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Blount at Park Crossing Class 6A Quarterfinal Is RAYCOM AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week

  MONTGOMERY – Raycom Network will televise Blount (10-2) vs. Park Crossing (12-0) Friday in its third installment of the Raycom/AHSAA High School Football Playoff Game of the Week. The Class 6A quarterfinal game features two schools with contrasting traditions.
    Blount, located in Mobile County, won the Region 1 title this season and has a long history of playoff success with an overall playoff record of 40-19 in 24 appearances. Coach Lev Holley’s Leopards are 20-4 in his two season as head coach. Blount won state title in 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997 and 1998 while compiling an amazing 109-22 record in the 1990s – after a 38-67-1 run during the 1980s.
     Park Crossing has a 27-6 record sent opening its doors in 2014. Coach Smitty Grider, who started the Thunderbirds’ program after a successful stint at Beauregard, is currently 96-39 overall. Park Crossing reached the playoffs last year in its second year losing to Bessemer City in the first round. The school’s overall playoff record is now 2-1.
    Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. Play-by-play is being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Christina Chambers as the sideline reporter.
    The Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week is a weekly live TV telecast over the Raycom Network’s Alabama affiliates. It will run through the first four rounds of the state playoffs. Raycom will conclude is series with the Super 7 state championship games (all classes) at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn Nov. 30-Dec. 1-2.
    All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channel and the Raycom affiliate websites as well as live on Raycom’s you tube channel on the internet. Go to www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for more specific channel information. Raycom stations include WAFF TV 48 in Huntsville, WBRC TV 6 in Birmingham, WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery, WDTX TV 34 in Dothan and WTVM TV 9 in Columbus, Ga., and non-Raycom station WFNA TV 55 (Bounce) in Mobile.

NFHS NETWORK FEATURES 12 AHSAA PLAYOFF GAMES
    
Twelve live-stream telecasts are set to be live-streamed Friday as part of the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program.  McGill-Toolen’s NFHS School Broadcast Program crew will live-stream the Class 7A semifinal game featuring the defending champion Yellow Jackets (12-0) and Central-Phenix City (10-1) at Mobile, and the Hoover High School SBP broadcast team will be live-streaming Hoover (10-2) at Gadsden City (7-5) in the other Class 7A semifinal game tonight.
    The headliner in the 6A quarterfinals is Opelika (11-1) at defending state champion Spanish Fort (10-2), to be live-streamed the Opelika High School NFHS School Broadcast Program. This is second year in a row the two former Lee High School players have squared off in the state playoffs. The Toros won last year’s meeting.
      Ramsay (10-2) is at Minor (11-1) in another key 6A game. A special NFHS Network crew will be at that game as well as the Briarwood vs. Mortimer Jordan and the Jackson vs. St. Paul’s Episcopal Class 5A quarterfinal games.
      Eight regular-season basketball
      The link for each live-streamed telecast can be found below and at the NFHS Network:   www.nfhsnetwork.com
      All contests will be available through the NFHS Network SBP subscriber program.
     The complete list of NFHS Network games and the Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week are below.

RAYCOM MEDIA AHSAA TV GAME OF THE WEEK

Central-Phenix City (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0), (Check www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for stations in your area)



 

 

NFHS Network Live-Stream Events (Nov. 17-18)

 

 

 

 

 

DATE/TIME

CL

Title

Producer

URL

 

 

BASKETBALL

 

 

Nov. 17 - 6 PM

6A

Boaz vs. Cullman (G)

Cullman HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/cullman-high-school-cullman-al/c6fc89bc9e

Nov. 17 - 7:30 PM

6A

Boaz vs. Cullman (B)

Cullman HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/cullman-high-school-cullman-al/031cd1ed49

Nov. 18 - 5 PM

7A

Russell County vs. Smiths Station (G)

Smiths Station HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/smiths-station-high-school-smiths-al/e09977ad62

Nov. 18 - 6 PM

6A

Lawrence County vs. Cullman (G)

Cullman HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/cullman-high-school-cullman-al/d1ea78dd48

Nov. 18 - 6 PM

6A

Albertville vs. Arab (G)

Albertville HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/albertville-high-school-albertville-al/354bbf4326

Nov. 18 - 6:30 PM

7A

Russell County vs. Smiths Station (GB)

Smiths Station HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/smiths-station-high-school-smiths-al/5ee7503581

Nov. 18 - 7:30 PM

6A

Albertville vs. Arab (B)

Albertville HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/albertville-high-school-albertville-al/8770f469d3

Nov. 18 - 7:30 PM

6A

Lawrence County vs. Cullman (B)

Cullman HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/cullman-high-school-cullman-al/c12eb1a848

 

 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

 

 

Nov. 18 - 7 PM

1A

Maplesville at Sweet Water

Sweet Water HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/sweet-water-high-school-sweet-water-al/6adc38e3c8

Nov. 18 - 7 PM

2A

Elba at Aliceville

NFHS/Saraland SBP

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

Nov. 18 - 6:30 PM

3A

Randolph Co. at Ohatchee

Eagle 102.3 SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/eagle-1023/7540819030

Nov. 18 - 6:30 PM

3A

Randolph Co. at Ohatchee

FNN Network SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/fnn-network/54010dd6e1

Nov. 18 - 6:30 PM

4A

Handley at Thomasville

Eagle 102.3 SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/eagle-1023/29f616a1f0

Nov. 18 - 7 PM

4A

Madison Academy at Rogers

NFHS/Saraland SBP

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

Nov. 18 - 7 PM

5A

Briarwood Christian at Mortimer Jordan

NFHS/Cullman SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/863f0443ee

Nov. 18 - 7 PM

5A

JacKson at St. Paul's Episcopal

NFHS/Saraland SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/6d76c18971

Nov. 18 - 6:45 PM

6A

Muscle Shoals at Austin

Muscle Shoals HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/muscle-shoals-high-school-muscle-shoals-al/d085c6011b

Nov. 18 - 6:45 PM

6A

Opelika at Spanish Fort

Opelika HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/opelika-high-school-opelika-al/6899211e7c

Nov. 18 - 7 PM

6A

Ramsay at Minor

NFHS/Saraland SBP

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

Nov. 18 - 6:50 PM

7A

Hoover at Gadsden City

Hoover HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/hoover-high-school-hoover-al/cce8f9877a


AHSAA Hall of Fame Selects 12 for Class of 2017 Induction

     MONTGOMERY – Twelve major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama have been selected from an outstanding field of 50 nominations for induction into the 27th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame next March.

     The 2017 class, which includes an “old-timer,” will be inducted at the 27th annual banquet at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa, March 20, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
   Selected for induction are football coaches Peter Braasch, Wayne Grant, Danny Horn, Russell Jacoway and Dwight Sanderson; basketball coaches Wayne Bowling, Richard Carter, Bob Harpe; volleyball and softball coach Rebecca Lee; softball coach Tony Scarbrough; tennis coach David Bethea; and coach/administrator Lorenzo Jackson, who was selected in the “old-timer” division. Jackson is deceased.
    Sponsors of the Hall of Fame program are the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) and the AHSAA. The corporate sponsors include Alabama Power, ALFA, Cadence Bank, Coca-Cola, Encore Rehabilitation, Jack’s, Russell Athletic, TeamIP and Wilson Sporting Goods.
     Veteran sportscaster Jeff Shearer will emcee the banquet. The NFHS Network is scheduled to live-stream the banquet.
      The first class was inducted in 1991. These 12 new inductees will run the total enshrined into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame to 332.
       A profile of each selectee:

DAVID BETHEA:  Montgomery Academy’s boys’ tennis coach since 1985, Bethea has carved a niche’ in state annals that includes 14 state championships, nine state runners-up, 32 sectional championships and an overall 878-145 head-coaching record.  He also served as MA boys basketball coach from 1986-90 compiling a 33-36 record and has served as head junior high/middle school football coach since 1979. His football teams have won 19 city championships and compiled a 191-81-3 record.
     Bethea, 61, is a 1973 graduate of Huntsville’s Butler High School. He received his degree from the University of North Alabama in 1977 and earned a Masters from South Alabama in 1979. He serves as department chair of physical education for the Montgomery Academy. He is a member of Center Point Church.

