MONTGOMERY – Raycom Media will televise live the Class 7A first-round state football playoff game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile
Friday night in the Raycom / AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. It will commence at 7 p.m.
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.
Fans will also be able to tune in to 25 additional lived-streamed playoff games on the NFHS Network Friday night. The live-streamed events
are being produced by AHSAA member schools in the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program or by third parties contracted with the NFHS
Coach Fred Riley’s Warriors (9-1) are Coach Adam Winegarden’s Tigers (7-3) are both red hot heading into the playoffs. Davidson is riding
eight-game winning streak since dropping a 39-36 triple-overtime thriller to defending 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic in the second
week of the season. Auburn began its season 1-2 but rebounded to win its last five games of the regular reason.
Raycom will pick a playoff game of the week each week leading up to the Super 7 championships at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium
Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
NFHS SLATE INCLUDES 16 FOOTBALL GAMES
The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream at least 25 football games, one bowling competition and one boys’ basketball game.
One game, Daphne vs. Sidney Lanier, will be live-streamed tonight at Cramton Bowl.
The slate of football playoff games include one in Class 1A, two in Class 2A, one in Class 3A, five in Class 4A, four in Class 5A,
eight in Class 6A and three in Class 7A.
Those with NFHS Network subscriptions can tune in to any of these football contests. For more information and instructions on how to
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MONTGOMERY – All seven defending state football champions and 20 unbeaten teams are among the 208-team state playoff field announced by the Alabama High School Athletic Association Saturday morning.
The state football playoffs get underway Thursday night, Nov. 3, with two Class 6A first-round games, and 102 games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4. All contests are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.
State champions will be crowned in seven classifications with 32 schools competing in Classes 1A through 6A through five rounds of play, and 16 competing in four playoff rounds in Class 7A. The ultimate goal of each is to compete in the Super 7 State Football Finals at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
The playoffs began in 1966 with just four teams competing for the Class 4A state title. The playoffs expanded to four classifications in 1967, to six in 1984 and seven in 2014. This will be the third year of competition in seven classes.
This year’s playoffs mark the 51th anniversary of the AHSAA’s storied playoff completion. One school, Sidney Lanier, competed in the first playoff in 1966 that featured four schools and will be in the field for the 2016 playoffs.
AHSAA TV partner Raycom Media will for the second straight year telecast the Raycom / AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week over the next four weeks, culminating with Raycom televising all seven state championship games at Auburn. Next Friday’s Game of the Week will be Auburn (7-3) versus Davidson (9-1) in Class 7A first-round battle at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 7 p.m. Coach Fred Riley’s Warriors will be home team finishing second to McGill-Toolen Catholic in Region 1. McGill beat Davidson 39-36 in overtime
The seven defending state champions include Class 1A Maplesville (9-0); Class 2A Elba (8-2); Class 3A Piedmont (10-0); Class 4A Leeds (8-2); Class 5A St. Paul’s Episcopal (7-3); Class 6A Spanish Fort (8-2); and Class 7A McGill-Toolen (10-0).
Piedmont head coach Steve Smith notched the 200th win of his prep coaching career earlier this season, His Bulldogs won the AHSAA’s current longest football winning streak (20) heading into the 3A playoffs. McGill-Toolen, coached by Caleb Ross, has a 19-game winning streak and Maplesville, coached by Brent Hubbert, is currently riding an 18-game streak.
In addition, 17 other unbeaten schools head into the state playoffs including Carroll-Ozark (10-0). The Eagles, coached by Roger McDonald, finished 10-0 in the regular season for the first time since 1930 after going just 1-9 in 2014. Class 4A Rogers (10-0), coached by Randall Martin, recorded its first unbeaten regular season in school history.
Montgomery’s newest high school Park Crossing, coached by Smitty Grider, is undefeated a 10-0 in just its third season.
Unbeaten teams by class in the playoffs include: (Class 1A) Maplesville (9-0); Georgiana (10-0), Linden (10-0), Wadley (9-0), Addison (10-0); (Class 2A) G.W. Long (9-0); Fyffe (10-0); LaFayette (10-0); (Class 3A) Gordo (10-0); Piedmont (10-0); (Class 4A) Rogers (10-0); Class 5A: Carroll (10-0); Scottsboro (10-0); (Class 6A) Park Crossing (10-0); Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (10-0); Oxford (10-0); (Class 7) McGill-Toolen Catholic (10-0); and Hewitt-Trussville (10-0).
