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2001 Super Six State Championship Summaries


All Super Six games played in Birmingham at Legion Field.
2001 Class 6A State Championship Game
Benjamin Russell vs. Homewood
Benjamin Russell
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
15   Homewood 18 L  
54   Russell County W  
45   Valley W  
41   Auburn W  
52   Midfield W  
35   Stanhope Elmore W  
48   B.T. Washington 13 W  
54   Wetumpka 24 W  
30   Eufaula W  
10   Opelika 20 L  
49   Blount 21 W  1st Rd
34   Oak Mountain 14 W  2nd Rd
45   Robertsdale 14 W  3rd Rd
24   Briarwood W  Semi
20   Homewood 13 W  Finals
  
55613-2-0 167
Region Record  6-0
Homewood
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
18   Benjamin Russell 15 W  
19   Briarwood 18 W  
28   Pleasant Grove 14 W  
30   Walker 12 W  
42   Curry 13 W  
35   Jackson-Olin 15 W  
31   Gardendale W  
47   Fairfield W  
51   Erwin W  
46   Vestavia Hills 22 W  
63   Etowah 26 W  1st Rd
45   Lee Huntsville 12 W  2nd Rd
20   Gardendale W  3rd Rd
31   Russellville 21 W  Semi
13   Benjamin Russell 20 L  Finals
  
51914-1-0 197
Region Record  7-0
Game Summary
Benjamin Russell
7 3 7 3 -- 20
Homewood
7 3 3 0 -- 13
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Homewood: Brandon Thornton 92 yard run (Chris Suther PAT) 11:35
Russell: Eric Brock 6 yard pass from Clay Harrelson (Brent Dye PAT) 6:46
Russell: Brent Dye 31 yard field goal 10:27
Homewood: Chris Suther 20 yard field goal 0:00
Homewood: Chris Suther 24 yard field goal 5:35
Russell: Clay Harrelson 3 yard run (Brent Dye PAT) 1:06
Russell: Brent Dye 25 yard field goal 3:15
 
  Russell Homewood
First Downs14 10
Rush/Yards45-180 26-150
Pass/Yards32 94
Pass att/com/int11-3-2 22-14-0
Total Yards212 244
Fumbles/Lost2-1 0-0
Punt/Avg.2-43.0 6-27.2
Penalties5-34 8-88
Time of Poss.25:06 22:54
   
 
Individual Stats
 Benjamin Russell 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Clay Harrelson24 137 1
Tyrone Martin12 41 0
Raymond Heard8 4 0
Team1-2 0
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Clay Harrelson11-3-2 32 1
     
    
     
     
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Brent Dye121 0
Eric Brock16 1
Jeremy Toler1 5 0
     
 Homewood 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Brandon Thornton12 132 1
Parker Gargis9 25 0
Bragg Knott5 -7 0
     
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Bragg Knott15-10-0 65 0
Parker Gargis5-3-0 34 0
Freddy Young1-1-0 -50
Team1-0-00 0
     
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Freddy Young6 42 0
Daniel Tourtellotte4 42 0
Houston Wurtele2 12 0
Brandon Thornton2 -2 0

Game MVP: QB Clay Harrelson, Benjamin Russell
Records: Benjamin Russell (13-2); Homewood (14-1)
Coaches: Willie Martin, Benjamin Russell and Bob Newton, Homewood
Game: Friday December 7, 2001 Legion Field, Birmingham
 
Summary:
          This was the fifth meeting between the two teams in the past three years. The short series was tied at two games apiece and each team wanted to win the rubber match. Homewood came up short by losing in a rematch of the previous year's title match by a score of 20-13.
          Brandon Thornton ran 92 yards for a touchdown on the game's second play, but it wasn't enough as Benjamin Russell came back to win the Class 5A state championship. The loss snapped a 25 game winning streak by the Patriots and handed the title to Benjamin Russell.
          The win gave Benjamin Russell their first state championship in school history.
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