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Tyson Directs Hewitt-Trussville to Dramatic Come-from-Behind Win over James Clemens


MONTGOMERY – Senior quarterback Paul Tyson engineered an 18-play, 97-yard  game-winning drive Friday night at Madison City Stadium which culminated with a 9-yard TD pass to receiver Jamyre Reese with 14 seconds remaining to give Hewitt-Trussville a dramatic 43-41 victory over James Clemens in the first round of the AHSAA Class 7A state  football playoffs.
    Tyson, who finished the night 25-of-41 passing for 326 yards and four TDs, earned the AHSAA Football Spotlight for round one of the state playoffs in the process.
    The clutch performance also kept the Huskies’ state championship hopes alive and sets up a rematch with Thompson in the second round. The two teams met Oct. 25 in a game showcased to the nation on ESPN with the Warriors winning 63-49.
     Tyson also completed TD passes of 56, 13 and 13 yards in the win over James Clemens. The great-grandson of Alabama coaching legend Paul “Bear” Bryant is 212-of-308 on the season for 3,012 yards and 31 touchdown passes. He has thrown just six interceptions.
      Coach Josh Floyd’s Huskies head into the much anticipated rematch with the Warriors (9-1) riding some much-needed momentum thanks in big part to the clutch play Tyson. The quarterback connected with senior receiver and Alabama All-Star selection
Ja’Varrious Johnson for 12 completions. The performance was almost equaled by James Clemens senior quarterback Jamil Muhammad, who had 20 rush attempts for 191 yards and four touchdowns on runs of 1, 1, 1 and 46 yards and  completed 7-of-9 passes for 96 yards and another TD.
   The clutch effort also edged out several outstanding performances from across the state.
    Others reported included:
  

ALABAMA ALL-STARS SHINE IN FIRST ROUND
LEE WITHERSPOON, NORTH JACKSON: A selection at running back for the Alabama All-Stars in the upcoming 33rd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic at Cramton Bowl on Monday night, Dec. 17, Witherspoon not only continued to shine but also set a new state record for rushing touchdowns in a single season. He had 15 rush attempts for 236 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Chiefs (11-0) to a 45-6 Class 4A win over Curry. He now has 53 rushing touchdowns on the season – breaking the AHSAA single-season record of 49 set by Beauregard’s La’Damian Webb in 2016. Witherspoon also has a single-season state record 59 touchdowns scored with one receiving, one on an interception return, three on punt returns and one kickoff return. Webb scored 53 TDs overall that season, which was also the AHSAA single-season mark coming into this season.  Witherspoon has 2,759 yards rushing on the season on just 131 carries, an average of 21.1 yards per carry. He is also averaging scoring a touchdown every 2.5 rush attempts he takes. and is closing in on 3,000 yards rushing on the year.
BO NIX, PINSON VALLEY: Selected as one of two quarterbacks on the Alabama All-Star team connected with receiver Demarion Holloman for five touchdown passes as the defending Class 6A state champs downed Albertville 47-0 in the Class 6A playoffs. Nix was 16-of-22 for 231 yards in the 6A playoffs. Nix was 16-of-22 for 231 yards and five TDs. He is 176-of-291 passing for 2,489 yards and 36 touchdowns on  the season with just four interceptions. His career totals are now 596-of-1,067 for 9,080 yards and 113 TDs.  The passing yardage ranks seventh all time and is 1,659 yards shy of the state record (10,774 yards) held by JaMarcus Russell of Williamson (1999-02). The 113 TDs is second all-time behind American Christian’s Chris Smelley (2002-05), who had 134 TD passes in his prep career. Nix became just the third player in AHSAA history to go over 11,000 total yards for a career with last week’s performance. He currently stands at 11,009 yards (including 1,929 yards rushing) and needs 780 yards to move past the current record holder Terrance Hollingsworth of Berry, who had 11,788 yards rushing, receiving and passing from 2009-13.
    Holloman finished with seven receptions for 94 yards. The five TD receptions were one shy of the state record (6) held by three receiver: Ja’Michael Willis of Gardendale (2010); David Morrison, Berry (2009) and Brandon Greer of Westbrook Christian (1998). Four others have caught five TD passes. The most recent was Tyler Crumpton of Phillips in 2012.
     Several members of the 2018 Alabama All-Star Team turned in superb efforts including:
TAULIA TAGOVAILOA, THOMPSON: The Alabama All-Star team’s other quarter was 12-of-26 passing for 225 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 90 yards and a score on nine carries in a 45-14 victory over Florence in the 7A playoffs. His season totals are 234 completions in 374 attempts  for a state-leading 3,251 yards and 31 touchdowns.
A’MONTAE SPIVEY, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Selected as one of the Alabama All-Star running backs, Spivey had 156 yards rushing on 12 carries and scored on a 54-yard run as the Red Devils (11-0) downed Davidson 46-0. He had 126 yards at the half.
D.J. DALE, CLAY-CHALKVILLE:  The Alabama All-Star defensive lineman intercepted a pass on a tipped throw to set up a touchdown as the Cougars cruised to a 45-6 victory over Mae Jemison in the 6A playoffs.
JA’VARRIOUS JOHNSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: The Huskies wide receiver chosen for the Alabama All-Star team has a state-leading 82 receptions this season for 1,610 yards and 15 touchdowns after 11 games. He had 12 catches in Friday’s win.
GEORGE PICKENS, HOOVER: The talented Hoover wideout and Alabama All-Star selection had six receptions for 78 yards and one TD – a 16-yard connection coming one play a
fter a personal foul penalty pushed Hoover back from the Bob Jones 1 to the 16 – to give the defending Class 7A state champion Bucs a 19-10 lead early in the fourth quarter of its 26-18 win over the visiting Patriots.

