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Four 2017 State Champions in the Field for 48th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships

   BIRMINGHAM – Four schools that won state championships in 2017 will be in the 56-team field as 48th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships get underway Wednesday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
   First matches get underway at a.m., with two each in Class 1A, 3A and 5A. The semifinal round closes out the competition Wednesday night. All championships will be played Thursday at the adjoining 5,000-seat Bill Harris Arena beginning with the Class 2A finals at 8 a.m., followed by Class 7A at 9:45, Class 5A at 11:30, Class 6A at 1:15 p.m., Class 3A at 3 p.m., Class 4A at 4:45 and Class 1A at 6:30 p.m.
   Defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-5) will be attempting to claim its 21ststate title overall when the Dirty Dozen opens the 7A tourney at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday versus Huntsville (26-22). Saint James (35-10), which won the 2017 Class 4A state title, will meet East Limestone (33-13) at 8 a.m., in Class 5A.
    Bayside Academy (34-18), last year’s Class 3A champs, moved up to Class 4A this season and will open the state tourney with Danville (37-27) at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Coach Ann Schilling’s team will be vying for the school’s 27th state crown and the Lady Admirals’ 17th state title in a row. The current totals are already state volleyball records.
   Last year’s Class 1A state champ Addison (50-12) moved up to Class 2A and will be facing Fayetteville (24-5) at 11 a.m., in its tourney opener. 
    All seven state championship matches will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform. For more information, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com. Cullman High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will be producing the championship matches Thursday under John Drake’s direction with Chase Robinson handling the play-by-play duties.
    First-round pairings for Wednesday’s first day of competition is shown.

AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

Class 1A

First Round Pairings

S-1: Pleasant Home (29-5) vs. N-4: Meek (30-25), Court 1, 11 am

N-2: Lindsay Lane Christian (45-11) vs. S-3: Isabella (27-10), Court 3, 11 am

N-1: Athens Bible School (43-10) vs. S-4: Brantley, Court 4, 2 pm

S-2: Westminster-Oak Mtn. (24-7) vs. N-3: Faith Christian (32-11), Court 6, 2 pm

 

CLASS 2A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Ariton (29-13) vs. N-4: Altamont (27-7), Court 4, 8 a.m.
N-2: 
Winston County (31-14) vs. S-3: Goshen (23-18), Court 6, 8 a.m.
N-1: 
Addison (50-12) vs. S-4: Fayetteville (24-5), Court 7, 11 a.m.
S-2: 
G.W. Long (26-7) vs. N-3: Cedar Bluff (23-18), Court 9, 11 a.m.

 

CLASS 3A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Montgomery Academy (35-9) vs. N-4: Glencoe (34-23), Court 7, 8 a.m.
N-2: Lexington (45-6) vs. S-3: T.R. Miller (23-8), Court 9, 8 a.m.
N-1: Carbon Hill (63-6) vs. S-4: Opp (22-12), Court 1, 12:30 p.m.
S-2: Houston Academy (30-14) vs. N-3: Geraldine (34-14), Court 3, 12:30 p.m.

 

Class 4A

First Round Pairings

S-1: Providence Christian (46-8) vs. N-4: Fairview (49-19), Court 1, 9:30 a.m.

N-2: Central Florence (34-22) vs. S-3: Alabama Christian (29-13), Court 3, 9:30 a.m.

N-1: Wilson (46-10) vs. S-4: Trinity Presbyterian (26-20), Court 1, 2 p.m.

S-2: Bayside Academy (34-18) vs. N-3: Danville (37-27), Court 3, 2 p.m.

 

CLASS 5A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Saint James (35-10) vs. N-4: East Limestone (33-13), Court 1, 8 a.m.
N-2: 
Arab (45-14) vs. S-3: Faith Academy (33-15), Court 3, 8 a.m.
N-1: 
Jasper (67-5) vs. S-4: Satsuma (25-12), Court 4, 11 a.m.
S-2: 
Brewbaker Tech (27-12) vs. N-3: Madison Academy (36-19), Court 6, 11 a.m.

 

CLASS 6A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Spanish Fort (62-5)  vs. N-4: Muscle Shoals (35-19, Court 7, 9:30 a.m.
N-2: Buckhorn (53-18) vs. S-3: Pelham (37-7), Court 9, 9:30 a.m.
N-1: Hazel Green (58-11) vs. S-4: Saraland (23-17), Court 4, 12:30 p.m.
S-2: St. Paul’s Episcopal (33-14) vs. N-3: Albertville (39-24), Court 6, 12:30 p.m.

Class 7A

First Round Pairings

S-1: McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-5) vs. N-4: Huntsville (26-22), Court 4, 9:30 am

N-2: Mountain Brook (45-10) vs. S-3: Enterprise (40-7), Court 6, 9:30 a.m.

N-1: Bob Jones (35-10) vs. S-4: Baker (22-13), Court 7, 12:30 p.m.

S-2: Auburn (33-13) vs. N-3: Hoover (38-10), Court 9, 12:30 p.m.


AHSAA Instant Replay Gets National Exposure with 2 Challenges in ESPN Game

     MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA’s Instant Replay protocol got national exposure last week with two challenges in Thompson High School’s 63-49 victory over Hewitt-Trussville, a Class 7A, Region 3 game televised live on ESPN and over the NFHS Network.
     For the week, 10 challenges were made with three overturned nine AHSAA football games using DVSport Instant Replay.
     “We had some great national exposure of our Instant Replay during the ESPN game at Thompson this past Friday night,” AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones said. “We had two challenges during the contest.  One was overturning a fourth down forward progress spot that was originally ruled a first down.  What really made it great is the announcers made mention of the fact that the officials only had the school camera views and not the ESPN camera views of the play but were still able to correct the call.
    “It shows that instant replay can be successful with limited camera angles.  I believe this national exposure will assist us in allowing instant replay to become a part of NFHS football rules.”
    On the season there has been Instant Replay in 71 games with 73 different schools taking part in136 opportunities. A total of 57 challenges have been made with 15 calls overturned – a percentage of 26.3%
     With 8:21 remaining in the first quarter, Hewitt-Trussville challenged a fourth-down spot resulting in a Thompson first down at the Huskies’ 17-yard line. Upon review by officials utilizing the DVSport monitor on the sidelines, the play was overturned resulting in a Hewitt-Trussville first down going the other way at its 18-yard line. The review took 2 minutes from start to finish.  Later, in the fourth period, Thompson challenged a play that was ruled dead on a fumble. The review, which took only 60 seconds, the call on the field stood as called with no fumble.
      In the Class 3A Excel vs. Thomasville game played in Clarke County, Thomasville challenge a spot call in the first quarter on a fourth-and-3 play that resulted in first down called on the field. Upon review, the call on the field was corrected and Thomasville took possession of the ball.
    And in another 7A game played at Austin of Decatur, James Clemens and Austin each had a challenge with the Black Bears’ challenge being upheld. Austin challenged a play on the field that had been ruled an incomplete pass was, upon review, ruled a fumble resulting in a touchdown for Austin. James Clemens later challenged a spot of the ball but the play stood as called on the field.
    Challenges were also made in the McGill-Toolen vs. Baker game, Vigor at Opelika contest, Helena at Pelham game and Central-Phenix City at Auburn contest will call on the field being confirmed.
      Nine games will be utilizing Instant Replay this week with seven schools taking part for the first time this season: Phil Campbell, Mary Montgomery, Hanceville, Central-Clay County, Rogers, Sumter Central and Huffman, bringing the total to 80 on the year.
     This week’s games, with classification of each school, include:

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

  • Phil Campbell at Hackleburg

       FRIDAY, NOV. 2

  • Mary Montgomery at Baker, Mobile
  • Park Crossing at Auburn
  • Hanceville at Good Hope
  • Central, Clay County at Handley, Handley
  • Rogers at Lawrence County, Moulton
  • Sumter Central at Oxford
  • East Limestone at Tanner
  • Huffman at Vestavia Hills

 

 

TOTAL SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING THUS FAR (73)
                  (At least one game)

Class 1A                     District            Games
Hackleburg                  D-7                  4
Hubbertville                D-7                  1
Phillips                        D-7                  1
Sweet Water                D-3                  2
Waterloo                     D-7                  1
Class 2A                     District            Games
Tanner                         D-8                  1
Class 3A                     District            Games
Bayside Academy          D-1                  1
Excel                           D-1                  1
Flomaton                     D-1                  1
Thomasville                D-1                  5
Class 4A                     District            Games
B.T. Washington         D-4                  1
Clarke County             D-1                  1

Cordova                      D-5                  1

Elmore County              D-4                  1
Good Hope                  D-8                  4          
Haleyville                    D-7                  1          
Handley                      D-6                  3
Leeds                          D-5                  1          
Oak Grove                  D-5                  1
West Limestone          D-8                  1
Class 5A                     District            Games
Ardmore                      D-8                  1
Brewer                        D-8                  1
Corner                         D-5                  1          
East Limestone              D-8                  6
Guntersville                 D-8                  1
Jackson                        D-1                  1
Jasper                          D-5                  1
Lawrence County          D-7                  4
Madison Academy         D-8                  1
Vigor                           D-1                  1          
West Point                    D-8                  1

Wilcox Central               D-3                  1
Class 6A                     District            Games
Athens                         D-8                  1
Benjamin Russell          D-4                   2
Buckhorn                    D-8                    1
Calera                          D-5                  1
Carver-Montgomery      D-3                  1
Decatur                       D-8                  2
Helena                         D-5                  1
Jackson-Olin               D-5                  1
Minor                          D-5                  2
Northridge                  D-5                  1
Opelika                       D-4                  7
Oxford                        D-6                  3

Park Crossing              D-3                  1
Pell City                      D-6                  1

