3X Alabama champs Hoover and Madison Academy lose Friday night

Josh Niblett Hoover Bucs football

Hoover‘s run of three straight Alabama high school football championships is over.  The Buccaneers lost to Spain Park 7-6 Friday night in the Class 7A semifinals.  It was the second time this year that Spain Park beat the Bucs.  Earlier this year, Spain Park snapped Hoover’s 43-game in-state win streak.

In two week’s Spain Park will play McGill-Toolen for the state title.

Hoover wasn’t the only three-time defending champ to lose Friday.  Defending 3A champ Madison Academy also suffered a loss.  Piedmont beat Madison Academy 35-21.  Coming into Friday night, all seven defending 2014 state champs were still alive.

AHSAA SEMIFINALS
CLASS 7A

McGill-Toolen 26, Central-Phenix City 21

Spain Park 7, Hoover 6

AHSAA QUARTERFINALS
CLASS 6A

Benjamin Russell 36, Bessemer City 13

Spanish Fort 21, Opelika 13

Clay-Chalkville 50, Minor 14

Austin 53, Gardendale 38

CLASS 5A

St. Paul’s Episcopal 35, Demopolis 13

Jackson 31, Beauregard 28

Alexandria 22, Russellville 14

Mortimer Jordan 26, Guntersville 0

CLASS 4A

Munford 33, Andalusia 31

Leeds 33, UMS-Wright 0

Fayette County 19 Brooks 12

Cordova 30 Hamilton 20

CLASS 3A

Bayside Academy 17, Gordo 14

Hillcrest-Evergreen 25, T.R. Miller 22

Piedmont 35, Madison Academy 21

Colbert County 39, Lauderdale County 20

CLASS 2A

G.W. Long 35, Flomaton 21

Elba 20, Washington County 14

Fyffe 24, Ranburne 20

Randolph County 49, Cleveland 28

CLASS 1A

Maplesville 36, Georgiana 28

Linden 41, Brantley 0

Decatur Heritage 32, Berry 26

Cedar Bluff 34, Wadley 27

AISA AAA CHAMPIONSHIP

Bessemer Academy 34, Monroe Academy 6

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