The band "Whatley and Co." features (from left) sons Kirkland, Kyle, Karson, and father Andy, whose full-time job is coaching football and baseball at Evangel Christian Academy. (Photo contributed)
By Tim Gayle
(November 28, 2017)
During the day, Andy Whatley juggles teaching and coaching duties at Evangel Christian Academy, teaching a little history while coaching football and baseball at the small private school on Vaughn Road.
On weekend nights, Whatley often spends time with his three oldest children — Kyle, Karson and Kirkland — as the quartet plays private parties with their rock band “Whatley & Co.”
(October 26, 2017)
Last week’s big games set up this week’s big "uns."
Several teams still have work to do to either improve their seeding in the playoff or to actually make the post season.
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, there is still holes to fill in the playoff brackets.
(October 19, 2017)
The River Region has enjoyed several special weekends of high school football.
But it’s been a while since there’s been one like this.
(October 14, 2017)
St. James tailback Tony Amerson that was the difference in a 49-14 win over ACA … Tucker Neven passed for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Macon East Academy wrapped up its first region title since 2001
(October 11, 2017)
It’s not quite gut check time… at least for most of the teams in the River Region.
But a few have key regional contests while others are heading into the two biggest weeks of the season.
(October 5, 2017)
The backside of the regular season officially opens this weekend and several teams have a chance to increase their chances for the post season.
(September 21, 2017)
We’ve reached the official midpoint of the regular season and the jury is still out on a few teams.
There are no region games scheduled among teams in the River Region but plenty of rivalries are renewed including a couple in the Capital City.
(September 21, 2017)
Another week in the books and we continue to learn about the teams in the River Region.
Last week produced a few surprises, particularly in Class 4A where Alabama Christian defeated Dale County and Elmore County won its first game of the season.
(September 13, 2017)
The first week of region play gave high school football fans plenty of excitement, a few upsets and an idea of what to expect the rest of the season.
Take Montgomery Catholic and St. James, which endured a defensive battle that came down to the last seconds. Catholic found some "Mojo" with a long pass to set up the winning points.
(September 8, 2017)
Although it’s not preseason, the first two weeks are warm-ups for region games.
Warm up is over.
Nearly everybody gets into region play on Friday with several having a chance to impact the races early.