Rivals to collide

Bo Bradford (left) and Section take on Derek Bearden and NSM in the Class 2A Boys Area 15 Tournament semifinals Tuesday night at Fyffe High School.

The high school basketball season’s postseason officially begins on Monday.

The regular season wrapped up Friday night, and now teams turn their focus to making a postseason run and chasing the ultimate prize, a state championship.

The AHSAA basketball postseason format begins with area tournaments, with champions and runners-up advancing to the sub-regional play Feb. 10 (girls) and Feb. 11 (boys). 

Sub-regional winners advance to play in the Northeast Regional Feb. 13-19 at Jacksonville State University’s Pete Mathews Coliseum. Regional winners advance to the AHSAA State Tournament is Feb. 24-29 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex’s Legacy Arena.

Five Jackson County teams will host area tournaments by virtue of winning regular-season area championships. 

North Jackson hosts both the Class 4A girls and boys Area 14 Tournaments and Skyline hosts both the Class 1A girls and boys Area 14 Tournaments while Pisgah hosts the Class 3A girls Area 15 Tournament.

Here is the complete area tournament schedules for Jackson County teams:

 

GIRLS AREA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Class 5A Area 14 at Brewer (Florette)

Monday

Brewer vs. Guntersville, 6 p.m.

Scottsboro vs. Arab, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 7 p.m.

 

Class 4A Area 14 at North Jackson (Stevenson)

Tuesday

DAR vs. Randolph, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 5:30 p.m.

North Jackson vs. DAR/Randolph winner

 

Class 3A Area 14 at Pisgah

Monday

Pisgah vs. Geraldine, 6 p.m.

Sylvania vs. Plainview, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Championship Game, 6:30 p.m.

 

Class 2A Area 15 at Ider

Monday

Section vs. Ider, 6 p.m.

NSM vs. Fyffe, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 6 p.m.

 

Class 1A Area 14 at Skyline

Monday

Skyline vs. Gaylesville, 3 p.m.

Woodville vs. Valley Head, 6 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 6 p.m.

 

BOYS AREA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Class 5A Area 15 at Guntersville

Tuesday

Scottsboro vs. Arab, 6 p.m.

Guntersville vs. Brewer, 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Championship Game, 7 p.m.

 

Class 4A Area 14 at North Jackson (Stevenson)

Tuesday

DAR vs. Randolph, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 7 p.m.

North Jackson vs. DAR/Randolph winner 

 

Class 3A Area 15 at Plainview (Rainsville)

Tuesday

Pisgah vs. Plainview, 6 p.m.

Sylvania vs. Geraldine, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 7 p.m.

 

Class 2A Area 15 at Fyffe

Tuesday

Fyffe vs. Ider, 6 p.m.

NSM vs. Section, 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Championship Game, 6 p.m.

 

Class 1A Area 14 at Skyline

Monday

Skyline vs. Gaylesville, 4:30 p.m.

Woodville vs. Valley Head, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Championship Game, 7:30 p.m.

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