WAYNE BOWLING:
Bowling, 75, was the boys’ basketball coach at Danville High School in Morgan County from 1963-2000. He also was head baseball coach from 1963-85.
    Considered one of the coaching leaders in North Alabama, Bowling compiled a 683-388 basketball coaching record that included four Morgan County championships (1965, 1985, 1988, 1992); 12 area championships; five regional championships; two sub-state titles (1991 and 1992); five state tournament appearances (1976, 1977, 1985, 1991, 1992);  and one state runner-up in 1992.
   He graduated from Austinville High School in 1959 and St. Bernard College in 1963 and began his high school teaching and coaching career immediately. He was inducted into the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. Highly respected by his coaching peers in Morgan County, the MVP Award for the Morgan County basketball tournament is named in his honor.
    He is a member of Central Park Baptist Church.

PETER BRAASCH:
Braasch, 61, has been a teacher and coach at Vestavia Hills High School since 1977. He is the VHHS Physical Education Department chair.
    A longtime assistant coach, he served as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach alongside another Hall of Fame Coach, AHSAA’s all-time winningest football coach Buddy Anderson, since  1982. The Rebels won state championships in 1980 and 1998 and reached the finals in 1978 and 1979.
    Braasch also served as assistant head coach of the Rebels basketball alongside AHSAA HOF member Coach George Hatchett – winning state 6A titles in 1992 and 2009 and reaching the Final 48 State Tourney two more times (2000 and 2011. He was an assistant track coach from 1978-94 and won a 1993 state freshman championship as head coach of the VHHS ninth-grade team.
    One of the most highly-decorated “assistant” coaches in AHSAA history, Braasch was named Alabama Football Coaches Association assistant coach of the year in 2009; received the prestigious AHSAA “Making a Difference” Award for Class 6A in 2012; and was inducted into the Vestavia Hills Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
    Braasch graduated from Homewood High School in 1973 and UAB in 1977. He earned a Masters at the University of Montevallo.

RICHARD CARTER:
Growing up in Chambers County, Carter has spent most of his teaching and coaching career “at home,” serving as head boys’ basketball coach at Valley from 1975-99, and has been athletic director and head boys’ coach at Lanett since 2012. He began his coaching career at Bullock County in Union Springs where he was head football coach for three years (15-13). He also coached track.
    His overall basketball coaching record is 534-111 – including 301-62 at Valley and 125-20 at Lanett. He guided the Panthers to a 29-6 record and the Class 2A state championship in 2016 with a 73-48 win over St. Luke’s Episcopal in the finals. It was Carter’s first state title as head coach.
     Dedicated to molding the character of the young men he coaches, Carter has also served as a pastor for the past 42 years and is very active in civic affairs in East Alabama. He has mentored 75 members of his faith to become ministers themselves and has coached six players who went on to play in the NFL or NBA during his coaching career.
       Carter graduated from Rehobeth High School of Fairfax in 1965 and Alabama State University in 1969. He earned a masters from Troy University.


WAYNE GRANT:
Grant, 61, is one of just seven high school football coaches in the AHSAA to coach at least five state championship teams. He accomplished the feat at Pike County High School during two tenures as head coach.
   Grant served as head coach at the Pike County from 1980-91 compiling a 97-33 record and winning the Brundidge school’s first two state titles in 1988 and 1989. He moved to Talladega High School from 1992-97 but returned in 1997 after the Bulldogs’ fortunes had fallen on hard times. Taking over a program that had gone 6-24 over the three previous seasons, he led Pike County back to prominence quickly with a winning season in 1999 and a state championship by 2003. The 2003 team, with just 18 players, rolled to a 14-1 record.  The Bulldogs also were 15-0 and state 3A champs in 2005 and won again in 2006. He was 100-19 in his second tenure to close out his coaching career with a 231-94 record.
    His Pike County teams were region champs 22 times, made 18 playoff appearances in 21 years, reached the quarterfinals 13 times and were 5-0 in Super 6 championship appearances.  His overall playoff record was 44-14 (76 percent). He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game twice and the North-South Game once with all three teams winning.
   Grant also coached two Mr. Football winners (Chris Nickson and Steven Coleman) and two that had stellar NFL careers (Fred Baxter and Cornelius Griffin).
    The 1972 Zion Chapel High School graduate earned his college degree and Masters at Troy University.
      
BOB HARPE:
A native of basketball-crazy Morgan County, Harpe began his coaching career as the seventh-grade coach at Oak Park Middle School in his hometown of Decatur. That first team went undefeated and ignited a coaching career that led him to Austin High School from 1976-1998 and later at Arab High School from 2003-06. He also served as Austin head golf coach.
    Harpe’s teams compiled a 306-143 record and averaged over 21 wins per year. His 1996 team reached the AHSAA Final 48 State Tourney and his 1993 team won the state crown. Austin also reached the state tourney in 1987.
    More than 20 of his players signed college scholarships. Active on AHSAA basketball and golf committees, Harpe helped develop the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games and served as administrative coach from 1990-95. He also was a member of the District 8 Legislative Council for nine years (1990-98) and was selected to the Central Board of Control. He has also volunteered his time in his retirement to assist the AHSAA at its state tournament since 2010,
    Harpe graduated from Decatur High School in 1965 and Athens College in 1974. He earned a Masters from UAB.

DANNY HORN: Horn, 54, has served only two schools as head football coach in his 28 years as a head coach. Currently the head football coach and athletic director at Benjamin Russell, Horn is 55-39 in eight seasons (2009-16). His overall coaching record of 280-79 (78.1%) and 61-19 in the state playoffs includes an incredible 225-40 slate in 20 years at his alma mater, Clay County High School at Ashland.
   He served the Panthers as head coach from 1989-2008 capturing six state championships (1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2005) and posting a state-record 55-game winning streak that stretched from 1994-97.  The Panthers outscored opponents 1,974 to 194 during that streak with 34 shutouts and allowed only 3.2 points per game. 
   Horn’s 1994 team also outscored opponents 408-22 in 15 games and had 10 shutouts. His 1995 and 1996 teams allowed only 42 points in 15 games with 10 and 11 shutouts, respectively.
    He has coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game twice (1994 and 2001), in the North-South game once (2007) and was named ASWA Coach of the Year three times.
    He graduated from Clay County High School in 1980, from Jacksonville State in 1984 and completed his Masters at JSU in 1989.
 

LORENZO JACKSON (OLD TIMER Division): Jackson, born in 1929, was selected to represent the “Old Timer” division in the Hall of Fame Class of 2007.
  He attended Decatur Negro High School graduating in 1947. He then got his degree from Alabama A&M in 1957. He also earned his Masters and AA.
   He was head football, basketball and track coach at Lakeside High School in Decatur from 1955-69. He was named the AIAA North Alabama High School Association Coach of the Year in 1958, 1959 and 1964.
   When Lakeside and Decatur merged following the 1968 Merger Act, Jackson served as assistant football and track coach at Austin High School for nine years. In 1977 he became the principal at Leon Sheffield Elementary School in Decatur where he serve through 1989.
   Active in civic affairs, he was a member of the Civitan Club and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, served as an elder at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Decatur Planning Commission and Alabama Democratic Conference, and was instrumental registering voters in Morgan County. He also worked as a Decatur Parks/Recreation Aquatic Supervisor.
   Jackson, now deceased, has been inducted into the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame and Athletic Booster Hall of Fame.

