AHSAA Releases First Prep Spotlight of 2022 High School Football Season | high schools
MONTGOMERY – Fairhope High School junior Nolan Phillips returned a 75-yard interception as time expired Friday night to lift the Pirates to a 34-28 win over Spanish Fort in the season opener for the two neighboring Baldwin County rivals. He snatched the long pass through the air at the Pirates 25-yard line, then displayed an incredible tackle after tackle on the return that culminated with him crossing the goal line – with his teammates storming the end zone to congratulate him. .
For his efforts, Phillips won the AHSAA Prep Football Spotlight for Week Zero – edging another last-game defensive touchdown by Cullman seniors Garrett Hall and Ben Washburn as the Bearcats beat Mars Hill Bible 13-10.