Memorable moments (and snow) from the 2017 AHSAA Super 7 in Tuscoosa

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Crowning the champs

The Alabama High School Athletic Association crowned seven state champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa this week.

They were Hoover (7A), Sweet Water (1A), Hillcrest-Evergreen (3A), St. Paul's (5A), Lanett (2A), Pinson Valley (6A) and UMS-Wright (4A). 

Here are some of the top moments from an eventful week.

CUTLINE: St. Paul's Wilder Wing gives the thumbs up after his team's 17-14 win over Briarwood Christian on Thursday in the Class 5A title game.


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White out!

Tuscaloosa woke up to snow flurries on Friday morning as a winter storm blew through.

It wasn't quite cold enough for the precipitation to stick on the ground and cause heavy traffic, but it was an unusual issue in Super 7 history.

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It also didn't cause any delays or postponements in the final three games of the week.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Tuscaloosa. #Super7

— Ben Thomas (@BenThomasPreps) December 8, 2017


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SEC commits show out

Moonwalking to a title

St. Paul's veteran coach Steve Mask did a great imitation of a moonwalk Wednesday night after his team won its third Class 5A state title in four years.

Mask handed the trophy off to his team as they rushed toward him.

He quickly backed out of the way as the players celebrated.

What. A. Win. St. Paul's makes it 3 of 4 in Class 5A. #alpreps

— Ben Thomas (@BenThomasPreps) December 8, 2017

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On the run

Sweet Water won its 10th state title in much the same form as it won the previous nine -- by running the ball.

Pat Thompson's Bulldogs rushed for 283 yards and completed just one pass in beating Pickens County 20-6. Sweet Water averaged 5.1 yards per carry on 56 attempts.

It was the fourth title for Thompson, who won three as Stacy Luker's defensive coordinator.