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AHSAA Mourns the Death of National High School Sports Hall of Famer Pat Sullivan

    The AHSAA was saddened to learn of the death of Pat Sullivan, 69,  Auburn University’s first Heisman Trophy winner and a multi-sport star at John Carroll Catholic High School who was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in 2012. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 1.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Hicks, and their three children, Kim and twins Kelly and Patrick Jr. 
    “Pat Sullivan was one of Alabama’s greatest ambassadors for what is honorable and good about educational-based athletics,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “We offer our prayers and condolences to the Sullivan family.”

Sullivan was considered the top football player in the state of Alabama in his junior and senior seasons (1967, 1968) as the quarterback at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. He was a two-time all-state selection and was named the top player in the nation by one publication. Sullivan also was named all-state twice in basketball, averaging 18 points per game as the team’s point guard, and in baseball as the team’s shortstop.
          He then led Auburn to a 26-7 record in three years as the team’s quarterback and won the Heisman Trophy in 1971. Sullivan played parts of seven seasons in the National Football League before launching his college coaching career. After serving as an assistant at Auburn and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and head coach at Texas Christian University, Sullivan closed out his coaching career at Samford University in Birmingham.
       For more on Pat Sullivan’s legendary career, check out this story: https://www.al.com/auburnfootball/2019/12/reports-auburn-legend-former-heisman-winner-pat-sullivan-has-died.html

    The AHSAA was saddened to learn of the death of Pat Sullivan, 69,  Auburn University’s first Heisman Trophy winner and a multi-sport star at John Carroll Catholic High School who was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in 2012. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 1.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Hicks, and their three children, Kim and twins Kelly and Patrick Jr. 
    “Pat Sullivan was one of Alabama’s greatest ambassadors for what is honorable and good about educational-based athletics,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “We offer our prayers and condolences to the Sullivan family.”

Sullivan was considered the top football player in the state of Alabama in his junior and senior seasons (1967, 1968) as the quarterback at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. He was a two-time all-state selection and was named the top player in the nation by one publication. Sullivan also was named all-state twice in basketball, averaging 18 points per game as the team’s point guard, and in baseball as the team’s shortstop.
          He then led Auburn to a 26-7 record in three years as the team’s quarterback and won the Heisman Trophy in 1971. Sullivan played parts of seven seasons in the National Football League before launching his college coaching career. After serving as an assistant at Auburn and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and head coach at Texas Christian University, Sullivan closed out his coaching career at Samford University in Birmingham.
       For more on Pat Sullivan’s legendary career, check out this story: https://www.al.com/auburnfootball/2019/12/reports-auburn-legend-former-heisman-winner-pat-sullivan-has-died.html

 


Five Defending Champions Survive Semifinals to Advance to AHSAA Super 7 Championships

    MONTGOMERY – Five defending state champions pulled out wins the 54th AHSAA State Football Playoff semifinals November 29 to advance to the Super 7 State Championships at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 4-5-6. 
    The Class 7A championship match pairings were set a week earlier with defending state champion Central-Phenix City (12-1) and 2018 runner-up Thompson (11-1) advancing to Wednesday night’s finals. The 7A game kicks off at 7 p.m.
    Class 1A defending champion Mars Hill ,Bible (14-0) beat Pickens County 22-18 to set up Thursday’s 1A finals at Jordan-Hare with unbeaten Lanett (13-0), the 2017 Class 2A state champ. The Panthers downed Sweet Water 42-35 in the 1A semifinals.
    Defending Class 2A state champion Fyffe (14-0) blanked Collinsville 21-0 and will play Reeltown (13-1) in the 2A finals on Friday. The Rebels beat Leroy 29-28 in overtime.
    Class 5A defending champion Central of Clay County (12-2) knocked off Region 5 rival Mortimer Jordan 27-0 and will face Pleasant Grove (13-1), a 16-14 winner over Briarwood, Thursday night.
    Defending Class 4A state champion UMS-Wright (13-0) came from behind to nip Andalusia 21-14 in the semis, will take on Jacksonville (12-2), a 34-13 winner over Anniston. The Golden Eagles are one of three teams from Calhoun County advancing to the Super 7 Championships this year. Oxford (13-1) edged defending 6A champ Pinson Valley 31-28 in the semifinals and Piedmont (13-1), the 3A runner-up last season, beat Calhoun County rival Walter Wellborn 41-7 in the semifinals.
    Baldwin County faces Vestavia Hills in the Special Olympics Alabama Unified Game on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Baldwin County won the game last year 26-18 but Vestavia Hills beat the Bandits in the qualifying competition 27-26 in overtime in early November.
    The AHSAA TV / NFHS Network (WOTM) plans to live-stream all seven state championship games over the NFHS Network and broadcast the games live over the WOTM Cable Network of stations. The Central-Phenix City NFHS Network School Broadcast Program, under the direction of producer Tim Loreman, will also live-stream the Special Olympics Alabama Unified flag football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Wednesday.  
      For more information on the TV coverage, go to the following link:

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2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs
Semifinal Results

CLASS 1A

Lanett (13-0) 42, Sweet Water (11-2) 35
Mars Hill Bible (14-0) 22, Pickens County (11-3) 18

CLASS 2A
Reeltown (13-1) 29, Leroy (11-3) 28 (OT)
Fyffe (14-0) 21, Collinsville (12-2) 0

CLASS 3A
Mobile Christian (9-4) 41, T.R. Miller (9-5) 21
Piedmont (13-1) 41, Walter Wellborn (12-2) 7
CLASS 4A
UMS-Wright (13-0) 21, Andalusia (10-4) 14
Jacksonville (12-2) 34, Anniston (9-5) 13

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (13-1) 16, Briarwood Christian (12-2) 14
Central-Clay County (12-2) 27, Mortimer Jordan (11-3) 0

CLASS 6A
Spanish Fort (9-4) 27, Opelika (11-2) 24
Oxford (13-1) 31, Pinson Valley (10-3) 28


AHSAA Super 7 Championships
At Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn

(Home team listed second)
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Special Olympics Alabama Unified Game

Baldwin County vs. Vestavia Hills, 3:30 p.m.
CLASS 7A
Thompson (11-1) vs. Central-Phenix City (12-1), 7 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 5
CLASS 3A

Mobile Christian (9-4) vs. Piedmont (13-1), 11 a.m.
CLASS 1A

Mars Hill Bible (14-0) vs. Lanett (13-0), 3 p.m.
CLASS 5A

Central Clay County (12-2) vs. Pleasant Grove (13-1), 7 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 6
CLASS 4A

Jacksonville (12-2) vs. UMS-Wright (13-0), 11 a.m.
CLASS 2A

Fyffe (14-0) vs. Reeltown (13-1), 3 p.m.
CLASS 6A

Oxford (13-1) vs. Spanish Fort (9-4), 7 p.m.

