Another — almost full — Friday night of high school football in the state of Alabama.
Check back frequently tonight for updates, scores, videos and photos from around the state.
Tonight’s spotlight games include UMS-Wright at St. Paul’s in Mobile, Gardendale at Clay-Chalkville in Birmingham and James Clemens at Austin in north Alabama.
9:58 PM, Still playing: Bayside Academy 21, Hillcrest-Evergreen 21, going to second OT
9:53 PM, Finals: Fyffe 49, Sylvania 20; Hoover 38, Gadsden City 0; Geraldine 36, Sardis 19; Florence 68, Albertville 0; Fort Payne 38, Springville 14; Cherokee County 43, Anniston 27; Scottsboro 7, Arab 3; North Sand Mountain 40, Section 13; Valley Head 56, Woodville 6; Falkville 53, Pisgah 14
9:51 PM, Final in the Mobile spotlight game: St. Paul’s holds on to down UMS-Wright 34-32. Saints go to 4-0 and beat the Bulldogs for just the second time in six years. Bestor McFadden with four TD passes.
“It was a classic game,” St. Paul’s coach Steve Mask said. “Two programs with great traditions.”
9:50 PM, Final in the Huntsville spotlight game …
9:46 PM, UPSET IN THEODORE: Daphne scores in OT and goes for 2 but does not convert. Theodore wins 21-20. What a win for Eric Collier and company.
9:45 PM, (SPOTLIGHT) Sealing the win: Hayden O’Dell intercepts a deep pass from Trey Singleton inside the St. Paul’s 10. Saints lead 34-30 and have the ball with 51 seconds left.
9:41 PM, More finals: Thomasville 44, Monroe County 14; Murphy 31, Mary G. Montgomery 13; Jackson 34, Vigor 14; Auburn 43, Dothan 13
9:40 PM, Another OT: Hillcrest-Evergreen has rallied to tie Bayside Academy 14-14 inside the final minute … Theodore scores first in OT against Daphne and leads 21-14.
9:37 PM, (SPOTLIGHT) Regaining the lead: Bestor McFadden with his fourth TD of the night. St. Paul’s is back in front of UMS-Wright with 3:46 left in the game. Try for 2 fails. Saints lead 34-30 in a great Battle of Old Shell Road.
9:35 PM, Game of the night? Daphne converts a fourth-and-goal from the 5 with 36 seconds left. Daphne 14, Theodore 14. Now going to overtime at C.A. Douglas Field.
9:32 PM, Another big game for Harrell: Thompson QB Conner Harrell has passed for 403 yards in three quarters. The top-ranked Warriors lead Spain Park 41-21 heading into the fourth.
9:31 PM, SPOTLIGHT, HUNTSVILLE …
9:28 PM, Finals: Spanish fort 42, Robertdale 0; McGill-Toolen 38, Gulf Shores 0; Flomaton 25, Cottage Hill 8; Faith Academy 50, LeFlore 6; Enterprise 52, Davidson 13
9:26 PM, UPSET ALERT: Kierstan Rogers, in his first action since an injury in the opener, has given Theodore a 14-7 lead over No. 7 Daphne with 2:41 left in the game.
9:23 PM, (SPOTLIGHT) Great effort: Army commit Javonte Graves-Billips ties to the pylon for a St. Paul’s touchdown with 9:50 left. The pass for 2 fails. UMS still leads 30-28.
9:21 PM, Key scores: Jackson-Olin 28, Mortimer Jordan 7; Bayside Academy 14, Hillcrest-Evergreen 6 (7 minutes to go); Faith Academy 50, LeFlore 6; Pinson Valley 26, Minor 21 (Ga’Quincy McKinstry with a 12-yard TD catch.)
9:20 PM, 5-star alert: Emmanuel Henderson scores his fourth TD of the night for Geneva County. He’s the second-ranked junior recruit in the state.
