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Thompson (Alabama) football, led by 8th-grade quarterback Trent Seaborn, starts fast in state championship game

Led by a middle schooler at quarterback, the Warriors look to win their fourth consecutive state title in Alabama's highest classification

By the time Trent Seaborn finishes his high school football career, he could be a five-time state champion.

Currently in eighth grade, Seaborn has the chance to earn his first ring as the starting quarterback for one of the top football teams in the country.

Seaborn and Thompson squared off with Auburn in the AHSAA Class 7A state championship game Wednesday night, and the young quarterback showed no signs of the moment being too big for him. 

Thompson led 28-10 at halftime behind a dazzling performance from Seaborn, who competed 10 of 12 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns. 

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Seaborn connected with Kolby Hearn for a 48-yard touchdown in the first quarter to put the Warriors ahead by two scores. He hooked up with Korbyn Williams for two more touchdowns before the first half came to a close. 

Their final score before halftime was set up by a deep ball from Seaborn to Williams.

Thompson opened the season ranked No. 11 in the country coming off its third consecutive 7A state title, but the Warriors were dropped from the rankings following early-season losses to fellow Power 25 teams Buford (Georgia) and Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee).