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Stanhope Elmore at Opelika Class 6A Clash is AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week

      MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 59 events currently scheduled for October 18 through October 25 to be video live-streamed over its on-line platform. Football accounts for 52 of those events however, as the AHSAA volleyball regular season closes out this weekend.
      Forty-two varsity football games are scheduled, including two tonight. Stanhope Elmore (5-3) travels to Opelika (3-4) Friday night for this week’s AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week, highlighting a slate of 37 games set for video live-stream over the NFHS Network. OHS’s Becky Brown is the producer.
      Coach Brian Bradford’s Mustangs are 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 3 with region wins over Benjamin Russell, Calera, Selma and Wetumpka. The 34-28 win over Wetumpka was the only setback the Indians (7-1) have had all season and assured Stanhope of at least a tie for the region title.  A win over the Bulldogs would clinch the top seed out-right, the Mustangs’ first region title  since winning back-to-back region crowns in 2003 and 2004 in Class 5A. Bradford is in his second season as head coach for the Mustangs, which own a 392-203-5 record overall in 54 seasons – a winning percentage of 65.9%, which ranks the Millbrook school 18th all-time among active AHSAA member schools. The three losses this season have come at the hands of Class 7A Prattville (19-16), 7A Smiths Station (14-9) and Class 6A Shades Valley (35-28).
     Opelika Coach Erik Speakman, in his first season as head coach, has navigated the Bulldogs through one of the most difficult schedules in the state – and still sits at 3-1 in region play with a chance to create a tie with the Mustangs and possibly a three-way with Wetumpka and Stanhope with a win Friday night and a Wetumpka win over Selma.
     The Bulldogs’ four losses have come to teams that have a combined 29-2 record on the season. Georgia juggernaut Callaway (7-1) beat Opelika 35-21 in the season opener and Class 7A powers Auburn (7-0) and Central-Phenix City (8-0) defeated the Bulldogs 22-15 and 28-0. Wetumpka (7-1) scored late to nip the Bulldogs 30-28 in their only region loss.
     Opelika has a rich football history that goes back 101 years to 1917. The Bulldogs own a 565-394-18 overall record, which ranks 34th in the AHSAA all-time and seventh among 6A schools. The Bulldogs and Mustangs have met only twice in school history with each winning one game.
    The football slate Friday includes at least one contest in each of the AHSAA’s seven classes including Victory Christian at Donoho in Class 1A, three games in Class 2A, three in Class 3A, four in Class 4A, two in Class 5A, 13 in Class 6A and 11 live-stream broadcasts in Class 7A.
    Volleyball closes out the regular season with four matches on tap tonight including a Wiregrass headliner, Providence Christian at Enterprise. Area play begins Monday with Hartselle already lined up to live-stream the action in Class 6A, Area 14. Several AHSAA schools in the NFHS member school broadcast program are expected to sign up for area tourney play before Monday.

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    The complete AHSAA schedule of events currently set to be livestreamed over the NFHS Network Oct. 18-25 can be found at www.ahsaa.com by clicking on the following link:

 

AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)

 

Thursday, October 18

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Jones

7A

Austin

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Park Crossing

6A

Russell County

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

MS

Oak Mountain

MS

8th Grade

6 p.m.

Homewood

MS

Liberty Park

MS

Middle School

5:20 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

MS

Monrovia

MS

Middle School

6 p.m.

Pinson Valley

MS

Bessemer City

MS

Middle School

6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Athens

6A

Florence

6A

Varsity

3:45 p.m.

Enterprise

7A

Providence Christian

4A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Quitman

GA

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Gulf Shores

7A

Foley

7A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Friday, October 19

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Donoho

1A

Victory Christian

1A

Varsity

6:55 p.m.

Fayetteville

2A

Horseshoe Bend

2A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Goshen

2A

Central, Hayneville

2A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Tanner

2A

Red Bay

2A

Varsity

6:40 p.m.

Geneva

3A

Slocomb

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Opp

3A

Pike County

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Providence Christian

3A

Straughn

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jacksonville

4A

White Plains

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

W.S. Neal

4A

Andalusia

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

West Limestone

4A

Brooks

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Wilson

4A

Central, Florence

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Demopolis

5A

Jemison

5A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Jasper

5A

Russellville

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Athens

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Athens

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Buckhorn

6A

Lee-Huntsville

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Oxford

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Daphne

6A

Gulf Shores

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Eufaula

6A

Carver-Montgomery

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hartselle

6A

Cullman

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hartselle

6A

Cullman

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

6A

Paul Bryant

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Opelika

6A

Stanhope Elmore

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Pinson Valley

6A

Pell City

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Robertsdale

6A

Baldwin County

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Spanish Fort

6A

Blount

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Auburn

7A

Prattville

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Enterprise

7A

Lee-Montgomery

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Florence

7A

Grissom

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

James Clemens

7A

Sparkman

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Central-Phenix City

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Central-Phenix City

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Mary Montgomery

7A

Foley

7A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Thompson

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Thompson

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Monday, October 22

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Central-Phenix City

7A

Auburn

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Carver-B'ham

6A

JV

7 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A

Athens

6A

JV

6 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

Saraland

6A

JV

6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Hartelle

6A

Area 14 Tourney

1A

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 25

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Davis

7A

Enterprise

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Jeff Davis

7A

Enterprise

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

John Carroll Catholic

5A

Ramsay

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.


AHSAA Central Board Approves Assistance for Member School Damaged by Hurricane Michael

      MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved Wednesday assistance for Cottonwood High School (CHS), which suffered significant damage during last week’s weather assault on the Wiregrass by Hurricane Michael. The action came during the Central Board’s quarterly meeting at the AHSAA Wednesday.
      The Board also approved budgets for the upcoming 2018 Super 7 football championships at Auburn University Dec. 5-7 and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game scheduled for Cramton Bowl Dec. 17.
       David Holtsford of the AHSAA gave the Central Board a preview of the re-designed AHSAA website and AHSAANOW that is planned to be unveiled Nov. 1, and Denise Ainsworth gave an analysis of the AHSAA’s various future media options.
       In other Central Board action:

 

-Heard a report on Super 7 from Knight Eady Sports spokesman Michael McGreevey

-Approved the 2018 Summer Conference Profit-Loss Statements

-Approved clarification of Rule III, Section 15 (Coaching Outside the School Year)

-Approved pictures to be required on all AHSAA-issued cards beginning with the 2019-20 school year

-Heard an update on School Audits and School Catastrophic Insurance

-Received an update on a survey studying officials’ compensation

-Approved dates for future board meetings (Jan. 30, 2019, April 10, 2019 and July 24, 2019)


Four Calls Reversed in AHSAA Instant Replay’s Busiest Week of Challenges

     MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA’s DVSport Instant Replay program had its busiest night of the 2018 season Oct. 12 with nine challenges in 12 games with a record four calls reversed. The instant replay program also welcomed some special guests from across the nation to observe the process in action.
     AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones, Executive Director Steve Savarese and AHSAA Associate Executive Director Alvin Briggs accompanied National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) Director of Sports and Sports Medicine Bob Colgate, Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Director David Hines and Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Associate Director Tommy Whittle to the Vestavia Hills-Thompson contest last Friday.
     DVSports vice president Keith Lowe and AHSAA officials’ consultant Jeff Hilyer were also on hand. Hilyer, a long-time high school and college football official and the AHSAA rules interpreter, currently works with college football evaluating instant replays in a command center each week.
      The Thompson-Vestavia game had a challenge on an onside-kick play. With 8:13 remaining in the third quarter, Thompson and Vestavia Hills challenged the first touching of an onside kick. Vestavia Hills recovered the ball following the Rebels’ kickoff. After 1:45 of deliberation, the call on the field stood as called and Thompson was charged with a timeout.
     “The NFHS and the NFHS Football Rules Committee is very appreciative of the Alabama High School Athletic Association, for agreeing to have 20 of its member high schools participate in an NFHS-approved football rules experiment on instant replay during the 2018 high school football season,” Colgate said. “The NFHS Football Rules Committee continues to gather important data this season on NFHS approved football rules experiments in Alabama, Minnesota and New Jersey and the feasibility of a possible future NFHS football rules change on the implementation of instant replay at the high school level.”
    Hines said he was impressed with the process and expressed interest in the AIA’s usage in championship games.
   “It was a very interesting process,” Hines said. “I thought it was not difficult to execute the process.  Two cameras can do a good job.  I like the opportunity to be able to review at critical times.
    “I need to know more cost-point information.  I was very interested in the behind-the-scenes evaluation of officials with bang, bang plays.  With the availability of more cameras at state championship games, we might be interested at starting at that level and working down. Thanks again for the information and for sharing what your state is doing.”
    Whittle said what impressed him most was the quality and simplicity of the system. 
    “I was amazed at how good the data was from the two cameras and how quickly the officials reviewed and made their decision,” he said. “Your training must have been very detailed for this to go this smoothly.  I give the AHSAA an A+.”
     If NFHS passes this or allows as a state option, I could see GHSA looking at it seriously, as optional for our schools.  I saw nothing negative at all, just not sure how many of our small schools would opt to pay the cost.

