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29 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Oct. 19-24 Park Crossing versus Sidney Lanier Is Featured AHSAA Game of the Week on NFHS Network

   MONTGOMERY – A total of 29 AHSAA sports contests or events are scheduled to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network tonight through next Wednesday by AHSAA member schools. That brings the total to more than 180 AHSAA contests live-streamed over the NFHS Network since the 2017-18 school year kicked off in late August.
      Among the events will be a bowling tri-match to be live-streamed by the Cullman High School Broadcast Program on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Six volleyball contests and 22 football games are slated for tonight through Wednesday, Oct. 25.
     Two football games will by live-streamed tonight, 19 on Friday and one on Saturday as the AHSAA region races heat up with many key battles that will go a long way in deciding the state playoff participants.
     Two volleyball events include area tournaments in Class 6A, Area 2 (Monday) and Class 4A, Area 16 on Tuesday. Spanish Fort and Wilson high schools will be live-streaming selected matches from the two tourneys, respectively.
        The AHSAA’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Game of the Week Friday will be at Cramton Bowl where Park Crossing (7-1) takes on undefeated Sidney Lanier (7-0) in a game that will decide the Class 6A, Region 2 champion. Montgomery’s Public School SBP (Montgomery Sports Net) will be live-streaming the game over the NFHS Network.
      The Thunderbirds of Coach Smitty Grider are averaging 44.0 points a game and allowing 15.0. Sidney Lanier, coached by Marvin Cunningham, is 7-0. The Poets, led by talented senior quarterback James Foster, are scoring 36.4 point and yielding only 8.1, second only to Homewood in Class 6A this season.
     Lanier is off to the school’s best start since 2000. Montgomery’s oldest high school is 588-400-9 in over 107 seasons since playing football for the first time in 1910. Park Crossing is Montgomery newest public high school in just its fourth year of existence. Grider’s team has compiled a 35-8 record during that stretch including a 13-1 season in 2016 that ended in the Class 6A semifinals. The Thunderbirds are 20-2 over the last two years.
      Also on the line is the Montgomery Public Schools championship. Lanier is 3-0 in games versus the other county schools, Park Crossing is 2-1 and Robert E. Lee is 3-1 with a loss to Lanier and a win over Park Crossing. Grider’s team has won six straight since that 28-17 loss.
       The Lanier-Park Crossing game can be seen live by NFHS Network subscribers. The game will also be available free for viewing on a delayed basis Tuesday, Oct. 24, after 11 a.m., to NFHS Network members. Those who currently have not joined the Network can view the delayed version once they sign up for the free membership at: http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/.
    To check out all games scheduled, click: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/alabama/football

   

NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS
THURSDAY, Oct. 19
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Handley at Smiths Station                              Smiths Station HS SBP          6:30 p.m.
Northview at Smiths Station                          Smiths Station HS SBP          4:30 p.m.
James Clemens at Hoover                               Hoover HS SBP                      6:30 p.m.
Spain Park at Vestavia Hills                           Vestavia Hills HS SBP           6 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Florence at Columbia                                      Florence HS SBP                    6:45 p.m.
Prattville vs. Jeff Davis                                   Jeff Davis HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 20
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Class 1A
Millry at Sweet Water                         Sweet Water HS SBP             7 p.m. 
Class 2A
New Brockton at Goshen                               Goshen HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 3A
Opp at Geneva                                                Geneva HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 4A
W.S. Neal at Andalusia                                 Andalusia HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.
Class 5A
Russellville at East Limestone                        Russellville HS SBP               7 p.m.
Class 6A
Austin at Muscle Shoals                                 Muscle Shoals HS SBP           7 p.m.
Cullman at Southside-Gadsden                      Cullman HS SBP                    7 p.m.
Hartselle at Decatur                                        Hartselle HS SBP                   7 p.m.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at Brookwood                Hillcrest SBP                          6:30 p.m.
Sidney Lanier vs. Park Crossing                     Montgomery Sports Net         6:30 p.m.
Spanish Fort at Saraland                                 Saraland HS SBP                    6 p.m.
Wetumpka at Opelika                         Opelika HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 7A
Auburn at Smiths Station                               Smiths Station HS SBP          7 p.m.
Enterprise at Demopolis                                  Enterprise HS SBP                 7 p.m.
Foley at Mary Montgomery                            Foley HS SBP                         6 p.m.
Hoover at Vestavia Hills                                 Vestavia Hills HS SBP           7 p.m.
Hoover at Vestavia Hills                                 Hoover HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Oak Mountain at Mtn. Brook (delayed)         Mtn. Brook HS SBP               11 a.m. (Sat.)

SATURDAY, Oct. 21

FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Central-Phenix City at R.E. Lee                     Montgomery Schools SBP      6 p.m.

