AHSAA Defensive Spotlight for Week 3 MONTGOMERY -- Muscle Shoals High School senior inside linebacker Jackson Bratton recorded 15 tackles in the undefeated Trojans’ 35-14 win over Hartselle last Friday to capture the AHSAA Football Defensive Spotlight for Week 3. The University of Alabama early commit was the leader on a defense that is allowing just 9.0 points per game. Coach Scott Basden’s defense currently ranks third in Class 6A this season behind Paul Bryant (6.3 ppg) and Oxford (8.7ppg). Bratton had a sack, fumble recovery and a pass break-up in his effort versus the Tigers. The pass break-up resulted in an interception by teammate Aiden Gay that resulted in an 87-yard return and a touchdown. Fellow inside linebacker Malik Smith also had 14 tackles and two sacks, and Gay finished the night with two interceptions. Bratton edged out two other outstanding defensive performances for this week’s Spotlight. Leroy King had 18 tackles in a 31-7 loss to Pinson Valley and Cameron Whited totaled 17 stops as the Wildcats beat Guntersville 42-14. He had two sacks among his tackles. Other top defensive performances reported include: TOP DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCES JAI’SHAWN CATTLING, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Had 16 tackles in the Warriors’ 63-20 win over West End. MAKEL AVERY, GOSHEN: Totaled 15 tackles to lead the Eagles defense in a 42-21 win over Samson. ZACK PHILLIPS, ARITON: Recorded 14 tackles in the Purple Cats' 48-12 win over Houston County. KEANDRAE PETERSON, LAFAYETTE: Returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown and finished with four tackles and two sacks to lead the Bulldogs to a 50-16 win over Thorsby. He also rushed 12 times for 105 yards and three TDs on offense. CHAZ POPE, SPRING GARDEN: Had 10 tackles on defense and caught three passes on offense for 76 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown with 3:40 remaining in the Panthers’ 26-14 win at Notasulga. RAYMOND BRYANT, COTTONWOOD: Made two interceptions, returning one 51 yards for a touchdown, and also caught a 74-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 65-0 win over Barbour County. Teammate Dylan McCardle also had two interceptions as Cottonwood picked off five passes overall. KARSTEN THREATT, MIDFIELD: Had 12 tackles on defense as Midfield beat Vinemont 43-20. He also rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on six carries on offense. BRADY JACKSON, SAND ROCK: Posted nine total tackles in the Wildcats' 14-7 overtime loss at Cedar Bluff. REGGIE FOWLER, LEE-MONTGOMERY: Totaled nine tackles, including three sacks, in the Generals’ 19-4 win over Auburn. He also forced fumble and a fumble recovery. KORY CHAPMAN, HOOVER: Returned an interception 40 yards for a TD and teammate Joseph Davis had another pick he returned for a 40-yard score as the Bucs downed Hewitt-Trussville 28-14. MAC MAIN, SAINT JAMES: Had 10 tackles in the Trojans’ 26-7 win over Montgomery Academy. ELI COBERN, BILLINGSLEY: Had nine tackles, including three sacks, to lead the Bears past Verbena 47-0. KARON WHITE, SPARKMAN: Returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown – one of three defensive TDs for the Senators – in a 51-14 win over Grissom. ELI CLARK, PIKE ROAD: Returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Patriots teammate C.J. Paymon scooted 45 yards on a pick for another Pike Road defensive touchdown in a 63-16 win over Southside-Selma. D.J. LEE, GAYLESVILLE: Had nine tackles and an interception in the Trojans’ 54-14 loss to Woodville. He also rushed for 101 yards on 24 carries and completed 5-of-11 passes for 88 yards and both Gaylesville TDs. KAHARI McREYNOLDS, GENEVA: Had eight tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery on defense and rushed for 148 yards on 26 carries in the Panthers' 14-7 loss to Pike County. JOHN MOORE, CHICKASAW: Had six tackles, including four sacks, forced a fumble and returned a fumble 43 yards for a score to lead the Chieftains past R.C. Hatch 38-14.