By Gary Lloyd SCOOBA, Miss. – Former Clay-Chalkville High School and University of Alabama standout defensive lineman Quinton Dial is being inducted into the East Mississippi Community College Sports Hall … Continue reading Former Clay, Crimson Tide standout heads to EMCC Hall of Fame
‘Memory he’ll have for rest of his life’ for young Bama fan By Gary Lloyd Our paths did not cross in Tuscaloosa, but I met Cody Kirk in the last … Continue reading Prank to Praise
TRUSSVILLE — Gary Lloyd has launched a new podcast, called the Books, Babble & Ball Podcast. The podcast will feature topics such as writing, journalism, history, news, interviews, sports and … Continue reading New podcast launched
Former student-athletes weigh in on Hewitt, Clay rivalry I saw a post on Twitter last week that said, “Give me a horror story from your specialty in five words or … Continue reading Paws and Claws or Pause and Clause?
THIS STORY APPEARS IN GARY LLOYD’S BOOK, VALLEY ROAD: UPLIFTING STORIES FROM DOWN SOUTH. GET IT HERE. So much about that high school football season was tough. A player dying during a … Continue reading Tough runs
These photos were taken at Minor High School in Adamsville, Alabama, on Friday, Oct. 18. Minor defeated Chelsea, 37-35. It’s like a water-color-painted sky.
This story appears in Gary Lloyd’s book, Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South. Get it here. He remembers that the 6-foot-5, 220-pound lineman always looked sad. He was always so … Continue reading Paying it forward
By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM — A few hundred former players joined Fred Yancey at the 50-yard line at halftime. When it was time to leave the field to make way … Continue reading Legendary coach honored: ‘I don’t want him to ever leave’
By Gary Lloyd If you follow me on Twitter for high school football updates, you may notice a weekly trend. I often capture a fuzzy iPhone photo before, during, or … Continue reading Sports
By Gary Lloyd HOOVER — Some coaches, albeit not many of them, are just talkers. You can prepare to ask a dozen postgame questions, and they just sing without you … Continue reading Niblett: ‘I want to try to put something positive out there’