MONTGOMERY – Three defending state champions and nine undefeated teams emerged from the third round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs Friday night.
McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) beat Central-Phenix City 35-21 in the Class 7A semifinals to advance to the Super 7 state championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30. Hoover (11-2) beat Gadsden City in the other semifinal 42-14 to set up the final game.
The other six classes completed quarterfinal rounds with winners advancing to the semifinals this Friday, Nov. 25, with all kickoffs set for 7 p.m.
In Class 1A, defending champ Maplesville (12-0) advanced to the semifinals to face Linden (13-0) with a 60-34 victory Sweet Water. Linden beat Georgiana 52-12.
In Class 3A, defending state champion Piedmont (13-0) extended its current winning streak to 23 games with a 52-28 win over Weaver. The Bulldogs will host Calhoun County and Region 5 rival Ohatchee (12-1) Friday night in the semis in a much anticipated rematch.
Defending Class 2A champ Elba lost 50-44 to Aliceville (12-1), defending 5A state champ St. Paul’s Episcopal lost to Region 1 rival Jackson 35-9, and defending 6A state champ Spanish Fort was beaten 21-17 by Opelika in a battle of head-coaching brothers. Brian Blackmon got the upper hand this time and Ben Blackmon won last year’s game on the way to a perfect 15-0 season.
This week’s slate includes 12 semifinal games. All winners will advance to the Super 7 State championships at Auburn Nov. 30-Dec.1-2.
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (12-0); Linden (13-0), Addison (13-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (12-0); Fyffe (13-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (13-0); Piedmont (13-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (13-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0).
Advancing to the next round are 20 region champions, four region second seeds, one third seed and one fourth seed.
Hokes Bluff (9-4), the fourth seed in Class 4A, Region 5, beat the Region 4 champ Cherokee County6 28-21 to earn the right to host Madison Academy (10-3) Friday. Jackson (9-3), the third seed in Class 5A, Region 1, advanced by knocking off St. Paul’s.
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.
All seminal pairings and quarterfinal results are listed.
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
(All games, Friday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.)
Maplesville (12-0) at Linden (13-0)
Addison (13-0) at Pickens County (10-3), Reform
Aliceville (12-1) at G.W. Long (12-0), Skipperville
Fyffe (13-0) at Lanett (11-2)
Gordo (13-0) at Mobile Christian (12-1)
Ohatchee (12-1) at Piedmont (13-0)
Handley (11-2) at Andalusia (12-1)
Madison Academy (10-3) at Hokes Bluff (9-4)
Beauregard (11-1) at Jackson (9-3)
Wenonah (10-2) at Briarwood Christian (12-1)
Park Crossing (12-0) at Opelika (12-1)
Austin (10-3) at Ramsay (11-2), Birmingham
(Finals, Nov. 30, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn)
McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) vs. Hoover (11-2), Nov. 30, 7 p.m.
Linden (13-0) 52, Georgiana (12-1) 12
Maplesville (12-0) 60, Sweet Water (9-3) 34
Pickens County (10-3) 48, Decatur Heritage (10-3) 12
Addison (13-0) 30, Hubbertville (10-2) 20
G.W. Long (12-0) 42, Southern Choctaw (10-2) 14
Aliceville (12-1) 52, Elba (10-3) 44
Fyffe (13-0) 53, LaFayette (12-1) 20
Lanett (11-2) 48, Tanner (9-4) 42
Mobile Christian (12-1) 44, Oakman (8-5) 12
Gordo (13-0) 55, Bayside Academy (8-5) 21
Piedmont (13-0) 52, Weaver (9-4) 28
Ohatchee (12-1) 31, Randolph County (10-3) 0
Andalusia (12-1) 51, Tallassee (9-4) 7
Handley (11-2) 36, Thomasville (9-3) 18
Hokes Bluff (9-4) 28, Cherokee County (10-3) 21
Madison Academy (10-3) 25, Rogers (12-1) 7
Beauregard (11-1) 56, Carroll (12-1) 21
Jackson (9-3) 35, St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-4) 9
Briarwood Christian (12-1) 15, Mortimer Jordan (10-3) 0
Wenonah (10-2) 49, Scottsboro (12-1) 28
Park Crossing (13-0) 54, Blount (10-3) 51
Opelika (12-1) 21, Spanish Fort (10-3) 17
Ramsay (11-2) 40, Minor (11-2) 20
Austin (10-3) 27, Muscle Shoals (7-6) 21
McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) 35, Central-Phenix City (10-2) 21
Hoover (11-2) 42, Gadsden City (7-6) 14
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MONTGOMERY – Raycom Network will televise Blount (10-2) vs. Park Crossing (12-0) Friday in its third installment of the Raycom/AHSAA High School Football Playoff Game of the Week. The Class 6A quarterfinal game features two schools with contrasting traditions.