9:18 PM, Spotlight check: UMS 30, St. Paul’s 22 (End 3); Austin 35, James Clemens 28; Clay-Chalkville 28, Gardendale 17
9:15 PM, Hunting the win: Pfilip Hunt with a 30-yard FG, extending UMS-Wright’s lead over St. Paul’s to 30-22 with 41 seconds left in the third quarter. UMS looking for its fifth win in six tries against its rival. … In another final, Spanish Fort runs away from Robertsdale 42-0.
9:10 PM, Glancing around: Mobile Christian 31, W.S. Neal 7; St. Luke’s 34, J.U. Blacksher 14; Florence 54, Albertville 0; Mountain Brook 7, Huffman 7; Rogers 27, Wilson 8; Mountain Brook 7, Huffman 7; Athens 22, Hazel Green 0; Vestavia Hills 28, Oak Mountain 20; Geneva 34, Ariton 26; Bayside Academy 14, Hillcrest-Evergreen 0; Hewitt-Trussville 43, Tuscaloosa County 18.
9:07 PM, 300 WINS: Paul Benefield picks up win 300 as second-ranked Fyffe defeats Sylvania 49-20. What a career for Benefield, whose team also owns the state’s longest win streak.
9:03 PM, Some 7A scores: Thompson 34, Spain Park 14; Enterprise 45, Davidson 13; Murphy 25, Mary G. Montgomery 7
9:01 PM, Hanging around (SPOTLIGHT): Will Passeau with another TD reception for St. Paul’s. Try for 2 fails. UMS leads the Saints 27-22. In the Birmingham spotlight game, Clay-Chalkville leads Gardendale 28-17.
8:54 PM, Looking around: Fairhope 37, Foley 3; Pike Road 17, Andalusia 12; Deshler 27, West Morgan 0; Austin 26, James Clemens 21; Spanish Fort 35, Robertsdale 0; Flomaton 12, Cottage Hill 8; Pinson Valley 20, Minor 7; Clarke County 34, Orange Beach 0; Murphy 19, MGM 7; Vestavia Hills 21, Oak Mountain 20; Clay-Chalkville 28, Gardendale 17
8:53 PM, (SPOTLIGHT) Austin back in front: Jevon Jackson with a 34-yard rushing TD for the Black Bears. The 2-point conversion makes it 28-21 over James Clemens.
8:49 PM, (SPOTLIGHT) UMS in the end zone again: Trey Singleton to Jay Lawrence for a 49-yard TD. Bulldogs went for it on fourth-and-short from their half of the field and barely got the first. UMS try for 2 fails. Bulldogs lead 27-16 with 7:56 left in the third.
8:44 PM, Big game in Theodore: The Bobcats have rallied to tie Daphne 7-7 with 5:51 left in the third quarter.
8:43 PM, Still perfect: Adam Winegarden’s Auburn Tigers looking to stay unbeaten and well on their way.
8:42 PM, Big defensive play: James Clemens has come all the way back to take the lead on Austin. See the play below …
8:40 PM, Spotlight photos: Check out early photos from our Birmingham spotlight game, Gardendale vs. Clay-Chalkville
8:33 PM, Checking on the spotlight games: UMS-Wright 21, St. Paul’s 16 (Mobile); Clay-Chalkville 21, Gardendale 17 (Birmingham); Austin 20, James Clemens 14 (Huntsville)
8:31 PM, Around the state: Bibb County 18, Montevallo 7; Piedmont 33, Glencoe 0; Anniston 14, Cherokee County 7; Etowah 27, Fultondale 7; Dora 16, Hanceville 0; Oneonta 10, Ashville 0; Oxford 42, Southside-Gadsden 0; East Limestone 29, Mae Jemison 0
8:28 PM, Recruit alert … Geneva County RB Emmanuel Henderson is the second-ranked junior in the state behind only Alabama commit Jeremiah Alexander of Thompson. Henderson is having another big night tonight in front of recruiting expert and all-around good guy Jason Caldwell.
