Marvelous season comes to a close for the Thompson Warrior football team

The tears in Thompson High football head coach Mark Freeman’s eyes had nothing to do with what the Larry Simmons Stadium scoreboard read, even though the 31-12 Class 7A semifinal loss to Hoover meant the Warriors fell game short of playing for their ultimate goal this season.

The tears had more to do with saying goodbye to a season that was special in so many ways, perhaps most notably by the way it brought the Alabaster community together.

“You can’t take anything away from our kids, they fought their guts out,” Freeman said. “Some of these kids were 0-10 three years ago. I’m proud of our kids. I’m proud of where the communit