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Florala High School receives AHSAA Sportsmanship grant

A total of 131 AHSAA high schools were recognized Friday at the 14th annual AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon held as part of the 2021 Summer Conference.

Principals and athletic directors from schools who were ejection and fine-free for the 2020-21 school year attended the luncheon held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. Eight of the schools, one school from each of the AHSAA’s eight school districts, were selected to receive a special $1,000 grant. The grant program has now paid out $96,000 since the inception of the AHSAA Sportsmanship program in 2008.

This year’s school grant recipients were:

  • District 1: Class 3A Excel High School
  • District 2: Class 1A Florala High School
  • District 3: Class 2A Isabella High School
  • District 4: Class 5A Elmore County High School
  • District 5: Class 5A Fairfield High School
  • District 6: Class 4A Munford High School
  • District 7: Class 1A Hubbertville High School
  • District 8: Class 3A Geraldine High School

A total of 399 AHSAA member schools have earned a Sportsmanship Banner to hang in their schools over the last 14 years. Class 1A schools Alabama School the Blind and Covenant Christian earned the Sportsmanship distinction for an AHSAA state record 12th time each in 2020-21.

The 131 schools overall rank second all-time behind last year’s 136 schools that accomplished the feat in 2019-20. Also, a total of 271 middle and junior high schools went through the school year fine and eject free in 2020-21.