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Central-Tuscaloosa High School Self-Reports Eligibility Violation

MONTGOMERY – Central-Tuscaloosa High School has self-reported a violation of AHSAA eligibility rules resulting in the school being fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit four varsity football wins.

Central played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Overlapping School Zones Rule. The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include Class 5A, Region 3 victories over Jemison, Sumter Central, Marbury and Dallas County high schools. As a result of the forfeitures, Central will not qualify for the playoffs.  Demopolis is the first qualifier, Calera is second and Marbury is third. The fourth qualifier will be decided by tie breaker (L) following tonight’s games. Tied for the fourth spot are Jemison, Dallas County and Sumter Central. All three finished 2-4 in region play. 

CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Bayside Academy 3, Montgomery Academy 2

    BIRMINGHAM – It took five grueling sets before Bayside Academy emerged victorious over Montgomery Academy Thursday night as the Class 3A finals closed out the AHSAA’s 46th State Volleyball Tournament at Bill Harris Arena.
    Coach Ann Schilling’s squad extended their current state championship winning streak to 16 in a row in the process with the 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13 victory. Bayside Academy came into the finals riding the string of 15 consecutive state championships dating back to 2002. Montgomery Academy had four state titles to its credit with the most recent coming in 2013.
     Pacing  Bayside was 3A State Tourney MVP Brandley Rhodes. The senior had 24 kills and six service aces. Setter Ansleigh Daily had 51 assists and 11 digs, Jacque Martn had 15 digs, 13 kills and four aces, Ella Dawson had 10 digs and seven kills, Ella Broadhead had nine kills and Kaitlyn Morris posted 14 digs.
    Coach Julie Gordon’s Eagles were paced by senior hitter Caroline Kirkham’s 52 kills and five blocks. Margaret Head had 29 kills and four blocks. Setter Morgan Karst had 70 assists and Ann Lucas Merrick had 36 digs.
CLASS 3A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Brandley Rhodes, Bayside Academy (MVP); Ansleigh Dailey, Bayside Academy; Jacque Martin, Bayside Academy; Caroline Kirkham, Montgomery Academy; Ann Lucas Herrick, Montgomery Academy; Margaret Head, Montgomery Academy.

 


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE/RESULTS
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 2A

St. Luke’s Episcopal (34-15) 3, Goshen (28-14) 0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-15)
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (42-10) 3, Montgomery Academy (44-13) 2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13)  
CLASS 4A
Saint James (37-9) 3, Deshler (43-15) 1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19)
CLASS 5A
Alexandria (44-9)  3, Lawrence County (59-5) 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-13)
CLASS 6A
Pelham (41-9) 3, Jasper (57-5) 2 (25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15)
CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic ( Bob Jones (41-11) 0 (25-16, 25-23, 27-25)

CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP St. Luke’s Episcopal 3, Goshen 0

    BIRMINGHAM – St. Luke’s Episcopal rolled to its second straight Class 2A state volleyball championship Thursday afternoon beating Goshen 25-11, 25-12, 25-15in the finals at the 46th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships being held at Bill Harris Arena.
    Coach Meredith Donald Harvison’s Wildcats (34-15) took control quickly thanks to the strong play inside by senior outside hitter Jada Carney. Carney finished with 14 kills and three service aces to earn MVP for the 2A state tourney. Junior setter Lauren Bailey had 20 assists, senior libero Kellan Hensley had 16 digs and eighth grade outside hitter Gracie Sims had 13.
      Goshen (28-14), making its first appearance in the state finals, was led by senior Kelsey Gibson’s 11 kills, five digs and two aces. Setter Kate Warrick, a junior, had 17 assists for Coach Amy Warrick’s Eagles. Junior Hannah Calhoun also had a game-high 19 digs.
    The Class 3A state finals between Montgomery Academy and Bayside Academy is the last championship match of the day at Harris Arena and is being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 2A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jada Carney, St. Luke’s Episcopal (MVP); Gracie Sims, St. Luke’s Episcopal; Lauren Bailey, St. Luke’s Episcopal; Kellan Hensley, St. Luke’s Episcopal; Hannah Calhoun, Goshen; Kelsey Gibson, Goshen.

