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RAYCOM TO TELEVISE DOTHAN VS. CARVER AT CRAMTON BOWL IN TONIGHT’S RAYCOM/AHSAA FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK

     Raycom Network will televise Dothan High School (4-4) versus Carver-Montgomery (3-4) tonight in the Raycom/AHSAA Prep Football Game of the Week. The key Class 6A, Region 2 football clash at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery pits two teams fighting for No. 2 behind leader Park Crossing (7-1) for the region title.
    Coach Kelvis White’s Tigers are 4-1 in region play while Coach Billy Gresham’s Wolverines are 3-2 in region play. The Thunderbirds lead Region 2 with a 5-0 record. The Thunderbirds take on Russell County Friday. Other Region 2 games have Wetumpka at Northview and Stanhope Elmore at Carroll Friday.
    Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. tonight’s Game of the Week with Play-by-play being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Kim Canova the sideline reporter. Ken Dunbar is the statistician in the booth.
    The Raycom/AHSAA Game of the Week is a weekly live TV telecast over the Raycom Network in Alabama. It will run through the regular season on Thursday night and then switch to Friday night for the first four rounds of the state playoffs. Raycom will conclude is series with the Super 7 state championship games (all classes) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa in December.
   All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channels and the Raycom affiliate websites as well as live on Raycom’s you tube channel on the internet. Go to www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for more specific channel information. Raycom stations include WAFF TV 48 in Huntsville, WBRC TV 6 in Birmingham, WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery, WDTX TV 34 in Dothan and WTVM TV 9 in Columbus, Ga., and non-Raycom station WFNA TV 55 (Bounce) in Mobile.
   The Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week crew will head to Cramton Bowl next Thursday (Oct. 15) for the Dothan vs. Carver-Montgomery Class 6A, Region 2 contest.

NFHS NETWORK FEATURES 12 AHSAA GAMES
   
A total of 12 AHSAA football games are currently listed to be live-streamed as part of the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program this weekend, beginning tonight with Lee-Huntsville vs. Arab at 7 p.m. at Arab.  Eleven games are set for Friday with more expected to be posted today and tomorrow. Among tomorrow’s key games will be McGill-Toolen vs. Murphy in Mobile in a key Class 7A, Region 1 game that could decide the region champion. Florence visits Hartselle in another game to be live-streamed by Florence’s award-winning SBP team of students directed by Florence Coach Randy Bruce. Both teams are battling for second behind unbeaten Muscle Shoals in Class 6A, Region 8.
    McGill-Toolen also plans to live-stream its volleyball match versus Daphne today at 5:30 p.m.
   The complete list of NFHS Network games scheduled is below.

   

RAYCOM MEDIA AHSAA TV GAME OF THE WEEK

Thursday, Oct. 15
Dothan vs. Carver, Montgomery, Cramton Bowl (Check www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for stations in your area)

 

AHSAA GAMES ON THE NFHS NETWORK
FOOTBALL
THURSDAY, OCT. 15
Lee vs. Arab (Oct. 15) – http://bit.ly/1LNOJ0n

FRIDAY, OCT. 16
Class 7A
Murphy vs. McGill-Toolen –
http://bit.ly/1PkWlHe

Class 6A
Albertville vs. Brewer – http://bit.ly/1MkLFYg

Cullman vs. Decatur – http://bit.ly/1GdJrJ5

Florence vs. Hartselle – http://bit.ly/1JXk6Ow (HHS)

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Paul Bryant – http://bit.ly/1NuM4J6

Huffman vs. Shades Valley – http://bit.ly/1R2tplG

Opelika vs. Chilton County – http://bit.ly/1OprHgR

Pell City vs. Chelsea – http://bit.ly/1jhIrsQ
Robertsdale vs. Gulf Shores – link not available

Class 5A
Madison County vs. Randolph – http://bit.ly/1Ll5R8d

Class 2A
Highland Home vs. Goshen – http://bit.ly/1VJB2nQ

VOLLEYBALL
THURSDAY, OCT. 15
Daphne vs. McGill Toolen – link not available


RAYCOM remaining Game of the Week Schedule

Oct. 22 – Central-Phenix City vs. Enterprise, Enterprise HS Stadium
Oct. 29 – Hamilton vs. James Clemens, Madison City Stadium
Nov. 6 – First round, state playoffs (TBA)

Nov. 13 – Second round, state playoffs (TBA)

Nov. 20 – Third round, state playoffs (TBA)

Nov. 27 – Semifinals, state playoffs (TBA)

Dec. 2 – Super 7 Class 7A state finals, 7 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 3 – Super 7 Class 3A state finals, 11 a.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 3 – Super 7 Class 1A state finals, 3 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 3 – Super 7 Class 5A state finals, 7 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 4 – Super 7 Class 4A state finals, 11a.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 4 – Super 7 Class 2A state finals, 3 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

Dec. 4 – Super 7 Class 6A state finals, 7 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa


Alabama Squad Named For 2015 Ala-Miss Football Game

     MONTGOMERY, AL. – Sixteen 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 29th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 12 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.
      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, an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, will be played in Mississippi for the first time.
      Head coach for Alabama is Thompson High School’s Mark Freeman.
The annual all-star event has been played in Alabama since its inception in 1988. Alabama, 21-7 in the series, has won the last seven games with the last four being played at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. The game was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with the exception of 2007 – when two games were played in the series. The first, in June, was played at Mobile and the second game was played at Troy University in December. Since then, the game has been played in December.
         “The selection committee has worked extremely hard to once again put together an outstanding group of players,” Briggs said.  “Several of the players have already committed to Division I schools and most will have a chance to play at that level after high school. We are excited about playing the game in Mississippi. We know, however, that Mississippi’s team is also very talented. Last year’s game came down to the final play. We are expecting another great game.”
     Among the players selected to the Alabama squad are two running backs already committed to SEC schools.  Jarrion Street of Hewitt-Trussville, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound running back, has committed to Ole Miss and La’Mical Perine of Theodore, 5-11, 220 pounds, has committed to Florida.  The Gators and Alabama each have three commitments on the squad. The Crimson Tide lists wide receiver T.J. Simmons of Clay-Chalkville, offensive lineman Deonte Brown of Austin and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams of Wenonah. The Gators also list Hoover defensive end Jeremiah Moon and Park Crossing defensive back Jeawon Taylor among their commitments.
    Also selected to the Alabama All-Star squad are Auburn commitments John Broussard of Central-Phenix City and Marlon Davidson of Greenville. Broussard, 6-1, 178, is a defensive back, and the 6-4, 270-pound Davidson is a defensive lineman.
    Other players chosen who have already made verbal commitments are Saraland wide receiver Velus Jones (Southern Cal), North Jackson tight end Austin Cummins (Louisville), Auburn offensive lineman Tyler Pritchett (North Carolina), Spanish Fort offensive lineman Jacob Johnson (Southern Miss), athlete Bailey McElwain of Hewitt-Trussville (Stanford), defensive lineman Darius Whitfield of St. Paul’s (South Carolina) and defensive end Erroll Thompson of Florence (Mississippi State).
     Among the top players still uncommitted are outside linebacker Ben Davis of Gordo and inside linebacker Lydell Wilson of Carver-Montgomery. Davis, the son of former University of Alabama standout Wayne Davis, is rated by most recruiting services as the No. 1 outside LB prospect in the South. Wilson is rated No. 1 inside LB.
     Quarterbacks chosen are Tyler Johnston of Spanish Fort and Tyrell Pigrome of Clay-Chalkville. The duo have three state titles between them. Johnston is being reunited with his former coach for this year’s game. The Toros won 5A titles in 2012 and 2013 when Freeman served as head coach. Clay-Chalkville won the 6A crown last season. Both teams, now in Class 6A, are still undefeated this season at 7-0.
     Alabama’s All-Stars won last year’s game 36-30 with the game-winning touchdown coming on the final play of the game. Alabama game MVP in 2014 was Kerryon Johnson of Madison Academy, now a freshman at Auburn. Among the recent MVPs have been two Alabama standouts, current Crimson Tide linebacker Rashaan Evans (2013) and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (2011).  
    The 40-man roster and coaching staff:

2015 ALABAMA ALL-STAR ROSTER

Dist.

Class

Pos.

Player First

Player Last

School

HT.

WT.

Coach

1

6A

QB

Tyler

Johnston

Spanish Fort

6'2

210

Ben Blackmon

5

6A

QB

Tyrell

Pigrome

Clay-Chalkville

5'11

190

Jerry Hood

8

7A

RB

Miles

Strickland

Bob Jones

5'10

190

Kevin Rose

5

7A

RB

Jarrion

Street

Hewitt-Trussville

6'2

200

Josh Floyd

4

6A

RB

Josh

Johnson

Opelika

5'9

215

Brian Blackmon

1

7A

RB

La'Mical

Perine

Theodore

5'11

220

Eric Collier

8

6A

WR

Malik

Talley

Scottsboro

6'3

190

Patrick Nix

3

6A

WR

Xavier

Lane

Carver-Montgomery

6'4

205

Billy Gresham

5

6A

WR

T. J.

Simmons

Clay-Chalkville

6'2

194

Jerry Hood

1

6A

WR

Velus

Jones

Saraland

6'

180

Jeff Kelly

3

1A

WR

Stevonta

Bradley

Maplesville

6'2

190

Brent Hubbert

8

4A

TE

Austin

Cummins

North Jackson

6'6

240

Mark Rose

8

6A

OL

Deonte

Brown

Austin

6'4

340

Jeremy Perkins

5

7A

OL

Adam

Raschilla

Tuscaloosa County

6'6

310

Lee Gibson

4

7A

OL

Tyler

Pritchett

Auburn

6'4

305

Adam Winegarden

6

7A

OL

Jamahl

Jelks

Gadsden City

6'3

315

Matt Scott

5

6A

OL

Cole

Garrison

Clay-Chalkville

6'4

285

Jerry Hood

8

6A

OL

Ben

Berry

Decatur

6'3

260

Jere Adcock

3

7A

OL

Cody

Wyatt

Prattville

6'3

275

Chad Anderson

1

6A

OL

Jacob

Johnson

Spanish Fort

6'5

300

Ben Blackmon

4

7A

P/K

Sage

Ledbetter

Auburn

6'

175

Adam Winegarden

5

7A

A

Bailey

McElwain

Hewitt-Trussville

6'

235

Josh Floyd

2

5A

DL

Marlon

Davidson

Greenville

6'4

270

Josh McLendon

2

6A

DL

Nicholas

Fields

Dothan

6'2

270

Kelvis White

1

5A

DL

Darius

Whitfield

Saint Paul's

6'3

285

Steve Mask

5

5A

DL

Quinnen

Williams

Wenonah

6'4

265

Ronald Cheatham

5

6A

DL

Kurtis

Beaman

Huffman

6'1

320

Alex Wilson

3

6A

LB

Lyndell

Wilson

Carver-Montgomery

6'3

235

Billy Gresham

5

7A

DE

Jeremiah

Moon

Hoover

6'4

210

Josh Niblett

7

3A

DE

Benjamin

Davis

Gordo

6'4

235

Ryan Lolley

3

6A

DE

Prentice

Blue

Park Crossing

6'3

205

Smitty Grider

4

7A

DE

Walter

Pritchett, II

Central-Phenix City

6'2

225

Jamey DuBose

7

6A

DE

Erroll

Thompson

Florence

6'2

250

J. B. Wallace

3

6A

DB

Jeawon

Taylor

Park Crossing

6'2

190

Smitty Grider

4

7A

DB

John

Broussard

Central-Phenix City

6'1

178

Jamey DuBose

8

7A

DB

Brandon

Alexander

Bob Jones

6'

180

Kevin Rose

5

7A

DB

P. J.

Hall

Hoover

5'11

196

Josh Niblett

2

6A

DB

Tyrez

Lindsey

Dothan

6'2

198

Kelvis White

4

6A

DB

Charlie

Benton

Opelika

6'3

190

Brian Blackmon

8

2A

S

Peyton

Gilliland

Cleveland

6'

215

Gardner Gilliland



Head Coach

Mark Freeman, Thompson High School

Assistant Coaches

Brent Hubbert, Maplesville High School

Jerry Hood, Clay-Chalkville High School

Paul Benefield, Fyffe High School

Eric Cohu, Madison Academy

J. B. Wallace, Florence High School

Chris Yeager, Mountain Brook High School

Steve Mask, Saint Paul's Episcopal School


AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 7 Hanceville Turns to Big Plays to Beat Oakman 50-40

    Victories have been hard to come by for Class 3A Hanceville in 2015. That changed last weekend when the Bulldogs (2-5) exploded for 43 first-half points and then held on to take a 50-40 win over Oakman (5-2).
     Oakman came into the game with a perfect 4-0 Class 3A, Region 5 record while Hanceville came in a 1-2 in region play. The Bulldogs lived by big plays to pull the upset and grab the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 7 of the prep football season.
    Hanceville Coach Danny Miller told the Cullman Times: “I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of a team that scored 43 points in a half. And I’m not sure if I’ve ever been on a team that scored 50 points and only won by 10. I am extremely proud of those guys.”
    Isaac Weissand set the pace with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown on the game’s first play from scrimmage. The offense got on board on its first offensive play when Branen Hurst connected with Kaine Yates for a 78-yard touchdown.
    Hurst finished 10-of-15 passing for 284 yards and three touchdowns – including a 52-yarder to Weissend. Running back B.J. Smalls added 211 yards rushing on 15 carries with two TDs coming on runs of 72 and 70 yards.

