Holmes County’s Jake Riley leads entire state in receiving yards

HOLMES COUNTY – Holmes County football player Jake Riley is currently No. 1 in the state for receiving yards.  The senior has 593 yards through four games with the Blue Devils.  “It’s a lot of extra weight on my shoulders definitely, I don’t know it’s definitely not expected I’m enjoying it and I’m trying to…

Vernon football looking for young players to step up this season

VERNON – The Vernon football team is extremely young this season. Out of the 22 players on their roster on MaxPreps, nine of them are freshman.  “It’s gonna be a lot different. We’re gonna be totally opposite. I think it’s gonna be good, I like it,” Vernon senior quarterback Kaden Tharp said.  Their roster lost…

Former Rutherford baseball coach Jamie Bukowski takes over Vernon program

VERNON  – Vernon recently announced that Jamie Bukowski will be leading their baseball program this season.  Bukowski comes to the Yellowjackets from Rutherford High School, where he was the head baseball coach for two seasons.  In two years with the Rams, he complied a record of 10-17, with his first season getting cut short due…

Graceville football hopeful young players will make impact in 2021 season

GRACEVILLE – The Graceville football team is once again entering the season with a roster lacking numbers but expects to fill positions with youth and more size. The Tiger had a rebuilding season in 2020 under first-year head coach Randy Mckinnie, going 1-10 on the year, but, sophomore lineman, Mason Merrit, said he has high…

Chipley football focused on toughness, physicality under first-year head coach

CHIPLEY  – The Chipley football team is under new leadership this year in head coach Marcus Buchanan and he’s focusing on one thing for the Tigers this season: toughness.  “I don’t want to hear about no scratch or bump or bruise, if a bone’s not sticking out we’re playing,” Buchanan said.  The players have adopted…

Dogwood Lakes Golf Course heralds Grand Re-Opening with ribbon cutting and tourney

BONIFAY – Saturday saw the celebration of the official re-opening of a Holmes County recreation staple. Golfers have been enjoying the recently revitalized greens of the Dogwood Lakes Golf Course since May, but new owners Brandon and Heather Shelby held an official ribbon cutting and golf tournament Saturday, July 10, to formally mark the new…