Greensboro Raiders

Greensboro fell to Hale County High School Oct. 26 31-8. Last game of the season is against G. W. Carter’s Rams. The Rams fell to Pinson last week 39-15.

Hale County Wildcats

Homecoming night the Wild cats take on Francis Marion. Hale County won against Greensboro’s Raiders last Friday night. Francis Marion fell to R. C. Hatch Oct. 26, 22-12.



Hale County High School Homecoming Activities for the Community

November 3, 2017
HCHS vs. Francis Marion Rams

Bonfire November 2 7:00 p.m. behind Howell Field
Brunch for Honored Classes November 3 10:00 a.m. HCHS Auditorium
Vendors set up on campus November 3 8:00 a.m-6 p.m. HCHS front lawn
Homecoming Assembly November 3 1:30 p.m. HCHS Gymnasium
Parade November 3 3:00 p.m. HCHS Back Loop
HC Court Pre-game Presentation 6:30 p.m. Howell Field
HCHS vs. Francis Marion Rams 7:00 p.m. Howell Field

Honored classes are 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007.

Special Notes:
If you or someone you know would like to set up on campus on Homecoming Day, please contact HCHS. The fee is $50 per booth. Spaces for booths will be sold on a first come first serve basis. All community members and alumni are invited to come support the vendors from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The parade will begin at 3:00 p.m. and we will dismiss school from the assembly at 2:30 p.m. Car riders should be picked up at 2:30 in the front of the school.

Every parade entry will pay a $25 fee, except Homecoming Court. Please call the school at 205-371-2514 to get in the line-up.

Parade entries will line up along the back loop of the school for the parade route through Moundville.

Invitations for the honored alumni began going out September 22. If you or someone you know has not received a letter or email in the next two weeks, please email

Hillcrest Patriots

Hillcrest beat Selma High 43-8 Oct. 26. This week the Pats take on Thompson, who won against Hoover last Friday night, 32-25.

Southern Academy Cougars

Southern’s final game of the season is against Crenshaw Christian Nov. 3. The Cougars fell to Macon-East last week, 38-14.


Power To Play Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Alabama Power Foundation’s Power to Play grant program returns today for its fourth year of helping Alabama high schools increase students’ extracurricular participation. The program, which offered athletics grants in its first two years, expanded its focus last year to include the arts.

Power to Play will award up to 36 grants of $2,500 each to schools throughout the state. Up to 18 of those grants will go to athletics programs and up to 18 will go to arts programs.
Studies show that students who participate in athletics perform better in the classroom and are more likely to graduate from high school, among other benefits.

Involvement in arts and music courses has been linked to higher standardized test scores, improved graduation and attendance rates and fewer disciplinary infractions.
Public high schools with 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches can compete for Power to Play grants. There are separate applications for arts grants and for athletics grants.

Power to Play grant applications are available now through Friday, Oct. 27. Grant applications will be reviewed by a foundation committee.

To learn more or to apply for a Power to Play grant, please visit
Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation has supported Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships using nonratepayer dollars.

High School Activities Bring Communities Together 

By Steve Savarese, Executive Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association

and Bob Gardner,  Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations

MONTGOMERY, AL – Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! That’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games.  It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade-point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop the kind of work habits and self-discipline skills that help them become more responsible and productive community members.

This year, the NFHS and AHSAA plan to emphasize to our students, parents, coaches, officials and fans that high school educational-based athletics is more than a game. It is about relationships with friends and foes. The contests are the culmination of much hard work, sacrifice and provide memories that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. The AHSAA will be using the hashtag #MoreThanAGame as a reminder of how dedicated our students, coaches and administrators are to academics, athletics, the team and community.

We also want them to remember how much enjoyment we all take from that hard work, whether it be as part of the team, band, cheerleaders, or being students, parents and fans all supporting their school with pride.

Attending high school sporting events teaches important life lessons, too.

Among them, it teaches that we can live in different communities, come from different backgrounds, faiths and cultures, cheer for different teams and still have a common bond.

That’s why attending the activities hosted by your high school this fall is so important. It’s not only an opportunity to cheer for your hometown team, it is also an opportunity to celebrate our commonality.

The bond we share is mutually supporting the teenagers in our respective communities. We applaud their persistence, tenacity, preparation and hard work, regardless of the color of the uniform they wear. We acknowledge that education-based, high school sports are enhancing their lives – and ours – in ways that few other activities could. We agree that, regardless of what side of the field we sit on, attending a high school sporting event is an uplifting, enriching, family-friendly experience for all of us.

Many of the high schools in our state lie at the heart of the communities they serve.   They not only are educating our next generation of leaders, they also are a place where we congregate, where people from every corner of town and all walks of life come together as one. At no time is this unity more evident than during a high school athletic event.

This is the beginning of a new school year. Opportunities abound in the classroom and outside it. Let’s make the most of them by attending as many athletic events at the high school in our community as possible. We want every student to have fun. Your presence enhances the opportunities and experiences for those you support.

Turn on the lights, and let the games begin!

The Alabama High School Athletic Association, founded in 1921, is a private agency organized by its member schools to control and promote their athletic programs. The purpose of the AHSAA is to regulate, coordinate and promote the interscholastic athletic programs among its member schools, which include public, private and parochial institutions.