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2021 Season


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   THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL




AHSFHS.org Report
(Nov. 20, 2021)

Third Round of 2021 Playoffs


The playoffs have reached the semifinals for the lower six classes in the AHSAA while the teams in the 7A state championship game are set. AISA championship games winners can celebrate titles in 2021.

   *    The AISA State Championship games were played Friday in Montgomery.

            Class 1A -  Lowndes Academy defeated Jackson Academy 21-6 to claim their first title since 1997. Lowndes Academy (11-3) jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead and held off Jackson Academy (10-2) at the Cramton Bowl.
            Class 2A - Autauga Academy (13-0) outscored Escambia Academy (11-2) 52-35 for Coach Booby Carr's tenth state championship in the AISA.
            Class 3A - Pike Liberal Arts defeated Tuscaloosa Academy 41-21 to claim their second straight championship. Head football coach Mario White stepped down at Pike Liberal Arts shortly before the Patriots win over Glenwood School last week but the team played on and won a title in 2021 under head coach Rush Hixon.

   *   The Class 7A finals are set. Thompson will take on Central Phenix City in Birmingham on December 1st. The Thompson Warriors took out a little revenge on Hoover as they defeated the Bucs 35-10. Central came from behind to defeat Auburn 28-17 to reach the title game for the third time in four seasons. Thompson will be playing for their third straight championship.

   *   Previews of every AHSAA playoff game for the semifinals will be available Sunday.

   *   The number of undefeated team dropped this week as Hoover, Brooks, Winfield and Spring Garden lost. The remaining undefeated teams:
           7A - Central Phenix City 12-0
           6A - Clay-Chalkville 12-0
           5A - Pike Road 11-0
           3A - Catholic Montgomery 12-0
           1A - Brantley 11-0, Sweet Water 11-0
           AISA - Autauga Academy 12-0

   *   The surprise team of 2021 after three rounds of the playoffs has to be Highland Home. The Flying Squadron started the season at 2-5 but have reeled off six straight victories to have a shot at the championship game. They will tackle Clarke County next week in Class 2A.

   *   Honorable mention goes to Fairview in 5A. The Aggies (12-1) have won ten straight games after an early season loss to Guntersville. This is the furthest the school has ever gone in the post season. Fairview took out Parker 44-17. The Aggies have won a school record 10 consecutive games.

   *   How about Andalusia? The Bulldogs have survived to play in the semifinals five of the last six seasons but have not reached the title game since 1977 when  they won their last championship under coach Don Sharpe. The Bulldogs take on Pike Road this week. Pike Road defeated Andalusia 28-14 in week four.

   *   Hueytown has been on a tear since an early season loss to Clay-Chalkville. The Golden Gophers (12-1) beat Opelika 46-10 and have scored a total of 698 points in twelve games. They scored 50 or more points in all but four of those games. The state record for points scored in a season belongs to Linden (2016) with 764. Hueytown takes on Hillcrest Tuscaloosa next week at home a team they defeated 38-30 earlier this season. The two teams are 0-5 in semifinal games.

   *   Catholic Montgomery slugged Hillcrest Evergreen 41-6. The Knights have allowed only 33 points in rolling up a 13-0 record. They have outscored their opponents 629-33. They are defeating opponents by an average of 45.8 points a game. Next up for the Knights is Montgomery Academy, a team they shutout 42-0 in week six.

   *   Another rematch in the semifinals pits Piedmont at Saks. The Bulldogs of Piedmont defeated Saks 28-12 in week three earlier this season. It will mark the seventh staright season Piedmont has reached the semifinals. They advanced to the championship game four of those seasons.

   *   Montgomery Academy did something rare on Friday. They shutout T.R. Miller to hand the Tigers just their second shutout in the last 438 games and the first since the 2015 season.

