B1G Ten Country

IMG_6227.jpgThe last two weeks were spent in chilly B1G Ten country.

Michigan State defeated Penn State 27-24 on Matt Coghlin’s game-winning field goal as time expired. The following week, the Spartans momentum came to grinding halt with a 48-3 loss at Ohio State. It was the largest margin of victory in series history.

MSU became the second team I have seen in back-to-back weeks this season. I also saw TCU against West Virginia (Oct. 7) and at Kansas State (Oct. 14) the first two weekends in October. Continue reading “B1G Ten Country”


AHSAA Third-Round Playoff Pairings

nziiudaeA total of 12 unbeaten teams and five defending state champions advanced through the second round of 2017 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs this weekend. The third round of the playoffs is set for Friday, Nov. 24.

A total of 24 games are slated for the quarterfinal round of Classes 1A through 6A and two semifinal games are slated in Class 7A. Two games pit teams that are undefeated. Continue reading “AHSAA Third-Round Playoff Pairings”

AHSAA Second-Round Playoff Scores

ahsaa2A total of 12 undefeated teams remain in the 2017 AHSAA State Playoffs heading into third-round action next weekend.

The are three undefeated teams in both Class 6A and 7A. There are two undefeated teams in Class 1A and 2A. Saks (12-0) is the lone unbeaten team in Class 4A, while Briarwood Christian (12-0) is the lone undefeated team in Class 5A.  There are no undefeated teams in Class 3A, but five of the eight teams remaining have 11-1 records. Continue reading “AHSAA Second-Round Playoff Scores”

AHSAA Playoffs Head to Second Round

nziiudaeMONTGOMERY – Two regions saw all four playoff qualifiers sweep in the first round of 2017 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs this week. Class 2A, Region 5 and Class 4A, Region 5 advanced four teams each to the second round set for Friday, Nov. 17.

A total of 52 games are slated for round two with Classes 1A through 6A featuring eight games each and Class 7A hosting four contests. Continue reading “AHSAA Playoffs Head to Second Round”

AHSAA Boys Cross Country Champions

ahsaaMOULTON – Mountain Brook won its first boys’ state championship since 2011 – and 14th overall as the 2017 AHSAA State Cross Country Championships concluded Saturday at Moulton’s Oakville Museum and Indian Mounds course.

Will Stone of Homewood won his second 6A individual championship to lead the Patriots to their sixth straight team crown. Other boys’ state champions at the 62nd annual AHSAA Championships were Scottsboro (5A), Trinity Presbyterian (4A), American Christian (3A) and Westminster-Oak Mountain (1A/2A). Continue reading “AHSAA Boys Cross Country Champions”

AHSAA Girls Cross Country Champions

ahsaa2MOULTON – Montgomery Catholic junior Amaris Tyynismaa ran the best time of all girls Saturday to capture her fourth straight individual state cross country crown at the AHSAA 2017 Cross Country Championships held at Oakville Indian Mounds Museum and Indian Mounds course near Moulton.

Scottsboro highlighted the team competition winning its 21st girls’ state team championship in the Class 5A competition. Also winning girls’ state team titles were Auburn (7A), Fort Payne (6A), Randolph (4A), T.R. Miller (3A) and Westminster-Oak Mountain (1A/2A). Continue reading “AHSAA Girls Cross Country Champions”

AHSAA First-Round Playoff Scores

ahsaa2The first-round of the 2017 AHSAA Playoffs is in the books. The six defending state champions that qualified for the playoffs – Class 1A Maplesville, Class 2A Fyffe, Class 3A Piedmont, Class 5A Beauregard, Class 6A Ramsay (6-4) and Class 7A Hoover all advanced to the second round. Here are the first round scores from Thursday and Friday night. Continue reading “AHSAA First-Round Playoff Scores”