Save the Date!

Coach Brunner has announced that the WHS Football Banquet will be held on Tuesday night, January 20th at the CHS building.

Parents of the junior class football players are traditionally in charge of decorating.  If you are willing to help or coordinate the decorating, send an email or text to Gina Scruggs at 522-3038 and we will put together a budget and a plan.

The banquet will fall on the Tuesday night after the King/Lee holiday.  The banquet includes football players, cheerleaders and trainers and their families.

Players are admitted free, but there is a $12 per guest charge. We will begin selling tickets the first week back in January.

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Game Day! Playoffs Begin Tonight @ Ki-Ro Gambrell Field

Prep football preview: Walker-Decatur features top defenses

  • 07 Nov 2014 
  • Written by  Johnathan Bentley and W. Brian Hale
  • Published in Sports  Daily Mountain Eagle

Alex Medina, Sawyer Smith, Isiah Cox — Walker has its share of defensive stars.

The Vikings have relied on them all this season.

That will again be the case today when Walker hosts Decatur in a Class 6A first-round playoff game at Ki-Ro Gambrell Field.

The game matches two of the top defenses in the classification. Both Decatur and Walker are tied for 8th in scoring defense in Class 6A. Each team has allowed 156 points on the year.

Walker (6-4) hasn’t given up more than 28 points in a game this season. In its last five games, Walker has allowed just 17.8 points per game.

Medina leads Walker’s defense with 131 tackles while Sawyer Smith had 107. Cox has 46 stops and three interceptions while John Michael Reed has 47 tackles and two interceptions.

Despite playing just eight games, Garrett Davenport has 63 tackles and has also recorded a safety.

Walker’s problem has been on other side of the ball. The Vikings average 25.7 points per game, but  they got the bulk of their points in routs of John Carroll (64 points) and Madison County (52).

Like Walker, Decatur is built around its defense. The Red Raiders have scored over 28 points just once this season.

Decatur is especially tough in close games.

The Red Raiders have played in five games decided by seven points or less this season, going 4-1.

Walker is 2-4 in games decided by seven points or less.

The Red Raiders are no stranger to the playoffs, making the postseason each of the last eight years. Despite the streak, success hasn’t been as easy. Decatur has lost in the first round of the playoffs each of the last four seasons.

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It’s Game Day!!

Join the Walker Vikings for a dose of Thursday Night Lights as the Vikings take on Northridge in our final regular season home game.

Tonight is also Senior Night where we will honor our senior football players, cheerleaders, band members and athletic trainers in a pre-game ceremony.

With last week’s win, the Vikings secured a home venue for the first round of playoffs which begin next Friday night.

Also, we want to publicly congratulate Coach Richard Kelly and his wife Megan on the birth of their first child last weekend! A big win, a healthy baby, a wonderful community…. Blessings abound!

Jackson Richard Kelly, 7'9", 20.75 inches, unlimited potential!

Jackson Richard Kelly, 7’9″, 20.75 inches, unlimited potential!

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Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week

Jonathan Sargeant was named Offensive Player of the Week for the Jackson Olin game.  He was presented with a McDonald's gift card.

Jonathan Sargeant was named Offensive Player of the Week for the Jackson Olin game. He was presented with a McDonald’s gift card.

Alex Sides was named Defensive Player of the Week for the Homewood game.  He was presented with a McDonald's gift card.

Alex Sides was named Defensive Player of the Week for the Homewood game. He was presented with a McDonald’s gift card.

 

Cody Taylor was named Offensive Player of the Week for the Homewood game.  He was presented with a McDonald's gift card.

Cody Taylor was named Offensive Player of the Week for the Homewood game. He was presented with a McDonald’s gift card.

Walker Williams was named Defensive Player of the Week for the Jackson Olin game.  He was presented with a McDonald's gift card.

Walker Williams was named Defensive Player of the Week for the Jackson Olin game. He was presented with a McDonald’s gift card.

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Booster Club Meeting Tonight at 6 pm at Los Reyes

Make plans to attend the booster club meeting tonight.

Coach Brunner will discuss our upcoming games vs Hueytown and Northridge.

We will also begin planning for our playoff appearance and discussing post season details.

Another matter of business that we need to complete tonight is to name a parent who will serve as grade level leader for that grade.  This parent will be the central contact person for the players and families from that grade.  The grade level leaders will be encouraged to collect and save phone numbers and other contact info so that when we have special events that would benefit from parent participation, we have an organized way of getting the word out to everyone.

Shannon Whitley, Taylor’s mom, will be working to get a volunteer to serve as grade level leader for each group.

See you tonight!

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Tonight’s JV Game is Cancelled

Coach Brunner announced that tonight’s JV game has been cancelled.

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Monday and Tuesday Schedule

Jasper City Schools will have an e-day on Monday.

Coach Brunner announced that all 10th-12th players and just the 9th graders who dress for away games will practice at the school from 8:00-11:00 Monday morning.

Also, the JV game vs Homewood will be at Walker on Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

No booster club meeting this week since we met last week.

Lets get ready for a great Homecoming!

 

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