Alabama football powers rise in national rankings

Birmingham, AL – Three Alabama high school football powers rose in this weeks edition of the High School Football America National Top 100 rankings.  

#21 Hoover Buccaneers (4-1) (3-0)

The Hoover Buccaneers jumped one spot to number 21 following a week 4 thumping of the 1-4 Tuscaloosa County Wildcats 63-0.  After taking a mid-season break last week, Hoover will take on the 3-2 Oak Mountain Eagles Friday night at the Hoover Met.  Look for Josh Niblett’s Bucs to breeze through their next three contests against region foe’s Oak Mountain, Huffman and Vestavia Hills before closing out the season will their two biggest tests, the Thompson Warriors (ranked third in class 7A) and Florida’s IMG Academy, currently ranked second nationally by High School Football America

#54 Hewitt-Trussville Huskies (5-0) (3-0)

Hewitt-Trussville jumped two spots to number 54 in this weeks rankings.  The Huskies are coming off back-to-back shutouts, blowing out region foe Buckhorn 49-0 and neighbor Center Point 59-0 in consecutive weeks.  The Huskies have outscored their first five opponents 260-59.  This week Hewitt makes their second of four trips from the Birmingham metro to the Tennessee Valley, this time to face the 3-2 Bob Jones Patriots.  Josh Floyd’s potent Husky offense should face it’s toughest test of 2017 when the 4-1 Sparkman Senators come calling on October 13th.  If the Husky Fast nation exits mid-October with an unblemished record Hewitt should cruise into the post season with their second consecutive perfect regular season.  

#61 Central – Phenix City Red Devils (5-0) (2-0)

Jemey Dubose’s Central Red Devils, currently ranked number 1 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association 7A top 10, jumped one spot this week to number 61.  The Devils, fresh off a 46-19 blowout of rival Opelika welcome a Enterprise Wildcats squad that will limp into Garrett-Harrison Stadium this Friday night at a disappointing 1-5.  The Wildcats, who have dripped five straight, are coming off a 39-0 shutout at the hands of the Theodore Bobcats.  The Devils remaining tests include a home matchup with the 4-2 Jeff Davis Volunteers, currently ranked eighth in 7A, and a showdown with the 4-1 Robert E. Lee Rebels at Cramton Bowl on October 21st. 

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