RUSSELL JACOWAY: The head football coach and athletic director at Sand Rock High School from 1983-2014, Jacoway began his coaching career in 1978 as an assistant coach at Early County High School in Blakely, Ga., where he remained for four years. He then moved to Smiths Station as an assistant coach for three.
    He came to Cherokee County’s Sand Rock High School in 1983 inheriting a team that went 1-9 in 1982. His first team in ’83 was 0-10. His third season, however, the Wildcats were 15-0 and won the Class 1A state championship. That team outscored opponents 400-54. He went on to compile a 228-132 head-coaching record at Sand Rock over 32 seasons and reached the Super 6 2A finals at Legion Field in 1997.
    The football stadium at Sand Rock was named in his honor in 1999. A book chronicling his 1985 championship was published in 2010, and he was inducted into the Cherokee County Sports Hall of fame in 2014. He coached in the North-South All-Star Game in 2002 and was named Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association in 1985 and 1997.
    He graduated from Collinsville High School in 1975 and Auburn University in 1978.

REBECCA LEE: Lee, 68, retired from coaching at Hatton High School with 1,320 varsity volleyball and softball wins to her credit. She began her teaching and coaching career at East Lawrence High School in 1978 where she compiled a 109-33 volleyball record over a five-year period. Her 1980 team was Class 2A state runner-up.
   She moved to her alma mater, Hatton High School, in 1983 where she remained until retiring from coaching in 2002. Her volleyball teams were 771-258 in 20 seasons with four Class 2A state championships in a row (1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993). She also became one of the top slow-pitch softball coaches in the AHSAA with her teams compiling a 400-177 record with state titles in 1992, 1993 and 1996. She was named NFHS Slow-Pitch Coach of the Year in 2000.
   The Moulton Advertiser selected her Female Coach of the Decade for Lawrence County in 1990.
   She graduated from Hatton High School 1966 and earned her degree from Athens State College in 1978. She became one of the state’s top volleyball officials during her retirement, serving as vice-president of the Quad-Cities Volleyball Officials Association for six years.

DWIGHT SANDERSON: Sanderson, 75, spent 29 years teaching and coaching in the AHSAA. He spent 14 years as head football coach at Notasulga High School from 1967-81. His first four years notched only eight wins but provided the foundation for what would come over the next 10 years.
   The Blue Devils were 76-24-2 during that stretch with five state appearances. His 1977 team was Class 1A state runner-up. The early years were extremely important, however, since it came just as the AHSAA and AIAA merged. His leadership and direction helped the school move into the new era smoothly.
    He had stops at Valley High School and Chambers County High School before retiring from Alabama in 1993. He then spent 13 years teaching in Georgia from 1994-2006.
  
Sanderson has been active in the community serving as a Sunday school teacher at New Site Methodist Church, a youth director in Ashland and working with senior citizens in Tallassee. He is a member of the Notasulga Lions Club.
    A 1959 graduate, he is one of two Clay County High School alumni to be selected for the Class of 2017 Hall of Fame. He earned his college degree from Jacksonville State in 1964 and a Masters at Troy University. 

TONY SCARBROUGH: The AHSAA’s winningest softball coach has been at Baker High School in Mobile as a teacher/coach since 1986.  His career high school softball-coaching record is 1,525 wins and 428 losses. His fast-pitch teams have compiled a 937-267 slate and slow-pitch teams (1987-1998) a 563-171 record. Scarbrough had coaching stops early in his career at Evangel Christian, Chickasaw Academy and Shaw High School in Alabama and Gautier (MS) and McLean County (KY).
   His slow-pitch teams won state championships in 1991, 1992, 1993 and was runner-up in 1989. The fast-pitch program captured state championships in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2016. The Honey Bees have reached the fast-pitch state tournament 13 of the last 16 years. The 2007 team set a state record with 79 wins, which broke the previous record (78) set by Baker in 2005 that broke the previous mark (77) set by Baker in 2004.
    Scarbrough has been a leader among coaches serving on the AHSAA Softball Coaches Committee. He devised the basic plan to develop the very popular regional softball tournament format, a move that has improved softball throughout the state and has provided “state tournament” type experiences for a larger number of schools.
He was inducted into the Mobile Softball Hall of Fame in 1992 and was NFHS Section 3 Softball Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2015. He was named the Gulf Coast Writers Coach of the Year in 2015.
      Scarbrough is a graduate of Vigor High School (1967) and the University of South Alabama (1972).


Class 7A McGill-Toolen Passing Duo Grabs AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 2 of Playoffs

     MONTGOMERY — Defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic High School senior quarterback Bubba Thompson and senior receiver Larry Rembert pulled out a 27-23 victory in dramatic fashion over Enterprise in the Class 7A state playoffs last week to grab the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for the second round of the state football playoffs.
    Trailing 23-20 with 1:04 remaining, the Yellow Jackets of Coach Caleb Ross were backed up to their own 15-yard line when Rembert, who had two catches for 125 yards, lined up on the right side and streaked downfield. Thompson heaved a strike the receiver hauled in near midfield in stride on the way to a game-winning 85-yard touchdown pass.
    The victory extended the AHSAA’s current longest football winning streak to 21 games and advanced the Yellow Jackets (12-0) to the Class 7A state semifinals to face Central-Phenix City (10-1) Friday night. The game will be at Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex in Mobile, home of McGill-Toolen.
    Enterprise place-kicker Andrew Osteen put Enterprise (10-2) ahead 23-20 with 2:03 to play with his third field goal of the game to set up the last-ditch heroics of the Jackets’ duo.    
    Thompson, one of two quarterbacks chosen for the upcoming 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl Dec. 10, finished 12-of-19 for 253 yards and two TDs. He also connected with Marlon Williams, also selected for the Alabama-Mississippi Game, for a 6-yard TD earlier in the game.
    The McGill-Toolen heroics edged out an outstanding performance by Beauregard running back La’Damian Webb, who rushed for 260 yards and scored six touchdowns (3, 8, 9, 10, 25 and 49 yards) in a 48-20 Class 5A win over Vigor at Prichard Memorial Stadium. The Hornets (10-1) advanced to the quarterfinals to host unbeaten Carroll (12-0) of Ozark this week.

MILESTONE
ZION WEBB KEYS 100TH CAREER WIN FOR COACH JAMEY DUBOSE:
Zion Webb, a senior quarterback, was 10-of-14 passing for 145 yards and three touchdowns as Central of Phenix City (10-1) beat Auburn 48-9 in the Class 7A state playoffs for Coach Jamey DuBose’s 100th career win. Jaxton Carson added 103 yards rushing and a TD on 10 carries, and Christian Allen caught three passes for 68 yards and two scores. DuBose, who graduated from Opp High School in 1988, has compiled a 100-36 head-coaching record in 11 seasons and at four stops: Susan Moore, Prattville, Florence and Central.
   DuBose is 29-7 in his third year at the helm of the Red Devils’ program. The win over Auburn advanced Central to the 7A semifinals for the second year in a row. He was 45-10 at Prattville with Class 6A state championships in 2008 and 2011 and a runner-up finish in 2009. Florence was 16-8 with one trip to the 6A quarterfinals and Susan Moore was 10-11 in two seasons (2002 and 2003) at his first head-coaching stop.

RUSHING
ISAIHA JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Ran for 295 yards on 31 carries and scored five touchdowns in the Tigers'42-41 overtime loss in the Class 1A playoffs to Decatur Heritage. Teammate Ivory Starr added 100 yards on 30 rush attempts and had a TD.

