The Springville Jr. High football team won the St. Clair County championship last week, beating Ashville 40-18 in the title game.
The Odenville Middle School Saints defeated Moody 30-14 in the consolation game to take third place honors.
Springville wins county
Springville tailback Jordan Byrd scored three touchdowns on runs of 90, 60 and 12 yards to lead the Tigers. Byrd finished with 217 rushing yards.
The Tigers wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard as Byrd scored on the third play of the third game with a 90-yard touchdown run. With 6:46 remaining in the first quarter, Springville led 6-0.
Later in the first quarter, Byrd broke loose again, this time on a 60-yard touchdown run to make it 12-0.
With 15 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Ashville’s Kyle King scored on a 63-yard run to make the score 12-6 after the first quarter.
Springville quarterback Hunter Richardson scored on a four-yard keeper with 6:22 left in the second quarter. Richardson threw to Byrd for the two-point conversion to make the score 20-6.
Ashville’s King scored his second touchdown of the game on a 27-yard run with 3:03 left before halftime to make the score 20-12.
With 1:11 remaining in the first half, Springville padded its lead when Nick Hutchins raced 50 yards for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was good as Drew Bailey scored to make the halftime score 28-12.
Late in the third quarter, Byrd scored his third touchdown of the game on a 12-yard run to make the score 34-12.
Ashville’s King took off on yet another long touchdown run — this one a 60-yarder with 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter to make the score 34-18.
Just when you thought there would be no more scoring in the third quarter, Springville’s Hutchins raced 63 yards for a touchdown with 29 seconds remaining to make the score 40-18.
There was no scoring in the fourth quarter.
Springville coach Monte Montgomery said his kids played real well against Ashville.
“They played well all night, and we came in undefeated at 6-0,” Montgomery said. “This win gives us the title and a perfect 7-0 season. We had to beat Ashville three times this season. Ashville played a great game tonight, and it was just a great effort by our kids.”
OMS takes third place
In the first game of the night, the Odenville Saints defeated Moody 30-14 to take home third place honors.
Odenville got on the scoreboard first in the opening quarter as Justin May scored on a six-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was good as Grayson Beatty threw to Jonah Tittle to make it 8-0.
The Saints made it 16-0 as Beatty scored on a 12-yard run. Beatty hooked up with Tittle again on the two-point conversion.
Right before halftime, Beatty threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to May on fourth down to make the score 24-0 at intermission.
Moody scored first in the second half as quarterback Chris Gragg tossed a touchdown pass to wide receiver Caleb Sciro to make the score 24-8, but May followed that with a six-yard touchdown run to make it 30-8.
Moody’s Ethan Olive scored on the last play of the game on a 55-yard run to make the final score 30-14.