By Erik Harris, sports editor
JASPER — Pinson Valley brought an end to the regular season on Friday night at Jasper.
The third-ranked Indians (7-2, 6-0) jumped out to a massive first-half lead and coasted on to a 55-33 win at Ki-Ro/Gambrell Field. Head coach Sam Shade’s defense forced three Jasper turnovers to aid the winning effort.
Pinson Valley quarterback Zach Pyron tossed three touchdowns to three different receivers to go with three more rushing touchdowns from senior running back Kenji Christian.
Pyron completed 12 of 23 passes for 222 yards. He fired his first of three touchdown passes to Jaquel Fells from 41 yards out less than a minute into the contest. He also completed scoring strikes to Ga’Quincy McKinstry (36 yards) and Boubacar Diakite (11 yards) on the road.
Christian found the end zone from 3, 61 and 4 yards out Friday night. The Virginia Tech commit led all ball carriers with 142 yards on 11 totes (12.9 yards per carry).
Pinson Valley went to the half with a 41-7 advantage and eventually outgained the Vikings 477-366.
The Indians were scheduled to host Mortimer Jordan next week, but the game has been canceled due to COVID-19 problems within the Blue Devils’ program. The Region 6 champions will host 4-seed Arab on Nov. 6 in the first round of the state playoffs.