Pisgah's Gilbert named County MVP
Pisgah, North Sand Mountain and Section football players have been honored for their play in Class 2A Region 7 play this past season.
The Scottsboro football team posted a runner-up finish in Class 5A Region 7 this season, and a number of players that contributed to the Wildcats’ strong run in region play have been recognized for their efforts.
After the Pisgah football team fell in the de facto Class 2A Region 7 championship game to Fyffe back in Week 8, the Eagles’ goal from the second the scoreboard clock hit all zeros became clear.
Even though a thickening fog settled across the field at Southeastern Stadium, the Pisgah football team could see where it was going — the state quarterfinals.
Scottsboro did not complete a pass Friday night. It didn’t need to. The Wildcats ran for 345 yards on its way to a convincing win against Brewer in the first round of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Trammell Stadium.
Earlier this season, Scottsboro head football coach Cris Bell said the Wildcats’ goal entering Class 5A Region 7 was to play in November in the state playoffs.
Luke Gilbert moved back to wide receiver last Friday night after playing the previous two games at quarterback, but the sophomore showed he hadn’t forgotten how to play the position during that span.
Leading into its first matchup with North Jackson, the Pisgah football team got a history lesson from its principal on the Eagles’ past rivalries with Bridgeport and Stevenson, the schools that consolidated to form North Jackson in 1988.
The Scottsboro and Decatur football teams had not played one another in 31 years prior to Friday’s nights contest, but the game looked a lot like those matchups of yesteryear.
In the final game for both Woodville and Asbury this season, both teams seemed determine to end on a win, resulting in a back-and-forth game that ultimately saw the Rams coming away with their first win of the season, beating the Panthers 36-32.
It’s been more than three decades since the Pisgah football team last ventured off the north end of Sand Mountain to play a game.
Woodville head football coach Matt Sanders believes the Panthers are ending the 2022 football season in a much better place, but that has nothing to do with the location of their season finale.
North Sand Mountain and Collinsville have only played a few times in their program histories, but when they do, their tends to be some high stakes resting on the outcome.
The Woodville football team will close out Class 1A Region 7 play against the team that head coach Matt Sanders says could be considered No. 1-B in the region.
As for the Class 2A Region 7 standings, this week’s Pisgah-Section matchup will have no impact on the region’s playoff race.
Landon Keller completed 75% of his passes for North Sand Mountain in a key region win Friday night, with 63% of those completions going for touchdowns.