MONTGOMERY – Raycom Media will televise live the Class 5A second-round state football playoff game between defending Class 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3) and Central-Clay County (9-2) Friday night at Lineville as the Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. To find the cable channel serving your area, go to www.pathwaytotheplayoffs.com or go to www.ahsaa.com and click on the Raycom link.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and will follow a special Veterans Day presentation to be held just prior to the playing of the National Anthem. Veterans Day is Friday, November 11 and is a day set aside to pay tribute to all Americans who have served in one of the armed forces.
Special recognition will take place at each host school stadium, including the Volunteers’ stadium in Clay County.
“Over the years and across this great nation thousands of individuals in the military forces have served and sacrificed so that we may live free,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “We invite our schools to honor local veterans by any means approved by their administration.”
St. Paul’s, coached by Steve Mask, won the 2014 and 2015 state football titled beating Mortimer Jordan in the Super 7 finals at Bryant-Denny Stadium last year and downing Pleasant Grove at Jordan-Hare Stadium in ’14. Coach Kris Herron’s Volunteers are in their third year in Class 5A and in their fifth year of existence. The Clay County School System merged arch-rivals Clay County and Lineville in 2012 – bringing two of the state’s most storied programs together to form the new school located midway between the two communities of Ashland and Lineville. Herron served as head coach at Clay County for three years leading his team to the Super 7 Class 2A finals in his first year as head coach in 2009 and to the 3A semifinals in 2011.
Clay County and Lineville met in the AHSAA’s first Super 6 Class 2A finals at Legion Field in 1996 with Herron on the staff as an assistant coach. Clay set the state record with 55 straight wins during a stretch from 1994 to 1997. The two schools combined for 1,158 wins with Lineville compiling a 575-322-25 record and Clay County, 583-333-38.
The merger of the two schools has been one of the AHSAA’s top success stories of bringing two communities together.
Raycom will pick a playoff game of the week each week leading up to the Super 7 championships at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
MONTGOMERY – Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese announced Monday that current Assistant Director Denise Ainsworth will be shifting her role with the AHSAA. She will be moving into the position that is being vacated with the retirement of Assistant Director Wanda Gilliland. Gilliland announced in October her plans of retiring effective June 1, 2017.
Mr. Savarese said the two would continue to work closely together during the transition period.
“We are very fortunate to already have Mrs. Ainsworth on the staff,” Savarese said. “Wanda’s role has been a very important one for the AHSAA, and Denise is highly qualified, understands the AHSAA mission and has been an integral part of what we do. We think this will make the transition much smoother.”
She joined the full-time staff in July 2012 after working on a part-time basis beginning in 2010 with the AHSAA’s coaching component, the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). Ainsworth currently serves as the Director of Special Programs. She also works with championship sports. She currently serves as the chairperson for the National Federation of State Association (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee and is the state coordinator for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
“I am humbled by the AHSAA Central Board and by Mr. Savarese’s confidence in me and in my transitioning to a new position within the AHSAA,” Ainsworth said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my seven years as part of this great organization.
“Mr. Savarese has challenged me to think outside the box and to set goals to make each and every project or event bigger and better than it was the year before. I am very proud of the work and results our group of colleagues have made during my tenure with the AHSAA and am thankful for the opportunities afforded me during my time as Director of Special Programs. I hope to bring that same attitude and growth to this new position.”
As Director of Special Programs, Ainsworth has overseen a variety of projects and events including the implementation of bowling as a championship sport. She administers the AHSAA and AHSADCA professional development programs such as the Leadership Training Program for coaches and administrators and the Coaches Mini-Clinic Series. She worked closely with the ALSDE to establish CEU’s for that professional development.
She is especially proud of the Student Leadership Council established during her tenure that has grown from 14 students to 46 statewide.
Ainsworth also coordinates AHSAA championship events in several sports as well as a number of conferences and events, including the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet.
“While I know this new position will be challenging and a learning curve, I feel confident that with the help of my co-workers and hard work and commitment on my part that we can continue and expand the work Ms. Gilliland began 20 years ago,” Ainsworth said. “Wanda’s efforts over the past 20 years have promoted better venues and better experiences for all of our student-athletes.
“I am thankful to Wanda and others like her, who have paved the way for women as myself to be a part of the AHSAA. The term “professional” or “athlete” has no gender attached to it. However, both terms do imply hard work, commitment to excellence and integrity. I am excited to continue that work and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that will come with this new promotion. “
MONTGOMERY – An act of kindness and outstanding sportsmanship captured the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for the first round of the State Football Playoffs.
Saks High School Principal Jody Whaley has nothing but praise for Fayette County High School and its administration – led by Principal Jeremy Madden.
Fayette County hosted the Class 4A, first-round football game versus Saks last Friday with the host Tigers winning the hard-fought game 20-7.
Fayette also won the admiration of Whaley and the large Saks fan base that followed their team to the contest. Their acts off the field and the response it garnered catapulted Fayette and Saks into this week’s Prep Spotlight.
Whaley explained in this poignant email:
“I haven’t missed a single high school football game in the 19 years that I have been a school administrator and I am telling you that Fayette County is the best kept secret in the state. Let me name some of the reasons.
- Fayette County’s principal – He sent me a complete itinerary earlier in the week that provided vital information to my head coach, band director, cheer coach, even my fans. He also answered my phone call one hour before kickoff (the most hectic time possible for a high school principal). I told him our spirit bus broke down 30 miles from the school. He made me feel like we were his number one concern. He told me he would get us some help and that is exactly what he did.”
- The Transportation supervisor – He called me seconds after I hung up with the principal and he told me that mechanics were on the way to the stranded bus. Rather than letting us chance it on a bus that may or may not make it back to Saks High, he provided us with a Fayette County bus to return home in after the game. Countless (other) people from Fayette County pulled over to offer assistance to my students on the stranded bus.
- The Fayette County band students who went out of their way to tell our fans how great our Saks band was.
- All of the Fayette County fans who wanted to know the condition of the Saks player that was carted off and sent to the Fayette County Medical Center. Thank you for your prayers. He was released from the medical center and is going to need to see an orthopedic specialist. It was very noticeable how every single fan in the stadium went to complete silence every time an injured player was getting medical assistance on the field. (Fayette) fans are second to none.