 


AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) to Broadcast Class 6A Opelika – Spanish Fort Battle in Semifinals

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AHSAA TV Network/NFHS Network Game of the Week
Opelika (11-1) vs. Spanish Fort (8-4)

   

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AHSAA Football Playoff Game of the Week
AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) to Broadcast Class 6A Opelika – Spanish Fort Battle in Semifinals

 

     MONTGOMERY – Coach Erik Speakman of Opelika (11-1) isn’t fooled by Spanish Fort’s No. 4 seed label in the 2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs. The Bulldogs cross paths annually with teams from Region 1 and all play like No. 1 seeds in the post-season – especially the playoff-tough Toros (8-4).
    The two teams square off Friday night at Spanish Fort in the Class 6A semifinals at 7 p.m., in the AHSAA TV Network / NFHS Network Game of the Week produced by WOTM TV. The AHSAA TV Network’s other featured game this week will be Collinsville (12-1) at defending state champion Fyffe (13-0) in the Class 2A North semifinals.
    Executive producer Vince Earley pegged this game quickly after Coach Ben Blackmon’s squad knocked off  another strong No. 4 seed Park Crossing 28-21last week in the quarterfinals.  Opelika, the No. 1 seed in Region 3, beat powerful Hueytown, a No. 1 seed in Region 4, 45-24 to move to the semifinals.
    Regular season records go out the door when it comes to the state playoffs. Opelika knows that as well as anyone. In 2012, the Bulldogs, coached then by Brian Blackmon, the older brother of Spanish Fort’s Ben Blackmon, took a 6-4 Bulldogs team into the playoffs as a third seed and led the team to three road wins in the playoffs en route to a berth opposite powerful Hoover in the 6A finals. That Super 6 final produced the largest single crowd in Super 7 history with more than 30,000 fames estimated in attendance in the finals at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    This year’s Bulldogs, 42-28 overall in 29 trips to the playoffs, are 2-2 in semifinal games. This year’s team features a powerful running attack anchored by senior Eric Watts. He had 302 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 27 carries last week.
    Spanish Fort
has reached the state playoffs 12 times in the Tors’ 14-year history – with four state titles and a 39-7 playoff record in the playoffs. Friday’s semifinal will be the seventh for Spanish Fort, which holds a 4-2 record in the previous six. The Toros emerged as a No. 3 seed in the Class 5A playoffs to win the program’s first state title in 2010.
    Spanish Fort’s emergence this season came in part with the move of senior wide receiver Kris Abrams-Draine to quarterback earlier this season. Abrams-Draine has rushed for 1,331 yards and 15 touchdowns and thrown eight TD passes since moving into his new role. Selected to the Alabama All-Star Team to face Mississippi in December as a wide receiver, he has been able to open up the running lanes for the other Toros’ talented backs Johnny Morris (136 carries, 1,142 yards, 10 TDs) and Chico Hixon (87 carries, 690 yards, 8 TDs).
  
    All 12 semifinal games are slates to be shown on the NFHS Network this week. The AHSAA TV Network Game of the Week can be found on the NFHS Network and on the growing cable network of channels put together by Earley. The AHSAA TV Network / NFHS Network will produce all seven state finals at next week’s Super 7 championships at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. Thompson (11-1) and Central-Phenix City (12-1) clinched berths in the 7A semifinals last week. The Warriors beat Hoover 35-21 and the Red Devils downed Auburn 38-0.
Defending state champions Pinson Valley (6A), Central of Clay County (5A), UMS-Wright (4A) and Mars Hill Bible (1A) have semifinal battles ahead of them Friday. o
     The NFHS Network also has 135 boys’ and girls’ basketball games set for live-streaming this holiday week through next Monday. Two wrestling events are also scheduled.
    The schedule of football playoff games set for live-streaming Friday can be found at the following link:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/Images/New%20Website%20Graphics/NFHS%20Network%20Games/3rd%20Round%20Football%20Playoffs.pdf?ver=2019-11-21-130545-210

  The schedule of basketball games set for the NFHS Network can be found at:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/Images/New%20Website%20Graphics/NFHS%20Network%20Games/Basketball%2011-21%20Network%20Schedule.pdf?ver=2019-11-21-130951-323

    A subscription allows the viewer access to any events on the NFHS Network. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are available. For more information on how to subscribe, go to the following link:
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

For information concerning the AHSAA TV Network’s cable football game availability, got to the following link and on the chart below:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/ahsaa-signs-3-year-tv-agreement-with-nfhs-network-alabama-cable-network

2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs
Semifinal Pairings (Classes 1A/6A)

CLASS 1A

Lanett (12-0) at Sweet Water (11-1)
Mars Hill Bible (13-0) at Pickens County (11-2), Reform

CLASS 2A
Leroy (11-2) 35 at Reeltown (12-1)
Collinsville (12-1) at Fyffe (13-0)

CLASS 3A
T.R. Miller (9-4) at Mobile Christian (8-4)
Walter Wellborn (12-1) at Piedmont (12-1)

CLASS 4A
Andalusia (10-3) at UMS-Wright (12-0), Mobile
Anniston (9-4) at Jacksonville (11-2)

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (12-1) at Briarwood Christian (12-1)
Central-Clay County (11-2) at Mortimer Jordan (11-2), Kimberly

CLASS 6A
Opelika (11-1) at Spanish Fort (8-4)
Pinson Valley (10-2) at Oxford (12-1)


Eight Region Rematches Highlight the AHSAA State Playoff Semifinal Pairings for November 29

Mars Hill Bible Meets Pickens County in 1A Semifinal Rematch

    MONTGOMERY – Eight of the 12 semifinal matches in the AHSAA 54th State Football Playoffs this coming week will feature rematches from regular-season region play.
   That record number of teams from the same region reaching the semifinal round highlights an exciting slate of Thanksgiving Week contests that will send all winners to the Super 7 State Football Championships at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 4-5-6.
    The Class 7A championship match pairings were set Friday night with, no surprise, two rematches in the semis from Region 2 and Region 3 and sets up a rematch from last year’s 7A finals between defending state champion Central-Phenix City (12-1) and Thompson (11-1). Coach Jamey DuBose’s Red Devils defeated Region 2 second seed Auburn 38-0 Friday night, and the Warriors, coached by Mark Freeman, beat Region 3 second seed Hoover 35-21.
   The rematch theme also evolved in the Special Olympics Alabama Unified championship game, which opens the 2019 Super 7 Championships at Jordan-hare at 3:30 p.m., on December 4, is also a rematch with Baldwin County taking on Vestavia Hills. Baldwin County won the game last year 26-18 but Vestavia Hills beat the Bandits in the qualifying competition 27-26 in overtime two weeks ago.
     Class 1A defending champion and 2019 Region 8 champion Mars Hill Bible (13-0), coached by Darrell Higgins, travels to Reform this week to face Region 6 champion Pickens County (11-2). The Panthers beat Coach Michael Williams’ Tornadoes 20-12 in last season’s 1A semifinals, the closest game Mars Hill has had versus 1A competition in the last two years.
      Lanett (12-0) travels to Sweet Water (11-1) in the other Class 1A semifinal pairing. Coach Clifford Story’s Panthers downed previously unbeaten Isabella (12-1) 41-21 and Coach Pat Thompson’s Bulldogs (11-1) nipped Brantley 38-35.    Lanett senior quarterback Kristian Story accounted for all six touchdowns in the Panthers’ win to set the AHSAA career record for touchdowns accounted for (166). The old record was set by current Auburn University freshman and former Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix (161) last year. Story also moved past Nix to become the AHSAA career leader in total yards accounted for.
       Story, a member of the Alabama All-Star team set to play Mississippi in the 33rd Alabama-Mississippi Classic Dec. 14 at Hattiesburg, now has 12,528 total yards – 8,529 passing (eighth all time), 3,469 rushing and 530 receiving. Nix closed out his prep career with 12,497 yards.
    T.R. Miller, coached by Brent Hubbert, the fourth seed in Region 1, knocked off defending 3A state champion and No. 1 seed Flomaton 14-12 Friday to advance to the semis to face No. 2 seed Mobile Christian.
      The AHSAA TV / NFHS Network (WOTM) Large School Playoff Game of the Week
Network/NFHS Network will pit Region 3 winner Opelika (11-1), coached by Erik Speakman, against Spanish Fort (8-4), coached by Ben Blackmon, the only fourth seed still alive in the playoffs. The two friends coached together as assistant coaches at Opelika. The Bulldogs advanced with a 45-24 win over Hueytown (11-2), and the Toros (8-4) edged Regio2 fourth seed Park Crossing 28-21.
    WOTM’s Vince Earley announced the game-of-week selection Saturday morning. He also announced that Collinsville’s rematch with Fyffe in the Class 2A North semifinals would be the AHSAA TV / NFHS Network (WOTM) Small-School Game of the week. The defending Class 2A state champion Red Devils (13-0), the 2019 Region 8 champion, downed previously unbeaten Red Bay (12-1) 45-6 in the quarterfinals Friday, and Collinsville (12-1), the Region 8 runner-up, bet Region 8 third seed North Sand Mountain 37-28. Coach Ernie Willingham’s Panthers lost 24-3 to Fyffe, coached by Paul Benefield, in the regular season. The Red Devils, currently riding a 28-game winning streak, have outscored opponents 562-36 this season, and ironically, the three points by Collinsville have been the only points allowed all season by the Fyffe starting defensive unit.
    Other region rematches in the semifinals November 29 include,  in Class 3A, Region 1: T.R. Miller (9-4) at Mobile Christian (8-4),  and Class 3A, Region 6: Walter Wellborn (12-1) at Piedmont (12-1); Class 4A, Region 1: Andalusia (10-3) at defending 4A state champion UMS-Wright (12-0); Class 4A, Region 6: Anniston (9-4) at Jacksonville (11-2); Class 5A, Region 4: Pleasant Grove (12-1) at Briarwood Christian (12-1); Class 5A, Region 5: defending Class 5A state champion Central-Clay County (11-2) at Mortimer Jordan (11-2); and Class 6A, Region 6: defending Class 6A state champion Pinson Valley (10-2) at Oxford (12-1).
    The NFHS Network plans to live-stream all 12 semifinal games November 29 if possible.
Six of the contests will be live-streamed by member school broadcast teams in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. Two games, Andalusia at UMS-Wright and Opelika at Spanish Fort, will be live-streamed by both schools. Most will also be broadcast over the radio as well.
    The Class 1A thru 6A semifinal pairings are listed.


