ScoutSouth.com: Class 4A-6A Round 3 Match-Ups
Central Tuscaloosa continued their dominance with a win over Elmore County 34-6. Andalusia took out Cleburne County 31-21. Andalusia (11-1) will travel to Central Tuscaloosa (12-0).
Thomasville defeated Fayette County in a game that went back and forth until Thomasville finally took control 58-34. Handley doubled up Trinity Presbyterian 28-14. Handley (11-1) will travel to Thomasville (10-2).
Deshler defeated East Limestone 34-6. Madison County defeated Saks 35-17. Madison County (11-1) will travel to take on Deshler (10-2).
Brooks won a battle with St. Clair County 22-15. Guntersville won the 4A championship last year and are peaking at just the right time. They defeated the favorite for the crown North Jackson 17-10 in overtime. Guntersville (9-3) will travel to Brooks (11-1).
St. Paul's drew away from a powerful Jess Lanier squad 44-15. Charles Henderson just keeps up their blue collar work and won 21-14 over a talented Vigor squad. Charles Henderson (Troy) (12-0) will travel south to St. Paul's (11-1) for the next game of the playoffs.
Williamson had little trouble with Valley 45-0. UMS-Wright continues to show what having a Terry Curtis at the helm is important as they upset Eufaula 3-0. UMS-Wright (6-6) will travel to Williamson (9-3). The travel requirement: UMS-Wright was defeated by their region foe earlier in the season (60-41) and therefore higher ranked in their region.
Decatur needed three overtimes, but they got the job done with a field goal after Benjamin Russell had missed, 45-42. Cullman defeated Chelsea (41-25) who was playing without one of their stars due to suspension. Decatur (11-1) will travel to Cullman (12-0). This is the first time in school history Cullman has been 12-0.
Briarwood Christian took a game against Russellville and turned it into a "no contest" after they jumped out big and then settled to let Russellville mount a small charge in a 34-14 victory.
J.O. Johnson was a big player in the play-offs in 2006, and one might say they are peaking now. Seven turnovers might make Fort Payne look like they were giving holiday gifts early as they lost to Johnson 34-27.
Briarwood Christian (12-0) will travel to J.O. Johnson for next week's contest.
Prattville struggled with Auburn, but prevailed 24-13. Foley defeated Murphy much the same as they did the first game of the season 35-14 (earlier 35-17). Foley (12-0) will travel north to take on the reigning state champs Prattville (12-0) which could easily be a battle for the championship.
McGill-Toolen managed to get by a Wetumpka team that allowed a late two score lead vanquish when the Yellow Jackets game buzzing back 28-27. Daphne trailed Opelika 14-0, and then scored 21 unaswered to keep their championship hopes alive.
McGill-Toolen (12-0) will travel to Daphne (11-1).
Hoover continued to live on edge with a 44-42 victory over Hueytown after the Golden Gophers missed a field goal attempt with time expiring. Vestavia will get another chance to get a win with no asterisk over Hoover after they won 38-0 over Hewitt-Trussville.
Hoover (7-5) will venture to Vestavia (11-1) due to the forfeited win during the season which made them a lower seed in the same region.
Mountain Brook continues to impress as they jumped out to a 17-0 lead on Tuscaloosa County. The Wildcats rallied back to a 17-14 deficit. Spain Park defeated Gadsden City in a close game 31-23.
Mountain Brook (9-3) will take the short trip to Spain Park (11-1).
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