Defending Alabama 7A state champ Thompson, ranked No. 8 in the High School Football America 100, heads into the postseason a perfect 10-0 after beating No. 24 Hoover 39-23 Friday night. The win gives Thompson the Class 7A Region 3 championship, their third in the last five years. It was also their fifth win over the Bucs in their last seven games.
Thompson junior quarterback Connor Harrell completed 11 of his first 12 passes, finishing 28-of-34 for 301 yards with two touchdowns.
Thompson 13, Hoover 10 | 5:42 2Q | Connor Harrell to JB Mitchell on the 65-yard touchdown pass play for the Warriors. Extra point no good but the Warriors take the lead back.@connerharrell2 @JB_Mitchell13 pic.twitter.com/oev1Wa1qhy— Alabama7AFootball (@AL7AFootball) October 24, 2020
Thompson 33, Hoover 16 | :21 3Q | Connor Harrell to JB Mitchell for a 14-yard touchdown pass play for the Warriors. Another 80-yard drive for Thompson. @connerharrell2 @JB_Mitchell13 pic.twitter.com/tC8wLtORVc— Alabama7AFootball (@AL7AFootball) October 24, 2020
Thompson running back Jarrett Crockett ran for 119 yards with three short touchdowns.
Thompson 7, Hoover 0 | 5:10 1Q | Jarrett Crockett on a 2-yard touchdown run for the Warriors. They strike first after a three and out by Hoover to start the game.@JarrettCrockett pic.twitter.com/maINrCAyku— Alabama7AFootball (@AL7AFootball) October 24, 2020
Thompson 39, Hoover 23 | 3:20 4Q | Jarrett Crockett with a 3-yard touchdown run for the Warriors. Hoover with a unsportsmanlike penalty when Thompson lining up for a field goal attempt. Game, set, and Thompson Region 3 Championship @JarrettCrockett pic.twitter.com/JbQfnKsqtE— Alabama7AFootball (@AL7AFootball) October 24, 2020
The biggest play of the game was a Gavin Shipman Pick-6 late in the first half to give Thompson a 19-10 lead.