The Week 8 schedule includes big regional games from Daphne to Decatur.
Some of tonight’s key games include Bob Jones at Sparkman, McAdory at Hueytown, Muscle Shoals at undefeated Decatur and Fairhope at Daphne.
Check back often tonight for updates on those games and many others.
A complete list of scores will be included at the end of the night.
8:03 p.m., on the board: McGill’s Andrew Murchison with a 25-yard TD pass. He was hit late, but recovers. Huge play by the Yellow Jackets with more than 6 minutes to go. Bad move by Spanish Fort there. Totally unnecessary shot. McGill reduces Spanish Fort’s lead to 16-7.
Hartselle 24, Athens 0 (half)
Fairhope 14, Daphne 0 (half)
Theodore 21, Blount 0 (2:04 2nd, 22-yard TD reception by Kamrean Johnson for the third-ranked Bobcats)
Center Point 23, Pinson Valley 7 (2:58 seconds)
UMS-Wright 35, BC Rain 0 (half, Joe Lott with a Pick 6 and 2 TD carries. Sutton Snypes with 2 TD passes for the Bulldogs)
7:54 pm, Special discomfort? Vestavia Hills leads Hewitt-Trussville 16-7 after 1 quarter.
Strong Spanish 16, McGill-Toolen 0 (9:32 2nd)
Orange Beach 21, Bayside Academy 14 (UAB commits Chris Pearson with a 13-yard touchdown)
Leeds 20, Alexandria 7 (2:32 remaining at halftime)
Pike Road 27, Russell County 0 (Half, Kaleb Foster 2 TD passes)
Andalucia 35, Slocomb 0 (Bulldog defense with punt return for TD and interception return for TD. So far they have kept Slocomb in negative yards)
Company 22, Dothan 7 (2nd)
19:45 Swap bags: Cole McConathy with three sacks in the first half already for Spanish Fort. Toros leads McGill-Toolen 13-0 after 1 quarter.
Spartans ahead: The blocked punt sets up a short field for Pleasant Grove to go up 13-0 after one quarter. Long TD on Fairfield double pass marked as two forward passes.
Theodore 14, Blount 0 (9:25 2nd, Brayden Jenkins 5-yard TD run, his second touchdown of the night)
Andalusia 21, Slocomb 0
Baker 13, Mary G. Montgomery 7 (Jaden Campbell 55-yard punt return for the Hornets, 7:20 2nd)
Austin 20, James Clemens 20 (9:47 2nd)
Center Point 23, Pinson Valley 0
Hoover 7, Tuscaloosa County 3 (bottom of 2nd)
Munford 17, Jacksonville 7
Fyffe 42, Sand Rock 0
Arab 28, Boaz 14
Cherokee Co. 20, Fultondale 0
Priceville 14, North Jackson 0
Coosa Christian 14, Cedar Bluff 0
Locust Fork 12, Southeast 7
Good Hope 7, Ashville 0
7:35 pm, from much to little: Joe Lott with a pair of first-quarter touchdowns for Class 5A No. 1 UMS-Wright. Bulldogs lead BC Rain 14-0 after 1. Game is played at Alma Bryant.
Upset? How about Center Point leading Pinson Valley 21-0? Center Point has attempted an onside kick on two of his three kickoffs thus far.
Interrupted: Spanish Fort’s JoJo Hixon intercepts a pass from McGill. On the next play, Jake Godfrey hits Nick Passarelli wide open on a double pass for a 58-yard touchdown. Toros leads McGill 13-0 with 3:15 remaining in the first.
Bob Jones 14, Sparkman 0 (Final 1)
Hueytown 13, McAdory 7 (End 1)
Mary G. Montgomery 7, Baker 6 (Final 1)
Holly Pond 14, West End 7 (end 1)
Clarke County 14, JU Blacksher 0 (End 1)
Orange Beach 14, Bayside Academy 14 (2nd)
Fairhope 14, Daphne 0 (Caden Creel to Preston Godfrey on a 7-yard TD pass. Caps a 13-play, 95-yard drive)
James Clemens 20, Austin 14 (Final 1)
Meek 30, Shoals Christian 0 (2nd)
Faith Academy 35, Pike Liberal Arts 0 (7:30 2nd)
Carver-Montgomery 8, Wetumpka 0 (Final 1)
7:25 p.m., lucky fumble: Spanish Fort QB Brayden Walker fumbles on his way to the end zone, but Sawyer Wilson drops on him for a Toro touchdown. The PAT isn’t great, but Spanish Fort leads McGill-Toolen 6-0 in a key Class 6A, Region 1 game with 6:00 remaining in the first quarter. Wilson had 69 yards on 7 carries in the series.
Austin 14, James Clemens 13 (4:10 1st)
Leeds 10, Alexandria 0 (5:16 1st)
Mary G. Montgomery 7, Baker 6 (Keshun Johnson with a 3-yard TD run for the Vikings)
Randolph County 7, Walter Wellborn 6
Hartselle 17, Athens 0 (End 1)
Pike Road 14, Russell County 0 (Kaleb Foster with TD run and TD pass)
Deshler 10, Central 0
Decatur 7, Muscle Shoals 0 (final 1)
7:15 p.m., Vizzina in the end zone: Clemson QB commits Christopher Vizzina to an 11-yard TD run followed by a blocked punt. Briarwood leads Calera 7-0 with five minutes left in the first.
