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33 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Oct. 26-Nov. 2 Unbeatens Wilson and Rogers to Meet In AHSAA/NFHS Game of the Week Friday

   MONTGOMERY – Twenty-one football contests are scheduled to be live-streamed tonight and Friday over the NFHS Network as the season heads into its ninth week. All games will be key region contests as all AHSAA region play comes to an end except for 6A, Region 1 and 7A, Region 1. Those regions have nine teams and will conclude region play next week.
     Perhaps the biggest will take place Friday near the Tennessee border when Rogers High School (8-0) meets Wilson (8-0) in a battle that will decide the Class 4A, Region 8 title. Both are squaring off unbeaten this late in the season for the first time in the rivalry’s history. The contest will be featured as the AHSAA’s NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program Game of the Week. Wilson’s SBP will be live-streaming the contest at 7 p.m. Friday. 
      For the two schools, it could better described as the Game of the Century. Few rivalries in the state have been more even with Wilson holding a slim 21-20 edge in the series that has been played annually since the Warriors and Pirates met for the first time in 1976. Wilson has averaged 17.7 points per game in the series and Rogers, 16.5 – only 1.2 points per game separating the two teams.
    Another key game scheduled for the NFHS Network Friday night is unbeaten Thompson (8-0) at defending state champion Hoover (7-1) in a battle that will determine the Class 7A, Region 5 champion. The Hoover High School Broadcast Program will be live-streaming with veteran announcer Jeff Lloyd bringing the play-by-play.
      The NFHS Network slate of AHSAA events also includes one swimming event today as well as a bowling event next Thursday being live-streamed by the Cullman High School SBP. The  seven state championship matches at the 46th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 2 at the Birmingham CrossPlex will also be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
    To check out the football games on the NFHS Network, go to: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/alabama/football
    To subscribe to the NFHS Network, click:
http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/

    The Rogers-Wilson game may be accessed by subscribers for live-stream or for Network non-subscriber members at:
http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/wilson-high-school-florence-al/37778f0036

   The Wilson-Rogers game will be available free for viewing on a delayed basis Tuesday, Oct. 17, after 11 a.m., to NFHS Network members. Those who currently have not joined the Network can view the delayed version once they sign up for the free membership.

NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS
THURSDAY, Oct. 26
SWIMMING                                                 Producer                                Air Time
Cullman Meet (Boys & Girls)                                    Cullman HS SBP                    5 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Auburn at Jeff Davis                                       Jeff Davis HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 27
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Class 2A
Pike County at Goshen                                   Goshen HS SBP                      7 p.m. 
Class 3A
Geneva at Wicksburg                                      Geneva HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Class 4A
Elmore County at Tallassee                            Montgomery Sports SBP        6:30 p.m.
Rogers at Wilson (AHSAA Game of Week)  Wilson HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Class 5A
Ardmore at Russellville                                   Russellville HS SBP               7 p.m.
Mae Jemison at Lawrence County                 Lawrence Co. HS SBP           6:45 p.m.
Rehobeth at Eufaula                                       Eufaula HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 6A
Columbia at Hartselle                                     Hartselle HS SBP                   7 p.m.
B.C. Rain at Spanish Fort                               Spanish Fort HS SBP             6:40 p.m.
Brewer at Cullman                                          Cullman HS SBP                    7 p.m.
Decatur at Muscle Shoals                               Muscle Shoals HS SBP          6:30 p.m.
Pelham at Opelika                                           Opelika HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Selma at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                                     Hillcrest HS SBP                    6:30 p.m.
Class 7A
Baker at Foley                                                 Foley   HS SBP                      6:45 p.m.
Enterprise at Lee-Montgomery                       Montgomery Sports SBP        6:30 p.m.
Enterprise at Lee-Montgomery                       Enterprise HS SBP                 7 p.m.
Huffman at Mountain Brook (Delayed)         Mtn Brook HS SBP                11 a.m. (Sat.)
Thompson at Hoover                                      Hoover HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills at Tuscaloosa Co.                    Vestavia Hills HS SBP           7 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 28
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Huffman at Mountain Brook (Delayed)         Mtn Brook HS SBP                11 a.m. (Sat.)
Russell County at Carver-Montgomery          Montgomery Sports SBP        6:30  p.m.

THURSDAY, Nov. 2
BOWLING                                                    Producer                                Air Time
Cullman, West Point, St. Bernard                  Cullman HS SBP                    4 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 1A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       8 a.m.
Class 6A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       9:45 a.m.
Class 7A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       11:30 a.m.
Class 5A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       1:15 p.m.
Class 4A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       3 p.m.
Class 2A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       4:45 p.m.
Class 3A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       6:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
LeFlore at Saraland                                         Saraland HS SBP                    6:40 p.m.
Muscle Shoals at Deshler                                Muscle Shoals HS SBP          7 p.m.
Thompson at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                  Hillcrest HS SBP                    6:30 p.m.

