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Maplesville football state championship (photo gallery)

Maplesville players pray before the start of last week's Class 1A football state championship game against Cedar Bluff at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. (Photos by Brandon Sumrall and Stephen Dawkins)

Maplesville players pray before the start of last week’s Class 1A football state championship game against Cedar Bluff at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. (Photos by Brandon Sumrall and Stephen Dawkins)

Maplesville’s football team claimed its second consecutive Class 1A state championship—and third in school history—on Dec. 3 with a 59-24 win over Cedar Bluff at the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.