MONTGOMERY – An act of kindness and outstanding sportsmanship captured the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for the first round of the State Football Playoffs.
Saks High School Principal Jody Whaley has nothing but praise for Fayette County High School and its administration – led by Principal Jeremy Madden.
Fayette County hosted the Class 4A, first-round football game versus Saks last Friday with the host Tigers winning the hard-fought game 20-7.
Fayette also won the admiration of Whaley and the large Saks fan base that followed their team to the contest. Their acts off the field and the response it garnered catapulted Fayette and Saks into this week’s Prep Spotlight.
Whaley explained in this poignant email:
“I haven’t missed a single high school football game in the 19 years that I have been a school administrator and I am telling you that Fayette County is the best kept secret in the state. Let me name some of the reasons.
- Fayette County’s principal – He sent me a complete itinerary earlier in the week that provided vital information to my head coach, band director, cheer coach, even my fans. He also answered my phone call one hour before kickoff (the most hectic time possible for a high school principal). I told him our spirit bus broke down 30 miles from the school. He made me feel like we were his number one concern. He told me he would get us some help and that is exactly what he did.”
- The Transportation supervisor – He called me seconds after I hung up with the principal and he told me that mechanics were on the way to the stranded bus. Rather than letting us chance it on a bus that may or may not make it back to Saks High, he provided us with a Fayette County bus to return home in after the game. Countless (other) people from Fayette County pulled over to offer assistance to my students on the stranded bus.
- The Fayette County band students who went out of their way to tell our fans how great our Saks band was.
- All of the Fayette County fans who wanted to know the condition of the Saks player that was carted off and sent to the Fayette County Medical Center. Thank you for your prayers. He was released from the medical center and is going to need to see an orthopedic specialist. It was very noticeable how every single fan in the stadium went to complete silence every time an injured player was getting medical assistance on the field. (Fayette) fans are second to none.
- The two volunteer Fayette County deputies who stayed on our side the entire night to provide us with any assistance we needed (We never needed any).
- The head football coach - (Lance Tucker) personally called me earlier in the week and answered about 20 questions that I had ranging from where to park the band busses to the best three places to eat in Fayette County. He answered every question and he even gave me his personal cell number and told me to call if I had any more questions. FYI, I chose Sam’s Smoke House, WOW!
Whaley said he has heard numerous compliments from Saks fans about the generosity of everyone at Fayette County High School.
“ I’m certain I will hear more as the week goes on. I am going to call their principal and tell (Jeremy Madden) that his entire community deserves an extra 10-minute break for showing so much class.”
In other highlights from the first week of the AHSAA 2016 football playoffs:
TROJANS WELCOMES COACH BACK WITH PLAYOFF WIN: Saint James head football coach Jimmy Perry was on the operating table having multiple stents placed in the arteries near his heart just days before last Friday night’s 49-21 Class 4A state playoff win over Satsuma. Perry, who won his first playoff game at St. James and picked up his first postseason win since 2011, said prior to the game that the events gave him an even clearer perspective on the important things in life and made him appreciate more the relationships he has shared with family, coaches, players and friends.
The win give him a 99-52 career coaching record in 13 seasons, five at Saint James, three at St. Paul’s Episcopal and five at Robert E. Lee. He also spent nine years (2000-09) as an off-the-field assistant coach at Auburn.
CITRONELLE’S LB RECORDS 28 TACKLES: Justin Roberts, a linebacker, had 28 tackles in a 35-21 Class 5A playoff loss to unbeaten Carroll of Ozark. His total ties him for sixth most tackles in a single game in AHSAA history. The all-time record of 36 tackles was made by Hamilton’s Andy Stidham in a 20-13 win over Haleyville in 1996. Melvin Cotton of Holt had 31 in a 1998 game versus Bibb County; Mike DuBose 30 versus Pike County in 1968; Adam Crosby of New Brockton and Carlos Salinas of Frisco City 29 each in 2006 and 1999, respectively; Clarence Brown of Berry and Sean Anderson of Abbeville 28 each in games played in 2012.
HACKLEBURG NOTCHES HUDSON’S 75TH WIN: The Panthers (9-2) beat Lynn 35-6 in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs as Stone Fincher ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries to give Coach Rod Hudson his 75th career win in just his eighth season at the helm. Hudson is 75-22, a winning percentage of .757.
CHIPPER LARTIGUE and ZACH MOODE, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: The offensive linemen helped open holes for Huskies running backs to score seven rushing touchdowns as Hewitt-Trussville (11-0) beat Oak Mountain 63-21 in the 7A playoffs.
ALABAMA ALL-STAR WATCH:
SPANISH FORT’S JOHNSTON SETS AHSAA RECORD: The Toros senior increased his season total to 161 tackles with last Friday’s performance versus Carver-Montgomery in a 23-22 playoff win and now has 638 career tackles, a new AHSAA record. The record was previously set by former Alabama All-Star Demarco McNeil of Blount (622) from 1996-98.
Johnston and Spanish Fort teammate Justin Thomas, who has 136 career tackles, will both be in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game Dec. 10 at Cramton Bowl.
JAXTON CARSON, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: One of three running backs chosen for the Alabama All-Star Team, Carson ran nine times for 123 yards to lead the Red Devils past Murphy 56-7 in the Class 7A playoffs. His 49-yard TD run opened the second half for Central-Phenix City.
DAULTON HYATT, ETOWAH: One of two quarterbacks chosen for the Alabama All-Stars, he completed 11-of-14 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 44-27 Class 5A playoff win over Mae Jemison.
