Hoover dominates Spain Park 52-10

Hoover, AL – The Hoover Bucs extended their streak to six games over cross-town rival Spain Park knocking off the Jags 52-10 Friday night at Bob Finley Field.  

The win improved the second ranked Bucs to 8-0 on the season, 5-0 in region play.  Spain Park slips to 1-6, 0-5.  

Spain Park placekicker Braxton Sumpter split the uprights from 37 yards out on the Jaguars opening possession but the Bucs took control on their first possession, answering with a Kamal Amerson scoring jaunt from just outside the Jag 10 yard line and never looked back. 

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Leading 7-3, Josh Niblett’s Bucs gambled on a forth and four just on the Spain Park side of midfield.  After a Hoover timeout, quarterback Bennett Meredith hit Ahamari Williams on a quick strike.  Williams did the rest, bolting down the sideline for a 47 yard score.  

Meredith, who started under center for Spain Park the past two seasons, completed 10-of-16 passes for 140 yards including a score and an interception.   

Williams lead the Buccaneer rushing attack with 128 yards on 11 attempts with a score while adding 47 yards through the air and a receiving touchdown. 

Spain Park quarterback Mitchell Nutter, who was making his first start, ran for 11 yards on nine carries while completing 1-of-2 passes for five yards.  Fullback Sam Lee paced the Jaguars on the ground running for 99 yards on 16 carries.  

The Bucs return to action next Friday night, traveling to Tuscaloosa County (1-6, 0-5) before welcoming the No. 1 ranked Thompson Warriors (8-0, 5-0) to the Hoover Met October 22nd in what will likely be a battle for the Class 7A, Region 3 championship.  Spain Park takes on the Vestavia Hills Rebels (1-6, 1-4) at Thompson Reynolds Stadium.