A standout for the Tigers in the 2000s, Jernigan went on to become one of the most dynamic wide receivers in Troy University’s athletic history, shattering records before playing four years in the NFL with the New York Giants, winning a Super Bowl.
Ellie made history last week by becoming the first girl to score points in a football game at Auburn High. She was a perfect 2-for-2 on extra points, helping the Tigers JV’s squad defeat La Grange in the season finale.
It’s one of the biggest rivalries in all of Alabama, and it was supposed to kick off on Friday night, but on Wednesday, Brantley and Luverne found out their game was canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.
It’s a rivalry that dates back more than two decades - one that was renewed last season for the first time since 2003. The Battle of the Tallapoosa is back, with the 2021 edition happening this Thursday in Reeltown.
Now in his second season, Jeff Davis head coach Rory Bell has had a taste of the season and knows what to expect in year two. During the summer, the team wanted to not only improve the mentality heading into the season, but also the physicality of their game.