Shelby County youth teams ready for title games

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor 

The city of Columbiana has something to rally around as three youth football teams have a combined record of 23-1 and are heading to Calera High School on Saturday, Nov. 11, to compete in their respective championship game.

Shelby County’s three Wildcat teams consist of the 6-to-7-year-old Midgets (8-0), the 8-to-9-year-old Minors (7-1), and the 10-to-11-year-old Majors (8-0).

All three teams advanced to the championship game with wins on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the semifinals. The Midgets beat Marbury 44-6, the Minors beat Clanton 24-6, and the Majors shutout Jemison 36-0.

To show its appreciation for the three teams, the city of Columbiana will host a community pep rally on Friday, Nov. 10, to celebrate the achievement each has accomplished ahead of their championship showdown.

The pep rally, which will also feature a short parade, will start at 4 p.m. on Friday with fans and players lining up at the Methodist Church on Main Street at 3:30 p.m.

Each team will take to the field the following day with the goal of winning a title. The Midgets will kick off against Clanton Blue at 1 p.m.; the Minors will kick off against Calera White at 2:30 p.m.; and the Majors will close the day out with a matchup against the Clanton Orange at 4 p.m.

Main Street Open House will follow all festivities at Fridays pep rally as the city tries to incorporate a community outing for this momentous occasion in Wildcat youth sports.