On a night where Hillcrest payed tribute to a classmate who passed, Cameron Prince, its offense came out looking like a different group in the second half to secure a win in honor of their friend and bid to the AHSAA Semi-Finals.
The Hillcrest Patriots (11-2) will be moving on the the AHSAA Class 6A semifinals after defeating the Saraland Spartans (10-3) at home 24-16. The Patriots scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to get back to the 6A semifinals for the first time since 2017.
Friday Night Lights is coming down to the wire, and for the Hillcrest Patriots, that means putting another big region rivalry win under their belt against the McAdory Yellow Jackets, pulling the upset 30-7.
McAdory showed their explosive nature quickly, scoring on a 3-drive possession; a 46-yard pass to Jabari Strait, then two handoffs to RB Roderick Thomas for the fast score to put them up 7-0.
It was a party on Patriot Parkway as the Hillcrest Patriots (4-2, 2-1) defeated the Northridge Jaguars (6-1, 3-1) 49-14, handing the Jaguars their first loss of the season.
Hillcrest started off strong, holding Northridge to a 3-and-out; then, proceeded to charge down the field, for an eight play, 74-yard drive. Pat...