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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-R13
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1998 Season Highlights
 Robert Higginbotham enters his 22nd season as Head Coach at Shades Valley.
 The Mounties move from Region 11 to Region 13.
 The Mounties won the Class 6A Region 13 Championship.
1998 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 28  vs. Vestavia Hills    11   20   L       
 Fri., Sep. 4  @ Minor    26   15   W       
 Fri., Sep. 11  vs. Homewood    16   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Hoover    48   8   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  @ Athens    34   17   W       
 Fri., Oct. 2  @ Hewitt-Trussville   *  28   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  @ Pell City    31   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  vs. Clay-Chalkville   *  31   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  @ Tuscaloosa County    24   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  vs. Huffman   *  35   15   W       
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Butler    45   16   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 13  @ Pelham    18   16   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 20  vs. Homewood    24   10   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 27  @ Vestavia Hills    35   42   L (OT)      Semi-finals Playoffs 
1998 Season Totals
  Points Scored406
  Scoring Average29.0
  Points Allowed214
  Defense Average15.3
  Opponents Record107-60
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record6-1
1998 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/15/19987 10(6-1) ASWA
10/22/19988 7(7-1) ASWA
10/29/19989 7(8-1) ASWA
11/5/1998Final 7(9-1) ASWA
1998 Class 6A Region 13 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 12-24062143-1122843-09429  Robert Higginbotham
Clay-Chalkville 8-32921700-110272-13147  Tony Pugh
Huffman 4-61342401-230114  Curtis Coleman
Hewitt-Trussville 3-61631940-34480  Jack Wood

1998 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Kyler ONeill DB Sr. All-Star Game  
 Saleem Rasheed LB Sr.6-2225 All American  Parade
 Saleem Rasheed LB Sr.6-2225 6A Player of the Year  Gatorade
 Saleem Rasheed LB Sr.6-2225 Super 12  ASWA
 Saleem Rasheed LB Sr.6-2218 Super All-State  Bham News

1998 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Kyler ONeillDB Sr.6-0175 HM  BN
 Kyler ONeillDB Sr.6-0175 1st  ASWA
 Nick HayesPK Jr.6-2300 1st  ASWA
 Nick HayesPK Jr.6-2300 HM  BN
 Saleem RasheedLB Sr.6-2218 1st  ASWA
 Saleem RasheedLB Sr.6-2218 1st  BN
 Walter BandyLB Sr. HM  BN

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