MARKEVIOUS MATTHEWS, TALLASSEE: The Tigers’ sophomore running back gained 246 yards rushing on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 39 and 90 yards in a 42-14 Class 4A win over Saint James.
SPENCER BROWN, MORTIMER JORDAN: The workhorse running back had 35 carries for 236 yards to lead the Blue Devils (10-2) to a 44-30 Class 5A playoff win over Etowah. He scored twice in the fourth quarter.
ROBERT HOUSTON, LAFAYETTE: Rushed for 181 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs (12-0), A 40-34 winner over Sheffield, who travel to unbeaten Fyffe (12-0) Friday for the third round of the 2A playoffs.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: The Rebels running back rushed for 222 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries and was a perfect 5-for-5 passing for 41 yards with one TD in G.W. Long’s 41-10 Class 2A playoff win over New Brockton. Sanders also had an interception and three tackles on defense, one punt for 47 yards and converted all five point-after kicks he attempted.
C.J. ROBERTS, CARROLL: The Ozark runner picked up 227 yards on 20 carries as the Eagles (12-0) advanced to the third round of the 5A playoffs with a 28-8 win over Calera.
D.K. BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Ran for 204 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in a 49-28 Class 5A win over Fairfield. He also threw a 13-yard pass to quarterback Bo Nix.
JORDAN GARRETT, MADISON ACADEMY:
Rushed for 196 yards and scored two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 36-0 Class 4A win over Fayette County.
JAELYN FLEMING, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed 22 times for 134 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 75 yards and a score in the Titans' 29-28 Class 7A win over previously unbeaten Hewitt-Trussville. Teammate Damon Williams also had 29 carries for 113 yards and caught a game-winning 15-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 remaining for Gadsden City.

GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Ran for 164 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 42-41 Class 1A playoff overtime win over Cedar Bluff. He also was 11-of-20 passing for 72 yards and another score.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 170 yards and was 9-for-15 passing with two touchdowns in the defending Class 3A state champion Bulldogs' 38-21 victory over Colbert County. The win extended Piedmont’s current winning streak to 20 games.  Teammate Lee Stanley added 191 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 33 times for 131 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles beat North Jackson 24-14 to secure a quarterfinal berth in the Class 4A playoffs for the first time since 2004. Teammate Landon Johnson completed 8-of-15 passes for 101 yards and two scores.

REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Rushed for 179 yards on 14 carries and caught four passes for 105 yards in the Wildcats’ 39-38 Class 4A loss to Cherokee County. He also had an interception on defense.

PASSING
KADARIUS TONEY, BLOUNT: Was 16-of-19 passing for 269 yards and four touchdowns in a 27-25 come-from-behind Class 5A playoff win. He connected with LeBarron Jones with 49 seconds remaining for the final score to take the lead for good.
PAXTON MONTGOMERY, AUSTIN: Completed three touchdown passes, two in overtime, as Class 6A Austin (9-3) beat Pinson Valley 44-38 in four overtimes.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 6-of-11 pass attempts for 152 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 180 yards on 24 carries and scored a 10-yard touchdown with 1:51 remaining in the in the Warriors' 39-38 Class 4A victory over West Limestone. Teammate Jacob Graves added 121 yards rushing on 14 carries and scored on a 55-yard run and 30-yard pass reception.

CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: Was 7-of-11 passing for 149 yards and three touchdowns, and had 56 yards and another TD on seven rush attempts as the Rattlers posted a 49-14 Class 2A win over Sand Rock.
BANIKO HARLEY, RAMSAY: Completed 11-of-13 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams (10-2) beat Decatur 34-6 in the Class 6A playoffs. He also rushed for a TD.
CHASE LANCASTER, WEST LIMESTONE: Completed 9-of-15 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-38 Class 4A loss to Cherokee County.

CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: The junior quarterback completed 5-of-7 passes for 81 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 24 times for 119 yards and one TD, punted once for 47 yards and had two interceptions on defense in the Tigers’ 42-14 Class 4A win over Saint James.


PASS RECEIVING

QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught four passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns and also preserved the Warriors’ 39-38 Class 4A playoff victory over West Limestone by blocking a 22-yard field goal attempt with seven seconds remaining.

DEFENSE
TRIKWEZE BRIDGES, LANETT:
The sophomore free safety had three of Lanett’s five interceptions as the Panthers beat West End 53-14.
MARKEL LEWIS, CARROLL: Swiped two interceptions, returning the first one 12 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to jump-start the Eagles (12-0) to a 28-8 Class 5A playoff win over Calera. He finished with eight tackles.
TYLER MILLER, SPANISH FORT: Intercepted a Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa pass and returned it for a touchdown, giving the defending 6A champion Toros (10-2) the lead in a 23-13 state playoff win. Hillcrest finished the season 11-1.
MALIK WILSON, ETOWAH: Finished with 16 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in the Blue Devils' 42-30 Class 5A loss to Mortimer Jordan.

JAMAL BEATY, G.W. LONG: Had 10 tackles on defense with a sack and also batted a pass that teammate Carlos Smith intercepted and returned for 22 yards as G.W. Long beat New Brockton 41-10 in the 2A playoffs. He also caught four of G.W. Long’s five completed passes for 37 yards, including a fourth-down pass that resulted in a TD.
WILL SINGLETON, HOOVER: Led a strong defensive effort with a fumble return for a touchdown as the Bucs nipped James Clemens 14-7 to advance to the Class 7A semifinals.
ROBERT COLEMAN, MINOR: Snagged two interceptions in the first half as the Tigers beat Hartselle 48-17 in the 6A playoffs.
ISAIAH DONALDSON, NEW BROCKTON: Accounted for 19 tackles, blocked a punt and a point after attempt and also recovered a fumble in the Gamecocks’ 41-10 Class 2A loss to unbeaten G.W. Long. Teammate Clay Kelley was credited with 14 tackles.
LABRYAN RAY, JAMES CLEMENS: Recorded nine solo tackles, two assists, five tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries in a 14-7 Class 7A loss at Hoover.

SPECIAL TEAMS

MARCUS JONES, ENTERPRISE: Returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 27-23 loss to top-ranked McGill-Toolen in the 7A playoffs. It was his third punt return for a TD on the season and his second in as many weeks.
JADARIUS REDWINE, WENONAH: Ran 80 yards on a fake punt for a touchdown and also caught a TD pass as the Dragons posted a 42-14 Class 5A playoff win over Brooks.


State Supreme Court Upholds Executive Director Ruling

   MONTGOMERY -- The second-round Class 2A football playoff game between Elba and Samson postponed last Friday will be played tonight at 7:30 p.m., after the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled Monday on two conflicting Alabama Judicial Court rulings issued last Thursday. The Supreme Court upheld the AHSAA Executive Director’s ruling.
    On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:42 a.m., the Circuit Court of Geneva County entered an Order that the AHSAA enforce and abide by the decision of the AHSAA Executive Director and the AHSAA District 1 Board that Washington County High School is ineligible for participation in the high school football playoffs. Later that day, at 4:17 p.m., the Circuit Court of Washington County entered an Order enjoining the AHSAA from removing Washington County High School from the playoffs. 
    Legal Counsel for the AHSAA filed a Petition with the Alabama Supreme Court Thursday night seeking direction as to the Circuit Court Orders.
    Washington County High School was removed from the playoffs last week after AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese ruled that Washington County had played an ineligible player in its first playoff game Nov. 4 in violation of the AHSAA Home Rule. WCHS beat Samson in that Class 2A playoff contest. Consequently, Samson was reinstated into the playoffs following Washington County’s removal and advanced to meet Elba in the second round.
   WCHS appealed that ruling to AHSAA District 1 and the AHSAA ruling was upheld by that board last Tuesday.
        “We are glad to have this matter resolved and on behalf of all our member schools we greatly appreciate the State Supreme Court for ruling so quickly,” Savarese said. “The playoffs will now continue with remaining games to be played according to the playoff schedule.”