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: The all-purpose back, who was selected to play for the Alabama stars as a defensive back, ran for 144 yards and three scores (67, 47 and 8 yards) on eight carries and also completed 5-of-9 passes for 206 yards with two touchdowns (75 and 40 yards) in the Rattlers’ 42-14 Class 2A win over Sulligent.
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IVORY STARR, CEDAR BLUFF: Churned out 303 yards rushing on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns (43, 1, 46 yards) in the Tigers' 41-20 Class 1A playoff victory over Berry.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 287 yards and four touchdowns and also threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Janish to spark the Rebels (10-0) to a 54-21 Class 2A win over J.U. Blacksher.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: Ran for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Black Bears built a 41-0 lead en route to a 41-19 Class 6A playoff win over Pell City. Robinson finished with 22 carries and 223 yards total.
LADARIUS WOODS, DECATUR: Ran for 224 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries in a 35-10 win over Cullman.
ZACK ALFORD, GOSHEN: Rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 48-26 Class 2A win over Verbena. Alford’s TD runs were 44 and 48 yards.
TREY HARRIS, NORTH JACKSON: Rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns (75, 38, 20 and 4 yards) and passed for s 34-yard score as the Chiefs beat Wilson 41-7 in Class 4A.
JAHARI BROWN, NEW BROCTON: Had 196 yards and three touchdowns (1, 62 and 58 yards) as the Gamecocks won its 2A playoff opener 45-16 over Keith.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries in the Titans' 15-7 Class 7A win over Mountain Brook.
LEE STANLEY, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in the Bulldogs' 55-26 Class 3A victory over Holly Pond.
DEE WILLIAMS, ELBA: Had 182 yards and five touchdowns (14, 30, 7, 42, 14 yards) on 21 carries and added two receptions for 22 yards in the defending state champion Tigers’ 40-8 Class 2A win over R.C. Hatch.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Had 21 attempts for 164 yards and two touchdowns, caught three passes for 41 yards and defensively made 21 tackles as the unbeaten Wildcats (11-0) beat Lawrence County 38-27.
KHYMEL CHAVERST, PINSON VALLEY: Rushed 21 times for 160 yards, including two fourth-quarter TDs, as Pinson Valley downed Jackson-Olin 31-5 in a Class 6A playoff contest.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown, hauled in a 25-yard TD pass from Ben Ivey and rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Panthers' 40-14 Class 1A victory over South Lamar.
CORY THOMAS, ETOWAH: Rushed 19 times for 154 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Devils' 44-27 win over Mae Jemison.
MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT: Ran for 169 yards and two TDs as the Bulldogs won its 4A playoff opener over Dale County 36-0.
KOY CHAPMAN, GORDO: Completed 15-of-21 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-14 Class 3A victory over Prattville Christian.
COLE FREDERICK, HILLCREST-TUSCALOOSA: Was 19-of-25 passing for 286 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots (11-0) beat Benjamin Russell 40-16 in the 6A playoffs.
MATT HIOTT, BIBB COUNTY: Scored on a 1-yard run in the first possession of overtime to lead the Choctaws to a 41-34 playoff win over Munford. He was 11-of-18 passing for 157 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 77 yards and the game-clinching TD.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: Had 266 totals yards and accounted for three TDs in the Wildcats’ 38-27 Class 5A win over Lawrence County. He was 10-of-20 passing for 138 yards and rushed for 128 yards and three scores on 15 carries.
KADARIUS TONEY, BLOUNT: Passed for 174 yards and rushed for 105 yards and two TDs as Blount nipped Dothan 15-7 in the 6A playoffs.
MALCOLM ASKEW, McADORY: Was 13-of-19 passing for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Jackets’ 24-7 Class 6A win over Wetumpka. Willie Langham had all three TD receptions.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Was 7-of-12 passing for 184 yards and an 80-yard TD connection to Adrian Person Jr., as Brantley beat Marengo 55-38 in the 1A playoffs.
GRAYSON EDGEMON, MADISON ACADEMY: Was 14-of-21 passing for 210 yards and five touchdowns (33, 18, 10, 10 and 4 yards) in a 51-13 Class 4A win over Central-Florence.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 161 yards and two touchdowns (52, 24 yards) and rushed for 97 yards on 18 carries in the Warriors' 29-22 Class 4A victory over Winfield.
LANDON JOHNSON, HOKES BLUFF: Was 8-of-10 passing for 193 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another in the Eagles' 24-8 victory over Haleyville.
BRANDON CROSBY, MAE JEMISON: Completed 11-of-25 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns (15, 11 and 4 yards), and ran for 80 yards on 21 carries in a 44-27 Class 5A loss at Etowah.
ANDY NOLES, ETOWAH: Had four catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 44-27 win over Mae Jemison.
REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Snagged TD passes of 20 and 17 yards and threw a 2-yard TD pass in the Wildcats’ 28-26 Class 4A win over Madison County.
JAYLOND ADAMS, MINOR: Had 253 all-purpose yards to lead Minor in a come-from-behind 42-21 Class 6A win over Homewood. He had two TDs as the Tigers scored 30 points in the final quarter.
JAHMIANR FILS-AIME’, DALEVILLE: Recorded 21 tackles in a 21-14 Class 3A loss to Bayside Academy.
TRENT COCHRAN-GILL, TALLASSEE: Had two interceptions and eight tackles on defense and also had nine carries for 142 yards with a 56-yard touchdown on offense in the Tigers’ 29-26 Class 4A win over Hale County.
