HS football to have heat timeouts first three weeks
By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
High school football games will contain four extra timeouts for heat relief during the first three weeks of the season.
The heat breaks will come after the first dead ball after the six-minute mark in each quarter.
The National High School Federation actually gives officials the authority to issue heat breaks at any time they feel they are warranted. However, the Alabama High School Athletic Association has made the heat breaks mandatory for the first three weeks when temperatures are usually at their worst.
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The schedule has been announced for the upcoming Brewton Middle School volleyball team.
Coach Tracie Whigham and the Lady Tigers will open up the campaign on September 7 with a 4:30 p.m. home match against Andalusia.
BMS will play at Flomaton on September 9 and at Jay (Fla.) on September 13. Both of those matches start at 4 p.m.
The Lady Tigers then get rematches at home against Jay on September 20 at 4 p.m. and against Flomaton on September 21 at 4 p.m.
BMS' final road match is September 27 at Andalusia at 5 p.m. The Lady Tigers will close out the campaign with home matches against Flomaton on September 28 at 4 p.m. and October 4 against Atmore at 4:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks volleyball team has received its pairings for Friday's Faulkner State Invitational. That tournament will kick off JDCC's season.
The Lady Warhawks are part of Pool B, which also contains Faulkner State, Southern Union and Lawson State. Pool A contains Wallace-Hanceville, Central Alabama, Northwest Shoals and Bevill State-Fayette.
JDCC will open up the tournament at 10:30 a.m. against Faulkner State followed by games at 1:30 p.m. against Southern Union and at 4:30 p.m. against Lawson State.
If JDCC wins its pool, it will play in the championship match at 6 p.m. aginst the Pool A champ.
The Lady Warhawks will open the home portion of their schedule Saturday when they host Northwest Shoals at 2 p.m.
The First Annual Walter Lewis Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held
See BITS Page 7 September 16 at the Country Club of Brewton. Registration will be held that day at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
The event, which benefits the local scholarhsip fund, is in conjunction with the University of Alabama National Alumni Association Escambia County Chapter. Registration is $75 for each individual player and $300 for a four-man team. The fee includes green fees, cart and lunch.
For more information, contact Jerry Johnston at 809-2333 (days) or 809-0502 (nights) or Earl Cooper at 867-5413.
The T.R. Miller Quarterback Club is accepting memberships for the 2004-05 school year. Family membership is $20.
The Quarterback Club supports all sports at T.R. Miller High School.
Membership checks can be sent in care of T.R. Miller Quarterback Club at P.O. Box 572, Brewton, Alabama 36427.