MONDAY, Oct. 23

VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 6A, Area 2 finals                                   Spanish Fort HS SBP             5:58 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Opelika at Auburn (Freshmen)                       Auburn HS SBP                     6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 24

BOWLING                                                    Producer                                Air Time
Cullman, St. Bernard, Lindsay Lane meet     Cullman HS SBP                    5 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 4A, Area 16 Tourney                             Wilson HS SBP                      5 p.m.


Four Strong Running Backs Announced For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Four strong running backs have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday and defensive backs will be released Friday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmo
nt is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The running backs selected include: Carlos Davis, Muscle Shoals; Asa Martin, Austin; Clay Stearns, Mountain Brook; and LaDamian Webb, Beauregard. Webb was selected Mr. Football as a junior after rushing for 3,242 yards and scoring 53 touchdowns. He led Beauregard to the Class 5A state title last season with a Super 7 record 51 carries and 359 yards in the 33-13 win over Wenonah. He scored all five touchdowns for the Hornets.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaanow.com.

 

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
   The game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight, Week 7 McGill-Toolen Wins Margaret Blalock Tournament to Claim Volleyball Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School overcame a loss in pool play to claim the championship of the Margaret Blalock Invitational volleyball tournament last weekend. The Blalock tourney, traditionally one of the most competitive in the state that serves as a good measuring stick for teams as them move into the post season, grabbed the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 7 of the 2017 season.
    The Dirty Dozen (36-7), coached by Kate Wood, lost to Hoover in pool play but rebounded to beat the Lady Bucs in the finals 2-1. McGill also beat Niceville (FL), Oak Mountain, Alexandria, Hazel Green and Bob Jones en route to the title.  Kenya McQuirter had 78 kills, 14 blocks, 49 digs and five service aces to pace McGill-Toolen. Erica Schilling also had 78 kills and 15 aces, and Alex Pierre registered 44 kills and 22 blocks in the tourney.
   Other volleyball superlatives from Week 7:

KILLS/BLOCKS
BRITTAN DAVIS, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 12 kills versus Grissom to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
CARSON ANN CROW, SAINT JAMES: Had 29 kills in two matches to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
LINDSEY WALKER, MUSCLE SHOALS: Led the Trojans to the Colbert County tournament championship with 68 kills and eight aces.
ALYSSA DUTTON, CARBON HILL: Registered 131 kills and 22 blocks to lead Carbon Hill to an 11-1 record and won the Shrimp Fest Tourney at Gulf Shores.
PAIGE SHAW, HOOVER: Helped Hoover (26-7) go 7-1 for the week and reach the Margaret Blalock finals with 110 kills, 10 blocks and ???? aces.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Helped her team finish 7-1 for the week and finish second in the Lauderdale County tourney with 65 kills and 39 blocks.
KINSLEY HANBACK, LEXINGTON: Recorded 66 kills and 18 blocks as Lexington extended its current streak to 38 match wins in a row with a victory in the finals of the Lauderdale County tournament.
EMMA JARRETT, BOB JONES: Had 50 kills in six matches for the Patriots (32-10) at the Margaret Blalock tournament.
MALLORY ODOM, BAKER: The versatile Hornets player had 51 kills and 98 assists in nine matches to lead Baker to the championship of the Silver Bracket at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Fest tournament.
ABBIE CHAMBLESS, ADDISON: Had 64 kills, 33 digs and 15 blocks in five matches to lead Addison to the Winston County tournament championship.
EMORIE LONG, PELHAM: Had 44 kills and nine blocks in three matches for the Panthers.

ASSISTS
JAMIE GREGG, HOOVER: Dished out 195 assists for the Bucs in eight matches.
EMMA NESTER, WILSON: Had 173 digs in eight matches as Wilson went 7-1.
LIBBY GRACE GANN, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Registered 159 assists and 10 service aces in a very productive week for the Lady Spartans.
KALEY BRUCE, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Had 126 assists, 53 digs and 13 aces as the Lions reached the finals of the Barry Walker Invitational tournament at Briarwood.
AIJA ABELE, BOB JONES: Had 109 assists in seven matches for the Patriots.

DIGS
KELLAN HENSLEY, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL:
Had 155 digs in seven matches for the Wildcats.
TAYLOR FONTENELLE, SPANISH FORT:  Had 127 digs and 11 aces in eight matches for the week.
TAYLOR BROWN, WILSON: Had 118 digs in eight matches as Wilson went 7-1 for the week.
HANNA RIGSBY, GULF SHORES: Totaled 105 digs in seven matches for Gulf Shores.



