Big "Chappy" Josh Chapman had a solid game for the Bucs in the opener despite only playing a few series in the first half.
New Hoover receiver Brandon Clear had a great first night with the Bucs with two touchdown catches.
Big Kerry Murphy was used sparingly against the Bulldogs after a virus forced him to take an IV before the game.
Kicker Jordan Means drilled a 49-yarder against UMS and kicked every kickoff into the endzone for a touchback.
UMS running back Terrell Edwards had over 170 combined rushing and receiving yards against Hoover.
Wide receiver Brandon Gibson got knocked out of the game in the first half and didn't return.