A-J Football

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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat football team has been practicing in preparation for its its 2016 season opener, which is set for this Friday night.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering enters his 20th season at the helm of the Wildcats. “Sometimes I feel it and sometimes I don’t,” Detering said. “It’s different now since I started. There have been a lot of changes, both good and bad.” The veteran Wildcat coach...
The 2016 fall sports season at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is scheduled to kick off with the A-J Golf Invitational at the Union County Country Club course in Anna at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. This will be followed by the A-J/Cobden/Dongola co-op boys’ soccer season beginning at home...
Turnout for the 2016 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team after a week of practice has been decent so far. “We’re a little low on freshmen,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. There are 12 seniors, 9 juniors and 20 sophomores competing for starting varsity spots. There are also...
A-J football players ran through a drill Monday evening.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team opened practice Monday evening, Aug. 8. The session was held on the practice field at the Union County school. A-J’s first game is scheduled at home against West Frankfort on Aug. 26.

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