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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 PAGE 5 by Newton Peters disappoint the crowd as The Florala YES pro- the veteran cheer team grams added to their performed with preci- trophy case this past sion. weekend as the Wild- When the judge's de- cats dominated Super cisions were announced, Saturday of the South tears filled the eyes of Central Youth Football parents, fans, coaches League capturing five and cheerleaders as championship trophies, one by one each Florala It was an emotion- group was announced ally charged day that as their respective divi- began with all repre- sional champion. Red sented dheer squads on Level finished as the Red Level's Bobby Dye runner-up in each divi- Stadium football field sion and McKenzie a performing together for close third. the first time in league Three Super Bowl history, football games followed Tiny Mite, Termite with Florala competing and Pee Wee cheerlead- in the Tiny Mite and ers from Florala, Kin- Pee Wee games. ston, McKenzie, Pleas- The Kevin Brooks' ant Home and Red led Tiny Mite Wildcats Level competed for the were riding a 10-0-1 re- SCYFL Cheer Cham- cord. The team had not pionships with each allowed an opponent to squad performing up score during the regu- to a 7-minute routine lar season. (cheer and dance). The game went as The Pee Wee squad scheduled and Florala looked to win their cruised to their fourth fourth consecutive championship of the cheer championship, day with a 32-6 victory. The Wildcats' most ex- The biggest controversy perienced group did not was an official notifying FLORALA'S CHEERLEADERS claimed the championships in all three divisions last Saturday. incorrectly the Wild- The Pee Wee Cats cats had 12 players on moved in for their first the field as Georgiana score as Rashaad Cole- scored on a 50 yard man intercepted a McK- touchdown. Florala had enzie pitch and went 10-players on the field, the distance for a 6-0 A light rain began to advantage. The Tigers settle in Red Level as settled in and went toe- the Tigers held on to to-toe in championship win the Termite cham- type fashion respond- pionship over McKen- ing to every Florala zie. score before taking an Florala's 11-12 year- eventual half-time lead, old Pee Wee squad 14-12. headed into the game The Wildcats trailed against the #2 seeded for the first time this McKenzie Tigers as the season but responded "bottom" opened up on in the second half with. the sky and a steady, a ground pulverizing heavy downpour en- drive taking an 18-14 sued. led to open the fourth PEE WEE WILDCATS line up for coin toss as rain starts coming down. Logan Paul (28) Dalton Raef (71) Tyler Boldin (48), Colby Strickland (20), Zane Weeks (14), Elijah Falls, and Seth Bundy. ISTATEBOUHO : , I TINY MITE Rayshon Coleman looks to run. quarter, a holding penalty ended McKenzie began the threat and lined up a drive to remember the teams for one final from their own 35 as play. Florala's Tris- they tested the Wildcat ten Stewart stepped defense with both sta- in front of a Tiger pass dium stands filled with and knocked down the wet fans cheering on threat as the Wildcats their teams, completed a record set- McKenzie converted ting season 12-0 and on three fourth down title of Pee Wee Super conversions before get- Bowl Champions. ting the ball inside the Wildcat's 10 yard line Florala's season is setting up the potential not quite complete with game winning touch- the two championships, down and ending Flo- the Tiny Mite and Pee rala's unbeaten season. Wee teams have been Florala held for three invited to the Iron Bowl plays bringing up a Invitational on Novem- fourth and goalfrom the ber 14 in a four team three yard line. McKen- playoff of top teams zie's Adarius Davison from around the South- appeared to score, but east Alabama area. Paxton's .Shaleigh Geoghagan (left) and Hailey Myddleton (right) qualified for the Class A state cross country meet this past weekend with Top 20 finishes in Region 1 to become the first Bobcat