MILESTONES
RICHMON SINGLETARY, ELBA: Returned two kickoffs 81 and 72 yards for touchdowns, giving him four in the last two games and six for the season as the Tigers advanced to the second round of the Class 1A playoffs with a 54-19 win over Billingsley. The six kickoff returns set a new AHSAA state record. The previous record (5) was held by four different players including: Javin Thatch, Tanner (2011); Brandon Hale, Lexington (1998); Jason Wilkins, Shelby County (1997); and Steven Reese, Florala (1997). Singletary also rushed for 173 yards on 15 carries to go over 2,000 rushing yards on the season. He caught two passes for 23 yards and had seven tackles on defense.
WILL BAILEY, DAR: Completed 20-of-29 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 36-30 win over Northside in the Class 4A state playoffs. The victory was the first playoff win in school history for DAR. Braeden Lewis grabbed 13 receptions for 159 yards and two TDs. He also had two interceptions on defense.
JOSEPH HANSON, MARS HILL BIBLE: Returned an interception 87 yards for a touchdown and added a 21-yard TD run to help the Panthers (10-1) beat Marion County 55-0 for the school’s first ever football playoff win. Hanson has accounted for 35 touchdowns this season, 24 passing, 10 rushing and one on defense. Teammate Peyton Higgins had five rush attempts for 160 yards and three TDs, and Colt Smith had six carries for 74 yards and three scores – and 13 tackles on defense.
GRANT WOODRUFF, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Ran for 169 yards and a TD on just six carries and also caught a 15-yard TD pass as Cottage Hill defeated Class 2A Goshen for its first AHSAA playoff win in school history.

COLTON YEAGER, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Intercepted two passes and returned one 60 yards for a TD in the final minute of the first half as Mountain Brook defeated Austin 31-0 in the 7A playoffs. Teammate Grant Griffin also had two picks in the milestone win that gave Coach Chris Yeager his 101st victory at the school, making him the all-time winningest coach in school history.
PIEDMONT WINS 300TH HOME GAME: The Bulldogs downed Clements 41-0 in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs to record the school’s 300th home victory, according to information provided by the Alabama High School Football Historical Society (AHSFHS.org). Matthew Thornton returned a fumble 24 yards in the second quarter for a TD to spark the shutout win. The Bulldogs have gone 300-178-13 at home (62.4%) and 206-217-15 (48.7%) for an all-time record of 506-395-28 (56.0%) through Friday’s win. The school’s first home win came in 1924 with a 27-0 victory over Cave Spring (GA).

RUSHING
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN:
Ran 34 times for 358 yards, with TD runs of 14, 82, 6, 71 and  5 yards, to lead the Golden Gophers to a 38-13 victory over Eufaula in the Class 6A playoffs.
MATT DIXON, GOOD HOPE: Gained 252 yards rushing on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Raiders beat St. John Paul II Catholic 62-28 in the Class 4A playoffs. Good Hope (10-1) finished with 546 yards rushing to post the school’s first playoff win since 2013.
TYQUAN RAWLS, WETUMPKA: Picked up 214 yards rushing on 15 carries and completed 5-of-11 passes for 70 yards and a TD as the Class 6A Indians ((9-2) opened the state playoffs with a 49-21 victory over Daphne.
DARRELL GIBSON, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Had 28 carries for 203 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 42-yard TD pass in the Knights’ 42-13 Class 4A playoff win over Holtville.
REECE SOLAR, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: Scored the game-winning touchdown on the final play of ACA’s 18-14 Class 4A playoff win over Lincoln. He finished with 198 yards rushing on 28 carries and scored all three TDs. He also completed 12-of-20 passes for 85 yards and caught a 12-yard pass.
BRYCE PEAVY, ARITON: Rushed for 192 yards and four touchdowns and teammate Daniel Hicks added 69 yards and two scores plus a strong game defensively, helping the Purple Cats beat Thorsby in the 2A playoffs 41-14. Peavy scored on runs of 4, 4, 8 and 1 yards, while Hicks had TD runs of 24 and 14 yards and added seven tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery on defense.

TRENT DAVIS, ETOWAH: Rushed 17 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 33-0 Class 5A win over Guntersville. 
JORDAN EMBRY, RAMSAY: Accounted for 152 yards of total offense scoring with touchdowns on a 4-yard run and 41-yard reception as the Rams beat Charles Henderson 36-7 in the Class 5A state playoffs.
JERMAINE BROWN, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries as St. Luke’s won its 10th straight game beating Francis Marion 48-16 in the Class 1A playoffs.
JAYSON JONES, FULTONDALE: Rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 18, 2 and 17 yards in a 37-6 Class 3A playoff win over Plainview.
MASON McKINNEY, COLLINSVILLE: Accounted for 171 total yards and for TDs – 84 rushing yards on 12 carries with three touchdowns (4, 1, 8 yards) and three pass receptions for 87 yards including a 61-yard score – as Collinsville (10-1) downed Westbrook Christian 35-21 in the Class 2A playoffs. He also forced and recovered a fumble on defense.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 164 yards and scored three touchdowns on 24 carries in the Eagles’ 38-14 Class 4A victory over Central-Florence. 
KENNETH BOTHWELL, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Totaled 130 rushing yards and a touchdown on 30 attempts as the Panthers rallied past A.P. Brewer, 15-9. With Southside trailing 9-7 midway through the fourth quarter, Bothwell ran for 28 yards and caught a 17-yard pass on the Panthers’ game-winning drive. 
TEDARRIAN MURRAY, LEE-MONTGOMERY : Ran for 100 of his 129 rushing yards in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning touchdown, as Lee knocked off Theodore 13-7 in the opening round of the Class 7A playoffs.

