless you are a White Sox fan) for the first time in a while, and if not this year…who knows.
COME FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER
I am sure many of you have heard the name Isaac Humphries. No? You sure? Isaac Humphries is a young man from Australia. He is 7 foot tall. He is 17. In the FIBA U17 World Championship games last year, he averaged a hair under 19 points and just about 11 and a half rebounds and 3 blocks per game. Once, he scored 41 points and 19 rebounds against Canada’s team. He is also the newest recruit on University of Kentucky’s squad. You know…just in case they need tall people since about 300 Wildcats were drafted this year.
BITS AND PIECES
Things to watch for this week…Lots of good high school football across south central Kentucky before they have to share the weekend with Hilltoppers, Wildcats, Colonels, Cards and Horned Frogs. The Pro Golf Championship is on and Tiger is nowhere to be found. Another 49er was indicted for another crime as the team slowly goes down the drain, but they do have a trip for the preseason to visit Peyton in Denver. Yankees play the Braves in a throwback to the 1990’s when both teams mattered…well…mattered more.
Next Week, we look at Edmonson County’s trip to Swampy land and do something I call The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Truth: 2015 College Football Preview.
Hope you enjoy-- and remember, Bowling is still not a sport…
This week's jam-packed episode updates all the fall sports, shines the Senior Spotlight on Amber Potter, and gets all the latest from Athletic Director Kyle Pierce on sports at ECHS. Wait no more...click play!
Darren Doyle, story and photos
The Lady Cats seemed to be pumped up going into last night's district match up with county line rival Grayson County, but still took the loss in three sets. Whether Grayson had more pep, more rest, or more skill is arguable, but they certainly had more of something than the Lady Cats.
The Lady Cougars took control of things early as they set the tone at ECHS, letting the Lady Cats know that they came ready to play, as they put up a couple runs of 4 points, then with 5 points as EC was unable to stop the momentum.
The second set showed EC wasn't ready to roll over by any means as the points went back and forth to 14-14. Grayson was once again able to put up a few runs and created a little space as they won again, 25-20.
The third set was very lop-sided and the Lady Cats simply couldn't find any rhythm as Grayson put up 4 runs of 4 or more points and several more runs of two.
"You just gotta let it roll off your back," said Coach Brad Sullivan. "It's part of the game. This (Grayson) is a very good team with kids that've been playing together for a long time."
He said the tournament over the weekend had taken it's toll on the Lady Cats. "You know, we're just tired. With 5 games then, plus Monday night's game at Ohio County, that put us getting in late," he said. "We need some rest, but we'll work through it. We've got some good games coming up that we'll be ready for."
The Lady Cats will travel to Glasgow tomorrow night (Thursday) as they face the Lady Scotties. The freshman/JV/Varsity action begins at 5pm.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Kathy Meredith, photos
The ECHS Lady Cat Volleyball traveled to the Apollo Summer Slam Down Tournament in Owensboro this past Friday and Saturday. This was a "pool play" tournament, which basically ranks teams for different division play the next day. This tourney featured 3 divisions, Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
On Friday night, the Lady Cats faced Green County in game one and won 2-0. Game 2 was against Owensboro High School, and although EC fought back from a first set, ten-point deficit, it wasn't enough as the Lady Cats fell. The second set saw an early ECHS lead, but an 8-point run by Owensboro proved to be too much for EC as the girls were defeated 25-18.
The 1-1 results Friday night placed Lady Cats in the Silver Division of the tournament. On Saturday night, the Lady Cats maintained a solid lead against Ohio County throughout both sets to win two straight sets 25-16 and 25-22.
The Lady Cats then faced Marshall County and battled hard but lost 2-1 (22-25, 25-23, 4-15).
The final match of the day to determine the 3rd place team for the Silver Division proved to be a rematch with none other than district foe Whitesville Trinity. The first two sets were nothing short of a nail biter that kept fans and players on the edge of their seats and the Lady Cats won the first set 25-23. The next match would require playing up to the cap of 27 to win the second set, which found Whitesville edging out ECHS with a one point advantage (26-27). The Lady Cats would not let that happen again in the third and final set, as they ended up on the winning side of the scoreboard, 17-16.
