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Tickets are available on line - Vaughan, Tyus Added to Alabama All-Star Roster For Saturday’s Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Two more players were added to the Alabama roster Sunday for the 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game set to be played at Cramton Bowl Saturday at noon. The players for both teams report Monday afternoon between 1 and 2 p.m. for the game set to kick off at noon next Saturday.
    Running back Demetrice Vaughan of Blount and defensive back Melvin Tyus of Carver-Montgomery were added to the 40-man roster for injured all-stars Nick Gibson of Pinson Valley and Dee Smith of Florence.  Running back Jamarius Henderson of Dale County was added last week.
    The game is hosted by the AHSADCA in conjunction with the AHSAA and will be televised live by the Raycom Network over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama.
    Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose of Central-Phenix City and his staff will begin preparations for the Dec. 13 after players check in Monday. Check-in time is set for 1 to 2 p.m. for both teams. Alabama players report to the Country Inn & Suites and Mississippi players report to Comfort Inn & Suites at Chantilly Parkway.  Teams will tour the Hyundai Plant Monday night and begin drills Tuesday morning. Alabama will practice at Huntingdon College and Mississippi at Faulkner University. Two practice sessions are planned Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Mississippi head coach is Jamie Mitchell of Starkville.
     The AHSAA Radio Network also plans to broadcast the game over its statewide network.
     Alabama’s All-Stars extended their winning streak to six games last December with a 21-17 win over Mississippi in the 27th  all-star game. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Call 334-263-6994 for more details.

 


Class 6A Championship

Game Stats


Clay-Chalkville 36, Saraland 31
   
Clay-Chalkville (15-0) closed out a perfect season Friday night with a hard-fought 36-31 win over Saraland (13-2) in the final game of the 2014 Super 7 State Football Championships at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
     Coach Jerry Hood’s Cougars from Jefferson County needed every ounce of strength to pull the victory out in the fourth quarter of the Class 6A championship game.  Saraland had 24 more offensive plays than Clay-Chalkville, nine more first downs and totaled 522 yards.
      Coach Jeff Kelly’s Spartans also took the lead with 4:52 remaining in the third quarter, relinquished it briefly with 5:46 to play but regained the lead again with 3:19 to play.
      The Cougars never panicked, said Hood. Trailing 31-30 with time running out, 6A championship game MVP Ty Pigrome led Clay-Chalkville on a four-play, 69-yard drive running the final 47 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning score with 2:10 to play.
    And then the Clay defense, scrambling most of the night to try and slow down the high-powered offense directed by Saraland senior quarterback Chris Weaver, came up with just enough plays to stop the Spartans one last time taking over on downs with 20 seconds remaining at the Cougar’ 29-yard line.
     Pigrome had 14 carries for 101 yards and three touchdowns – scoring twice in the second quarter on runs of 1 and 3 yards to give Clay-Chalkville a 16-7 lead at halftime. He also was 15-of-20 passing for 255 yards and two scores – both coming at critical times in the second half.
     Weave, who was 16-of-28 passing for 232 yards and one TD, sparked a third-quarter comeback that put the Spartans ahead 24-16 with 4:11 left in the third period.
      Pigrome then did what he has done all season. He got his team into the end zone with an 18-yard pass to Nico Collins just under two minutes later to cut Saraland’s lead to 24-22.  He then connected with T.J. Simmons on a 79-yard pass play for a TD and got the 2-point conversion as the Cougars went ahead 30-24.
      Weaver took Saraland down the field quickly as well with Tyler Sims running 23 yards for the touchdown with 3:19 to tie the game and freshman back-up place-kicker Justin Harper kickd the go-ahead extra point to put the Spartans ahead 31-30 – setting up Pigrome’s final heroics.
       Clay finished with 155 yards rushing, 255 passing and 410 total yards. Saraland had 290 rushing, 232 passing and 522 total yards. Art Smith added 48 yards rushing on 13 carries for the Cougars. Simmons had five catches for 165 yards and Collins five for 65.   Patrick Millican also booted a 35-yard field goal. Pigrome finished the season accounting for 24 rushing touchdowns and passing for 36 – a total of 60 TDs on the year.
       Velus Jones had five catches for 77 yards and one TD for Saraland, a 52-yard strike one play after the Spartans recovered an onside kick to start the second half. Sean Long rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries, Sims had 76 on eight runs and Weaver finished with 62 on 18 carries.
      Defensively Jalen Dawson had nine solo tackles, Torrence Willis had seven solos and three assists and Jarrod Reedus had five tackles and seven assists. Skylar Mosley’s nine tackles pace Saraland.