MILESTONES

PIEDMONT’S SMITH NOTCHES 100TH: Running back Darnell Jackson rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns, and Bayley Blanchard returned a punt 34 yards for a TD as Piedmont (6-1) beat Cedar Bluff 35-0 – the 100th win for the Bulldogs under current head coach Steve Smith. Smith, 185-68 overall, is 100-23 at Piedmont, is in his 21st season as a head coach. He was 85-45 at Cedar Bluff in 11 seasons.
BARKER GOES OVER 3,000 YARDS: Priceville senior quarterback Kaleb Parker was 16-of-19 passing for 265 yards and three TDs as Coach Dirk Strunk’s  Bulldogs (7-0) remained unbeaten with a 42-14 win over Good Hope. Barker, a senior, also rushed for 66 yards and another TD on five carries to improve his season total offense to 3,163 yards and 38 touchdowns accounted for – and Class 4A Priceville, 5-0 in Region 7, is off to its best start in school history. Barker is 128-of-208 passing this season with 1,981 yards and 22 TDs to six different receivers. He has also rushed 110 times for 1,182 yards and 16 scores. Leading receiver Kyle Haynes had five catches for 123 yards and one TD in the Good Hope win.
   In other top performances reported for Week 7:

RUSHING

GABE ORIO, MADISON COUNTY: Ran for 340 yards and five touchdowns in a 53-40 win over Douglas.
RECO HANNAH, RANDOLPH COUNTY: The senior running rushed for 299 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries in the Tigers' 49-12 win over LaFayette Friday. Hannah has scored 19 total touchdowns (on offense, defense and special teams) in his past four games for Randolph County (7-0).

DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Had 406 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Fort Payne’s 38-21 victory against Scottsboro. He rushed for 216 yards on 38 carries with three touchdowns, caught two passes for 71 yards and a touchdown and had four kick returns for 119 yards. Teammate Tyler Ellis was 8-of-11 passing for 142 yards and two TDs in the win.
JAY JOHNSON, EUFAULA: Rushed for 285 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns in a 47-28 win over Charles Henderson.
NICK KRITNER, SATSUMA:  Rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in a 35-19 win over Cottage Hill Christian. His scoring runs covered 32, 60 and 50 yards.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Gained 200 yards on just 12 rush attempts and scored four touchdowns (34, 25, 52, 41 yards) to lead the Panthers past Jacksonville Christian 61-21. Teammate Quintin Downey added 146 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns.

JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: Had 26 carries for 240 yards and four touchdowns – boosting his career TD total to 94 – and the Wildcats (7-0) won over Fairview 45-0 to notch their 25th straight regular-season game in a row.
DEION DOZIER, DOTHAN: Rushed for 211 yards on 32 carries with one touchdown and scored the game-ending two-point conversion in the Tigers' 43-42 double overtime Class 6A win over arch-rival Northview.

RODERICK MELTON, NORTHVIEW: Had 180 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 26 carries and added three pass receptions for 20 yards and fourth TD in the 43-42 two-overtime loss to Dothan.
JERROD KEYES, OAK GROVE: Rushed for 224 yards and three TDs in a 35-29 win over Sipsey Valley.
JOSHUA LACEY, VIGOR: Ran for 200 yards and a touchdown as Vigor beat Faith Academy 33-7.
STEFAN CALDWELL, ELBA: Had eight carries for 195 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-13 Class 2A win over Luverne.

DESHON COWLING, PIKE COUNTY: Rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries and returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in the unbeaten Bulldogs' 47-8 win over Wicksburg. The Panthers’ TD was the first points scored versus Coach Fred Holland’s Pike County defense all season. The Bulldogs (6-0) have outscored opponents 318-8 on the year.
LEMUEL DANTZLER, COLUMBIA: Ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns (19, 5, 25 yards) on 11 carries in a 62-21 win over St. John Paul II.
WILL COX, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Totaled 168 yards rushing and four touchdowns in Bayside Academy’s 42-32 Class 3A win over Hillcrest-Evergreen 42-32.
AUSTIN BUSH, GLENCOE:  Rushed 16 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 21-7 victory over Ohatchee.

ADAM BROWNER, NEW HOPE: Ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and threw for 100 yards in a 17-0 win over North Sand Mountain.

BRANDON BARNES, GAYLESVILLE: Rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and had five tackles on defense in the Trojans' 37-28 victory at Woodville.
JOHN MICHAEL DYE, VINEMONT: Helped the Eagles post their first win of the season with 154 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 29-25 win over Holly Pond.
TROY YOUNG, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Had 154 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 42-41 double-overtime win over Flomaton. His 4-yard TD run with 59 seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime.
LEONARD JOHNSON, HAYDEN: Scored on the first carry of the game on an 80-yard run and finished with 220 tandem yards in the Wildcats’ 32-7 win over Springville. Johnson finished with 102 yards rushing on seven carries, caught two passes for 50 yards and returned an interception 70 yards in the final period for another TD.
TRE’ NATION, LEEDS: Rushed for 135 yards and three TDs in a 59-0 win over Dadeville to become the Green Waves’ career rushing leader.

 

PASSING
HUNTER GRANT, WEST END:  Completed 24-of-44 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 44-36 loss to Gaston.
TY PIGROME, CLAY-CHALKVILLE:   Accounted for 354 yards total offense as the unbeaten and defending 6A state-champion Cougars to a 52-14 win over Shades Valley. He passed for 217 yards and four TDs and rushed for 137 yards.
DRAMARCUS WATFORD, MURPHY: Led the Class 7A Panthers past Foley 37-17 completing 16-of-26 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns.
MALIK CUNNINGHAM, PARK CROSSING: The junior completed 15-of-25 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns in the Thunderbirds’ 48-27 victory over G.W. Carver. He also ran 14 times for 63 yards and a fifth touchdown.
MATT HIOTT, BIBB COUNTY: Was 14-of-18 passing for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Bibb County’s 24-21 win over Montevallo.
JORDAN DOUGLAS, GASTON: Completed 11-of-14 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 119 yards on 19 carries in the Bulldogs’ 44-36 win over West End.

MATTHEW SAUTER, COLUMBIA: Was 21-of-30 passes for 236 yards and a TD as Columbia beat St. John Paul II Catholic 62-21. Sauter also rushed for a score.
MATT HARPER, HACKLEBURG: The junior quarterback piled up 356 total yards to guide the unbeaten Panthers (7-0) to a 50-6 win over Vina. Harper was 11-of-13 passing for 196 yards and two scores, and rushed nine times for 150 yards and three scores. He also ran for two 2-point conversions.
PRESTING HERRING, ARITON: Completed 16-of-21 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Purple Cats to a game-winning touchdown drive late in a 41-38 win over Houston Academy.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 8-of-13 pass attempts for 207 yards and three touchdowns (81, 31, 9 yards) in the Warriors' 49-10 victory over Crossville.
BARTON LESTER, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: The senior completed 7-of-9 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards on 12 carries with another TD as the Eagles beat Midfield 35-26.

PASS RECEIVING

ANDRE LITTLE, WEST END: Caught nine passes for 140 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots’ 44-36 loss to Gaston.
WILL MOORE, BIBB COUNTY: Had five receptions for 127 yards and one TD in the Choctaws’ 24-21 win over Montevallo.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught three passes for 124 yards, including and 81-yard touchdown, in the Warriors' 49-10 win over Crossville.

 

DEFENSE

ROB ENGLISH, ELBA: Was in on 17 tackles, including one sack, and also recovered a fumble in the Tigers' 46-13 win over Luverne.
DEREK HILL, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 13 tackles, two assists, four tackles for loss, two pressures, two forced fumbles and returned two fumbles for touchdowns, added a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Trojans’ 37-28 win over Woodville. Hill also rushed for 122 yards on 13 carries as Gaylesville posted its first win of the season.
JEVONTE LEE, NORTHVIEW: Returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown and recovered a fumble in the end zone to prevent a Dothan score in the Cougars’ 43-42 double overtime loss to the Tigers.

JUSTIN PATTERSON, CULLMAN: Had 11 tackles, including two sacks for minus-25 yards, in a 14-13 loss to Hartselle.
TUFFY CASEY, ARITON: Totaled a team-high 10 tackles and also caught two touchdown passes in the Purple Cats' 41-38 win over Houston Academy.

JEREMAH KING, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Made 10 tackles and picked off a pass in the end zone with 1:54 remaining to preserve in a 21-16 win over Southside-Gadsden.

GARRETT BOLAND, VINEMONT: Intercepted two passes and broke up two others in a 29-25 win over Holly Pond. He also had 125 yards total offense at quarterback.
VINCENT BURRELL, BESSEMER CITY: Recorded 10 tackles, including two sacks, and had two interceptions in the Tigers’ 59-0 win over Selma. He returned one pick for a TD.
KEENAN JERNIGAN, NORTHVIEW: Had 19 tackles, including one sack, in the Cougars’ 43-42 loss to Dothan.
REED BLANKENSHIP, WEST LIMESTONE: Scored on a 25-yard fumble return and also had an interception in a 54-28 win over East Lawrence. The two-way standout also scored on a 15-yard catch and 37-yard run
RICKYI HALL, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Recorded 15 tackles, including three for losses, in a 29-14 loss to G.W. Long.

JEREMY STANDFIELD, HAYDEN: The senior linebacker totaled 11 tackles, including two sacks, in a 32-7 win over Springville. Senior Teammate Coltin Shirley also had seven tackles and an 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
THOMAS WIRTZFIELD, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers' 69-0 homecoming win over Coosa Christian.

SPECIAL TEAMS
MATTHEW QUINN, SPANISH FORT: The freshman kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, including a 27-yarder as time expired, to lead the Toros past Blount 41-38.
ALEX ORTIGOZA, BIBB COUNTY: Booted a 39-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift the Choctaws past previously unbeaten Montevallo 24-21.
VELUS JONES, SARALAND: Scored on a 68-yard pass on his first touch of the game and followed with a 77-yard kickoff return for a TD on his second touch as Saraland beat Baldwin County 56-35. Jones finished with 233 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in the win.
KYRIQ McDONALD, JAMES CLEMENS: Blocked a punt and returned it 22 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter of a 13-7 win over Gadsden City.

MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and caught two TD passes for all Scottsboro’s scores in a 38-21 loss to Fort Payne. The kickoff return was the second longest in school history, according to SHS historian Greg Bell, and the TD receptions made him the school career leader (14).
ILLAIR GARCIA, GERALDINE: Kicked a 35-yard field goal with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Bulldogs past Sand Rock 9-7.
DALTON PARKS, DAR:  Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD and added three rushing touchdowns in a 43-26 win over Locust Fork. 


RAYCOM TO TELEVISE FOLEY VS. MURPHY AT LADD-PEEBLES STADIUM IN TONIGHT’S RAYCOM/AHSAA FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK

      Raycom Network will televise Foley High School versus Murphy as tonight’s Raycom/AHSAA Prep Football Game of the Week. The key Class 7A, Region 1 football clash at Ladd-Peebles Stadium will pit two hoping to clinch one of four playoff bids from Class 7A’s only nine-team region.

   The Panthers of Coach Rick Cauley are currently 4-2 on the season and tied with McGill-Toolen (5-1) atop the Region 1 standings with a perfect 4-0 region record. Foley (5-2), coached by first-year head coach Tad Niblett, opened the season with three straight wins but lost two close region games to drop to 3-2 in region play. 
    Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. tonight with Play-by-play being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Kim Cannova the sideline reporter. Ken Dunbar is the statistician in the booth.
    The Raycom/AHSAA Game of the Week is a weekly live TV telecast over the Raycom Network in Alabama. It will run through the regular season on Thursday night and then switch to Friday night for the first four rounds of the state playoffs. Raycom will conclude is series with the Super 7 state championship games (all classes) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa in December.
   All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channels and the Raycom affiliate websites as well as live on Raycom’s you tube channel on the internet. Go to www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for more specific channel information. Raycom stations include WAFF TV 48 in Huntsville, WBRC TV 6 in Birmingham, WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery, WDTX TV 34 in Dothan and WTVM TV 9 in Columbus, Ga., and non-Raycom station WFNA TV 55 (Bounce) in Mobile.
   The Raycom AHSAA Game of the Week crew will head to Cramton Bowl next Thursday (Oct. 15) for the Dothan vs. Carver-Montgomery Class 6A, Region 2 contest.

  

Two NFHS Network Games Set For Tonight
      
The NFHS Network will live-stream two AHSAA games tonight with more than a dozen others already scheduled through the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program.
       The two games set for tonight are Chelsea at Benjamin Russell and Foley vs. Murphy. Among Friday’s games will be Arab at Albertville and Decatur at Muscle Shoals, both set to be live-streamed by each school competing.
       A list of AHSAA games set to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network, with the links, are below. Others may still be posted by tomorrow night. Check www.NFHSnetwork.com for the latest updates.