run- ners to accomplish this feat. They will run on Sat- urday in TaUahassee and there will be a send-off for them at 11 a.m. at Paxton School on Friday. (Photo courtesy Laurie Gilbert) The Annual Fall Festival is scheduled for No- vember 5. Crowning of prince/princess and king/ queen will be held at 5:30 p.m. Festival activities from 6-9 p.m. The W.S. Harlan Extended Day Program will hold a "Lights on Celebration" November 19 from 4-6 p.m. at the school. Covington County Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu Wednesday, Novem- ber 4 - Chicken Biscuit, Fruit Cocktail, Orange Hamburger, Corn, Juice, Milk. Baked Beans, Sliced Chicken Teriyaki, Peaches, Milk. Rice, Broccoli, Corn Monday, November on the cob, Roll, Fruit 9 - French Toast, Ham Cocktail, Milk. Slice, Mandarin Orang- Thursday, November es, Grape Juice, Milk. 5 - Maple Mini Pan- Meatballs with Gra- cakes, Yogurt, Apple vy, Rice, Broccoli, Corn Quarters, Orange Juice, on the Cob, Roll, Fruit Milk. Cocktail, Milk. Baked Pork Chops, Tuesday, November Hushpuppies, Baked 10 - Banana Muffin, Sweet Potato, Green Cereal, Grapes Orange Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Juice, Milk. Milk. Chicken Filet Sand- Friday, November 6 wich, Green Beans, " Strawberry Pop Tart, Sweet Potato i Fries, Cereal, Orange Halves,Mandarin Oranges, Apple Juice, Milk. Milk. by Jan Allred left in the first quarter. McNeill would once again The Florala Wildcats celebrated senior nightfind the end zone this time on a 65 yard punt re- and ended a rough season with a victory Friday turn. Truman again made the point after giving night at Matthews Stadium over the J.F Shields the Cats a commanding 28-6 lead at the end of the Panthers 58-18. first quarter. The Panthers took an early lead when they re- The Panthers continued to struggle on offense turned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touch- with the Wildcat defense continued dominate once down. The Wildcat defense held strong keeping again giving the Wildcat offense the ball on Pan- the Panthers from scoring a two-point conversion, thers' 18 yard line. Wildcat Xavier Serrano found The Wildcat offense quickly answered with a his way into the end zone and thanks to Truman's touchdown of their own. Senior Quarterback Av- point after the Wildcats led 35-6. The Wildcat de- ery McNeill scrambled for 35 yards and senior run- fense continued to shut down the Panthers' offen- ning back Elijah Patrick fought for 30 yards as the sive unit and put two points of their own on the Cats found the end zone. A successful two-point board with a safety. conversion gave the Wildcats an 8-6 lead. The Wildcat offense would score two more times The Wildcat defense stepped up their game before half time increasing Florala's lead to 51-12. and kept the Panthers to a three and out. As the On the first drive after half time the Panthers Panthers attempted to punt the Wildcat defense found the end zone for the last time of the night blocked the punt and senior Ellis McDaniel recov- making the score 51-18. ered the ball on the Panther 3 yard line. Elijah The Wildcats moved the ball right down to the Patrick scrambled into the end zone. Hunter Tru- end zone thanks to a 42 yard run by LeRoy Mitch- man kicked the point after and the Wildcats were ell and a 24 yard run by Jacob Hammac. on top 15-6. Truman again added the point after and in- The Wildcats' defense continued to shut downcreased the Cats lead to 58-18. the Panther offense and the Cats' offense took ad- vantage great field position with McNeill scoring McNeill ended the night with over 100 yards on a 37 yard run. Truman again added the extra rushing for the night and 1,000 yards rushing for point giving the Wildcats a 22-6 lead with 4:00 the season. FLORALA HIGH SCHOOL volleyball, band, and football senior athletes were honored including Savannah Craig, Lane CarrY, Ellis Mc- Daniel, Avery McNeill, Elijah Patrick, Diamond Robinson, Jaret Oswald, Gage Thompson, Callie Wise, and Eric Shrewsberry. (Photo by Samantha Kelley McDaniel) Friday night