2A State Championship

Game Stats

Fyffe 28, Elba 17

    The Fyffe Red Devils rallied from a 9-0 first-half deficit Friday to beat Elba 28-17 to claim the 2014 Super 7 Class 2A state football championship at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
     The state championship is the first for Fyffe in the AHSAA’s 49-year state-playoff history. It also closed out the Red Devils’ first 15-0 season and improved Coach Paul Benefield’s personal head-coaching tally to 227-50 overall and 182-39 in 18 seasons at the DeKalb County school.
    Elba (14-1), coached by Ed Rigby, took control early taking a 6-0 lead on Stefan Caldwell’s 1-yard run midway the first period. The Red Devils defense kept the Tigers out of the end zone early in the second quarter forcing Elba to settle for a 28-yard field goal by Caleb Martin.
    Fyffe put together an eight-play, 76-yard march later in the period with Dilan Kilpatrick clawing through the tough Elba defense for a 9-yard TD run. Russell Moses’ kick made it 9-7 with 5:41 left in the half.
    It was the Red Devils defense that came up with the big play again on Elba’s next possession. Forced to punt from its own 14-yard line, Christopher Collins slipped through to block the kick to give Fyffe the ball at the 18-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback William Mashburn bulled in for the touchdown from the 1 to give the Red Devils a 14-9 lead.
   Blake Edwards returned the next kickoff 54 yards for Elba to the Fyffe 39. The Tigers advanced to the Red Devils’ 4-yard line before Fyffe’s defense stopped the drive on downs with three seconds remaining until intermission.
    Running back Austin Stiefel opened the third quarter with a dazzling 63-yard touchdown run – breaking several tackles along the way to put Fyffe ahead 21-9. Stiefel, who had 74 rushing yards on nine carries in the first half, earned 2A Game MVP honors finishing with 170 yards on 14 rush attempts. The senior finished the season with 2,385 yards on 227 carries with 47 rushing touchdowns.
    Ramsey Rigby tossed a 13-yard TD pass to Blake Edwards later in the quarter to cut the Red Devils lead to 21-17.  Mashburn scored on a 1-yard sneak with 1:47 left to seal the win.
    Elba totaled 296 yards on 70 offensive plays with Caldwell gaining 111 yards on 18 rushes. Rigby, who completed 10-of-22 passes for 73 yards, also rushed 12 times for 55 yards. Edwards caught five passes for 39 yards and a score.
    Fyffe had just 43 total plays. Dilan Kilpatrick added 31 yards rushing to close out his season for Fyffe with 1,137 yards on 188 rush attempts. Mashburn was 4-of-6 passing for 81 yards with William Brown making a 33-yard catch and Dakota Newsome hauling in a 32-yard connection.  Newsome also had 13 tackles, Ryan Martin had nine and Collins had seven. Brown also made an interception.
    Michael Smith had seven tackles, Blake Edwards and Blake Johnson six each and Denel Thomas had five for Elba.
     The Red Devils finished the season with 751 points, third best in AHSAA history behind Demopolis’ 761 points in 2004 and Elba’s 752 in 2011.
           Fyffe also played in the state finals in 2007 and Elba won the state 2A title in 2011.  


