Wade on Birmingham

Hoover, Leeds playing for respective state football championships


Hoover - Vestavia Hills 2013

Hoover, right, defeated Vestavia Hills 31-28
in Friday’s semifinals.

Two Birmingham-area teams are back in the state high school football championship games this week. Defending 6A champ Hoover is making its 13th trip in 14 years, while Leeds returns for its third trip to the 3A finals in 5 years.

Hoover (14-0) will play Auburn (13-1) on Friday. Leeds (12-2) will play undefeated Madison Academy today. The Green Wave of Leeds won titles in 2008 and 2010.

All Super Six games take place today and Friday at Tuscaloosa’s Bryant-Denny Stadium, airing on CBS 42.2 and streaming online. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, and available online.


  • 11 a.m.: Class 3A: Leeds (12-2) vs. Madison Academy (14-0)
  • 3 p.m.: Class 1A: Maplesville (14-0) vs. Pickens Co. (14-0)
  • 7 p.m.: Class 5A: Spanish Fort (14-0) vs. Muscle Shoals (13-1)


  • 11 a.m.: Class 4A: Charles Henderson (14-0) vs. Oneonta (13-1)
  • 3 p.m.: Class 2A: Washington Co. (13-1) vs. Tanner (12-1)
  • 7 p.m.: Class 6A: Auburn (13-1) vs. Hoover (14-0)

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