Fordham, Hope lead Eagles in Oak Mountain jamboree
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Oak Mountain football coach Jerry Hood praised the play of his offensive and defensive lines as the Eagles took care of 5A Shelby County, 13-0, in Friday night’s high school football jamboree at Heardmont Park.
Quarterback Richie Fordham led 6A Oak Mountain to its only touchdown with a 35-yard scoring strike to James Hope.
Ryan Shoemaker converted two field goal attempts for the Eagles in the two-quarter contest.
Gadsden defeated Chelsea in the other game despite a 70-yard scoring drive mounted by the Hornets to open the contest.
Billy Barnhill scored from one yard out for Chelsea and Davin Palmer rushed for 48 yards on five carries.
&uot;He’s a good kid and a hard worker,&uot; Chelsea coach Watt Parker said of Palmer, who also caught two passes for 30 yards. &uot;He blocks as hard as he runs the ball.&uot;
In other jamboree games:
u Pelham defeated Walker, 14-10, thanks to a fumble recovery in the end zone by J.T. King.
u Nathaniel Carlson caught two touchdowns as Briarwood beat Shades Valley, 14-2.
u T.J. Green threw two touchdown passes for Calera as the Eagles fell to Oneonta, 20-13, at home last Thursday night