Monday, March 22, 2010

Three Football Coaches To Be Inducted Into Alabama High School Hall of Fame

by Jeff Fisher
Alabama High School Football Huddle

Current T. R. Miller High School head football coach Jamie Riggs, former Randolph County head coach Ron Watters and current Alabama High School Athletic Association executive director and former head football coach Steve Savarese will be inducted as part of the 20th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Monday night in Montgomery.

Riggs, who in 20-years at T.R. Miller, has made it to the state semifinals 14 times, owns a career record of 247-64.

Watters, who is still active as an assistant at Handley High School, coached Randolph County for 22-years...amassing a 152-96 overall record.

Savarese owns a 281-98 record as a head football coach at several high schools, including winning state titles in Alabama and Kansas.

Check-out the rest of the 2010 class.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Match-ups Announced for Alabama Champions Challenge Football Classic

by Jeff Fisher
Alabama High School Football Huddle

The Alabama High School Athletic Association has announced the six teams that will be involved in the fifth annual Champions Challenge Prep Football Classic that will kick-off the 2010 high school football season August 20th and 21st at the Gramton Bowl in Montgomery.

Opelika, which missed the 2009 post-season, will open the two-day tripleheader against Greenville on August 20th at 7 P.M. Greenville finished the regular season a perfect 10-0 before losing to eventual 5A champ Demopolis in the second round of the playoffs.

On Saturday (August 21st), 2009 4A runner-up Jackson will face Trinity. Jackson lost to Cherokee County 32-27 in the 2009 4A state title game to finish with a 13-2 record, while Trinity was 11- last season.

The tripleheader ends with a battle between 6A teams Auburn and Spain Park. Auburn lost in the state semis last season, while Spain Park lost in the quarters.

The regular season will kick-off the following weekend.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Briarwood Christian's Yancey Named Head Coach of Alabama All-Star Team

by Jeff Fisher
Alabama High School Football Huddle

Briarwood Christian's Fred Yancey will be the head coach of the Alabama team in this year's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on December 11th in Mobile.

Yancey, who's owns a lifetime record of 211-77-1 and three state championships, will also lead an all-star coaching staff that will include three coaches (Tripp Curry - Cherokee County; Tom Causey - Demopolis; David Lowery - Brantley) that won state titles last year. Other head coaches named as assistants for the 24th annual battle are: Alvin Briggs - Florence High; Chris Fancher - Gardendale and Al Pogue of Carver-Montgomery.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be considered for this job,” said Yancey in a news release from the Classic's website. “I have coached in the game twice (as an assistant in 1999 and 2004) and I know what an exciting and memorable experience this is for the coaches and players. We have a tremendous staff that is representative of our entire state. I am looking forward to this. To be picked to coach in this game is a highlight of a season, and to be picked as head coach is a highlight of a career.”

Alabama holds a 16-7 edge in the series, winning two in a row, plus 10 of the last 12 games.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Hoover Adds Byrnes to 2010 Schedule

by Jeff Fisher
Alabama High School Football Huddle

The date and time still needs to be set, but WSPA-TV in South Carolina is reporting that defending Alabama 6A champ Hoover will play South Carolina power Byrnes this season.

Hoover finished the season ranked #7 by USA Today, Byrnes finished 13-2 after losing to Dorman 28-17 in the 4-A state championship game.