How West Alabama Teams Fared in Round 3 of the AHSAA Playoffs
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Only one West Alabama team is left standing in the AHSAA football playoffs after round three. Following is a look at that team’s score as well as the finals from the three who were eliminated along with what went down in other state of Alabama games of interest.
Pickens County stayed alive, moved to 10-3 and advanced to the 1A semifinals with a convincing 40-14 home win over Marion County. Fortunately for Head Coach Michael Williams and his Tornadoes they will host Coosa Christian next week for the right to advance to the Super Seven at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Aliceville lost a tough road game at Pisagh 26-22. The Yellow Jackets had a fantastic year and finished 11-2.
Tuscaloosa Academy finished the Knights’ first AHSAA season at 10-3 after a 35-7 defeat at the hands of the dynasty known as the Fyffe Red Devils. Injuries were a factor for TA, but Fyffe is a machine in 2A.
Gordo fought gamely at Piedmont but ran into the arm and more so legs of AHSAA all-time passer Jack Hayes, who led Piedmont to a 27-14 win over the Green Wave. First-year coach Gus Smith and his team finished a great year at 11-2.
In 7A, the final two teams left are Auburn High, who downed Central of Phenix City 14-13 and Thompson, which dispatched Hoover 40-10 in a rematch behind eighth grade quarterback Trent Seaborn. On Wednesday Nov. 30 Auburn High will basically host Thompson on the AU campus, just blocks away from AHS.
Mountain Brook advanced in 6A with a 28-7 win over Hartselle.
Saint James of Montgomery downed Thomasville 40-13.
Ramsay rallied to eliminate Leeds 26-19.
Millry crushed rival Sweet Water 41-6.
Muscle Shoals dispatched Gardendale 38-7.
Saraland and Bama pledge sophomore receiver Ryan “Hollywood” Williams squeaked past Homewood 57-56 in overtime.
Another overtime thriller saw Pleasant Grove end Arab’s season 41-38 in two extra periods.
The AISA saw three state champions crowned Thursday at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
In the AAA classification Lee-Scott Academy beat rival Glenwood 35-21.
In AA it was Patrician Academy 60, Clarke Prep 0.
In Class A Lowndes Academy beat Jackson Academy 24-9.
And, in Eight-man ball Evangel Christian took down Springwood 38-28.
Congrats from The Tuscaloosa Thread and Tide 100.9 to all the above teams for great seasons and best wishes to those who advanced to fight another day.