Linebackers and Defensive Ends Announced For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Seven linebackers/defensive ends have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday and the team’s running backs will be released Thursday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The linebackers/defensive ends selected include: Ethan Edmondson, Scottsboro; La’Dedric Jackson, Sidney Lanier; Jacquez Jones, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; Kade Koler, Bob Jones; Gavin Lewis, Bob Jones; Josh Marsh, Decatur; and Jalen Rayam, Thompson.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Thursday, Oct. 19: Running Backs
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers

   
The game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.

 

 

Roster is attached


AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 7 Trio of Runners Cross the Finish Line Just Seconds Apart at ‘Dew It on the Trails’ Meet at Decatur

     MONTGOMERY –Thompson High School junior Brandon DeMarcus Lee ran Decatur’s Point Mallard course in 15:52.20 to edge junior Hunter Harwell of Mountain Brook and senior Cameron Cox of Huntsville in the 5A-7A division of the ‘Dew It on the Trails’ cross country meet last weekend.
     The finish turned out to one of the most competitive cross country races of the season for AHSAA schools with only four seconds separating the trio. The photo finish grabbed the AHSAA Spotlight for week 7 of the cross country season.
    The top five runners finished under 16:00.  Nineteen teams and 300 runners competed in the race. Huntsville had four runners finish under 16:25 and posted 45 points to win the team championship over runner-up Mountain Brook (76).
    Haleyville senior Hamza Abusammour clocked 17:13.40 to win the 1A-4A boys’ competition that included 200 runners. The Lions also won the team championship with 89 points. J.B. Pennington was second with 93.
    Thompson junior McKenzie Hogue gave the Warriors a sweep with a winning time of 18:37.90 in the girls’ 5A-7A race that featured 194 participants and 16 teams. Junior Abby Weitenbeck was second with a 19:03.40 time and Mountain Brook junior Anna Balzli was third clocking 19:05.50. Mountain Brook’s Spartans won the team championship with 39 points. Huntsville was second with 52.
   West Limestone won the 1A-4A girls’ team championship with 71 points, and Hatton was second with 106. Whitesburg Christian senior Hannah Tarwater crossed first at 19:46.60 to beat the field of 194 runners. West Limestone sophomore Cassidy Winter was second clocking 20:17.50.
    Other cross country highlights from the past week include:

BOYS
HUNTSVILLE METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS: Randolph senior Matthew Estopinal ran the John Hunt Park 5,000-meter course in 15:52.1 to beat the 114-runner field and capture the individual championship. Runner-up Jean Pierre Leroux, a sophomore at Bob Jones, finished at 16:30.7. Huntsville, led by senior Cameron Cox’s third-place performance, won the team championship with 25 points. The Panthers placed seven runners in the top nine finishers.  Bob Jones was second with 54 points.
UA CRIMSON CLASSIC: American Christian senior Taylor Ray nipped Florence senior Grant Brown by just three seconds to win the boys’ competition at the University of Alabama Crimson Classic prep invitational. Ray clocked 17:05.8 and Brown ran the 5,000-meter course in 17:08.9. Hoover, led by Drew Kilgore’s third-place finish, won the team crown with 45 points and Florence was second in the 23-team competition with 130. A total of 202 runners participated.
WARHAWK CHALLENGE: Auburn junior Evan Rogers edged Wetumpka’s Cory Anthony for the boys’ individual title. His winning time was 16:44.56 in the field of 249 runners that competed at Auburn-Montgomery University’s Montgomery Trails course. Anthony finished at 16:58.29.  The Tigers also won the boys’ team championship with 27 points. Montgomery Catholic was second with 63. A total of 20 teams competed.
MADISON COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Buckhorn’s Daniel Wilcox won county meet individual honors with a winning time of 17:36.25 over the Sharon Johnston Park course at New Market. Sparkman’s Jack Maier led the Senators to the team title with a second-place time of 17:42.15. Sparkman totaled 21 points. Buckhorn was second with 38.
FAIRVIEW ‘HAY OF A RUN’ INVITATIONAL: St. Bernard’s Andrew Sweeney crossed the finish line at 17:04.54 to win the 1A-4A boys’ competition at Fairview Town Park that featured nine teams and 113 runners overall. Aaron Brown of Hanceville was second at 17:28.44. Fairview’s Quinton Chambers finished third (17:42.75) to lead the host Aggies of Coach Hite Hobson to the team title. Fairview had 47 points and runner-up St. Bernard had 49.
BULLFROG POND CLASSIC:
Southside-Gadsden’s Taylor Nails won the meet hosted by St. Clair County High School with a time of 17:29.51. Reed Robinson of Oxford was second at 17:45.39 in the field of 130 runners to lead the Jackets to the meet title. Oxford totaled 65 points and runner-up Southside had 72.
HELENA INVITATIONAL:
The Huskies won their own meet with their first eight runners crossing ahead of the competition for a perfect team score of 15. Blake Vaughn won the individual medalist honors with a winning time of 17:46.84. Indian Springs finished second with 55 points.
FAITH ACADEMY BOARDWALK CHALLENGE: Baker’s Cody Becker finished third to lead the Hornets to the team championship of the meet held at Mobile. Baker totaled 42 points and McGill-Toolen Catholic was runner-up with 47. Mary Montgomery’s Caleb Troy Smith finished first in the 117-runner competition with a time of 17:18.54. Myles Stoots of Faith Academy was second at 17:36.21, and Becker clocked 17:55.24.
TERRORTORIUM ON THE CREEKBANK INVITATIONAL: Pleasant Valley senior Matisse Miller clocked the Oxford Lake Park course in 16:55.84 to capture first place in the 141-runner field. Ashville senior Daniel Tully was second with a 17:05.20 time. Pleasant Valley won the team title with 45 points. Fifteen teams participated.

