Football High Live: Updates, highlights, scores, photos from tonight’s Week 4 games

2A: Fyffe vs. Reeltown HSFB

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.


9:28 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.

Fyffe coach Paul Benefield watches action during the AHSAA Super 7 Class 2A championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (Mark Almond | [email protected]­) Mark Almond | [email protected]

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

Tonight’s Games

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

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