Sentinel "Sports Figures" is a combination of people, numbers and dates in regards to sports and sports history in Jackson County.
Robert “Bigfoot” Clemens
The former Jackson County High School (now Scottsboro) football player was the leading rusher for the University of Georgia football team during the 1952 and 1953 seasons. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1955 and played one season in the NFL before beginning a high school football and basketball coaching career. Clemens was inducted into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Pisgah girls basketball team went 96-5 the past three seasons, all of which ended with the Eagles winning the Class 3A state championship.
Number of career no-hitters pitched by former Scottsboro softball standout Hillary Mavromat.
The Section football team rallied from an early deficit to post a 24-7 Homecoming victory and defeat county rival North Sand Mountain for the sixth straight season. Trailing 7-0, Section tied the score on an 11-yard touchdown run by James Thornberry and the first of three extra points from Todd Williams, who also kicked a 29-yard field goal in the second quarter to put Section in front 10-7. Section’s lead grew to 17-7 in the third quarter when Chad Stone caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Randy Hamilton. Thornberry closed the scoring for the Lions late in the fourth quarter on Thornberry’s 68-yard TD run. Thornberry ran for 145 rushing yards while Steve Hambrick rushed for 115.
Darcy Perry sank three of her five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Skyline girls basketball team edge Woodville 41-34 for a Class 1A Area 16 victory. Skyline trailed 18-11 at halftime, but the game was tied 27-all with 6:55 remaining before Perry’s 3-point shooting allowed the Vikings to pull away. Perry scored 17 points for Skyline while Stephanie Taylor added 10. Jessica Chambers and Jessica Reeves scored 11 and nine points respectively for Woodville.