Pinson, AL – In a clash that highlighted a pair of teams who on on two different trajectories, the Homewood Patriots secured their third consecutive victory, while the Pinson Valley Indians suffered their fourth straight loss. The Patriots came away with a tight 10-7 victory Friday night, on the road, at Willie Adams Stadium.
Patriots junior kicker, Whitt Armistead, emerged as the hero of the game for Homewood, nailing a game-winning field goal from 24 yards out in the final quarter. This clutch kick propelled the Patriots to even their record at 3-3, marking a significant turnaround after a shaky start to the season.
The first half belonged to the home team, as the Indians took a 7-0 lead into halftime. However, the Patriots rallied after the break and delivered a strong defensive performance, holding the Indians scoreless for the remainder of the non-region contest.
Junior quarterback Will Myers played a pivotal role in Homewood’s comeback, calling his own number and scoring the Patriots’ lone touchdown. Myers exhibited his passing prowess by completing 17-of-27 passes for 211 yards. Kylen Newell, one of Myers’ top targets, had a standout performance with nine receptions for an impressive 178 yards. Notably, Newell’s 72-yard reception set up the game-winning field goal in the final period, showcasing the Patriots’ ability to strike when it mattered most.
On the opposing side, Pinson Valley’s Dylan Reese managed to connect with Raymond Lewis for a 24-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, providing the Indians with their only points of the game.
Not to be outdone, Homewood’s special teams rose to the occasion, blocking a Pinson Valley field-goal attempt in the third quarter, preserving their lead and momentum.
Looking ahead, Homewood will enjoy a well-deserved open date next week before welcoming the Chilton County Tigers (3-3) to Waldrop Stadium on October 13th. The Indians will step back into region play with a short road trip to Huffman (0-6).