Football

PA Alumnus Josh Wright takes over at Tuscaloosa Academy

Pickens Academy alumnus Josh Wright, a four-time AISA state champion at Bessemer Academy, was recently named head coach at Tuscaloosa Academy. Wright and his wife, Caroline, live in Tuscaloosa, which made the move hard to turn down. "It was a big factor that I get to wake my daughter up, take her to school, and I get to see her when I come home," Wright said.

Pete resigns as Aliceville Head Coach

ALICEVILLE - Aliceville Yellow Jackets head football coach Melvin Pete resigned last Thursday. Pete released the following statement to the Pickens County Herald on Friday: I, Melvin Pete, have submitted my official resignation as the coach at Aliceville High School, effective immediately. I appreciate the opportunities that have been given to me as the Head Football Coach at Aliceville High School. I wish the community, the school and school system nothing but the best now and into the future. To my players, I have enjoyed my time with you all here at Aliceville High School.

Gordo overcomes slow start, routs Oakman 48-19

Ben Capps (17) celebrates as Izayah Edwards (4) goes into the end zone for a touchdown in Gordo’s 48-19 win over Oakman.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON
Managing Editor
brian@pcherald.com

It looked as if Gordo’s season opener with Oakman may get delayed or even postponed, as a violent thunderstorm swept through the area just around an hour before kickoff.
However, when the clock struck 7 p.m., the weather was all clear and there wasn’t as much as a rain drop during the contest.
Gordo played sloppy early offensively and gave up big plays on defense, but settled in before halftime to build a 34-13 lead at intermission, in route to a 48-19 win.

Former Aliceville Standout to Enroll at Ole Miss

Former Aliceville cornerback, Jamar Richardson, signs with Ole Miss after graduating from Jones County Junior College.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Former Aliceville cornerback Jamar Richardson planned on heading to Ole Miss right out of high school, but spent the last two years at Jones County Junior College (JUCO), playing defensive back for coach Steve Buckley and the Bobcats. While Richardson says he would have loved to attend Ole Miss out of high school, he says his experience at Jones has been invaluable.