The second round of the Alabama high school football playoffs is underway, and coverage-area teams still haunt brackets from 1A-6A. Let’s get to the storylines: Read the full story
The second round of the Alabama high school football playoffs is underway, and coverage-area teams still haunt brackets from 1A-6A. Let’s get to the storylines:
SAKS — A good team beset by a significant injury often just needs time to retool, and Saks had no time when lineman Dawson Wells suffered a season-ending knee injury ahead of last year’s 4A quarterfinals.
MONTGOMERY — Eleven contributors to state prep athletics will be inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame next March.
OAKVILLE -- Pleasant Valley won its first boys cross country championship Saturday when it edged Bayside Academy for the Class 3A crown at the Oakville Indian Mounds Cross Country Course.
In a 40-7 win over Decatur Heritage, Spring Garden scored five unanswered touchdowns in the second half and advanced to the second round of the Class 1A playoffs. A 69-yard touchdown pass from Ryley Kirk to Cooper Austin with 3:32 to play in the third quarter put the Panthers up 14-7, breaki…
In a 42-27 loss at Westminster Christian, Weaver led 14-0 then 21-8 at halftime, but red-zone misses and an injury to quarterback Robert Gaines in the second half helped to doom the Bearcats.
PIEDMONT — The first quarter was scoreless but Piedmont got touchdowns from five players in the second quarter and went on to defeat Clements 41-0 in the opening round of the Class 3A state football playoffs. The Bulldogs led 34-0 at halftime.
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville running back Rontarius Wiggins led the Golden Eagles’ offense all year long, so why would they look anywhere else come playoff time?
MADISON — Defensive breakdowns at inopportune times proved costly to Alexandria at rain-soaked Bill Washington Stadium on Friday night.
For the first time since 2014, the Donoho Falcons made the playoffs, and they didn’t show any rust Friday night in their opening-round victory.
RANBURNE — Christian Smith rushed for 208 yards on 18 carries to lift Ranburne over North Sand Mountain 32-24 in the Class 2A state playoffs.
TUSCUMBIA — Johnathon Cobb scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to lead Saks to a 56-0 win over Colbert Heights in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday.
HAZEL GREEN — It was the first home playoff game in Hazel Green High School history, and it will be something the Trojans will remember for long. Visiting Oxford pounded Hazel Green 42-14 in the first round of the Class 6A state bracket.