There are some heated region battles on tap for Week 5 of the Alabama high school football season.
They include — but obviously are not limited to — St. Paul’s at UMS-Wright, Westminster Christian at Madison Academy and Clay-Chalkville at Gardendale.
Check back frequently throughout the night for continuing updates and highlights.
7:50 PM, Score updates:
Leeds 26, Moody 13 (3:11 2nd)
Spanish Fort 35, Robertsdale 7
Madison Academy 24, Westminster 7 (8:28 2nd)
Athens 23, Hazel Green 7
Theodore 7, Daphne 0 (Brayden Jenkins 2-yard run, 4:39 2nd)
Thompson 28, Spain Park 0
Sumiton Christian 6, Cedar Bluff 0
North Sand Mtn. 12, Section 0
Etowah 14, Fultondale 0
Fyffe 9, Sylvania 6
Geraldine 7, Sardis 0
Boaz 21, West Point 0
Hoover 7, Gadsden City 7
Ohatchee 14, Hokes Bluff 0
Piedmont 14, Glencoe 0
J.B. Pennington 14, Holly Pond 0
7:47 PM, Building on the lead: A St. Paul’s drive stalls in the red zone, but the Saints kick a 35-yard FG and now lead rival UMS-Wright 10-0 late in the second quarter.
7:40 PM, Not so fast: After Pike Road tied the game, Andalusia countered with a 71-yard TD run by Jamarion Burnett. Bulldogs back in front, 14-7 early in the second.
Enterprise 29, Davidson 7 (End 1)
Madison Academy 24, Westminster 0 (10:54 2nd)
Foley 7, Fairhope 7 (Essex Casey with a TD for the Lions, 6:03 left in the half)
Murphy 10, MGM 7 (5:54 2nd)
Athens 16, Hazel Green 7
Chickasaw 8, T.R. Miller 6 (5:08 2nd)
McAdory 21, Paul Bryant 3 (9:30 2nd)
Huntsville 14, Bob Jones 6 (End 1)
Ariton 20, Geneva County (and Alabama RB commit Emmanuel Henderson) 0
7:37 PM, Spartans rolling: A 24-yard FG from Reed Harradine gives Mountain Brook a 24-0 lead over Huffman with 11:57 left in the half.
All even: No. 1 Pike Road has forged a tie with upset-minded Andalusia. It’s 7-7 with 11:37 left in the first half.
7:35 PM, Adding to the advantage: Clay-Chalkville builds on its lead at Gardendale. Josh Bean with another nice highlight.
7:27 PM, In the early going …
Theodore 0, Daphne 0 (End 1)
Leeds 19, Moody 13 (10:17 2nd)
Chickasaw 8, T.R. Miller 0 (9:18 2nd)
MGM 7, Murphy 0 (End 1)
Lauderdale County 7, Danville 0 (End 1)
Andalusia 7, No. 1 Pike Road 0 (End 1)
Auburn 21, Dothan 0
Spanish Fort 28, Robertsdale 7
Cherokee County 7, Anniston 6
Parker 6, Ramsay 0 (End 1)
Hamilton 13, Oak Grove 0 (9:25 2nd)
St. Paul’s 7, UMS-Wright 0 (End 1)
7:21 PM, Cougars take the lead on Gardendale: Here’s the score from former AL.com ace reporter Josh Bean …
7:25 PM, Scoreless Early: Gulf Shores and McGill-Toolen are 0-0 in the first.
7:19 PM, Defense! St. Paul’s forces 2 early UMS-Wright turnovers and leads the Bulldogs 7-0 in the traditional Battle of Old Shell Road in Mobile.
No. 4 Leeds 13, Moody 6 (3:30 left in the first)
Mountain Brook 21, Huffman 0: Will Waldrop with a 16-yard TD run.
Enterprise 21, Davidson 7
Early upset? Andalusia leads No. 1 Pike Road 7-0 with 4:22 left in the first.
Athens 16, Hazel Green 0
Ariton 7, Geneva County 0
Madison Academy 17, Westminster 0
7:16 PM, In the lead: Athens with a Dylan Roper TD and a safety. The Eagles lead Hazel Green 9-0 in the first quarter.
7:09 PM, Here they go again: Class 7A No. 1 Thompson up 7-0 on Spain Park on a TD run by Brandon Franklin. By my count, the Warriors have now outscored opponents 175-0 this year.
Fairhope 7, Foley 0: Glenn Patrick with a 7-yard TD run
No. 4 Leeds 7, Moody 6 with 9:05 left in the first
Madison Academy 10, Westminster 0 with 7:46 left in the first
Enterprise 7, Davidson 7 with seven minutes left in the first quarter.
Hamilton 6 Oak Grove 0, 5:05 1st
7:04 PM, He’s back! Quinshon Judkins is back in the lineup for Pike Road. He rips off a 20-yard run on the first carry against Andalusia.
7:03 PM, Starting early: Moody on top of Leeds 6-0 with 10:54 left in the first quarter.
Madison Academy with an early field goal and a 3-0 lead on Westminster.
Jayson Campbell with a 57-yard touchdown run for MGM, which leads Murphy 7-0 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Both teams looking for Win No. 1.
6:59 PM, What a night for football in Alabama …
6:56 PM, Setting the scene in North Alabama …
6:54 PM, Out of the lineup? Former Auburn commit Jarell Stinson was not announced in Opelika’s starting lineup tonight, according to an OA News Tweet. Stinson left last week’s win over Sidney Lanier due to injury.
6:45 PM, Season debut? Senior RB Quinshon Judkins — No. 11 on AL.com’s A-List of top senior prospects in the state — is warming up for Class 5A No. 1 Pike Road tonight. He has missed his team’s first three games with a hamstring injury.
6:36 PM, New look at for the Spartans: Mountain Brook finished its installation of the largest high school video board in the state of Alabama on Friday. The Mountain Brook Board of Education funded the video board that costs nearly $400,000 and will be reimbursed by the sponsorships sold from advertisements within five years. The video board is displayed on the school side of the stadium and is fully visible from the bleachers.
6:33 PM, Big one in Gardendale: The Rockets, playing their first home game, host streaking Clay-Chalkville tonight and Louisville QB commit Khalib Johnson. Here is a look in from Gardendale.
6:25 PM, Pray for Lotte: Spanish Fort coach Ben Blackmon’s young daughter, Lotte, is currently at USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital, battling a rhinovirus infection that has manifested into pneumonia. Blackmon has asked for prayers for his daughter and family on social media. He is at Spanish Fort’s game tonight against Robertsdale.
4:39 PM, Coaching change: Glencoe coach Brian Alred has stepped down after two games, the Gadsden Times reported. Alred was just 4-26 in his first three seasons at the school. The Yellow Jackets were off to an 0-2 start this season, after decisive losses to Randolph and Weaver. They are scheduled to play at Piedmont tonight. Defensive coordinator Jamison Wadley has been named interim coach.
Briarwood 42, Woodlawn 21
Decatur Heritage beat Vina, forfeit
Early Co. (Ga.) 31, Charles Henderson 9
Sweet Water 46, Fruitdale 6
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