Spanish Fort rolls past McAdory 45-14 to win 5A state championship

Spanish Fort players celebrate a first-half touchdown against McAdory Wednesday night. (

The Spanish Fort Toros, led by quarterback Joel Poe, cruised past McAdory 45-14 to win the AHSAA Class 5A State Championship Wednesday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Poe accounted for four total touchdowns -- three passing, one rushing -- in the Toros dominant performance against the previously undefeated McAdory. He finished the night with 177 yards passing.

Spanish Fort finishes the year 14-1, with their only loss coming to St. Paul's in week six of the regular season, a loss they avenged last week in the semifinals.

McAdory, who played their way into tonight's game by upsetting top-ranked Muscle Shoals last week, also finishes the season 14-1.

Spanish Fort's road to the 5A State Championship:Regular Season

Game 1:{} Spanish Fort 20, Daphne 14 (1-0)

Game 2:{} Spanish Fort 50, B.C. Rain 30 (2-0)

Game 3:{}{}Spanish Fort 56, Gulf Shores 7 (3-0)

Game 4:{}{}Spanish Fort 48, Faith Academy 14 (4-0)

Game 5:{}{}Spanish Fort 31, Fairhope 21 (5-0)

Game 6:{}{}Saint Paul's 31, Spanish Fort 21 (5-1)

Game 7:{}{}Spanish Fort 38, Vigor 30 (6-1)

Game 8:{}{}Spanish Fort 52, LeFlore 14 (7-1)

Game 9:{} Spanish Fort 44, Williamson 13 (8-1)

Game 10:{} Spanish Fort 52, Mobile Christian 6 (9-1)


1st Round:{} Defeated Carroll 51-7 (10-1)

2nd Round:{} Defeated Demopolis 38-14 (11-1)

Quarterfinals:{} Defeated Benjamin Russell 28-17 (12-1)

Semifinals:{} Defeated St. Paul's 24-10 (13-1)

Finals:{} Defeated McAdory 45-17 (14-1 5A State Champions)


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Tanner downs Washington County 28-14 to win 2A State Championship

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