AHSAA Cross Country Week 3 Spotlight
MONTGOMERY – St. Paul’s Episcopal School’s girls’ cross country team took 6 of the top 15 spots while the boys earned 3 of the top 10 to sweep the Azalea City Classic last week. The meet drew 130 runners and 26 total teams to the Gulf Pines Golf Course USA-Brookley in Mobile.
Those performances earned the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 3 of the season.
Both St. Paul’s squads are coached by John Brigham (boys) and Jim Tate (girls), who was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the National High School Hall of Fame in 2013. The Saints set a national high school record from 1983-1998 by winning 16 consecutive AHSAA state cross country championships.
Tate, who has been coaching track and cross country at St. Paul’s for more than 40 years, has directed Saints teams to 18 girls’, nine boys’ and one freshman girls’ AHSAA state championships and a total of 26 in that span. In addition, a St. Paul’s has had 20 girls’ individual state champions and five boys’ individual winners. Holly Holman won five state cross country races for the Saints (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988). Teammate Jane Nettles interrupted that streak by finishing first in 1985.
St. Paul’s boys’ team closed out the Azalea City meet with 71 points, followed by Ocean Springs, Miss., at 78 and Daphne with 97. The St. Paul’s girls won the meet with 40 points. Ocean Springs was second with 50 and McGill-Toolen with 84.
Christian Balcer of East Central High in Moss Point, Miss., won the 5K race with a time of 16:29.99, followed by UMS-Wright’s Joseph Perry (16:42.00) and Daphne’s Ethan Rowe (16:48.51). St. Paul’s runners John Michael Romanos (16:54.18) and Mac Conwell (17:12.65) finished fourth and fifth with William Jameson’s 17:39.33 at eighth, just behind seventh-place McGill-Toolen’s Drew Roberts (17:39.10) and sixth-place Seba Bakoyema of LAMP (17:22.93).
On the girls’ side, St. Paul’s Isabel Valenzuela won the race in 19:40.90. Her teammates in the top 15 were Katherine Rush (sixth, 22:01.74), Emily Miles (10th, 22:20.68), Macy Browning (11th, 22:29.58), Mary Howard Singleton (12th, 22:48.15) and Sarah Strickland (14th, 23:20.70).
LAMP’s Kathy Hammond finished third with a 21:37.66 run while Anna Adams of McGill-Toolen was seventh at 22:09.78, followed by her teammate, Abby Ferlise at 22:14.64. Alondra Rangel of Baldwin County finished ninth at 22:18.47.
| Hewitt-Trussville won the Boys’ 4A-7A race of the Pleasant Valley High School Invitational in Jacksonville, followed by Oxford, Lincoln, Pell City and Alexandria. Pell City’s Jack Lowe was the top finisher at 18:16.85, followed by Central-Clay County’s Ronald Piedra (18:48.76). Hewitt-Trussville had eight of the top 21 finishers, led by No. 9 finisher Logan Reaves (19:44.84).
White Plains had four of the top eight runners in the Boys’ 1A-3A race to win the competition with 29 points. The Wildcats’ James Middlebrooks (17:52.95) finished first and teammate Jake Moore (18:29.28) was third. Christian Myles of Anniston finished second at 18:06.84 in the field of 108.
Arab won the Girls competition at Pleasant Valley with 83 points. The host Raiders were second with 98. Presley Miles of St. James won the event by more than three minutes over Taylor Simmons of Donoho. Miles finished the race in 18:48.98.
The fastest times turned in for the week came at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational at Oakville Indian Mounds Park near Moulton where more than 1,100 runners, 490 girls and 626 boys, competed. Thompson’s Jace Jones won the 5A-7A large-school race with a winning time of 15:50.93 over runner-up Ethan Strand of Vestavia Hills (15:57.21) and third-place finisher Jackson Danner of Huntsville (15:59.51). Huntsville won the boys’ competition with 71 points and Vestavia was second with 109. Cold Springs won the boys’ 1A-5A title with 109 points.
Homewood’s Lainey Phelps won the girls’ large-school race in 18:40.68 for the best time of the week for AHSAA girls’ runners. Brentwood (TN) won the girls’ team title with 58 points and Mountain Brook was second with 149.
Results and leaders from last week’s cross country action reported to www.alabamarunners.com include:
AZALEA CITY CLASSIC
USA-Brookley Gulf Pines Course, Mobile
BOYS TEAM WINNER: St. Paul’s Episcopal 71; Ocean Springs (MS) 78; Daphne 97
BOYS INVITATIONAL LEADERS (117)
1. Christian Balcer, East Central (MS) 16:29.99
2. Joseph Perry, UMS-Wright 16:42.00
3. Ethan Rowe, Daphne 16:48.51
4. John Michael Romanos, St. Paul’s 16:54.18
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: St. Paul’s Episcopal 40; Ocean Springs (MS) 50; McGill-Toolen 84
GIRLS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (68)
GIRLS 5K RUN
1. Isabel Valenzuela, St. Paul’s Episcopal 19:40.90 1
3. Kathy Hammond, LAMP 21:37.66 3
6. Rush, Katherine St. Paul’s Episcopal 22:01.74 6
7. Anna Adams, McGill-Toolen 22:09.78 7
CHICKASAW TRAILS INVITATIONAL
Lawrence County High (host)
Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Oakville (Total participants listed in parentheses)
LARGE SCHOOL BOYS TEAM WINNER: Huntsville 71; Vestavia Hills 109; Franklin (TN) 139
BOYS LEADERS (304)
1. Jace Jones, Thompson 15:50.93
2. Ethan Strand, Vestavia Hills 15:57.21
3. Jackson Danner, Huntsville 15:59.51
4. Walker Cole, Oak Mountain 16:01.22
SMALL SCHOOL BOYS TEAM WINNER: Cold Springs 110; St. Michael 121; American Christian 132
BOYS LEADERS (322)
1. Brock Kelly, Tupelo (MS) Chr. 16:29.09
3. Raleigh Stamps, Rogers 17:17.89
4. Ethan Lemons, Vinemont 17:37.16
5. John Bridges, American Christian 17:45.63
LARGE SCHOOL GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Brentwood (TN) 58; Mtn Brook 146; Homewood 167
