Football

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.

PCHS Shuts out Spring Garden to Advance to Semifinals

Jaccaurian Washington (5) leaps to defend the pass amidst heavy rains.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent

Pickens County players fought through wet and muddy conditions once again Friday night, but the Tornadoes prevailed 13-0 to advance to the Class 1A semifinals for a third consecutive year. Pickens County moved to Class 2A in the 2014 and 15 seasons, before dropping back down to Class 1A. The Tornadoes have advanced to the state championship game their last three years in Class 1A and will attempt to make it 4-of-4 when they travel to Mars Hill Friday.

Aliceville Defeats Addison 38-22 to Advance to Semifinals

Jaccaurian Washington (5) leaps to defend the pass amidst heavy rains.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON, Sports Correspondent

On a rainy night in Winston County, Aliceville went into the Bulldogs home and came away with a 38-22 win to propel the Yellow Jackets into the Class 2A semifinals this Friday. It is the second time in three years that Aliceville has advanced to the semifinal round of the playoffs.