Pickens County will host the Coosa Christian Conquerors (9-4, 5-1) with the right to go to the AHSAA state championship in Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn. Millry will host Leroy in the other state semi-final matchup.
The 2022 high school football season in West Alabama came to a close Friday night but the second season also known as the AHSAA playoffs starts next week. Here is a look at how things wound up this week:
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The Pickens County Tornados (7-3, 7-1) clinched the second spot in Class 1A Region 5 by defeating the Marion County Red Raiders (7-3, 6-2) at home on Thursday night 51-21.
Junior quarterback and safety Javion Belle led the Pickens County Tornadoes (10-3) past the Hubbertville Lions (9-3) 40-24 in the round three of the AHSAA Class 1A playoffs. Belle seized the momentum for good for the Tornadoes by cashing in a 35-yard pick-six to close the half and send Pickens County into the locker room with a 20-12 halftime lead.