Tuscaloosa Encore Athlete of the Month, Colin Taylor.

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Congratulations to the Tuscaloosa Encore Athlete of the Month, Colin Taylor! Colin is a Junior Football player at Hillcrest High School. He has played on the Patriots football team for 3 years now and wears jersey #70. In his 3 years, he has worked up to a starting position as Offensive Guard.  As a sophomore, Colin was named Most Improved Offensive Player of the Year. He is the son of Jamie and Bronwyn Taylor.


Alabama Squad Adds 2 Players to the All-Star Team via the AHSAA


MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi all-star teams reported Monday afternoon for Saturday’s 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Alabama’s squad added two players Monday with one replacement reporting Tuesday.
Kickoff is set for noon Saturday with Raycom Media televising the game live over its Raycom affiliate stations in both states as well as in Memphis and Columbus (GA). The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast the game live over its radio network Saturday.
Spain Park 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive end Douglas Henze replaced LaBryan Ray of James Clemens. Henze reported Monday. Jaylond Adams of Minor, who was added last week, dropped off the team due Monday and was replaced by Opelika’s Craig Lawrence. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Florence played fullback for the Class 6A state runner-up Bulldogs but will be likely used some at tight end as well.
St. Paul’s Episcopal defensive lineman Ryan Johnson is also expected to play some tight and for the Alabama squad this week.
UMS-Wright Coach Terry Curtis is serving as the Alabama head coach. Quarterbacking the squad will  Daulton Hyatt of Etowah and Bubba Thompson of McGill-Toolen Catholic with Blount’s multi-talented Kadarius Toney listed on the team as “athlete.” Toney, a Florida commit, combined for almost 4,000 total yards as the Leopards’ quarterback in 2016. Hyatt, heading to Arkansas, finished the 2016 121-of-184 passing for 2,240 yards and 25 touchdowns with only five interceptions.   Thompson led McGill-Toolen (13-1) to the 7A state finals – completing 26-of-39 passes for 280 yards in the 17-7 loss to Hoover. He finished 2016 with 211-of-387 passes completed for 2,984 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Head coach for Mississippi is Todd Mangum of Wayne County. 
Mississippi snapped a seven-game Alabama winning streak in the series last year with a 28-21 win at Hattiesburg (MS). Alabama holds a 21-8 edged in the series, however, dating back to 1988. The game was played in Mobile from 1988-2011 before moving to Cramton Bowl from 2011-15. The game was played at Southern Miss last year – the first time the game has been hosted in that state. Honorary captains include Kenny King for Alabama and Marcus DuPree for Mississippi.
   MISSISSIPPI SUPER RECRUIT: Among the top players on the Mississippi squad is 6-foot, 215-pound Clinton quarterback Cam Akers, who did not report with the team Monday but was expected to join the squad Monday night. He led Clinton to the MHSAA Class 6A state championship last weekend – finishing the season 173-of-280 passing for 3,128 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Clinton beat Pearl 49-35 to finish the season 14-1.  Also on the Mississippi squad from Clinton are running back Darius Maberry, a Southern Miss commitment, and defensive back Kam White, who has Iowa State at the top of his list.
West Point’s Everitt Cunningham, a 6-3, 240-pound defensive end, helped his team beat Laurel 29-8 to win the MHSAA Class 5A state crown.
TEAMS VISIT HYUNDAI PLANT: Both squads visited the Montgomery Hyundai automotive plant Monday night before settling in. The teams will conduct two practices Tuesday with the morning practice from 9 to 11 a.m., and the afternoon practice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Alabama All-Star Team Adds 2 players

MONTGOMERY – Jackson-Olin High School senior linebacker T.D. Moultry and Minor receiver Jaylond Adams have been added to the Alabama All-Star Team roster for the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game.
Alabama and Mississippi will square off Saturday, Dec. 10 at Cramton Bowl. Kickoff is set for noon with the game set to be televised live over the Raycom Network over its network in Alabama and Mississippi.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Moultry, an Auburn commitment, led Jackson-Olin to the Class 6A state playoffs in 2016 averaging more than 10 tackles per game. He had 13 stops and two sacks in the final regular season game versus Fairfield.  He has also been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America Game in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 7. He replaces Central-Phenix City’s Markail Benton.
Adams was a standout running back, wide receiver and kick returner while leading Minor (11-2) to the Class 6A, Region 6 championship and its best season since 2000.  The Tigers scored a school record 631 points.
Adams had over 1,500 yards rushing and went over 2,000 yards including receiving and kick returns.  He replaced Zech Byrd of Stanhope Elmore.
UMS-Wright Coach Terry Curtis is serving as head coach for this year’s game. Alabama holds a 21-8 edge in the series. Mississippi won last year 28-21 at Hattiesburg, MS. It was the first time the game had been played outside Alabama and snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Alabama All-Stars.

“3 Defending Champions Advance To AHSAA Super 7 State Finals”


At Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2

MONTGOMERY – Three defending state champions and four schools making their first AHSAA Super 7 Championship game appearance are among the 14 schools that have advanced to the 51st AHSAA State Football Championships at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 1-2.
The Super 7 format, which began in 1996 while the AHSAA had six classifications, is in its 21st year of having all football championships in one location.
Maplesville (13-0) beat previously unbeaten Linden (13-1) in the Class 1A semifinals 36-14 to move into the Class 1A state finals for the fourth straight year. Coach Brent Hubbert’s Red Devils will be going for third state title in a row Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. against Pickens County (11-3), a 23-6 winner over Addison (13-1) in the other semifinal game. The Tornadoes were the last 1A school to beat Maplesville in the playoffs – posting a 38-18 win over the Red Devils in 2013 state finals.
Hubbert’s squad has compile a 99-8 record since 2009, currently owns a 22-game winning streak and has won 41 of its last 42 games.
Defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) will be facing perennial powerhouse Hoover (11-2) in the 7A championship game Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and defending Class 3A state champion Piedmont (14-0) , coached by Steve Smith, are riding a 24-game winning streak into Thursday’s 11 a.m. game versus Mobile Christian (13-1).  Coach Ronnie Cottrell’s Leopards are one of four teams making their first Super 7 appearance.
Birmingham city schools Wenonah (11-2) and Ramsay (12-2) and Class 5A Beauregard (12-1) are in Super 7 Championships for the first time.  The Dragons of Coach Ronald Cheatham avenged their only region loss of the year beating Briarwood Christian 14-8 to set up Thursday night’s Class 5A finals versus Beauregard. Coach Rob Carter’s Hornets jumped on Jackson early 24-0, then fell behind 25-24 before rallying to win their semifinal battle 45-25.
Ramsay, which played football from 1939-1976, disbanded its program for 38 years before hiring Coach Reuben Nelson away from Midfield to start the program back from scratch in 2014. Now, three years later the Rams are 12-2 and in the 6A state finals Friday night, Dec. 2, to face powerful Opelika (13-1) at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs of Coach Brian Blackmon downed Park Crossing (13-1) in the semifinals 41-23.
The remaining championship matchups include: Fyffe (14-0) and Aliceville (13-1) in Class 2A; Handley (12-2) and Madison Academy (11-3) in Class 4A.
The third annual Unified Sports flag football game, in a partnership with Special Olympics Alabama,  will feature Lee County and Vestavia Hills Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Raycom Media will televise all seven state championship games over its affiliate stations in the Raycom/AHSAA TV Network. For more information, go to:www.pathtotheplayhoffs.com. Opelika High School’s NFHS School Broadcast Program team will live-stream the Unified Sports game.  The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all seven championships over its statewide network of radio stations.
The AHSAA state football playoffs began in 1966 with four schools in the largest class (4A) playing semifinals and finals. Sidney Lanier beat Lee-Montgomery 9-7 in the first championship game. The next year, state championships were conducted in all four classes with Marengo County (1A), Lamar County (A), Russellville (3A) and Sidney Lanier (4A) posting wins.
That format continued until 1984 with six classifications were instituted. The AHSAA moved all championships at one site in 1996 at Birmingham’s Legion Field where the “Super 6” was born. The playoffs continued with that format until 2009 when the AHSAA began a rotation between Tuscaloosa and Auburn.
In 2014, the six-class format was replaced by the seven-class format, hence, the “Super 7” championships. In conjunction with Special Olympics Alabama, the first Unified Sports flag football game was also played for the first time in 2014 at Auburn. Ticket information can be found at: www.preptix.com/ahsaa.

Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn University
Vestavia Hills vs. Lee County, 3:30 p.m.
McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) vs. Hoover (11-2), 7 p.m.

Piedmont (14-0) vs. Mobile Christian (13-1), 11 a.m.
Pickens County (11-3) vs. Maplesville (13-0), 3 p.m.
Wenonah (11-2) vs. Beauregard (12-1), 7 p.m..

Madison Academy (11-3) vs. Handley (12-2), 11 a.m.
Fyffe (14-0) vs. Aliceville (13-1), 3 p.m.
Ramsay (12-2) vs. Opelika (13-1), 7 p.m.

AHSAA Prep Spotlight Week 3 of Playoffs


*Wenonah’s Rogers Passes for 341 Yards, 4 TDs for the Dragons to Advance to Semifinals for First Time.*

MONTGOMERY – Wenonah High School junior quarterback Carlos Rogers picked a perfect time to shine.
The 6-foot, 180-pound signal caller led the Dragons of Coach Ronald Cheatham to a 49-21 win over previously unbeaten Scottsboro (12-1) last week to advance to the Class 5A semifinals of the AHSAA’s 61st annual state football playoffs. Rogers was 10-of-17 passing for 341 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for two more scores to grab the AHSAA Prep Playoff Spotlight for the quarterfinals.
Wenonah (10-2) travels to Briarwood Christian (12-1) Friday with the winner securing a spot in the 2016 Super 7 State Finals at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 1.
Hoover (11-2) and defending champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) clinched Class 7A championship game berths last week and will open the Super 7 Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the first of seven state championship clashes.  Lee County and Vestavia Hills will play first at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the third annual AHSAA Special Olympics Alabama Unified Game.
Senior wide receiver Demond Brown caught four of Rogers’ completions for 101 yards and three TDs, and senior running back Telvin Miller gained 173 yards on 30 rush attempts while scoring one TD.
“All week Coach said we were playing a good team that hasn’t been beaten,” Rogers told al.com reporter Anton Williams. “So when we got the ball, we just wanted to score on every possession.  Through the week (Coach Cheatham) told us we could (win).”
Wenonah finished with 537 total yards, did not punt and did not commit a turnover. Rogers’ touchdown passes covered 22, 24 and 26 yards to Brown, and 31 yards to Anthony Hudson. Rogers sneaked in from the 1 on both his scores. The Dragons’ defense did the rest limiting Scottsboro’s strong offense to just 29 yards passing. Senior DeKarlos Billingsley led the Wildcats of Coach Pat Nix with 179 yards rushing on 27 carries and scored three TDs on runs of 63, 15 and 4 yards.
The trip to the football semifinals is the first in Wenonah school history. Cheatham, 158-128 in 28 seasons as head coach, led the Dragons to a 6-1 record and second-place finish in Region 5 this season. Briarwood won the region title beating Wenonah 15-14 at Wenonah in the regular season to finish 7-0.
The Lions, coached by Fred Yancey, beat Mortimer Jordan 15-0 last week to advance to the semis for the first time since 2011. Yancey, 255-90 in 27 seasons at Briarwood and 296-110-1 overall, guided his team to state 3A titles in 1998 and 1999 and the 5A crown in 2003. Briarwood has finished runner-up three times (2004, 22007 and most recently (2010).
Rogers’ Spotlight performance edged out two strong efforts by Kadarius Toney of Blount and Garrett Sanders of G.W. Long. Toney, a University of Florida commitment and member of the Alabama All-Stars set to play Mississippi in the 30th meeting of the Classic Dec. 10, passed for 493 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 108 yards and two more scores as Blount fell 54-51 to Park Crossing in the 6A quarterfinals. His 601 total yards ranks second behind AHSAA state record-holder Jack Poundstone’s 614 yards for Trinity Presbyterian against Cordova in the 2008 state playoffs. The 493 yards passing is 10th best in AHSAA history.
Sanders accounted for 338 all-purpose yards and scored six touchdowns – four different ways –as the Rebels (12-0) beat Southern Choctaw 42-14 in the Class 2A state playoffs. He rushed for 190 yards on 30 carries with three rushing touchdowns on runs of 24, 11 and 2 yards, caught a 68-yard touchdown pass fromDylan Register, returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score and raced 52 yards with an interception on defense another TD. He was also a perfect 6-of-6 on point-after kicks to account for all 42 of G.W. Long’s points.