Pelham                       D-5                  5
Pinson Valley              D-5                  1
Selma                          D-3                  1
Shades Valley             D-5                  1
Wetumpka                   D-4                  5
Class 7A                     District            Games
Alma Bryant                  D-1                  1
Auburn                        D-4                  7
Austin                           D-8                  3
Baker                           D-1                  3
Central-Phenix City        D-4                  6
Enterprise                    D-2                  1
Fairhope                      D-1                  1
Hewitt-Trussville          D-5                  1
Hoover                       D-5                  1
James Clemens           D-8                  2
Jeff Davis                    D-3                  1
Lee-Montgomery          D-3                  1          
McGill-Toolen                D-1                  1
Oak Mountain               D-5                  2
Prattville                      D-3                  1
Smiths Station              D-4                  1
Spain Park                   D-5                  1
Sparkman                    D-8                  1
Stanhope Elmore         D-4                  1
Thompson                   D-5                  6
Vestavia Hills              D-5                  2
Out-of-State
Meridian (MS)            NA                  1

 

District Exposure Breakdown                                 
District                       Schools           Opportunities
D-1                              11                    16
D-2                                1                      1

D-3                                8                      9
D-4                                9                    31
D-5                               19                    31
D-6                                3                      7        
D-7                                6                    12
D-8                               15                    28
Out-of-State                    1                      1
TOTAL                           73                  136

 

Class Exposure Breakdown                         
Class                          Schools           Opportunities
1A                                   5                  10
2A                                   1                    1

3A                                   4                  10
4A                                 10                  15
5A                                 12                  17
6A                                 19                  38        
7A                                 21                  45
Out-of-State                    1                    1
TOTAL                         73                136



-- Ron Ingram


Briarwood DE Cole Garner Registers Record 3 Safeties in Win over Fairfield

    MONTGOMERY – It’s a safe notion everyone watching Briarwood Christian’s 26-0 Class 5A, Region 4 victory over Fairfield last week witnessed something they had never seen before.
   That’s because the Lions’ junior defensive end Cole Garner did something that most likely has never been done in a football game. Garner sacked the Tigers in their own end zone, not once, but three times to record three safeties in the win.
    The incredible feat by Garner thrust him into the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 9.

    The national team record for safeties is five by a team. Three schools have accomplished that feat: Montezuma (GA) in 1983, Linden (NJ) in 1989 and Niobrary County (WY) in 2000. Three other schools have recorded four safeties in a game: Pebble Beach (CA) in 1987, Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman (CA) in 1968 and Buckeye (AZ) in 1931.
        “That’s the first time in all my coaching life that I’ve ever seen that many,” Briarwood CoachFred Yancey told the Shelby County Reporter after the game. “That’s a credit to our defensive coaches for having the boys excited about really doing some great stuff tonight.”
There is no record for safeties recorded by players, however. Not only did Briarwood set the AHSAA record for safeties in a game for a team, Garner also owns the individual state record and quite possibly the national record. However, no records have been established previously for individual safeties by the NFHS Record Book or AHSAA Record Book.
      By comparison, in the NFL Jared Allen, Ted Hendricks and Doug English share the all-time career record for safeties (4).
      All three safeties in the Briarwood-Fairfield game started with the Tigers napping the ball from inside their own 5-yard line. Garner got through the defense each time to sack the quarterback in the end zone.
     The three safeties by Garner edged out an explosive effort by Thompson and Hewitt-Trussville, a 63-49 Warriors win in a game featured live on ESPN last week. The two teams combined for 112 points and 1,165 yards total offense in a Class 7A, Region 3 battle that earned the winner the second seed in the upcoming AHSAA state playoffs.
     Taulia Tagovailoa, Thompson’s senior quarterback, ignited a comeback effort that saw the Warriors trailing 28-0 after one quarter. He was 14-of-23 passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns and added 152 yards rushing and three scores on 12 carries. Teammate Shadrick Byrd was the game’s leading rusher with 204 yards on 20 attempts. He scored two TDs.
    Hewitt-Trussville senior quarterback Paul Tyson was 16-of-25 passing for 274 yards and three scores with senior receiver Ja’Varrius Johnson catching nine receptions for 232 yards and two TDs. He also returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score. Running back A’Montae Spivey had 20 rush attempts for 165 yards and one TD.
     Thompson scored 28 points in the second quarter and outscored the Huskies (7-3) 63-28 in the last three quarters. The Warriors finished with 356 yards rushing and 264 passing for 620 yards, and Hewitt had 545 total yards.
    In other top performances reported: 

MILESTONES
ETOWAH, PICKENS COUNTY PICK UP 600TH WINS: 
Etowah quarterback Brady Troup was 10-for-13 for 202 yards and two touchdowns as the Blue Devils clinched their second straight region title and first undefeated season since 1999 with a 49-7 win over Boaz. It also was the school’s 600thfootball victory. The Blue Devils are now 600-416-27 since starting football in 1910.
Pickens County also notched its 600th all-time win beating Hubbertville 40-6 to clinch runner-up in Class 1A, Region 6. The Tornadoes are 600-378-15 all-time.
MALIK INABETTE, MONTEVALLO: Completed 18-of-24 passes for 430 yards and eight TDs in a 53-32 victory over Greensboro. He threw five TD passes to J.J. Evans, who finished with eight catches for 226 yards. Inabette has passed for more than 400 yards at least three times this season.
JIMMIE HAYWOOD, THEODORE: Picked up 126 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries as Theodore clinched its first region title in 18 years with a 44-7 victory over Mary Montgomery.
WILLLIAM GUTHRIE, ADDISON: Rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including a 99-yard TD run, and completed eight passes for 145 yards and two scores to lead the Bulldogs (8-2) to a 50-8 win over Hatton. His scoring runs were 24 yards in the first period, 17 and 99 in the second quarter.
RISHARD DENSMORE, BESSEMER CITY: Broke 99-yard TD run for the go-ahead touchdown in a 28-10 victory over Northridge.
WISE GORDON, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Accumulated 266 yards rushing and four touchdowns, including a 99-yard TD run, in a 35-0 victory over Houston Academy. His other TD runs were 1, 3 and 19 yards.

IN THE CLUTCH
AHMAD WILLIAMS, JACKSON-OLIN: 
Returned interception 60 yards for a game-clinching touchdown in an 18-10 victory over Homewood that clinched the Class 6A, Region 5 championship.
SETH BROWN, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Had 15 carries for 230 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kick 88 yards for a TD in a 36-35 win over DAR. His 80-yard TD run and 2-point pass combo produced the winning points. Brown also completed 10-of-17 passes for 217 yards to finish with 447 total yards.
IAN THIES, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Completed 13-of-19 passes for 287 yards and six touchdowns as the Wildcats (9-0) beat East Lawrence 49-7 to cap the first perfect regular season in program history. He also ran for 65 yards on four carries.
RYLEY KIRK, SPRING GARDEN: Completed 4-of-13 pass attempts for 106 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown toss to Cooper Austin with 3:25 remaining to lift the Panthers to a 29-26 win over Ragland.
DANIEL TAYLOR, SARALAND: Caught a touchdown pass in regulation that led to overtime and then threw a game-winning pass to QB Brett Nezat in the extra period as Saraland (9-0) rallied to beat Blount 20-17.


RUSHING
EMMANUEL HENDERSON, GENEVA COUNTY: 
Rushed for 320 yards on 26 carries with five touchdowns and added a 60-yard touchdown reception in the Bulldogs' 55-42 win over Houston County. Henderson had TD runs of 11, 42, 12, 36 and 6 yards and also caught the 60-yard TD pass.
JAMONTEZ WOODS, GADSDEN CITY: Gained 306 yards rushing on 31 carries with TDs covering 92, 54 and 33 yards in the Titans’ 35-7 victory over Grissom.
DAYLAN PREYEAR, CENTRAL-HAYNEVILLE: Rushed for 263 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 45-6 win over Calhoun, the Lions' first victory of the season.
MALAVHI HARVEY, NORTHVIEW: Rushed for 250 yards with a 2-yard touchdown run in the Cougars' 45-21 win over Sidney Lanier.
LEE WITHERSPOON, NORTH JACKSON: Ran for 244 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries, caught a TD pass and recovered a fumble as the Chiefs (9-0) clinched the Class 4A, Region 7 title with a 55-7 win over Randolph.
A.J. PHILLIPS, CHICKASAW: Had 232 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 23 carries as Chickasaw defeated Washington County 42-21.
KENNETH BOTHWELL, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Rushed for 212 yards on only eight carries and scored six touchdowns in the Panthers’ 54-21 win over Crossville. Bothwell ran for touchdowns of 49, 1, 1, 98, and 14 yards and caught a 48-yard touchdown pass for his sixth TD.
RICHMON SINGLETARY, ELBA: Totaled 211 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries in Elba's 46-13 win over McKenzie. Singletary scored on runs of 14, 33, 3, and 50 yards.
JORDIN INGRAM, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Had 207 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 28 carries as St. Paul’s held off Daphne 28-24 to clinch a playoff berth from Class 6A, Region 1.
JACOB DENDY, ALBERTVILLE: Gained 203 rushing yards on 21 carries and scored twice in a 36-7 win over Sardis.
REECE SOLAR, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: The quarterback rushed for 197 yards and a TD on 15 carries and was 9-of-10 passing for 95 yards and another TD in a 34-15 win over Ashford. He also caught a 12-yard TD pass and averaged 49 yards on three punts as ACA clinched a Class 4A, Region 2 playoff berth.
FRED WALLS, FALKVILLE: Rushed for 193 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries in a 61-0 win over Gaylesville.
JERRY BURTON, PRICEVILLE: Ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-12 win over West Morgan.
SLADE ALEXANDER, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Rushed for 172 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns (10 and 30 yards) in the Warriors’ 24-6 win over Cleburne County. Teammate Caden Hubbard also had 139 yards and a TD on 21 carries.
HUNTER GRIMES, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Picked up 160 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Warriors downed Cleveland 19-14 to clinch the third playoff seed in Class 2A, Region 6.
ROYDELL WILLILAMS, HUEYTOWN: Had 27 carries for 147 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-13 victory over Paul Bryant.
TANNER CLANTON, SAND ROCK: Gained 145 yards rushing on 10 carries with two touchdowns (28, 69 yards) in the Wildcats’ 41-13 victory at Asbury.
JARROD BARKLEY, COLLINSVILLE: Ran for 132 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns (39, 47 yards) in the Panthers’ 31-0 victory over Cedar Bluff.
JAYDEN SANDERS, WENONAH: Accounted for four TDs -- two passing and two rushing -- in a 34-0 victory over Parker.

