Video Interview: Mark Freeman, head coach of Thompson HS, the 2X Defending Alabama 7A champs

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The Thompson Warriors finished 2020 as the top public high school in the nation after winning the school’s second straight Alabama 7A state championship. The Warriors finished the season ranked No. 2 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water.

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Since taking-over the program in 2015, head coach Mark Freeman has built the Warriors into a national power. Prior to arriving at Thompson, Freeman led Bessemer Academy to four Alabama Independent School Association state titles and Spanish Fort to two Alabama High School Athletic Association state championships.

Below you can listen to Freeman talk about leading the Warriors to a second straight state title last year in one of the most incredible finishes in high school football state championship history. Thompson trailed Auburn 28-19 with :18 seconds to go in the championship game. The Warriors stormed back with ten points to win 29-28.

Related: Thompson wins 7A title with incredible comeback

Freeman also looks ahead to the 2021 season.

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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.