- The two volunteer Fayette County deputies who stayed on our side the entire night to provide us with any assistance we needed (We never needed any).
- The head football coach - (Lance Tucker) personally called me earlier in the week and answered about 20 questions that I had ranging from where to park the band busses to the best three places to eat in Fayette County. He answered every question and he even gave me his personal cell number and told me to call if I had any more questions. FYI, I chose Sam’s Smoke House, WOW!
Whaley said he has heard numerous compliments from Saks fans about the generosity of everyone at Fayette County High School.
“ I’m certain I will hear more as the week goes on. I am going to call their principal and tell (Jeremy Madden) that his entire community deserves an extra 10-minute break for showing so much class.”
In other highlights from the first week of the AHSAA 2016 football playoffs:
TROJANS WELCOMES COACH BACK WITH PLAYOFF WIN: Saint James head football coach Jimmy Perry was on the operating table having multiple stents placed in the arteries near his heart just days before last Friday night’s 49-21 Class 4A state playoff win over Satsuma. Perry, who won his first playoff game at St. James and picked up his first postseason win since 2011, said prior to the game that the events gave him an even clearer perspective on the important things in life and made him appreciate more the relationships he has shared with family, coaches, players and friends.
The win give him a 99-52 career coaching record in 13 seasons, five at Saint James, three at St. Paul’s Episcopal and five at Robert E. Lee. He also spent nine years (2000-09) as an off-the-field assistant coach at Auburn.
CITRONELLE’S LB RECORDS 28 TACKLES: Justin Roberts, a linebacker, had 28 tackles in a 35-21 Class 5A playoff loss to unbeaten Carroll of Ozark. His total ties him for sixth most tackles in a single game in AHSAA history. The all-time record of 36 tackles was made by Hamilton’s Andy Stidham in a 20-13 win over Haleyville in 1996. Melvin Cotton of Holt had 31 in a 1998 game versus Bibb County; Mike DuBose 30 versus Pike County in 1968; Adam Crosby of New Brockton and Carlos Salinas of Frisco City 29 each in 2006 and 1999, respectively; Clarence Brown of Berry and Sean Anderson of Abbeville 28 each in games played in 2012.
HACKLEBURG NOTCHES HUDSON’S 75TH WIN: The Panthers (9-2) beat Lynn 35-6 in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs as Stone Fincher ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries to give Coach Rod Hudson his 75th career win in just his eighth season at the helm. Hudson is 75-22, a winning percentage of .757.
CHIPPER LARTIGUE and ZACH MOODE, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: The offensive linemen helped open holes for Huskies running backs to score seven rushing touchdowns as Hewitt-Trussville (11-0) beat Oak Mountain 63-21 in the 7A playoffs.
ALABAMA ALL-STAR WATCH:
SPANISH FORT’S JOHNSTON SETS AHSAA RECORD: The Toros senior increased his season total to 161 tackles with last Friday’s performance versus Carver-Montgomery in a 23-22 playoff win and now has 638 career tackles, a new AHSAA record. The record was previously set by former Alabama All-Star Demarco McNeil of Blount (622) from 1996-98.
Johnston and Spanish Fort teammate Justin Thomas, who has 136 career tackles, will both be in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game Dec. 10 at Cramton Bowl.
JAXTON CARSON, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: One of three running backs chosen for the Alabama All-Star Team, Carson ran nine times for 123 yards to lead the Red Devils past Murphy 56-7 in the Class 7A playoffs. His 49-yard TD run opened the second half for Central-Phenix City.
DAULTON HYATT, ETOWAH: One of two quarterbacks chosen for the Alabama All-Stars, he completed 11-of-14 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 44-27 Class 5A playoff win over Mae Jemison.
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: The all-purpose back, who was selected to play for the Alabama stars as a defensive back, ran for 144 yards and three scores (67, 47 and 8 yards) on eight carries and also completed 5-of-9 passes for 206 yards with two touchdowns (75 and 40 yards) in the Rattlers’ 42-14 Class 2A win over Sulligent.
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IVORY STARR, CEDAR BLUFF: Churned out 303 yards rushing on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns (43, 1, 46 yards) in the Tigers' 41-20 Class 1A playoff victory over Berry.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 287 yards and four touchdowns and also threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Janish to spark the Rebels (10-0) to a 54-21 Class 2A win over J.U. Blacksher.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: Ran for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Black Bears built a 41-0 lead en route to a 41-19 Class 6A playoff win over Pell City. Robinson finished with 22 carries and 223 yards total.
LADARIUS WOODS, DECATUR: Ran for 224 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries in a 35-10 win over Cullman.
ZACK ALFORD, GOSHEN: Rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 48-26 Class 2A win over Verbena. Alford’s TD runs were 44 and 48 yards.
TREY HARRIS, NORTH JACKSON: Rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns (75, 38, 20 and 4 yards) and passed for s 34-yard score as the Chiefs beat Wilson 41-7 in Class 4A.
JAHARI BROWN, NEW BROCTON: Had 196 yards and three touchdowns (1, 62 and 58 yards) as the Gamecocks won its 2A playoff opener 45-16 over Keith.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries in the Titans' 15-7 Class 7A win over Mountain Brook.
LEE STANLEY, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in the Bulldogs' 55-26 Class 3A victory over Holly Pond.
DEE WILLIAMS, ELBA: Had 182 yards and five touchdowns (14, 30, 7, 42, 14 yards) on 21 carries and added two receptions for 22 yards in the defending state champion Tigers’ 40-8 Class 2A win over R.C. Hatch.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Had 21 attempts for 164 yards and two touchdowns, caught three passes for 41 yards and defensively made 21 tackles as the unbeaten Wildcats (11-0) beat Lawrence County 38-27.
KHYMEL CHAVERST, PINSON VALLEY: Rushed 21 times for 160 yards, including two fourth-quarter TDs, as Pinson Valley downed Jackson-Olin 31-5 in a Class 6A playoff contest.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown, hauled in a 25-yard TD pass from Ben Ivey and rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Panthers' 40-14 Class 1A victory over South Lamar.
CORY THOMAS, ETOWAH: Rushed 19 times for 154 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Devils' 44-27 win over Mae Jemison.
MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT: Ran for 169 yards and two TDs as the Bulldogs won its 4A playoff opener over Dale County 36-0.
