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.