County football coaches visit Clanton Lions Club

Published 11:36 am Monday, August 21, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The Chilton County high school football coaches had their yearly visit to the Clanton Lions Club on Aug. 18 to discuss the upcoming season with the members. Every year, the civil club invites all six head football coaches in the county to attend the meeting and give their take on the upcoming season.

“We have a lot of guest speakers, and most are charities and local organizations that come and let us know that the money we donate is being used well,” David McCary, member of the Clanton Lions Club, said. “So, when we get something that is interesting to everyone, and we live in Alabama and are football fans, we have the coaches come in and give us a preview of the upcoming season.”

The coaches also talked about their seasons last year, who they expect to be breakout players for them and other improvements they have made in their respective programs.

“It is one of our favorite meetings because everyone is so interested in what they are going to say,” McCary said. “I think the coaches enjoy meeting with each other too and joking with each other. It is always a lot of fun.”

The coaches enjoyed lunch with the group and took a photo with the club and new president Debbie Street during the meeting. They were joined by their principals and the School Board Superintendent Corey Clements at the meeting.

The 2023 football season begins in Chilton County on Aug. 24 as Thorsby High School visits Jemison High School. Chilton County, Verbena and Maplesville high schools play their first game the next day, and Isabella High School gets their season underway on Sept. 1.