Gridiron Alumni is putting on several area games. Games are planned for Belfry versus Pikeville, Sheldon Clark versus Johnson Central and now they are seeking alumni from Williamson and Burch for an alumni football game this fall.
If you or someone you know would like to play football one more time, please register at www.gridironalumni.com or call Chris Hall at (530) 410-6396. Other area teams are welcome to register as well.
… West Virginia obtained its 7th commitment for the class of 2014, and its first on the defensive side, when junior college cornerback Jaylon Myers pledged Wednesday.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Myers—currently preparing for his sophomore season at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College—played as a freshman at Georgia Military College in 2011 before being dismissed and sitting out last season.
A native of North Augusta, S.C., Myers previously visited Oklahoma State, Florida and Georgia and also claims an offer from LSU.
… Marco the Marshall University mascot is getting another makeover, and the school is asking fans to decide on the bison’s new look. Voting will take place on Marshall’s Facebook page through Aug. 10. Fans can choose to keep the mascot’s current design or make limited or complete changes.
Marshall chief of staff Matt Turner says Marco’s 5-year-old costume has undergone extensive wear and repairs, so it’s time to replace it. Turner says the new costume is expected to be finished in time for Marshall’s home game on Oct. 5 against Texas-San Antonio.
…Plans are still in the works for the hospitality room at the Williamson Fieldhouse to be remodeled and enlarged. It will be the future home of the WHS Hall of Fame plaques, etc. Stay tuned for more information and how alumni and HOF members can donate to help this happen.
(Kyle Lovern is the sports editor for the Williamson Daily News. Comments or story ideas can be sent to or firstname.lastname@example.org)