MONTGOMERY – A scoring flurry in the third quarter of Randolph’s 56-21 victory over DAR resulted in four touchdowns on four consecutive plays – propelling the Class 4A, Region 7 rivals into the AHSAA Football Record Book and into the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 8.
It started with 3:00 on the clock when receiver Antonio Nichols of DAR, coached by Robert Rhoades, hauled in a 5-yard pass from quarterback Will Bailey to cut the Raiders’ lead to 42-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Randolph running back Sam Kimel returned the kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown as the Raiders of Coach Nick Flanagan stretched the lead to 48-7. On Randolph’s kickoff, Patriots return man Brayden Lewis raced 92 yards for a DAR TD. Kimel, waiting at his own 20-yard line, took the following DAR kickoff at his 21 and raced 78 yards for yet another score.
The three kickoffs in a row tied the AHSAA state record set in 2012. Elba and Vincent were the first two high school teams in the nation to accomplish the feat when the Tigers and Yellow Jackets opened the second half of their 2012 Class 2A state playoff game won by Elba 59-22. Elba had the first and third returns and Vincent got the one in the middle.
According to research conducted in 2012, no schools at the high school, college or NFL level had any evidence of back-to-back-to-back kickoff returns for TDs in football history.
Kimel’s efforts didN'T end with the two kickoff returns. He also scored twice on interception returns covering 75 and 35 yards, respectively, to give him four touchdowns without an offensive snap in Randolph’s win.
The scoring flurry edged out the passing effort of Davidson senior quarterback Cephus Johnson and his favorite receiver Demorris Coleman. The Warriors of Coach Fred Riley nipped Jackson 50-49 as Johnson passed for a school-record 410 yards. He was 21-of-34 with four touchdown passes. Coleman had nine catches for 228 yards and two scores.
KAITLYN ROGERS, SPRING GARDEN: Connected on 3-of-4 extra points and was also crowned homecoming queen during the Panthers' 45-0 victory over Holy Spirit.
JAXTON CARSON, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Ran for 226 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns as Central rushed for 606 of its 745-yard total in a 59-28 win over Lee-Montgomery. The win gave the Red Devils their third consecutive region title under Coach Jamey DuBose. It was the first time in school history that the team has won three titles in a row. The 606 rushing yards and 745 total yards are also school records. Quarterback Zion Webb also ran for 172 yards on 12 carries with a TD and passed for another 139 yards with a TD in the win.
A large number of outstanding performances were reported over the weekend.
ALEX THOMASON, SYLACAUGA: Had 35 rush attempts for 366 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-34 loss to Central-Clay County. He also had a catch for nine yards.
KOBI McCOY, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for a career-high 337 yards and five touchdowns as Colbert County beat Lexington 49-6 in a key, Class 3A, Region 8 battle. McCoy scored on runs of 68, 6, 2, 45 and 52 yards. Colbert County led only 7-0 at the half.
LEE HISBON, TANNER: Rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns (1, 17, 73 and 57 yards) as the Rattlers beat Cold Springs 50-21 to clinch the Class 2A, Region 7 title.
DWAN JAMES, LEFLORE: Had 20 rush attempts for 302 yards and three touchdowns in the Rattlers’ 30-20 win over Robertsdale.
LEONARD JOHNSON, HAYDEN: The Duke University commitment had 241 yards rushing on 15 carries with three touchdowns on runs of 66, 56 and 59 yards as the Wildcats downed Fairview 50-40. Hayden (7-1), off to its best start since 1992, had 506 yards rushing and 81 passing for 587 total yards. . Junior FB/LB Levi Snider also added 124 yards on four carries with TDs covering 43 and 40 yards.
JACOB DENDY, ALBERTVILLE: Ran for 287 yards and two touchdowns (87 and 37 yards) on 22 carries in a 41-14 win over Fort Payne.
TREVELL SMITH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Rushed for 265 yards and three touchdown on just eight carries as the Lions beat Kinston 55-14.
ANGEL DUARTE, SUSAN MOORE: The senior scored a pair of touchdowns in the closing minutes to break a 21-21 tie and give the Bulldogs a 35-21 victory at Vinemont. He scored first on a 33-yard run with 3:09 to play to put the Bulldogs up 28-21. Then, with Vinemont driving, he intercepted an Eagles pass and streaked 87 yards for another TD to put the game away. He finished the night with 141 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries, completed his only pass attempt for 15 yards, registered nine tackles and two interceptions on defense and kicked five extra points.
JACOBY BELUE, DESHLER: Ran for a season-high 260 yards and three TDs on 21 carries in a 41-14 win over Danville. Belue scored on runs of 6, 1 and 2 yards for the Tigers.
WILL SPENCER, ARAB: Picked up 248 yards rushing on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns in Arab’s 67-6 win over Douglas.
MICHAEL MOWRY, ARITON: Rushed for 239 yards and a TD on 38 carries and teammate Kape McRae added 91 yards and scored five times (1, 4, 2,, 7 and 3 yards) as the Purple Cats beat Ariton 54-46.
BRADEN CARVER, SAND ROCK: Ran for 267 yards and three touchdowns (9, 55, 9 yards) on 18 carries and also broke a scoreless tie in the second quarter with his 35-yard touchdown catch from junior quarterback Jansen Alexander in the Wildcats' 34-0 victory over Collinsville.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Finished with 205 yards rushing, four touchdowns and a 2-point conversion on 31 carries as the defending 3A state champion Bulldogs (9-0) won the battle of unbeatens with a 45-35 win over Ohatchee (45-35). Hayes also completed 7-of-10 pass attempts for 88 yards as Piedmont clinched the Class 3A, Region 5 championship.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 21 times for 207 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles beat Anniston 35-6 to clinch their first playoff spot since 2007.
KEYSHAWN HARPER, B.C. RAIN: Rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns as B.C. Rain beat Baldwin County 24-21.
TAJ WOODS, CORDOVA: Rushed for 205 yards on 25 carries and scored one TD as the Blue Devils beat Hamilton 28-7. Teammate Ty Chatman also had an incredible 90-yard catch and run in the third quarter of a Demetrius Kirk pass that set up the clinching TD.
CALEB VINSON, FALKVILLE: Had 19 carries for 179 yards and four touchdowns (22, 12, 9 and 5 yards) 47-14 win at Winston County.
DA’QUARIOUS FRYER, CARROLL: The freshman ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns as unbeaten Carroll (8-0) beat Escambia County 45-0.
JAYLOND ADAMS, MINOR: Scored five touchdowns in the unbeaten Tigers’ 54-28 win over Clay-Chalkville.
GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Accounted for four offensive touchdowns three different ways as the Eagles beat Sumiton Christian 42-20. He ran for two touchdowns, threw a TD pass and made a touchdown reception. Wakefield finished with 137 yards rushing.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed 25 times for 172 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' 62-27 win over Sparkman.
JAYCE FISCHER, ST. CLAIR COUNTY: Passed for 373 yards and six touchdowns as the Saints beat Moody 39-35 to snap a six-game losing streak in the series.
TUCKER BROWN, WILSON: Threw a career-high five touchdown passes and ran for another score as Wilson beat Priceville 48-7. Brown’s TD passes went to four different receivers as he threw for 234 yards and rushed for 162 for 396 total yards.
GRAYSON EDGEMON, MADISON ACADEMY: Completed 13-of-16 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns (30, 29 and 25 yards) as the Mustangs beat North Jackson 49-7.
CAMERON WILLIAMS, VIGOR: Was 15-of-28 passing for 220 Yards and three touchdowns as Vigor knocked off defending 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal 38-35 to clinch the Class 5A, Region 1 championship. Williams, who rushed for 74 yards on 17 carries, directed the game-winning 60-yard drive in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.
BUBBA THOMPSON, McGILL-TOOLEN: Was 16-of-26 passing for 249 yards and three touchdowns – all to Brandon Hinton on throws of 7, 4 and 21 yards – and added a 16-yard TD run as the Yellow Jackets won their 17th straight game, 42-7 over Baker.
RYAN BRUNER, CITRONELLE: Completed 10-of-17 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns as Citronelle clinched a Class 5A, Region 1 playoff berth with a 50-26 win over Williamson. He also ran for 77 yards and a pair of scores.