AHSAA Football Games on the NFHS Network
Thursday, Oct. 8
Class 6A
Chelsea vs. Benjamin Russell          http://bit.ly/1JPU3J3
Class 7A
Foley vs. Murphy                                 http://bit.ly/1WPd2g7

Friday, Oct. 9
Class 7A
Davidson vs. McGill-Toolen                http://bit.ly/1FRCnlE

Prattville vs. Enterprise                      http://bit.ly/1PjQsKz
Class 6A
Arab vs. Albertville                             http://bit.ly/1Pgs24G  (Albertville feed)
Arab vs. Albertville                             http://bit.ly/1VGOfbO (Arab Feed)

Athens at Florence                              http://bit.ly/1Rs94Hl
Clay-Chalkville vs. Shades Valley        http://bit.ly/1FUC35d
Decatur vs. Muscle Shoals                  http://bit.ly/1VCXrhp  (MSHS feed)
Decatur vs. Muscle Shoals                  http://bit.ly/1WPdyuz (DHS feed)
Hartselle vs. Cullman                          http://bit.ly/1Pk5joe
McAdory vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa       http://bit.ly/1j3BwU9
Class 4A
White Plains vs. Jacksonville               http://bit.ly/1FZu4E2
Class 2A
Goshen vs. Central-Hayneville            http://bit.ly/1OVwvKO


AHSAA Prep Spotlight For Week 6 Class 3A Pike County Registers Fifth Straight Shutout in 58-0 Win over Barbour County

    Pike County High School’s football team has scored 271 points in five straight wins this season to sit atop Class 3A, Region 2 tied with Daleville at 3-0 in region play. That computes to a 3A-leading 54.2 points per game.
   But now for the rest of the story. Coach Fred Holland’s Bulldogs (5-0) have not allowed a point in 2015 – the only team in the state to accomplish that feat at this stage of the season.
    Last week, Pike County beat Barbour County 58-0 – scoring a touchdown on defense and on special teams – to build a 52-0 lead by intermission. Holland turned over the second half to reserves as the Bulldogs grabbed the AHSAA Week 6 Prep Spotlight with their fifth straight shutout.
    Deshon Cowling set the pace in the first half with touchdown runs of 84 and 46 yards on his first two official carries. The senior had one run of 40 yards sandwiched in between called back for a penalty. He scored his final TD late in the second quarter on a 45-yard punt return.
    Michael Rumph, a senior 5-foot-5 linebacker, also recovered a bad Jaguar’s snap in the end zone for the final first-half TD. Holland’s roster lists only three players over six feet.
    Fans who want to see the Bulldogs’ swarming defense, can tune into the NFHS Network Friday night when Pike County, a member of the NFHS Network school broadcast program, will host Wicksburg in a game to be broadcast live over the NFHS Network.
    The Bulldogs’ performance edged out two super efforts by West Point running back Kobe Smith and LaFayette quarterback Jatarvious Whitlow to earn the Spotlight top honor.
    SMITH totaled 362 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, including scores of 83 and 96 yards, in a 42-21 loss at Huntsville’s Milton Frank Stadium to J.O. Johnson. The senior also had a late 70-yard sprint to set up his final TD and accounted for all but 48 of the Warriors’ total yards in the setback.
WHITLOW quarterbacked his team to a 44-21 win over Woodland with an amazing performance that included five touchdowns three different ways. He had nine carries for 176 yards and two scores, completed 6-of-12 passes for 124 yards and another TD and also returned two punts -55 and 48 yards- for touchdowns to finish with 403 all-purpose yards.
   

MILESTONES
JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: Joined an elite group of prep running backs by going over 5,000 yards rushing for his career as unbeaten Guntersville (6-0) downed Etowah 21-20 in a key Class 5A, Region 7 win over Etowah. Bentley had 29 rush attempts for 134 yards and two touchdowns to push his career totals to 5,075 rushing yards and 90 TDs. He currently ranks third on the all-time AHSAA list for rushing touchdowns scored and is 31st in career rushing yardage with the rest of the 2015 season remaining.
JACKSONVILLE’S CLARK LANDS 1,000TH CAREER WIN: Volleyball Coach David Clark of Jacksonville watched his volleyball team defeat Jacksonville Christian at the Calhoun County tournament last weekend.  Clark’s friend and chief rival Jimmy Latta of Guntersville notched the 500th match victory of his volleyball career with a Wildcats win against Alexandria last week.  Two players also reached person milestones – Madison Sides of Spring Garden and Whitney Hinton of UMS-Wright. Hinton recorded the 1,500th career dig in a match versus Daphne last weekend, and Sides posted her 1,000th career kill in a win over Gadsden City.
Whitney Hinton of UMS-Wright recorded career dig No. 1,500 during a match against Daphne in Saturday’s Battle for Old Shell Road Tournament.

Top football performances included:

PASSING

TYLER JOHNSTON, SPANISH FORT: The Toros senior was 18-of-23 for 312 passing yards and three touchdowns in Spanish Fort’s 56-35 win over Baldwin County. He also ran for two TDs.
HUNTER GRANT, WEST END: The senior finished with 405 combined yards and six touchdowns in the Patriots' 48-12 win over Ider. Grant rushed 11 times for 125 yards and one touchdown and was 14-of-18 passing for 280 yards and five touchdowns. Dustin Goodwin made three TD receptions.
JAY JONES, McADORY: Was 7-of-14 passing for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and rushed 21 times for 189 yards and three scores as the Yellow Jackets beat Bessemer City 41-35. He ran for 95 yards for one of the five TDs while totaling 363 yards on the night.
HOLDEN VERDIN, BAKER: Completed 14-of-19 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns as Baker beat Foley 21-14.
KADARIUS TONEY, BLOUNT: Helped the Leopards remain unbeaten with a 13-of-18 passing performance in a 42-14 win over Robertsdale. Toney finished with 257 yards passing and two TDs and added 102 yards and two more scored on five rush attempts to finish with 359 total yards.
KEKE PRUITT, THEODORE: Was 7-of-13 passing for 253 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score as the Bobcats beat Mary Montgomery 42-7.
ZACH CUPPS, GARDENDALE: Passed for 249 yards while passing for one TD and running for another as Gardendale beat Shades Valley 36-34
LOGAN GASKIN, SARDIS: The senior quarterback was 7-of-16 passing for 234 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 21-19 victory over White Plains.
MICHAEL LAMBERT, HOLLY POND: Completed 15 passes for 226 yards and four scores in a 49-24 loss to Winston County. Teammate Dylan Morton was on the receiving end of three TDs covering 16, 20, and 35 yards.
VICTOR GARTH, AUSTIN: Passed for 213 yards and rushed for 53 as Austin beat Florence 38-17. He had TD passes of 69 and 85 yards.
RAMSEY RIGBY, ELBA: Completed 13-of-19 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns in Elba's 58-7 win over Goshen.
JOSH DECKER, CEDAR BLUFF: Completed 12-of-17 pass attempts for 204 yards and rushed for a TD in the Tigers' 62-6 win over Woodville.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Was 8-of-13 passing for 230 yards and five touchdowns as Brantley beat Florala 68-6.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 8-of-11 pass attempts for 200 yards and three touchdowns (3, 33, 55 yards) in the Warriors' 48-17 victory at Hokes Bluff.
TANNER, ALLEN, UMS-WRIGHT: The Bulldogs quarterback was 8-of-9 passing for 202 yards and three TDs in a 48-0 win over Thomasville.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Was 8-of-14 passing for 200 yards and threw four touchdowns (69, 9, 40, 13 yards) and rushed for 92 yards in the Bulldogs' 49-0 victory at Pleasant Valley.
JACOBY McDANIEL, DOTHAN: Completed 15-of-19 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and added 58 yards rushing on four carries with one touchdown in a 33-19 win over Carroll.
CHARLIE TROTMN, JR., TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN: Was 14-of-24 passing for 199 yards and three TDs as the Wildcats beat Ashford 35-0.
CAYDE ELLIOTT, COLD SPRINGS: Was 8-of-13 passing for 183 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles beat Addison 45-26. The quarterback also ran in a short score as the Panthers beat the Bulldogs for the first time since 1993.
T.J. LOWE, VALLEY: Was 7-of-11 passing for 141 yards in a 25-21 win over Chilton County. He passed for two TDs, but his biggest may have been a clutch fourth-down completion to the Tigers’ 4-yard line late in the fourth quarter to set up his game-winning touchdown run keeper on the next play.
J.T. WISE, SAMSON: Connected with Grant Simmons on a 35-yard touchdown pass with 33 seconds left, helping Samson rally from 15-6 with two fourth-quarter scores in a 19-15 win over Houston Academy.

RUSHING

JERROD KEYES, OAK GROVE: The Tigers’ running back pounded out 336 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on 28 carries in a 63-34 win over Holt. Keys scored on runs of 13, 47, 6, 5, 33, 4 and 20 yards.
ANDREW BROWN, WINSTON COUNTY: Rushed 24 times for 306 yards and two touchdowns) and also caught two touchdown passes in the Yellow Jackets 49-24 win over Holly Pond.
MALIK CUNNINGHAM, PARK CROSSING: Was 11-of-18 passing for 154 yards and three scores and rushed for 139 yards and a TD on 16 carries as the Thunderbirds downed Northview 41-34.
DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Piled up a single-game school record 286 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns to go over 1,000 yards on the season (1,208 yards) as Fort Payne downed Lee-Huntsville 28-14. He threw a jump pass for eight yards and the Wildcats’ other TD.
OMAR BROWN, NORTH JACKSON:  Had 283 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 56-6 win over J.B. Pennington. His TD runs 32, 66 1 and 2 yards.
KINGSTON DAVIS, PRATTVILLE: Had a career high 277 yards rushing on 38 carries, another career best, as the Lions beat Jeff Davis 38-20. He scored three rushing touchdowns.
CHRIS SHUFFORD, McKENZIE: Gained 255 yards rushing on 23 attempts with five touchdowns (11, 8, 15, 14 and 39 yards) to lead McKenzie past Red Level 41-8.
AUSTIN KINSEY, WASHINGTON COUNTY: The Bulldogs’ workhorse had 35 carries for 248 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Mobile Christian 30-21. He had 197 of those yards in the second half.
TYRE GRAY, BENJAMIN RUSSELL: The senior quarterback rushed for 240 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over Oxford. The performance pushed him over 1,000 yards on the year, and he now has scored 20 touchdowns for the Wildcats (6-1).
SAM MUELLER, PLAINVIEW: Rushed for 233 yards on 10 carries with three touchdowns in the Bears’ 35-24 win against Pisgah.
KADE SEAY, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns, added a 27-yard field goal and hit 5-of-5 extra-point kicks in a 38-20 win over Ariton.
BRADON CARVER, SAND ROCK: Rushed for 212 yards on 17 carries and an 11-yard touchdown and also grabbed a 22-yard touchdown pass and had five tackles (2 for loss) on defense in leading the Wildcats to a 28-14 win at Sylvania.
AARON CARTEE, PRICEVILLE: Totaled 24 rush attempts for 211 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-28 win over Oneonta for the unbeaten Bulldogs (7-0)...
IVORY STARR, CEDAR BLUFF: Ran for 208 yards and four touchdowns (4, 34, 1, 29 yards) on 13 carries in the Tigers' 62-6 victory at Woodville.
DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Had 207 yards rushing on 13 carries with three touchdowns in Fyffe’s 56-14 win against Gaston.
DARIUS SMITH, SLOCOMB Rushed for 209 yards on 19 carries with four touchdowns in the Red Tops' 45-18 win over Abbeville.
EVANS ALISON, RANDOLPH: Had 19 carries for 182 yards and three touchdowns (55, 37 and 5 yards) as Randolph beat Hatton 31-0.
JOSH JOHNSON, OPELIKA: The senior had 171 yards rushing and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten with a 40-25 win over Opelika.
ALARIC WILLIAMS, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: The senior running back rushed 15 times for 170 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown run, and caught one pass for 65 yards in the Panthers’ 24-21 win over Albertville.
GABE OZIO, MADISON COUNTY: Rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kick 78 yards for a four score in a 49-19 win over Fairview. He streaked 95 yards on one TD.
LEE HISBON, TANNER: Rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns and added a third score receiving as the Rattlers beat Tarrant 56-2.
MEMPHIS SISTRUNK, COTTONWOOD: Rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 60, 2 and 8 yards and also caught an 11-yard TD pass in the Bears' 46-19 win over Houston County.

STACY WILLIAMS, ETOWAH:  Williams, a senior, rushed 26 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 21-20 loss to Guntersville.
QUINTON DOWNEY, SPRING GARDEN: Ran for 157 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns (5, 5, 10 yards). He also rushed for a 2-point conversion in the Panthers' 50-6 victory over Valley Head.
CLAY KELLEY, NEW BROCKTON: Rushed for 152 yards on nine carries with touchdown runs of 78 and 7 yards and recovered two fumbles on defense in the Gamecocks' 55-0 win over Highland Home.
DEREK HILL, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 149 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns (9 and 5 yards) in the Trojans' 28-22 loss in overtime at Jacksonville Christian.
KENNON CASEY, G.W. LONG: The Rebels quarterback rushed for 144 yards on 10 carries with four touchdowns (31, 23, 39 and 18 yards) and also threw a 30-yard touchdown pass in G.W. Long's 49-0 win over Geneva County.

PASS RECEIVING

VELUS JONES, SARALAND: The Southern Cal commitment caught eight passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns in Saraland’s 42-8 win over Citronelle.
ROBERT ADAMS, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN: Had 10 receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 34-0 win over Ashford. It was his third straight 125-yard plus receiving performance.
QUARTEZ HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught four passes for 140 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown, in the Warriors' 48-17 win at Hokes Bluff.
AUSTIN HALLMARK, SARDIS: The senior receiver finished with four catches for 136 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown catch, in the Lions’ 21-19 victory over White Plains.
TOMMY SPIVEY, BRANTLEY: Grabbed three catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Florala 68-6. Spivey has had seven TD receptions in Brantley’s last two games.
DALLAS REED, COLLINSVILLE: Caught touchdown passes of 63 and 61 yards in the Panthers' 34-10 win at Section.
FISHER WILLOUGHBY, COLD SPRINGS: Caught seven passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns and recovered two fumbles, including a 50-yard scoop-and-score, in a 45-26 homecoming victory over Addison. His TD receptions covered 42 and 33 yards. Teammate Christian Crandall chipped in 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns (14 and 53 yards) on 14 carries and took a screen pass 55 yards for another score.
DARRIAN STEELE, CARVER-MONTGOMERY: Caught four passes for 116 yards and three scores as the Wolverines beat Russell County 55-14.
BLAKE EDWARDS, ELBA: Caught five passes for 90 yards with two touchdowns and also had a 51-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Tigers' 58-7 win over Goshen.