Super Regional Volleyball Championships Set for Huntsville & Montgomery Beginning Thursday

    MONTGOMERY – All seven defending state champions have qualified for the AHSAA Super Regional Volleyball Championships and will be in the field when the two tournaments get underway Thursday.
      Defending state champions St. Luke’s Episcopal (Class 2A), Bayside Academy (Class 3A) and St. Paul’s Episcopal (5A) will be in the 56-team field at South Super Regional at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl MultiPlex. The North Super Regional, at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center, will have the remaining four defending champs, Addison (1A), Madison Academy (4A), Hazel Green (6A) and Mountain Brook (7A) in its 56-team field.
    Sixteen teams in Classes 1A through 6A and eight in Class 7A will be vying at each Super Regional to advance to next week’s 46th annual AHSAA State Championships at Birmingham’s CrossPlex. Tomorrow’s action gets underway with Class 6A at 9 a.m. Classes 1A, 2A and 4A also play Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Classes 3A, 5A and 7A open play on Friday with first matches at 9.  Defending 1A state champion Addison (44-8), going for its third state crown in a row, will be in action at 2 p.m., at the Von Braun Center’s South Hall taking on Cherokee in its first-round game at 2 p.m.
      Mountain Brook opens play Friday morning at 9 a.m., against Huntsville. The Lady Spartans have all three Class 7A state crowns since the AHSAA expanded its classifications from six to seven in 2014.
      Daphne’s Bayside Academy plays at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the MultiPlex against Randolph County with Coach Ann Schilling’s Lady Admirals (36-8) riding a streak of 15 state championships in a row. Bayside has 25 state titles overall. Both totals are AHSAA state records.
       Last year’s Super Regional tournaments and the State tournament set an AHSAA record for attendance.
       Brackets for the North Super Regional can be found at the following link:
      http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/Sports/Volleyball/Regionals/2017/Brackets/1ANorth.html?ver=2017-10-24-091453-047
      Brackets for the South Super Regional can be accessed at:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Portals/0/Sports/Volleyball/Regionals/2017/Brackets/1ASouth.html?ver=2017-10-24-091452-933
      First-round pairings are also located at:
http://www.ahsaa.com/Sports/Volleyball/2017-Super-Regional-Volleyball-Pairings-and-Results

       The Super Regional championship match schedule at each is as follows:
      FRIDAY, OCT. 27
      Class 1A Finals:
6:30 p.m.
      Class 2A Finals: 5 p.m.
      Class 4A Finals: 5 p.m.
      Class 6A Finals: 5 p.m.
      SATURDAY, OCT. 28
     Class 3A Finals:
1 p.m.
     Class 5A Finals: 1 p.m.
      Class 7A Finals: 6:30 p.m.


AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 8 Close Finishes Highlight the 26th Annual Husky Challenge Cross Country Championships at Trussville

  MONTGOMERY – Oak Mountain High School’s Bryce Keefover edged Thomas Wolfe of Hewitt-Trussville by just 1.18 seconds to win the boys’ championship at the 26th annual Husky Challenge high school cross country championships last week.
   Jonah Barrett of the Eagles and Will Couch of Hoover were only seconds behind the leaders to finish 3-4 in the 105-runner field at the Trussville race. Their efforts in the meet that began its run almost three decades ago grabbed the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for week eight of the 2017 season.
   A total of 109 runners and 12 teams were in the field. Hoover won the team title with 39 points with its runners averaging 17:08.53 to nip Oak Mountain, which had 42 points. The Eagles’ runners averaged 17:09.70 in one of the closest team competitions top-to-bottom of the season.
    Hoover and Oak Mountain finished 1-2 in the girls’ competition that included 73 participants. The Lady Bucs had 29 points and the Eagles had 75. Lindsey Granier of John Carroll Catholic won the girls’ race with a time of 19:54.42, a second faster than Hoover’s Ava Weems, who clocked 19:55.93.
   Other cross country highlights reported include:

