Briarwood Christian hires new football coach

Forester ‘key component’ to Lions’ success for over a decade By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – I should not be able to write this story. I have covered Briarwood Christian School athletics on a freelance basis the last three years, and I have only spoken to new head football coach Matthew Forester in passing. It has … Continue reading Briarwood Christian hires new football coach

Briarwood Christian coach Fred Yancey retires

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – It is rather fitting that the coach was born in the Home of the Blues, because today Birmingham has them. A legend has retired. Briarwood Christian School head football coach Fred Yancey today announced his retirement in a team meeting. Yancey retires with the 11th-most wins in Alabama high school … Continue reading Briarwood Christian coach Fred Yancey retires

Scenes from Briarwood Christian at Hartselle

I had never been to Hartselle before last night, and the city feels like a step back in time. I pulled into the parking lot – on a tennis court, actually – at 5 p.m., two hours before kickoff. Hartselle fans already littered the home stands. They all wore dark red shirts and toted shakers. … Continue reading Scenes from Briarwood Christian at Hartselle