AHSAA 61st State Girls Cross Country Championships

     MOULTON – Huntsville (7A), Homewood (6A), St. Paul’s Episcopal (5A), Randolph (4A), Pleasant Valley (3A) and Westminster of Oak Mountain (1A/2A) each captured state championships Saturday at the AHSAA 61st State Cross Country Championships.
    Freshman Isabel Valenzuela of St. Paul’s and sophomore Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic each won their third straight individual state championships in Class 5A and 4A, respectively.
      
CLASS 7A GIRLS:  Huntsville Wins First Championship Since 1989
     Huntsville High School placed four runners in the top 12 Saturday and the Panthers captured their first Class 7A girls’ state cross country championship at Oakville Indian Mounds Museum and Park Saturday morning.
    Huntsville, coached by Graciela Bryant, totaled 51 points to nip defending state champion Mountain Brook. The Spartans finished with 61 points, and Auburn was third with 64.
    Senior Anna Grace Morgan of Mountain Brook won the individual championship with a winning time of 17:46.01, the fastest time among all girls’ runners in all classes Saturday.  McGill-Toolen Catholic junior Grace Jensen was second at 18:18.06, followed by Huntsville senior Abbey Zane’s 18:23.45 finish. Panther teammates Abbey Weitenbeck, Rachel Jones and Hannah Bloom finished 6th, 7th and 12th, respectively.

CLASS 6A GIRLS:  Homewood’s Phelps Leads Patriots to Title
     Homewood freshman Lainey Phelps won the individual championship in the Class 6A competition with a winning time of 18:02.13, the second fastest time of the day in all classes, and beat the rest of the 185-runner field by 81 seconds.
  Coach Lars Porter’s girls and boys swept championships Saturday. The Lady Patriots had 51 points. Florence was second at 103, Fort Payne, third with 118, and two-time defending state champion John Carroll Catholic was fourth at 132.
     Eighth grader Mary Claire Ridgeway (129:21.73) was second. Celie Jackson, another Homewood freshman, was fifth (19:32.26).  

CLASS 5A GIRLS:  St. Paul’s Valenzuela  Takes 3rd Straight 5A Championship
     Freshman Isabel Valenzuela clocked 18:21.33 Saturday to cross the finish line first for the third year in a row and St. Paul’s Episcopal won the school’s 19th girls’ championship overall and first in 16 years.
    Coach Jim Tate’s Saints totaled 54 points to edge runner-up Scottsboro (57) and defending state champion Lawrence County (60) for the team championship.  Valenzuela bested her 2015 winning time by more than two seconds. Scottsboro senior Karsyn Whitehead and Lexie Burfield of Lawrence County finished 2-3 with times of 19:16.16 and 19:25.68, respectively.
    
CLASS 4A GIRLS: Catholic’s Tyynismaa Wins 3rd Individual Title
     Sophomore Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic swept her third state AHSAA Class 4A state championship Saturday at Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum running the 3.1-mile distance in 18:07.76, the third fastest girls’ time of the day in all classes.
      Randolph won the girls’ team championship with 55 points. Catholic was second with 65 and West Limestone was third with 69.
      Juniors Katherine Hunter and Carolina Stucky finished sixth and seventh, respectively, to lead the winning Raiders. Eighth grader and teammate Emma Hudson also finished ninth for Randolph.
      Saint James eighth grader Presley Miles was 41 seconds behind Tyynismaa at 18:48.11 to take second place individually.

CLASS 3A GIRLS:  Pleasant Valley Repeats as State Champs
     Eighth grader Trinity Roberts’ third-place finish helped Pleasant Valley secure its second AHSA Class 3A state championship in a row Saturday.
    T.R. Miller senior Allie Nelson won the individual title running 18:53.29 over the 3.1-mile Oakville course. American Christian junior Becca Billman (19:55.05) finished second and Roberts came in at 19:55.05 to finish third.
     Pleasant Valley, coached by Brad Hood, had 70 points and T.R. Miller was second at 86. American Christian was third with 92.

CLASS 1A/2A GIRLS:  Westminster of Oak Mountain Wins First Championship
     Westminster of Oak Mountain placed four runners in the Top 12 Saturday to lead the Lady Knights to their first girls’ AHSAA state cross country championship. Competing in the 1A/2A divison, Westminster, coached by Leslie Callahan, posted four times under 21 minutes to score 42 points. Hatton was second with 88 and defending state champion St. Bernard of Cullman was third with 89.
     Senior Maddie Hoaglund finished fourth overall with a time of 19:53.61 to pace Westminster.
     Hannah Tarwater, a Whitesburg Christian junior, won the individual gold with a 19:18.73 winning time. St. Bernard junior Leahrose Mami was second at 19:24.75. Ivy Edge of St. Bernard, who won the 1A/2A title as a freshman in 2015, clocked 20:04.96 to finish sixth.


AHSAA 61st State Boys Cross Country Championships

     MOULTON – Auburn (7A), Homewood (6A), Scottsboro (5A), LAMP (4A), American Christian (3A) and St. Bernard Prep (1A/2A) each won boys’ state titles Saturday as the 61st annual AHSAA State Cross Country Championships concluded at Oakville Museum and Park.
     Coach Charles Tiller’s American Christian squad scored an incredible team score of 24 points to take the 3A state crown.
    

CLASS 7A BOYS: Auburn Places 3 Runners in Top 5 to Win 4th Straight Title
     Auburn High School’s cross country team placed three runners in the top five finishers as Coach Dan Norton’s Tigers captured the school’s fourth straight state championship with 59 points. Mountain Brook (69) was second and Hoover (93), third.
    Seniors Joshua Escoe, Jack Rogers and Nate Pudner crossed the finish just 13 seconds apart. Escoe’s team-leading time of 15:42.26 was just seven seconds behind individual winner Tommy McDonough of Hoover. The Bucs senior clocked 15:39.70 to edge runner-up, Hewitt-Trussville senior John Ngaruiya, by a tenth of a second. Ngaruiya’s time was 15:39.80 in what was one of the closest finishes in the 61-year history of the AHSAA State Championships.
    Rogers’ fourth-place time was 15:52.55, and Pudner was fifth at 15:55.62. Senior Carson Chambliss was next for the Tigers with a 25th-place finish. Auburn has now won all three 7A state titles in AHSAA history. Norton’s team also won the 6A title in 2013, the last year of the AHSAA six-classification system.

CLASS 6A BOYS: Stone Leads Homewood to 5th Straight CC Crown
     Sophomore Will Stone captured the Class 6A individual cross country championship with a 16:01.40 time and the Patriots rolled to their fifth consecutive state team championship at Oakville.
    Coach Lars Porter’s runners finished with 55 points. Runner-up Cullman had 72 and Helena was third with 95.
    Stone finished 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Garner of Opelika. Garner clocked 16:13.60 and Stone’s Homewood teammate, senior Paul Selden, was third at 16:17.57.
     Conner Sims of Brewer (16:35.60) and Joey Franklin of Cullman (16:37.56) finished just two seconds apart to claim 4th and 5th.
 
    
CLASS 5A BOYS: Scottsboro Claims 12th State Championship
   Scottsboro High School senior Colton Smith ran the 3.1-mile course in 16:09.60 to claim the Class 5A individual championship Saturday at Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum to lead the Wildcats to the team championship. Scottsboro, coached by Benjamin Robinson, has now won 12 state boys’ cross country titles dating back to 1991.
    The Wildcats scored 47 points with runner-up St. John Paul II Catholic second at 57. Briarwood Christian finished fourth at 96.
     Sophomore Noah Flynn of St. John Paul II was second behind Smith at 16.37.33.  Beauregard sophomore Jonathan Jenkins was third (16:38.60).  Sophomore Will Coleman was also eighth,  junior Devin Berry finished 12th and eighth grader Cooper Atkins was 14th to round out Scottsboro’s top four runners.