Blount, located in Mobile County, won the Region 1 title this season and has a long history of playoff success with an overall playoff record of 40-19 in 24 appearances. Coach Lev Holley’s Leopards are 20-4 in his two season as head coach. Blount won state title in 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997 and 1998 while compiling an amazing 109-22 record in the 1990s – after a 38-67-1 run during the 1980s.
Park Crossing has a 27-6 record sent opening its doors in 2014. Coach Smitty Grider, who started the Thunderbirds’ program after a successful stint at Beauregard, is currently 96-39 overall. Park Crossing reached the playoffs last year in its second year losing to Bessemer City in the first round. The school’s overall playoff record is now 2-1.
Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. Play-by-play is being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Christina Chambers as the sideline reporter.
The Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week is a weekly live TV telecast over the Raycom Network’s Alabama affiliates. It will run through the first four rounds of the state playoffs. Raycom will conclude is series with the Super 7 state championship games (all classes) at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn Nov. 30-Dec. 1-2.
All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channel and the Raycom affiliate websites as well as live on Raycom’s you tube channel on the internet. Go to www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for more specific channel information. Raycom stations include WAFF TV 48 in Huntsville, WBRC TV 6 in Birmingham, WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery, WDTX TV 34 in Dothan and WTVM TV 9 in Columbus, Ga., and non-Raycom station WFNA TV 55 (Bounce) in Mobile.
NFHS NETWORK FEATURES 12 AHSAA PLAYOFF GAMES
Twelve live-stream telecasts are set to be live-streamed Friday as part of the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program. McGill-Toolen’s NFHS School Broadcast Program crew will live-stream the Class 7A semifinal game featuring the defending champion Yellow Jackets (12-0) and Central-Phenix City (10-1) at Mobile, and the Hoover High School SBP broadcast team will be live-streaming Hoover (10-2) at Gadsden City (7-5) in the other Class 7A semifinal game tonight.
The headliner in the 6A quarterfinals is Opelika (11-1) at defending state champion Spanish Fort (10-2), to be live-streamed the Opelika High School NFHS School Broadcast Program. This is second year in a row the two former Lee High School players have squared off in the state playoffs. The Toros won last year’s meeting.
Ramsay (10-2) is at Minor (11-1) in another key 6A game. A special NFHS Network crew will be at that game as well as the Briarwood vs. Mortimer Jordan and the Jackson vs. St. Paul’s Episcopal Class 5A quarterfinal games.
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The link for each live-streamed telecast can be found below and at the NFHS Network: www.nfhsnetwork.com
All contests will be available through the NFHS Network SBP subscriber program.
The complete list of NFHS Network games and the Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week are below.
