A-J Football

A-J seniors Gavin Tripp, number 17 in white uniform, and Cameron Tweedy, number 5, tackle a Nashville ball carrier. Also in the photo are A-J players Wyatt Johnson, number 9, a senior, and Derek Nelson, number 34, a junior
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team scored early and often on its way to a 37-14 win over visiting Nashville Friday night, Sept. 14. “I thought our kids played really, really hard,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “I’m proud of the way they played. It’s probably the best we’ve...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team will have its work cut out for it this week. The Wildcats, 1-2, host Nashville, 3-0, for the annual Whiteout Game to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Hadley’s Haven Friday, Sept. 14. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game...
In the third game of the season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was able to pull ahead early and held on to the lead in a 28-7 win over host Massac County Friday night, Sept. 7. “I was pretty pleased how we played,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We needed to get on the...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team will take on Massac County on the road Friday, Sept. 10. Game time is set for 7  p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. Both teams are 0-2 and looking for a win. “They have a new coach and we both have similar records,” A-J coach...
Senior Damien Chrisp carries the ball for A-J. Also in the photo are A-J’s Reid Morrison, a senior, number 28, and senior Noah Craig, number 70.
For the second week, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team let a lead slip away in a 27-23 loss to host Murphysboro Friday, Aug. 31. “We’ve got to do better on defense,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We had breakdowns on our defense and gave up the big play.” With a 16-13...
The Murphysboro High School football team lost 35-13 to Carbondale in its 2018 season opener.  The Red Devils will host Anna-Jonesboro Friday, Aug. 31. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game can be heard on WIBH radio in Anna. Murphysboro’s game was a lot closer than the final score indicated. “It was...
A-J senior Reid Morrison, number 28, looks for some running room. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team let a halftime lead slip away in the second half in a 24-21 loss to visiting West Frankfort in the season-opener for both teams Friday, Aug. 24. “Going in at halftime, we felt pretty good,” A-J coach Brett Detering said.  On the opening play of...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team lost a lot of talent last year on the 12-1 team that finished in the semifinals of the Class 3A Illinois High School Association playoffs. But the cupboard is not bare this season. “We’re going to be very much senior led,” A-J football coach...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team gets ready for its 2017 season opener at West Frankfort last Friday night. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The visiting Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team took advantage of early West Frankfort miscues on its way to a 43-18 win in the 2017 season opener  for both teams Friday, Aug. 25. “That was a nice win,” A-J head coach Brett Detering said. “I was really pleased with how we played....
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football players gathered around head coach Brett Detering during a break on first day of practice for the 2017 season.
After ending a 15-year Illinois High School Association football playoff run two years ago, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team bounced back to advance to the playoffs again last year. “We got ourselves back in the playoffs last year,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “We’...

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