GIRLS
HUNTSVILLE METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS: Senior Rachel Jones led a trio of Huntsville runners that finished 1-2-3 in the girls’ competition held at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. She clocked 18:59.9 to win the title. Teammates Abbey Weitenbeck and Hannah Bloom were right behind at 19:00.1 and 19:14.7, respectively. The Panthers won the team title with 27 points and Randolph was second with 47. Six teams and 64 runners participated.
UA CRIMSON CLASSIC: Hoover posted 44 points to win the girls’ championship at the University of Alabama Crimson Classic. Fort Payne was second with 66. Hoover senior Ava Weems clocked 19:57.7 to finish third for the Lady Bucs. Presley Miles, a freshman at Saint James, won the race with a time of 18:42.7. Florence’s Mary Claire Ridgeway was second (19:46.2).
WARHAWK CHALLENGE: Montgomery Catholic junior Amaris Tyynismaa continued her domination in girls’ cross country winning the meet at Auburn-Montgomery University’s Montgomery Trails course with a time of 18:37.98.  Samantha Rogers, a sophomore at Auburn, was second at 18:51.23. A field of 165 girls competed in the race.  Auburn won the team title with 20 points, and Catholic was second with 49.
MADISON COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Buckhorn won the team title with 20 points and Sparkman senior Kaylee Stewart captured medalist honors with a winning time of 20:41.98 over the Sharon Johnston Park course at New Market. Freshman Jessica Dodson was second at 20:53.79 for Buckhorn. Sparkman was runner-up with 35 points.
FAIRVIEW ‘HAY OF A RUN’ INVITATIONAL: St. Bernard swept the team and individual titles with Leahrose Mami clocking 20:30.41 to finish first. The Saints posted 40 points and runner-up Jasper had 48. Fairview’s Alex McDonald finished second with a time of 21:23.12 in the race at Fairview Town Park. Fifty-six runners competed.
BULLFROG POND CLASSIC: Alexandria’s Abby Nunnelly clocked 20:25.65 at the meet hosted by St. Clair County High School to take first place in the field of 72 participants. The Valley Cubs also won the team competition with 23 points and Southside-Gadsden was second with 71.
HELENA INVITATIONAL:
The Lady Huskies’ five scoring runners finished among the top six overall as Helena won the meet with 16 points. Indian Springs was second with 45. Abigail Ford won the individual competition with a time of 22:04.63 to lead the Huskies.
FAITH ACADEMY BOARDWALK CHALLENGE: McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Grace Jensen posted a winning time of 19:18.23 at the Mobile meet to beat the field of 79 runners. Baker and McGill-Toolen each finished with 38 points, but the Hornets won the championship in a tie breaker.
TERRORTORIUM ON THE CREEKBANK INVITATIONAL: Pleasant Valley captured the girls’ team championship at the meet held at Oxford Lake Park course. The Raiders totaled 23 points and Ohatchee was second with 55.  Freshman Trinity Roberts and senior Rachel Faucett finished 1-2 for Pleasant Valley with times of 19:39.66 and 20:34.61, respectively. Eight teams and 75 runners competed.

Eight Offensive Linemen Selected for 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic Announced

     MONTGOMERY – Eight offensive linemen have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen today and the team’s linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The offensive linemen selected include: Jake Andrews, Stanhope Elmore; Grant Betts, Spanish Fort; Cameron Hill, Lee-Montgomery; Marcus “Tank” Jenkins, Park Crossing; Mike Maye, Hoover; Marquice Robinson, Austin; Jahlil Ryles, Central-Phenix City; Kameron Stutts, Brooks.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Wednesday, Oct. 18: Linebacker/Defensive Ends
     Thursday, Oct. 19: Running Backs
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers


Defensive Line Released Monday All-Star Squad for 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic to be Announced by Position

