Hoover eyes another Alabama state championship tonight

Hoover High School Buccaneer Football

Hoover High School hopes to add another state title to the back of Buccaneer Stadium when it faces Prattville for the sixth time in an Alabama state championship game.

by Jeff Fisher

The year may not have started the way that Hoover wanted it to, but tonight the Bucs are right where they expected to be when the season began in August…in Alabama’s first-ever 7A state championship game.

Hoover (11-2) will face Prattville (11-2) at 7 PM Central Time at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Hoover, which will be looking for its third straight state title after winning the last two 6A titles, began the year ranked #2 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25, but fell-out of the national rankings after loses to Miami Central (Florida) and Colquitt County (Georgia) to start the year.  Hoover has won ten overall titles, while Prattville owns five state crowns, with the last coming in 2011.

These two are no strangers to battling for Alabama’s biggest classification crown. It will be the sixth time that the Bucs and Lions have met for gold with Prattville holding a 3-2 edge.  Since 2000, the two schools have won 12 of the 14 Class 6A titles with Hoover winning four straight from 2002 through 2005 and Prattville winning three from 2006 through 2008.

Click here to read a great preview of the game from al.com.

You can also watch the game LIVE tonight at this link.

AHSAA Super 7 Schedule

Tonight

7A

Hoover (11-2) vs. Prattville (11-2) – 7 PM

Thursday

3A

Dale County (14-0) vs. Madison Academy (13-1) – 11 AM

1A

Hubbertville (13-0) vs. Maplesville (13-0) – 3 PM

5A

St. Paul’s Episcopal (14-0) vs. Pleasant Grove (12-2) – 7 PM

Friday

4A

Leeds (13-1) vs. Deshler (13-1) – 11 AM

2A

Fyffe (14-0) vs. Elba (14-0) – 3 PM

6A

Clay-Chalkville (14-0) vs. Saraland (11-2) – 7 PM

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.