BOYS
AUBURN TIGER CLASSIC (5A-7A): Juniors Silas Franklin of Smiths Station, Evan Rogers of Auburn and Allan Anderson of Grissom crossed the finish line of the Tiger Classic large-school competition at Keisel Park with only 4.8 seconds separating the trio.  Franklin won with a time of 16:24.96, followed by Rogers at 16:28.44 while Anderson was clocked at 16:29.76.  Auburn edged Smith Station 60-62 to win the team competition in the race that featured 172 runners and 13 teams.
AUBURN TIGER CLASSIC (1A-4A): Sophomore Judson Hardin of Alabama Christian clocked 16:56.70 to finish first in the Class 1A-4A boys’ race held at Auburn’s Keisel Park. Senior Dawson Oliver and freshman Carter Clark finished 2-3 in the 143-runner field for Trinity Presbyterian, which won the team championship with 28 points. Montgomery Catholic was second with 47.
BALDWIN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Fairhope totaled 18 points at the race held at Loxley Municipal Park to win the Baldwin County title. Jared Touart led the Pirates with a winning time of 16:58.70 and Saxon Kilpatrick was second behind his teammate at 17:27.30 in the 91-runner field. Bayside Academy took second place.
MOBILE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mary Montgomery runner Caleb Troy Smith won the Mobile County boys’ championship with a winning time of 16:55.44 at Municipal Park. Myles Stoots of Faith Academy was second (17:16.02). Baker placed the next four finishers to win the meet with 26 points. Cody Becker was third for the Hornets clocking 17:23.31. Mary Montgomery finished second with 86 points. Fifteen schools and 130 runners competed.
OKTOBERFEST INVITATIONAL: St. Bernard’s Andrew Sweeney won the Class 1A-3A division race held at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman with a winning time of 16:52.29. Nate Collins of Westminster-Oak Mountain was a close second with a 16:54.69 time. Westminster won the team competition with 32 points. St. Bernard was second with 67.
    Cullman’s Eli Wilhite ran the 5,000-meter course in 16:52.52 to edge out Florence’s Grant Brown (16:57.33) to win the Class 4A-7A division race. The Bearcats won the team title with 37 points and the Falcons were second with 47.
LAST CHANCE CLASSIC: St. John Paul II Catholic’s Noah Flynn and Faud Qushair finished 1-2 in the race held at Madison’s Palmer Park and hosted by James Clemens High School. Flynn’s winning time was 15:52.56 in the 136-runner field. Huntsville won the team title with 25 points. The Falcons were second with 47.
PAUL W. BRYANT INVITATIONAL: Juniors John Niller, Adam Bolton and Nathan Shamwell finished 1-2-3 for Northridge as the Jaguars won the meet with 19 points. Niller posted a 19:05.58 to win.
DEMOPOLIS INVITATIONAL: Demopolis sophomore Jensen Hammons ran the 5,000-meter course at Demopolis Sports Park in 18:36.28 to claim first place. The Aggies scored 18 points to win the team title.
PISGAH INVITATIONAL:  Ben Hembree finished first for Pisgah with a winning time of 19:20.40 and teammate Jase Moore was second just 13 seconds behind. The Eagles also won the team title with 32 points.
WILDCAT FALL CLASSIC: Ohatchee junior Gabe Hammonds sped to the finish line in 17:31.10 to nip runner-up Miciah Myles of Anniston and third-place finisher Reed Robinson of Oxford by two seconds. Anniston hosted the meet that featured 138 boys’ participants. The team race was just as close with the Bulldogs winning with 59 points over White Plains (60).

GIRLS
AUBURN TIGER CLASSIC (1A-4A):  Three-time defending AHSAA state cross country champion Amaris Tyynismaa won the 1A-4A competition at the Tiger Classic at Auburn’s Keisel Park in convincing fashion with a winning time of 18:33.41 – 74 seconds ahead of runner-up Olivia Blackmon of T.R. Miller. A total of 107 girls competed in the race. Catholic also won the team title with 22 points. T.R. Miller was second with 52.
AUBURN TIGER CLASSIC (5A-7A):  Host Auburn placed four runners among the top six to win the Tiger Classic at Auburn with 23 points. Sophomore Samantha Rogers finished second at 19:06.93 to lead the winning Tigers. Grissom senior Jenny McManus won the race with an 18:59.93 time over a field of 120 runners.
LAST CHANCE CLASSIC: Huntsville’s girls ran away with the title posting 18 points to beat runner-up and host James Clemens (48). Rachel Jones won the individual title for the Panthers clocking 18:55.20. Huntsville teammates Kaitlyn Johnson and Hannah Bloom finished 2-3 and Genevieve Schaefer was fifth.
BALDWIN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Lexie Williams and Audrey Clark crossed the finish line 1-2 for Fairhope to lead the Pirates to the meet win at Loxley. Williams’ winning time was 20:08.47. Fairhope posted 27 points and runner-up Daphne had 72. Eighty-six runners participated.
MOBILE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Baker swept the girls’ team title with three runners in the top seven, led by Leslie Baxter, who was fourth. The Hornets totaled 39 points, and runner-up McGill-Toolen Catholic was second with 53. Grace Jenson of the Jackets clocked 18:48 .06 to beat the rest of the field of 85 runners.
OKTOBERFEST INVITATIONAL: Southside-Gadsden’s Camryn Davis won the Class 4A-7A division race held at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman with a winning time of 20:18.84.  Leahrose Mami of St. Bernard took first place in the 1A-3A division with a time of 20:28.22. A total of 135 runners competed in both races with Lawrence County taking the 4A-7A team crown with 42 points and Westminster of Oak Mountain posting a 26 total to win the 1A-3A championship.
PAUL W. BRYANT INVITATIONAL: Hillcrest eighth grader Sophie Smelley ran the 5,000-meter course in 24:03.54 to take first place in the meet held at Tuscaloosa. Asia Pleasants of Paul Bryant finished second. The Patriots also won the team title with 26 points.
DEMOPOLIS INVITATIONAL: Demopolis won the team title with 15 points and junior Amindy Mullen took first place with a winning time of 23:31.00 at Demopolis Sports Park.
PISGAH INVITATIONAL: Madison Academy’s Julianne Hill beat Pisgah runners Kaylynn Morgan and Kristen York to win the meet with a 21:50.20 time. The Eagles duo helped Pisgah win the team with 32 points.
WILDCAT FALL CLASSIC: Junior Abby Nunnelly of Alexandria won the Anniston race with a 20:30 time. Alexandria won the team competition over Oxford with 28 points. The Jackets had 68.


AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8 State Record-Tying 99-Yard Pass from Slade Berryman to Matt Sherrill Leads Hatton to 40-8 Win

     MONTGOMERY – Slade Berryman, a freshman quarterback at Hatton High School, passed for 323 yards and five touchdowns, including a state-record tying 99-yard touchdown pass to receiver senior Matt Sherrill, to lead Hatton to a 40-8 win over Phil Campbell last Friday It was the Hornets’ first win of the season and catapulted Berryman and Sherrill into the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8.
     Sherrill, who started the season as a quarterback for Coach Denton Bowling, finished with nine catches for 249 yards and all five of Berryman’s TD throws. The 249 yards receiving is the most in a single game in the AHSAA since Justin Pride’s 249 yards for Butler in a 49-34 loss to DAR in 2011. 
    The five TDs ranks second in a single game to three receivers who had six TD receptions in one game: Ja’Michael Willis, Gardendale (2010); David Morrison, Berry (2009); and Brandon Greer, Westbrook Christian; and ties four others who have had 5 – Tyler Crumpton, Phillips (2012); Sam Collins, Fayette County (1997); Bart Hyche, Winfield (1992); and Brian Chastain, Chilton County (1991).
   In other highlights reported:


MILESTONES
SCOTTSBORO POSTS 500TH WIN: The Wildcats beat Boaz 30-14 for the school’s win. The school posted a 168-140-32 record as Jackson County High School from 1913-1956 and has been 332-302-6 since the school was renamed Scottsboro High School. Coach Don Jacobs, who quarterbacked the Wildcats to an 8-2-1 season as a player in 1976 before moving on to the University of Alabama, saw junior QB Harold Metz rush for 132 yards and a TD on 23 carries and complete 10-of-12 passes for 66 yards and a TD in Friday’s win. 
     The most renowned Scottsboro alumnus is Pat Trammell, an Alabama Sports Hall of Famer who led Crimson Tide to the 1961 national championship. Trammell started as a freshman in 1954 at Scottsboro and led the Wildcats to 9-1 season by his junior year. He was quarterback in 25 of the wins in his prep career. He was named a high school All-American in 1957 and Academic All-American in 1961 and MVP of the SEC. He joined his teammates at the White House, accepting the MacArthur Trophy along with Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from then president John F. Kennedy. Trammell died of cancer on December 10, 1968 at the age of 28 — only two years after earning his M.D. degree. He is still one of the most popular players in UA and AHSAA state football history.
ISABELLA ECLIPSES 600 YARDS IN WIN: The Class 1A Isabella Mustangs (7-1) piled up 604 yards rushing and finished with 620 total yards in a 48-22 win over Notasgula. The rushing effort ranks ninth all-time in the AHSAA for rushing yards in a single game. Three senior running backs went over 100 yards for Coach Rex Littleton with Jaqarise Stacy gaining 170 yards on 14 carries. Jarrod Campbell added 127 yards on 13 attempts and Austin Brasher had 125 on 14 tries. Nine players had carries in the win.
CULLMAN’S JENNINGS PASSES FOR 431 YARDS: Cullman High School senior Fletcher Jennings turned in the top passing performance in the AHSAA this season completing 17-of-25 pass attempts for 431 yards and four touchdowns as the Bearcats beat Southside-Gadsden 42-40. The passing yards ranks 28th all-time on the AHSAA single-game record list.
KAPE McRAE LEADS ARITON TO REGION CROWN: The senior accounted for six touchdowns -- four rushing, one passing and one on defense -- to lead the Class 2A Purple Cats to a 55-12 Region 2 win over Abbeville and their first region title since 1998. He finished with 22 carries for 221 rushing yards, caught a 9-yard TD pass and scored on a 13-yard fumble return. He started the game recovering a fumble on the game’s opening kickoff and scored one play later on a 13-yard run.

CARVER CLINCHES PLAYOFF BERTH: Birmingham-Carver running back Chappelle Wade scored three touchdowns in a 34-0 victory over Jasper clinching the Rams’ first playoff berth since 2003.
WILLIAMS PACES PATS TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN: Homewood quarterback Larkin Williams completed 15-of-23 passes for 281 yards and four TDs to lead the unbeaten Patriots of Coach Ben Berguson from a 27-13 halftime deficit to a 37-27 victory over Shades Valley. The 8-0 start is the best for Homewood since the Patriots’ only perfect season in state history, a 15-0 slate on the way to the 2005 Class 5A state title.

