To Play Or Not To Play?

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 start the high school fall sports season on time? Should we delay it a week? A month? Cancel it altogether?  I don’t know that. And … Continue reading To Play Or Not To Play?

Spring sports canceled: What could have been

By Gary Lloyd Like a walk-off home run in the final inning, the game is over. Except the game never made it to the decisive seventh inning. On Thursday, Alabama K-12 public schools were dismissed for the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning students will finish the 2019-2020 school year at home beginning April … Continue reading Spring sports canceled: What could have been

Sports

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 after the game I’m covering, and Tweet it out with the lone word, “Sports.” I do this purposely. High school sports, in many ways, have … Continue reading Sports

Niblett: ‘I want to try to put something positive out there’

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 opening your mouth. The tape recorder just rolls. You feel comfortable with these coaches, whether their teams win or lose.  I have encountered several of … Continue reading Niblett: ‘I want to try to put something positive out there’

Alabama roster for AL-MS Classic released

MONTGOMERY – The stars will descend on the capital Dec. 17. Senior quarterbacks Taulia Tagovailoa of Thompson High School and Bo Nix of Pinson Valley headline the 2018 40-player All-Star roster for Alabama for the upcoming 32th annual Alabama-Mississippi Classic set to be played at Cramton Bowl on Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The … Continue reading Alabama roster for AL-MS Classic released

Recent high school football stories

Here are some high school football stories I’ve written so far this season for the Starnes Publishing imprint: Igniting the spark Spain Park opens with win over Hillcrest Hoover washed out to Saturday Hoover thumped by St. John’s Rebels fend off Tuscaloosa County McCammon runs wild against Oak Mountain New seniors on the block Homewood … Continue reading Recent high school football stories

My top 10 moments from 2017 high school football season

Postseason lists seem to be popular, so, on a whim, I decided to make my own. These are the top 10 moments I experienced from the 2017 high school football season. Please know that these are only stories I wrote from games I attended. I can’t legitimately comment on a game I didn’t attend. So here we … Continue reading My top 10 moments from 2017 high school football season

Establishing a solid foundation

He is a young newspaper sports editor, but he gets it. The guy who was once my intern, who covers much of the Birmingham, Alabama, area now, says that establishing relationships is what the job is all about. I wish I could take credit for his genius, but he is a natural all on his … Continue reading Establishing a solid foundation