PASSING
ZYQUEZ PERRYMAN, PLEASANT GROVE: Completed 18-of-26 passes for 322 yards and three TDs in a 42-21 victory over Beauregard in the 5A playoffs. He now has thrown 27 TD passes and just two interceptions this season.
AARON DOVE, FALKVILLE: Completed 20-of-30 passes for 300 yards and four touchdown passes in a 35-6 Class 1A playoff win over Talladega County Central for Falkville (11-0). He heads into the second round of the state playoffs with 2,852 yards passing on the season with 44 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He is 164-of-233 passing, a 70.4% completion rate for the unbeaten Blue Devils.
TRENTON DUPPER, DECATUR: Accounted for all five touchdowns to help No. 4 seed Decatur knock off No. 1 seed and previously unbeaten Jackson-Olin (10-1) in the 6A playoffs 35-32. He was 13-of-17 passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns and Hs 23 rush attempts for 78 yards and two TDs.
SETH BROWN, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Completed 16 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 62-28 playoff loss to Good Hope. It was the first football playoff game in St. John Paul II history.
KYLE WALKER, VIGOR: Completed 9-of-16 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns as the Wolves (10-1) opened the 5A playoffs with a 45-8 rout of Central-Tuscaloosa.
ROBBY ASHFORD, HOOVER: Finished 12-of-19 passing for 150 yards and a TD and rushed 12 times for 76 yards to lead the Bucs to a 26-18 victory over Bob Jones in the 7A playoffs.
LUKE HAMPTON, CEDAR BLUFF: Completed 17-of-30 pass attempts for 163 yards, including a 35-yard score to Tray Wilson to end the first half. He also ran for an 8-yard touchdown in the Tigers’ 47-12 loss at Ohatchee. Wilson finished with a career-high nine receptions for 106 yards and one TD.
WILL CROWDER, GARDENDALE: Passed for 155 yards and ran for 103 on 14 carries to lead the Rockets to a 21-14 victory over Fort Payne in the 6A playoffs.
KALEB JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Completed 6-of-13 pass attempts for 140 yards with a 61-yard touchdown and also ran for 90 yards on 19 carries with a 7-yard score in the Panthers’ 35-21 Class 2A victory over Westbrook Christian.

RYLEY KIRK, SPRING GARDEN: Completed 6-of-12 pass attempts for 145 yards including a 69-yard touchdown to Cooper Austin in the Panthers’ 40-7 victory over Decatur Heritage.

CHANING MARMANN, DESHLER: Passed for 139 yards and rushed for 74 yards to pace the Tigers to a 21-7 Class 4A playoff win over Anniston.
DAQUON KINCEY, ABBEVILLE: The Yellow Jackets quarterback was 3-of-6 passing for 118 yards and one TD and rushed for 68 yards and two more scores Abbeville's 56-0 Class 2A win over Vincent. Kincey  scored on runs of 50 and 14 yards and threw a 41-yard TD pass to Marquise Hollins.

PASS RECEIVING
CHRISTIAN IRONS, WATELOO:
Caught three passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns and also scored on a two-point conversion play to account for all his team’s points in a 20-15 Class 1A win over Hubbertville.
MARCUS McGHEE, HOMEWOOD:
Caught six passes for 100 yards as the Patriots earned a 24-14 victory over Athens in the 6A playoffs.

DEFENSE
CHRISTIAN McKINNEY, RED BAY: Made had 17 tackles, including a stop on Winston County’s 2-point try in overtime to preserve the Tigers’ 16-14 Class 2A playoff victory.
JASON WEST, JACKSON: The sophomore linebacker had 21 tackles, including three for a loss, as the Aggies beat Chilton County 21-14 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

JALEN BUSTAMANTE, THOMPSON: Intercepted two passes to spark the defense in a 45-14 victory over Florence in the 7A playoffs.
MARCUS EVANS, McADORY: Intercepted two passes – stopping Carver-Montgomery's best drive on a fourth-and-7 deep in McAdory territory and setting up Yellow Jackets’ first touchdown with his second pick in a 17-0 victory in the 6A playoffs.
CADE MANGO, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Intercepted two passes in a 42-28 victory over Valley in the 5A playoffs.
QUINDARIUS ADAMS, MIDFIELD: Had nine tackles on defense and had six rush attempts for 100 yards and two TDs on offense in a 32-14 victory over Pisgah in the 3A playoffs.
ASHIR HOGUE, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: The junior linebacker recorded 10 tackles with a sack as the Yellow Jackets edged Prattville 17-13 in to advance to the second round of the 7A playoffs.

WILLIAM HARDY, RAMSAY: Returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown and teammate Cedarius Doss picked off a pass and raced 65 yards for a score in a 36-7 Class 5A playoff win over Charles Henderson.
DERICKEY WRIGHT, ETOWAH: Had two interceptions in the Blue Devils’ 33-0 Class 5A win over Guntersville. Wright and his fellow Etowah defenders limited the Wildcats to minus-6 total yards en route to the team’s fifth shutout of the season.
EVAN CRAIGHEAD, MADISON ACADEMY: Picked off a pass at the goal line to seal the Mustangs' 18-15 Class 5A playoff win over Alexandria. Craighead also recovered a fumble and made eight tackles.
HARRISON BARRON & SPENCER SMITH, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Each defender had 10 tackles and teammate Michael Sullivan had nine tackles plus a fumble recovery during the Eagles' 31-6 Class 3A win over Lamar County in the Class 3A playoff opener.

LANDON GOWENS, SPRING GARDEN: Posted eight tackles and had a 27-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Panthers’ 40-7 Class 1A playoff victory over Decatur Heritage.
C.J. YARROUGH, EAST LIMESTONE: Caught a 48-yard touchdown pass on offense and picked off two passes returning one 77 yards for a TD in a 53-33 Class 5A win over Boaz. He finished with six tackles and scored a two-point conversion.

