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Class 7A VB State Championship

Mountain Brook 3, McGill-Toolen 0
 
   Mountain Brook High School overcame deficits in each of the first two sets to win close and swept McGill-Toolen 27-25, 25-23, 25-16 to claim the Lady Spartans’ second straight Class 7A state volleyball championship Thursday.  All championship matches are being played at Birmingham’s 5,500-seat Bill Harris Arena for the first time. All finals are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network at www.nfhsnetwork.com.
     Playing before a large crowd at Bill Harris Arena, Coach Haven O’Quinn’s team rallied to sneak past Coach Kate Adams’ Dirty Dozen (49-8).  Senior Sara Carr, who earned MVP honors for the second year, was powerful up front. She registered 13 kills, 12 digs and two service aces to lead Mountain Brook (57-6). Emmy Kilgore and Caroline Davies added nine kills each in the heavyweight match that totaled 78 kills for both teams. The Spartans had 44 and McGill-Toolen 34.
    Sara Mitchell had 39 assists, Lacey Jeffcoat had 16 digs and Selman added 14.
    McGill-Toolen’s Elizabeth Burnett had 11 kills, Kirsten Carter had eight, Sofia Bruno had 20 digs, and Elizabeth Murphy had 26 assists.
   Class 7A All-Tournament Team
Sara Carr, Mountain Brook (MVP); Payton Selman, Mountain Brook; Emmy Kilgore, Mountain Brook; Sara Mitchell, Mountain Brook; Elizabeth Murphy, McGill-Toolen; Elizabeth Burnett, McGill-Toolen; Aubrie Huddleston, Grissom.

45TH AHSAA STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Bill Harris Arena
Class 3A Finals
Bayside Academy (40-7) 3, Madison Academy (35-22) 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-18)
Class 7A Finals
Mountain Brook (57-6) 3, McGill-Toolen Catholic (49-8) 0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-16)
Class 6A Finals
Spanish Fort (54-5) vs. John Carroll Catholic (34-9), noon
Class 4A Finals
Brooks (43-10) vs. Saint James (32-8), 2 p.m.
Class 5A Finals
Randolph (18-20) vs. Lawrence County (60-8), 4 p.m.
Class 1A Finals
Meek (39-13) vs. Donoho (46-8), 6 p.m.
Class 2A Finals
Providence Christian (51-5) vs. Addison (51-13), 8 p.m.


Class 3A Volleyball State Championship

Bayside Academy 3, Madison  Academy 0
 
     Bayside Academy used a strong inside lineup to beat Madison Academy 25-19, 25-16, 25-18 to capture its 14th straight AHSAA state volleyball championship Thursday morning at Birmingham’s Bill Harris Arena.
     Coach Ann Schilling’s Lady Admirals (40-7) recorded 39 kills with Ariel Dulaney leading with 15 and Lauren Chastang adding 11. Chastang  also had eight digs to earn MVP honors for the second year in a row.
    Madison Academy (35-22), coached by Wendy Rucker, was led by Olivia Knott’s six kills. Sydney Chandler and Emma Wade had eight assists each.
    Bayside, which  now owns a state-record 24 state titles, also got 15 digs from Julia Martin and 30 assists from Ansleigh Dailey.
Class 3A All-Tournament Team

Laura Chastang, Bayside Academy (MVP); Ariel Dulaney, Bayside Academy; Ansleigh Dailey, Bayside Academy; Julila Martin, Bayside Academy; Olivia Knott, Madison Academy; Abby Brooks, Madison Academy; Annie Homan, West Morgan.

 

45TH AHSAA STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Bill Harris Arena
Class 3A Finals
Bayside Academy (40-7) 3, Madison Academy (35-22) 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-18)
Class 7A Finals
McGill-Toolen Catholic (49-7) vs. Mountain Brook (56-6), 10 a.m.
Class 6A Finals
Spanish Fort (54-5) vs. John Carroll Catholic (34-9), noon
Class 4A Finals
Brooks (43-10) vs. Saint James (32-8), 2 p.m.
Class 5A Finals
Randolph (18-20) vs. Lawrence County (60-8), 4 p.m.
Class 1A Finals
Meek (39-13) vs. Donoho (46-8), 6 p.m.
Class 2A Finals
Providence Christian (51-5) vs. Addison (51-13), 8 p.m.

 

Six Defending State Champions in Field as AHSAA’s 45th State Volleyball Championships Get Underway

       The 45th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association State Volleyball Championships commences Wednesday morning at the 4,000-seat Birmingham CrossPlex with 56 schools competing for seven individual classification state championships.
       An AHSAA volleyball attendance record was set last season as the schools competed in seven classifications for the first time.
        Six defending state champions are in the field in 2015 which culminates with all seven classification state finals being played for the first time in the adjoining Bill Harris 5,500-seat Arena on Thursday.  Mountain Brook (54-6) is back to defend its title in 7A, John Carroll Catholic (32-9) in 6A, St. Paul’s Episcopal (23-21) in 5A, Danville (34-27) in 4A, Bayside Academy (37-7) in 3A and Addison (49-13) in 2A. Only Athens Bible, the 2014 Class 1A state champion, failed to make this year’s field.
      Bayside, coached by Ann Schilling, will be going for its 14th straight state title – already holding the AHSAA state record at 13.
      The AHSAA hosted its first state tournament in 1971 with only one division. Bradshaw of Florence won the first titles before McGill-Toolen won the first of 19 in 1974.
    Competition in the single-elimination tournament gets underway at 8 a.m. on Wednesday with 1A, 2A and 5A with the earliest matches. All classes are playing through semifinal action Wednesday with semifinals slated for 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on the class.
        All finals will be Thursday.
       The championship matches will be live-streamed for the second year in a row by the NFHS Network Thursday via its subscriber program. To sign up, viewers can go to http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/ahsaa and follow the prompts. The semifinals will not be live-streamed Wednesday by the NFHS Network, but three schools will be live-streaming quarterfinal and semifinal matches for their selected schools through the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program. The three are Albertville in 6A, Randolph in 5A and Jacksonville in 4A. Those matches may be accessed through the NFHS Network subscriber program as well.
    The AHSAA State Volleyball Tournament made history in 2013 by becoming the first event live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
    Tickets may be purchased on line by clicking on the PrepTix logo at www.ahsaa.com.
     The schedule is listed below.  
     
45th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships
At Birmingham CrossPlex (Oct. 28-29)
WEDNESDAY’S FIRST-ROUND PAIRINGS
Class 1A
Brilliant (16-15)  vs. Isabella (29-7), 9:30 a.m.
Kinston (12-12)  vs. Meek (37-13), 9:30 a.m.
Decatur Heritage (39-11)  vs. Pleasant Home (30-8), 11 a.m.
Fruitdale (16-4)  vs. Donoho (44-8), 11 a.m.
Class 2A
Mars Hill Bible (12-23) vs. Providence Christian (49-5), 11 a.m.
Goshen (37-11)  vs. Falkville (37-14), 11 a.m.
Ider (28-10)  vs. St. Luke’s Episcopal (35-17), 12:30 p.m.
New Brockton (17-13)  vs. Addison (49-13), 12:30 p.m.
Class 3A
Geraldine (34-19)  vs. Bayside Academy (37-7), 8 a.m.
Cottage Hill Christian (22-18)  vs. West Morgan (52-17), 8 a.m.
Lexington (44-7)  vs. Indian Springs (31-3), 9:30 a.m.
T.R. Miller (23-4)  vs. Madison Academy (33-21) , 9:30, a.m.
Class 4A
Saks (47-9)  vs. Saint James (30-8), 8 a.m.
UMS-Wright (26-12) vs. Danville (34-27), 8 a.m.
Jacksonville (29-12)  vs. Trinity Presbyterian (23-16), 9:30 a.m.
Satsuma (15-16)  vs. Brooks (41-10), 9:30 a.m.
Class 5A
Springville (49-9)  vs. St. Paul’s Episcopal  (23-21), 2 p.m.
Faith Academy (21-20) vs. Randolph (17-20), 2 p.m.
Guntersville (42-25) vs. Helena (26-12), 3:30 p.m.
Calera (13-17)  vs. Lawrence County (59-8), 3:30 p.m.
Class 6A
Albertville (40-20)   vs. Spanish Fort (52-5), 8 a.m.
Pelham (26-29)   vs. Arab (49-3) , 8 a.m.
Walker (42-14) vs. John Carroll Catholic (32-9), 11 a.m.
Daphne (30-20) vs. Hartselle (62-13), 11 a.m.
Class 7A
Hoover (34-6)  vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-7), 2 p.m.
Murphy (38-16) vs. Grissom (36-17), 2 p.m.
Mountain Brook (54-6)  vs. Enterprise (33-11), 3:30 p.m.
Prattville (24-17)   vs. Huntsville (33-15), 3:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY’S SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS
Class 3A-G5        3:30 p.m.
Class 3A-G6        3:30 p.m.
Class 4A-G5        3:30 p.m.
Class 4A-G6        3:30 p.m.
Class 6A-G5        3:30 p.m.
Class 6A-G6        3:30 p.m.
Class 1A-G5        5:30 p.m.
Class 1A-G6        5:30 p.m.
Class 2A-G5        5:30 p.m.
Class 2A-G6        5:30 p.m.
Class 7A-G5        5:30 p.m.
Class 7A-G6        5:30 p.m.
Class 5A-G5        7:30 p.m.
Class 5A-G-6       7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS
Class 3A Finals 8 a.m.
Class 7A Finals 10 a.m.
Class 6A Finals Noon
Class 4A Finals 2 p.m.
Class 5A Finals 4 p.m.
Class 1A Finals 6 p.m.
Class 2A Finals 8 p.m.