Baker 6, Mary G. Montgomery 0 (Josh Flowers 16-yard touchdown run)
Faith Academy 21, Pike Liberal Arts 0 (Surprisingly, Faith hasn’t had an offensive snap yet)
Bayside Academy 7, Orange Beach 7
Theodore 7, Blount 0 (6:44 1st)
Center Point 14, Pinson Valley 0 (CP recovers and kicks wide to build on his lead with 6:49 left in 1st)
Austin 14, James Clemens 6 (5:40 1st)
Mobile Christian 6, Cottage Hill 0 (1:54 1st)
Gadsden City 13, Mae Jemison 0 (Dre Kirkpatrick 8-yard touchdown run)
Hartselle 10, Athens 0 (5:59 1st)
19:07, The Red Devils: Fyffe is in incredible rhythm this year. Brodie Hicks blocked punt return for TD. PAT okay. Fyffe 7, Sand Rock 0 with 10:33 left in the first quarter.
On Daphne, Preston Godfrey with a 14-yard TD run as the Pirates capitalized on early Daphne turnovers. Fairhope leads 7-0.
Austin 7, James Clemens 6 (8:29 1st)
Orange Beach 7, Bayside Academy 0
Center Point 7, Pinson Valley 0 (8:39 1st, Dion Moore 52-yard touchdown run)
Arab 14, Boaz 0 (1st)
Leeds 7, Alexandria 0 (7:56 1st)
Gardendale 7, Minor 0 (Tyler Nelson with a 59-yard touchdown for the Rockets)
7:03 pm, issue with turnover: Fairhope and Daphne are already on their way. Not a good start for Trojans. They fumble the Wildcat and the Pirates have the ball at the Daphne 20. And we’re up and running in Week 8.
6:55 PM, Some scenes before we start…
18:53 Great honor: The state’s all-time leading tackler, Thomas Johnston, was inducted into the Spanish Fort Hall of Fame tonight before the Bulls’ game against McGill-Toolen. Johnston was the Class 6A lineman of the year and was the runner-up in Mr. Football his senior year. He then signed with UAB and played with his older brother Tyler.
18:50, Keeping a close watch: We’ll try to keep track of as many state games as we can tonight, as usual, but here’s a list of some of our key games and the reporters who will be hosting live updates:
Bob Jones vs. Sparkman – Skip Vaughn
Hartselle in Athens — Jerry Felts
Austin in James Clemens — R. Sirvell Carter
Gardendale at Minor — Evan Dudley
McAdory in Hueytown — Cameron Buford
Fairhope in Daphne — Darron Patterson
McGill-Toolen at Spanish Fort — Jonathan Thompson
Mary G. Montgomery in Baker — John Vella
Theodore at Blount — Arthur L. Mack
Carver-Montgomery at Wetumpka — Jimmy Wigfield
Orange Beach at Bayside Academy — Randy Kennedy
6:40 p.m., Todd shot: We kick off a new feature this week with former high school football defensive coordinator Jacy Todd breaking down one of the biggest games in the state. This week, Todd told us the keys to Fairhope vs. Daphne, two schools where he served as an assistant coach. Read Todd’s first shot before he starts tonight’s game at Jubilee Stadium.
6:33 p.m. Lineup change: Freshman Noah Schuback was announced as Hoover’s starting quarterback tonight against surprising Tuscaloosa County. It also doesn’t look like the Bucs have Ahamari Williams running the ball tonight. Schuback played a bit at the end of last week. We will be following this story in development.
6:30 p.m. Sibling Rivalry: It will be brother against brother once again tonight when Bob Jones takes on Sparkman. Sparkman’s Laron White will attempt to match his record against his younger brother Kelvis White. Read the preview of this Mike Perrin game.
18:27 Bulldogs on a roll: Andalusia looks to improve to 8-0 tonight when Trent Taylor’s side host Slocomb. The Bulldogs, who have allowed just 91 points all season, appear to be racing full speed ahead to a matchup with No. 1 Montgomery Catholic on Oct. 21. Read Ben Thomas’s column on the Andalucía season so far.
Buckhorn 38, Lee-Huntsville 20
Central-Phenix City 55, Lee-Montgomery 20
Chamber Academy 56, Abbeville Christian 7
Danville 49, Asbury 6
Decatur Heritage 49, Woodville 8
Donoho 48, Talladega Co. Central 14
East Limestone 54, Lawrence Co. 13
Edgewood 35, Macon-East 34
Elbe 62, Georgian 28
Foley 55, Alma Bryant 32
Fat 35, Fayette County 0
Gulf Coasts 49, Elberta 3
Homewood 31, Chilton County 10
Hooper 72, Sparta 50
Houston Academy 52, North Side Methodist 0
JB Pennington 55, Brindlee Mountain 0
Mountain Creek 35, Parker 6
Patrick 34, Lowndes Academy 6
Pelham 30, Benjamin Russell 20
Plainview 33, Sylvania 30
Ramsay 56, John Carroll 7
Sidney Lanier 41, Stanhope Elmore 17
South Zone-Selma 52, Greensboro 30
Saint John Paul II 27, New Hope 20
San Miguel 49, Wilcox Central 6
Saint Paul 39, Robertsdale 14
Thompson 51, Oak Mountain 0
Valley Head 34, Appalachia 28
Westminster 70, Madison County 42
Williamson 20, citronella 0