Hoover, AL – In an impressive display of all-around performance, Thompson demonstrated their dominance in all facets of the game, accumulating an uninterrupted streak of 48 points en route to a commanding 55-14 victory over the Spain Park Jaguars Friday night at Bob Finley Field.
The three-time defending state champion Warriors, boasting a pristine 3-0 record (2-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 play), showcased their offensive prowess with a pair of rushing scores, four aerial touchdowns, an interception return for a score, and a punt return for a touchdown against the Jaguars, who now stand at 2-2 overall and 0-2 in region play.
The scoring frenzy began with an explosive 17 yard touchdown run by AJ Green, putting the Warriors on the board early in the first quarter. Freshman quarterback Trent Seaborn then showcased his passing skills, connecting with Deuce Oliver for a 48-yard scoring strike down the center of the field midway through the opening period.
Kaleb Harris displayed his defensive prowess, intercepting a Jaguar pass at the Spain Park 9-yard line and sprinting to the end zone, expanding the Warriors’ lead to 21-0 with just 45 seconds left in the first quarter. Warriors punter John McGuire played a crucial role in this scoring drive with a remarkable 54-yard punt that pinned Spain Park at their own 3-yard line.
Oliver wasn’t done yet, as he returned a Jaguar punt for an impressive 57-yard touchdown, extending the lead to a commanding 28 points with 10:51 remaining before the break.
The Warriors embarked on a remarkable 99-yard drive in their next possession, initiated by quarterback Zach Sims and culminating in a 1-yard touchdown pass from Seaborn to Kolby Hearn, securing a substantial 34-0 advantage with only 00:54 ticks left in the first half.
The third quarter opened with a bang, thanks to a 60-yard sprint by Green, followed by a 19-yard pass from Sims to Colben Landrew, further widening the gap to 41-0. The Warriors continued their offensive onslaught, increasing the lead to 48-0 with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Seaborn to Dalton Wills, leaving 8:53 on the clock in the third quarter.
Spain Park finally found the endzone with a 54-yard pass from Brock Bradley to Jonathan Bibbs. Following a Warrior fumble, Bradley connected with Andrew Thornton on a 24-yard touchdown pass.
The Warriors capped off their dominant performance with a 14-yard touchdown run by Michael Dujon, putting an exclamation point on the Shelby County matchup.
Thompson returns to Alabaster Friday night to host the Chelsea Hornets (2-2,1-1). Spain Park will look to bounce back with a road trip to surging Vestavia Hills (3-1, 1-1).