 


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE/RESULTS
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 2A

St. Luke’s Episcopal (34-15) 3, Goshen (28-14) 0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-15)
CLASS 4A
Saint James (37-9) 3, Deshler (43-15) 1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19)
CLASS 5A
Alexandria (44-9)  3, Lawrence County (59-5) 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-13)
CLASS 6A
Pelham (41-9) 3, Jasper (57-5) 2 (25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15)
CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic ( Bob Jones (41-11) 0 (25-16, 25-23, 27-25)
Bottom of Form

CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  


CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Saint James 3, Deshler 1

    BIRMINGHAM – Saint James beat Deshler 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 Thursday afternoon at Bill Harris Arena to claim the 2017 AHSAA Class 4A state volleyball championship. The state title was the third in school history and the first for Coach Karen Lee.
    Junior outside hitter Carson Ann Crow recorded 21 kills and 16 digs to the Class 4A state tourney’s MVP honor. Her play up front helped the Trojans (37-9) from Montgomery roar back after dropping the first set 25-21 to Coach Jana Killen’s Tigers (43-15). LizAnne Livings added 16 kills and Bailey Williams had eight. Setter Emily Olsey had 29 assists and 12 digs and Emily Poundstone had 21 assists and 11 digs.
    Leading Deshler was 6-foot senior middle hitter Karleigh Sledge, who had 21 kills and two blocks. Madison Jackson had 10 kills and Ashley Wellington added 24 digs. Setter Kandice Ricks had 37 assists and 15 digs.
    The two remaining state finals are remain to be played today. Both are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 4A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Carson Ann Crow, Saint James (MVP); LizAnne Livings, Saint James; Emily Osley, Saint James; Kandice Ricks, Deshler; Madison Jackson, Deshler; Karleigh Sledge, Deshler.


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE/RESULTS
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 6A
Pelham (41-9) 3, Jasper (57-5) 2 (25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15)
CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic ( Bob Jones (41-11) 0 (25-16, 25-23, 27-25)
Bottom of Form

CLASS 5A
Alexandria (44-9)  3, Lawrence County (59-5) 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-13)
CLASS 4A
Saint James (37-9) 3, Deshler (43-15) 1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19)
CLASS 2A

Goshen (28-13) vs. St. Luke's Episcopal (33-15), 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  

CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Alexandria 3, Lawrence County 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Alexandria High School volleyball coach Whitney Welch had the opportunity to play on a state championship volleyball team for the Valley Cubs while a student at the Calhoun County school. After Thursday’s 25-23, 25-16, 25-13 win over Lawrence County in the Class 5A finals of the  46th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships at Bill Harris Arena, she has now been able to share that experience with her team as the coach.
     The Valley Cubs (44-9), who lost in the5A finals in 2016 to St. Paul’s Episcopal, rolled through the Class 5A state tournament winning three matches without losing a single set. They clicked on all cylinders in the finals with senior outside hitter Taylor Spradley recording 20 kills to earn MVP honors. Fellow senior Aubrey Pope added 14 kills and senior setter Gracie Muncher dished out 40 assists. Junior Mattie Wade had 18 digs.
     Coach Robyn Hutto’s Lady Red Devils (59-5) were led by juniors Lauren Mayes and Savannah Graham, who collected 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Setter Laekyn Bennett had 23 assists and Sami Parker had a team-high 13 digs.
   The championship was Alexandria’s fourth state volleyball title overall, but the first in Class 5A. The first three (1993, 1994 and 1995) were in Class 4A.
    The three remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 5A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Taylor Spradley, Alexandria (MVP); Gracie Muncher, Alexandria; Aubrey Pope, Alexandria; Mattie Wade, Alexandria; Savannah Graham, Lawrence County; Lauren Mayes, Lawrence County.

