MONTGOMERY – DIAMONTE DOUGLAS turned in a clutch performance in Lee-Huntsville’s 34-28 overtime victory over Brooks Friday night to claim the AHSAA Spotlight for Week 3 of the 2016 high school football season.
Douglas accounted four touchdowns in the fourth quarter and then scored the winning touchdown on a 6-yard run in overtime for Lee. He finished the night 19-of-25 passing for 222 yards and three TDs and rushed for 147 yards and two scores on 24 carries.
Lee, coached by Tony Woods, trailed 14-0 early in the fourth quarter when Douglas fired a 20-yard TD pass to Dashun Grays to cut the lead to 14-7. Trailing 21-7 later in the quarter, Douglas scored on a 15-yard run. His 33-yard pass to Dary Stadler on fourth down tied the game at 21-21. Brooks took the lead again with 1:18 left but Douglas drove his team 80 yards in nine plays to tie the game on the last play of the fourth quarter when he scrambled to find Keonte Clay for a 3-yard scoring pass. Douglas sealed the comeback win with his run in overtime.
Douglas’ performance edged out a two players who turned in exceptional efforts on offense and defense as two-way players.
Reynard Ellis of Shades Valley and Michael Anderson of Washington County led their teams to hard-fought wins utilizing their multiple talents. Ellis had 140 yards rushing on eight carries in a 39-29 Mounties victory over Blackman (TN). His effort included a 97-yard TD run in the third period to put the Mounties ahead for good. He also posted 15 tackles on defense with two resulting in losses.
Anderson helped Washington County nip Southern Choctaw 50-48 with 13 tackles and a caused fumble on defense for the Bulldogs. He also rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries, caught two passes for 68 yards and a TD and returned a kickoff 74 yards for a fifth score to finish with 334 all-purpose yards.
ANDRO WILLIAMS, LINDEN: Notched the 100th win of his head-coaching career as Linden’s Patriots beat McIntosh 69-0. He is now 100-22 in his 10th year as head coach and is the winningest coach in LHS history. Second is Walt “Pistol” Henders, who guided Linden to an 80-16-4 record from 1958-1967. Williams has guided Linden to 10 wins or more in seven of the previous nine seasons with nine and seven wins in the other two years.
His .820 winning percentage ranks third among active coaches with 100 or more wins in the AHSAA behind Tanner’s Laron White (141-28, .834) and Fyffe’s Paul Benefield (243-52, .824).
In other highlights reported from Week 3:
ZAC ODEN, MONTEVALLO: Passed for 364 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for a fifth score as the Bulldogs beat B.B. Comer 45-22.
FORREST WEBBER, RANDOLPH: Completed 18-of-31 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns (10 and 17 yards) in a 39-36 loss to Madison Academy. He also ran for 24 yards and a 1-yard touchdown on nine carries.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Was 12-of-17 passing for 283 yards and three touchdowns and had three rush attempts for 70 yards and two scores as the Bulldogs beat Pleasant Home 57-6.
CULLAN O’SHEA, MARY MONTGOMERY: Completed 21-of-32 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings beat Murphy 27-17.
SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: Was 20-of-25 passing for 262 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions beat Cordova 35-13.
BANIKO HARLEY, RAMSAY: Passed for 241 yards and rushed for 92 for 333 total yards as the Rams beat Hueytown 48-16.
CONNOR ADAIR, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed 14-of-18 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns as the Huskies beat Grissom 62-13.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore quarterback rushed seven times for 113 yards and two touchdowns and completed 6-of-11 passes for 94 yards and one TD as Scottsboro beat Douglas 62-6.
COLE FREDERICK, HILLCREST-TUSCALOOSA: Threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers as the unbeaten Patriots downed Bessemer City 49-13.
JARTAVIOUS WHITLOW, LAFAYETTE: Completed 9-of-12 passes for 293 yards and two scores, rushed 15 times for 211 yards and two more TDs as LaFayette (4-0) beat Fayetteville 42-34. He has accounted for 23 touchdowns this season (15 passing and 8 rushing).
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Passed and rushed for 221 yards in a 36-0 win over Anniston. He was 6-of-12 passing for 112 yards and had 109 yards rushing and two TDs on 14 carries.
