Northside Methodist Academy will play its home football games at Rip Hewes Stadium

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Dothan, Ala. (WDHN)—In the “Circle City”, it will be known as “Thursday night under the lights”.
In a news conference Monday at Northside Methodist Academy, speculation became “fact”.

The Knights will be joining the Alabama High School Athletic Association, and they’ll be sharing Rip Hewes stadium
With the Dothan High Wolves.

And if that’s not enough, Northside Methodist Head Coach Jason Hurst has “hired” a coaching legend to take over as their defensive coordinator.
Greg Ennis has been either a head coach or an assistant in the wiregrass for more than 30 years.

Despite the possibility of the corona-virus affecting the upcoming 2020 fall football season, this will mark
a, milestone” season for Northside Methodist Academy Coach Hurst and his team.

The school leaves the independent conference and joins the Alabama Athletic Association.

An agreement with the city of Dothan to play Northside home games at Rip Hewes Stadium. The majority of them will be played Thursday night, not to conflict with Dothan High’s schedule.

Previously, Northside Methodist played its home contents at the “Old” Ashford academy field.
“Rip Hewes is a great host, site. That and mainly puts us right here in Dothan. I like playing Thursday night. We will be in Friday’s newspaper
And on tv at 5 and 6″, according to Coach Hurst

At the news conference, he said “With Northside Methodist, the program has been here and just starting out under the Alabama Athletic Association.
Ennis says “I thought of a great opportunity.
I was kind of led here, I think God has a hand in our lives, and he leading me to.”

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