     All three visitors thanked the AHSAA for its hospitality.
   In other instant replay action last week, Auburn’s challenge of a punt being downed at the 2-yard line was upheld when the video review showed the kick went into the end zone resulting in a touchdown. The call on the field was reversed.
     Lawrence County issued a challenge concerning a pass called incomplete in its game versus Jasper. Upon review, the pass was determined as being completed and a touchdown resulted when the call on the field was reversed.
  Oxford challenged forward progress spot in its game with Shades Valley, and upon video review, the call on the field was reversed resulting in a fourth down for the Mounties instead of a first down.
    And at the East Limestone-Ardmore game, Ardmore challenged a backward pass with the play called on the field affirmed, and East Limestone challenged a fumble.  After video review, that call was reversed with the runner being determined as down prior to the fumble.
    Challenges were also made the Haleyville-Good Hope, Central-Phenix City vs. Lee-Montgomery and Baker-Alma Bryant games with all three on-the-field calls being affirmed.
    On the season there has been Instant Replay in 55 games with 59 different schools taking part in 103 opportunities. A total of 41 challenges have been made with 10 calls overturneda percentage of 24.4%.
      This week there will be seven games using DVSport Instant Replay, all on Friday.
    Six schools will also be utilizing Instant Replay for the first time, including Haleyville, Jackson-Olin, Jasper, Lee-Montgomery, Phillips of Bear Creek and Shades Valley, and will bring the overall number of schools participating to 65 through this weekend.
     This week’s games, with classification of each school, include:

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

·         Brewer (5A) at East Limestone (5A)

·         Flomaton (3A) at Thomasville (3A)

·         Hoover (7A) at Vestavia Hills (7A)

·         Leeds (4A) at Handley (4A), Roanoke

·         Northridge (6A) at Pelham (6A)

·         Prattville (7A) at Auburn (7A)

·         Stanhope Elmore (6A) at Opelika (6A)



TOTAL SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING THUS FAR (59)
                  (At least one game)


Class 1A                     District            Games
Hackleburg                  D-7                  4
Hubbertville                D-7                  1
Phillips                        D-7                  1
Sweet Water               D-3                  2
Waterloo                     D-7                  1
Class 2A                     District            Games
Tanner                         D-8                  1
Class 3A                     District            Games
Bayside Academy       D-1                  1
Thomasville                D-1                  3
Class 4A                     District            Games
B.T. Washington         D-4                  1
Clarke County             D-1                  1

Cordova                      D-5                  1

Elmore County            D-4                  1
Good Hope                  D-8                  4         
Haleyville                    D-7                  1         
Handley                       D-6                  2
Oak Grove                   D-5                  1
West Limestone          D-8                  1
Class 5A                     District            Games
Ardmore                      D-8                  1
East Limestone           D-8                  4
Jackson                       D-1                  1
Jasper                         D-5                  1
Lawrence County       D-7                  3
Madison Academy      D-8                  1         
West Point                  D-8                  1

Wilcox Central            D-3                  1
Class 6A                     District            Games
Athens                         D-8                  1
Benjamin Russell        D-4                  2
Buckhorn                    D-8                  1
Calera                          D-5                  1
Carver-Montgomery   D-3                  1
Decatur                       D-8                  2
Jackson-Olin               D-5                  1
Minor                          D-5                  2
Opelika                       D-4                  5
Oxford                        D-6                  3

Park Crossing             D-3                  1
Pell City                      D-6                  1

Pelham                        D-5                  3
Pinson Valley              D-5                  1
Selma                          D-3                  1
Shades Valley             D-5                  1
Wetumpka                   D-4                  5
Class 7A                     District            Games
Alma Bryant               D-1                  1
Auburn                        D-4                  5
Austin                         D-8                  2
Baker                           D-1                  2
Central-Phenix City    D-4                  5
Enterprise                    D-2                  1
Fairhope                      D-1                  1
James Clemens           D-8                  1
Jeff Davis                    D-3                  1
Lee-Montgomery        D-3                  1         
Oak Mountain             D-5                  2
Smiths Station            D-4                  1
Spain Park                   D-5                  1
Sparkman                    D-8                  1
Thompson                   D-5                  4
Vestavia Hills              D-5                  1
Out-of-State
Meridian (MS)            NA                  1

 

 

District Exposure Breakdown                                
District                       Schools           Opportunities
D-1                                7                    10
D-2                                1                      1

D-3                                7                      8
D-4                                8                    25
D-5                              13                    20
D-6                                3                      6       
D-7                                6                    11
D-8                              13                    21
Out-of-State                  1                      1
TOTAL                           59                  103

 

Class Exposure Breakdown                        
Class                          Schools           Opportunities
1A                                   5                    9
2A                                   1                    1

3A                                   2                    4
4A                                   9                  13
5A                                   8                  13
6A                                 17                  32       
7A                                 16                  30
Out-of-State                   1                    1
TOTAL                            59                103



Will Stone Clocks 15:17.30 at Georgia Race for the Top Regular Season Time in the AHSAA Since 2013

   MONTGOMERY – Homewood High School senior Will Stone turned in the best regular season 5,000-meter cross country time of any AHSAA boys’ runner since 2013 with a 15:17.30 at the Coach Wood Invitational meet held at McIntosh Nature Preserve in Whitesburg (GA) last weekend to claim this week’s AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight.
   Stone, the defending Class 6A state cross country champion, finished runner-up in the race that included 293 runners. Cambridge (GA) senior Jack Filan edged Stone at the finish line by just 46/100ths of a second.
    Huntsville High School, led by senior Nick Cici, won the boys’ team title with 100 points. St. Pius X (GA) was second with 172 and Scottsboro third with 188. Homewood’s team was sixth overall among the 31 teams that entered from across the Southeast. Cici was ninth with a 15:45.18 time, and Scottsboro sophomore Cooper Atkins was right behind at 11th at 15:46.72.
    Vestavia Hills’ Mac MaCoy holds the fastest regular-season time on record since Alabama Runners began charting the times in 2000. He clocked a 15:03.37 time in a meet at Florida State University on Oct. 12, 2013. 
    Saint James sophomore Presley Miles has the best girls’ time of the season after running the Jesse Owens Classic in the Green Division at 18:00.39 two weeks ago. Miles followed up last weekend with a time of 18:28.10 to win the DEW It on the Trails invitational Class 1A/4A division title in a cross country meet held at Decatur. West Limestone sophomore Katie Serrato finished second in the race of 112 runners with a 21:07.90 time.  Cold Springs won the team championship with 74 points and Brindlee Mountain was second with 80.
     Miles’ time beat the winning time of Thompson senior McKenzie Hogue, who continued her strong showing in 2018 with a 18:35.70 to win the Class 5A/7A division race of the DEW It on the Trails meet. MacKenzie Culpepper, a freshman at Spain Park, was second in the 274-runner field with a 19:10.50 time. Mountain Brook, led by junior Teresa Allen’s third-place finish (19:17.70), took four of the next five spots to claim the team title with 29 points. McGill-Toolen Catholic was third with 137 points.
    In other top performances last week reported by Xpress Timing and Alabama Runners include:

BOYS
HUNTER HARWELL, MOUNTAIN BROOK:
The senior anchored the Spartans team championship effort with a winning time of 15:47.30 at the DEW It on the Trails cross country meet held at Decatur’s Point Mallard course. Max Zani of Franklin (TN) was second at 15:52.60 and Grissom junior Dustyn Lewis was third at 15:57.50. Mountain Brook posted 88 points to beat runner-up Oak Mountain (107). The field had 393 participants.
DAVIS HOLDBROOKS, WINFIELD:
Captured first place in the 1A/4A at the DEW It on the Trails cross country meet at Pont Mallard with a time of 17:17.50. Paul Gonzalez of J.B. Pennington was second at 17:38.40. Cold Springs won the team title with 42 points, and Fairview was second with 81.
SILAS FRANKLIN, SMITHS STATION: Helped the Panthers win its own Smiths Station Panther Invitational with a time of 16:10.61 to take first place. Auburn’s Evan Rogers was second in the field of 94 participants with a 16:29.92 time. Smiths Station had 40 points and Auburn was second with 46.
MYLES STOOTS, FAITH ACADEMY: Clocked 16:31.58 to capture a dominating first-place finish at the Faith Academy Boardwalk Challenge held in Mobile. Joseph Perry of UMS-Wright crossed at 17:00.19 to take second. The meet had 140 runners in its feature race with UMS-Wright taking the team championship with 77 points. Pensacola Christian (FL) was second with 87 and Faith third with 119.
CORY ANTHONY, WETUMPKA:  Won the Montgomery Academy Invitational boys race with a time of 16:33.29. Hollis Johnson of Montgomery Catholic was second at 16:59.15. The field included 110 runners and eight full teams with Catholic taking the team crown with 30 points and LAMP was second with 43.
TAYLOR NAILS, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN:
Won the boys’ feature race of the Terrortorium on the Creek Bank Invitational at Choccolocco Park in Oxford with a time of 16:56.35.  He beat a field of 228 runners.   Albertville won the team title with 96 points.