ETHAN WELLS, WICKSBURG: Returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Panthers a two-score lead on the way to a 34-28 Class 3A playoff win at T.R. Miller. Wells also had six receptions for 96 yards and ran for 58 yards on nine carries with one touchdown.
BEN ABERCROMBIE, HOOVER: Snatched two of the four interceptions made by Hoover’s defense, returning one for a TD, and the Bucs beat Bob Jones 31-10 in the Class 7A playoffs.
BEN McGOUGH, DECATUR HERITAGE: Made 15 tackles and caught an 8-yard touchdown in a 35-8 Class 1A win over Phillips.
JUSTIN CULVER, SCOTTSBORO: Made 12 tackles, including two for losses, in a 38-27 win over Lawrence County.
JACKSON JOHNSON, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Had two interceptions, returning one for a 21-yard touchdown, to lift the defending Class 7A state champion Yellow Jackets (11-0) to a 46-14 win over Jeff Davis.
ISAIHA JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 41-20 Class 1A win over Berry.
CALEB RANSUM, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Posted a sack for a 12-yard loss on fourth down inside Warriors territory in the fourth quarter, then later recovered a fumble inside the Cherokee County 10-yard line to help preserve a 29-22 Class 4A playoff victory over Winfield.
TY REYNOLDS, DAPHNE: Had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown as Daphne beat Sidney Lanier 24-6 in the opening round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Cramton Bowl. It was the Trojans’ ninth straight win after opening the season 0-2.
JORDAN GRADDY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Recovered a Straughn fumble and also intercepted a pass as the Leopards beat the Tigers 21-7 in the 3A playoffs.
TRE’SHAWN BROWN, MONTEVALLO: Had nine tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a TD pass as the Bulldogs posted a 45-18 Class 3A playoff win over Southside-Selma.
CLAY KELLEY, NEW BROCKTON: Had 11 tackles in New Brockton’s 45-16 Class 2A win over Keith. He also rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns (44, 8 and 2 yards).
BRADON CARVER, SAND ROCK: The senior had 10 tackles on defense, rushed for 104 yards and a TD on 22 carries and also tossed a TD pass as the Wildcats nipped Reeltown 20-18 in the 2A playoffs.
MARTIN CHAFFIN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Had an interception on a two-point try with 33 seconds remaining to seal the Blue Devils’ 22-20 Class 5A win over Pleasant Grove.
QUINTON DOWNEY, SPRING GARDEN: Registered nine tackles on defense and rushed for 133 yards and two TDs on 19 carries on offense as Spring Garden beat South Lamar 40-14.
MATTHEW QUINN, SPANISH FORT: Kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired to lift the defending state champion Toros to a 23-22 Class 6A playoff win over Carver-Montgomery.
JONATHAN KILGO, GADSDEN CITY: Kicked field goals of 21, 32 and 46 yards in the Titans' 15-7 playoff win at Mountain Brook.
ANDREW OSTEEN, ENTERPRISE: Booted three field goals in four attempts, making attempts of 27, 37 and 38 yards, and was perfect on all six extra-point tries in the Wildcats’ 51-14 Class 7A win over Baker. Osteen also kicked seven of 10 kickoffs for touchbacks and had one punt for 47 yards.
MARCUS JONES, ENTERPRISE: Returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and added another 44-yard return to set up a Wildcat field goal in a 51-14 win over Baker.
RAUL HERNANDEZ, ETOWAH: Kicked a 45-yard field goal and was 5-for-6 in extra points in the Blue Devils' 44-27 win over Mae Jemison.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: The senior kicker was true on five extra points and extended his current streak of successful extra-point kicks to 44 in a row as the Wildcats advanced in the 5A playoffs with a 38-27 win over Lawrence County. He also booted a 23-yard field and is now 7-of-8 on field goal tries this season.
Washington County High School of Chatom has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit its Class 2A first-round football playoff win over Samson for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. Washington County High School self-reported the violation to the AHSAA once notified of the potential infraction.
MONTGOMERY -- All seven defending state football champions and 17 unbeaten teams survived the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs and advance to the second round of games Nov. 11.
The games will be played on Veterans Day, and in honor of the nation’s veterans, the AHSAA is asking all host schools to have a program honoring veterans prior to the playoff contest at each stadium. Instructions have been provided to each host school to assist them in honoring the veterans during a special pre-game program. All games are set to kick off at 7 p.m.
This week’s slate includes 52 games in the second round – eight each in classes 1A through 6A and four games in Class 7A. Among the 104 participants are defending champions Maplesville (1A), Elba (2A), Madison Academy (4A), Leeds (4A), St. Paul’s Episcopal (5A), Spanish Fort (6A) and McGill-Toolen Catholic (7A). Madison Academy won the 3A state title in 2015, but moved up to 4A this season.
McGill-Toolen (11-0), coached by Caleb Ross, extended its current winning streak to 20 games with a 46-14 victory over Jeff Davis in the first round.
The five rounds of playoffs (only four for 7A) will conclude with the Super 7 State Football Finals at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
Class 6A, Region 8 and Class 3A, Region 5 were the only regions to advance all four teams in the first round.
A total of 15 regions advanced three of four qualifiers to the second round including: Regions 3 and 7 in Class 1A; Regions 1, 3 and 7 in Class 2A; Regions 1, 4 and 5 in Class 3A; Regions 1 and 3 in Class 4A; Regions 1 and 3 in Class 6A; and Regions 2 and 4 in Class 7.
