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Central QB against Fairhope earlier this season.
Robby Ashford scored on a 9-yard scramble in overtime to give give No. 2 Hoover a thrilling 23-20 win over No. 4 James Clemens Friday in Alabama high school football action involving Top 25 teams.
Ashford accounted for three touchdowns, the first a 32-yard pass to R.J. Hamilton and 8 yards to Anthony Hayes, before his game-winning score.
James Clemens had tied the score at 17-17 late in the third quarter on a 3-yard run by Dylan Blackburn. The game eventually went to overtime, and Hoover held James Clemens to a field goal before Ashford won it with his touchdown scramble.
In other big games involving ranked teams, No. 1 Central eliminated No. 6 Prattville, 24-6, No. 3 Thompson defeated No. 20 Florence, 38-31, No. 11 Auburn upset No. 8 McGill-Toolen by a 26-0 count, ninth-ranked Muscle Shoals knocked off No. 18 Gardendale and No. 21 outlasted No. 16 Eufalula, 56-49.
The only ranked team to be eliminated by an un-ranked squad was No. 19 Stanhope Elmore, which dropped a 35-32 game to Park Crossing.
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