Singletary sets state record

Senior standout Richmon Singletary has been a workhorse for the Elba Tigers this football season. The Tigers are 9-2 this week heading into the second round of the state playoffs. With his outstanding performance last week in first round action, Singletary set a state record and surpassed 2,000 rushing yards on the season. (Photo by BCSports Photography)

Elba High School senior Richmon Singletary made headlines this week after the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) recognized him for setting a new state record. Singletary returned two kickoffs - 81yards and 72 yards - for touchdowns last Friday night, Nov. 9, in the first round of the high school playoffs. That gave him four kickoff returns for a touchdown in the last two games and six for the season. The Elba Tigers advanced to the second round of the Class 1A playoffs with a 54-19 win over Billingsley last Friday night in Elba. The six kickoff returns set a new AHSAA state record. The previous record (5) was held by four different players including: Javin Thatch, Tanner (2011); Brandon Hale, Lexington (1998); Jason Wilkins, Shelby County (1997); and Steven Reese, Florala (1997). During last Friday’s win for Elba, Singletary also rushed for 173 yards on 15 carries to go over 2,000 rushing yards on the season. He caught two passes for 23 yards and had seven tackles on defense. See Page 9 of today’s paper for more details and indepth coverage of Elba’s win against Billingsley. The Tigers will travel Friday night, Nov. 16, to take on unbeaten Linden in the second round of the playoffs.

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