How West Alabama Teams Fared in Round One of the State Playoffs
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It’s that time of year, folks. The AHSAA postseason began in earnest in Alabama Friday night, and here’s a look at who survived and advanced, and who didn’t. Let’s start with those who won in round one:
Hillcrest dominated Calera 38-0 behind sophomore quarterback Bryson Kimbrough. The unbeaten Pats will host Saraland next week.
ACA held off Munford and had to rally late. The final was 16-13 and that group of Patriots will host a tough Andalusia squad next.
Pickens County defeated Wadley 34-15.
It was Aliceville all over West End of Walnut Grove 62-13.
Gordo dominated Ohatchee 50-6 behind quarterback Brax Garrison.
Tuscaloosa Academy won its first ever AHSAA playoff game despite trailing early 14-0 to Locust Fork. The Knights rallied to win 42-28.
Southern Academy advanced in private school ball with a 21-14 win over South Choctaw.
Linden crushed Autaugaville 34-0.
Demopolis moved on by beating Elmore County 48-36.
Scores involving teams in our area who saw their seasons come to a close were:
Jacksonville scored with 2.5 seconds left to beat Bibb County 35-28.
Etowah pulled away late to eliminate Northside 42-21.
Pelham pounded Northridge 44-14.
Handley smothered West Blocton 46-6.
Geraldine shocked Winfield 34-8.
Sylvania dispatched Fayette County 35-6.
Anniston shut out Sipsey Valley 52-0.
In an eight-man football final, Cornerstone Christian beat North River Christian 72-51.
Also in eight-man football, Tuscaloosa Christian finished 5-4 after a loss in Meridian last weekend to Russell Christian 70-46.
Some Birmingham area scores of note:
Thompson 34, Huntsville 0.
Vestavia Hills 52, Austin 10.
Mountain Brook 49, Pinson Valley 7.
Hoover 45, Bob Jones 19.
Hewitt-Trussville 38, Austin 20.
Parker 7, Clay-Chalkville 6.
Homewood 35, McAdory 30.
Hueytown 56, Benjamin Russell 28.