KOY CHAPMAN, GORDO: Completed 15-of-21 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-14 Class 3A victory over Prattville Christian.
COLE FREDERICK, HILLCREST-TUSCALOOSA: Was 19-of-25 passing for 286 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots (11-0) beat Benjamin Russell 40-16 in the 6A playoffs.
MATT HIOTT, BIBB COUNTY: Scored on a 1-yard run in the first possession of overtime to lead the Choctaws to a 41-34 playoff win over Munford. He was 11-of-18 passing for 157 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 77 yards and the game-clinching TD.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: Had 266 totals yards and accounted for three TDs in the Wildcats’ 38-27 Class 5A win over Lawrence County. He was 10-of-20 passing for 138 yards and rushed for 128 yards and three scores on 15 carries.
KADARIUS TONEY, BLOUNT: Passed for 174 yards and rushed for 105 yards and two TDs as Blount nipped Dothan 15-7 in the 6A playoffs.
MALCOLM ASKEW, McADORY: Was 13-of-19 passing for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Jackets’ 24-7 Class 6A win over Wetumpka. Willie Langham had all three TD receptions.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Was 7-of-12 passing for 184 yards and an 80-yard TD connection to Adrian Person Jr., as Brantley beat Marengo 55-38 in the 1A playoffs.
GRAYSON EDGEMON, MADISON ACADEMY: Was 14-of-21 passing for 210 yards and five touchdowns (33, 18, 10, 10 and 4 yards) in a 51-13 Class 4A win over Central-Florence.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 161 yards and two touchdowns (52, 24 yards) and rushed for 97 yards on 18 carries in the Warriors' 29-22 Class 4A victory over Winfield.
LANDON JOHNSON, HOKES BLUFF: Was 8-of-10 passing for 193 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another in the Eagles' 24-8 victory over Haleyville.
BRANDON CROSBY, MAE JEMISON: Completed 11-of-25 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns (15, 11 and 4 yards), and ran for 80 yards on 21 carries in a 44-27 Class 5A loss at Etowah.
ANDY NOLES, ETOWAH: Had four catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 44-27 win over Mae Jemison.
REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Snagged TD passes of 20 and 17 yards and threw a 2-yard TD pass in the Wildcats’ 28-26 Class 4A win over Madison County.
JAYLOND ADAMS, MINOR: Had 253 all-purpose yards to lead Minor in a come-from-behind 42-21 Class 6A win over Homewood. He had two TDs as the Tigers scored 30 points in the final quarter.
JAHMIANR FILS-AIME’, DALEVILLE: Recorded 21 tackles in a 21-14 Class 3A loss to Bayside Academy.
TRENT COCHRAN-GILL, TALLASSEE: Had two interceptions and eight tackles on defense and also had nine carries for 142 yards with a 56-yard touchdown on offense in the Tigers’ 29-26 Class 4A win over Hale County.
ETHAN WELLS, WICKSBURG: Returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Panthers a two-score lead on the way to a 34-28 Class 3A playoff win at T.R. Miller. Wells also had six receptions for 96 yards and ran for 58 yards on nine carries with one touchdown.
BEN ABERCROMBIE, HOOVER: Snatched two of the four interceptions made by Hoover’s defense, returning one for a TD, and the Bucs beat Bob Jones 31-10 in the Class 7A playoffs.
BEN McGOUGH, DECATUR HERITAGE: Made 15 tackles and caught an 8-yard touchdown in a 35-8 Class 1A win over Phillips.
JUSTIN CULVER, SCOTTSBORO: Made 12 tackles, including two for losses, in a 38-27 win over Lawrence County.
JACKSON JOHNSON, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Had two interceptions, returning one for a 21-yard touchdown, to lift the defending Class 7A state champion Yellow Jackets (11-0) to a 46-14 win over Jeff Davis.
ISAIHA JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 41-20 Class 1A win over Berry.
CALEB RANSUM, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Posted a sack for a 12-yard loss on fourth down inside Warriors territory in the fourth quarter, then later recovered a fumble inside the Cherokee County 10-yard line to help preserve a 29-22 Class 4A playoff victory over Winfield.
TY REYNOLDS, DAPHNE: Had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown as Daphne beat Sidney Lanier 24-6 in the opening round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Cramton Bowl. It was the Trojans’ ninth straight win after opening the season 0-2.
JORDAN GRADDY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Recovered a Straughn fumble and also intercepted a pass as the Leopards beat the Tigers 21-7 in the 3A playoffs.
TRE’SHAWN BROWN, MONTEVALLO: Had nine tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a TD pass as the Bulldogs posted a 45-18 Class 3A playoff win over Southside-Selma.
CLAY KELLEY, NEW BROCKTON: Had 11 tackles in New Brockton’s 45-16 Class 2A win over Keith. He also rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns (44, 8 and 2 yards).
BRADON CARVER, SAND ROCK: The senior had 10 tackles on defense, rushed for 104 yards and a TD on 22 carries and also tossed a TD pass as the Wildcats nipped Reeltown 20-18 in the 2A playoffs.
MARTIN CHAFFIN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Had an interception on a two-point try with 33 seconds remaining to seal the Blue Devils’ 22-20 Class 5A win over Pleasant Grove.
QUINTON DOWNEY, SPRING GARDEN: Registered nine tackles on defense and rushed for 133 yards and two TDs on 19 carries on offense as Spring Garden beat South Lamar 40-14.
MATTHEW QUINN, SPANISH FORT: Kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired to lift the defending state champion Toros to a 23-22 Class 6A playoff win over Carver-Montgomery.
JONATHAN KILGO, GADSDEN CITY: Kicked field goals of 21, 32 and 46 yards in the Titans' 15-7 playoff win at Mountain Brook.
ANDREW OSTEEN, ENTERPRISE: Booted three field goals in four attempts, making attempts of 27, 37 and 38 yards, and was perfect on all six extra-point tries in the Wildcats’ 51-14 Class 7A win over Baker. Osteen also kicked seven of 10 kickoffs for touchbacks and had one punt for 47 yards.
MARCUS JONES, ENTERPRISE: Returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and added another 44-yard return to set up a Wildcat field goal in a 51-14 win over Baker.