RAYCOM MEDIA AHSAA TV GAME OF THE WEEK
Central-Phenix City (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0), (Check www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for stations in your area)
NFHS Network Live-Stream Events (Nov. 17-18)
Nov. 17 - 6 PM
Boaz vs. Cullman (G)
Cullman HS SBP
Nov. 17 - 7:30 PM
Boaz vs. Cullman (B)
Nov. 18 - 5 PM
Russell County vs. Smiths Station (G)
Smiths Station HS SBP
Nov. 18 - 6 PM
Lawrence County vs. Cullman (G)
Albertville vs. Arab (G)
Albertville HS SBP
Nov. 18 - 6:30 PM
Russell County vs. Smiths Station (GB)
Nov. 18 - 7:30 PM
Albertville vs. Arab (B)
Lawrence County vs. Cullman (B)
Nov. 18 - 7 PM
Maplesville at Sweet Water
Sweet Water HS SBP
Elba at Aliceville
Randolph Co. at Ohatchee
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Handley at Thomasville
Madison Academy at Rogers
Briarwood Christian at Mortimer Jordan
JacKson at St. Paul's Episcopal
Nov. 18 - 6:45 PM
Muscle Shoals at Austin
Muscle Shoals HS SBP
Opelika at Spanish Fort
Opelika HS SBP
Ramsay at Minor
Nov. 18 - 6:50 PM
Hoover at Gadsden City
Hoover HS SBP
MONTGOMERY — Defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic High School senior quarterback Bubba Thompson and senior receiver Larry Rembert pulled out a 27-23 victory in dramatic fashion over Enterprise in the Class 7A state playoffs last week to grab the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for the second round of the state football playoffs.
Trailing 23-20 with 1:04 remaining, the Yellow Jackets of Coach Caleb Ross were backed up to their own 15-yard line when Rembert, who had two catches for 125 yards, lined up on the right side and streaked downfield. Thompson heaved a strike the receiver hauled in near midfield in stride on the way to a game-winning 85-yard touchdown pass.
The victory extended the AHSAA’s current longest football winning streak to 21 games and advanced the Yellow Jackets (12-0) to the Class 7A state semifinals to face Central-Phenix City (10-1) Friday night. The game will be at Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex in Mobile, home of McGill-Toolen.
Enterprise place-kicker Andrew Osteen put Enterprise (10-2) ahead 23-20 with 2:03 to play with his third field goal of the game to set up the last-ditch heroics of the Jackets’ duo.
Thompson, one of two quarterbacks chosen for the upcoming 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl Dec. 10, finished 12-of-19 for 253 yards and two TDs. He also connected with Marlon Williams, also selected for the Alabama-Mississippi Game, for a 6-yard TD earlier in the game.
The McGill-Toolen heroics edged out an outstanding performance by Beauregard running back La’Damian Webb, who rushed for 260 yards and scored six touchdowns (3, 8, 9, 10, 25 and 49 yards) in a 48-20 Class 5A win over Vigor at Prichard Memorial Stadium. The Hornets (10-1) advanced to the quarterfinals to host unbeaten Carroll (12-0) of Ozark this week.
ZION WEBB KEYS 100TH CAREER WIN FOR COACH JAMEY DUBOSE: Zion Webb, a senior quarterback, was 10-of-14 passing for 145 yards and three touchdowns as Central of Phenix City (10-1) beat Auburn 48-9 in the Class 7A state playoffs for Coach Jamey DuBose’s 100th career win. Jaxton Carson added 103 yards rushing and a TD on 10 carries, and Christian Allen caught three passes for 68 yards and two scores. DuBose, who graduated from Opp High School in 1988, has compiled a 100-36 head-coaching record in 11 seasons and at four stops: Susan Moore, Prattville, Florence and Central.
DuBose is 29-7 in his third year at the helm of the Red Devils’ program. The win over Auburn advanced Central to the 7A semifinals for the second year in a row. He was 45-10 at Prattville with Class 6A state championships in 2008 and 2011 and a runner-up finish in 2009. Florence was 16-8 with one trip to the 6A quarterfinals and Susan Moore was 10-11 in two seasons (2002 and 2003) at his first head-coaching stop.