   *   Mountain Brook shutout Pinson Valley 30-0 for their seventh shutout of the season. The Spartans have allowed just 96 points all season. Ironically 51 of those points came in a 51-0 loss to 7A Thompson. Wow! The defense has allowed more than one touchdown in one other game. Pinson Valley was shutout for the first time in 98 games.

   *   Cleveland defeated Southeastern 39-8 for their first third round playoff victory. Pike Road accomplished the same feat when they shutout Faith Academy 42-0. Fairview joined the group with their 44-27 win over Parker.

   *   The best semifinal games I would most like to see; Clay-Chalkville (13-0) at Mountain Brook (12-1) and Sweet Water (12-0) at Brantley (12-0).

   *   A lot of teams will be seeking their first ever trip to a championship game. Clarke County, Cleveland, Fairview, Highland Home, Hillcrest Tuscaloosa, Hueytown, Pike Road and Wadley have never won a semifinal playoff game.

   *   Teams who have not won semifinal playoff games in a while include; Andalusia (1977), Jackson (2011), Montgomery Academy (1987), Mountain Brook (1996) and Saks (1996).

   *   Teams who have never hosted a semifinal game include; Pike Road, Cleveland and Clarke County.

   *   Teams you do not wish to face in the semifinals along with their all-time record. Madison Academy (5-1), Oneonta (9-2), Mars Hill (3-0), Sweet Water (12-6), and Brantley (7-4).

   *   A total of four teams are tied at the top with thirteen consecutive victories. Central Phenix City, Clay-Chalkville, Catholic Montgomery and Autauga Academy survived undefeated.

   *   Fyffe saw several streaks end this season and another fell Firday night as the Red Devils lost to Saks 14-7. They had put together a string of 54 consecutive home wins. Thompson assumes the top of this list with a string of 29 staright home victories. Catholic Montgomery (27) and Brantley (25) are close behind.

   *   Fyffe extended their streak of consecutive games scoring. They are currently sitting on a string of 291 games without being shutout. T.R. Miller sits atop this list with a string of 354 games.

   *   Bobby Carr won his tenth state championship at Edgewood Academy and most recently at Autauga Academy. That total is the state record.

   *   Congratulations to the latest hall of fame coaches selected this week. Stacy Luker, Jimmy Perry and Danny Powell will join the group of elite head football coaches in the hall of fame later.

   *   One last note on a few head coaches. While Buddy Anderson leads the all-time winning list with 346 wins over the course of his career at Vestavia Hills, no less than four active coaches are approaching his numbers. Terry Curtis (336-92), Danny Horn (332-93), Paul Benefield (322-55) and Waldon Tucker (322-144-3) will all have a shot at Coach Anderson next year. While these four coaches are no longer participating in the 2021 playoffs, I am sure they are hard at work preparing for next season already.


Team approaching the 500 win club
  498  -  Marion County  (498-456-45)
  495  -  Clarke County  (495-465-55)
  493  -  Southern Choctaw  (493-363-24)
  492  -  Dora  (492-443-29)
  492  -  Greensboro  (492-424-37)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  99  -  Jack French (Faith Academy)  (99-48) - Also won 195 games in Mississippi
  99  -  Ryan Lolley (Gordo)  (99-18)
  99  -  Bobby Parrish (Cottage Hill Christian)  (99-63)
  98  -  Lance Reese (Guntersville)  (98-36)
  96  -  Lee Ozmint (Arab)  (96-50)
  96  -  Gene Hill (Sardis)  (96-93)



Team Records



Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Pickens County set a team record in a 60-46 victory over Decatur Heritage Christian breaking the previous record set when they defeated Kennedy 103-0 on 10/25/1928.



Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Fairview has won a team record 10 consecutive games since 9/10/2021.


Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Columbia has lost a team record 62 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Brindlee Mountain has lost a team record 43 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * Meadowview Christian has lost a team record 40 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * Curry has lost a team record 34 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * A.L. Johnson has lost a team record 28 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * Sumter Central has lost a team record 23 consecutive games since 10/18/2019.
 * Tarrant has lost a team record 13 consecutive games since 10/2/2020.
 * Bessemer City has lost a team record 12 consecutive games since 10/23/2020.
 * Georgiana has lost a team record 11 consecutive games since 10/30/2020.


Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * Autauga Academy set a team record with a 13-0 record. That ties the previous mark of 13-0-0 in 2016.

 * Brooks set a team record with a 12-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 12-2-0 in 2007.

 * Catholic Montgomery set a team record with a 13-0 record. That tops the previous mark of 12-3-0 in 2020.

 * Chickasaw set a team record with a 6-4 record. That ties the previous mark of 6-4-0 in 2019.

 * Fairview set a team record with a 12-1 record. That tops the previous mark of 10-2-0 in 2020.

 * Helena set a team record with a 9-2 record. That ties the previous mark of 9-2-0 in 2019.

 * James Clemens set a team record with a 10-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 10-2-0 in 2015.

 * Keith set a team record with a 10-2 record. That ties the previous mark of 10-0-0 in 1970.

 * Kinston set a team record with a 8-4 record. That tops the previous mark of 6-5-0 in 2014.

 * Lowndes Academy set a team record with a 11-3 record. That ties the previous mark of 11-2-0 in 2006.

 * Orange Beach set a team record with a 9-2 record. That tops the previous mark of 3-6-0 in 2020.

 * Pike Liberal Arts set a team record with a 12-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 12-1-0 in 2008.

 * Pike Road set a team record with a 12-0 record. That tops the previous mark of 11-1-0 in 2020.

 * Priceville set a team record with a 10-2 record. That tops the previous mark of 8-4-0 in 2019.

 * Randolph set a team record with a 10-2 record. That tops the previous mark of 7-4-0 in 2018.

 * Southeastern set a team record with a 8-5 record. That tops the previous mark of 6-4-0 in 2020.

 * Southside Selma set a team record with a 9-2 record. That ties the previous mark of 9-3-0 in 2003.

 * Spring Garden set a team record with a 12-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 12-2-0 in 2020.

 * St. Michael set a team record with a 6-3 record. That tops the previous mark of 2-7-0 in 2020.



Teams that set a record for most points scored in a season

 * Ariton set a team record by scoring 486 points. That tops the previous mark of 480 points set in 2019.

 * Asbury set a team record by scoring 147 points. That tops the previous mark of 128 points set in 2020.

 * B.B. Comer set a team record by scoring 495 points. That tops the previous mark of 464 points set in 1995.

 * Baldwin County set a team record by scoring 384 points. That tops the previous mark of 332 points set in 1995.

 * Catholic Montgomery set a team record by scoring 629 points. That tops the previous mark of 474 points set in 2020.

 * Clements set a team record by scoring 319 points. That tops the previous mark of 310 points set in 2019.

 * Cleveland set a team record by scoring 598 points. That tops the previous mark of 562 points set in 2015.

 * Decatur Heritage Christian set a team record by scoring 559 points. That tops the previous mark of 535 points set in 2015.

 * Enterprise set a team record by scoring 488 points. That tops the previous mark of 444 points set in 2016.

 * Evangel Christian Academy set a team record by scoring 343 points. That tops the previous mark of 333 points set in 2011.

 * Fairview set a team record by scoring 567 points. That tops the previous mark of 432 points set in 2008.

 * Hueytown set a team record by scoring 698 points. That tops the previous mark of 582 points set in 2011.

 * Jackson-Olin set a team record by scoring 408 points. That tops the previous mark of 361 points set in 1996.

 * Orange Beach set a team record by scoring 345 points. That tops the previous mark of 182 points set in 2020.

 * Parker set a team record by scoring 514 points. That tops the previous mark of 447 points set in 1941.

 * Pike Liberal Arts set a team record by scoring 520 points. That tops the previous mark of 421 points set in 2009.

 * Pike Road set a team record by scoring 566 points. That tops the previous mark of 515 points set in 2019.

