Thompson’s Dee Tolbert runs away from the John Carroll defense in a blowout win over the Cavaliers on Nov. 1. (Contributed/Eric Starling)
By TREY HICKMAN/For the Reporter
BIRMINGHAM — Running back Dee Tolbert turned in a powerhouse farewell performance in his final game for Thompson football.
The senior reeled off a robust 242 yards on 23 carries and registered five rushing scores as the visiting Warriors ripped John Carroll Catholic 52-17 on Nov. 1.
“The is the biggest game of the season because it was the next game of the season,” said Thompson head coach Mike Montgomery. “You’re always revamping, retooling, learning from your mistakes. That’s just kind of what you do when you rebuild a program.”
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John Carroll Catholic High School
300 Lakeshore Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209
* Take I-65 North
*Take exit 255 for Lakeshore Dr
* Turn left onto W Lakeshore Dr/Lakeshore Pkwy
Continue to follow Lakeshore Pkwy
Destination will be on the right 1.0 mile
Jake Rakestraw, Thompson High School
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Year: Senior Sports: Football, Track
Academic highlights: Jake has a 3.4 GPA.
Athletic highlights: Jake plays defensive end on the varsity football team and throws shot put and discus on the track team.
Where do you see your academic future? I plan on getting a degree in physical education with a minor in psychology.
Where do you see your athletic future? I hope to play football at the collegiate level.
Favorite subject: History/Government. I love finding out how different political systems work and how they tie into the economy.
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1. Go north on Interstate 65N
2. Take exit 246 for AL-119/Cahaba Valley Rd 0.3 mi
3. Slight right onto AL-119 N/Cahaba Valley Rd 3.8 mi
4. Turn left at Oakridge Dr
This is a region game! Go Warriors!
I-65 South 57.1 mi
Take exit 181 toward Wetumpka 0.2 mi
Turn left onto AL-14 E 2.1 mi
Turn right onto Browns Rd 0.8 mi
Turn right onto Main St
Destination will be on the left
Stanhope Elmore High School
4300 Main St
Millbrook, AL 36054
Below are the dates and locations for the remaining Quarterback Club meetings. All meetings will begin at 6:30.
9/24 THS Library
10/1 Jim n Nicks patio
10/8 Buffalo Wild Wings
10/15 Jim n Nicks patio
10/22 Buffalo Wild Wings
10/29 THS Library – nominations for QBC officers and Football Banquet organization
If you are the parent of a senior, please email Melanie Moore at Melanie.Moore@alabastercityschools.org so that she will have a current working email. She needs the parent’s name(s) and player’s name and jersey number if you are participating in the Senior Recognition Ceremony that will take place before the Wetumpka game on October 18th.
Thompson’s Dee Tolbert gets by Chelsea’s Shane Sibert at Chelsea on Sept. 5, 2013. (Dennis Victoryemail@example.com)
By Dennis Victory | firstname.lastname@example.org on September 18, 2013 8:43 a.m.
ALABASTER, Alabama — Thompson football coach Mike Montgomery is dealing with an interesting situation.
For the first time since 1992, the Warriors have started the season with three straight wins.
Thompson vacillated between Class 6A and Class 5A since AHSAA began the six classification system in 1984. The Warriors spent eight seasons in Class 5A and the remaining 22 in Class 6A, including the past eight straight.
Since making the jump to Class 6A in 2004, the Warriors have compiled a 31-61 record and 13-50 in region play prior to this season. Thompson hasn’t produced………. read more here
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Thompson quarterback drops back to pass against Pelham in a high school football game on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Butch Dill, AL.COM)
ALABASTER, Alabama – All game weeks should start as poorly for the Thompson football team.
Dee Tolbert scored four touchdowns and the Warriors defense stymied visiting Pelham all night for a dominating 31-16 victory Friday in a Class 6A, Region 4 matchup.
Pelham’s Shun Bishop tries to get around Thompson’s Akeem Manzano in action Friday night. (Butch Dillfirstname.lastname@example.org)
With some tweaks to the scheme, the Warriors (3-0, 2-0) rode a balanced attack led by Tolbert, who had scoring runs of 3, 3, 1, and 3 yards and amassed 192 total yards – 83 on the ground and 109 receiving.
“The first day was kind of rough,” Tolbert said. “The offensive coordinator just about pulled his hair out because we couldn’t get it down the first day. Throughout the week we got it down……………read more here