Class 6A state final
Armwood (13-1) vs. Miami Northwestern (9-5), 3 today, Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Jerome Ford and the size of Warren Thompson. How often are you going to find that?”
And the bigger the game, the better Hall performs.
He had two catches, both for long touchdowns, in a win over powerhouse Plant in the regular season. In the past two playoff games, Hall has a combined 13 catches for 408 yards and four touchdowns.
Hall’s penchant for big plays has played a crucial role in the Hawks (13-1) advancing to today’s Class 6A state final for a second straight season.
The scary thing for opponents is that Hall has plenty of time to get better.
After all, he is only a sophomore.
“I’m just scratching the surface,” Hall said.
Growing up, Hall played basketball and track. Once he tried football, nothing else mattered.
He said he started by roaming around at just about every position in youth leagues. “I played everything,” he said. Because of the talent at Armwood, Hall did not think he would get much playing time, so he enrolled at Durant. Initially, Hall wanted to be a running back.
On the field, Hall is electric. That much the Hawks knew when Hall enrolled in the second semester last school year.
What Armwood also discovered about its newfound star was he is more eclectic off the field.
Hall likes reptiles, such as lizards and snakes. He wants to get a boa constrictor as a pet, but he has yet to find the courage to ask his mother.
Hall also prefers rock over any other music genre. His favorite song is In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins. He wants to learn how to play it on his guitar, as well as Purple Rain by Prince.
“I’ll learn how to play those songs soon,” Hall said. “I just haven’t had much time because I’ve been so busy with football.”
All that preparation has led to today, when Hall and his teammates face Miami Northwestern (9-5) at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, a rematch of last year’s title game.
Will Hall’s youth be helpful or detrimental for the Hawks on high school football’s biggest stage?
“There really are not any nerves,” Hall said. “It’s just another game to me. There will be a lot more fans. It’ll be a little bit more loud. And a lot more expectations.
“I’m just trying to live up to those expectations.”
Agiye Hall has a combined 13 catches for 408 yards and four TDs in past two playoff games.