ISAIHA JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Ran for 295 yards on 31 carries and scored five touchdowns in the Tigers'42-41 overtime loss in the Class 1A playoffs to Decatur Heritage. Teammate Ivory Starr added 100 yards on 30 rush attempts and had a TD.
MARKEVIOUS MATTHEWS, TALLASSEE: The Tigers’ sophomore running back gained 246 yards rushing on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 39 and 90 yards in a 42-14 Class 4A win over Saint James.
SPENCER BROWN, MORTIMER JORDAN: The workhorse running back had 35 carries for 236 yards to lead the Blue Devils (10-2) to a 44-30 Class 5A playoff win over Etowah. He scored twice in the fourth quarter.
ROBERT HOUSTON, LAFAYETTE: Rushed for 181 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs (12-0), A 40-34 winner over Sheffield, who travel to unbeaten Fyffe (12-0) Friday for the third round of the 2A playoffs.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: The Rebels running back rushed for 222 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries and was a perfect 5-for-5 passing for 41 yards with one TD in G.W. Long’s 41-10 Class 2A playoff win over New Brockton. Sanders also had an interception and three tackles on defense, one punt for 47 yards and converted all five point-after kicks he attempted.
C.J. ROBERTS, CARROLL: The Ozark runner picked up 227 yards on 20 carries as the Eagles (12-0) advanced to the third round of the 5A playoffs with a 28-8 win over Calera.
D.K. BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Ran for 204 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in a 49-28 Class 5A win over Fairfield. He also threw a 13-yard pass to quarterback Bo Nix.
JORDAN GARRETT, MADISON ACADEMY: Rushed for 196 yards and scored two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 36-0 Class 4A win over Fayette County.
JAELYN FLEMING, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed 22 times for 134 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 75 yards and a score in the Titans' 29-28 Class 7A win over previously unbeaten Hewitt-Trussville. Teammate Damon Williams also had 29 carries for 113 yards and caught a game-winning 15-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 remaining for Gadsden City.
GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Ran for 164 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 42-41 Class 1A playoff overtime win over Cedar Bluff. He also was 11-of-20 passing for 72 yards and another score.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 170 yards and was 9-for-15 passing with two touchdowns in the defending Class 3A state champion Bulldogs' 38-21 victory over Colbert County. The win extended Piedmont’s current winning streak to 20 games. Teammate Lee Stanley added 191 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 33 times for 131 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles beat North Jackson 24-14 to secure a quarterfinal berth in the Class 4A playoffs for the first time since 2004. Teammate Landon Johnson completed 8-of-15 passes for 101 yards and two scores.
REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Rushed for 179 yards on 14 carries and caught four passes for 105 yards in the Wildcats’ 39-38 Class 4A loss to Cherokee County. He also had an interception on defense.
KADARIUS TONEY, BLOUNT: Was 16-of-19 passing for 269 yards and four touchdowns in a 27-25 come-from-behind Class 5A playoff win. He connected with LeBarron Jones with 49 seconds remaining for the final score to take the lead for good.
PAXTON MONTGOMERY, AUSTIN: Completed three touchdown passes, two in overtime, as Class 6A Austin (9-3) beat Pinson Valley 44-38 in four overtimes.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 6-of-11 pass attempts for 152 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 180 yards on 24 carries and scored a 10-yard touchdown with 1:51 remaining in the in the Warriors' 39-38 Class 4A victory over West Limestone. Teammate Jacob Graves added 121 yards rushing on 14 carries and scored on a 55-yard run and 30-yard pass reception.
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: Was 7-of-11 passing for 149 yards and three touchdowns, and had 56 yards and another TD on seven rush attempts as the Rattlers posted a 49-14 Class 2A win over Sand Rock.
BANIKO HARLEY, RAMSAY: Completed 11-of-13 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams (10-2) beat Decatur 34-6 in the Class 6A playoffs. He also rushed for a TD.