8:21 PM, Closing in on 300: Ike Rowell with a 19-yard TD run. Fyffe leads Sylvania 42-0 with 7:46 left in the third quarter. Red Devils coach Paul Benefield will collect Win No. 300.
8:17 PM, More statewide scores: UMS-Wright 21, St. Paul’s 16; Blount 26, Citronelle 0; Athens 15, Hazel Green 0; Hartselle 24, Decatur 3; Hoover 24, Gadsden City 0, Escambia Academy 28, Wilcox Academy 0; Pinson Valley 13, Minor 7; Jackson-Olin 14, Mortimer-Jordan 7; Bob Jones 14, Huntsville 10; McGill-Toolen 24, Gulf Shores 0; Thompson 27, Spain Park 14; Flomaton 12, Cottage Hill 8
8:12 PM, Birmingham spotlight game check … Clay-Chalkville leading Gardendale 21-17.
8:10 PM, Coastal spotlight game: Bestor McFadden leads St. Paul’s down for a TD, cutting the UMS lead to 21-16. UMS returns the ensuing kickoff back for a TD with 1:44 left but Bulldogs are called for a personal foul. Terry Curtis visibly upset on the sideline.
8:09 PM, North Alabama spotlight game … getting closer
8:04 PM, Halftime scores: Faith Academy 43, LeFlore 0; Daphne 7, Theodore 0; Jackson 27, Vigor 0; St. Luke’s 27, J.U. Blacksher 7; Vestavia Hills 14, Oak Moutain 12; Mountain Brook 7, Huffman 7; Sweet Water 32, Fruitdale 0; Cordova 6, John Carroll 0; Hayden 20, Corner 12
8:02 PM, Kool-Aid alert: Pinson Valley leads Minor 13-7 with 7:11 left in the half. Ga’Quincy McKinstry with two catches for 68 yards on the drive.
8:00 PM, What a turnaround on Old Shell: Trey Singleton to Shane Roberson. UMS has scored 21 straight points after trailing 10-0. Bulldogs lead St. Paul’s 21-10 now. Terry Curtis’ team has won four of the last five games against St. Paul’s.
7:58 PM, Around the state: Thomasville 15, Monroe County 6; Clarke County 26, Orange Beach 0; Thompson 27, Spain Park 14; Austin 20, James Clemens 7; Vestavia Hills 14, Oak Mountain 12; Pike Road 17, Andalusia 6
7:53 PM, Tough game for No. 1: Spain Park giving top-ranked Thompson a battle. Bennett Meredith with a 1-yard run. Jaguars have cut the lead to 20-14.
7:52 PM, Spotlight game: Jevon Jackson with a 10-yard TD run and Austin is cruising against James Clemens, leading 21-0 in the second quarter.
7:49 PM, Hitting on all cylinders: No rust for the Blount offense. LeMarcus Brown hits Melvin Williams again. Leopards lead Citronelle 19-0. … Spanish Fort now up 14-0 late in the half at undefeated Robertsdale. … Daphne has a 7-0 lead on Theodore with 1:19 left in the half, but Bobcats have successfully slowed down Trent Battle.
7:44 PM, Spotlight game: UMS has claimed the lead on No. 2 St. Paul’s. Trey Singleton hit Cole Blaylock with a 58-yard pass and run. Will Jordan with a short TD run. Bulldogs lead 14-10 early in the second quarter at E.E. Delaney Stadium.
7:40 PM, Taking control? Madison Academy 20, Westminster 0; Minor 7, Pinson Valley 0; Hoover 17, Gadsden City 0; Bibb County 12, Montevallo 0; Faith Academy 29, LeFlore 0; Thomasville 9, Monroe County 6; Mobile Christian 17, W.S. Neal 0; Murphy 12, MGM 7; Huntsville 10, Bob Jones 7;
7:37 PM, After one: Mortimer Jordan 7, Jackson-Olin 7; Pinson Valley 0, Minor 0; St. Paul’s 10, UMS-Wright 0
7:35 PM, Toros strike first: Johnny Morris with a 57-yard TD run for Spanish Fort. Ben Blackmon’s team leads unbeaten Robertsdale 7-0 midway through the second quarter. Also on the Eastern Shore in Baldwin County, Bayside Academy up 7-0 on Hillcrest-Evergreen. Phil Lazenby’s team trying to remain undefeated.