MALCOLM ASKEW, McADORY: Completed 10-of-15 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns, 72 and 30 yards, as the Jackets beat Paul Bryant 47-13.
ANDREW BARFOOT, SATSUMA: Was 16-of-21 passing for 218 yards and two touchdowns as in a 29-12 win over W.S. Neal.
GRANT JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Completed 15-of-24 pass attempts for 192 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-38 loss to Gaston.
JEREMIAH HARRIS, ABBEVILLE: Was 7-of-11 passing for 170 yards and two touchdowns and added 84 yards rushing, including a 45-yard touchdown run, in the Yellow Jackets’ 34-8 win over Cottonwood.
ELISHA HUDSON, PELHAM: Was 4-of-9 passing for 116 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 112 yards on 15 carries as Pelham beat Helena 27-23.
JANSEN ALEXANDER, SAND ROCK: Completed 10-of-16 pass attempts for 165 yards and two touchdowns and added 43 yards rushing on seven carries as the Wildcats beat Ider 27-0.
KEYSHAWN HARPER, B.C. RAIN: Rushed for 292 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries in the Pirates’ 42-24 win over Gulf Shores.
OMAR BROWN, NORTH JACKSON: Led the Chiefs to a 50-26 win over Madison County with 288 yards rushing on 25 carries. He scored five touchdowns on runs of 53, 55, 3, 53 and 49 yards.
TYETUS SMITH-LINDSEY, OXFORD: Rushed for 279 yards on 37 carries with five touchdowns (1, 1, 3, 15 and 40 yards) as the Yellow Jackets beat Cullman 52-28.
ERICK STINNETT, OAK GROVE: Ran for 267 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-36 win over Hale County. He had 199 yards on 10 carries and four of those scores in the first half.
REGGIE RAYFORD, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Piled up 246 rushing yards on 31 carries as Cottage Hill beat Excel 34-28.
JAHARI BROWN, NEW BROCKTON: Had 227 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just seven carries to lead the Gamecocks past Zion Chapel 41-0. Brown scored on runs of 90, 78 and 23 yards.
NECOLBY MAXWELL, BENJAMIN RUSSELL: Had 32 carries for 213 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a fourth score as the Wildcats beat Chelsea 40-29.
DALLIN WOODLEY, BUCKHORN: Ran for 202 yards with a 38-yard TD and returned a kick 88 yards for another score in a 28-14 win at Huntsville.
STEVONTE TULLIS, ASHFORD: Finished with 184 yards rushing and four touchdowns, including a 8-yard TD run with 4:06 left to tie the game, and kicker Dawson Pope added the go-ahead extra point in the Yellow Jackets' 27-26 win over Bullock County. Tullis also had six tackles on defense.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Totaled 172 yards rushing on just nine carries with four touchdowns and added a fifth score on a punt return in the Panthers' 60-0 victory over Woodville. It was Spring Garden’s second straight shutout of the season and the first time the defense has had back-to-back shutouts since 2009. Woodville was limited to less than 30 total yards in Friday’s win.
LOGAN McVAY, DEMOPOLIS: Rushed for three touchdowns, passed for to and had a 25-yard interception return for a sixth score in a 49-7 win over Marbury. Teammate Tyler Gamble added 154 yards rushing with a 99-yard TD run.
DEMETRIUS KING, GARDENDALE: Rushed for five touchdowns as the Rockets beat Carver-Birmingham 55-18.
KEKE MATTHEWS, MADISON ACADEMY: Ran for 166 yards and a 10-yard touchdown on 23 carries and caught two passes for 27 yards in a 39-36 win at Randolph.
A.J. PHILLIPS, CHICKASAW: Rushed for 140 yards and a TD on 16 carries, ran a kickoff 75 yards for a score and intercepted a pass he returned an interception 45 yards for a third score in a 25-19 win over St. Luke’s Episcopal.
JONATE COTTON, NEW HOPE: Ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 36-27 win at Sylvania.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Gained 127 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns (11, 1, 1, 4 and 38 yards) to lead the defending Class 3A state champions to a 42-14 win over Randolph County.
