The 2018 Southern Soccer Challenge (SSC) will be played April 6 & 7, at Huntsville High School (2304 Billie Watkins St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801), featuring eight (8) teams from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma.  Each team is scheduled to play three (3) full-length matches over the two-day competition, with the opening round determining the Cup and Medal flights.  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. 

For results and real-time announcements, visit SSCIT2018 or follow us on Twitter @GrissomSSC


Format and rules can be found here and below:

Grissom's SSC follows 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.  Consolation games will end if tied after regulation.

Directions to Huntsville High School (HHS) click here: Huntsville High School


In the case of saturating rain but safe playing conditions, games will be moved to Milton Frank Stadium (2801 15th Avenue, 35805) as a back-up venue with adjusted schedules and shortened game lengths.  Alternate schedules for inclement weather can be found here.


Directions to Milton Frank Stadium (MFS) click here:  Milton Frank Stadium

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 2004 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:








For more information please click here to contact the tournament director.