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE/RESULTS
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 6A
Pelham (41-9) 3, Jasper (57-5) 2 (25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15)
CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic ( Bob Jones (41-11) 0 (25-16, 25-23, 27-25)
Bottom of Form

CLASS 5A
Alexandria (44-9)  3, Lawrence County (59-5) 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-13)
CLASS 4A
Saint James (36-9) vs. Deshler (43-14), 3 p.m.
CLASS 2A

Goshen (28-13) vs. St. Luke's Episcopal (33-15), 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  

CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP McGill-Toolen Catholic 3, Bob Jones 0

BIRMINGHAM – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School junior outside hitter Kenya McQuirter  accumulated 23 kills to lead the Dirty Dozen (46-8) to 25-16, 25-23, 267-25 win over Bob Jones to claim the Class 7A state volleyball championship Thursday at Bill Harris Arena.
    McQuirter also had 12 digs and five service aces to earn MVP honors as McGill-Toolen won its first state championship since 2005. It was state crown number 20 for the Mobile school in the 46-year history of the tournament and the first for head coach Kate Wood.
     The Dirty Dozen, which knocked off three-time defending champion Mountain Brook in the semifinals Wednesday night at the CrossPlex, had to claw from behind in game three to keep from forcing as fourth set. McQuirter’s presence at the net was just too much for the Patriots (41-11) to overcome. Alex Pierre also had 11 kills, Erica Schilling had 15 digs, Lillie Fromdahl and Millie Andrews had 25 and 20 assists, respectively.
    Emma Jarrett’s 10 kills led Coach April Marsh’s team. Alana Cox also had nine kills, Aija Abele had 25 assists and Karmahn Hall had 17 digs. Abele also had three service aces.
   The four remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.

CLASS 7A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Kenya McWhirter, McGill-Toolen Catholic (MVP); Erica Schilling, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Lillie Fromdahl, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Alex Pierre, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Alana Cox, Bob Jones; Emma Jarrett, Bob Jones.



THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE/RESULTS
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 6A
Pelham (41-9) 3, Jasper (57-5) 2 (25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15)
CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-7) Bob Jones (42-10) vs.  McGill-Toolen Catholic (46-7), 11:30 a.m.
Bottom of Form

 

CLASS 2A
Goshen (28-13) vs. St. Luke's Episcopal (33-15), 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  
CLASS 4A
Saint James (36-9) vs. Deshler (43-14), 3 p.m.
CLASS 5A
Lawrence County (59-4) vs. Alexandria (43-9),1:15 p.m.

CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Pelham 3, Jasper 2

    BIRMINGHAM – Pelham captured the school’s third state volleyball championship and the first since 1997 winning an incredible 25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15 victory over Jasper in the Class 6A finals of the 2017 AHSAA State Volleyball Championships at Bill Harris Arena Thursday.
    Both teams clawed back time and time again with Coach Perry Robinson’s Panthers (41-9) rallying from a 24-19 deficit in game two 26-24.  The Vikings (57-5) of Coach Bobby Daniel rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win games 3 and 4 and force the fifth game.
     Emorie Long had 17 kills to lead Pelham and earn MVP honors.  Four teammates also had 10 or more kills in a contest that had 63 for the Panthers and 62 for Jasper. Sarah Guthrie also had 13 kills and 16 digs, Kaytlyn Maddox and Jamila Wilson had 11 kills each and Erin Long had 10 for Pelham. Setter Georgia Stonicher also had 56 assists and Grace Nolen, 19 digs. Guthrie also had three service aces.
    Walker had four girls with 12 or more kills with McKinley Fergerson totaling 18, Tameyah Griffin and Morgan McClendon, 13 each, and Alex Oliver 12. Ferguson and Khloe Kimbrell had 29 and 25 assists, respectively. Temperance Chatman also had a match-high 30 digs and four ace serves.
    The five remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 6A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Emorie Long, Pelham (MVP); Sarah Guthrie, Pelham; Georgia Stonicher, Pelham; McKinley Ferguson, Jasper; Tameyah Griffin, Jasper; Shyan Flack, Brewer.

