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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: 6A-R11
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1921  <-- 1986 <- 1987 -> 1988 --> 2021

1987 Season Highlights
 Robert Higginbotham enters his 11th season as Head Coach at Shades Valley.
 First 13 win season.
 The Mounties won the Class 6A Region 11 Championship.
 
1987 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 28  vs. Erwin    14   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 4  vs. Tuscaloosa County    24   25   L (2OT)      
 Thu., Sep. 10  @ West End    10   0   W    Fair Park   
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Berry   *  18   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  vs. Wenonah    35   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 2  @ John Carroll   *  49   3   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  @ Mountain Brook    17   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  @ Hueytown    35   21   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  vs. Jess Lanier    14   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  @ Vestavia Hills   *  16   0   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Central Tuscaloosa    35   15   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 13  @ Huntsville    17   16   W (OT)      2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 20  vs. Minor    38   21   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 27  @ Jess Lanier    7   0   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Sat., Dec. 5   Vigor    13   19   L    Legion Field   Championship Game 
 
1987 Season Totals
  Record13-2
  Points Scored342
  Scoring Average22.8
  Points Allowed134
  Defense Average8.9
  Opponents Record109-60
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record7-0
1987 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/14/19877 10(6-1) ASWA
10/21/19878 9(7-1) ASWA
10/28/19879 6(8-1) ASWA
11/2/1987Final 4(9-1) ASWA
  
1987 Class 6A Region 11 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 13-23421344-1110713-0833  Robert Higginbotham
Vestavia Hills 9-2168750-17222-13330  Buddy Anderson
Berry 6-41921091-23735  Bob Finley
John Carroll 3-71021780-3388  Donald Jones

1987 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Brian Moore DL Sr.6-2195 AL-MS Game  

1987 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Deion WestDB Sr.6-0 HM  ASWA
 Deon WestDB Sr.6-0170 1st  BN
 Patrick HamptonLB Sr.5-10185 HM  ASWA
 Patrick HamptonLB Sr.5-10185 1st  BN



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