Hooper Academy 23, Banks Academy 22

MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Hooper Academy got a pair of defensive touchdowns on turnovers and held off Banks Academy 23-22 for their first win on the field in 2021.

The Colts (2-2) picked up a COVID-19 forfeit win over Coosa Valley to open the season, but had not tasted victory on the field until Friday night’s win at Mountain Brook High School. The Colts had a 38-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Denzel Coner and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Kadyn Lumley, along with a 3-yard touchdown reception by Lucas Spellman.

R.J. Coker led the Hooper ground game with 83 yards and Zach Rusley added 25.

Coker had seven tackles and a sack to lead the Hooper defense, while Jeremy Williams had six tackles and a sack, Lumley had six tackles, a sack and three fumble recoveries, Sean Murphy had six tackles and two fumble recoveries and Ron McGinty had six tackles and two fumble recoveries.

The Colts travel to Hayneville to play arch-rival Lowndes next week, while Banks (3-2) travels to Greensboro to play Southern next week.

Autauga Academy 43, Clarke Prep 7

GROVE HILL -- Autauga Academy topped the 40-point mark for the fourth time this year in as many games as the Generals rolled past Clarke Prep 43-7 on Friday night.

Robert Rose threw for a pair of touchdowns and Karl Ligon rushed for another as the Generals (4-0) remain unbeaten heading into next Thursday’s home game with Bessemer Academy.

Rose was 9 of 14 for 136 yards as Joshua Palmer had four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown and James Wright had two receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown.

Ligon had 104 yards on five carries, including an 89-yard touchdown run, and Landen Henry added 50 yards on six carries, including a 34-yard scoring run.

Defensively for the Generals, O’ronde Henderson had an 18-yard interception return for a touchdown and four solo tackles, including two for nine yards in losses and three sacks for 26 yards. Anden Hilyer had five solo tackles and Palmer hda four solo tackles and a safety.

Clarke Prep (1-4) returns home to host Wilcox next week.

Lee-Scott Academy 31, Macon East 14

AUBURN -- Lee-Scott held Gabe Spencer and the Macon East offense in check as the Warriors won their second game in three weeks with a 31-14 win over the Knights on Friday night.

Spencer managed just 27 yards on 13 carries as the Knights scored just one offensive touchdown on a 4-yard run by quarterback Deonte Powell.

Powell completed 13 of 24 passes for 129 yards and an interception. Sanders Manning had seven receptions for 79 yards, while Tyler Daniels had three catches for 36 yards.

Dalton Nickles, who had 11 tackles on defense, scored the Knights’ other touchdown on a 40-yard fumble return.

Parker Strickland led the Macon East defense with 17 tackles, followed by Teron Wright with 12 tackles, Daniels with 11 tackles and a sack and Wade Desmairis with seven tackles and a sack.

Macon East (2-3) plays its home opener next Friday against Monroe Academy, while Lee-Scott (2-2) travels to Lanett to play Springwood next week.

Pike Liberal Arts 56, Edgewood 0

ELMORE -- Zakevin Pennington ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another and Kameron Baker scored on both sides of the ball as Pike Liberal Arts shut out Edgewood 56-0 on Friday night.

Pennington scored on a 35-yard run and Baker returned an interception for a touchdown as the Patriots jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back. The Patriots added three more touchdowns in the second quarter for a 36-0 halftime lead.

Pike Liberal had 561 yards of total offense while Edgewood had trouble finding any rhythm on the ground, managing just 60 total yards. Austin Champion was 8 of 26 for 81 yards, with JT Brazell on the receiving end of five of those passes for 50 yards.

Defensively, Bryson Booth and Colton Jones had four tackles each to lead the Wildcats.

Cason Eubanks threw touchdown passes of 30 yards to Jackson Booth, 55 yards to Ian Foster and 88 yards to Pennington to help the big-play Patriots open up a huge lead in the second quarter.

Baker finished with 141 yards and a touchdown on four carries, with Pennington adding 138 yards and two touchdowns on four carries.

The shutout was the first for Edgewood since 2018. Last year’s meeting between the two teams was forfeited to Pike Liberal Arts because of COVID-19.

Edgewood (3-2) is idle next week before hosting Lakeside on Oct. 1. Pike Liberal Arts (5-0) returns home to play Chambers next Friday.

Morgan Academy 36, Southern Academy 12

GREENSBORO -- Cink Minter scored five touchdowns to lead the Senators past Southern Academy on Friday night.

Minter hauled in four touchdown receptions from Andrew Thomas and scored another on a punt return to help the Senators bounce back from last week’s loss to Monroe. Allen Michael Creech recorded a safety to help Morgan to a 15-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and Wade Mason was 4 of 4 on extra-point attempts, including two in the second quarter to extend the lead to 29-0 at the half.

Morgan (3-1) plays host to Patrician next week, while Southern (0-4) plays host to Banks Academy.

Patrician Academy 34, Tuscaloosa Academy 12

TUSCALOOSA -- Tyler Lewis threw three touchdown passes and Augustus Lewis rushed for 117 yards on 21 carries as Patrician jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held off the Knights 34-12 on Friday night.

After Jay Lindsey’s 3-yard run put the Saints on the board in the first quarter, Tyler Lewis threw 31 yards to Tate Boykin and 14 to Gavin Lewis and added the extra points for a 21-0 lead.

Jordan Evans threw a touchdown pass late in the first half to make it 21-6 and David McNeil ran 60 yards on the first play of the second half to trim the deficit to 21-12, but the Saints regained control as Carson Coody scored on a 20-yard run and Lewis threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Boykin.

Patrician (2-2) travels to Selma to play Morgan Academy next week, while Tuscaloosa (2-2) travels to Escambia Academy.


Pike Liberal Arts 56, Edgewood Academy 0

Hooper Academy 23, Banks Academy 22

Glenwood School 49, Springwood School 0

Chambers Academy 30, Valiant Cross Academy 28

Lee-Scott Academy 31, Macon East Academy 14

Patrician Academy 34, Tuscaloosa Academy 12

Fort Dale Academy 14, Coosa Valley Academy 6

Monroe Academy 26, Wilcox Academy 21

Morgan Academy 36, Southern Academy 12

Autauga Academy 43, Clarke Prep 7

Escambia Academy vs. Northview (Fla.), canceled

Crenshaw Christian 46, South Choctaw 20

Lakeside School 29, Meadowview Christian 6

Cornerstone Christian 67, Snook Academy 12

Pickens Academy 35, Abbeville Christian 14

Sparta Academy 30, Lowndes Academy 14