Class 4A Championship

Game Stats

Leeds 30, Deshler 0
  
Leeds limited Deshler to 77 total yards Friday as the Green Wave captured the Class 4A state football championship with a 30-0 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    Coach Keith Etheredge’s team (14-1), which played in the 3A state finals in 2013 in the last year of the Super 6 Championships, moved up one class and never missed a beat rolling through the state playoffs with four shutouts in five games. The Green Wave outscored the five playoff opponents 208-14.
     Junior quarterback Tadarryl Marshall earned MVP honors rushing for 107 yards on 20 carries while completing 6-of-11 passes for 98 yards and a TD. None was more important than his 33-yard pass to Jermaine Johnson for the first score of the game early in the first period. Adam Brown caused a Deshler fumble that Leeds recovered, and on the next play Marshall and Johnson connected for the score.
     Leeds place-kicker Morgan Coston followed with field goals of  31 and 34 yards in the second period and a 37-yarder in the final quarter. Demontrez Clark also scored on a 65-yard interception return with 1:21 left in the first half to give the Green Wave a 20-0 lead.
     Tre’ Nation scored the final TD on a 4-yard run with 2:42 left in the game capping a 12-play, 77-yard march.
     Leeds linebacker De’Angelo Webster had seven tackles, including four that resulted in losses 26 yards in losses. Clark had five stops that included a sack resulting in an 11-yard Tigers loss.
    The Green Wave limited Deshler’s offense, which came into the contest with two 1,000-yard rushers, to just seven first downs and 77 total yards on 47 plays and forced eight punts.  Leeds had 296 total yards on 61 offensive snaps.
     Nation, a junior, gained 68 yards rushing on 17 carries and finished the season with 2,050 yards on the season with 27 TDs. Tyler Wright had 16 yards on six carries and totaled 1,415 yards and 15 touchdowns. Marshall closed out the season with 1,376 yards and 1,252 yards passing.  Jermaine Johnson had three catches for 71 yards.
    Coach Michael Statom’s Tigers (13-2) also played well defensively. J.D. Grissom had 11 tackles, LaDarrius LeShore nine and Taylor Ellison and Taj Bates eight each.   Quarterback Sam Howard had 14 carries for six net yards – suffering 53 yards in losses.  Terrance Byrd led with 18 yards on seven carries. Howard was also 4-of-22 passing for 41 yards and punted eight times for a 40.4 average.
   Leeds’ state title was the third in school history and also the third since 2008. Etheredge’s team opened the 2014 season with a non-region 27-24 win over 3A state champion Madison Academy.   


