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Hoover vs Tuscaloosa County
Hoover's Bradrick Shaw breaks free for a touchdown against Tuscaloosa County in Northport on Friday.
Bradrick Shaw rushed for 220 yards on just seven carries, scoring on runs of 81, 30 and 64 yards. Jack Hutcheson tossed one touchdown pass and Chris Vacarella threw for two scores. The Bucs host rival Vestavia Hills on Friday at 7.
Spain Park edged Vestavia Hills 14-13 on Friday thanks to two blocked kicks in the fourth quarter by defensive back Michael Jackson. Jackson blocked a field goal with the Jags leading 14-7 and then swatted away an extra point that would have tied the game. The Jags had built a 14-0 halftime lead on Mason Duke’s 1-yard TD run and a 14-yard scamper by Wade Streeter, who finished with 189 yards on 33 carries. The Jaguars (4-3, 2-3 Class 7A, Region 3) now sit in a four-way tie for fourth place, and the final playoff berth, in the region. The Jags host Oak Mountain on Friday at 7 p.m. It will be Senior Night.
Shades Mountain Christian stunned Class 1A No. 4 Ragland for a half, leading 7-6. But Ragland dominated the second half to pull away to a 40-13 win Friday. Harrison Boozer connected with Will Rowell for an 18-yard TD and Cody Pausic’s PAT put the Eagles up at the half. But Ragland (7-0, 5-0) proved too much in the second half. Billy Parker connected with Boozer for a 44-yard scoring pass on the game’s final play. SMC dropped to 1-6, 0-5 in Class 1A, Region 5. The Eagles travel to face Appalachian (0-7, 0-5) in a region game Friday at 7.