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All-Stars Continue Drills in Preparation For Saturday’s 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi all-star squads went through two enthusiastic and brisk workouts Wednesday and have three practice sessions remaining for Saturday’s 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl. Kickoff is set for noon.
    Both squads appeared to be more familiar with each other in Wednesday’s workouts.
    “I have been very pleased with the players’ efforts and attitudes,” Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose said. “A lot of kids are standing out this week, especially (linebacker) Keaton Anderson and (running back) Kerryon Johnson.”

     Florence’s Anderson has committed to Alabama and Madison Academy’s Johnson has committed to Auburn. Both have proven versatile this week, DuBose said. 
    The day was culminated by former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle’s address to the all-stars at a dinner held at Wynlakes Country Club.
      Croyle, one of the AHSAA’s most prolific passers in history, set state records at the time with 9,326 career yards passing and 105 career TD passes. He missed most of his senior season after suffering a season-ending leg injury in the first quarter of the first game that season. He also set the state record for TD passes in a season (44) and for yards passing in a game (528). Both marks have since been broken. He then played at Alabama where he passed for 6,382 career yards and 41 touchdowns. Drafted in the third round of the NFL draft by Kansas City, he spent four full seasons in the pros.
       The players for both teams are scheduled to practice at Huntingdon College (Alabama) and Faulkner University (Mississippi) Thursday morning, then both will work out at Millbrook Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m.. Both teams will then attend a Low Country Boil at Millbrook Thursday night. The final practice will be Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the college locations. Both teams will then spend Friday afternoon working with the Salvation Army in a service project and will then attend a player-parent banquet at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex Friday night.
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games in a row including a 21-17 victory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988. The series was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with one game played at Troy University.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TV/RADIO INFORMATION: Raycom Network will broadcast the game live over its affiliates in Alabama and Mississippi Saturday and will also live-stream the game. The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast the game live as well its network. Links will be available on line at www.AHSAA.com.
    TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Schools may call 334-263-6994 for more details.

    A special Meet-and-Greet on will be held at Cramton Bowl from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday following the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast, which will be held at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 8:30 p.m.


Weather Decision Technologies is new NFHS Corporate Sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 10, 2014) — Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in providing organizations with weather decision support on a global scale, has entered into a three-year agreement with the National Federation of State High School Associations as an NFHS Corporate Partner.

As a part of the agreement, Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), with offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Houston, Texas, will be the exclusive NFHS partner for soccer, which will include coverage in the sport’s rules book, rules poster, scorebook and rules PowerPoint. 

Among the many products and services offered by WDT is STRIKE, a lightning detection and alerting application currently available on iOS and Android devices. STRIKE harnesses the power of Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN), combining it with a patented alerting engine developed by WDT to deliver instant notifications to individuals whether they are on or off the field. An alert is sent when a lightning strike is first detected within six miles of the event, and an all-clear is sent when no lightning is detected within that range for 30 minutes. These distance rules are recommended by lightning experts, as well as the NCAA, NFHS and other sports associations to minimize risk while outdoors.

For school districts and large organizations, STRIKE Plus includes a bulk app package along with WDT’s exclusive WeatherOps Commander, a complete weather-monitoring system that brings a myriad of advanced lightning-strike display and weather-alerting technologies into one concise, interactive package.

WDT is a partner and founding contributor of The Event Safety Alliance (ESA), a non-profit safety trade association dedicated to promoting the concept of “life safety first” during all phases of event production.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Weather Decision Technologies,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “With WDT’s background in lightning detection and its accompanying app, this will offer our member state associations and the nation’s high schools some additional resources for minimizing risk of injury in high school sports. We look forward to working with WDT over the next three years.”

“Lightning is unpredictable and the key to safety is preparation and awareness,” says Mike Eilts, chief executive officer of Weather Decision Technologies. “We strive to create technology that ensures awareness resulting in saved lives and protected assets. We see this relationship as an opportunity to help protect those who serve and play under the NFHS.”


