In what could possibly wind up as a future SEC West battle between quarterbacks, Peter Parrish led Phenix City Central to a convincing 52-7 defeat of Taulia Tagovailoa’s Thompson squad in the Class 7A Alabama state championship game on Wednesday night in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The win — Central’s 14th of the season — capped a perfect season for Parrish’s team. It was the team’s first state title in a quarter-century. The 45-point margin of victory was the most in Alabama Class 7A history.
The LSU quarterback pledge accounted for two touchdowns in the game before watching from the sideline for the final quarter. He totaled 178 yards in the game, including 78 yards by way of 5-of-9 passing and 100 yards rushing on 11 carries.