The seven defending state champions include Class 1A Maplesville (10-0); Class 2A Elba (9-2); Class 3A Piedmont (11-0); Class 4A Leeds (9-2); Class 5A St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3); Class 6A Spanish Fort (9-2); and Class 7A McGill-Toolen (11-0).
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (10-0); Georgiana (11-0), Linden (11-0), Wadley (10-0), Addison (11-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (10-0); Fyffe (11-0); LaFayette (11-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (11-0); Piedmont (11-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (11-0); Class 5A: Carroll (11-0); Scottsboro (11-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (11-0); Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0); and Hewitt-Trussville (11-0).
Advancing to the second round are also 18 teams with just one loss, 27 with two losses and 24 with three losses. Three schools advancing still have records under. 500 on the year.
Round two winners in Classes 1A through 6A will advance to the quarterfinals on Nov. 18 and the semifinals Nov. 25. Class 7A will have quarterfinal games this week with semifinals Nov. 18.
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. Those games will be announced early next week and will be listed at www.nfhsnetwork.net.
Second-round pairings and first-round results:
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
All games, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. unless otherwise denoted
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Isabella (10-1) at Georgiana (11-0)
Linden (11-0) at Notasulga (7-4)
Sweet Water (8-2) at Wadley (10-0)
Brantley (7-4) at Maplesville (10-0)
Decatur Heritage (9-2) at Cedar Bluff (8-3)
Pickens County (8-3) at Sumiton Christian (9-2)
Hubbertville (9-1) at Hackleburg (9-2)
Spring Garden (10-1) at Addison (11-0)
New Brockton (7-4) at G.W. Long (10-0), Skipperville
Southern Choctaw (9-1) at Goshen (8-3)
Leroy (8-3) at Aliceville (10-1)
Samson (7-4) at Elba (9-2)
Cleveland (8-3) at Fyffe (11-0)
Sheffield (9-2) at LaFayette (11-0)
Lanett (9-2) at West End (6-5), Walnut Grove
Sand Rock (9-2) at Tanner (8-3)
Oakman (7-4) at Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-6)
Montevallo (10-1) at Mobile Christian (10-1)
Gordo (11-0) at Wicksburg (8-3)
Pike County (9-2) at Bayside Academy (7-4), Daphne
Lexington (8-3) at Weaver (8-3)
Colbert County (9-2) at Piedmont (11-0)
Ohatchee (10-1) at Lauderdale County (7-4), Rogersville
Sylvania (8-3) at Randolph County (9-2), Wedowee
Tallassee (8-3) at Saint James (10-1), Montgomery
Andalusia (10-1) at Leeds (8-3)
Thomasville (8-2) at Bibb County (8-3), Centreville
Handley (9-2) at UMS-Wright (9-2), Mobile
North Jackson (6-4) at Hokes Bluff (7-4)
West Limestone (10-1) at Cherokee County (9-2), Centre
Rogers (11-0) at Cordova (9-2)
Fayette County (5-6) at Madison Academy (8-3)
Calera (8-3) at Carroll (11-0), Ozark
Beauregard (9-1) at Vigor (8-3), Prichard
St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3) at Central-Clay County (9-2)
Jackson (7-3) at Lincoln (4-7)
Etowah (9-2) at Mortimer Jordan (9-2), Kimberly
Russellville (8-3) at Briarwood Christian (10-1)
Wenonah (8-2) at Brooks (9-2), Killen
Scottsboro (11-0) at Fairfield (7-4)
Park Crossing (11-0) at Bessemer City (7-4)
McAdory (8-3) at Blount (9-2), Prichard
Spanish Fort (9-2) at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0)
Opelika (10-1) at Daphne (9-2)
Minor (10-1) at Hartselle (9-2)
Decatur (10-1) at Ramsay (9-2), Birmingham, Legion Field
Austin (8-3) at Pinson Valley (8-3)
Gardendale (8-3) at Muscle Shoals (6-5)
Enterprise (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0), Mobile
Auburn (8-3) at Central-Phenix City (9-1)
James Clemens (8-3) at Hoover (9-2), Hoover Met
Gadsden City (6-5) at Hewitt-Trussville (11-0)
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Georgiana (11-0) 28, Millry (4-7) 6
Isabella (10-1) 46, Winterboro (6-5) 6
Linden (11-0) 77, Houston County (6-5) 7
Notasulga (7-4) 37, Ragland (7-4) 36
Wadley (10-0) 50, Loachapoka (3-8) 7
Sweet Water (8-2) 47, McKenzie (7-4) 6
Maplesville (10-0) 61, Talladega County Central (4-6) 6
Brantley (7-4) 55, Marengo (6-5) 38
Cedar Bluff (8-3) 41, Berry (5-6) 20
Decatur Heritage (9-2) 35, Phillips (3-8) 8