 CLASS 4A BOYS: LAMP Captures First Cross Country Championship
   Loveless Academic Magnet School (LAMP) of Montgomery, coached by Christopher Colvin, captured state boys’ cross country title Saturday nipping runner-up Randolph by two points. The Golden Tigers scored 88 and the Raiders 90. Defending champion Trinity Presbyterian was third at 95.
     Junior Won Heo crossed the finish line sixth to lead LAMP’s squad. He clocked 16:49.82 – 47 seconds behind individual medalist Tanner King. The Northside junior ran the course in 16:22.32.  Madison Academy senior Will Oglesby (16:25.55) was second and Matthew Estophinal of Randolph (16:31.66) was third.
     Junior Adam Peck finished 14th and was the second LAMP runner to cross the finish line.

CLASS 3A BOYS: Taylor Leads American Christian to Championship
   American Christian junior Ray Taylor finished first among the 140 runners in the Class 3A state meet field to set the pace as the Patriots of Coach Charles Tiller rolled to their second consecutive Class 3A championship.
    Taylor clocked 16:34.68 to nip runner-up Ernest Ladd of Bayside Academy for the individual title. Ladd ran the 3.1-mile course in 16:36.48.  Isom Brock was third with a 16:52.29 time for American Christian. David Barrett was fifth, Caleb Isbell was sixth and Joseph Wohlers finished ninth as the Patriots took the championship with 24 points, best boys’ point total of the entire 2016 state championships.
    Pleasant Valley was second at 107 points – 83 behind the winners, and Bayside Academy was third at 127.

CLASS 1A/2A BOYS: St. Bernard Claims First Boys’ Title
   St. Bernard Prep teammates Casey Guthery and Andrew Sweeney crossed the finish line 1-2 Saturday in the 137-runner field to spark Coach William Calvert’s Saints to the AHSAA Class 1A/2A boys’ state cross country championship.
    Guthery, a senior, was the individual champion clocking 16:33.57. Sweeney, a junior, was 12 seconds back at 16:47.49. Cold Springs’ C.J. Lang (16:49.24) was third.
     Calvert’s squad totaled 58 points and defending state champion Cold Springs had 64 to finish second. Westminster of Oak Mountain was third with 85 points.

Veterans to be Recognized at All Games 14 Unbeaten Teams Advance to 2nd Round Of AHSAA State Football Playoffs

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

AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Quarterfinal Pairings
(All games, Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
CLASS 1A
Georgiana (12-0) at Linden (12-0)
Maplesville (11-0) at Sweet Water (9-2)
Pickens County (9-3) at Decatur Heritage (10-2)
Addison (12-0) at Hubbertville (10-1)

CLASS 2A
G.W. Long (11-0) at Southern Choctaw (10-1), Gilbertown
Aliceville (11-1) vs. TBA
LaFayette (12-0) at Fyffe (12-0)
Tanner (9-3) at Lanett (10-2)

CLASS 3A
Mobile Christian (11-1) at Oakman (8-4)
Bayside Academy (8-4) at Gordo (12-0)
Weaver (9-3) at Piedmont (12-0)
Randolph County (10-2) at Ohatchee (11-1)

CLASS 4A
Andalusia (11-1) at Tallassee (9-3)
Handley (10-2) at Thomasville (9-2)
Hokes Bluff (8-4) at Cherokee County (10-2), Centre
Madison Academy (9-3) at Rogers (12-0)

CLASS 5A
Carroll (12-0) at Beauregard (10-1)
Jackson (8-3) at St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-3), Mobile
Briarwood Christian (10-2) at Mortimer Jordan (10-2), Kimberly
Scottsboro (12-0) at Wenonah (9-2), Birmingham

CLASS 6A
Blount (10-2) at Park Crossing (12-0), Montgomery, Cramton Bowl
Opelika (11-1) at Spanish Fort (10-2)
Ramsay (10-2) at Minor (11-1), Graysville
Muscle Shoals (7-5) at Austin (9-3), Decatur

CLASS 7A
(Semifinals)
Central-Phenix City (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0), Mobile
Hoover (10-2) at Gadsden City (7-5)

SECOND ROUND RESULTS
CLASS 1A
Georgiana (12-0) 26, Isabella (10-2) 21
Linden (12-0) 48, Notasulga (7-5) 15
Sweet Water (9-2) 21, Wadley (10-1) 20
Maplesville (11-0) 42, Brantley (7-5) 7

Decatur Heritage (10-2) 42, Cedar Bluff (8-4) 41
Pickens County (9-3) 56, Sumiton Christian (9-3) 21
Hubbertville (10-1) 27, Hackleburg (9-3) 22
Addison (12-0) 42, Spring Garden (10-2) 26

CLASS 2A
G.W. Long (11-0) 41, New Brockton (7-5) 10
Southern Choctaw (10-1) 34, Goshen (8-4) 14
Aliceville (11-1) 36, Leroy (8-4) 33
Samson (7-4) at Elba (9-2), Postponed

Fyffe (12-0) 49, Cleveland (8-4) 0
LaFayette (12-0) 40, Sheffield (9-3) 34
Lanett (10-2) 53, West End (6-6) 14
Tanner (9-3) 49, Sand Rock (9-3) 14

CLASS 3A
Oakman (8-4) 33, Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-7) 0
Mobile Christian (11-1) 36, Montevallo (10-2) 14
Gordo (12-0) 55, Wicksburg (8-4) 14
Bayside Academy (8-4) 24, Pike County (9-3) 7

Weaver (9-3) 42, Lexington (8-4) 0
Piedmont (12-0) 38, Colbert County (9-3) 21
Ohatchee (11-1) 49, Lauderdale County (7-5) 21
Randolph County (10-2) 38, Sylvania (8-4) 24

CLASS 4A
Tallassee (9-3) 42, Saint James (10-2) 14
Andalusia (11-1) 40, Leeds (8-4) 0
Thomasville (9-2) 41, Bibb County (8-4) 21
Handley (10-2) 20, UMS-Wright (9-3) 14

Hokes Bluff (8-4) 24, North Jackson (6-5) 14
Cherokee County (10-2) 39, West Limestone (10-2) 38
Rogers (12-0) 21, Cordova (9-3) 14
Madison Academy (9-3) 36, Fayette County (5-7) 0

CLASS 5A
Carroll (12-0) 28, Calera (8-4) 8
Beauregard (10-1) 48, Vigor (8-4) 20
St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-3) 48, Central-Clay County (9-3) 14
Jackson (8-3) 52, Lincoln (4-8) 7

Mortimer Jordan (10-2) 44, Etowah (9-3) 30
Briarwood Christian (11-1) 33, Russellville (8-4) 13
Wenonah (9-2) 42, Brooks (9-3) 14
Scottsboro (12-0) 49, Fairfield (7-5) 28

CLASS 6A
Park Crossing (12-0) 52, Bessemer City (7-5) 26
Blount (10-2) 27, McAdory (8-4) 25
Spanish Fort (10-2) 23, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-1) 13
Opelika (11-1) 35, Daphne (9-3) 6

Minor (11-1) 48, Hartselle (9-3) 17
Ramsay (10-2) 34, Decatur (10-2) 6
Austin (9-3) 44, Pinson Valley (8-4) 38 (4 OT)
Muscle Shoals (7-5) 17, Gardendale (8-4) 13

CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0) 27, Enterprise (10-2) 23
Central-Phenix City (10-1) 48, Auburn (8-4) 9
Hoover (10-2) 14, James Clemens (8-4) 7
Gadsden City (7-5) 29, Hewitt-Trussville (11-1) 28