    McKEEN BREAKS STATE RECORD: Briarwood Christian senior swimmer Sadler McKeen swam a 4:27.05 in the 500-yard style race at the AHSAA Central Sectional meet at Birmingham’s CrossPlex to break the AHSAA state record (4:27.36) set in 2013 by Spain Park’s Will Freeman. Freeman is now a sophomore at Alabama.
The record set by McKeen, the only senior on the Lions’ team, was the first set in the AHSAA Sectional in state history. All previous records were set in the state meet. It was also the first to be set in the 1A-5A divisions. In previous years, all swimmers competed in the same division.
BUBBA THOMPSON, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: The senior quarterback passed for 366 yards and four TDs and also scored the go-ahead TD as the defending state champion Yellow Jackets (13-0) advanced to the Super 7 Class 7A state finals for the second year in a row with a 35-21 win over Central-Phenix City. Thompson is one of two quarterbacks selected for the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game at Cramton Bowl, Dec. 10.
MARLON WILLIAMS, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Had seven catches for 141 yards and two scores in McGill’s semifinal win over Central-Phenix City. His 59-yard TD reception sealed the victory late in the fourth quarter. Like Thompson, he is also a member of the Alabama All-Star Team set to play Mississippi’s all-stars Dec. 10.
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: Was 11-of-20 passing for 294 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-42 Class 2A loss to Lanett. Townsend was selected as a defensive back for the Alabama All-Stars.

Other top performances reported included:

LA’DAMIAN WEBB, BEAUREGARD: Rushed for 190 yards on 22 carries and scored six touchdowns as the Hornets (11-1) moved into the Class 5A semifinals with a 56-21 win over previously unbeaten Carroll (12-1). Webb’s scoring runs covered 20, 16, 36, 3, 11 and 29 yards. He heads into Friday’s semifinal battle at Jackson with 2,581 yards rushing on 219 carries with 40 rushing touchdowns. He has 45 TDs overall.
DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Ran for 310 yards and six touchdowns on 25 carries as the undefeated Red Devils (13-0) downed LaFayette 53-20 in the Class 2A quarterfinals to hand the Bulldogs ( 12-1) their first loss.
DEQUAN CHARLESTON, LINDEN: Scored five touchdowns on just eight touches as unbeaten Linden (13-0) beat previously unbeaten Georgiana (12-1) in the Class 1A quarterfinals 52-12. Charleston rushed for 140 yards and three TDs on six carries, caught a 17-yard TD pass and returned a punt 48 yards for his fifth score. Charleston also intercepted a Panthers pass to set up one of his touchdowns.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 26 times for 194 yards and caught a 33-yard touchdown pass as the Eagles reached the state semifinals for the first time since 2004 with a 28-21 Class 4A comeback win over Cherokee County.

LEE STANLEY, PIEDMONT: Gained 170 yards on 11 carries, including a 51-yard touchdown in the first half, AS Bulldogs (13-0) beat Weaver 52-28 in the Class 3A quarterfinals.
WELDRIN FORD, OPELIKA: Had 32 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns as Opelika knocked off defending Class 6A state champion Spanish Fort 21-17.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: Rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-21 Class 6A third-round win over Muscle Shoals. He also converted two key third downs to help the Black Bears (10-3) run out the clock to seal the win.
TYLER ABSTON, JACKSON: Ran for 108 yards on eight carries as Class 5A, Region 1 third seed Jackson knocked off Region 1 top seed and defending state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal 35-9 in the 5A quarterfinals. He scored on a 51-yard run and had a 40-yard gain to set up the Aggies’ first score.
DEE WILLIAMS, ELBA: Rushed for four touchdowns and 110 yards in the defending state champion Tigers’ 52-44 Class 2A loss to Aliceville.

TRE STORY, LANETT: Completed 13-of-18 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers (11-2) downed Tarrant 48-42 in the Class 2A quarterfinals.
LANDON JOHNSON, HOKES BLUFF: Completed 5-of-8 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 6-yard scoring pass to Braydon Hill early in the fourth quarter and scored a TD in a 28-21 Class 4A victory over Cherokee County. He also and made an interception on defense with 1:17 left to seal the win as the Eagles.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Rushed for 98 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns, including a 54-yard score on just the third play of the game. He also completed 5-of-10 pass attempts for 85 yards before suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 28-21 Class 4A loss to Hokes Bluff.