After playing six matches with 17 sets in three days, Lady Cats proved their endurance with a third place tournament win and a record of 4-2 to start the season. Lady Cats return to play tonight (Monday) at Ohio County at 5:30pm and home against Grayson County on Tuesday night at 5:00pm.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
The Edmonson County Wildcats started the season off with an impressive performance last night against Caverna last night as they handed the Colonels a crushing 47-0 loss at Wildcat Stadium. The Cats had no trouble scoring throughout the game, and even though the Colonels team isn't the same caliber of competition as Allen County, which scrimmaged EC last week, Coach Pierce said he felt his guys executed fundamentals, something he said they had worked on.
Scoring a couple touchdowns each quarter is not something teams always have the luxury of doing, but with having a much deeper team than Caverna, one of the game plans was to play at a fast pace to try to wear the Colonels down.
"I thought our guys took advantage of most of our opportunities," said Pierce, "but we had a few plays when we got close to the red zone in the first half that should have been different. We had a penalty that backed us up, we had a chance for a field goal and another penalty there, so there's obviously things we're going to work on."
Pierce said he was also proud of the defensive effort made last night. "Our defense was good enough to keep them (Caverna) in bad field position, and that made up for some bad offense on our part during the first part of the game."
First year quarterback, sophomore Tucker Cole showed a solid performance in his debut at the position. "I thought Tucker did well," said Pierce. "He has the ability to make plays with his feet and he's got a good head on his shoulders. He had some mistakes, but he'll learn. That's his first time starting at QB, but there's also a good skill set of players around him. Tucker's solid play was also indicative of a good offensive line."
Next Friday's game will be the Football Homecoming against Butler County. "Obviously, it's a big rivalry, and homecoming game. We had a good crowd tonight, so hopefully it will be bigger next week," Pierce said. "They're a good team with a good quarterback. They've been a thorn in our side for the last few years. We've had close games, but they've always found a way to win. We respect Butler County's program, coach Ryan Emmick does a great job down there. We obviously want to win every game, but we want to keep this thing rolling. It's a big game and we're glad it's early in the season while our guys are really excited about football."
You can listen to the game live at 6:40pm on your new home for ECHS Football on Wildcats Live with Scott and Bryan. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm with homecoming activities taking place at halftime.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
The ECHS Lady Cat Volleyball team sure didn't fool around during last night's season opener in a heated district match up against Whitesville Trinity, a team that EC hadn't defeated in 5 years...until last night. It took all 5 sets and close, back-and-forth scoring from each team, but the Lady Cats held on for their first win of the season.
"I've already met one goal for the year in our very first game," said Senior co-captain Laney Meredith. "It's gonna be a good year."
ECHS jumped out to great start, winning the first set 25-15, however, the next set was neck-and-neck from the beginning. Sophomore Mikayla Lindsey slammed one home to break a tie match at 14-13, but the lead wouldn't last. Trinity continued to tie or creep ahead until they went on a 6-1 run that took over the momentum, allowing them to eventually win the set, 25-22.
Set 3 was a repeat of the first set as the Lady Cats took control of things yet again, handling the Lady Raiders with ease and winning 25-15. Oddly enough, set 4 was a carbon-copy of set 2 with only 1 or 2 points separating things until Trinity jumped on a commanding 7-2 run that allowed them to win the set and tie the game at 2 sets each.
The 5th and final set (which goes to 15 not 25) would be a completely different story as the Lady Cats showed no mercy to their guests as they poured on a 15-3 slaughter that caused the Lady Raiders to hang their heads for the last few points. Everything worked for ECHS, nothing worked at all for Trinity, and the Lady Cats took care of their district foe in 5 sets, something EC fans saw as long overdue.
"Last night set the bar for us," said Senior co-captain MaryChris Waddell. "We know what we can accomplish and how we have to accomplish it. As long as we stick together and stay a team, this year will be great for us."
Coach Brad Sullivan gained his first official win as a head coach. "You never want to lose the first game/opener," he said. "We came together as a team. It was a battle for sure, but we knew they would make a run like they always do."