 

DEFENSE

TONY NELSON, CARVER-MONTGOMERY: Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown as Carver beat Russell County 55-14.
JOSHUA DRAPER, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Recorded 17 tackles, including three stops behind the line, in a 28-14 loss to Fort Payne.
LOGAN HURLEY, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 14 tackles, including three for lost yardage, in the Trojans' 28-22 loss in overtime at Jacksonville Christian.
WALTER PRITCHETT, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: The defensive lineman led a Red Devils defense that had eight sacks with four stops behind the line in a 41-14 win over Smith Station.
PATE SMITH, G.W. LONG: Earned nine tackles, including two sacks, and recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the Rebels' 49-0 win over Geneva County.
TRAE PRATER, FORT PAYNE:  Made an interception in the Wildcats’ end zone to foil one scoring threat to lead a Fort Payne defense in a 28-14 win over Lee-Huntsville. The secondary had three interceptions in the final period with Tyler Berry and Daurice Maddox picking off the other two.
ZACH GLENN, CULLMAN: Picked off a pass that led to a touchdown and had 11 tackles in a 20-7 region win at Athens. Teammate Justin Patterson added 10 tackles and two sacks.
DREW VANCE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown in the Warriors' 48-17 victory at Hokes Bluff.
DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the Panthers' 50-6 victory over Valley Head. Teammate Chase Jennings also returned a pick 35 yards for another score for Spring Garden’s defense and added a 9-yard TD run.

SPECIAL TEAMS

COBY NEENAN, NORTHVIEW:
Kicked 2-of-3 field goals, missing only on a 56-yarder that sailed wide left, while converting 4-of-4 on extra points and punting for a 44-yard average on three punts in the Cougars' 41-34 loss to Park Crossing. He also looped two kickoffs that resulted in Park Crossing fumbles that the Cougars recovered.
KOBE BAGGETT, DOTHAN: Booted a punt 74 yards in Dothan’s 33-19 win over Carroll. The kick was Baggett’s only punt of the night.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Scored two touchdowns on a 60-yard punt return and a 63-yard run in the Bulldogs' 49-0 victory at Pleasant Valley.
B.J. SMALLS, HANCEVILLE: Returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and added 86 rushing yards in a 49-35 loss at Winfield.


RAYCOM TO TELEVISE THE RAYCOM/AHSAA GAME OF THE WEEK TONIGHT

  Raycom Network will televise 16 games live over the remainder of the 2015 prep football season, beginning with West Point at J.O.  Johnson tonight.
  The Class 5A, Region 8 battle between Warriors (4-1) and Jaguars (2-3) at Huntsville’s Milton Frank Stadium will kick off the Raycom/AHSAA Game of the Week, which will run through the regular season and first four rounds of the state playoffs.
  The Raycom series began in August with the three Champions Challenge games at Cramton Bowl and will conclude with the Super 7 State Championships at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa in December.
   All games will be live over the Raycom TV Network on either the main channel or Raycom’s Bounce channels and the Raycom affiliate websites as well as live on Raycom’s you tube channel on the internet.  Go to www.pathtotheplayoffs.com for more specific channel information. Raycom stations include WAFF TV 48 in Huntsville, WBRC TV 6 in Birmingham, WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery, WDTX TV 34 in Dothan and WTVM TV 9 in Columbus, Ga., and non-Raycom station WFNA TV 55 (Bounce) in Mobile.
    Play-by-play is being handled by Graham Dunn with Mike Peacock the color commentator and Kim Cannova the sideline reporter. Ken Dunbar is the statistician in the booth.
   The next four weeks the Raycom/AHSAA GOW will be televised statewide on Thursday nights. The playoffs will feature Friday games.


AHSAA Prep Spotlight, Week 5 T.R. Miller Team Claims 300th Victory For Veteran Head Coach Jamie Riggs

     Senior running back Ahmaud Taylor rushed for 189 yards on 22 carries and scored on runs of 28, 5 and 41 yards Friday night as T.R. Miller posted a 42-18 win over Escambia County.
     The victory was a typical T.R. Miller victory – a typical Jamie Riggs-coached win.
     This one, however, was more special to the many players who have suited up in the T.R. Miller gear since Riggs returned home as head coach in the fall of 1989. The victory was No. 288 for Riggs as the T.R. Miller coach and it was No. 300 in the career of this legendary coach who has been one of high school football’s strongest advocates through the years. It also grabbed this week’s AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 5 of the 2015 season.
     Riggs, now in his 30th year as a head coach in the AHSAA and currently in his 27th year at T.R. Miller, has compiled a 300-79-0 career record with a .792 winning percentage, best of any coach in Alabama to reach 300 wins.  He currently trails the state’s all-time leader Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills (315-133-0), who is 4-1 this season for the Class 7A Rebels, on the active list.  Waldon Tucker (309-126-3) retired at Fayette County after the 2010 season and Glenn Daniel (302-169-16) retired at Luverne in 1993.
   “I think about all the people who have been here in the past,” Riggs told Corey Williams of the Brewton Standard newspaper following Friday’s win. “All of the great players and coaches who put up the time and effort, and along with my family, all sacrificed a lot to allow me to this. It’s been a team effort among everybody, and I hope they enjoy and feel a part of this as well.”
     Riggs reached the 300-win milestone faster than any other AHSAA coach. His 300th came in game 379. Anderson’s 300th came in game 422 of his coaching career, Tucker’s 300th was game 426 in his career, and Daniel’s 300th came in game 483 of his legendary career. Daniel coached 20 seasons, however, before the AHSAA’s first state playoffs began.
     Riggs worked as an assistant coach at Winston County and McGill-Toolen before becoming head coach at Opp High School in 1986. His teams at Opp went 12-19 in three seasons.  At T.R. Miller, the Tigers lost their first three games, then finished strong to win eight of the next nine in 1989 before losing to eventual 4A state champion Pike County 28-17 in the quarterfinals. The Tigers went 13-1 and reached the 4A state finals before losing to Deshler, but stormed back in 1991 to go 14-0 and win the state title.
     During the 1990s, Riggs’ Tigers won 117 games, more than any other team in the state. His team also won 28 consecutive games from 1994-95. Every team during his tenure at Miller has qualified for the state playoffs.
    The milestone win edged out a near-perfect passing performance by James Raines of Class 1A Berry in a 68-36 win over Shoals Christian. Raines was
27-of-30 passing for 380 yards and eight touchdowns and also completed two 2-point pass conversions to have a hand in 52 of his team’s 68 points.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Davidson High School celebrated homecoming Thursday by hosting Charles Henderson in a game won 34-14 by the Warriors. Coach Fred Riley’s team and school used that venue to demonstrate the “healing power of high school athletics” as they paid tribute to CHHS player Demario Harris, Jr., who collapsed and died in last year’s Charles Henderson-Davidson game at Troy.
    Riley and his team paid tribute to Harris and his CHHS teammates with pre-game festivities at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile by wearing orange and blue in Harris’ honor. Davidson players ran through a banner dedicated to Harris. It read: “Self pride is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something always. Have class and be humble.” The banner also had a drawing of a Trojan jersey with Harris’ name and No. 10 on it.
    “It was something that begged to be done,” Riley told Ben Thomas of al.com. “I just happened to be a small part of it.”
     Harris’ father was on hand for the ceremony. “This means so much,” said Demario Harris, Sr. “I never would have imagined that my son would have had the type of impact he’s had. I’m very proud of what he’s been able to accomplish. I can’t really explain how much it means for Davidson and our community and everyone to help me keep my son’s name alive.”
    To read more about this tremendous act of character and kindness, go to the following link at  al.com:

http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/-6329950144259181989/davidson-charles-henderson-remember-demario-harris-jr-in-emotional-ceremony-a-year-after-his-death/

   For other highlights from Week 5:

RUSHING

DILAN KILPATRICK,, FYFFE: Rushed for 342 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 34-7 win against Sylvania to set the Red Devils’ single-game school rushing record.

CODY MARTIN, REELTOWN: The Rebels’ workhorse running back had 36 carries for 231 yards and five touchdowns in the Rebels’ wild 53-42 win over Elmore County.
NIC ROLLO, COLD SPRINGS: Scored on six of his nine first-half carries and finished with 189 yards on 10 total rushes in a 50-7 win over of Vinemont. Rollo’s touchdowns covered 6, 16, 4, 3, 49 and 78 yards. Cold Springs’ offensive line paved the way for 362 total rushing yards. JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: The senior had 31 rush attempts for 320 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats beat Arab 37-7.  It was the second time this season for Bentley to exceed 300 yards. His first (336 yards versus Madison County) set a new school single-game record. Bentley has rushed for 1,120 yards (224 yards per game) through the first five games of 2015.  His career totals currently include 88 touchdowns and 4,938 yards rushing.
LA’MICAL PERINE, THEODORE: Ran for 292 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries as Theodore beat Park Crossing 35-28.
JAMAL HOUREL, ANDALUSIA: The Bulldogs running back gained 291 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns in Andalusia’s 19-16 win over rival Opp. He now has 1,223 yards rushing this season with 15 touchdowns on 91 carries.
DESHON COWLING, PIKE COUNTY: Had 171 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns – three different ways – as Pike County (4-0) remained unbeaten and unscored on after beating Luverne 44-0. Coach Fred Holland’s Class 3A Bulldogs have averaged 53.3 ppg while outscoring four opponents 213-0 thus far this season. Cowling scored on runs of 27, 18 and 11 yards, returned a punt 35 yards for a score and hauled in a 7-yard pass for his fifth TD.
KOBE SMITH, WEST POINT: Accounted for 320 total yards and scored six touchdowns in a 49-0 homecoming victory versus Hanceville. The senior had 22 carries for 229 rushing yards and four TDs (24, 6, 36 and 6 yards) and added three catches for 91 yards and another two touchdowns (30 and 61 yards).
CHADARIUS TOWNSEND, TANNER: Rushed for 286 yards and four touchdowns as the Rattlers snapped defending state champion Maplesville’s 18-game winning streak 48-21. Townsend also completed 4-of-9 passes for 45 yards. Maplesville’s streak of 28 regular-season wins and 44-home wins also came to an end.
PEYTON GILLILAND, CLEVELAND: The senior quarterback was outstanding on both sides of the ball in the Panthers’ 35-7 win over J.B. Pennington. He rushed 16 times for 254 and two touchdowns (76, 45) and completed 3-of- 6 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. On defense, he had five tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

CHASE WILSON, GLENCOE: The senior quarterback totaled 234 yards combined offense and four touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 42-7 win over Hokes Bluff. Wilson rushed for 125 yards and two scores on 16 carries and completed 6-of-12 passes for 109 yards and pair of TDs.
CALEB VINSON, FALKVILLE: Led Falkville to a 61-20 in over West Morgan with 233 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
MEMPHIS SISTRUNK, COTTONWOOD: Rushed for 202 yards and one score on 16 carries and caught the Bears' only two pass completions, both for touchdowns as the Bears defeated Barbour County 49-13. Teammate Jordan Gray added 133 yards rushing on nine carries with four touchdowns.
MILES STRICKLAND, BOB JONES: Picked up 207 rushing yards on 20 carries and scored three TDs in a 42-24 win over Florence. His touchdown runs covered 56, 54 and 12 yards.
KYLE HARRELL, CALERA: Rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries as the Eagles beat Shelby County 34-14.
BLAKE ADAMS, HAYDEN:  Adams, a senior fullback, rushed 16 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns (28, 17, 25 yards) in the Wildcats’ 43-6 victory over Lawrence County.
RILEY EAGAN, MARY MONTGOMERY:  Had 5 carries for 186 yards and four touchdowns as the Vikings handed Baldwin County its first defeat 35-19. His TD runs were 1, 3, 39 and 69 yards.
SEAN LONG, SARALAND:  Had 16 rush attempts for 163 yards and four touchdowns Sean Long ran for 163 yards and four touchdowns on just 16 carries as Saraland defeated Thomasville 42-14 on Friday night.
DYLAN McQUEEN, SCOTTSBORO: Rushed 18 times for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-28 win over North Jackson. He also returned a kickoff 43 yards.
CAMERON THOMAS, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Rushed for 139 yards and a TD on 15 passes and completed 7-of-12 passes for 104 yards and two scores to lead the Generals past Columbia 41-14.
HUNTER GRANT, WEST END: The senior quarterback had four carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns and was 2-of-4 passing for 41 yards and two more scores, all in the first half, as the Patriots beat Coosa Christian 71-0 to set a single-game school record for points scored.  West End rolled up 527 total yards in the win.
SHAWN BOWDEN, WICKSBURG: Rushed for 176 yards on 24 carries with four touchdowns, including a 10-yard run on the first play of overtime and an ensuing two-point conversion, in a 29-21 win over Ariton. He added four tackles on defense.
AUSTIN HARRIS, FAIRVIEW: Ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns, including an 83-yard breakaway, in a 40-0 shutout of county-rival Holly Pond.

