The Shades Cahaba Oral History Project is going to publish some special edition episodes this year to celebrate other Homewood schools, the beginnings of the Homewood Board of Education and other events. We still have other Shades Cahaba stories to tell as well.

On this episode, we talk with Homewood High School Alumnus Wade Kirkpatrick. Wade played on the first Homewood Football team to win a state championship in 1974. He wrote a book about it called Fighting Patriots, The First Three Years of Homewood High School Football currently available at Proceeds of the book go to a great cause. I’ll let Wade fill us in the book as we discuss that special football team.

Wade Kirkpatrick, Fighting Patriots – Special Edition | Shades Cahaba Oral History Project

The book has been published. Get yours at