Away games a fun trip

Published 9:45pm Friday, September 2, 2011

Brave the weather and the roads tonight and make the trip to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to watch the Escambia County Blue Devils take on B.C. Rain.

Road trips are a fun adventure to go on when an area team heads to a different town to play a football game.

Thursday night, the EA Cougars traveled to Jackson to take on the Jackson Academy Eagles and seeing how roadtrips are fun, I decided to make the trip as well.

It’s always nice to ride with the windows down and the music up knowing that when the journey is complete, I’ll get to watch a great football game.

Thursday’s trip had everything that I wanted plus more if you count the deer that littered the roadside on my way back to Atmore. You never know when one of them will pop out in front of an oncoming vehicle.

The game was a great contest, especially in the first quarter when neither team put up positive yardage or get past the 50-yard line.

The entire match up was evenly fought with Jackson catching a few breaks here and there to come away with the win. No matter the outcome, I had a good time, and the Cougars players put forth a strong effort.

I have the opportunity for another road trip this week, which is rare because I usually have a Friday game that keeps me in Atmore, but not this week.

Tonight, I’ll be heading down to Mobile to see ECHS take on B.C. Rain in th Blue Devils and Red Raiders’ first region game of the season.

It’s been awhile since ECHS has won a game, so I expect them to come out ready to give it their best shot and bring a “W” back to Atmore.

The forecast does call for rain, but that should not keep any fans interested from making the trip south.

Seeing the support at road games is important for our area teams and helps boost their morale when they see all the fans behind them.

So if you are looking for something fun to do tonight brave the weather and brave the roads to see ECHS play for a win.

Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at sports@atmoreadvance.com

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