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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  <-- 1979 <- 1980 -> 1981 --> 2021

1980 Season Highlights
 Robert Higginbotham enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Shades Valley.
 The Mounties finished 3rd in Region 7.
1980 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  @ Tuscaloosa County    0   14   L       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Hueytown    3   12   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Woodlawn    6   7   L       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. John Carroll    20   20   T (OT)      
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Minor    0   13   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Homewood   *  13   12   W (OT)      
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Mountain Brook   *  21   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Berry   *  27   24   W (3OT)      
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Vestavia Hills   *  0   24   L       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Erwin    6   21   L       
1980 Season Totals
  Record3-6 -1
  Points Scored96
  Scoring Average9.6
  Points Allowed153
  Defense Average15.3
  Opponents Record63-38 -6
  Region Record3-1
  Home Record2-2 -1
  Away Record1-4
1980 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Shades Valley was not ranked.
1980 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 13-1292734-049193-17228  Buddy Anderson
Berry 6-51341080-1073-16647  Bob Finley
Shades Valley 3-6-1961533-16166  Robert Higginbotham
Mountain Brook 2-81031871-33473  Gene Ellison
Homewood 5-4-11121080-42444  Gerald Gann

1980 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Shades Valley Players on File.

1980 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Shades Valley Players on File.

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Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.