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2003 Super Six State Championship Summaries


 
2003 Class 5A State Championship Game
Russellville vs. Briarwood
Russellville
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
32   Deshler 34 L  
24   Muscle Shoals W  
17   Hartselle 14 W  
21   Athens 17 W  
40   Butler 27 W  
20   Cullman 15 W  
50   Bradshaw 28 W  
50   Brewer 10 W  
55   Coffee W  
55   Lee Huntsville 26 W  
38   Fairfield 12 W  1st Rd
48   Scottsboro 13 W  2nd Rd
26   Gardendale 14 W  3rd Rd
41   Pleasant Grove W  Semi
 Briarwood 31 L  Finals
  
52413-2-0 247
Region Record  7-0
Briarwood
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Vestavia Hills 28 L  
35   Jess Lanier 14 W  
24   Thompson 21 W  
42   West End 20 W  
28   Pleasant Grove W  
34   Brookwood W  
35   McAdory W  
21   Jackson-Olin W  
14   Homewood 24 L  
31   Athens W  
36   Williamson 22 W  1st Rd
34   Eufaula W  2nd Rd
13   B.C. Rain 12 W  3rd Rd
34   Homewood W  Semi
31   Russellville W  Finals
  
41913-2-0 192
Region Record  6-1
Game Summary
Russellville
7 0 0 0 -- 7
Briarwood
14 0 7 10 -- 31
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Russellville: Mauri McCulloch 83 yard run (PAT Denis Ambrosio) 11:41
Briarwood: Simeon Castille 10 yard run (PAT Ben Bludsworth) 7:20
Briarwood: Zach Trotter 33 yard pass from Joe Graddock (PAT Ben Bludsworth) 3:07
Briarwood: Joe Craddock 5 yard run (PAT Ben Bludsworth) 7:54
Briarwood: Ben Bludsworth 36 yard field goal 5:44
Briarwood: Charles Hoke 33 yard pass from Joe Craddock (PAT Ben Bludsworth) 3:08
 
  Russellville Briarwood
First Downs 14 18
Rush/Yards 34-173 29-151
Pass/Yards 112 152
Pass att/com/int 20-12-2 19-7-0
Total Yards 285 303
Fumbles/Lost 3-3 1-0
Punt/Avg.2-38.5 3-31.7
Penalties4-50 4-25
Time of Poss. 17:41 30:19
    
 
Individual Stats
 Russellville 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Mauri McCulloch16 180 1
Bryant Bonds1 2 0
Reggie Hubbard1 -2 0
Daniel Fowler6 -3 0
Matt Stockton2 -4 0
     
    
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Matt Stockton18-11-2 95 0
Brandon Suggs1-0-0 0 0
Daniel Fowler1-1-0 17 0
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Jarrell NeSmith5 58 0
Bryant Bonds2 17 0
Reggie Hubbard2 12 0
Craig Bullion1 19 0
Matt Stockton1 4 0
Mauri McCulloch1 2 0
 Briarwood 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Joe Craddock17 76 1
Andy Davis11 36 0
Simeon Castille11 28 1
Robbie Stephenson2 8 0
Scott Loveless1 4 0
Tanner Gell1 1 0
Team1-2 0
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Joe Craddock18-7-0 152 2
Brian Crumpler1-0-0 0 0
     
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Charles Hoke4 86 1
Zach Trotter2 61 1
Brian Crumpler1 5 0
     
    
     

Game MVP: Joe Craddock, Briarwood Christian
Records:  Russellville (13-2); Briarwood (13-2)
Coaches: Perry Swindall, Russellville and Fred Yancey, Briarwood
Game: Played Friday December 5, 2003 at Legion Field in Birmingham
 
Summary:
         The Briarwood Lions dominated every phase of the 5A championship game in 2003. They spotted Russellville an 83-yard touchdown run on their first play from scrimmage before taking control of the football game.
         The Lions answered the quick Russellville score with a 74 yard march in nine plays to tie the score. Simeon Castille capped the drive with a 10-yard run. Following a Russellville fumble near midfield, the Lions scored in another five play drive to take a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
         MVP Joe Craddick threw for 152 yards and rushed for 87 yards to lead the Lions. Briarwood added seventeen second half pints to win 31-7.
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