TAYLOR GOVER, EUFAULA: Was 8-of-12 passing for 224 yards and three TDs to lead Eufaula past Headland 55-15.
JEREMIAH HARRIS, ABBEVILLE: Was 10-of-23 passing for 212 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 151 yards on 11 carries and two more scores in a 54-46 loss to Ariton.
CADE PRICE, SLOCOMB: Was a near-perfect 17-of-18 passing for 220 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red Tops to a 34-8 win over Houston Academy.
ETHAN WILSON, ANDALUSIA: Was 12-for-18 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated W.S. Neal 35-8. His touchdown passes covered 22, 30, and 44 yards.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: Was a perfect 7-of-7 passing for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Boaz. He also rushed for 90 yards and two scores as the Wildcats remained unbeaten at 8-0.
ALEX MARKS, DECATUR: Was 9-of-10 passing for 169 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a 58-yard TD as the Red Raiders beat Hartselle 41-28.
PAXTON MONTGOMERY, AUSTIN: Threw an 8-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter to give the Black Bears a 24-21 win over Muscle Shoals. He was 17-of-25 on the night for 155 yards and two touchdowns and tacked on 37 yards rushing.
JACKSON HOLLADAY, BUCKHORN: Completed 24-of-39 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns (16 and 30 yards) in the Bucks’ 21-14 loss to James Clemens.
GRANT AKRIDGE, ELBA: Completed 6-of-8 passes for 178 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ 50-15 win over Luverne to clinch the Class 2A, Region 3 title.
JACE MILLS, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Completed 12-of-19 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a 17 -yard score that was set up by his interception on defense as the Conquerors beat Gaylesville 21-18 to secure a playoff berth for the first time since 2010.
RYAN SPARKS, GADSDEN CITY: Was 6-of-13 passing for 157 yards and four touchdowns as the Titans locked up a postseason bid with a 62-27 win over Sparkman. Teammate Damon Williams also rushed 24 times for 187 yards and a score.
HAMP SISSON, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Accounted for 262 total yards in the Spartans’ 41-27 win over Oak Mountain. He passed for 141 yards and rushed for 121 yards and three scores.
HENRY RUGGS, LEE-MONTGOMERY: Caught seven passes for 161 yards and two TDs (59 and 74 yards) and rushed for 98 yards, including a 68-yard TD run, on seven tries as the Generals fell to Central-Phenix City 59-28.
LEVI ELLIS, PISGAH: Made seven receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns (58 and 30 yards), picked off a pass and blocked a punt in a 20-14 win at North Sand Mountain.
VICTOR McCLINTON, EUFAULA: Nabbed four passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns in a 55-15 win over Headland.
JOHN DAVID HAGLER, SLOCOMB: Caught eight passes for 129 yards and one touchdown and added a 65-yard interception return for a TD in a 34-8 Red Tops win over Houston Academy.
CONNER HOWELL, GARDENDALE: Caught a game-winning pass from Michael Crowder on the final play of the game to give the Rockets a 34-31 victory over Pinson Valley.
CADEN DAVIDSON, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Caught seven passes for 94 yards in the Conquerors' 21-18 victory over Gaylesville, securing Coosa Christian's first playoff berth in nine years.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught four passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns (27, 10, 54 yards) in the Warriors' 57-22 victory at Ashville.
THOMAS JOHNSTON, SPANISH FORT: Had 22 tackles in a 33-7 win over Saraland for the Toros. He now has 109 tackles on the season.
KALEAHL JOHNSON, DAPHNE: Intercepted three Blount passes to lead Daphne to a 28-18 Class 6A, Region 1 win over the Leopards.
ALEXANDER ALLEN, GASTON: Returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown and returned a fumble 21 yards for a score to lead a defense that accounted for four touchdowns as the Bulldogs locked up a playoff berth with a 54-10 win over Westbrook Christian.
MONTY RICE, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 11 tackles, including a tackle on third and goal inside the Jets’ 5-yard line to help thwart a last-minute drive by Buckhorn in a 21-14 win. Teammate LaBryan Ray added 10 tackles and deflected three passes and cornerback Torolla Walker intercepted a pass following Rice’s tackle to close out the defensive stand.
JUSTIN BALL, WOODVILLE: Had nine tackles with two sacks on defense in a 20-8 win over Valley Head. He also passed for 86 yards and a TD and rushed for 78 yards and another score on offense.
ANTHONY BROWN, WENONAH: Intercepted two Fairfield passes as the Dragons beat the Tigers 33-6.
DeWAYNE PARKER, GADSDEN CITY: The senior linebacker had two interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown, in the Titans' 62-27 win over Sparkman.
BRYCE PALMER, WATERLOO: Returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown on defense and accounted for three TDs on offense as Waterloo beat Phillips 29-20. Palmer ran for two scores and tossed a 25-yard TD pass.
AUSTIN FREEMAN, SCOTTSBORO: Recorded the 10th interception of his high school career and also returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdowns as Scottsboro (8-0) beat Boaz 56-14. He also had a 29-yard punt return in the game.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Stripped a ball from an Ohatchee runner and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs' 45-35 victory over Ohatchee.
AUSTIN STORDAHL, GAYLESVILLE: Recovered a pair of fumbles, caused another and picked off a pass in the Trojans' 21-18 loss at Coosa Christian.
ANTARIUS MITCHELL, HOMEWOOD: Returned two blocked punts 33 and 23 yards, respectively, for touchdowns in the Patriots’ 27-21 win over Shades Valley.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Was 8-for-8 on extra points in extending his consecutive PATs to 24 as Scottsboro beat Boaz 56-14.
Ellwood Christian Academy of Selma has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit two varsity football wins for violating AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
Ellwood Christian played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Suspensions Rule found on page 36 of the 2016-17 AHSAA Handbook, which states a transfer student must be in good standing with the student’s previous school(s). The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include ECA’s Class 1A, Region 3 win over Autaugaville High School and its non-region win over Class 2A Francis Marion High School.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.
MONTGOMERY – Raycom Media will televise Cordova at Hamilton in an important Class 4A, Region 6 battle tonight in the Raycom / AHSAA Game of the week.
The Blue Devils (6-2) of Coach Jimmy Gay and Aggies (5-2) of Coach Rodney Stidham Are 2-2 and 3-2, respectively, in Region 4. The winner will keep its region championship hopes alive.
The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream 25 total events including 21 football games, two three volleyball matches and one cross country meet. Five football games have been designated as NFHS Network Alabama Games of the Week.
Raycom, which plans to televise over its Raycom Network a Game of the Week each Thursday for the rest of the regular season and then one game each Friday during the state football playoffs, features the outstanding broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Graham Dunn, color commentator Mike Peacock and sideline reporter Christina Chambers. Raycom will also televise live all seven AHSAA Super 7 state championship games at Auburn Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl on Dec. 10. The playoff game to be telecast will be announced each week.
The remaining regular-season Games of the Week for the final two weeks of the regular season include:
Oct. 20: Lee-Montgomery vs. Enterprise
Oct. 27: James Clemens vs. Austin
To find the cable channel serving your area, go to www.pathwaytotheplayoffs.com or go to www.ahsaa.com and click on the Raycom link.
NFHS SLATE INCLUDES 5 FOOTBALL GAMES OF THE WEEK
The NFHS Network announced earlier this week five games designated as NFHS Network “Alabama Games of the Week.” Those include: Vestavia Hills (4-3) at Hoover (6-1) in Class 7A; Region 3, Saraland (5-3) at Spanish Fort (5-2) in Class 6A, Region 1; Opelika (7-1) at Wetumpka (7-1) in Class 6A, Region 3; Brookwood (3-4) at unbeaten Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (7-0) in 6A, Region 4; and Decatur (6-1) at Hartselle (7-1) in 6A, Region 8.
A total of 25 has released a slate of 23 events to be broadcast over the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program platform this weekend. Sweet Water is live-streaming a cheer spirit competition today and Brooks High School is live-streaming its volleyball contest with Lawrence County this afternoon. Two football games are slated tonight: Auburn (3-3) vs. unbeaten Lee-Montgomery (6-0) at Cramton Bowl in a big 7A, Region 2 battle and Hazel Green (3-3) a Muscle Shoals (3-3) in 6A, Region 8.
