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          The Aliceville Yellow Jackets appeared in the ASWA preseason poll at No. 2 behind Plainview. The Jackets were led by first year head coach Wade Streeter who had been a star quarterback at Parker in his high school playing days. 

          The Jackets would have a great running game in 2000 behind Kendall Gibson (6-0, 235, Sr.) who rushed for 1,980 yards on 262 carries last season.


  Greensboro 0   0   8   0   8  
  Aliceville 13   7   0   0   20  

          Aliceville opened the 2000 season with a 20-8 win over the Greensboro Raiders. Kendall Gibson rushed for 61 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the offense. Marvin Sommerville scored on a 4-yard run to give the Yellow Jackets a 20-0 halftime lead. The Raiders scored on a one-yard run in the third to cut the final margin to 20-8.


  Lamar County 0   7   0   0   7  
  Aliceville 7   7   0   8   22  

          In week two, Kendall Gibson only gained 82 yards rushing in limited action as the Jackets defeated Lamar County 22-7. One of his five carries resulted in a 45-yard touchdown. Darius Wilder added a 29-yard scoring run in the first quarter and Sommerville scored on a 19-yard run in the second quarter.


  Aliceville 0   0   0   0   30  
  Tarrant 0   0   0   0   8  

          The Yellow Jackets disposed of Tarrant in week three by the score of 30-8. The defense held Tarrant to just 40 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers against the 10th ranked Wildcats. Michael Craig registered two interceptions to assist the cause. Sommerville rushed for 150 yards on just 12 carries and Kendall Gibson scored twice. Kenya Curry ran 35 yards for touchdown on a fake punt to wrap up the scoring.


  Fultondale 0   6   0   0   6  
  Aliceville 8   7   16   15   46  

          Aliceville crushed Fultondale 46-6 as Gibson rushed for 216 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns. Gibson scored on runs of 66, 20 and 69 yards and Marvin Sommerville raced 44 yards on a punt return for another score. The offense ran over and through the Fultondale defense, amassing 320 yards rushing in the game.


  Aliceville             53  
  Livingston 0   0   0   0   0  

          Livingston proved to be outmanned as the Yellow Jackets ran over them in a 53-0 rout of the Cougars. Gibson ran for 206 yards on 16 attempts and scored three touchdowns. He also threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Marvin Woods. Marvin Sommerville scored twice, once on a 29-yard interception return and on a 20 touchdown pass from Taurus Sommerville as the Jackets built a 35-0 lead by halftime.


  Aliceville 22   7   8   7   44  
  West Blocton 0   0   0   0   0  

          By week six, the Yellow Jackets were ranked No. 1 in the polls after top ranked Plainview lost. They Shutout West Blocton 44-0 to celebrate the top ranking. Gibson rushed for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns on just 15 attempts.

          Aliceville held a 29-0 lead by halftime and cruised to the victory. The defense limited West Blocton to 100 yards of offense while the offense piled up 395 yards. Donnell Taylor returned a fumble 37 yards for a score as the defense got in on the action.


  Francis Marion 0   0   0   0   0  
  Aliceville 12   0   8   20   38  

          Kendal Gibson rushed for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns as the top ranked Jackets rolled to a 38-0 win over Francis Marion in week seven. Aliceville racked up 356 yards rushing in the contest to completely outman Francis Marion.


  Aliceville 16   16   32   8   72  
  Northside 0   0   0   0   0  

          In week eight, the Aliceville defense registered their fourth consecutive shutout by thrashing Northside 72-0. Gibson ran for 205 yards on 17 carries and scored another five touchdowns in a total mismatch. Northside rushed for a minus 59 yards and had a total of minus 21 yards of total offense in the game.

          The Jackets led 32-0 by halftime and Gibson scored on runs of 65 and 60 yards the first two times he touched the football in the second half.


  Sulligent 6   0   0   6   12  
  Aliceville 8   29   8   7   42  

          Sulligent fell in week nine by the score of 42-12 in Aliceville. After Marvin Sommerville ran 62 yards on the first play from scrimmage for a touchdown, Sulligent returned the ensuing kickoff for a score to cut the lead to 8-6 in the first quarter.

          Aliceville took control of the game in the second by scoring 29 unanswered points to take a 37-6 halftime lead. Gibson rushed for 202 yards on 19 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 41, 21, 55 and 17 yards. Sommerville returned an interception 69 yards for another score. The defense collected a total of five turnovers in the game.


  Pickens County 0   0   0   0   0  
  Aliceville 0   7   8   14   29  

          The Yellow Jackets wrapped up a perfect 10-0 regular season with a 29-0 shutout of Pickens County. It was the first 10-0 season since 1965 and the first perfect record since a 9-0 slate in 1969. The offense clicked as it had all season by rushing for 325 yards and another 112 through the air.

          Gibson rushed for 260 yards on a season high 31 carries and scored three touchdowns.


