Hoover High School football

Marlon Humphrey Baltimore Ravens

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Humphrey, who graduated from Hoover High in 2014, is the Hoover school system's first alumnus selected in the first round of the NFL draft. more

May 9, 2017 4:48 PM Sports 2 Comments

Hoover track April 2017

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The school board agreed to spend at least $2.74 million to replace the football turf and tracks at Hoover and Spain Park high schools but left the door open to possibly upgrade to higher-quality tracks after track and field supporters objected. more

Apr 21, 2017 6:23 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover Football

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Hoover High School head football coach Josh Niblett brought senior linebacker Kholbe Coleman-Abrams and senior quarterback Garrett Farquhar to the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Tuesday, July 26, at the Gardendale Civic Center. more

Jul 26, 2016 4:19 PM Sports

2015 Signing Day

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Christian Bell will look elsewhere for his new college home. more

Jul 25, 2016 2:14 PM Sports 1 Comments

Josh Chapman

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The Hoover High graduate gets his start in coaching after playing in the NFL through 2014. more

Mar 23, 2016 2:03 PM Sports

Josh Niblett

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Hoover football coach Josh Niblett hit his 100-win mark at Hoover, but it’s fear of failure that drives him. more

Oct 27, 2015 4:22 PM Sports

Hoover is a lock for the playoffs, looks to improve position in post-season. more

Oct 20, 2015 9:00 PM Sports

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Catch up on the Hoover High School football season with recaps of the first four games. more

Sep 23, 2015 5:30 PM Sports

Chris Vacarella

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Ramsay High’s Chris Vacarella was a do-it-all star back in the early 1970s. If his son, Christopher, can put up half of the numbers his dad did back then, the Hoover Buccaneers quarterback will have done Dad proud. more

Aug 27, 2015 9:08 PM Sports

During High School Football Media Days, Coach Josh Niblett and key players talk about what to expect from the Bucs this season. more

Aug 5, 2015 3:49 PM Sports

Hoover football 2014

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Bucs will face Manatee Hurricanes more

Dec 22, 2014 6:59 PM Sports

The Hoover Bucs beat Prattville 35-21 for third straight title more

Dec 4, 2014 4:22 AM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover smashed Gadsden on Friday, Nov. 21 to advance to the first ever 7A state title game. more

Nov 22, 2014 4:35 AM Sports

Hoover, Spain Park and Shades Mountain Christian kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday. more

Sep 16, 2014 4:35 PM Sports

Need we say it? Coach Josh Niblett’s Hoover Buccaneers will be everyone’s pick to win Class 7A, Region 3 and the favorite to win the first Class 7A crown and perhaps a national championship. more

Jul 28, 2014 8:29 PM Sports

How does Coach Josh Niblett feel about his team's performance in the 2013 season? more

Apr 11, 2014 7:50 AM News

Football Bucs 2013 state title 27

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After two seasons of complete dominance over the ranks of Alabama high school football, the 2013 Hoover High Buccaneers have been recognized with the country’s top honors. more

Jan 7, 2014 5:45 PM , Sports

Excellent coaching decisions and a third-string, sophomore quarterback led the Hoover Bucs to a 28-6 win over Hillcrest of Tuscaloosa. more

Oct 12, 2013 7:34 PM Sports

The Hoover Sun has named Bucs quarterback Jack Hutcheson and Spain Park's Mickey Forrest as Players of the Week for their performances against Northridge High School and Wetumpka High, respectively. more

Sep 24, 2013 9:58 PM Sports

0213 Hoover Met Aerial

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Sept. 30, 1988 and Sept. 27, 2013—two dates separated by 25 years. The first date was when the first high school football game was played at the Hoover Met. The irony is the opponents involved then and now are the Bucs and the Vestavia Hills Rebels. more

Sep 24, 2013 9:38 PM Sports

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