Eagles use dominant second half to pick up win

TUSCALOOSA – Oak Mountain overcame a 12-3 halftime deficit with a dominant second half to earn a 38-18 win at Tuscaloosa County on Oct. 7.

With the win, Oak Mountain improves to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in Class 7A, Region 3 play.

The Eagles struck first with a 26-yard field goal by Nick Carney with 6:41 remaining in the first quarter but would not score again until the third quarter, at which point Tuscaloosa County had built a 12-3 lead.

Oak Mountain’s Luke Percer ran for a 46-yard touchdown 2 minutes into the second half.

Tuscaloosa County scored to take an 18-10 lead, but then the Eagles began their comeback.

Percer started it with a 62-yard touchdown run on Oak Mountain’s next possession, and Connor Wilson ran in the two-point conversion.

With 2:35 on the clock in the third quarter, Wilson scored from 15 yards out to give Oak Mountain the lead.

Jaylin Gaines got in on the fun with a one-yard touchdown run with 7:45 left to play.

Jackson Murphy sealed the win with an interception he returned 18 yards for a touchdown.

Percer rushed seven times for 149 yards, Jackson Kimbrell had 87 yards on 17 carries and Wilson added 47 yards on seven carries.

Murphy led the OMHS defense with eight tackles, including two for a loss.