On a night where Hillcrest payed tribute to a classmate who passed, Cameron Prince, its offense came out looking like a different group in the second half to secure a win in honor of their friend and bid to the AHSAA Semi-Finals.
The Hillcrest Patriots (11-2) will be moving on the the AHSAA Class 6A semifinals after defeating the Saraland Spartans (10-3) at home 24-16. The Patriots scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to get back to the 6A semifinals for the first time since 2017.
On Friday night the Brookwood Panthers, (0-2, 0-0) are schedule to travel across town to play the Hillcrest Patriots (2-0, 0-0) to open 6A Region 4 play. The Panthers will do so without several players and its head coach Mike Bramblett due to COVID-19 health and safety procedures.