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“That was a heck of a high school football game. Hats off to Coach (Steve) Mask and his staff. We had to come out here tonight and really play well. We had a few miscues, but we found a formula that worked for us.” -Vigor coach Deric Scott after his teams 27-20 win over St. Paul’s.

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“When they got to a seven-minute game, they (Vigor) was able to run it right at us, and it’s hard to stop somebody shoe to shoe and a wave of green. Give Vigor credit — they won the game and they played well. I thought we fought our guts out, but we just came up short.” St. Paul’s Steve Mask after the Vigor loss.

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“I’m just proud of this team.  We stayed the course and showed a lot of resilience. That’s such a big win for this program. Now these kids really believe, we can be down late in the game and just stay the course. Keep pressing, keep pressing and focus, and good things will happen. ” – Paul W. Bryant coach Eldrick Hill after his team beat Bessemer City 25-20.

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“Lanier has a good team and we had to weather the storm tonight. Defensively, we had to put pressure on No. 4 (James Foster). When we didn’t, he made some plays. Offensively, Uziah McDaniels did a great job running the ball and Cam did a great job running the offense. We still have a lot of things we need to clean up, but this was a huge win.” – Park Crossing coach Smitty Grider after his Thunderbirds beat undefeated  Sidney Lanier 34-19.

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“The first half we just couldn’t get them off the field on third downs. We missed some tackles and missed some assignments. It’s tough playing against the triple option sometimes. When you don’t touch the ball like that, then offensively, it makes it that much more important that you make something happen when you have the football. Sometimes you have to overcome all these kinds of things to win.” — Hoover’s Josh Niblett after a 17-7 win over Vestavia Hills.

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“It means a lot, especially for the seniors buying in. They’re the ones who lead the team. They worked hard for us. They did everything that we asked them to do and now they had the chance to make the playoffs. We want to finish out the next two ball games and get ready for the playoff run.” — Sparkman Coach Laron White after his team secured its first playoff spot since 2006 in his first season as head coach with a 38-13 victory over Gadsden City.

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