Brian Robinson leads another impressive Hillcrest victory

By Stan J. Griffin: September 30, 2015

Hillcrest High School running back Brian Robinson shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
In a matchup of schools from the Druid City last Friday, the Patriots' standout junior weapon had another big outing on the ground as Sam Adams' Hillcrest team convincingly topped the Tuscaloosa County High School Wildcats.
Robinson, currently being recruited hard by a host of colleges, including Nick Saban's University of Alabama Crimson Tide program, tallied 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Pats over the Wildcats 35-7.
Hillcrest burst to a two-touchdown lead (14-0) by the second quarter and never looked back in handing another defeat to the 0-5 TCHS team.

In other key prep football games from last Friday involving Tuscaloosa/West Alabama teams, it was:

Paul W. Bryant 13, Central 12:
Using a pair of desperation lateral plays late in the contest, the Stampede was able to pull out a thriller over the Falcons.
The first play was a 36-yard gain as Justin Cannon passed the ball to Zabriel Moore, who then connected with Andreaz Spencer.

The next one resulted in a score as Cannon hit Seth Williams, who then found Moore for what was ultimately the game-winning 23-yard TD.
Dennis Conner's Falcons still had a late shot to pull the contest out but failed to connect on a field goal.

American Christian 63, West Blocton 6:
Chris Smelley's undefeated Patriots (5-0) continued to remain blazing hot as they had no trouble romping past the Tigers.
Running back Caleb Squires and wideout Deacon Medders were responsible for most of the damage inflicted on the Tigers as Squires rumbled for 158 yards and four scores while Medders hauled in four catches for nearly 200 yards while also tallying three TD grabs.

Gordo 52, Sipsey Valley 6:
Ryan Lolley's Green Wave (5-0)  also remained perfect on the season with a convincing win over the Bears, who remained winless on the season at 0-6.
Green Wave quarterback Koy Chapman was the main man in the big Gordo triumph as he threw for over 300 yards and five scoring passes. Chapman also ran for a score in the win.
Patrick Manning was on the receiving end of two of Chapman's TD throws, while Tyler Davis, Collin Herring and Mark Davis also got in on the scoring act by snagging a scoring pass each.

Northridge 41, Pelham 27:
The winless Panthers gave Mike Smith's Jaguars all they wanted and more, but Northridge was still able to gain a big win.
Senior Jaguar quarterback Tommy Bryant led the way for NHS as he scored a TD run and also had a couple of key late touchdown throws to help his team seal the victory.
The Jaguars were ultimately able to put the game away despite struggling with penalties in the first half of play.

Aliceville 30, Pickens County 0:
In a battle of West Alabama rivals, the Yellow Jackets improved to 4-2 on the season by blanking the Tornadoes.
Aliceville used three safeties in the first half of play to grab a slim lead at the intermission before breaking the contest open after halftime.
Santiago Taylor led the Yellow Jacket effort offensively as he threw one scoring aerial while also gaining a TD on the ground.
Phillip Wilder led the Yellow Jacket shutout effort defensively with nine tackles, two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception.

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Stan J Griffin

I am a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I currently reside and work. I am doing regular sports and feature writing for the Tuscaloosa-based Druid City Living and also am the Alabama beat writer for Crimson Magazine. I am a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama, where I wrote for The Crimson White. I have an extensive background in newspaper journalism, having served as a sports editor and reporter for the Delta Democrat Times, St. Clair News-Aegis, Andalusia Star-News and the St. Clair County News.

I also have my own sports blog site, The Sports Connection, which I partner on with a friend of mine, and we began this site in November of 2012. I write blog on a variety of sports subject, and have also had guest contributors write their own blogs for the site. I have interviewed prominent sports figures for the site, including Paul Finebaum of the new SEC Network.


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