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Postgame Recap | Mtn. Brook defense shines in 31-7 win at T-County

Northport, AL – The Mtn. Brook Spartans came away with their forth straight win over Tuscaloosa County Friday night in Northport.

The Spartan defense held the Wildcats to four first downs and 30 total yards in the first half in route to a 31-7 win.  The victory improved Chis Yeager’s Spartans to 4-2 on the season, 2-2 in region play while dropping Tuscaloosa County to 1-6, 0-4 in 7A region 3.

Senior running back Harold Joiner put the Spartans on the board first with 0:30 seconds remaining in the first quarter, diving into the endzone from just outside the two yard line.  Quarterback Hamp Sission added the Spartans next score midway through the second scampering in from three yards out.  Junior defensive back Collin Bussman, making his first start, picked off a K.J. Coleman pass returning it 35 yards for a pick-six capping the first half at 21-0 in favor of the visitors.  

John Holladay’s Wildcat offense found some life in the third as Darren Williams finished off County’s most successful drive of the night, snagging a six yard touchdown catch from Coleman.  

A.J. Gates put the Spartans back on the board later in the third with a 12 yard touchdown run.  Aidan Hood added the Spartans final points of the contest, splitting the uprights from 25 yards out.  Hood accounted for seven of the Spartans 31 points including his four point afters.  

Bussman lead the Spartan defense with an interception return for a touchdown, a sack and a fumble recovery.  Joe Bird, Sean Doud and Daniel Wilbanks also recorded sacks for Mtn. Brook.

Quarterback Hamp Sission finished with 135 yards, completing 10 of 13 passes and added a rushing score.  A.J. Gates lead the Spartans on the ground, running for 62 yards on 13 carries and a score.  Harold Joiner also carried the ball 13 times racking up 58 yards and adding a touchdown.   Senior Hamp Green lead MBHS in receiving hauling in three catches for 50 yards.  

Mtn. Brook returns to Spartan Stadium Friday night to host rival Vestavia Hills.  Tuscaloosa County hits to the road to take on the Oak Mountain Eagles at Heardmont Park.