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 6A
Pelham (41-9) 3, Jasper (57-5) 2 (25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 17-15)
CLASS 2A

Goshen (28-13) vs. St. Luke's Episcopal (33-15), 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  
CLASS 4A
Saint James (36-9) vs. Deshler (43-14), 3 p.m.
CLASS 5A
Lawrence County (59-4) vs. Alexandria (43-9),1:15 p.m.
CLASS 7A
Bob Jones (42-10) vs.  McGill-Toolen Catholic (46-7), 11:30 a.m.

CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Addison 3, Meek 1

    BIRMINGHAM – Addison High School rallied from a 1-0 deficit to beat arch-rival Meek 26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 Thursday Morning at Bill Harris Arena to capture the 2017 AHSAA Class 1A state volleyball championship.
   The finals pitted two schools from Winston County in the championship match for the first time in AHSAA history – a proud moment for both schools.  For Coach Kayla Woodard’s Bulldogs (51-8), the championship was fifth in a row dating back to 2013. Meek won the 1A state title in 2015 – the same year their county rivals won the 2A state crown.
   Senior Abbie Chambless led the Bulldogs with 20 kills and 12 digs to earn MVP honors for the second straight year. Savannah Manley added nine kills and two blocks, Kendra Tyree had 21 digs and setter Cecilee Gaither had 21 assists.
   Pacing Coach Dana Waldrep’s Tigers (46-18) was Savanna Banks with 22 kills and 24 digs. Amanda Cunningham also had 15 kills and setter Jayden Waldrep had 34 assists.
   The two teams met seven times this season including playing in the Winston County tournament finals. Addison won all seven, but all were very competitive, said both coaches.
    The six remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 1A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Abbie Chambless, Addison (MVP); Cecilee Gaither, Addison; Kendra Tyree, Addison; Sevanna Banks, Meek; Amanda Cunningham, Meek; Jayden Waldrep, Meek.

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (51-8) 3, Meek 1 (46-18) (26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
CLASS 2A

Goshen (28-13) vs. St. Luke's Episcopal (33-15), 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  
CLASS 4A
Saint James (36-9) vs. Deshler (43-14), 3 p.m.
CLASS 5A
Lawrence County (59-4) vs. Alexandria (44-9), 1:15 p.m.
CLASS 6A
Jasper (57-4) vs. Spanish Fort Pelham (40-9), 9:45 a.m.
CLASS 7A
Bob Jones (42-10) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (46-7), 11:30 a.m.

3 Defending Champions in Finals Championship Matches Set for 46th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships Thursday