Pickens County (8-3) 55, Coosa Christian (3-8) 7
Sumiton Christian (9-2) 49, Cherokee (5-6) 28
Hackleburg (9-2) 35, Lynn (7-4) 6
Hubbertville (9-1) 47, Woodville (5-6) 15
Addison (11-0) 63, Shoals Christian (3-8) 20
Spring Garden (10-1) 40, South Lamar (6-5) 14
G.W. Long (10-0) 54, J.U. Blacksher (5-6) 21
New Brockton (7-4) 45, Keith (6-5) 16
Southern Choctaw (9-1) 41, Abbeville (4-7) 20
Goshen (8-3) 48, Verbena (6-5) 25
Aliceville (10-1) 47, Luverne (7-4) 14
Leroy (8-3) 26, Ariton (6-5) 0
Elba (9-2) 40, R.C. Hatch (5-6) 8
Samson (7-4) 1, Washington County (6-4) 0 (forfeit)
Fyffe (11-0) 56, Horseshoe Bend (6-5) 7
Cleveland (8-3) 41, Red Bay (8-3) 14
LaFayette (11-0) 26, Collinsville (6-5) 6
Sheffield (9-2) 27, Cold Springs (5-6) 14
West End (6-5) 41, Lamar County (6-5) 7
Lanett (9-2) 68, Gaston (6-5) 13
Tanner (8-3) 42, Sulligent (6-5) 14
Sand Rock (9-2) 20, Reeltown (6-5) 18
Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-6) 28, Opp (9-2) 25
Oakman (7-4) 21, Montgomery Academy (7-4) 0
Mobile Christian (10-1) 21, Straughn (4-6) 7
Montevallo (10-1) 45, Southside-Selma (7-4) 18
Gordo (11-0) 55, Prattville Christian (5-6) 14
Wicksburg (8-3) 34, T.R. Miller (8-3) 28
Pike County (9-2) 27, American Christian (5-6) 22
Bayside Academy (7-4) 21, Daleville (8-3) 14
Weaver (8-3) 37, Fultondale (8-3) 7
Lexington (8-3) 25, North Sand Mountain (6-5) 14
Piedmont (11-0) 55, Holly Pond (6-5) 26
Colbert County (9-2) 31, Plainview (6-5) 20
Lauderdale County (7-4) 55, Geraldine (5-6) 16
Ohatchee (10-1) 49, Locust Fork (7-4) 28
Sylvania (8-3) 42, West Morgan (7-4) 6
Randolph County (9-2) 28, J.B. Pennington (8-3) 6
Saint James (10-1) 49, Satsuma (6-5) 21
Tallassee (8-3) 29, Hale County (5-6) 26
Andalusia (10-1) 42, Alabama Christian (4-7) 24
Leeds (8-3) 19, Greensboro (5-6) 12
Bibb County (8-3) 41, Munford (6-5) 34 (OT)
Thomasville (8-2) 20, Montgomery Catholic (8-3) 6
Handley (9-2) 49, West Blocton (6-5) 7
UMS-Wright (9-2) 36, Dale County (7-4) 0
Hokes Bluff (7-4) 24, Haleyville (9-2) 8
North Jackson (6-4) 41, Wilson (8-3) 7
Cherokee County (9-2) 29, Winfield (7-4) 22
West Limestone (10-1) 28, Madison County (6-5) 26
Rogers (11-0) 42, Randolph (6-5) 6
Cordova (9-2) 46, Jacksonville (8-2) 23
Madison Academy (8-3) 51, Central-Florence (4-7) 13
Fayette County (5-6) 20, Saks (6-5) 7
Carroll (11-0) 35, Citronelle (6-5) 21
Calera (8-3) 35, Sylacauga (8-3) 34
Vigor (8-3) 47, B.T. Washington (7-4) 0
Beauregard (9-1) 41, Dallas County (6-5) 0
Central-Clay County (9-2) 56, Jemison (3-8) 14
St. Paul's Episcopal (8-3) 45, Charles Henderson (7-4) 7
Lincoln (4-7) 27, Demopolis (7-4) 24
Jackson (7-3) 41, Eufaula (8-3) 21
Mortimer Jordan (9-2) 22, Pleasant Grove (4-7) 20
Etowah (9-2) 44, Mae Jemison (6-5) 27
Briarwood Christian (10-1) 42, Corner (7-4) 17
Russellville (8-3) 35, Guntersville (6-5) (28)
Brooks (9-2) 56, Arab (6-5) 30
Wenonah (8-2) 42, West Point (6-5) 8
Scottsboro (11-0) 38, Lawrence County (5-6) 27
Fairfield (7-4) 14, Hayden (8-3) 7
Park Crossing (11-0) 45, Saraland (6-5) 14
Bessemer City (7-4) 31, at Chelsea (8-3) 23
Blount (9-2) 15, Dothan (4-7) 7
McAdory (8-3) 24, Wetumpka (8-3) 7
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0) 40, Benjamin Russell (3-8) 16
Spanish Fort (9-2) 23, Carver-Montgomery (5-6) 22
Opelika (10-1) 48, Paul Bryant (4-7) 12
Daphne (9-2) 24, Sidney Lanier (8-3) 6
Minor (10-1) 42, Homewood (5-6) 21
Hartselle (9-2) 21, Albertville (8-3) 7
Ramsay (9-2) 38, Clay-Chalkville (6-5) 28
Decatur (10-1) 35, Cullman (6-5) 10
Austin (8-3) 41, Pell City (6-5) 19
Pinson Valley (8-3) 31, Jackson-Olin (8-3) 5
Muscle Shoals (6-5) 31, Oxford (10-1) 17
Gardendale (8-3) 28, Hueytown (8-3) 26
McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0) 46, Jeff Davis (5-6) 14
Enterprise (10-1) 51, Baker (6-5) 14
Central-Phenix City (9-1) 56, Murphy (6-5) 7
Auburn (8-3) 34, Davidson (9-2) 10
Hoover (9-2) 31, Bob Jones (7-4) 10
James Clemens (8-3) 21, Spain Park (8-3) 12
Hewitt-Trussville (11-0) 63, Oak Mountain (3-8) 21
Gadsden City (6-5) 15, Mountain Brook (8-3) 7
MONTGOMERY – Raycom Media will televise live the Class 7A first-round state football playoff game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile
Friday night in the Raycom / AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. It will commence at 7 p.m.