CHASE LANCASTER, WEST LIMESTONE: Completed 9-of-15 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-38 Class 4A loss to Cherokee County.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: The junior quarterback completed 5-of-7 passes for 81 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 24 times for 119 yards and one TD, punted once for 47 yards and had two interceptions on defense in the Tigers’ 42-14 Class 4A win over Saint James.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught four passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns and also preserved the Warriors’ 39-38 Class 4A playoff victory over West Limestone by blocking a 22-yard field goal attempt with seven seconds remaining.
TRIKWEZE BRIDGES, LANETT: The sophomore free safety had three of Lanett’s five interceptions as the Panthers beat West End 53-14.
MARKEL LEWIS, CARROLL: Swiped two interceptions, returning the first one 12 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to jump-start the Eagles (12-0) to a 28-8 Class 5A playoff win over Calera. He finished with eight tackles.
TYLER MILLER, SPANISH FORT: Intercepted a Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa pass and returned it for a touchdown, giving the defending 6A champion Toros (10-2) the lead in a 23-13 state playoff win. Hillcrest finished the season 11-1.
MALIK WILSON, ETOWAH: Finished with 16 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in the Blue Devils' 42-30 Class 5A loss to Mortimer Jordan.
JAMAL BEATY, G.W. LONG: Had 10 tackles on defense with a sack and also batted a pass that teammate Carlos Smith intercepted and returned for 22 yards as G.W. Long beat New Brockton 41-10 in the 2A playoffs. He also caught four of G.W. Long’s five completed passes for 37 yards, including a fourth-down pass that resulted in a TD.
WILL SINGLETON, HOOVER: Led a strong defensive effort with a fumble return for a touchdown as the Bucs nipped James Clemens 14-7 to advance to the Class 7A semifinals.
ROBERT COLEMAN, MINOR: Snagged two interceptions in the first half as the Tigers beat Hartselle 48-17 in the 6A playoffs.
ISAIAH DONALDSON, NEW BROCKTON: Accounted for 19 tackles, blocked a punt and a point after attempt and also recovered a fumble in the Gamecocks’ 41-10 Class 2A loss to unbeaten G.W. Long. Teammate Clay Kelley was credited with 14 tackles.
LABRYAN RAY, JAMES CLEMENS: Recorded nine solo tackles, two assists, five tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries in a 14-7 Class 7A loss at Hoover.
MARCUS JONES, ENTERPRISE: Returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 27-23 loss to top-ranked McGill-Toolen in the 7A playoffs. It was his third punt return for a TD on the season and his second in as many weeks.
JADARIUS REDWINE, WENONAH: Ran 80 yards on a fake punt for a touchdown and also caught a TD pass as the Dragons posted a 42-14 Class 5A playoff win over Brooks.
MONTGOMERY -- The second-round Class 2A football playoff game between Elba and Samson postponed last Friday will be played tonight at 7:30 p.m., after the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled Monday on two conflicting Alabama Judicial Court rulings issued last Thursday. The Supreme Court upheld the AHSAA Executive Director’s ruling.
On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:42 a.m., the Circuit Court of Geneva County entered an Order that the AHSAA enforce and abide by the decision of the AHSAA Executive Director and the AHSAA District 1 Board that Washington County High School is ineligible for participation in the high school football playoffs. Later that day, at 4:17 p.m., the Circuit Court of Washington County entered an Order enjoining the AHSAA from removing Washington County High School from the playoffs.
Legal Counsel for the AHSAA filed a Petition with the Alabama Supreme Court Thursday night seeking direction as to the Circuit Court Orders.
Washington County High School was removed from the playoffs last week after AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese ruled that Washington County had played an ineligible player in its first playoff game Nov. 4 in violation of the AHSAA Home Rule. WCHS beat Samson in that Class 2A playoff contest. Consequently, Samson was reinstated into the playoffs following Washington County’s removal and advanced to meet Elba in the second round.
WCHS appealed that ruling to AHSAA District 1 and the AHSAA ruling was upheld by that board last Tuesday.