    BIRMINGHAM – Fourteen outstanding volleyball teams advanced through quarterfinal and semifinal play Wednesday to advance to the 2017 AHSAA State Volleyball Championships Thursday.
       Defending champions Addison (1A), St. Luke’s Episcopal (2A) and Bayside Academy (3A) each claimed semifinal victories at Birmingham’s CrossPlex Wednesday. The 46th annual championships move to the Bill Harris Arena next door beginning at 8 a.m., with 1A finals at the 5,500-seat arena. The remaining schedule features the Class 6A finals at 9:45 a.m.; Class 7A at 11 a.m.; Class 5A at 1:15 p.m.; Class 4A at 3 p.m.; Class 2A at 4:45 p.m.; and Class 3A closing out the seven championship matches at 6:30 p.m.
    Each championship will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network with veteran announcer Jerry Young handling the play-by-play.
      Bayside Academy (41-10) nipped Carbon Hill (69-10) in the Class 3A semifinals Wednesday 3-1 to move into the 3A finals Thursday. The Lady Admirals of Coach Ann Schilling will striving to claim their 16th consecutive state crown facing Montgomery Academy (44-12) in the championship at 6:30 p.m. That match will close out the 46th annual state tournament.
    Senior setter Ansleigh Daily had 39 assists and senior outside hitter Brantley Rhodes had 18 kills in the tough semifinal win over Carbon Hill. The Bulldogs were led by junior Alyssa Dutton’s 14 kills. Bayside owns 25 state championships dating back to 1981. Schilling’s team won three in a row from 1998-2000, failed to win in 2001 and has won ever since. The 2002-2007 championships came in Class 2A and the rest since then have come in Class 3A.
    Montgomery Academy beat Providence Christian 3-2 in the other semifinal battle. Coach Julie Gordon’s Eagles won the 2A state crown in 2013.
    Addison (50-8) is going for its fourth championship in a row – winning in Class 2A in 2014 and 2015 and last year in Class 6A. Coach Kayla Woodard’s Bulldogs will face arch-rival Meek (46-17), insuring that Winston County schools will own the crown for one more year.
    St. Luke’s (33-15) will meet Goshen (28-13) in the 2A finals. The Wildcats won their first state championship last season and the Eagles are playing in the finals for the first time in school history.
    Deshler and Saint James will meet in the 4A finals. The Tigers of Coach Jana Killen will be vying for the school’s first volleyball state title. Killen has coached the Lady Tigers (43-14) to five state basketball championships, however, winning the 4A titles in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2015 and 2016. Saint James (36-9) captured volleyball titles in 2001 and 2003. Lawrence County (59-4) and Alexandria (43-9) square off in the 5A championship match. The Red Devils have five state championships with the last one coming in 1999. Alexandria won back-to-back titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
     In Class 6A, Pelham (40-9) is taking on Jasper (59-4). The Panthers won state titles 1993 and 1997 and the Vikings will be playing for their first state crown. McGill-Toolen Catholic insured a new 7A champion will be crowned by knocking off Mountain Brook in the semifinals. The Spartans won the first three 7A titles since the new class was added (2014, 2015 and 2016). McGill (45-7) has 19 state titles to its credit with the last one coming in 2005. The Dirty Dozen will be facing Bob Jones, which knocked off Oak Mountain in the other 7A semifinal. The Patriots (41-10) have two state titles with the most recent coming in 2013.
        

AHSAA 46th Annual Volleyball Championships
Birmingham CrossPlex

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
At Bill Harris Arena
(All matches lived-streamed by the NFHS Network)
CLASS 1A
Addison (50-8) vs. Meek (46-17), 8 a.m.
CLASS 2A

Goshen (28-13) vs. St. Luke's Episcopal (33-15), 4:45 p.m.
CLASS 3A
Bayside Academy (41-10) vs. Montgomery Academy (44-12), 6:30 p.m.  
CLASS 4A
Saint James (36-9) vs. Deshler (43-14), 3 p.m.
CLASS 5A
Lawrence County (59-4) vs. Alexandria (43-9), 1:15 p.m.
CLASS 6A
Jasper (57-4) vs. Pelham (40-9), 9:45 a.m.
CLASS 7A
Bob Jones (41-10) vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-7), 11:30 a.m.


Prep Football Spotlight, Week 9 Thompson’s Tagovailoa Leads Warriors To 32-25 win over Hoover and 7A, Region 3 Title

    MONTGOMERY – Thompson High School junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa directed a 14-play, 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter Friday night to seal the Warriors’ 32-25 Class 7A, Region 3 victory over defending state champion Hoover to secure the school’s first-ever 7A region championship. Hoover came into the contest holding a 20-0 edge in the series dating back to 1988.
    Tagovailoa, who moved to Thompson from Hawaii over the summer, completed 16-of-31 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown to lead his team into the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 9.  The younger brother of the University of Alabama’s back-up quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed third-down passes of 13 and 18 yards on the game-winning drive that culminated with his 12-yard TD pass before a capacity crowd at the Hoover Met.
     Coach Mark Freeman’s Warriors improved to 9-0 for the first time since Thompson’s 1982 Class 3A state championship season which culminated in a 14-0 slate. Larry Simmons was head coach of that team. The Thompson stadium now bears his name.
    Freeman, in his third year at Thompson, owns a 183-47 career record over 19 seasons. He led Thompson to two straight 5-5 seasons after coming to the Alabaster school following the 2014 season. The Warriors were 2-40 in region play in the six years prior to Freeman’s arrival.
     He was 50-7 at Spanish Fort with two state titles in four seasons (2011-14) and 13-9 at Gulf Shores from 2009-10. He coached 10 years at non-member school Bessemer Academy compiling a 101-21 record en route to four AISA state titles.