GIRLS LEADERS (247)
1. Lainey Phelps, Homewood 18:40.68
3. Crawford West, Vestavia Hills 19:06.48
4. Adley Burkes, Central-PC 19:20.85
7. Reagan Riley, Mtn Brook 19:45.49
SMALL SCHOOL GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Westminster-Oak Mtn 58; American Christian 111; Cold Springs 160
GIRLS LEADERS (243)
1. Camilla Chambers, Holly Pond 19:36.20
2. Hannah Adams, Westminster-OM 19:48.08
3. Yarahy Marcelino, West Morgan 20:10.65
4. Hallie Porterfield, Westminster 20:23.87
PLEASANT VALLEY INVITATIONAL
Pleasant Valley High School (host)
Pleasant Valley High, Jacksonville (Total participants listed in parentheses)
4A-7A BOYS TEAM WINNER: Hewitt-Trussville 51; Oxford 72; Lincoln 96
BOYS LEADERS (137)
1. Jack Lowe, Pell City 18:16.85
2. Ronald Piedra, Central-Clay 18:48.76
3. J.R. Proctor, Lincoln 19:03.93
4. Dakota Frank, Munford 19:04:58
1A-3A BOYS TEAM WINNER: White Plains 29; Pleasant Valley 51; Ohatchee 96
BOYS LEADERS (108)
1. James Middlebrooks, White Plains 17:52.95
2. Christian Myles, Anniston 18:06.84
3. Jake Moore, White Plains 18:29.28
4. Coleman Hayes, Pleasant Valley 19:10.96
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Arab 83; Pleasant Valley 98; St. James 112
GIRLS LEADERS (149)
1. Presley Miles, St. James 18:48.98
2. Taylor Simmons, Donoho 22:01.17
3. Jayda Fair, Ohatchee 22:04.16
4. Grace Gosline, Arab 22:24.20
Setter Millie Stevenson Leads Eagles to AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight
MONTGOMERY – Senior setter Millie Stevenson couldn’t pass up the opportunity afforded the Defending Class 3A state champion Montgomery Academy volleyball team last week on a quick trip north to Shelby County.
The Eagles faced Class 7A Thompson and Spain Park in in a tri-match falling to the Warriors 2-1 but beating Spain Park by the same score. That victory gave MA Coach Julie Gordon her 1,400th career volleyball coaching win – a milestone only four volleyball coaches in the AHSAA have accomplished.
Montgomery Academy (15-2) returned home to roll through the Eagles’ own Mac Attack tourney with six straight wins to claim the tourney title. Stevenson, who had 130 assists, 44 digs, 14 kills and 10 blocks over the week, and Gordon share the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 2.
Gordon, who had a 1,405-394 career coaching record following the Mac Attack tourney, joins an elite group of AHSAA volleyball coaches that include Ann Schilling of Bayside Academy and retired coached Glenda Wright and Tammy Richardson. Schilling, who has guided Bayside to 17 straight AHSAA state championships, is the state leader with 1,485 wins and 403 losses through last weekend’s action, according to volleyball historian Dennis Victory.
Montgomery Academy posted straight-set 2-0 wins in the Mac Attack tourney over Class 7A Mary Montgomery twice, Class 6A Benjamin Russell, Class 4A Montgomery Catholic, Class 3A Houston Academy, and Class 4A Providence Christian. The win over PCA avenged a loss in the finals of the Mayor’s Cup tourney the week prior.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
CATHERINE SMITH, HAZEL GREEN: The Lady Trojans (26-4) was 11-0 on the week with Smith, the team’s setter, dishing out 159 assists and 21 digs. Teammate Gracie Lynn Butler also had 72 kills and 13 blocks.
MERRITT BEASON, GARDENDALE: Totaled 67 kills in three matches and also had 29 digs and 10 service aces as the Rockets went 3-0.
JASMINE BROOKS, SPARKMAN: Helped the Senators (19-7) go 9-1for the week with 115 kills and 67 digs in 10 matches.
ELLIE PATE, AUBURN: Recorded 63 kills, 45 digs, 10 blocks and 14 service aces as the Tigers (16-8) won eight matches for the week. Auburn also won its own Party on the Plain tourney going 6-0.
HALEY PALMER, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Had 39 kills, 10 digs and five blocks as the Dirty Dozen beat Spanish Fort and Hoover in two matches.
NATALIE ZABER, PRATTVILLE: Led the Lions (16-8) to a 7-1 record on the week with 69 kills, 50 digs and 21 blocks on the week.
KAMBLE FRENETTE, SPANISH FORT: Had 51 kills, 16 digs and five blocks as the Toros (18-5) went 7-1 and won the Fairhope Back-to-School Bash tourney.
JAYDEN WATKINS, ALBERTVILLE: Had 15 kills and three blocks in a win over Mortimer Jordan as the Aggies (13-0) remained unbeaten.
HAILEY HOLSHOUSER, HARTSELLE: Had 30 kills, 38 digs and three service aces in three matches for the Tigers (16-4).
JESSICA CROSS, BROOKWOOD: Had 30 kills and 10 blocks in two matches.
ALEX OLIVER, JASPER: Helped the defending Class 5A state champion Vikings (21-2) win three matches over Hoover Lawrence County and Russellville. She had 32 kills 18 digs and four blocks.
BRINKLEY HEARN, FAITH ACADEMY: Had 245 assists, 54 kills, 64 digs, 17 blocks and 13 aces as the Rams (18-5) finished 6-2 for the week. Faith was 4-2 in the Fairhope tourney.
CLAIRE HUTTO, LAWRENCE COUNTY: Totaled 140 assists, 19 kills, 28 digs, five blocks and 19 aces as the Red Devils went 6-2 on the week.
JORDAN BEASON, ALEXANDRIA: The Valley Cubs (14-4) won eight matches during the week over Muscle Shoals, Jacksonville, Arab, Wilson, Shades Valley, Faith Christian, Central-Clay and Cleburne County with Beason earning 63 kills and 40 digs. Teammate Anna Johnson also had 149 assists.
ZHARIA HUBBARD, DORA: Had 37 kills, 10 blocks and 28 digs in two matches for the Bulldogs.
COLTON THOMPSON, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Helped the defending Class 4A state champion Admirals (21-4) win 7 of 8 matches on the week with 84 assists, 30 kills, 20 digs and 24 service aces. Bayside reached the finals of the Fairhope Back-to-School Bash tourney falling to Class 6A Spanish Fort in the championship.