PASSING
ISAAC SIMS, SHADES VALLEY: Completed 23-of-38 passes for 318 yards and two TDs and ran 11 times for 68 yards and two more TDs in a 40-30 loss to Pell City.

AVERY SEATON, MADISON ACADEMY: Completed 12-of-23 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for two TDs in a 38-14 win over Arab.
CAMERON WILLIAMS, HOUSTON COUNTY: Threw for 291 yards passing and three touchdowns in a 55-42 loss to Geneva County.
AUSTIN McCARDLE, COTTONWOOD: Was 11-of-20 passing for 270 yards and four TDs in the Bears’ 47-28 loss to Ariton.
CAIDEN LIPSCOMB, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Completed 11-of-14 passes for 257 yards and six touchdowns in the Conquerors’ 71-14 victory over Valley Head. The senior quarterback threw scoring passes of 13, 36, 61, 40, 16 and 4 yards.
HESS HORNE, EUFAULA: Horne passed for 238 yards while also rushing for a pair of 1-yard TDs in the Tigers' 29-7 win over Dothan.
MADDUX HERRING, ARITON: Completed eight passes for 181 yards with four touchdowns in the Purple Cats' 47-28 win over Cottonwood. His TD passes covered 32, 28, 27 and 43 yards. Bryce Peavy had his second 100-100 game in rushing and receiving yardage this season accounting for three touchdowns with 118 yards rushing (1 TD) and 102 yards receiving (2 TDs).
TUCKER KILCREASE, BRANTLEY: Was 9-of-12 passing for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-0 win over Pleasant Home. Also ran four times for 69 yards.
JAMIL MUHAMMAD, JAMES CLEMENS: Was 11-of-17 passing for 128 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 116 yards and two TDs on 21 carries as the Jets rallied to beat Austin 36-23 for the Class 7A, Region 4 title.
MASON MOHON, PIEDMONT: Completed 10-of-11 pass attempts for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 42 yards on six carries with a 19-yard score in the Bulldogs’ 54-27 victory over Walter Wellborn.
TATE WARR, MILLRY: Was 8-of-15 passing for 160 yards and two TDs and rushed for 102 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries in a 51-34 loss to St. Luke’s Episcopal. He also had five tackles and an interception on defense.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Threw two touchdown passes and ran for three more in the Cougars' 49-17 victory over Huffman.
ELI SAWYER, VESTAVIA HILLS: Accounted for four touchdowns -- two rushing and two passing -- to lead the Rebels to a 28-14 victory over Oak Mountain.

PASS RECEIVING
GEORGE PICKENS, HOOVER: The senior selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game caught three passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns and returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in a 31-7 victory over Mountain Brook.

EVAN DELP, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Grabbed five receptions for 154 yards and two TDs in a 71-14 win over Valley Head.
EMERY BRYANT, MINOR: Had five receptions for 150 receiving yards and a TD in a 36-14 victory over Carver-Birmingham.
DELO FOSTER, PIEDMONT: Caught three passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yard score from Jack Hayes, in the Bulldogs’ 54-27 win over Walter Wellborn.

DEFENSE
PRESTON TERRY, DECATUR HERITAGE: Picked off three passes, forced and recovered a fumble in a 42-25 win at Woodville to clinch a 1A playoff berth.
KARTER ROBERTS, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Had 15 tackles in the Conquerors’ 71-14 victory over Valley Head.
DARIEN TALBERT, PELHAM: Totaled 13 tackles in a 37-7 victory over Helena.
GRANT EZEKIEL, MORTIMER JORDAN: Returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown in a 41-0 victory over Moody.
CONNER GERMAN, HEADLAND: Recorded 12 tackles and teammate Tyler Danzey added 11 as the Rams beat Montgomery Catholic 34-29 to win the Class 4A, Region 2 title.
CHAUNCEY LIGHTNER, BARBOUR COUNTY: Totaled 16 tackles and teammate Naretavis Fordhad 12 in the Jaguars’ 52-0 loss to Daleville.
KARSTEN THREAT, MIDFIELD: Recorded 11 tackles and rushed for 103 yards and a TD in the Patriots’ 36-12 win over J.B. Pennington.
WILLIAM ELOM, PARKER: Intercepted two passes in a 34-0 loss to Wenonah.
JACKSON LUTTRELL, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Finished with eight tackles, including three for a loss, and two sacks in the Warriors’ 19-14 victory over Cleveland.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS
JASON PEREZ, COLLINSVILLE: Booted a 33-yard field goal, four extra points, six kickoffs for a 51-yard average and returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the Panthers’ 31-0 victory over Cedar Bluff. He also punted four times.
DERRICK MYHAND, PIKE COUNTY: Had a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 42-yard punt return to set up another touchdown in the Bulldogs' 42-7 win over Straughn.


Auburn (8-0) and Central-PC (9-0) to Meet in NFHS Network Game of the Week

     MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 62 events currently scheduled for October 25 through Nov. 1 to be video live-streamed over its on-line platform. Football accounts for 49 of those events however, with 42 set for Friday night.  The AHSAA’s 48th annual Volleyball State Championships will account for seven of those live-streams with the NFHS Network producing all seven state finals on Thursday, Nov. 1 beginning with the Class 2A state championship at 8 a.m. beginning the marathon of the AHSAA volleyball at its best and closing with the 1A finals at 6:30 p.m.
      This week’s football slate includes many headliners – with unbeaten Central-Phenix City (9-0) hosting Auburn (8-0) in a Class 7A, Region 3 battle that will determine the region championship. The AHSAA’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Game of the Week is being produced by the CHS school broadcast program. Tim Loreman is the executive producer.
     Central, coached by Jamey DuBose, is averaging a Class 7A-leading 45.3 ppg this season and its defense is giving up just 7.4 ppg – which ranks just behind Theodore (6.3) for best in Class 7A.DuBose has compiled a 49-9 record in five seasons at Central and is 120-38 overall with stops at Prattville and Florence. His Prattville team won two state titles (2008 and 2011) and his Red Devils have reached the Class 7A playoff semifinals the last three years.
        Auburn, coached by Adam Winegarden, is scoring 34.5 ppg and allowing 9.0 – third best in Class 7A. Winegarden is currently in his fourth season as head coach He is 33-11 at Auburn and 96-29 overall in 11 seasons with stops at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa and Fairhope. The Tigers are 562-379-35 since instituting football 107 years ago in 1911, Central had its first team in 1926 and has compiled a 550-358-33 all-time.
   The East Alabama rivalry, squaring off for the 54th time Friday night, is one of the tops in the state – beginning in 1930 with Auburn winning 18-6. The rivalry was interrupted for 20 years from 1932-52 but resumed in 1953 and continued until 1966, when it stopped once again for six years. The two teams have met every year since 1984. Central holds the edge 36-14-3 with a five-game winning streak in the series on the line.
    Among some other key region battles set for the NFHS Network this week, in Class 7A, Region 3, Hoover (6-2) and Mountain Brook (7-1) will produce that match-up Friday night, and Thompson (7-1) is set to produce the Warriors’ battle with Hewitt-Trussville (6-2). All four teams are currently tied for the top spot at 5-1. The two winners will wind up 1-2 based on their head-to-head game, and the two losers will fill spots 3 and 4 for the upcoming state playoffs based on their head-to-head result.
     Carver-Montgomery (8-1) and Park Crossing (5-3) plays in a big Class 6A, Region 2 battle that will decide the region title if Sidney Lanier (4-4) is tripped up by Northview (4-4) on Saturday. A Lanier win will clinch the Region 2 title for the Poets and Friday’s game will then decide No. 2. Both games will be produced for the NFHS Network by the Montgomery Public Schools.
     And in Class 5A, Demopolis (7-1) can clinch a tie for the Region 3 crown with a win over Chilton County (4-4). A win by Chilton County could force a three-way tie for the region title.
        The football slate Friday includes at least two contests in each of the AHSAA’s seven classes. 
    To subscribe to the NFHS Network, go to the following:https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail
    The complete AHSAA schedule of events currently set to be livestreamed over the NFHS Network Oct. 18-25 can be found at www.ahsaa.com by going to www.ahsaa.com or www.ahsaanow.com and clicking on this story.


AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)

Thursday, October 25

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Davis

7A

Enterprise

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Enterprise

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

John Carroll Catholic

5A

Ramsay

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Cullman

6A

Hazel Green

6A

North REGIONAL

2 p.m.

Geneva

3A

St. Luke's Episcopal

3A

SOUTH REGIONAL

9 a.m.

Friday, October 26

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Pleasant Home

1A

Brantley

2A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sweet Water

1A

Fruitdale

1A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Wadley

1A

Notasulga

1A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Goshen

2A

Highland Home

2A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Red Bay

2A

Tharptown

2A

Varsity

6 p.m.

Geneva

3A

Wicksburg

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Pike County

3A

Straughn

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Slocomb

3A

Opp

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Brooks

4A

Elkmont

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Clarke County

4A

Andalusia

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hokes Bluff

4A

Jacksonville

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

W.S. Neal

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Chilton County

5A

Demopolis

5A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Lawrencce County

5A

Corner

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Madison Academy

5A

Arab

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Russellville

5A

Dora

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Baldwin County

6A

B.C. Rain

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Blount

6A

Saraland

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Carver-Montgomery

6A

Park Crossing

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Huffman

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Dothan

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Fort Payne

6A

Cullman

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Gardendale

6A

Oxford

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Spanish Fort

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Spanish Fort

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hazel Green

6A

Hartselle

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Lee-Huntsville

6A

Athens

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A

Wetumpka

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Opelika

6A

Vigor

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Alma Bryant

7A

Fairhope

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Bob Jones

7A

Huntsville

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Central-Phenix City

7A

Auburn

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Enterprise

7A

Lee-Montgomery

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Foley

7A

Murphy

7A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Mountain Brook

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Mountain Brook

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Smiths Station

7A

Prattville

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sparkman

7A

Florence

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sparkman

7A

Florence

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Thompson

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville

4A

Fayette County

4A

North REGIONAL

9 a.m.