PASSING
KALEB BARKER, PRICEVILLE:
Completed 25-of-39 passes for 265 yards and four TDs (18, 38, 7 and 20 yards) in Priceville’s 36-14 win over Danville. Barker improved his season total to 17 TD passes and also added his 15th rushing TD of the season in the win.
AVERY HARRIS, MUNFORD: Passed for 308 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-28 win over Lincoln. Teammate Charles Smith added 199 yards rushing and two scores on 28 carries.
COLE GUFFEY, HAZEL GREEN:  Led the Trojans to a 21-17 win over Fort Payne completing 13-of-20 passes for 273 yards and one score. He scored the game-winning TD on a 5-yard keeper.
BLAKE JOHNSON, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Completed 8-of-12 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ 33-14 win over Holtville.
RAGAN ASHLEY, FAIRVIEW: The Aggies quarterback passed for 232 yards and four touchdowns, including a 40-yard touchdown connection to Noah Garnett, in a 40-0 win over Holly Pond.
DYLAN WIGGINS, RANBURNE: Was 17-of-20 passing for 225 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Beulah.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 16-of-23 pass attempts for 212 yards and an 8-yard touchdown. He also rushed for 57 yards on 15 attempts with an 11-yard score and intercepted a pass late in the game to lead the Warriors to a 28-19 victory over Ohatchee.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: Was 13-of-17 passing for 202 yards and five touchdowns – four to receiver Tommy Spivey – and the Bulldogs beat Highland Home 49-14.
JOSH DECKER, CEDAR BLUFF: Was 10-of-17 passing for 200 yards and had a 13-yard touchdown run in the Tigers' 28-26 win at Ragland.
CALEB KASSINGER, SAND ROCK: Completed 11-of-17 pass attempts for 194 yards and two touchdowns (4, 15 yards) in the Wildcats' 31-7 win at Crossville.
TRAE HARRIS, NORTH JACKSON: Was 12-of-24 passing for 190 yards and one touchdown in a 30-28 loss to Scottsboro.
DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Completed a game-winning 7-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with only four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Senators past previously unbeaten Russellville 39-36. Kimbrough rushed for one TD.
DALEN MORRIS, BUCKHORN: Completed 8-of-16 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown (21 yards), and ran for an 18-yard score in a 31-30 win over J.O Johnson.
TANNER ALLEN, UMS-WRIGHT: Was 12-of-14 passing for 145 yards and three TDs and rushed for 57 yards as the Bulldogs downed Bayside Academy 34-0.
KENNON CASEY, G.W. LONG: The Rebels quarterback rushed for two touchdowns (4 and 3 yards) and threw for two touchdowns (6 and 45 yards), while also returning an interception 71 yards for a fifth score, in the Rebels' 43-12 win over Slocomb.

 

PASS RECEIVING
LANDON PRITCHETT, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Snared three passes for 153 yards and two scores in a 33-14 win over Holtville.
ISAAC GREEN, BILLLINGSLEY:  Had three receptions for 149 yards and a TD in the Bears’ 54-13 win over Prattville Christian.
JUSTIN McKNIGHT, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught seven passes for 101 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown, in the Warriors' 28-19 win over Ohatchee.
MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Caught four passes for 86 yards and 1 touchdown in a 30-28 win over North Jackson to become Scottsboro’s career leader in pass receiving yards (887 yards on 46 catches and 12 TDs). Talley is one receiving TD shy of tying the career record for TD catches.

 

DEFENSE
KYRIQ McDONALD, JAMES CLEMENS: Had two interceptions, returning one 101 yards for a touchdown, and also blocked a punt that resulted in a touchdown as the Jets beat Mountain Brook 51-14.  He also had nine tackles and returned three punts for 41 yards.
DEVONTAE WILLIAMS, OPP: Recorded 18 tackles, had a sack and fumble recovery in Opp’s 19-16 loss to Andalusia.
DANIEL THOMAS, LEE-MONTGOMERY:  Had two interceptions, returning the first one 52 yards for a TD in the third quarter to put the Generals ahead for good en route to a 44-21 win over Northview.
ANDREAZ SPENCER, PAUL BRYANT: Had two interceptions on defense and five receptions on offense as the Stampede beat Central-Tuscaloosa 13-12.
CHARLIE BENTON, OPELIKA: Had two important interceptions in Opelika’s 27-21 road win over Central-Phenix City. The defensive back finished with eight tackles.
CLAY KELLEY, NEW BROCKTON: Had 16 tackles and an interception in the Gamecocks’ 20-13 win over previously unbeaten Providence Christian.
TRENT HATCHER, WICKSBURG:  Recorded 17 tackles in the Panthers' 29-21 overtime win over Ariton.

DALTON YERBY, CULLMAN: Picked off a pass and broke up three others in a 34-6 home win over Fayette County. The senior also had seven tackles and pinned the Tigers inside their own 1-yard line on a booming punt. Teammate Justin Patterson added nine tackles, a sack for minus-16 yards and a fourth-down stop.
MARQUEZ JOHNSON, GENEVA: Had two interceptions on defense, returning one for a touchdown, and also forced a fumble on defense and added 103 yards rushing a touchdown on offense in a 34-23 win over Samson.
EMMANUEL JONES, HUEYTOWN: Intercepted a pass, returning it for a touchdown in the final minute of the game, to lift the Gophers to a come-from-behind 27-20 win over Pleasant Grove.
JOSH CRUMBLEY, HAYDEN: The junior defensive lineman had five tackles – three sacks and two others for loss – in the Wildcats’ 43-6 win over Lawrence County. The Wildcats defense limited Lawrence County to 44 total yards – including minus-1 yard rushing.
HUNTER VERHART, CORNER:  Had 19 tackles in a 29-15 loss to Oak Grove.
BLAKE JOHNSON, ELBA: Had 16 tackles in a 28-7 win over Daleville.
AUSTIN FREEMAN, SCOTTSBORO: Made 7 tackles and had two pass interceptions in the Wildcats’ 30-28 win over North Jackson. Teammate Stephen Jackson added 14 tackles.
KYLE WALKER, G.W. LONG:  Had 16 tackles, including one quarterback sack, in the Rebels' 43-21 win over Slocomb.

CHANDLER DAVIS, NORTHVIEW:  Led the Cougars with 15 tackles in Northview’s 44-21 loss to Lee-Montgomery.
DARRIEN EVANS, FAIRFIELD: Led Fairfield’s defense with 10 tackles and scored one of the two TDs in the game as the Tigers beat Midfield 13-0.
STEFAN PALMER, AUTAUGAVILLE: Had 11 tackles on defense and 130 yards rushing on nine carries on offense as the Eagles beat Central-Hayneville 38-2.
HALL MORTON, OAK MOUNTAIN: Had two of the six interceptions managed by the Eagles defense in a 35-0 win over Briarwood. The defense also limited the Lion to 37 rushing yards.
SCOTTIE RIDGEWAY, JACKSON: Recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass as Jackson beat Demopolis 35-20.
GOOD HOPE DEFENSE: Forced eight turnovers in a 47-6 homecoming victory over Curry.


SPECIAL TEAMS
EDWIN ALVARADO-AMAYA, McGILL-TOOLEN:
The sophomore place-kicker a 33-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter and Blount beat McGill-Toolen 17-14 in a battle of unbeaten teams.

AHSAA Week 4 Prep Spotlight Colbert Heights Coach, Family ‘Blessed’ As Team and Opponents Reach Out to Family

     In the Shoals community of Colbert Heights, the color purple has taken an all-important meaning for those who know the Denton family.
         Danielle Denton, the courageous and inspiring 13-year-old daughter of Colbert Heights High School head football coach Ivan Denton and his wife Carol, died Sept. 10 from respiratory complications after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Her funeral was Monday, Sept. 14.
       Last Friday night, her older brother Will Denton, a senior quarterback for the Wildcats, turned in one of the top performances of his prep career completing 18-of-29 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-36 win over Clements. The performance and how the home and visiting communities have responded grabs the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 4.
      It was homecoming night at Clements High School, but more importantly, it was a night the school and community expressed its love and admiration for Danielle and her family by filling the stadium with the color purple – the official color of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a color closely associated with Danielle’s valiant effort.
     It was a night, said Coach Ivan Denton, “that will be with us a long, long time.”
     Denton said the team and assistant coaches worked hard to prepare for the game, and provided incredible support for the head coach and his son. “The players really rallied around him, lifted him up,” said Denton. “Will missed the Lauderdale County game, and I think it was good for both of us to get out there and get caught up in the game. Will played well, but so did the entire team. He was only sacked one time and that was because he scrambled out of the pocket and was caught from behind.  It wasn’t about winning but about picking yourself up when you get knocked down and moving forward.” 
    The spirit of his daughter was alive and well in the hearts of all the Wildcats’ players, he said. “She had so much courage and strength,” said Denton. “Unless you lived in our house, no one could know just how much pain she had to deal with. If you didn’t know her, you wouldn’t even know she was sick.”
    Danielle was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 5. A very bright student and talented artist, Denton’s daughter would spend her spare time painting pictures, he said. When she would sell a painting she would then give the money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
    Though she had several extended stays in the hospital, Denton said the family tried to keep things as normal as they could. “My wife Carol would stay with Danielle at the hospital and I would stay back home with Will – which allowed me to do my job. My wife has just been incredible.”
    In recent weeks, which Danielle’s condition began to take a turn for the worse, Denton said they have been “blessed by so many others. While we were in Birmingham (at Children’s Hospital), Brooks High School sent the team some purple spats, so the players were decked out in purple. Colbert County, West Morgan, Sheffield, Cherokee … all the surrounding communities went out of their way to pray for Danielle, to show their love and support.”
     Danielle started a prayer revival or sorts on Facebook, he said. “This has been difficult for us, but the prayers and the response have really been important. We prayed for her to be healed, and I think those prayers have been answered. This has really put what we do in perspective.”
     Other highlights from week 4 included:

SPECIAL TEAMS
RYAN SULLIVAN, FALKVILLE: Kicked the game-winning 20-yard field goal with 4   seconds left in a 40-37 win over Class 2A Cold Springs. The quarterback was also 19-of-28 passing for 199 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 94 yards and a TD on 20 carries. He was 14-of-16 passing in the second half.
FISHER WILLOUGHBY, COLD SPRINGS: Returned a kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown and tacked on an interception, a fumble recovery, 35 rushing yards, 32 receiving yards and a 2-point conversion a 40-37 Class 2A loss at Falkville.
ANTONIO HILL, ELBA: For the third time in four games this season, Hill blocked a punt and scored off it – leading the Tigers to a 44-0 win over New Brockton. The blocked kick in the third quarter helped Elba pull away from a 14-0 halftime lead.
KENDRICK WILLIAMS, GENEVA COUNTY: Returned the opening kickoff 80 yards to set the tone in Geneva County's 41-13 win over Houston County. He also had two receptions for touchdowns (37 and 28 yards) and eight tackles on defense.

PASS RECEIVING
AUSTIN HALLMARK, SARDIS: The senior wide receiver had seven receptions for 220 yards with TD catches of 26 and 13 yards in the Lions’ 28-7 Class 4A win over Hokes Bluff. He made a diving grab for the 26-harder and tipped the ball to himself on the 13-harder. Hallmark also rushed seven times for 38 yards, including a 14-yard TD run.
MYRON MITCHELL, WALKER: Had his third straight 100-yard receiving effort with six catches for 143 yards and three TDs in a 41-14 win over Pelham. Teammate Marquell Oliver also had three receptions for 107 yards and one TD.
BRET CLARK, NEW HOPE: Grabbed six receptions for 135 yards and two scores and threw a touchdown to quarterback Adam Browner in a 33-20 win over Pisgah.
QUARTER HENDERSON, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught seven passes for 123 yards and a 7-yard touchdown in the Warriors' 35-20 victory over Jacksonville.
RILEY COLE, ONEONTA: Hauled in six receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown as the Redskins beat Locust Fork 62-0.  Cole also had 17 tackles, four for loss, and broke up two passes on defense.
HUNTER TARVIN, WEST END: Caught six passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 34-0 win over Section.
BAYLEY BLANCHARD, PIEDMONT: Caught six passes for 109 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown, in the Bulldogs' 44-26 win over Glencoe.

PASSING
DREW GUY, FAYETTE COUNTY: Completed 24-of-32 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-16 victory over Danville.
JACKSON HOLLADAY, WALKER: Went over 300 yards passing for the third straight week completing 16-of-22 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns as the Vikings beat Pelham 41-14.
HUNTER GRANT, WEST END: Was 13-of-16 passing for 302 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more scores in the Patriots’ 34-0 Class 2A win over Section.
TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Piled up 352 total yards in a 35-20 Class 4A win over Jacksonville. He was 9-for-15 passing for 176 yards and a 7-yard touchdown and rushed for 176 yards on 17 carries with a 3-yard score.
AHMAD ISAAC, MIDFIELD: Was 10-of-13 passing for 268 yards and five touchdowns as Midfield beat Prattville Christian 60-20. He also rushed for one TD and returned an interception for a seventh TD in the win. 
TYLER JOHNSTON, SPANISH FORT: Threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns – all in the second quarter – and also ran for 82 yards and another score the Toros beat Saraland 41-18.
BLAKE STIDHAM, HAMILTON:
CAMERON THOMAS, LEE-HUNTSVILLE:
Completed 8-of-12 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns and scored another on a 10-yard run as the Generals snapped an eight-game losing streak with a two-overtime 43-42 win over Scottsboro.
CHRIS HUFF, CORNER:
Was 16-of-25 passing for 254 yards and a TD as Corner beat Dora 37-17.
JACOB FREE, BRANTLEY: The Brantley quarterback passed to freshman receiver Parker Driggers for a 22-yard touchdown with 2.3 seconds remaining to lift the Bulldogs to a 19-14 win over Red Level. Free finished 13-of-23 with 145 yards and three touchdowns.
HUNTER GWIN, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Completed 9-of-19 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, most coming in a second-half of the Eagles 20-16 comeback win over Samson. The Eagles, now 4-0 for the first time in school history, trailed 16-0 at halftime, but rallied behind Gwin’s TD passes of 52 yards to Brandon Barnes and of 25 yards to Jackson Reeves, the later a go-ahead score in the fourth quarter.
BRADEN PYRON, MARION COUNTY: was 19-of-19 passing for 230 yards and five touchdowns (13, 17, 34, 39 and 74 yards) in a 54-6 Class 1A win over Lynn.
HEATH BURCHFIELD, JAMES CLEMENS: Was 16-of-29 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns as the Jets (3-1) beat Buckhorn 23-7.
KO POWELL, ONEONTA: The senior quarterback completed 13-of-18 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on carries in the Redskins' 62-0 Class 4A win over Locust Fork.
ROSS CROCKER, CULLMAN: The quarterback scored a touchdown three different ways while engineering a 29-26 win over Austin. He caught a touchdown on a trick play, ran 20 yards for another TD, threw a 28-yard touchdown and also had a successful 2-point conversion pass after the final TD.

