ALEXANDRIA, AL (WBRC) - Mortimer Jordan rallied past Alexandria 42-36 in overtime to advance to the school's first appearance in a state football championship.
Blue Devils' wing back Hunter Bartlett scored from 10 yards out in overtime to give his team its first lead since 6-0.
Alexandria needed a touchdown to tie, but Mortimer Jordan's defense held to secure the win.
MJHS quarterback Duncan Hodges says it was a great game.
"We fought to the very end and we were not going to be denied," Hodges said.
The loss ends the Valley Cubs' season at 11-2.
Mortimer Jordan improves to 13-1 and will play in the Class 5A championship game Thursday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.