Monday, January 27, 2020






Enterprise, Hoover Advance to Class 7A Boys’ Soccer Finals with Semifinal Triumphs Friday

Class 7A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
    HUNTSVILLE – The Enterprise Wildcats scored in second overtime to nip McGill-Toolen Catholic 4-3 in the AHSAA Class 7A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals Friday afternoon at John Hunt Soccer Complex. Coach Bruce Ladner’s Cats (14-5-4) will take on Hoover (18-4-3), a 2-1 overtime winner over Florence in the other semifinal, Saturday at 10 a.m., in the state finals.
    The 29th AHSAA Class 6A Girls’ Soccer Championships got underway Thursday with semifinal matches in Classes 1A/3A and 4A/5A for boys and girls. Friday’s schedule includes Class 6A and Class 7A boys’ and girls’ semifinals as well as the 1A/3A and 4A/5A girls’ and boys’ championship matches.
     All finals are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network over its subscriber-based platform at
    Senior midfielder Tyler Howard got the game-winning goal at 89:43 of the marathon battle. The two teams were tied 2-2 after the first period, 3-3 at the end of regulation and was still tied at 3 all after the first overtime.
   Enterprise also got the first goal of the night when senior Rasheed Bolaji scored on a feed from Sam Mazariegos at 25:33 in the first period. McGill-Toolen took the lead 2-1 in a span of just 48 seconds on goals by John Thompson and Luke Picicci. The first score came at 32:17 and the second at 33:05 on an assist from Kam Simms.
Enterprise needed only four minutes to knot the match at 2-2 when Mazariegos nailed a shot at 37:00 for a goal. He also put the Wildcats ahead 3-2 at 59:10 with his second goal of the night on an assist from Bolaji. The Yellow Jackets’ Simms then tied the match at 70:57 with an assist from Cam Stephens.

Class 7A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
Hoover 2, Florence 1
    HUNTSVILLE – The Hoover Bucs (18-4-3) broke a 1-1 tie in the second overtime when senior forward Lawson Shaw scored the match-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Florence ((15-4-0).
    The Falcons scored early to take a 1-0 lead when sophomore Donar Ramos scored just 3:28 into the match. Florence still held that lead with seven minutes gone in the second period when junior Seth Davis tied the match with a goal at the 52:11 mark.
    Florence goalkeeper Chase Puryear had eight saves and Hoover keeper Maw Rudolph also had eight saves.  Hoover will by vying for its second state title, winning its first I 2003. Enterprise is going for its first state crown.   

AHSAA State Soccer Championships
John Hunt Soccer Complex, Huntsville
Semi-final matches are scheduled 1A/3A and 4A/5A Thursday, May 9; for 6A and 7A, Friday, May 10. Finals will be May 10 (1A/3A and 4A/5A) and May 11 (6A and 7A). The NFHS Network will live-stream all finals. Vestavia Hills HS NFHS SBP will live-stream the 7A girls' match Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens).

Altamont (13-6-2) 2, Westminster Christian (12-8-1) 0
Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1) 4, Cottage Hill Christian (17-5-0) 0

Altamont (15-6-1)  5, Collinsville (16-7-0) 1
Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 2, Westminster-Oak Mountain (13-7-0) 1

Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) 3, St. John Paul II Catholic (12-5-3) 0
Montgomery Academy (21-3-1) 5, John Carroll Catholic (13-4-1) 2

Springville (20-6-0) 3, St. John Paul II Catholic (16-6-1) 1
Briarwood Christian (20-1-3) 2, Montgomery Academy (24-6-0) 1


Homewood (18-4-5) 8, Decatur (12-6-2) 0
Chelsea (21-2-1) 8, St. Paul’s Episcopal (17-4-2) 0

Fort Payne (17-9-1) 2, Homewood (19-3-4) 0
St. Paul’s Episcopal (16-6-2) 2, Pelham (16-10-1) 1

Vestavia Hills (21-0-0) 5, James Clemens (13-5-2) 1
McGill-Toolen (14-4-2) 2, Auburn (14-7-3) 0

Hoover (18-4-3) 2, Florence (15-4-0) 1 (2 OT)
Enterprise (14-5-4) 4, McGill-Toolen Catholic (18-6-4) 3 (2 OT)

(All live-streamed by the NFHS Network,
Class 1A/3A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Altamont (15-6-1)  vs. Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 
Class 4A/5A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) vs. Montgomery Academy (21-3-1)
Class 4A/5A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.
Springville (20-6-0) vs. Briarwood Christian (20-1-3) 
Class 1A/3A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.
Altamont (13-6-2) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1)

Class 7A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Hoover (18-4-3) vs. Enterprise (14-5-4)
Class 6A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Homewood (18-4-5) vs. Chelsea (21-2-1)
Class 6A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon
Fort Payne (17-9-2) vs. St. Paul’s Episcopal (16-6-2)
Class 7A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon

Vestavia Hills (21-0-0) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (14-4-2)

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