SAVANNAH FREE, DANVILLE: Dished out 215 assists as Danville went 7-3 for the week. She also had 56 digs, 18 kills and 14 aces.
GRAYSON EVANS, CURRY: Had 84 kills and 43 digs as Curry won seven matches, including the Crossroads Invitational tourney championship at Corinth (MS).
HEATHER IRONS, WILSON: Recorded 144 digs as Wilson (16-5) went 5-3. The Warriors were 3-3 in the First Metro Tourney hosted by Muscle Shoals.
GRACE GARRETT, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Had 259 assists as the Wildcats (13-1) won five of six matches in the Back-to-School Bash tourney at Fairhope. St. Luke’s had its 13-match win streak ended by Bayside Academy in the tourney semifinals.
JERIKA GARY, GERALDINE: Had 40 kills, six aces and three blocks to lead the Bulldogs (12-5) to seven wins, including a win over Jacksonville in the finals of Geraldine’s Liberty Bank Invitational tourney.
MARY BETH LONG, G.W. LONG: Totaled 83 kills, 16 blocks, 14 digs and seven aces as the Rebels (8-0) won six matches.
MAGGIE MILLER, DONOHO: Recorded 139 assists, 10 digs and eight aces as the Bulldogs (14-7) won six of seven matches on the way to beating Ohatchee in the finals of the White Plains tourney.
MONTGOMERY – Three calls were challenged with one call being reversed during last week’s prep football games utilizing DVSport Instant Replay, said AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones. For the season, 13 challenges have been issued with three calls on the field overturned after video evaluation.
The 23.1% reversal rate is up slightly from the 20% after the first two weeks. Instant Replay is in its second year of implementation. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular season games.
“Lawrence County High School challenged the call of a fumble during the second quarter of its game with Hayden. Upon review, video showed the runner was down prior to losing control of the ball and the call was reversed,” Jones said.
Baker High School challenged a touchdown call saying ball was fumbled prior to breaking the plane of the goal line. Video showed the touchdown resulted prior to the fumble and stood as called on the field. And at the East Limestone-Madison Academy contest, East Limestone challenged the call of a fumble on a kickoff. Video clearly showed the fumble, and the call stood as called on the field.
Jones reported that 13 Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:
TYPES OF CHALLENGES
4 Catch or no catch
5 Fumble or no fumble
3 Ball breaking the plan of the goal line (Note: also had 2 fumbles reviewed at same time)
1 Illegal participation
1 Illegal forward pass
1 Touching of a punt
A total of 29 schools have participated in AHSAA contests utilizing Instant Replay this season with six games scheduled for this Friday. New to the Instant Replay will be Gulf Shores, which is adding the DVSport sideline Instant Replay system and will use it for Friday’s game versus New Smyrna Beach (FL). The complete list of games utilizing Instant Replay this week are listed below.
Friday, September 13
Charles Henderson at Oxford
East Limestone at Madison County, Gurley
Gadsden City at Austin, Decatur
New Smyrna Beach (FL) at Gulf Shores
Wetumpka at Opelika
SCHOOLS IN GAMES WITH INSTANT REPLAY THIS SEASON
Wolves and Thunderbirds Play Thursday night
MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA TV Network Football Game of the Week this Thursday will showcase a key Class 6A, Region 2 battle between Park Crossing and Dothan at Cramton Bowl, announced executive producer Vincent Earley. The game will be televised over the AHSAA Network of cable affiliates across the state on the WOTM / ACN channel and available over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based live-stream platform.
The NFHS Network has 191 total events scheduled for live-streaming over the Network portal Sept. 10-16. Ninety-eight high school varsity, junior varsity, freshman and middle school football games are listed and 93 events are planned. Clay-Chalkville at Pinson Valley will be among a slate of 68 varsity football games set for Friday night, Sept. 13, and five varsity live-streams are scheduled for Thursday night, including the AHSAA TFV Network Game of the Week.
Dothan (2-1) has won two games in a row after losing its opener to Clay-Chalkville played at Thompson High School. The Wolves, coached by former Park Crossing head coach Smitty Grider, are in their first year as a “merged” school. The Dothan City Board of Education combined its two city public high schools Northview and Dothan after last season and hired Grider away from Hazel Green to lead the program into its new era. Montgomery County Schools hired Grider away from Beauregard to start Park Crossing when the newest school in that school system opened in 2014. Over the next four seasons he guided the Thunderbirds to a 38-9 record before moving to Hazel Green in 2018, where he led the Trojans to the 6A state playoffs. He compiled a 62-28 record at Beauregard and has an overall 113-30 record heading into Thursday’s game.
Dothan’s tradition runs deep. The former school compiled a 547-407-31 record from 1912-2018 with standouts like Steadman Shealy, Haywood Sullivan, Tommy Wade, Rip Hewes and Johnny Mack Brown honing their skills at DHS. Dothan reached the large-school state finals in 1975 and 1976 with Shealy, a future UA great, quarterbacking the team. In 1978, Northview High School opened with a former DHS standout offensive lineman Harry Wayne Parrish coaching the Cougars for the first 13 years compiling a 91-51 overall record and leading Northview to two state championships (1981 and 1985). The school fell on hard times, however, upon his departure and only won 103 games total over the next 28 seasons and closed with an all-time 194-232-0. Four former Cougars reached the NFL, however, including Larry Roberts, Lawrence Dawsey, Izell Reese and Marquez White.
Coach Clayton Harris is in his first season as head coach Park Crossing (0-3), replacing Angelo Wheeler who coached the team last year. The Thunderbirds have lost all three games by a total of 13 points. Park Crossing lost 7-0 to Montgomery rival Robert E. Lee in the season opener, then dropped a heartbreaking 27-26 decision to St. Paul’s Episcopal in Mobile and lost another close one last week to Clay-Chalkville 19-14.
Leading the Thunderbirds is senior quarterback Trevor Robinson, linebacker Jeremias Williams and defensive lineman Khurtiss Perry. Dothan features talented quarterback Jamal Lane, who passed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-41 win over Wetumpka and was 12-of-23 last week for 254 yards and three TDs as the Wolves beat Eufaula 48-37. Receiver Jabre Barber had five receptions for 155 yards and two scores last week.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Thursday with veteran announcer Tommy Wood handling the play-by-play and former high school and college coach Rick Rhoades will handling color.
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Milestone Victory Grabs AHSAA Offensive Spotlight
MONTGOMERY – Thompson High School’s Warriors trailed 17-0 in the first half but stormed back behind the play of senior quarterback Sawyer Pate to outscore Hoover 48-13 the rest of the way to win the key Class 7A, Region 3 football clash 48-30 Friday night.
That was plenty enough reason for Warriors head coach Mark Freeman to be pleased.
However, this night to remember was made even bigger since it was the 200th coaching victory of his career and grabbed the AHSAA Offensive Spotlight for Week 2 of the 2019 season.
Pate led the Warriors’ comeback win completing 19-of-26 passes for 194 yards and three TDs, two to senior receiver Mike Pettway. Trailing 17-0 in the first quarter and 27-21 late in the first half, Thompson (3-0) outscored the Bucs 27-3 the rest of the way. Junior running back Jarrett Crockett added 148 yards rushing and three TDs for the Warriors.
Freeman, now 200-50 in his 21st season as a head coach, is 36-13 at Thompson. His first two teams were 5-5 in 2015 and 2016. The Warriors finished 12-1 losing to Hoover in the semifinals in 2017 and reached the Class 7A state finals finishing 11-2 in 2018. He compiled a 50-7 record at Spanish Fort from 2011-2014 with back-to-back Class 5A state titles and a 29-1 record in 2012 and 2013.
He served as head coach at Gulf Shores for two seasons leading the Dolphins to a 9-4 record in 2011, best in school history. He coached 10 years at Bessemer Academy compiling a 100-21 slate with four AISA state championships. His overall record in the AHSAA is 99-29.
The milestone win edged two 400-yard passing efforts and a 501-yard total offense performance. Zyquez Perryman of Pleasant Grove completed 26-for-31 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-14 victory over Briarwood Christian.
Eli Pearce of West End in Walnut Grove was 22-of-55 passing for 422 yards and four touchdowns, three to Jeremiah Roberson, and rushed 14 times for 69 yards and two scores in a 65-44 loss to Cleveland. Pearce had 491 total yards/. Roberson finished with eight receptions for 118 yards and teammate Jackson Tidmore caught six passes for 121 yards.
Maddux Herring of Ariton accounted for 501 yards and six touchdowns in a wild 54-49 win over Geneva County. He completed 12-of-17 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns and added 190 yards rushing and three more scores on 30 carries. His TD passes went for 65, 60 and 15 yards and the scoring runs were 7, 10 and 5 yards. Herring also earned seven tackles on defense.
Other top offensive performances reported:
LEVI ARRINGTON, BILLINGSLEY: Rolled up 379 yards total offense and accounted for five touchdowns as the Bears beat Loachapoka 35-18. He ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries and completed 9-of-18 passes for 178 yards and two scores.
ETHAN CLANTON, SAND ROCK: Totaled 256 yards rushing on 25 carries in a 20-14 win in overtime against Ider. Ian Clanton scored all three TDs for the Wildcats, including a 20-yarder in the OT period.
KALEB JONES, COLLNSVILLE: Accounted for seven touchdowns, five rushing and two passing, as the Panthers beat North Sand Mountain 54-28. He rushed for 158 yards on 14 carries and touchdown runs of 1, 2, 37, 1 and 37 yards, and completed 5-of-9 passes for 112 yards with his TD connections covering 25 and 22 yards. Teammate Malachi Orr added 126 yards rushing and a 28-yard scoring run on 15 carries. Jones also had an interception on defense in the final quarter.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 27 times for 241 yards and touchdown runs of 55 and 45 yards in a 45-21 win over White Plains. Teammate Ashton Gulledge also had 14 rush attempts for 127 yards and three touchdowns (24, 1, 2 yards) and threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tristin Billingsley in the win.
CONNER RUSH, MOODY: Rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns covering 38 and 90 yards on 26 carries in a 21-7 win over St. Clair County. Teammate Terrence Moore added 17 carries for 184 yards and had one TD on a 49-yard run.
JAKOBI HUNTER, LEEDS: Had 24 carries for 246 yards and five touchdowns while adding nine tackles in a 33-27 victory over Elmore County.
JERRY BURTON, PRICEVILLE: The junior running back had 40 rush attempts for 242 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-29 win over St. John Paul II.
JORDAN INGRAM, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries and caught four passes for 31 yards in the Saints’ win over Baldwin County.
CAM BASS, SCOTTSBORO: The senior running back rushed 19 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and junior Jacob Manning had 135 yards and one TD on 17 carries as the Wildcats beat Ardmore 41-27.
A.J. POWELL, VESTAVIA HILLS: Rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-7 victory over Spain Park.
KELSTON FIKES, LEROY: Totaled 167 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 14 carries as the Bears beat R.C. Hatch 41-14.
RASHAWN McALPINE, SARALAND: Rushed for 164 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 carries in a 49-13 win over Daphne.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: The senior had 27 rush attempts for 157 yards, including touchdown runs of 5 and 8 yards, as the Gophers beat Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 39-17. He added 33 receiving yards and threw 40-yard pass from the wildcat formation for 230 total yards.
REGINALD DAVIS, LEE-MONTGOMERY: The all-purpose back rushed for 147 yards on 15 carries and scored twice on runs of 14 and 4 yards as the Generals beat Jeff Davis 59-14. He also caught three passes for 79 yards to account for 226 of Lee’s 566 total yards.
L.T. SANDERS, GARDENDALE: Picked up 167 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Rockets’ 30-7 win over Huffman.
AUSTIN CLARKE, McADORY: Ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over Northridge.
LUKE MORRIS, SARDIS: Ran for 205 yards on 22 carries with a 74-yard touchdown and also caught a 4-yard TD pass as the Lions nipped Southside-Gadsden 33-31.
TRENT DAVIS, ETOWAH: Had 203 total yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 49-7 win over Crossville. Playing just three quarters, he had six rush attempts for 125 yards and two scores and caught three passes for 78 yards and a third score.
SEAN JACKSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Gained 169 yards on 14 rush attempts and added 65 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns in a 50-33 victory over Oak Mountain.
CAMERON FAISON, REELTOWN: Needed just six carries to gain 148 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Rebels downed Fayetteville 63-14. He scored on Reeltown’s first offensive snap of the night on s 79-yard jaunt.
COLTON PATTON, DESHLER: Rushed just four times but totaled 131 yards and three touchdowns (65, 1 and 52 yards) in Deshler’s 55-0 win over Elkmont.
DYLAN BLACKBURN, JAMES CLEMENS: Gained 184 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in a 35-17 victory over Bob Jones.
TAVION RUPERT, SPARKMAN: Had 34 carries for 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Senators beat Gadsden City 51-27.
KIERAN CRAIG, HUNTSVILLE: Scored on a 98-yard run and finished with three touchdowns and 115 yards on just five carries as the Panthers downed Grissom 43-14.
ZAK BURNETT, GUNTERSVILLE: Led the Wildcats to a 49-42 win over Madison County passing for a school-record 362 yards completing 23-of-34 pass attempts. The previous record set by Chaz Rogers in 2006 versus Brooks was 248 yards.
HESS HORNE, EUFAULA: Completed 19-of-32 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 49-38 loss to Dothan.
JAMAL LANE, DOTHAN: The Wolves quarterback completed 12-of-22 for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-38 win over Eufaula.
ALEX HOWELL, MURPHY: Completed 20-of-30 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers rallied from a 24-7 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Fairhope 26-24. Howell threw the game-winning TD pass with 1:30 left.
TATE WARR, MILLRY: Passed for 347 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a sixth TD as Millry beat Elberta 47-7.
TOBIAS ROBINSON, CHICKASAW: Completed 9-of-17 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 87 yards and two more scores to lead the Chieftains’ to a 46-6 win over Choctaw County.
KYLE HIPP, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Finished 8-of-12 passing for 238 yards and four touchdowns as the Warriors defeated J.U. Blacksher 51-7.
JACK HAYES, PIEDMONT: Completed 19-of-26 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Pleasant Valley 28-0. All four scores went to four different receivers.
ROBBY ASHFORD, HOOVER: Was 15-of-29 passing for 213 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 103 in the Bucs’ 48-30 loss to Thompson.
PATE OWENS, HOMEWOOD: Passed for 211 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 33 yards and another score as the Patriots beat Pelham 42-14.
PATRICK JOHNSON, BREWER: Completed 12-of-19 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Brewer’s 29-21 comeback win over Arab.
MICHAEL RICH, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Was 9-of-18 passing for 190 yards and two scores and rushed six times for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 33-31 loss to Sardis.
BRITTON KOHN, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Was 11-of-18 passing for 158 yards and one TD and rushed for 101 yards and three scores on 10 carries as the Eagles downed Beulah 46-18.
KEYONTEZE JOHNSON, PINSON VALLEY: Had seven receptions for 185 yards, including TD catches of 69 and 42 yards, in a 23-7 victory over Shades Valley.
JAMARIUS CARTER, MONTEVALLO: Caught 10 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-24 victory over Dallas County.
HAYES FLOYD, ARITON: Caught five passes for 173 yards and a touchdown of 60 yards in the Purple Cats' 54-49 win over Geneva County.
TRE SHACKLEFORD, AUSTIN: Caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, including the game-winning 43-yarder in the final minute, to lift the Bears past Florence 30-25.
JABRE’ BARBER, DOTHAN: Grabbed five receptions for 155 yards with TD receptions of 76 and 54 yards in the Wolves' 49-38 win over Eufaula. Barber also had two kickoff returns for 52 total yards.
AULDEN BATTLES, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Caught five passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 33-31 loss to Sardis.
CAMPBELL LEACH, GUNTERSVILLE: Caught five passes for 143 yards in a 49-42 win over Madison County. Teammates Jack Harris and Cooper Davidson had 101 and 97 yards on 8 and 7 catches, respectively.
DONAVON BROWN, BOB JONES: Snagged six passes for 142 yards and a 27-yard TD in a 35-17 loss to James Clemens.
LYRIC GURLEY, BUCKHORN: Hauled in four passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns covering of 40, 24 and 65 yards in a 36-35 victory over county rival Hazel Green to claim the Cotton Classic.
JAKOBE FLETCHER, WEST MORGAN: Caught six passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns and gained 79 yards on 12 rush attempts in a 32-25 loss to Randolph.
JERRON SMITH, HAZEL GREEN: Had 90 receiving yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 5-yard run in a 36-35 loss to Buckhorn.
RODARIUS THOMAS, EUFAULA: Caught three passes for 117 receiving yards with two grabs resulting in touchdowns covering 47 and 43 yards in the Tigers' 49-38 loss to Dothan.
BLAKE WISDOM, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Had 106 yards receiving including a 41-yard touchdown catch, and also rushed for a 40-yard touchdown, as Lauderdale County beat East Lawrence 32-20.
JACOB HOPPER, SARDIS: Hauled in seven receptions for 81 yards and three touchdowns (7, 7 and 15 yards) as the Lions rallied to beat Southside 33-31.
MALACHI HOLT-BENNETT, FAIRFIELD: Snared three touchdown passes and also picked off a pass on defense in a 48-14 victory over John Carroll.
Junior Grabs Week 2 AHSAA Defense Spotlight
MONTGOMERY – Blount High School junior defensive tackle Lee Hunter has been the anchor of what is shaping up to be one of the Leopards’ best defensive teams in year. Last week, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound junior totaled 14 tackles, including five stops for losses, in a 48-4 win over B.C. Rain.
Blount, coached by Lev Holly, improved to 3-0 on the year and Hunter, considered one of the top junior defensive linemen in the nation already, saw his stock rise even more. His tenacious play kept him in the B.C. Rain backfield much of the night and earned him the AHSAA Football Defense Spotlight for the Week 2 of the 2019 season.
The Leopards beat arch rival and 2018 Class 5A state finalists Vigor in Zero Week 38-7. Blount followed with a 43-0 win over Robertsdale and takes a 3-0 record into this week’s Friday matchup with Class 6A, Region 1 foe St. Paul’s Episcopal. Hunter, who had a quarterback sack last week, has helped his team outscore opponents 129-21 this season. The defense is allowing just 7.0 ppg – best Region 1 and fourth in Class 6A behind Paul Bryant (6.3), Oxford (6.7) and Albertville (6.7).