RUSHING
DYLAN McQUEEN, SCOTTSBORO: According to WWIC announcer and school historian Greg Bell, McQueen became the first Wildcats player in school history to score a rushing TD, a receiving TD and throw a TD pass in the same game as Scottsboro lost a double-overtime 43-42 decision to Lee-Huntsville. Scottsboro’s[RI1]  Dylan McQueen rushed 17 times for 121 yards and a TD in a 43-42 double-overtime loss to Lee Huntsville. 
KRITIAN JONES, HACKLEBURG: Went over 4,000 yards rushing for his career with 102 yards as Hackleburg beat Shoals Christian 49-14. The senior running back scored on runs of 8 and 51 yards.
CAMERON LONGMIRE, GEORGIANA: The Georgiana sophomore ran for 228 yards and two touchdowns last Friday to spark the Panthers to a 38-12 win over Class 1A, Region 2 rival McKenzie in a battle of Class 1A unbeaten teams. Longmire also had 11 tackles on defense for Coach Ezell Powell’s Panthers (5-0).
XAVIER THORNTON, MILLRY: Had 28 rush attempts for 326 yards and five touchdowns as Millry beat Marengo 49-34 on Friday night.
DEVONTIA JOHNSON, CHEROKEE: Rushed 310 yards and five touchdowns as the Indians beat Phillips, 55-20.
KALEB BARKER, PRICEVILLE: Rolled up 450 total yards with 275 yards rushing on 14 carries and 175 yards passing on an 11-for-21 performance as Bulldogs (4-0) beat Westminster Christian 40-28. He also accounted for six touchdowns – four rushing and two passing.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG:
Rushed for 298 yards on 18 carries with four touchdowns (55, 33, 20 and 68 yards) and also had a 10-yard touchdown reception in the Rebels' 48-0 win over Ariton. He kick six extra points and had four tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.
DERRICK DUNIGAN, BILLINGSLEY: Turned in a workhorse effort with 39 carries times and 253 rushing yards to lead the Class 1A Bears to a 28-9 win over Verbena.
DARNELLE JACKSON, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 255 yards and three touchdowns (96, 15, 1 yards) in the Bulldogs' 44-26 win over Glencoe in a battle of Class 3A unbeaten teams.
Teammate Tyler Hayes also accounted for 281 total yards and TD runs covering 67 and 3 yards. He completed 8-of-14 pass attempts for 141 yards and a 4-yard touchdown.
GRAYSON WAKEFIELD, DECATUR HERITAGE: Grayson Wakefield accounted for 249 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as Decatur Heritage beat Vina 36-8. Wakefield connected on 3-of-4 pass attempts for 101 yards and one TD and rushed for 148 yards and three scores on nine carries.
CHASE WILSON, GLENCOE: Rushed for 134 yards and passed for 122 for 256 total yards in Glencoe’s 44-26 loss at Piedmont. He scored on runs of 54 and 2 yards.
ALEX McNEAL, DALEVILLE: Rushed for 212 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns (10, 51 and 25 yards) and had a 55-yard punt return to set up a score in a 28-14 win over Slocomb.
HUNTER DUNCAN, SUSAN MOORE: Rushed 16 times for 225 yards and two touchdowns (5 and 90 yards) in the Bulldogs' 49-14 win over Holly Pond.
JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: The senior rushed for 213 and scored four touchdowns, one coming on a 42-yard interception return, as the Wildcats beat Randolph 27-0. His now has 84 career touchdowns with three coming on interception returns. He also has 4,618 career rushing yards.
RAHEEM BOHAM, OPP: Had 207 yards rushing on 21 carries with two in the Bobcats' 60-42 win over Geneva.
KYLE REDMOND, SOUTH LAMAR: Gained 207 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in a 46-36 victory over Meek.
DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Had 24 carries for 200 yards and one touchdown in Fort Payne’s 24-7 win at Albertville.
NICHIOLAS SIMS, MURPHY: Returning to action after missing three games with a toe injury, Sims rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns as Murphy rallied to beat Theodore 32-31. The winning score came in the final seconds of the game.
JARED SMITH, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, and threw a 2-yard TD pass in a 40-28 loss to Priceville.
GARY FEARN, HUNTSVILLE: Had 31 carries for 210 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-34 win over Sparkman.
R.J. STEVENS, BALDWIN COUNTY: Dashed 70 yards for a touchdown on the game’s first play and finished with 205 yards rushing and three scores as the Tigers beat LeFlore 30-0. The 4-0 start is the best for Baldwin County since 2003.
MARKISE LEVERETTE, BIBB COUNTY: Rushed for 197 yards and scored on an 81-yard TD pass as the Choctaws beat Class 4A West Blocton 40-22. He finished with the 96 yards receiving.
ALEX MALUDA, NORTHSIDE: Had 195 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 40-6 victory over Holt.
JUWAN RICHARDSON, ASHFORD: Rushed for 150 yards with two touchdowns (65 and 45 yards), was 4-of-5 passing for 68 yards and had a 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Yellow Jackets' 62-40 win over Catholic of Montgomery. Richardson also had a 41-yard punt and two tackles on defense.
JACOB WASHBURN, J.P. PENNINGTON: The senior running back pounded out 198 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries in a 21-20 overtime loss to Good Hope 21-20.
DOMONIQUE JONES, KEITH: Rushed for 185 yards with four touchdowns on runs of 12, 75, 5 and 5 yards as the Bears knocked off previously unbeaten Ellwood Christian 58-6.
ERIC GEORGE, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Picked up 152 yards rushing and three touchdowns (3, 4, 81 yards) on 13 carries, returned an interception 84 yards for a score and kicked four extra points in a 34-21 win over Sylvania.
TYLER ROSE, LEEDS: Rushed 17 times for 185 yards and three TDs as the Green Wave shut out Elmore County 49-0.
JACKSON GRIFFIN, GENEVA: The Panthers running back rushed for 197 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns (3, 15 and 26 yards) in a 60-42 loss to Opp.
DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Rushed for 169 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 41-0 Class 2A win against Ider.
JACOB GRAVES, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Rushed for 168 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns (2, 1, 1 yards) in the Warriors' 35-20 win over Jacksonville.
NIC ROLLO, COLD SPRINGS: Totaled 166 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in a 40-37 loss at Falkville. Among his runs was an 86-yard carry.
JOSEPH SCHAUER, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Gained 159 yards and scored three touchdowns on 18 rushes as the Warriors beat Pleasant Valley 48-25.

DEFENSE
WILL KIRK, PLAINVIEW: The senior safety had two interceptions returned for touchdowns against Sand Rock in the Bears’ 24-7 win. He also had a forced fumble and three solo tackles. On offense he had two catches for 34 yards.
VICTOR CULLEN, MINOR: Had 12 tackles and recovered two fumbles, returning both for touchdowns, as the Class 6A Tigers beat Jackson-Olin 47-30.
LEE WHISENANT, GOOD HOPE: Returned a fumble 86 yards for a touchdown and had a clutch interception in the fourth quarter of a 21-20 double-overtime victory at J.B. Pennington. The win was the Raiders’ first of the year and first in head coach Alan Scott’s return to his alma mater.
TRENT HATCHER, WICKSBURG: Totaled 19 tackles in a 39-28 win over Abbeville.
BEN DAVIS, GORDO: Had 15 tackles in a 24-16 victory over Greensboro. He also had four receptions for 48 yards at tight end.
MICHAEL SHARPLY, JAMES CLEMENS: The junior linebacker had six tackles, two sacks, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass in a 23-7 Class 7A win over Buckhorn.
RICKY HALL, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Had 17 tackles to lead Providence Christian to a 20-16 win over Samson. Teammates Andrew Peterson and William Ernst added 12 tackles each and three sacks.
TYLER BERRY, FORT PAYNE: Registered 14 tackles with a sack and two tackles for a loss in the Wildcats’ 17-14 win at Albertville.  Teammate Daurice Andrews added 12 tackles, including three touchdown-saving stops.
LEVI HAMMACK, ADDISON: Had two of the Bulldogs' seven sacks for a defense that forced five turnovers in a 37-18 win over Hanceville. Addison limited Hanceville to minus-8 yards total offense through three quarters. Hammack added 43 rushing yards and a touchdown and recovered an errant snap on a punt attempt for another score.
TREYVON DUNLAP, ENTERPRISE: Recorded 15 tackles in Enterprise's 34-14 loss to Auburn.
ETHAN McMINN, CULLMAN: Had an interception and 14 tackles in the Bears’ 29-26 come-from-behind win over Class 6A Austin. The defensive back also converted a fourth down with a 31-yard run on offense and had a short run for a TD. Teammates Justin Patterson and Logan Shugarts each added 10 tackles.
RYAN GRIDER, SCOTTSBORO: Had 11 tackles in Scottsboro’s 43-42 loss to Lee-Huntsville.
ALEX McMAHAN, SAND ROCK: Posted 11 tackles, including 2 for lost yardage, in the Wildcats' 24-7 loss to Plainview.
LOGAN HURLEY, GAYLESVILLE: Managed 11 tackles, including four for lost yardage, in the Trojans' 26-19 loss to Valley Head.
HUNTER GREEN, CLEVELAND: The junior had 11 tackles, four for loss, two sacks, and returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown in the Panthers' 58-28 win over Collinsville.

SPECIAL TEAMS
RYAN SULLIVAN, FALKVILLE:
Kicked the game-winning 20-yard field goal with 4   seconds left in a 40-37 win over Class 2A Cold Springs. The quarterback was also 19-of-28 passing for 199 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 94 yards and a TD on 20 carries. He was 14-of-16 passing in the second half.
FISHER WILLOUGHBY, COLD SPRINGS: Returned a kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown and tacked on an interception, a fumble recovery, 35 rushing yards, 32 receiving yards and a 2-point conversion a 40-37 Class 2A loss at Falkville.
ANTONIO HILL, ELBA: For the third time in four games this season, Hill blocked a punt and scored off it – leading the Tigers to a 44-0 win over New Brockton. The blocked kick, which came in the third quarter, helped Elba pull away from a 14-0 halftime lead.
KENDRICK WILLIAMS, GENEVA COUNTY: Returned the opening kickoff 80 yards to set the tone in Geneva County's 41-13 win over Houston County. He also had two receptions for touchdowns (37 and 28 yards) and eight tackles on defense.

 


AHSAA Week 2 Prep Spotlight Hillcrest’s Robinson Runs Way Into AHSAA Record Books with 447 Yards versus Clay-Chalkville

      Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa High School junior running back Brian Robinson ran for 447 yards on 29 rush attempts and scored five touchdowns as the Patriots’ lost a nail—biting 41-40 decision to defending Class 6A state football champion Clay-Chalkville.
     Robinson had scoring runs of 55, 81, 64 and 4 yards and tacked on a 23-yard TD pass reception for Coach Sam Adams’ Patriots to finish with 470 total yards. His performance earned the running back the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 2 of the young 2015 football season.
     The 447 rushing yards was the fifth best individual game on record and just the 12th 400—yard rushing effort in AHSAA prep history, according to the AHSAA Record Book found at www.ahsaa.com. Tony Dixon of Parrish set the single-game with 531 yards on 21 carries in a 2003 Class 1A victory over Hubbertville. Jerry Stancil of Gaylesville rushed for 470 yards in a win over Spring Garden in 2004, Cherokee County’s Michael Perry had 457 yards in a 1991 win over Hokes Bluff, and Charles Johnson of Keith had 454 yards in the Bears’ 2011 win over Shades Mountain.
    Robinson’s effort is the best ever by a Class 6A running back and the only 400-yard plus rushing total accomplished in a loss.
    Clay-Chalkville (3-0), coached by Jerry Hood, extended its current winning streak to 18 games with the one-point win.
    Finishing a close second in this week’s AHSAA Spotlight was a 405-yard passing performance by Kadarius Toney of Blount in the Leopards’ 56-21 win over Daphne, and a team defensive effort by New Brockton that accounted for four scores in the Gamecocks’ 56-0 win over Calhoun.
    Toney was 16-of-26 passes for 405 yards and five touchdowns for Coach Lev Holly. His total was the first 400-yard passing game registered in the AHSAA in 2015 and the 39th in history. Eight of those performances were over 500 yards including American Christian QB Chris Smelley’s 565 yards in 43-31 loss to Brantley in the 2005 Class 1A state playoffs. Reginald Todd, a New Mexico State basketball commitment, caught six of Toney’s passes for 222 yards and two scores as the Leopards rolled up 620 yards total offense the night.
DEFENSE IS BEST OFFENSE: New Brockton's defense accounted for four scores -- three touchdowns and a safety -- and the Gamecocks of Coach Justin Jones also got a punt return for a touchdown during a 56-0 win over Calhoun.

