By Hannah Caver
PINSON — The Pinson Valley Indians beat the Minor Tigers here, 49 – 25 on Friday, September 10, to go 3-1 in the season. The Indians were off to a slow start against the Tigers when senior quarterback, Zach Pyron, opened the game with an interception.
“The first play of the game, it started off really bad, it was bad, I threw a bad pick,” Pyron said.
Head coach Sam Shade said the team showed sloppy mistakes, and with a solid regional game next Friday, they had to work harder on taking care of the ball.
“We’ve got to be more focused, you know, we’ve got a lot to work on,” Shade said.
The Tigers took advantage of Pinson Valley errors, and within the first four minutes, Minor scored the game’s first touchdown. Then, lighting a fire underneath the Indians, who immediately took charge, and five plays later, running back, Micheal Sharpe Jr., scored a 47-yard touchdown, tieing the game.
While the Indians struggled early, Pyron threw for 5 touchdowns.
“I just tried to take it one play at a time. We showed that when we do that, we can score at will, and that’s something we have to focus on; we gotta get better, we should have played way better than we did,” Pyron said.
The Tigers weren’t backing down, rushing 82 yards for a touchdown on a kick return. However, it was too late for the Tigers because Pinson Valley had finally shown up, and they refused to lose.
Micheal Sharpe Jr. powered the running game, going for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Korbyn Williams caught 4 balls for 78 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaylen Taylor ran 50 yards for 1 touchdown.
“I was just trying to get a touchdown; I’m not going to lie to you, that was my main focus was just to score,” Taylor said. “I know a lot of people get scared to hit, so me coming downhill full speed puts a lot of fear in people’s hearts.”
Minor tried to bounce back, scoring twice in the fourth quarter, but there were was not enough time to catch up with the Indians.
“We just tried to take it one play at a time, we showed that when we do that, can score at will, and that’s something we have to focus on, we gotta get better, we should have played way better than we did,” Pyron said.
Pinson Valley goes on the road to play Jackson-Olin next week.