7:34 PM, Great catch: UMS’ Colby Stafford wrestles a touchdown pass away from St. Paul’s DB Zack Gray. Bulldogs cut the St. Paul’s lead to 10-7 with 32 seconds left in the first quarter. An 8-play, 55-yard drive for UMS.
7:30 PM, Blount obviously glad to be back on the field … and dominating Citronelle
7:26 PM, Drawing first blood: Austin leads James Clemens 7-0 early … Mobile Christian on top of W.S. Neal after Jackson Chandler’s 40-yard FG. … Daphne and Theodore tied 0-0 in a 7A, Region 1 battle. … Bayside Academy 0, Hillcrest-Evergreen 0. … Vestavia Hills 7, Oak Mountain 6. … Mountain Brook 0, Huffman 0 … Chelsea 0, Homewood 0 … Enterprise 16, Davidson 0 … Faith Academy 21, LeFlore 0 … Piedmont 21, Glencoe 0
7:22 PM, Oh, Emmanuel: Top junior prospect Emmanuel Henderson with a big run early for Geneva County.
7:21 PM, First-quarter scores: Athens 8, Hazel Green 0; Hoover 7, Gadsden City 0; Faith Academy 14, LeFlore 0; Baker 7, Alma Bryant 6; Monroe County 6, Thomasville 0; Spanish Fort 0, Robertsdale 0; Cottage Hill 8, Flomaton 0
7:19 PM, Leopards on the field …. and ahead of Citronelle early. First game for Blount.
7:17 PM, All tied: No. 1 Thompson forges a 7-7 tie with Spain Park. Conner Harrell with a 3-yard run. 8:38 left in the first quarter.
7:15 PM, Saints up early: Following an interception, Taylor Citrin kicks a short field goal for St. Paul’s. Saints up 10-0 early on Old Shell Road Rival UMS-Wright. St. Paul’s now has 17 takeaways in its first four games.
7:12 PM, Lightning delays: Reeltown vs. Montgomery Catholic and Orange Beach at Clarke County.
7:05 PM, Quick scores: McGill-Toolen up 7-0 early on Gulf Shores on Braylen McReynolds’ 3-yard run; St. Luke’s up 6-0 on J.U. Blacksher on a Josh Neutze 34-yard run; Faith Academy ahead of LeFlore 8-0 on Colton Wood’s 5-yard rushing TD; Jackson leads Vigor 6-0 at Legion Field; Bestor McFadden to Will Passeau for a quick St. Paul’s TD following a long Zack Gray kickoff return. It’s 7-0 over UMS-Wright; Foley up 3-0 on Fairhope.
7:03 PM, That was quick …
7:01 PM, Upset? Can Robertsdale get to 4-0 by upsetting perennial 6A power Spanish Fort?
6:59 PM, Another chance: Vestavia Hills legend Buddy Anderson goes for his first win of his final season tonight at Oak Mountain.
6:57 PM, Honor the fallen: Before kickoff, it’s important for everyone to remember what happened to our nation 19 years ago today.
6:52 PM, Milestone in store: It could be a milestone night tonight for Fyffe’s Paul Benefield, who goes for win No. 300 against Sylvania. His team also has the longest current win streak in the state.
6:38 PM, Finally: Highly ranked Blount gets its first chance to play tonight against Citronelle. The Leopards started the year with a two-week quarantine and then got a forfeit win from Baldwin County last week. Auburn commit Lee Hunter expected to be in the lineup for Lev Holly’s team.
