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Sumter Central Defeats jemison

Friday Sumter Central won 26-23 against Jemison on the road in a away game. This week the Jags play Dallas Co. at Dallas County High School. For Homecoming the Jaguars are up against Selma High School at Livingston Jr. High. Sept. 15 Selma High beat Dallas County 28-12. By Kasey DeCastra, SCRJ Community News Editor

Sumter Central High School Homecoming Events Sept. 25 – 29

Student “Dress Out” Days
Monday: Wild Wild West Day (Students will dress in their cowboy / cowgirl attire.)
Tuesday: Red Carpet Day (Students will come dressed as their favorite celebrity.)
Wednesday: Jersey Day/ College Day (Students will come dressed in their favorite sports team or college team jersey with jeans.)
Thursday: Millionaire Day (Students will come dressed to impress!)
Friday: Spirit Day (Students will come dressed in their Homecoming T-Shirts and jeans.)
Homecoming Activities
Monday: Movie Day
Tuesday: Hall Décor Day
Wednesday: Homecoming Dance, “The Royal Promenade” (6 p.m.), and Bonfire to follow Royal Promenade
Thursday: Educational / Cultural Day
Friday: Taste of Victory Team Breakfast (6 a.m.) Homecoming Parade 3 p.m. in Livingston with line up at 1 p.m. Download the SCHS Here Tailgate Application

Sumter Central Players nominated to play in the Alabama versus Mississippi Allstar Game

Five senior football players from Sumter Central High School have been
nominated to play in the Alabama versus Mississippi Allstar Game. Congratulations to seniors Jawun Boyd, Devin Cross, Antoine Hunt, Dyami Love, and Monteil Stubbs. Submitted by Rachael Harris

Power To Play Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Alabama Power Foundation’s Power to Play grant program returns today for its fourth year of helping Alabama high schools increase students’ extracurricular participation. The program, which offered athletics grants in its first two years, expanded its focus last year to include the arts.

Power to Play will award up to 36 grants of $2,500 each to schools throughout the state. Up to 18 of those grants will go to athletics programs and up to 18 will go to arts programs.
Studies show that students who participate in athletics perform better in the classroom and are more likely to graduate from high school, among other benefits.

Involvement in arts and music courses has been linked to higher standardized test scores, improved graduation and attendance rates and fewer disciplinary infractions.
Public high schools with 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches can compete for Power to Play grants. There are separate applications for arts grants and for athletics grants.

Power to Play grant applications are available now through Friday, Oct. 27. Grant applications will be reviewed by a foundation committee.

To learn more or to apply for a Power to Play grant, please visit www.powerofgood.com.
Since its creation in 1989 with funds donated by shareholders, the Alabama Power Foundation has supported Alabama communities, educational institutions and nonprofits through more than 20,000 grants and scholarships using nonratepayer dollars.


 High School Activities Bring Communities Together 

By Steve Savarese, Executive Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and Bob Gardner,  Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations

MONTGOMERY, AL – Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! That’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games.  It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade-point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop the kind of work habits and self-discipline skills that help them become more responsible and productive community members.

This year, the NFHS and AHSAA plan to emphasize to our students, parents, coaches, officials and fans that high school educational-based athletics is more than a game. It is about relationships with friends and foes. The contests are the culmination of much hard work, sacrifice and provide memories that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. The AHSAA will be using the hashtag #MoreThanAGame as a reminder of how dedicated our students, coaches and administrators are to academics, athletics, the team and community.

We also want them to remember how much enjoyment we all take from that hard work, whether it be as part of the team, band, cheerleaders, or being students, parents and fans all supporting their school with pride. Attending high school sporting events teaches important life lessons, too. Among them, it teaches that we can live in different communities, come from different backgrounds, faiths and cultures, cheer for different teams and still have a common bond. That’s why attending the activities hosted by your high school this fall is so important.

It’s not only an opportunity to cheer for your hometown team, it is also an opportunity to celebrate our commonality. The bond we share is mutually supporting the teenagers in our respective communities. We applaud their persistence, tenacity, preparation and hard work, regardless of the color of the uniform they wear. We acknowledge that education-based, high school sports are enhancing their lives – and ours – in ways that few other activities could. We agree that, regardless of what side of the field we sit on, attending a high school sporting event is an uplifting, enriching, family-friendly experience for all of us.

Many of the high schools in our state lie at the heart of the communities they serve.   They not only are educating our next generation of leaders, they also are a place where we congregate, where people from every corner of town and all walks of life come together as one. At no time is this unity more evident than during a high school athletic event. This is the beginning of a new school year. Opportunities abound in the classroom and outside it. Let’s make the most of them by attending as many athletic events at the high school in our community as possible. We want every student to have fun.