GIRLS
HANNAH DYAL, AUBURN:
Finished first in the Smiths Station Panther Invitational with a time of 18:36.81 to anchor the Lady Tigers’ team championship. Auburn 16 points with seven runners crossing in the top eight positions. Samantha Rogers, Harper McGowan and Sara Pacer crossed 2-3-4 in order for Auburn in the 68-girl field. Central-Phenix City finished second with 54 points.
ISABEL VALENZUELA, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL:
Ran the 5,000-meter course in 19:12.65 to win the Faith Academy Boardwalk Challenge girls’ title at Mobile. Daphne runner Mandaline Thomas was third at 29:59.40. St. Paul’s also won the team crown with 38 points. West Florida Tech was second with 89 and Daphne third with 106.  The field included 109 runners.
LILY BACHL, MONGOMERY CATHOLIC: Led the Lady Knights to the team championship at the Montgomery Academy Invitational with a first-place time of 19:48.05. Catholic, competing without senior Amaris Tyynismaa, The AHSAA’s reigning four-time defending Class 4A state champion still dominated the competition with four runner crossing among the first five finishers. Senior Isabelle Cochran was second with a 19:58.26 time as the Knights posted 32 points. Runner-up Montgomery Academy had 51 points.
EMILY DANIELS, LAWRENCE COUNTY: Clocked 20:06.43 to win the girls’ varsity race at the Terrortorium on the Creek Bank Invitational at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. The Lady Red Devils also won the team title with 36 points over a field of 23 teams. Abby Nunnelly of Alexandria was second at 20:38.71.  


A total of 203 girls competed in the race.  Pleasant Valley was second in the team competition with 83 points.


Mountain Brook Snaps McGill-Toolen’s In-State Win Streak at 35 in Blalock Tourney Finals

   MONTGOMERY – Class 7A Mountain Brook (40-8) snapped defending Class 7A state volleyball champion McGill-Toolen Catholic’s winning streak against in-state competition at 35 in a row with a hard-fought 30-28, 25-23 win over the Dirty Dozen (38-5) in the finals of the Margaret Blalock Invitational tournament at Homewood.
   The Spartans’ performance gained Coach Vickie Nichols’ team the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 7 of the season.
   Mountain Brook won nine matches for the week, including wins over Thompson, Huntsville, Homewood, Austin, Montgomery Academy, Hazel Green and McGill-Toolen in the Blalock tourney, traditionally a major tune-up for the upcoming state playoffs for many of the AHSAA’s top volleyball teams
   Coach Kate Wood’s Dirty Dozen beat Spain Park, McAdory, Bob Jones, Alexandria, Bayside Academy and Jasper at Homewood before losing to Mountain Brook in the finals. McGill-Toolen’s streak began in October of 2017 following a loss to Hoover in the Blalock tourney. Last weekend’s clash with Mountain Brook was the third meeting of the season between the two schools.
    Junior setter Ann Vandevelde paced the Spartans with 196 assists, 55 digs and 10 service aces for the week. Junior hitter Grace Carr had 94 kills. Leading McGill was Kenya McQuirter with 71 kills and setter Lillie Fromdahl with 236 assists.
    The streak-breaking win by the Spartans edged a strong performance by Chelsea High School junior Victoria Schmer for this week’s AHSAA Spotlight. Schmer had 142 digs and 28 service aces in 10 matches for Coach Jessica Pickett’s Hornets (40-8) and went over 1,000 digs for her career in the process.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
SPANISH FORT WINS SHRIMP FESTIVAL TOURNEY:
Setter Kayla Keshock had 203 assists to lead the Toros (50-5) to 10 victories last week, including seven straight wins en route to the Shrimp Festival tourney crown.  Spanish Fort beat Providence Christian in the finals. Avery Rogers also had 92 kills and 16 blocks and Taylor Fontenelle, 114 digs and 13 aces.
FAIRVIEW CAPTURES WEST END TOURNEY: The Aggies (39-12) won eight matches on the week with five coming in the West End tourney at Walnut Grove. Fairview beat Southside-Gadsden in the finals.  Daisy Manasco had 86 kills and 38 digs and Tess Bailey had 65 kills and 22 blocks for the week.
WINSTON COUNTY WINS COUNTY TOURNEY:  The Bulldogs (25-12) beat Meek and Addison in the Winston County tourney with Mackenzie Blackwood totaling 37 assists, 25 kills, and six aces.
PHILLIPS TAKES CROWN OF PINK OUT TOURNEY: The Bears (30-7) won South Lamar's Pink Out Tournament beating Berry and Marion County twice for the title. Phillips also beat Brilliant in regular season play. Amber Markham had 36 kills and 38 digs and Lexie Dishner had 78 assists and 33 digs to pace Phillips.
   

In other highlights reported:

ASSISTS
STEPHANIE SHARP, BUCKHORN:
Totaled 177 assists for the Bucks (46-16) in nine matches last week.
SIDNEY KEETON, CARBON HILL: Led the Bulldogs (53-5) to a 7-1 record for the week with 170 assists and 15 aces.
MOLLY KATE ATKINS, JASPER: Led the Vikings (57-5) to a 10-1 record in l1 matches with 157 assists and 42 digs. Class 5A Jasper beat four 7A teams and 3A power Montgomery Academy at the Margaret Blalock tourney.
BRI WILSON, THOMPSON: Dished out 120 assists while accumulating 34 digs and 11 service aces as the Warriors (28-12) went 5-2 on the week.
MADDIE MOSS, OAK MOUNTAIN: Had 107 assists, 50 digs and eight aces as Oak Mountain went 3-3 on the week, including 2-2 in a tournament in Louisiana over the weekend.

KILLS
HANNAH VINES, VESTAVIA HILLS:
Notched 91 kills and 64 digs in nine matches for the Rebels (25-12).
RYA McKINNON, HOOVER:
Totaled 81 kills, 11 blacks, 45 digs and 14 aces in eight marches for the Bucs (32-9).
CAMERON SPENCE, HUNTSVILLE: Recorded 77 kills, 26 blocks and 40 digs in seven matches for the Panthers.
JADA WILLIS, DESHLER: Picked up 36 kills and 26 blocks in five matches for the Tigers (24-20),
TORI WALKER, WILSON: In three match wins, Walker registered 33 kills – averaging 11.0 per match – and also had 20 blocks and six service aces for Wilson (35-9).
SYDNI WILKINS, SATSUMA: Notched 20 kills, six blocks and 17 digs for the Gators (23-10) in two match wins.
MALLORY ROE, SWEET WATER: Served up 11 aces and had 10 kills in two match win.

DIGS
ABBY ARIAS, HARTSELLE:
Led the Tigers (43-18) to the Silver Bracket title in the Shrimp Festival Tourney recording 110 digs in nine matches.
ELISE HOPPENJANS, VESTAVIA HILLS: Had 108 digs in nine matches for VHHS.
ABBY TERRY, DECATUR HERITAGE:
Had 94 digs as DCA (22-25) rolled to six wins in seven matches.
ALEX PRESSNELL, BUCKHORN: Had 84 digs as the Bucks went 7-2 in nine matches.
MIKAYLA BRIGGS, HUNTSVILLE: Registered 65 digs and eight service aces in seven matches.
LEE KEENER, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Managed 61 digs and six aces in four matches on the week.
AUGUST GILLILAND, SAND ROCK: Managed 51 digs and 43 kills on the week for Sand Rock.


Meads Runs for 401 Yards to Make Stadium Dedication Extra Special for Hokes Bluff Coach

     MONTGOMERY – Hokes Bluff High School junior running back Darrian Meads did all he could and then some … to make Eagles head coach Mike Robertson’s special night even more memorable last Friday.
     Meads needed only 17 rush attempts to set a school record with 401 yards rushing as Hokes Bluff beat Cleburne County 49-10 for the first win in Eagles stadium under its new moniker “Michael Robertson Stadium” to share the AHSAA Football Spotlight this week with his much beloved coach.  The stadium was named in his honor in a pre-game ceremony Friday.
     Meads made his impact felt immediately racing 89 yards on Hokes Bluff’s second offensive play of the game. He added TD runs of 1 and 60 yards and caught a 42-yard touchdown pass to finish the night with 443 total yards and four scores despite playing very little in the second half. He had 336 yards rushing in the first half.
    “I appreciate the people who contributed to doing this (stadium renaming ceremony) for me and my family,” Robertson told the Gadsden Times. “Thanks to everyone who had a part in it.”
    The victory was also the 150th of Robertson’s head-coaching career. He is currently in his 23rd season as the Eagles head coach. Hokes Bluff (7-0) is off to its best start since 2001 – when Robertson, 150-104, guided his alma mater to a 13-2 record and the Class 3A state football championship beating Tarrant 23-0 in the finals. His 2004 team finished 10-4 and also reached the Class 3A semifinals.
    The head coach, who also serves as head baseball coach and coached girls’ basketball at the school for many years, told the Gadsden Times that Meads showcased a team that is playing really well together.
    “ I was worried (the stadium dedication) might be a distraction for them,” he said. “They were really hyped up before the game …bouncing off the walls. But I am really proud of them. Darrian had some big runs and our offensive line and defense may have had their best games. But we need to keep on improving.”
    Meads and Robertson edged out two outstanding passing performances by Montevallo quarterback Malik Inabinette and last week’s spotlight winner Aaron Dove of Falkville and a rare special teams accomplishment by Oxford defensive standouts Keon Fomby and Denico Tanner.
   Inabinette completed 23-of-39 passes for 433 yards and four touchdowns, ran for 45 yards and scored a 2-point conversion as the Bulldogs (6-1) posted a 38-24 victory over Sumter Central. Dove was over 400 yards passing for the second straight week completing 23-of-32 pass attempts for 442 yards and seven touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Decatur Heritage. The Blue Devils (8-0) clinched the Class 1A, Region 7 title. He passed for 503 yards and eight TDs last week and has completed 100-of-142 passes for 1,613 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.
   Oxford’s senior linebacker Fomby blocked a Shades Valley punt in the first quarter that was scooped up by Tanner and returned for the first Oxford touchdown of the night. Then, in the third period the same two struck again. Fomby blocked his second punt of the night and Tanner was there to pick it up and again to take the ball into the end zone for his second defensive TD of the night.
    Other top performances reported include:


MILESTONES
BOB GODSDEY, HARTSELLE:
Picked up the 137th win of his head coaching tenure at Hartselle with the Tigers’ 35-14 victory over Decatur last Friday to clinch the Class 6A, Region 7 title and move into a tie with former coach Don Woods as the school’s all-time football wins leader.  Godsey is now 137-50 in 16 seasons at Hartselle and 179-65 overall. He was 42-15 in five seasons at Brooks before moving to Hartselle. Godsey guided the Tigers to a 15-0 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2011. 
     Woods spent 17 years as head coach for the Tigers compiling a 137-64 record with two appearances in the Class 3A state finals (1980 and 1981). Godsey’s father, R.L. Godsey, was a head coach in the AHSAA for 20 years compiling a 102-86-10 record at Wicksburg, Abbeville, Geneva County and Rogers in a career that spanned from 1955-81. The Tigers play Cullman this week and a Tigers victory will put him at 138 wins and all alone atop the school’s football-coaching leaderboard at the school.
     Godsey’s son Luke Godsey had 165 yards rushing and 136 yards passing in the Decatur win. He also had a   rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown for the Tigers.
     BO NIX JOINS 10,000-YARD CLUB: The senior at Pinson Valley (6-1) completed 26-of-40 passes for 390 yards and six touchdowns as the Indians downed Huffman 41-6 last week. In the process the Alabama All-Star selection became just the fourth player in AHSAA history to go over 10,000 total yards for his career. He now has 10,310 yards total offense, including 8,421 yards passing and 99 passing TDs. His TDs accounted for are now up to 129. He ranks fourth all-time in total yards and seventh all-time in career passing yardage.
    WITHERSPOON SCORES EIGHT TDS … AGAIN: The North Jackson senior running back and Alabama All-Star selection for the upcoming Alabama-Mississippi Game in December rushed for 227 yards and eight touchdowns on just 11 carries as the Chiefs (7-0) beat Priceville 69-7.  He became the first player in AHSAA history to score eight TDs in consecutive games.
    He now has 1,721 yards and 34 touchdowns this season on just 78 rush attempts.
HOLIFIELD RETURNS TWO KICKOFFS FOR TDS:  LeFlore’s Christopher Holifield helped the Rattlers post their first win of the season with six touchdowns in a 61-6 triumph over Wilcox Central. He had two kickoffs for touchdowns, two TD passes and two rushing TDs on the night.

PASSING
CURTIS WILSON, JEFF DAVIS: Gained 207 yards rushing on 17 carries and scored four touchdowns and also completed 13-of-30 passes for 208 yards and a fifth TD in the Vols’ 47-32 loss to Prattville.
TAULIA TAGOVAILOA, THOMPSON: Was 25-of-36 passing for 322 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors (6-1) nipped Vestavia Hills 21-20 in a key Class 7A, Region 3 win.
LUKE BARNWELL, PHIL CAMPBELL: Completed 17-of-29 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-46 loss to Lauderdale County.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Completed 18-of-24 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns and added seven carries for 49 yards and another TD in a 61-0 victory over Pell City.
KYLE WALKER, VIGOR: Passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns as the Wolves (7-0) beat Faith Academy 41-0.
KALVIN LEVETT, TALLASSEE: Completed 10-of-11 passes for 193 yards and rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in a 39-14 win over Rehobeth.
ROBBY ASHFORD, HOOVER: Passed 16 times and completed 10 for 177 yards and three touchdowns as the Bucs beat Spain Park 32-7. He also rushed eight times for 49 yards to finish with 226 total yards.
TUCKER KILCREASE, BRANTLEY: Was 10-of-11 passing for 200 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Red Level 53-14.
CHRISTIAN IVEY, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Turned in a 10-of-14 passing effort for 165 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 win over B.T. Washington. He also rushed for  a fourth score.
BRADY TROUP, ETOWAH: Threw touchdown passes of 53, 10, 33 and 38 yards to lead the undefeated Blue Devils over Douglas 54-0.
PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed 18-of-28 passes for 187 yards in the Huskies’ 20-17 loss to Mountain Brook.
JACKSON COX, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Completed 9-of-12 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown (14 yards) and rushed seven times for 96 yards and two scores (22 and 18 yards) in a 48-0 defeat of Gaston.


RUSHING
JAMES WILLIAMS, BLOUNT: Rushed for 311 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries as the Leopards defeated Gulf Shores 32-22.
LUKE ALISON, RANDOLPH: Ran for 260 yards and two touchdowns (15 and 59 yards) and recorded eight tackles on defense in a 45-35 win over St. John Paul II.
RAYSHAWN REYNOLDS, PIKE COUNTY: Rushed for 222 yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass to help the Bulldogs (6-1) rally from 10-0 halftime deficit to a 32-10 win over Slocomb.
JACOB MANNING, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore running back rushed 26 times for 218 yards in the Wildcats’ 44-27 win over Arab despite playing the game with a cast on his right arm due a fracture suffered earlier in the season.
DONTAVIOUS BRITTON, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Rushed 11 times for 201 yards and touchdown runs of 23, 5 and 65 yards in a key 34-6 region victory over Gaylesville.
CHRISTIAN COLLINS, BOAZ: Had 38 carries for 200 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 42-14 Pirates win over Sardis. He scored on runs of 4, 7, 5, 7 and 2 yards and teammate Briley Ramey had 118 yards on 15 carries with a 3-yard TD run. Collins now has 28 TDs on the season and Boaz has clinched its first playoff berth since 2014.
D.J. PATRICK, ELMORE COUNTY: Rushed for 185 yards and a TD on 26 carries in a 24-14 victory over Childersburg.
KAMERON JONES, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Accumulated 176 rushing yards on 21 carries and scored three TDs in a 52-46 win over Phil Campbell. He also had a 76-yard kickoff return in the fourth period.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Ran 25 times for 153 yards and two TDs and added a third score on a 99-yard kickoff return on the opening kickoff to lift the Gophers to a 33-14 win over Bessemer City.
COOPER BISHOP, VESTAVIA HILLS: Ran 28 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-20 setback versus Thompson.
LAKE SPURGEON, BROOKS: Gained 153 yards on 13 rush attempts and scored four touchdowns in the Lions’ 48-7 win over Deshler. He was also 14-of-19 passing for 138 yards and two more scores and made two interceptions on defense.
DEMETRIUS BEAN, R.A. HUBBARD: Picked up 164 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 12 carries in a 42-33 victory over Woodville.
ZACH COSBY, EAST LIMESTONE: Rushed 21 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Ardmore.
TYHLEN WILLIAMS, AUSTIN: Gained 151 yards rushing and three touchdowns (11, 26 and 57 yards) on eight carries in a 40-3 win over Huntsville.
COLTON BAGWELL, GOOD HOPE: Rushed for 144 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 63-yard run in the fourth quarter to seal the Raiders’ 23-7 win over Haleyville. Bagwell replaced an injured Matt Dixon at running back in the second half, gaining 129 of his rushing yards on six runs in the fourth period.
RYAN MORROW, MAPLESVILLE: Led the Red Devils (6-1) to a 32-0 win over Isabella with 153 yards rushing and a TD on 10 carries.
JACOREY MERRITT, SIDNEY LANIER: Ran for 135 yards on 20 carries and scored two TDs in the Poets’ 35-25 win over previously unbeaten Carver-Montgomery. His 88-yard TD run gave Lanier a 21-0 first-half lead. He also caught three passes for 57 yards with on going 16 yards for a TD.
A.J. GATES, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Ran for 128 yards, including an 80-yard TD run just before halftime, in Friday's 20-17 victory over Hewitt-Trussville.
CADEN HUBBARD, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Rushed for 121 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns (14, 14 and 3 yards) and also snagged a 51-yard pass in the Warriors’ 54-13 win at Ashville.
TONY AMERSON, SAINT JAMES: Rushed 21 times for 122 yards and one TD and returned a kickoff 96 yards for another score in the Trojans’ 49-20 win over Beulah.