Class 5A Championship

Game Stats

St. Paul’s Episcopal 35, Pleasant Grove 13
  
St. Paul’s Episcopal (15-0) posted three touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 35-13 win over Pleasant Grove Thursday night in the AHSAA Super 7 Class 5A state football championship game at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
   The win didn’t come easy, however.
   Mistakes and missed opportunities highlighted the first quarter with St. Paul’s running back Ostin McPherson dashing 97 yards on his first run from scrimmage after the Saints defense had stopped Pleasant Grove’s opening drive at the Saints’ 3-yard line. The TD run was called back for holding, however.
    Pleasant Grove (12-3) drove to the St. Paul’s 22 on its next drive only to stall once again.
    Coach Steve Mask’s Saints broke open the scoreless game with three touchdowns in the final 6:46 of the second period. McPherson, a junior, scored on a 4-yard run to cap a 13-play, 66-yard drive to give St. Paul’s a 7-0 lead. Pleasant Grove responded covering 65 yards on five plays in two minutes with Brandon Simmons scoring from the 3-yard line. The extra point was no good, however, and St. Paul’s held onto a 7-6 lead.
     McPherson, who was named the 5A Game MVP with 160 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 21 carries, scored his second touchdown on a 10-yard run to cap a 61-yard march with 1:47 left in the half. After a Spartans fumble at the Pleasant Grove 35-yard line, Jalen Thompson scored the final TD of the quarter hauling in a 4-yard pass from Miller Mosley with 14 seconds remaining before intermission.
       Thompson caught a 30-yard strike for his second TD in the third period, and McPherson ran 54 yards for his final score early in the fourth quarter.
      De’Juan Feagan kept for a 4-yard TD run for Pleasant Grove’s final touchdown with 1:39 remaining. The score was set up by Feagan’s 73-yard pass to Myles Mason one play earlier.
      McPherson finished the season with 2,172  rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. B.J. Edmonds also had 54 yards on 14 carries as St. Paul’s finished with 353 total yards with Mosley completing 6-of-7 passes for 73 yards and two TDs and rushed nine times for 43 yards. Thompson had four catches for 45 yards.
      Feagan completed 10-of-21 passes for 184 yards and also rushed 12 times for 42 yards for Coach Jim Elgin’s Spartans. Brandon Simmons had 47 yards rushing on nine carries and Ke’Juan Feagan, twin brother of De’Juan, totaled 40 yards on five carries.  Mason had four catches for a game-high 90 yards and had seven tackles and three assists on defense.
    Jake Evans led the Saints with seven tackles and Tamaurice Smith had an interception he returned 66 yards.  The state championship was the second for St. Paul’s. The Saints also won the 5A crown in 2007.
    The AHSAA Super 7 State Championships winds up its final day Friday with Deshler (13-1) meeting Leeds (13-1) at 11 a.m. in the 4A finals followed by Elba (14-0) and Fyffe (14-0) in the 4A championship at 3 and Clay-Chalkville (14-0) versus Saraland (13-1) in the 6A title game at 7.
    All games are being televised by Raycom Network statewide.

Class 1A Championship

Game Stats

Maplesville 49, Hubbertville 0
  
Maplesville sophomore running back Terence Dunlap ran for 241 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Red Devils to a 49-0 win over Hubbertville in the Class 1A state football finals Thursday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    The Red Devils (14-0) closed out the 2014 season unbeaten and are now 28-1 over the last two years. Pickens County beat Maplesville 37-17 in the 2013 finals. The title was the second in school history and first for the Red Devils since 1996.
    Dunlap shook loose on a 44-yard TD run midway through the first quarter to open the scoring.  Quarterback Cole Spencer followed with a 3-yard TD keeper 2:40 later and Dunlap scored again just before the end of the period on a 25-yard run.
     Trevor Wallace hauled in a 51-yard pass from Spencer in the second quarter and Dunlap added a third TD with a 70-yard gallop before intermission to give Coach Brent Hubbert’s Red Devils a 35-0 halftime lead. He opened the third period with his final score, a 34-yard run. Nathaniel Watson closed out the scoring with a 29-yard run later in the quarter.
     Maplesville finished with 310 yards rushing on 27 attempts. Watson, who had two receptions for 16 yards, also added 30 yards rushing on four tries.
    Hubbertville (13-1) closed out the best season in school history rushing for 208 yards on 52 carries. Vess Benton was the leader with 92 yards on 12 carries. The quarterback also was 3-of-11 passing for 19 yards. Younger brother Dax Benton ran 20 times for 56 yards for Coach Lamar Harris’ Lions and Anthony Dillard had 38 yards on nine tries.
     Defensively, Corey Hall had seven tackles and five assists, Watson was in on 10 tackles and William Armstrong, nine.
     Nathan Young had seven tackles and two assists to pace Hubbertville. 