AHSAA Playoff Status Update – RULING STILL PENDING

     Tonight’s second-round Class 2A football playoff game between Elba and Samson has been postponed pending a ruling by the Supreme Court of Alabama.
    Yesterday at 11:42 a.m., the Circuit Court of Geneva County entered an Order that the AHSAA enforce and abide by the decision of the AHSAA Executive Director and the AHSAA District 1 Board that Washington County High School is ineligible for participation in the high school football playoffs. 
    At 4:17 p.m., the Circuit Court of Washington County entered an Order enjoining the AHSAA from removing Washington County High School from the playoffs. 
    Legal Counsel for the AHSAA filed a Petition with the Alabama Supreme Court last night seeking direction as to the Circuit Court Orders.  The AHSAA will continue to provide updates on this matter.
    Washington County High School was removed from the playoffs Monday after AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese ruled that Washington County had played an ineligible player in its first playoff game Nov. 4 in violation of the AHSAA Home Rule. WCHS beat Samson in that Class 2A playoff contest. Consequently, Samson was reinstated into the playoffs following Washington County’s removal and advanced to meet Elba in the second round. The original pairing had Elba scheduled to play at Washington County.
   WCHS appealed that ruling to AHSAA District 1 and the AHSAA ruling was upheld by that board Tuesday.


THIS WEEK’S AHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BROADCAST LOG

 A total of 87 broadcasts are scheduled for Friday night’s AHSAA second round of the state football playoffs have been requested and scheduled. The total includes Raycom’s AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week on live television, the lineup of NFHS Network live-streamed video productions, the slate of games set to be delayed at least 12 hours after kickoff and live games broadcast live over radio or internet links.

Check out your favorite team below.



