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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  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2021

1997 Season Highlights
 Robert Higginbotham enters his 21st season as Head Coach at Shades Valley.
 The Mounties won the Class 6A Region 11 Championship.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Vestavia Hills    16   25   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Minor    31   21   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Homewood    7   30   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Hoover    7   28   L    Met   
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Tuscaloosa County    35   3   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Woodlawn   *  33   14   W    Lawson Field   
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Anniston    30   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Mountain Brook   *  10   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Pelham    24   21   W       
 Thu., Nov. 6  @ Phillips Birmingham   *  30   0   W    Lawson Field   
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Austin    51   6   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  @ Jess Lanier    7   14   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored281
  Scoring Average23.4
  Points Allowed170
  Defense Average14.2
  Opponents Record82-60
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-0
  Away Record3-4
1997 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Shades Valley was not ranked.
1997 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 8-42811701-158203-07322  Robert Higginbotham
Mountain Brook 8-42651721-143282-18641  Joey Jones
Woodlawn 2-81062751-23778  Jerry Stearns
Phillips Birmingham 2-81082690-352109  Nathaniel Kelly

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Theo Sanders DE/LB Sr. 6-5215 All-Star Game  

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Everett RobinsonATH Sr. HM  ASWA
 Everett RobinsonDB Sr. HM  BN
 Saleem RasheedLB Jr. HM  BN
 Theo SandersDL Sr. HM  BN

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