The Thompson Warriors emerged from Homecoming Week as one of only two unbeatens left in 7A Region 3 as they easily dispatched Tuscaloosa County despite a gutsy effort from the Wildcats early on. The 63-18 win moves the no. 1 ranked Warriors to 5-0 (3-0) and into a first place tie with Mountain Brook.
The Wildcats came out aggressively on defense, blitzing with regularity, but Thompson would make them pay hitting two huge plays over the top to junior receiver Sam Reynolds. A
Thompson football continued their stellar start Friday, Sept. 13 as they hit the road for the first time against region foe, Oak Mountain. The newly ranked no. 1 Warriors looked every bit the top seed, scored a variety of ways and wore down the Eagles’ vaunted run offense for a convincing 51-14 victory.
Sam Reynolds would get the party started right from the jump, exploding through a hole in the kickoff coverage and left everyone in the dust for a 95 yard return for a touch
Five years ago not many envisioned Thompson as a program that was capable of beating a powerhouse like Hoover, but Warrior fans not only saw that Friday night but saw the first ever consecutive wins against the Bucs in program history as Mark Freeman’s bunch outscored Hoover 20-0 in the final period to take a 47-30 win and move to 3-0 as region play began September 6th.
It would be Hoover who would grab the momentum early taking advantage of Thompson penalties early on. QB