“We are glad to have this matter resolved and on behalf of all our member schools we greatly appreciate the State Supreme Court for ruling so quickly,” Savarese said. “The playoffs will now continue with remaining games to be played according to the playoff schedule.”
MONTGOMERY -- Fourteen unbeaten teams remain advanced through the second round to the quarterfinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs. Class 7A teams are advancing to the semifinals.
This week’s games will be played Friday, November 19.
The slate includes 26 games, four each in Classes 1A through 6A, and two in Class 7A. Defending state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0) goes on the road Friday to Central-Phenix City (10-1) and Hoover (10-2) goes to Gadsden City (7-5) in Friday’s 7A semifinals with the winners advancing to the Super 7 Class 7A championship game Nov. 30 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
One defending state champion was eliminated Friday night with Andalusia’s 40-0 win over Leeds in Class 4A. Coach Trent Taylor’s Bulldogs (11-1) are on the road again Friday at Tallassee (9-3).
In Class 3A, defending champion Piedmont (12-0) won its 20th straight game with a 38-21 win over Colbert County. The Bulldogs were one of four teams from Region 5 clinching quarterfinal berths – assuring the tough region of a team in the state finals. Piedmont hosts No. 4 qualifier Weaver (9-3) and No. 2 seed Ohatchee (11-1) hosts No. 3 qualifier Randolph County (10-2). Randolph County beat Sylvania 38-24, Ohatchee downed Lauderdale County 49-21 and Weaver beat Lexington 42-0.
Other defending state champions advancing include: Maplesville (11-0) in 1A; St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-3) in 5A; Spanish Fort (10-2) in 6A. Defending 2A state champion Elba’s second-round game was postponed.
Four No. 4 seeds advanced with Weaver winning in 3A, Hokes Bluff (8-4) beating North Jackson 24-14 in Class 4A; Muscle Shoals (7-5) edging Gardendale 17-3 in 6A; and Gadsden City (7-5) knocking off previously unbeaten Hewitt-Trussville 29-28 in 7A.
Unbeaten teams by class advancing include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (11-0); Georgiana (12-0), Linden (12-0), Addison (12-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (11-0); Fyffe (12-0); LaFayette (12-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (12-0); Piedmont (12-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (12-0); Class 5A: Carroll (12-0); Scottsboro (12-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (12-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0). Austin also won its second-round Class 6A game over Pinson Valley 44-38 in four overtimes.
Two quarterfinal matchups pit unbeaten teams: Georgiana at Linden in 1A and LaFayette at Fyffe in 2A.
Raycom Media will announce the contest to be featured next Friday on the Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream several games produced by member schools belonging to the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. An NFHS Network crew will also live-stream the McGill-Toolen vs. Central-Phenix City contest at Mobile Friday. The complete slate will be announced early next week and will be listed at www.nfhsnetwork.net.
Third-round pairings and second-round results:
AHSAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
(All games, Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
Georgiana (12-0) at Linden (12-0)
Maplesville (11-0) at Sweet Water (9-2)
Pickens County (9-3) at Decatur Heritage (10-2)
Addison (12-0) at Hubbertville (10-1)
G.W. Long (11-0) at Southern Choctaw (10-1), Gilbertown
Aliceville (11-1) vs. TBA
LaFayette (12-0) at Fyffe (12-0)
Tanner (9-3) at Lanett (10-2)
Mobile Christian (11-1) at Oakman (8-4)
Bayside Academy (8-4) at Gordo (12-0)
Weaver (9-3) at Piedmont (12-0)
Randolph County (10-2) at Ohatchee (11-1)
Andalusia (11-1) at Tallassee (9-3)
Handley (10-2) at Thomasville (9-2)
Hokes Bluff (8-4) at Cherokee County (10-2), Centre
Madison Academy (9-3) at Rogers (12-0)
Carroll (12-0) at Beauregard (10-1)
Jackson (8-3) at St. Paul’s Episcopal (9-3), Mobile
Briarwood Christian (10-2) at Mortimer Jordan (10-2), Kimberly
Scottsboro (12-0) at Wenonah (9-2), Birmingham
Blount (10-2) at Park Crossing (12-0), Montgomery, Cramton Bowl
Opelika (11-1) at Spanish Fort (10-2)
Ramsay (10-2) at Minor (11-1), Graysville
Muscle Shoals (7-5) at Austin (9-3), Decatur
Central-Phenix City (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (12-0), Mobile
Hoover (10-2) at Gadsden City (7-5)
Tonight’s second-round Class 2A football playoff game between Elba and Samson has been postponed pending a ruling by the Supreme Court of Alabama.