2016 AHSAA Football Playoffs

Broadcast Log

SECOND ROUND

*Station

CL / GM

TYPE

*Visiting Team

*Home Team

Frequency

Raycom Media Network

5A G 20

Live TV GOW

St. Paul's Episcopal

Clay County - Central

www.pathtotheplayoffs.com

NFHS Eagle 1023 Net

1A G 19

NFHS Livestream

Sweet Water

Wadley

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Goshen SBP

2A G 18

NFHS Livestream

Southern Choctaw

Goshen

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Elba SBP

2A G 20

NFHS Livestream

Samson

Elba

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Tri County Sports

2A G 22

NFHS Livestream

Sheffield

LaFayette

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS FNN Network

4A G 18

NFHS Livestream

Andalusia

Leeds

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Madison Academy SBP

4A G 24

NFHS Livestream

Fayette Co

Madison Academy

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Russellville SBP

5A G 22

NFHS Livestream

Russellville

Briarwood

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Brooks SBP

5A G 23

NFHS Livestream

Wenonah

Brooks

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Hillcrest SBP

6A G 19

NFHS Livestream

Spanish Fort

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Opelika SBP

6A G 20

NFHS Livestream

Opelika

Daphne

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Hartselle SBP

6A G 21

NFHS Livestream

Minor

Hartselle

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Muscle Shoals SBP

6A G 24

NFHS Livestream

Gardendale

Muscle Shoals

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS McGill-Toolen SBP

7A G 09

NFHS Livestream

Enterprise

McGill-Toolen

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Enterprise SBP

7A G 09

NFHS Livestream

Enterprise

McGill-Toolen

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Hoover SBP

7A G 11

NFHS Livestream

James Clemens

Hoover

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

NFHS Prattville SBP

7A G 12

NFHS Livestream

Gadsden City

Hewitt-Trussville

https://goo.gl/jXVedC

KWN TV

4A G 21

Delayed video

Hokes Bluff

North Jackson

Trenton, GA

WAXC TV

5A G 19

Delayed video

Jemison

Clay County Central

Alexander City

Scottsboro Electric Power Board

5A G 24

Delayed video

Scottsboro

Fairfield

Scottsboro

WJTC-TV UTV44

6A G 20

Delayed video

Opelika

Daphne

Mobile

Opelika Power Board

6A G 20

Delayed video

Opelika

Daphne

Opelika

Husky Fast Net

7A G 12

Delayed video

Gadsden City

Hewitt-Trussville

Trussville

WQZX Radio

1A G 17

Live Audio

Isabella

Georgiana

94.3 FM / Greenville

WLWE Radio

1A G 19

Live Audio

Sweet Water

Wadley

102.3 FM/Lagrange, GA

WALX FM

1A G 20

Live Audio

Brantley

Maplesville

98.3 FM/Selma

WKLF

1A G 20

Live Audio

Brantley

Maplesville

980 AM/Clanton

WSMX-FM 100.3

1A G 20

Live Audio

Brantley

Maplesville

100.3 FM/Brantley

WEIS Radio

1A G 21

Live Audio

Decatur Heritage

Cedar Bluff

990 AM/Centre

WKXM Radio

1A G 23

Live Audio

Hubbertville

Hackleburg

97.7 FM/Winfield

WFMH FM

1A G 23

Live Audio

Hubbertville

Hackleburg

95.5 FM/Hackleburg

WJEC FM

1A G 23

Live Audio

Hubbertville

Hackleburg

106.5 FM/Vernon

WKUL-FM

1A G 24

Live Audio

Spring Garden

Addison

92.1 FM/Cullman

WOOF Radio

2A G 17

Live Audio

New Brockton

G W Long

99.7 FM/Dothan

WVVL FM Radio

2A G 20

Live Audio

Samson

Elba

101.1 FM/Elba

WAFN FM

2A G 21

Live Audio

Cleveland

Fyffe

92.7 FM/Arab

WCRL Radio

2A G 21

Live Audio

Cleveland

Fyffe

1570 AM/Oneonta

WBMH Radio

2A G 19

Live Audio

Leroy

Aliceville

106.1 FM/Grove Hill

WBTG Radio

2A G 22

Live Audio

Sheffield

Sheffield

106.3 FM/Sheffield

WRLA 1490 AM

2A G 14

Live Audio

Sheffield

Sheffield

1490 AM/LaGrange, GA

WJLX Radio

3A G 17

Live Audio

Oakman

Hillcrest-Evergreen

1240 AM / Jasper

Bayside Network

3A G 20

Live Audio

Bayside Academy

Daleville

Check school website

WTBF-FM 94.7`

3A G 20

Live Audio

Bayside Academy

Daleville

94.7 FM / Troy

WVOK FM

3A G 21

Live Audio

Lexington

Weaver

97.9 FM / Oxford

WPID Radio

3A G 22

Live Audio

Colbert County

Piedmont

1280 AM/Piedmont

WCKA AM 810

3A G 22

Live Audio

Colbert County

Piedmont

810 AM/Jacksonville

WYTK FM

3A G 23

Live Audio

Ohatchee

Lauderdale County

93.9 FM/Rogersville

WHMA Radio

3A G 23

Live Audio

Ohatchee

Lauderdale County

1390 AM/Anniston

ischoolsportsnetwork.com

3A G 24

Live Audio

Sylvania

Randolph County

ischoolsportsnewtwork.com

WRBZ 95.5

4A G 17

Live Audio

Tallassee

Saint James

95.5 FM/Montgomery

WTLS

4A G 17

Live Audio

Tallassee

Saint James

106.5 FM/Tallassee

WAAO-FM

4A G 18

Live Audio

Andalusia

Leeds

93.7 FM/Andalusia

WJDB Radio

4A G 19

Live Audio

Thomasville

Bibb County

95.5 FM/Thomasville

irockandboogie.com

4A G 20

Live Audio

Handley

UMS Wright

irockandboogie.com

WNTM Radio

4A G 20

Live Audio

Handley

UMS Wright

710 AM/Mobile

WSBM Fox Sports Shoals

4A G 23

Live Audio

Rogers

Cordova

1340 AM / Florence

WLDX AM 990

4A G 24

Live Audio

Fayette County

Fayette County

990 AM/Fayette

WZZN Radio

4A G 24

Live Audio

Fayette County

Madison Academy

97.7 FM/Union Grove

WGAD Radio

5A G 21

Live Audio

Etowah

Mortimer Jordan

930 AM/Gadsden

WOAB FM 104.9

5A G 17

Live Audio

Calera

Carroll

104.9 FM/Ozark

WQSI FM 95.5

5A G 18

Live Audio

Beauregard

Vigor

95.5 FM/Auburn

WCKF Radio

5A G 19

Live Audio

St. Paul's Episcopal

Clay Co. Central

100.7 FM/Ashland

WHOD

5A G 20

Live Audio

Jackson

Lincoln

94.5 FM/Jackson

WGOL 100.7 FM and 920 AM

5A G 22

Live Audio

Russellville

Briarwood

100.7 FM/Russellville

WHPH

5A G 22

Live Audio

Russellville

Briarwood

97.7 FM/Clanton

WKEA-FM

5A G 24

Live Audio

Scottsboro

Fairfield

98.3 FM/Scottsboro

WWIC

5A G 24

Live Audio

Scottsboro

Fairfield

1050 AM/Scottsboro

WFIX Radio

6A G 15

Live Audio

Gardendale

Oxford

91.3 FM/Florence

WFFN 95.3

6a g 19

Live Audio

Spanish Fort

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

95.3 FM/Tuscaloosa

WJNZ Radio

6A G 20

Live Audio

Opelika

Daphne

1000 AM/Robertsdale

WKKR

6A G 20

Live Audio

Opelika

Daphne

97.7 FM/Opelika

WNSP Radio

6A G 20

Live Audio

Opelika

Daphne

105.5 FM/Mobile

WRJL- 99.9 FM

6A G 21

Live Audio

Minor

Hartselle

99.9 FM/Hartselle

WEKI

6A G 22

Live Audio

Austin

Pinson Valley

1490 AM/Decatur

WWTM AM

6A G 22

Live Audio

Decatur

Ramsay

1400 AM/Decatur

WNGL

7A G 09

Live Audio

Enterprise

McGill-Toolen

1410 AM/Mobile

WVVL Radio

7A G 09

Live Audio

Enterprise

McGill-Toolen

101.1 FM/Elba

WAGH 101.3 FM

7A G 10

Live Audio

Auburn

Central-Phenix City

101.3 FM/Phenix City

WGZZ Radio

7A G 10

Live Audio

Auburn

Central-Phenix City

94.3 FM/Auburn

PlayAction Sports

7A G 11

Live Audio

James Clemens

Hoover

Check school website

WDJC 93.7 FM

7A G 11

Live Audio

James Clemens

Hoover

93.7 FM/Birmingham

WYDE fm

7A G 11

Live Audio

James Clemens

Hoover

101.1 FM/Birmingham

Husky Fast Net

7A G 12

Live Audio

Gadsden City

Hewitt-Trussville

Check school website

WKLS FM

7A G 12

Live Audio

Gadsden City

Hewitt-Trussville

105.9 FM/Gadsden


Cullman HS SBP to Live-Stream State Cross Country Championships NFHS Network School Broadcast Programs to Stream 16 Playoff Games

MONTGOMERY –  The NFHS Network School Broadcast Programs plan to live-stream at least 16 football games Friday night, one basketball game Thursday night and the 61st AHSAA State Cross Country Championships Saturday, the NFHS Network announced Thursday.
      Cullman High School’s School Broadcast Program, directed by John Drake, will live-stream all 12 cross country championship races at Oakville Indian Mounds and Museum course near Moulton Saturday. The competition gets underway at 8:30 a.m. with the Class 5A girls’ competition, followed by Class 4A boys at 8:50 a.m.; Class 7A girls at 9:10; Class 5A Boys at 9:30; Class 4A Girls at 9:50; Class 7A Boys at 10:10; Class 3A Girls at 10:30; Class 6A Boys at 10:50; Class 1A-2A Girls at 11:10; Class 3A Boys at 11:30; Class 6A Girls at 11:50; and Class 1A-2A Boys at 12:10 p.m.
     Defending state champions include: (GIRLS) Class 1A/2A – St. Bernard; Class 3A – Pleasant Valley; Class 4A – Wilson; Class 5A – Lawrence County; Class 6A – John Carroll Catholic; and Class 7A – Mountain Brook. (BOYS) Class 1A/2A – Cold Springs; Class 3A – American Christian; Class 4A – Trinity Presbyterian; Class 5A – Lawrence County; Class 6A – Homewood; Class 7A – Auburn.
    Three young runners will be vying for their third straight individual state titles in the girls’ competition. Montgomery Catholic sophomore Amaris Tynismaa set the AHSAA course record in 2014 as an eighth grader when she ran the 5,000-meter race in 17:03.04. She clocked 17:52.25 last year to win the 4A title for the second time and will be the favorite in the field Saturday.
    St. Bernard sophomore Ivy Edge won the 1A-2A races in 2014 and 2015 as well, and St. Paul’s Episcopal freshman Isabel Valenzuela is back seeking the 5A individual championship for the third straight year. Tynismaa’s times have been the fastest overall in the last two years’ of state-meet competition.
    None of the boys’ champions from 2015 are returning.
   Andalusia (10-1) is at defending Class 4A state champion Leeds (9-2) to headline the football playoff games being live-streamed Friday night. Three of the four Class 7A quarterfinal games are also being live-streamed with defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0) and Enterprise (10-1) each producing their contest through the NFHS School Broadcast Program.
     Four class 6A games are scheduled two in Class 5A, two in Class 4A, three in Class 2A and one in Class 1A.
     The complete list of contests being live-streamed can be found at the NFHS Network site at the following link:
https://goo.gl/jXVedC.
        Those with NFHS Network subscriptions can tune in to any of these football contests. For more information and instructions on how to
subscribe, go to
www.ahsaa.com and click on the NFHS Network icon on the front page of the website or go to www.nfhsnetwork.com.
      A direct link to the Alabama page is: https://goo.gl/jXVedC

 

AHSAA / NFHS Network Schedule (Nov. 10-11-12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

CL.

Event

SBP Producer

URL

 

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 10 (Basketball)

 

 

5:45 PM

5A

Boaz basketball

Boaz HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/boaz-high-school-boaz-al/8efea4e125

 

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 (Football Playoffs)

 

 

6:30 PM

1A

Sweet Water vs. Wadley

Eagle 102.3

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:30 PM

2A

Samson vs. Elba

KIR Network (Elba HS)

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:30 PM

2A

Sheffield vs. LaFayette

TriCounty Sports

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

7:00 PM

2A

Southern Choctaw vs. Goshen

Goshen HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:30 PM

4A

Andalusia vs. Leeds

FNN Network

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:55 PM

4A

Fayette County vs. Madison Academy

Madison Academy SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

7:00 PM

5A

Russellville vs. Briarwood Christian

Russellville HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:40 PM

5A

Wenonah vs. Brooks

Brooks HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:45 PM

6A

Gardendale vs. Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:50 PM

6A

Minor vs. Hartselle

Hartselle HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:45 PM

6A

Opelika vs. Daphne

Opelika HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:30 PM

6A

Spanish Fort vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Hillcrest-Tusc. HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

7:00 PM

7A

Enterprise vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic

McGill-Toolen SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

7:00 PM

7A

Enterprise vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic

Enterprise HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:50 PM

7A

Gadsden City vs. Hewitt-Trussville

NFHS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

6:50 PM

7A

James Clemens HS vs. Hoover

Hoover HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/alabama-fall-championships/football-al

 

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 12 (Cross Country)

 

 

8:30 AM

ALL

2016 AHSAA Cross Country Championships

Cullman HS SBP

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/cullman-high-school-cullman-al/308f96387b