Sullivan said the key to the win was that the girls played their game and didn't try to do too much. "Volleyball is getting tougher every year. We'll enjoy this win, but there are still a lot of games left."
The Lady Cats play this weekend in Owensboro at the Apollo Summer Slam Tournament. The girls will have opportunities to play several games in the pool play tournament. We'll have updates as they're available.
Football is back in Edmonson County and hundreds of folks will be headed to Wildcat Stadium tonight for a long overdue view of "Friday night lights." The Wildcats will host the Caverna Colonels in tonight's match up and even though the Cats are a young team, Coach Kyle Pierce said he feels confident about his group of young men.
When asked what to expect from Caverna tonight, Coach Pierce said "Caverna will have some tremendous skill athletes. They're very fast and have the ability to make plays. They're also really big up front with a couple 300 pound guys."
Since the Allen County scrimmage, Pierce said his team has been working hard at the fundamentals. "Blocking, tackling, creating take-aways defensively, and not turning the ball over offensively, are things we're trying to do," he said. He also wants his guys to be ready to take advantage of opportunities as they're presented and make the big plays when they matter.
Tonight is also "Alumi Night," which honors and welcomes all ECHS Football Alumni. All former players are invited to the field house around 6:35 for a pre-game speech with the players. Kickoff is at 7pm with Wildcats Live game broadcast beginning at 6:40. Scott Lindsey and Bryan Thompson will have all your live play-by-play action on your only source for ECHS sports, EdmonsonVoice.com.
It's back! It's time to kick things off with another season of The View from Wildcat Alley. This week, we hear from Coach Kyle Pierce while the Senior Spotlight shines on Kayla Meredith...Go Cats!
Darren Doyle, Edmonson Voice
The ECHS Football traveled to Allen County last Thursday for a pre-season scrimmage game. Although you certainly can't hang the entire season on a practice game, Head Coach Kyle Pierce said it was a useful tool to use in preparing for future game. He sat down with us and answered a few questions.
EV: How impactful was last night's scrimmage?
KP----We rely on scrimmages for what they are... A scrimmage. We look at some of our base offenses and defenses and work on specific concepts or coverages. You see immediately what you have to work on. It allowed our guys to face a much bigger team and see things happen game speed.
EV: What strengths and weaknesses did you see?
KP----As far as strengths go, defensively, I thought we made them work the ball. They didn't break big runs. We contained them. We did have a couple busted coverages that are fixable. For the most part, I thought we tackled well. Weaknesses--offensively, we have to do a better job up front. We have to maintain our blocks and give our backs enough time to make it to the second level. We have to protect the quarterback better as well. We did have some big plays, and that is something we will have to have for us to be successful.
EV: Any surprises?
KP----Nothing really surprising, but our kids fought hard. For a scrimmage, I thought we tackled well. We let them out of few "should've been a tackle" moments, but overall we made some plays against their running game.
We'll have a preview of Friday night's game coming up later this week. It will be the 2015 season opener at home against Caverna at 7pm. If you can't attend the game, make sure your catch all the live action right here on Wildcats Live! with Scott and Bryan.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
The Lady Cat Volleyball team showed off their brand new uniforms at home last night as they fought against the Lady Dragons of Warren Central during a preseason scrimmage match. Both the JV and Varsity teams looked very confident as they each defeated Central in two sets.
The Freshmen team showed some promise but fell to the Lady Dragons in two sets. Coach Brad Sullivan says he believes his team will do nothing but improve as the season progresses.
"It was good for a scrimmage, but we still have a lot of work to do," he said. "It's really the team effort that works for us, and we'll see improvements as the season moves forward."
The regular season opener is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th against Whitesville Trinity, 5:30 at ECHS.
Darren Doyle, Edmonson Voice
We sat down with Head Football Coach and ECHS Athletic Director Kyle Pierce earlier to talk about the Edmonson County Wildcat Football team for the 2015 season. The Cats will be headed up KY HWY 101 tonight as they travel to Allen County Scottsville to take on the Patriots in a pre-season scrimmage before the regular season begins next Friday at home vs. Caverna.
