Tuesday, November 12, 2019






National Prep Rushing Leader Jalen White Runs for 465 Yards, 7 TDs in Daleville Win

AHSAA Prep Offensive Spotlight for Week 8

MONTGOMERY – Jalen White of Daleville High School, the nation’s leading rusher, according to MaxPreps, turned in his finest performance of the season with 465 rushing yards on 26 carries as the Warhawks (6-3) downed Geneva County 70-51 to clinch a berth in the AHSAA Class 2A state playoffs in Region 2.
  He had seven rushing touchdowns and scored four two-point conversions to finish with 50 points scored. His effort earned the Daleville senior the AHSAA Offensive Spotlight for Week 8 of the 2019 high school football season.
    Coach Desmond Lett’s standout tailback now has 2,919 yards rushing on 188 carries and has scored 39 touchdowns on the year. He has had 38 rushing. The season rushing total after eight games ranks seventh all time with two regular-season and at least one playoff game remaining. The state record (3,483 yards) was in 2014 by Dale County’s Jamarius Henderson in 14 games. White needs 565 more rushing yards this season to become the all-time single-season rushing leader in the AHSAA. Daleville closes out the regular season at Barbour County.
   White, who was tabbed by USA Today as one of five finalists from the Southeast for National Offensive Player of the Year, had TD runs of 11, 78, 35, 73, 17, 49 and 55 yards with four of the TDs coming in the fourth quarter to break open a 38-30 game. For good measure, he also had 11 tackles on defense in the win. Daleville finished with 515 rushing yards in the win and had 565 versus Cottonwood on October 4 – both ranking in the top 20 team rushing efforts in AHSAA history. The 565 yards rank 11th and 515 ranks 20th.
     The state record for touchdowns scored (9) and total points scored (58) were set by Hubbertville’s Tommy Haley-Ricks in a 76-52 win over Vina in 2008. He had nine TDs and two 2-point conversions. Seven others have scored eight TDs in a single game, including North Jackson’s Lee Witherspoon in the 2018 season in a 78-12 win over Fairfield.
    The rushing effort by White edged out a tremendous receiving effort by Brooks High School senior receiver Kobe Warren, who had 17 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns in Brooks’ 28-24 loss to West Limestone. The 5-foot-9, 145-pound receiver’s 17 catches ties three others for fifth most catches in a single game in AHSAA history. Keyonteze Johnson had 17 catches in a 28-21 win over Clay-Chalkville in 2018; Jonathan Thomas of Berry caught 17 passes in a 68-0 in over Brilliant in 2015; and Alma Bryant’s Jeremy Ford hauled in 17 receptions in a 35-28 loss to Davidson in 2010.
    According to the AHSAA Record Book, Stevie Woods of Dora set the mark with 22 catches in a 2010 game versus Oak Grove. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa’s Cahdil Ellis, Gulf Shores’ Patrick Williamson and LaFayette’s Chris Simpson each had 20 catches in a game in 2014, 2004 and 2000, respectively. Le-Huntsville’s Chester Rogers caught 19 passes in a game in 2011.  Catching 18 passes in game were John Williamson of Crossville (2009) and Anniston’s Orlando Watters (1989).
Week 8 of the prep season was also highlighted by explosive offensive efforts all across the state. Rogers High School s
et a school record and kept its playoff hopes alive with an 83-29 win over Elkmont in Class 4A, Region last week – one of several high school games that were recorded this past weekend. The Pirates’ 83 points is the highest single-game total achieved in school history, topping the previous mark of 56 set against Loretto (TN) in 2017 and tied against Elkmont in 2018. American Christian beat Montevallo 84-30 earlier this season, and the Pirates’ total (83) is second most by a single team since Clay-Chalkville beat Scottsboro 85-50 in a 2014 Class 6A state playoff game.
    Darby Clemmons led Rogers’ offensive explosion, which included 578 rushing yards, 708 total yards and 30 first downs. He rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore Austin Keeton ran for 106 yards and two scores. Austin Burgess added two rushing TDs. Walker Balentine, Andrew Hanback, Jacob Wallace and Logan Evans also scored for Rogers. Wallace completed all six of his passes for 130 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown to Tyrus Ward.
Also last week,
Class 2A Abbeville scored 76 points in one half to beat Barbour County 76-0. The Jackets scored 44 points in the second quarter, which is fifth most in a quarter in AHSAA history according to the AHSAA Record Book. Woodville beat Coosa Christian 71-56 (127 points) and Class 6A Dothan rolled up 42 points in the first quarter in a 56-13 win Godby (Fl), which ranks seventh for most points in a single quarter. Daleville and Geneva County, meanwhile, accounted for 61 points in the fourth and final quarter of the Warhawks’ 70-51 over the Bulldogs for a combined 121 total points.
    Woodville’s win over Coosa Christian had a combined 127 points, most in any AHSAA game this season. Spring Garden and Appalachian also went over 100 points last week as the Panthers clinched the Class 1A, Region 5 championship with a 69-34 win.
   In other top performances reported from Week 8:

Accounted for 477 all-purpose yards on offense and had 11 tackles on defense in a 56-42 loss to Georgiana. He had 256 yards rushing on 17 carries with TD runs of 67 and 55 yards, added 174 yards on six kickoff returns with a long of 72 (no TD) and caught three passes for 47 yards.

