North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

August 31, 2013

Football: Pinson Valley 25, No. 2 (4A) Oneonta 18

From staff reports
North Jefferson News

ONEONTA — Brooks Garrett’s 54-yard scoring pass to Desmond Williams turned out to be the game-winner, as Pinson Valley scored a  25-18 road upset over Oneonta, the second-ranked team in Class 4A.

The winning touchdown came with nine minutes left in the game, capping a back-and-forth night for the two sides.

The Redskins got on the scoreboard early with an 8-yard touchdown run by Ko Powell.

Pinson Valley scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone by Elijah Bibbs, but the tying extra point kick was blocked. The Indians then took the lead when Garrett found Nick Gibson on an 8-yard TD pass in the second period.

Oneonta went back on top before halftime with a safety (Gibson taken down in his own end zone), a Tyler Short field goal and an 8-yard touchdown run by Javon Russell.

Gibson tied the game at 18-18 after halftime with a 20-yard scoring dash, before Garrett’s winning throw sealed the victory.

The Redskins committed four turnovers, wiping out an 80-yard advatntage in total offense.

Pinson Valley hosts the NJN Big Game next week, as Mortimer Jordan comes in to open Region 6 play.