C.J. YARBROUGH, TANNER: Had four catches for 132 yards and three scores as the Rattlers lost to Lanett 48-42 in the 2A playoffs.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught five passes for 101 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown, in the Warriors’ 28-21 Class 4A loss to Hokes Bluff.

TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Fired three touchdown passes to Austin Brazier and ran for two more scores in the Bulldogs’ 52-28 Class 3A playoff victory over Weaver. Hayes finished the game rushing for 160 yards on 16 carries.

KENDARIAN HANDY-HOLLY, JACKSON: Made two interceptions on defense and scored a rushing TD on offense in the Aggies’ 35-9 Class 5A playoff win over St. Paul’s Episcopal.

JAYSON EVANS, HOOVER: Recovered a Gadsden City fumble in the end zone for a TD right before the half to spark a 35-point rally as Hoover (11-2) downed the Titans 42-14 in the Class 7A semifinals to earn a berth in the Class 7A state finals Nov. 30.
HOLT WATSON, G.W. LONG: Intercepted two passes in the Rebels’ 42-14 Class 2A win over Southern Choctaw.

KAEDON JENKINS, PIEDMONT: Picked off a Weaver pass and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 52-28 Class 3A playoff win over their Calhoun County rivals.
TROY YOUNG, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Intercepted a pass and rushed for two first-quarter TDs as the Leopards (12-1) advanced to the 3A semifinals with a 44-12 win over Oakman.

JAKE LANE, PARK CROSSING: Booted a 41-yard field goal as time expired to lift Park Crossing (13-0) to a 54-51 win over Blount. The win sends the Thunderbirds into the Class 6A semifinals for the first time. Lane, who had four field goals on the night, 41, 24, 26 and his final 41-yard kick. It also marked the second time he has had a game-winning field goal in the last five games for Coach Smitty Grider’s team.
MAURICE GOODMAN, WEAVER: Ran back the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to put the Bearcats up 7-0 in Weaver’s 52-28 Class 3A loss at Piedmont.

DEVORIAN WILKERSON, ELBA: Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown during Elba’s 52-44 Class 2A loss to Aliceville.

“3 Defending Champions Survive 3rd Round Of AHSAA State Football Playoffs”


     MONTGOMERY – Three defending state champions and nine undefeated teams emerged from the third round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs Friday night.

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.

All seminal pairings and quarterfinal results are listed.

Semifinal Pairings
(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.


AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 2 of Playoffs


Just in from the AHSAA:

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, 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.
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.

 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.


14 Unbeaten Teams Advance to Quarterfinals Of #AHSAA State Football Playoffs

”    MONTGOMERY — Fourteen unbeaten teams remain advanced through the second round to the quarterfinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs. Class 7A teams are advancing to the semifinals.
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. All are 12-0.”
Third-round pairings and second-round results:

Quarterfinal Pairings
(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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 Unbeaten Teams Advance to 2nd Round


MONTGOMERY — All seven defending state football champions and 17 unbeaten teams survived the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs and advance to the second round of games Nov. 11. 
The games will be played on Veterans Day, and in honor of the nation’s veterans, the AHSAA is asking all host schools to have a program honoring veterans prior to the playoff contest at each stadium. Instructions have been provided to each host school to assist them in honoring the veteras during a special pre-game program. All games are set to kick off at 7 p.m.

     The seven defending state champions include Class 1A Maplesville (9-0); Class 2A Elba (8-2); Class 3A Piedmont (10-0); Class 4A Leeds (8-2); Class 5A St. Paul’s Episcopal (7-3);  Class 6A Spanish Fort (8-2); and Class 7A McGill-Toolen (10-0).
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (10-0); Georgiana (11-0), Linden (11-0), Wadley (10-0), Addison (11-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (10-0); Fyffe (11-0); LaFayette (11-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (11-0); Piedmont (11-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (11-0); Class 5A: Carroll (11-0); Scottsboro (11-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (11-0); Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0); (Class 7A) McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0); and Hewitt-Trussville (11-0).

Raycom Media will announce the contest to be featured next Friday on the Raycom/AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week.

Second-round pairings and first-round results:

Second-round Pairings
All games, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. unless otherwise denoted

Second-Round Pairings

Isabella (10-1) at Georgiana (11-0)
Linden (11-0) at Notasulga (7-4)
Sweet Water (8-2) at Wadley (10-0)
Brantley (7-4) at Maplesville (10-0)

Decatur Heritage (9-2) at Cedar Bluff (8-3)
Pickens County (8-3) at Sumiton Christian (9-2)
Hubbertville (9-1) at Hackleburg (9-2)
Spring Garden (10-1) at Addison (11-0)
New Brockton (7-4) at G.W. Long (10-0), Skipperville
Southern Choctaw (9-1) at Goshen (8-3)
Leroy (8-3) at Aliceville (10-1)
Elba (9-2) at Washington County (7-3), Chatom

Cleveland (8-3) at Fyffe (11-0)
Sheffield (9-2) at LaFayette (11-0)
Lanett (9-2) at West End (6-5), Walnut Grove
Sand Rock (9-2) at Tanner (8-3)

Oakman (7-4) at Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-6)
Montevallo (10-1) at Mobile Christian (10-1)
Gordo (11-0) at Wicksburg (8-3)
Pike County (9-2) at Bayside Academy (7-4), Daphne

Lexington (8-3) at Weaver (8-3)
Colbert County (9-2) at Piedmont (11-0)
Ohatchee (10-1) at Lauderdale County (7-4), Rogersville
Sylvania (8-3) at Randolph County (9-2), Wedowee

Tallassee (8-3) at Saint James (10-1), Montgomery
Andalusia (10-1) at Leeds (8-3)
Thomasville (8-2) at Bibb County (8-3), Centreville
Handley (9-2) at UMS-Wright (9-2), Mobile

