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By Staff
Franklin County Times
Basketball schedule
December 13
Prattville repeats as 6A champions
BIRMINGHAM – Prattville's Lions (15-0), ranked first all season in Alabama and second nationally, captured their second straight Class 6A state football title with the 14-0 shutout over Spain Park Saturday to close out the 2007 Super 6 state championships.
An estimated crowd of 20,000 was on hand at Legion Field as the Lions (15-0) extended their winning streak to 30 games-the longest current streak in the AHSAA.
Class 6A game MVP Jerodis Williams ran for 116 yards on 17 carries and scored the game's only touchdowns with first-half runs of 21 yards in the first quarter and 11 yards in the third period.
Cordova claims second 2A title
BIRMINGHAM – Junior running back Tim Simon ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries Saturday, but it was his diving slap of Chase Horn's final fourth-down pass of the game at the goal line that preserved the 21-13 win in the Super 6 Class 3A state football finals.
Simon's break-up of the pass intended for Quaimain Simmons came with just 24 seconds remaining allowed Cordova (15-0) to run out the clock.
Simon scored on runs of 1 and 5 yards and Jake Howton caught a 63-yard TD pass from Ryan Smith for the Blue Devils' touchdowns.
Clay County (14-1) scored first on a 41-yard keeper by Horn in the first quarter. A minute later Smith and Howton hooked up on the 63-yarder when freshman receiver Howton found himself wide open down the left hash mark near the 30 and then out-ran the Panthers' secondary to the end zone.
Millenium Run
December 31
The annual Millenium Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Monday, December 31. The race is the only midnight run in north Alabama, and it will be held at First Baptist Church in Killen beginning at 11:45 p.m. For more information, contact Frank Spires at fspires@spiresandassociations.com or (256) 760-9502.

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