BUZZER BEATERS

TYLER SELLERS, OPELIKA: Kicked field goals of 26 and 32 yards, the latter boot coming on the last play of the game to give the Bulldogs a 20-19 win over previously unbeaten Wetumpka in a key Class 6A, Region 3 battle. Opelika drove the length of the field on the final drive of the night to set up Sellers’ winning kick.
LUKE IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Was 10-of-15 passing for 171 yards and two touchdowns, engineering an 80-yard drive for the winning touchdown coming with 14 seconds remaining in a 23-18 win over Holy Spirit Catholic.
DEILO RICHARDSON, PAUL BRYANT: Threw a 79-yard TD pass and caught the game-winning 23-yard TD with 1:14 to go in a 25-20 victory over Bessemer City.
D.J. PATRICK, ELMORE COUNTY: Rushed for 256 yards on 30 carries and scored all four Elmore County touchdowns in the Panthers' 30-28 win over Holtville. Patrick also completed 5-of-9 passes for 45 yards, recovered an onside kick and intercepted a Holtville pass in the game's final seconds to ice the Elmore County win.

SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: Was 28-of- 41 passing for 317 yards and two touchdowns as Haleyville beat Dora 20-14. His 24-yard TD pass to Jackson Kennedy with 41 seconds to play was the game winner.

 

PASSING

GARRETT MAYO, FOLEY: Threw for 396 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Wolves to a 45-7 win over Mary Montgomery. His longest TD connection covered 87 yards.
TUCKER BROWN, WILSON: Completed 9-of-15 passes for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns, rushed for 126 yards and two more scores to finish with 456 total yards as unbeaten Wilson beat Priceville 52-17. His TD passes were 65, 30 and 50 yards. His TD runs covered 42 and 26 yards.

PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed 18-of-24 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-3 victory over Huntsville.

JON AVERY, OAKMAN: Completed 22-of-26 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-14 win over Carbon Hill. Avery had touchdown passes of 9, 14, 64, 43 and 25 yards.
MATT KALIFEH, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Was 15-of-25 passing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Admirals’ 17-14 overtime win over T.R. Miller.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: Was 11-of-16 passing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ 36-21 win over Leeds. His TD passes covered 15, 54, 20, and 22 yards.

JANSEN ALEXANDER, SAND ROCK: Returning from an ankle injury suffered two weeks ago, Alexander completed 7-of-9 pass attempts for 210 yards and three touchdowns (73, 68 and 29 yards) in the Wildcats’ 48-27 victory at Collinsville.
ETHAN WILSON, ANDALUSIA: Completed 14-of-18 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 93 yards and three scores to lead the Bulldogs to a 52-28 win over W.S. Neal.

RUSHING
KOLBE BLUNT, DAVIDSON: Picked up 259 yards rushing on 29 carries and scored all four Davidson touchdowns as the Warriors beat Jackson 28-6.
D’ARIE JOHNSON, SPAIN PARK: Totaled 22 carries for 248 yards and TD runs of 8 and 72 yards in the Jaguars’ 24-19 victory over Tuscaloosa County.

DAQUAN JOHNSON, FLOMATON: Had 324 yards total offense in Flomaton’s 35-20 win over Excel with 267 yards rushing and two TDs on 27 carries and 87 yards passing and two more scores with a 5-of-11 performance.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Selected last week to play in the Alabama-Mississippi Game, Myers rushed for 229 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41-20 victory over Ohatchee. The win secured the Bulldogs’ third consecutive Class 3A, Region 5 title.

NATE AMMONS, SLOCOMB: Rushed for 219 yards on 26 carries with a game-sealing 42-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the Red Tops’ 31-17 win over Houston Academy.

DARTAVIOUS BRITTON, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Rushed 15 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns as the Conquerors rolled over Gaylesville 33-6.

DWAN JAMES, LEFLORE: Rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries to lead the Rattlers past Robertsdale 28-27.
DREW ROGERS, LOCUST FORK: Rushed 26 times for 200 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Hornets’ 48-24 win over Hanceville. He also logged 17 tackles on defense and punted twice for a 35-yard average.
ROYDELL WILLLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Rushed for 200 yards and first-half touchdowns of 25, 8, 86 and 12 yards in a 46-14 victory over Jackson-Olin.
JERMAINE BROWN, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as St. Luke’s Episcopal defeated Washington County 41-7. He rushed for 179 yards on 18 carries and completed 6-of-14 passes for 94 yards and two scores.

DARREN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 20 times for 179 yards and touchdown runs of 3, 33 and 35 yards in the Eagles' 41-16 win over Anniston.

TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Ran for 162 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns (1 and 63 yards) and tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeMarcus Barrington in the Warriors’ 49-19 victory over Ashville.
NOAH TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Led the Lions to a 67-7 win over St. John Paul II Catholic with 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
CHANCE BATES, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for 151 yards and two TDs and J’Daryus Nance added 128 yards and three TDs in the Indians’ 42-7 win over Colbert County.
EVAN CROWE, HACKLEBURG: Crowe scored three touchdowns, including a 91-yard run, and finished with 145 yards rushing, in Hackleburg’s 41-6 win over Vina. Teammate Stone Fincher added 145 yards rushing and three scores in the win.
DYLAN CHANDLER, COLBERT HEIGHTS: Rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as Colbert Heights beat Lauderdale County 28-13.
TRENTIN DUPPER, DECATUR: Ran for 140 yards and a touchdown and completed 11-of-14 passes for 127 yards and a TD in a 24-13 win over Hartselle.