The NFHS Network plans to live-stream selected games each week with several member schools planning to live-stream contests over the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program as well.
All games will be listed at www.ahsaa.com as well www.nfhsnetwork.com. More than 50 first-round games are expected to be broadcast by local radio stations as well. The AHSAA Radio Network will also host a statewide scoreboard show during the state playoffs. Check the AHSAA website for more details.
Second-round playoff games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, followed by the quarterfinals on Nov. 18, the semifinals Nov. 25.
John Carroll Catholic High School has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit two varsity football wins for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
John Carroll played an ineligible student in violation of the AHSAA Overlapping School Zones Rule found on page 35 of the 2016-17 AHSAA Handbook, which states a student that transfers from a school within overlapping school zones is ineligible for one year at the new school. The school must forfeit all contests its team won in which the student participated. Forfeits include victories over Moody and Springville high schools.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.
MONTGOMERY – Cedar Bluff High School junior running back Isaiha Jones was a workhorse for the Tigers Friday night with numerous big plays while rushing for 260 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 29-24 win over previously unbeaten Spring Garden.
His biggest run of the night came with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter, however, when he bulled ahead for five yards inside the Panthers’ 10-yard line to notch a final first down that allowed Coach Jonathan McWhorter’s team to clinch the Class 1A, Region 6 title and a top seed in next week’s AHSAA Class 1A state playoffs.
Jones grabbed the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 9 with the effort for Cedar Bluff (7-2). Teammate Ivory Starr added 166 yards on 29 carries for the Tigers.
Spring Garden (8-1), coached by Jason Howard, got a big effort from Ben Ivey, who had 175 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns. The Panthers clinched second in Region 6.
The effort edged out another outstanding rushing performance by C.J. Roberts of Carroll High School in Ozark. He set a single-game school record with 346 yards rushing and four touchdowns as the Eagles (9-0), coached by Roger McDonald, beat Greenville in Class 5A, Region 2 to close out their first region title since winning the area crown in 1989.
YANCEY WINS 251ST: Fred Yancey, the head football coach at Briarwood Christian (8-1) guided the Lions to a 12-7 win over Pleasant Grove and the 5A, Region 5 title with a perfect 7-0 record – and recorded the 251st win of his outstanding career in the process. Briarwood’s 43-21 win over Shelby County the previous week placed the veteran coach in an elite group of just five active AHSAA prep football coaches with at least 250 wins. The others include: Buddy Anderson, Vestavia Hills (325-239); Danny Horn, Benjamin Russell (280-77); Terry Curtis, UMS-Wright (274-82); Dale Pruitt, Albertville (263-118). Yancey is 251-90 in 27 seasons at Briarwood and 292-110-1 overall. He coached 41 wins out of state early in his career.
The Lions clinched a playoff berth for the 24th year in a row. Yancey’s teams have won three state championships and are 51-20 overall in playoff contests.
ALABAMA ALL-STAR WATCH:
MARLON WILLIAMS, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Williams, a Southern Cal commitment who was selected to play in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game at Cramton Bowl Dec. 10, had eight receptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns as defending state champion McGill-Toolen beat Theodore 43-7 to win its 18th straight game,. His TDs went for 10, 41 and 55 yards.
JUSTIN THOMAS, SPANISH FORT: The Toros linebacker had nine tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage, as defending Class 6A state champion Spanish Fort beat B.C. Rain 31-20. Thomas was selected as a member of the defense for the upcoming Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
Other top performances reported included:
SPENCER BROWN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Had 328 yards rushing and six touchdowns to help the Blue Devils beat Hayden 60-36 and claim the Class 5A, Region 6 crown. He had 220 yards and four TDs at the half.
TRAKEVON HUGHEY, REELTOWN: Gained 291 yards rushing on 16 carries and had four touchdowns in the Rebels’ 52-42 win over Fayetteville.
LANDON LAWSON, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 277 yards on 20 carries with four touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 50-24 victory and ended a seven-game losing streak.
