MONTGOMERY – Slocomb High School junior kicker Gabino Morin was called into action on defense and delivered two clutch scores in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime, and the Red Tops thwarted a two-point conversion in the extra period to beat previously unbeaten Wicksburg 34-33 Friday night at Newton-Tew Field. Morin grabbed the AHSAA Football Spotlight for week seven for his clutch play.
Wicksburg led 20-17 and was driving late in the fourth quarter when Morin, normally a kicker, but moved to cornerback during the week, intercepted a Panthers pass near the goal line and returned it 99 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 2:29 left.
The Panthers surged back ahead 27-24 on a touchdown by Ethan Wells with 41 seconds left. Slocomb, however, moved down the field into field-goal range for Morin, who drilled a 37-yard field goal as time expired to tie the contest. He added a 26-yard field goal earlier in the game converted all four of his extra-point kicks. He had three tackles and the interception on defense.
The Red Tops scored on the second play of overtime when Nate Ammons raced in from 10 yards out. Morin added the point after to make it 34-27.Wicksburg then scored on its possession, but the two-point try for the win came up short.
Morin edged out another clutch performance turned in by Jordan Davis of Lynn High School. Davis helped the undefeated Bears (8-0) beat Sumiton Christian 40-20 with 180 yards rushing on 18 carries and six touchdowns. His scoring runs were 42, 1, 5, 1, 10 and 17 yards. He also had 14 tackles at linebacker.
In other top performances reported:
DESMOND LITTLE, VIGOR: Had six tackles, including two sacks, as the Wolves beat host Jackson 33-0. It was the Aggies’ first shutout since Nov. 21, 2008, when UMS-Wright beat Jackson by the same score in the third round of the state playoffs. Jackson had scored in 113 consecutive games during that stretch and held 13 opponents scoreless. Vigor (5-3) has posted two shutouts this season and has limited opponents to one TD or less in the last five games – all wins.
CARLOS DAVIS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Ran for a career-high 383 yards as the Trojans beat Hazel Green 33-16. He had scoring runs of 59 and 78 yards.
CHRISTIAN MARTIN, SHOALS CHRISTIAN: Ran for 361 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries as Shoals Christian beat Vina 60-58. The 118 combined points tied for 15th in the AHSAA Record Book for most points scored in a single game.
RICHMON SINGLETARY, ELBA: Returned a free kick after a safety 50 yards for a touchdown, added a 47-yard return of a regular punt for a touchdown and threw a 55-yard pass for another score in Elba’s 68-12 win over Calhoun. Teammate Seth Ware also returned another free kick after a safety 52 yards for a touchdown as the Tigers scored 22 points off special teams.
ELI POWELL, BALDWIN COUNTY: Fired a 26-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining, then converted the 2-point conversion, to lead Baldwin County past Saraland 15-14. Powell drove the Tigers 80 yards in less than two minutes, connecting with Javis Atchison five times during the drive.
BROOKS WEEKS, EUFAULA: Out of school much of the week batting a virus, Weeks returned to school on Friday and intercepted a Charles Henderson pass Friday night at the 1-yard line with the Tigers leading 23-18 with one second left to preserve the Tigers’ win over the Trojans. After the interception, Eufaula took a safety to run out the last second and make the final 23-20. Joe Green returned a kickoff 68 yards for a touchdown and rushed for 147 yards and another score on 19 attempts for Eufaula.
CLAY ASHBERRY, STRAUGHN: The Straughn place-kicker connected on a 34-yard field goal as time expired, his first of the season, to give the Tigers their first win of the season with the 17-15 victory over Houston Academy. Ashberry’s kick capped a 90-yard drive in the final 2:19 that was keyed by a Cade Courson reception with three defenders around him on fourth-and-4 with eight seconds left. Straughn then spiked the ball to stop the clock with six seconds left to set up the game-winning field goal.