Friday’s slate includes 19 games with Russellville (5-1) vs. Brooks (4-2) in 5A, Region 8 being live-streamed by both high schools.
All games currently uploaded are listed below.
Those with NFHS Network subscriptions can tune in to any of these football contests. For more information and instructions on how to subscribe, go to www.ahsaa.com and then click on the NFHS Network icon on the front page of the website or go to www.nfhsnetwork.com.
AHSAA member high schools produce these contests through the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP). Interested schools can contact Matt Abramson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-324-8695.
RAYCOM / AHSAA GAME OF THE WEEK: Cordova at Hamilton (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.) www.pathwaytoplayoffs.com
NFHS Network Scheduled AHSAA Events
NFHS Network SBP
Oct 13 - 4:25 PM
Hayden vs. Cullman
Oct 13 - 6:30 PM
McGill-Toolen vs. Baker
Oct 15 - 8 AM
Brewer vs. Cullman
Oct 13 - 7:00 PM
Northview vs. Carver-Montgomery
Saraland vs. Spanish Fort
Oct 14 - 6:20 PM
Mary G. Montgomery vs. Foley
Oct 14 - 7:00 PM
Oct 14 - 6:50 PM
Vestavia Hills vs. Hoover
Oct 14 - 6:30 PM
Brookwood vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Oct 14 - 6:45 PM
Columbia vs. Florence
Decatur vs. Hartselle
Fort Payne vs. Albertville
Muscle Shoals vs. Austin
Muscle Shoals HS
Opelika vs. Wetumpka
Shades Valley vs. Homewood
Shades Valley HS
Southside-Gadsden vs. Cullman
Oct 14 - 6:40 PM
Brooks vs. St. John Paul II
Douglas vs. Arab
East Limestone vs. Russellville
Oct 14 - 5:45 PM
Lee-Huntsville vs. Lawrence Co.
Lawrence County HS
North Jackson vs. Madison Acad.
White Plains vs. Jacksonville
Randolph County vs. Weaver
Luverne vs. Elba
Oct 15 -9 AM
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MONTGOMERY – Class 1A Appalachian High School’s passing tandem of quarterback Jasper Hutchens and receiver Peyton Dean made the clutch connections from start to finish as the Eagles nipped Woodville 34-28 in overtime to highlight Week 7 of the AHSAA prep football season last weekend.
Hutchens was 18-of-34 passing for 403 yards and four touchdowns, and Dean caught nine of his completions for 227 yards and three scores as both grabbed the AHSAA Prep Spotlight. Hutchens provided the winning points with his 5-yard TD run in overtime.
The duo of Coach Zach Jones each etched themselves into the AHSAA Record Book. Hutchens is one of just 41 quarterbacks in AHSAA history to pass for more than 400 yards in a single game. His total is second in Eagles’ history to current Buckhorn head football coach John Holladay’s 461 yards in a 47-46 loss to Oakman in 1988. Dean became just the 31st player in AHSAA history to go over 225 yards receiving in a single game.
The performances edged out another 400-yard performance by Joseph Cotton of New Hope and an amazing effort by Enterprise kicker Andrew Osteen.
Cotton rushed for 419 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in a 36-30 loss versus Pisgah. His effort ranks ninth in the AHSAA for most yards rushing in a game. Jordan Jeffery also rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries, returned a kick 80 yards for a score and picked off a pass to lead Pisgah.
The AHSAA single-game rushing record, set by Parrish’s Tony Dixon in an 81-58 win over Hubbertville in 2003, is 531 yards. The next seven performances are: (470) Jerry Stancil of Gaylesville vs. Spring Garden in 2004; (457) Michael Perry of Cherokee County vs. Hokes Bluff in 1991; (454) Charles Johnson of Keith vs. Shades Mountain Christian in 2011; (447) Brian Robinson of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Clay-Chalkville in 2015; (440) Steve Carson of Keith vs. Calhoun in 1985; (424) Roc Thomas of Oxford vs. Spain Park in 2013; and (420) Tommy Haley-Ricks of Hubbertville in 2008.
Osteen kicked a 37-yard field goal, converted all seven extra point attempts and boomed 7-of-8 kickoffs for touchbacks as the Wildcats beat Smiths Station 52-7. Osteen’s only kickoff not sailing into the end zone was an onside-kick attempt that he recovered. He also punted three times for a 36.0 average with one being downed inside the 20.
RUSSELL COUNTY ENDS SKID– Snapped the state’s longest current winless streak with a 20-17 win over Northview. The Warriors had lost 29 in a row since a 35-0 victory over Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Oct. 25, 2013.
McADORY PRESENTS POWELL WITH 200TH WIN: Coach David Powell, currently in his 23rd year as head football coach, registered the 200th win of his prep coaching career with McAdory’s 30-13 win over Bessemer City. Powell is now 200-68 – all at McAdory.
RILEY NOTCHES 100TH WIN AT DAVIDSON: Defensive end Tabyron Nettles had four tackles, a sack and three quarterback hurries as the Warriors beat Fairhope 31-7 – giving head coach Fred Riley the 100th win during his tenure at the Mobile Class 7A school. Davidson is 6-1 this season with its only loss a 39-36 three-overtime thriller to defending 7A state champion McGill-Toolen. Riley, in his 13th season, is the school’s winningest head coach (100-45). He is 144-102 overall with stops at Ensley, Robertsdale, Coffee and Lenoir City, Tennessee.
JOHN CARROLL NAMES STADIUM FOR PAT SULLIVAN: Demetrius Battle had three touchdowns rushing to key the Cavaliers’ 40-7 win over Springville as the school honored former player Pat Sullivan by re-naming the stadium Pat Sullivan Field for the school’s most decorated prep athlete. Sullivan, who recently retired as head coach at Samford University, was an all-state quarterback at John Carroll, graduating in 1968. He then moved to Auburn where he became the state’s first player to win the Heisman Trophy (1971).
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: The senior running back rushed 13 times for 106 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-7 win over Arab to put him over 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 385 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries in the Rebels’ 42-36 win over Abbeville. Sanders scored on runs of 2, 96, 4 and 8 yards. He also had seven tackles on defense.
CLAY KELLEY, NEW BROCKTON: Rushed for 361 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Gamecocks to a 49-33 win over Luverne. Kelley scored on a 13-yard run in the first half, but after New Brockton fell behind 20-14 midway through the third quarter he scored five times. The first came on a 3-yard run set up by his 63-yard run. He followed with TD runs of 71, 23, 21 and 50 yards.
LADARIUS WOODS, DECATUR: Accumulated 243 yards rushing and a touchdown in the Red Raiders’ 26-22 victory over Florence.
ALARIC WILLIAMS, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Picked up 224 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Panthers to a 42-14 victory over Brewer.
C.J. ROBERTS, CARROLL: Rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns (5, 18 and 31 yards) as Carroll (7-0) beat Booker T. Washington 42-0. The 7-0 start is the best for the Ozark school since 1930 when the Eagles finished 10-0.
TANNER TALLEY, SUMITON CHRISTIAN: Picked up 222 yards rushing on 11 attempts in the Eagles’ 45-14 win over Lynn.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY Rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' 46-41 victory over Bob Jones.
SPENCER BROWN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Picked up 213 yards rushing on 29 carries with two touchdowns in the opening quarter covering 60 and 11 yards in a 42-20 win over West Point.
JOHNATHON PERRYMAN, SARALAND: Gained 208 yards rushing and scored all four touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Baldwin County.
TREY HARRIS, NORTH JACKSON: Rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 39, 25 and 25 yards and caught a 21-yard TD pass as the Chiefs beat Westminster Christian 57-21.
DAQUON GODFREY, MAY JEMISON: Ran for 152 yards and three touchdown (38, 18 and 17 yards) on 29 carries in a 32-14 win over Lee-Huntsville.
IVORY STARR, CEDAR BLUFF: Gained 168 yards rushing on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns (40, 2, 12 yards) as Cedar Bluff beat Coosa Christian 32-14.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Gained 143 yards on just six carries with a touchdown and caught two passes for 73 yards as unbeaten Spring Garden (7-0) defeated Jacksonville Christian 55-12. Teammate Quintin Downey added 128 yards rushing on 13 carries and scored once.
