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Shades Valley Football Team History

Shades Valley Mounties
Shades Valley High School

6100 Old Leeds Rd. Irondale, AL 35210
Stadium: Frank A. Nix Memorial Athletic Complex
Colors: Cardinal & Black
Coach: Robert Higginbotham
Region: 4A-R7
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1921  <-- 1976 <- 1977 -> 1978 --> 2021

1977 Season Highlights
 Robert Higginbotham enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Shades Valley.
 The Mounties won the Class 4A Region 7 Championship.
1977 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 26  vs. Walker    16   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 2  vs. Grissom    28   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 9  vs. Gardendale    14   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 16  @ John Carroll    11   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 23  @ Vestavia Hills    36   19   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  @ Homewood   *  14   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 7  @ Mountain Brook   *  27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 14  vs. Berry    7   14   L       
 Fri., Oct. 28  vs. Hewitt-Trussville   *  35   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4  vs. Erwin   *  23   8   W       
 Fri., Nov. 11  vs. Huffman    10   17   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1977 Season Totals
  Points Scored221
  Scoring Average20.1
  Points Allowed77
  Defense Average7.0
  Opponents Record63-57
  Region Record4-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record4-0
1977 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/19/19778 6(7-1)0 BN
1977 Class 4A Region 7 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Shades Valley 9-2221770-110174-09915  Robert Higginbotham
Homewood 4-61031462-23833  Wayne Sheets
Erwin 3-71462292-26782  John Lee Armstrong
Hewitt-Trussville 3-6771651-32176  Chip Stewart
Mountain Brook 3-7961501-33360  Leo Wright

1977 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Shades Valley Players on File.

1977 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Reginald GipsonB Sr.6-2180 2nd  BN
 Reginald GipsonRB Sr.6-2180 1st  MA
 Reginald GipsonB Sr.6-2180 2nd  BPH

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