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2000 Super Six State Championship Final Summaries


 
2000 Class 5A State Championship Game
Homewood vs. Benjamin Russell
Homewood
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
18   Benjamin Russell 25 L  
14   Briarwood W  
53   Pleasant Grove 22 W  
 Walker 10 L  
35   Curry W  
26   Jackson-Olin W  
34   Gardendale W  
58   Fairfield W  
45   Erwin 13 W  
34   Vestavia Hills 24 W  
27   Lee Huntsville 12 W  1st Rd
35   Oxford 10 W  2nd Rd
24   Athens 13 W  3rd Rd
28   Russellville 10 W  Semi
41   Benjamin Russell 34 W 5OT  Finals
  
47813-2-0 188
Region Record  6-1
Benjamin Russell
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
25   Homewood 18 W  
43   Russell County 13 W  
45   Valley W  
20   Auburn W  
 Pine Forest FL 26 L  
 Stanhope Elmore W  
35   B.T. Washington W  
16   Wetumpka W  
28   Eufaula W  
 Opelika W  
38   Carroll W  1st Rd
33   Citronelle W  2nd Rd
17   McAdory W  3rd Rd
18   Williamson 15 W  Semi
34   Homewood 41 L 5OT  Finals
  
36113-2-0 139
Region Record  6-0
Game Summary
Homewood
0 0 0 10 7 7 7 3 7 -- 41
Benjamin Russell
7 0 3 0 7 7 7 3 0 -- 34
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Benjamin Russell: James Kendrick 1 yard run (Brent Dye PAT) 0:03
Benjamin Russell: Brent Dye 24 yard field goal 2:10
Homewood: Parker Gargis 1 yard run (Jeremy Schatz PAT) 10:35
Homewood: Schatz 33 yard field goal 8:53
Homewood: Jake Collins 5 yard pass from Parker Gargis (Jeremy Schatz PAT)
Benjamin Russell: Jordan Thomas 7 yard run (Brent Dye PAT)
Benjamin Russell: James Kendrick 1 yard run (Brent Dye PAT)
Homewood: Parker Gargis 4 yard run (Jeremy Schatz PAT)
Homewood: Parker Gargis 6 yard run (Jeremy Schatz PAT)
Benjamin Russell: James Kendrick 2 yard run (Brent Dye PAT)
Benjamin Russell: Brent Dye 34 yard field goal
Homewood: Jeremy Schatz 23 yard field goal
Homewood: Colt Byrom 5 yard pass from Parker Gargis (Jeremy Schatz PAT)
 
  Homewood Russell
First Downs17 3
Rush/Yards57-236 50-110
Pass/Yards117 13
Pass att/com/int28-16-0 5-1-0
Total Yards353 123
Fumbles/Lost2-1 3-1
Punt/Avg.6-32.0 8-38.8
Penalties5-44 3-10
Time of Poss.26:49 21:11
   
 
Individual Stats
 Homewood 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Parker Gargis29 118 3
Reilly Strauss18 73 0
Bragg Knott3 23 0
Taylor Barker7 22 0
     
    
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Parker Gargis23-14-0 109 2
Bragg Knott5-2-0 8 0
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Jake Collins874 1
Colt Byrom745 1
Britt McGarity1-2 0
 Benjamin Russell 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Carlton Davis9 55 0
Jewons Kendrick15 26 3
Demetrius Shealy6 14 0
Laron Towns12 11 0
Jordan Thomas7 5 1
Team1-1 0
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Jordan Thomas5-1-013 0
     
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Jewons Kendrick113 0
     
    

Game MVP: QB Parker Gargis, Homewood
Records: Homewood (13-2); Benjamin Russell (13-2)
Coaches: Bob Newton, Homewood and Phil Lazenby, Benjamin Russell
Game: Played Friday December 8, 2000 at Legion Field, Birmingham
 
Summary:
         In the fifth and final overtime Parker Gargis threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to Colt Byrom and when Benjamin Russell failed to score on their possession the Patriots could finally celebrate a state championship. On fourth down and goal from the six, with the Wildcats needed a touchdown to keep their hopes alive but came up empty when Thomas lofted a pass intended for Demetrius Shealy in the end zone that Jonathan Herr jumped over Shealy to bat the ball away.

      After five overtimes the game was over and the celebration could begin. Gargis was named the MVP for his efforts which included 118 yards rushing and he completed 14 of 23 passes for another 109 yards.
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