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|Thompson High School|
Thompson High School
1921 Warrior Parkway
|School district||Alabaster City Schools|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and black|
Thompson High School is located in the city of Alabaster, Alabama.
The school is named after Thomas Carlyle Thompson, who donated the land and most of the funds to build the original high school building which is now the intermediate center. Thompson High School's first official school day was October 3, 1921. The former site of Thompson High School was not established until the 1980s. It was part of the Shelby County School District, but as of July 1, 2013 has pulled out and joined the Alabaster City School System.
The school mascot is the Warriors. The school colors are red, white, and black. Thompson has approximately 2,000 students. It participates in 7A level sports in Alabama. The school's wrestling team, established in 2007, won five state titles in a row (four 6A & one 7A) from 2011 to 2016.The wrestling team won its sixth state title in 2018 (7A).
The Thompson High School Football team went 12–1 during the 2017 season; defeating Hoover High School to win the 7A Region 3 championship.The Warriors fell in the semi-finals against Hoover High School that year. The following year in 2018, Thompson's football team advanced to the AHSAA 7A Finals for the first time in over three decades. In 2019, the Warriors went 12-1 and advanced to the AHSAA 7A Finals were they beat the Central-Phenix City Red Devils 40–14, giving Thompson their first football state championship since 1983. Senior quarterback Sawyer Pate took home the game's MVP, and went 14–22 with 239 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 7 yards and another touchdown.
The 2019 fall eSports season was the first for Thompson, and the Warriors went all the way to the finals to face off against Bob Jones for the AHSAA League of Legends State Championship. The Warriors lost the first match, but came back and won two straight to win the title.
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