To find the cable channel serving your area, go to www.pathwaytotheplayoffs.com or go to www.ahsaa.com and click on the Raycom link.
Fans will also be able to tune in to 25 additional lived-streamed playoff games on the NFHS Network Friday night. The live-streamed events
are being produced by AHSAA member schools in the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program or by third parties contracted with the NFHS
Coach Fred Riley’s Warriors (9-1) are Coach Adam Winegarden’s Tigers (7-3) are both red hot heading into the playoffs. Davidson is riding
eight-game winning streak since dropping a 39-36 triple-overtime thriller to defending 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic in the second
week of the season. Auburn began its season 1-2 but rebounded to win its last five games of the regular reason.
Raycom will pick a playoff game of the week each week leading up to the Super 7 championships at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium
Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
NFHS SLATE INCLUDES 16 FOOTBALL GAMES
The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream at least 25 football games, one bowling competition and one boys’ basketball game.
One game, Daphne vs. Sidney Lanier, will be live-streamed tonight at Cramton Bowl.
The slate of football playoff games include one in Class 1A, two in Class 2A, one in Class 3A, five in Class 4A, four in Class 5A,
eight in Class 6A and three in Class 7A.
Those with NFHS Network subscriptions can tune in to any of these football contests. For more information and instructions on how to
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AHSAA member high schools produce these contests through the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP). Interested schools can
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MONTGOMERY – All seven defending state football champions and 20 unbeaten teams are among the 208-team state playoff field announced by the Alabama High School Athletic Association Saturday morning.
The state football playoffs get underway Thursday night, Nov. 3, with two Class 6A first-round games, and 102 games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4. All contests are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.
State champions will be crowned in seven classifications with 32 schools competing in Classes 1A through 6A through five rounds of play, and 16 competing in four playoff rounds in Class 7A. The ultimate goal of each is to compete in the Super 7 State Football Finals at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
The playoffs began in 1966 with just four teams competing for the Class 4A state title. The playoffs expanded to four classifications in 1967, to six in 1984 and seven in 2014. This will be the third year of competition in seven classes.
This year’s playoffs mark the 51th anniversary of the AHSAA’s storied playoff completion. One school, Sidney Lanier, competed in the first playoff in 1966 that featured four schools and will be in the field for the 2016 playoffs.
AHSAA TV partner Raycom Media will for the second straight year telecast the Raycom / AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week over the next four weeks, culminating with Raycom televising all seven state championship games at Auburn. Next Friday’s Game of the Week will be Auburn (7-3) versus Davidson (9-1) in Class 7A first-round battle at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 7 p.m. Coach Fred Riley’s Warriors will be home team finishing second to McGill-Toolen Catholic in Region 1. McGill beat Davidson 39-36 in overtime
The seven defending state champions include Class 1A Maplesville (9-0); Class 2A Elba (8-2); Class 3A Piedmont (10-0); Class 4A Leeds (8-2); Class 5A St. Paul’s Episcopal (7-3); Class 6A Spanish Fort (8-2); and Class 7A McGill-Toolen (10-0).
Piedmont head coach Steve Smith notched the 200th win of his prep coaching career earlier this season, His Bulldogs won the AHSAA’s current longest football winning streak (20) heading into the 3A playoffs. McGill-Toolen, coached by Caleb Ross, has a 19-game winning streak and Maplesville, coached by Brent Hubbert, is currently riding an 18-game streak.
In addition, 17 other unbeaten schools head into the state playoffs including Carroll-Ozark (10-0). The Eagles, coached by Roger McDonald, finished 10-0 in the regular season for the first time since 1930 after going just 1-9 in 2014. Class 4A Rogers (10-0), coached by Randall Martin, recorded its first unbeaten regular season in school history.
Montgomery’s newest high school Park Crossing, coached by Smitty Grider, is undefeated a 10-0 in just its third season.
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (9-0); Georgiana (10-0), Linden (10-0), Wadley (9-0), Addison (10-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (9-0); Fyffe (10-0); LaFayette (10-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (10-0); Piedmont (10-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (10-0); Class 5A: Carroll (10-0); Scottsboro (10-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (10-0); Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (10-0); Oxford (10-0); (Class 7) McGill-Toolen Catholic (10-0); and Hewitt-Trussville (10-0).
The NFHS Network plans to live-stream selected games each week with several member schools planning to live-stream contests over the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program as well.
All games will be listed at www.ahsaa.com as well www.nfhsnetwork.com. More than 50 first-round games are expected to be broadcast by local radio stations as well. The AHSAA Radio Network will also host a statewide scoreboard show during the state playoffs. Check the AHSAA website for more details.
Second-round playoff games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, followed by the quarterfinals on Nov. 18, the semifinals Nov. 25.
John Carroll Catholic High School has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit two varsity football wins for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
John Carroll played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Overlapping School Zones Rule found on page 35 of the 2016-17 AHSAA Handbook, which states a student that transfers from a school within overlapping school zones is ineligible for one year at the new school. The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include victories over Moody and Springville high schools.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.
MONTGOMERY – Cedar Bluff High School junior running back Isaiha Jones was a workhorse for the Tigers Friday night with numerous big plays while rushing for 260 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 29-24 win over previously unbeaten Spring Garden.
His biggest run of the night came with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter, however, when he bulled ahead for five yards inside the Panthers’ 10-yard line to notch a final first down that allowed Coach Jonathan McWhorter’s team to clinch the Class 1A, Region 6 title and a top seed in next week’s AHSAA Class 1A state playoffs.