DARIUS BRACY, BAKER: Had 235 yards rushing on 19 carries and scored twice as Baker beat Foley 42-14. He also completed 9-of-17 passes for 101 yards and another score to finish with 336 total yards.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: The senior rushed 25 times for 222 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-26 win over Etowah to give the Wildcats (9-0) the Class 5A, Region 7 championship.
DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Rushed 19 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 56-14 win over Gaston. Teammate Payton Anderson added 101 yards and two scores on just four carries.
ZALON REYNOLDS, CHELSEA: Ran for 211 yards on 20 carries and had three touchdowns as the Hornets sewed up second seed in Class 6A, Region 3 with a 51-23 win over Helena. He scored on runs of 11, 29 and 59 yards. Chelsea defeated Helena 51-23.
JEREMIAH WHITE, GENEVA COUNTY: Rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the Bulldogs’ 48-19 win over Barbour County.
MACKENZIE HICKS, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 197 yards on just 12 carries including a 73-yard TD run in a 41-13 win over Cottonwood.
MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT: Totaled 197 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries as the Bulldogs downed Monroe County 42-0.
REGGIE WASHINGTON, OPP: Rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns and added a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown, helping Opp edge Daleville 32-29 and win the Class 3A, Region 2 title.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: The Black Bears’ workhorse had 33 carries for 167 yards and all three touchdowns as Austin captured the Class 6A, Region 8 title with a 20-13 win over Athens.
DONTE EDWARDS, DAVIDSON: Helped the Warriors clinch the second seed in Class 7A, Region 1 with 162 yards rushing and two TDs on 14 carries as Davidson beat Murphy 41-14.
JAXTON CARSON, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Ran 15 times for 160 yards with three touchdowns in the Red Devils' 58-3 victory over Prattville High. That gave the senior running back 1,040 yards in nine games this season. The Red Devils had six different players score touchdowns in the contest while rolling up 588 total yards of offense.
BRADY SHERRILL, HALEYVILLE: The senior running back had 213 total yards and five touchdowns in Haleyville's 38-0 win over Fayette County. He had 123 yards rushing and three scores on 14 carries and eight receptions for 90 yards and two scores.
KAINAN POUNCY, DALEVILLE: Rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in a 32-29 loss to Opp.
DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries as the Titans beat Huntsville 48-21. Teammate Ryan Sparks also completed 8-of-13 passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
BRANDON COSBY, MAE JEMISON: Had 14 carries for 177 yards and three touchdowns (64, 31 and 22 yards) in a 34-21 win over Lawrence County.
CHRISTIAN COLLINS, BOAZ: Ran for 167 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-0 win at Douglas.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Passed for 296 yards and five touchdowns on a 13-of-19 performance as Brantley sealed second seed in 1A, Region 2 with a 63-7 win over McKenzie.
MALIK CUNNINGHAM, PARK CROSSING: Was 13-of-18 passing for 243 yards and four touchdowns and tacked on 156 yards rushing and two more scores on 16 carries as the Thunderbirds downed Clay-Chalkville 56-17.
GRAYSON EDGEMON, MADISON ACADEMY: Completed 21-of-25 passes for 273 yards and four TDs in a 54-14 win over DAR.
CADE PRICE, SLOCOMB: Passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-27 win over Straughn.
SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: Was 16-of -28 passing for 246 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions blanked Fayette County 38-0 to win the Class 4A, Region 6 title – the school’s first region crown since 1993.
GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Was 8-of-13 passing for 267 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 76 yards and another TD on eight carries in the Eagles’ 42-26 win over Lynn.
TYREEN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Accounted for 253 total yards and three-touchdowns as the Warriors knocked off previously unbeaten Jacksonville 35-21 to clinch the Class 4A, Region 6 championship. Dupree finished the game rushing for 110 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns (1, 5, 35 yards). He also completed 10-of-17 pass attempts for 143 yards.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: Was 9-of-11 passing for 2054 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards and a TD on 14 carries in a 56-22 win over Elmore County.
BUBBA McDANIEL, DOTHAN: Passed for 190 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 79 yards on 22 carries and caught a TD pass as the Tigers came from a 20-0 deficit to beat rival Northview 21-20.