Saturday, October 27

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Sidney Lanier

6A

Northview

7A

Varsity

11 a.m.

Monday, October 29

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Homewood

6A

Jackson-Olin

6A

JV

11 a.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

Fr.

5:30 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Oak Mountain

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Thursday, November 1

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

State Championship

2A

State Championship

2A

Varsity

8 a.m.

State Championship

7A

State Championship

7A

Varsity

9:45 a.m.

State Championship

5A

State Championship

5A

Varsity

11:30 a.m.

State Championship

6A

State Championship

6A

Varsity

1:15 p.m.

State Championship

3A

State Championship

3A

Varsity

3 p.m.

State Championship

4A

State Championship

4A

Varsity

4:45 p.m.

State Championship

1A

State Championship

1A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Athens

6A

Austin

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Gadsden City

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Crestview (FL)

 

Thompson

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

BASKETBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Pleasant Home

1A

Straughn

3A

Boys - 7th Grade

4 p.m.

Pleasant Home

1A

Straughn

3A

Girls - Mid School

5:30 p.m.

Pleasant Home

1A

Straughn

3A

Boys - 8th Grade

7 p.m.

Spring Garden

1A

Cedar Bluff

2A

Boys - Mid School

6 p.m.

Spring Garden

1A

Cedar Bluff

2A

Girls - Mid School

7 p.m.



All 2017 State Champions Will Be in Field as 7th Annual AHSAA Super Regional Volleyball Championships Begin

    MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA seventh annual Super Regional Volleyball Tournament Championships get underway Thursday at two locations. The South Super Regional will be at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl Multi-Plex and the North Super Regional is set for Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.
    Classes 2A, 3A, 5A and 6A commence action Thursday at both sites with Classes 1A, 4A and 7A beginning play Friday. The tourneys will conclude Saturday.
    The top four finishers in each classification will advance to the 48th annual AHSAA Elite Eight State Championships at Birmingham’s CrossPlex next Wednesday, Oct. 31, with all finals set or Thursday, Nov. 1, at the adjoining Bill Harris Arena. The NFHS Network will live-stream all seven championship matches on the final day.
    All seven defending state champions advanced out of area tournament play earlier this week to the Super Regional competition. At Montgomery, defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic is in the eight-team 7A tourney with an opening-round match versus Mary Montgomery on Friday. Bayside Academy, last year’s Class 3A state champion which has a state-record 26 state championships in a row, puts its streak of 16 in a row on the line competing in Class 4A for the first time. The Lady Admirals will open play Friday against Ashford. Defending Class 6A state champion Pelham will meet Benjamin Russell in the first round Thursday.
    Saint James, last year’s 4A champion, and St. Luke’s Episcopal, the 2018 Class 2A state champ, are both playing in higher classifications as well. The Trojans are competing in Class 5A and will play Jackson Thursday at the Multi-Plex. St. Luke’s takes on Geneva in the Class 3A Super Regional on Thursday as well.
     Defending Class 5A champ Alexandria and Class 1A state champ Addison will be competing at the North Super Regional. Addison, which moved up to 2A this season, faces Fyffe Thursday while Alexandria meets Springville.
    Play starts Thursday with Class 3A kicking off the action 9 a.m. at both sites.
    Geneva High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will live-stream the Panthers’ match with St. Luke’s live beginning at 9 a.m.
     Super Regional first-round pairings at both sites are listed below.

 

AHSAA State Volleyball Playoffs
South Super Regional
Montgomery Cramton Bowl Multi-Plex

Oct. 25-26-27
(Winners,  runners-up, third and four-place finishers advance to the AHSAA 
State Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1; records listed where reported)

CLASS 1A
First-Round Pairings, Friday, Oct. 26
Area 7 RU:
 Berry (11-10) vs. Area 5 W: Isabella (24-9) Court 3, 10:15 a.m.
Area 3 RU: Kinston (14-14) vs. Area 1 W: Fruitdale, Court 4, 10:15 a.m.
Area 6 RU: Wadley (12-10) vs. Area 8 W: Westminster-Oak Mtn. (18-3) , Court 5, 10:15 a.m.
Area 2 RU: 
Florala (8-4) vs. Area 4 W: Sweet Water (22-4) , Court 6, 10:15 a.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Linden (9-5) vs. Area 2 W: Pleasant Home (24-5) , Court 3, 11:30 a.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Heritage Christian (10-7)  vs. Area 6 W: Winterboro (14-10), Court 4, 11:30 a.m.
Area 1 RU: Millry vs. Area 3 W: Brantley, Court 5, 11:30 a.m.
Area 5 RU: Maplesville vs. Area 7 W: South Lamar (14-10), Court 6, 11:30 a.m.


CLASS 2A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 7 RU: 
Choctaw County vs. Area 5 W: Ariton, Court 1, 11:30 a.m.
Area 3 RU: 
Cottonwood vs. Area 1 W: Cottage Hill Christian, Court 2, 11:30 a.m.
Area 6 RU: 
Luverne vs. Area 8 W: Fayetteville (22-3), Court 1, 12:45 p.m.
Area 2 RU: 
Leroy vs. Area 4 W: New Brockton (10-12), Court 2, 12:45 p.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Zion Chapel (9-11) vs. Area 2 W: Washington County (13-7), Court 3, 12:45 p.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Central Coosa (15-6) vs. Area 6 W: Goshen (20-17), Court 4, 12:45 p.m.
Area 1 RU: 
Elberta vs. Area 3 W: Geneva County, Court 5, 12:45 p.m.
Area 5 RU: 
G.W. Long vs. Area 7 W: R.C. Hatch, Court 6, 12:45 p.m.


CLASS 3A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 7 RU: 
Holt vs. Area 5 W: Montgomery Academy (31-9), Court 1, 9 a.m.
Area 3 RU: 
Geneva vs. Area 1 W: St. Luke’s Episcopal (36-14), Court 2, 9 a.m.
Area 6 RU: 
Beulah vs. Area 8 W: Saks (13-21), Court 3, 9 a.m.
Area 2 RU: 
Thomasville (24-11) vs. Area 4 W: Opp (20-10), Court 4, 9 a.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Straughn (10-18) vs. Area 2 W: T.R. Miller (20-7), Court 5, 9 a.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Walter Wellborn (21-13) vs. Area 6 W: Dadeville, Court 6, 9 a.m.
Area 1 RU: 
St. Michael Catholic (11-24) vs. Area 3 W: Houston Academy (26-13), Court 1, 10:15 a.m.
Area 5 RU: 
Prattville Christian (14-24) vs. Area 7 W: Hale County (23-12), Court 2, 10:15 a.m.

CLASS 4A
First-Round Pairings, Friday, Oct. 26
Area 7 RU: 
Northside vs. Area 5 W: Elmore County (23-10), Court 1, 9 a.m.
Area 3 RU: 
Ashford vs. Area 1 W: Bayside Academy (30-17), Court 2, 9 a.m.
Area 6 RU: 
Dallas County vs. Area 8 W: Leeds, Court 3, 9 a.m.
Area 2 RU: 
Clarke County vs. Area 4 W: Alabama Christian (26-12), Court 4, 9 a.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Trinity Presbyterian (24-18) vs. Area 2 W: Andalusia (11-14), Court 5, 9 a.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Montevallo vs. Area 6 W: Greensboro, Court 6, 9 a.m.
Area 1 RU: 
UMS-Wright vs. Area 3 W: Providence Christian, Court 1, 10:15 a.m.
Area 5 RU: 
Holtville (11-11) vs. Area 7 W: American Christian, Court 2, 10:15 a.m.

CLASS 5A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 7 RU: 
Munford (14-10) vs. Area 5 W: Central-Tuscaloosa (31-16), Court 3, 10:15 a.m.
Area 3 RU: 
Rehobeth (14-11) vs. Area 1 W: Faith Academy (30-14), Court 4, 10:15 a.m.
Area 6 RU: 
Shelby County (19-7) vs. Area 8 W: Sylacauga (22-11), Court 5, 10:15 a.m.
Area 2 RU: 
Jackson (7-16) vs. Area 4 W: Saint James, Court 6, 10:15 a.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Brewbaker Tech vs. Area 2 W: Citronelle (12-4), Court 3, 11:30 a.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Munford (14-10) vs. Area 6 W: Marbury (14-5), Court 4, 11:30 a.m.
Area 1 RU: 
Satsuma (23-10) vs. Area 3 W: Charles Henderson (22-12), Court 5, 11:30 a.m.
Area 5 RU: 
Bibb County (11-7) vs. Area 7 W: Sylacauga (22-11), Court 6, 11:30 a.m.


CLASS 6A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Feb. 25
Area 7 RU: 
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (38-18) vs. Area 5 W: Wetumpka, Court 1, 2 p.m.
Area 3 RU: 
Eufaula (6-17) vs. Area 1 W: St. Paul’s Episcopal, Court 2, 2 p.m.
Area 6 RU: 
Benjamin Russell (18-8) vs. Area 8 W: Pellham, Court 3, 2 p.m.
Area 2 RU: 
Gulf Shores vs. Area 4 W: Carver-Montgomery (20-11), Court 4, 2 p.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Park Crossing (14-18) vs. Area 2 W: Spanish Fort (58-5) , Court 5, 2 p.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Chelsea (25-15) vs. Area 6 W: Opelika (13-7) , Court 6, 2 p.m.
Area 1 RU: 
Saraland vs. Area 3 W: Dothan (5-12), Court 1, 3:30 p.m.
Area 5 RU: 
Stanhope Elmore (13-6) vs. Area 7 W: Northridge, Court 2, 3:30 p.m.

