Hoover, Prattville meet again in Class 6A title game
Jeff Sentell, Birmingham News, December 02, 2011 7:51 a.m.
Hoover High School seeks the ninth state title (two as Berry High School) in its vaunted program’s history tonight at 7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
The Bucs (13-1) are in the Class 6A final for the 11th time in 12 seasons, beginning with Rush Propst’s second season in 2000.
Prattville stands between Hoover placing its hands on a treasured championship trophy from the Alabama High School Athletic Association for the fifth time since 2004. The Lions (11-2) seek their fourth state title since 2004 and their fifth overall championship.
But even with all the repetition, this one’s a little different. There hasn’t been the same disparity in talent since an overachieving Prattville team shocked the Bucs with a 35-21 Super 6 win in 2006.
The Lions were rated the No. 1 team in the country by at least one service this summer. Prattville coach Jamey Dubose said his team already has 17 seniors committed to NCAA FBS programs.