Thompson ranks 2nd within the 2020-2021 Nationwide Excessive College Soccer Ballot

Class 7A state champion Thompson took second place on the High School Football America 100 rankings for the 2020-2021 sports season.

HSFA put together a top 100 after the fall and another after the spring, as some states have postponed football until later in the year due to the pandemic.

The Warriors came in second in both polls behind the high-ranking IMG Academy.

Mark Freeman’s team went 14-0 last fall, beating opponents 604-222. The Warriors defeated Auburn 29-28 in the State Championship game.

Quarterback Conner Harrell was named Class 7A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, while DL / LB Jeremiah Alexander was named Lineman of the Year.

It was Thompson’s second straight state title.

Westlake (Austin, Texas), Grayson (Ga.) And Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) rounded out the top 5 in the final HSFA survey.

Thompson’s Region 3 rivals Hoover and Hewitt-Trussville also made it into the top 100. The Bucs were # 45, while the Huskies were # 80. Hoover went in 11-2, with the Warriors only suffering losses. Hewitt went 9-3, losing twice to Thompson and once to Hoover.

The only other Alabama team to make it into the top 100 were the Class 5A champion, St. Paul’s at 90th. The Saints went 15-0, beating Pleasant Grove 29-21 in the title game.

Two other teams were listed as “On the Bubble”.

The Class 7A runner-up, Auburn, was No. 108 while the Class 6A Champion, Pinson Valley, was No. 114. The Indians won their second title in three years behind Mr. Football and Alabama signatory Ga’Quincy McKinstry.

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