6:33 PM, Huge game in north Alabama: James Clemens is getting ready to take on Austin in a pivotal 7A game.
6:25 PM, Home of the Saints: St. Paul’s ready to make the trek from the fieldhouse to E.E. Delaney Stadium for the traditional “Battle of Old Shell Road” against rival UMS-Wright in Mobile.
6 PM, New school: Ole Miss commit and former Sparkman star Micah Pettus announced earlier this week he would finish his senior year at James Clemens. True to his word, he is at the Jets’ game tonight (see below) but not dressed out.
4:15 PM, Not so fast: It had been a quiet week as far as COVID-19 news goes until Friday afternoon. Both Ider and Parker had to cancel games for the next two weeks due to coronavirus concerns. Ider was scheduled to play Tanner tonight. Parker was scheduled to host Ramsay. Read the full story here. Here is a list of other canceled or forfeited games this week:
CANCELED/FORFEITED (18 games/36 teams)
Francis Marion at Calhoun — double-forfeit
A.L. Johnson at Central-Hayneville — Central win
American Christian at Sumter Central — American win
Collinsville at Brindlee Mountain — Collinsville win
Dallas County at Wilcox Central — Dallas win
Greene County at Leroy — Leroy
Linden at Ellwood — Linden win
Marengo at Southern Choctaw — Marengo win
Millry at Choctaw County — Millry win
Notasulga at Barbour County — Notasulga win
R.C. Hatch at Keith — Keith win
Spring Garden at Locust Fork — Spring G. win
Valley at Russell County — Valley win
Baldwin County at Saraland — Saraland
Wicksburg at Northside Methodist — Wicksburg win
Jackson Academy at South Choctaw Academy — JA win
Cornerstone at Crenshaw Christian — Crenshaw win
Clarke Prep at Fort Dale Academy — Clarke Prep win
Thursday’s final scores
Bessemer Academy 40, Tuscaloosa Academy 27
Carver-Montgomery 20, Park Crossing 14
Cleveland 44, West End 13
Gordo 27, Northside 13
Sparkman 28, Grissom 14
Albertville at Florence
Alexandria at St. Clair County
Aliceville at Sulligent
Arab at Scottsboro
Ariton at Geneva County
Asbury at Plainview
Ashville at Oneonta
Athens at Hazel Green
Auburn at Dothan
Baker at Alma Bryant
Beauregard at Holtville
Berry at Hubbertville
Bessemer City at Northridge
Bibb County at Montevallo
Boaz at West Point
Bob Jones at Huntsville
Brewer at Russellville
Brilliant at Lynn
Brooks at Priceville
BTW-Tuskegee at Alabama Christian
Buckhorn at Cullman
Bullock County at St. James
Calera at Chilton County
Carbon Hill at Vinemont
Carver-Birmingham at Fairfield
Catholic-Montgomery at Reeltown
Center Point at Lincoln
Chelsea at Homewood
Cherokee at Shoals Christian
Cherokee County at Anniston
Chickasaw at T.R. Miller
Citronelle at Blount
Cleburne County at Munford
Colbert County at Sheffield
Colbert Heights at Elkmont
Columbia at Muscle Shoals
Coosa Christian at Gaylesville
Cottage Hill at Flomaton
Cottonwood at Abbeville
Curry at Fayette County
Dadeville at Pike County
Danville at Lauderdale County
Daphne at Theodore
DAR at North Jackson
Decatur Heritage at Vina
Donoho at Winterboro
Douglas at Fairview
Elmore County at Central-Clay County
Enterprise at Davidson (Baker HS)
Etowah at Fultondale
Fairhope at Foley
Faith Academy at LeFlore (Ladd-Peebles Stadium)
Falkville at Pisgah
Fayetteville at Lanett
Florala at Georgiana
Fruitdale at Sweet Water