Class 3A Championship

Game Stats

Madison Academy 70, Dale County 34  

    Madison Academy rolled to its third straight Class 3A state football title Thursday at Jordan-Hare Stadium on the Auburn University campus with a 70-34 win over Dale County (14-1).
    Senior all-purpose back Kerryon Johnson scored six touchdowns – with TDs coming three distinctively different ways. The Mustangs senior, who earned Game MVP honors, rushed for 178 yards on eight carries with TD runs covering 56, 25, 27 and 53 yards and caught one pass for a 66-yard touchdown.  None was bigger, however, than his 31-yard interception return for a score early in the third quarter which snuffed out any momentum the Warriors had gained with its 20-point second quarter.
    Madison Academy, coach by Eric Cohu, scored quickly and often in the first period to build a 28-7 lead.  Dale  County clawed back to a 28-14 deficit but was trailing 42-20 when the Warriors got the back one more time right before the half ended. Getting the ball back with 41 seconds remaining in the second period, Coach Pate Harrison’s team had perfect execution on a hook-and-lateral pass  when Trey McMillian fired 28 yards to Hayden Friesen who then pitched to Jamarius Henderson who rambled another 27 yards to the Mustangs 3. Two plays later, McMillian sneaked in as time expired to cut the lead to 42-27.
    Dale County got the ball to start the third period, but disaster struck when two receivers collided allowing McMillian’s pass to land in Johnson’s hands. He ran in untouched to make it 49-27.
    Johnson added his 53-yard touchdown run seven minutes later.
    Madison Academy finished with 522 total yards and Dale County had 490 – a total of 1,012 yards combined for a new Super 7 record eclipsing the old record (930) set by Vigor and Russellville in the 2008 Class 5A game. A total of 15 touchdowns were also scored.
    Malik Miller also rushed for 129 yards on 15 carries with a 45-yard TD run to open the scoring in the first period. Miller added a defensive touchdown by blocking a punt and returning it 35 yards for a score in the second half.
     The Mustangs finished with 403 yards on the ground, and Blake Coward was 2-of-6 passing for 119 yards.
      Henderson had 30 carries for a game-high 204 yards rushing and one TD. He finished his season with a state single-season record 3,483 yards rushing on 300 attempts. He had 44 rushing touchdowns, four receiving and 48 on the year.  McMillian was 9-of-14 passing for 203 yards and one TD, a 27-yard strike to Carl Rogers in the final quarter.
    Madison Academy kicker Nathan Geiss set a Super 7 record with 10 extra-point kicks. He finished the season perfect on all 86 tried and was also 9-of-10 on field goals for 113 kicking points.
    Blake Wimberly had six tackles and three assists to lead the Mustangs defense. Kishawn Matthews also had seven stops.  Jeffrey Whatley led the Warriors with seven tackles including two for 11 yards in losses.
    A number of Super 7 championship records were set or tied in the game. Madison Academy’s third 3A title tied the record set by Pike County. The 70 points scored by the Mustangs also set a 3A and overall Super 7 single-game record. The combined 104 points also set a new Super 7 overall  mark. The Mustangs’ 28 points in the first quarter tied the record set by Daphne in the 6A finals in 2001.
    Madison Academy’s 522 total yards is a new 3A Super 7 record. Johnson’s six TDs also is a new Super 7 record as is his 36 points scored.