2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs
Semifinal Pairings

Thursday, November 29
CLASS 1A
Lanett (12-0) at Sweet Water (11-1)
Mars Hill Bible (13-0) at Pickens County (11-2), Reform

CLASS 2A
Leroy (11-2) 35 at Reeltown (12-1)
Collinsville (12-1) at Fyffe (13-0)

CLASS 3A
T.R. Miller (9-4) at Mobile Christian (8-4)
Walter Wellborn (12-1) at Piedmont (12-1)

CLASS 4A
Andalusia (10-3) at UMS-Wright (12-0), Mobile
Anniston (9-4) at Jacksonville (11-2)

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (12-1) at Briarwood Christian (12-1)
Central-Clay County (11-2) at Mortimer Jordan (11-2), Kimberly

CLASS 6A
Opelika (11-1) at Spanish Fort (8-4)
Pinson Valley (10-2) at Oxford (12-1)

CLASS 7A
Dec. 4, Super 7 Championships
Jordan-Hare Stadium

Thompson (11-1) vs. Central-Phenix City (12-1), 7 p.m.

Special Olympics Alabama Unified Game
Baldwin County vs. Vestavia Hills, 3:30 p.m.

 

Third-Round Results
CLASS 1A
Sweet Water (11-1) 38, Brantley (11-2) 35
Lanett (12-0) 41, Isabella (12-1) 21

Pickens County (11-2) 31, Spring Garden (11-2) 24
Mars Hill Bible (13-0) 42, Decatur Heritage (12-1) 21

CLASS 2A
Leroy (11-2) 35, Ariton (10-3) 24
Reeltown (12-1) 41, G.W. Long (10-3) 22

Collinsville (12-1) 37, North Sand Mountain (9-4) 28
Fyffe (13-0) 45, Red Bay (12-1) 6

CLASS 3A
T.R. Miller (9-4) 14, Flomaton (11-2) 12
Mobile Christian (8-4) 41, Gordo (12-1) 21

Piedmont (12-1) 33, Geraldine (8-5) 7
Walter Wellborn (12-1) 27, Randolph County (11-2) 20

CLASS 4A
UMS-Wright (12-0)  21, Montgomery Catholic (12-1) 0
Andalusia (10-3) 24, American Christian (11-2) 0

Jacksonville (11-2) 63, Northside (11-2) 27
Anniston (9-4) 30, Deshler (9-4) 13

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (12-1) 51, Ramsay (10-3) 22
Briarwood Christian (12-1) 7, Bibb County (12-1) 3

Mortimer Jordan (11-2) 32, Center Point (9-4) 14
Central Clay County (11-2) 43, Madison County (10-3) 15

CLASS 6A
Spanish Fort (8-4) 28, Park Crossing (5-8) 21
Opelika (11-1) 45, Hueytown (11-2) 24

Oxford (12-1) 20, Clay-Chalkville (10-3) 13
Pinson Valley (10-2) 26, Muscle Shoals (12-1) 14

CLASS 7A
Central-Phenix City (12-1) 38, Auburn (9-4) 0
Thompson (11-1) 35, Hoover (10-3) 21

 


Schools’ Have 1 Challenge in Second Round of Playoffs Using DVSport Instant Replay

Current Season Reversal Percentage is 20.6%

MONTGOMERY – Only one challenge was made in four AHSAA playoff football contests using DVSport Instant Replay last week in the second round of the state playoffs, said AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones. None of the calls on the field were reversed, Jones reports
     “The challenge came in the Class 6A St. Paul’s at Opelika game,” Jones said. “Opelika challenged whether a pass was complete and then a fumble or incomplete.  Officials had called the play an incomplete pass. After video review, the play stood as called.”
   For the 2019 season, a 63 challenges have been issued by coaches in 76 games with 13 calls overturned upon review, a 20.7% reversal rate. Three games are scheduled to use DVSport Instant Replay this week in round three. All seven Super 7 State Championship Games will utilize DVSport Instant Replay this season.
    In 2018, the first year DVSport Instant Replay was implemented, 91 games, including all state finals, used Instant Replay with 73 total challenges with 18 calls overturned (25%). The Catch/No Catch, Fumble and Forward Progress calls made up 70% of the challenges last year. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular-season and playoff games.
    Last week, three schools experienced DVSport Instant Replay for the first time this season: Pickens County, Falkville and St. Paul’s Episcopal.  This week, all six schools participating in contest with Instant Replay have used the system already this year. A total of 77 schools participated thus far this season.
     Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:

63 reviews with 13 reversals.  21.0%

 

 

  • 23 on catch/no catch
  • 22 fumbles
  • 5 breaking plane of goal line (note 2 were also fumble reviews)
  • 5 Forward progress
  • 2 Touching of punt
  • 1  Backward pass
  • 1 Free kick traveling 10 yards
  • 1 Illegal participation
  • 1 Illegal forward pass
  • 1 Penalty enforcement spot
  • 1 Kick out of bounds
  • 1 Play clock expiring
  • 1 Runner stepping out of bounds

       The list of games utilizing Instant Replay this week are listed below.