  Hoover (7-2), which owns 12 state titles, has gone 39-3 in its last six seasons in region play. Coach Josh Niblett, who has a 190-47 career slate, is 125-15 with five state crowns since becoming the Bucs’ head coach in 2008. Larry McCammon finished with 148 yards on 13 carries and scored twice for the Bucs in Friday’s setback. Hoover will be Region 3 second seed heading into next week’s state playoffs. 

    Other superlatives reported for Week 9 included:

 

MILESTONES
CEDAR BLUFF HANDS COACH McWHORTER HIS 100TH WIN: Cedar Bluff beat Spring Garden 34-7 Friday to claim the Tigers’ third straight Class 1A, Region 6 title and also notch the 100th career win for Coach Jonathan McWhorter. He is now 100-43 in 12 seasons as head coach. McWhorter has guided Cedar Bluff to five region championships and two Class 1A state runner-up finishes. Isaiha Jones was a catalyst in the Tigers’ victory over the Panthers rushing for 208 yards on 19 carries with four touchdowns. He also scored a 2-point conversion and had two interceptions on defense.
JAMIE PATTERSON, ISABELLA: Kicked 10-of-10 extra points to etch his name in the AHSAA record book as the Mustangs beat Ellwood Christian 70-0. His total ranked tied for third behind leader Grant Gillis of Clarke County, who set the record 96 years ago in 1921 with 14 extra points in a 111-0 win over Washington County. Three players have kicked 11 PATs in a game and Patterson tied Nathan Geis of Madison Academy, who set a Super 7 record with 10 extra-point kicks in a 70-34 win over Dale County in the 2014 Class 3A finals. Isabella’s defense also limited Ellwood to 2 yards rushing and minus-9 yards passing for minus-7 yards total offense, which ranks first all-time.
PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth TD in a 44-13 victory over James Clemens as the Huskies closed out their second straight unbeaten season in region play and extended Hewitt’s region-game winning streak to 14.

BRANTLEY DEFENSE SCORES THREE TDs: The Bulldogs returned three interceptions for touchdowns in a 55-0 win over McKenzie with Tyler Booker (80 yards), Mack Wise (55 yards) and D’Andre Sinclair (52 yards) coming up with the picks.

ELBA NOTCHES FIFTH SAFETY: For the third straight game, Elba’s defense posted a safety, beating Zion Chapel 62-0, and now has registered five safeties for the year.


BUZZER BEATERS
A.R. MARTIN, CARROLL: Recovered a punt blocked by teammate Markel Lewis in the end zone with 3:06 left, helping Eagles overcame an 8-6 deficit for a 14-8 victory over Greenville. The play extended Carroll’s regular-season winning streak to 22. Greenville had taken an 8-6 lead on a blocked punt of its own that Jeremiah Owens returned 40 yards for a touchdown and a two-point conversion early in the third quarter.

JACKSON BRUNO, HUNTSVILLE: Kicked a 42-yard field goal in the final seconds for a 38-35 win at Gadsden City to clinch the fourth playoff spot in Class 7A, Region 8.
LANDON CORNUTT, ASHVILLE:  The quarterback rushed 19 times for 170 yards and two TDs, finished 8-of-16 passing for 133 yards and two TDs, including a game-winning TD pass on the final play in a 26-20 victory over White Plains. He also has five tackles, a pass break-up, and returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown.
ETHAN JEFF, MOODY: Caught a 6-yard TD in the final minute to rally the Blue Devils from a 12-0 deficit to beat Fairfield 13-12.