    Already up 7-0, New Brockton got a 26-yard interception return for A TD by Grant Griffin, a safety by Michael Morris and a recovered fumble in the end zone for a touchdown by Wyatt Moore for a 23-0 lead. The Gamecocks' last score of the game also came on defense as Tyler McIntosh returned a fumble 8 yards to the end zone. In between, Clay Kelley had a 34-yard punt return for a score.
    In other highlights from last weekend’s action:

MILESTONES
SCHILLING REGISTERS 1,300TH VOLLEYBALL VICTORY: Bayside Academy coach Ann Schilling, who has guided Bayside Academy to 20 state volleyball titles including a current streak of 13 in a row, registered her 1,300th career win with the Lady Admirals’ victory over host McGill-Toolen in the finals of the Dirty Dozen Invitational tourney last weekend hosted by McGill. Schilling started the 2015 season with a 1,288-359 head-coaching record. Glenda Wright, who stepped down after leading Walker to the 6A state tournament last season, is the AHSAA’s all-time leader with a 1,457-590 record. Tammy Richardson, who also stepped down at St. Luke’s after last season, owns a 1,358-546 career record.
FORMER HOOVER COACH REGISTERS 250TH WIN: Former Hoover High School football coach Rush Propst, who guided the Bucs to five Class 6A state titles and a 110-16 overall record from 1999-2007, notched the 250th win of his high school coaching career Friday night as Colquitt County (GA) beat Crisp County 37-7.  Propst, an Ohatchee native who is 250-86 overall, served as head coach at Ashville, Eufaula, Alba and Alma Bryant in Alabama before moving to Hoover. He is 74-25 at Colquitt County including directing his current team to the GHSA state title last season for the sixth state championship overall captured by teams he has coached. Propst’s team will take on an Alabama opponent Friday night when Colquitt County hosts Enterprise.
   Josh Niblett, who followed Propst at Hoover in 2008 as the school’s seventh head coach in school history, has kept the winning tradition alive going 99-8 since then with a 50-2 region record, 31-3 playoff record and four state championships (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) and two runner-up finishes (2010, 2011). He will be going for his 100th win at the school Friday night at Oak Mountain.
    Bob Finley, who guided the Bucs from 1968-1993 until his untimely death just prior to the 1994 season, is Hoover’s wins leader with a 198-87-5 record. He guided the Bucs to the state crown in 1977 and tied Enterprise in 1982 10-10 to earn a co-championship. The three coaches have combined for 407 of the school’s 454 all-time wins and own a combined 407-111-5 record and winning percentage of 78.3 percent.

RUSHING
JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: Broke two Guntersville single-game records in the Wildcats’ 49-39 win over Madison County. Bentley rushed 34 times for 336 yards and scored seven touchdowns, six rushing and one on a 41-yard pass reception. The previous record was 312 yards rushing and five TDs scored. The senior, who also had four tackles and an interception on defense, now has 4,347 career rushing yards and 77 touchdowns. Ironically, the Wildcats running back found himself in a Guntersville police car at halftime. The reason – coaches felt they needed to cool their workhorse down and the visitors’ dressing room was too crowded. The Guntersville Police Department provides an escort to all away games and proved to be an excellent way to cool Bentley down.
ANDREW BROWN, WINSTON COUNTY: The senior needed just 10 carries to rush for 350 yards and five touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets downed Hanceville 48-20. His scoring runs covered 26, 57, 80, 48 and 98 yards.
JAY CRAIG, DEMOPOLIS: Had 212 yards rushing on 30 carries and five touchdowns — 29, 25, 19, 15 and 2 yards — in a 42-23 victory over Calera.
TADARRYL MARSHALL, LEEDS: Had 24 carries for 183 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 100 yards and two more scores in the Green Wave’s 49-48 overtime loss at Munford. Marshall had rushing TDs of 33, 2, 1, 54 and 5 yards and passed for two TDs (10 and 43 yards). He also converted two 2-point conversions.
DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Had 274 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, to lead the Wildcats to a 21-14 win over Arab. He also had a 32-yard punt return and a 29-yard kickoff return.
MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT:
Had 19 carries for 220 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-23 win over Faith Academy.
CHRISTIAN CRANDALL & NIC ROLLO, COLD SPRINGS:
Combined for 358 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just 16 first-half carries in a 55-0 win over Southeastern. Crandall ran for 216 yards and Rollo, 142. Each scored two touchdowns.
DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Gained 215 yards rushing on 25 carries and scored a touchdown in the Red Devils’ 21-14 setback to Cleveland. The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak for defending 2A state champion Fyffe.
JAY JONES, McADORY: Ran for 207 yards with scoring runs of 57 and 82 yards as the Jackets beat Northridge 35-10. Jones also passed for a 68-yard TD.
SEAN LONG, SARALAND: Rushed eight times for 191 yards and four touchdowns to lead Saraland to a 45-7 win over Robertsdale. All four scores came in the first half.
GABE OZIO, MADISON COUNTY: Totaled 186 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns in a 49-39 loss to Guntersville.
DEVIN LEPS, VALLEY HEAD: Rushed for 180 yards and scored five touchdowns in the Tigers' 57-22 win against Coosa Christian. He scored on runs of 65, 15, 9, 10 and 2 yards.
KALEB SHADWICK, WEST BLOCTON: Rushed for 166 yards and three TDs on 21 carries in a 32-14 victory over Sipsey Valley.
COLTON KNIGHT, REHOBETH: The Rebels’ running back rushed for 163 yards and four touchdowns (5, 21,5 and 40 yards) in a 46-0 win over Alabama Christian.

GARRETT APPLING, HOLY SPIRIT: Gained 150 yards rushing on 30 carries, scored two rushing TDs and another on a 34-yard pass reception as the Titans beat Vincent 21-6.
GARY FEARN, HUNTSVILLE: Ran for 144 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns (1 yard, 12 and 3 yards) in the first half of a 26-0 win over Grissom.
STONE FINCHER, HACKLEBURG: The freshman running back ran eight times for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 45-6 win over Tharptown.
TYLER BLAKELY, COLLINSVILLE: Rushed 10 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns (1, 27 and 57 yards) and made an interception on defense to lead the Panthers past West End 54-35.
AUSTIN HARRIS, FAIRVIEW:  Recorded his third straight 100-yard plus rushing performance with 27 carries for 109 yards and three TDs as the Aggies fell to Randolph 38-27. Harris also caught three passes for 25 yards and played well on defense.
TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Had 203 total yards, 96 rushing and 107 passing, and accounted for three touchdowns in a 62-21 win over Ashville. Teammate Darnell Jackson added 136 yards rushing on 13 carries with one TD – all in the first half.

PASSING
AVERY HARRIS, MUNFORD: The quarterback was 20-of-33 passing for 300 yards and five touchdowns in the Lions’ 49-48 overtime win over defending Class 4A state champion Leeds. The junior led Munford from two-touchdown deficits twice in the fourth quarter to force the extra period. His 22-yard TD pass to Austin Campbell and 10-yard toss to Kyle Ross in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter drew the Lions to within two at 42-40. His two-point completion to Chase Gaither tied the score. Harris then passed to Quantavius Elston for a 10-yard score in overtime for the winning score. He also scored the other two TDs himself on keepers.
RAMSEY RIGBY, ELBA: The Tigers’ quarterback was nearly perfect, completing 11-of-12 passes for 397 yards and six touchdowns in a 68-13 win over Elba.
NOAH LOWERY, CHARLES HENDERSON: completed 17-of-22 passes for 313 yards with five touchdowns in a 63-20 win over Dale County.
JORDAN AUBREY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Led the Leopards to a 51-7 win over Southern Choctaw with a 9-of-13 passing performance for 310 yards and four touchdowns.
SHAWN JENNINGS, DADEVILLE: The University of Alabama commitment was 13-of-14 passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury in Dadeville’s 68-33 loss to Beauregard.
AHMAD DERAMUS, GADSDEN CITY: Was 8-of-10 passing for 206 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score as the Titans beat Sparkman 66-34. All DeRamus’ yards and TDs came in the first half.
ADAM BROWNER, NEW HOPE: C
ompleted 12-of-15 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, and ran for two scores in a 50-21 win over Good Hope.
KOY CHAPMAN, GORDO:  Was 15-of-25 for 183 passing yards and two touchdowns in a 55-16 victory over Greene County.
JOSEPH SCHAUER, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Completed 13-of-18 passes for 163 yards with two touchdowns and rushed we times for 109 yards and two more scores as the Warriors came from behind to edge Ohatchee 35-34.
FORREST WEBBER, RANDOLPH: Was 12-of-18 passing for 86 yards and two scores and rushed for 139 yards on 13 carries with a 96-yard TD scamper as the Eagles beat Fairview 28-27.
KADE YOUNG, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN: Led ACA to a 60-6 win over Lamar County completing 9-of-14 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a fourth TD.
JOHN MARK PRESTRIDGE, RANDOLPH COUNTY: Completed 10-of-18 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-14 win over arch-rival Ranburne.
JOSH DECKER, CEDAR BLUFF:  Was 13-of-21 passing for 149 yards and three touchdowns (6, 9 and 5 yards) and rushed for a 2-yard TD as the Tigers downed Spring Garden 35-18. Teammate Ivory Star added 142 yards rushing on 20 carries with one TD.

PASS RECEIVING
MYRON MITCHELL, WALKER: Caught nine passes for 215 yards and two scores in Walker’s 48-17 win over John Carroll Catholic.
MILES STRICKLAND, BOB JONES:
Caught a 98-yard pass and added two rushing touchdowns in a 27-24 win over James Clemens.
BAYLOR BARNES, CHARLES HENDERSON: Caught six passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns in a 63-20 Trojan win over Dale County.

AUSTIN CAMPBELL, MUNFORD:  Made seven catches for 119 yards and three touchdowns in Munford’s 49-48 overtime win over Leeds.
MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Had 5 catches for 105 yards and 10 rushes for 113 yards and 1 TD in a 24-22 win over Brewer.  Talley started at QB for the injured Bo Nix and split time with freshman Tanner Woodall, who was 14-of-24 passing for 221 yards and  two touchdowns.
DARNELL MOONEY, GADSDEN CITY: Caught touchdown passes of 27, 12 and 12 yards and returned a punt 55 yards for a score in the Titans’ 66-34 over Sparkman.
KOI FREEMAN, LEEDS: Had five receptions for 100 yards and another 80 yards in kick returns in the Green Wave’s 49-48 overtime loss at Munford.
DFYLAN RICE, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Caught six passes for 99 yards with one  touchdown (26 yards) and added a rushing touchdown to account for two of the three Raiders’ scores in a 20-8 win over Geneva County.



DEFENSE
PACE OZMINT, GLENCOE: Had 22 tackles in the Yellow Jackets’ 28-27 overtime win over Walter Wellborn.
CARLTON MARTIAL, McGILL-TOOLEN: Recorded 15 tackles with a sack in McGill-Toolen’s 14-3 win over Fairhope.
SEAN DUNN, COLD SPRINGS: Totaled 11 tackles, including two sacks and two others resulting in losses, as the Panthers shut out Tharptown 55-0. Teammate Fisher Willoughby added a pair of interceptions.
JARVIS SMITH, SLOCOMB: Was credited with 13 tackles, including three for losses, as the Red Tops shut out Wicksburg 7-0.
K.J. WALKER, DALEVILLE: Playing in just the first half, Walker forced three fumbles and had eight tackles during the Warhawks' 32-6 win over Barbour County.

ALEX HERNANDES, WEST POINT: Accounted for 12 tackles on defense and contributed 50 yards rushing and three TDs on eight carries in a 31-20 win over Columbia.
TROY LOCKE, BERRY: Finished with 10 tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection in a 22-16 victory over Meek.
GRANT SIMMONS, SAMSON: Scored three different ways to account for all the scoring in the Tigers' 21-13 win over Ariton. Simmons scored on a 55-yard touchdown pass from J.T. Wise, a 55-yard fumble recovery and a 4-yard carry as Samson overcame an early 7-0 deficit to take the come-from-behind win.

KAEDON JENKINS, PIEDMONT: The freshman defensive back returned an interception 55 yards for a score to give Piedmont a 42-14 halftime lead en route to a 62-21 victory over Ashville.


SPECIAL TEAMS
ANTHONY JONES, CHELSEA:
Scored four touchdowns, including an 82-yard punt return, as the Hornets beat Southside-Gadsden 43-10. Jones also had a 21-yard pass reception and rushes of 20 and 4 yards for his three other scores.
COBY NEENAN, NORTHVIEW:  The Cougars’ place-kicker drilled a 44-yard field goal with 2:59 left to give Northview a 21-20 win over Stanhope Elmore. Neenan also kicked a 29-yard field goal earlier in the game, converted his only extra point kick and punted twice for a 39.5 average.
DAWSON HAMLIN, ZION CHAPEL:  Booted two field goals of more than 40 yards during the Rebels' 68-13 loss to Elba. Hamlin hit field goals of 42 and 43 yards.
BAILEY McGATHA-POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Kicked all three extra points and a 31-yard field goal as the Wildcats beat Brewer 24-22.


AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 1 Lawrence County Beats East Lawrence 62-54 In AHSAA-Record-Tying Thriller in 7 Overtimes

     Lawrence County High School’s 62-54 football triumph over East Lawrence last Friday night was a game for the record books.
     The two Northeast Alabama rivals battled for almost four hours from start to finish, enduring four regulation quarters and an AHSAA-record-tying seven overtime periods before the Red Devils finally secured a 62-54 win. The marathon game grabbed the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 1 of the 2015 high school football season.
   “Never as a player, assistant or head coach have I seen a seven-overtime game,” Lawrence County coach Rich Dutton told reporter J.R. Tidwell of the Moulton Advertiser following the game.
     The seven overtimes tied the AHSAA state record for most overtime periods in a single game dating back 36 years to Murphy’s 33-26 win over Theodore in 1979 at Mobile.  Etowah beat Oxford 69-63 in 1991 in the AHSAA’s only six overtime game of record, and three schools have battled to five overtimes, including Smiths Station vs. Chavala in a 32-26 Panthers’ win in 1974, Tarrant’s 35-28 win over Cherokee County in 1988 and Gardendale’s 45-42 win over Erwin in 2000.
     Homewood’s 41-34 Class 5A state championship game at Birmingham’s Legion Field in 2000 went five overtimes as well.  Lauderdale County and Northview have the distinction of being the only schools on record to play five overtime games in one season (1986 and 1985, respectively).
     The NFHS National Record was set on Nov. 29, 2010, when Jacksonville (TX) nipped Nacogdoches (TX) 84-81 in a game that finally ended after 12 overtime periods. According to the NFHS Record Book, two games have endured nine overtimes, five have gone eight overtimes and the Lawrence County-East Lawrence game is the 10th to go seven and the first since 1997.
     “I’ve never been to seven overtimes, so it was uncharted water for myself and everyone else,” said East Lawrence coach Jarrod Helms said. Helms is in his first year as head coach.
     Jakob Terry, Lawrence County’s sturdy running back scored four touchdowns – the game’s first on a 5-yard run in the first quarter and the last one in the final overtime. Quarterbacks Dallas Keenum of Lawrence County and Chase Ratliff of East Lawrence scored four and three TDs, respectively, in the overtime periods. Each also scored two 2-point conversions.
    The game was tied at 26-26 at end of regulation, 32-32 after the first OT, 40-40 after the second, 48-48 after the fourth and 54-54 after the fifth extra period. Neither team scored in the third and sixth overtime periods.
    “Right now I feel numb,” Dutton said. “There were so many highs and lows in the game, you are just zapped. You know it is over, but it has not sunk in yet. East Lawrence did a phenomenal job. (Coach) Jarrod Helms has them going in the right direction.”
     Helms said, “I know that our kids are disappointed, but in a game like this there really are no losers… We learn things every day and during every game we play.”
    In other highlights from last weekend’s prep football games:

MILESTONE
FUMBLE-LESS STREAK ENDS:  Jordan Bentley of Guntersville had a streak of more than  carries without a fumble dating from a playoff game November of 2013 until last Friday night’s come-from-behind 33-21 win over North Jackson. On his 10th rush of the game, the streak ended at 321. His outstanding play did not, however. He rushed 24 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns, threw a halfback pass 28 yards for a fourth touchdown and also was the Wildcats’ defensive leader from his safety position with 7 tackles and an interception.  Bentley led Guntersville from a 15-point deficit to the victory.  A 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior, he upped his career rushing totals to 4,011 yards and 68 rushing touchdowns with his stellar performance and started a new fumble-less streak that now stands at 14 heading into this week’s game versus Madison County at Gurley.
LEE BEAT CARVER FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2002:  Junior running back Damion Wright had 126 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 22 carries as the Generals (2-0) beat Carver-Montgomery 34-13 – the first Lee win in the series since 2002.
SAND ROCK COACH GETS FIRST: New Sand Rock head coach Steven Chesnut earned his first victory as head coach of the Wildcats with a 41-6 victory over visiting Gaylesville Friday night. Chesnut, who was the Wildcats' offensive coordinator, took over for longtime Sand Rock coach Russell Jacoway, who retired after 32 years as the Wildcats’ head coach last February. Jacoway, who went 0-10 in his first season in 1983 and 15-0 in his third season (1985) winning the 2A state title, finished his career 228-132 – all at Sand Rock.
CORNER DEFENSE SMOTHERS VINCENT: Coach Zac Willis’ Yellow Jackets limited Vincent to minus-47 yards rushing and no passing yardage in a 63-6 win. The minus-47 yards rushing ranked third all-time behind Greensboro’s minus-67 yards in a win over Uniontown in 1977 and Cedar Bluff’s minus-48 yards allowed versus Donoho in 2012. The minus-47 total yards ranks first all-time reported to the AHSAA for total yards allowed.

RUSHING
JACOB WASHBURN, J.B. PENNINGTON:
The senior running back rushed for 279 yards and four touchdowns (1, 5, 40, 62 yards) on 29 carries in the Tigers’ 36-18 win over Boaz. On defense, he had eight tackles and broke up two passes.
ANDREW CASH, FLOMATON: The Hurricanes quarterback ran for 275 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-26 win over Jay, FL.
TYSON WILLIAMS, DOTHAN: Rushed for 237 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns and had five receptions for 64 yards and a score in a 31-28 loss to Smiths Station.
DEONDRE HAMPTON, BROOKS: Rushed for 239 yards and six touchdowns on 26 carries as the Lions beat Sheffield 56-20. The 6-foot, 185-pound junior had TD runs covering 6, 6, 3, 6, 16 and 46 yards.
OSTIN McPHERSON, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Had 20 carries for 245 yards and three touchdowns as St. Paul’s won its 17th game in a row with a 51-28 win over St. Stanislaus, MS.
ALARIC WILLIAMS, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries in the Panthers' 49-14 win over Hokes Bluff. Williams scored on runs of 65, 5 and 19 yards, all in the first half.
STEFAN PALMER, AUTAUGAVILLE: The senior had 212 totals yards, 135 rushing on eight carries and 77 receiving on three catches, as the Eagles beat Calhoun 38-0.  He rushed for two TDs and had a third on a pass reception.
AUSTIN HARRIS, FAIRVIEW: Picked up 180 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in a 34-12 road win over Hanceville. The senior also caught two passes for 58 yards, including a 39-yarder for a score.
BEN ROBINSON & NOAH RICE, ADDISON: Combined for four rushing touchdowns and more than 300 yards rushing in a 42-33 road win over Vinemont. Rice ran for 156 yards and scores of 55, 48 and 17 yards while Robinson picked up 165 yards and a TD.
PEYTON GILLILAND, CLEVELAND: The senior quarterback rushed just four times but picked up 163 yards and three touchdowns (63, 33 and 49 yards) in the Panthers' 42-21 win over Pisgah. He also completed 4-of-5 passes for 59 yards and had seven tackles and an interception on defense.
DAVION STOVALL, HEADLAND: Rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries in a 53-0 win over Dale County.
GARRETT SANDERS, G.W. LONG: Had only five rush attempts but scored four touchdowns and added a fifth score on a 55-yard reception as the Rebels beat Barbour County 61-0.
JACQUEZ, HALL, BESSEMER CITY: Had 20 rush attempts for 203 yards and two TDs as the Tigers beat Shades Valley 24-17.
KEYVONTAE MAYFIELD, SHELBY COUNTY: The junior had 203 yards rushing on 22 tries and scored three TDs in a 32-31 loss to Helena.
ELDRIC JONES, CENTRAL-TUSCALOOSA: Rushed for 198 yards on 21 carries, including a 94-yard touchdown run, in a 14-2 victory over Brookwood.
DAX BENTON, HUBBERTVILLE: Ran for 183 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown in a 34-12 victory over Holy Spirit.
DONTE EDWARDS, DAVIDSON: Had 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries as the Warriors edged Mary G. Montgomery 38-36.
COLEY LOCKE, DALEVILLE: The Warhawks quarterback rushed for 165 yards on 12 carries, including TD runs of 41 and 80 yards, in Daleville's 27-9 win over Charles Henderson.

DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Ran 14 times for 166 yards with touchdown runs of 45 and 47 yards and had a 26-yard catch to set up another score in Gadsden City’s 41-19 victory over Oxford.
DESMON TURNER, FORT PAYNE: Totaled 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Wildcats to a 42-7 win over New Hope. He also had one pass reception for 15 yards and two punt returns for 62 yards.

DILAN KILPATRICK, FYFFE: Had 26 carries for 203 yards and two touchdowns as the Red Devils beat Geraldine 31-14.

TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 145 yards on 26 carries, including a 17-yard touchdown, and passed for 79 yards and another score in the Bulldogs' 35-20 victory at Cherokee County.
AUSTIN BUSH, GLENCOE: In his first varsity start at running back, the junior rushed 17 times for 119 yards and four touchdowns (6, 20, 4 and 10 yards) in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-13 win over Plainview.
TORREY TERRY, EUFAULA: Touched the ball only three times, scoring two rushing touchdowns and one pass receiving TD (34, 24 and 61 yards) in a 61-6 Tigers’ win over Russell County. He averaged 38.3 yards per touch.

 

 

PASSING
KALEB PARKER, PRICEVILLE: Had 552 total yards and accounted for seven touchdowns in a 63-18 win over West Morgan. Barker ran for 166 yards and six touchdowns and threw for 386 yards and a score.
GARRETT BOLAND, VINEMONT: Accounted for 351 total yards in a 42-33 loss to Addison. The junior quarterback connected with seven different receivers during a 19-of-26 passing display for 218 yards. He also collected 133 rushing yards and touchdowns of 30, 1 44 and yards. Colby Nicholas was Boland’s most frequent target with seven catches for 100 yards.
TY PIGROME, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Was 15-of-21 passing for 324 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 63 yards and two more scores as the Cougars beat Minor 49-14 for their the 17th straight win.
HEATH BURCHFIELD, JAMES CLEMENS: Was 14-of-17 passing for 251 yards and three touchdowns (17, 26, 69 yards) in a 45-7 win over Athens.
DREW GUY, FAYETTE COUNTY: Was 18-of-37 passing for 284 yards and two touchdowns in a 19-14 loss to Gordo.
COLE FREDERICK, HILLCREST-TUSCALOOSA: Completed 14-of-21 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-0 victory over Oak Mountain.
BO NIX, SCOTTSBORO:  The freshman quarterback completed 14-of-21 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 32-30 loss to Sparkman.
PRESTON HERRING, ARITON: Completed 9-of-14 passing for 251 yards and three touchdowns in the Purple Cats' 50-13 win over Florala.
DALTON ADKINSON, NEW BROCKTON: Completed 11-of-16 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the Gamecocks' 47-0 win over Pleasant Home.
KENNON CASEY, G.W. LONG: Was a perfect 7-of-7 passing for 172 yards with three touchdowns in the Rebels' 61-0 win over Barbour County.

HUNTER GRANT, WEST END: Was 13-of-18 passing for 234 yards and three TDs in the Patriots' 41-28 win over Susan Moore. Grant also had 103 rushing yards and three more scores on 12 carries to account for 337 total yards and six touchdowns.
JORDAN KING, SLOCOMB: Completed 13-of-16 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns and added 67 yards rushing on 14 carries in a 35-0 win over Rehobeth.
TYCE THOMAS, BROOKS: Passed for 214 yards and rushed for 82 in a 56-20 win over Sheffield. He had a 29-yard TD pass to Lazarius Decatur.
JOSH DECKER, CEDAR BLUFF:
Completed 9-of-15 pass attempts for 188 yards and three touchdowns (37,38, 40 yards) and rushed for 103 yards on 20 carries with two 2-yard TD runs to lead the Tigers past rival Collinsville 33-26.

PASS RECEIVING
DE’QUAN JOHNSON, SOUTHSIDE-SELMA:
Had five touchdowns in the Panthers' 38-32 overtime win over Keith. Johnson had six receptions for 201 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning reception in OT. He also returned an interception 80 yards for a fifth TD and added three rushes for 28 yards. Southside rallied from a 16-0 deficit in the game, which started on Friday night but finished Saturday after storms forced suspension in the first quarter.
DARIUS SMITH, SLOCOMB: Caught three passes, all for touchdowns, as Slocomb beat Rehobeth 35-0.
MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: The senior receiver caught 6 passes for 175 yards and a TD in the Wildcats’ 32-30 loss to Sparkman.
ANDRE LITTLE, WEST END: Caught eight passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 41-28 win over Susan Moore.
JUSTIN McKNIGHT, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Caught seven passes for 108 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown reception, in the Warriors' 35-20 loss to Piedmont.
JOSE OROZCO, HANCEVILLE: Grabbed three passes for 77 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown catch, and had more than 100 yards on kickoff returns in Hanceville’s 34-12 loss to Fairview.

DEFENSE
ETHAN McMINN, CULLMAN:
Registered 15 tackles, made an interception and ran for a 10-yard TD on offense to lead the Bearcats to a 31-6 win over Etowah. 
BRANDON WILLIAMS, OPP: Recorded 15 tackles in Opp's come-from-behind 21-18 win over Straughn.

JORDAN BARNES, BUCKHORN: Had two interceptions, recorded nine solo tackles and seven assists, and broke up a pass in a 22-20 win over Austin.
COLE REVIS, HACKLEBURG: Recorded 4.5 sacks and teammate Tanner Swinney had four as Hackleburg beat Marion County. The Panthers defense had 10 sacks on the night.

DARNELL JACKSON, PIEDMONT: Had 10 tackles and scored Piedmont's first touchdown on a 25-yard fumble return in the Bulldogs' 35-20 victory at Cherokee County. Jackson also rushed for 135 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns (71, 10 yards). Teammate Austin Brazier also posted five tackles and three sacks in the win.
TYSON WOODS, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore linebacker had 11 tackles, including three for losses, as the Wildcats lost a close 32-30 decision to Sparkman.
ROMAN PAYTON, NORTHRIDGE: Made two interceptions on defense, one in the end zone and the other at the Northridge 2-yard line, to help preserve a 24-17 win over Tuscaloosa County. He also rushed for 89 yards and two TDs on 11 carries.
DREW McCLENDON, COLD SPRINGS: Registered 12 tackles, including four for loss, in a 21-20 loss to Danville.
CALEN MURRY, HEADLAND: Returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns in the Rams' 53-0 win over Dale County.
RICKY HALL, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Had 15 stops in the Eagles' 44-0 win over Zion Chapel.

LEVI HAMMACK, ADDISON: Had had back-to-back sacks on a second-half defensive stop capped off by a safety as the Bulldogs beat Vinemont 42-33.
DEZMOND JOHNSON, SLOCOMB: Returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown and had four tackles on defense in the Red Tops’ 35-0 win over Rehobeth. He also rushed for 49 yards on eight carries with a touchdown, caught three passes for 55 yards and had 45 yards on two punt returns.

SPECIAL TEAMS
HUNTER GIBSON, SPARKMAN: Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 72-yard punt return as the Senators beat Scottsboro 32-30. He also scored on a 97-yard kick return and 55-yard run.
KAINAN SMITH, GOOD HOPE: Returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and returned the next kickoff 69 yards before exiting early with an injury in a 46-14 loss to Cordova. KEENAN LEWIS, SARDIS: The senior halfback returned a punt 77 yards for a TD and rushed for 129 yards on 11 carries with two more scores in a 50-35 Lions win over Sylvania.
ISAAC RODRIGUEZ, CULLMAN: In just his second football game, the sophomore soccer standout kicked a 43-yard field goal and made all four of his extra-point attempts as Cullman beat Etowah 31-6.