Hoover Wins First Class 7A Title With 35-21 Win Over Prattville

Game Stats

Hoover 35, Prattville 21
    Hoover High School scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half Wednesday night and held on to beat Prattville 35-21 at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium to claim the first Class 7A state football championship in AHSAA state playoff history.
      Coach Josh Niblett’s Bucs (12-2) won their third state title in a row, 12th game in a row, captured their 39th straight win against AHSAA competition and their 11th state football crown in school history.  Game MVP Marcus Webb rushed 22 times for 153 yards and one touchdown to earn MVP honors.   Teammate Bradrick Shaw added 101 yards and two scores on 19 tries as Hoover piled up 244 yards on the ground.
    The Bucs scored first, taking the opening drive 80 yards on 12 plays culminating with quarterback Jack Hucheson’s 7-yard pass to Quincy Cox for the touchdown. The march ate up 5:37 of the first quarter and set the tone with the strong running attack.
    Webb scored on a 20-yard run midway through the second quarter and Shaw followed with a 5-yard TD run with 2:04 left in the half.
     Prattville (11-3) cranked up its offense a minute later when quarterback Keith Washington connected with Seth Knotts for a 50-yard touchdown pass to cut the Hoover lead to 21-7.
    But the Bucs were not done, however. Leonard Wood scored with 20 seconds left in the half on a 41-yard pass from Hutcheson to take a 28-7 lead into intermission. Hutchison finished 9-of-15 for 150 yards and two TDs with Alex Elam the leading receiver with three catches for 67 yards.
    Coach Chad Anderson’s Lions drove 67 yards on nine plays to open the third quarter and cut the lead to 28-14 on Washington’s short sneak into the end zone.  Hoover bounced right back on Shaw’s 20-yard TD run two minutes later to stretch its lead to 35-14.
    Prattville closed out the scoring when Derek Gappa hauled in a 41-yard TD pass from Washington with 4:51 to play.  Washington finished 11-of-23 for 170 yards with Knotts catching five passes for 170 yards.  Gappa also had five receptions for 86 yards. Joseph Burke had 58 yards rushing on 16 carries for the Lions.
    Defensively, Hoover linebacker Jeremiah Mood had a game-high 10 tackles and Micah Bagley had eight.   Anthony Brown was in on seven stops with one sack.
    Hoover has now won nine state championships since 2000, including 6A titles in 2012 and 2013. The last loss in-state came in a 35-34 loss to Prattville in the 2012 state championship game.
     The Super 7 State Championships continue at Auburn Thursday with Dale County (14-0) facing Madison Academy (13-1) in the 3A finals at 11 a.m., Hubbertville (13-0) versus Maplesville (13-0) in the 1A championship at 3 p.m., and St. Paul’s (14-0) taking on Pleasant Grove (12-2) in the 5A finals at 7.
     All games will be televised live over the Raycom Network.


UNIFIED SPORTS GAME

Lawrence County 26, Hewitt-Trussville 18

   Lawrence County receiver Josh Smith had five receptions for 59 yards with one touchdown to lead his team to a 26-18 win over Hewitt-Trussville in the first Unified Sports state flag football game in AHSAA history Wednesday at Auburn University’s  Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    The teams, consisting of Special Olympic student-athletes and regular student peer partners, battled on a 25x60-yard field over two 20-minute halves.
   Smith, who also made an interception on defense, had a 24-yard catch from partner Jesse Childress to set up Lawrence County’s first TD. Childress then connected with Timmy Chaney for a 3-yard TD pass with 15:26 remaining in the first half.
    Hewitt-Trussville tied the game at 6-6 with 11:43 left in the half when partner Dylan McCormick tossed a 10-yard TD pass to athlete Andrew White. White had a good game rushing for 29 yards on four carries, catching two passes for 18 yards and throwing a 7-yard TD pass to McCormick.
    Tyler Ball, who rushed for 33 yards on five carries, scored Hewitt’s other TD on a 10-yard run.
    Lawrence County receiver Timmy Chaney had two catches for TDs covering 1 and 3 yards. Bobby Le Griffith scored the final touchdown with a 9-yard run.
     Lawrence County, coached by Steve Jones, used six different passers to complete 14-of-27 passes for 124 yards. Hewitt-Trussville, coached by Tim Meacham, was 9-of-24 passing for 100 yards and also rushed for 61 yards on 11 tries.