SPECIAL TEAMS
SETH FAISON, HEADLAND: Blocked a critical extra-point try with 37 seconds left in the game to preserve a 13-12 victory over Talladega in the Class 4A state playoffs. The Rams (10-1) saw their bid for a perfect regular season thwarted last week with 23 seconds remaining in the final regular season game with Henry County rival Abbeville but emerged from a 6-0 deficit heading into the fourth quarter Friday with two touchdowns and one all-important extra point. K’Shun Stokes scored on a 10-yard run on the first play of the final quarter and scored the winning TD with 6:21 left on a 4-yard run. Talladega, which built the early lead with field goals of 24 and 29 yards by Onique Deer, scored on a pass play with 37 ticks remaining to set up Faison’s special  team heroics. Teammate Ben Tew recovered Talladega’s onside kick attempt that followed to close out the first playoff win for the Rams since 1988.
TREY STODDARD, MUSCLE SHOALS: The Trojans’ place-kicker, an eighth grader, booted a 23-yard field on the last play of the game to lift Muscle Shoals past Minor 10-7 in the Class 6A state playoffs.
K.J. HALL, HIGHLAND HOME: Returned a kickoff 72 yards for one score, had four receptions for 88 yards and rushed 11 times for 97 yards and three touchdowns in the Flying Squadron’s 63-28 Class 2A playoff win over Chickasaw.
J.R. TRAN-RENO, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and added TD runs of 1, 1 and 4 yards to lead the Lions to a 42-28 victory over Valley in the 5A playoffs.
RICHARD BRINSON, UMS-WRIGHT: Returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score and also caught an 8-yard TD pass from Skipper Snypes in UMS-Wright’s 43-8 win over West Blocton in the Class 4A playoffs.
JAQUON KINCEY, ABBEVLLE: Returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown in Abbeville’s 56-0 win over Vincent in the 2A playoffs.


Eight No. 4 Seeds Advance to Round 2 as AHSAA Football Playoffs head to Round 2

    MONTGOMERY – Eight No. 4 seeds and 16 No. 3 seeds posted wins in the first round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs and advance to the second round next week . All second-round games will be played on Friday, Nov. 16.
    One game, the Class 3A first-round game between Oakman and Pike County, was postponed Friday and will be played Monday at 2 p.m. at Bulldogs Stadium in Brundidge.
    Overall, 79 host teams won and 24 visitors won – a winning rate for home teams of 76.7 percent. However, won almost 25 percent of the games. No. 4 seeds posting wins included Mountain Brook (Region 3) and Lee-Montgomery (Region 2) in Class 7A; Bessemer City (Region 4), Gardendale (Region 6) and Decatur (Region 7) in Class 6A; Alabama Christian (Region 2) and Oneonta (Region 6) in Class 4A; and Daleville (Region 2) in Class 2A.
  Four regions had all four qualifiers sweep first-round games to move into the second round: Class 2A, Region 2; Class 6A, Region 4; Class 6A, Region 6; and Class 7A, Region 4. 
    Five of seven state champions from 2017 survived round one: Class 7A Hoover (8-3); Class 6A Pinson Valley (9-1), Class 4A UMS-Wright (10-0); Class 3A Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-4), now competing in 4A;  and Class 2A Lanett (10-1), now competing in Class 1A.
      Only one of the AHSAA’s 15 unbeaten teams in the regular season was knocked off in the first round. In Class 6A, No. 4 seed Decatur beat Jackson-Olin (10-1) 35-32. Unbeaten teams advancing to round 2, by class, include: (Class 1A)  Linden (10-0); South Lamar (11-0); Falkville (11-0); (Class 2A) Ohatchee (10-0); Fyffe (11-0); (Class 3A) Winfield (11-0); Westminster Christian (10-0) of Huntsville; (Class 4A) UMS-Wright (10-0); American Christian (11-0); Jacksonville (11-0); North Jackson (11-0); Class 5A: Etowah (11-0);  and (Class 7A) Central-Phenix City (11-0). Jackson-Olin was the only 6A school to go undefeated in the regular season.
     UMS-Wright’s 43-8 win over West Blocton in the Class 4A playoffs was the 299th head-coaching win for Coach Terry Curtis. His career coaching record is 299-85 since he took his first head-coaching position in 1989.
    The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream several games produced by member schools belonging to the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program and will also live-stream the Class 7A rematch between Hewitt-Trussville (8-3) and Thompson (9-1) at Alabaster over the NFHS Network and over Facebook Watch, thanks to a pilot program between Facebook and the Network that will showcase several high school football teams in the playoffs in selected state associations.
    The NFHS Network produced 38 live-streamed events over its NFHS Network School Broadcast Program in Round 1 and 80 radio/internet audio broadcast were also produced statewide by local radio and school affiliates.
    The second-round pairings:


AHSAA State Football Playoffs
Second-Round Pairings
CLASS 1A

Marengo (10-1) at Lanett (9-1)
Maplesville (9-1) at Georgiana (10-1)
Elba (8-2) at Linden (10-0)
Wadley (8-2) at St Luke’s Episcopal (10-1), Mobile

Donoho (9-2) at Mars Hill Bible (10-1), Florence
South Lamar (11-0) at Winterboro (7-3)
Pickens County (7-4) at Falkville (11-0)
Waterloo (9-2) at Spring Garden (10-1)

CLASS 2A

Leroy (8-3) at Daleville (6-4)
Luverne (10-1) at Abbeville (10-1)
Highland Home (10-1) at LaFayette (7-3)
Cottage Hill Christian (10-1) at Ariton (8-3)

Fyffe (11-0) at Colbert County (8-3), Leighton
Red Bay (9-2) at Ohatchee (10-0)
Ranburne (9-2) at Addison (9-2)
Collinsville (10-1) at Aliceville (9-2)

CLASS 3A

Flomaton (8-3) at Winfield (11-0)
Oakman (5-5) - Pike County (8-2) winner vs. Thomasville (9-2), host to be determined
Providence Christian (10-1) at Saint James (10-1),Montgomery
Gordo (9-2) at Mobile Christian (9-1)

Midfield (9-1) at Westminster Christian (10-0), Huntsville
Piedmont (9-2) at J.B. Pennington (6-5), Blountsville
Randolph County (10-1) at Geraldine (9-2)
Fultondale (9-1) at Saks (9-1), Anniston

CLASS 4A

Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-4) at Alabama Christian (4-7), Montgomery
Headland (10-1) at Andalusia (7-4)
Montgomery Catholic (8-3) at American Christian (11-0), Tuscaloosa
UMS-Wright (10-0) at Trinity Presbyterian (5-6), Montgomery

Oneonta (8-3) at DAR (8-3), Grant
Jacksonville (11-0) at Good Hope (10-1)
Hokes Bluff (10-1) at North Jackson (11-0), Stevenson
Deshler (6-5) at Fayette County (9-2), Fayette