     

State Playoffs, Round 3 Games with Instant Replay

  • Auburn at Central-Phenix City (7A)
  • Clay Chalkville at Oxford (6A)
  • Hoover at Thompson (7A)

 

 

SCHOOLS IN GAMES WITH INSTANT REPLAY THIS SEASON (77)
Class 7A (19)

Auburn
Austin
Baker
Bob Jones
Central-Phenix City
Davidson
Fairhope
Foley
Florence
Gadsden City
Hoover
Huntsville
Jeff Davis
Mountain Brook
Murphy
Prattville
Smiths Station
Thompson
Tuscaloosa County
Class 6A (21)
Athens
B.C. Rain
Benjamin Russell
Calera
Carver-Montgomery
Chelsea
Clay-Chalkville
Daphne
Dothan
Gardendale
Gulf Shores
Hartselle
Huffman
McAdory
Minor
Opelika
Oxford
Park Crossing
Saraland
Sidney Lanier
Wetumpka
Class 5A (16)
Arab
Ardmore
Brewer
Charles Henderson
Dora
East Limestone
Guntersville
Hamilton
Lawrence County
Madison County
Russellville
Scottsboro
St. Paul’s Episcopal
Tallassee
Vigor
Wilcox-Central
Class 4A (13)
Childersburg
Curry
Fayette County
Good Hope
Handley
Lincoln
Munford
Northside
Priceville
Sumter Central
Talladega
West Blocton
West Limestone
Class 3A (1)
Carbon Hill
Class 2A (2)
LaFayette
Tanner
Class 1A (3)
Falkville
Lanett
Pickens County
Out-of-State (2)
Callaway (GA)
New Smyrna Beach (FL)

 

 

 

 


AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) to Broadcast Class 7A Semifinals Featuring Auburn and Central-Phenix City

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AHSAA TV Network/NFHS Network Game of the Week
Auburn (9-3) vs. Central-Phenix City (11-1)

   

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AHSAA Football Playoff Game of the Week
AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) to Broadcast Class 7A Semifinals Featuring Auburn and Central-Phenix City

     MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA TV Network / NFHS Network Game of the Week produced by WOTM TV for the third round of the state football playoffs is the Class 7A semifinal battle between Auburn (9-3) and defending state champion Central-Phenix City (11-1) Friday night.
    The game will be available for viewers over the WOTM and ACN cable channels on many of the state’s cable markets, said executive producer Vince Earley of WOTM TV, who announced that WOTM will also feature unbeaten Bibb County (12-0) at Briarwood Christian (11-1) in the Class 5A quarterfinals over the AHSAA TV Network/NFHS Network. 
The subscriber-based NFHS Network service is available all across the state. The live television coverage can be seen over the following network carriers in most markets and including major affiliates Charter, Comcast, Cable One, ATT U-verse and Anniston/Oxford area. Central’s outstanding NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will also be live-streaming the contest over the NFHS Network
    Central and Auburn met on October 25 with Coach Jamey DuBose’s Red Devils winning over the Tigers of Coach Adam Winegarden 34-7. Auburn knocked off previously undefeated McGill-Toolen 26-0 last week and Central downed Prattville 24-6.
      The two teams have played 55 times since 1930 with Central holding a 38-14-3 edge.  Both schools have storied traditions with more than 50 player from both teams chosen to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic since its inception in 1988.  On that first team was Central offensive lineman Ed King, who went on to have an outstanding college career at Auburn University and spent seven years in the NFL. At least 10 former Red Devils had outstanding college and NFL careers NFL including running back James Joseph (Auburn), defensive back Jeremiah Castille (Alabama), Woodrowe (Alabama), running back (Billy Jackson (Alabama) and offensive tackle Herm Lee (Florida A&M).
    The Tigers have also produced a number of outstanding collegiate and NFL stars including Demarcus Ware (Troy), Marcus Washington (Auburn) and Reuben Foster (Alabama). Both teams are talented with three players off this year’s Central team picked for the 2019 Alabama-Mississippi Classic.
     Central has won 25 of its last 26 games – marred only by a 17-14 Kickoff Classic loss to Hoover in the first game of the season. Auburn has compiled a 44-16 record over five seasons and is 107-34 overall with head-coaching stops at Fairhope and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.  Dubose is 65-10 in six seasons at Central and 136-39 overall with head-coaching stops at Prattville and Florence. He guided Prattville to state titles in 2008 and 2011 and has taken the Red Devils to the semifinals five straight years.
     The NFHS Network will have approximately 21 third-round playoff games live-streamed over its NFHS Network School Broadcast Platform Friday night. In addition, 211 basketball games and four wrestling events have been scheduled this week with a big slate tonight, Friday and Saturday for a total of 234 events on the NFHS Network this week.
    In addition, 24 of the 26 playoff games can be heard via audio over radio or internet broadcasts.
  The schedule of football playoff games set for live-streaming Friday can be found at the following link:

http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/Images/New%20Website%20Graphics/NFHS%20Network%20Games/3rd%20Round%20Football%20Playoffs.pdf?ver=2019-11-21-130545-210

  The schedule of basketball games set for the NFHS Network can be found at:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/Images/New%20Website%20Graphics/NFHS%20Network%20Games/Basketball%2011-21%20Network%20Schedule.pdf?ver=2019-11-21-130951-323

    A subscription allows the viewer access to any events on the NFHS Network. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are available. For more information on how to subscribe, go to the following link:
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

For information concerning the AHSAA TV Network’s cable football game availability, got to the following link and on the chart below:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/ahsaa-signs-3-year-tv-agreement-with-nfhs-network-alabama-cable-network

2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs
Third-Round Pairings (Friday, Nov. 22)
CLASS 1A
Brantley (11-1) at Sweet Water (10-1)
Isabella (12-0) at Lanett (11-0)

Pickens County (10-2) at Spring Garden (11-1)
Decatur Heritage (12-0) at Mars Hill Bible (12-0), Florence

CLASS 2A
Ariton (10-2) at Leroy (10-2)
G.W. Long (10-2) at Reeltown (11-1)

North Sand Mountain (9-3) at Collinsville (11-1)
Red Bay (12-0) at Fyffe (12-0)

CLASS 3A
T.R. Miller (8-4) at Flomaton (11-1)
Gordo (12-0) at Mobile Christian (7-4)

Piedmont (11-1) at Geraldine (8-4)
Walter Wellborn (11-1) at Randolph County (11-1), Wedowee

CLASS 4A
Montgomery Catholic (12-0) at UMS-Wright (11-0), Mobile
American Christian (11-1) at Andalusia (9-3)

Northside (11-1) at Jacksonville (10-2)
Deshler (9-3) at Anniston (8-4)

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (11-1) at Ramsay (10-2),  Birmingham
Bibb County (12-0) at Briarwood Christian (11-1)

Center Point (9-3) at Mortimer Jordan (10-2), Kimberly
Madison County (10-2) at Central-Clay County (10-2), Lineville

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (5-7) at Spanish Fort (7-4)
Opelika (10-1) at Hueytown (11-1)

Clay-Chalkville (10-2) at Oxford (11-1)
Pinson Valley (9-2) at Muscle Shoals (12-0)

CLASS 7A
Auburn (9-3) at Central-Phenix City (11-1)
Hoover (10-2) at Thompson (10-1), Alabaster

 


Kristian Story Accounts for 5 TDs as Lanett Beats Elba 44-6 in the Class 1A State Playoffs