AHSAA Prep Spotlight, Week 9 Goal-Line Stand Propels Enterprise Into Class 7A State Football Playoffs

      Enterprise High School’s defense mounted a goal-line stand to stop Central-Phenix City in the waning moments of its 17-14 victory.
      The triumph sealed a playoff berth for the Wildcats – and sealed the team a special place in the hearts of EHS fans everywhere for many years to come while grabbing the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 9.
       Keonte White led the stand – which culminated one of the greatest season comeback efforts in school history.  White had 13 tackles, including stopping a Red Devils runner short of the goal line at the 1 on fourth down with just 30 seconds left to seal the win. He also had a hand in making the stop on third down – just inches from the end zone.  The win on Thursday night, which was featured statewide as the Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week over the Raycom/AHSAA TV Network, secured a third-seed playoff berth for Enterprise.
       “I can’t tell you just how proud I am of these kids,” head coach David Faulkner said of this signature win. “This is the kind of victory our program has been really needing.”
       Enterprise (5-4) opened the season with two non-region wins but lost its first three region games to Jeff Davis, Auburn and Lee-Montgomery to find itself setting all alone at the bottom of the Class 7A, Region 2 standings on Oct. 2. Since then, Enterprise beat Prattville 28-20, Smiths Station 14-7 and Central to finish 3-3 in league play.
      EHS football tradition runs deep, but since 1997, the Wildcats have missed the state playoffs six times and were beaten in the first round on 10 other occasions. Faulkner is the fourth head coach in the storied program since Hall of Fame coach Bill Bacon retired after the 2000 season.
      Enterprise, which travels to unbeaten Opelika (9-0) this week to close the regular season, ranks tied for fifth all-time with a 628-287-34 record dating back to 1913. EHS has a 68.6 winning percentage, which ties T.R. Miller as the best among the state’s 10 winningest programs. The Wildcats posted its last state championship in 1982 – 33 years ago.
      The goal-line stand edged out a record-setting performance by Auburn High School senior place-kicker Sage Ledbetter and a sensational rushing effort by DAR’s Dalton Parks.
  Ledbetter
booted a state-record 61-yard field goal as the first half came to an end in the Tigers’ 31-7 Class 7A, Region 2 win over Smiths Station. The victory secured the No. 2 playoff seed for the upcoming state playoffs.
     The field goal, which came on a free kick after a fair catch, broke the previous record (60 yards) set by Pelham place-kicker Michael Proctor in a 39-16 win over Mountain Brook in 1991. Proctor’s kick was also a free kick following a fair catch at the 50-yard line.
     Ledbetter tied the AHSAA record for most field goals in a game (5) versus Jeff Davis in 2013. He had 19 points kicking in that win, which is also a single-game state record for kicking points scored.
   Parks ran for 342 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-47, double-overtime victory over previously unbeaten Priceville. He also ran in a 2-point conversion to force OT, and had the game-winning 2-point run in the second overtime. He scored 34 points in the game.  His effort overcame a 423-yard total offense effort by Kaleb Parker, Priceville’s senior quarterback, Barker completed 14-of-23 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for 201 yards and three scores (including runs of 57 and 66 yards) on 21 carries in the double-overtime loss.
    Several other milestones also made this week’s Prep Spotlight highlights.

MILSTONES
TYLER DURHAM, BRILLIANT:
The Brilliant High School senior tied a state record and for a brief moment tied a rare national record with his exceptional performance in a 35-34 loss to Lynn last week. His report was submitted after last week’s AHSAA Prep Spotlight had been published. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound speedster returned two kickoffs 88 and 80 yards for touchdowns in the one-point setback to equal an AHSAA state record shared by 12 others. Durham also had a 79-yard kickoff return for a third score – which would have tied the NFHS national record for a single game – but the third return was nullified for a penalty. He finished the night with 198 return yards on three returns, added a 55-yard TD run from scrimmage and a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown to close out his phenomenal performance.
      The last player in the AHSAA to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in a single game was Nick Thorn of Red Bay in 2014 in a 69-13 win over Phil Campbell.
      The first on record was John Arnett of Coffee Springs in a 44-22 loss to Uriah in 1971.
BROTHER-SISTER DUO SCORE TOUCHDOWNS: With 4:01 left in the fourth quarter, behind the block of her brother, senior lineman Ethan Rogers, Kaitlyn Rogers found the end zone on a 6-yard run for Spring Garden’s final touchdown in a 50-6 victory.  Kaitlyn and Ethan Rogers Earlier in the game, Ethan Rogers scored on a 1-yard touchdown run as the two became the first brother and sister duo to score touchdowns in the same high school game in Alabama. Kaitlyn is believed to be the only female to score a TD in a high school game in the AHSAA. That feat has been accomplished a few times in leagues outside the AHSAA.
RICHARD ROBERTSON, ANDALUSIA: The long-time boys’ basketball coach and former president of the AHSAA Central Board of Control became the first former board member to receive Central Board Emeritus status at last week’s October Central Board meeting. Robertson won almost 750 games as a basketball coach in a career that spanned 50 years. The AHSAA Hall of Fame member served faithfully on the Central Board and District 2 Board during much his tenure. He retired after 2014-15 and was also recently honored by Andalusia High School for his many years of outstanding service.
CEDAR BLUFF REGISTERS SCHOOL’S 500TH WIN:
The Tigers won their 500th football game in school history with a 46-20 win over their longtime Cherokee County rival Gaylesville last week. Ivory Starr rushed for 275 yards, including 206 in the third quarter, on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 69, 43 and 42 yards.
      Coach Jonathan McWhorter’s Tigers improved the Class 1A school’s overall record to 500-301-21 – dating back to the first season in 1930.  In that time, there’s been 15 area/region championships won, including a Class 1A, Region 7 title this season. There has also been three state championships awarded to the Tigers by The Birmingham News (1959, 1961, 1962), and a state runner-up finish in the AHSAA state playoffs in 2006.  Cedar’s Bluff faithful celebrated the program’s 85th anniversary by honoring all former football players and coaches at halftime of the Tigers’ 80th meeting with Gaylesville.
TRIPP CURRY NOTCHES 150TH CAREER WIN: One week after earning his 100th victory with the Cherokee County Warriors’ football program, Curry clinched his 150th win overall as a head coach with a 45-6 victory at White Plains. Curry is 101-69 in his 15th season with the Warriors, including the school’s only football state title in 2009. Including his five seasons at Springville, Curry is now 150-83 in his head coaching career.
     In other top performances reported for Week 9:

 