CLASS 5A

Jackson (8-3) at Ramsay (10-1), Birmingham, Lawson Field
Bibb County (8-3) at Greenville (9-2)
Demopolis (9-2) at Pleasant Grove (9-2)
Briarwood Christian (9-2) at Vigor (10-1), Prichard Memorial Stadium

Central-Clay county (8-3) at Madison Academy (9-1), Huntsville, Milton Frank Stadium
Etowah (11-0) at Center Point (6-5)
Southside-Gadsden (7-4) at Jasper (10-1)
East Limestone (9-2) at Mortimer Jordan (10-1), Kimberly

CLASS 6A

Saraland (10-1) at Hueytown (9-2)
Opelika (6-4) at Bessemer City (7-4)
Wetumpka (9-2) at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (6-5)
McAdory (10-1) at Spanish Fort (10-1)

Homewood (9-2) at Gardendale (6-5)
Muscle Shoals (9-2) at Pinson Valley (9-1)
Clay-Chalkville (10-1) at Hartselle (11-0)
Decatur (7-4) at Oxford (9-2)

CLASS 7A

Lee-Montgomery (7-4) at Auburn (10-1)
McGill-Toolen Catholic (9-2) at Central-Phenix City (11-0)

Mountain Brook (9-2) at Hoover (8-3), Hoover Met
Hewitt-Trussville (8-3) at Thompson (9-1), Alabaster

AHSAA FIRST-ROUND RESULTS
First-Round Results
CLASS 1A

Lanett 54, Florala 7
Marengo 58, Isabella 20
Georgiana 41, Notasulga 34
Maplesville 35, Sweet Water 12

Linden 55, Millry 14
Elba 54, Billingsley 19
St. Luke’s Episcopal 48, Francis Marion 16
Wadley 35, Brantley 24

Mars Hill Bible 55, Marion County 0
Donoho 59, Coosa Christian 14
South Lamar 41, Phillips 6
Winterboro 28, R.A. Hubbard 14

Falkville 35, Talladega County Central 6
Pickens County 57, Cherokee 0
Spring Garden 40, Decatur Heritage 7
Waterloo 20, Hubbertville 15

CLASS 2A

Daleville 26, Reeltown 21
Leroy 42, New Brockton 14
Abbeville 56, Vincent 0
Luverne 14, Southern Choctaw 0

Highland Home 63, Chickasaw 28
LaFayette 40, Geneva County 6
Cottage Hill Christian 26, Goshen 0
Ariton 41, Thorsby 14

Fyffe 63, Cleveland 0
Colbert County 49, Tarrant  6
Ohatchee 47, Cedar Bluff 12
Red Bay 16, Winston County 14 (OT)

Addison 56, Sulligent 6
Ranburne 32, North Sand Mountain 24
Aliceville 26, Sheffield 0
Collinsville 35, Westbrook Christian 21

CLASS 3A

Winfield 40, Houston Academy 3
Flomaton 40, Montgomery Academy 14
Oakman (5-5) at Pike County (8-2), Monday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.
Thomasville 7, Beulah 0

Saint James 38, T.R. Miller 7
Providence Christian 31, Lamar County 6
Mobile Christian 42, Pike Road 14
Gordo 21, Wicksburg 0

Westminster Christian 42, Weaver 27
Midfield 32, Pisgah 14
Piedmont 41, Clements 0
J.B. Pennington 14, Susan Moore 7

Geraldine 29, Holly Pond 14
Randolph County 53, Lauderdale County 6
Fultondale 37, Plainview 6
Saks 56, Colbert Heights 0

CLASS 4A

Alabama Christian 18, Lincoln 14
Hillcrest-Evergreen 35, Sipsey Valley 0
Headland 13, Talladega 12
Andalusia 28, Montevallo 8

American Christian 15, Williamson 14
Montgomery Catholic 41, Holtville 13
UMS-Wright 43, West Blocton 8
Trinity Presbyterian 14, Handley 7

Oneonta 43, Brooks 34
DAR 36, Northside 30
Jacksonville 39, Rogers 21
Good Hope 62, St. John Paul II Catholic 28

North Jackson 47, Curry 6
Hokes Bluff 38, Central-Florence 14
Fayette County 26, Randolph 8
Deshler 21, Anniston 7

CLASS 5A

Ramsay 36, Charles Henderson 7
Jackson 21, Chilton County 14
Greenville 44, Fairfield 12
Bibb County 21, Citronelle 13

Demopolis 41, Faith Academy 13
Pleasant Grove 42, Beauregard 21
Vigor 45, Central-Tuscaloosa 8
Briarwood Christian 42, Valley 28

Madison Academy 18, Alexandria 15
Central-Clay County 34, Corner 8
Etowah 33, Guntersville 0
Center Point 22, Russellville 8

Jasper 34, Sylacauga 20
Southside-Gadsden 15, Brewer 9
Mortimer Jordan 17, Dora 3
East Limestone 53, Boaz33

CLASS 6A

Hueytown 38, Eufaula 17
Saraland 42, Stanhope Elmore 14
Bessemer City 21, Park Crossing 13
Opelika 38, St. Paul’s Episcopal 20

Wetumpka 49, Daphne 21
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 10, Sidney Lanier 3
Spanish Fort 38, Benjamin Russell 0
McAdory 17, Carver-Montgomery 0

Gardendale 21, Fort Payne 14
Homewood 24, Athens 14
Pinson Valley 47, Albertville 0
Muscle Shoals 10, Minor 7

Hartselle 35, Pelham 7
Clay-Chalkville 45, Mae Jemison 6
Decatur 35, Jackson-Olin 32
Oxford 42, Hazel Green 14

CLASS 7A

Lee-Montgomery 13, Theodore 7
Auburn 34, Fairhope 23
Central-Phenix City 46, Davidson 0
McGill-Toolen Catholic 17, Prattville 13

Hoover 26, Bob Jones 18
Mountain Brook 31, Austin 0
Hewitt-Trussville 43, James Clemens 41
Thompson 45, Florence 14



Rogers Has 2 Successful Challenges in 1 Game As AHSAA Instant Replay Finishes Regular Season