PASS RECEIVING
J.J. EVANS, MONTEVALLO: Caught 10 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-24 victory over Sumter Central.
NOAH HOLMES, FALKVILLE: Had nine receptions for 246 yards and three touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Falkville.
JAYDEN GRISSOM, AUSTIN: caught five passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-point win over Huntsville. His longest catch of the night was a 78-yard touchdown.
BRAYDEN LEWIS, DAR: Caught seven passes for 168 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-12 win over Danville.
GEORGE PICKENS, HOOVER: Caught eight passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-7 victory over rival Spain Park.
COLBY SCOTT, WILSON: Pulled down six pass receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 48 yards and another score as the Warriors beat Elkmont 21-0.
MICHAEL PETTWAY, THOMPSON: Grabbed six passes for 134 yards and one TD in the Warriors’ 21-20 win over Vestavia Hills. Teammate Kyle Smoak hauled in an 8-yard TD reception in the fourth period for the winning touchdown.
BRAYDEN STORDAHL, GAYLESVILLE: Completed 9-of-13 pass attempts for 164 yards in the Trojans’ 34-6 loss at Coosa Christian. Colby Scott had five receptions for 129 yards.
JULIAN LATTY, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught eight of quarterback Slade Alexander’s 11 completions for 123 yards and three receiving touchdowns in a 54-13 victory over Ashville.
DEMARIUS AGEE, McADORY: Caught two touchdown passes covering 82 and 62 yards in a 35-26 victory over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.
CARTER WALLIS, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Grabbed five pass receptions for 104 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles beat Southside-Selma 33-23.
JOHN RANDALL FOSTER, SAND ROCK: Caught four passes for 89 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown, in the Wildcats’ 24-14 loss at Section.
AUSTIN HILL, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Caught touchdown passes of 60 and 36 yards and returned a kick 80 yards for another score in a 64-20 win over Ider.


DEFENSE
MICHAEL McFARLAND, JACKSON-OLIN:  Led the Mustangs (7-0) with eight tackles, a fumble recovery, a sack and a two quarterback hurries in a 40-28 victory over Pelham. His hit on the Panthers QB gave teammate Ahmad Williams an opportunity   to step in front of the pass and race 97 yards for a touchdown.
COLIN CHAPPELL, HAYDEN:  The sophomore had 3 interceptions, one a 48-yard return for a touchdown and one in the end zone for a touchback. He also had three passes broken up and three tackles in the Wildcats’ 32-15 victory over Corner.
COLTON ADAMS, WETUMPKA: Totaled 11 tackles and returned an interception 53 yards in the Indians’ 23-7 win over Benjamin Russell.
TY DAILEY, HEADLAND: Recorded 11 tackles in the Rams' 41-7 win over Ashford that clinched home field advantage in the playoffs for Headland for the first time since 1989. The Rams are also unbeaten at 7-0 for the first time since 1988.
LADARIUS GRAY, CHELSEA: Intercepted two passes and blocked a field goal in a 34-7 loss to Homewood.
MICHAEL SULLIVAN, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Had 11 tackles and fellow defenders David Warren and Grayson Stewart each scored a touchdown, on a punt return and interception, respectively, as the Eagles beat Opp 61-0.
JOHN FIRNBERG, HOMEWOOD: Intercepted a pass and returned it two yards for a momentum-stealing touchdown in a 34-7 victory over Chelsea.
COLE BOWLING, BOAZ: The sophomore made two interceptions and recovered a fumble as Boaz beat Sardis 42-14.
JA’LEN SIMS, FULTONDALE: Had 10 tackles for Wildcats in a 16-14 win over Midfield.
JERMAHRI HILL, MIDFIELD: Picked off a pass on defense and raced 70 yards for a touchdown in the Patriots’ 16-14 loss to Fultondale.
LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown on defense and rushed 12 times for 88 yards and a score on offense in a 39-12 Panthers win over Victory Christian. Teammate Gaines Petty added two interceptions, returning one 30 yards for a TD.
BRADFORD WOMACK, SCOTTSBORO: Recorded 10 tackles in a 44-27 win over Arab. 


SPECIAL TEAMS
SETH TILLMAN THEODORE: Booted two field goals and pinned McGill-Toolen Catholic at its 1-yard line with a 33-yard punt that led to a safety as Theodore (6-1) won 15-3.
HENRY BECKETT, HOUSTON ACADEMY: The Raiders’ kicker connected on three field goals (44, 39 and 29 yards), with the last two coming in the final nine minutes to help the Raiders post a 37-28 win over Geneva. He also averaged 42.5 yards on two punts, made 4-of-4 extra points and kicked seven of his eight kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.

NOAH HART, SIDNEY LANIER: Returned the opening kickoff of the second half 78 yards for a touchdown and also caught a 95-yard TD reception late in the game with his team leading 28-25 to close out the 35-25 win over previously undefeated Carver-Montgomery.
DAMIEN MILLER, FAIRFIELD: Returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown, ran back a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and caught a 31-yard TD pass in a 43-13 victory over Woodlawn.
WILKES PIERCE, TUSCALOOSA COUNTY: Kicked a 35-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to lift Tuscaloosa County to a 10-7 victory over Oak Mountain.
JASON PEREZ, COLLINSVILLE: Had eight kickoffs for a 53-yard average, booted four extra points, ran for a 2-point conversion, and connected on a 36-yard field goal in the Panthers’ 59-13 win over Asbury.
KALEB JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Returned a kickoff 77 yards for a TD as the Panthers defeated Asbury 59-13. He also passed for two TDs on a 4-for-4 performance.


Video of the Hokes Bluff stadium dedication can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp7i2UCggLA


Grayson Evans’ All-Around Play Helps Carbon Hill Claim Tournament of Champions

    MONTGOMERY – Carbon Hill High School sophomore hitter Grayson Evans recorded 64 kills, 40 digs and 15 service aces last week to lead the Class 3A Bulldogs (46-4) to the championship of the Tournament of Champions volleyball tourney at Danville.
    Her efforts landed her in the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 6 of the 2018 season.
    Her all-around effort was added by senior Allison Dutton’s 99 kills and 64 digs and Lacy Evans’ 89 digs and 47 kills.  Setter Sidney Keeton dished out 210 assists as Carbon Hill Coach Dadrian Beaty’s team knocked off 2017 state champions Bayside Academy (3A) and Addison (1A) in the semifinals and finals, respectively. Bayside is in Class 4A this season and Addison is in Class 2A.
    Evans’ performance edged out an outstanding effort by Alexandria’s Kendall Bumpus, who
led the Valley Cubs to the Calhoun County tournament championship for the first time in 17 years with 138 kills in seven matches.
   Other top efforts reported included:

KILLS
ABBY ANDREWS, BAKER: Recorded 55 kills, 62 digs and 17 aces in seven Baker wins.
EMMA DEMPSEY, BELGREEN: Totaled 29 kills, two blocks and three aces in a marathon match versus Phillips. The Bears won 17-25, 25-21, 25-12, 24-26, 17-15.
GRACIE LYNN BUTLER, HAZEL GREEN: Powered 27 kills, six digs and five blocks in the Trojans’ 23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 11-25, 15-10 win over Huntsville.
DAISY MANASCO, FAIRVIEW: Had 91 kills, 50 digs and 10 blocks over a 10-match stretch that included winning the championship of the Decatur Heritage Invitational tourney.
JASMINE BROOKS, SPARKMAN: Earned MVP honors at the Volley Brawl Tourney at Tuscaloosa with 60 kills in four matches for the Senators (31-15).
ZOE BUSBEE, FLORENCE: Accumulated 42 kills and 42 digs in three matches – with 10 blocks versus Deshler and 25 kills against Sparkman.
CARLY FAIRBANKS, BREWER: Managed 21 kills in two sets against Hartselle during the Morgan County Volleyball Tournament on Thursday.
SKYLAR HAMMOND, LEXINGTON: Sparked the Bears to the Lauderdale County Tournament championship with 65 kills.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Had 58 kills and a state-high 39 blocks as Wilson (32-9) went 8-1 in nine matches. The only loss came to Lexington in the finals of the Lauderdale County tourney to Lexington.
IRINA MARTIN, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Totaled 68 kills and had 11 aces as the Raiders won eight of nine matches for the week.

ASSISTS
SAVANAH FREE, DANVILLE: Had 280 assists, 54 digs and 23 service aces as the Hawks went 8-4 for the week.
MOLLY KATE ATKINS, JASPER: Sparked the Vikings to the championship of the Battle of Old Shell Road tourney and eight wins overall with 128 assists, 29 digs, 11 kills and 10 aces. Jasper beat Spanish Fort in the finals.
KAYLA KESHOCK, SPANISH FORT: Had 135 assists, 36 digs and 16 aces in seven matches as the Toros (40-5) went 6-1. The loss was to Jasper in the finals of the Battle of Shell Road Tourney.
MARYBETH LONG, G.W. LONG: Totaled 123 kills and 16 blocks in 10 matches.
LAEKYN BENNETT, LAWRENCE COUNTY: Recorded 93 assists in four wins for the Red Devils.

DIGS
SYDNEY BATES, JAMES CLEMENS: Had a state-record 48 digs in five-set 24-26, 21-25. 25-15, 25-21, 11-15 loss to Buckhorn.
HANNAH LOLLAR, SATSUMA: Totaled 78 digs, 24 kills and 11 aces in the Gators reached the Silver bracket semifinals of the Battle of Old Shell Road tourney.
SHA’KEVIA HOGAN, SPAIN PARK: Led the Jaguars (22-7) to wins over Thompson, Mountain Brook and Montgomery Academy with 47 digs, 35 kills and four blocked shots.

 


Brooks vs. Deshler Class 4A Battle is AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week

     MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 72 events currently scheduled for October 11 through October 18 to be video live-streamed over its on-line platform. One varsity football game is set for tonight (James Clemens vs. Grissom) and 34 varsity football games are planned for Friday, October 12 – bringing the total on the NFHS Network to 223. Overall events, including volleyball, cross country and other special events, are approaching 600 already in this school year.

