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2024 PBR AL Kickoff Classic Announced

PBR Alabama Staff


We are excited to announce the third annual PBR AL Kickoff Classic, an event that has been expanded to 14 quality high school programs in the state of Alabama for the 2024 high school season. The PBR AL Kickoff Classic will take place on Friday, February 16th and Saturday, February 17th at four local host sites that includes Gardendale HS, Hoover HS, Spain Park HS and Vestavia Hills HS. Each team will play a single game on Friday and two games on Saturday.

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The 2023 PBR AL Kickoff Classic was the second of its kind with 14 teams participating in the event at Hoover HS, Mountain Brook HS, Spain Park HS, and Vestavia Hills HS. Two of those teams (7A Vestavia Hills, 6A Oxford) would eventually go on to win their respective classification's state title in 2023, with the others advancing deep into the playoffs. There will be much more information coming as we get closer to the event, but for now, let's take a look at the 14 participating teams and the schedule for the 2024 PBR AL Kickoff Classic.


Participating Teams

Bob Jones Patriots Class 7A
Central-Phenix City Red Devils Class 7A
Chelsea Hornets Class 7A
Etowah Blue Devils* Class 4A
Gardendale Rockets Class 6A
Hartselle Tigers Class 6A
Helena Huskies Class 6A
Hoover Buccaneers Class 7A
Oak Mountain Eagles Class 7A
Oxford Yellow Jackets* Class 6A
Saraland Spartans Class 6A
Spain Park Jaguars Class 7A
Thompson Warriors Class 7A
Vestavia Hills Rebels* Class 7A

* = denotes 2023 State Champion.


Friday, February 16th

4:00 PM Thompson Spain Park Spain Park HS
4:00 PM Oak Mountain Hoover Hoover HS
4:00 PM Oxford Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills HS
4:00 PM Hartselle Gardendale Gardendale HS
6:30 PM Saraland Central-Phenix City Spain Park HS
6:30 PM Helena Chelsea Hoover HS
6:30 PM Bob Jones Etowah Gardendale HS


Saturday, February 17th

9:00 AM Oxford Spain Park Spain Park HS
9:00 AM Hartselle Hoover Hoover HS
9:00 AM Saraland Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills
9:00 AM Etowah Gardendale Gardendale HS
11:30 AM Oxford Helena Spain Park HS
11:30 AM Hartselle Thompson Hoover HS
11:30 AM Saraland Bob Jones Vestavia Hills HS
11:30 AM Chelsea Etowah Gardendale HS
2:00 PM Helena Spain Park Spain Park HS
2:00 PM Thompson Central-Phenix City Hoover HS
2:00 PM Bob Jones Vestavia Hills Vestavia Hills HS
2:00 PM Chelsea Gardendale Gardendale HS
4:30 PM Central-Phenix City Hoover Hoover HS


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