Shades Valley 34, Bessemer City 14: Mounties get road win behind Mixon’s 3 TDs

BESSEMER, Alabama – Class 6A No. 3Shades Valley beat host Bessemer CityFriday night behind four total touchdowns from Mountie senior Keith Mixon.

Mixon had two of his scores in the first half on receiving touchdowns of 72 and 15. He accounted for 273 all-purpose yards on the night, 199 yards coming through the air on just eight catches.

The Mounties defense was the story of the second half. Behind senior lineman Daron Payne, Shades Valley only gave up 87 yards and zero points to the Tiger offense. Payne accounted for 5 total tackles, including 2 sacks.

Shades Valley put the game away with a 10-play, 4-minute drive in the closing stages of the fourth quarter. Mixon capped off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, his fourth of the game.

— Play of the Game: Anthony Conwell caught apass from Rashad Louie and ran 62 yards for a  touchdown on just the fourth play of the game. He also had a highlight one-handed stab in the contest.

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