     Five varsity and two junior varsity volleyball matches are slated for tonight while one varsity football game and eight middle school contests are scheduled.
     This week’s AHSAA/NFHS Network Game of the Week is Deshler (4-3) at Brooks (5-1) at Killen Friday. Brooks High School will produce the game, which kicks off at 7 p.m., through its NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. Jacob Fowler is the executive producer.
     The Lions of Coach Brad Black are 3-0 in Class 4A, Region 8 averaging 40.1 points per game this season, which ranks eighth in Class 4A. Deshler (4-3), coached by Bo Culver, is 3-1 in Region 8. The Tigers are scoring 36.7 ppg and allowing 15.7, the best among the region schools.
    Deshler holds a 27-6 edge in the series, which was played annually from 1982 to 2015 with Brooks winning 31-28 in the ’15 game. The Lions moved to 5A in 2016, however, and the two teams did not meet in 2016 or 2017. Brooks dropped back to 4A in the current classification. Brooks was off last week after clawing from behind to post a thrilling 36-35 win over previously unbeaten Class 1A Mars Hill Bible. Deshler beat defending region champion Rogers 35-12 last week.
    Volleyball action continues to have a strong presence on the NFHS Network with 15 varsity matches tonight through next Thursday already posted on the NFHS Network schedule.   NFHS Network subscribers will have access to all the contests.
      To subscribe to the NFHS Network, go to the following:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

    The complete AHSAA schedule of events currently set to be livestreamed over the NFHS Network Oct. 11-18 can be found at www.ahsaa.com by clicking on the following link:


AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 11

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

James Clemens

7A

Grissom

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Auburn

MS

Opelika

MS

Middle School

4:30 p.m,

Bumpus

MS

Liberty Park

MS

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Bumpus

MS

Liberty Park

MS

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

Mountain Brook

MS

Irondale

MS

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Mountain Brook

MS

Irondale

MS

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

Pizitz

MS

Clay-Chalkville

MS

7th Grade

5 p.m.

Pizitz

MS

Clay-Chalkville

MS

8th Grade

6:45 p.m.

UMS-Wright

MS

NA

MS

Middle School

6 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Woodlawn

6A

JV

5:25 p.m.

Clay-Chalkville

6A

Woodlawn

6A

Varsity

6:25 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Daphne

6A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Houston Academy

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Opp (at Houston Ac)

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

5 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

Escambia County

4A

JV

4:30 p.m.

UMS-Wright

4A

Escambia County

4A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 12

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Pleasant Home

1A

Kinston

1A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sweet Water

1A

Marengo

1A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Calhoun

2A

Goshen

2A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Red Bay

2A

Colbert County

2A

Varsity

5:40 p.m.

Houston Academy

3A

Geneva

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Providence Christian

3A

Opp

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Providence Christian

3A

Opp

3A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Andalusia

4A

Escambia County

4A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Brooks

4A

Deshler

4A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Central-Tuscaloosa

5A

Demopolis

5A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

John Carroll

5A

Pleasant Grove

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Madison Academy

5A

Madison County

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Russellville

5A

Hamilton

5A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Baldwin County

6A

Spanish Fort

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Baldwin County

6A

Spanish Fort

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Calera

6A

Opelika

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Cullman

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Cullman

6A

Muscle Shoals

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Decatur

6A

Hartselle

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Chelsea

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

McAdory

6A

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

6A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Oxford

6A

Shades Valley

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Sidney Lanier

6A

Carver-Montgomery

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal

6A

Saraland

6A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Auburn

7A

Smiths Station

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Central-Phenix City

7A

Lee-Montgomery

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Foley

7A

Fairhope

7A

Varsity

6:45 p.m.

Gadsden City

7A

Florence

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Gadsden City

7A

Forence

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Mountain Brook

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Spain Park

7A

Hoover

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Sparkman

7A

Bob Jones

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Thompson

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

Thompson

7A

Vestavia Hills

7A

Varsity

7 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, October 15

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn

7A

Opelika

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Spain Park

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Hoover

7A

Spain Park

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

Freshmen

5:30 p.m.

Mountain Brook

7A

Hewitt-Trussville

7A

JV

7 p.m.

Muscle Shoals

6A

Cullman

6A

JV

6 p.m.

Opp

3A

Straughn

3A

JV

6 p.m.

Pleasant Home

1A

Florala

1A

JV

6 p.m.

Robertsdale

6A

Daphne

6A

JV

6 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Lane

1A

Oakwood

1A

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Lindsay Lane

1A

Ardmore

5A

Varsity

6:30 p.m.

Opp

3A

Straughn

6A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Eufaula

6A

Central-Phenix City

7A

JV

5:30 p.m.

UMS-Wright

NA

Daphne

NA

Elementary

6:30 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Eufaula

6A

Beauregard

5A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Homewood

6A

Altamont

2A

Varsity

5 p.m.

Opp

3A

New Brockton

2A

Varsity

4 p.m.

Vestavia Hills

7A

John Carroll

7A

Varsity

6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 17

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Station

7A

Opelika

6A

Varsity

5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18

 

 

 

 

 

HOST TEAM

CLASS

VISITOR

CLASS

TYPE

TIME

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Park Crossing

6A

Russell County

6A

Varsity

7 p.m.

           

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

Eufaula

6A

Quitman

GA

Varsity

4:30 p.m.

Gulf Shores

6A

Foley

7A

Varsity

5:25 p.m.

 

 


Strand, Tyynismaa Finish Strong in the 20th Jesse Owens Classic to Claim AHSAA X-C Spotlight

   MONTGOMERY – AHSAA runners Ethan Strand of Vestavia Hills High School and  Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic High School were the top finishers from the state at the prestigious 20th annual Jesse Owens Classic cross country championships held at Oakville Indian Mounds and Museum course last weekend to share the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight this week. The course will host the AHSAA state championships in November.
    Strand, a sophomore, finished the 5,000-meter race in 15:39.90 to cross second behind senior Davis Bove of Centennial (TN). Bove won the title with a 15:32.10 time.
    Defending meet champ Will Stone of Homewood was third. The Patriots senior clocked 15:52.15, 30 seconds off his 2017 winning time of 15:22.32. Scottsboro sophomore Hayden Judge was fourth overall at 15:53.43 in the field of 256 runners from around the Southeast. Huntsville, coached by Graciela Bryant, won the team title with 143 points, and Scottsboro was second at 193.
     Defending champion Tyynismaa crossed the finish line in third place in the Gold Division featured race. Tyynismaa, possibly the most notable girls’ cross country runner in AHSAA history, clocked 18:00.93, which was 10 seconds off her winning time of 17:50.51 in 2017.
     Junior Sasha Neglia of Dobyns-Bennett (TN) and sophomore Landri Wilcox of Cookeville (TN) finished 1-2 with times of 17:18.60 and 17:44.77, respectively. Both times fell well short of Tyynismaa’s course record 17:03 run in the AHSAA State Championships as an eighth grader in 2014.
     Thompson senior McKenzie Hogue and Homewood junior Lainey Phelps crossed in fifth and sixth place with times of 18:10.05 and 18:20.74 in the field of 219 runners. Auburn juniors Samantha Rogers and Harper McGowan came in 11th and 12th to help the Tigers of Coach Naomi Bergh win the overall team title with 88 points. Homewood was fifth with 205 in the field of 31 teams from across the Southeast.
    Fort Payne junior Maggie Crow crossed the finish line in the Silver Division race third with a time of 19:59.26 to help the Wildcats win the Silver team crown with 74 points. Forty-one teams and 286 runners competed.
   Faith Academy sophomore Bailey Lansdown clocked 19:55.80 to win the Bronze Race title over runner-up Kathy Hammond of LAMP, who crossed at 19:56.32 in the field of 301 competitors. Scottsboro won the Bronze team title with 47 points and Lawrence County was second with 104.
   In the boys’ Silver division race, Helena sophomore Brady Barton finished seventh with a 16:57.44 time in the field of 357 runners. Pearl (MS) won the team championship with 93 points and James Clemens was second with 145. Beauregard senior Jonathan Jenkins captured the Bronze race with a 16:32.44 time. Briarwood Christian sophomore Trent Malloy was second at 16:39.95 in the field of 478 runners. Saint John Paul II Catholic was the team champion with 72 points and Montgomery Catholic was second with 86.
   In other cross country highlights reported by Xpress Timing and Alabama Runners.com:

GIRLS
MEGHAN SCHWARZE, ARAB:
The senior clocked 19:58.93 to take first place in the 5A/7A division race at the Lake Guntersville Invitational meet. Teammate and eighth grader Grace Goslin was second clocking 21:98.422 as the Lady Knights scored 15 points to take the dominating team win. Albertville was second with 60 points.
ELIZABETH SLONE BUTLER, DAR: The Patriots’ sophomore runner beat the field of 92 runners with a time of 20:56.60 to claim the Class 1A/4A division championship of the Hay on the Run Invitational at Fairview Town Park. Ashville sophomore Meghan McCarthy was second clocking 21:14.31. St. Bernard won the team title with 45 points, and Hatton was second with 83.
BROOKE DuPLANTIER, FAIRHOPE: Was the top AHSAA runner to cross the finish line at the T.R. Miller Challenge at Brewton finishing third behind Gulf Breeze (FL) runner Lauren Jorgensen and West Florida’s Skylar Grant with a time of 22:16.00. Jorgensen won with a 19:54.55 time. UMS-Wright and Fairhope finished deadlocked in first place at 100 points each, with the Bulldogs taking first place in the tie breaker.
EVIE BELL, OAK MOUNTAIN: Clocked 13:36.78 in the Boonie Invitational two-mile event at Alabama’s Veterans Park to beat the field. The Eagles won the team title as well with 17 points. Mountain Brook was second with 44.