RUSHING
ARMONI GOODWIN, FLORENCE: Rushed for 313 yards and five TDs as Florence beat Hazel Green 49-27 to qualify for the Class 6A playoffs. Goodwin scored on runs of 80, 77, 4, 9 and 59 yards.
CHANNING MARMANN, DESHLER: Ran for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns in Deshler’s 20-14 win over West Limestone. Marmann scored on runs of 7, 55 and 48 yards.
HARRY CRUMP, MAE JEMISON: Piled up 245 rushing yards and on 20 carries and scored all five touchdowns in a 32-27 win over Lawrence County.
ISAAC HUGULEY, WEST MORGAN: Gained 232 yards rushing on 23 carries and scored twice as the Rebels beat Lexington 31-21.
KALEB JONES, COLLINSVILLE:
Totaled 211 yards with 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 15 carries and 88 yards passing with another score as the Panthers beat Section 35-14 to snap a four-game losing streak.
KELSTON FIKES, LEROY: Picked up 201 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Bears to a 48-8 win over J.U. Blacksher.
BERNARD PHINIZEE, RUSSELLVILLE: Totaled 205 rushing yards and four touchdowns and also caught an 83-yard TD pass for a fifth score as the Golden Tigers beat Ardmore 44-6. Phinizee scored on runs of 2, 45, 55 and 25 yards.
JOE GREEN, EUFAULA: Rushed for 160 yards and four touchdowns in less than two and a half quarters of the Tigers’ 47-0 rout of Rehobeth.
CADE PRICE, SLOCOMB: Rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns and also passed for 79 yards and one TD on 4-of-6 passes, helping the Red Tops clinch a state playoff spot with a 32-10 win over Straughn.
CRIMSON BIVENS, CLEMENTS: Ran for 160 yards and a touchdown on 32 attempts in a 7-0 win over Elkmont.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: Scored five touchdowns, including rushing for TDs covering 22, 15, 5, and 7 yards and a 47-yard screen pass TD as the Black Beats beat Athens 69-28.
JACOB MANNING, SCOTTSBORO:
Scottsboro freshman Jacob Manning was called on to fill several roles in the Wildcats’ 47-27 loss to Etowah. He stepped in at quarterback in the second half when starter Hatton Metz was injured and responded with 133 yards rushing on 12 attempts and scored three touchdowns over the rest of the game. He also caught an 8-yard pass in the first half, returned three punts for 50 yards and two kickoffs for 37 yards, made 7 tackles on defense and broke up two passes.  Manning’s touchdown runs were of 5, 6 and 74 yards.

MILES FRANKLIN, DAPHNE: Had nine rush attempts for 154 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead the Trojans to a 35-7 win over Robertsdale. The victory clinched a playoff spot for Daphne for the 20th season in a row.

PASSING

CADEN ROSE, BOB JONES: Completed 10-of-18 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns, and scored on a 1-yard run in a Class 7A, Region 8 win over Buckhorn 48-20.
AUSTIN CALHOUN, KINSTON: The Bulldogs quarterback rushed for 309 yards and six  touchdowns on 25 carries and threw for 115 yards and another TD to finish with 424 total yards in Kinston’s 58-50 win over Florala. He scored on runs 53, 13, 12, 5, 69 and 52 yards and his TD pass was good for 36 yards.
DESMOND TROTTER, SHADES VALLEY: Completed 18-of-24 passes for 290 yards and one TD as the Mounties beat John Carroll Catholic 49-36. He also rushed for 127 yards and two scores on 17 carries to finish with 417 total yards. Teammate Braelon Shields also logged 20 rush attempts for 150 yards and four touchdowns.
BAILEY MARA, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Completed 17-of-26 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown and an interception in a 49-36 loss to Shades Valley.
LANE ROTCH, JACKSON: Passed for 278 yards and four touchdowns as the Aggies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-0 victory at Citronelle.