Hunter’s performance edged out an outstanding all-around effort by Wenonah senior Jayden Sanders, who had eight tackles, two intercepted passes and a fumble he returned 37 yards for a Dragons touchdown in Wenonah’s 50-0 win over Woodlawn. On offense, Sanders caught two TD passes, a two-point conversion and threw a 28-yard TD pass.
Other top defensive efforts reported for Week 2:
OTHER DEFENSIVE NOMINATIONS
JOE SKARUPA, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Was credited with 21 tackles in a 43-29 loss to Priceville.
BLAKE CARROLL, ARITON: Totaled 17 tackles, including two for losses, in Ariton's 54-49 win over Geneva County. Carroll also rushed for 95 yards and a 15-yard TD run.
WILSON TURNER, HEADLAND: Had 15 tackles, a sack and caused a fumble as the Rams beat B.T. Washington 38-12. Teammate Zach Lawrence also had 12 tackles with two sacks and another tackle resulting in a safety.
LEE HUNTER, BLOUNT: Had 14 tackles, including five for a loss and a sack, in the Leopards’ 48-14 victory over B.C. Rain.
JAVAR STRONG, MUSCLE SHOALS: Returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 62-0 victory over Columbia.
JASON BROOKS, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in a 49-21 victory over Bayside Academy.
BROOKS WEEKS, EUFAULA: Posted 11 tackles and an interception in the Tigers’ 49-38 loss to Dothan. Teammate Keith Bain also had 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and interception and Luke Bush had 11 stops and a fumble recovery.
TRAD JENKINS, SAMSON: The Tigers’ two-way standout recorded 13 tackles, including two sacks, and also rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns as Samson blanked Calhoun 50-0.
THOMAS GLISSON, OPP: Had 11 tackles and an interceptions to lead the Bobcats to a 35-12 win over Straughn.
EVAN CRAIGHEAD, MADISON ACADEMY: Intercepted two passes in a 42-20 victory over East Limestone.
JOE McCORMICK, MOODY: Totaled nine tackles with three sacks as the Blue Devils beat St. Clair County 21-7.
BRADY JACKSON, SAND ROCK: Totaled 10 1/2 tackles in the Wildcats' 20-14 overtime win against Ider.
D.J. LEE, GAYLESVILLE: Returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown in the Trojans' 20-12 loss to Victory Christian. He also completed 5-of-6 passes for 83 yards and ran for 56 yards on 22 carries with a 2-yard touchdown.
LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Recovered a pair of fumbles on defense, rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries and scored on runs of 10 and 24 yards to lead the Panthers to a 41-21 victory over Winterboro.
Sophomore Nails 57-yard FG to Grab AHSAA Special Teams Spotlight
MONTGOMERY – Fort Payne High School sophomore place-kicker Alex McPherson was the holder in 2017 when his older brother Evan kicked a 60-yard field goal versus Brewer for the longest field goal made from the traditional center snap and hold in AHSAA history. Evan also had the AHSAA’s third longest punt of all time, 84 yards, in the same game.
Last week, it was Alex’s turn. The 5-foot-7, 125-pounder booted two field goals covering 42 and 57 yards and two extra points for eight total points to lift the Wildcats to a 20-13 win over Albertville to earn the AHSAA Football Special Teams Spotlight for Week 2 of the 2019 season. Both field goals came in the first half with the 57-yarder coming with one second left before intermission to cut Albertville’s lead to 7-6. Coach Chris Elmore’s Wildcats scored two fourth-quarter TDs to win by seven points.
Alex also remained perfect this season on extra points and is 12-of-12 on the year. His 57-yarder, ironically, tied oldest sibling Logan’s best kick in high school. Logan McPherson drilled a 57-yard field goal against Boaz in 2012 to set the Fort Payne school record which Evan broke in 2017. Logan, who earned all-state honors as a punter/kicker in 2012, served as a punter at Louisiana Tech from 2013-16 – averaging 40.4 yards on 62 punts as a sophomore.
Evan, currently a sophomore at Florida, was an Under Armour All-America selection in high school and was selected to the 247 True Freshman All-America Team last season connecting on 17-of-19 field-goal attempts for the Gators. He was perfect on all 50 PAT kicks and finished as a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2018. He is currently 2-for-2 on field goals this season and has extended his perfect streak of PAT kicks in college to 55 with 5-of-5 in Florida’s first two games.
The longest field goal in AHSAA history was a 61-yarder kicked by Auburn’s Sage Ledbetter in 2015 on a free kick. Pelham’s Michael Proctor held the record prior to that kick with s 60-yard field goal, also on a free kick, versus Mountain Brook in 1991. Proctor attended Alabama and was the Crimson Tide’s starting kicker for 47 straight games from 1992-1995. He led the SEC in field goals made (22) and kicking points scored (97) in 1993 and finished his college career ranked 4th all-time in kicking points scored in the SEC at the time. He currently ranks 12th all-time in the SEC and third in UA history.
McPherson’s booming kick edged out place-kicker Jaren Van Winkle of Clay-Chalkville for the Week 3 Special Teams Spotlight. Van Winkle kicked four field goals and had one extra point in the Cougars’ 19-14 win over Park Crossing. His four field goals including kicks from 40, 32, 37 and 31 yards. His performance ties 16 others for second-most field goals in a single game.
Daphne’s Diego Guajardo and Spanish Fort’s Matthew Quinn each had four in a game last year – the most since Spain Park’s Crosby Gray kicked five in a 15-14 win over Thompson in 2015. Ledbetter also had five in an Auburn win over Jeff Davis in 2013; Decatur’s Josh Woodard kicked five in a 15-0 win over Grissom in 2001; Tim Rogers of Mountain Brook had five in a 21-17 win over Huffman in 1990; and Ricky Beck of Geneva had five in a 15-0 win over Pike County in 1970.
Other outstanding special-team performances reported from last week’s games include:
EMMANUEL HENDERSON, GENEVA COUNTY: Totaled 259 yards on six kickoff returns, including TD returns of 99 and 80 yards, in the Bulldogs' 54-49 loss to Ariton. He accounted for 394 all-purpose yards, adding six pass receptions for 74 yards with a 26-yard TD, and 61 rushing yards and a 17-yard TD run to finish with four touchdowns.
TREY STITTS, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned a punt 44 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and returned the second-half kickoff 82 yards for another special teams score in the Tigers' 49-6 win at Asbury.