BOYS
SAM MOULTRIE, GUNTERSVILLE:
The junior clocked 16:02.84 to win the Class 5A/7A division of Lake Guntersville Invitational meet that featured a strong field of 107 runners. Dustyn Lewis of Grissom was second with a 16:25.33 finish to lead the Tigers (33 points) to the team championship. Albertville had 52 to finish second.
KYLE SAYLOR, DAR: Won the 1A/4A division race at the Lake Guntersville Invitational hosted by Guntersville High School with a winning time of 18:01.71. Collin Mayfield of Geraldine was second at 18:05.95 in the field of 82 participants. DAR also won the team championship posting 31 points. Brindlee Mountain was second with 74.
CALEB GUTHERY, ST. BERNARD: The junior clocked 17:12.94 to nip senior Aaron Brown of Hanceville (17:20.49) to win the Hay on the Run Invitational at Fairview Town Park.  The race had 141 runners. Host Fairview won the team title with 72 points. St. Bernard was second with 78.
JOSEPH PERRY, UMS-WRIGHT: The freshman clocked 17:39.59 to finish first in field of 232 runners at the T.R. Miller Challenge held at the Brewton Cross Country Course. The Bulldogs also won the team competition with 98 points.
HANSON McGOWAN, OAK MOUNTAIN: Ran the two-mile race distance at the Boonie Invitational held at Veterans Park in Alabaster in 10:51.53 to claim first place. Oak Mountain also won team competition with 15 points. Mountain Brook was second with 51.


Dove Passes for 503 Yards and 8 TDs as Falkville Wins On and Off the Field in Kick Cancer Game

   MONTGOMERY – Falkville senior quarterback Aaron Dove made a special night even more special last Friday with a career high 503 yards passing and eight touchdowns as the Class 1A Blue Devils (7-0) beat Coosa Christian 70-27 in the second annual Kick Cancer Classic to claim the AHSAA’s Football Spotlight.
    For Coach Joel Schrenk and his senior-laden team, the win improved the Falkville record to 7-0, but more importantly raised approximately $7,500 to fight cancer. The school uses its athletic platform to shine a spotlight on the need for everyone to do their part in fighting the dreaded disease, said Schrenk. “We tell our kids we have a great opportunity to use our football platform to do something very important for others.”
    The game raises funds for the “Prayers for Kayleigh” Foundation, which was started in memory of Hartselle youngster Kayleigh McClendon, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 at age 7. She passed away six months later. The PFK Foundation works with St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
    “Our volleyball team played some matches earlier in the week, and our cross country team had a relay run where the team members ran with a football from our stadium to the home of another (Morgan County) youngster in Danville who was recently diagnosed with cancer and back to the stadium. We had skydivers dressed in pink.
    “We want to teach our kids that using their talents to benefit others is much more important.”
    Those in attendance certainly went away getting their money’s worth. Dove was 20-of-27 for the night connecting with a host of receivers for the eight TD passes. Fellow senior Christian Angulo was the leader with seven catches for 262 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Fred Walls had 19 carries for 212 rushing yards and two touchdowns as Falkville rolled up 737 total yards.
     While Dove’s passing yardage ranks eighth best in AHSAA history, his TD passes tied several others for second most in a game. Nine is the record. Argulo’s receiving yardage ties for 11th best and the team’s 737 total yards ranked third all-time.
    And for good measure, Coosa Christian quarterback Caiden Lipscomb was 27-of-50 passing for 429 yards and three touchdowns (66, 24 and 14 yards) to make the contest the first in AHSAA history to have two quarterbacks pass for more than 400 yards.  His top receiver was Evan Delp, who had eight receptions for 230 yards and two TDs.
   The week provided an abundance of incredible performances.
   Check out the highlights reported:

MILESTONES
BO NIX, PINSON VALLEY: Was 12-of-24 passing for 246 yards and three touchdowns and rushed six times for 44 yards and a fourth TD to lead the Indians (5-1) to a 42-7 win over Gardendale. His passing performance moved him over 8,000 yards for his career and moved him closer to the 10,000-yard mark for career total yards. The senior, who was recently selected to the 40-member Alabama All-Star squad which will play Mississippi Dec. 17 at Cramton Bowl, is now 522-of-956 passing for 8,031 yards on his career. He also has 1,889 yards rushing on 230 carries and 30 TDs – giving him 9,920 total yards as a high school player and 123 touchdowns accounted for. His career total yardage ranks fourth all-time in the AHSAA currently, and his 123 TDs accounted for ranks ninth. His 8,031 career passing yards ranks 12th all-time and his 93 TD passes rank sixth.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Ran 15 times for 409 yards and five TDs in a 70-3 Gophers victory over Northridge. He played sparingly in the second half. Williams now  has 118 carries for 1,629 yards and 22 touchdowns while averaging of 13.8 yards per carry and 271.2 yards per game.

LEE WITHERSPOON, NORTH JACKSON:  Had 11 rush attempts for 373 yards and seven touchdowns and returned a punt 57 yards for an eighth TD as the Chiefs (6-0) beat Fairview 78-12. North Jackson improved their state-leading points-per-game average to 63.8 in the process. Witherspoon’s eight TDs were the most in a single game since Hubbertville’s Tommy Haley-Hicks set the AHSAA single game record with nine versus Vina in a 76-52 win in 2008. The eight TDs scored tie the Chiefs’ senior with five others for second, according to the AHSAA Record Book.
JAYLEN TAYLOR, CENTER POINT: Had 14 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles (3-3) of first-year head coach George Bates beat Springville 54-24 for their third win in the last four games. Center Point was 1-9 last season and just 3-37 in the previous four seasons.
WILL BAILEY, DAR: Accounted for six touchdowns, three rushing and three passing, and was also crowned homecoming king as the Patriots beat Randolph 49-14. Bailey was 14-of-17 passing for 272 yards with Brayden Lewis catching six passes for 113 yards.

IN THE CLUTCH
MARLON HUNT, STANHOPE ELMORE:  The Mustangs cornerback scooped up a Wetumpka fumble with 38 seconds remaining and raced 85 yards for the winning touchdown as Stanhope Elmore knocked off previously unbeaten Wetumpka 34-28. Teammate T.J. Jackson also had a 40-yard fumble return for another Stanhope Elmore TD in the school’s first win over Wetumpka since 2014. The Mustangs now hold a 30-20 edge in the series with their Elmore County rivals. It began in 1970 and has been played every year since.
DANIEL FRANKLIN, MORTIMER JORDAN:  With his team trailing 27-26 and attempting a potential game-winning field goal on the last play of the game, Franklin reacted quickly after Clay County Central blocked the kick. He scooped up the loose ball at the Cougars 7-yard line and ran into the end zone for the winning TD as the Blue Devils pulled out a 32-27 victory. He also scored two TDs in the first half on runs off 1 and 20 yards.
CESAR SANCHEZ, ATHENS: Kicked a 32-yard field goal at the end of regulation to tie the score 16-16 at Cullman, then nailed the 18-yard game-winner in overtime to win 19-16.
HENRY BECKETT, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Houston Academy kicker Henry Beckett hit a game-winning 35-yard field goal as time expired to give the Raiders a 27-24 win over Slocomb and helped move head coach Jamie Riggs into sole possession of second place on the state's all-time win list for victories in the state of Alabama. Riggs now has 310 coaching wins, breaking out of a tie with retired Waldon Tucker, who had 309. Beckett's kick ended a strong night for the senior, who made 2-of-3 field goals, three extra-point kicks and boomed six kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. He also had one punt for 40 yards.
JOEFFREY HUTCHERSON, CITRONELLE: Rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries and scored four touchdowns, including the game winner in the second overtime, to spark the Citronelle (5-1) past Satsuma 34-31.