RAUL HERNANDEZ, ETOWAH: Kicked a 45-yard field goal and was 5-for-6 in extra points in the Blue Devils' 44-27 win over Mae Jemison.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: The senior kicker was true on five extra points and extended his current streak of successful extra-point kicks to 44 in a row as the Wildcats advanced in the 5A playoffs with a 38-27 win over Lawrence County. He also booted a 23-yard field and is now 7-of-8 on field goal tries this season.
Washington County High School of Chatom has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit its Class 2A first-round football playoff win over Samson for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. Washington County High School self-reported the violation to the AHSAA once notified of the potential infraction.
MONTGOMERY -- All seven defending state football champions and 17 unbeaten teams survived the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs and advance to the second round of games Nov. 11.
The games will be played on Veterans Day, and in honor of the nation’s veterans, the AHSAA is asking all host schools to have a program honoring veterans prior to the playoff contest at each stadium. Instructions have been provided to each host school to assist them in honoring the veterans during a special pre-game program. All games are set to kick off at 7 p.m.
This week’s slate includes 52 games in the second round – eight each in classes 1A through 6A and four games in Class 7A. Among the 104 participants are defending champions Maplesville (1A), Elba (2A), Madison Academy (4A), Leeds (4A), St. Paul’s Episcopal (5A), Spanish Fort (6A) and McGill-Toolen Catholic (7A). Madison Academy won the 3A state title in 2015, but moved up to 4A this season.
McGill-Toolen (11-0), coached by Caleb Ross, extended its current winning streak to 20 games with a 46-14 victory over Jeff Davis in the first round.
The five rounds of playoffs (only four for 7A) will conclude with the Super 7 State Football Finals at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
Class 6A, Region 8 and Class 3A, Region 5 were the only regions to advance all four teams in the first round.
A total of 15 regions advanced three of four qualifiers to the second round including: Regions 3 and 7 in Class 1A; Regions 1, 3 and 7 in Class 2A; Regions 1, 4 and 5 in Class 3A; Regions 1 and 3 in Class 4A; Regions 1 and 3 in Class 6A; and Regions 2 and 4 in Class 7.
The seven defending state champions include Class 1A Maplesville (10-0); Class 2A Elba (9-2); Class 3A Piedmont (11-0); Class 4A Leeds (9-2); Class 5A St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3); Class 6A Spanish Fort (9-2); and Class 7A McGill-Toolen (11-0).
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (10-0); Georgiana (11-0), Linden (11-0), Wadley (10-0), Addison (11-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (10-0); Fyffe (11-0); LaFayette (11-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (11-0); Piedmont (11-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (11-0); Class 5A: Carroll (11-0); Scottsboro (11-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (11-0); Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0); and Hewitt-Trussville (11-0).
Advancing to the second round are also 18 teams with just one loss, 27 with two losses and 24 with three losses. Three schools advancing still have records under. 500 on the year.
Round two winners in Classes 1A through 6A will advance to the quarterfinals on Nov. 18 and the semifinals Nov. 25. Class 7A will have quarterfinal games this week with semifinals Nov. 18.
Raycom Media will announce the contest to be featured next Friday on the Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream several games produced by member schools belonging to the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. Those games will be announced early next week and will be listed at www.nfhsnetwork.net.
Second-round pairings and first-round results:
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
All games, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. unless otherwise denoted
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Isabella (10-1) at Georgiana (11-0)
Linden (11-0) at Notasulga (7-4)
Sweet Water (8-2) at Wadley (10-0)
Brantley (7-4) at Maplesville (10-0)
Decatur Heritage (9-2) at Cedar Bluff (8-3)
Pickens County (8-3) at Sumiton Christian (9-2)
Hubbertville (9-1) at Hackleburg (9-2)
Spring Garden (10-1) at Addison (11-0)
New Brockton (7-4) at G.W. Long (10-0), Skipperville
Southern Choctaw (9-1) at Goshen (8-3)
Leroy (8-3) at Aliceville (10-1)
Samson (7-4) at Elba (9-2)
Cleveland (8-3) at Fyffe (11-0)
Sheffield (9-2) at LaFayette (11-0)
Lanett (9-2) at West End (6-5), Walnut Grove
Sand Rock (9-2) at Tanner (8-3)
Oakman (7-4) at Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-6)
Montevallo (10-1) at Mobile Christian (10-1)
Gordo (11-0) at Wicksburg (8-3)
Pike County (9-2) at Bayside Academy (7-4), Daphne
Lexington (8-3) at Weaver (8-3)
Colbert County (9-2) at Piedmont (11-0)
Ohatchee (10-1) at Lauderdale County (7-4), Rogersville
Sylvania (8-3) at Randolph County (9-2), Wedowee
Tallassee (8-3) at Saint James (10-1), Montgomery
Andalusia (10-1) at Leeds (8-3)
Thomasville (8-2) at Bibb County (8-3), Centreville
Handley (9-2) at UMS-Wright (9-2), Mobile
North Jackson (6-4) at Hokes Bluff (7-4)
West Limestone (10-1) at Cherokee County (9-2), Centre
Rogers (11-0) at Cordova (9-2)
Fayette County (5-6) at Madison Academy (8-3)
Calera (8-3) at Carroll (11-0), Ozark
Beauregard (9-1) at Vigor (8-3), Prichard