 * Pleasant Grove set a team record by scoring 536 points. That tops the previous mark of 523 points set in 2019.

 * Randolph set a team record by scoring 428 points. That tops the previous mark of 346 points set in 2005.

 * Southeastern set a team record by scoring 423 points. That tops the previous mark of 319 points set in 2019.

 * Southside Selma set a team record by scoring 438 points. That tops the previous mark of 354 points set in 2017.

 * St. James set a team record by scoring 473 points. That tops the previous mark of 440 points set in 2017.

 * St. Michael set a team record by scoring 316 points. That tops the previous mark of 242 points set in 2019.

 * Theodore set a team record by scoring 449 points. That tops the previous mark of 439 points set in 2000.

 * Valiant Cross Academy set a team record by scoring 160 points. That tops the previous mark of 109 points set in 2020.



Teams that set a record for most points allowed in a season

 * Albertville set a team record by allowing 453 points. That tops the previous mark of 419 points set in 2004.

 * Bessemer City set a team record by allowing 400 points. That tops the previous mark of 326 points set in 2010.

 * Charles Henderson set a team record by allowing 372 points. That tops the previous mark of 325 points set in 2018.

 * Cold Springs set a team record by allowing 423 points. That tops the previous mark of 409 points set in 2011.

 * Crossville set a team record by allowing 448 points. That tops the previous mark of 409 points set in 2012.

 * Daleville set a team record by allowing 512 points. That tops the previous mark of 434 points set in 2020.

 * Davidson set a team record by allowing 359 points. That tops the previous mark of 301 points set in 2014.

 * Elmore County set a team record by allowing 419 points. That tops the previous mark of 359 points set in 2019.

 * Gaston set a team record by allowing 528 points. That tops the previous mark of 438 points set in 2019.

 * Goshen set a team record by allowing 414 points. That tops the previous mark of 362 points set in 2005.

 * Huffman set a team record by allowing 443 points. That tops the previous mark of 388 points set in 2011.

 * Jasper set a team record by allowing 327 points. That tops the previous mark of 311 points set in 2017.

 * LeFlore set a team record by allowing 415 points. That tops the previous mark of 370 points set in 2013.

 * Mae Jemison set a team record by allowing 347 points. That tops the previous mark of 322 points set in 2018.

 * Mortimer Jordan set a team record by allowing 394 points. That tops the previous mark of 375 points set in 2011.

 * Pike County set a team record by allowing 368 points. That tops the previous mark of 300 points set in 1951.

 * Randolph County set a team record by allowing 478 points. That tops the previous mark of 343 points set in 1999.

 * Southern Choctaw set a team record by allowing 329 points. That tops the previous mark of 320 points set in 2015.

 * Springwood set a team record by allowing 438 points. That tops the previous mark of 377 points set in 2020.

 * Talladega set a team record by allowing 424 points. That tops the previous mark of 367 points set in 2010.

 * Talladega County Central set a team record by allowing 444 points. That tops the previous mark of 402 points set in 2019.

 * Tarrant set a team record by allowing 428 points. That tops the previous mark of 425 points set in 2014.

 * Tuscaloosa County set a team record by allowing 408 points. That tops the previous mark of 350 points set in 2017.

 * Washington County set a team record by allowing 457 points. That tops the previous mark of 405 points set in 2019.

 * Wenonah set a team record by allowing 280 points. That tops the previous mark of 267 points set in 1976.

 * Whitesburg Christian set a team record by allowing 381 points. That tops the previous mark of 333 points set in 2020.



Teams off to great starts in 2021
 * Catholic Montgomery has never started 13-0 in a season.
 * Pike Road has never started 12-0 in a season.



Teams off to good starts in 2021
 * Fairview has never started 12-1 in a season.
 * Hueytown has never started 12-1 in a season.
 * Saks last started a season 12-1 in 1996.



Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The Prattville Lions won 56 consecutive regular season games between 2001 and 2007.