 

 

PASS RECEIVING
C.J. EDWARDS, FAIRHOPE: Snared nine passes for 232 yards and four touchdowns as Fairhope defeated Murphy 46-26 on Thursday night. Edwards also had a 58-yard run to set up another score.
MAHJA ARMSTRONG, FOLEY: Caught four passes, all for touchdowns, and 216 yards in the Lions’ 45-7 win over Mary Montgomery.
LIALLEN DAILEY, PINSON VALLEY: Caught four passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-7 victory over Gardendale.
CAL TAYLOR, HALEYVILLE: Hauled in12 receptions for 162 yards in the Lions’ 20-14 win over Dora.
DEMONTREZ BROWN, BOB JONES: Chosen an Alabama All-Star for the upcoming 31st annual Alabama-Mississippi Game in December, Brown had 156 yards receiving and all three Patriots touchdowns in a 21-0 win over Grissom.

CARSON CARVER, SAND ROCK: Caught four passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns (73 and 68 yards) in the Wildcats’ 48-27 win at Collinsville.
B.J. ANDERSON, ANDALUSIA: Caught eight passes for 141 yards and a TD in the Bulldogs’ 52-28 win over W.S. Neal.
LOGAN TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Caught five passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns in a 67-7 win over St. John Paul II Catholic. His scoring plays covered 18, 32 and 27 yards.
CHRIS HOPE, JAMES CLEMENS:  Hauled in six passes for 103 yards and a pair of 10-yard touchdowns and had a 53-yard reception that set up a TD in a 33-7 win over Buckhorn.
DEVONTAE HOUSTON, HANDLEY: Totaled 211 yards on 14 touches and scored four touchdowns as defending 4A state champion Handley beat Dadeville 46-20 to post its first win of the season, a 46-20 victory. Houston rushed 11 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 90 yards and another score.

 

DEFENSE
ETHAN CASELBERRY, SPARKMAN: Had three interceptions for the Senators in a 38-13 win over Gadsden City to clinch Sparkman’s first playoff berth since 2006.

MARSHALL CLARK, MUNFORD: Recorded 19 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and a pass break-up on defense and added nine catches for 92 yards and two TDs on offense in a 28-7 victory over Childersburg.

DEVON MATTHEWS, WENONAH: Recorded seven sacks as the Dragons limited Fairfield to 97 total yards in a 34-0 win over the Tigers.

TYLER ELLENBURG, WICKSBURG: Led Wicksburg’s defense with a team-leading eight tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery as the Panthers blanked Providence Christian 21-0.
CALEB JORDAN, SAMSON: Recorded 16 tackles an interception in the last four minutes of the game to preserve the Tigers’ 22-21 win over G.W. Long.
ETHAN BAKER, OPP: Had 13 tackles, including a quarterback sack, in a 29-19 loss to Geneva.

ZYDARIEN BROWN, HOUSTON COUNTY: Had 17 tackles and teammate Dorien Collier had 15 in the Lions’ 48-14 win over Kinston.
JOE JONES, PLEASANT GROVE: Intercepted two passes, returning one 45 yards for a touchdown, and recovered a fumble in a 41-8 victory over Woodlawn.


SPECIAL TEAMS
JACQUEZ ALLEN, HOOVER: Returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in a 17-7 victory over Vestavia Hills.
STARLING THOMAS, RAMSAY: Thomas, named to the Alabama All-Star Team last week, returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in a 53-35 victory over Carroll.
BRYCESON MASSEY, MCGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Scored a pair of TDs – one on a blocked punt and the other on a fumble recovery – as the Jackets beat Baker 48-6.
MONTRELL CAMPBELL, MADISON ACADEMY:  Returned a kickoff 65 yards for the go-ahead TD with 5:32 left in the game in a 26-22 win at North Jackson.


Two Quarterbacks, Kicker/Punter Finalize 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Two quarterbacks and a placekicker/punter fill out the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was being released by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday, running backs Thursday, defensive backs Friday and receivers Saturday.
     The quarterbacks/kickers were officially announced Sunday to close out the player series, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The quarterbacks selected are James Foster of Sidney Lanier and Jack West of Saraland, and the place-kicking and punting duties will be handled by Ethan McPherson of Fort Payne.  West has committed to Stanford University, Foster has committed to Missouri and McPherson has announced plans to sign with Mississippi State.
    Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaanow.com.

   The all-star game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


Five Receivers and Tight End Selected for 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Six receivers and a tight end have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was being released by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday, running backs Thursday, defensive backs Friday and quarterbacks and a kicker Sunday.
     The wide receivers and tight end selections were officially announced Saturday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The tight end selected is Michael Parker of Westminster Christian. The receivers include: Demontrez Brown, Bob Jones; Shedrick Jackson, Hoover; Anquaevious Pollard, Lanett; Justyn Ross, Central-Phenix City; Seth Williams, Paul Bryant; and Nathaniel Watson, Maplesville, was chosen in the athlete position.
    Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

   The all-star game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.



