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Aggies Shut Out Poole's Old Team

Posted Monday, October 05, 2009 by Shannon Allen

Aggies shut out Poole's old team


Published October 3, 2009

The Albertville defense forced five turnovers while Tyree Roberts delivered a career-best performance, propelling the Aggies to a 28-0 triumph over Madison County on Friday night in a Class 5A, Region 7 game at Aggie Stadium.

The Aggies evened their overall record at 3-3 and their region record at 2-2 by whipping head coach Joel Poole’s former team.

Madison County slipped to 2-4 overall and 0-4 in the region.

T.J. Pams intercepted two Tiger passes, the initial one on a reverse pass on the first play from scrimmage.

“The first one he beat me, and I had to hold on to his jersey,” Pams said.

“Then I just saw it up (in the air), and I waited forever for it and just jumped up and got it.

“The second one was just good fundamentals by Coach ‘V’ (assistant coach Eric Varnadore).”

Seth Davis, Adam Spurlin and Austin Smith added fumble recoveries for the Aggie defense, which recorded its first shutout of the Poole era.

“It meant a lot. It was an emotional game,” Pams said. “He (Poole) wanted to beat them, so we stepped up and took on the challenge.”

Roberts continued his excellent play, rushing 24 times for 224 yards and four touchdowns, including an 87-yard dash.

“I want to thank my ‘D’ (defense) for getting the ball back, the O-line for opening up the holes and the coaches for giving me the chance to get on the field and play,” Roberts said.

Quarterback Michael Reeves completed 11-of-18 passes for 191 yards.

Reeves’ favorite target was T.J. Vines, who caught seven passes for 119 yards.

Pams’ first interception gave Albertville’s offense the ball at the Aggie 45-yard line.

Reeves’ 44-yard pass to Chase Rowell gave the Aggies a first-and-goal at the 2, from where Roberts scored his first touchdown with 8:38 left in the first period.

Davis recovered a Tiger fumble at the Aggie 5 with 6:14 remaining.

On Albertville’s final play of the first quarter, Roberts raced through a hole up the middle, cut to the sideline and sprinted 87 yards to the end zone with 7.2 seconds to go.

Smith recovered a fumble at his 21-yard line, and the Aggie offense drove 79 yards in eight plays.

Roberts scored from the 4 with 4:11 to go in the second period, giving AHS a 21-0 advantage.

Madison County’s Harrison Fields missed a 34-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

Albertville covered 76 yards in nine plays on its second offensive series of the third period.

Reeves found Vines open for a 34-yard catch-and-run, giving AHS a first down at the Tigers’ 22.

Roberts blasted through a hole and into the end zone from the 15 at the 4:49 mark of the third quarter.

Nathan Spence was 4-of-4 on extra points for the Aggies on the night.

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