PASSING
JAY BRAMBLETT, HILLCREST-TUSCALOOSA: Completed 18-of-25 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns and also caught a 6-yard TD himself as the Patriots downed Bessemer City 53-34.
TAULIA TAGOVAILOA, THOMPSON: Was 12-of-23 passing for 323 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for the Warriors’ other TD in a 35-7 Class 7A, Region 3 win over Spain Park. His TD passes covered 6, 59, 11 and 7 yards.
TREY LINDSEY, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Led the Eagles to a 37-26 win over Dadeville with a 15-of-30 passing performance for 314 yards passing and four touchdowns.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Completed 24-of-31 passes for 306 yards and one score in a 31-6 Cougars victory over Shades Valley. He also rushed for 86 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 22, 12 and 3 yards.
PETER PARRISH & TUCKER MELTON, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Combined to complete 20-of-26 passes for 304 yards four touchdowns with no turnovers in a 48-0 win over Enterprise. The Red Devils (7-0) improved to 3-0 in 7A, Region 2.
NICHOLAS SELLERS, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Completed 27-of-45 passes for 300 yards and one touchdown in the Cavs’ 42-12 loss to Briarwood Christian.
PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed 20-of-23 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns to led the Huskies (6-1) to a 41-6 win over Vestavia Hills.
LUKE NAIL, MADISON ACADEMY: Completed 15-of-25 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns (51, 13, 90 and 45 yards) in a 35-8 win over Guntersville.
KOLE WILLIAMS, CARVER-MONTGOMERY: Passed for 257 yards and two TDs on an 8-of-18 passing performance in the Wolverines’ 47-13 victory over Northview. He tossed a 53-yard pass to Donald Steele III on the final play of the first half and connected with Shang Thomas on the second play of third quarter for a 76-yard score.
K’SHUN STOKES, HEADLAND: Threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns and added 93 yards rushing and three scores in helping the Rams to a 74-44 win over Alabama Christian, setting a school record for points in game. Stokes completed 12-of-15 passes and had 15 carries. He also completed five two-point conversions.
IAN THIES, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Was 14-of-24 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns (37, 25 and 10 yards) and ran for 60 yards and a 24-yard TD on seven carries in a 40-7 win over Phil Campbell for unbeaten Westminster (7-0).
DAQUON KINCEY, ABBEVILLE: Threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing effort and added 99 yards rushing with one TD in a 30-0 shutout win over Ariton.
POOKA JONES, CHARLES HENDERSON: Passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-17 loss to Greenville.
JACOB HAMMAC, FLORALA: Kept his team's Class 1A, Region 2 playoff hopes alive with 207 yards passing and four touchdowns on a 20-of-29 performance and added three touchdowns rushing in a 68-26 win over Red Level. He had 105 rushing yards on 17 carries.
CORY ALEXANDER, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Was 9-of-16 passing for 181 yards and four touchdowns and added a fifth score on a 1-yard sneak en route to a 40-8 win over R.C, Hatch. The victory improved Cottage Hill to 6-0.
TRA EDWARDS, PRATTVILLE: Was 10-of-16 passing for 183 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 116 yards and another TD in the Lions’ 35-22 win over Lee-Montgomery.
TYQUAN RAWLS, WETUMPKA: Was 10-of-18 passing for 143 yards and had 18 rush attempts for 143 yards and one touchdown as the Indians (6-1) fell to Stanhope Elmore 34-28.
ASHTON GULLEDGE, HOKES BLUFF: Passed for 148 yards on a 7-of-13 passing performance and tossed two touchdowns covering 65 and 34 yards to Braydon Hill in the Eagles’ 52-0 win over Ashville. Gulledge also rushed four times for 70 yards, including a 47-yard TD, to finish with 218 total yards.
PAYTON PALMER, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Was 10-of-12 passing for 148 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-20 win over Elkmont.



RUSHING
ETHAN SMITH, COLBERT COUNTY: Piled up 382 rushing yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Indians downed Addison 35-8.
KEEVON HANKINS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Gained 323 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Trojans beat Decatur 41-28.
CADE PRICE, SLOCOMB: Accounted for 303 yards and three scores in a 27-24 loss to Houston Academy. Price totaled 163 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 18 carries and was 9-of-15 passing for 140 yards.
RISHARD DENSMORE, BESSEMER CITY: Rushed for 253 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 164 yards and two more scores for 417 total yards in a 53-34 loss to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.
KOLBE BLUNT, DAVIDSON:
Scored on runs of 54 and 10 yards to finish with 213 yards rushing as the Warriors beat Mary Montgomery 25-0.
LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Ran for 202 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns (4, 12 and 70 yards) in the Panthers' 42-14 victory at Talladega County Central.
SETH BROWN, ST. JOHN PAUL II: Ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries and completed 6-of-10 passes for 186 yards and three TDs in the Falcons’ 56-6 victory over West Morgan.
PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Rushed 12 times for 200 yards four touchdowns as the Red Devils (6-0) remained unbeaten with a 48-7 win over Sand Rock. He now has 924 yards and 22 TDs this season on just 75 carries and is averaging 12.3 yards per carry and averages scoring a TD every 3.4 carries.
CHRISTOPHER BURTON, PRICEVILLE: Rushed for 199 yards and two touchdowns and also had a pass reception for a TD in a 27-6 win over Danville.
TEDARRIAN MURRAY, LEE-MONTGOMERY:
Rushed for 198 yards on 20 carries and completed 7-of-24 passes for 129 yards and a TD in the Generals’ 35-22 loss to Prattville.
NICK ELLIS, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Had 184 yards on 23 rush attempts to lead Leopards to a 28-25 win over previously unbeaten T.R. Miller.
CHRISTIAN COLLINS, BOAZ: Rushed 20 times for 178 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 35-3 Pirates win over Crossville. He had TD runs of 13, 33 and 25 yards and also connected with Riley Clements for a 2-yard jump pass for another TD.
ANDREW PARRIS, EAST LIMESTONE: Gained 164 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns on just five carries to pace the Indians to a 42-0 win over Arab. His TD runs covered 56, 69 and 33 yards. Parris also was 6-of-9 passing for 65 yards and one TD pass covering 11 yards.
ANTHONY “A.J.” MIX, BALDWIN COUNTY: The freshman ran for 168 yards and passed for 108 in a 20-14 victory over Daphne.
TYLER DANZEY, HEADLAND: Rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries and also caught a pair of two-point conversion passes in a 74-44 Rams win over Alabama Christian.
SYMON SMITH, UMS-WRIGHT: In a battle of teams that each won state titles in 2017, Smith scored four touchdowns and rushed for 124 yards on 18 carries as defending Class 4A state champion UMS-Wright downed Hillcrest-Evergreen 45-7. Hillcrest won the 3A title last year. Smith scored on runs of 15, 3, 10 and 43 yards.
KENNETH BOTHWELL, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Rushed for three touchdowns (14, 4 and 36 yards) and caught a 38-yard TD pass as the Panthers defeated Douglas 63-0.

PASS RECEIVING
JAMARI JAMISON, MINOR: Caught five passes for 223 yards, including TD catches of 82, 34 and 63 yards, in the Tigers’ 31-28 loss to Homewood.
MALIK SMITH, PRATTVILLE: Caught five passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 35-22 Class 7A, Region 2 victory over Lee-Montgomery.
JAQUON KINCEY, ABBEVILLE: Snared four receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns (49 and 43 yards) in the Jackets' 30-0 victory over Ariton.
ERIC WILLIAMS, BLOUNT: Hauled in five receptions for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the Leopards’ 41-7 victory over Alma Bryant.
MICHAEL PETTWAY, THOMPSON: Snagged nine passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns as Thompson (5-1) beat Spain Park 35-7.
JA’VARRIUS JOHNSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Caught seven passes for 148 yards, including a 49-yard TD, and had four carries for 42 yards and a TD as the Huskies beat Vestavia Hills 41-6.

DEFENSE
JAPETH LONG, FYFFE:  Caused three fumbles on defense -- recovering one, and had six of his seven tackles resulting in lost yardage in a 48-7 win over Sand Rock.
REDDY STEWARD, AUSTIN: Had two interceptions, returning one 59 yards for a touchdown, to lead the Black Bears to a 38-10 win over Sparkman.
MASON McKINNEY, COLLINSVILLE: Returned an interception 81 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Panthers’ 51-0 victory at Section. Teammate Michael Tucker also snared an interception and raced 40 yards for a TD in the same period.

O’BRIAN BLACK, McADORY: Recorded 13 tackles to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 14-0 win over Paul Bryant. It was the second consecutive shutout of the year for McAdory (7-0).
RYAN JEWELL, PELHAM: Totaled nine tackles, had two sacks and recovered a fumble in a 28-6 Saturday win over Carver-Birmingham.
QUANYA GAMBLE, ST LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Had 10 tackles, including two sacks, as the Wildcats beat J.F. Shields 55-0. The defense limited the Panthers to just 31 total yards.
ZYDARIEN BROWN, HOUSTON COUNTY:
Recorded eight tackles with one going for a safety in the Lions' 49-0 win over Barbour County. He also had a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown in the game.

DESMOND LITTLE, VIGOR: Returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown, had seven tackles, two for losses, and 1.5 sacks as the Wolves (6-0) remained unbeaten with a 55-16 victory over LeFlore.
JAYDEN McCANTS, THEODORE: Recorded three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass break-up for Theodore in its 47-0 win over Murphy.
CHAZ POPE, SPRING GARDEN: Had an interception and six tackles in the Panthers’ 42-14 win at Talladega County Central.

SPECIAL TEAMS
DOMONIQUE THOMAS, OHATCHEE: Scored five touchdowns in Ohatchee’s 70-22 win over West End returning two punts for touchdowns (77 and 65 yards) and returned another 50 yards to the 2. He had 144 yards on punt returns total. Place-kicker Gage Harrell was also 10-for-10 on extra-point kicks, equaling fifth best all-time in the AHSAA, as the Indians downed West End 70-22.
AUSTIN CALHOUN, KINSTON: Had a 62-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, had rushing TDs covering 66 yards and 56 yards, kicked a 23-yard field goal and threw a 41-yard TD pass to Hunter Davis for Kinston in a 43-21 win over McKenzie.

KARSTEN THREAT, MIDFIELD: Returned a kickoff 80 yards for one touchdown, rushed for two TDs and had an interception on defense to lead the Patriots past Hanceville 70-12.
JOHN WILL PIPER, FAITH ACADEMY: Blocked a punt and also had an interception to lead Faith Academy to a 53-0 win over Wilcox Central.