    MONTGOMERY – Three calls on the field were overturned last week in 10 challenges issued by the participating schools as the AHSAA Instant Replay managed by DVSport closed out the regular season at nine games.
    On the season there has been Instant Replay in 80 games with 80 different schools taking part in 157 opportunities. A total of 67 challenges have been made with 18 calls overturned – a percentage of 26.9%.
   Two challenges were made in the Rogers-Lawrence County game at Moulton with both calls on the field being overturned. With 31 seconds left in the first quarter, Rogers became the first school to have two challenges overturned in the same game. The Pirates challenged a spot of an interception at the 1-yard line. Upon review, it was determined that the interception was in the end zone resulting in a touchback.
    Rogers later challenged a fumble in the fourth quarter and the review showed the runner’s knee was down prior to the fumble, thus negating the turnover.
    A challenge by Class 1A Hackleburg at its game with Phil Campbell concerning a catch that was ruled incomplete out of bounds was overturned to a completion with 9:11 remaining in first quarter. It took one minute to review.
    None of the other seven challenges at the seven other games utilizing Instant Replay were overturned.
      Eight games will be utilizing Instant Replay this week with seven schools taking part for the first time this season: Boaz, Daphne, Davidson, Florence, Mountain Brook, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Trinity Presbyterian, Clay County, Rogers, Sumter Central and Huffman, bringing the total to 88 on the year.
     This week’s playoff games, with classification of each school, utilizing Instant Replay include:

 

       FRIDAY, NOV. 2

  • 6A: Boaz at East Limestone
  • 6A: Daphne at Wetumpka
  • 7A: Davidson at Central-Phenix City
  • 7A: Fairhope at Auburn
  • 7A: Florence at Thompson, Alabaster
  • 7A: Mountain Brook at Austin, Decatur
  • 6A: St. Paul’s Episcopal at Opelika
  • 4A: Trinity Presbyterian at Handley, Roanoke

 

 

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

Class 1A                     District            Games
Hackleburg                  D-7                  6
Hubbertville                D-7                  1
Phillips                        D-7                  1
Sweet Water                D-3                  2
Waterloo                     D-7                  1
Class 2A                     District            Games
Tanner                         D-8                  2
Class 3A                     District            Games
Bayside Academy         D-1                  1
Excel                           D-1                  1
Flomaton                     D-1                  1
Hanceville                   D-8                  1
Phil Campbell               D-7                  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                  5         
Haleyville                    D-7                  1         
Handley                      D-6                  4
Leeds                          D-5                  1         
Oak Grove                   D-5                  1
Rogers                         D-7                  2
Sumter Central            D-3                  1
West Limestone            D-8                  1
Class 5A                     District            Games
Ardmore                      D-8                  1
Brewer                        D-8                  1
Central-Clay County     D-6                  1
Corner                         D-5                  1         
East Limestone            D-8                  7
Guntersville                 D-8                  1
Jackson                        D-1                  1
Jasper                          D-5                  1
Lawrence County         D-7                  5
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
Huffman                      D-5                  1         
Jackson-Olin               D-5                  1
Minor                          D-5                  2
Northridge                  D-5                  1
Opelika                       D-4                  7
Oxford                        D-6                  4

Park Crossing              D-3                  2
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                  8
Austin                         D-8                  3
Baker                           D-1                  5
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         
Mary Montgomery       D-1                  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                  3
Out-of-State
Meridian (MS)            NA                  1

 

District Exposure Breakdown                                
District                       Schools           Opportunities
D-1                              12                    20
D-2                                1                      1

D-3                              10                    11
D-4                                9                    32
D-5                              20                    33
D-6                               4                    10       
D-7                               7                    18
D-8                              16                    30
Out-of-State                1                      1
TOTAL                      80                  157

 

Class Exposure Breakdown                        
Class                          Schools           Opportunities
1A                                   5                  11
2A                                   1                    2

3A                                  6                  10
4A                                 12                  20
5A                                 13                  23
6A                                 20                  41       
7A                                 22                  49
Out-of-State                   1                    1
TOTAL                        80                157


Thompson-Florence to be Feature in New NFHS Network / Facebook Pilot Friday

     MONTGOMERY – A full slate of 38 AHSAA first-round state playoff football games are scheduled to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program tonight and Friday.
     It begins tonight with the Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa High School NFHS Network School Broadcast Program and the Montgomery County Schools SBP live-streaming Sidney Lanier and Hillcrest in a Class 6A battle at Cramton Bowl.
     Broadcast coverage of the AHSAA state playoffs include a record 130 events combined including NFHS Network productions, 80 live radio productions, nine tape-delayed TV/Cable video productions and Raycom Sports’ AHSAA Game of the Week – Prattville at McGill-Toolen Catholic – which will be televised live over Raycom’s vast state-wide network of Raycom stations and Bounce channels. Check Raycom’s www.pathtotheplayoffs.com link for more inform locally.
     The NFHS Network also plans a pilot live-stream of the Class 7A Florence at Thompson football clash on Facebook Watch. Facebook and the NFHS Network recently partnered and will be featuring select games in surrounding states using the NFHS Network platform and Facebook’s Facebook Watch platform.
     The NFHS Network will stream games involving eight high school football teams in seven states throughout their playoff runs live on Facebook Watch starting Friday, November 9. Fans can view these games and add them to their watch list by following the NFHS Network LIVE Facebook page.
     The NFHS Network’s “Road to State” coverage starts Friday with the teams’ first playoff games and continues until the end of their quest for a state title. This unique opportunity will allow football enthusiasts to watch some of the best high school football teams compete in state playoffs in pursuit of state titles throughout November and December.
     Teams in other states being showcased in program include: Broken Arrow HS (OK); Buford HS (GA); Carol City (Miami, FL); Horn Lake (MS); Katy (TX); Oakland (TN); and Rome (GA).
    Fans also have chance to see 37 of the 40 Alabama All-Stars in this week’s first round playing for their various high schools in each classification. The All-Stars will meet Mississippi in the 33rd  Alabama-Mississippi Classic at Cramton Bowl Dec. 17.
      AHSAA fans will have plenty of choices to tune in over the NFHS Network or a local radio station beginning tonight. Each classification will have multiple choices of games to watch over the NFHS Network. Class 6A has 13 productions slated, followed by seven in Class 7A, five in Class 4A, four each in Classes 1A and 2A, three in Class 5A and two in Class 3A. Class 5A plans 16 radio broadcasts, followed by Class 6A, 4A and 3A with 12 each, 11 in Class 2A, 10 in Class 1A and 7 in Class 7A.
    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, live radio/internet broadcasts and delayed video events can be found at the link below:
https://ahsaanow.com/2018/11/08/broadcast-log-for-state-football-playoffs-1st-round/