CLASS 7A
First-Round Pairings, Friday, Oct. 26
Area 2 RU: 
Fairhope vs. Area 1 W: Baker (21-11), Court 1, 11:30 a.m.
Area 3 RU: 
Prattville vs. Area 4 W: Auburn (31-12), Court 2, 11:30 a.m.
Area 1 RU: 
Mary Montgomery (23-11) vs. Area 2 W: McGill-Toolen Catholic, Court 1, 12:45 p.m.
Area 4 RU: 
Smiths Station vs. Area 3 W: Enterprise, Court 2, 12:45 p.m.

North Super Regional
Huntsville Von Braun Center

Oct. 25-26-27
(Winners,  runners-up, third and four-place finishers advance to the AHSAA State Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1)

CLASS 1A
First-Round Pairings, Friday, Oct. 26
Area 15 RU: 
Oakwood Adventist vs. Area 13 W: Athens Bible (39-10), Court 3, 10:15 a.m.
Area 11 RU: 
Appalachian (28-9) vs. Area 9 W: Ragland, Court 4, 10:15 a.m.
Area 14 RU: 
Belgreen (24-15) vs. Area 16 W: Waterloo, Court 5, 10:15 a.m.
Area 10 RU: 
Donoho (31-16) vs. Area 12 W: Meek (28-23) , Court 6, 10:15 a.m.
Area 12 RU: 
Lynn (12-15) vs. Area 10 W: Faith Christian (29-10) , Court 3, 11:30 a.m.
Area 16 RU: 
Mars Hill Bible vs. Area 14 W: Phillips (34-7), Court 4, 11:30 a.m.
Area 9 RU: 
Talladega County Central vs. Area 11 W: Spring Garden (24-15), Court 5, 11:30 a.m.
Area 13 RU: 
R.A. Hubbard (3-14) vs. Area 15 W: Lindsay Lane (42-10), Court 6, 11:30 a.m.


CLASS 2A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 15 RU: 
Fyffe vs. Area 13 W: Addison (47-12), Court 1, 11:30 a.m.
Area 11 RU: 
Ohatchee vs. Area 9 W: Horseshoe Bend (31-3), Court 2, 11:30 a.m.
Area 14 RU: 
Cedar Bluff (20-17) vs. Area 16 W: Decatur Heritage (22-24), Court 1, 12:45 p.m.
Area 10 RU: 
Sumiton Christian vs. Area 12 W: Cold Springs, Court 2, 12:45 p.m.
Area 12 RU: 
Southeastern vs. Area 10 W: Altamont, Court 3, 12:45 p.m.
Area 16 RU: 
Hatton (16-22) vs. Area 14 W: Sand Rock (34-9), Court 4, 12:45 p.m.
Area 9 RU: 
Ranburne vs. Area 11 W: Westbrook Christian, Court 5, 12:45 p.m.
Area 13 RU: 
Winston County (28-13) vs. Area 15 W: Ider (16-17), Court 6, 12:45 p.m.


CLASS 3A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 15 RU: 
Pisgah vs. Area 13 W: Holly Pond, Court 1, 9 a.m.
Area 11 RU: 
Glencoe (32-21) vs. Area 9 W: Fultondale (12-6), Court 2, 9 a.m.
Area 14 RU: 
New Hope vs. Area 16 W: Lexington (42-5), Court 3, 9 a.m.
Area 10 RU: 
Oakman vs. Area 12 W: Susan Moore (22-20), Court 4, 9 a.m.
Area 12 RU: 
J.B. Pennington vs. Area 10 W: Carbon Hill (59-6), Court 5, 9 a.m.
Area 16 RU: 
Colbert Heights (20-9) vs. Area 14 W: Westminster Christian, Court 6, 9 a.m.
Area 9 RU: 
Holy Family (5-5) vs. Area 11 W: Pleasant Valley (37-14), Court 1, 10:15 a.m.
Area 13 RU: 
Vinemont (20-20) vs. Area 15 W: Geraldine, Court 2, 10:15 a.m.

CLASS 4A
First-Round Pairings, Friday, Oct. 26
Area 15 RU: 
West Limestone (12-15) vs. Area 13 W: Danville (35-25), Court 1, 9 a.m.
Area 11 RU: 
Oneonta (20-14) vs. Area 9 W: Lincoln (36-16), Court 2, 9 a.m.
Area 14 RU: 
Randolph vs. Area 16 W: Wilson (42-10), Court 3, 9 a.m.
Area 10 RU: 
White Plains vs. Area 12 W: Haleyville (16-31), Court 4, 9 a.m.
Area 12 RU: 
Fayette County (25-8) vs. Area 10 W: Jacksonville, Court 5, 9 a.m.
Area 16 RU: 
Central-Florence (31-21) vs. Area 14 W: DAR, Court 6, 9 a.m.
Area 9 RU: 
Cleburne County (9-16) vs. Area 11 W: Fairview (47-17), Court 1, 10:15 a.m.
Area 13 RU: 
West Morgan (33-26) vs. Area 15 W: Brooks (27-21), Court 2, 10:15 a.m.

CLASS 5A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 15 RU: 
Arab vs. Area 13 W: Boaz, Court 3, 10:15 a.m.
Area 11 RU: 
Mortimer Jordan (33-19) vs. Area 9 W: Parker (23-11), Court 4, 10:15 a.m.
Area 14 RU: 
West Point (45-8) vs. Area 16 W: East Limestone (31-11), Court 5, 10:15 a.m.
Area 10 RU: 
Moody (20-15) vs. Area 12 W: Southside-Gadsden, Court 6, 10:15 a.m.
Area 12 RU: 
Alexandria (31-16) vs. Area 10 W: Springville (33-18), Court 3, 11:30 a.m.
Area 16 RU: 
Madison Academy vs. Area 14 W: Lawrence County (55-11), Court 4, 11:30 a.m.
Area 9 RU: 
Pleasant Grove (7-13) vs. Area 11 W: Jasper (63-5), Court 5, 11:30 a.m.
Area 13 RU: 
Crossville vs. Area 15 W: Brewer (45-13), Court 6, 11:30 a.m.


CLASS 6A
First-Round Pairings, Thursday, Oct. 25
Area 15 RU: 
Athens vs. Area 13 W: Albertville (36-23), Court 1, 2 p.m.
Area 11 RU: 
Carver-Birmingham vs. Area 9 W: Hueytown, Court 2, 2 p.m.
Area 14 RU: 
Cullman (24-25) vs. Area 16 W: Hazel Green (54-11), Court 3, 2 p.m.
Area 10 RU: 
Shades Valley vs. Area 12 W: Clay-Chalkville (24-12), Court 4, 2 p.m.
Area 12 RU: 
Pinson Valley (7-20) vs. Area 10 W: Homewood, Court 5, 2 p.m.
Area 16 RU: 
Buckhorn (50-17) vs. Area 14 W: Hartselle (32-15), Court 6, 2 p.m.
Area 9 RU: 
 McAdory vs. Area 11 W: Gardendale, Court 1, 3:30 p.m.
Area 13 RU: 
Oxford (27-19) vs. Area 15 W: Muscle Shoals, Court 2, 3:30 p.m.

CLASS 7A
First-Round Pairings, Friday, Oct. 26
Area 6 RU: 
Spain Park (33-13) vs. Area 5 W: Hoover, Court 1, 11:30 a.m.
Area 7 RU: 
Sparkman (35-16) vs. Area 8 W: Bob Jones (32-10), Court 2, 11:30 a.m.
Area 5 RU: 
Thompson vs. Area 6 W: Mountain Brook (43-9), Court 1, 12:45 p.m.
Area 8 RU: 
Florence (21-15) vs. Area 7 W: Huntsville (25-20), Court 2, 12:45 p.m.


AHSAA Instant Replay Has 6 challenges and 2 Reversals in Week 8 Action

     MONTGOMERY – Six challenges were made in AHSAA football games using DVSport Instant Replay resulting in two calls on the field being reversed.
      On the season there has been Instant Replay in 62 games with 66 different schools taking part in 118 opportunities. A total of 47 challenges have been made with 12 calls overturned – a percentage of 25.5%
     Handley challenged a call that had been ruled as a fumble recovered by Leeds in its Class 4A, Region 4 game at Roanoke. The replay showed the Handley player was down prior to the fumble resulting in Handley keeping the ball in its possession. The officials’ review took two minutes.
     In the Class 7A, Region 2 game between Prattville and Auburn, Auburn challenged an in correct down following a holding penalty. Upon review, the officials corrected the down. This review also took two minutes.
    Two challenges were made in the Brewer vs. East Limestone game, one in the Flomaton-Thomasville game and one in the Northridge-Pelham contest. All calls on the field were affirmed.
        This week there will be eight games Friday using DVSport Instant Replay, including Hewitt-Trussville vs. Thompson in Class 7A, a game to be shown live on ESPN.
 (Theodore vs. Davidson) and seven on Friday. 
    Seven schools will be utilizing Instant Replay for the first time including: Corner, Excel, Hewitt-Trusssville, McGill-Toolen Catholic, Vigor and Vina and will bring the overall number of schools participating to 73 through this weekend
     This week’s games, with classification of each school, include:

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

·         Auburn (7A) at Central-Phenix City (7A)

·         Corner (5A) at Lawrence County (5A), Moulton

·         Excel (3A) at Thomasville (3A)

·         Helena (6A) at Pelham (6A)

·         Hewitt-Trussville (7A) at Thompson (7A), Alabaster

·         McGill-Toolen (7A) at Baker (7A), Mobile

·         Vigor (5A) at Opelika (6A)

·         Vina (1A) at Hackleburg (1A)

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

·         Phil Campbell (3A) at Hackleburg (1A)


FRIDAY, NOV. 2

·         Central-Clay County (5A) at Oxford (6A)

·         Hanceville (3A) at Good Hope (4A

·         Mary Montgomery at Baker (7A), Mobile

·         Park Crossing (6A) at Auburn (7A)

·         Rogers (4A) at Lawrence County (5A), Moulton

 

Season statistical data on the AHSAA/DVSport Instant Replay is below.



