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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  <-- 1977 <- 1978 -> 1979 --> 2021

1978 Season Highlights
 Robert Higginbotham enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Shades Valley.
 The Mounties finished 3rd in Region 7.
1978 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 25  @ Walker    14   35   L       
 Fri., Sep. 1  vs. Jeff Davis    6   40   L       
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Hueytown    21   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. John Carroll    20   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  vs. Homewood   *  17   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  vs. Mountain Brook   *  26   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  @ Berry    6   32   L       
 Fri., Oct. 20  vs. Vestavia Hills   *  21   35   L       
 Fri., Oct. 27  @ Hewitt-Trussville   *  16   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Erwin   *  20   33   L       
1978 Season Totals
  Points Scored167
  Scoring Average16.7
  Points Allowed223
  Defense Average22.3
  Opponents Record64-41 -3
  Region Record3-2
  Home Record3-2
  Away Record2-3
1978 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Shades Valley was not ranked.
1978 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 
Vestavia Hills 10-42351643-173564-19445  Buddy Anderson
Erwin 8-22081253-19351  Bobby Johns
Mountain Brook 4-61171423-26966  Leo Wright
Shades Valley 5-51672233-210096  Robert Higginbotham
Homewood 1-9751591-45691  Gary Rutledge
Hewitt-Trussville 1-7-1691910-528124  Chip Stewart

1978 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Shades Valley Players on File.

1978 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Shades Valley Players on File.

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