Thursday, November 21, 2019






Williamson Interception Seals Guntersville’s 45-42 Win in 91st Battle with Rival Arab

AHSAA Defensive Spotlight for Week 4

MONTGOMERY – A clutch defensive play by Guntersville High School junior Jerrell Williamson helped the Wildcats beat Arab 45-42 in the 91st meeting of the Marshall County rivalry Friday night.
    Williamson, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back/linebacker/running back for the Wildcats of Coach Lance Reese landed in the AHSAA Defensive Spotlight for Week 4 for his interception with 1.5 seconds remaining that sealed a 45-42 victory over the Knights in last Friday’s battle of rivals.
    Guntersville (3-2) now owns a 59-30-2 edge in the series. Friday’s game was one of the most exciting, however. Trailing 42-38 with 2:44 to go, the Wildcats marched 82 yards for the winning touchdown.
    With one last chance to win, however, Arab’s final pass was picked off by Williamson and Guntersville walked away with the win. The last victory by Arab was a 14-0 win in 2012.
     The effort edged another outstanding defensive effort by junior defensive back/receiver Sean Zerkle of St. John Paul II Catholic.  He finished with three interceptions on defense, had seven catches for 147 yards and three touchdowns on offense and sealed the school’s first win over North Jackson when he intercepted a pass on a 2-point conversion in a 49-48 victory.
   Other top performances included:

Had 13 tackles on defense and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a TD in the Warriors’ 49-20 setback to Alabama Christian.
MARTIEZ BROWN, HUFFMAN: Spoiled two Pell City scoring opportunities by recovering a fumble in the end one on one drive and intercepting a pass on another as the Vikings won their homecoming game 34-12 over the Panthers.
JACK THOMAS, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: Had 14 tackles as the Eagles beat Dale County 49-20.
D.J. LEE, GAYLESVILLE: Managed 11 tackles on defense and 105 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 17 carries on offense in a 52-16 loss to Valley Head.

REGGIE MALONE, THEODORE: Was credited with 10 tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles as the Bobcats (5-0) topped Alma Bryant 42-3.
WILBUR WRIGHT, RAMSAY: Totaled 10 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in a 35-18 victory over Fairfield.
KAMERON BAKER, GOSHEN: Contributed 11 stops in the Eagles’ 42-16 win over New Brockton.
XAVIER MITCHELL, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Picked off two passes, returning one for 53 yards and a TD, to lead the Jackets to a 35-7 win over Mary Montgomery.
DESHAZIO WILLIAMS, PINSON VALLEY: Made two interceptions in the secondary for the Indians in a 33-32 loss to Oxford.
NOAH LINEVILLE, SCOTTSBORO: Had eight tackles and a fumble recovery in the Wildcats’ 27-7 win over East Limestone.
ANDREW FLOYD, SPRING GARDEN: Made nine stops in the Panthers’ 16-12 win at Donoho.
SUSAN MOORE DEFENSE: Limited Brindlee Mountain to minus-112 rushing yards and no yards passing in a 50-0 win. The Bulldogs (5-0) improved to 3-0 in Class 3A, Region 7 with the win.


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