Abbeville-Headland Buzzer-Beater Grabs AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 10

    MONTGOMERY – When Abbeville (9-1) met Headland (9-1) in the final game of the regular season last Friday night, it was the first time in the 81-year history of the two Henry County schools that both teams came into the contest with just one combined loss.
    It lived up to its billing – earning the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 10 to close out the regular season.
    Abbeville, coached by Robin Tyra, scored the game-winning touchdown with 23 seconds left to post a 32-27 come-from-behind win to spoil the Rams’ big for a perfect regular season. The Yellow Jackets turned to twin brothers for the last-minute heroics – erasing an amazing comeback for Coach Danny Raines’ Rams. Headland trailed 26-8 but took the lead with 3:10 remaining 27-26 when K’Shun Stokes scored on a 1-yard run and Ben Tew caught the two-point conversion pass.
     Abbeville quarterback Jaquon Kincey responded with a 60-yard TD pass to his twin brother Daquon Kincey to close out the game in dramatic fashion as a packed stadium watched on in awe. Jaquon finished 6-of-16 passing for 124 yards and two TDs. Stoke was 10-of-19 passing for 143 yards, Tew had six receptions for 50 yards and Montavious Glanton rushed doe 132 yards and a TD for Headland. Rams linebacker Ty Dailey also had 14 tackles, one of five interceptions made by the defense and also recovered a fumble.
   Both teams will be at home this week in the playoffs with Abbeville hosting Vincent (3-7) and Headland hosting Talladega (5-5).
    The football thriller edged out two special performances by two special-team stars.
    Richmon Singletary of Elba accounted for 441 total yards and four touchdowns, including kickoff returns of 96 and 86 yards, in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss to Tate (FL). He also had a 37 punt return (no TD), 206 yards rushing on 20 carries and two receptions for 16 yards and made 11 tackles on defense.
    Mars Hill Bible (9-1) closed out the best regular season in the Panthers’ short football history with sophomore Peyton Higgins accounting for four touchdowns three different ways – including his sixth kickoff return of the season for a TD as Mars Hill beat Lexington 47-0. He returned a kickoff 97 yards for one score, rushed for 102 yards on eight carries with TDs of 54 and 8 yards and caught a 32-yard pass reception to close out the night.
   In other top performances reported for Week 10:

MILESTONES
SPARTANS CLINCH WIN 100 FOR YEAGER: Mountain Brook downed Gardendale 38-14 last Friday to close out the regular season at 8-2 and handed head coach Chris Yeager his 100th victory as the school’s head coach. In 13 years as head coach he is 100-50 – with the 100 wins tying Joey Jones as most by any head football coach in school history. The Spartans head into the 7A state playoffs this week to face Austin Friday night. It is the school’s ninth trip to the playoffs in Yeager’s tenure. Yeager is considered one of the top offensive line coaches in the Southeast and annually hosts a special camp just for linemen each summer.
PIEDMONT’S SMITH COACHES HIS 300TH GAME: Coach Steve Smith of Piedmont coached in his 300th career game Friday night, a 26-6 victory at Geraldine. The win clinched the Class 3A, Region 6 title. Smith is 228-72 in 13 seasons at Piedmont and 11 years at Cedar Bluff. He guided Piedmont to three Class 3A state championships (2009, 2015, and 2016).

PATRICK SETS SCHOOL RUSHING RECORD: Elmore County running back D.J. Patrick had 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 42-21 loss at Tallassee. He closed out his prep career, however, with 3,932 rushing yards, a new school record.
DAMIEN MILLER LIFTS FAIRFIELD INTO PLAYOFFS: The senior returned a punt 70 yards for the game-clinching score as Fairfield earn a playoff spot in Class 5A with a 27-12 victory over Central-Tuscaloosa. Miller now has five kickoff returns and three punt returns for touchdowns this season.
GLENCOE SNAPS STREAK: Running back Colton Stone rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on only 10 carries as the Yellow Jackets snapped a 17-game winless streak with a 40-6 victory over West End. 
HA ENJOYS KICKS FROM BECKETT: Place-kicker Henry Beckett drilled field goals of 43 and 52 yards, the latter tying the school record for longest kick in history, converted 3-of-3 extra-point kicks and averaged 47.8 yards off four punts in the Raiders’ 27-14 win over G.W.  Long. He now has 10 field goals on the season heading into the playoffs, breaking the previous record of nine set three times by Alex Burkett (2002, 2003, 2004).

