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Fall should be exciting

By By Chandler Myers
The next few weeks will kick off the fall sports lineups for Escambia County High School, Escambia Aacdemy and Northview High School, which includes football and volleyball at all three schools.
The start of the school year really brings something to the community through all of these sports teams.
It also starts a busy time of the year, which is good because unless you are having fun on summer vacation, the summer does not bring much after Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball are over.
It’s going to be exciting to see all of the teams compete in their respective regions and areas.
Last year, I didn’t know that much about volleyball, which I still don’t, but I have seen enough of it that I have gotten more interested and cannot wait to see how all three of the teams in the area do in their seasons.
Hopefully, they will all play well enough to reach the playoffs and play even better to go deep into the playoffs.
Along with volleyball is football, which will get a lot of attention because the teams playing under the lights on Friday nights really excite the fans.
Last season did not pan out well for any of the teams around Atmore, which was disappointing at times, but at the same time all three teams were young but raw with talent.
The 2009 season should be a different story with each team gaining a year of experience under their belts and one school adding several new players.
Northview will be working in a new coach, which is still being decided on but a decision should be reached in the next week or so.
The only tough thing about the coaching change is that it will take place so close to the season.
Whoever gets the job is getting a good team and could make some noise when everyone is on the same page.
All in all this fall is shaping up to be a great season for sports, and should keep everyone busy.
Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123 or by e-mail at sports@atmoreadvance.com