The Homewood High Patriot football team (7-1, 6-0) was dominant on both sides of the ball through October and looks to ride the top ranking in 5A Region 4 into the playoffs.
Besides leading its region, Homewood also jumped into the state’s top 25 rankings at No. 24 after defeating Sylacauga on Oct. 12.
The Patriots, on a 6-0 streak at that point, followed up with a 69-7 manhandling of Shelby County on Oct. 19, bringing their record to 7-1. Homewood’s only loss was to Vestavia Hills in its first game of the season 32-17.
Patriot Luke Porter, following the game against Shelby County, was leading Region 4 in passing with 652 yards, and 334 of those were to Region 4’s receiving leader Devonte Wallace.
Alabama High School Athletic Association Playoffs begin Nov. 9 and end Nov. 30, with the 2012 Super 6 Finals scheduled for Dec. 6-7 at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.