TOTAL SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING THUS FAR (66)
                  (At least one game)

Class 1A                     District            Games
Hackleburg                  D-7                  4
Hubbertville                 D-7                  1
Phillips                        D-7                  1
Sweet Water                D-3                  2
Waterloo                     D-7                  1
Class 2A                     District            Games
Tanner                         D-8                  1
Class 3A                     District            Games
Bayside Academy        D-1                  1
Flomaton                    D-1                  1
Thomasville                D-1                  4
Class 4A                     District            Games
B.T. Washington         D-4                  1
Clarke County            D-1                  1

Cordova                     D-5                  1

Elmore County           D-4                  1
Good Hope                 D-8                  4          
Haleyville                   D-7                  1          
Handley                     D-6                  3
Leeds                         D-5                  1          
Oak Grove                  D-5                  1
West Limestone          D-8                  1
Class 5A                     District            Games
Ardmore                     D-8                  1
Brewer                       D-8                  1
East Limestone           D-8                  5
Jackson                      D-1                  1
Jasper                        D-5                  1
Lawrence County         D-7                  3
Madison Academy        D-8                  1          
West Point                  D-8                  1

Wilcox Central             D-3                  1
Class 6A                     District            Games
Athens                         D-8                  1
Benjamin Russell         D-4                  2
Buckhorn                    D-8                  1
Calera                        D-5                  1
Carver-Montgomery    D-3                  1
Decatur                      D-8                  2
Jackson-Olin               D-5                  1
Minor                         D-5                  2
Northridge                  D-5                  1
Opelika                      D-4                  6
Oxford                       D-6                  3

Park Crossing             D-3                  1
Pell City                     D-6                  1

Pelham                      D-5                  4
Pinson Valley              D-5                  1
Selma                        D-3                  1
Shades Valley             D-5                  1
Wetumpka                  D-4                  5
Class 7A                     District            Games
Alma Bryant                D-1                  1
Auburn                       D-4                  6
Austin                         D-8                  2
Baker                          D-1                  2
Central-Phenix City       D-4                  5
Enterprise                    D-2                  1
Fairhope                      D-1                  1
Hoover                        D-5                  1
James Clemens            D-8                  1
Jeff Davis                    D-3                  1
Lee-Montgomery          D-3                  1          
Oak Mountain              D-5                  2
Prattville                      D-3                  1
Smiths Station             D-4                  1
Spain Park                   D-5                  1
Sparkman                   D-8                  1
Stanhope Elmore         D-4                  1
Thompson                   D-5                  4
Vestavia Hills               D-5                  2
Out-of-State
Meridian (MS)            NA                  1

 

District Exposure Breakdown                                 
District                       Schools           Opportunities
D-1                                8                    11
D-2                                1                      1

D-3                                8                      9
D-4                                9                    28
D-5                              16                    27
D-6                                3                      7        
D-7                                6                    11
D-8                              14                    24
Out-of-State                  1                      1
TOTAL                         66                  118

 

Class Exposure Breakdown                         
Class                          Schools           Opportunities
1A                                   5                    9
2A                                   1                    1

3A                                   3                    6
4A                                 10                  15
5A                                   9                  15
6A                                 18                  35        
7A                                 19                  36
Out-of-State                   1                    1
TOTAL                          66                118

Gaston’s Hawkins Sparks Bulldogs’ First Win Of the Season with 452-yard Rushing Effort

     MONTGOMERY – in a high school football season marked by a flurry of 400-yard passing efforts in the AHSAA, senior running back Kameron Hawkins rushed for a school-record 452 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns as Gaston posted its first in win of the season beating West End of Walnut Grove 42-34. His outstanding effort propelled him into the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8.
     Hawkins had touchdown runs of 75, 32, 12 and 72 yards as the Bulldogs snapped a 10-game streak dating back to 2017.  The victory was also No. 100 for head coach Swane Morris, who is 100-70 in his 15th season. He became head coach of the Bulldogs in 2001. He then served as head coach at Scottsboro for three seasons before returning to Gaston in 2013. 
     West End quarterback Jacob Jones was 14-of-24 passing for 226 yards and two TDs in the loss.Jeremiah Roberson had seven catches for 149 yards and a TD.
       The 452 yards rushing is the fifth best single game total in AHSAA history, according to the AHSAA Record Book. Tony Dixon of Parrish set the single-game mark with 531 yards in an 81-58 victory over Hubbertville. He had 21 carries in that effort.
    Hawkins’ performance edged two other 400-yard plus efforts for this week’s Spotlight.
    Caiden Lipscomb of Coosa Christian went over 400 yards passing for the second time this season completing 17-of-29 passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns in a 47-20 win over Woodville that clinched a playoff berth for the Conquerors. And Daquan Johnson of Flomaton led the Hurricanes to a 43-42 Class 3A, Region 1 win over Thomasville with 478 yards total offense. He rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. He also completed 11-for-17 passes for 290 yards and four scores in the win.

MILESTONES
NIX CLOSING IN ON TOTAL OFFENSE RECORD: The Pinson Valley senior quarterback and Alabama All-Star selection for the upcoming Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game in December at Cramton Bowl was red-hot once again Friday as the Indians clinched the Class 6A, Region 6 crown with a 52-7 victory over Pell City. Nix was 24-of-33 passing for 282 yards and five touchdowns and rushed three times for 29 yards to increase his career total offense yardage to 10,618 yards and 134 touchdowns accounted for. He is now 570-of-1,026 passing for 8,700 yards and 104 career TDs and has 233 rush attempts for 1,918 yards and 30 touchdowns. He fired three TD passes to Damarian Holloman.
    He is 147-of-250 passing in 208 with 2,109 yards and 27 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He has rushed 27 times for 223 yards and three scores – giving him 2,332 total yards and 30 TDs accounted for this season with at least three more games remaining – an average of 291.5 yards per game. Nix ranks seventh all-time currently for career passing yardage and moved into third place with career touchdowns. JaMarcus Russell of Williamson set the passing mark with 10,774 yards from 1999-02. He attended LSU and was the first player picked in the NFL Draft in 2007 by the Oakland Raiders. American Christian quarterback Chris Smelley fired 134 TD passes in his career that spanned 2002-05 to set the AHSAA career TD passes mark. Brodie Croyle of Westbrook Christian, who injured his knee in the first game of his senior season in 2000, is second with 105 TDs.
    All-purpose running back Terrance Hollingsworth of Class 1A Berry is the career total offense leader with 11,788 yards. Nix is 1,170 yards back of the leader currently. Zach Smith of Susan Moore (2009-12) and Mitch Stults of Hamilton (2008-11) are also over 11,000 yards with 11,266 and 11,004 yards, respectively.
     Wadley’s Terrence Wilkes accounted for 160 TDs from 2003-06 to hold the current mark. Mac Campbell of Alexandria (1993-97) had 153. Nix has now tied Smelley for sixth place with his 134 TDs accounted for.
SLOCOMB RB JAYLEN NOBLES SCORED 8 TDS: He rushed for 263 yards and seven touchdowns on 22 carries in the Red Tops’ 63-56 win over Geneva. He scored on runs 18, 1, 79, 11, 3, 40 and 12 yards. The eight TDs ties him with six others for second-most TDs scored in a single game in the AHSAA. The state single-game record (9) was set by Hubbertville’s Tommy Haley-Ricks in a 76-52 win over Vina in 2008. Gambino Morin was perfect on all nine extra-point kicks and returned a kickoff 86 yards and a touchdown. 
     Geneva’s Kahari McReynolds rushed for 207 yards on 15 carries and scored four TDs for the Panthers. Teammate Mason Coskrey also scored four TDs.
COLLINSVILLE WINS AT SAND ROCK FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1983: The Panthers (7-1) posted an emotional 56-0 victory over Sand Rock while their head coach Ernie Willingham was being prepped for heart surgery at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham. Sand Rock, 19-11-1 in the series, had won 14 of the previous 15 meetings dating back to 1985. The two teams did not meet from 1998 through 2015. Mason McKinney rushed just five times for 106 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Kaleb Jones completed 3-of-6 passes for 118 yards and two more scores. Collinsville’s previous win over the Wildcats came in 1992.
SPRING GARDEN CLINCHES FIRST-EVER REGION TITLE: Panthers quarterback Ryley Kirkattempted just three passes but completed two for TDs (35 and 59 yards) as Spring Garden downed Appalachian 62-6 to claim the Class 1A, Region 5 championship – the school’s first since starting football in 1969. The school did not field a team from 1989-90. Coach Jason Howard, in his 14thseason as head coach, is 80-70 overall at Spring Garden and is the school’s all-time football wins leader.