RUSHING
KOBE JUSTICE, SUSAN MOORE: Operating out of the single-wing offensive set, Justice helped the Bulldogs clinch a playoff berth in Class 3A, Region 6 with 318 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 25 carries in Susan Moore’s 56-48 win over Hanceville. He also scored an AHSAA state single-game record six 2-point conversions to total 42 points on the night. Hunter Duncan added 159 yards rushing and two TDs for the Bulldogs.
CHRIS SHUFFORD, McKENZIE: Piled up 307 yards on 27 carries and scored all three touchdowns in his team’ 20-8 win over J.U. Blacksher.
MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT: The junior rushed for five touchdowns and 306 yards as UMS-Wright (9-0) beat Satsuma 51-14.
DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Had 30 carries for 275 yards and three touchdowns, giving him a school record 37 on the season, as the Wildcats beat Southside-Gadsden 38-14.
ANDREW BROWN, WINSTON COUNTY: Rushed for 290 yards and six touchdowns on 20 carries and added a 16-yard touchdown reception as Winston County clinched a playoff berth in a 73-20 win over Vinemont.  Brown had 229 yards and four scores on 14 carries in the first half.
B.J. SMALL, HANCEVILLE: Carried 9 times for 259 yards and three touchdowns (22, 24 and 70 yards) in a 56-48 loss to Susan Moore.
ZACH ALFORD, GOSHEN: Rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns (13, 92, 10, 62 yards) and added two receptions for 61 yards, including a 48-yard TD reception, in the Eagles' 48-3 win over Zion Chapel that clinched a 2A state playoff berth.
BLAKE ADAMS, HAYDEN: Had 261 of the Wildcat’ 483 yards rushing 40-21 win over St. Clair County. He had 25 carries and scored three touchdowns. The win secured the Wildcats’ first playoff berth in 11 years and the first ever as a Class 5A school.
DEZMOND JOHNSON, SLOCOMB: Rushed for 233 yards and five touchdowns on just 12 carries in Slocomb's 55-18 win over Barbour County. Johnson had scoring runs of 17, 28, 26, 55 and 23 yards for Slocomb, which had three guys rush for better than 100 yards in the game, Darius Smith (123 yards) and Malik Troupe (116).
JABRONSKI WILLIAMS, CHARLES HENDERSON: Rushed for 219 yards and five touchdowns (5, 9, 10, 15 and 17 yards) on 19 carries in the Trojans' 64-26 win over Barbour County.
CHRISTIAN CRANDALL, COLD SPRINGS: Ran for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 48-7 win over Tarrant.
OSTIN McPHERSON, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Grinded out 188 yards on 37 carries in a tough 20-1 win over Vigor.
C.J. ROBERTS, CARROLL: Rushed for 196 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries during the Eagles' 49-35 win over Northview.
TYLER EZELL, ARITON: Rushed for 210 yards and five touchdowns on runs of 14, 1, 5, 1 and 4 yards in the Purple Cats' 51-49 win over Cottonwood that clinched a state playoff spot.
JARED SMITH, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Rushed for 189 yards on 18 carries with two TDs, including a 99-yard run to seal a 21-12 win over Oneonta.
T.C. LOWE, AUSTIN: Had just six carries but totaled 192 yards, including touchdown runs of 94 and 89 yards, as the Black Bears beat Hartselle 62-31.
MEMPHIS SISTRUNK, COTTONWOOD: Rushed for 201 yards on 22 carries with five touchdowns, scoring on runs of 6, 44, 1, 17 and 4 YARDS, in a 51-49 loss to Ariton.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns in the Rebels' 53-12 win over Houston County, which capped a second-straight unbeaten regular season for G.W. Long (9-0).

DYLAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Totaled 179 yards with 138 coming on 19 rush attempts and 41 on two pass receptions as the Red Devils beat Collinsville 42-14.
REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Had Attempted 13 rush attempts for 144 yards and two touchdowns, completed 3-of-5 passes for 51 yards and had 12 tackles on defensive 21-14 victory over Wilson.
JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: Led the Wildcats (9-0) with 12 carries for 142 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 76-0 win over rival Boaz, the 19th straight home win for Guntersville.  Bentley’s rushing totals for the season are 1,636 yards and 29 touchdowns after nine games. He has 31 total TDs this season and 98 for his career.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Ran for 140 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 44-yard touchdown run in the Bulldogs' 35-14 victory over Weaver to clinch the Class 3A, Region 6 title.

PASSING
JACKIE MATTHEWS, PINSON VALLEY: Was 17-of-30 passing for 302 yards and four touchdowns as the Indians stormed from a 22-17 deficit to beat Shades Valley 35-21.
TYLER JOHNSTON, SPANISH FORT: Was 14-of-18 passing for 301 yards and two touchdowns as the Toros (9-0) remained unbeaten with a 56-0 win over Robertsdale. The victory clinched the 6A, Region 1 title.
RAMSEY RIGBY, ELBA: Completed 14-of-16 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Tigers beat Highland Home 64-6.
WARREN SHADER, OAK MOUNTAIN: Passed for 297 yards and one touchdown, and scored four rushing TDs in a 41-37 comeback win over Thompson. He scored two of his four rushing touchdowns in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter to cap the comeback effort.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: Was 9-of-15 passing for 174 yards and three TDs, rushed for 82 yards on five carries and punted four times for a 37.2-yard average as Scottsboro clinched a 6A playoff berth with a 38-13 win over Arab.
QUINTAN SEWELL, ABBEVILLE: Completed only four passes, but each went for touchdowns and 133 total yards in the Yellow Jackets' 35-28 win over Dale County.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed 21 times for 126 yards and four touchdowns as the Titans remained alive for a playoff berth with a 47-30 win over Class 7A, Region 4 foe Buckhorn.

PACE OZMINT, GLENCOE: Gained 144 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries and caught a 60-yard touchdown pass in a 48-8 win over Pleasant Valley.


PASS RECEIVING
REGINALD TODD, BLOUNT: Had three catches for 188 yards as Blount beat LeFlore 57-0.
CAVAOSEA STINSON, ELBA: Accounted for six touchdowns, three receiving and three rushing, in a 64-6 win over Highland Home.
JOEL BROCK, SAND ROCK: Caught three passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns (6, 55 yards) and picked off two passes, including one for a 75-yard score, in the Wildcats' 41-7 victory over Pisgah.

DEFENSE
ALEX McNEAL, DALEVILLE: Knocked Pike County's Kamari Jackson out of bounds at the 1-yard line on the game's final play, preserving Daleville's 20-15 win over Pike County (7-1) to clinch the Class 3A, Region 2 title. The Warhawks' Coley Locke scored on a 2-yard run with 7.7 seconds left to put Daleville in front, capping a six-play 49-yard drive beginning with 1:08 drive left after Pike County went ahead 15-14. McNeal also rushed for 89 yards and scored one of the three DHS scores.

WILL ANDERSON, FORT PAYNE: Made two interceptions and four tackles to lead the Wildcats defense in a 38-14 win over Southside-Gadsden.
ETHAN McMINN, CULLMAN: Had 15 tackles in a 43-3 loss to Muscle Shoals.

ALEX MEDINA, WALKER: Had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery in Walker's Class 6A, Region 5 championship-clinching 7-3 victory over Hueytown.

TUFFY CASEY, ARITON: Was in on 14 tackles in Ariton's playoff-clinching 51-49 win over Cottonwood.
38-13 win over Arab.
STEPHEN JACKSON, SCOTTSBORO: Had 17 tackles and teammate Avery Sartain added 13 as the Wildcats beat Arab 38-13.
WYATT MOORE, NEW BROCKTON: Recorded 10 tackles and had an interception return to help New Brockton earn second place in Class 2A, Region 3 with a 65-0 win over Luverne.
JEREMY STNDFIELD, HAYDEN: The senior linebacker had 11 tackles, three for loss, in the Wildcats’ 40-21 victory over St. Clair County.
MARYON WILLIAMS, BAKER: Totaled 13 tackles, including two for losses, and returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown as the Hornets beat Mary Montgomery 38-7.
BRANDON BARNES, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Earned eight tackles, and blocked a field goal attempt on defense and added three receptions for 49 yards and a TD as the Eagles beat rival Houston Academy 28-10. Teammate Ricky Hall added 18 tackles.
BRAXTON PREUITT, ADDISON: Snared a pair of interceptions in a 43-14 win at Southeastern.
FISHER WILLOUGHBY, COLD SPRINGS: Had nine tackles and an interception in a 48-7 victory against Tarrant. He also scored two TDs on offense.

SPECIAL TEAMS
ISAIHA JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned a fumble 77 yards for a touchdown, recovered another fumble on a kickoff, and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Decker in the Tigers' 46-20 victory over Gaylesville.
KOBE SMITH, WEST POINT: Returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and ran for 136 yards and another score on 23 carries in a 28-27 loss to Lawrence County. Teammate Cameron Moore also returned a kickoff 76 yards to give the Warriors two in the first half.
JOHN JENKINS, JAMES CLEMENS: Returned a blocked punt 30 yards for a score and had a 70-yard interception return in a 59-7 win over Huntsville.
BRANDON PERDUE, DAPHNE: Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD and added two 50-yard TD receptions as the Trojans beat Baldwin County 42-14.