CHRIS HARDIE, VINCENT: The 6-foot-1, 255-pound running back logged 31 carries for a season-high 355 yards and three touchdowns to lead Vincent to a 32-22 victory over Horseshoe Bend.
DACARIUS MICKEY, SYLACAUGA: Ran for 292 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries as the Aggies beat Valley 49-34. Mickey, who had scoring runs of 59, 15, 66 and 61 yards, was filling in for starting running back Tashun Looney, who missed the game due to the flu.
HAYDEN BRYANT, BRILLIANT: Had 41 carries for 288 rushing yards and scored all four touchdowns in Brilliant’s 26-22 win over Alabama School for the Deaf. He also intercepted a pass on defense.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Totaled 26 carries for 280 yards and five touchdowns in a 37-19 win over Parker. His TD runs covered 66, 11, 2, 4 and 40 yards.
GABE PELUSO, WEST MORGAN: Rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns and passed for a fourth TD in a 37-10 win over Clements.
NOAH TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and added 43 yards and another TD on four pass receptions to lead the Lions to a 54-21 win over Russellville.
CRAIG KINSEY, ABBEVILLE: Rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns (80 and 41 yards) on 19 carries in a 44-21 win over G.W. Long.
LOGAN MANGRUM, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Totaled 31 carries for 232 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers beat Elkmont 62-12.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: Ran 10 times for 231 yards and two touchdowns in the unbeaten Black Bears’ 28-6 win over Hartselle.
KENNETH BOTHWELL, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Had 21 carries for 230 rushing yards and a 47-yard touchdown as the Panthers got their first region win beating Brewer 20-6.
FRED EVANS, TUSCALOOSA COUNTY: Rushed 31 times for 218 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-28 victory over Oak Mountain.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in the Eagles’ 47-14 victory over Ashville.
ARMONI GOODWIN, FLORENCE: Rushed for 213 yards and four touchdowns (73, 20, 2 and 7 yards) in a 41-37 win over Decatur.
JAHZARIAN LAMPLEY, PIKE COUNTY: Picked up 213 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, to lead the Bulldogs to a 48-13 win over Prattville Christian. He scored on runs of 14, 55 and 2 yards.
CHRISTIAN COLLIER, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns (1 and 10 yards) in a 44-21 loss to Abbeville.
PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Rushed eight times for 178 yards and four touchdowns (43, 15, 50 and 43 yards) and returned an interception 62 yards for a fifth touchdown on defense as the Red Devils (7-0) won their 22nd straight game with a 49-7 win over Collinsville.
JEREMIAH FULLER, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns and teammate Demetrius Battles added 134 yards and another score on 31 carries as the Cavaliers’ offensive line dominated up front in a 21-14 win over Springville.
SYMON SMITH, UMS-WRIGHT: Ran for 173 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat W.S. Neal 42-17.
MATT RYE, PELHAM: Rushed for 165 yards and two touchdown on seven carries and was 4-of-7 passing for 65 yards and another score as the Panthers beat Chilton County 55-28.
ELLIOTT McELWAIN, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Rushed for 135 yards on 21 carries and caught eight passes for 88 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown, in the unbeaten Huskies’ 34-27 victory over Sparkman.
DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Ran 11 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns and completed 5-of-9 passes for 105 yards in a 34-27 loss at Hewitt-Trussville.
HATTON METZ, SCOTTSBORO: Rushed for 138 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries and was 4-of-6 passing for 80 yards in the Wildcats’ 27-7 win over Arab.
MASON McKINNEY, COLLINSVILLE: Ran 17 times for 122 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown run, and also passed for 70 yards in the Panthers’ 49-7 loss at Fyffe.
D’ARIE JOHNSON, SPAIN PARK: Scored on a 97-yard run for Jaguars in a 40-17 loss to Thompson. He finished with 117 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.
AARON DOVE, FALKVILLE: Passed for 331 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score in a 48-14 win at West End.
