Pinson Valley QB Nix approaching state record

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY – Pinson Valley senior quarterback Bo Nix could break an Alabama High School Athletic Association record this Friday. Nix, an Auburn commitment, has accumulated 11,413 yards in his career between Scottsboro and Pinson Valley, which ranks second all-time behind Williamson’s JaMarcus Russell, who totaled 11,738 total yards from 1999-2002. Russell later … Continue reading Pinson Valley QB Nix approaching state record

JefCoEd seniors earn more than $62 million in scholarships

By Gary Lloyd Educators in Jefferson County, Alabama, have more than sixty-two million reasons to smile. The graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 from the fourteen Jefferson County Schools high schools earned a total of $62,257,917.50 in scholarships. That’s enough money to buy sixty-two Manhattan apartments. Or pay LeBron James’ salary for two NBA … Continue reading JefCoEd seniors earn more than $62 million in scholarships

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

Communities win Clay-Chalkville, Pinson Valley semifinal game

PINSON -- I’ve waited seven years to write this story, and I hope I get it just right. I have wanted this game for so long, an intra-ZIP-code tilt between the team with the terrorizing defense anchored by the future SEC defensive tackle against the clicking-on-all-cylinders offense led by the future -- most likely -- … Continue reading Communities win Clay-Chalkville, Pinson Valley semifinal game