Four Teams in Super 7 Finals For First Time in Schools’ History

            The 2014 Alabama High School Athletic Association’s 2014 Super 7 State Football Championships kickoff today at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium making history on several fronts.
           The AHSAA will crown its first Class 7A state champion tonight when perennial state finalist Hoover (11-2) faces Prattville (11-2) at 7 p.m.  The AHSAA playoffs consisted of six classifications since 1984 and the finals were dubbed the Super 6 State Championships from 1996-2013.
          Last winter the AHSAA approved seven classes - adding16 teams to the playoff field that raised the number from 192 to 208. Tonight’s game will be the culmination of that major change.
         In conjunction with Special Olympics of Alabama (SOAL), the AHSAA will also host its first-ever Unified Sports state game today at 3:30 p.m. at Jordan-Hare. The Unified game will be an exhibition between a team comprised of students from Lawrence County High School’s system and a team from Hewitt-Trussville.
       The Unified Game is a 5-on-5 flag football game featuring Special Olympic student-athletes and regular student “peer partners.” The lineup consists of three athletes and two partners at all times.  The game is being live-streamed over the NFHS Network by Opelika High School’s School Broadcast Program. The link is http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/a1b2bf17e7

and can be found at www.nfhsnetwork.com.
      Hoover won the last two Class 6A state titles in 2012 and 2013. The Bucs and Lions have squared off in the finals five times since 2004 with Prattville winning 35-34 in 2011 in the last meeting. Coach Chad Anderson’s Lions hold as 3-2 edge in the championship series.
      Coach Josh Niblett’s Bucs lost its first two games of the season to out-of-state powers to snap a 30-game winning streak. Since then Hoover has reeled off 11 straight wins and has not lost a game to an in-state team since that 2011 title game versus Prattville.
     Raycom Network is televising tonight’s game live over its vast network of Raycom stations and will also televise the six remaining games Thursday and Friday. Games will be shown teach Raycom station’s main channel or its Bounce channel. Channel listings can be found at: http://www.pathtotheplayoffs.com/tv-channel-listings/

     Thursday’s three-game schedule features three schools making their state championship debuts. The action gets underway at 11 a.m. with Dale County (14-0) meeting two-time defending state champion Madison Academy (13-1) in the 3A finals. It is the first state championship appearance for the Warriors and the fourth straight for the Mustangs.    
     Hubbertville (13-0), also making its first state championship appearance, faces  Maplesville (13-0) at 3 p.m. Pleasant Grove (12-2), in its first final, will close out Thursday’s schedule in the 5A finals versus St. Paul’s Episcopal (14-0) of Mobile at 7 p.m.
            On Friday, Deshler (13-1) and Leeds (13-1) open play at 11 a.m. in the 4A championship game. Elba (14-0) and Fyffe (14-0) put their unbeaten records on the line in the 2A finals at 3 p.m., and in the final game of the Super 7, Saraland (13-1) will meet Clay-Chalkville (14-0) in the 6A finals at 7 p.m. It marks the first time in the finals for the Spartans.
            A special fireworks display by TNT Fireworks will be featured after the 7A, 5A and 6A night games.
     The AHSAA state football playoffs, in its 49th year, played championships at home sites until 1996 when all state finals were moved to one site with the introduction of the Super 6. Birmingham’s fabled Legion Field served as host until 2009 when the AHSAA switched to a rotation between Alabama and Auburn on alternating years opposite the site of the annual Iron Bowl. Alabama hosted the Super 6 in 2009, 2011 and 2013.  Auburn hosted in 2010 and 2012.
     The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast all games over its network. The on-line link for the audio broadcast is at http://mixlr.com/ahsaaradio/.
 

AHSAA 2014 FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Super 7 Pairings
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Dec. 3-5
Class 1A
Hubbertville (13-0) vs. Maplesville (13-0), Thursday, 3 p.m.

Class 2A
Fyffe (14-0) vs. Elba (14-0), Friday, 3 p.m.

Class 3A
Dale County (14-0) vs. Madison Academy (13-1), Thursday, 11 a.m.

Class 4A
Leeds (13-1) vs. Deshler (13-1), Friday, 11 a.m.

Class 5A
St. Paul’s Episcopal (14-0) vs. Pleasant Grove (12-2), Thursday, 7 p.m.

Class 6A
Clay-Chalkville (14-0) vs. Saraland (13-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

Class 7A
Hoover (11-2) vs. Prattville (11-2), Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Unified Sports Game
Lawrence County vs. Hewitt-Trussville, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.