IN THE CLUTCH
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 29 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns, including the 11-yard game-winner with 2:18 left, as the Eagles (8-0) remained undefeated with a 21-17 victory over Cherokee County. Teammate Gage Wise recovered a fumble in the first half that led to a TD and intercepted a pass with 56 seconds left to thwart the Warrior’ final comeback effort.
D.J. GARRETT, COTTONWOOD: Scored on a 2-yard run with 3:03 left and added an interception with 15 seconds remaining to help the Bears hold off Houston County 42-33. Garrett finished with 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
C.J. YARBROUGH, EAST LIMESTONE: caught a 37-yard touchdown pass and also made the game-ending interception late in the fourth quarter to give the Indians a 25-15 win over Brewer.
TIM JOHNSON, DAVIDSON: Completed a 4-yard TD pass on fourth-and-goal in overtime to help the Warriors beat Theodore 14-13.
JACOB WRIGHT, GARDENDALE: Scored the game-winning TD on a 7-yard run with 1:21 remaining in a 28-21 victory over Shades Valley. He finished with 13 carries for 88 yards.
VONTA BENTLEY, JACKSON-OLIN: Finished with nine tackles from his linebacker spot and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 7-yard run in overtime to lift the Mustangs to a 22-16 victory over Helena. 
K’SHUN STOKES, HEADLAND: Scored on a 7-yard run and 2-point conversion with 2:14 left and added an interception with 34 seconds left to end a threat to lift the unbeaten Rams (8-0) to a 28-22 Class 4A, Region 2 win over Dale County. Headland faces Montgomery Catholic (7-1) for the region championship this week.
   In other outstanding performances reported:

PASSING
TREY LINDSEY, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Completed 22-of-30 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown in a 43-6 win over Pike Road.
DANIEL PHILLIPS, HIGHLAND HOME: Helped the Flying Squadron clinch the Class 3A, Region 3 title with a 15-of-29 passing performance for 289 yards and four touchdowns in a 27-14 win over New Brockton. He also rushed 17 times for 89 yards.
PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Was 13-of-18 passing for 287 yards and four touchdowns as the Huskies (6-2) beat Tuscaloosa County 45-14 to keep its Class 7A, Region 3 championship hopes alive.
POOKA JONES, CHARLES HENDERSON: Passed for 278 yards and four touchdowns, including a 10-yard pass to Sean McKinney in overtime to lead the Trojans to a 34-28 win over Tallassee.McKinney hauled in three TD receptions.
SPENCER ARCENEAUX, MCGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Passed for 226 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets past Alma Bryant 53-15.
HAYDEN McCOY, SAMSON: Piled up 315 yards total offense and four touchdowns in a 60-10 win over Zion Chapel. He was 6-of-8 passing for 271 yards and four touchdowns and added 44 rushing yards on four carries.
CAMERON WILLIAMS, HOUSTON COUNTY: Completed 12-of-17 pass attempts for 264 yards with three touchdowns and also punted twice for a 41-yard average in a 42-33 loss to Cottonwood.
ISAAC SIMS, SHADES VALLEY: Completed 26-of-39 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 loss to Gardendale.
MALIK INABINETTE, MONTEVALLO: Completed 13-of-25 passes for 250 yards and two TDs and ran for a third TD in a 28-21 victory over Sipsey Valley.
REECE SOLAR, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: Was 17-of-22 passing for 240 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown in a 22-20 win over B.T. Washington of Tuskegee.
TYQUAN RAWLS, WETUMPKA: 
Was 14-of-19 passing for 184 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 129 yards and three scores on 10 carries to lead the Indians to a 61-40 win over Selma.
ROBBY ASHFORD, HOOVER: Passed for 163 yards and a TD on a 12-of-21 passing performance and rushed 10 times for 130 yards and a game-clinching 80-yard touchdown as the Bucs beat Vestavia Hills 3-14 to keep their Class 7A, Region 3 championship hopes alive. 
JOSEPH HANSON, MARS HILL BIBLE: 
Led the Panthers to a 54-20 win over Mars Hill Bible to clinch the Class 1A, Region 8 title for the first time in school history. He was 8-of-14 passing for 183 yards and five touchdowns and also had 23 yards rushing on six carries in the win.
NOAH ALLISON, J.B. PENNINGTON: Connected on 12-of-20 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in the Tigers’ 34-14 win over Vinemont.

RUSHING
PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Ran for 363 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries as Fyffe clinched the Class 2A, 8 title with 42-26 win over North Sand Mountain.
COLBIE KING, RED BAY: King ran 39 times for 310 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-24 win over Tanner.
DERRICK MYHAND, PIKE COUNTY: Had only five carries, but four went for touchdowns and gained 267 yards in the Bulldogs' 51-6 win over Opp to clinch the Class 3A, Region 2 crown. Myhand scored on runs of 31, 51, 92 and 87 yards. His brother, Darrick Myhand, added a 25-yard TD catch and a 13-yard TD run in the win.

JONATHAN FELLS, CARROLL: Rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Carroll's 28-13 loss to Beauregard. He scored on runs of 76 and 4 yards.
CHRITOPHER HOLIIFIELD, LEFLORE: Rushed for 253 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries to give the Rattlers a 22-14 win over Satsuma. He had six rushing TDs last week in a win over Wilcox Central.
RICHMON SINGLETARY, ELBA: Piled up 249 yards rushing on just 10 carries with two touchdowns (62 and 6 yards) in the Tigers' 41-6 win over Red Level.

MATTHEW ELOM, PARKER: Piled up 244 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 15 carries as Parker downed Woodlawn 45-0. His scoring runs were 74, 12 and 85 yards.
KYLE ARTHUR, WICKSBURG: Rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the Panthers' 39-3 win over Houston Academy. Arthur scored on runs of 39, 7 and 10 yards.
KENNETH BOTHWELL, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Had with 20 rush attempts for 233 yards and four touchdowns (67, 45, 8 and 40 yards) as the Panthers won their third straight game, 45-28 over Boaz
TONY AMERSON, SAINT JAMES: Picked up 224 rushing yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns in a 42-0 Trojans’ win over Prattville Christian.
ATARIO HESTER, RANDOLPH COUNTY: 
Rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries in third-ranked Randolph County's 41-21 win over No. 1 Saks. Hester had touchdown runs of 77, 11, 40 and 50 yards as the Tigers built a 41-0 lead.
COLTON KEITH, DECATUR HERITAGE: Rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 40-6 win over Gaylesville.
LEE WITHERSPOON, NORTH JACKSON: Ran for 201 yards and five touchdowns on 11 carries in a 69-6 win over West Morgan.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Helped the Gophers clinch the Class 6A, Region 4 title with 195 yards rushing on 35 carries in a 20-7 win over McAdory. The rushing yards pushed him over 2,000 on the season.
ETHAN SMITH, COLBERT COUNTY: Shook off a hamstring injury to run 29 times for 209 yards in Colbert County’s 27-6 win over Sheffield.
VIRGIL CRAWFORD, DALE COUNTY: Accounted for 329 yards and three touchdowns off rushing, passing and receiving in the Warriors' 28-22 loss to Headland. He rushed for 170 yards, threw for 129 with two TD passes (57 and 27 yards) and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass.
JAMIL MUHAMMAD, JAMES CLEMENS: Completed 12-of-17 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 79 yards and two TDs on nine carries in a 49-7 win over Sparkman.
JAMONTEZ WOODS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans stayed alive for a playoff spot with a 27-7 victory over Huntsville.
TERRANCE THOMAS, WETUMPKA: Had five rush attempts for 164 yards and one TD and sped 98 yards on a kickoff return for another score in a 61-40 win over Selma.
HUNTER GRIMES, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Had 16 rush attempts for 153 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 5 and 56 yards as the Warriors routed Woodland 56-21 to lock up a spot in the playoffs.
MARTAVIOUS GLANTON, ABBEVILLE: Rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns in the Jackets' 40-0 win over Barbour County. Glanton scored on runs of 11, 14, 36 and 55 yards.
JACOB MANNING, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore rushed 23 times for 150 yards in the 34-26 loss to Madison Academy.  He also recorded six tackles on defense. 
MARQUIS JOHNSON, HELENA: Ran 22 times for 146 yards in a 22-16 overtime loss to Jackson-Olin.
HUNTER GRIMES, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors clinched a state playoff berth with a 56-21 win over Woodland.
REED THURMAN, RANDOLPH: Ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in a 41-12 win over Fairview.
COOPER BISHOP, VESTAVIA HILLS: Ran 26 times for 145 yards and a 22-yard TD run in a 31-14 loss to Hoover.

PASS RECEIVING
EVAN DELP, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Caught five passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-20 triumph on the road over Woodville.
QUINDARRIUS MAYES, SHADES VALLEY: Caught nine passes for 185 yards, including TDs of 33 and 21 yards, in a 28-21 loss to Gardendale.
JA’VARRIUS JOHNSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Snagged five pass receptions for 181 yards and two TDs in a 45-14 victory over Tuscaloosa County.
TAYLOR SMITH, BOAZ: Caught 10 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-28 loss to Southside-Gadsden. 
E.J. ROGERS, WETUMPKA: Grabbed seven pass receptions for 168 yards and two TDs in a 61-40 win over Selma.
BROOKS REINHARDT, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Hauled in four pass receptions for 168 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Lauderdale County.
AUSTIN HILL, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Caught eight passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-26 loss to Fyffe.
DETAVIUS ALEXANDER, MIDFIELD: Caught four passes for 145 yards and two TDs in a 48-0 victory over Locust Fork.
WILLIAM ROBERTSON, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Had seven receptions for 137 yards and two TDs in the Eagles’ 43-6 win over Pike Road.
COLE LITTLETON, J.B. PENNINGTON: Caught 11 passes for 135 yards and two TDs in a 34-14 victory over Vinemont.
J.J. EVANS, MONTEVALLO: Caught six passes for 130 yards and a TD in a 28-21 victory over Sipsey Valley.
JAMICHAEL THOMPSON, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Had three catches for 109 yards in a 27-6 victory over Oxford which clinched the runner-up seed in Class 6A, Region 6.
ANTHONY PHILLIPS, BAKER: Had three receptions for 107 yards and two TDs in a 38-20 win over Murphy.

DEFENSE
JOE SKARUPA, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Recorded 23 tackles, including three for a loss, in a 42-6 win over Danville.
ELIJAH BRYANT, DECATUR: Recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and also returned a punt for a TD in Decatur’s 63-0 win over Columbia. It was Bryant’s first touchdowns of his career after starting for three straight seasons.
MARKEVIUS ALLEN, HOUSTON COUNTY: Totaled 18 tackles in the Lions' 42-33 loss to Cottonwood.

RYAN JEWELL, PELHAM: Was credited with 16 tackles, a sack and a blocked punt in a 45-31 victory over Northridge.
NARETAVIS FORD, BARBOUR COUNTY: Recorded 14 tackles and forced two fumbles in the Jaguars' 40-0 loss to Abbeville.

CAMERON WHITED, SCOTTSBORO: Recorded 13 tackles and had three sacks in Scottsboro’s 34-26 loss to Madison Academy. Teammate Noah Linville also had seven tackles and returned an interception 42 yards for a TD.
ANTIONNE GUERRA, DALE COUNTY: Had 11 tackles for the Warriors in a 28-22 loss to Headland.

