• 61°
The Madison Academy Mustangs fell in round two of the AHSAA State Playoffs, thus ending the 2020 season for local teams.

Round One Of State Football Playoffs: Two Local Teams Lose, One Advances To Round Two

MADISON- Then there was one.

The first round of the AHSAA post-season playoffs saw just one of the three local teams advance to round two as both James Clemens and Sparkman lost in round one while Madison Academy advanced with a convincing victory.

Madison Academy

Class 4-A unbeaten and second ranked Madison Academy opened a tight game in the third quarter with 27 unanswered points to post a 49-14 win over Dora in the contest hosted by the Mustangs at Bill Washington Stadium.

Mustangs’ quarterback Avery Seaton scored five touchdowns, but the game was a dogfight until the host squad went on a 95-yard drive and touchdown in the last two minutes of the second quarter to open a 22-14 lead. Dora was held scoreless in the second half as Madison Academy added 27 points in the third quarter alone, including an 80-yard fumble recovery scoop and score by Will Stokes.

Madison Academy (10-0) will host Northside (9-2), a 20-13 first round victor over Deshler, in round two of the playoffs.

James Clemens

The tenth ranked James Clemens Jets fell behind early and trailed 35-nothing at halftime and could never challenge third ranked Hewitt-Trussville as the host Jets fell to the visiting Huskies 55-12 in the Class 7-A first round matchup.

Hewitt-Trussville led 55-0 before James Clemens (8-3) had two late scores for the final count. Hewitt-Trussville (9-2) had two special team scores to add insult to injury to end the Jets’ 2020 season.

Sparkman

The second ranked Hoover Buccaneers (10-1) cruised to a 49-14 victory over Sparkman in the Class 7-A first round game held at the Hoover Met. The unranked visiting Senators trailed 14-0 with four minutes remaining in the first half, but Joseph Fortson unrolled a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to cut the Bucs’ lead in half. Hoover wasted little time to retaliate scoring two minutes later for a 21-7 halftime lead.

Hoover scored 28 additional points in the second half while holding Sparkman to one score. Sparkman ends the season at 6-5.

James Clemens High School

Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education awards James Clemens

Huntsville

Alex Cole earns Eagle Scout rank with school beautification project

Huntsville

‘Into the Woods Jr.’ to unfold on Madison Academy campus

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

James Clemens High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects Yewon Lee for institute

Madison

Elementary students excel in play at State Scholastic Chess Championship

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

Madison

Huntsville Ballet Company is back with Peter and the Wolf – April 16-18

Madison

Hubert Family Farms finding success with area’s first “pick your own tulip” experience

Madison

Community tips lead police to Harvest man accused of sexual abuse of a child

x