That is great news for the AHSAA. The 2020 Super 7 State Football Championships are scheduled to be held at Bryant-Denny Stadium on the UA campus Dec. 2-3-4.
“The AHSAA is excited to be returning to the Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Super 7 this season, and are also grateful to the SEC for keeping the date available for our high schools,” said AHSAA Associate Executive Director Alvin Briggs. Mr. Briggs also oversees the sport of football for the AHSAA.
“We are proud of the long-standing partnership we have had with the City of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama and its athletic department on behalf of our member schools in the AHSAA.”
The current Super 7 format has alternated the state football championships between Auburn and Tuscaloosa since 2009. It was Alabama’s time to host last year, but due to construction at the stadium, the cities of Auburn and Opelika and Auburn University graciously agreed to host the Super 7 Championships in 2018 and 2019.
Moving forward, the City of Birmingham and the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) will join the rotation with the Super 7 Football Championships being held at the city’s new Protective Stadium in 2021.
The AHSAA kicks off its 2020 football season Thursday night with Pike Road and Montgomery Catholic squaring off at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl in the Kickoff Classic as the headliner.