ANNOUNCING: Meet the 7 semifinalists for the inaugural AHSAA Fan Challenge


We’ve seen some awesome school spirit. (Unsplash)

For the first time ever, AHSAA and The Bama Buzz teamed up for the AHSAA Fan Challenge to find the best student section in the state. In total, 34 schools submitted incredible videos showcasing all-star school spirit, sportsmanship and creativity. AHSAA has chosen seven semifinalists, one from each member class (1A-7A). Read on to find out who’s in the running to win $1,000 for their school.

Meet the semifinalists

We know schools are eager to find out who’s moving on to the next round, so let’s cut to the chase. Drum roll please… here are the seven semifinalists from each member class:

1A: Cherokee High School

2A: Lafayette High School

3A: Trinity Presbyterian School

4A: Montevallo High School

5A: Arab High School

6A: Helena High School

7A: Dothan High School

Showing off the spirit

We were blown away by the creativity and effort shown by each and every school that submitted a video. As the impressive submissions rolled in, we posted each one on The Bama Buzz’s Instagram account for fans to show even more enthusiasm for their schools. Check out each submission:

See the big winner

(Jacob Blankenship/The Bama Buzz)

The AHSAA Super 7 State Football Championships are one of the most exciting and highly-anticipated sporting events in the state, so it’s only right that we’d announce the winner of the first-ever AHSAA Fan Challenge during the event at Jordan-Hare Stadium!

What’s up for grabs? The school that wins the AHSAA Fan Challenge will receive a sportsmanship banner, promotion through Bham Now/The Bama Buzz and, of course, the ultimate bragging rights.

In addition, the winning school receives $1000 in prize money, to be utilized any way you wish to support your school, compliments of Bham Now/The Bama Buzz.

Each December, over the course of three days, the final two teams from each of Alabama’s seven classifications compete to be crowned as the new state champions. Each year, the event alternates between the three largest football facilities in the state, The University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium, Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium and the newly-built Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

This year, AHSAA looks forward to hosting the event in Auburn/Opelika from November 30-December 2.

Ready to buy your tickets? Visit GoFan to buy advance tickets to the event.

Here’s the official AHSAA Fan Challenge timeline:

  • Mon. August 29th — Announce challenge to schools and online 
  • Fri. October 21 (5PM) — Video submission deadline 
  • Fri. October 28 — Semifinalists announced to schools and online via AHSAA.
  • Fri. October 28-Fri. November 11 — Social Media voting period 
  • Nov. 30-Dec.2 — Winning school announced at Super 7 Football Championships with a representative from each semifinalist to attend

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