QB Grabs AHSAA Round 2 Playoff Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – Lanett High School quarterback Kristian Story accounted for five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 44-6 Class 1A second-round state playoff football victory last week to push to within one TD of the all-time record set by Pinson Valley’s Bo Nix last season.
    The win send Coach Clifford Story’s Panthers (11-0) into the quarterfinals this week to face unbeaten Isabella (12-0) with the winner clinching a semifinal playoff berth for the following week.
     Kristian Story’s effort grabbed the AHSAA Football Spotlight for week two of the AHSAA State Playoffs. Story, has been selected to the Alabama All-Star squad for the upcoming 33rd annual Alabama-Mississippi Football Classic set for Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Roberts Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on Dec. 14, shares this week’s Spotlight with several other players named to the Alabama All-Star squad.
     The Lanett quarterback scored on runs of 1, 64, 2 and 20 yards and had a 3-yard TD pass to teammate Travaunta Abner in the win over Elba. Abner highlighted a 29-0 first-half outburst by scoring two touchdowns in a span of 13 seconds. Following his TD reception from Story, he scooped up and Elba fumble and scooted 30 yards for his other TD.
       Story, like his soon-to-be All-Star teammates, winning a state championship for his high school team is taking his only priority right now. Check out his highlights from last week’s win.

https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/kristian-story/mx2ax0nzEeW-8KA2nzwbTA/default.htm
     several members of the All-Star contingent shined in round 2. In Class 3A, Daquan Johnson, chose to the All-Star squad in the athlete position, sparked Flomaton to a 20-19 win over Saint James to keep the defending state champion Hurricanes’ hopes for a repeat alive. He rushed for 162 yards on 29 carries on offense and had 11 tackles – firing a touchdown pass and scoring the go-ahead two-point conversion with 16 seconds remaining to preserve the win.
     Kris Abrams-Drain of Spanish Fort, chosen as a tight end on the All-Star squad, turned his talents to running back and piled up 258 yards rushing on 16 carries with four touchdowns as the Toros beat Wetumpka 63-21 in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Spanish Fort (8-4), the No. 4 seed from Region 1, advances with the win to host another No. 4 seed, Park Crossing (5-7) Friday night in the Class 6A quarterfinals. He also completed his only pass for a 25-yard touchdown connection and also returned an interception 70 yards for a defensive TD.
    Hoover quarterback Robby Ashford, one of two quarterbacks selected for the All-Star team, completed
14-of-17 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns and ran 9 yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime for a 23-20 victory over James Clemens.
    Pinson Valley all-star wide receiver Keyonteze Johnson c
aught eight passes for 183 yards and a touchdown in a 42-10 victory over Fort Payne in the second round of the 6A playoffs. And E.J. Williams of defending Class 7A state champion Central-Phenix City had a 67-yard kickoff return that set up his 22-yard TD reception one play later to seal a 24-6 Class 7A playoff win over Prattville.

MILESTONES
SPRING GARDEN DELIVERS COACHING WIN 100 FOR HOWARD: Thanks to the strong running of  Luke Welsh, the Class 1A Panthers (11-1) beat Hackleburg 34-0 for head coach Jason Howard’s 100th career coaching victory. Welsh had 173 rushing yards on 19 carries, scored three touchdowns (3, 20 and 25 yards) and posted five tackles on defense. The win also secured a third-round playoff berth against Pickens County for a second straight season. Howard is now 100-87 in 17 seasons with a 95-72 record in two stints at Spring Garden. He also served as head coach at Ohatchee for two seasons.
SMITH SPARKS UMS-WRIGHT’S 30TH STRAIGHT WIN: Senior running back Symon Smith rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns as the defending Class 4A state champion Bulldogs (11-0) defeated Talladega 31-6 in the second round of the state playoffs to run their winning streak to 30 games – the longest current streak in the AHSAA. It was victory number 314 for head coach Terry Curtis (314-85), who has coached seven of UMS-Wright’s state titles. The Bulldogs won the state crown in 2017 and 2018.
   In other second-round playoff highlights reported include:


 

 

PASSING
HESS HORNE, EUFAULA: Passed completed 26-of-42 pass attempts for 439 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-49 Class 6A overtime playoff loss to Hueytown.

ALEX YOUNG, HUEYTOWN: Completed 15-of-32 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-49 overtime victory over Eufaula in the 6A state playoffs. The sophomore had to assume a bigger role after senior running back and Alabama commit Roydell Williams left the game with a bruised leg in the first half.

JAKE CORKREN, NORTHSIDE: Finished 16-of-29 passing for 393 yards and four touchdowns in the Rams’ Class 4A 41-14 playoff victory over Priceville.

SAWYER PATE, THOMPSON: Was 20-of-27 passing for 338 yards and three touchdowns and scored a fourth TD on a 2-yard run on the final play of the first half to lead the Warriors to a 38-31 Class 7A playoff victory over Florence, The win sends the Warriors into the Class 7A semifinals to face Hoover for the third straight year.

ZYQUEZ PERRYMAN, PLEASANT GROVE: Completed 15-of-28 passes for 293 yards for the Spartans (11-1) and added 28 yards rushing in a 33-14 Class 5A playoff victory over previously unbeaten Faith Academy (11-1).

WILL CROWDER, GARDENDALE: Finished 22-of-44 passing for 240 yards and added 12 rushes for 28 yards and a score in a 30-27 Class 6A playoff loss to Muscle Shoals.

BARRY WHITE, PINSON VALLEY: Completed 16-of-25 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third TD in a 42-10 Class 6A playoff victory over Fort Payne

BRITTON KOHN, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Was 16-of-29 passing for 221 yards and one TD as the Eagles fell to T.R. Miller 21-14 in the Class 3A state playoffs.
JACK HAYES, PIEDMONT: Completed 8-of-11 pass attempts for 183 yards and two scores (14 and 74 yards) to lead fifth-ranked Piedmont past Lauderdale County 42-20.

BRYAN GALLOWAY, GOSHEN: Ran for 165 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and completed 8-of-11 passes for 45 yards in three quarters before suffering an injury in the Eagles’ 34-25 Class 2A playoff loss to Leroy.

RUSHING
RONTARIUS WIGGINS, JACKSONVILLE: Ran for 329 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries the Eagles’ 55-22 Class 4A playoff victory over St. John Paul II Catholic at Huntsville.

DANTE JORDAN, RANDOLPH COUNTY: Tallied 14 carries for 291 yards with TD runs of 46, 5, 54 and 5 yards in a 54-6 Class 3A playoff victory over Westminster Christian.

KOURTLAN MARSH, MORTIMER JORDAN: Accounted for seven touchdowns in a 56-21 Class 5A second-round state playoff victory over Guntersville – five rushing TDs, a 5-yard TD pass and a fumble return for a touchdown. The quarterback also logged more defensive snaps than he’s had all season, tallying three solo tackles, one assist and a pass deflection that a teammate intercepted. He had 16 carries for 140 yards and completed 12-of-17 passes for 113 yards.
KELSTON FIKES, LEROY: Ran for 224 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries as the Bears (10-3) defeated Goshen 34-25 in the Class 2A playoffs.

DAMON GENTILE, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Rushed for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Thundering Herd’s Class 2A second-round playoff 35-13 victory over Westbrook Christian.

KOBIE STRINGER, G.W. LONG: The Rebels quarterback rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries and also recovered a fumble on defense in the Rebels' 28-13 Class 2A playoff win over Luverne.

RONNIE ROYAL, ALEXANDRIA: Had 25 rush attempts for 196 yards, including a 69-yard TD, in a 28-27 loss to Madison County.