Your presence enhances the opportunities and experiences for those you support. Turn on the lights, and let the games begin! The Alabama High School Athletic Association, founded in 1921, is a private agency organized by its member schools to control and promote their athletic programs. The purpose of the AHSAA is to regulate, coordinate and promote the interscholastic athletic programs among its member schools, which include public, private and parochial institutions. 

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Sumter Central

Sumter Central Jaguars 2017 Football Schedule

All games start at 7 p.m. Schedule subject to change.
* District game
09/22/2017 7:00 PM CDT at Dallas County High School Dallas Co High School
09/29/2017 7:00 PM CDT Selma High School Home
10/06/2017 7:00 PM CDT at Central High School, Tusc. Central High School
10/13/2017 7:00 PM CDT Demopolis High School Home
10/20/2017 7:00 PM CDT at Calera High School Calera HS
11/03/2017 7:00 PM CDT at Oxford High School

Sumter Central Jaguars 2017 Volleyball Schedule

09/05 5:00 PM CDT at Greensboro High School Greensboro High School Gym
09/07 5:00 PM CDT at Central High School, Tusc. Central High Gymnasium
09/12 5:30 PM EDT Demopolis High School TBA
09/14 6:00 PM EDT Linden High School TBA
09/18 6:00 PM EDT Hatch, R.C. High School TBA
09/19 6:00 PM EDT Choctaw County High School TBA
09/25 5:00 PM CDT at MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL Meridian High School
09/26 6:00 PM EDT Greene County High School TBA
09/28 5:00 PM CDT at Choctaw County High School Tiger Den
10/03 6:00 PM EDT Greensboro High School TBA
10/05 5:00 PM CDT at Linden High School Linden High School Gymnasium
10/09 5:00 PM CDT at Hatch, R.C. High School Eugene Mason Sports Arena
10/10 7:00 PM EDT Central High School, Tusc. TBA
10/12 4:30 PM CDT at Demopolis High School Demopolis High School Gym
10/17 5:00 PM CDT at Greene County High School Greene County High School
Gym Head Coach: Stacie Pritchett

Kinterbish Tigers

No sports schedule at this time

Livingston Jr. High Tornados

Livingston Jr. High Football

19 Aliceville Home
26 Robert Brown Away
3 York West End Home (Homecoming)
10 Semi Final York West End Livingston
12 Final Robert Brown Eutaw
Head Coach Toole, Assistant Coach Harris

York West End

York West End Football

3 Livingston Away
10 Semi Final York West End Livingston
12 Final Robert Brown Eutaw


UWA 2017 Football

9/23 UNA Away 6 p.m. GSC
9/30 Shorter Home 6 p.m. GSC
10/7 Delta State Away 6 p.m. GSC
10/14 W. Georgia Home 5 p.m. GSC
10/21 Florida Tech Away 2 p.m. GSC
10/28 W. Florida Home 4 p.m. GSC
11/4 Valdosta State Away TBD GSC
11/11 N. Greenville Home 2 p.m.

UWA Women’s Soccer
22 University Of West Georgia Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
24 niversity Of North Alabama Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
29 Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) Montgomery, Al
1 University Of Montevallo Montevallo, Al
8 Spring Hill College (Ala.) Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
13 Union University (Tenn.) Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
15 Christian Brothers University Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
20 Shorter University (Ga.) Rome, Ga
22 Lee University (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tn 26 The University Of Alabama In Huntsville Huntsville, Al

UWA Men’s Soccer
22 Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
25 University Of South Carolina – Aiken Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
29 Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) Montgomery, Al
1 University Of Montevallo Montevallo, Al
6 Delta State University Cleveland, Ms
8 Mississippi College Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
13 Union University (Tenn.) Livingston, Ala.
5 Christian Brothers University Livingston, Ala. Tiger Stadium
20 Shorter University (Ga.) Rome, Ga
22 Lee University (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tn
26 The University Of Alabama In Huntsville

University of Alabama

UA 2017 Football

9/23 Vanderbilt Away
9/30 Old Miss Home
10/7 Texas A&M Away
10/14 Arkansas Home
10/21 Tennessee Home
11/4 LSU Home
11/11 Mississippi State
11/25 Auburn

Auburn University

AU 2017 Football

9/23 Missouri Missouri * Columbia, Mo.
9/30 Mississippi State Mississippi State * Auburn
10/07 Ole Miss Ole Miss * Auburn
10/14 atLSU LSU * Baton Rouge, La.
10/21 Arkansas Arkansas * Fayetteville, Ark.
11/04 Texas A&M Texas A&M * College Station, Texas
11/11 Georgia Georgia * Auburn
11/18 Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe Auburn 11/25 Alabama