From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PINSON — Pinson Valley relied on its defense and the arm of Barry White to defeat Class 6A Region 6 rival Shades Valley, 23-7, on Friday to move to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in region play.
White threw for 225 yards on 12-of-19 passing with two touchdowns to Keyonteze Johnson. On defense, DeMarques Densmore returned an interception for a touchdown. The Indians held Shades Valley scoreless in the final three quarters; however, the Indians trailed up until halftime before White hit Johnson on a 69-yard touchdown pass.
Pinson Valley utilized a safety in the third quarter to pull ahead. From there, the defense took over. Densmore’s interception to begin the fourth quarter proved to be the fatal blow. Johnson’s final touchdown catch of the night placed a bow on yet another Pinson Valley victory.
Antoine Williams led the defense with nine tackles, a sack and 4.5 tackles for loss.