MIKE FRANKLIN, DAPHNE: Scored five touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving, as the Trojans (5-2) downed Gulf Shores 52-7 for the school’s fifth straight win of the season.
ZACH SMITH, DAR: Scored three rushing touchdowns in a 41-27 loss at Sardis.
JATARVIOUS WHITLOW, LAFAYETTE: Compiled 511 all-purpose yards and accounted for seven touchdowns as the Bulldogs (7-0) beat Reeltown 58-8 to remain unbeaten in Class 2A. Whitlow rushed for 211 yards and four TDs on 11 carries, passed for 128 yards and two scores, and returned three punts for 172 yards – including one for 86 yards and another score.
DALEN MORRIS, MADISON COUNTY: Completed 11-of-19 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns (33, 45, 88, 77 and 29 yards) in a 32-28 win over Madison Academy.
BRADY POLSON, BOB JONES: Passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns on a 20-of-31 performance in a 46-41 loss to Gadsden City.
REGGIE THOMPSON, OPP: Accounted for 284 yards and five touchdowns in Opp’s 43-22 win over Providence Christian. Thompson threw for 156 yards and three scores and added 128 yards rushing on just 10 carries with two TDs.
CONNOR ADAIR, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Was 12-of-23 passing for 246 yards and four touchdowns as the unbeaten Huskies (8-0) beat Sparkman 42-14. His TD passes covered 9, 9, 35 and 77 yards.
PAXTON MONTGOMERY, AUSTIN: Was 20-of-25 passing for 188 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 53 yards on 11 carries as the Black Bears handed Hartselle its first loss of the season 24-16.
SWIFT LYLE, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: The junior completed 15-of-18 passes for 244 yards and a TD in the Saints’ 35-14 win over Citronelle.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Was 15-of-26 passing for 202 yards and four touchdowns as the Cougars edged Carver-Birmingham 44-41. He led Clay to the winning drive in the final two minutes of the game.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: Completed 9-of-20 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown and rushed 10 times for 131 yards and another score as the unbeaten Wildcats (7-0) downed Arab59-7. Nix, a sophomore, set the Scottsboro career mark for passing yards with his first completion of the game. He now has 2,932 passing yards in 23 games played and is on the verge of breaking career marks for pass attempts, completions and touchdowns.
BANIKO HARLEY, RAMSAY: Was 13-of-22 passing for 218 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 111 yards and two more scores on seven carries to lead Ramsay past Homewood 40-14. The win clinched the Class 6A, Region 5 title for the Rams.
LOGAN GASKIN, SARDIS: Completed 9-of-12 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 18 times for 108 yards and another score in a 41-27 win over DAR.
GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Was 7-of-10 passing for 151 yards and three TDs and rushed for 104 yards and three more touchdowns on seven carries in a 52-13 win over Southeastern.
JOSH DECKER, CEDAR BLUFF: Returning to action after undergoing an emergency appendectomy three weeks ago, Decker completed 7-of-15 pass attempts for 154 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for another score as Cedar Bluff stopped Coosa Christian 32-14.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Accounted for 258 total yards and three touchdowns in leading the Warriors to a 37-7 victory at White Plains. Dupree ran for 122 yards and two scores (36 and 40 yards) on 13 carries and completed 16-of-21 pass attempts for 136 yards and a 4-yard touchdown.
MAJOR HENDERSON, GUNTERSVILLE: Passed for 111 yards, rushed for 115 and accounted for four touchdowns in a 49-6 win over Crossville.
DARIUS BRACY, BAKER: Rushed eight times for 144 yards and was 6-of-6 passing for 140 in a 35-7 win over Alma Bryant. He had one TD rushing and one passing.
DAQWAN BRYANT, MONTEVALLO: Caught six passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns, including a 67-yarder in the final two minutes. as the Bulldogs (7-0) remained unbeaten with a 23-21 win over Oakman. He also had 11 tackles on defense.
ISAIAH JONES, CEDAR BLUFF: Caught four passes for 131 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown pass, in the Tigers' 32-14 victory over Coosa Christian. Jones also had two interceptions on defense.
DAMARIUS FARMER, SPAIN PARK: Returned an interception 96 yards to tie the game with Thompson at 14-all and the Jags eventually won 17-14. Teammate Damon Wright had six tackles, including two sacks on the Warriors’ final drive of the night, to help seal the win.
COBEY McFRY, PIEDMONT: Recovered three fumbles in the first half, two leading to Bulldogs touchdowns, as defending 3A state champion Piedmont (8-0) beat Walter Wellborn 47-16 for its Bulldogs’18th win in a row.
LUKE NELSON, SARDIS: Recorded 14 tackles and two sacks in a 41-27 victory over DAR.
DEARIOUS DAVIS, HUEYTOWN: Had three sacks among his six tackles in a 22-18 win over Parker (6-1).
KOLBY LINDSAY, ATHENS: Picked off two passes in a 17-0 win at Columbia.
KEENAN ISAAC, MIDFIELD: Returned his fourth interception of the season 95 yards and Midfield beat Greene County 36-28.
TAHJ TAYLOR, ETOWAH: Finished with 10 tackles, including five for a loss, in the Blue Devils' 51-10 win over Boaz.
COHEN TUBBS and ETHAN EDMONDSON, SCOTTSBORO: The two junior defensive linemen had 10 tackles each and combined for nine tackles that resulted in lost yardage as the Wildcats beat Arab 59-7.
DARIUS BROWN, HOUSTON COUNTY: Returned a punt 89 yards for one touchdown as the Lions beat Florala 56-6. Houston County scored two other times off Wildcats’ kicks with Immanuel Dawsey taking a 56-yard punt return to the end zone, Tobias Daniels scooping up a blocked punt and scooting 38 yards for another TD.
JEFFERY LEE, MINOR: Returned a punt 60 yards for one score and raced 95 yards for a touchdown on a fake-punt pass play to lead Minor past Benjamin Russell 56-22.
MICHAEL HOLT, DALE COUNTY: Booted a 25-yard field goal with 2.4 seconds left to give Dale County a 24-21 non-region win over Rehobeth.
CHADARIUS TOWNDSEND, TANNER: Blocked a punt, intercepted a pass, threw a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 95 yards and a TD on 19 carries in an all-around performance for Tanner in its 49-26 win over Tarrant.
ERIC FELTS, VIGOR: Booted the game-winning field goal in overtime as the Wolves knocked off Jackson 17-14. He also had an interception in the end zone to end one Aggies threat in the second half.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Was 8-for-8 on extra points and booted a 40-yard field goal as the Wildcats beat Arab 59-7. It was the second consecutive week he has contributed 11 points kicking.
AHSAA member high schools produce these contests through the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP). Interested schools can contact Matt Abramson at: email@example.com or call 843-324-8695.
RAYCOM MEDIA/AHSAAFOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK
Oct. 6: 7 PM
Spain Park vs. Thompson
See www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for channel information
NFHS NETWORK SCHOOL BROADCAST LIVE-STREAMING SCHEDULE (Oct. 6-7)
Oct. 6: 3 p.m.
Oct. 6: 3:20 p.m.
Lawrence County vs. Brooks
Hazel Green vs. Muscle Shoals (6A)
Oct. 6: 6:45 PM
Auburn vs. R.E. Lee
Oct. 7: 6:30 PM
Victory Christian School vs. Wadley (1A)
Oct. 7: 7 PM
Central-Hayneville vs. Goshen (2A)
McIntosh vs. Sweet Water (2A)
Jacksonville vs. Oneonta (4A)
Oct. 7: 6:40 PM
Russellville vs. Brooks (5A)
Scottsboro vs. Arab (5A)
Austin vs. Hartselle (6A)
Baldwin County vs. Saraland (6A)
Oct. 7: 6:30 PM
Carver-Mont. vs. Stanhope Elmore (6A)
Oct. 7: 6:45 PM
Chelsea vs. Opelika (6A)
Florence vs. Decatur (6A)
Foley vs. Spanish Fort (6A)
Jackson-Olin vs. Shades Valley (6A)
Pell City vs. Albertville (6A)
Russell County vs. Northview (6A)
Central-PC vs. Jeff Davis (7A)
Oct. 7: 6:50 PM
Huffman vs. Hoover (7A)
McGill-Toolen vs M. Montgomery (7A)
MONTGOMERY – Piedmont High School senior quarterback Tyler Hayes passed for 239 yards and two touchdowns as the Class 3A defending state champion Bulldogs (7-0) beat Calhoun County rival Weaver 49-15 Friday night. The victory was Piedmont’s 17th in a row – and handed head coach Steve Smith the 200th win over his 22-year career.
