Caleb Wilson makes a stop on an Alcoa ballcarrier during Scott's game against the Tornadoes at Highlander Stadium in Huntsville on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (LeEtta Boyatt/IH)

HUNTSVILLE — State-ranked teams are going to do what state-ranked teams do.

That was certainly the case with Alcoa on Friday, as the Tornadoes — the state’s top-ranked Class 3A team — excelled offensively and defensively in a 42-0, bounce-back win over Scott High.

Scott stood toe to toe with Alcoa for a while, staying within a touchdown until the midway point of the second quarter. But the Tornadoes took the game by storm in the waning minutes of the first half, turning three quick scores into a 28-0 halftime lead.

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The complete story can be found in the Sept. 7, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.