St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3) at Central-Clay County (9-2)
Jackson (7-3) at Lincoln (4-7)
Etowah (9-2) at Mortimer Jordan (9-2), Kimberly
Russellville (8-3) at Briarwood Christian (10-1)
Wenonah (8-2) at Brooks (9-2), Killen
Scottsboro (11-0) at Fairfield (7-4)
Park Crossing (11-0) at Bessemer City (7-4)
McAdory (8-3) at Blount (9-2), Prichard
Spanish Fort (9-2) at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0)
Opelika (10-1) at Daphne (9-2)
Minor (10-1) at Hartselle (9-2)
Decatur (10-1) at Ramsay (9-2), Birmingham, Legion Field
Austin (8-3) at Pinson Valley (8-3)
Gardendale (8-3) at Muscle Shoals (6-5)
Enterprise (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0), Mobile
Auburn (8-3) at Central-Phenix City (9-1)
James Clemens (8-3) at Hoover (9-2), Hoover Met
Gadsden City (6-5) at Hewitt-Trussville (11-0)
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Georgiana (11-0) 28, Millry (4-7) 6
Isabella (10-1) 46, Winterboro (6-5) 6
Linden (11-0) 77, Houston County (6-5) 7
Notasulga (7-4) 37, Ragland (7-4) 36
Wadley (10-0) 50, Loachapoka (3-8) 7
Sweet Water (8-2) 47, McKenzie (7-4) 6
Maplesville (10-0) 61, Talladega County Central (4-6) 6
Brantley (7-4) 55, Marengo (6-5) 38
Cedar Bluff (8-3) 41, Berry (5-6) 20
Decatur Heritage (9-2) 35, Phillips (3-8) 8
Pickens County (8-3) 55, Coosa Christian (3-8) 7
Sumiton Christian (9-2) 49, Cherokee (5-6) 28
Hackleburg (9-2) 35, Lynn (7-4) 6
Hubbertville (9-1) 47, Woodville (5-6) 15
Addison (11-0) 63, Shoals Christian (3-8) 20
Spring Garden (10-1) 40, South Lamar (6-5) 14
G.W. Long (10-0) 54, J.U. Blacksher (5-6) 21
New Brockton (7-4) 45, Keith (6-5) 16
Southern Choctaw (9-1) 41, Abbeville (4-7) 20
Goshen (8-3) 48, Verbena (6-5) 25
Aliceville (10-1) 47, Luverne (7-4) 14
Leroy (8-3) 26, Ariton (6-5) 0
Elba (9-2) 40, R.C. Hatch (5-6) 8
Samson (7-4) 1, Washington County (6-4) 0 (forfeit)
Fyffe (11-0) 56, Horseshoe Bend (6-5) 7
Cleveland (8-3) 41, Red Bay (8-3) 14
LaFayette (11-0) 26, Collinsville (6-5) 6
Sheffield (9-2) 27, Cold Springs (5-6) 14
West End (6-5) 41, Lamar County (6-5) 7
Lanett (9-2) 68, Gaston (6-5) 13
Tanner (8-3) 42, Sulligent (6-5) 14
Sand Rock (9-2) 20, Reeltown (6-5) 18
Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-6) 28, Opp (9-2) 25
Oakman (7-4) 21, Montgomery Academy (7-4) 0
Mobile Christian (10-1) 21, Straughn (4-6) 7
Montevallo (10-1) 45, Southside-Selma (7-4) 18
Gordo (11-0) 55, Prattville Christian (5-6) 14
Wicksburg (8-3) 34, T.R. Miller (8-3) 28
Pike County (9-2) 27, American Christian (5-6) 22
Bayside Academy (7-4) 21, Daleville (8-3) 14
Weaver (8-3) 37, Fultondale (8-3) 7
Lexington (8-3) 25, North Sand Mountain (6-5) 14
Piedmont (11-0) 55, Holly Pond (6-5) 26
Colbert County (9-2) 31, Plainview (6-5) 20
Lauderdale County (7-4) 55, Geraldine (5-6) 16
Ohatchee (10-1) 49, Locust Fork (7-4) 28
Sylvania (8-3) 42, West Morgan (7-4) 6
Randolph County (9-2) 28, J.B. Pennington (8-3) 6
Saint James (10-1) 49, Satsuma (6-5) 21
Tallassee (8-3) 29, Hale County (5-6) 26
Andalusia (10-1) 42, Alabama Christian (4-7) 24
Leeds (8-3) 19, Greensboro (5-6) 12
Bibb County (8-3) 41, Munford (6-5) 34 (OT)
Thomasville (8-2) 20, Montgomery Catholic (8-3) 6
Handley (9-2) 49, West Blocton (6-5) 7
UMS-Wright (9-2) 36, Dale County (7-4) 0
Hokes Bluff (7-4) 24, Haleyville (9-2) 8
North Jackson (6-4) 41, Wilson (8-3) 7
Cherokee County (9-2) 29, Winfield (7-4) 22
West Limestone (10-1) 28, Madison County (6-5) 26
Rogers (11-0) 42, Randolph (6-5) 6
Cordova (9-2) 46, Jacksonville (8-2) 23
Madison Academy (8-3) 51, Central-Florence (4-7) 13
Fayette County (5-6) 20, Saks (6-5) 7
Carroll (11-0) 35, Citronelle (6-5) 21
Calera (8-3) 35, Sylacauga (8-3) 34
Vigor (8-3) 47, B.T. Washington (7-4) 0
Beauregard (9-1) 41, Dallas County (6-5) 0
Central-Clay County (9-2) 56, Jemison (3-8) 14
St. Paul's Episcopal (8-3) 45, Charles Henderson (7-4) 7
Lincoln (4-7) 27, Demopolis (7-4) 24
Jackson (7-3) 41, Eufaula (8-3) 21
Mortimer Jordan (9-2) 22, Pleasant Grove (4-7) 20
Etowah (9-2) 44, Mae Jemison (6-5) 27
Briarwood Christian (10-1) 42, Corner (7-4) 17
Russellville (8-3) 35, Guntersville (6-5) (28)
Brooks (9-2) 56, Arab (6-5) 30
Wenonah (8-2) 42, West Point (6-5) 8
Scottsboro (11-0) 38, Lawrence County (5-6) 27
Fairfield (7-4) 14, Hayden (8-3) 7
Park Crossing (11-0) 45, Saraland (6-5) 14
Bessemer City (7-4) 31, at Chelsea (8-3) 23
Blount (9-2) 15, Dothan (4-7) 7
McAdory (8-3) 24, Wetumpka (8-3) 7
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0) 40, Benjamin Russell (3-8) 16
Spanish Fort (9-2) 23, Carver-Montgomery (5-6) 22
Opelika (10-1) 48, Paul Bryant (4-7) 12
Daphne (9-2) 24, Sidney Lanier (8-3) 6
Minor (10-1) 42, Homewood (5-6) 21
Hartselle (9-2) 21, Albertville (8-3) 7
Ramsay (9-2) 38, Clay-Chalkville (6-5) 28
Decatur (10-1) 35, Cullman (6-5) 10
Austin (8-3) 41, Pell City (6-5) 19
Pinson Valley (8-3) 31, Jackson-Olin (8-3) 5
Muscle Shoals (6-5) 31, Oxford (10-1) 17
Gardendale (8-3) 28, Hueytown (8-3) 26
McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0) 46, Jeff Davis (5-6) 14
Enterprise (10-1) 51, Baker (6-5) 14
Central-Phenix City (9-1) 56, Murphy (6-5) 7
Auburn (8-3) 34, Davidson (9-2) 10
Hoover (9-2) 31, Bob Jones (7-4) 10
James Clemens (8-3) 21, Spain Park (8-3) 12
Hewitt-Trussville (11-0) 63, Oak Mountain (3-8) 21
Gadsden City (6-5) 15, Mountain Brook (8-3) 7
MONTGOMERY – Raycom Media will televise live the Class 7A first-round state football playoff game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile
Friday night in the Raycom / AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. It will commence at 7 p.m.