RAYCOM TO TELEVISE CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY AT ENTERPRISE IN TONIGHT’S RAYCOM/AHSAA FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK

  Raycom Network will televise Central-Phenix City (7-2) at Enterprise (4-4)   as tonight’s Raycom/AHSAA Prep Football Game of the Week. The key Class 7A, Region 2 football clash at Wildcats Stadium will pit the Region 2 champion Red Devils versus a red-hot Enterprise team still hoping to qualify for one of the four playoff berths.
    Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. tonight with Play-by-play being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Kim Cannova the sideline reporter. Ken Dunbar is the statistician in the booth.
    The Raycom/AHSAA Game of the Week is a weekly live TV telecast over the Raycom Network in Alabama. It will run through the regular season on Thursday night and then switch to Friday night for the first four rounds of the state playoffs. Raycom will conclude is series with the Super 7 state championship games (all classes) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa in December.
   All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channels 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.
   The Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week crew will head to Cramton Bowl next Thursday (Oct. 15) for the Dothan vs. Carver-Montgomery Class 6A, Region 2 contest.
NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Has Strong Slate of Games
   
With playoff berths riding on most of the outcomes, the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will feature at least 10 games this week – starting with Billingsley vs. Autaugaville tonight. More are expected to be added by tomorrow.
      Houston Academy and Randolph are also live-streaming Super Regional volleyball matches tomorrow in Classes 2A and 5A for their respective teams.
     The subscriber-based SBP games may be accessed by going to www.nfhsnetwork.com and then following the prompts with Alabama.
     The list of football games, with links, currently posted include:

October 22, 2015

Billingsley vs. Autaugaville – http://bit.ly/1W4IN2L

 

October 23, 2015
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Brookwood –
http://bit.ly/1LGNQF6

Arab vs. Scottsboro – http://bit.ly/1GPw9NS

Decatur vs. Florence – http://bit.ly/1kkJuci (DHS) or

Goshen vs. Zion Chapel – http://bit.ly/1MPVrly

Pinson Valley vs. Shades Valley – http://bit.ly/1GeV5Uz

Muscle Shoals vs. Cullman – http://bit.ly/1LGOvpP (MSHS)

McGill-Toolen vs. Theodore – http://bit.ly/1Lzwtm3

Saks vs. Jacksonville – http://bit.ly/1GQXgbB

Hillcrest-Evergreen vs. Saraland – http://bit.ly/1KoB4FV


Central Board Approves Baseball Pitch Count Rule Beginning the 2017 Baseball Season

     The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved changing the current pitching rule for baseball from innings pitched to a pitch count, beginning with the 2017 AHSAA baseball season.
     The action was taken at the Central Board of Control quarterly meeting at the AHSAA office Wednesday.
      Lee Gann, head baseball coach at Mountain Brook High School and the chairman of the AHSAA Baseball Coaches Committee, asked the Board to adopt the change. The Baseball Coaches Committee was unanimous in its recommendation, Gann said. Alabama becomes the first state association in the NFHS’s Section 3 to adopt the pitch count as a way to regulate arm safety and becomes one of the first in the nation.
     The current AHSAA Pitching Rule, adopted in 1989, states that pitchers can pitch up to 14 innings in one week but must rest three calendar days once pitching seven innings in one day or makes two appearances over consecutive days.
      The Pitch Count Rule adopted will require a varsity pitcher to rest three calendar days after throwing 76 to 120 pitches in one day. The maximum pitches allowed for a junior-varsity pitcher will be 100 and for junior high or middle school 85. 
      “After spending time with the (AHSAA) Medical Advisory Committee last February, we understand just how important limiting pitches thrown is to the health safety of a player’s arm,” Gann said.  “No two innings are the same.”
       AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese lauded the Central Board’s decision as well as the leadership of Gann and the Baseball Coaches Committee.
      “Our Medical Advisory Board made it clear that limiting the number of pitches thrown is much more important than innings pitched,” Savarese said. “We think this rule change is a landmark decision by the Central Board. Health and safety is a chief concern in all our sports, and this is a positive move toward making baseball safer for our student-athletes.”
     Complete details of the Pitch Count Rule will be posted at www.ahsaa.com in the coming days.
     The Central Board also adopted the Baseball Coaches Committee recommendation to change from the current 18 playing dates during the regular season to 28 total games for Classes 1A through 6A and 32 games in Class 7A. In addition, games played during a school’s defined “Spring Break” will not count toward total number of games allowed. The change will begin in the 2016-17 school year for the 2017 season.

In other board action Wednesday:

§  Denied an eligibility appeal from St. Paul’s Episcopal High School.

§  Heard a presentation from Chris Nix and Michael McGreevey of Knight-Eady concerning the upcoming 2015 Super 7 State Football Championships and approved the Super 7 projected expenses.

§  Approved an increase in Summer Conference registration and Expo exhibitor fees, Hall of Fame banquet ticket prices, Principal and AD Conference registration fees and AHSADCA Coaching Card fees beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

§  Tabled a vote on the baseball playoff rotation for the 2016-17 school year until after the new classification has been determined.


AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 8 Walker Defense Forces 9 Turnovers To Claim First Shutout Since 2013

     In a year dominated by high-scoring offenses, Walker High School’s Vikings went “old school” last Friday in its 24-0 shutout win over Jackson-Olin.
    The Vikings (7-1) clinched one of the top two playoff berths from Class 6A, Region 5 by forcing nine Mustangs’ turnovers to improve to 5-1 in region play. A win over Hueytown this week gives Coach Heath Brunner’s team the region title.
    Senior defensive back Ethan Walker made three interceptions, had three more pass deflections and 10 tackles to pace the defensive effort as the Vikings grabbed The AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 8.  Teammate Lane Davenport also had eight tackles and an interception, his seventh pick of the season, and Alex Medina added 15 tackles to boost his total to 104 in 2015. The shutout was Walker’s first since blanking Hayden 42-0 in week 6 of the 2013 season.
    Lyndon Harris had two fumble recoveries, Garrett Davenport had an interception and Everett Green recovered a fumble for Brunner’s defense.  Receiver Myron Mitchell caught eight passes for 143 yards and a 43-yard touchdown on offense.
Walker and Homewood are now tied at 5-1 atop Region 5, but the Vikings hold the edge with a close 17-14 win over the Patriots. Both will be at home in the first round of the state playoffs.
     The Walker defensive effort edged out one of the most versatile efforts of the season by Leeds High School quarterback Tydarryl Marshall and an emotional effort turned in by Cold Springs’s offensive line.
    Marshall scored on a 9-yard run, a 45-yard punt return, a 45-yard TD reception and also fired a touchdown pass from his quarterback position as the Green Wave beat Childersburg 54-0 to move to the top of Class 4A, Region 3. The Green Wave (7-2) are tied at 4-1 with Handley (7-1) but holds the tiebreaker after beating the Tigers 20-7 earlier in the season.
     Cold Springs’ Panthers rallied around Jon Campbell, a mainstay on the offensive line, to the tune of almost 400 yards rushing in a 42-14 win over Sumiton Christian. Campbell’s dad passed away earlier in the week following a long battle with leukemia. Running back Christian Crandall ran behind the offensive line for 182 yards and four touchdowns on just seven carries.

