The hope of holding a state championship trophy in Tuscaloosa is only alive for 24 teams. The top four squads in each class will square off this Friday for a spot in the Super Six.
Three local teams are in the mix and TV24 SPORTS caught up with one of them on Monday. The Munford Lions got a huge win on the road in Huntsville over J.O. Johnson that kept their season alive. In the previous seven games the Lions were averaging 39 points per contest. Last week they scored just ten. Even though they won, they know they’ll have to play better this week against Oneonta.
Head coach Will Wagnon says the strength of this team is its senior class. Until last season, no Munford team since 1998 had won more than eight games. These Lions now have a chance to become just the second team in school history to play for a state title.
Brantley (10-3) at Maplesville (13-0)
Hubbertville (11-2) at Pickens County (13-0), Reform
Washington County (12-1) at Sweet Water (10-3)
Tanner (11-1) at Fyffe (12-1)
Straughn (10-2) at Leeds (11-2)
Madison Academy (13-0) at Saks (13-0), Anniston
UMS-Wright (11-2) at Charles Henderson (13-0), Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy
Oneonta (12-1) at Munford (12-1)
Saraland (12-1) at Spanish Fort (13-0)
Southside-Gadsden (13-0) at Muscle Shoals (12-1)
Auburn (12-1) at McGill-Toolen (12-1), Archbishop Lipscomb Complex, Mobile
Vestavia Hills (11-2) at Hoover (13-0), Hoover Met
*Local teams in bold.