Yesterday at 11:42 a.m., the Circuit Court of Geneva County entered an Order that the AHSAA enforce and abide by the decision of the AHSAA Executive Director and the AHSAA District 1 Board that Washington County High School is ineligible for participation in the high school football playoffs.
At 4:17 p.m., the Circuit Court of Washington County entered an Order enjoining the AHSAA from removing Washington County High School from the playoffs.
Legal Counsel for the AHSAA filed a Petition with the Alabama Supreme Court last night seeking direction as to the Circuit Court Orders. The AHSAA will continue to provide updates on this matter.
Washington County High School was removed from the playoffs Monday after AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese ruled that Washington County had played an ineligible player in its first playoff game Nov. 4 in violation of the AHSAA Home Rule. WCHS beat Samson in that Class 2A playoff contest. Consequently, Samson was reinstated into the playoffs following Washington County’s removal and advanced to meet Elba in the second round. The original pairing had Elba scheduled to play at Washington County.
WCHS appealed that ruling to AHSAA District 1 and the AHSAA ruling was upheld by that board Tuesday.
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2016 AHSAA Football Playoffs
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NFHS Tri County Sports
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4A G 18
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NFHS Russellville SBP
5A G 22
NFHS Brooks SBP
5A G 23
NFHS Hillcrest SBP
6A G 19
6A G 20
NFHS Hartselle SBP
6A G 21
6A G 24
7A G 09
NFHS Enterprise SBP
7A G 11
7A G 12
4A G 21
5A G 19
Clay County Central
5A G 24
Husky Fast Net
1A G 17
102.3 FM/Lagrange, GA
1A G 20
1A G 21
1A G 23
1A G 24
2A G 17
G W Long
2A G 21
2A G 19
2A G 14
3A G 17
3A G 20
94.7 FM / Troy
3A G 21
3A G 22
3A G 23
3A G 24
4A G 17
4A G 19
4A G 20
4A G 23
WLDX AM 990
5A G 21
5A G 17
5A G 18
Clay Co. Central
WGOL 100.7 FM and 920 AM
6A G 15
6a g 19
WRJL- 99.9 FM
6A G 22
7A G 10
AHSAA / NFHS Network Schedule (Nov. 10-11-12)
THURSDAY, NOV. 10 (Basketball)
Boaz HS SBP
FRIDAY, NOV. 11 (Football Playoffs)
Sweet Water vs. Wadley
Samson vs. Elba
KIR Network (Elba HS)
Sheffield vs. LaFayette
Southern Choctaw vs. Goshen
Goshen HS SBP
Andalusia vs. Leeds
Fayette County vs. Madison Academy
Madison Academy SBP
Russellville vs. Briarwood Christian
Russellville HS SBP
Wenonah vs. Brooks
Brooks HS SBP
Gardendale vs. Muscle Shoals
Minor vs. Hartselle
Hartselle HS SBP
Opelika vs. Daphne
Spanish Fort vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Hillcrest-Tusc. HS SBP
Enterprise vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic
Enterprise HS SBP
Gadsden City vs. Hewitt-Trussville
James Clemens HS vs. Hoover
SATURDAY, NOV. 12 (Cross Country)
2016 AHSAA Cross Country Championships
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.