G.W. Long at Houston County
Gadsden City at Hoover
Gardendale at Clay-Chalkville
Gaston at Sand Rock
Geneva at Dale County
Geraldine at Sardis
Goshen at Childersburg
Guntersville at Crossville
Hale County at Prattville Christian
Haleyville at Good Hope
Hanceville at Dora
Hartselle at Decatur
Hayden at Corner
Headland at Greenville
Helena at Benjamin Russell
Hewitt-Trussville at Tuscaloosa County
Highland Home at Central-Coosa
Hillcrest-Evergreen at Bayside Academy
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at Wetumpka
Hokes Bluff at Ohatchee
Hueytown at Brookwood
J.B. Pennington at Holly Pond
J.U. Blacksher at St. Luke’s
Jacksonville at White Plains
James Clemens at Austin
Jemison at Marbury
Jemison-Huntsville at East Limestone
John Carroll at Cordova
Kinston at Red Level
LaFayette at B.B. Comer
Lamar County (Ga.) at Handley
Lawrence County at Ardmore
Leeds at Moody
Lee-Montgomery at Sidney Lanier
Lexington at Tharptown
Madison Academy at Westminster-Huntsville
Maplesville at Billingsley
Mars Hill at Hatton
McGill-Toolen at Gulf Shores
McIntosh at Washington County
McKenzie at Brantley
Midfield at Addison
Montgomery Academy at Southside-Selma
Mortimer Jordan at Jackson-Olin
Mountain Brook at Huffman
Murphy at Mary Montgomery
New Brockton vs. Daleville (Enterprise)
Northside at Gordo
Oak Grove at Hamilton
Oakman at Winfield
Opelika at Eufaula
Opp at Houston Academy
Orange Beach at Clarke County
Oxford at Southside-Gadsden
Paul Bryant at McAdory
Pell City at Talladega
Phil Campbell at Clements
Pickens County at Marion County
Piedmont at Glencoe
Pike Road at Andalusia
Pinson Valley at Minor
Pleasant Home at Samson
Pleasant Valley at Weaver
Prattville at Smiths Station
R.A. Hubbard at Hackleburg
Randolph at New Hope
Randolph County at Ranburne
Rehobeth at Carroll-Ozark
Saks at Walter Wellborn
Satsuma at Elberta
Section at North Sand Mountain
Selma at Shelby County
Sipsey Valley at Demopolis
Slocomb at Providence Christian
South Lamar at Meek
Southeastern at Westbrook Christian
Spanish Fort at Robertsdale
Springville at Fort Payne
St. John Paul II at Madison County
Stanhope Elmore at Pelham
Straughn at Ashford
Sumiton Christian at Cedar Bluff
Sylacauga at Tallassee
Sylvania at Fyffe
Tarrant at Susan Moore
Thomasville at Monroe County
Thompson at Spain Park
Thorsby at Isabella
Trinity at Beulah
UMS-Wright at St. Paul’s
Verbena at Autaugaville
Vestavia Hills at Oak Mountain
Victory Christian at Wadley
Vigor at Jackson
Vincent at Horseshoe Bend
W.S. Neal at Mobile Christian
Waterloo at Phillips-Bear Creek
Wenonah at Pleasant Grove
West Blocton at Holt
West Limestone at Central-Florence
West Morgan at Deshler
Williamson at St. Michael
Wilson at Rogers
Winston County at Lamar County
Woodland at Ragland
Woodlawn at Briarwood
Woodville at Valley Head
Zion Chapel at Elba
Chambers Academy at Lowndes Academy
Clarke Prep at Fort Dale Academy
Coosa Valley at Lakeside
Edgewood at Macon-East
Glenwood at Valiant Cross
Jackson Academy at Crenshaw Christian
Lee-Scott at Pike Liberal Arts
Monroe Academy at Morgan Academy
Patrician at Autauga Academy
Snook at Pickens Academy
Sparta at Meadowview
Springwood at Banks Academy
Wilcox Academy at Escambia Academy
Central-Phenix City at Jeff Davis
Glenwood at Valiant Cross