PASSING
MARK INABINETTE, MONTEVALLO: Completed 20-of-27 passes for 334 yards and four TDs in a 42-24 victory over Lincoln.
LUCAS CRAFT, COLBERT COUNTY: Threw for a season-high 261 yards and four touchdowns as Colbert County beat Lauderdale County 35-6.
AARON DOVE, FALKVILLE: Was 14-of-18 passing for 234 yards and six touchdowns as Falkville (10-0) beat Elkmont 56-14.
BRAXTON BUCK, HOLTVILLE: Led the Bulldogs (7-3) to a 70-6 win over Marbury passing for 212 yards and five touchdowns.
HESS HORNE, EUFAULA: Threw for 267 yards off 17-of-29 with three touchdowns in a 35-34 loss to Smiths Station.
BRAYDEN STORDAHL, GAYLESVILLE:  Completed 12-of-17 pass attempts for 211 yards and four touchdowns in the Trojans’ 60-38 win over Alabama School for the Deaf.
CAIDEN LIPSCOMB, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Completed 10-of-18 passes for 210 yards and touchdowns of 34, 36 and 71 yards in the Conquerors’ 42-35 overtime win over New Hope, Leading receiver Evan Delp had three receptions for 116 yards and two TDs.
JAY OWENS, SARDIS: Was 14-of-18 in passing for 200 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions’ 55-28 loss to Hokes Bluff. Leading receiver Jacob Hopper caught seven passes for 87 yards and two TDs. 
MASON PRONK, SPAIN PARK: Finished 9-of-13 passing for 191 yards and four TDs and added six carries for 21 yards and a 17-yard touchdown in a 42-10 victory over Shades Valley.
AUSTIN GULLEDGE, HOKES BLUFF: Finished with 230 yards of offense in the Eagles’ 55-28 victory over Sardis. The junior quarterback completed 4-of-7 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns while rushing nine times for 90 yards.
RYLEY KIRK, SPRING GARDEN: Completed 10-of-16 pass attempts for 167 yards and three touchdowns — all to Gaines Petty — in the Panthers’ 41-27 victory at Ider.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Finished 8-for-12 passing for 119 yards and a touchdown rushed 12 times for 45 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-17 victory over Gadsden City.

RUSHING
ZAYE BOYD, RUSSELLVILLE: Ran for 287 yards and 5 touchdowns as Russellville beat Central 63-34.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 257 yards and five touchdowns (4, 5, 3, 23 and 4 yards) in the Eagles’ 55-28 victory over Sardis. Meads had 167 yards and four TDs by halftime. 
TONY AMERSON, SAINT JAMES: Picked up 238 yards rushing on 33 carries and scored twice as the Trojans downed Trinity Presbyterian 31-21. Teammate Austin Gavin also had 165 yards rushing on eight carries and scored twice.
PRESTON COX, PRATTVILLE CHRISTIAN: Rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a third TD in a 47-0 win over Horseshoe Bend.
K.J. HALL, HIGHLAND HOME: Totaled 210 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Flying Squadron (9-1) beat Houston County 47-14.
KALVIN LEVETT, TALLASSEE: Rushed 25 times for 205 yards and two TDs and was 6-of-9 passing for 92 yards and another score in a 42-21 win over Elmore County.
TRISTEN PAYNE, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 200 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown in the Trojans’ 60-38 victory over Alabama School for the Deaf.

DILLON CARRAWAY, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 193 yards on just 10 carries with TD runs of 90 and 79 yards in a 27-14 loss to Houston Academy.
DARTAVIOUS BRITTON, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the Conquerors’ 42-35 overtime win over New Hope. 
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-13 loss to Briarwood Christian.
LUKE PERCER, OAK MOUNTAIN: Ran for 143 yards and two TDs to lead the Eagles to a 38-8 victory over Center Point.
A.J. GATES, MOUNTAIN BROOK:
Ran 14 times for 131 yards and two TDs and added a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 38-14 victory over Gardendale.
DALTON HANBACK, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Rushed for 147 yards and also returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Central’s loss to Russellville.
TY PARKER, HATTON: Rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns as Hatton dominated Clements, 41-6.

PASS RECEIVING
J.J. EVANS, MONTEVALLO: Caught nine passes for 202 yards and two TDs in a 42-24 victory over Lincoln.
NOAH HART, SIDNEY LANIER: Rushed for 87 yards on two carries, including an 80-yard TD run, caught five passes for 172 yards with one going 84 yards for  TD in the Poets’ 27-20 loss to Prattville.
TYLER BOOKER, BRANTLEY: Hauled in three passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-14 win over Goshen.
JEREMIAH ROBERTSON, WEST END: Caught 13 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ 40-6 loss to Glencoe. 
KEIANDRE SANDERS, SHADES VALLEY: Caught 11 passes for 129 yards in a 42-10 loss to Spain Park.
KEENAN HAMBRICK, ATHENS: Caught five passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-18 win over Austin. His two touchdowns were of 33 and 36 yards.
LOGAN PRUETT, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Had five catches for 100 yards in a 45-17 victory over Gadsden City.

DEFENSE
WILL CLEMONS, HOKES BLUFF. Had 15 tackles in the Eagles’ 55-28 victory over Sardis. 
KURT REICHART, PRATTVILLE CHRISTIAN: recorded 10 tackles, with four for loss and one sack, and blocked a punt in a 47-0 win over Horseshoe Bend.
KENDRICK FIFE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. He also ran for a 2-point conversion in the Warriors’ 32-15 loss to Southside-Gadsden.
DE’ANTE RAMEY, DOTHAN: returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown with 1.2 seconds left before halftime, giving the Tigers a 20-7 lead and sparking a 34-14 win over Carroll.

BRANT DEERMAN, PIEDMONT:  Returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter that gave the Bulldogs a 13-6 lead en route to a 26-6 victory at Geraldine.

LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Posted 10 tackles on defense and ran for 75 yards on nine carries, including a 45-yard score in the Panthers’ 41-27 win at Ider.
KARSTEN THREAT, MIDFIELD: Had 10 tackles on defense and 109 yards rushing and two TDs on offense in the Patriots’ 30-17 win over Woodlawn.
TAVICA TUTT, MONTEVALLO: Was credited with nine tackles and two fumble recoveries in a 42-24 victory over Lincoln.
TRENTON POOLE, PAUL BRYANT: Intercepted two passes in a 31-21 loss to Homewood.
CHAUNCEY LIGHTNER, BARBOUR COUNTY: Registered 11 tackles with one sack and also a caused fumble and fumble recovery in the Jaguars’ 50-0 loss to Bullock County.


SPECIAL TEAMS
TRE AUSMER, HOMEWOOD: On the final play of the third quarter, Ausmer went back to return a punt. It was short and bounced off players from both teams, but was never ruled dead. He scooped it up at midfield and scored in a 31-21 victory over Paul Bryant.
LANDON CUMMINGS, FULTONDALE: Scored game's first TD when he scooped up a blocked punt and raced into the end one in a 38-6 victory over Tarrant.


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