MILESTONES

CHEROKEE COUNTY WINS 100TH IN CURRY TENURE: Tripp Curry, head football coach at Cherokee County, registered the 100th coaching win of his coaching tenure when the Warriors beat Sardis 39-6. Curry is 100-69 in his 15th season at Cherokee County, including the school’s only football state title in 2009. His overall record (149-83) includes five seasons at Springville.
    In other top performances reported last week:

DEFENSE

CAIN HEATH, ALEXANDRIA:
Returned two interceptions for touchdowns as Alexandria clinched its first region title since 2012 with a 56-14 win over Moody. Heath's returned the two picks 33 and 53 yards in the first half. The Valley Cubs also returned another interception for a score in the second half.
ETHAN WALKER, WALKER: Had three interceptions for 36 return yards, 10 tackles and three pass deflections in Walker's 24-0 win over Jackson-Olin. The Vikings forced nine turnovers in the win. Teammate Lane Davenport also had eight tackles an interception, his seventh pick of the season, and Alex Medina added 15 tackles to boost his total to 104 this season.
RYAN RODRIGUEZ, EAST LIMESTONE: Recorded 20 tackles in a 28-25 win over West Point. Teammate Sylvaughn Turner sealed the win with a 65-yard pass reception for the winning touchdown with 14 seconds left in the game.
JOE ROGERS, SPRING GARDEN: Had a pair of interceptions, a pass deflection and a tackle on defense and also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the Panthers' 52-6 victory over Woodville.
RYAN GRIDER, SCOTTSBORO: Recorded 19 tackles as the Wildcats beat Southside-Gadsden 41-39. Teammate Stephen Jackson also had 13 stops.
ISAAC HOLT, HORSESHOE BEMD: Had 18 tackles and forced a fumble in a 49-42 loss to Woodland.
CHANDLER DAVIS, NORTHVIEW: Registered 14 tackles in the Cougars' 30-28 win over Wetumpka that clinched Northview's first playoff berth in 15 years.
HUNTER GREEN, CEROKEE COUNTY: The junior linebacker had 14 tackles, including four for losses, and a sack in the Panthers’ 49-12 win over Ider.
JERVONTAY CAMERON, B.C. RAIN: Had 13 tackles in a 38-28 B.C. Rain win over Faith Academy.
ETHAN McMINN, CULLMAN: Had an interception near his own goal line, recorded 10 tackles and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 3-yard run as the Bearcats nipped Decatur 13-10.
LOGAN HURLEY, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 10 tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss, in the Trojans' 31-7 win over Coosa Christian.

 

RUSHING

NELSON WHYTE, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY:
Piled up 263 yards rushing on 13 carries and scored five touchdowns as the Eagles beat Central-Coosa 65-24. His scoring runs covered 59, 5, 67, 1 and 85 yards.
DREW HILL, HORSESHOE BEND: Ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in a 49-42 loss to Woodland. Hill also caught a 20-yard TD pass and returned a kickoff for a fifth touchdown in the game.
TYSON WILLIAMS, DOTHAN: Rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns, had two receptions for 50 yards, a long kick return and a game-sealing interception inside the 5-yard line to preserve the Tigers' 38-36 win over Carver-Montgomery. The win notched the second seed in Class 6A, Region 2 in the process.
B.J. SMALLS, HANCEVILLE: Rushed for 253 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries in a 60-50 comeback win over Holly Pond. He had scoring runs of 8, 45 and 33 yards as Hanceville posted 30 straight points against the Broncos to seal the win. Branen Hurst also had 163 yards passing with one TD and rushed for three others in the win.
RECO HANNAH, RANDOLPH COUNTY: The senior running back rushed 15 times for 192 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 41 yards and another score in his team's 35-14 win over Reeltown. The victory clinched Randolph County's first region championship since 1998.Hannah scored on runs of 41 and 42 yards and caught a 21-yard touchdown pass.
WALKER LOTT, THOMPSON: Rushed for 232 yards and threw for 106 yards to lead the Warriors past Tuscaloosa County 27-0. He scored on runs covering 58 and 89 yards and threw a 40-yard TD pass.
KOBE SMITH, WEST POINT: The workhorse had 40 rush attempts for 179 rushing yards and a touchdown in a 28-25 loss to East Limestone.
TREY HARRIS, NORTH JACKSON:  Rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns, racing 90 yards for one score and 59 yards for another, in a 45-21 win over Oneonta. Harris had 13 carries and also tossed a 65-yard TD pass.
JAELYN FLEMING, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in the Titans’ 38-33 loss to Hazel Green.
GABE OZIO, MADISON COUNTY: Returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, and ran for 171 yards and two scores (14, 17 yards) on 20 carries in a 49-28 win over Randolph.
IVORY STARR, CEDAR BLUFF: Rushed for 164 yards on 12 carries and scored four touchdowns (5, 27, 70, 5 yards) to lead the Class 1A Tigers to a 35-10 football victory over Section.
AUSTIN HARRIS, FAIRVIEW: Rushed for 160 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries in a 48-15 homecoming victory over Douglas.
KOBE justice, SUSAN MOORE: The senior quarterback rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns (4, 43, 46, 18 yards) on just 14 carries in the Bulldogs’ 40-7 win over Vinemont.
PEYTON GILLILAND, CLEVELAND: The senior quarterback had 173 yards rushing and five touchdowns (64, 5, 51, 9, 16 yards) on just 11 attempts in the Panthers’ 49-12 win over Ider. He also completed 4-of –8 passes for 69 yards.
JASHUN CAMMERON, Gaston: Rushed 16 times for 161 and two touchdowns in a 35-28 victory over Collinsville.
PACE OZMINT, GLENCOE: Scored a pair of second-half touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets rallied to beat Weaver 15-14. Ozmint finished with 123 yards rushing on 23 carries and also had seven tackles on defense.
BRANDON BARNES, GAYLESVILLE: Rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns and teammate Derek Hill had 128 yards and one TD on 14 attempts as Gaylesville beat Coosa Christian 31-7.
CHRIS ARMSTRONG, FOLEY: Ran for 157 yards on 32 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead a 48-33 win over Theodore in a Class 7A, Region 1 game.



PASSING

 

J.T. WISE, SAMSON: Accounted for 400 yards and six touchdowns in the Tigers' 40-20 win over Cottonwood. Wise completed 12-of-17 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns and added 132 yards rushing and three TDs on 20 carries.
CHRISTOPHER ROBERTSON, LINDEN: Was a near perfect 10-of-11 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots beat Billingsley 25-6. Robertson also rushed for one score.
MICHAEL LAMBERT, HOLLY POND: Was 19-of-33 passing for 332 yards and three touchdowns in a 60-50 loss to Hanceville.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: Completed 14-of-24 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats beat Southside-Gadsden 41-39.
ZACH CUPPS, GARDENDALE: Was 16-of-26 passing for 269 yards and three TDs and scored another on a 332-yard run as the Rockets beat Fort Payne 38-28.
BLAKE JOHNSON, MONTGOMERY-CATHOLIC: Completed 18-of-32 passes for 284 yards and two TDs in a 47-23 loss to Andalusia.
RAGAN ASHLEY, FAIRVIEW: Was 11-of-19 passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-15 win over Douglas. He also had 10 carries for 98 rushing yards and another score, and had an interception on defense.

RHETT FETNER, HANDLEY: The junior quarterback completed 10-of-15 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns as Handley (7-1) beat Abbeville 48-14. Fetner's touchdown throws covered of 70, 25 and 27 yards.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 16-of-23 pass attempts for 207 yards and two touchdowns (11 and 53 yards) and also had a 15-yard touchdown run in the Warriors' 39-6 victory over Sardis.
DALEN MORRIS, BUCKHORN: Completed 10-of-17 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in a 44-7 win over Grissom.
BEN IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Completed 5-of-6 passes for 203 yards and five touchdowns (54, 21, 11, 80 and 37 yards) in leading Spring Garden to a 52-6 victory over Woodville.
BRADY POLSON, BOB JONES: Completed 14-of-18 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Patriots past Huntsville 45-14.
VICTOR GARTH, AUSTIN: Had 207 yards passing – just on his four first-half touchdowns –

as the Black Bears beat Athens 55-27.

PASS RECEIVING

MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO:
Caught 10 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns as Scottsboro beat Southside-Gadsden 41-39. His 10 catches moved him to No. 1 for career receptions at Scottsboro, and his 290 yards is also an SHS single-game best.
DARNELL MOONEY, GADSDEN CITY: Caught nine catches for 170 yards in the Titans’ 38-33 loss to Hazel Green.
DYLAN MORTON, HOLLY POND: Caught five passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns (38, 9 and 71 yards) as the Broncos fell to Hanceville 60-50.
SAMBO WOODS, FAIRVIEW: Snared eight passes for 150 yards and two TDs in a 48-15 win over Douglas.
KYLE HAYNES, PRICEVILLE: Caught four passes for 134 yards and a touchdowns as the Bulldogs (8-0) beat Locust Fork 26-22 to clinch the Class 4A, Region 7 title for the first time in school history.  Quarterback Kaleb Barker completed 9-of-10 passes for 196 yards and his 23rd TD pass on the year. Barker is now 137-of-218 for 2,177 yards and has accounted for 40 touchdowns (including 17 rushing).
MYRON MITCHELL, WALKER: Grabbed eight passes for 143 yards and a touchdowns in a 24-0 win over Jackson-Olin in Class 6A, Region 5.
LANDON PRITCHETT, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Caught seven passes for 170 yards and two scores in a 46-23 loss to Andalusia.
LARRY REMBERT, McGILL-TOOLEN: Caught five passes for 159 yards and a touchdown as McGill-Toolen beat Murphy 35-28 in the 84th “Battle for the Cannon” at Mobile.
GRANT SIMMONS, SAMSON: Caught four passes for 112 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers' 40-20 win over Cottonwood.

