Franklin County Times
St. Paul's upsets Briarwood for 5A championship
BIRMINGHAM – Briarwood Christian senior Jake Moorer blocked a St. Paul's punt with nine seconds left and Walker May returned the kick eight yards for a touchdown to pull the Lions to within one point, 14-13.
That dramatic play was topped just moments later when Joshua Lancaster slipped through to get his hands on Matthew Gordon's extra-point try, blocking the kick and preserving St. Paul's first football title in school history.
Central captures Class 4A title
BIRMINGHAM – Two big defensive plays and a clutch fourth-down pass completion – all in the second quarter – ignited second-ranked Central Falcons at Legion Field Thursday night and the Tuscaloosa school captured its first state title since 1995 in the process with the 34-7 win over fifth-ranked Deshler (12-3).
Leroy repeats as Class 2A champs
BIRMINGHAM – Leroy junior quarterback Clint Moseley passed for 243 yards and three touchdowns and the third-ranked Bears won their second consecutive Class 2A state championship at Legion Field Friday afternoon, 25-20 over top-ranked Fyffe.
Sweet Water wins Class 1A title
BIRMINGHAM – Senior running back Anthony Landrum rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries and captured his third Super 6 Class 1A championship game MVP award as the top-ranked Bulldogs won 42-7 over second-ranked Talladega County Central.
The annual Millenium Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Monday, December 31. The race is the only midnight run in north Alabama, and it will be held at First Baptist Church in Killen beginning at 11:45 p.m. For more information, contact Frank Spires at email@example.com or (256) 760-9502.