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

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

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

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