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Indians finish 1st undefeated regular season in school history

By Carey Reeder

For The Tribune

PINSON — The Pinson Valley Indians improved their record to 10-0 for the first time in school history Friday night by defeating Pleasant Grove 34-0.

Quarterback Bo Nix did not miss a beat in his first game back after missing the previous four games with a broken foot.

Nix came out firing early, completing four of six passes leading to a 28-yard touchdown pass to Liallen Dailey.

Much of the Indians’ offense in the first half was through the air, throwing the ball on nearly 90 percent of their plays.

“As much as anything it was to get him back into the offense and back into the groove” Pinson Valley coach Patrick Nix said after the game.

Bo Nix would continue to get back in his groove by throwing another touchdown pass on the next drive to Orion Morris from 6-yards out.

He would add two more touchdown passes in the first half, one for 10 yards to Dailey and the other 27 yards to Dilan Henderson. Nix finished the night on 16-of-26 passing for 245 yards and four touchdowns.

The Indians defense helped out just as much as their stellar quarterback play. Throughout the first half, the defense was able to force Pleasant Grove to three and out on six of their seven drives.

The defense would get their moment to shine brighter in the second quarter as Joel Parker scooped up a Peasant Grove fumble and took it 81 yards for a score, putting the Indians’ lead at 34-0 after the first half, which is all the Indians needed to improve to 10-0 for the first time in school history.

“The goal is to win every game; we have won t10 in a row but that was not the goal at the beginning of the season” Coach Nix said.

“(I’m) very thankful to be 10-0, but we have to set our sights on the next season that is coming up very soon.”

Pinson Valley will host Florence (4-6) next Friday in the first round of the 2017 postseason. Pleasant Grove falls to 5-5 overall and will travel to Etowah next Friday night.

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