By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News
PINSON — It was Blow Up The Scoreboard Night at Pinson Valley, as they scored 11 touchdowns in a record-setting 74-0 whitewash of visiting Curry on Friday.
Running back Nick Gibson scored four of the touchdowns, including a 93-yard dash midway through the first quarter. His four scoring plays accounted for 125 of his total 165 yards for the night, which was finished after halftime.
Gibson scored on a 6-yard run a little more than a minute into the game, plus a 3-yard run barely into the second quarter and a 23-yard ramble with about a minute left in the half.
Cornerback Jaylyne Rhone scored just moments after Gibson’s first touchdown when he ran back a pick-six for 21 yards. Defensive end Damu Cooper also recovered a Yellow Jacket fumble and ran back 81 yards for a score for the Indians.
Tyree Watson had touchdown runs of 1 and 12 yards, and Keenan Toney also scored from 37 yards out.
Sophomore Reginald Lewis finished the onslaught with a 75-yard touchdown run with 6:25 left in the game.
According to records maintained on the website of the Alabama High School Football Historical Society, Friday’s shutout score was the highest-scoring game in Indians history, beating the old record set in 2011 in a 69-42 season-opening win at Mortimer Jordan. By extension, it’s also Pinson’s largest margin of victory ever, beating the old mark of 49 points against Moody; that mark was set two weeks after the Jordan blowout.
Pinson (4-3, 3-2 region) travels to Springville next week.
Alex Millender contributed to this report.