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PAGE 8 * THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 mm #10 JACOB HAMMAC takes off for his second rushing touchdown of the night againsgt the Ea- gles. by Lisa Windham The Friday night pre-season matchup be- tween the Florala Wild- cats and the Pleasant Home Eagles ended in a 35-34 victory for the Wildcats. The first quarter got off to a rocky start for the Wildcats as the Ea- gles were leading 19-0 with 5:48 to go in the quarter. However the Wildcats began to claw their way back when quarterback Jacob Hammac rushed from 1 yard out for a touch- down. Hammac also added the PAT to make the score 19-7 with 4:34 left in the first. Following an Eagle fumble recovery by Flo- rala's Rashaad Coleman the Wildcats struck pay dirt again with a touch- down pass from Ham- mac to Anthone' Stone. The PAT was good as the Wildcats chipped away at the Eagles' lead. With just 24 seconds left in the first quarter #4 Shaun White put the Wildcats in the lead, 20- 19, with a touchdown pass from Hammac. The teams swapped possessions in the sec- ond quarter but the Ea- gles found the endzone about halfway through to take a 26-20 lead on SHA UN WHITE #4 catches a pass from quarter- back Jacob Hammac for a nice gain. a quarterback keeper. A penalty plagued quar- ter ensued. Late in the quarter, Florala's Ham- mac put the Wildcats ahead once again on a 50+ yard run. Score 27- 26. The junior varsity got some playing time in the second half of the game, adding a touchdown of their own. When time expired, the Wildcats took the victory over the Eagles 35-34. The Wildcats open season play this Friday night as they travel to Uriah, AL to take on JU Blacksher Bulldogs. THE WILDCAT OFFENSIVE LINE PATRICK SIMPSON #52 JONES #11 bring down an Eagle and JORDAN runner. Wednesday, August 30 - Mozzarella Cheese Sticks or Ham Sandwich, Green Lima Beans, Corn, Banana, Sugar Cookie, Milk Thursday, August 31 - Beef Tips w! Gravy or Tuna Salad Sandwich, Roll, Blackeye Peas, Mashed Potatoes, Sliced Pears, Vanilla pudding Cup, Milk Friday, September 1 - Breakfast Wrap, Ce- real, Sliced Peaches, Assorted Fruit Juice, Milk Hot Dog on a Bun, Onion Rings, Tossed Sal- ad, Orange Halves, Milk Monday, September 4 - Holiday No School Tuesday, September 5 - Breakfast Burrito, Yogurt, Banana, Assorted Fruit Juice, Milk Buffalo Chicken Wrap or Chicken Salad Sandwich, Corn, Refried Beans w/Cheese, Pine- apple Tidbits, Milk, Salsa Red Cro. DONATE BLOOD.' Florala High School Principal Max Whittaker accepts a $400 donation from the membership of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Ms. Janet Twitty made the presentation. South Central Youth Football Jamboree September 2 Mathews Stadium Florala Tiny Mite 2 p.m, - Pleasant Home vs. Florala 2:30 p.m. - Kinston vs. Pleasant Home 3 p.m. - Kinston vs. Florala Termite 3:30 P.m. - Pleasant Home vs. Kinston 4 p.m. - Kinston vs. Florala 4:30 - Pleasant Home vs. Florala PeeWee 5 p.m. Pleasant Home vs Florala 5:30 p.m. - Kinston vs. Florala 6 p.m. Pleasant Home vs. Kinston FLORALA YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER SCHEDULE VARSITY DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME Sept. 2 SCYFL Jamboree Home 3:00 Sept. 9 Brantley Home 5"30 Sept. 16. Pleasant Home Away 5:30 Sept. 23 Red Level Away 5:30 Sept. 30 Kinston Home 5:30 Oct. 7 Kinston Home 5:30 Oct. 14 Brantley Away 5:30 Oct. 21 Round #1 PlayoffsAway TBA @ Pleasant Home Oct. 28 Round #2 PlayoffsAway TBA @ Kinston Nov. 4,Cheer Competition & Away 1:00 Super Bowl@ Brantley FLORALA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE VARSITY DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME Sept. 1 JU Blacksher Away 7:00 Sept. 8 Georgiana Home 7:00 Sept. 15 Red Level Away 7:00 Sept. 22 McKenzie Home 7:00 Sept. 29 St. Michaels Away 7:00 Oct. 6 Pleasant Home Away 7:00 Oct. 13 Houston County Home 7:00 Oct. 20 Brantley Away 7:00 Oct. 27 Kinston Away 7:00 JUNIOR VARSITY Sept. 11 Pleasant Home Home 6:00 Sept. 18 Pleasant Home Away 6:00 Sept. 25 Andalusia Home 6:00 Oct. 10 Red Level Home 6:00 Weekly Fuel Update & Outlook Average retail gasoline up 2.4 cents per gallon prices in Alabama have from last week's $2.07/g. risen 2.8 cents per gallon Huntsville- $2.11/g, up 1.6 in the past week, averag- cents per gallon from last ing $2.11/g yesterday, ac- week's $2.10/g. cording to GasBuddy's "Gas prices are up in daffy survey of 3,348 gas many places and motorists outlets in Alabama. This should be gearing up for compares with the national more in the coming weeks, average that has increased thanks to Hurricane Har- 3.9 ~ents per gallon in the vey inundating signifi- last week to $2.36/g, ac- cant refineries along the cording to gasoline price Texas coastline, leading website to closures and tilting the Including the change in delicate balance of supply gas prices inAlabama dur- and demand," said Patrick ing the past week, prices DeHaan, senior petroleum yesterday were 14.2 cents analyst for GasBuddy. per gallon higher than the "Prices will likely rise same day one year ago and nearly country wide head- are 10.1 cents per gallon ing into Labor Day, from higher than a month ago. rural towns in the Rock- The national average has ies to major cities in the increased 6.0 cents per gal- Midwest and West Coast- lon during the last month nearly everyone will feel a and stands 14.4 cents per bit of a pinch at the pump gallon higher than this from Harvey. The impact day one year ago. could linger for several According to GasBuddy weeks or longer, depend- historical data, gasoline ing on how long it takes prices onAugust 27 inAla- Texas refiners to return to bama have ranged widely normal operations. In ad- over the last five years: dition, the situation could $1.96/gin 2016, $2.12/g worsen should more shut- in 2015, $3.19/g in 2014, downs or outages happen $3.30/gin2013and$3.56/g in the coming week as in 2012. Harvey continues to drop Areas near Alabama feet of rain on already and their current gas price flooded Texas." climate: Birmingham- $2.07/g, For live fuel price aver- up 0.9 cents per gallon ages, visit http://FuelIn- from last week's $2.06/g. Montgomery- $2.09/g,