Area Sports

McKenzie homecoming win quelled

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   It was Homecoming for the black and gold Tigers of McKenzie Friday night, facing off against the Wildcats of Florala who made the long trip from the Florida line for conference play. The Wildcats 2-5 on the season were coming off an impressive offensive victory 68-26 over…

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Fort Dale falls to Knights

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   Despite a herculean effort from the Fort Dale Academy Eagles the Northside Methodist Academy Knights took charge of the matchup defeating the team 42-14, ending the Eagles’ chance at the playoffs. The Eagles fell to 2-6 for the season and 0-4 in the region after the loss. Fort…

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Panthers outpace Elba

BY BRUCE BRANUMN The Greenville Standard   The Georgiana Panthers came away with a key home game win in their region last Friday night, defeating the Elba Tigers 35-27. It was a back and forth game for the entire four quarters of play. Georgiana’s Chris Mixon took the initial kickoff for 90 yards to make…

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Greenville continues to win

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   Coming off of a huge 42-17 win against Charles Henderson, the Greenville High School Tigers football team maintained momentum and protected its undefeated regional standing beating the Beauregard Hornets 34-13 in an away region game. The Tigers are currently 5-0 for the region and 6-1 for the season.…

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McKenzie loses to Kinston 43-21

The McKenzie Tigers traveled to Kinston last Friday night and were hoping for their second win of the season. The Kinston Bulldogs were 0-5 on the season, but they were hungry for their first win. McKenzie’s homecoming will occur this Friday night as they face Florala.

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the football scores for Butler County teams that occurred on Oct. 12 since 1973.   Fort Dale Academy (FDA) In 1973, FDA lost to Morgan Academy 17-15. In 1979, they lost to Coosa Valley Academy 33-32. In 1984, they lost to South…

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Eagles grounded

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The young Eagles of Fort Dale Academy were grounded under the Friday night lights. There would be no soaring for them when they squared off against the Patriots of Pike Liberal Arts. The Eagles with a 2-5 record and 0-3 in conference play were no match for…

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Tigers topple Trojans

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   In a high-energy win, the Greenville High School Tigers gave the Charles Henderson Trojans of Pike County their third straight loss. The Tigers maintained its undefeated standing in its region in the 42-17 win. Tigers head coach John McLendon said the team had consistently worked from week-to-week to…

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Panthers shut out Pleasant Home

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   In its second shutout of the season, the Georgiana Panthers defeated the Pleasant Home Eagles 40-0 Friday. Panthers head coach Ezell Powell said the win had been a team effort offensively and defensively as every player had a chance to shine in the contest. “It was collective,” Powell…

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