West Blocton, Midfield lead Region 3 race
Published 3:12 am Wednesday, October 6, 2004
If the season ended today, Midfield, West Blocton, Clarke County and Aliceville would represent Class 3A Region 3 in the playoffs against Region 1.
Both Midfield and West Blocton enter week six unbeaten in both region play at 3-0 and overall at 5-0.
Clarke County and Aliceville would have the third and fourth playoff spots, as each stands 2-1 in region play and 4-1 overall.
Hayneville Central and Francis Marion are both tied for fifth at 1-2 in region play and 2-3 overall. Sumter County and West Blocton are all but out of the playoff hunt at 0-3 in region and 0-5 overall.
If the the playoffs started today, T.R. Miller and Pike County would have the top two seeds and first-round home games out of Region 1. Slocomb and Straughn are deadlocked for the third and fourth place seeds.
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The Alabama High School Athletic Association has made another adjustment with its postseason schedule.
Only the Class 3A and Class 6A state championship games will be held at Legion Field in Birmingham. The remaining games of the Super Six (Class 1A, 2A, 4A and 5A) have been moved to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Those games will be played Thursday, December 9.
Class 1A and 4A title games will be Friday, December 10. Class 2A and 5A will be played on Saturday, December 11.
The split in the locations came as a result of Legion Field hosting the SWAC championship game that weekend.
The AHSAA has also transferred the location of its state All-Star Sports Week from Montgomery to Huntsville for the next two years due to renovation work at the Montgomery Civic Center. Next year's competition will be held July 11-16.
Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the Muscle Shoals-Florence area were also under consideration before the AHSAA chose Huntsville.
The T.R. Miller Quarterback Club has rescheduled its Tailgate Party for October 29, which has now become the home date against Abbeville.
The 20th anniversary celebration of the Tigers' 1984 state championship football team has also been
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rescheduled for the October 29 game against Abbeville.
The T.R. Miller Football Parents Picture Day will be November 4 at 5 p.m. at Brewton Municipal Stadium.
Both the T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal volleyball teams have declined to participate in the rescheduled Clarke County Tournament on October 16.
The tournament was originally slated for September 25, but was postponed due to Hurricane Ivan.
"It's a good tournament for us, but now it is scheduled at a bad time. We've got players involved in band competition that weekend and many of the others including myself had plans already scheduled for that day," T.R. Miller coach Sharon Peacock said.