North Jackson (6-4) at Hokes Bluff (7-4)
West Limestone (10-1) at Cherokee County (9-2), Centre
Rogers (11-0) at Cordova (9-2)
Fayette County (5-6) at Madison Academy (8-3)

Calera (8-3) at Carroll (11-0), Ozark
Beauregard (9-1) at Vigor (8-3), Prichard
St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3) at Central-Clay County (9-2)
Jackson (7-3) at Lincoln (4-7)

Etowah (9-2) at Mortimer Jordan (9-2), Kimberly
Russellville (8-3) at Briarwood Christian (10-1)
Wenonah (8-2) at Brooks (9-2), Killen
Scottsboro (11-0) at Fairfield (7-4)

Park Crossing (11-0) at Bessemer City (7-4)
McAdory (8-3) at Blount (9-2), Prichard
Spanish Fort (9-2) at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0)
Opelika (10-1) at Daphne (9-2)

Minor (10-1) at Hartselle (9-2)
Decatur (10-1) at Ramsay (9-2), Birmingham, Legion Field
Austin (8-3) at Pinson Valley (8-3)
Gardendale (8-3) at Muscle Shoals (6-5)

Enterprise (10-1) at McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0), Mobile
Auburn (8-3) at Central-Phenix City (9-1)
James Clemens (8-3) at Hoover (9-2), Hoover Met
Gadsden City (6-5) at Hewitt-Trussville (11-0)

First-round Results

Georgiana (11-0) 28, Millry (4-7) 6
Isabella (10-1) 46, Winterboro (6-5) 6
Linden (11-0) 77, Houston County (6-5) 7
Notasulga (7-4) 37, Ragland (7-4) 36
Wadley (10-0) 50, Loachapoka (3-8) 7
Sweet Water (8-2) 47, McKenzie (7-4) 6
Maplesville (10-0) 61, Talladega County Central (4-6) 6
Brantley (7-4) 55, Marengo (6-5) 38

Cedar Bluff (8-3) 41, Berry (5-6) 20
Decatur Heritage (9-2) 35, Phillips (3-8) 8
Pickens County (8-3) 55, Coosa Christian (3-8) 7
Sumiton Christian (9-2) 49, Cherokee (5-6) 28
Hackleburg (9-2) 35, Lynn (7-4) 6
Hubbertville (9-1) 47, Woodville (5-6) 15
Addison (11-0) 63, Shoals Christian (3-8) 20
Spring Garden (10-1) 40, South Lamar (6-5) 14

G.W. Long (10-0) 54, J.U. Blacksher (5-6) 21
New Brockton (7-4) 45, Keith (6-5) 16
Southern Choctaw (9-1) 41, Abbeville (4-7) 20
Goshen (8-3) 48, Verbena (6-5) 25
Aliceville (10-1) 47, Luverne (7-4) 14
Leroy (8-3) 26, Ariton (6-5) 0
Elba (9-2) 40, R.C. Hatch (5-6) 8
Washington County (7-3) 42, Samson (6-5) 12

Fyffe (11-0) 56, Horseshoe Bend (6-5) 7
Cleveland (8-3) 41, Red Bay (8-3) 14
LaFayette (11-0) 26, Collinsville (6-5) 6
Sheffield (9-2) 27, Cold Springs (5-6) 14
West End (6-5) 41, Lamar County (6-5) 7
Lanett (9-2) 68, Gaston (6-5) 13
Tanner (8-3) 42, Sulligent (6-5) 14
Sand Rock (9-2) 20, Reeltown (6-5) 18

Hillcrest-Evergreen (5-6) 28, Opp (9-2) 25
Oakman (7-4) 21, Montgomery Academy (7-4) 0
Mobile Christian (10-1) 21, Straughn (4-6) 7
Montevallo (10-1) 45, Southside-Selma (7-4) 18
Gordo (11-0) 55, Prattville Christian (5-6) 14
Wicksburg (8-3) 34, T.R. Miller (8-3) 28
Pike County (9-2) 27, American Christian (5-6) 22
Bayside Academy (7-4) 21, Daleville (8-3) 14

Weaver (8-3) 37, Fultondale (8-3) 7
Lexington (8-3) 25, North Sand Mountain (6-5) 14
Piedmont (11-0) 55, Holly Pond (6-5) 26
Colbert County (9-2) 31, Plainview (6-5) 20
Lauderdale County (7-4) 55, Geraldine (5-6) 16
Ohatchee (10-1) 49, Locust Fork (7-4) 28
Sylvania (8-3) 42, West Morgan (7-4) 6
Randolph County (9-2) 28, J.B. Pennington (8-3) 6

Saint James (10-1) 49, Satsuma (6-5) 21
Tallassee (8-3) 29, Hale County (5-6) 26
Andalusia (10-1) 42, Alabama Christian (4-7) 24
Leeds (8-3) 19, Greensboro (5-6) 12
Bibb County (8-3) 41, Munford (6-5) 34 (OT)
Thomasville (8-2) 20, Montgomery Catholic (8-3) 6
Handley (9-2) 49, West Blocton (6-5) 7
UMS-Wright (9-2) 36, Dale County (7-4) 0

Hokes Bluff (7-4) 24, Haleyville (9-2) 8
North Jackson (6-4) 41, Wilson (8-3) 7
Cherokee County (9-2) 29, Winfield (7-4) 22
West Limestone (10-1) 28, Madison County (6-5) 26
Rogers (11-0) 42, Randolph (6-5) 6
Cordova (9-2) 46, Jacksonville (8-2) 23
Madison Academy (8-3) 51, Central-Florence (4-7) 13
Fayette County (5-6) 20, Saks (6-5) 7