EV: There seems to be more excitement about this season than last, why?
KP: Every season brings excitement. Our seniors have been through a lot these past three seasons and they want their senior year to go well. We have a really young, inexperienced but talented team. So the excitement builds from what this group can accomplish as a whole.
EV: We spoke to a player a few days ago. He said this year is going to be very different due to much better leadership and a better group of guys. Can you expound on that?
KP: We've always had great guys that played here. Sometimes there are a few guys that you are counting on that decide to make poor choices and go in a different direction that the team is needing to go. That does not make them bad people, but some choices can really affect a team negatively. As for 2015, I really like our kids. They all seem to like each other and they have made it a point to hang out with each other. When you see seniors and juniors hanging out with freshmen, then you see the leadership start to grow. People remember how you treat them, and that is something we talk to our kids. about almost every day. A team that sacrifices for each other usually has greater success.
EV: There are reports that last year's quarterback has transferred to another school. Was it difficult to adjust?
KP: He moved to Metcalfe County Schools after a few days of practice, so we really didn't miss a step football-wise. Sophomore Tucker Cole was going to be competing for the job throughout the summer. This just accelerated the process. We knew going in that if Tucker came out and performed well, he was going to be the quarterback. The early departure allowed him to get most of the reps all summer and actually helped him. Many of the concepts we planned to use probably fit Tucker's abilities more. We have a new transfer Rheece Berkley who will be a very capable backup if needed. He will play offensively at one of the other skill positions, but he has some tools as well that can be very effective.
EV: Give a short summary of what fans can expect to see out of ECHS football this year.
KP: We really want to push the tempo offensively. We'll be mostly no-huddle and try to spread the ball around to our athletes. There will be times that we slow it down, but we want to play fast. Defensively, we will going to a different look that we base out of. Traditionally, we have been a 3-4/4-4 team, but we feel we have to put as much speed on the field as possible, so are base defense will be a 3-5, where we play with 5 linebackers. Our two outside linebackers are hybrid type players. In other systems, they could play linebacker or a defensive back. Our three inside linebackers are true linebacker types. In terms of special teams, there will be a few new wrinkles that we have been working on, but I'm not going to give out all of our secrets just yet...
EV: With now having hometown broadcast coverage, following the Wildcats should be easier than ever, right?
KP: Absolutely. Having the Edmonson Voice step up and partner with ECHS Athletics will be great for our community. Not only will people be able to hear the broadcasts through the Edmonson Voice, but they will have game recaps, video, and updated information about our teams. Go to www.edmonsonvoice.com and go to the Sports tab which will bring you Wildcats Live!
Come on out to ECHS as your Lady Cat volleyball team will take on the Warren Central Lady Dragon. Freshmen game will start at 5:30, with the JV immediately following, wrapped up with the varsity match-up.
We'll have all the highlights after the game. GO LADY CATS.
Edmonson Voice Athletic Staff
ECHS Golf opened up the season against Grayson County Tuesday at Cave Valley Golf Club. Grayson brought 10 boys and 4 girls to match up with EC’s 6 boys and 3 girls.
Senior Hunter Buttram led the Wildcats and all players with a low score of 33. Assistant Coach Granville Meredith who was filling in for Head Coach Ed Nunnelee, who had to be away, said the team is very young and has struggled a bit so far, but is confident they will get better with time and practice. “The guys need to work on their game and keep getting better," Meredith said. "This is the first match of the season and it didn't go like we wanted, but we'll simply put it behind us and move on to the next one.” ECHS lost the match 205 to 160.
The Lady Cat team consisting of Kayla Meredith, Jhonna Basil and Paige Glass then faced off against The Lady Cougars. Meredith, who was coming off a big week led the Lady Cats with the low score of 37. “I had a few mistakes and dropped some strokes but overall it was a good match,” she said. Coach Meredith said that Basil, a golf first-year senior played well. He said, “I was pleased with Jhonna's play today, but of course, first match nerves will play a factor and mistakes will be made-- but there's certainly nothing to be disappointed about.”
