Four local schools take part in Kingwood Jamboree

Brad Baggett and the Evangel Lightning were one of four local teams to take part in the Kingwood Jamboree on Aug. 19. (Reporter Photo / Baker Ellis)

Brad Baggett and the Evangel Lightning were one of four local teams to take part in the Kingwood Jamboree on Aug. 19. (Reporter Photo / Baker Ellis)

By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor

ALABASTER – Kingwood Christian, Coosa Valley Academy, Cornerstone Christian and Evangel Christian all descended on Kingwood Christian School on Friday afternoon for a number of jamboree games. Full stats were not available from the jamborees, but some are included here.

Kingwood tied North River 6-6 and lost to Pike Liberal 7-0. Kingwood head coach Sheldon Ward said he felt his team “really grew up.” And added, “We played a lot better than in the spring. I was very pleased with our production, we just have to eliminate the mental mistakes.”

Coosa Valley also lost to the Pike Patriots 13-0 and lost to Evangel Christian 7-0. Coosa Valley head coach Steve McCord said he wanted to see his team play hard and compete, especially in the face of the mid-afternoon August heat.

Stats for Cornerstone and Evangel were unavailable.