UMS Wright wins 4A State Title

nziiudaeTUSCALOOSA –  UMS-Wright posted three touchdowns in the first half as the Bulldogs beat Fayette County 21-7 to claim the AHSAA Super 7 Class 4A state football championship as snow fell at Bryant-Denny Stadium Friday.

The championship was the sixth for UMS-Wright (13-2) during Coach Terry Curtis’ tenure and the seventh in school history. Continue reading “UMS Wright wins 4A State Title”

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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 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 Playoff Brackets Set

ahsaa2MONTGOMERY – Six of the seven defending state football champions and 18 unbeaten teams advanced to the first round of the 2017 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs. First-round games are scheduled for Nov. 9 and Nov. 10.

The first round of the playoffs was set Saturday morning at the AHSAA Coaches’ Playoff A total of 28 games are being scheduled for Thursday night, Nov. 9. The remaining 72 games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10.  Several schools will be closed Friday in observation of Veterans Day which prompted the Central Board to approve Thursday games next week. Continue reading “AHSAA Playoff Brackets Set”

AHSAA Week 11 Scoreboard

ahsaa2The AHSAA regular season came to an end this weekend. The 2017 AHSAA Playoffs begin next week.  Two teams got some bad news on Friday and they were placed on probation and removed from the playoffs.

Central-Tuscaloosa High School and Hale County High School self-reported a violation of AHSAA eligibility rules and will not be eligible for the 2017 AHSAA Playoffs, which begins next week. Continue reading “AHSAA Week 11 Scoreboard”