The Lady Cats came out on top on the scorecards 95 to 96, but unfortunately, ECHS didn't have 4 team members, the amount necessary to qualify for an official "team", so technically, the match didn't count.
The next match is this afternoon (Thurs, 8/13) against Warren Central at home at the Cave Valley Golf Club.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
Even though the first official game isn't for a couple weeks, Wildcat Stadium was the place to be tonight (Saturday 8/8) as the ECHS Football Boosters hosted the first annual "Meet The Wildcats" Festival/Fundraiser.
Each member of the team was introduced and asked a question "What's your favorite part of ECHS Football?" Answers ranged anywhere from "I love being with my teammates" to "I like to hit people."
In addition to the players, the coaching staff was also introduced as well as the cheerleaders and the Wildcat Band. Coaches took turns in the dunking booth as they were drenched over and again. There was plenty of food, music, and fun as all the proceeds went towards new weightlifting equipment. It was sponsored in part by Modern Woodmen of America, as they matched up to $2500 in funds tonight.
Coach Kyle Pierce was very pleased with the turnout. "Meet the Wildcats was a tremendous success," he said. "Our guys had a lot of fun and were thankful for everyone who came out to support them."
One of the things that stuck out to him were all the parents and volunteers lending helping hands for the event. "We talk to our players about being great teammates. When they see their families all working together, they see real teamwork in action." He said he was encouraged by all the support. "We hope that we'll have great crowds at our home games as well as ones that will travel with us on the road."
Enjoy some photo highlights from the festivities this evening.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
A good crowd was on hand for a series of intersquad scrimmage games today (Saturday, 8/8) at ECHS for Lady Cat Volleyball. The freshman team played the JV first, then the JV took on the varsity team. Parents and volunteers took turns with the concession stand and other duties, while fans cheered on the Lady Cats.
Brad Sullivan is a first year head coach for the varsity team while Cody Sullivan will coach the JV and Haley Garmon will handle freshman coaching duties.
Enjoy the slideshow of some highlights from today's matches. The first official game of the season will be at home against Warren Central Thursday, August 13th.
EC Youth Football Signups
Sign ups for Edmonson County Youth football and Football Cheerleading are going on now. All kids ages 6 to 12 and that have not advanced to the seventh grade are eligible.
Our schedule this week:
8/8 9am to 11am. Sign-ups and practicing in shorts, T-shirts, and Cleats
8/10 6pm to 7:30pm. Sign-ups and practicing in Helmets, shorts, T-shirts, and Cleats
8/11 6pm to 7:30pm. Sign-ups and practicing in Helmets, shorts, T-shirts, and Cleats
8/13 6pm to 7:30pm. Practice only in Helmets, shorts, T-shirts, and Cleats
8/15 9am to 11am. Practice only in Helmets, shorts, T-shirts, and Cleats
This year, we're participating in a brand new conference. I am very excited to meet with you and explain the benefits. Sign-up fee will be $50.00. Practices are always 6:00pm to 7:30 on Mon, Tues., and Thursday of each week. All practices and sign ups take place at the High school football facilities. We travel to surrounding counties and play games on Saturdays and some week days, against some of the same teams as the Middle School and High School.
We have a Coaches Certification training program for all coaches. We are a feeder program and consequently have the same Offense, Defense, and strategic outlook as the middle and high school programs. If your child plays for us, they will be prepared to play in our High School program. Some returning players have been practicing for 3 weeks on Saturdays at their request.
This is the first time we have taken this approach and we love it. The coaches and I are very proud of those dedicated players. Come join us on Saturday and get your Football career started.
Thanks, --Coach Bryan Thompson
Here are some former players you may see on the High School field this year. See if you can guess who they are!!
Edmonson Voice Staff, photos by Dottie Collins
This year's ECHS Lady Cat Basketball Camp came to an end last week with a whole gym-full of future Lady Cats. Coach Kevin Jackson, his coaching staff, and current Lady Cat team members instructed the basketball hopefuls in a number of drills, exercises, games, and team building techniques. Each group competed in different drills and contests and the winners are listed below.