TAULIA TAGOCAILOA, THOMPSON: The junior quarterback led the Warriors (7-0) to a 40-17 win over Spain Park passing for 296 yards and three touchdowns.
NOAH ALLISON, J.B. PENNINGTON: Completed 19-of-22 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-8 win over Vinemont. He also rushed for 86 yards and a TD and was 7-of-7 on extra-point kicks.
IAN THIES, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Completed 18-of-22 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 98 additional yards and two TDs in a 34-18 win over North Jackson
CARLOS ROGERS, WENONAH: Was 14-of-19 passing for 250 yards and three TDs, rushed for touchdowns of 7 and 2 yards, made 6-of-6 extra points and punted once for 35 yards in a 42-0 victory over Moody.
LOGAN SMOTHERS, ATHENS: Completed 16-of-20 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a TD in a 42-0 win over Columbia.
JACOBY DAVIS, BLOUNT: Completed 7-of-12 passes for 237 yards and six touchdowns as the Leopards beat LeFlore 47-18.
WILL CROWDER, GARDENDALE: The freshman, making his first start, was 12-of-17 passing for 264 yards and five TDs as the Rockets beat Jasper 63-34. He also had seven rush attempts for 70 yards and another TD.
DESMOND TROTTER, SHADES VALLEY: Piled up 290 total yards, including 142 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 19 carries, in the Mounties’ 30-7 win over Jackson-Olin. He was also 14-of-19 passing for 148 yards and two more touchdowns.
REGGIE THOMPSON, OPP: Was 9-of-17 passing for 259 yards and three touchdowns as the Bobcats beat Providence Christian 41-7.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Had 247 yards total offense with 109 rushing and 138 passing as the Bulldogs beat Walter Wellborn 35-10. He rushed for two TDs (74 and 39 yards) on just six carries and was 6-of-8 passing with TD passes covering 69 and 16 yards.
MAURICE ROBINSON, MURPHY: Passed for 191 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers beat Theodore 28-21 in two overtimes.
QUAD BROWN, CALERA: Completed 13-of-17 passes for 171 yards and four TDs in a 47-14 victory over Jemison.
BROCK SNYDER, GOSHEN: Completed 8-of-12 passes for 168 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles beat Central-Hayneville 59-0. His TD passes covered 44 yards to Eric Williams, 11 yards to Cory Peterson, 8 and 32 yards to Iyan Hinkle.
NOAH HESTER, SAND ROCK: Filling in for starter Jansen Alexander, the Wildcats’ backup quarterback tossed a 47-yard touchdown pass to Carson Carver on Sand Rock’s first offensive play and added a 30-yard touchdown pass to Trey Gowens in the third quarter in the Wildcats’ 34-6 victory over Section. He finished 5-of-10 passing for 101 yards and the two scores.
COLE LITTLETON, J.B. PENNINGTON: Caught 13 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers beat Vinemont 49-8.
NICK MOODY, OAKMAN: Caught five passes for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Oakman's 51-36 win over Montevallo. Both of Moody's touchdown catches went for 69 yards.
ANTHONY HUDSON, WENONAH: Hauled in eight pass receptions for 170 yards and TD catches of 31, 30 and 11 yards and added eight tackles on defense in a 42-0 victory over Moody.
TYE LINDSEY, OPP: Caught four passes for 141 yards with touchdowns of 25 and 90 yards in a 41-7 Opp win over Providence Christian.
AHMAD EDWARDS, THOMPSON: Caught 11 passes for 113 yards with touchdowns covering 13, 19 and 23 yards in a 40-17 victory over Spain Park for the unbeaten Warriors.
LIALLEN DAILEY, PINSON VALLEY: Scored four touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Indians past Center Point 49-7 in a game played Saturday morning. Dailey caught three TD passes and returned an interception for his fourth score.
LOGAN PITTS, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Caught six passes for 108 yards and a 48-yard TD as the Huskies beat Sparkman 34-27.
