Five teams will participate in first place tonight, in a bid to reach the Super 7 next week at Birmingham’s new Protective Stadium.
Tonight’s state semifinal rounds include the top-rated teams in 6A (Clay-Chalkville), 5A (Pike Road), 4A (Madison Academy), 3A (Montgomery Catholic), and 1A (Brantley).
Related: AL.com semi-final predictions
These teams will try to join Thompson and Central-Phenix City, who have already earned places in the Class 7A game.
Check back tonight frequently for score updates, highlights, and when the night ends, the official Super 7 pairs.
7:11 p.m. Vigor replies: Anthony Mix Jr. with a 62-yard pass to Chris Agee. Mix with TD run. The wolves respond to Jackson TD with one of them. It’s 7-7 with 8:12 remaining in the first quarter of the 4A semi-finals.
Also: Oneonta 7, Madison Academy 0 with 8:02 left at the start. (Class 4A)
Also: Highland Home 7, Clarke County 0 with 5:22 left in first (Class 2A)
Also: Piedmont 3, Sachs 0 (8:12 1)
7:08 PM, 8 probably won’t be enough.…but Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa leads Hueytown 8-0 early after a spin at the start.
7:06 PM Nahas Al-Ahsa Entry into force for the Montgomery Academy vs. Montgomery Catholic rematch in Class 3A.
7:05 p.m., blind landing: Walter Taylor III hits Tylen Campbell with a 31-yard TD pass. Jackson takes TD’s opening match against Vigor. Aggies lead 7-0.
7:02 p.m., rotation begins: Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa forced and regained his stumble in the opening game in Hueytown. Hillcrest with the ball at Hueytown 25.
7:01 p.m. Let’s get started
6:56 PM, potential customer alert: He’s not in Alabama, but top 2023 QB Arch Manning gears up to win the state title tonight in Louisiana. Manning is the number one prospect in the country as a junior, according to 247 ratings.
6:50 p.m., replay of the match on mobile: It will host Vigor Jackson in the 4A semifinals at Blount High School. The Wolves defeated the Aggies 39-13 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium earlier this year. Jackson has not lost since.
6:46 p.m., Panther Pride: Mars Hill is also trying to get back in the state championship match. The Panthers face Cleveland tonight in the 2A semifinals. We are less than 15 minutes away.
6:44 PM, back to Super 7: Pleasant Grove will attempt a comeback for the third year in a row tonight against surprising Fairview. The Spartans lost in each of the last 2 titles of Category 5A games.
6:37 p.m. Attack vs. Defense: Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Tonight may not be the 6A semi-final between high-octane Clay Chalkville and Scrooge Brook Mountain.
6:30 pm Mr. Football? Is the man under Mister Football? Earl Woods put in some huge numbers for Hueytown this fall. Tonight he hopes to get Gopers for the title game Category 6A.
6:12 p.m., New Woodlawn Stadium: The Birmingham Board of Education this week approved an $8.7 million bid to build the soccer field at Woodlawn High School. See the full story here.
1:05 p.m., narrow it down: Florence 2023 DB Jahlil Hurley trimmed his college options to Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia and Michigan today. He plans to commit on January 22nd.
Class 6 A
Hillcrest – Tuscaloosa (11-2) in Heattown (12-1)
Clay Chalkville (13-0) at Mountain Brook (12-1)
Class 5 A
Andalusia (9-4) at Pike Road (12-0)
Fairview (12-1) at Pleasant Grove (11-1)
Class 4 A
Jackson (11-2) at Vigor (12-1)
Oneonta (12-1) at Madison Academy (12-1)
Class 3 A
Montgomery Academy (10-3) at Montgomery Catholic School (13-0)
Piedmont (11-2) at Saxe (12-1)
Class 2 A
Highland Home (8-5) in Clark County (11-2)
Bible March Hill (10-3) in Cleveland (11-2)
Class 1 A
Freshwater (12-0) at Brantley (12-0)
Wadley (12-1) at Pickens County (11-2)
(Protection Stadium, Birmingham)
Class 7 A
Thompson (12-1) vs Central Phoenix City (13-0), 7pm Dec 1