TIM COATS, PLEASANT GROVE: Rushed for 125 yards and a TD on 13 carries and caught three passes for 73 yards and another score as the Spartans downed St. Clair County 38-9.
DELONTAE WILLIAMS, CEDAR BLUFF: Ran for 102 yards on just four carries – three for touchdowns covering 63, 3 and 72 yards – in a 41-6 win over Gaylesville.
CALEB HORTON, ETOWAH: Rushed nine times for 95 yards and caught a game-winning 75-yard touchdown pass as Etowah beat Guntersville 14-7 to snap the Wildcats' 30-game regular-season winning streak.
BAILEY DELOACH, FAYETTEVILLE: Had five receptions for 210 yards in a 42-34 loss to LaFayette. DeLoach also had an interception return for 78 yards and a touchdown.
D'ANDRE SINCLAIR, BRANTLEY: Caught five passes for 155 yards and three scores in Brantley's 57-6 win over Pleasant Home.
HENRY RUGGS, LEE-MONTGOMERY: Caught eight passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns (67 and 19 yards) and passed for a third TD (58 yards) as the Generals (3-0) remained unbeaten with a 42-14 win over Smiths Station.
JAMES MALONE, CLEMENTS: Had 8 receptions for 187 yards and a TD against Lexington. He also had 7 tackles and 2 forced fumbles on defense.
CODY COLLIER, ALBERTVILLE: Caught seven passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns (6, 48, 23 yards) in a 42-7 win at Brewer.
JAMES CLEMONS, DAVIDSON: Hauled in five pass receptions for 147 yards and three touchdowns as the Warriors beat Baker 41-21. His TDs covered 64, 63 and 9 yards.
ISAIHA JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Turned in an all-around performance in leading the Tigers to a 41-6 victory at Gaylesville. He caught four passes for 111 yards and a 19-yard touchdown, had an interception on defense and a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown. Jones also returned another punt 46 yards that led to a third-quarter touchdown.
EMIL SMITH, ETOWAH: Caught eight passes for 62 in the Blue Devils' 14-7 win over Guntersville to snap Guntersville's 30-game regular-season winning streak.
DARIUS SMITH, SLOCOMB: Caused a fumble that teammate Adam Newton recovered at the 6-yard line with 12 seconds left to preserve the Red Tops’ 21-14 win over Geneva. Smith also rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns (1 and 10 yards) in the win.
PARKER SPARKS, THEODORE: Had 17 tackles and three pass breakups as the Bobcats downed Fairhope 35-10.
JEFF HUNTER, DECATUR HERITAGE: Had 16 tackles in a 28-22 win over Meek. He also caught six passes for 69 yards and a TD.
JADARIUS REDWINE, WENONAH: Returned an interception 57 yards for one TD and caught a 5-yard pass for his team’s other touchdown in a 15-14 loss to Briarwood.
JAHZARIAN LAMPLEY, PIKE COUNTY: Intercepted a pass inside the 15-yard line in the final minute to preserve Pike County’s 21-14 win over Montgomery Academy. It was the second interception of the night for Lampley, who also starred on offense with two touchdown runs.
T.D. MOULTRY, JACKSON-OLIN: Had two sacks, three other stops for losses and finished with 10 tackles in the Mustangs’ 13-12 loss to Homewood.
CHASE BROWN, HOOVER: Had two interceptions and a sack to lead the Bucs defense as Hoover beat rival Spain Park 26-8.
LABRYAN RAY, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 10 tackles and blocked a punt in a 21-14 win over Gadsden City. He scooped up the blocked kick and returned it seven yards for a touchdown.
BRADEN CARVER, SAND ROCK: Had eight tackles including one stop behind the line of scrimmage and also rushed for 82 yards and a TD as Sand Rock blanked Ider 27-0.
JAY HAWTHORNE, BOB JONES: Blocked two punts, returning one 12 yards for a touchdown, to lead the Patriots to a 48-26 win over Sparkman.
RICHARD HAYNES, SCOTTSBORO: Blocked a Douglas punt and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown ln a 62-7 win.
JORDAN GRADDY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Returned a punt 52 yards for a score and also ran for 90 yards and a touchdown to help the Leopards beat Bayside Academy 34-14.