At the other end of the state, Andalusia quarterback Ethan Wilson completed 17-of-22 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth score as another group of Bulldogs (6-1) beat Thomasville 37-0. That win gave head coach Trent Taylor his 200th career head-coaching victory as well.
The milestone victories propels the East Alabama Class 3A program and South Alabama Class 4A program into AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 7 of the 2016 football season.
Smith, a former Cherokee County High School standout quarterback, is 200-68 overall and is 115-23 and in his 11th year at Piedmont. He was 85-45 in 11 seasons at Cedar Bluff before moving to Piedmont. He owns an 83.3% winning percentage at Piedmont and is 74.6% winning overall.
Taylor, now in his 29th year, is 200-124 (61.3%) overall and 17-3 (85%) in his second season at Andalusia, his alma mater.
Piedmont has won two state titles (2009 and 2015). Andalusia has also won two (1976 and 1977) as well, both under the guidance of Alabama High School Hall of Fame coach Don Sharpe. Piedmont started its program in 1924 and is 488-398-30 overall. Andalusia, which had its first season in 1920, is 537-383-39.
Smith and Taylor are among 12 active coaches in the AHSAA that have reached the 200-win pinnacle. McAdory’s David Powell is 199-68 and in his 22nd season as head coach. He likely will be the next AHSAA head coach to join the 200-win club.
The milestone wins edged out two other outstanding efforts – one by Dadeville running back Margarius Buchanan and the other by Tanner defensive back Omar Smothers.
Buchanan rushed 20 times for 264 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 44-27 win over Tallassee. His TD runs covered 52, 25, 81 and 17 yards. He also had an interception he returned for 20 yards.
Smothers picked off three passes to help the Rattlers beat Cleveland 58-20, handing the Panthers their first loss of the season.
Other top efforts reported included:
BRADY POLSON, BOB JONES: Was 20-of-34 passing for 434 yards and three touchdowns in a 59-49 loss to Hewitt-Trussville.
TREVOR OAKES, HARTSELLE: Led the Tigers (7-0) to a 40-18 win over Hazel Green with 18-of-27 passes completed for 281 yards and five touchdowns.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Passed for 292 yards and three touchdowns in a 23-20 win over Gardendale.
MALIK CUNNINGHAM, PARK CROSSING: Completed 16-of-24 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran 52 yards for another score as the Thunderbirds (6-1) beat Carver-Montgomery 55-7.
DAULTON HYATT, ETOWAH: Passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in the Blue Devils' 61-41 victory over Arab. Hyatt had TD passes of 20, 15, 40 and 31 yards while completing 17-for-23 passes for 286 yards. He also rushed for 89 yards on 12 attempts.
COLE HOLBROOKS, GLENCOE: Completed 13-of-21 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown in the Yellow Jackets' 31-6 win over Pleasant Valley.
KADARIUS TONEY, BLOUNT: Led Blount with 239 yards passing and two touchdowns in its 25-0 win over defending 6A state champion Spanish Fort. He was 15-of-25 passing and added 63 rushing yards on 17 carries.
ZACHARY ROBERTS, LEEDS: Completed 9-of-11 passes for 223 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Green Wave to a 49-22 victory over Holt.
DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Was 19-of-26 passing for 218 yards and two TDs and rushed for 123 yards and two more scores on 11 carrries to lead Sparkman past Huntsville 42-14.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Was 10-of-21 passing for 208 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brantley to a 44-14 win over Houston County.
TY HATCHER, HOMEWOOD: Was 8-of-11 passing for 203 yards and three TDs as the Patriots beat John Carroll Catholic 45-0.
ZION WEBB, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Webb rushed for 182 yards on 16 carries and passed for 179 yards and a score in a 43-24 win over Enterprise. He accounted for 361 of the Red Devils’ 522 total yards. Teammate Jaxton Carson scored four touchdowns and finished with 136 yards rushing on 19 carries.
DIAMONTE DOUGLAS, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Was 9-of-16 passing for 142 yards and a 44-yard TD pass and rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries as the Generals beat Ardmore 29-10.
JACK WEST, SARALAND: Completed 8-of-10 passes for 206 yards and three TDs in a 42-7 victory over Gulf Shores.
REGGIE THOMPSON, OPP: Accounted for 316 yards and two scores in the Bobcats’ 59-6 win over Slocomb. He completed seven passes for 189 yards with two scores. He also rushed for 127 yards on just eight carries.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore completed 8-of-14 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns (21, 66 yards) and rushed for 71 yards and one touchdown on nine carries in a 41-28 win over Alexandria.
TREY UNDERWOOD, WEST BLOCTON: Ran for 291 yards on 35 carries with touchdowns covering 71, 26 and 40 yards in a 32-26 loss to Oak Grove.
LEONARD JOHNSON, HAYDEN: The senior had 272 yards rushing on 23 carries and 2 touchdowns as Hayden (5-1) beat Springville 36-29. He also had 3 tackles and an interception on defense. Teammate Levi Snider added 163 yards rushing and three scores on 12 carries.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Finished with 244 yards rushing on 15 carries and three touchdowns in a 43-7 win over Ariton. His TD runs of 60, 45 and 44 yards. He also recovered a fumble on defense.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 241 yards and four touchdowns on 31 attempts in the Eagles' 27-24 victory over Oneonta.
REYNARD ELLIS, SHADES VALLEY: Rushed for 230 yards and five touchdowns on offense and had 10 tackles on defense in the Mounties’ 49-28 win over Parker.
C.J. ROBERTS, CARROLL: Picked up 225 yards rushing and five touchdowns as unbeaten Carroll (5-0) clinched a Class 5A state playoff spot with a 38-21 win over Rehobeth. Roberts scored on runs of 1, 14, 15, 9 and 12 yards.
CLAY KELLY, NEW BROCKTON: Rushed for 222 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns in the Gamecocks’ 45-26 win over Cottonwood. Kelly scored on runs of 32, 57 and 59 yards and recorded 11 tackles on defense.
DEQUAN JOHNSON, SOUTHSIDE-SELMA: Scored six rushing touchdowns in a 46-26 win over B.B. Comer.
TREY HARRIS, NORTH JACKSON: Had 24 carries for 215 yards and touchdowns of 77 and 15 yards as the Chiefs beat Randolph 28-14.
IVORY STARR, CEDAR BLUFF: Rushed for 203 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns (1 and 5 yards) in the Tigers' 35-6 win over Valley Head.
TACORRIE RUSSELL, MUNFORD: Needed just 12 carries to pile up 178 yards and three touchdowns as Munford downed Elmore County 52-28.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Helped the Panthers improve to 6-0 with 169 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 10 carries in a 56-19 win over Coosa Christian. Teammates Quintin Downey and Ben Ivey added 143 yards and 122 yards respectively. Downey scored three times and Ivey had two TDs.
CORY THOMAS, ETOWAH: Rushed for 191 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Blue Devils' 61-41 victory over Arab. He also caught a 40-yard TD pass.
TAE HENDERSON, DALE COUNTY: Accounted for 206 total yards and all five Warrior touchdowns, including a 10-yard score in overtime, as Dale County nipped Montgomery Catholic 34-33. Henderson rushed for 162 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns and had four receptions for 44 yards and one score.
TYSON TEAGUE, WEST MORGAN: Rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns as West Morgan edged East Lawrence 25-22.
ZAC WILLIAMS, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Had 24 carries for 176 yards and two touchdowns to lead North Sand Mountain past New Hope 28-14.
MACK WISE, BRANTLEY: Had 24 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 44-14 win over Houston County.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Senior RB Dekarlos Billingsley rushed 18 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns as Scottsboro (6-0) remained unbeaten with a 41-28 win over Alexandria. He now has 4,001 career rushing yards, moving him into second place at Scottsboro. Billingsley also caught a 21-yard pass for a TD and had 14 tackles on defense.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Rushed for 143 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns (60, 2, 15 yards as the Warriors beat Saks 30-7. He also completed 9-of-17 pass attempts for 79 yards.