D.J. DAVIS, EAST LIMESTONE: Ran for 270 yards and two touchdowns in East Limestone’s 30-21 win over Brewer.
J.D. PETTAWAY, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Ran for 261 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries as Cottage Hill defeated Choctaw County 48-12.

JOHNNY GILLIAM, NORTH JACKSON: Ran 24 times for 244 yards, with TD runs of 3 and 74 yards, and caught TD passes of 17 and 49 yards in a 51-46 loss to West Morgan.

JACOB MANNING, SCOTTSBORO: The 5-foot-7 quarterback had 37 carries for 225 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats beat Madison Academy 21-12.
JACOB GUYTON, BOB JONES: Had 20 carries for 219 yards, including TD runs of 3 and 66 yards, in a 36-28 victory over Austin. He had 169 second-half yards.

ANDREW BETTIS, SATSUMA: Rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries as the Gators beat 37-8.
BERNARD DIXON, CHICKASAW: Gained 221 yards on 16 rush attempts and scored four touchdowns as the Chieftains nipped Southern Choctaw (35-22).
BRIAN SMITH, ARITON: Rushed for 206 yards on 18 carries, including an 80-yard scamper for a TD on the first offensive play of the game, as the Purple Cats 7-2) beat previously undefeated G.W. Long (7-1) to clinch the Class 2A, Region 2 title with a 29-21 win.
JARRIS WILLIAMS, BLOUNT: Totaled 204 yards rushing on 29 carries and scored a touchdown as the Leopards beat Spanish Fort.
LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Piled up 193 rushing yards on 17 carries and scored five TDs (3, 10, 11, 35 and 51 yards) as the Panthers beat Appalachian 69-34 to win the Class 1A, Region 5 title. He also had five tackles on defense. Teammate Weston Kirk added 189 yards and one TD on 17 carries, and Chaz Pope totaled 145 yards and a TD on 11 carries. He also caught two passes, one for an 8-yard touchdown, and had an interception on defense. The trio had 527 yards rushing between them.
ETHAN SMITH, COLBERT COUNTY: Picked up 198 rushing yards on 28 carries and scored one TD in 27-20 Class 2A, Region 7 win over Sheffield.
JAYLEN NOBLES, SLOCOMB: Totaled 245 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on offense and had nine tackles on defense in a 28-21 loss to Geneva. He had 194 yards rushing on 22 carries with TD runs of 51 and 49 yards, caught one pass for 35 yards and had 16 yards in kick/punt returns.
DYLAN BLACKBURN, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 24 carries for 190 yards and three touchdowns to the Jets to a 49-3 win over previously unbeaten Sparkman and the Class 7A, Region 8 title.

JEANDRE WILLIAMS, DECATUR: Had 17 carries for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 60-0 win over Columbia. He had 160 yards and all three scores in the first half.
CADE ALEXANDER, WEST MORGAN: Rushed for 191 yards and five touchdowns (10, 29, 2, 63 and 33 yards) in West Morgan’s 51-46 win over North Jackson.

KAHARI McREYNOLDS, GENEVA: Accounted for three scores, including a game-winning 10-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left, to give Geneva a 28-21 win over Slocomb. The Panthers trailed 21-20 at the time of McReynolds’ final TD. McReynolds finished the game with 150 yards rushing and two TDs and also threw a 45-yard TD pass to his brother, Timothy McReynolds.
Ran 24 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns, caught three passes for 85 yards and a TD, and scored the game-winning TD on an 11-yard run in the final minute of a 34-28 victory over Vestavia Hills.

KYAN HORN, NEW BROCKTON: Totaled 150 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in the Gamecocks’ 35-28 loss to Highland Home.
ELIJAH JOHNSON, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 146 yards on 10 carries with a 47-yard touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 52-14 win at B.B. Comer.

KADEN SHELTON, JASPER: Rushed 22 times for 135 yards and one TD, completed both pass attempts for 16 yards and caught three receptions for 42 yards as the Vikings (7-0) beat Russellville 31-0 in Class 5A, Area 7. Jasper out-gained the Tigers 457 yards to 141 in the win.
WES SIMMONS, GASTON: Has 25 carries for 148 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 46-28 loss to West End.
TRENT DAVIS, ETOWAH: Rushed for 131 yards (117 in the first half) and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Blue Devils’ 34-10 win over Alexandria. He also intercepted a pass that led to a touchdown.
KALEB JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Collinsville: Accounted for all four Panther touchdowns in a

35-0 win over Sand Rock. He ran for 102 yards on nine carries with three scores (1, 20 and 5 yards) and threw for 95 yards on just two completions, including a 73-yard touchdown to Garrett Skelton.
DAMIONE WARD, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Scores two rushing touchdowns, passed for another and accounted for 170 yards total offense in a 26-21 victory over previously unbeaten Oxford.

