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Fittingly, the two biggest plays in Thompson’s 14-12 Class 7A Region 3 victory over visiting Hewitt-Trussville came from a defensive player. Anquon Fegans had a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give Thompson a 14-6 lead. Hewitt-Trussville quarterback Peyton Floyd scored on a 4-yard run to trim the deficit to two with under two minutes left in the game. But Fegans picked off the 2-point conversion and the Warriors held on.
The Thompson win, coupled with Hoover’s 40-0 win at Oak Mountain, makes the top of the Region 3 standings look familiar. Thompson and Hoover are both 4-0 and the only unbeaten teams in the region. Perhaps the biggest surprise is Tuscaloosa County, which improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in region play with a 38-28 win at Spain Park. Adam Winegarden’s Tuscaloosa County team now has back-to-back games against Hoover and Thompson.
*Speaking of region play in Class 7A, James Clemens put itself in position to work into the playoffs with a 41-17 win over Sparkman. It’s only the second win of the season for James Clemens, but both have come in region play. The Jets are in a fourth-place tie with Sparkman and Bob Jones.
Austin improved to 4-0 in the region with a 22-0 win over Grissom. Florence and Huntsville are tied for second at 3-1. Florence beat Bob Jones, 38-35, while Huntsville knocked off Albertville, 34-7.
*Hartselle’s 80-yard drive in the final two minutes lifted the Tigers to a 29-26 win at Muscle Shoals in a game that featured the top teams in Class 6A Region and two of the top teams in the state. The winning points came when Ri Fletcher burst 43 yards for a touchdown with 17 seconds remaining.
Muscle Shoals quickly worked its way into a final shot at forcing overtime but a 53-yard field goal by Trey Stoddard fell short. Stoddard had four field goals in the game.
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Foley overcame a 16-point deficit in a 39-38 victory over Class 7A No. 2 ranked Fairhope. The winning points came on a 23-yard field goal by Matt Owens with 1:42 left.
It took Spanish Fort three overtime periods to finally escape with a 41-38 victory over St. Paul’s. Jake Godfrey, a UAB commit, had four touchdowns for Spanish Fort in the win.
*Football games against Addison haven’t always been the most pleasant experiences for the Meek Tigers. Heading into Friday night, Meek hadn’t beaten Addison since 2002, had lost 20 of the last 21 meetings and were 11-58-1 in a series that began in 1932.
All of that is just a bunch of numbers this morning. It’s time for Meek to celebrate a 44-24 win over Addison. The Tigers sit on top of the Class 1A Region 8 standings with a 6-0 record overall and 4-0 region record. Addison is 5-2 overall and 4-1 in region play.
*Northside jumbled up the top of the Class 4A Region 5 standings with a 35-21 win over previously unbeaten Corner. Northside, Corner, Dora and Haleyville are tied for first place with a 3-1 record.
*Mary G. Montgomery won its third successive game with a 38-14 Class 7A Region win over Davidson. Quarterback Jared Hollins threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns in the win.
*Have a night, Kareem Keye. The Minor High quarterback threw for 466 yards and seven touchdowns in a 56-20 win over Mortimer Jordan. Darrian Jackson caught five of Keye's seven touchdown passes. On the season, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound Keye has thrown for 1,856 yards and 22 touchdowns.
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