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Getting settled in and used to a new job can be a whirlwind of emotions — exciting, intimidating and even a little overwhelming. 

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Southern Prep is getting back its regular 8-man football schedule after playing two 11-man teams in the first two games of the season. The Fighting Rangers started the season two weeks ago when they opened up against Cornerstone Christian. The Fighting Rangers (1-1) were able to best the Cha…

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Just two short years ago, Benjamin Russell football coach Kevin Smith was getting his first look at his new team in an intrasquad scrimmage back in 2018. Since then, Smith has become a staple at the helm of the Wildcats, and he isn’t the only first-year head coach who got a taste of success …

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What seems to make the most sense is all 8-man football teams in Alabama play in a single league. Although the teams are fairly spread out, there were only 17 of them last season and the league could easily be separated into regions that make the most sense geographically — much like the AHS…

Southern Prep adopted its aviation studies program three years ago and has continued to add innovative offerings that mold students into well-rounded aeronautics experts — one being the very first of its kind.

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With an award like a national championship under its belt, it’s no surprise Southern Prep’s football team has been in the spotlight since the end of the 2019 season. That continued earlier this month when six Fighting Rangers were selected to the NFSA 8-Man All-American All-Star game.

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Matched up against the Freedom Cowboys, Southern Prep’s football team thought it might be in for a rough night Monday evening at the National High School Association of 8-Man Football’s Division II National Championship in Panama City, Florida.

Southern Prep’s football team knew it was going to get tougher last Friday night, and it wasn’t disappointed. It went toe-to-toe with Lighthouse Home School but the Warriors ultimately took the lead with 1:14 remaining and held on for a 38-35 victory.

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Having Covington Academy and Camp Jewell House as their first two opponents on the football field, the Southern Prep Fighting Rangers knew they should be in good shape. Covington is just in its second year of having a football program, while Camp Jewell is in Year 1.

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After Southern Prep’s first football game of the year under a new name was canceled due to heavy storms in the Prattville area when it was set to face off against East Memorial Christian, the Fighting Rangers finally hit the field Thursday night.