Auburn High School appears at East Alabama Media Day

While some are waiting for Saturdays to return to Jordan-Hare Stadium, Friday Night Lights will arrive much earlier on The Plains.

High school football begins in Alabama on August 19.

The local team, Auburn High, led by head coach Keith Etheredge, was represented at Media Days presented by Fox Sports The Game on July 26.

“Grateful to be here at Auburn. I’m blessed to be able to coach this group of guys,” Etheredge said.

When asked, Coach Etheredge praised his team and coaching staff.

“We have 41 seniors this year, and we have 164 kids involved in college football, and we have two quarterbacks who are really, really good. We’re way down at wide receiver, and that’s probably one of the best offensive lines I’ve ever coached. Our offensive coordinator Will Wagnon and our defensive coordinator Scott Goolsby are doing a phenomenal job and we just have great staff,” Etheredge said.

The offense will be a sight to watch, especially adding Bradyn Joiner to the mix.

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“We have a lot of guns, and we’re going to come every week and be ready,” Joiner said.

Quarterback Clyde Pittman also had big words to characterize his offense.

“We definitely have guys on offense,” Pittman said.

Auburn High opens the 2022 season with Hoover High School in the Champions Classic at the Cramton Bowl. Hoover, like Auburn, has just played a semi-final.

“Playing Hoover on the door will give us a chance to see our strengths and weaknesses,” Coleman Granberry said.

As summer draws to a close and kick-off draws near, there’s only one thing on the Tigers’ minds.

Klark Cleveland said, “We’re ready and we’ve been working hard this summer. We’re going to go into a whoop a few tails honestly.

Michael Floyd | Community Writer

Journalism junior Michael Floyd has been with The Plainsman since spring 2021. He is from Brewton, Alabama, and can be followed on Twitter here.

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