Spanish Fort’s Marion Added to Alabama Roster For Saturday’s 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama all-star squad made one roster change Tuesday as both teams went through two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s noon kickoff for the 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl.
    Central-Phenix City receiver Tra’veon Samuels was replaced by Spanish Fort’s Kevin Marion, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound end. Samuels had been rehabilitating a playoff injury and was not 100 percent. He plans to enroll at the University of Louisville in January.
     Marion caught 23 passes for 287 yards and five touchdowns this season for Coach Mark Freeman’s Toros. He joins teammate Kristian Cotton, an original selection on the Alabama team. Cotton was impressive in both drills. He led Spanish Fort in receiving this past season, making 30 catches for 1,025 yards and 11 touchdowns through 13 games.
       Alabama All-Star Coach Jamey DuBose was Samuels’ coach at Central.
       Reporting late Monday night was Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams. Mississippi also had one reporting late as well -- receiver Jordan Wright, who was at practice Tuesday.
       Alabama quarterbacks Jacob Carroll of Mountain Brook and Tyler Cameron of Foley each looked sharp during passing drills. Players and s       The players for both teams toured the Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery Tuesday night.
     Saturday’s all-star game is hosted by the AHSADCA in conjunction with the AHSAA and will be televised live by the Raycom Network over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama.
    Alabama will practice twice at Huntingdon College Wednesday and Mississippi twice at Faulkner University.
       Former University of Alabama and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle, who now works with his dad John Croyle at the Big Oak Ranch near Gadsden, will be the keynote speaker at a dinner for both teams Wednesday night at Wynlakes Country Club. 
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games, including a 21-17 victory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988. The series was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with one game played at Troy University.
     This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Schools may call 334-263-6994 for more details.


Players Report Monday For 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Mississippi All-Star head coach Jamie Mitchell of Starkville reported Monday with his 40-member squad excited and ready to begin preparations for Saturday’s 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic at Cramton Bowl.
    One coach and one player was to report Tuesday and one player was added to the Mississippi roster Monday, said Mitchell. Pearl High School Coach John Perry and all-star wide receiver Jordan Wright remained in Mississippi to attend a team function. Omr Bayless of Laurel, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior, was added to the Mississippi roster over the weekend and reported Monday with the team when it rolled into Montgomery for Saturday’s game.
     Kickoff is set for noon Saturday. The game is hosted by the AHSADCA in conjunction with the AHSAA and will be televised live by the Raycom Network over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama.
   Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose of Central-Phenix City and his staff welcomed 39 of 40 players selected Monday. Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams (6-3, 226) was expected to arrive late Monday night. Two of Williams’ teammates from the Class 7A 2014 state championship team did report earlier in the DAY – linebackers Christian Bell (6-4, 230) and Justin Johnson (6-4, 215).

    “We should have everyone on hand when we have our first practice,” DuBose said. “Everyone came in eager to get started.”
    Both squads toured the Hyundai Automobile Assembly Plant near Pintlala Monday night before settling into their rooms. First practice Tuesday is at 9 a.m. with Alabama running through drills at Huntingdon College and Mississippi practicing at Faulkner University. The teams are also scheduled to practice again at 2 p.m. The teams will visit the Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery Tuesday night. Former University of Alabama and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle is scheduled to address both teams at a dinner Wednesday night at Wynlakes Country Club. 
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games in a row including a 21-17 vicrory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Call 334-263-6994 for more details.


Tickets are available on line - Vaughan, Tyus Added to Alabama All-Star Roster For Saturday’s Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Two more players were added to the Alabama roster Sunday for the 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game set to be played at Cramton Bowl Saturday at noon. The players for both teams report Monday afternoon between 1 and 2 p.m. for the game set to kick off at noon next Saturday.
    Running back Demetrice Vaughan of Blount and defensive back Melvin Tyus of Carver-Montgomery were added to the 40-man roster for injured all-stars Nick Gibson of Pinson Valley and Dee Smith of Florence.  Running back Jamarius Henderson of Dale County was added last week.
    The game is hosted by the AHSADCA in conjunction with the AHSAA and will be televised live by the Raycom Network over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama.
    Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose of Central-Phenix City and his staff will begin preparations for the Dec. 13 after players check in Monday. Check-in time is set for 1 to 2 p.m. for both teams. Alabama players report to the Country Inn & Suites and Mississippi players report to Comfort Inn & Suites at Chantilly Parkway.  Teams will tour the Hyundai Plant Monday night and begin drills Tuesday morning. Alabama will practice at Huntingdon College and Mississippi at Faulkner University. Two practice sessions are planned Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Mississippi head coach is Jamie Mitchell of Starkville.
     The AHSAA Radio Network also plans to broadcast the game over its statewide network.
     Alabama’s All-Stars extended their winning streak to six games last December with a 21-17 win over Mississippi in the 27th  all-star game. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Call 334-263-6994 for more details.

