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AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8 State Record-Tying 99-Yard Pass from Slade Berryman to Matt Sherrill Leads Hatton to 40-8 Win

     MONTGOMERY – Slade Berryman, a freshman quarterback at Hatton High School, passed for 323 yards and five touchdowns, including a state-record tying 99-yard touchdown pass to receiver senior Matt Sherrill, to lead Hatton to a 40-8 win over Phil Campbell last Friday It was the Hornets’ first win of the season and catapulted Berryman and Sherrill into the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8.
     Sherrill, who started the season as a quarterback for Coach Denton Bowling, finished with nine catches for 249 yards and all five of Berryman’s TD throws. The 249 yards receiving is the most in a single game in the AHSAA since Justin Pride’s 249 yards for Butler in a 49-34 loss to DAR in 2011. 
    The five TDs ranks second in a single game to three receivers who had six TD receptions in one game: Ja’Michael Willis, Gardendale (2010); David Morrison, Berry (2009); and Brandon Greer, Westbrook Christian; and ties four others who have had 5 – Tyler Crumpton, Phillips (2012); Sam Collins, Fayette County (1997); Bart Hyche, Winfield (1992); and Brian Chastain, Chilton County (1991).
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MILESTONES
SCOTTSBORO POSTS 500TH WIN: The Wildcats beat Boaz 30-14 for the school’s win. The school posted a 168-140-32 record as Jackson County High School from 1913-1956 and has been 332-302-6 since the school was renamed Scottsboro High School. Coach Don Jacobs, who quarterbacked the Wildcats to an 8-2-1 season as a player in 1976 before moving on to the University of Alabama, saw junior QB Harold Metz rush for 132 yards and a TD on 23 carries and complete 10-of-12 passes for 66 yards and a TD in Friday’s win. 
     The most renowned Scottsboro alumnus is Pat Trammell, an Alabama Sports Hall of Famer who led Crimson Tide to the 1961 national championship. Trammell started as a freshman in 1954 at Scottsboro and led the Wildcats to 9-1 season by his junior year. He was quarterback in 25 of the wins in his prep career. He was named a high school All-American in 1957 and Academic All-American in 1961 and MVP of the SEC. He joined his teammates at the White House, accepting the MacArthur Trophy along with Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from then president John F. Kennedy. Trammell died of cancer on December 10, 1968 at the age of 28 — only two years after earning his M.D. degree. He is still one of the most popular players in UA and AHSAA state football history.
ISABELLA ECLIPSES 600 YARDS IN WIN: The Class 1A Isabella Mustangs (7-1) piled up 604 yards rushing and finished with 620 total yards in a 48-22 win over Notasgula. The rushing effort ranks ninth all-time in the AHSAA for rushing yards in a single game. Three senior running backs went over 100 yards for Coach Rex Littleton with Jaqarise Stacy gaining 170 yards on 14 carries. Jarrod Campbell added 127 yards on 13 attempts and Austin Brasher had 125 on 14 tries. Nine players had carries in the win.
CULLMAN’S JENNINGS PASSES FOR 431 YARDS: Cullman High School senior Fletcher Jennings turned in the top passing performance in the AHSAA this season completing 17-of-25 pass attempts for 431 yards and four touchdowns as the Bearcats beat Southside-Gadsden 42-40. The passing yards ranks 28th all-time on the AHSAA single-game record list.
KAPE McRAE LEADS ARITON TO REGION CROWN: The senior accounted for six touchdowns -- four rushing, one passing and one on defense -- to lead the Class 2A Purple Cats to a 55-12 Region 2 win over Abbeville and their first region title since 1998. He finished with 22 carries for 221 rushing yards, caught a 9-yard TD pass and scored on a 13-yard fumble return. He started the game recovering a fumble on the game’s opening kickoff and scored one play later on a 13-yard run.

CARVER CLINCHES PLAYOFF BERTH: Birmingham-Carver running back Chappelle Wade scored three touchdowns in a 34-0 victory over Jasper clinching the Rams’ first playoff berth since 2003.
WILLIAMS PACES PATS TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN: Homewood quarterback Larkin Williams completed 15-of-23 passes for 281 yards and four TDs to lead the unbeaten Patriots of Coach Ben Berguson from a 27-13 halftime deficit to a 37-27 victory over Shades Valley. The 8-0 start is the best for Homewood since the Patriots’ only perfect season in state history, a 15-0 slate on the way to the 2005 Class 5A state title.

