MONTGOMERY -- Fourteen unbeaten teams remain advanced through the second round to the quarterfinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs. Class 7A teams are advancing to the semifinals.
This week’s games will be played Friday, November 19.
The slate includes 26 games, four each in Classes 1A through 6A, and two in Class 7A. Defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0) goes on the road Friday to Central-Phenix City (10-1) and Hoover (10-2) goes to Gadsden City (7-5) in Friday’s 7A semifinals with the winners advancing to the Super 7 Class 7A championship game Nov. 30 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
One defending state champion was eliminated Friday night with Andalusia’s 40-0 win over Leeds in Class 4A. Coach Trent Taylor’s Bulldogs (11-1) are on the road again Friday at Tallassee (9-3).
In Class 3A, defending champion Piedmont (12-0) won its 20th straight game with a 38-21 win over Colbert County. The Bulldogs were one of four teams from Region 5 clinching quarterfinal berths – assuring the tough region of a team in the state finals. Piedmont hosts No. 4 qualifier Weaver (9-3) and No. 2 seed Ohatchee (11-1) hosts No. 3 qualifier Randolph County (10-2). Randolph County beat Sylvania 38-24, Ohatchee downed Lauderdale County 49-21 and Weaver beat Lexington 42-0.
Other defending state champions advancing include: Maplesville (11-0) in 1A; St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-3) in 5A; Spanish Fort (10-2) in 6A. Defending 2A state champion Elba’s second-round game was postponed.
Four No. 4 seeds advanced with Weaver winning in 3A, Hokes Bluff (8-4) beating North Jackson 24-14 in Class 4A; Muscle Shoals (7-5) edging Gardendale 17-3 in 6A; and Gadsden City (7-5) knocking off previously unbeaten Hewitt-Trussville 29-28 in 7A.
Unbeaten teams by class advancing include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (11-0); Georgiana (12-0), Linden (12-0), Addison (12-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (11-0); Fyffe (12-0); LaFayette (12-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (12-0); Piedmont (12-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (12-0); Class 5A: Carroll (12-0); Scottsboro (12-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (12-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0). Austin also won its second-round Class 6A game over Pinson Valley 44-38 in four overtimes.
Two quarterfinal matchups pit unbeaten teams: Georgiana at Linden in 1A and LaFayette at Fyffe in 2A.
Raycom Media will announce the contest to be featured next Friday on the Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream several games produced by member schools belonging to the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. An NFHS Network crew will also live-stream the McGill-Toolen vs. Central-Phenix City contest at Mobile Friday. The complete slate will be announced early next week and will be listed at www.nfhsnetwork.net.
Third-round pairings and second-round results:
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
(All games, Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
Georgiana (12-0) at Linden (12-0)
Maplesville (11-0) at Sweet Water (9-2)
Pickens County (9-3) at Decatur Heritage (10-2)
Addison (12-0) at Hubbertville (10-1)
G.W. Long (11-0) at Southern Choctaw (10-1), Gilbertown
Aliceville (11-1) vs. TBA
LaFayette (12-0) at Fyffe (12-0)
Tanner (9-3) at Lanett (10-2)
Mobile Christian (11-1) at Oakman (8-4)
Bayside Academy (8-4) at Gordo (12-0)
Weaver (9-3) at Piedmont (12-0)
Randolph County (10-2) at Ohatchee (11-1)
Andalusia (11-1) at Tallassee (9-3)
Handley (10-2) at Thomasville (9-2)
Hokes Bluff (8-4) at Cherokee County (10-2), Centre
Madison Academy (9-3) at Rogers (12-0)
Carroll (12-0) at Beauregard (10-1)
Jackson (8-3) at St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-3), Mobile
Briarwood Christian (10-2) at Mortimer Jordan (10-2), Kimberly
Scottsboro (12-0) at Wenonah (9-2), Birmingham
Blount (10-2) at Park Crossing (12-0), Montgomery, Cramton Bowl
Opelika (11-1) at Spanish Fort (10-2)
Ramsay (10-2) at Minor (11-1), Graysville
Muscle Shoals (7-5) at Austin (9-3), Decatur
Central-Phenix City (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0), Mobile
Hoover (10-2) at Gadsden City (7-5)