     MONTGOMERY – The 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg has been selected.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week, beginning with the five defensive linemen selected, as announced by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The defensive linemen selected include: KaDarian Hill, Eufaula; Allen Love, Huffman; Marese McBride, Daphne; Coynis Miller, Jackson-Olin; and Timaje Porter, Theodore.
     Photos, videos and other information on each of the linemen can be found at
www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Tuesday, Oct. 17: Offense Linemen
     Wednesday, Oct. 18: Linebacker/Defensive Ends
     Thursday, Oct. 19: Running Backs
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
    
   The game was played for the first time in Mississippi in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved their edge in the series to 22-8.
    Smith’s coaching staff includes David Faulkner, Enterprise (offensive coordinator); Paul Benefield, Fyffe (defensive coordinator); Brent Hubbert, Maplesville; Larry Strain, Handley; Rueben Nelson, Ramsay; Rob Carter, Beauregard; Jeremy Perkins, Austin; James Blanchard, Piedmont (scout coach); Billy Odom, Michael Summers and Randy White (administrative coaches).
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.

 

AHSADCA/AHSAA

2017 ALABAMA

ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM

#

First Name

Last Name

School

HT

WT

POS

Coach

64

KaDarian

Hill

Eufaula

6'2

285

DL

Bryan Moore

68

Allen

Love

Huffman

6'3

280

DL

Alex Wilson

93

Coynis

Miller

Jackson-Olin

6'3

295

DL

Tim Vakakes

95

Timaje

Porter

Theodore

6'3

325

DL

Eric Collier

66

Marese

McBride

Daphne

6'2

260

DT

Kenny King

OFFENIVE LINEMEN COMING TUESDAY

Coaches

Steve Smith, Piedmont

Head Coach

David Faulkner, Enterprise

Offensive Coordinator/QB/RB

Paul Benefield, Fyffe

Defensive Coordinator/LB

Brent Hubbert, Maplesville

Outside Linebacker Coach

Larry Strain, Handley

Wide Receiver Coach

Rueben Nelson, Ramsay

Secondary Coach

Rob Carter, Beauregard

Offensive Line Coach

Jeremy Perkins, Austin

Defensive Line Coach

James Blanchard, Piedmont

Scout Coach

Billy Odom

Administrative Coach

Michael Summers

Administrative Coach

Randy White

Administrative Coach



AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 7 Slocomb Kicker Turns in Two Big Plays To Help Red Tops Beat Previously Undefeated Wicksburg in OT

MONTGOMERY – Slocomb High School junior kicker Gabino Morin was called into action on defense and delivered two clutch scores in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime, and the Red Tops thwarted a two-point conversion in the extra period to beat previously unbeaten Wicksburg 34-33 Friday night at Newton-Tew Field. Morin grabbed the AHSAA Football Spotlight for week seven for his clutch play.
   Wicksburg led 20-17 and was driving late in the fourth quarter when Morin, normally a kicker, but moved to cornerback during the week, intercepted a Panthers pass near the goal line and returned it 99 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 2:29 left.
   The Panthers surged back ahead 27-24 on a touchdown by Ethan Wells with 41 seconds left. Slocomb, however, moved down the field into field-goal range for Morin, who drilled a 37-yard field goal as time expired to tie the contest. He added a 26-yard field goal earlier in the game converted all four of his extra-point kicks. He had three tackles and the interception on defense.
     The Red Tops scored on the second play of overtime when Nate Ammons raced in from 10 yards out. Morin added the point after to make it 34-27.Wicksburg then scored on its possession, but the two-point try for the win came up short.
      Morin edged out another clutch performance turned in by Jordan Davis of Lynn High School. Davis helped the undefeated Bears (8-0) beat Sumiton Christian 40-20 with 180 yards rushing on 18 carries and six touchdowns. His scoring runs were 42, 1, 5, 1, 10 and 17 yards. He also had 14 tackles at linebacker.
     In other top performances reported:

MILESTONES
DESMOND LITTLE, VIGOR: Had six tackles, including two sacks, as the Wolves beat host Jackson 33-0. It was the Aggies’ first shutout since Nov. 21, 2008, when UMS-Wright beat Jackson by the same score in the third round of the state playoffs. Jackson had scored in 113 consecutive games during that stretch and held 13 opponents scoreless. Vigor (5-3) has posted two shutouts this season and has limited opponents to one TD or less in the last five games – all wins.
CARLOS DAVIS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Ran for a career-high 383 yards as the Trojans beat Hazel Green 33-16. He had scoring runs of 59 and 78 yards.
CHRISTIAN MARTIN, SHOALS CHRISTIAN: Ran for 361 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries as Shoals Christian beat Vina 60-58. The 118 combined points tied for 15th in the AHSAA Record Book for most points scored in a single game.
RICHMON SINGLETARY, ELBA: Returned a free kick after a safety 50 yards for a touchdown, added a 47-yard return of a regular punt for a touchdown and threw a 55-yard pass for another score in Elba’s 68-12 win over Calhoun. Teammate Seth Ware also returned another free kick after a safety 52 yards for a touchdown as the Tigers scored 22 points off special teams.


