Six teams headed to football playoffs

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Six high school football teams in Shelby County earned a trip to the postseason when playoff tiebreakers were settled following the final week of the regular season.

Spain Park High School, Briarwood Christian School, Chelsea High School, Montevallo High School and Vincent High School each clinched a berth in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.

Cornerstone Christian School advanced to the Alabama Independent Schools Association playoffs.

Spain Park (5-5) is back in the AHSAA Class 6A playoffs for the third consecutive season. The Jaguars, the No. 4 seed in Class 6A, Region 6, will travel to Oxford to face the Class 6A, Region 7 champions in the first round Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

Briarwood Christian, which advanced to the AHSAA Class 5A championship game a year ago, will host Athens in the first round Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. after the Lions (9-1) clinched a third consecutive Class 5A, Region 5 championship. Athens finished as the No. 4 seed in Class 5A, Region 8.

Chelsea, which finished as the No. 4 seed in Class 5A, Region 5, will travel to Class 5A, Region 8 champion Muscle Shoals in the first round of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Hornets (7-3) are making their second consecutive trip to the postseason.

Montevallo (4-5) earned the No. 4 seed in Class 3A, Region 4 and will travel to Class 3A, Region 1 champion Bayside Academy in the first round of the AHSAA Class 3A playoffs Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs are back in the Class 3A playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Vincent (8-2) finished runner-up in Class 2A, Region 4 and will host Southern Choctaw, the No. 3 seed in Class 2A, Region 1 in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 2A playoffs Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian (5-4) earned the No. 4 seed in AISA Class 1A, Region 2 and will take on undefeated AISA Class 1A, Region 1 champion Crenshaw Christian Academy in the first round of the AISA Class 1A playoffs Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Chargers are back in the AISA Class 1A playoffs for the first time since 2009.