To find the cable channel serving your area, go to www.pathwaytotheplayoffs.com or go to www.ahsaa.com and click on the Raycom link.
Fans will also be able to tune in to 25 additional lived-streamed playoff games on the NFHS Network Friday night. The live-streamed events
are being produced by AHSAA member schools in the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program or by third parties contracted with the NFHS
Coach Fred Riley’s Warriors (9-1) are Coach Adam Winegarden’s Tigers (7-3) are both red hot heading into the playoffs. Davidson is riding
eight-game winning streak since dropping a 39-36 triple-overtime thriller to defending 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic in the second
week of the season. Auburn began its season 1-2 but rebounded to win its last five games of the regular reason.
Raycom will pick a playoff game of the week each week leading up to the Super 7 championships at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium
Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
NFHS SLATE INCLUDES 16 FOOTBALL GAMES
The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream at least 25 football games, one bowling competition and one boys’ basketball game.
One game, Daphne vs. Sidney Lanier, will be live-streamed tonight at Cramton Bowl.
The slate of football playoff games include one in Class 1A, two in Class 2A, one in Class 3A, five in Class 4A, four in Class 5A,
eight in Class 6A and three in Class 7A.
Those with NFHS Network subscriptions can tune in to any of these football contests. For more information and instructions on how to
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 member high schools produce these contests through the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP). Interested schools can
contact Matt Abramson at: email@example.com.
RAYCOM / AHSAA PLAYOFF GAME OF THR WEEK
Nov. 4 - 7:00 PM: Auburn at Davidson
Brooks HS SBP
Nov. 3, 5 PM
Cullman Boys & Girls
Cullman HS SBP
Nov. 3, 5:30 PM
Luverne vs. Goshen
Goshen HS SBP
AHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Nov 04, 7 PM
McKenzie vs. Sweet Water
Sweet Water HS SBP
Goshen vs. Verbena
R.C. Hatch vs. Elba
Keeping It Real Network
American Christian vs. Pike County
Pike County HS SBP
Central-Florence vs. Madison Academy
Madison Academy SBP
Cordova vs. Jacksonville
Jacksonville HS SBP
Nov 04, 6:30 PM
Munford vs. Bibb County
Nov 04, 5:50 PM
Randolph vs. Rogers
Randolph HS SBP
West Blocton at Handley
Nov 04, 6:40 PM
Arab vs. Brooks
Arab HS SBP
Guntersville vs. Russellville
Russellville HS SBP
Hartselle vs. Albertville
Albertville HS SBP
Lawrence County at Scottsboro
Lawrence Co. HS SBP
Ben. Russell vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa HS SBP
Nov. 03, 7 p.m.
Daphne at Sidney Lanier
Decatur vs. Cullman
Nov 04, 6:45 PM
Hartselle HS SBP
Nov. 04, 7 p.m.
Homewood at Minor
Prattville HS SBP
Muscle Shoals vs. Oxford
Muscle Shoals HS SBP
Paul W. Bryant vs. Opelika
Opelika HS SBP
Saraland vs. Park Crossing
Saraland HS SBP
Baker vs. Enterprise
Enterprise HS SBP
Nov 04, 6:50 PM
Bob Jones vs. Hoover
Hoover HS SBP
Jeff Davis vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic
McGill-Toolen Catholic HS SBP
MONTGOMERY – Coosa Central High School went into its final game of the regular season needing a win over Childersburg to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. Childersburg was hoping to close out its season with a win and a two-game winning streak.
In the end, the two teams walked off the field after final handshakes with a state record for scoring in a single game and in a single quarter as Childersburg captured an 82-64 win and the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 10 of the 2016 football season.
The combined 146 points set a new AHSAA single-game state record – as did the 72 points scored in the final quarter. The record previous record, 139 points, was set in 2003 when Parrish downed Hubbertville 81-58. That record erased a the previous record (136) set by Slocomb and Houston County 72 years earlier in a 124-12 Red Tops win in 1931.
Coach Jonathan Beverly’s winning Tigers scored 44 points in the final quarter and Coach Barry Simmons’ Cougars had 28 – a total of nine TDs in the final 12 minutes.
Alexander City Outlook sports editor Cathy Higgins had the daunting task of keeping up with the game statistics. She had Coosa Central quarterback Raymond Graham with 267 yards rushing, 162 yards passing and a combined hand in seven of the Cougars’ touchdowns.
Childersburg quarterback Jelan Kidd was just as prolific with four rushing touchdowns and three TDs passing. |
The game was tied at 8-8 after one quarter. Coosa Central led 30-24 at the half but trailed 38-36 heading into the wildest fourth-quarter scoring spree in state history to close out the contest. Takairee Kenabrew also had three touchdowns for the Tigers, and Jaterious Hill and Jevon McKinney had two each receiving for the Cougars. Maurice Bennett intercepted a Coosa Central pass with 5:58 to play and ran it in for a touchdown for the only non-offensive TD of the night. Childersburg was successful on eight 2-point tries.
The scoring assault edged out five amazing individual performances by Falkville running back Caleb Vinson, Walker wide receiver Isiah Cox, Midfield quarterback Anthony Brown, Carbon Hill quarterback Jon Michael Madison and Sumiton Christian defensive back Tommy Woodall that etched their names in the AHSAA record book.
