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Moved Up from 3A Arriving from 5A
Bayside Academy Satsuma
Orange Beach Andalusia
T.R. Miller Sipsey Valley
Catholic Montgomery Talladega
Montgomery Academy Cordova
Slocomb Corner
Hale County  
East Lawrence 

2022   Class 4A   Top Ten

Top Ten
1. Catholic Montgomery (13-1) 6. T.R. Miller (10-3)
2. Andalusia (9-5) 7. Jacksonville (7-4)
3. Oneonta (13-2) 8. Jackson (11-3)
4. American Christian (11-2) 9. Handley (9-3)
5. Montgomery Academy (11-4) 10. Northside (10-2)

 2022 Predictions 
      It could be a wild year in 4A. Defending champion Vigor's jumps to 5A leaves this class wide open. But that does not mean it will be an easy path to the Super Seven in Auburn. Three of our top five teams were not in 4A last season which could produce some interesting results as the season progresses.

      Catholic Montgomery was the team to beat all last year in 3A until the semi-finals when they fell to Montgomery Academy. But with a star cast of returning skilled position players the Knights will be back in the hunt even after moving up in classification. QB Caleb McCreary and RB Jeremiah Cobb will lead the way for the Knights in 2022.

      Andalusia has been very competitive in 5A the past two seasons and once again it looks good for the Bulldogs as the defense will be tough for every opponent. Jacksonville could well be the cinderella squad this year as Jim Ogle will return to lead the Golden Eagles at quarterback. 

      T.R. Miller, Oneonta and American Christian will have a say in the playoffs just as they have for the past few seasons. A sleeper team in 4A could be the Anniston Bulldogs who return enough talent to be a threat this season.

      There will be little debate about the toughest region in 4A as region two has three teams capable of winning it all this season. Andalusia, Catholic and Montgomery Academy all reached the semi-finals last season. On the opposite end, region five had two teams finish with a winning record in 2021 but overall the region should be much improved this season.

Playoff Teams
Region 1Region 2
T.R. MillerCatholic Montgomery
JacksonMontgomery Academy
St. Michael Andalusia
Orange Beach Geneva

Region 3 Region 4
American Christian Jacksonville
Bibb County Handley
Montevallo Anniston
West Blocton Munford

Region 5 Region 6
Northside Oneonta
Dora Good Hope
Haleyville Etowah
Hamilton Cherokee County

Region 7 Region 8
Brooks Randolph
Central Florence Priceville
Rogers Westminster Christian
West Limestone Madison County

 Most Victories 2010-2021
   This is somewhat of a surprise. I doubt many fans would have guessed Jackson as the winningest team in 4A over the past twelve seasons. But here are the Aggies leading the way with 115 wins and a state championship in 2011.

  Jackson     115-36     76.2%  
  American Christian     109-39     73.6%  
  Andalusia     108-40     73.0%  
  Bibb County     108-37     74.5%  
  T.R. Miller     106-39     73.1%  
  Oneonta     106-47     69.3%   1
  Etowah     99-41     70.7%  
  Brooks     96-42     69.6%  
  Handley     96-48     66.7%   3
  Deshler     94-55     63.1%  
  Montgomery Academy     94-48     66.2%    
  Bayside Academy     91-52     63.6%    
  Jacksonville     85-51     62.5%    
  Northside     85-48     63.9%    
  Fultondale     83-51     61.9%    
  Hamilton     83-53     61.0%    

 Last 25 seasons (1997-2021) 

     The 234 wins by American Christain and Opelika are tied for the most wins among teams that have not won a state championship the past twenty five seasons.

  T.R. Miller 246-72 77% 2
  Deshler 239-89 73% 2
  American Christian 234-75 76%
  Oneonta 208-99 68% 2
  Brooks 201-89 69%
  North Jackson 198-92 68%
  Montgomery Academy 197-99 67%
  Etowah 195-92 68% 1
  Handley 188-105 64% 3
  Jackson 183-111 62% 1
  Bibb County 182-106 63%
  Hamilton 178-109 62%
  Andalusia 174-116 60%
  Cherokee County 161-121 57% 1
  Geneva 161-108 60%
  Cleburne County 158-121 57%
  Good Hope 156-121 56%
  Cordova 155-132 54% 1
  Rogers 149-126 54%
  West Morgan 143-129 53%
  Jacksonville 142-124 53%

David Parker

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Hamilton shutout an amazing 14 consecutive opponents from 1928-1930. A streak that will never be matched in modern football.