By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor
There isn’t a hiding the success that Thompson Excessive Faculty athletics had throughout the 2019-20 sports activities season profitable 5 workforce state championships.
That success was just lately honored by MaxPreps, which named its high sports activities packages from the 2019-20 athletic yr on Thursday, Could 7, together with the Thompson boys’ packages.
Generally known as the MaxPreps Cup, the method was developed to establish the highest highschool athletic packages within the nation utilizing state championships and runner-up finishes to award factors.
Different elements affecting the purpose totals embrace reputation of sport, dimension of state, state enrollment divisions and the variety of colleges in every state enrollment division. Factors are additionally awarded for nationwide rankings the place accessible.
For the Thompson Warriors boys, they collected 749 factors after profitable the state soccer championship, the wrestling duals state championship, the wrestling general state championship, the bowling state championship and an eSports state championship. That was greater than sufficient to make Thompson the sixth finest boys athletic program within the nation.
Bozeman (Mont.) Excessive Faculty completed 30 factors forward of Thompson to shut out the highest 5, whereas Carmel (Ind.) Excessive Faculty took dwelling the cup with 854 factors.
With the spectacular season, Thompson additionally claimed the No. 1 general program in Alabama and No. eight general program within the nation no matter intercourse.
An enormous purpose for that was the success of the indoor monitor workforce and women bowling workforce, each of which completed as state runner-ups throughout the winter portion of the season.
The soccer workforce additionally gained factors along with profitable the state championship due to ending the season ranked 24th within the nation.
Thompson’s whole within the state competitors beat out Homewood by near 200 factors.
Along with these workforce sports activities gaining factors for the competitors, the Warriors additionally had a number of state champions in particular person competitions together with cross nation, monitor and subject and wrestling.