 


Class 6A Championship

Game Stats


Clay-Chalkville 36, Saraland 31
   
Clay-Chalkville (15-0) closed out a perfect season Friday night with a hard-fought 36-31 win over Saraland (13-2) in the final game of the 2014 Super 7 State Football Championships at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
     Coach Jerry Hood’s Cougars from Jefferson County needed every ounce of strength to pull the victory out in the fourth quarter of the Class 6A championship game.  Saraland had 24 more offensive plays than Clay-Chalkville, nine more first downs and totaled 522 yards.
      Coach Jeff Kelly’s Spartans also took the lead with 4:52 remaining in the third quarter, relinquished it briefly with 5:46 to play but regained the lead again with 3:19 to play.
      The Cougars never panicked, said Hood. Trailing 31-30 with time running out, 6A championship game MVP Ty Pigrome led Clay-Chalkville on a four-play, 69-yard drive running the final 47 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning score with 2:10 to play.
    And then the Clay defense, scrambling most of the night to try and slow down the high-powered offense directed by Saraland senior quarterback Chris Weaver, came up with just enough plays to stop the Spartans one last time taking over on downs with 20 seconds remaining at the Cougar’ 29-yard line.
     Pigrome had 14 carries for 101 yards and three touchdowns – scoring twice in the second quarter on runs of 1 and 3 yards to give Clay-Chalkville a 16-7 lead at halftime. He also was 15-of-20 passing for 255 yards and two scores – both coming at critical times in the second half.
     Weave, who was 16-of-28 passing for 232 yards and one TD, sparked a third-quarter comeback that put the Spartans ahead 24-16 with 4:11 left in the third period.
      Pigrome then did what he has done all season. He got his team into the end zone with an 18-yard pass to Nico Collins just under two minutes later to cut Saraland’s lead to 24-22.  He then connected with T.J. Simmons on a 79-yard pass play for a TD and got the 2-point conversion as the Cougars went ahead 30-24.
      Weaver took Saraland down the field quickly as well with Tyler Sims running 23 yards for the touchdown with 3:19 to tie the game and freshman back-up place-kicker Justin Harper kickd the go-ahead extra point to put the Spartans ahead 31-30 – setting up Pigrome’s final heroics.
       Clay finished with 155 yards rushing, 255 passing and 410 total yards. Saraland had 290 rushing, 232 passing and 522 total yards. Art Smith added 48 yards rushing on 13 carries for the Cougars. Simmons had five catches for 165 yards and Collins five for 65.   Patrick Millican also booted a 35-yard field goal. Pigrome finished the season accounting for 24 rushing touchdowns and passing for 36 – a total of 60 TDs on the year.
       Velus Jones had five catches for 77 yards and one TD for Saraland, a 52-yard strike one play after the Spartans recovered an onside kick to start the second half. Sean Long rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries, Sims had 76 on eight runs and Weaver finished with 62 on 18 carries.
      Defensively Jalen Dawson had nine solo tackles, Torrence Willis had seven solos and three assists and Jarrod Reedus had five tackles and seven assists. Skylar Mosley’s nine tackles pace Saraland.

