The 2017 Southern Soccer Challenge (SSC) will be played March 31 – April 1, and features teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee.  The 8-team format enables three full-length matches for each team over the two-day competition, with the opening round determining the Cup and Medal flights. 

Click Here for: SSC 2017 Schedule  


In-State Teams Out-of-State Teams


  • Randolph School (Huntsville)
  • Huntsville High School (Huntsville)
  • Sparkman High School (Harvest)
  • Auburn High School (Auburn)


  • Valley View High School (Jonesboro, AR)
  • Pebblebrook High School (Mableton, GA)
  • Fred J. Page High School (Franklin, TN)

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Each team is scheduled to play three (3) games at the John Hunt Soccer Complex (2151 Airport Road, 35802), weather-permitting.  In the case of saturating rain but safe playing conditions, games will be played at Milton Frank Stadium (2801 15th Avenue, 35805) as a back-up venue with adjusted schedules and shortened game lengths.

Winners of Friday evening matches advance to the Cup Division others compete in the Medal Division, and there is a final and consolation for both flights.

We will follow FIFA and NFHS laws of the game except where AHSAA rules differ in which case AHSAA rules take precedence.  Games lengths will be 40-minute halves, with two (2) 5-minute golden goal overtime periods and KFTM, if necessary.

The team listed on the top of the bracket is the home team for the match and shall wear light or contrasting color.

Directions to John Hunt click here: John Hunt Soccer Complex

SSC tournament history

The SSC is an annual invitational tournament hosted by Grissom Men’s Soccer and sanctioned by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).  Established in 2003 as a competitive venue to attract teams from the southeast and across the nation, the SSC is played at the premier stadium fields at the John Hunt Soccer Complex; a recurring site of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Final Four.

Recent results are as follows: