High School Football Recap: Week 1 Review
The first week of the 2016 high school football season is in the books as a number of area teams kicked off the season in impressive fashion.
Hillcrest 42 Demopolis 7 (Thursday in Montgomery)
The fourth ranked Hillcrest Patriots in Class 6A throttled Demopolis at the Cramton Bowl Thursday night. The Patriots led 42-0 at halftime thanks to the efforts of quarterback Cole Frederick. Frederick completed 12 of 16 passes for 177 yards with three touchdowns in the opening half. Alabama commit Brian Robinson scored two rushing touchdowns for the Patriots. Demopolis tallied their lone touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard scoring run by A.J. Jackson.
Gordo 21 Fayette County 6 (Thursday)
A big first half performance from quarterback Koy Chapman lifted Gordo past rival Fayette County. Chapman complete 13 of his 14 passes in the first half for 150 yards with two touchdowns. Gordo led 21-0 at halftime as Patrick Manning also added a six yard scoring run in the first quarter. Fayette County got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter thanks to a 14-yard pass from Chance Stevenson to Brandon Rickman.
Tuscaloosa County 38 Paul Bryant 21
Tuscaloosa County snapped an 11-game losing streak as they tasted victory for the first time since 2014 in the TCHS coaching debut for Bart Sessions. TCHS led wire-to-wire in the contest. Fredrick Evans opened the scoring with an 11-yard TD run for the Wildcats early in the first quarter. The Wildcats successfully executed an onside kick and later cashed it in with an 8-yard TD run from Sam Cooper. Gary Quarles led Paul Bryant with two touchdown runs while Seth Williams returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown.
Northside 21 American Christian 14
In a thrilling season opening game, Northside held off American Christian to give Darrin Hughes a victory in his head coaching debut for the Rams. Northside’s John Robertson rushed for 102 yards while Luke Stripling rushed for 97 yards despite suffering an injury during the first half. Luke Skinner paced ACA with a touchdown pass and touchdown reception.
Morgan Academy 46 Edgewood Academy 0 (Montgomery)
Under new head coach Josh Thacker, Morgan Academy demolished six-time defending AISA-AA state champion Edgewood Academy at Faulkner University’s John Mark Stallings Field. The Morgan Academy victory ends Edgewood’s 71-game winning streak which was the longest active winning streak in the country. The loss for Edgewood was their first since 2010 and their first shutout loss since 2006. Gunner Henderson led Morgan Academy with three total touchdowns.
Scores from around West Alabama:
Winfield 40 Sipsey Valley 15 (Thursday)
Greene County 26 Francis Marion 0 (Thursday)
Theodore 30 Northridge 6
Bessemer City 26 Central 0
West Blocton 32 Brookwood 20
Minor 48 Greensboro 8
Bibb County 47 Jemison 13
Berry 6 Curry 0
South Lamar 32 Lamar County 13
Sulligent 34 Marion County 6
R.C. Hatch 12 A.L. Johnson 6
Carver 34 Sumter Central 8
Tuscaloosa Christian 39 Russell Christian 26 (8-man)