Jones grabbed the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 9 with the effort for Cedar Bluff (7-2). Teammate Ivory Starr added 166 yards on 29 carries for the Tigers.
Spring Garden (8-1), coached by Jason Howard, got a big effort from Ben Ivey, who had 175 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns. The Panthers clinched second in Region 6.
The effort edged out another outstanding rushing performance by C.J. Roberts of Carroll High School in Ozark. He set a single-game school record with 346 yards rushing and four touchdowns as the Eagles (9-0), coached by Roger McDonald, beat Greenville in Class 5A, Region 2 to close out their first region title since winning the area crown in 1989.
YANCEY WINS 251ST: Fred Yancey, the head football coach at Briarwood Christian (8-1) guided the Lions to a 12-7 win over Pleasant Grove and the 5A, Region 5 title with a perfect 7-0 record – and recorded the 251st win of his outstanding career in the process. Briarwood’s 43-21 win over Shelby County the previous week placed the veteran coach in an elite group of just five active AHSAA prep football coaches with at least 250 wins. The others include: Buddy Anderson, Vestavia Hills (325-239); Danny Horn, Benjamin Russell (280-77); Terry Curtis, UMS-Wright (274-82); Dale Pruitt, Albertville (263-118). Yancey is 251-90 in 27 seasons at Briarwood and 292-110-1 overall. He coached 41 wins out of state early in his career.
The Lions clinched a playoff berth for the 24th year in a row. Yancey’s teams have won three state championships and are 51-20 overall in playoff contests.
ALABAMA ALL-STAR WATCH:
MARLON WILLIAMS, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Williams, a Southern Cal commitment who was selected to play in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game at Cramton Bowl Dec. 10, had eight receptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns as defending state champion McGill-Toolen beat Theodore 43-7 to win its 18th straight game,. His TDs went for 10, 41 and 55 yards.
JUSTIN THOMAS, SPANISH FORT: The Toros linebacker had nine tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage, as defending Class 6A state champion Spanish Fort beat B.C. Rain 31-20. Thomas was selected as a member of the defense for the upcoming Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
Other top performances reported included:
SPENCER BROWN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Had 328 yards rushing and six touchdowns to help the Blue Devils beat Hayden 60-36 and claim the Class 5A, Region 6 crown. He had 220 yards and four TDs at the half.
TRAKEVON HUGHEY, REELTOWN: Gained 291 yards rushing on 16 carries and had four touchdowns in the Rebels’ 52-42 win over Fayetteville.
LANDON LAWSON, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 277 yards on 20 carries with four touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 50-24 victory and ended a seven-game losing streak.
DARIUS BRACY, BAKER: Had 235 yards rushing on 19 carries and scored twice as Baker beat Foley 42-14. He also completed 9-of-17 passes for 101 yards and another score to finish with 336 total yards.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: The senior rushed 25 times for 222 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-26 win over Etowah to give the Wildcats (9-0) the Class 5A, Region 7 championship.
DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Rushed 19 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 56-14 win over Gaston. Teammate Payton Anderson added 101 yards and two scores on just four carries.
ZALON REYNOLDS, CHELSEA: Ran for 211 yards on 20 carries and had three touchdowns as the Hornets sewed up second seed in Class 6A, Region 3 with a 51-23 win over Helena. He scored on runs of 11, 29 and 59 yards. Chelsea defeated Helena 51-23.
JEREMIAH WHITE, GENEVA COUNTY: Rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the Bulldogs’ 48-19 win over Barbour County.
MACKENZIE HICKS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 197 yards on just 12 carries including a 73-yard TD run in a 41-13 win over Cottonwood.
MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT: Totaled 197 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries as the Bulldogs downed Monroe County 42-0.
REGGIE WASHINGTON, OPP: Rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns and added a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown, helping Opp edge Daleville 32-29 and win the Class 3A, Region 2 title.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: The Black Bears’ workhorse had 33 carries for 167 yards and all three touchdowns as Austin captured the Class 6A, Region 8 title with a 20-13 win over Athens.
DONTE EDWARDS, DAVIDSON: Helped the Warriors clinch the second seed in Class 7A, Region 1 with 162 yards rushing and two TDs on 14 carries as Davidson beat Murphy 41-14.
JAXTON CARSON, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Ran 15 times for 160 yards with three touchdowns in the Red Devils' 58-3 victory over Prattville High. That gave the senior running back 1,040 yards in nine games this season. The Red Devils had six different players score touchdowns in the contest while rolling up 588 total yards of offense.
BRADY SHERRILL, HALEYVILLE: The senior running back had 213 total yards and five touchdowns in Haleyville's 38-0 win over Fayette County. He had 123 yards rushing and three scores on 14 carries and eight receptions for 90 yards and two scores.
KAINAN POUNCY, DALEVILLE: Rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in a 32-29 loss to Opp.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries as the Titans beat Huntsville 48-21. Teammate Ryan Sparks also completed 8-of-13 passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
BRANDON COSBY, MAE JEMISON: Had 14 carries for 177 yards and three touchdowns (64, 31 and 22 yards) in a 34-21 win over Lawrence County.
CHRISTIAN COLLINS, BOAZ: Ran for 167 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-0 win at Douglas.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Passed for 296 yards and five touchdowns on a 13-of-19 performance as Brantley sealed second seed in 1A, Region 2 with a 63-7 win over McKenzie.