DOMONIQUE THOMAS, OHATCHEE: The Indians’ workhorse had 41 carries for 194 yards and a 1-yard touchdown in the Indians’ 21-14 Class 2A playoff loss to Collinsville.
ADARYLL LEWIS, PARK CROSSING: Rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to help the Thunderbirds (5-7) keep their Class 6A playoff hopes alive with A 35-32 win over Stanhope Elmore. Park Crossing, a No. 4 seed, also got 173 yards rushing and three TDs from quarterback Trevor Robinson, who also passed for 94 yards in the come-from-behind win.
JEFF ROWSER, RAMSAY: Piled up 188 yards on 23 rush attempts and scored five touchdowns as the Rams beat Valley 4-7 in the Class 5A playoffs.
KALEB JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Rushed for 145 yards on 16 carries with a 1-yard score, and was 8-of-11 passing for 92 yards and two touchdowns (13 and 9 yards) in the Class 2A Panthers’ 21-14 playoff win over previously unbeaten Ohatchee.

BRAYDEN PARTON, MADISON COUNTY: Scored on a 2-yard run in the final minute – his second TD of the Class 5A playoff game – to give the Class 5A Tigers a 28-27 playoff win over Alexandria.

ELIJAH JOHNSON, PIEDMONT: Ran for 141 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns 5 and 58 yards) in the Class 3A Bulldogs’ 42-20 playoff win over Lauderdale County.

IKE ROWELL, FYFFE: Rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns as the defending Class 2A state champion Red Devils won their 27th straight game in a 38-7 Class 2A playoff victory over Ranburne.

LAZARIUS HINKLE, CHAL-CHALKVILLE: Ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over Athens in the 6A playoffs...

JERRY BURTON, PRICEVILLE: Finished with 126 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns in a 41-14 Class 4A playoff loss to Northside.

PASS RECEIVING
MICHAEL PETTWAY, THOMPSON: Caught 10 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in a 38-31 Class 7A playoff victory over Florence. Teammate J.W. Mitchell also snagged six receptions for 134 yards and a TD.

TY SMITH, MUSCLE SHOALS: Caught four passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 Class 6A playoff victory over Gardendale. His 36-yard touchdown set up the game-winning 18-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.

RAH RAH THOMAS, EUFAULA: Caught seven passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns (24 and 68 yards) in the Tigers’ 46-49 Class 6A playoff setback in overtime at Hueytown. Teammate Devin Fuller had six receptions for 120 yards, including hauling in s 65-yard TD pass.
WES MALKUDA, NORTHSIDE: Caught seven passes for 155 yards and one touchdown in a 41-14 Class 4A playoff win over Priceville.
DEANDRE COLEMAN, HUEYTOWN: Caught four passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-49 overtime 6A playoff win over Eufaula.

R.J. ORR, CENTER POINT: Caught five passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-10 victory over Scottsboro in the 5A playoffs.
 

DEFENSE
ZACK WARD, ARITON: Had 18 tackles and teammate Blake Carroll had 13 as the Purple Cats (10-2) beat LaFayette 30-12 in the Class 2A state playoffs.
GARRETT HELM, MORTIMER JORDAN: Finished with 13 tackles, including two for a loss, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and an interception in a Class 5A playoff 56-21 victory over Guntersville.

JA’WON WILLIAMS, THOMPSON: Had two interceptions, including one in the final seconds to seal the Warriors’ 38-31 Class 7A playoff win over Florence. Williams has had five picks in the last five games.
HILLSMAN JAMES, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Totaled 12 tackles and also caught a TD pass in a 21-14 Class 3A playoff loss to T.R. Miller.
TEGAN GRAVES, DESHLER: Returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown and had a 58-yard reception to set up another touchdown in a 27-11 Class 4A playoff victory over Oneonta.

DEMARCUS DAVIS, RANDOLPH COUNTY: Intercepted two passes and scored a rushing touchdown in a 54-6 Class 3A playoff win over Westminster Christian.

DEONTAE LAWSON, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Accounted for 12 tackles as the Leopards beat previously undefeated Pike Road 28-10 in the Class 3A state playoffs. He also had 105 offensive yards with two rushing touchdowns.
TYLER WAUGH, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Returned an interception for a touchdown and scored on a go-ahead 1-yard run after keeping the drive alive with a first-down run on fourth-and-five as the Lions (11-1) beat Jackson 24-14 in the 5A playoffs.
KETE THOMAS, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Intercepted a pass and added fumble recovery in a 35-7 Cougars Class 6A playoff win over Athens.

CADE WILLIAMS, SPRING GARDEN: Led the Panthers’ defense with six tackles and an interception in a 34-0 Class 1A playoff victory at Hackleburg.

SEAN ZERKLE, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Had two interceptions defensively and caught a 58-yard touchdown pass on offense in a Class 4A playoff 56-22 loss to Jacksonville.


SPECIAL TEAMS
TREY STODDARD, MUSCLE SHOALS: Kicked 18-yard field goal in the final minute for a 30-27 victory over Gardendale.

DAVIS WINGATE, EUFAULA: Kicked a pair of field goals, including a 19 –yarder with 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and also nailed all five extra points attempted in the Tigers’ 56-49 overtime loss to Hueytown.
ZACH PAPPANASTOS, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Kicked a 41-yard field goal to put the Knights ahead 3-0 and the kick turned out to be the winning difference as Catholic (12-0) beat Handley 9-6 in the 4A playoffs.
LAJUAN JONES, FLORENCE: Returned a punt 41 yards for a second-half touchdown in a 38-31 loss to Thompson.

 

 


All Defending State Champions Claim Second Round Wins to Move into Third Round of State Playoffs

Eight No. 1 Seeds advance to Second Round in Class 1A

    MONTGOMERY – Eleven of 17 unbeaten teams posted wins in the second round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs Friday and eight will playing each other in round three next week.
    The third round of the 54th annual State Football Playoffs is set for Friday, Nov. 22
    In Class 1A, all Eight No. 1 seeds were among the 52 teams advancing in all seven classes. Two of those 1A quarterfinal matchups involve unbeaten teams. Defending state champion Mars Hill Bible (12-0) hosts Decatur Heritage (12-0), and Lanett (11-0), the 2017 state champion, hosts Isabella (12-0). Other matchups involving unbeaten teams include Red Bay (12-0) at defending Class 2A state champion Fyffe (12-0) and Montgomery Catholic (12-0) at defending Class 4A state champion UMS-Wright (11-0) in Class 4A.
     The other three unbeaten teams have tough matchups with Class 6A Muscle Shoals (12-0) hosting defending two-time state champion Pinson Valley (9-2), Class 3A Gordo (12-0) at Mobile Christian (7-4) and Class 5A Bibb County (12-0) traveling to Briarwood Christian (11-1).
           In Class 6A, Region 2 fourth seed Park Crossing (5-7) downed Stanhope Elmore 35-32 to move into the third round and will visit Spanish Fort (7-4), the No. 4 seed in Region 1. The Toros beat Wetumpka 63-21. Two No. 4 seeds meeting in the third round is unprecedented.
          While Classes 1A through 6A will be in the quarterfinals, the Class 7A teams advanced to the semifinal round. Defending Class 7A state champion Central-Phenix City (11-1) hosts Region 1 rival Auburn (9-3) in the South semifinal and Thompson (10-1) hosts Region 3 rival Hoover (10-2) in the north semifinals.
   AHSAA TV Network producer Vince Earley of WOTM TV announced Saturday that the AHSAA TV Network / NFHS Network (WOTM) game of the week will be the Central vs. Auburn contest next Friday. The two teams first played in 1930, skipped playing from 1932-1953 and have played almost annually ever since. The Red Devils have won the last seven in a row and hold s 38-14-3 advantage in the series.
      Class 3A defending champ Flomaton (11-1) edged Saint James 21-20 to advance to the quarterfinals to host Region 1 rival T.R. Miller (8-4). Class 5A defending champion Central of Clay County (10-2) nipped previously unbeaten Jasper 20-7 and will host Madison County (10-2).
     Approximately 20 playoff games are expected to be live-streamed in the third round over the NFHS Network.
    The third-round playoff pairings are listed.


