Midway through October, the Spain Park Jaguars (7-1, 6-0) were riding a 7-0 win streak into their matchup with Pelham (6-2, 4-2) and appeared to have 6A Region 7’s No. 1 seed locked down heading in the playoffs. But besides Pelham at the Jaguars’ heels, Oak Mountain and Stanhope Elmore – both 6-2 and 4-2 in the region as of Oct. 25 – were vying for placement.
Those four teams appeared poised for the playoffs, but defending champion Prattville was still in the mix if it could take down 6A Region 7 newcomer Chelsea (3-5, 1-5) on Oct. 26.
Alabama High School Athletic Association Playoffs begin Nov. 9 and end Nov. 30, with the 2012 Super 6 Finals scheduled for Dec. 6-7 at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.