If you haven’t heard Brandon Johnson was named the new football coach at Alba Middle School “I didn’t necessarily think it would ever happen, but here we are,” Johnson told AL.com. “I’ve been coaching in the rec league down there for a few years. I just love the community. I’m proud of where I’m from. I feel like it (the area football program) has been declining over the years, and I want to see if I can make a difference. “I don’t know if I can or not, but I want to at least try to do my part and see if I can make an impact on some lives.” “The football part will take care of itself,” Johnson continued. “I don’t think you train kids to win football games. You train them to be tough and disciplined and be solid in the fundamentals. That is what wins games.”
Ben Thomas of Al.com writes that Alma Bryant head coach Doug Hoehn called it a great hire for Alba. “What is so important about Brandon is that he is a great individual,” Hoehn said. “I have no doubt he is a great football coach but more importantly Brandon loves this community. He’s from here, he lives here, he’s an extremely strong supporter of Alma Bryant and he really wants the community and the schools here to do well in everything whether its academics or athletics or whatever. He made a specific effort to come back and be a part of this community. He is a great role model already, and he will really invest in those kids.”
Alba just recently played their Homecoming game against Lott Middle School and came away with a win 8-0. Brandon also recruited long time friend Dewayne Lavelle to assist him coaching pictured below.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to be on the 2019 Homecoming Court.
The students who were selected are required to be at the homecoming dance and the homecoming game.
Girls: Champah Bo, Kaleigh Fox, Chasity Scott, and Jayla Woods
Boys: Abrahm Collier, Crawford Steiner, Parker Foutz, and Jake Howard
Girls: Abby Claire Billante, Alivia Fox, Tien Tien Le, and Alivia Thongmark
Boys: Elijah Collier, Cameron Caballero, Clarke Busby
Girls: Remy Buzbee, Victoria Hartman, Brittney Nguyen, Lilly Steiner, Marleigh Turner
Boys: Lawsen Lee, Daylen Workman, Cameron Wright, Jansen Williams, Zakk Morris, and Logan Cain.
The Homecoming queen Victoria Hartman and homecoming king Jansen Williams were both crowned at the Homecoming game vs. Lott pictured below.
Congratulations to all those who participated in the Alba 2019 homecoming festivities.