BUZZER BEATERS

ELI POWELL, BALDWIN COUNTY: Fired a 26-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining, then converted the 2-point conversion, to lead Baldwin County past Saraland 15-14. Powell drove the Tigers 80 yards in less than two minutes, connecting with Javis Atchison five times during the drive.

BROOKS WEEKS, EUFAULA: Out of school much of the week batting a virus, Weeks returned to school on Friday and intercepted a Charles Henderson pass Friday night at the 1-yard line with the Tigers leading 23-18 with one second left to preserve the Tigers’ win over the Trojans. After the interception, Eufaula took a safety to run out the last second and make the final 23-20. Joe Green returned a kickoff 68 yards for a touchdown and rushed for 147 yards and another score on 19 attempts for Eufaula.
CLAY ASHBERRY, STRAUGHN: The Straughn place-kicker connected on a 34-yard field goal as time expired, his first of the season, to give the Tigers their first win of the season with the 17-15 victory over Houston Academy. Ashberry’s kick capped a 90-yard drive in the final 2:19 that was keyed by a Cade Courson reception with three defenders around him on fourth-and-4 with eight seconds left. Straughn then spiked the ball to stop the clock with six seconds left to set up the game-winning field goal.

 

RUSHING

CHRIS HARDIE, VINCENT: The 6-foot-1, 255-pound running back logged 31 carries for a season-high 355 yards and three touchdowns to lead Vincent to a 32-22 victory over Horseshoe Bend.
DACARIUS MICKEY, SYLACAUGA: Ran for 292 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries as the Aggies beat Valley 49-34. Mickey, who had scoring runs of 59, 15, 66 and 61 yards, was filling in for starting running back Tashun Looney, who missed the game due to the flu.  

HAYDEN BRYANT, BRILLIANT: Had 41 carries for 288 rushing yards and scored all four touchdowns in Brilliant’s 26-22 win over Alabama School for the Deaf. He also intercepted a pass on defense.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Totaled 26 carries for 280 yards and five touchdowns in a 37-19 win over Parker. His TD runs covered 66, 11, 2, 4 and 40 yards.

GABE PELUSO, WEST MORGAN: Rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns and passed for a fourth TD in a 37-10 win over Clements.

NOAH TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and added 43 yards and another TD on four pass receptions to lead the Lions to a 54-21 win over Russellville.
CRAIG KINSEY, ABBEVILLE: Rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns (80 and 41 yards) on 19 carries in a 44-21 win over G.W. Long.
LOGAN MANGRUM, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Totaled 31 carries for 232 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers beat Elkmont 62-12.
ANTONIO ROBINSON, AUSTIN: Ran 10 times for 231 yards and two touchdowns in the unbeaten Black Bears’ 28-6 win over Hartselle.

KENNETH BOTHWELL, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN:  Had 21 carries for 230 rushing yards and a 47-yard touchdown as the Panthers got their first region win beating Brewer 20-6.

FRED EVANS, TUSCALOOSA COUNTY: Rushed 31 times for 218 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-28 victory over Oak Mountain.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in the Eagles’ 47-14 victory over Ashville.
ARMONI GOODWIN, FLORENCE: Rushed for 213 yards and four touchdowns (73, 20, 2 and 7 yards) in a 41-37 win over Decatur.
JAHZARIAN LAMPLEY, PIKE COUNTY: Picked up 213 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, to lead the Bulldogs to a 48-13 win over Prattville Christian. He scored on runs of 14, 55 and 2 yards.

CHRISTIAN COLLIER, G.W. LONG: Rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns (1 and 10 yards) in a 44-21 loss to Abbeville.

PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Rushed eight times for 178 yards and four touchdowns (43, 15, 50 and 43 yards) and returned an interception 62 yards for a fifth touchdown on defense as the Red Devils (7-0) won their 22nd straight game with a 49-7 win over Collinsville.
JEREMIAH FULLER, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns and teammate Demetrius Battles added 134 yards and another score on 31 carries as the Cavaliers’ offensive line dominated up front in a 21-14 win over Springville.

SYMON SMITH, UMS-WRIGHT: Ran for 173 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat W.S. Neal 42-17.
MATT RYE, PELHAM: Rushed for 165 yards and two touchdown on seven carries and was 4-of-7 passing for 65 yards and another score as the Panthers beat Chilton County 55-28.
ELLIOTT McELWAIN, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Rushed for 135 yards on 21 carries and caught eight passes for 88 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown, in the unbeaten Huskies’ 34-27 victory over Sparkman.