Carroll (11-0) 35, Citronelle (6-5) 21
Calera (8-3) 35, Sylacauga (8-3) 34
Vigor (8-3) 47, B.T. Washington (7-4) 0
Beauregard (9-1) 41, Dallas County (6-5) 0
Central-Clay County (9-2) 56, Jemison (3-8) 14
St. Paul’s Episcopal (8-3) 45, Charles Henderson (7-4) 7
Lincoln (4-7) 27, Demopolis (7-4) 24
Jackson (7-3) 41, Eufaula (8-3) 21

Mortimer Jordan (9-2) 22, Pleasant Grove (4-7) 20
Etowah (9-2) 44, Mae Jemison (6-5) 27
Briarwood Christian (10-1) 42, Corner (7-4) 17
Russellville (8-3) 35, Guntersville (6-5) (28)
Brooks (9-2) 56, Arab (6-5) 30
Wenonah (8-2) 42, West Point (6-5) 8
Scottsboro (11-0) 38, Lawrence County (5-6) 27
Fairfield (7-4) 14, Hayden (8-3) 7

Park Crossing (11-0) 45, Saraland (6-5) 14
Bessemer City (7-4) 31, at Chelsea (8-3) 23
Blount (9-2) 15, Dothan (4-7) 7
McAdory (8-3) 24, Wetumpka (8-3) 7
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (11-0) 40, Benjamin Russell (3-8) 16
Spanish Fort (9-2) 23, Carver-Montgomery (5-6) 22
Opelika (10-1) 48, Paul Bryant (4-7) 12
Daphne (9-2) 24, Sidney Lanier (8-3) 6

Minor (10-1) 42, Homewood (5-6) 21
Hartselle (9-2) 21, Albertville (8-3) 7
Ramsay (9-2) 38, Clay-Chalkville (6-5) 28
Decatur (10-1) 35, Cullman (6-5) 10
Austin (8-3) 41, Pell City (6-5) 19
Pinson Valley (8-3) 31, Jackson-Olin (8-3) 5
Muscle Shoals (6-5) 31, Oxford (10-1) 17
Gardendale (8-3) 28, Hueytown (8-3) 26

McGill-Toolen Catholic (11-0) 46, Jeff Davis (5-6) 14
Enterprise (10-1) 51, Baker (6-5) 14
Central-Phenix City (9-1) 56, Murphy (6-5) 7
Auburn (8-3) 34, Davidson (9-2) 10

Hoover (9-2) 31, Bob Jones (7-4) 10
James Clemens (8-3) 21, Spain Park (8-3) 12
Hewitt-Trussville (11-0) 63, Oak Mountain (3-8) 21
Gadsden City (6-5) 15, Mountain Brook (8-3) 7

AHSAA Prep Spotlight, Week 10

Coosa Central & Childersburg Close Out Regular Season in State-Record Style

MONTGOMERY – Coosa Central High School went into its final game of the regular season needing a win over Childersburg to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. Childersburg was hoping to close out its season with a win and a two-game winning streak.
In the end, the two teams walked off the field after final handshakes with a state record for scoring in a single game and in a single quarter as Childersburg captured an 82-64 win and the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 10 of the 2016 football season.
The combined 146 points set a new AHSAA single-game state record – as did the 72 points scored in the final quarter.  The record previous record, 139 points, was set in 2003 when Parrish downed Hubbertville 81-58. That record erased a the previous record (136) set by Slocomb and Houston County 72 years earlier in a 124-12 Red Tops win in 1931.
Coach Jonathan Beverly’s winning Tigers scored 44 points in the final quarter and Coach Barry Simmons’ Cougars had 28 – a total of nine TDs in the final 12 minutes.
Alexander City Outlook sports editor Cathy Higgins had the daunting task of keeping up with the game statistics. She had Coosa Central quarterback Raymond Graham with 267 yards rushing, 162 yards passing and a combined hand in seven of the Cougars’ touchdowns.
Childersburg quarterback Jelan Kidd was just as prolific with four rushing touchdowns and three TDs passing.
The game was tied at 8-8 after one quarter. Coosa Central led 30-24 at the half but trailed 38-36 heading into the wildest fourth-quarter scoring spree in state history to close out the contest. Takairee Kenabrew also had three touchdowns for the Tigers, and Jaterious Hill and Jevon McKinney had two each receiving for the Cougars.  Maurice Bennett intercepted a Coosa Central pass with 5:58 to play and ran it in for a touchdown for the only non-offensive TD of the night.  Childersburg was successful on eight 2-point tries.

The scoring assault edged out five amazing individual performances by Falkville running back Caleb Vinson, Walker wide receiver Isiah Cox, Midfield quarterback Anthony Brown, Carbon Hill quarterback  Jon Michael Madison and Sumiton Christian defensive back Tommy Woodall that etched their names in the AHSAA record book.
Vinson had 32 rush attempts in a 53-34 win over Vinemont accounting for 287 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns. The seven rushing TDs rank him tied for second behind Sylacauga running back Golinsky Smith’s eight rushing TDs in a 1997 win over Chelsea. Vinson, who had scoring runs of 9, 38, 1, 45, 5, 41 and 4 yards and two two-point conversions for a total of 46 points ranking him 7th behind record holder Tommy Haley Ricks of Hubbertville’ 58 points scored in a 76-52 win over Vina in 2008.
Walker’s senior receiver Cox became just the fourth player in AHSAA history to total more than 300 pass receiving yards in a single game. He had eight catches for 303 yards and three TDs (83, 55, 73 yards) as the Vikings beat Dora 55-7. He played just one series in the second half.  He finished his senior year with 983 receiving yards and all 13 TD passes Walker managed in 2016.
      Chris Simpson of LaFayette set the AHSAA single-game receiving record (412 yards) in a win over Alabama Christian in 2000. He had 20 catches in that performance. Brandon Greer of Westbrook Christian had 311 yards vs. Donoho in 1998 and Stevie Woods of Dora 303 yards receiving versus Oak Grove in 2010.
Midfield’s Brown was 21-of-30 passing for 392 yards and seven touchdowns in a 48-47 win over New Hope last week. Madison was 19-of-28 passing for 403 yards and four scores in a 70-46 loss to Curry, and Woodall made four interceptions in Sumiton Christian’s 42-20 win over Marion County. Brown’s seven TD passes tied for third all-time. The 400-yard passing performance by Madison ranks 42nd in the AHSAA and the four picks by Woodall ties him for second behind four players who share the state record (5).


