Escambia County High School assistant football coach Al Gilmore watches the defense practice its positioning during a drill Monday afternoon at spring practice. The Blue Devils will play Flomaton and McKenzie on Friday night in a spring jamboree game, at Flomaton High School’s stadium. Admission is $6.
Escambia County High School assistant football coach Al Gilmore watches the defense practice its positioning during a drill Monday afternoon at spring practice. The Blue Devils will play Flomaton and McKenzie on Friday night in a spring jamboree game, at Flomaton High School’s stadium. Admission is $6.

Devils set to ‘jamboree’ Friday

Published 8:36pm Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Escambia County High School Blue Devils football team will close out their spring practice season Friday, as they travel to Flomaton for a jamboree game.

The jamboree will be held at Flomaton High School and begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6. Flomaton will play McKenzie for two quarters to open the game, then ECHS will play McKenzie for two quarters, before the Blue Devils close out with two quarters against Flomaton.

ECHS coach Royce Young, who has previously served as the head coach at Flomaton, said that the jamboree would follow most standard football rules, scoring, and clock timing.

“The only exception will be that there will be some modifications on special teams,” he said. “But otherwise, it will be just like a Friday night football game. Those who are in the stands will basically get to see a game and a half of football.”

Young said that the Blue Devils began their spring football Monday, May 5, and have practiced every weekday since. The Alabama High School Athletic Association only allows for a total of 10 days of spring practice, including the day of the jamboree game.

For more on this story, please see the Wednesday, May 14, edition of The Atmore Advance.

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