Briarwood falls to Oak Mountain
By JOHN McEACHIN/For the Reporter
NORTH SHELBY – It was a frustrating night for the Briarwood Christian Lions in a road game against the Oak Mountain Eagles. Oak Mountain posted a decisive win over BCS 42-12 at Heardmont Stadium on Sept. 26.
Oak Mountain scored first in late in first quarter when running back Harold Shader ran for a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, Daniel Salchert and Shader scored the second and third touchdown of the game to give the Eagles a 21-0 lead.
Briarwood put its first points on the board late in the second quarter as quarterback Walker Lott hit Walt Pittman for a 28-yard touchdown pass, but missed the extra point, cutting Oak Mountain’s lead to 21-6.
The Eagles responded with another touchdown run from running back Salchert from 24 yards out to make it 28-6 with 52 seconds to go in the half.
The Lions scored one more time with 10:50 to go in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run from Lott, but it wasn’t enough to overcome 505 yards of total offense from Oak Mountain.
Running back Harold Shader had 11 carries for 147 yards with two touchdowns and Salchert had six carries for 68 yards scoring three touchdowns for the Eagles. Oak Mountain had 405 rushing yards for the evening.
Lott carried BCS going 14-for-26 in the air for 137 yards and a touchdown. Lott ran for 79 yards on 20 carries, scoring Briarwood’s other TD on the ground. The Lions had 236 yards of total offense on the evening.
Oak Mountain improved to 4-1 on the season as BCS fell to 2-3. Oak Mountain will travel to Hewitt-Trussville Oct. 3, while Briarwood travels to Jasper to take on the Walker Vikings.