Fort Payne, St. Paul’s Clinch 6A Boys’ Finals Berths

Class 6A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
Fort Payne 2, Homewood 0
    HUNTSVILLE – Fort Payne scored twice in the second period and the Wildcats’ defense did the rest in a 2-0 AHSAA Class 6A boys’ semifinal victory over defending state champion Homewood Friday at John Hunt Soccer Complex.
    The 29th AHSAA Class 6A Girls’ Soccer Championships got underway Thursday with semifinal matches in Classes 1A/3A and 4A/5A for boys and girls. Friday’s schedule includes Class 6A and Class 7A boys’ and girls’ semifinals as well as the 1A/3A and 4A/5A girls’ and boys’ championship matches.
     All finals are being live-streamed by the NFHS Network over its subscriber-based platform at www.nfhsnetwork.com.
    With the victory, Fort Payne (17-9-1) will face St. Paul’s Episcopal (16-6-2) in the 6A finals Saturday at noon. Scoring goals for Coach Tony Shanklin’s Wildcats were junior forwards Norman Romero and Kenneth Toledo. The first goal by Romero broke a scoreless tie early in the second period at 46:31. Toledo added the insurance goal with just 34 seconds remaining in the match.
    Fort Payne freshman goalkeeper Alex McPherson had six saves and Homewood junior keeper Noah Klein had eight saves.

Class 6A Boys’ Soccer Semifinals
St. Paul’s Episcopal 2, Pelham 1
    HUNTSVILLE – Senior forward Coleman Little scored two goals, the last one coming at 65:48, to lift St. Paul’s Episcopal past Pelham 2-1 in the Saints Class 6A boys’ state semifinal match Friday at John Hunt Soccer Complex.
    Little gave the Saints (16-6-2) of Coach Chad Harrelson an early lead with the first goal of the match at 5:23 in the first period.  Pelham (16-10-1) tied the match in the second period when senior midfielder Irvin Rodriguez Benitez slipped a shot into the net at 52:29.  Pelham had eight shots on goal, but Saints goalkeeper Grayson Myles stopped six – to secure the win. David Clinton had two saves as the Panthers goalkeeper.


AHSAA State Soccer Championships
John Hunt Soccer Complex, Huntsville

Semi-final matches are scheduled 1A/3A and 4A/5A Thursday, May 9; for 6A and 7A, Friday, May 10. Finals will be May 10 (1A/3A and 4A/5A) and May 11 (6A and 7A). The NFHS Network will live-stream all finals. Vestavia Hills HS NFHS SBP will live-stream the 7A girls’ match Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens).

CLASS 1A/3A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

Altamont (13-6-2) 2, Westminster Christian (12-8-1) 0
Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1) 4, Cottage Hill Christian (17-5-0) 0

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Altamont (15-6-1)  5, Collinsville (16-7-0) 1
Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 2, Westminster-Oak Mountain (13-7-0) 1

CLASS 4A/5A 
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS
Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) 3, St. John Paul II Catholic (12-5-3) 0
Montgomery Academy (21-3-1) 5, John Carroll Catholic (13-4-1) 2

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS

Springville (20-6-0) 3, St. John Paul II Catholic (16-6-1) 1
Briarwood Christian (20-1-3) 2, Montgomery Academy (24-6-0) 1

CLASS 6A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

Homewood (18-4-5) 8, Decatur (12-6-2) 0
Chelsea (21-2-1) 8, St. Paul’s Episcopal (17-4-2) 0

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Fort Payne (17-9-1) 2, Homewood (19-3-4) 0
St. Paul’s Episcopal (16-6-2) 2, Pelham (16-10-1) 1



CLASS 7A
GIRLS’ SEMIFINALS

Vestavia Hills (20-0-0) vs. James Clemens (13-4-2), Fri., May 10, 1 p.m. (live-streamed by Vestavia Hills HS NFHS Network SBP)
McGill-Toolen (13-4-2) vs. Auburn (14-6-3), Fri., May 10, 1 p.m.

BOYS’ SEMIFINALS
Hoover (17-4-3) vs. Florence (15-3-0), Fri., May 10, 3 p.m.
McGill-Toolen Catholic (18-5-4) vs. Enterprise (13-5-4), Fri., May 10, 3 p.m.


AHSAA STATE FINALS
(All live-streamed by the NFHS Network, www.nfhsnetwork.com)
Class 1A/3A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Altamont (15-6-1)  vs. Bayside Academy (19-2-2) 
Class 4A/5A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 5 p.m.
Southside-Gadsden (21-2-0) vs. Montgomery Academy (21-3-1)
Class 4A/5A Boys’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.
Springville (20-6-0) vs. Briarwood Christian (20-1-3) 
Class 1A/3A Girls’ Championship, Fri., May 10, 7 p.m.
Altamont (13-6-2) vs. Westminster-Oak Mountain (16-2-1)

Class 7A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Class 6A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.
Homewood (18-4-5) vs. Chelsea (21-2-1)
Class 6A Boys’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon
Fort Payne (17-9-2) vs. St. Paul’s Episcopal (16-6-2)
Class 7A Girls’ Championship, Sat., May 11, noon

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