Vinson had 32 rush attempts in a 53-34 win over Vinemont accounting for 287 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns. The seven rushing TDs rank him tied for second behind Sylacauga running back Golinsky Smith’s eight rushing TDs in a 1997 win over Chelsea. Vinson, who had scoring runs of 9, 38, 1, 45, 5, 41 and 4 yards and two two-point conversions for a total of 46 points ranking him 7th behind record holder Tommy Haley Ricks of Hubbertville’ 58 points scored in a 76-52 win over Vina in 2008.
Walker’s senior receiver Cox became just the fourth player in AHSAA history to total more than 300 pass receiving yards in a single game. He had eight catches for 303 yards and three TDs (83, 55, 73 yards) as the Vikings beat Dora 55-7. He played just one series in the second half. He finished his senior year with 983 receiving yards and all 13 TD passes Walker managed in 2016.
Chris Simpson of LaFayette set the AHSAA single-game receiving record (412 yards) in a win over Alabama Christian in 2000. He had 20 catches in that performance. Brandon Greer of Westbrook Christian had 311 yards vs. Donoho in 1998 and Stevie Woods of Dora 303 yards receiving versus Oak Grove in 2010.
Midfield’s Brown was 21-of-30 passing for 392 yards and seven touchdowns in a 48-47 win over New Hope last week. Madison was 19-of-28 passing for 403 yards and four scores in a 70-46 loss to Curry, and Woodall made four interceptions in Sumiton Christian’s 42-20 win over Marion County. Brown’s seven TD passes tied for third all-time. The 400-yard passing performance by Madison ranks 42nd in the AHSAA and the four picks by Woodall ties him for second behind four players who share the state record (5).
UMS-WRIGHT PROGRAM JOINS 600 CLUB: Coach Terry Curtis’ Bulldogs closed the regular season with a 28-7 win over defending Class 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal – a win made even more memorable because it was the 600th varsity football victory in the Mobile school’s storied history. In 112 seasons dating back to 1905, UMS is now 600-418-16.
SCOTTSBORO QB TIES PAT TRAMMELL: Sophomore QB Bo Nix completed 7-of-11 passes for 102 yards and one touchdown and rushed 13 times for 155 yards and two scores as the Wildcats (10-0) closed the regular season beating Madison County 52-25. His TD pass was the 40th of his prep career tying him with former Wildcats QB Pat Trammell, a 1958 senior who had 40 in his during his prep career. Nix heads into the state playoffs with 85 straight pass attempts without an interception.
PIEDMONT’S HAYES GOES OVER 3,000 YARDS: Senior quarterback Taylor Hayes rushed for 60 yards in the first half as defending Class 3A state champion Piedmont downed Oneonta 45-9 for their 20th straight win. In the process Hayes went over 3,000 career rushing yards for Coach Steve Smith’s Bulldogs on his 7-yard TD run in the first half. He also completed 10-of-17 passes for 112 yards.
ALABAMA ALL-STAR TEAM WATCH
THOMAS JOHNSTON, SPANISH FORT: Had 20 tackles, including two for loss, as the Toros beat LeFlore 25-6 to clinch runner-up in Class 6A, Region 1. He was one of the linebackers selected to the 40-man roster of the Alabama All-Star Team. The all-stars will play Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Dec. 10 at Cramton Bowl.
DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Completed 29-of-41 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 140 yards and a score on 20 carries in a 59-41 loss at Decatur. He also converted a 2-point conversion pass.
DALEN MORRIS, MADISON COUNTY: Was 12-of-22 passing for 303 yards and four touchdowns (49, 26, 22 and 6 yards) in a 52-25 loss to Scottsboro.
JEREMIAH HARRIS, ABBEVILLE: Accounted for 360 yards and five touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 46-34 win over Headland. Harris completed 12-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three scores (29, 6 and 19 yards) and also gained 190 yards rushing on 18 carries with two touchdowns (62 and 12 yards).
BUBBA THOMPSON, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Connected on 18-of-19 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ victory over Fairhope. McGill-Toolen is now 10-0 heading into the 7A state playoffs.
SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: The sophomore quarterback passed for 266 yards and four touchdowns (18, 12, 35 and 37 yards) as the Lions (9-1) closed out the regular season with a 55-27 win over Central-Florence.
GRANT JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers rallied past Valley Head for a 28-20 victory.
LANDON CORNUTT, ASHVILLE: Was 12-of-16 passing for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 62 yards and another score in the Bulldogs' 35-28 win over West End. He also had an interception on defense that led to the winning score.
PRESTON HERRING, ARITON: Completed 11-of-15 passes for 191 yards with two touchdowns and added 40 yards rushing one touchdown Ariton’s 35-26 win over Red Level.
JACK WEST, SARALAND: Completed 11-of-14 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns as Saraland beat B.C. Rain 62-26 to clinch a playoff berth in Class 6A, Region 1. West also scored a rushing TD.
JACKSON HOLLADAY, BUCKHORN: Completed 14-of-21 passes for 197 yards and three scores (43, 8 and 27 yards), and threw a 2-point pass in a 42-23 win at North Jackson.
JORDAN SEYMOUR, HAZEL GREEN: Completed 13-of-26 passes for 191 yards and four touchdowns (41, 37, 31 and 7 yards) in a 30-28 victory over Oak Mountain.
MALIK SMITH, SHEFFIELD: The quarterback hooked up with receiver Donavon Goodwin for three touchdown passes and ran for another as Sheffield beat R.A. Hubbard 57-8.
JONATE COTTON, NEW HOPE: Rushed for 285 yards and five touchdowns (64, 31, 18, 16 and 4 yards) in a 48-4 loss at Midfield.
ZALON REYNOLDS, CHELSEA: Had 22 rush attempts for 272 yards and a TD as Chelsea downed Cullman 45-38.
SAMMY LATHAM, SUMITON CHRISTIAN: Piled up 238 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Marion County.
BRADEN CARVER, SAND ROCK: Rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns (75, 1, 6, 40 yards) on 18 carries as the Wildcats beat Cedar Bluff 45-7.
HENNIS WASHINGTON, OPP: Rushed for 245 yards on just 14 carries and two touchdowns in the Bobcats’ 43-24 win over Elba.
D’ARIE JOHN, SPAIN PARK: Rushed for 232 yards and two TDs covering 60 and 31 yards as Spain Park beat Minor 52-42 to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.