EDWIN WHITE, UMS-WRIGHT: Returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to break a 7-7 tie in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Andalusia sealed the 21-7 victory with an interception near the final buzzer.
MEES DECROSS DEJONGH, SCOTTSBORO: The foreign exchange student from the Netherlands kicked 5-of-5 extra points in a 41-27 win over Ardmore.
The AHSAA is proud to partner with the Jason Foundation, which works together with schools across the nation for the awareness and prevention of youth suicide.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month; Sept. 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week; and Tuesday, Sept. 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.
The Jason Foundation reports that the latest CDC WISQARS National Data (2017) shows suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-14 in Alabama and third leading cause of death for ages 12-18 (middle and high-school age) and college-age youth in the state.
To learn more about recognizing risk factors or for other information, go to the Jason Foundation website found at:
http://jasonfoundation.com/ or call 615-264-2323.
Also, we want to thank University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban for providing public service videos concerning this important topic. Please feel free to use these PSAs in your school and to send out over your school’s social media platform. If your school or school system participates in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program or with any other broadcast program, please consider incorporating these videos into your school broadcast package. The link to the PSAs can be found at:
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the health and safety of our student-athletes at your school, especially concerning this important topic.
If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to contact the AHSAA office.
MONTGOMERY – AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones reported that four calls on the field were challenged during the last week’s AHSAA high school football action with no calls being reversed.
For the season, 10 challenges have been reviewed with only two being overturned, both coming in the first week’s action. DVSports Instant Replay reviews are showing a 20% rate of reversal. Instant Replay is in its second year of implementation. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular season games.
“East Limestone at West Limestone had one challenge on a catch in the end zone and after review, the play stood as called,” said Jones. “The Priceville-Good Hope game had one challenge on the final play of first half to determine whether the ball broke the plane of the goal line. The play stood as called.”
Jones said there were two challenges in the Tallassee vs. Handley game. “The first challenged whether the receiver touched a punt, and the other was on a catch/no catch situation. Both plays stood as called on the field.”
Jones reported that 10 Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:
4 Catch or no catch
2 Fumble or no fumble
2 Ball breaking the plan of the goal line (also reviewed whether a fumble in one challenge)
1 Illegal participation
1 Illegal forward pass
1 Touching of a punt
A total of 28 schools have participated in AHSAA contests utilizing Instant Replay this season with six scheduled for this week.
Friday, September 6
Davidson at Baker
Enterprise at Auburn
Hayden at Lawrence County
Hoover at Thompson
Madison Academy at East Limestone
Smiths Station at Central-Phenix City
SCHOOLS IN GAMES WITH INSTANT REPLAY THIS SEASON
AHSAA Cross Country Week 2 Spotlight
MONTGOMERY – Homewood High School runners Crawford Hope and Lainey Phelps turned in the best 5,000-meter times of the 2019 AHSAA cross country season last week at the Early Bird Twilight Invitational Championships held at the University of Montevallo last weekend.
Their efforts helped Homewood win the boys’ and girls’ team titles in the strong field of competitors to capture the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 2 of the season.
Hope, a junior, won the 5A/7A featured race with a time of 15:25.18 and the Patriots captured the boys’ team championship with 30 points. Hoover was second with 72 points. Guntersville senior Sam Moultrie also finished under 16 minutes with a time of 15:58.97. Both times are among some of the best in the U.S. this season. The boys’ race featured 14 runners with times under 17 minutes.
Phelps, a senior, just missed cracking the 18-minute mark as she crossed the finish line with a time of 18:04.73. She finished 89 seconds ahead of her closest challenger, Claire Bolton of McGill-Toolen. Homewood had 41 points to nip runner-up Oak Mountain, which finished with 87 points. Hoover was third with 98.
The competition was also fierce in the 1A/4A division with White Plains edging defending 4A state champion Montgomery Catholic 30-45 to win the boys’ title, and Westminster-Oak Mountain had 23 points to beat White Plains (54) in the girls’ race. Hollis Johnson of Catholic won the boys’ race with a time of 16:55.09. Westminster-Oak Mountain’s Hannah Adams clocked 19:38.58 to claim the girls’ individual crown.
The performance of Coach Josh Donaldson’s Homewood’s duo edged out strong efforts in out-of-state meets by Auburn and Huntsville as well as Saint James runner Presley Miles.
Auburn’s boys and girls swept the competition at the AT&T Panther Meet hosted at Starr’s Mill, GA. The boys had 60 points to beat runner-up Westminster (GA) by 32 points. Stewart Brown paced the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the field of 257 participants. He had a time of 15:38.43 to finish 14 seconds behind the winner. Auburn’s girls had 52 points to edge Starr’s Mill, which had 103 points. Samantha Rogers was second overall for Auburn with a time of 18:27.12 in the field of 168. Harper McGowan was also seventh for the Tigers.
Huntsville’s boys won the City Auto Memphis Twilight Classic with 40 points, 85 better than runner-up Bartlett. Jackson Danner led the Panthers with a time of 16:09.70 to finish eighth among the 318 boys’ runners. Saint James’ Miles ran the 5,000-meter distance in 18:34.80 to finish second in the girls’ competition. That race featured 263 runners. Hewitt-Trussville’s girls finished seventh in the team competition.
