And then there were 26. The 7A state championship is set, but there are still semifinal matches remaining across the state in the remaining classifications.
Round three saw multiple former champs get knocked off, leaving us with only two teams would could possibly repeat from last season. Pinson Valley (6A) and UMS-Wright (4A) are the only champions from last year still standing. Last year’s 2A champ Lanett (now in 1A) fell, along with last year’s 3A champ Hillcrest-Evergreen (now in 4A). In Class 7A, defending champion Hoover fell to Thompson.
Only four undefeated teams remain in all classifications.
7A State Championship
Central-Phenix City (13-0) vs. Thompson (11-1)
Jordan-Hare Stadium, December 5 @ 7 pm
Round 4 pairings
Saraland (12-1) at Wetumpka (11-2)
Clay-Chalkville (12-1) at Pinson Valley (11-1)
Vigor (12-1) at Greenville (11-2)
Central-Clay County (10-3) at Mortimer Jordan (12-1)
Andalusia (9-4) at UMS-Wright (13-0)
Oneonta (10-3) at Deshler (8-5)
Providence Christian (12-1) at Flomaton (10-3)
Randolph County (12-1) at Piedmont (11-2)
Luverne (12-1) at Highland Home (12-1)
Aliceville (11-2) at Fyffe (13-0)
Maplesville (12-1) at Linden (12-0)
Pickens County (9-4) at Mars Hill (12-1)