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Auburn HS Heads to Iron Bowl-Like State Championship

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By Chelsa Messinger

Auburn did the unthinkable by upsetting Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

Auburn High School hopes to do the same when they play powerhouse Hoover in the AHSAA 6A State Football Championship.

"Hopefully we have the same outcome," said Auburn High School Quarterback Bradley Northcutt.

Auburn has rattled off 8 straight wins en route to an 11-1 record and a trip to the SEC Championship.

Auburn High School has won their past 11 straight games, they're 13-1, and headed to the AHSAA State Championship.

"We've kind of had parallel seasons," said Auburn High School Head Coach Tim Carter. "I think the week [Auburn] lost to LSU was the week we lost [to Smiths Station]. We've kind of been in tandem."

"We've taken a lot of motivation from Auburn this season with the big wins that they've had," said Auburn High School Linebacker Rashaan Evans.

Evans and several other Auburn High players were on the sidelines to see both Auburn's wins over UGA and Alabama.

"Nobody really gave them a shot," said Auburn High School Wide Receiver Tyus O'Neal. "I was at the Alabama game, and watching them win at the last second? That pumped me up."

Much like Auburn University, Auburn High faces an Alabama-like team this Friday.

"We're kind of going up against Goliath," said Carter.

Hoover High School comes in as the defending State Champions. The Bucs have been to the past five-straight State Title games, and have won 7 State Championships since 2000.

This is Auburn High School's first-ever appearance in the 6A State Championship.

"A lot of people call this State Title game 'The Hoover Invitational', so we're just glad to be invited this year," said Carter.

Auburn High has already made history by making it to the program's first-ever State Title game.

"Making history like that is not only a big accomplishment for me personally, but the whole city of Auburn," said Evans.

"We're definitely excited. But we know we have one more game."

The 6A State Championship is set for 7:00 p.m. this Friday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.



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