2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs
Third-Round Pairings (Friday, Nov. 22)
CLASS 1A
Brantley (11-1) at Sweet Water (10-1)
Isabella (12-0) at Lanett (11-0)

Pickens County (10-2) at Spring Garden (11-1)
Decatur Heritage (12-0) at Mars Hill Bible (12-0), Florence

CLASS 2A
Ariton (10-2) at Leroy (10-2)
G.W. Long (10-2) at Reeltown (11-1)

North Sand Mountain (9-3) at Collinsville (11-1)
Red Bay (12-0) at Fyffe (12-0)

CLASS 3A
T.R. Miller (8-4) at Flomaton (11-1)
Gordo (12-0) at Mobile Christian (7-4)

Piedmont (11-1) at Geraldine (8-4)
Walter Wellborn (11-1) at Randolph County (11-1), Wedowee

CLASS 4A
Montgomery Catholic (12-0) at UMS-Wright (11-0), Mobile
American Christian (11-1) at Andalusia (9-3)

Northside (11-1) at Jacksonville (10-2)
Deshler (9-3) at Anniston (8-4)

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (11-1) at Ramsay (10-2),  Birmingham
Bibb County (12-0) at Briarwood Christian (11-1)

Center Point (9-3) at Mortimer Jordan (10-2), Kimberly
Madison County (10-2) at Central-Clay County (10-2), Lineville

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (5-7) at Spanish Fort (7-4)
Opelika (10-1) at Hueytown (11-1)

Clay-Chalkville (10-2) at Oxford (11-1)
Pinson Valley (9-2) at Muscle Shoals (12-0)

CLASS 7A
Auburn (9-3) at Central-Phenix City (11-1)
Hoover (10-2) at Thompson (10-1), Alabaster

 

Second-Round Results
CLASS 1A
Sweet Water (10-1) 34, Maplesville (8-3) 21
Brantley (11-1) 49, Notasulga (6-5) 21
Lanett (11-0) 44, Elba (8-4) 6
Isabella (12-0) 29, Millry (10-2) 27

Spring Garden (11-1) 34, Hackleburg (5-7) 0
Pickens County (10-2) 21, Falkville (7-5) 20
Mars Hill Bible (12-0) 59, South Lamar (10-2) 34
Decatur Heritage (12-0) 20, Donoho (9-2) 2

CLASS 2A
Leroy (10-2)  34, Goshen (8-4) 25
Ariton (10-2) 30, LaFayette (6-5) 12
Reeltown (11-1) 30, J.U. Blacksher (9-3) 20
G.W. Long (10-2) 28, Luverne (11-1) 13

North Sand Mountain (9-3) 35, Westbrook Christian (8-4) 13
Collinsville (11-1) 21, Ohatchee (10-1) 14
Fyffe (12-0) 38, Ranburne (10-2) 7
Red Bay (12-0) 43, Sulligent (9-3) 6

CLASS 3A
Flomaton (11-1) 20, Saint James (10-2) 19
T.R. Miller (8-4) 21, Montgomery Academy (7-5) 14
Gordo (12-0) 18, Providence Christian (10-2) 7
Mobile Christian (7-4) 28, Pike Road (11-1) 10

Geraldine (8-4) 61, B.B. Comer (6-6) 7
Piedmont (11-1) 42, Lauderdale County (9-3) 20
Randolph County (11-1) 54, Westminster Christian (8-3) 6
Walter Wellborn (11-1) 21, Susan Moore (11-1) 14

CLASS 4A
UMS-Wright (11-0) 31, Talladega (6-5) 6
Montgomery Catholic (12-0) 9, Handley (7-5) 6
Andalusia (9-3) 40, Lincoln (9-3) 10
American Christian (11-1) 21, Hillcrest-Evergreen (7-5) 0

Northside (11-1) 41, Priceville (8-4) 14
Jacksonville (10-2) 56, St. John Paul II Catholic (9-3) 22
Deshler (9-3) 27, Oneonta (8-4) 11
Anniston (8-4) 35, Fairview (8-3) 7

CLASS 5A
Pleasant Grove (12-1) 33, Faith Academy (11-0) 14
Ramsay (10-2) 41, Valley (7-5) 7
Briarwood Christian (11-1) 24, Jackson (6-6) 14
Bibb County (11-0) 12, Greenville (7-5) 6

Mortimer Jordan (10-2) 56, Guntersville (8-3) 21
Center Point (9-3) 26, Scottsboro (9-3) 10
Madison County (10-2) 28, Alexandria (8-3) 27
Central-Clay County (10-2) 20, Jasper (11-1) 7

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (5-7) 35, Stanhope Elmore (9-3) 32
Spanish Fort (7-4) 63, Wetumpka (6-6) 21
Hueytown (11-1) 56, Eufaula (9-3) 49
Opelika (10-1) 20, St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-4) 10

Clay-Chalkville (10-2) 35, Athens (8-4) 7
Oxford (11-1) 35, Cullman (6-6) 0
Pinson Valley (8-2) at Fort Payne (9-2)
Muscle Shoals (12-0) 30, Gardendale (8-4) 27

CLASS 7A
Central-Phenix City (11-1) 24, Prattville (9-3) 6
Auburn (9-3) 26, McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-1) 0
Hoover (10-2) 23, James Clemens (9-3) 20 (OT)
Thompson (10-1) 38, Florence (7-5) 31


First Round of Playoffs had 2 Challenges, none reversed for Schools Using DVSport Instant Replay

 Current Season Reversal Percentage is 22%

MONTGOMERY – Three challenges were made in 10 AHSAA varsity high school football contests using DVSport Instant Replay the last week of the regular season and the first round of state playoffs, said AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones. None of the calls on the field were reversed, Jones reports
     For the 2019 season, a 62 challenges have been issued by coaches in 72 games with 13 calls overturned upon review, a 21.0% reversal rate. In 2018, the first year DVSport Instant Replay was implemented, 91 games used Instant Replay with 73 total challenges with 18 calls overturned (25%). The Catch/No Catch, Fumble and Forward Progress calls made up 70% of the challenges last year. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular-season and playoff games.
     “The one challenge two weeks ago was Tanner challenging that an East Limestone player fumbled prior to being down,” said Jones. “After the review, the play stood as called confirming that the runner was down prior to losing the ball.”
    Jones said out of six games using Instant Replay last week, “There were two challenges in the first round, both in the McAdory at Opelika game,” he said. “One was by McAdory on an interception catch and the other by Opelika on a fumble.  Both, the interception and the player being down prior to the fumble stood as called on the field after review.”
    This week, four games will be utilizing the DVSport Instant Replay in the second round of the state playoffs with three schools taking part for the first time this season: Pickens County, Falkville and St. Paul’s Episcopal.   
     Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:

62 reviews with 13 reversals.  21.0%

 

 

 

 

  • 22 on catch/no catch
  • 22 fumbles
  • 5 breaking plane of goal line (note 2 were also fumble reviews)
  • 5 Forward progress
  • 2 Touching of punt
  • 1  Backward pass
  • 1 Free kick traveling 10 yards
  • 1 Illegal participation
  • 1 Illegal forward pass
  • 1 Penalty enforcement spot
  • 1 Kick out of bounds
  • 1 Play clock expiring
  • 1 Runner stepping out of bounds

       A total of 74 schools have participated in AHSAA contests utilizing Instant Replay this season with four games scheduled for this week. Over the 2018 and 2019 seasons almost 50 percent of the AHSAA schools have had the opportunity to participate in a contest using the DVSport Instant Replay.
      