UMS-WRIGHT PROGRAM JOINS 600 CLUB: Coach Terry Curtis’ Bulldogs closed the regular season with a 28-7 win over defending Class 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal – a win made even more memorable because it was the 600th varsity football victory in the Mobile school’s storied history. In 112 seasons dating back to 1905, UMS is now 600-418-16.
SCOTTSBORO QB TIES PAT TRAMMELL: Sophomore QB Bo Nix completed 7-of-11 passes for 102 yards and one touchdown and rushed 13 times for 155 yards and two scores as the Wildcats (10-0) closed the regular season beating Madison County 52-25. His TD pass was the 40thof his prep career tying him with former Wildcats QB Pat Trammell, a 1958 senior who had 40 in his during his prep career.  Nix heads into the state playoffs with 85 straight pass attempts without an interception.

PIEDMONT’S HAYES GOES OVER 3,000 YARDS: Senior quarterback Taylor Hayes rushed for 60 yards in the first half as defending Class 3A state champion Piedmont downed Oneonta 45-9 for their 20th straight win. In the process Hayes went over 3,000 career rushing yards for Coach Steve Smith’s Bulldogs on his 7-yard TD run in the first half. He also completed 10-of-17 passes for 112 yards.


THOMAS JOHNSTON, SPANISH FORT: Had 20 tackles, including two for loss, as the Toros beat LeFlore 25-6 to clinch runner-up in Class 6A, Region 1. He was one of the linebackers selected to the 40-man roster of the Alabama All-Star Team. The all-stars will play Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Dec. 10 at Cramton Bowl.


DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Completed 29-of-41 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 140 yards and a score on 20 carries in a 59-41 loss at Decatur. He also converted a 2-point conversion pass.
DALEN MORRIS, MADISON COUNTY: Was 12-of-22 passing for 303 yards and four touchdowns (49, 26, 22 and 6 yards) in a 52-25 loss to Scottsboro.
JEREMIAH HARRIS, ABBEVILLE: Accounted for 360 yards and five touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 46-34 win over Headland. Harris completed 12-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three scores (29, 6 and 19 yards) and also gained 190 yards rushing on 18 carries with two touchdowns (62 and 12 yards).

BUBBA THOMPSON, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Connected on 18-of-19 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ victory over Fairhope. McGill-Toolen is now 10-0 heading into the 7A state playoffs.

SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: The sophomore quarterback passed for 266 yards and four touchdowns (18, 12, 35 and 37 yards) as the Lions (9-1) closed out the regular season with a 55-27 win over Central-Florence.

GRANT JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers rallied past Valley Head for a 28-20 victory.
LANDON CORNUTT, ASHVILLE: Was 12-of-16 passing for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 62 yards and another score in the Bulldogs’ 35-28 win over West End. He also had an interception on defense that led to the winning score.
PRESTON HERRING, ARITON: Completed 11-of-15 passes for 191 yards with two touchdowns and added 40 yards rushing one touchdown Ariton’s 35-26 win over Red Level.

JACK WEST, SARALAND: Completed 11-of-14 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns as Saraland beat B.C. Rain 62-26 to clinch a playoff berth in Class 6A, Region 1. West also scored a rushing TD.
JACKSON HOLLADAY, BUCKHORN: Completed 14-of-21 passes for 197 yards and three scores (43, 8 and 27 yards), and threw a 2-point pass in a 42-23 win at North Jackson.
JORDAN SEYMOUR, HAZEL GREEN: Completed 13-of-26 passes for 191 yards and four touchdowns (41, 37, 31 and 7 yards) in a 30-28 victory over Oak Mountain.
MALIK SMITH, SHEFFIELD: The quarterback hooked up with receiver Donavon Goodwin for three touchdown passes and ran for another as Sheffield beat R.A. Hubbard 57-8.


JONATE COTTON, NEW HOPE: Rushed for 285 yards and five touchdowns (64, 31, 18, 16 and 4 yards) in a 48-4 loss at Midfield.
ZALON REYNOLDS, CHELSEA: Had 22 rush attempts for 272 yards and a TD as Chelsea downed Cullman 45-38.
SAMMY LATHAM, SUMITON CHRISTIAN: Piled up 238 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Marion County.
BRADEN CARVER, SAND ROCK: Rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns (75, 1, 6, 40 yards) on 18 carries as the Wildcats beat Cedar Bluff 45-7.
HENNIS WASHINGTON, OPP: Rushed for 245 yards on just 14 carries and two touchdowns in the Bobcats’ 43-24 win over Elba.

D’ARIE JOHN, SPAIN PARK: Rushed for 232 yards and two TDs covering 60 and 31 yards as Spain Park beat Minor 52-42 to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.
ZACK ALFORD, GOSHEN: Rushed for 201 yards with two touchdowns and added a 68-yard touchdown reception in a 26-12 win over Brantley.

LANDON LAWSON, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 231 yards on 28 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 42-6 victory over Alabama School for the Deaf.