DEVIN KIMBROUGH, SPARKMAN: Ran 11 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns and completed 5-of-9 passes for 105 yards in a 34-27 loss at Hewitt-Trussville.

HATTON METZ, SCOTTSBORO: Rushed for 138 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries and was 4-of-6 passing for 80 yards in the Wildcats’ 27-7 win over Arab.
MASON McKINNEY, COLLINSVILLE: Ran 17 times for 122 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown run, and also passed for 70 yards in the Panthers’ 49-7 loss at Fyffe.
D’ARIE JOHNSON, SPAIN PARK: Scored on a 97-yard run for Jaguars in a 40-17 loss to Thompson. He finished with 117 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.

PASSING

AARON DOVE, FALKVILLE: Passed for 331 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score in a 48-14 win at West End.

TAULIA TAGOCAILOA, THOMPSON: The junior quarterback led the Warriors (7-0) to a 40-17 win over Spain Park passing for 296 yards and three touchdowns.
NOAH ALLISON, J.B. PENNINGTON: Completed 19-of-22 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-8 win over Vinemont. He also rushed for 86 yards and a TD and was 7-of-7 on extra-point kicks.
IAN THIES, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Completed 18-of-22 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 98 additional yards and two TDs in a 34-18 win over North Jackson
CARLOS ROGERS, WENONAH: Was 14-of-19 passing for 250 yards and three TDs, rushed for touchdowns of 7 and 2 yards, made 6-of-6 extra points and punted once for 35 yards in a 42-0 victory over Moody.

LOGAN SMOTHERS, ATHENS: Completed 16-of-20 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a TD in a 42-0 win over Columbia. 
JACOBY DAVIS, BLOUNT: Completed 7-of-12 passes for 237 yards and six touchdowns as the Leopards beat LeFlore 47-18.
WILL CROWDER, GARDENDALE: The freshman, making his first start, was 12-of-17 passing for 264 yards and five TDs as the Rockets beat Jasper 63-34. He also had seven rush attempts for 70 yards and another TD.
DESMOND TROTTER, SHADES VALLEY: Piled up 290 total yards, including 142 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 19 carries, in the Mounties’ 30-7 win over Jackson-Olin. He was also 14-of-19 passing for 148 yards and two more touchdowns.
REGGIE THOMPSON, OPP: Was 9-of-17 passing for 259 yards and three touchdowns as the Bobcats beat Providence Christian 41-7.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Had 247 yards total offense with 109 rushing and 138 passing as the Bulldogs beat Walter Wellborn 35-10. He rushed for two TDs (74 and 39 yards) on just six carries and was 6-of-8 passing with TD passes covering 69 and 16 yards.

MAURICE ROBINSON, MURPHY: Passed for 191 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers beat Theodore 28-21 in two overtimes.
QUAD BROWN, CALERA: Completed 13-of-17 passes for 171 yards and four TDs in a 47-14 victory over Jemison.
BROCK SNYDER, GOSHEN: Completed 8-of-12 passes for 168 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles beat Central-Hayneville 59-0. His TD passes covered 44 yards to Eric Williams, 11 yards to Cory Peterson, 8 and 32 yards to Iyan Hinkle.

NOAH HESTER, SAND ROCK: Filling in for starter Jansen Alexander, the Wildcats’ backup quarterback tossed a 47-yard touchdown pass to Carson Carver on Sand Rock’s first offensive play and added a 30-yard touchdown pass to Trey Gowens in the third quarter in the Wildcats’ 34-6 victory over Section. He finished 5-of-10 passing for 101 yards and the two scores.

PASS RECEIVING
COLE LITTLETON, J.B. PENNINGTON: Caught 13 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers beat Vinemont 49-8.
NICK MOODY, OAKMAN: Caught five passes for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Oakman's 51-36 win over Montevallo. Both of Moody's touchdown catches went for 69 yards. 

ANTHONY HUDSON, WENONAH:  Hauled in eight pass receptions for 170 yards and TD catches of 31, 30 and 11 yards and added eight tackles on defense in a 42-0 victory over Moody.
TYE LINDSEY, OPP: Caught four passes for 141 yards with touchdowns of 25 and 90 yards in a 41-7 Opp win over Providence Christian.
AHMAD EDWARDS, THOMPSON: Caught 11 passes for 113 yards with touchdowns covering 13, 19 and 23 yards in a 40-17 victory over Spain Park for the unbeaten Warriors.