    The complete list of games utilizing Instant Replay this week are listed below.

     

State Playoffs, Round 2 Games with Instant Replay

  • Pickens County at Falkville (1A)
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal at Opelika (6A)
  • Florence at Thompson (7A)
  • Prattville at Opelika (7A)
     

 

 

 

SCHOOLS IN GAMES WITH INSTANT REPLAY THIS SEASON (74)
Class 7A (19)

Auburn
Austin
Baker
Bob Jones
Central-Phenix City
Davidson
Fairhope
Foley
Florence
Gadsden City
Hoover
Huntsville
Jeff Davis
Mountain Brook
Murphy
Prattville
Smiths Station
Thompson
Tuscaloosa County
Class 6A (21)
Athens
B.C. Rain
Benjamin Russell
Calera
Carver-Montgomery
Chelsea
Clay-Chalkville
Daphne
Dothan
Gardendale
Gulf Shores
Hartselle
Huffman
McAdory
Minor
Opelika
Oxford
Park Crossing
Saraland
Sidney Lanier
Wetumpka
Class 5A (15)
Arab
Ardmore
Brewer
Charles Henderson
Dora
East Limestone
Guntersville
Hamilton
Lawrence County
Madison County
Russellville
Scottsboro
Tallassee
Vigor
Wilcox-Central
Class 4A (13)
Childersburg
Curry
Fayette County
Good Hope
Handley
Lincoln
Munford
Northside
Priceville
Sumter Central
Talladega
West Blocton
West Limestone
Class 3A (1)
Carbon Hill
Class 2A (2)
LaFayette
Tanner
Class 1A (1)
Lanett
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AHSAA announces 2021-2032 sites for Super 7

Alabama’s state high school championships create
a new three venue rotation starting in 2021. 

 

MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The future of the AHSAA’s Super 7 State High School Football Championships has been set for the years 2021-2032, pending final approvals in process from the AHSAA and community partners. The new structure continues the tradition of using the state’s premier football venues as the backdrop for student-athletes in all seven AHSAA classifications to compete for their football state title each year.

 

“It is with great pride that we announce the continuation of Super 7 for 2021-2032 and our partnership with the communities of Auburn-Opelika, Tuscaloosa, and now Birmingham,” said AHSAA’s Executive Director Steve Savarese. “The communities of Auburn-Opelika and Tuscaloosa helped the AHSAA take this event to a new level in 2009 and created the standard of excellence for hosting that is unmatched across high school athletics. The AHSAA is grateful for Auburn-Opelika and Tuscaloosa embracing a new idea to include Birmingham in the rotation which will now provide three high quality venues for our member schools to showcase their football programs at the end of each season.”

 

The 2021 event will begin the new three-community rotation as the newly constructed Protective Life Stadium in downtown Birmingham will host its first Super 7 Dec.1-3, 2021 and following years in 2024, 2027, and 2030. The 2021 event will mark the return of the state high school football championships to Birmingham for the first time since 2008, when Birmingham last hosted the event in its Super 6 format at historic Legion Field, where the championships were played from 1996 – 2008. Legion Field also was host to the large-school championship game from 1971 – 1995.


We are pleased to see the AHSAA Super 7 return to the city where it began more than 20 years ago,” said City of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “The Super 7 showcases the best of high school athletics in Alabama, and Birmingham is excited to be a host city once again. As a progressive city focused on building a better future for our young people, we look forward to working closely with the AHSAA to celebrate championship-caliber high school sports for years to come.” .

 

Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium and the communities of Auburn and Opelika will follow as hosts in 2022 as well as 2026, 2028, and 2032. "I am pleased that our City Council voted on November 5th to continue partnering alongside the City of Auburn and Auburn University to utilize Jordan-Hare Stadium to host the AHSAA Super 7 in 2022 and future years. The City of Opelika takes great pride in celebrating high school athletics in all of our local schools and that extends to hosting other communities from around the state when it is their turn to try and win a championship trophy," said Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller.

 

At Auburn, participating schools from across the state take part in rich Auburn game day traditions including the Tiger Walk and pre-game eagle flight in conjunction with each state championship game. Auburn Mayor Ron Anders said, "Following the completion of our final approval processes, the City of Auburn is excited to continue the great tradition of hosting this major event for our state inside Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2022 and beyond. Together with our partners locally including Auburn University and the City of Opelika, we will work tirelessly each year to welcome these amazing student-athletes, coaches, schools, and their fans in to our community to celebrate their amazing seasons and crown new state champions."

 

Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium will take its place in the 2021-2032 rotation hosting in 2023, 2025, 2029, and 2031. As a host, Alabama’s legendary teams and coaches are on display during the Walk of Champions as each team arrives at Super 7 in addition to the major stadium renovations scheduled to begin following the 2019 season.
 

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox echoed his sentiments about the new rotation plan. "High school sports offer a unique place where life lessons are taught, the spirit of competition is cultivated, and the will to work towards excellence is engrained,” Mayor Maddox said. The City of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama have always been synonymous with great football and striving towards excellence, and we want to continue that tradition by offering the opportunity for our youth across the state to continue to come to our city to play in the same arena as some of the greats who have come before them. Tuscaloosa has been a host of the Super 6 since 2009, and we want to continue to be a part of the Super 7 in our state in future years."


Savarese thanked all three cities for their enthusiastic commitment to the AHSAA’s Super 7 Football Championship experience for its member schools. He said, “On behalf of our more than 400 member high schools and approximately 150,000 student-athletes this association serves, I want to sincerely thank the community partners who have pledged their support to make this idea a reality including the City of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, the University of Alabama, the City of Auburn, the City of Opelika, the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau, Auburn University, the City of Birmingham, the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the BJCC. This event not only highlights our football student-athletes and coaches, but provides an opportunity for members of bands, spirit programs, and the entire communities that these schools represent to be showcased annually at our state’s most iconic venues for which the AHSAA is truly grateful.”

 

ABOUT THE ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: 

The Alabama High School Athletic Association, founded in 1921, is a private agency organized by its member schools to control and promote their athletic programs.  The purpose of the AHSAA is to regulate, coordinate and promote the interscholastic athletic programs among its member schools, which include public, private and parochial institutions. For more information on the AHSAA, please visit www.ahsaa.com.

 

ABOUT THE AHSAA SUPER 7: 

 

The AHSAA Super 7 State High School Football Championships, which bring together at one venue a north qualifier and a south qualifier in each of the AHSAA’s seven classifications which advance through the five-round playoff bracket structure which starts with 32 teams qualifying through regular-season region play in Classes 1A through 6A and 16 qualifiers in Class 7A (four rounds). The state championships came together at a single site for the first time in 1996 at Birmingham’s Legion Field. The Super 6, as it was then known, moved to a rotation basis between the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium and Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium beginning with the 2009 season. In 2014, the event was renamed the Super 7 to accommodate the AHSAA’s expansion to seven classifications. From 1966 to 1995, the state championships were hosted by individual schools. The AHSAA large-school championship was hosted at Legion Field from 1971-1995.  For more information on this year’s Super 7, please visit www.super7al.com.

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