Spain Park ends season with win over Shades Valley

HOOVER – The Spain Park offense managed to score twice, and the defense made it stand up in a 14-7 win over Shades Valley on Friday, Nov. 1, to conclude the regular season.

The game was scoreless at the end of the first quarter, but host Spain Park got on the board first with 4:41 remaining in the second quarter when Austin Hutcheson ran it in from seven yards out.

Drake Tabor added the point-after, as he did with 57 seconds left in the third quarter after a Michael Callens 32-yard run.

The Jaguars (4-6 overall, 2-5 in region play) lost the shutout when Antonio Williams ran it in from 12 yards out with 3:42 left to play in the game, but it was too little too late for the Mounties (3-7, 2-4).

Shades Valley outgained Spain Park 346 yards to 294 but also had three turnovers to the Jaguars’ two.

Harrison Barker completed nine passes in 21 attempts for 79 yards.

Jacob Jenkins was his favorite target with four catches for 53 yards.

Callens rushed 19 times for 179 yards.

Jake Horton paced the SPHS defense with eight tackles, and Mihael Ogletree added five tackles.