BUZZER BEATERS

TYLER SELLERS, OPELIKA: Kicked field goals of 26 and 32 yards, the latter boot coming on the last play of the game to give the Bulldogs a 20-19 win over previously unbeaten Wetumpka in a key Class 6A, Region 3 battle. Opelika drove the length of the field on the final drive of the night to set up Sellers’ winning kick.
LUKE IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Was 10-of-15 passing for 171 yards and two touchdowns, engineering an 80-yard drive for the winning touchdown coming with 14 seconds remaining in a 23-18 win over Holy Spirit Catholic.
DEILO RICHARDSON, PAUL BRYANT: Threw a 79-yard TD pass and caught the game-winning 23-yard TD with 1:14 to go in a 25-20 victory over Bessemer City.
D.J. PATRICK, ELMORE COUNTY: Rushed for 256 yards on 30 carries and scored all four Elmore County touchdowns in the Panthers' 30-28 win over Holtville. Patrick also completed 5-of-9 passes for 45 yards, recovered an onside kick and intercepted a Holtville pass in the game's final seconds to ice the Elmore County win.

SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: Was 28-of- 41 passing for 317 yards and two touchdowns as Haleyville beat Dora 20-14. His 24-yard TD pass to Jackson Kennedy with 41 seconds to play was the game winner.

 

PASSING

GARRETT MAYO, FOLEY: Threw for 396 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Wolves to a 45-7 win over Mary Montgomery. His longest TD connection covered 87 yards.
TUCKER BROWN, WILSON: Completed 9-of-15 passes for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns, rushed for 126 yards and two more scores to finish with 456 total yards as unbeaten Wilson beat Priceville 52-17. His TD passes were 65, 30 and 50 yards. His TD runs covered 42 and 26 yards.

PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed 18-of-24 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-3 victory over Huntsville.

JON AVERY, OAKMAN: Completed 22-of-26 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-14 win over Carbon Hill. Avery had touchdown passes of 9, 14, 64, 43 and 25 yards.
MATT KALIFEH, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Was 15-of-25 passing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Admirals’ 17-14 overtime win over T.R. Miller.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: Was 11-of-16 passing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ 36-21 win over Leeds. His TD passes covered 15, 54, 20, and 22 yards.

JANSEN ALEXANDER, SAND ROCK: Returning from an ankle injury suffered two weeks ago, Alexander completed 7-of-9 pass attempts for 210 yards and three touchdowns (73, 68 and 29 yards) in the Wildcats’ 48-27 victory at Collinsville.
ETHAN WILSON, ANDALUSIA: Completed 14-of-18 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 93 yards and three scores to lead the Bulldogs to a 52-28 win over W.S. Neal.

RUSHING
KOLBE BLUNT, DAVIDSON: Picked up 259 yards rushing on 29 carries and scored all four Davidson touchdowns as the Warriors beat Jackson 28-6.
D’ARIE JOHNSON, SPAIN PARK: Totaled 22 carries for 248 yards and TD runs of 8 and 72 yards in the Jaguars’ 24-19 victory over Tuscaloosa County.

DAQUAN JOHNSON, FLOMATON: Had 324 yards total offense in Flomaton’s 35-20 win over Excel with 267 yards rushing and two TDs on 27 carries and 87 yards passing and two more scores with a 5-of-11 performance.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Selected last week to play in the Alabama-Mississippi Game, Myers rushed for 229 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41-20 victory over Ohatchee. The win secured the Bulldogs’ third consecutive Class 3A, Region 5 title.

NATE AMMONS, SLOCOMB: Rushed for 219 yards on 26 carries with a game-sealing 42-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the Red Tops’ 31-17 win over Houston Academy.

DARTAVIOUS BRITTON, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Rushed 15 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns as the Conquerors rolled over Gaylesville 33-6.

DWAN JAMES, LEFLORE: Rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries to lead the Rattlers past Robertsdale 28-27.
DREW ROGERS, LOCUST FORK: Rushed 26 times for 200 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Hornets’ 48-24 win over Hanceville. He also logged 17 tackles on defense and punted twice for a 35-yard average.
ROYDELL WILLLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Rushed for 200 yards and first-half touchdowns of 25, 8, 86 and 12 yards in a 46-14 victory over Jackson-Olin.
JERMAINE BROWN, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as St. Luke’s Episcopal defeated Washington County 41-7. He rushed for 179 yards on 18 carries and completed 6-of-14 passes for 94 yards and two scores.

DARREN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 20 times for 179 yards and touchdown runs of 3, 33 and 35 yards in the Eagles' 41-16 win over Anniston.

TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Ran for 162 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns (1 and 63 yards) and tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeMarcus Barrington in the Warriors’ 49-19 victory over Ashville.
NOAH TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Led the Lions to a 67-7 win over St. John Paul II Catholic with 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
CHANCE BATES, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for 151 yards and two TDs and J’Daryus Nance added 128 yards and three TDs in the Indians’ 42-7 win over Colbert County.
EVAN CROWE, HACKLEBURG: Crowe scored three touchdowns, including a 91-yard run, and finished with 145 yards rushing, in Hackleburg’s 41-6 win over Vina. Teammate Stone Fincher added 145 yards rushing and three scores in the win.
DYLAN CHANDLER, COLBERT HEIGHTS: Rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as Colbert Heights beat Lauderdale County 28-13.
TRENTIN DUPPER, DECATUR: Ran for 140 yards and a touchdown and completed 11-of-14 passes for 127 yards and a TD in a 24-13 win over Hartselle.

 

 

PASS RECEIVING
C.J. EDWARDS, FAIRHOPE: Snared nine passes for 232 yards and four touchdowns as Fairhope defeated Murphy 46-26 on Thursday night. Edwards also had a 58-yard run to set up another score.
MAHJA ARMSTRONG, FOLEY: Caught four passes, all for touchdowns, and 216 yards in the Lions’ 45-7 win over Mary Montgomery.
LIALLEN DAILEY, PINSON VALLEY: Caught four passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-7 victory over Gardendale.
CAL TAYLOR, HALEYVILLE: Hauled in12 receptions for 162 yards in the Lions’ 20-14 win over Dora.
DEMONTREZ BROWN, BOB JONES: Chosen an Alabama All-Star for the upcoming 31st annual Alabama-Mississippi Game in December, Brown had 156 yards receiving and all three Patriots touchdowns in a 21-0 win over Grissom.

CARSON CARVER, SAND ROCK: Caught four passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns (73 and 68 yards) in the Wildcats’ 48-27 win at Collinsville.
B.J. ANDERSON, ANDALUSIA: Caught eight passes for 141 yards and a TD in the Bulldogs’ 52-28 win over W.S. Neal.
LOGAN TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Caught five passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns in a 67-7 win over St. John Paul II Catholic. His scoring plays covered 18, 32 and 27 yards.
CHRIS HOPE, JAMES CLEMENS:  Hauled in six passes for 103 yards and a pair of 10-yard touchdowns and had a 53-yard reception that set up a TD in a 33-7 win over Buckhorn.
DEVONTAE HOUSTON, HANDLEY: Totaled 211 yards on 14 touches and scored four touchdowns as defending 4A state champion Handley beat Dadeville 46-20 to post its first win of the season, a 46-20 victory. Houston rushed 11 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 90 yards and another score.

 

DEFENSE
ETHAN CASELBERRY, SPARKMAN: Had three interceptions for the Senators in a 38-13 win over Gadsden City to clinch Sparkman’s first playoff berth since 2006.

MARSHALL CLARK, MUNFORD: Recorded 19 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and a pass break-up on defense and added nine catches for 92 yards and two TDs on offense in a 28-7 victory over Childersburg.

DEVON MATTHEWS, WENONAH: Recorded seven sacks as the Dragons limited Fairfield to 97 total yards in a 34-0 win over the Tigers.

TYLER ELLENBURG, WICKSBURG: Led Wicksburg’s defense with a team-leading eight tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery as the Panthers blanked Providence Christian 21-0.
CALEB JORDAN, SAMSON: Recorded 16 tackles an interception in the last four minutes of the game to preserve the Tigers’ 22-21 win over G.W. Long.
ETHAN BAKER, OPP: Had 13 tackles, including a quarterback sack, in a 29-19 loss to Geneva.

ZYDARIEN BROWN, HOUSTON COUNTY: Had 17 tackles and teammate Dorien Collier had 15 in the Lions’ 48-14 win over Kinston.
JOE JONES, PLEASANT GROVE: Intercepted two passes, returning one 45 yards for a touchdown, and recovered a fumble in a 41-8 victory over Woodlawn.


SPECIAL TEAMS
JACQUEZ ALLEN, HOOVER: Returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in a 17-7 victory over Vestavia Hills.
STARLING THOMAS, RAMSAY: Thomas, named to the Alabama All-Star Team last week, returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in a 53-35 victory over Carroll.
BRYCESON MASSEY, MCGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Scored a pair of TDs – one on a blocked punt and the other on a fumble recovery – as the Jackets beat Baker 48-6.
MONTRELL CAMPBELL, MADISON ACADEMY:  Returned a kickoff 65 yards for the go-ahead TD with 5:32 left in the game in a 26-22 win at North Jackson.




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