A-J Football

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team gets ready for its 2017 season opener at West Frankfort last Friday night. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The visiting Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team took advantage of early West Frankfort miscues on its way to a 43-18 win in the 2017 season opener  for both teams Friday, Aug. 25. “That was a nice win,” A-J head coach Brett Detering said. “I was really pleased with how we played....
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football players gathered around head coach Brett Detering during a break on first day of practice for the 2017 season.
After ending a 15-year Illinois High School Association football playoff run two years ago, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team bounced back to advance to the playoffs again last year. “We got ourselves back in the playoffs last year,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “We’...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team seniors are, from left, Zach Pinter, Drake Pyle, Dalton Goddard, DJ Latham, Jaryt Tripp, Noah Smith, Bryce Osman, Arieh Hart, Sheldon McGrath, Jayce Turner, Ross Pinnon, Zach Massey and Clay Shultz. Senior Nate Frankell could not be present for the picture because he was at boot camp.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team seniors are, from left, Zach Pinter, Drake Pyle, Dalton Goddard, DJ Latham, Jaryt Tripp, Noah Smith, Bryce Osman, Arieh Hart, Sheldon McGrath, Jayce Turner, Ross Pinnon, Zach Massey and Clay Shultz. Senior Nate Frankell could not be present for the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday. The A-J varsity football team is scheduled to open the season Friday night, Aug. 25, at Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort. A-J opens its 2017 home season Friday night, Sept. 1, against...
A-JCHS football parking/tailgating spaces map.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Athletic Department will once again be offering reserved parking/tailgating spaces for all home varsity games.   The procedure will be the same as has been followed in previous years. Fans will be able to submit sealed bids, with payment included, for the 56...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has released its fall sports schedules. The A-J boys’ golf team is scheduled to open the fall season by hosting the A-J Invitational on Monday, Aug. 21. The A-J girls’ golf team begins its season at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 22....
From left are WYFL board member Billy Abernathy, board vice president Casey Johnson, Josh McFadden, 7th-8th grade team head coach Rollie Hawk, Phil McGrath, board president Tim Denny and A-JCHS head football coach Brett Detering. Photo provided.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season. The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
In the first row are, from left, Trenton’s mother, Cindy Turner; Trenton Turner; and Trenton’s father, Daniel Turner. In the second row are A-JCHS football head coach Bret Detering and A-JCHS track and field coach Michael Eudy. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School student athlete Trenton Turner has signed a national letter of intent to play track and field and football at Illinois College in Jacksonville. He plans to enroll in the college’s 3 and 2 program and to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team had 11 players selected to the 2016 Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division team. A-J’s first team selections on offense were running back Jayce Turner and lineman Kris Potter. First team defensive honors went to...
West Frankfort High School football coach Brian Beery is looking for his seniors to turn around a team that finished 0-9 last year. “This is one of our strongest varsity football teams since I’ve been here,” Beery said. “We have 15 seniors this year. Hopefully, we don’t make the mistakes we made...

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