KOBI McCOY, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns as Colbert County beat Russellville 41-21. McCoy, who went over the 1,500-yard mark in rushing yards for the season, scored on runs of 34, 8, 38 and 4 yards on 18 carries.
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: Rushed 11 times for 195 yards four touchdowns (6, 68, 54 and 16 yards), completed 3-of-5 passes for 65 yards, recovered a blocked punt and broke up two passes in a 35-14 win over East Limestone.
DERRICK MOORE, FULTONDALE: Ran for 218 yards on 28 carries and scored one TD in Fultondale’s 16-12 loss to Montevallo.
RYAN WARREN, DALEVILLE: Had 10 carries for 209 yards and four touchdowns as the War Hawks beat Cottonwood 48-1.

DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: The senior running back rushed 17 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcats finished the regular season 10-0 with a 52-25 win over Madison County. It was the sixth undefeated season in SHS history dating back to the first one in 1932 (7-0-1). Other unbeaten regular seasons include 1960, 1965, 1995 and 1996.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns, kicked a 37-yard field goal and two extra-point kicks, had an interception return of 39 yards to set up one score and punted three times for a 40-yard average in the Rebels’ 23-21 win over Pike County.
JUNIOR SUMMERHILL, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 55-27 loss to Haleyville. Summerhill’s TD runs were 80, 3 and 34 yards.

HAYDEN HIBBETT, MARS HILL BIBLE: Rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns, caught two passes for 57 yards and intercepted two passes, one he returned 90 yards for another score as Mars Hill Bible downed Shoals Christian 64-0.
MAURICE ROBINSON, MURPHY: Gained 162 yards rushing on 23 carries, threw two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Panthers past Vigor 28-14 on Thursday night.

DREW VAUGHN, SARDIS: Rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and caught a TD pass in the Lions’ 48-7 win over Boaz.
CARLOS DAVIS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Rushed for 157 yards and two TDs on run of 50 and 15 yards in a 35-7 win over Deshler.

DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN:  Turned in an all-around performance in the Panthers’ 36-27 victory over Pleasant Valley posting 134 rushing yards and a 5-yard touchdown on 17 carries, three pass receptions for 53 yards and a 10-yard score, and two interceptions on defense. Teammate Ben Ivey added 147 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and also completed 3-of-5 pass attempts for 53 yards and a score.
MICHAEL CAMPBELL, T.R. MILLER: Sparked the Tigers to a 35-6 win over rival W.S. Neal in the Battle of Murder Creek by rushing for 174 yards and four touchdowns.


CARSON McGINNIS, CARBON HILL: Caught eight passes for 225 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 70-46 loss to Curry.
ANDRE LITTLE, WEST END: Caught nine passes for 145 yards and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown in the Patriots’ 35-28 loss to Ashville.
JOHN RIEHL, DECATUR: Snagged 10 pass receptions for 185 yards and three touchdowns in Decatur’s 59-41 win over Sparkman.
KOLBI FUQUA, CORDOVA: Hauled in 12 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown while adding 11 tackles, an interception, two pass deflections and a blocked field goal on defense as the Blue Devils beat Munford 22-13.
TESHAWN BROWN, MONTEVALLO: Made 11 catches for 123 yards and a TD in a 16-12 win over Fultondale.
PIERCE PORTER, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Made three receptions, all for TDs covering 51, 16 and 61 yards (128 total yards) and also picked off a pass on defense in a 21-20 loss at Lexington. The two teams play again this week in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

CHRIS SULLIVAN, THEODORE:  Had 169 yards receiving and four total touchdowns as in a 35-10 Bobcats victory over Foley.

HUNTER HUCKBAY, ASHVILLE: Caught eight passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 35-28 win over West End.
TYE LINDSEY, OPP: Caught three passes for 107 yards with one touchdown, added a 65-yard kickoff for another touchdown and had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Bobcats’ 43-24 win over Elba.

DAVION COBBS, ABBEVILLE: Had 22 tackles, including three for losses in the Yellow Jackets’ 46-34 win over Headland.

JUSTIN ROBERTS, CITRONELLE: Recorded 17 tackles, including three for a loss, and blocked a PAT attempt as the Wildcats beat Washington County 37-33.
AUSTIN STORDAHL, GAYLESVILLE: Caused two fumbles and recovered another in the Trojans’ 42-6 win over Alabama School for the Deaf. He also rushed for 66 yards on nine carries with a touchdown.

AMIER GREEN, HUFFMAN: Had 10 tackles and two sacks in the Vikings’ 16-3 win over Bessemer City.
ANTARIUS MITCHELL, HOMEWOOD: Returned a blocked field goal 90 yards and a touchdown and intercepted a pass as Homewood defeated Paul Bryant 41-14.
ADAM NEWTON, SLOCOMB: Had two of the four interceptions made by the Red Tops defense and returned one 70 yards for a touchdown as Slocomb beat Geneva County 28-6.
TYLER PRESLEY, DALEVILLE: Snagged two interceptions in Daleville’s 48-21 win over Cottonwood.


JUSTIN TINDLE, SATSUMA:  Had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 1:04 left in the game gave Satsuma a 34-30 win over Chickasaw.
AVERY MOATES, WILSON: Kicked a 42-yard field goal, hauled in a 55-yard TD pass and kicked two extra points – the last one coming in overtime as Wilson beat Randolph 17-16.
FISHER SIMMONS, HOKES BLUFF: Returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown and covered a fumbled punt that led to another score as the Eagles defeated Westbrook Christian 55-20.

SAMARIO RUDOLPH, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN:  Returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter in a 41-35 win over St. Luke’s Episcopal. He also had four receptions for 93 yards and six tackles and an interception on defense.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Senior place-kicker Bailey Potter was 7-for-7 on extra points and kicked a 34-yard field goal in the Wildcats’ 52-25 win over Madison County. He is now 63-of-65 on extra-point attempts for the season with currently 39 in a row.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Scored on an 83-yard kickoff return and also had a 57-yard TD on his first rush attempt in the second half in a 45-9 win over Oneonta.