The second week of high school football around west Alabama wrapped up with Paul Bryant High School falling in Mobile to Plant High School out of Tampa, Florida. Elsewhere around the region, Hillcrest, Tuscaloosa County and Gordo followed up week one victories with impressive performances Friday night.


Plant (FL)           51           Paul Bryant           21 (Saturday in Mobile)


Paul Bryant faced a tall task going against one of the top high school football teams in Florida during the inaugural Mobil Bay Gridiron Challenge. The task proved to be too tough for the Stampede as they fell to Plant High School Saturday at Mobile’s Ladd Peebles Stadium. Wide receiver Seth Williams was one of the top individual performers for either team as he hauled in three touchdown receptions in the game. Paul Bryant opened the scoring with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Ty’Javian Edwards to Williams. The Stampede receiver added a pair of touchdowns in the second half from quarterback Justin Cannon.


Tuscaloosa County (7A)           56           Northridge (6A)           14


Tuscaloosa County avenged their loss to Northridge last season with an impressive victory Friday night in Northport. With the game tied 14-14, Wildcats return specialist Randy Echols returned a second quarter kickoff for a touchdown to lead a TCHS rally. Trey Miller and Maurice Henry, Jr. recorded pick sixes for the Wildcats. TCHS running back Frederick Evans scored twice on the ground in the win. Turnovers doomed Northridge as they lost four fumbles in addition to the two interceptions.


#4 Hillcrest (6A)           41           Oak Mountain (7A)           21


The Hillcrest Patriots followed up their domination of Demopolis with a victory over Oak Mountain to open the home schedule. Alabama commit Brian Robinson paced the Patriots with three touchdowns. Quarterback Cole Frederick put Hillcrest on the board with a 60-yard TD pass to Torin Mayhew. Hillcrest led 34-0 at halftime en route to their 41-21 win.


#2 Gordo (3A)           20           #10 Aliceville (2A)           0


Gordo followed up their season opening win over Fayette County by pitching a shutout against Aliceville. The Green Wave defense limited the Yellow Jackets to 135 yards of total offense in the game. Gordo quarterback Koy Chapman complete 16 of 22 passes for 122 yards with two touchdowns. Collin Herring recorded a rushing touchdown and led Gordo with eight tackles. Albert Wells totaled nine tackles to lead Aliceville.


Scores around West Alabama


Jackson Olin           38           Central           7 (Thursday)

ACA                        48           Sipsey Valley  20

Shelby County        49           Holt                 12

Brookwood              29          Oak Grove      21

Montevallo               59          West Blocton  34

Winfield                   31          Hale County     22

Calera                     49          Bibb County     34

Berry                      26           Cold Springs    24

Pickens County     52           Thorsby           0

Demopolis             42           Greensboro     14

Oakman                 40           Lamar County   8

Corner                    35           South Lamar   21

Hubbertville             28           Meek               0

Hamilton                  48           Sulligent        28

Sidney Lanier          21           Sumter Central      0

Linden                     32           Hillcrest (Evergreen)      7

Greene County       26           R.C. Hatch      24

Ellwood Christian    22           Francis Marion      20

Autauga Academy   54           Tuscaloosa Academy      32 (AISA)

Pickens Academy    55           North River Christian         6 (AISA)

Southern Academy   28           SMCA           14 (AISA)

Marengo Academy    42           Morgan Academy      6 (AISA)

Franklin Christian      38           Tuscaloosa Christian   12 (8-man)