No. 8 Thompson beats No. 24 Hoover in Alabama Top 100 showdown

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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.

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Thompson junior quarterback Connor Harrell completed 11 of his first 12 passes, finishing 28-of-34 for 301 yards with two touchdowns.

Thompson running back Jarrett Crockett ran for 119 yards with three short touchdowns.

The biggest play of the game was a Gavin Shipman Pick-6 late in the first half to give Thompson a 19-10 lead.

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