PAYNE STANCIL, WEST END: Threw five touchdown passes as the Patriots rolled past Winston County 73-28 to earn a playoff spot. Teammate Jordan Malin rushed for three scores on the night.
DALEN MORRIS, MADISON COUNTY: Accounted for six touchdowns in a 51-21 win over Westminster Christian with TD passes covering 43, 40, 26 and 10 yards two scoring runs for 50 and 20 yards. He also had a two-point conversion.
CODY COLLIER, ALBERTVILLE: Caught eight passes for 213 yards and two TDs in a 42-28 win over Southside-Gadsden.
TRACE MEADOW, HORSESHOE BEND: Had two receptions for 114 yards and two scores, one coming on a 99-yard connection from quarterback Cade Worthy, and had a TD rushing in a 33-8 win over Woodland. Worthy finished 6-of-8 for 183 yards and two TDs.
DARIUS SMITH, SLOCOMB: Caught five passes for 168 yards and two scores and rushed 31 times for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Red Tops beat Straughn 47-27.
CONNER HOWELL, GARDENDALE: Had 148 yards receiving with TD receptions covering 78 and 40 yards as the Rockets beat Center Point 55-26.
JONATHAN NORRIS, BALDWIN COUNTY: Had 12 tackles, two fumble recoveries and returned an interception 20 yards for a TD in Baldwin County’s 28-20 win over LeFlore.
COLIN DUNCAN, SAINT JAMES: Had three interceptions, returning one 52 yards for a TD, and the Trojans beat Trinity Presbyterian 31-21 to finish the Class 4A, Region 2 race unbeaten.
TYLER McCLUNG, WEST MORGAN: Helped his team seal a playoff spot in Class 3A, Region 8 with two interceptions in a 17-7 win over Lexington.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Returned an interception 50 yards for the game-tying touchdown with less than a minute left in the first half in the Warriors' 35-21 victory over previously unbeaten Jacksonville to clinch the Class 4A, Region 6 championship. He also caught six passes for 61 yards.
EVANS WRIGHT, SCOTTSBORO: Made 11 tackles with four for losses in the Wildcats’ 56-26 win over Etowah. Teammate Justin Culver added 10 stops.
WILL SMITH, GAYLESVILLE: Led the Trojans defense with nine tackles and two fumble recoveries in a 50-24 victory over Jacksonville Christian.
TRAVIS SAUNDERS, VESTAVIA HILLS: Scored two touchdowns on fumble returns near the goal line as the Rebels beat Tuscaloosa County 41-0. His returns were 6 and 3 yards.
REED WALKER, WEST LIMESTONE: Had two interceptions on defense in West Limestone’s 26-19 win over Deshler.
JEFF KIRKLAND, DECATUR: Kicked a game-winning 32-yard field goal in the closing seconds of a 23-22 victory over Muscle Shoals.
DEE WILLIAMS, ELBA: Accounted for five touchdowns in four different ways during a 48-21 win over Zion Chapel. He returned a kickoff 92 yards for a TD, rushed for two scores, caught a 71-yard TD pass and tossed a touchdown pass.
CAMERON BUSH, CHARLES HENDERSON: Kicked three field goals (22, 27 and 31 yards) and converted all three extra-point attempts as the Trojans beat Headland 44-10.
BAILEY POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: The senior kicked eight extra point to run his current consecutive streak to 32 in a row as the Wildcats (9-0) beat Etowah 56-36.
MYLES HENDERSON, DAPHNE: Returned a punt 60 yards for one TD and caught a 56-yard TD pass as Daphne beat Robertsdale 41-7 for its seventh straight win.
Robert E. Lee High School of Montgomery has been fined, placed on probation for one year and ordered to forfeit six varsity football wins for violating the AHSAA eligibility rules. The school self-reported the violation.
Lee 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 in 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 Class 7A, Region 2 wins over Smiths Station, Prattville and Jeff Davis and non-region wins over Sidney Lanier, Park Crossing and Carver-Montgomery high schools. Consequently, Jeff Davis is now the fourth seed and will advance the first round of the Class 7A state football playoffs next week.
The probationary period is a warning that other violations of this nature could bring further sanctions against the school.
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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: email@example.com 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
Opelika vs. Wetumpka
Shades Valley vs. Homewood
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
Boys & Girls Cross Country
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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.