2A State Championship

Game Stats

Fyffe 28, Elba 17

    The Fyffe Red Devils rallied from a 9-0 first-half deficit Friday to beat Elba 28-17 to claim the 2014 Super 7 Class 2A state football championship at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
     The state championship is the first for Fyffe in the AHSAA’s 49-year state-playoff history. It also closed out the Red Devils’ first 15-0 season and improved Coach Paul Benefield’s personal head-coaching tally to 227-50 overall and 182-39 in 18 seasons at the DeKalb County school.
    Elba (14-1), coached by Ed Rigby, took control early taking a 6-0 lead on Stefan Caldwell’s 1-yard run midway the first period. The Red Devils defense kept the Tigers out of the end zone early in the second quarter forcing Elba to settle for a 28-yard field goal by Caleb Martin.
    Fyffe put together an eight-play, 76-yard march later in the period with Dilan Kilpatrick clawing through the tough Elba defense for a 9-yard TD run. Russell Moses’ kick made it 9-7 with 5:41 left in the half.
    It was the Red Devils defense that came up with the big play again on Elba’s next possession. Forced to punt from its own 14-yard line, Christopher Collins slipped through to block the kick to give Fyffe the ball at the 18-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback William Mashburn bulled in for the touchdown from the 1 to give the Red Devils a 14-9 lead.
   Blake Edwards returned the next kickoff 54 yards for Elba to the Fyffe 39. The Tigers advanced to the Red Devils’ 4-yard line before Fyffe’s defense stopped the drive on downs with three seconds remaining until intermission.
    Running back Austin Stiefel opened the third quarter with a dazzling 63-yard touchdown run – breaking several tackles along the way to put Fyffe ahead 21-9. Stiefel, who had 74 rushing yards on nine carries in the first half, earned 2A Game MVP honors finishing with 170 yards on 14 rush attempts. The senior finished the season with 2,385 yards on 227 carries with 47 rushing touchdowns.
    Ramsey Rigby tossed a 13-yard TD pass to Blake Edwards later in the quarter to cut the Red Devils lead to 21-17.  Mashburn scored on a 1-yard sneak with 1:47 left to seal the win.
    Elba totaled 296 yards on 70 offensive plays with Caldwell gaining 111 yards on 18 rushes. Rigby, who completed 10-of-22 passes for 73 yards, also rushed 12 times for 55 yards. Edwards caught five passes for 39 yards and a score.
    Fyffe had just 43 total plays. Dilan Kilpatrick added 31 yards rushing to close out his season for Fyffe with 1,137 yards on 188 rush attempts. Mashburn was 4-of-6 passing for 81 yards with William Brown making a 33-yard catch and Dakota Newsome hauling in a 32-yard connection.  Newsome also had 13 tackles, Ryan Martin had nine and Collins had seven. Brown also made an interception.
    Michael Smith had seven tackles, Blake Edwards and Blake Johnson six each and Denel Thomas had five for Elba.
     The Red Devils finished the season with 751 points, third best in AHSAA history behind Demopolis’ 761 points in 2004 and Elba’s 752 in 2011.
           Fyffe also played in the state finals in 2007 and Elba won the state 2A title in 2011.  


Class 4A Championship

Game Stats

Leeds 30, Deshler 0
  
Leeds limited Deshler to 77 total yards Friday as the Green Wave captured the Class 4A state football championship with a 30-0 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    Coach Keith Etheredge’s team (14-1), which played in the 3A state finals in 2013 in the last year of the Super 6 Championships, moved up one class and never missed a beat rolling through the state playoffs with four shutouts in five games. The Green Wave outscored the five playoff opponents 208-14.
     Junior quarterback Tadarryl Marshall earned MVP honors rushing for 107 yards on 20 carries while completing 6-of-11 passes for 98 yards and a TD. None was more important than his 33-yard pass to Jermaine Johnson for the first score of the game early in the first period. Adam Brown caused a Deshler fumble that Leeds recovered, and on the next play Marshall and Johnson connected for the score.
     Leeds place-kicker Morgan Coston followed with field goals of  31 and 34 yards in the second period and a 37-yarder in the final quarter. Demontrez Clark also scored on a 65-yard interception return with 1:21 left in the first half to give the Green Wave a 20-0 lead.
     Tre’ Nation scored the final TD on a 4-yard run with 2:42 left in the game capping a 12-play, 77-yard march.
     Leeds linebacker De’Angelo Webster had seven tackles, including four that resulted in losses 26 yards in losses. Clark had five stops that included a sack resulting in an 11-yard Tigers loss.
    The Green Wave limited Deshler’s offense, which came into the contest with two 1,000-yard rushers, to just seven first downs and 77 total yards on 47 plays and forced eight punts.  Leeds had 296 total yards on 61 offensive snaps.
     Nation, a junior, gained 68 yards rushing on 17 carries and finished the season with 2,050 yards on the season with 27 TDs. Tyler Wright had 16 yards on six carries and totaled 1,415 yards and 15 touchdowns. Marshall closed out the season with 1,376 yards and 1,252 yards passing.  Jermaine Johnson had three catches for 71 yards.
    Coach Michael Statom’s Tigers (13-2) also played well defensively. J.D. Grissom had 11 tackles, LaDarrius LeShore nine and Taylor Ellison and Taj Bates eight each.   Quarterback Sam Howard had 14 carries for six net yards – suffering 53 yards in losses.  Terrance Byrd led with 18 yards on seven carries. Howard was also 4-of-22 passing for 41 yards and punted eight times for a 40.4 average.
   Leeds’ state title was the third in school history and also the third since 2008. Etheredge’s team opened the 2014 season with a non-region 27-24 win over 3A state champion Madison Academy.   