DALLAS REED, COLLINSVILLE: Scored the game-winning 10-yard touchdown run in overtime, giving the Panthers a 13-7 victory at Westbrook Christian.
AARON BUSH, GLENCOE: Caught seven passes for 208 yards and one touchdown in the Yellow Jackets' 31-6 win over Pleasant Valley.
DERRICK McQUEEN, ANDALUSIA: Grabbed eight receptions for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns in Andalusia’s 37-0 win over Thomasville.
AUSTIN FREEMAN, SCOTTSBORO: Caught five passes for 134 yards with a 66-yard TD reception as the Wildcats beat Alexandria 41-28. He also intercepted a pass, the eighth of his career, and eight tackles on defense.
JOHN RIEHL, DECATUR: Had three touchdown receptions with the final one coming with 32 seconds to seal the Red Raiders’ 31-28 win over Athens.
BRAXTON ROBINSON, ELBA: Caught four passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns and added an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 54-14 win over Central Hayneville.
NEIL FARRELL, MURPHY: Tackled a Foley runner in the backfield on a 2-point conversion try with no time remaining to preserve a 21-20 win. He had three sacks in the contest and eight tackles overall.
CHASE McDANIEL, NEW BROCKTON: Registered 19 tackles and teammate D.T. Adams made two interceptions as the Gamecocks downed Cottonwood 45-26.
MYLES BROWN, THOMPSON: Had two interceptions, the second one setting up the game-winning touchdown, as the Warriors beat Vestavia Hills 17-10.
HUNTER SIMS, OAK GROVE: Intercepted two passes, retuning one 55 yards for a touchdown, to spark the Tigers past West Blocton 32-26.
TAMAURICE SMITH, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Had two interceptions on defense, returning one for s TD, and also rushed for 114 yards and three more scores in the Saints’ 28-21 victory over Jackson.
CONNOR WILLIAMS, GENEVA: Led the Panthers with 15 tackles and two interceptions in a 28-12 win over Straughn.
WILL SMITH & JOSEPH LEWIS, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 10 tackles apiece in the Trojans' 38-8 loss at Woodville.
CHARLES CRAWFORD, VIGOR: Returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns as Vigor won beat Williamson 34-20 for the Wolves’ fifth straight win.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Was five-for-five on extra points and booted two field goals (34 and 36 yards) to set a single-game Scottsboro school record for points kicked in a game and the Wildcats beat Alexandria 41-28. Potter also kicked off 8 times with 3 touchbacks.
JORDAN GRAHAM, SOUTHEASTERN: Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, caught six passes for 102 yards and two scores and also scored on a 23-yard run as Southeastern fell to Lynn 62-33.
DEERRIYIAN MILLER, MIDFIELD: Returned a kickoff 82 yards for one score and ran an interception back 50 yards for another score as the Patriots beat Carbon Hill 53-30.
ZAVIAN KELLEY, VINCENT: Returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown and caught a 30-yard TD pass with one second remaining to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 29-27 win over Woodland.
MONTGOMERY – Seventeen players already committed to Division I-A schools have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 10 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Tuesday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. The annual contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
The game was played in Mississippi for the first time in the series last year. The hosts won 28-21 on the Southern Miss campus in Hattiesburg. That win by Mississippi snapped a seven-game winning streak by Alabama, which now holds a 21-8 edge in the series.
“We hope the 40-man Alabama roster selected for this year’s game hosted by the AHSADCA will bring the Alabama-Mississippi Game Championship Trophy back (to Alabama),” Briggs said.
UMS-Wright Coach Terry Curtis, who is serving as the head coach for Alabama, will be coaching a squad full of Division I-A prospects – several still embroiled in national recruiting battles.
The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was selected through a rigorous process that began last winter, Briggs said. “The selection committee has worked extremely hard to trim down the strong list of nominations to the 40 selected. It is a difficult task for sure, and we thank the committee for its dedication.
“We are excited about returning to Cramton Bowl. This will provide another opportunity for the AHSAA and City of Montgomery to work together to produce an exciting event for local fans as well as our friends from Mississippi and the vast TV and Radio audience that tunes in via Raycom Media’s Alabama-Mississippi TV Network and the AHSAA Radio Network.”
The annual all-star event was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium since its inception in 1988 until 2010. It moved to Cramton Bowl from 2011-2014. It is now on a rotating basis between the two states.
Of the 17 players picked that are already committed, five have selected defending National Champion Alabama: running back Brian Robinson of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; offensive linemen Hunter Brannon of Cullman and Kendall Randolph of Bob Jones; defensive back Chadarius Townsend of Tanner; and linebacker Markail Benton of Central-Phenix City. Auburn has commitments from two, defensive backs Malcolm Askew of McAdory and Jordyn Peters of Muscle Shoals.
Three other SEC schools (Arkansas, Florida and LSU) have commitments from players on the roster while Southern Cal, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke, Purdue and UAB have at least one each.
Committed to LSU are defensive lineman Justin Thomas and McGill-Toolen defensive back John Young III. Arkansas has a commitment from quarterback Daulton Hyatt of Etowah, and tight end Zech Byrd of Stanhope Elmore has announced plans to sign with Florida.
Curtis’ Alabama All-Star coaching staff includes Caleb Ross of McGill-Toolen, Ben Blackmon of Spanish Fort, Kelvis White of Mae Jemison, Keith Etheredge of Pell City, Steve Smith of Piedmont, Ed Rigby of Elba and Richie Busby of Fultondale.
The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.
(COMPLETE ROSTER IS BELOW)
2016 ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI ALL-STAR GAME
December 10, noon — Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
2016 ALABAMA FOOTBALL ALL-STAR ROSTER
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Daulton Hyatt Etowah QB 6-4 190
Leslie (Bubba) Thompson McGill-Toolen QB 6-2 180
Jaxton Carson Central-Phenix City RB 5-11 210
Terence Dunlap Maplesville RB 6-0 178
Brian Robinson Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa RB 6-1 215
Logan Arnold Hazel Green TE/HB 6-4 225
Zech Byrd Stanhope Elmore TE/HB 6-6 240
Nico Collins Clay-Chalkville WR 6-5 210
Noah Igbinoghene Hewitt-Trussville WR 6-0 192
Henry Ruggs, III Lee-Montgomery WR 6-0 173
Marlon Williams McGill-Toolen TE/WR 6-1 205
Kadarius Toney Blount ATH 6-0 180
Brian Anderson Montgomery Catholic OL 6-3 285
Skylar Boyd James Clemens OL 6-5 280
Hunter Brannon Cullman OL 6-4 295
Rakavius Chambers Opelika OL 6-3 300
Mason Langley Piedmont OL 6-3 305
Clayton McConnell Foley OL 6-3 270
Preston Mixon Jeff Davis OL 6-4 296
Kendall Randolph Bob Jones OL 6-5 306
Malcom Askew McAdory DB 6-0 180
Zyon Gilbert Jeff Davis DB 6-1 172
Marcus Jones Enterprise DB 5-9 170
Jordyn Peters Muscle Shoals DB 6-3 190
Chadarius Townsend Tanner DB 6-0 190
J'marick Woods Florence DB 6-4 205
John Young III McGill-Toolen DB 6-1 175
Neil Farrell Murphy DL 6-4 290
Alec Jackson Jeff Davis DL 6-5 274
Ryan Johnson St. Paul's Episcopal DL 6-3 246
Labryan Ray James Clemens DL 6-4 260
Christian Smith Hewitt-Trussville DL 6-2 298
Justin Thomas Spanish Fort DL 6-5 250
Kenney Britt Oxford LB 6-1 225
Thomas Johnston Spanish Fort LB 6-2 220
Sterling Jones Saint James LB 6-1 225
Markail Benton Central-Phenix City LB 6-3 235
Kholbe Coleman Hoover LB 6-0 205
Will Ignont Buckhorn OLB 6-2 230
Jake Lane Park Crossing K/P 6-1 165
Terry Curtis, UMS-Wright (Head Coach); Caleb Ross, McGill-Toolen; Ben Blackmon,
Spanish Fort; Kelvis White, Mae Jemison; Keith Etheredge, Pell City; Steve Smith,
Piedmont; Ed Rigby, Elba.
