Hackleburg Football

Hackleburg’s season ends in rout 51-8

Right, Daniel Cooper races past a Coosa Christian defender.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
Gadsden — The Hackleburg Panthers’ season came to an end on Friday night as they suffered a first round playoff loss to Coosa Christian in Gadsden.
Early in the first quarter, Coosa Christian established a lead with a five-yard touchdown run.
They were able to score again with just two minutes left in the first with a 16 yard run and a successful two point conversion.
Coosa Christian did not let up in the second quarter of the game, scoring three touchdowns through two 4 yard runs and one 16 yard run into the end zone.

Hackleburg burns the Red Devils 44-6

Panther Davin Dulaney rolls past the goal line in the end zone after being brought down by Vina at the one yard line.

By P.J. Gossett
General Manager
VINA — The Hackleburg Panthers were able to keep the Vina Red Devils to a single digit score Thursday, Oct. 20, when they won 44-6.
Hackleburg kicked off to Vina, with Vina making second down before the ball was recovered by Hackleburg. On first down, Daniel Cooper took the ball into the end zone, but a flag pulled everyone back. Cooper made it a repeat and this time scored the touchdown. With a complete pass to Davin Dulaney, the two point conversion stood with the score of 8-0, Hackleburg.

Hackleburg wins big in Florence

Cameron Ingram carries the ball for the Panthers.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
FLORENCE — The Hackleburg Panthers put on a commanding show for their traveling fans this weekend against Shoals Christian in Florence Oct. 14.
The Panthers opened the scoring in the game just a few minutes in with a 19- yard touchdown reception from quarterback Blaise Vickery. He also ran in the two-point conversion.
Shoals Christian responded with a touchdown of their own, but Cooper raced toward the end zone for a 58 yard touchdown run just minutes after Shoals looked to be getting into the game.

Hackleburg wins scathing game over Phillips 50-34

Phillips’ Hayden Hulsey adds yards to the game with Hackleburg.

By Amy Melson
Courtesy of the Northwest Alabamian
BEAR CREEK — Tempers ran hot when the Phillips Bears hosted the Hackleburg Panthers last week. The previously 6-1 Bears played hard but could not defeat the Panthers, who added a third victory to a winning streak that represents a comeback from early season losses. In the end, the Panthers won 50-34.

Addison downs Hackleburg 26-14

Hackleburg’s Quarterback is Blaise Vickery.

By Shelly Hess
Courtesy of the
Northwest Alabamian
ADDISON — The Hackleburg Panthers came into Addison Thursday, Sept. 8, determined to spoil the Bulldogs’ perfect record in the region, and the way things were looking in the third quarter, it looked like they were going to accomplish their goal. However, the Dawgs rallied on defense, stopped the Panthers’ successful pass plays and came out with a 26-14 win.

Panthers fail to claw back from Meek

Daniel Cooper tries to avoid a tackle during a punt return.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HACKLEBURG — The Hackleburg Panthers lost their second home game this season as the Meek Tigers came away with a 34-14 victory in Hackleburg.
The Tigers began the scoring in the first quarter through Blake Miller, who scored a 16 yard touchdown reception from quarterback Bradigan Farmer. Cameron Deaver was successful from the two point conversion.

Hackleburg loses season opener 36-8 to Phil Campbell

Hackleburg’s Carson Swinney (#6) fights to gain a few more yards as Phil Campbell’s defense closes in during a run in the first quarter. Swinney rushed nine times for 30 yards.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
HACKLEBURG — The Hackleburg Panthers lost their first game of the season to the Phil Campbell Bobcats 36-8 at home on Friday night, Aug. 19.
The Panthers took an early lead but couldn’t hold off the Bobcats, despite numerous unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on the visiting team throughout the game.