Six Outstanding Defensive Backs Selected For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Six outstanding defensive backs have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday and running backs Thursday. Wide receivers/tight ends will be announced Saturday and quarterbacks/kickers on Sunday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The defensive backs selected include: Jalyn Armour-Davis, St. Paul’s Episcopal; CarDamien Daniels, Homewood; Jakorey Hawkins, R.E. Lee-Montgomery; Kevontae Ruggs, R.E. Lee-Montgomery;
Cardavion Myers, Piedmont; and Starling Thomas, Ramsay.
    Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
   The all-star game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


29 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Oct. 19-24 Park Crossing versus Sidney Lanier Is Featured AHSAA Game of the Week on NFHS Network

   MONTGOMERY – A total of 29 AHSAA sports contests or events are scheduled to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network tonight through next Wednesday by AHSAA member schools. That brings the total to more than 180 AHSAA contests live-streamed over the NFHS Network since the 2017-18 school year kicked off in late August.
      Among the events will be a bowling tri-match to be live-streamed by the Cullman High School Broadcast Program on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Six volleyball contests and 22 football games are slated for tonight through Wednesday, Oct. 25.
     Two football games will by live-streamed tonight, 19 on Friday and one on Saturday as the AHSAA region races heat up with many key battles that will go a long way in deciding the state playoff participants.
     Two volleyball events include area tournaments in Class 6A, Area 2 (Monday) and Class 4A, Area 16 on Tuesday. Spanish Fort and Wilson high schools will be live-streaming selected matches from the two tourneys, respectively.
        The AHSAA’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Game of the Week Friday will be at Cramton Bowl where Park Crossing (7-1) takes on undefeated Sidney Lanier (7-0) in a game that will decide the Class 6A, Region 2 champion. Montgomery’s Public School SBP (Montgomery Sports Net) will be live-streaming the game over the NFHS Network.
      The Thunderbirds of Coach Smitty Grider are averaging 44.0 points a game and allowing 15.0. Sidney Lanier, coached by Marvin Cunningham, is 7-0. The Poets, led by talented senior quarterback James Foster, are scoring 36.4 point and yielding only 8.1, second only to Homewood in Class 6A this season.
     Lanier is off to the school’s best start since 2000. Montgomery’s oldest high school is 588-400-9 in over 107 seasons since playing football for the first time in 1910. Park Crossing is Montgomery newest public high school in just its fourth year of existence. Grider’s team has compiled a 35-8 record during that stretch including a 13-1 season in 2016 that ended in the Class 6A semifinals. The Thunderbirds are 20-2 over the last two years.
      Also on the line is the Montgomery Public Schools championship. Lanier is 3-0 in games versus the other county schools, Park Crossing is 2-1 and Robert E. Lee is 3-1 with a loss to Lanier and a win over Park Crossing. Grider’s team has won six straight since that 28-17 loss.
       The Lanier-Park Crossing game can be seen live by NFHS Network subscribers. The game will also be available free for viewing on a delayed basis Tuesday, Oct. 24, after 11 a.m., to NFHS Network members. Those who currently have not joined the Network can view the delayed version once they sign up for the free membership at: http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/.
    To check out all games scheduled, click: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/alabama/football

   

NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS
THURSDAY, Oct. 19
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Handley at Smiths Station                              Smiths Station HS SBP          6:30 p.m.
Northview at Smiths Station                          Smiths Station HS SBP          4:30 p.m.
James Clemens at Hoover                               Hoover HS SBP                      6:30 p.m.
Spain Park at Vestavia Hills                           Vestavia Hills HS SBP           6 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Florence at Columbia                                      Florence HS SBP                    6:45 p.m.
Prattville vs. Jeff Davis                                   Jeff Davis HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 20
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Class 1A
Millry at Sweet Water                         Sweet Water HS SBP             7 p.m. 
Class 2A
New Brockton at Goshen                               Goshen HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 3A
Opp at Geneva                                                Geneva HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 4A
W.S. Neal at Andalusia                                 Andalusia HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.
Class 5A
Russellville at East Limestone                        Russellville HS SBP               7 p.m.
Class 6A
Austin at Muscle Shoals                                 Muscle Shoals HS SBP           7 p.m.
Cullman at Southside-Gadsden                      Cullman HS SBP                    7 p.m.
Hartselle at Decatur                                        Hartselle HS SBP                   7 p.m.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at Brookwood                Hillcrest SBP                          6:30 p.m.
Sidney Lanier vs. Park Crossing                     Montgomery Sports Net         6:30 p.m.
Spanish Fort at Saraland                                 Saraland HS SBP                    6 p.m.
Wetumpka at Opelika                         Opelika HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 7A
Auburn at Smiths Station                               Smiths Station HS SBP          7 p.m.
Enterprise at Demopolis                                  Enterprise HS SBP                 7 p.m.
Foley at Mary Montgomery                            Foley HS SBP                         6 p.m.
Hoover at Vestavia Hills                                 Vestavia Hills HS SBP           7 p.m.
Hoover at Vestavia Hills                                 Hoover HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Oak Mountain at Mtn. Brook (delayed)         Mtn. Brook HS SBP               11 a.m. (Sat.)