Results of all the AHSAA 5,000-meter races reported last week include:
MOBILE CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS
Langan Park, Mobile (Total participants listed in parentheses)
BOYS TEAM WINNER: Walton (FL) 41; St. Pius X (GA) 55; St. Paul’s Episcopal 68
BOYS INVITATIONAL LEADERS (62)
1. Connor Old, Walton (FL) 16:34.24
2. Zac Shaffer, Walton (FL) 16:38.79
3. Carson Barlow, Baker 16:41.97
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: St. Pius X (GA) 23; Walton (FL) 61; Baker 68
GIRLS INVITATIONAL LEADERS (59)
1. Brooklyn Biancamano, L. Beach (MS) 18:36.88
2. Mary Brady, St. Pius X (GA) 19:13.73
6. Lindsey Baxter, Baker 19:49.27
13th Waffle House/Yellow Jacket Invitational
Oxford High School (host)
Choccolocco Park, Oxford (Total participants listed in parentheses)
BOYS TEAM WINNER: Southside-Gadsden 52; Ashville 93; Oxford 98
BOYS LEADERS (187)
1. Sean Dorrill, Central-PC 17:23.21
2. Ryan Maudsley, Southside-Gad. 17:40.37
3. Christian Myles, Anniston 19:01.81
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Central-Phenix City 66; Ashville 79; Southside-Gadsden 99
GIRLS LEADERS (108)
1. Adley Burkes, Central-PC 19:34.82
2. Sydney Runyan, Etowah (GA) 20:17.27
3. Beth Ann Tucker, Springville 20:45.30
EARLY BIRD TWILIGHT INVITATIONAL
University of Montevallo (Total participants listed in parentheses)
5A/7A BOYS GOLD TEAM WINNER: Homewood 30; Hoover 72; Briarwood Chr. 131
5A/7A BOYS GOLD LEADERS (116)
1. Crawford Hope, Homewood 15:25.18
2. Sam Moultrie, Guntersville 15:58.97
3. Walker Cole, Oak Mountain 16:01.20
1A/4A BOYS GOLD TEAM WINNER: White Plains 30; Montgomery Catholic 45, LAMP 52
1A/4A BOYS GOLD LEADERS (48)
1. Hollis Johnson, Catholic 16:55.09
2. Jake Moore, White Plains 17:00.40
3. Seba Bakoyema, LAMP 17:17.15
5A/7A GIRLS GOLD TEAM WINNER: Homewood 41; Oak Mountain 87; Hoover 98
5A/7A GIRLS GOLD LEADERS (90)
1. Lainey Phelps, Homewood 18:04.73
2. Claire Bolton, McGill-Toolen 19:33.15
3. Celie Jackson, Homewood 19:37.39
1A/4A GIRLS GOLD TEAM WINNER: Westminster-Oak Mtn 23; White Plains 54; LAMP 72
1A/4A GIRLS GOLD LEADERS (41)
1. Hannah Adams, Westminster 19:38.58
2. Hallie Porterfield, Westminster 19:55.20
3. Kathy Hammond, LAMP 21:07.83
BROOKS LIONS INVITATIONAL
Brooks High School (host)
McFarland Park, Florence (Total participants listed in parentheses)
5A/7A BOYS TEAM WINNER: Corinth (MS) 45; Florence 71; Decatur 100
5A/7A BOYS LEADERS (114)
1. Trey Hurt, Florence 16:23.40
2. Taylor Gibson, Prattville 16:34.13
3. Steele Joiner, Lawrence Co. 16:52.62
1A/4A BOYS TEAM WINNER: Deshler 108; Madison Academy 118; Rogers 136
1A/4A BOYS LEADERS (184)
1. Raleigh Stamps, Rogers 16:43.69
2. Nicolas Ulrich, Athens Bible 17:44.67
3. Carson Graves, Hatton 17:53.36
5A/7A GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Florence 36; Lawrence County 48; Corinth (MS) 78
5A/7A GIRLS LEADERS (82)
1. Mary Claire Ridegway, Florence 19:08.53
2. Emily Daniel, Lawrence Co. 19:41.77
3. Mary Ann Trimble, M. Shoals 20:44.21
1A/4A GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Hatton 52; Colbert Heights 83; Haleyville 95
1A/4A GIRLS LEADERS (102)
1. Addison Embry, Lauderdale Co. 20:21.49
2. Katie Serrato, West Limestone 21:19.57
3. Ally Amerson, Hatton 22:04.93
HA FASTER YOU RUN, QUICKER YOU’RE DONE INVITATIONAL
Houston Academy (host)
Eastgate Park, Dothan (Total participants listed in parentheses)
BOYS TEAM WINNER: Enterprise 32; Houston Academy 56
BOYS LEADERS (98)
1. Gunnar Smith, Houston Ac. 18:01.40
2. William Kim, Enterprise 18:10.54
3. Robert Woodall, Providence Chr. 18:17.74
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Enterprise 31; Providence Christian 55
GIRLS LEADERS (43)
1. Grace Crim, Providence Chr. 22:04.02
2. Natalie Warner, Enterprise 22:59.02
3. Holley Hart, Houston Ac. 23:37.35
BLACK AND GOLD CLASSIC
Scottsboro High School (host)
John R. Esslinger Trail, Scottsboro (Total participants listed in parentheses)
BOYS TEAM WINNER: Scottsboro 29; Pisgah 98; Holly Pond 120
BOYS LEADERS (142)
1. Hayden Judge, Scottsboro 15:58.62
2. Collin Mayfield, Geraldine 16:05.71
3. Cooper Atkins, Scottsboro 16:26.02
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Fort Payne 36; Holly Pond 45; Pisgah 75
GIRLS LEADERS (92)
1. Maddie Gossett, Scottsboro 19:11.26
2. Camilla Chambers, Holly Pond 19:28.81
3. Breanna Tankersley, Holly Pond 23:22.48
CITY AUTO MEMPHIS TWILIGHT CLASSIC
Christian Brothers (host)
Mike Rose Soccer Complex, Memphis, TN (Total participants listed in parentheses)
BOYS TEAM WINNER: Huntsville 40; Bartlett (MS) 125; Hewitt-Trussville (6th) 220
BOYS LEADERS (318)
1. Evan Allen, Chester Co. (TN) 15:26.26
2. Jackson Williams, Arlington (TN) 15:38.43
8. Jackson Danner, Huntsville 16:09.70
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Davies County (KY) 84; Hewitt-Trussville (7th) 205.
GIRLS LEADERS (263)
1. Clara O’Shea, Madison Central (TN) 18:07.17
2. Presley Miles, Saint James 18:34.80
AT&T STARRS MILL PANTHER MEET
Starr’s Mill High School (host)
Heritage Christian Church, GA (Total participants listed in parentheses)
BOYS TEAM WINNER: Auburn 60; Westminster (GA) 92; Smiths Station (9th) 331
BOYS LEADERS (257)
1. Devin Wade, Whitfield Ac (GA) 15:24.60
6. Stewart Brown, Auburn 15:38.43
8. Savian Taylor, Smiths Station 16:35.09
GIRLS TEAM WINNER: Auburn 52; Starr’s Mill (GA) 103
GIRLS LEADERS (168)
1. Erin Fegans, Landmark Chr. 18:18.53
2. Samantha Rogers, Auburn 18:27.12
7. Harper McGowan, Auburn 19:27.30
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