After two days of heated district flag football competition, The Chiles Lady Timberwolves emerged victorious by beating the previous three-time district and two-time state champion, Leon Lady Lions, 6-0, on Tuesday afternoon. Just one day earlier, the Lady Lions defeated the Lincoln Lady Trojans with the same score to advance to the finals. The Lady Timberwolves had no trouble advancing to the finals as they defeated the Rickard High Lady Raiders 26-3. As the rain cleared the 2010 district flag football game was underway at Rickards High School Field. The Lady Timberwolves set the pace for the rest of the game after they scored there first and only touchdown in the 2nd Quarter of the game. The Lady Lions were never able to recover as they dropped two touchdown passes in the end-zone in the second half. The Lady Timberwolves will play Jacksonville Raines on Saturday, May 1st at 4:00pm at Chiles High School.
Listen in as special guest, Rickards girls flag football coach, Earl Hankerson joins us as we take in the flag football district tournament on the campus of Rickards High School! Also we’ve got plenty of NBA playoff action along with a recap of the 2010 NFL draft.
The Lady Rickards Raider defeated the Lady FAMU High Baby Rattlers in the last game of the regular Flag Football season at Rickards High Football field on last Thursday evening. The Lady Raiders with less then a minute left on the clock scored the touchdown that sealed their win. The Lady Baby Rattlers held the lead during with 5mins left in the 4th Quarter, but fail short of the win. The regional games will be played at Rickards High School today Monday, April 26th andTuesday, April 27th. Today the first game will start at 5:30pm ET and the second game will start at 7:00pm ET
Tonight on the COUNTDOWN – Former NFL standout and new East Gadsden head football coach Corey Fuller
The COUNTDOWN welcomes a special guest to tonight’s show, former Florida State and Rickards all-american defensive back Corey Fuller. Listen in as we talk with him about his new position and the future of East Gadsden football! Log on to www.Twitter.com/4Quartersonline and answer our question of the week – “Who is your top pick in this weekends NFL Draft?” Also we’ve got plenty of NBA Playoff and High School action, so stay logged on for The COUNTDOWN! WTAL 1450AM at 6:30pm.
The COUNTDOWN returns for another edition to discuss the mens and womens NCAA Final Four. Log on to www.Twitter.com/4Quartersonline and answer our question of the week – “Has Lebron James finally earned the NBA MVP?” Listen in as we discuss the NBA Playoffs. Plenty of NFL, College and High School football news to cover, so stay logged on tonight at 6:30pm for The COUNTDOWN!
By Jim Lamar • DEMOCRAT SPORTS EDITOR • April 9, 2010
Leon High offensive lineman Trey Braun committed to Georgia Tech on Friday afternoon.
Braun, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound junior, played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Leon as a junior. He recorded 47 tackles (21 solo, eight for loss) and three sacks.
Braun, whose father Mike is Leon’s offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, selected the Yellow Jackets over Arkansas, USF, UCF, East Carolina and Illinois (among others).
By Will Brown • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • April 8, 2010
Corey Fuller was introduced as the new head football coach at East Gadsden High School Wednesday afternoon.
Joined by nearly a dozen players, all of whom wore ties, the former Florida State defensive back outlined his goals as he assumes his first head coaching position at the varsity level. Specifically, the 10-year NFL veteran said he wants to win a district title, changing the culture of the program that went 4-6 last year and teaching football to his players.
“We have great talent among our students and Corey Fuller has great football experience,” said East Gadsden athletic director Andy Gay in a statement. “Together, that talent and experience should produce a successful football program and something the entire community can be proud of.”
After retiring from professional football, Fullers, a Rickards graduate, has been an assistant at his alma mater and West Gadsden for the past three seasons. It’s the connections that Fuller made within the Gadsden community that made his current position attractive to him.
“What I did is in the past,” Fuller said. “What I did in high school and at Florida State is in the past. I have to earn these kids’ respect. How I treat them. How I handle them and how I deal with them in certain situations.”
Fuller’s playing days at FSU may be behind him, but he looks forward to bringing a “Florida State mentality” to the Midway school. That means the Jaguars will look to run a multiple-set pro-style offense and of course employ what Fuller called a “tough defense.”
As the local high schools welcome there students back from spring break so did the Coaches of Flag football welcome back their flag football players. The Lady Leon Lions kicked off one of the first games after returning from spring break against the Lady Godby Cougars, Tuesday April 6th at Leon High School. The Lady Lions defeated the Lady Cougars 26-7. The Lady Lincoln Trojans take on the Lady Chiles Timberwolves today at Lincoln High School at 5:00pm.