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2020 Season

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(Aug. 23, 2020)

Week One

The 2020 season began last Thursday night with a partial schedule of games. Here are a few tidbits from the first week of action around the state.

   *  It has been a very distressing off season but finally we got to play some football this weekend. Let us all remember to stay safe and continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all the games.

   *  Please bear with us here as some things may be a little slower to appear on the website as it is taking much longer this year to figure out some of the games each week. Some unexpected cancellations each week will prove difficult to find. Some things on the site cannot be posted until every game is found and accounted for each week.

   *  A few new schools joined us this year and two opened the season very well. Orange Beach defeated J.F. Shields 35-20 and Valiant Cross Academy got by Lakeside 21-16. Whitesburg Christian lost a close game to Gaylesville 28-21 in their debut.

   *  Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 220 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season. The Bucs opened the 2020 season as the #4 team in 7A and defeated Central Phenix City 45-35.

   *  UMS-Wright racked up their thirty-fourth consecutive win which leads the AHSAA schools. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 24-6 victory over 7A Baker.

   *   Barbour County had high hopes to end a string of sixty consecutive losses this season. The Jaguars will not be playing this season but will not pick up a forfeit until after Sept. 4th when they are scheduled to play Maplesville.

   *   Fyffe has a streak of 33 consecutive region wins with no signs of slowing down this year even with the move up to 3A. The Red Devils open region play in a couple of weeks after thumping Isabella 48-0 Friday night.

   *   Brindlee Mountain has lost 44 consecutive region games but do not begin region play for a couple of weeks. The Lions forfeited to Holly Pond Friday.

   *  The Fyffe Red Devils have won 49 straight regular season games. They are within sight of the 56 game mark set by Prattville a few years ago.

   *   Fyffe also holds the longest home winning streak of any team in the state with a string of 41 consecutive.

   *   UMS-Wright has won 16 consecutive road games. Chambers Academy leads the AISA schools with a streak of 27 straight road victories following a 48-7 shellacking of Lee-Scott Academy.

   *   Fyffe hopes to avoid the dreaded shutout and extend their streak of consecutive games scoring. They are currently sitting on a string of 264 games without being shutout.

   *   St. James fell to Montgomery Academy 24-0. It was the first shutout for the Trojans in 116 games dating back to the 2009 season.

   *   Below is a list of the known games that were forfeited. It is sad for everyone involved with these schools as they were not able to participate this week. Some will miss out on the entire season. We decided to publish this only for historical reasons in this most unusual season. We wish to be as accurate as possible so if we missed anything please email me so we can get every game accounted for correctly. By our count there were 23 forfeited games. Let us all hope this improves next week.

    Greene County forfeits to Aliceville
    R.C. Hatch forfeits to Autaugaville
    Greensboro forfeits to Bibb County
    Oneonta forfeits to Cleveland
    D.A.R. forfeits to Fairview
    Decatur Heritage Christian forfeits to Falkville
    Choctaw County forfeits to Flomaton
    East Limestone forfeits to Guntersville
    Brindlee Mountain forfeits to Holly Pond
    Goshen forfeits to Holtville
    Wilcox Central forfeits to Keith
    Sumter Central forfeits to Linden
    Beulah forfeits to Loachapoka
    Montevallo forfeits to Marbury
    Vestavia Hills forfeits to Mountain Brook
    James Clemens forfeits to Murphy
    Phillips Bear Creek forfeits to Phil Campbell
    Hamilton forfeits to Red Bay
    Russell County forfeits to Smiths Station
    Blount forfeits to Vigor
    Southern Choctaw forfeits to Washington County
    Marion County forfeits to Waterloo
    Vincent forfeits to Winterboro


Team approaching the 500 win club
  497  -  Haleyville  (497-403-23)
  495  -  McAdory  (495-396-25)
  491  -  Fairfield  (491-431-26)
  491  -  Vigor  (491-270-12)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  97  -  Brian Seymore (Demopolis)  (98-58)
  95  -  Gene Hill (Sardis)  (95-74)
  95  -  Bruce Breland (Victory Christian)  (95-114)
  94  -  Adam Winegarden (Auburn)  (94-28)
  93  -  Rod Hudson (Hackleburg)  (93-37)
  92  -  Gardner Gilliland (Cleveland)  (92-47)
  91  -  Melvin Pete Jr. (Aliceville)  (91-63)

Points scored in a game

 * Jackson-Olin set a team record in a win 62-7 over Woodlawn breaking the previous record set in a victory over Curry 59-0 on 10/27/2000.

Points allowed in a game

 * Homewood set a team record in a 49-19 loss to Hillcrest Tuscaloosa tying the previous record set in a loss to Vestavia Hills 49-7 on 8/30/2019.

Margin of Victory in a game

 * Randolph set a team record by defeating Elkmont 62-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Emerald City Christian 54-0 on 8/18/2006.

Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Pike Road set a team record in a 63-34 victory over Catholic Montgomery breaking the previous record set when they defeated Southside Selma 63-16 on 9/13/2019.

Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * UMS-Wright has won a team record 34 consecutive games since 11/10/2017.
 * Fyffe has won a team record 31 consecutive games since 8/31/2018.
 * Lanett has won a team record 15 consecutive games since 8/23/2019.

Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Barbour County has lost a team record 60 consecutive games since 10/25/2013.
 * Columbia has lost a team record 43 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Cherokee has lost a team record 12 consecutive games since 11/2/2018.
 * Lexington has lost a team record 10 consecutive games since 9/6/2019.
 * Success Unlimited has lost a team record 8 consecutive games since 9/12/2019.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Collinsville completed the 1931 season with a record of 1-4-5. The five ties will forever be a state record since all games are now decided by overtime.