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No. 3 Mtn Brook claims 6A, Region 5 title with win over Homewood

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Homewood, AL – The Mountain Brook Spartans (7-1, 5-0) claimed their second consecutive region title and their 12th in program history Thursday night with a 49-14 victory over the Homewood Patriots (5-3, 3-2).  

The win marked the Spartan’s fourth victory in a row over their Over the Mountain rivals.  Mountain Brook now holds a 20-15 all-time advantage over the Patriots in a series that dates back to 1972.  

The third ranked Spartans had their way with the Patriots from the opening kick, out-gaining their region foes 425 yards to 142 while holding Homewood to negative 10 yards in the second half.  

Will Waldrop put the Spartans on the board on their first possession bolting into the endzone from inside the Patriot five yard line.  Spartans signal caller John Colvin connected with Sims Brown with 3:54 remaining in the first frame to give the visitors an early 14-0 advantage.  

Homewood pulled within a score midway through the second quarter as quarterback Woods Ray capped an 80 yard Patriots dive with a nine yard scoring strike to Charlie Reeves.  

Mountain Brook answered back, lighting up the Waldrop Stadium scoreboard twice within 2 minutes in the middle of the second quarter.  Cole Gamble took a Colvin handoff and streaked 37 yards for a score followed by another Colvin to Brown touchdown through the air, this one from 41 yards out.  

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With 2:39 remaining in the the first half the Patriots pulled back within two scores as Reeves hauled in his second touchdown grab of the night.  

After the break, leading 28-14, the Spartans continued to pour on the points.  Waldrop added a pair of third quarter rushing scores of 62 and two yards.  Jack King tacked on a two yard score in the fourth to seal the Spartan victory. 

Colvin finished the night with 122 yards through the air, connecting on 9-of-13 throws with a pair of scores.  Brown caught two passes, both for touchdowns in route to a 56 yard receiving performance.  Waldrop carried the ball 12 times, rolling up 188 yards and three touchdowns.  Cole Gamble added 113 yards on 15 attempts and a score.  

For the Patriots, Ray completed 9-of-19 passes for 131 yards and two scores, both to Charlie Reeves who finished with three receptions for 84 yards.

Mountain Brook closes out the regular season next Friday night on the road at Chelsea (3-4, 2-2).  Homewood travels to north Shelby County to take on the 6th ranked Briarwood Christian Lions (7-1, 4-1) before retuning home to close out 2021 against the Pelham Panthers (5-3, 4-1) October 29th.