ROGER McCREARY, WILLIAMSON: Snagged six pass receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 28-13 win over Faith Academy.
KRIS ABRAMS-DRAINE, SPANISH FORT: Accounted for touchdowns three separate ways as the Toros beat Foley 49-14. He ran for a TD, caught a TD pass and threw another in the win.
TERRELL JENNINGS, BOB JONES: Made three interceptions on defense – in the third quarter – and the Patriots beat Gadsden City 34-3.
JAYLIN MACK, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Intercepted two passes to pace a defense that pitched its third shutout in the last four games as the Cougars beat Carver-Birmingham 36-0.
NOAH SMITH, DAR: Picked off two passes in a 31-21 win over Sardis.
DARRION MARSHALL, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 50-18 victory at Coosa Christian.
NOAH WILLLIAMS, HOOVER: Intercepted two passes to lead the Bucs’ defense in a 38-6 victory over Huffman.
LOGAN BEADLES, PIEDMONT: Had 13 tackles and three sacks and freshman teammate Sean Smith added 11 tackles in a 35-10 homecoming win over Weaver.
A.J. WIDGEON, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore had 10 tackles, including one stop for a loss, as Scottsboro downed Arab 27-7. Senior Ethan Edmondson also registered the 18th sack of his career and finished with five stops.
C.D. DANIELS, HOMEWOOD: Intercepted two passes to lead the Patriots past defending Class 6A state champion Ramsay 38-0.
TREVELL SMITH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Recorded 10 tackles, including three quarterback sacks and rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries in the Lions’ 59-25 win over Florala. Teammate Dorrien Collier also had 12 tackles and rushed for 132 yards and two scores on 12 carries.
ERIC WILLIAMS, GOSHEN: Intercepted two passes, returning one 49 yards for a touchdown, and also caught a 44-yard TD pass in the Eagles’ 59-0 win over Central Hayneville.
GIBBS SHERRELL, FAIRHOPE: Returned an interception 28 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Pirates beat Class 7A, Region 1foe Davidson 31-17.
SHAKEEL JORDAN, McADORY: Had an interception on defense and 177 total yards on offense with two TDs as the Jackets blanked Bessemer City 31-0.
CODY EADES, PELL CITY: Returned an interception 55 yards for a fourth-quarter TD in a 24-13 Class 6A, Region 7 victory over Albertville.
WYATT GRICE, NEW BROCKTON: Was in on 12 tackles and caused a fumble in the Gamecocks’ 34-12 loss to Luverne.
TANNER CLANTON, SAND ROCK: Returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown and had five tackles in Sand Rock’s 34-6 win over Section.
ELIJAH THOMAS, PLEASANT GROVE: Returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown in the Spartans’ 49-6 victory over Shelby County.
BARRETT PICKERING, HOOVER: Kicked a 50-yard field goal and was 5-of-5 on extra points as the defending Class 7A state champions beat Huffman 38-6.
HENRY BECKETT, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Connected on three field goals in the Raiders’ 17-15 loss to Straughn. His kicks were 38, 24 and 41 yards. Beckett also punted for a 41.3 average on six punts and kicked four of his five kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.
HUNTER BARTLETT, MORTIMER JORDAN: Returned a kickoff 91 yards for a TD and added a rushing touchdown in a 41-7 victory over West Point.
KEENAN ISAAC, MIDFIELD: Had an 85-yard kickoff return for TD and eight tackles on defense in a 63-20 victory over Greene County.
JACOREY JACOBS, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Scored four touchdowns, including a kickoff return for one score, in a 38-35 win over strong Leroy.
CAMERON BUSH, CHARLES HENDERSON: Booted field goals of 29 and 32 yards in the Trojans’ 23-20 loss to Eufaula.
ARCHER CHARLES, GUNTERSVILLE: Returned a punt 55 yards for one TD and rushed for 177 yards and another score as the Wildcats beat Crossville 28-0.