Mountain Brook QB Gibbs’ 5 TDs sinks OMHS

By STEPHEN DAWKINS | Staff Writer

MOUNTAIN BROOK – Oak Mountain’s football team lost at region foe Mountain Brook, 42-14, on Friday, Oct. 4, to fall to 2-4 overall on the season and 0-4 in Class 7A, Region 3 play.

The host Spartans (6-0, 4-0) built a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter and never looked back.

Scoring came via 29-yard pass from Strother Gibbs to Christopher Wright, 22-yard run by Gibbs and 17-yard pass from Gibbs to Wright.

Oak Mountain got on the scoreboard with 1:34 remaining in the first half on a 19-yard run by Judah Tait, but the Eagles could never threaten the lead.

Mountain Brook added second-half scores on an interception returned for a touchdown by Blake Pugh, a 2-yard run by Gibbs and a 10-yard run by Gibbs.

Oak Mountain’s Jonathan Bennett raced 49 yards for a touchdown with 3:37 on the clock in the third quarter, and Hogan Morton was good on both of his point-after attempts.

The visitors were outgained 413 yards to 213 and 25 first downs to seven.

Even Smith completed three passes in nine attempts for 27 yards for OMHS and added 16 rushing yards on eight carries.

Bennett rushed for a team-high 128 yards on 13 carries.

Devin Holden caught two passes for 20 yards.

Will Pfaffman led the Oak Mountain defense with eight tackles, and Juston Taylor added six tackles.

The Eagles host Tuscaloosa County High School on Friday, Oct. 11.