  W.S. Neal 0   6   0   0   6  
  Aliceville 16   16   8   8   48  

          Aliceville opened the 2000 Class 3A playoffs with a 48-6 thumping of W.S. Neal. Gibson rushed for a season high 333 yards and scored four touchdowns in the game. The Jackets led 24-6 just before the end of the first half when he raced 73 yards with just three seconds left.

          The offense racked up 452 yards rushing and the defenders held Neal to 64 yards of total offense and collected four turnovers. The win sent the Jackets into the a second round matchup against B.B. Comer on the road.


  Aliceville 0   7   0   14   21  
  B.B. Comer 0   0   0   0   0  

          Aliceville shutout B.B. Comer 21-0 as Kendal Gibson scored all three touchdowns. The Jackets led just 7-0 at the end of three quarters before Gibson scored twice in the fourth on runs of 11 and 18 yards to put the game away.


  Aliceville 7   6   0   13   26  
  Dadeville 0   0   0   8   8  

          In the third round of the playoffs, Aliceville kept their perfect record intact with a 26-8 win over Dadeville. Marvin Sommerville scored two touchdowns on runs of 33 and 65 yards to get the scoring going in the first half.

          Dadeville scored early in the fourth quarter to pull within 13-8 before Gibson score on runs of 55 and 25 yards to round out the scoring and send the Jackets onto the semi-finals. Gibson ended the evening with 202 yards rushing on 28 carries while Sommerville added another 143 yards on 14 attempts.


  Washington County             40  
  Aliceville             49  

          In the semi-final game against Washington County, the Jackets needed every one of the 252 yards Kendal Gibson ran for on 27 carries. The team from Chatom scored 40 points against the Jackets' defense to put a scar into the Aliceville fans in a 49-40 win.

          Marvin Sommerville added 159 yards rushing on only eight attempts as the Jackets scored on every possession in the game except two. Washington County led 20-19 midway through the second quarter when Gibson raced 57 yards for a score and Marvin Sommerville ran 28 yards for another scored a few seconds later after Aliceville recovered a fumble on the kickoff. The Jackets led 34-20 as the half ended.

          The teams went back and forth in the second half as Aliceville held leads of 42-20 and 49-32 before Washington County mounted comebacks. In the end the comeback attempt fell short as the defense held on a fourth down play with seconds left in the game.


  Colbert County 0   7   0   0   7  
  Aliceville 6   15   16   13   50  

          The Aliceville Yellow Jackets had reached the Class 3A state championship game. It was suppose to be a good matchup of very good teams but it did not turn out as scripted.

          Kendall Gibson ran wild over the Colbert County Indians gaining a whopping 289 yards rushing on 31 carries in a 50-7 rout for the 3A state crown. Gibson also scored five touchdowns for the 15-0 top-ranked Yellow Jackets. The win deprived Colbert County of their seventh state title and gave Aliceville their second in four years having also beaten Colbert County in 1997.

          Gibson also set a single season rushing record with 3,073 yards eclipsing the old record set by Lee Cagle of Lynn in 1996. He also broke another record by scoring 48 touchdowns, topping the 43 set by Tim Harton of South Lamar in 1997.

         The 5-10, 240 pound Gibson scored on runs of 27, 44, 46, 9 and 3 yards. Aliceville scored on a 43-yard punt return by Marvin Sommerville and an 11-yard pass from Taurus Sommerville to Donnell Taylor.

          The Indians scored their only points in the second quarter on a 36 yard pass from Lazarus Peters to Richard Bates.

          Named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association first team all-state squad were lineman Henry Smith and Randal Gibson, running back Kendal Gibson, linebacker Kendell Williams and defensive back Marvin Sommerville.

          The 2000 Aliceville team set a school record with a perfect 15-0 record and points scored in a season with 590. Aliceville won a state title for the second time in four years but the odd thing about both championships is that the head coach of both teams was only at the school for one season.

          In 1997, Jerry Dismukes' team won a title with a 13-2 record before he left at the end of the season. Jackie Hurst coached the Jackets for two season before Wade Streeter led the Jackets to another championship in 2000, his only year at the school as he stepped down to accept the head coaching job at Miles College.



Aliceville
2000

9/1 20 Greensboro . . . . . . . . 8
9/8 22 Lamar County . . . . . . 7
9/15 30 Tarrant . . . . . . . . . . . 8
9/22 46 Fultondale . . . . . . . . 6
9/29 53 Livingston . . . . . . . . 0
10/6 44 West Blocton . . . . . . 0
10/13 38 Francis Marion . . . . . 0
10/20 72 Northside . . . . . . . . . 0
10/27 42 Sulligent . . . . . . . . . 12
11/3 29 Pickens County . . . . . 0
11/9 48 W.S. Neal * . . . . . . . 6
11/17 21 B.B. Comer * . . . . . . 0
11/24 26 Dadeville * . . . . . . . 8
12/1 49 Washington County * . . 40
12/9 50 Colbert County # . . . 7

590 15-0 102

* Playoff game
# State championship game





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