JAI'SHAWN CATTLING, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Had 11 tackles (including three for a loss), an interception and a sack in the Warriors' 56-21 win over Woodland.
ZION SHARPE, RAMSAY: Totaled nine tackles, a sack and an interception to lead a stingy defense in a 21-7 victory over Briarwood Christian as the Rams clinched the Class 5A, Region 4 championship. Teammate Tim Kennan also has 10 tackles and two sacks.
TRISTAN PAYNE, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss. He also had an interception in the Trojans’ 40-6 loss at Decatur Heritage.
ORIN BROADEN, PARKER: Had nine tackles, an interception and fumble recovery in 45-0 victory over Woodlawn.
DRE ROBINSON, SPAIN PARK: Recorded a team-best nine tackles as the Jags earned a shutout in Friday's 21-0 victory over Oak Mountain.
ZACH PYRON, FYFFE: Had eight tackles and an interception to lead the Red Devils’ defense in a Class 2A, Region win over North Sand Mountain 42-26.

SPECIAL TEAMS
MATTHEW QUINN, SPANISH FORT: Kicked four field goals and an extra point in a 19-7 win over Blount.
JAYLIN WHITE, HOUSTON COUNTY: Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, caught an 80-yard TD pass and had 97 yards rushing on 10 carries in the Lions' 42-33 loss to Cottonwood.

KAEDON JENKINS, PIEDMONT: Piedmont: Returned the second-half kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 42-0 win over B.B. Comer.
KYLE MINOR, MADISON ACADEMY: Scored three touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 36-24 win over Scottsboro – rushing for two scores and catching a 78-yard TD pass. He also had an interception on defense.
EDWIN WHITE, UMS-WRIGHT: Returned a kickoff 80 yards or a touchdown and also grabbed a 55-yard TD pass in a 35-0 win over Escambia County.

AHSAA Mourns the Death of Long-Time High School Educator Dr. Bill Marsh

MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA is saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Bill Marsh, 85, the retired Director of Schools and Athletic Director for the Birmingham City Schools, who was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He passed away Saturday morning, October 20, at his home after a recent illness. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Joyce Marsh.

“Birmingham, the AHSAA and the entire state of Alabama has lost one of its true leaders in educational athletics,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “He was a passionate administrator who remained a steadfast advocate for Birmingham’s City Schools. He affected so many students, teachers and parents in such a positive way. The AHSAA offers condolences to the Marsh family.”

A Woodlawn High School graduate, Dr. Marsh played football and baseball at Howard College (Samford University), earned his master’s in education and Doctorate from the University of Alabama. A U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War conflict, he embarked on a high school teaching and coaching career in the 1950s, first at Hewitt-Trussville High School for six years and then for one year at West End High School. He moved to the college coaching ranks at Florida State, University of Tampa and Troy State in the 1960s but returned to Birmingham in 1968 as principal at Corner High School for two years and then served as principal at Phillips High School for eight years. In worked in various administrative positions for the Birmingham City Schools becoming the Director of Athletics in 1986, a position he remained in through 1995.

Under Dr. Marsh’s direction, Birmingham City Schools won five state titles in boys’ basketball, one in girls’ basketball, two in volleyball and one in girls’ track.  He also established athletic programs in the school system’s middle schools and resurrected baseball at the high schools.

A passionate educator who strived to put the children’s needs first, he remained a steadfast advocate for the Birmingham City Schools for the two decades. The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, at noon at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Trussville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Gardens, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Huffman Baptist Church, 700 Huffman Road, Birmingham, AL 35215 or the Kenny Morgan Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1506, Birmingham, AL 35201.

Stanhope Elmore at Opelika Class 6A Clash is AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week

      MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 59 events currently scheduled for October 18 through October 25 to be video live-streamed over its on-line platform. Football accounts for 52 of those events however, as the AHSAA volleyball regular season closes out this weekend.
      Forty-two varsity football games are scheduled, including two tonight. Stanhope Elmore (5-3) travels to Opelika (3-4) Friday night for this week’s AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week, highlighting a slate of 37 games set for video live-stream over the NFHS Network. OHS’s Becky Brown is the producer.
      Coach Brian Bradford’s Mustangs are 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 3 with region wins over Benjamin Russell, Calera, Selma and Wetumpka. The 34-28 win over Wetumpka was the only setback the Indians (7-1) have had all season and assured Stanhope of at least a tie for the region title.  A win over the Bulldogs would clinch the top seed out-right, the Mustangs’ first region title  since winning back-to-back region crowns in 2003 and 2004 in Class 5A. Bradford is in his second season as head coach for the Mustangs, which own a 392-203-5 record overall in 54 seasons – a winning percentage of 65.9%, which ranks the Millbrook school 18th all-time among active AHSAA member schools. The three losses this season have come at the hands of Class 7A Prattville (19-16), 7A Smiths Station (14-9) and Class 6A Shades Valley (35-28).
     Opelika Coach Erik Speakman, in his first season as head coach, has navigated the Bulldogs through one of the most difficult schedules in the state – and still sits at 3-1 in region play with a chance to create a tie with the Mustangs and possibly a three-way with Wetumpka and Stanhope with a win Friday night and a Wetumpka win over Selma. 
     The Bulldogs’ four losses have come to teams that have a combined 29-2 record on the season. Georgia juggernaut Callaway (7-1) beat Opelika 35-21 in the season opener and Class 7A powers Auburn (7-0) and Central-Phenix City (8-0) defeated the Bulldogs 22-15 and 28-0. Wetumpka (7-1) scored late to nip the Bulldogs 30-28 in their only region loss.
     Opelika has a rich football history that goes back 101 years to 1917. The Bulldogs own a 565-394-18 overall record, which ranks 34th in the AHSAA all-time and seventh among 6A schools. The Bulldogs and Mustangs have met only twice in school history with each winning one game.
    The football slate Friday includes at least one contest in each of the AHSAA’s seven classes including Victory Christian at Donoho in Class 1A, three games in Class 2A, three in Class 3A, four in Class 4A, two in Class 5A, 13 in Class 6A and 11 live-stream broadcasts in Class 7A.
    Volleyball closes out the regular season with four matches on tap tonight including a Wiregrass headliner, Providence Christian at Enterprise. Area play begins Monday with Hartselle already lined up to live-stream the action in Class 6A, Area 14. Several AHSAA schools in the NFHS member school broadcast program are expected to sign up for area tourney play before Monday.

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    The complete AHSAA schedule of events currently set to be livestreamed over the NFHS Network Oct. 18-25 can be found at www.ahsaa.com by clicking on the following link:

 

AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)

 

Thursday, October 18

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Jones

7A

Austin

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Park Crossing

6A

Russell County

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

MS

Oak Mountain

MS

8th Grade

6 p.m.

Homewood

MS

Liberty Park

MS

Middle School

5:20 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

MS

Monrovia

MS

Middle School

6 p.m.

Pinson Valley

MS

Bessemer City

MS

Middle School

6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Athens

6A

Florence

6A

Varsity

3:45 p.m.

Enterprise

7A

Providence Christian

4A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Quitman

GA

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Gulf Shores

7A

Foley

7A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Friday, October 19

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Donoho

1A

Victory Christian

1A

Varsity

6:55 p.m.

Fayetteville

2A

Horseshoe Bend

2A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Goshen

2A

Central, Hayneville

2A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Tanner

2A

Red Bay

2A

Varsity

6:40 p.m.

Geneva

3A

Slocomb

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Opp

3A

Pike County

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Providence Christian

3A

Straughn

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jacksonville

4A

White Plains

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

W.S. Neal

4A

Andalusia

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

West Limestone

4A

Brooks

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Wilson

4A

Central, Florence

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Demopolis

5A

Jemison

5A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Jasper

5A

Russellville

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Athens

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Athens

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Buckhorn

6A

Lee-Huntsville

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Oxford

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Daphne

6A

Gulf Shores

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Carver-Montgomery

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hartselle

6A

Cullman

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hartselle

6A

Cullman

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

6A

Paul Bryant

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Opelika

6A

Stanhope Elmore

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Pinson Valley

6A

Pell City

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Robertsdale

6A

Baldwin County

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Spanish Fort

6A

Blount

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Auburn

7A

Prattville

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Enterprise

7A

Lee-Montgomery

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Florence

7A

Grissom

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

James Clemens

7A

Sparkman

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Central-Phenix City

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Central-Phenix City

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Mary Montgomery

7A

Foley

7A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Thompson

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Thompson

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Monday, October 22

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Central-Phenix City

7A

Auburn

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Carver-B'ham

6A

JV

7 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A

Athens

6A

JV

6 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

Saraland

6A

JV

6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Hartelle

6A

Area 14 Tourney

1A

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 25

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Davis

7A

Enterprise

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Enterprise

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

John Carroll Catholic

5A

Ramsay

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.


AHSAA Central Board Approves Assistance for Member School Damaged by Hurricane Michael

      MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved Wednesday assistance for Cottonwood High School (CHS), which suffered significant damage during last week’s weather assault on the Wiregrass by Hurricane Michael. The action came during the Central Board’s quarterly meeting at the AHSAA Wednesday.
      The Board also approved budgets for the upcoming 2018 Super 7 football championships at Auburn University Dec. 5-7 and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game scheduled for Cramton Bowl Dec. 17.
       David Holtsford of the AHSAA gave the Central Board a preview of the re-designed AHSAA website and AHSAANOW that is planned to be unveiled Nov. 1, and Denise Ainsworth gave an analysis of the AHSAA’s various future media options.
       In other Central Board action:

 

-Heard a report on Super 7 from Knight Eady Sports spokesman Michael McGreevey

-Approved the 2018 Summer Conference Profit-Loss Statements

-Approved clarification of Rule III, Section 15 (Coaching Outside the School Year)

-Approved pictures to be required on all AHSAA-issued cards beginning with the 2019-20 school year

-Heard an update on School Audits and School Catastrophic Insurance

-Received an update on a survey studying officials’ compensation

-Approved dates for future board meetings (Jan. 30, 2019, April 10, 2019 and July 24, 2019)