By Stan J. Griffin: November 16, 2015
The second round of the state high school football playoffs proved fruitful for six teams in the Tuscaloosa/West Alabama area as lived to play for at least another week, with their dreams of capturing a state championship still very much alive.
However, for seven other local schools, their title hopes were squelched as successful seasons ended in defeat.
One of those teams that continues its hunt for that state title trophy, while also chasing perfection is Ryan Lolley's Gordo Greenwave.
The No. 2 Greenwave moved to 12-0 on the season last Friday, while advancing in the Class 3A playoffs with an impressive 33-14 road win against Opp.
After a scoreless first quarter, Gordo exploded in the second period, outscoring the host Opp team 21-0.
At the end of three, Gordo still had a comfortable 27-6 advantage and was able to hold onto a comfortable lead in the final quarter.
Opp's season ended at 8-4.
Koy Chapman threw three touchdown passes, to Tyler Davis, Ben Davis and Collin Herring, for the Greenwave, which now hosts Bayside Academy.
In other playoff action involving Tuscaloosa/West Alabama teams last Friday, it was:
Fayette County 40, Cleburne County 23: Lance Tucker's Tigers improved to 8-4 and advanced in the Class 4A playoffs by defeating Cleburne County in Heflin.
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The varsity cheerleading squad of Holy Spirit Catholic School in Tuscaloosa attended the Universal Cheerleading Association’s cheerleading, mascot and dance camp held at the indoor football practice facility at The University of Alabama the week of June 16.
The team earned two first place trophies for spirit cheer and overall small varsity squad, a 2nd place trophy for the sideline cheer competition and a 5th place trophy for dance at the final showcase in addition to three blue ribbons and five superior ribbons earned throughout the week.
Sydney Colburn, Holy Spirit upcoming 10th grade student, was chosen for the All American team.