AJ Wildcat Football

Sarah Konecek
Carbondale native Sarah Konecek spent her youth as a soccer player and used the skills she learned to coach the boys’ soccer team at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School for the last two seasons. This fall, Konecek used some of those skills to teach boys how not to kick a football. Konecek is the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Wildcats hosted an IHSA Class 3A football playoff game against North Mac last Saturday afternoon. A big crowd watched the postseason game, which was won by the visiting team. Photographer Tiffiny Dillow shared these images of Wildcats in action during last Saturday’s game. The Wildcats are in the dark uniforms. Pictured is Arieh Hart.
After winning by a field goal in the first round of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs,  the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team lost in a second round playoff game by a field goal in a 10-7 defeat at the hands of visiting North Mac at The Pit Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5. “I thought our...
 Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
At the close of Saturday’s thrilling win by the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats over the Fairfield Mules in the first round of the playoffs, this scene brought tears to many eyes in the grandstands. Keaton Busby carried Jackson Boyd (number 3) across the field as the two teams met for handshakes after the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is scheduled to play host to North Mac at The Pit this Saturday in an IHSA 3A second-round playoff game. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. For fans who can’t make it to the game, the contest will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. North Mac is a...
The A-JCHS Wildcats football team opened postseason action last Saturday with a 9-6 road win over host Fairfield. The accompanying photos are from Saturday’s game. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat. A-J’s Dylan Fox looks for some running room.
With 1.8 seconds remaining in a tie ball game, Sheldon McGrath kicked a 24-yard field goal to lift the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team to a 9-6 win over host Fairfield in first-round action of the Class 3A playoffs Saturday, Oct. 29. “It’s something I felt confident in,” A-J...
After a year’s absence from the postseason, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team returns in the Class 3A playoffs to take on host Fairfield Saturday. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. Fairfield enters the contest at 8-1 overall and A-J is 7-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats scored a big win over host Benton last Friday night to close out 2016 regular season play. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat. A-J players Austin Dillow and Dylan Fox showed the Wildcats’ 2016 record of 7-2 following last Friday night’s victory. Also in the picture is Kris Potter.
Ahead by one touchdown at the half, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team exploded for four TDs in the third quarter on its way to a 63-33 win over host Benton Friday night, Oct. 21. “We  didn’t play as well as I would have liked in the first half,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team closes out regular season play at Benton this Friday. “It’s senior night for them,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “If they win, I don’t think they have enough points” to get in the playoffs. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will...
Members of the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team celebrated a win, and a trip to the postseason, last Friday night after the Wildcats scored a big win over visiting Sparta. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
After falling short of a playoff bid last season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team earned a bid this year in convincing fashion with a 51-6 win over visiting Sparta Friday, Oct. 14. “It was a good win for us to getting back in the playoffs,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “It...
Volunteers from the church who helped with the breakfast included, in the first row, from left, Kati McIntyre, Diane McIntyre and Jennifer Osman. In the second row are Julia Mowery, Ken Bowman, Barbara James, Kathy Whiteside, Trudy Bowman and Cathy Capel. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The First Christian Church of Anna prepared a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, eggs and more for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team, cheerleaders and coaches.

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