ZACK ALFORD, GOSHEN: Rushed for 201 yards with two touchdowns and added a 68-yard touchdown reception in a 26-12 win over Brantley.
LANDON LAWSON, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 231 yards on 28 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 42-6 victory over Alabama School for the Deaf.
KOBI McCOY, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns as Colbert County beat Russellville 41-21. McCoy, who went over the 1,500-yard mark in rushing yards for the season, scored on runs of 34, 8, 38 and 4 yards on 18 carries.
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: Rushed 11 times for 195 yards four touchdowns (6, 68, 54 and 16 yards), completed 3-of-5 passes for 65 yards, recovered a blocked punt and broke up two passes in a 35-14 win over East Limestone.
DERRICK MOORE, FULTONDALE: Ran for 218 yards on 28 carries and scored one TD in Fultondale’s 16-12 loss to Montevallo.
RYAN WARREN, DALEVILLE: Had 10 carries for 209 yards and four touchdowns as the War Hawks beat Cottonwood 48-1.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: The senior running back rushed 17 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcats finished the regular season 10-0 with a 52-25 win over Madison County. It was the sixth undefeated season in SHS history dating back to the first one in 1932 (7-0-1). Other unbeaten regular seasons include 1960, 1965, 1995 and 1996.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns, kicked a 37-yard field goal and two extra-point kicks, had an interception return of 39 yards to set up one score and punted three times for a 40-yard average in the Rebels’ 23-21 win over Pike County.
JUNIOR SUMMERHILL, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 55-27 loss to Haleyville. Summerhill’s TD runs were 80, 3 and 34 yards.
HAYDEN HIBBETT, MARS HILL BIBLE: Rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns, caught two passes for 57 yards and intercepted two passes, one he returned 90 yards for another score as Mars Hill Bible downed Shoals Christian 64-0.
MAURICE ROBINSON, MURPHY: Gained 162 yards rushing on 23 carries, threw two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Panthers past Vigor 28-14 on Thursday night.
DREW VAUGHN, SARDIS: Rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and caught a TD pass in the Lions' 48-7 win over Boaz.
CARLOS DAVIS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Rushed for 157 yards and two TDs on run of 50 and 15 yards in a 35-7 win over Deshler.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Turned in an all-around performance in the Panthers’ 36-27 victory over Pleasant Valley posting 134 rushing yards and a 5-yard touchdown on 17 carries, three pass receptions for 53 yards and a 10-yard score, and two interceptions on defense. Teammate Ben Ivey added 147 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and also completed 3-of-5 pass attempts for 53 yards and a score.
MICHAEL CAMPBELL, T.R. MILLER: Sparked the Tigers to a 35-6 win over rival W.S. Neal in the Battle of Murder Creek by rushing for 174 yards and four touchdowns.
CARSON McGINNIS, CARBON HILL: Caught eight passes for 225 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 70-46 loss to Curry.
ANDRE LITTLE, WEST END: Caught nine passes for 145 yards and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown in the Patriots' 35-28 loss to Ashville.
JOHN RIEHL, DECATUR: Snagged 10 pass receptions for 185 yards and three touchdowns in Decatur’s 59-41 win over Sparkman.
KOLBI FUQUA, CORDOVA: Hauled in 12 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown while adding 11 tackles, an interception, two pass deflections and a blocked field goal on defense as the Blue Devils beat Munford 22-13.
TESHAWN BROWN, MONTEVALLO: Made 11 catches for 123 yards and a TD in a 16-12 win over Fultondale.
PIERCE PORTER, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Made three receptions, all for TDs covering 51, 16 and 61 yards (128 total yards) and also picked off a pass on defense in a 21-20 loss at Lexington. The two teams play again this week in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.
CHRIS SULLIVAN, THEODORE: Had 169 yards receiving and four total touchdowns as in a 35-10 Bobcats victory over Foley.
HUNTER HUCKBAY, ASHVILLE: Caught eight passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 35-28 win over West End.
TYE LINDSEY, OPP: Caught three passes for 107 yards with one touchdown, added a 65-yard kickoff for another touchdown and had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Bobcats’ 43-24 win over Elba.
DAVION COBBS, ABBEVILLE: Had 22 tackles, including three for losses in the Yellow Jackets’ 46-34 win over Headland.
JUSTIN ROBERTS, CITRONELLE: Recorded 17 tackles, including three for a loss, and blocked a PAT attempt as the Wildcats beat Washington County 37-33.
AUSTIN STORDAHL, GAYLESVILLE: Caused two fumbles and recovered another in the Trojans' 42-6 win over Alabama School for the Deaf. He also rushed for 66 yards on nine carries with a touchdown.
AMIER GREEN, HUFFMAN: Had 10 tackles and two sacks in the Vikings’ 16-3 win over Bessemer City.
ANTARIUS MITCHELL, HOMEWOOD: Returned a blocked field goal 90 yards and a touchdown and intercepted a pass as Homewood defeated Paul Bryant 41-14.
ADAM NEWTON, SLOCOMB: Had two of the four interceptions made by the Red Tops defense and returned one 70 yards for a touchdown as Slocomb beat Geneva County 28-6.
TYLER PRESLEY, DALEVILLE: Snagged two interceptions in Daleville’s 48-21 win over Cottonwood.
JUSTIN TINDLE, SATSUMA: Had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 1:04 left in the game gave Satsuma a 34-30 win over Chickasaw.
AVERY MOATES, WILSON: Kicked a 42-yard field goal, hauled in a 55-yard TD pass and kicked two extra points – the last one coming in overtime as Wilson beat Randolph 17-16.
FISHER SIMMONS, HOKES BLUFF: Returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown and covered a fumbled punt that led to another score as the Eagles defeated Westbrook Christian 55-20.
SAMARIO RUDOLPH, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter in a 41-35 win over St. Luke’s Episcopal. He also had four receptions for 93 yards and six tackles and an interception on defense.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Senior place-kicker Bailey Potter was 7-for-7 on extra points and kicked a 34-yard field goal in the Wildcats’ 52-25 win over Madison County. He is now 63-of-65 on extra-point attempts for the season with currently 39 in a row.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Scored on an 83-yard kickoff return and also had a 57-yard TD on his first rush attempt in the second half in a 45-9 win over Oneonta.