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Gridiron season comes to an end

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Another high school football season has ended in metro Albany. But it was a season that closed in heartbreaking fashion for one local team. Last week, the Deerfield-Windsor Knights tried to become the first local squad to win back-to-back state championships. But the George Walton Bulldogs of Monroe brought a potential celebration to a [...]

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As the football world passes by our city

By   /  December 3, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind- – Emily Dickinson/ Poem 1129 Watching over decades of football wars and school crises has taught me important lessons in life. If you are satisfied with your position then you are already dead and if [...]

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DWS Knights: Outside the box

By   /  November 25, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Box? What box? As the Deerfield-Windsor School Knights prepared for their semifinal championship game against the Pinecrest Paladins, Bobby Joiner (thank you) came in and delivered the pre-game devotion. And what a devotion it was. Bobby discussed and shared scripture relating to being able to play “outside the box.” One needs to be able [...]

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DWS Coaching decisions key to Knights’ run

By   /  November 16, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Just how far have the Deerfield-Windsor Knights come since that stormy August night that started the 2009 campaign? Last Friday, we learned the answer to that question. The Knights advanced to the state semifinals with a 35-21 victory over First Presbyterian Day. This was the best game played by any DWS team since last [...]

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ASU Johnson national finalist

By   /  November 9, 2009  /  News, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet An Albany State University football player will compete for the 2009 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year. Demetrice Johnson, a Golden Rams running back, is one of 24 candidates that were announced by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee. The list of candidates includes six players [...]

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McKenna is nominee for national award

By   /  November 5, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Albany State University quarterback A.J. McKenna is one of four nominees for a national football fan poll award, presented by the Heritage Sports Radio Network. McKenna was selected for the football fan poll National Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance against the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers on Saturday. McKenna passed for [...]

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More confesions of a Gator hater

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet Ah … hate mail from some Gators. Life is good. Apparently my column last week aggravated a few Florida fans. Below in italic are some excerpts of two love letters followed by my sincere response. I am writing in response to your disgraceful and disparaging column about Tim Tebow and The University of Florida. [...]

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Does Tebow compare to Hershel Walker?

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Recently, a debate erupted at a football-watching party. Some argued that despite his school affiliation, they can respect Tim Teabag the player, and person. That is a mature, reasonable stance. It is also hogwash! Every announcer in the business tries to convince viewers that The Bagger is the greatest player and person to ever [...]

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It’s time to purge Albany High sports

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet More than half a century ago, the Albany High Indians won their third state football title. They had won several south Georgia titles back in the 1920s and 1930s, and that was the highest honor since state titles weren’t widespread in those days. How Dreary — to be — Somebody! How public — like a Frog — [...]

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Mike Flynn’s Football Column

By   /  October 28, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Recently, a debate erupted at a football-watching party. Some argued that despite his school affiliation, they can respect Tim Teabag the player, and person. That is a mature, reasonable stance. It is also hogwash! Every announcer in the business tries to convince viewers that The Bagger is the greatest player and person to ever [...]

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