SPECIAL TEAMS

HAYDEN TERRAL, FAIRHOPE:
Kicked three field goals, 39, 32 and 19 yards, to lead the Pirates to a 23-20 win over Davidson.
NIKO RICHMOND, JACKSONVILLE: Returned a kickoff 93 yards for one score and rushed for 96 yards and four more TDs in a 47-20 win over Hokes Bluff.
JACOB GRAVES, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Returned a punt for a 59-yard touchdown and scored on a 35-yard touchdown run in the Warriors' 39-6 victory over Sardis.
CALEB JONES, HOLLY POND: Returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and added two rushing TDs in a 60-50 Holly Pond loss to Hanceville.
PAUL RUIZ, ETOWAH: Returned a punt 60 for a touchdown and caught touchdowns passes for 56 and 24 yards in the Blue Devils’ 42-0 win over Boaz. 
TRENTON NASH, COLLINSVILLE: Returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown in the Panthers' 35-28 loss at Gaston.


RAYCOM TO TELEVISE DOTHAN VS. CARVER AT CRAMTON BOWL IN TONIGHT’S RAYCOM/AHSAA FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK

     Raycom Network will televise Dothan High School (4-4) versus Carver-Montgomery (3-4) tonight in the Raycom/AHSAA Prep Football Game of the Week. The key Class 6A, Region 2 football clash at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery pits two teams fighting for No. 2 behind leader Park Crossing (7-1) for the region title.
    Coach Kelvis White’s Tigers are 4-1 in region play while Coach Billy Gresham’s Wolverines are 3-2 in region play. The Thunderbirds lead Region 2 with a 5-0 record. The Thunderbirds take on Russell County Friday. Other Region 2 games have Wetumpka at Northview and Stanhope Elmore at Carroll Friday.
    Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. tonight’s Game of the Week with Play-by-play being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Kim Canova the sideline reporter. Ken Dunbar is the statistician in the booth.
    The Raycom/AHSAA Game of the Week is a weekly live TV telecast over the Raycom Network in Alabama. It will run through the regular season on Thursday night and then switch to Friday night for the first four rounds of the state playoffs. Raycom will conclude is series with the Super 7 state championship games (all classes) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa in December.
   All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channels 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.
   The Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week crew will head to Cramton Bowl next Thursday (Oct. 15) for the Dothan vs. Carver-Montgomery Class 6A, Region 2 contest.

NFHS NETWORK FEATURES 12 AHSAA GAMES
   
A total of 12 AHSAA football games are currently listed to be live-streamed as part of the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program this weekend, beginning tonight with Lee-Huntsville vs. Arab at 7 p.m. at Arab.  Eleven games are set for Friday with more expected to be posted today and tomorrow. Among tomorrow’s key games will be McGill-Toolen vs. Murphy in Mobile in a key Class 7A, Region 1 game that could decide the region champion. Florence visits Hartselle in another game to be live-streamed by Florence’s award-winning SBP team of students directed by Florence Coach Randy Bruce. Both teams are battling for second behind unbeaten Muscle Shoals in Class 6A, Region 8.
    McGill-Toolen also plans to live-stream its volleyball match versus Daphne today at 5:30 p.m.
   The complete list of NFHS Network games scheduled is below.

   

RAYCOM MEDIA AHSAA TV GAME OF THE WEEK

Thursday, Oct. 15
Dothan vs. Carver, Montgomery, Cramton Bowl (Check www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for stations in your area)

 

AHSAA GAMES ON THE NFHS NETWORK
FOOTBALL
THURSDAY, OCT. 15
Lee vs. Arab (Oct. 15) – http://bit.ly/1LNOJ0n

FRIDAY, OCT. 16
Class 7A
Murphy vs. McGill-Toolen –
http://bit.ly/1PkWlHe

Class 6A
Albertville vs. Brewer – http://bit.ly/1MkLFYg

Cullman vs. Decatur – http://bit.ly/1GdJrJ5

Florence vs. Hartselle – http://bit.ly/1JXk6Ow (HHS)

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Paul Bryant – http://bit.ly/1NuM4J6

Huffman vs. Shades Valley – http://bit.ly/1R2tplG

Opelika vs. Chilton County – http://bit.ly/1OprHgR

Pell City vs. Chelsea – http://bit.ly/1jhIrsQ
Robertsdale vs. Gulf Shores – link not available

Class 5A
Madison County vs. Randolph – http://bit.ly/1Ll5R8d

Class 2A
Highland Home vs. Goshen – http://bit.ly/1VJB2nQ

VOLLEYBALL
THURSDAY, OCT. 15
Daphne vs. McGill Toolen – link not available


RAYCOM remaining Game of the Week Schedule

Oct. 22 – Central-Phenix City vs. Enterprise, Enterprise HS Stadium
Oct. 29 – Hamilton vs. James Clemens, Madison City Stadium
Nov. 6 – First round, state playoffs (TBA)

Nov. 13 – Second round, state playoffs (TBA)

Nov. 20 – Third round, state playoffs (TBA)

Nov. 27 – Semifinals, state playoffs (TBA)

Dec. 2 – Super 7 Class 7A state finals, 7 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 3 – Super 7 Class 3A state finals, 11 a.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 3 – Super 7 Class 1A state finals, 3 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 3 – Super 7 Class 5A state finals, 7 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 4 – Super 7 Class 4A state finals, 11a.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 4 – Super 7 Class 2A state finals, 3 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 4 – Super 7 Class 6A state finals, 7 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa


Alabama Squad Named For 2015 Ala-Miss Football Game

     MONTGOMERY, AL. – Sixteen players already committed to Division I-A schools have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 29th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 12 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.
      The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Tuesday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.  The annual contest, an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, will be played in Mississippi for the first time.
      Head coach for Alabama is Thompson High School’s Mark Freeman.
The annual all-star event has been played in Alabama since its inception in 1988. Alabama, 21-7 in the series, has won the last seven games with the last four being played at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. The game was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with the exception of 2007 – when two games were played in the series. The first, in June, was played at Mobile and the second game was played at Troy University in December. Since then, the game has been played in December.
         “The selection committee has worked extremely hard to once again put together an outstanding group of players,” Briggs said.  “Several of the players have already committed to Division I schools and most will have a chance to play at that level after high school. We are excited about playing the game in Mississippi. We know, however, that Mississippi’s team is also very talented. Last year’s game came down to the final play. We are expecting another great game.”
     Among the players selected to the Alabama squad are two running backs already committed to SEC schools.  Jarrion Street of Hewitt-Trussville, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound running back, has committed to Ole Miss and La’Mical Perine of Theodore, 5-11, 220 pounds, has committed to Florida.  The Gators and Alabama each have three commitments on the squad. The Crimson Tide lists wide receiver T.J. Simmons of Clay-Chalkville, offensive lineman Deonte Brown of Austin and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams of Wenonah. The Gators also list Hoover defensive end Jeremiah Moon and Park Crossing defensive back Jeawon Taylor among their commitments.
    Also selected to the Alabama All-Star squad are Auburn commitments John Broussard of Central-Phenix City and Marlon Davidson of Greenville. Broussard, 6-1, 178, is a defensive back, and the 6-4, 270-pound Davidson is a defensive lineman.
    Other players chosen who have already made verbal commitments are Saraland wide receiver Velus Jones (Southern Cal), North Jackson tight end Austin Cummins (Louisville), Auburn offensive lineman Tyler Pritchett (North Carolina), Spanish Fort offensive lineman Jacob Johnson (Southern Miss), athlete Bailey McElwain of Hewitt-Trussville (Stanford), defensive lineman Darius Whitfield of St. Paul’s (South Carolina) and defensive end Erroll Thompson of Florence (Mississippi State).
     Among the top players still uncommitted are outside linebacker Ben Davis of Gordo and inside linebacker Lydell Wilson of Carver-Montgomery. Davis, the son of former University of Alabama standout Wayne Davis, is rated by most recruiting services as the No. 1 outside LB prospect in the South. Wilson is rated No. 1 inside LB.
     Quarterbacks chosen are Tyler Johnston of Spanish Fort and Tyrell Pigrome of Clay-Chalkville. The duo have three state titles between them. Johnston is being reunited with his former coach for this year’s game. The Toros won 5A titles in 2012 and 2013 when Freeman served as head coach. Clay-Chalkville won the 6A crown last season. Both teams, now in Class 6A, are still undefeated this season at 7-0.
     Alabama’s All-Stars won last year’s game 36-30 with the game-winning touchdown coming on the final play of the game. Alabama game MVP in 2014 was Kerryon Johnson of Madison Academy, now a freshman at Auburn. Among the recent MVPs have been two Alabama standouts, current Crimson Tide linebacker Rashaan Evans (2013) and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (2011).  
    The 40-man roster and coaching staff:

2015 ALABAMA ALL-STAR ROSTER

Dist.