ALABAMA ALL-STAR HISTORY
Alabama leads series 21-8
The complete list of games scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 are listed below. Subscribers can go to www.nfhsnetwork.com to view using the URL addressed provided, and new viewers can go to the same site to subscribe.
NFHS Network Schedule
Livestreamed AHSAA Football Games (Week 6 – Sept. 29-Oct. 1)
THUR. SEPT. 29
Guntersville vs. Lawrence Co. (Volleyball)
Lawrence Co. HS
Foley vs. McGill-Toolen (Volleyball)
Murphy vs. Foley
FRI., SEPT. 30
East Limestone vs. Lawrence County
Pelham vs. Wetumpka
Paul W. Bryant vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Gulf Shores vs. Saraland
Brooks vs. Mae Jemison
Lee-Montgomery vs. Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis HS
Opelika vs. Helena
Austin vs. Florence
North Jackson vs. Randolph
Zion Chapel vs. Goshen
McGill-Toolen vs. Alma Bryant
St. John Paul II vs. Russellville
Columbia vs. Muscle Shoals
Shades Valley vs. Parker
Pell City vs. Cullman
Prattville vs. Smiths Station
Smiths Station HS
Enterprise vs. Central-PC
SAT., OCT. 1
Cullman Meet (Boys & Girls)
BIRMINGHAM – G.W. Long High School’s 5-foot-7, 127-pound senior Garrett Sanders wears many hats for the Rebels football team of Coach Scott Horne. Last Friday night it was his foot, however, that provided the winning push as Long (4-0) knocked off New Brockton 31-28.
Sanders booted a booming 47-yard field goal as time expired to give G.W. Long the win and catapulted him into the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 5 of the 2016 football season.
But his heroics did not begin with the kick. It capped a dramatic fourth-quarter that included 31 points being scored in the last 7:35. It featured three touchdowns in the last two minutes.
Dothan Eagle sportswriter David Mundee shared his description of the final seconds.
Sanders ran eight yards and got out of bounds with 3.4 seconds left to set up his winning field goal. He also kicked all four of his team’s extra points and had two punts for 94 yards, including a 42-yarder that was downed at the 1-yard line and a 52-yarder that turned the field with two minutes remaining in the game. Sanders finished with 86 yards rushing and one score on 10 carries and caught two passes for 55 yards.
The final quarter opened in a 14-14 tie. The Rebels, starting on the final play of the third quarter, moved 67 yards in nine plays with 7:25 left with Mackenzie Hicks scoring his second TD of the game on a 4-yard run.
New Brockton, coached by Justin Jones, tied the game again it on the ensuing series, capitalizing on a 59-yard Clay Kelley kickoff return. Quarterback Dalton Adkison ran it on five straight plays, scoring on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 5:24 left. Max Weeks’ extra point tied it at 21.
The Gamecocks held G.W. Long on the ensuing series, but Sanders turned the field position with his booming 52-yard punt to the New Brockton 20-yard line. On the next play, Rebels defensive end Jamel Beaty intercepted a Gamecocks pitch and ran 22 yards to the New Brockton 7. One play later Sanders scored, taking a speed sweep to the left before cutting inside at the edge for the touchdown and with 1:45 left, G.W. Long led 28-21.
The Gamecocks, though, were undaunted. Kelley ignited New Brockton with a 25-yard kickoff return. Starting at the Long 43-yard line, it took just five plays as Adkison connected with receiver Joseph Smith for the tying touchdown with 24.1 seconds left.
The Rebels got the ball at their own 48 and two plays later Sanders hauled in an 18-yard pass and got out of bounds at the 30 with time for one final play. The snap, the hold and the kick were perfect as the Rebels pulled out the win.
“I just wanted to be calm, take my time and get a good kick in,” Sanders said.
Horne said right before the kick he and his coaches were discussing different options, including a long pass play. “I know you might not believe this, but we don’t kick field goals in practice,” Horne said. “We had two options of what we wanted to do and we went with option two and he made it. Sometimes you make the right call and sometimes you don’t. It worked out for us. He made a great kick. The guys up front (on the line) held up and it went through.”
Horne said the intense game was much needed. “You want to be in a game like this before the playoffs,” he said.
New Brockton’s Jones also recognized the classic intensity. After the handshakes he screamed, “Second round. Let’s do this again.”
Jones also praised both sides. “Their kids made plays and our kids made plays all night long, back and forth. It was a heck of a ball game.”
Sanders’ effort edged out a big performance from Ohatchee running back Austin Tucker and Montevallo quarterback Zac Oden. Tucker rushed for 209 yards and scored five touchdowns as unbeaten Ohatchee (6-0) downed Ashville 54-20, improving to 6-0 for the first time since 2000. Tucker, who now had 1,053 yards rushing and 16 rushing TDs on the season, scored on runs of 9, 47, 11 and 18 yards. He also had a 20-yard TD catch.
Oden was 23-of-40 passing for 298 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 107 yards on 17 carries as the Bulldogs beat Bibb County 37-27. It was Montevallo’s first win over the Choctaws since 2004.
VESTAVIA CLAIMS SCHOOL’S 350TH WIN: Vestavia Hills running back Toliver Chatwood had 16 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-12 win over Helena as the Rebels, coached by Buddy Anderson, recorded the 350th win of the school’s program now in its 47th year. The school has won 65.8% of its games while compiling a 350-182-1 record during that span.
Anderson, who is in his 39th year as head coach, is 323-137-0 and ranks first in the AHSAA for football head-coaching wins. His 323 wins ties another former Alabama coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant, who retired as the University of Alabama’s head football coach after the 1982 season with a career record of 323-82-17. Bryant’s record for the Crimson Tide was 232-46-9 over 25 seasons from 1958-1982.
Five other AHSAA high school coaches have won 300 or more games – Walton Tucker (309), Jamie Riggs (305), Glenn Daniel (302) and Jimmie Moore (317) and Robert Herring (301). Moore, however, won 226 games in Mississippi, Herring won 154 games outside Alabama and Tucker won 25 games at non-AHSAA member schools. Anderson is the only coach currently still coaching.
In other highlights reported:
TREVELL SMITH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Rushed for 315 yards on 22 carries with three touchdowns (17, 70 and 69 yards) in a 42-20 loss to Ashford.
RED WILLIAMS, GENEVA COUNTY: Rushed for 292 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in the Bulldogs’ 36-14 win over Highland Home.
DREW HILL, HORSESHOE BEND: Had 19 carries for 236 yards and three touchdowns as the Generals beat Holtville 42-6. Teammate Trace Meadows added nine carries for 123 yards and two more scores for Coach Jason Franklin’s team.
TANNER TALLEY, SUMITON CHRISTIAN: Had 269 yards rushing in Sumiton’s 47-13 win over Vincent.
NOAH IGBINOGHENE, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Had 221 total yards and three touchdowns on just five touches as the Huskies beat Center Point 55-0. He had 172 yards rushing on three carries and 49 receiving yards on two catches.
MARKEVIOUS MATTHEWS, TALLASSEE: The sophomore piled up a career-high 228 yards rushing on 19 carries in the Tigers’ 34-27 loss to T.R. Miller.
JACKSON KEITH, DECATUR HERITAGE: Rushed for 219 yards and a 44-yard touchdown, caught a 4-yard TD pass and recovered an offensive fumble in the end zone for a score in a 42-22 win over Shoals Christian.
REYNARD ELLIS, SHADES VALLEY: Rushed 15 times for 207 yards in a 28-25 setback to Pinson Valley.
BRENT MYERS, BRINDLEE MOUNTAIN: Had 30 carries for 193 yards as the Lions fell 19-16 to Douglas.
BEN IVEY & DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Ivey rushed for 137 yards on 15 carries with six rushing touchdowns and two 2-point conversions while Lambert had 161 yards on 19 carries as the Panthers beat Donoho 45-23. Lambert also had two receptions for 33 yards and a 2-point conversion.
