The Choctaws came out of the gate dominating the field, shutting down the Calera Eagles for most of the first half. With a touchdown in the second quarter starting their momentum, Bibb continued from there, racking up 28 points in the first half, while holding Calera to only 7.
After some entertaining band performances during halftime, the Choctaws continued rolling over the Eagles until reaching a final score of 40-21. Just before the end of the 3rd quarter, #22 for Calera was injured severely enough to call for a spine board and be taken by ambulance, with pain in his neck and shoulders.
According to the Calera High School Athletic Director, the student was transported to UAB Hospital, where they took x-rays and a CT scan. The results showed all clear of spinal injury, and he is being treated for a stinger with possible concussion.
The student section, in front of the cheerleaders and next to the band as it should be, is the fun place to watch any game from, with the most interaction and fan engagement.
If you feel the rest of the crowd is perhaps lacking in enthusiasm at times, try sitting next to this bunch to get a more pep rally feel.
At every game remember all of the people who help make it a good experience, volunteering their time – from the announcers to the concession stand workers.
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