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Seasons In Review
Coming off what was the biggest comeback in recent 3A Football history, the Atkins Red Devils under the direction of new head coach Tommy Cody went from the teams first ever winless season to an impressive six wins, four losses and one tie. That one tie was the first game of the 2011 season against then top ten ranked Pottsville 21-21. The Red Devils would go on to claim the number four seed in the Class 3A Divison 4 Playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season. This would be the first year the Red Devil's were coached by someone outside of the Sorrels family, but it was also the final season with Charles Rector as Offensive Coordinator and Jr. High Head Coach, bringing success to both his in tenure at Atkins.
Following the conclusion of the 2011 season, the 2012 season promised to be just as exciting. The Red Devils had to make a few adjustments as the 3A-4 was reshaped with new-comers. Both Pottsville, and Dardanelle, having significant increases in student population, were moved to 3A-5. Replacing those teams were the Panthers of Bigelow and the Gators of Two Rivers. The first game of the season saw the Dover Pirates losing to the Red Devils as they retained the Rival's Cup won last season. Without question, the biggest upset was the narrow 3-point victory over defending State Champions, the Charleston Tigers. However, one thing led to another and the Red Devils went on losing steak, unable to pull of a win for the remainder of that year.
We now look to the 2013 football season. Tommy Cody is looking to claim the Conference Title and the State Title, and second year OC/Jr. High Head Coach Chris Taylor looks to stake his claim as well.