Class 5A Championship

Game Stats

St. Paul’s Episcopal 35, Pleasant Grove 13
  
St. Paul’s Episcopal (15-0) posted three touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 35-13 win over Pleasant Grove Thursday night in the AHSAA Super 7 Class 5A state football championship game at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
   The win didn’t come easy, however.
   Mistakes and missed opportunities highlighted the first quarter with St. Paul’s running back Ostin McPherson dashing 97 yards on his first run from scrimmage after the Saints defense had stopped Pleasant Grove’s opening drive at the Saints’ 3-yard line. The TD run was called back for holding, however.
    Pleasant Grove (12-3) drove to the St. Paul’s 22 on its next drive only to stall once again.
    Coach Steve Mask’s Saints broke open the scoreless game with three touchdowns in the final 6:46 of the second period. McPherson, a junior, scored on a 4-yard run to cap a 13-play, 66-yard drive to give St. Paul’s a 7-0 lead. Pleasant Grove responded covering 65 yards on five plays in two minutes with Brandon Simmons scoring from the 3-yard line. The extra point was no good, however, and St. Paul’s held onto a 7-6 lead.
     McPherson, who was named the 5A Game MVP with 160 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 21 carries, scored his second touchdown on a 10-yard run to cap a 61-yard march with 1:47 left in the half. After a Spartans fumble at the Pleasant Grove 35-yard line, Jalen Thompson scored the final TD of the quarter hauling in a 4-yard pass from Miller Mosley with 14 seconds remaining before intermission.
       Thompson caught a 30-yard strike for his second TD in the third period, and McPherson ran 54 yards for his final score early in the fourth quarter.
      De’Juan Feagan kept for a 4-yard TD run for Pleasant Grove’s final touchdown with 1:39 remaining. The score was set up by Feagan’s 73-yard pass to Myles Mason one play earlier.
      McPherson finished the season with 2,172  rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. B.J. Edmonds also had 54 yards on 14 carries as St. Paul’s finished with 353 total yards with Mosley completing 6-of-7 passes for 73 yards and two TDs and rushed nine times for 43 yards. Thompson had four catches for 45 yards.
      Feagan completed 10-of-21 passes for 184 yards and also rushed 12 times for 42 yards for Coach Jim Elgin’s Spartans. Brandon Simmons had 47 yards rushing on nine carries and Ke’Juan Feagan, twin brother of De’Juan, totaled 40 yards on five carries.  Mason had four catches for a game-high 90 yards and had seven tackles and three assists on defense.
    Jake Evans led the Saints with seven tackles and Tamaurice Smith had an interception he returned 66 yards.  The state championship was the second for St. Paul’s. The Saints also won the 5A crown in 2007.
    The AHSAA Super 7 State Championships winds up its final day Friday with Deshler (13-1) meeting Leeds (13-1) at 11 a.m. in the 4A finals followed by Elba (14-0) and Fyffe (14-0) in the 4A championship at 3 and Clay-Chalkville (14-0) versus Saraland (13-1) in the 6A title game at 7.
    All games are being televised by Raycom Network statewide.

Class 1A Championship

Game Stats

Maplesville 49, Hubbertville 0
  
Maplesville sophomore running back Terence Dunlap ran for 241 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Red Devils to a 49-0 win over Hubbertville in the Class 1A state football finals Thursday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    The Red Devils (14-0) closed out the 2014 season unbeaten and are now 28-1 over the last two years. Pickens County beat Maplesville 37-17 in the 2013 finals. The title was the second in school history and first for the Red Devils since 1996.
    Dunlap shook loose on a 44-yard TD run midway through the first quarter to open the scoring.  Quarterback Cole Spencer followed with a 3-yard TD keeper 2:40 later and Dunlap scored again just before the end of the period on a 25-yard run.
     Trevor Wallace hauled in a 51-yard pass from Spencer in the second quarter and Dunlap added a third TD with a 70-yard gallop before intermission to give Coach Brent Hubbert’s Red Devils a 35-0 halftime lead. He opened the third period with his final score, a 34-yard run. Nathaniel Watson closed out the scoring with a 29-yard run later in the quarter.
     Maplesville finished with 310 yards rushing on 27 attempts. Watson, who had two receptions for 16 yards, also added 30 yards rushing on four tries.
    Hubbertville (13-1) closed out the best season in school history rushing for 208 yards on 52 carries. Vess Benton was the leader with 92 yards on 12 carries. The quarterback also was 3-of-11 passing for 19 yards. Younger brother Dax Benton ran 20 times for 56 yards for Coach Lamar Harris’ Lions and Anthony Dillard had 38 yards on nine tries.
     Defensively, Corey Hall had seven tackles and five assists, Watson was in on 10 tackles and William Armstrong, nine.
     Nathan Young had seven tackles and two assists to pace Hubbertville.