MALIK CUNNINGHAM, PARK CROSSING: Was 13-of-18 passing for 243 yards and four touchdowns and tacked on 156 yards rushing and two more scores on 16 carries as the Thunderbirds downed Clay-Chalkville 56-17.
GRAYSON EDGEMON, MADISON ACADEMY: Completed 21-of-25 passes for 273 yards and four TDs in a 54-14 win over DAR.
CADE PRICE, SLOCOMB: Passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-27 win over Straughn.
SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: Was 16-of -28 passing for 246 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions blanked Fayette County 38-0 to win the Class 4A, Region 6 title – the school’s first region crown since 1993.
GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Was 8-of-13 passing for 267 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 76 yards and another TD on eight carries in the Eagles’ 42-26 win over Lynn.
TYREEN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Accounted for 253 total yards and three-touchdowns as the Warriors knocked off previously unbeaten Jacksonville 35-21 to clinch the Class 4A, Region 6 championship. Dupree finished the game rushing for 110 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns (1, 5, 35 yards). He also completed 10-of-17 pass attempts for 143 yards.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: Was 9-of-11 passing for 2054 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards and a TD on 14 carries in a 56-22 win over Elmore County.
BUBBA McDANIEL, DOTHAN: Passed for 190 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 79 yards on 22 carries and caught a TD pass as the Tigers came from a 20-0 deficit to beat rival Northview 21-20.
PAYNE STANCIL, WEST END: Threw five touchdown passes as the Patriots rolled past Winston County 73-28 to earn a playoff spot. Teammate Jordan Malin rushed for three scores on the night.
DALEN MORRIS, MADISON COUNTY: Accounted for six touchdowns in a 51-21 win over Westminster Christian with TD passes covering 43, 40, 26 and 10 yards two scoring runs for 50 and 20 yards. He also had a two-point conversion.
CODY COLLIER, ALBERTVILLE: Caught eight passes for 213 yards and two TDs in a 42-28 win over Southside-Gadsden.
TRACE MEADOW, HORSESHOE BEND: Had two receptions for 114 yards and two scores, one coming on a 99-yard connection from quarterback Cade Worthy, and had a TD rushing in a 33-8 win over Woodland. Worthy finished 6-of-8 for 183 yards and two TDs.
DARIUS SMITH, SLOCOMB: Caught five passes for 168 yards and two scores and rushed 31 times for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Red Tops beat Straughn 47-27.
CONNER HOWELL, GARDENDALE: Had 148 yards receiving with TD receptions covering 78 and 40 yards as the Rockets beat Center Point 55-26.
JONATHAN NORRIS, BALDWIN COUNTY: Had 12 tackles, two fumble recoveries and returned an interception 20 yards for a TD in Baldwin County’s 28-20 win over LeFlore.
COLIN DUNCAN, SAINT JAMES: Had three interceptions, returning one 52 yards for a TD, and the Trojans beat Trinity Presbyterian 31-21 to finish the Class 4A, Region 2 race unbeaten.
TYLER McCLUNG, WEST MORGAN: Helped his team seal a playoff spot in Class 3A, Region 8 with two interceptions in a 17-7 win over Lexington.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Returned an interception 50 yards for the game-tying touchdown with less than a minute left in the first half in the Warriors' 35-21 victory over previously unbeaten Jacksonville to clinch the Class 4A, Region 6 championship. He also caught six passes for 61 yards.
EVANS WRIGHT, SCOTTSBORO: Made 11 tackles with four for losses in the Wildcats’ 56-26 win over Etowah. Teammate Justin Culver added 10 stops.
WILL SMITH, GAYLESVILLE: Led the Trojans defense with nine tackles and two fumble recoveries in a 50-24 victory over Jacksonville Christian.
TRAVIS SAUNDERS, VESTAVIA HILLS: Scored two touchdowns on fumble returns near the goal line as the Rebels beat Tuscaloosa County 41-0. His returns were 6 and 3 yards.
REED WALKER, WEST LIMESTONE: Had two interceptions on defense in West Limestone’s 26-19 win over Deshler.
JEFF KIRKLAND, DECATUR: Kicked a game-winning 32-yard field goal in the closing seconds of a 23-22 victory over Muscle Shoals.
DEE WILLIAMS, ELBA: Accounted for five touchdowns in four different ways during a 48-21 win over Zion Chapel. He returned a kickoff 92 yards for a TD, rushed for two scores, caught a 71-yard TD pass and tossed a touchdown pass.
CAMERON BUSH, CHARLES HENDERSON: Kicked three field goals (22, 27 and 31 yards) and converted all three extra-point attempts as the Trojans beat Headland 44-10.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: The senior kicked eight extra point to run his current consecutive streak to 32 in a row as the Wildcats (9-0) beat Etowah 56-36.
MYLES HENDERSON, DAPHNE: Returned a punt 60 yards for one TD and caught a 56-yard TD pass as Daphne beat Robertsdale 41-7 for its seventh straight win.
Robert E. Lee High School of Montgomery has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit six varsity football wins for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
Lee played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Suspensions Rule found on page 36 of the 2016-17 AHSAA Handbook, which states a transfer student must in in good standing with the student’s previous school(s). The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include Class 7A, Region 2 wins over Smiths Station, Prattville and Jeff Davis and non-region wins over Sidney Lanier, Park Crossing and Carver-Montgomery high schools. Consequently, Jeff Davis is now the fourth seed and will advance the first round of the Class 7A state football playoffs next week.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.
contact Matt Abramson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-324-8695.
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