EASTON HARDIN, BOAZ: Completed 9-of-13 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 31-yard run in a 58-0 win over Douglas.
PAYNE STANCIL, WEST END: The senior quarterback was 9-of-18 passing for 185 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 39 yards and two TDs and kicked two extra points in the Patriots' 26-19 win over Winston County. He also had an interception on defense that ended the final Yellow Jackets drive of the game.

JACK SAMSEL, SPANISH FORT: Passed for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Toros beat B.C. Rain 42-6 and clinched the Class 6A, Region 1 championship.
JUSTIN HENDRIX, WOODLAWN: An eighth-grader, the Colonels’ quarterback, threw three TD passes and ran for a fourth in a 34-32 victory over Shelby County as the Colonels snapped a 12-game losing skid.

 


PASS RECEIVING

CHANCE WARREN, ENTERPRISE: Caught 14 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns (23, 15 yards) in a 49-27 loss to R.E. Lee.

MALCOLM RUSSELL, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Caught 10 passes for 201 yards and two TDs in a 49-36 loss to Shades Valley. He also scored a 2-point conversion, made five tackles on defense and broke up a pass.

CAMERON McKINLEY, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Caught nine passes for 201 yards, including a 54-yard TD, in the Rams’ 39-15 loss to Pinson Valley.

LOGAN PITTS, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Finished with 163 yards receiving, including a 78-yard touchdown catch on the first play, in a 44-13 victory over James Clemens.
CHRISTIAN BLACKWELL, FOLEY: Caught eight passes for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 10-7 win over Baker. 

C.J. WILLIAMSON, GUNTERSVILLE: Caught three passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns and returned an interception 98 yards or a touchdown as the Wildcats downed Arab 42-0.
BROOKS REINHARDT, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Caught five passes for 111 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-21 win at Madison County.

 

DEFENSE

ZACHORY ANDERSON, DAVIDSON: Had three interceptions in the second half to set up three Warriors’ touchdowns as Davidson clinched a playoff berth in Class 7A, Region 1 with its 31-14 win over Murphy.
ZACH NELSON, OAK MOUNTAIN: Intercepted three Spain Park passes to lead the Eagles to a 29-3 win over the Jaguars.
ROSS JOHNSON, CEDAR BLUFF: Recovered two fumbles, one of which he returned 72 yards, in the Tigers’ 34-7 victory at Spring Garden.
KELAND LANGHAM, McADORY: Returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown on the game's first offensive snap in a 22-9 victory over Northridge.

NICK LUNDBERG, KINSTON: Was credited with 17 tackles and recovered three fumbles in the Bulldogs’ 58-50 win over Florala.
SPURLIN KELLEY, OPP: Totaled 16 tackles in the Bobcats’ 30-25 loss to Daleville.

JEREMIAH HAMMOND, JASPER: Had 12 tackles on defense and rushed 16 times for 73 yards and a TD on offense as the Vikings fell to Minor 28-7.

DARRYL GILLILAND, CLEVELAND: Recorded 11 tackles in a 33-0 victory over Cold Springs.

NOAH JACKSON, LYNN: Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown and rushed for two more as the Bears captured the Class 1A, Region 7 championship with a 27-13 win over Decatur Heritage.
ALEX HOWARD, ETOWAH: The junior defensive end had a tackle for a safety, recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and also had a key sack in the Blue Devils’ 47-27 win over Scottsboro.
ADAM HERNANDEZ: CLEVELAND: The senior linebacker tied a state record with three fumble recoveries in a 33-0 victory over Cold Springs. He also had seven tackles.
BRIAN KELLEY, SPRING GARDEN: Blocked two extra point attempts in the Panthers’ 34-7 loss to Cedar Bluff.
COHEN TUBBS, SCOTTSBORO: Blocked two extra points in a 47-27 loss to Etowah.