SATURDAY, Oct. 21

FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Central-Phenix City at R.E. Lee                     Montgomery Schools SBP      6 p.m.

MONDAY, Oct. 23

VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 6A, Area 2 finals                                   Spanish Fort HS SBP             5:58 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Opelika at Auburn (Freshmen)                       Auburn HS SBP                     6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 24

BOWLING                                                    Producer                                Air Time
Cullman, St. Bernard, Lindsay Lane meet     Cullman HS SBP                    5 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 4A, Area 16 Tourney                             Wilson HS SBP                      5 p.m.


Four Strong Running Backs Announced For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Four strong running backs have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday and defensive backs will be released Friday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmo
nt is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The running backs selected include: Carlos Davis, Muscle Shoals; Asa Martin, Austin; Clay Stearns, Mountain Brook; and LaDamian Webb, Beauregard. Webb was selected Mr. Football as a junior after rushing for 3,242 yards and scoring 53 touchdowns. He led Beauregard to the Class 5A state title last season with a Super 7 record 51 carries and 359 yards in the 33-13 win over Wenonah. He scored all five touchdowns for the Hornets.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaanow.com.

 

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
   The game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight, Week 7 McGill-Toolen Wins Margaret Blalock Tournament to Claim Volleyball Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School overcame a loss in pool play to claim the championship of the Margaret Blalock Invitational volleyball tournament last weekend. The Blalock tourney, traditionally one of the most competitive in the state that serves as a good measuring stick for teams as them move into the post season, grabbed the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 7 of the 2017 season.
    The Dirty Dozen (36-7), coached by Kate Wood, lost to Hoover in pool play but rebounded to beat the Lady Bucs in the finals 2-1. McGill also beat Niceville (FL), Oak Mountain, Alexandria, Hazel Green and Bob Jones en route to the title.  Kenya McQuirter had 78 kills, 14 blocks, 49 digs and five service aces to pace McGill-Toolen. Erica Schilling also had 78 kills and 15 aces, and Alex Pierre registered 44 kills and 22 blocks in the tourney.
   Other volleyball superlatives from Week 7:

KILLS/BLOCKS
BRITTAN DAVIS, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 12 kills versus Grissom to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
CARSON ANN CROW, SAINT JAMES: Had 29 kills in two matches to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
LINDSEY WALKER, MUSCLE SHOALS: Led the Trojans to the Colbert County tournament championship with 68 kills and eight aces.
ALYSSA DUTTON, CARBON HILL: Registered 131 kills and 22 blocks to lead Carbon Hill to an 11-1 record and won the Shrimp Fest Tourney at Gulf Shores.
PAIGE SHAW, HOOVER: Helped Hoover (26-7) go 7-1 for the week and reach the Margaret Blalock finals with 110 kills, 10 blocks and ???? aces.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Helped her team finish 7-1 for the week and finish second in the Lauderdale County tourney with 65 kills and 39 blocks.
KINSLEY HANBACK, LEXINGTON: Recorded 66 kills and 18 blocks as Lexington extended its current streak to 38 match wins in a row with a victory in the finals of the Lauderdale County tournament.
EMMA JARRETT, BOB JONES: Had 50 kills in six matches for the Patriots (32-10) at the Margaret Blalock tournament.
MALLORY ODOM, BAKER: The versatile Hornets player had 51 kills and 98 assists in nine matches to lead Baker to the championship of the Silver Bracket at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Fest tournament.
ABBIE CHAMBLESS, ADDISON: Had 64 kills, 33 digs and 15 blocks in five matches to lead Addison to the Winston County tournament championship.
EMORIE LONG, PELHAM: Had 44 kills and nine blocks in three matches for the Panthers.

ASSISTS
JAMIE GREGG, HOOVER: Dished out 195 assists for the Bucs in eight matches.
EMMA NESTER, WILSON: Had 173 digs in eight matches as Wilson went 7-1.
LIBBY GRACE GANN, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Registered 159 assists and 10 service aces in a very productive week for the Lady Spartans.
KALEY BRUCE, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Had 126 assists, 53 digs and 13 aces as the Lions reached the finals of the Barry Walker Invitational tournament at Briarwood.
AIJA ABELE, BOB JONES: Had 109 assists in seven matches for the Patriots.

DIGS
KELLAN HENSLEY, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL:
Had 155 digs in seven matches for the Wildcats.
TAYLOR FONTENELLE, SPANISH FORT:  Had 127 digs and 11 aces in eight matches for the week.
TAYLOR BROWN, WILSON: Had 118 digs in eight matches as Wilson went 7-1 for the week.
HANNA RIGSBY, GULF SHORES: Totaled 105 digs in seven matches for Gulf Shores.