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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

1982-2010 ASWA Rankings

        This weeks ASWA polls saw Prattville fall out of the football rankings for the first time since October 16, 2002. It snapped a streak of 85 consecutive weeks in the polls for the Lions. Although it is an impressive streak it is not the record. Currently Hoover stands atop the list of teams appearing in the football rankings in consecutive weeks.

        The Bucs have been ranked for 115 straight weeks dating back to the preseason poll in 2000. During the streak the Bucs were ranked number one 57 of those weeks. The Hoover streak is the longest active but it is not the record over the history of the ASWA polls.

        The team appearing is the polls the most consecutive week is none other than Hazlewood. Somehow that should not be a surprise to many football fans. Hazlewood began the streak on November 7, 1985 and would continue to show up in the polls every week through September 13, 2000. The streak was broken after 158 weeks when the Golden Bears lost the first two games of the season. Ironically they would begin the 200 season 1-3 before rebounding to win eleven straight games and their last class 1A state championship.

        Other teams with current streaks include Russellville with a string of 104 weeks, Leroy at 72 weeks and Clay County at 71 weeks.

        The streak for consecutive weeks being ranked number one belongs to Clay County. Beginning with the 1995 preseason poll through the last week of action in 1998 the Panthers were ranked at the top of the 2A poll. That's a string of 43 consecutive weeks for the Panthers. The streak was snapped when Clay County lost to Lineville 21-37 on October 30, 1998.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Spence McCracken won a record 21 Area/Region Championships at Montgomery Academy, Lee Montgomery and Opelika during his coaching career.