Bo Nix’s first start in Jordan-Hare Stadium ended in winning fashion.
Auburn’s highest rated quarterback recruit in Gus Malzahn's tenure led Pinson Valley to a 26-17 victory over Saraland for the school’s second straight Class 6A state championship.
The win capped off a memorable week in which Nix has set multiple state records, won Gatorade Player of the Year and, now, another state championship.
Nix displayed why he is the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation after he scampered in for Pinson Valley’s first score of the night. Later on in the half, Nix delivered a strike that ended in an 83-yard touchdown to put Pinson Valley up 12-3.
At the break, Nix was an efficient 13-16 for 211 yards and two total touchdowns.
Heading into the game, Nix was just shy of the all-time Alabama record for touchdowns and early in the fourth quarter, Nix scrambled left and dumped a pass off to a wide-open man in the end zone for his 161st career touchdown.
Nix would finish his championship performance throwing 25-35 for 306 yards and two touchdowns. He added 15 carries for 66 yards and a score to his statline, also.
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The win marked Nix's final high school game and, in turn, his final game coached by his father and Auburn legend, Patrick Nix.
“God gives us a time and a season for everything," Patrick Nix said in a quote gathered from 247Sports. "It’s time for him to move on and time for me to move on to others. But I’ll never not be his dad. I’ll never not truly, quite honestly, be his coach. That’s the relationship I have with my dad. My dad is still my coach. That’s just the way it is. Just because we won’t play another game together, that doesn’t mean he’s still not my quarterback and my son. Our relationship will continue to be as strong as ever. It’s not going to change a whole lot, quite honestly.”
Nix traveled with the team back to Pinson Valley, but will be making the drive back to Auburn Saturday morning for his official visit before he plans to sign on the early signing period on December 19.
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