By Gary Lloyd I don’t have the answers. I’m not a doctor. I’m not an epidemiologist. I’m also not a pontificator. Does anyone right now know, unequivocally, that we should … Continue reading To Play Or Not To Play?
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 TRUSSVILLE — I’ve had a few more stories published in the Cahaba Sun, a great monthly newspaper that covers the city of Trussville. Here’s a story on … Continue reading More Trussville stories
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’
By Gary Lloyd This Friday, I’m taking a night off from the high school sidelines. I’m going to the Trussville Public Library to hear Sean Dietrich, an author and storyteller … Continue reading Scenes from three weeks of high school football
AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s wildly popular Super 7 football championship left Birmingham’s venerable Legion Field in 2009 for Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, a new tradition was … Continue reading Super 7 move to Auburn, Tuscaloosa a ‘happy accident’