Was 29-of-32 passing for 329 yards and four touchdowns as the unbeaten Warriors (8-0) clinched the Class 7A, Region 3 title with a 33-21 win over Vestavia Hills. He raised his season totals to 124-of-155 passes for 1,647 yards and 24 touchdowns with no interceptions, according to MaxPreps. His 80.0% completion percentage on the season is on pace to set the AHSAA season state record.
SETH BROWN, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Completed 21-of-33 passes for 312 yards and 16 touchdowns as the Falcons beat Danville 63-35. He also rushed for 162 yards and two scores on 13 carries to finish with 478 total yards and accounted for eight TDs.

HARRISON BARKER, SPAIN PARK: Completed 26-of-33 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-28 double-overtime victory over Oak Mountain. Barker is now 196-of-302 on the season for 2,537 yards and 17 touchdowns.
TREVOR HORNE, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Was 12-of-34 passing for 335 yards and six TDs in a 71-56 loss to Woodville.
ALEX YOUNG, HUEYTOWN: Completed 17-of-26 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-20 victory over McAdory.
KAMBREE JOHNSON, PARKER: Completed 12-of-17 for 294 passing yards and three TDs and added 11 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns for 447 total yards in a 42-12 victory over Woodlawn.

ROWE ALLEN, ELKMONT: Was 21-of-49 passing for 281 yards and four touchdowns in an 83-29 loss to Rogers.
ALEX GLASS, MINOR: Was 12-of-19 passing for 236 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown pass with less than four minutes to go, in a 37-35 victory over Chelsea.

ELI PEARCE, WEST END: Rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries and completed 10-of-19 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 46-28 victory over Gaston. His TD passes covered 16, 29 and 35 yards and touchdown runs were 80 and 78 yards.
ROSS REYNOLDS, ARAB: Was 17-of-19 passing for 189 yards and a TD and also had 20 rush attempts for 92 yards and three scores in the Knights’ 56-42 loss to Madison County,
JACKSON HOLLAND, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed his first 14 passes and finished 14-of-15 for 187 yards in a 24-21 victory over Tuscaloosa County.

JACKSON BILLINGS, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Completed all 13 of his second-half passes, finishing with 91 yards passing, and ran for 158 yards in a 27-19 victory over Lauderdale County.

SLADE ALEXANDER, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Was 11-of-16 passing for 179 yards and rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Warriors’ 28-27 double-overtime loss at Hokes Bluff.

BRYAN GALLOWAY, GOSHEN: Accounted for seven touchdowns – four rushing and three passing – in a 56-6 win over Central Hayneville. Galloway was 8-of-9 passing for 130 yards and rushed for four TDs on short runs.
SAMUEL COSBY, CEDAR BLUFF: Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 147 yards and two touchdowns (57 and 25 yards) and also ran for 88 yards on eight carries in the Tigers’ 40-6 win at Ider.
JACK HAYES, PIEDMONT: Completed 9-of-10 pass attempts for 101 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 52-14 win at B.B. Comer.



Hauled in six passes from Trevor Horne for 272 yards and five touchdowns in a 71-56 loss to Woodville. For of the TDs cover long distances of 74, 54, 38 and 49 yards.
JAMARIUS CARTER, MONTEVALLO: Caught seven passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-0 victory over Sipsey Valley.

SEAN ZERKLE, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHIOLIC: Grabbed seven catches for 176 yards and four touchdowns and added an interception on defense in the Falcons’ 63-35 win over Danville.
COOPER KELLEY, SPAIN PARK: Caught touchdowns passes in both overtimes to lift the Jaguars to a 35-28 double-overtime victory over Oak Mountain. He now has seven TD receptions on the season.

RAQUEZ JACKSON, PARKER: Caught four passes for 160 yards and TD catches of 4 and 83 yards in a 42-12 victory over Woodlawn.

QUE MAYES, HUEYTOWN: Caught six passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in a 34-20 victory over McAdory. Teammate Jordan Ivory also nabbed seven passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
JOE TUCKER, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Had five catches for 149 yards and three two touchdowns in a 45-14 victory over Woodland.
MICAH LEWIS, COTTONWOOD: Caught three passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the Bears’ 40-14 win over Houston County.
JEREMIAH ROBERSON, WEST END: Grabbed six pass receptions for 113 yards and two scores in a 46-28 win over Gaston.
REGINALD DAVIS, LEE-MONTGOMERY: Had five catches for 104 yards and two TDs and also had 12 rush attempts for 60 yards and one score in a 29-27 loss to Enterprise.
CHRIS HOPE, JAMES CLEMENS: Caught five passes for 111 yards in a 49-3 victory over Sparkman.



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