Class

Pos.

Player First

Player Last

School

HT.

WT.

Coach

1

6A

QB

Tyler

Johnston

Spanish Fort

6'2

210

Ben Blackmon

5

6A

QB

Tyrell

Pigrome

Clay-Chalkville

5'11

190

Jerry Hood

8

7A

RB

Miles

Strickland

Bob Jones

5'10

190

Kevin Rose

5

7A

RB

Jarrion

Street

Hewitt-Trussville

6'2

200

Josh Floyd

4

6A

RB

Josh

Johnson

Opelika

5'9

215

Brian Blackmon

1

7A

RB

La'Mical

Perine

Theodore

5'11

220

Eric Collier

8

6A

WR

Malik

Talley

Scottsboro

6'3

190

Patrick Nix

3

6A

WR

Xavier

Lane

Carver-Montgomery

6'4

205

Billy Gresham

5

6A

WR

T. J.

Simmons

Clay-Chalkville

6'2

194

Jerry Hood

1

6A

WR

Velus

Jones

Saraland

6'

180

Jeff Kelly

3

1A

WR

Stevonta

Bradley

Maplesville

6'2

190

Brent Hubbert

8

4A

TE

Austin

Cummins

North Jackson

6'6

240

Mark Rose

8

6A

OL

Deonte

Brown

Austin

6'4

340

Jeremy Perkins

5

7A

OL

Adam

Raschilla

Tuscaloosa County

6'6

310

Lee Gibson

4

7A

OL

Tyler

Pritchett

Auburn

6'4

305

Adam Winegarden

6

7A

OL

Jamahl

Jelks

Gadsden City

6'3

315

Matt Scott

5

6A

OL

Cole

Garrison

Clay-Chalkville

6'4

285

Jerry Hood

8

6A

OL

Ben

Berry

Decatur

6'3

260

Jere Adcock

3

7A

OL

Cody

Wyatt

Prattville

6'3

275

Chad Anderson

1

6A

OL

Jacob

Johnson

Spanish Fort

6'5

300

Ben Blackmon

4

7A

P/K

Sage

Ledbetter

Auburn

6'

175

Adam Winegarden

5

7A

A

Bailey

McElwain

Hewitt-Trussville

6'

235

Josh Floyd

2

5A

DL

Marlon

Davidson

Greenville

6'4

270

Josh McLendon

2

6A

DL

Nicholas

Fields

Dothan

6'2

270

Kelvis White

1

5A

DL

Darius

Whitfield

Saint Paul's

6'3

285

Steve Mask

5

5A

DL

Quinnen

Williams

Wenonah

6'4

265

Ronald Cheatham

5

6A

DL

Kurtis

Beaman

Huffman

6'1

320

Alex Wilson

3

6A

LB

Lyndell

Wilson

Carver-Montgomery

6'3

235

Billy Gresham

5

7A

DE

Jeremiah

Moon

Hoover

6'4

210

Josh Niblett

7

3A

DE

Benjamin

Davis

Gordo

6'4

235

Ryan Lolley

3

6A

DE

Prentice

Blue

Park Crossing

6'3

205

Smitty Grider

4

7A

DE

Walter

Pritchett, II

Central-Phenix City

6'2

225

Jamey DuBose

7

6A

DE

Erroll

Thompson

Florence

6'2

250

J. B. Wallace

3

6A

DB

Jeawon

Taylor

Park Crossing

6'2

190

Smitty Grider

4

7A

DB

John

Broussard

Central-Phenix City

6'1

178

Jamey DuBose

8

7A

DB

Brandon

Alexander

Bob Jones

6'

180

Kevin Rose

5

7A

DB

P. J.

Hall

Hoover

5'11

196

Josh Niblett

2

6A

DB

Tyrez

Lindsey

Dothan

6'2

198

Kelvis White

4

6A

DB

Charlie

Benton

Opelika

6'3

190

Brian Blackmon

8

2A

S

Peyton

Gilliland

Cleveland

6'

215

Gardner Gilliland



Head Coach

Mark Freeman, Thompson High School

Assistant Coaches

Brent Hubbert, Maplesville High School

Jerry Hood, Clay-Chalkville High School

Paul Benefield, Fyffe High School

Eric Cohu, Madison Academy

J. B. Wallace, Florence High School

Chris Yeager, Mountain Brook High School

Steve Mask, Saint Paul's Episcopal School


AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 7 Hanceville Turns to Big Plays to Beat Oakman 50-40

    Victories have been hard to come by for Class 3A Hanceville in 2015. That changed last weekend when the Bulldogs (2-5) exploded for 43 first-half points and then held on to take a 50-40 win over Oakman (5-2).
     Oakman came into the game with a perfect 4-0 Class 3A, Region 5 record while Hanceville came in a 1-2 in region play. The Bulldogs lived by big plays to pull the upset and grab the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 7 of the prep football season.
    Hanceville Coach Danny Miller told the Cullman Times: “I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of a team that scored 43 points in a half. And I’m not sure if I’ve ever been on a team that scored 50 points and only won by 10. I am extremely proud of those guys.”
    Isaac Weissand set the pace with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown on the game’s first play from scrimmage. The offense got on board on its first offensive play when Branen Hurst connected with Kaine Yates for a 78-yard touchdown.
    Hurst finished 10-of-15 passing for 284 yards and three touchdowns – including a 52-yarder to Weissend. Running back B.J. Smalls added 211 yards rushing on 15 carries with two TDs coming on runs of 72 and 70 yards.

MILESTONES

PIEDMONT’S SMITH NOTCHES 100TH: Running back Darnell Jackson rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns, and Bayley Blanchard returned a punt 34 yards for a TD as Piedmont (6-1) beat Cedar Bluff 35-0 – the 100th win for the Bulldogs under current head coach Steve Smith. Smith, 185-68 overall, is 100-23 at Piedmont, is in his 21st season as a head coach. He was 85-45 at Cedar Bluff in 11 seasons.
BARKER GOES OVER 3,000 YARDS: Priceville senior quarterback Kaleb Parker was 16-of-19 passing for 265 yards and three TDs as Coach Dirk Strunk’s  Bulldogs (7-0) remained unbeaten with a 42-14 win over Good Hope. Barker, a senior, also rushed for 66 yards and another TD on five carries to improve his season total offense to 3,163 yards and 38 touchdowns accounted for – and Class 4A Priceville, 5-0 in Region 7, is off to its best start in school history. Barker is 128-of-208 passing this season with 1,981 yards and 22 TDs to six different receivers. He has also rushed 110 times for 1,182 yards and 16 scores. Leading receiver Kyle Haynes had five catches for 123 yards and one TD in the Good Hope win.
   In other top performances reported for Week 7:

RUSHING

GABE ORIO, MADISON COUNTY: Ran for 340 yards and five touchdowns in a 53-40 win over Douglas.
RECO HANNAH, RANDOLPH COUNTY: The senior running rushed for 299 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries in the Tigers' 49-12 win over LaFayette Friday. Hannah has scored 19 total touchdowns (on offense, defense and special teams) in his past four games for Randolph County (7-0).

DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Had 406 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Fort Payne’s 38-21 victory against Scottsboro. He rushed for 216 yards on 38 carries with three touchdowns, caught two passes for 71 yards and a touchdown and had four kick returns for 119 yards. Teammate Tyler Ellis was 8-of-11 passing for 142 yards and two TDs in the win.
JAY JOHNSON, EUFAULA: Rushed for 285 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns in a 47-28 win over Charles Henderson.
NICK KRITNER, SATSUMA:  Rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in a 35-19 win over Cottage Hill Christian. His scoring runs covered 32, 60 and 50 yards.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Gained 200 yards on just 12 rush attempts and scored four touchdowns (34, 25, 52, 41 yards) to lead the Panthers past Jacksonville Christian 61-21. Teammate Quintin Downey added 146 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns.

JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: Had 26 carries for 240 yards and four touchdowns – boosting his career TD total to 94 – and the Wildcats (7-0) won over Fairview 45-0 to notch their 25th straight regular-season game in a row.
DEION DOZIER, DOTHAN: Rushed for 211 yards on 32 carries with one touchdown and scored the game-ending two-point conversion in the Tigers' 43-42 double overtime Class 6A win over arch-rival Northview.

RODERICK MELTON, NORTHVIEW: Had 180 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 26 carries and added three pass receptions for 20 yards and fourth TD in the 43-42 two-overtime loss to Dothan.
JERROD KEYES, OAK GROVE: Rushed for 224 yards and three TDs in a 35-29 win over Sipsey Valley.
JOSHUA LACEY, VIGOR: Ran for 200 yards and a touchdown as Vigor beat Faith Academy 33-7.
STEFAN CALDWELL, ELBA: Had eight carries for 195 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-13 Class 2A win over Luverne.

DESHON COWLING, PIKE COUNTY: Rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries and returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in the unbeaten Bulldogs' 47-8 win over Wicksburg. The Panthers’ TD was the first points scored versus Coach Fred Holland’s Pike County defense all season. The Bulldogs (6-0) have outscored opponents 318-8 on the year.
LEMUEL DANTZLER, COLUMBIA: Ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns (19, 5, 25 yards) on 11 carries in a 62-21 win over St. John Paul II.
WILL COX, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Totaled 168 yards rushing and four touchdowns in Bayside Academy’s 42-32 Class 3A win over Hillcrest-Evergreen 42-32.
AUSTIN BUSH, GLENCOE:  Rushed 16 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 21-7 victory over Ohatchee.

ADAM BROWNER, NEW HOPE: Ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and threw for 100 yards in a 17-0 win over North Sand Mountain.

BRANDON BARNES, GAYLESVILLE: Rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and had five tackles on defense in the Trojans' 37-28 victory at Woodville.
JOHN MICHAEL DYE, VINEMONT: Helped the Eagles post their first win of the season with 154 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 29-25 win over Holly Pond.
TROY YOUNG, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Had 154 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 42-41 double-overtime win over Flomaton. His 4-yard TD run with 59 seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime.
LEONARD JOHNSON, HAYDEN: Scored on the first carry of the game on an 80-yard run and finished with 220 tandem yards in the Wildcats’ 32-7 win over Springville. Johnson finished with 102 yards rushing on seven carries, caught two passes for 50 yards and returned an interception 70 yards in the final period for another TD.
TRE’ NATION, LEEDS: Rushed for 135 yards and three TDs in a 59-0 win over Dadeville to become the Green Waves’ career rushing leader.

 

PASSING
HUNTER GRANT, WEST END:  Completed 24-of-44 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 44-36 loss to Gaston.
TY PIGROME, CLAY-CHALKVILLE:   Accounted for 354 yards total offense as the unbeaten and defending 6A state-champion Cougars to a 52-14 win over Shades Valley. He passed for 217 yards and four TDs and rushed for 137 yards.
DRAMARCUS WATFORD, MURPHY: Led the Class 7A Panthers past Foley 37-17 completing 16-of-26 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns.
MALIK CUNNINGHAM, PARK CROSSING: The junior completed 15-of-25 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns in the Thunderbirds’ 48-27 victory over G.W. Carver. He also ran 14 times for 63 yards and a fifth touchdown.
MATT HIOTT, BIBB COUNTY: Was 14-of-18 passing for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Bibb County’s 24-21 win over Montevallo.
JORDAN DOUGLAS, GASTON: Completed 11-of-14 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 119 yards on 19 carries in the Bulldogs’ 44-36 win over West End.

MATTHEW SAUTER, COLUMBIA: Was 21-of-30 passes for 236 yards and a TD as Columbia beat St. John Paul II Catholic 62-21. Sauter also rushed for a score.
MATT HARPER, HACKLEBURG: The junior quarterback piled up 356 total yards to guide the unbeaten Panthers (7-0) to a 50-6 win over Vina. Harper was 11-of-13 passing for 196 yards and two scores, and rushed nine times for 150 yards and three scores. He also ran for two 2-point conversions.
PRESTING HERRING, ARITON: Completed 16-of-21 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Purple Cats to a game-winning touchdown drive late in a 41-38 win over Houston Academy.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 8-of-13 pass attempts for 207 yards and three touchdowns (81, 31, 9 yards) in the Warriors' 49-10 victory over Crossville.
BARTON LESTER, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: The senior completed 7-of-9 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards on 12 carries with another TD as the Eagles beat Midfield 35-26.

PASS RECEIVING

ANDRE LITTLE, WEST END: Caught nine passes for 140 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots’ 44-36 loss to Gaston.
WILL MOORE, BIBB COUNTY: Had five receptions for 127 yards and one TD in the Choctaws’ 24-21 win over Montevallo.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught three passes for 124 yards, including and 81-yard touchdown, in the Warriors' 49-10 win over Crossville.

 

DEFENSE

ROB ENGLISH, ELBA: Was in on 17 tackles, including one sack, and also recovered a fumble in the Tigers' 46-13 win over Luverne.
DEREK HILL, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 13 tackles, two assists, four tackles for loss, two pressures, two forced fumbles and returned two fumbles for touchdowns, added a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Trojans’ 37-28 win over Woodville. Hill also rushed for 122 yards on 13 carries as Gaylesville posted its first win of the season.
JEVONTE LEE, NORTHVIEW: Returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown and recovered a fumble in the end zone to prevent a Dothan score in the Cougars’ 43-42 double overtime loss to the Tigers.

JUSTIN PATTERSON, CULLMAN: Had 11 tackles, including two sacks for minus-25 yards, in a 14-13 loss to Hartselle.
TUFFY CASEY, ARITON: Totaled a team-high 10 tackles and also caught two touchdown passes in the Purple Cats' 41-38 win over Houston Academy.

JEREMAH KING, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Made 10 tackles and picked off a pass in the end zone with 1:54 remaining to preserve in a 21-16 win over Southside-Gadsden.

GARRETT BOLAND, VINEMONT: Intercepted two passes and broke up two others in a 29-25 win over Holly Pond. He also had 125 yards total offense at quarterback.
VINCENT BURRELL, BESSEMER CITY: Recorded 10 tackles, including two sacks, and had two interceptions in the Tigers’ 59-0 win over Selma. He returned one pick for a TD.
KEENAN JERNIGAN, NORTHVIEW: Had 19 tackles, including one sack, in the Cougars’ 43-42 loss to Dothan.
REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Scored on a 25-yard fumble return and also had an interception in a 54-28 win over East Lawrence. The two-way standout also scored on a 15-yard catch and 37-yard run
RICKYI HALL, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Recorded 15 tackles, including three for losses, in a 29-14 loss to G.W. Long.

JEREMY STANDFIELD, HAYDEN: The senior linebacker totaled 11 tackles, including two sacks, in a 32-7 win over Springville. Senior Teammate Coltin Shirley also had seven tackles and an 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
THOMAS WIRTZFIELD, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers' 69-0 homecoming win over Coosa Christian.

SPECIAL TEAMS
MATTHEW QUINN, SPANISH FORT: The freshman kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, including a 27-yarder as time expired, to lead the Toros past Blount 41-38.
ALEX ORTIGOZA, BIBB COUNTY: Booted a 39-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift the Choctaws past previously unbeaten Montevallo 24-21.
VELUS JONES, SARALAND: Scored on a 68-yard pass on his first touch of the game and followed with a 77-yard kickoff return for a TD on his second touch as Saraland beat Baldwin County 56-35. Jones finished with 233 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in the win.
KYRIQ McDONALD, JAMES CLEMENS: Blocked a punt and returned it 22 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter of a 13-7 win over Gadsden City.

MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and caught two TD passes for all Scottsboro’s scores in a 38-21 loss to Fort Payne. The kickoff return was the second longest in school history, according to SHS historian Greg Bell, and the TD receptions made him the school career leader (14).
ILLAIR GARCIA, GERALDINE: Kicked a 35-yard field goal with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Bulldogs past Sand Rock 9-7.
DALTON PARKS, DAR:  Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD and added three rushing touchdowns in a 43-26 win over Locust Fork.