Photo by Ted Melton.
Spain Park vs. Hoover 2014
Hoover’s Quincy Cox (85) hauls in a touchdown pass against Spain Park.
The Hoover High Buccaneers remained unbeaten on the field against their city school rival Spain Park last Thursday night. The Bucs beat the Jags 42-14 at Jaguar Stadium. The Bucs improved to 4-2 overall and 4-0 in Class 7A, Region 3. The Jags fell to 3-3, 1-3.
It is the 13th win for the Bucs against the Jags – on the field. The Bucs did forfeit one game in the series.
“We didn’t play very good tonight,” winning coach Josh Niblett said. “We were sloppy at times. We made plays when we had to make plays, but we’ve just got to do a better job of just getting out of our own way, especially on the offensive side of the ball.”
It was a scoreless game for about a quarter, then the floodgates opened as the Bucs blitzed out to a 21-0 lead.
“We talked all week about it,” said Spain Park coach Shawn Raney. “They score on special teams or defense or something like that, you look up and it’s 21-0. It’s something we knew we needed to avoid and we didn’t avoid it. We got behind and it was over.”
The No. 1 Bucs travel to Northport to take on region rival Tuscaloosa County while Spain Park travels to Vestavia Hills for another region battle. Both games are Friday night at 7.
Shades Mountain Christian dropped its fifth straight game, losing 47-7 to Wadley last Friday. The Eagles travel to Ragland for a Friday night game at 7.