STEVONTE TULLIS, ASHFORD: Gained 181 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns in a 542-20 win over Houston County. He scored twice in the second half as the Yellow Jackets broke open a 21-20 game after intermission with 21 unanswered points.
JACOB SANDERS, MARION COUNTY: Rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns (24 and 51 yards) on 23 carries as the Raiders dropped a 40-28 decision to Carbon Hill.
MATTEHW MARQUET, CHELSEA: Rushed for 165 yards and passed for 101 and accounted for four touchdowns as the Hornets beat Gardendale 38-21.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Registered 29 carries while gaining 146 yards as the Wildcats beat North Jackson 24-6. The senior running back scored two touchdowns and had seven tackles on defense.
RYAN WARREN, DALEVILLLE: Rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns (1 and 40) on 14 carries, had a 23-yard TD reception and threw a 26-yard halfback pass to the 1-yard line to set up the eventual winning touchdown in the third quarter as the Warhawks knocked off defending Class 2A state champion Elba 27-22 to snap a nine-game winning streak. The regular-season loss for Elba was just its second in the last 26 games. The Tigers have gone 32-3 in their last 35 games.
BRADEN CARVER, SAND ROCK: Rushed for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns (1 and 22 yards) 16 carries and caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jansen Alexander in the Wildcats' 34-14 win at Pisgah.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries and a 12-yard touchdown and passed for 67 yards in the Warriors' 34-21 victory over Carver-Birmingham.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Combined for 256 yards, 162 rushing and 94 passing, as the defensing 3A state champions beat defending 4A champ Leeds 29-14. Hayes accounted for all four TDs (three rushing and one passing) for the Bulldogs. It was Piedmont’s 16th straight win, the last loss coming on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at the hands of Leeds in a 29-12 setback.
DEVNE DANIEL, CORNER: Led Corner to a 55-41 win over Oak Gove accounting for six touchdowns. He rushed 18 times for 183 yards and five touchdowns and completed 5-of-7 passes for 150 yards and another TD to finish with 333 total yards.
SETH WADSWORTH, SOUTHEASTERN: The junior quarterback completed 8-of-12 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 69 yards and another TD in a 38-8 win over Brilliant. He intercepted a pass on defense and returned 86 yards for his fifth touchdown of the night to finish with 348 all-purpose yards.
MAURICE ROBINSON, MURPHY: Was 13-of-27 passing for 147 yards and rushed 17 times for 151 yards as Murphy snapped a three-game losing streak with a 28-21 victory over Saraland. Robinson rushed for three TDs (3, 46 and 9 yards) and passed for a 12-yard score to account for all four touchdowns.
BRANDON CROSBY, MAE JEMISON: Passed for 193 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 78 yards and one score and returned a fumble 40 yards for another TD in a 42-27 loss to Buckhorn.
CHAPPELLE WADE, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Was 20-of-36 passing for 297 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-21 loss at Cherokee County.
ANDREW BARFOOT, SATSUMA: Completed 13-of-14 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as Satsuma nipped rival Citronelle 33-26.
CHASE OVERSTREET, BALDWIN COUNTY: Was 15-of-24 passing for 196 yards and four TDs as the Tigers beat Alma Bryant 35-14.
TREVOR OAKES, HARTSELLE: Passed for 295 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers beat Russellville 45-38.
JORDAN SEYMOUR, HAZEL GREEN: Was 22-of-30 passing for 197 yards and rushed for 56 yards on 13 carries in a 27-20 win over Sparkman. He provided two important touchdowns in the second-half comeback win.
PAYNE STANCIL, WEST END: Threw four touchdowns passes--all in the first half--in the Patriots' 27-25 win over Pleasant Valley. Stancil tossed TD passes of 30 and 8 yards to Andrew Little, 43 yards to Dylan Butler and 36 yards to Jordan Malin. Little also intercepted a Pleasant Valley pass with 2:32 remaining to seal the win.
DANIEL MANN, COLLINSVILLE: Completed 15-of-26 pass attempts for 179 yards and two touchdowns, both to Dallas Reed, as Collinsville beat Cedar Bluff 35-14.
DAULTON HYATT, ETOWAH: Completed 12-of-18 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns and rushed five times for 26 yards as the Blue Devils beat Fort Payne 21-16.
CONNER HOWELL, GARDENDALE: Caught 12 passes for 220 yards and one TD in a 38-21 loss to Chelsea.
MARLON WILLIAMS, McGILL-TOOLEN: Had five pass receptions for 175 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets beat Blount 45-12.
WILL COOPER, HUNTSVILLE: Caught five passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns (57 and 54 yards) in a 40-21 win over Columbia.
TYRIQUE PURVIS, DECATUR: Snagged eight passes for 176 yards and two scores in the Red Raiders’ 34-14 win over Lee-Huntsville.
BRAXTON ROBINSON, ELBA: Caught 5 passes for 152 yards with two touchdowns in a 27-22 loss to Daleville.
JOSHUA JONES, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Caught six passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 34-21 loss at Cherokee County.
DEVIN MARCH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Totaled 21 tackles with one quarterback sack in the Lions’ 42-20 loss to Ashford.
PRESTON GARNER, DOUGLAS: Made three interceptions for the Eagles as Douglas won its first game of the season 19-16 over Brindlee Mountain.
BRANDON HEARD, HORSESHOE BEND: Had 12 tackles and a sack in the Generals’ 42-7 win over Holtville.
MARCUS JONES, ENTERPRISE: Intercepted two passes and also batted down a lateral that teammate Darius Jones picked up and returned for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 45-10 win over Theodore.
DANTRELL LINDOR, HEADLAND: Returned an interception for a touchdown for the winning touchdown as the Rams beat Providence Christian 13-7.
RICKY HALL, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Recorded 19 tackles in a 13-7 loss to Headland.
CARLOS JOHNSON, B.C. RAIN: The freshman nose guard had 11 tackles with three sacks in a 19-0 win over Williamson.
WILL IGNONT, BUCKHORN: Recorded 10 tackles--six for loss, three sacks and two pass breakups in a 42-27 win over Mae Jemison.
AUSTIN FREEMAN, SCOTTSBORO: Had eight tackles and an interception return for 61 yards in the Wildcats’ 24-6 win over North Jackson. Teammate Evans Wright also had eight tackles and recovered a fumble as a mainstay on the defensive line.
MARQUEL SHELTON, BESSEMER CITY: Had five tackles for losses and 11 total stops as the Tigers topped Wenonah 29-15.
HUNTER McCORD, SPRING GARDEN: Had seven tackles with two sacks as Spring Garden downed Donoho 45-23.
JAREN LOCKRIDGE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Returned an interception for a touchdown as the Warriors beat Carver-Birmingham 34-21.
LANDON LAWSON, GAYLESVILLE: Had eight tackles on defense and rushed for 100 yards and a TD on 17 carries on offense as the Trojans fell to Appalachian 49-20.
CHASE WIDGEON, OHATHEE: Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and returned four punts for 45 yards as the Indians beat Ashville 54-20.
GARRET KENNEDY, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Blocked a punt in the fourth quarter that led to the game winning touchdown as the Warriors edged White Plains 21-19. He also rushed 14 times for 113 yards and a 65-yard TD.
SAM KIMEL, RANDOLPH: Returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, had two TD receptions and a long run to finish with 306 all-purpose yards as Randolph beat Ardmore 48-13.
KYRIQ McDONALD, JAMES CLEMENS: Scored on an 81-yard kick return, a 30-yard interceptions return and a 50-yard run to help the Jets beat Clay-Chalkville 28-6.
GRANT WOODRUFF, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown as Cottage Hill beat Chickasaw 47-14 for the Warriors’ third straight win. He also rushed for one TD and caught a pass for another score.
ANDREW OSTEEN, ENTERPRISE: The Wildcats kicker made a 27-yard field goal, 6-of-6 extra points and punted twice for a 48.5 yard average with one of the two punts being downed inside the 20 during Enterprise's 45-10 win over Theodore.
Alabama Christian Academy has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit one varsity football game victory for violating AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
Alabama Christian played an ineligible student prior to his completion of a bona fide move in violation of the “Transfer Rule”. The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated while ineligible. Alabama Christian forfeited its 22-6 season-opening win over Providence Christian. The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.