Last Friday night with Sims leading the way Homewood ran over, around and through Sylacauga on the way to a 51-7 victory.
The victory finished a big week for Sims as he started it off with a trip to Auburn last Saturday to see the Tigers take down the Ole Miss Rebels in front of a loud and enthusiastic crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Making the visit along with his dad, Sims says that his first trip to Auburn for a game was a great experience.
"It was a lot of fun," Sims tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was a great atmosphere. There is probably none other like it in college football. Me and my dad enjoyed it and we're going to get my mom back down for the Iron Bowl. It was just a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it."
Spending time with several of Auburn's current commitments as well as getting to know offensive line coach J.B. Grimes even better, Sims says that while he's still looking at Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU and Florida, Auburn has definitely put itself on top and he is looking forward to seeing what the rest of the season has in store.
"Just the tradition stands out to me at Auburn," Sims notes. "It was just exciting being down there. I love the coaches and the fans. It was a great experience. There is nothing else like it."
Jordan Sims towers over a Homewood teammate
Trimming down his weight from last season, Sims has seen his level of play increase in Homewood's explosive offense this year. Playing right guard for the Patriots, Sims is expected to play inside on the next level and says he knows that he will have to keep improving to make his dream a reality.
"I have gotten a lot better," Sims says. "I'm pulling a lot quicker than I used to. I had a little ankle sprain earlier this year that has slowed me down, but this game I really felt myself picking it back up. There is always room to get better. That's what I'm looking forward to doing."
With their only loss coming in the season opener against Vestavia Hills and a week 10 date with a strong Benjamin Russell team looming, Sims and the Patriots face Shelby County this week with the chance to wrap up the Class 5A-Region Four title.