LIALLEN DAILEY, PINSON VALLEY: Scored four touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Indians past Center Point 49-7 in a game played Saturday morning. Dailey caught three TD passes and returned an interception for his fourth score.
LOGAN PITTS, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Caught six passes for 108 yards and a 48-yard TD as the Huskies beat Sparkman 34-27.
ROGER McCREARY, WILLIAMSON: Snagged six pass receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 28-13 win over Faith Academy.
KRIS ABRAMS-DRAINE, SPANISH FORT: Accounted for touchdowns three separate ways as the Toros beat Foley 49-14. He ran for a TD, caught a TD pass and threw another in the win.



DEFENSE
TERRELL JENNINGS, BOB JONES: Made three interceptions on defense – in the third quarter – and the Patriots beat Gadsden City 34-3.

JAYLIN MACK, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Intercepted two passes to pace a defense that pitched its third shutout in the last four games as the Cougars beat Carver-Birmingham 36-0.
NOAH SMITH, DAR: Picked off two passes in a 31-21 win over Sardis. 
DARRION MARSHALL, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 50-18 victory at Coosa Christian.

NOAH WILLLIAMS, HOOVER: Intercepted two passes to lead the Bucs’ defense in a 38-6 victory over Huffman.

LOGAN BEADLES, PIEDMONT: Had 13 tackles and three sacks and freshman teammate Sean Smith added 11 tackles in a 35-10 homecoming win over Weaver.
A.J. WIDGEON, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore had 10 tackles, including one stop for a loss, as Scottsboro downed Arab 27-7. Senior Ethan Edmondson also registered the 18th sack of his career and finished with five stops.
C.D. DANIELS, HOMEWOOD: Intercepted two passes to lead the Patriots past defending Class 6A state champion Ramsay 38-0.
TREVELL SMITH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Recorded 10 tackles, including three quarterback sacks and rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries in the Lions’ 59-25 win over Florala. Teammate Dorrien Collier also had 12 tackles and rushed for 132 yards and two scores on 12 carries.

ERIC WILLIAMS, GOSHEN: Intercepted two passes, returning one 49 yards for a touchdown, and also caught a 44-yard TD pass in the Eagles’ 59-0 win over Central Hayneville.
GIBBS SHERRELL, FAIRHOPE: Returned an interception 28 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Pirates beat Class 7A, Region 1foe Davidson 31-17.
SHAKEEL JORDAN, McADORY:
Had an interception on defense and 177 total yards on offense with two TDs as the Jackets blanked Bessemer City 31-0.
CODY EADES, PELL CITY: Returned an interception 55 yards for a fourth-quarter TD in a 24-13 Class 6A, Region 7 victory over Albertville.

WYATT GRICE, NEW BROCKTON: Was in on 12 tackles and caused a fumble in the Gamecocks’ 34-12 loss to Luverne.

TANNER CLANTON, SAND ROCK: Returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown and had five tackles in Sand Rock’s 34-6 win over Section.
ELIJAH THOMAS, PLEASANT GROVE: Returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown in the Spartans’ 49-6 victory over Shelby County.



SPECIAL TEAMS
BARRETT PICKERING, HOOVER: Kicked a 50-yard field goal and was 5-of-5 on extra points as the defending Class 7A state champions beat Huffman 38-6.
HENRY BECKETT, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Connected on three field goals in the Raiders’ 17-15 loss to Straughn. His kicks were 38, 24 and 41 yards. Beckett also punted for a 41.3 average on six punts and kicked four of his five kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.

HUNTER BARTLETT, MORTIMER JORDAN: Returned a kickoff 91 yards for a TD and added a rushing touchdown in a 41-7 victory over West Point.
KEENAN ISAAC, MIDFIELD: Had an 85-yard kickoff return for TD and eight tackles on defense in a 63-20 victory over Greene County.
JACOREY JACOBS, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Scored four touchdowns, including a kickoff return for one score, in a 38-35 win over strong Leroy.
CAMERON BUSH, CHARLES HENDERSON: Booted field goals of 29 and 32 yards in the Trojans’ 23-20 loss to Eufaula.
ARCHER CHARLES, GUNTERSVILLE: Returned a punt 55 yards for one TD and rushed for 177 yards and another score as the Wildcats beat Crossville 28-0.


34 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Oct. 12-17 Hartselle at Austin is Featured AHSAA Game of the Week on NFHS Network Friday

   MONTGOMERY – Twenty-six football contests and eight volleyball matches are scheduled to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network tonight through next Wednesday by AHSAA member schools. That brings the total to more than 150 AHSAA contests live-streamed over the NFHS Network since the 2017-18 school year kicked off in late August.
      The volleyball totals include four matches tonight headlined by Spain Park at Hoover at 5 p.m. 
     The 51st meeting between Hartselle (5-2) and Austin (6-0) is the AHSAA’s featured NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Game of the Week Friday. Kickoff is set for are tied with Muscle Shoals at 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 8. Coach Jeremy Perkins’ Black Bears have won 11 of their last 12 regular-season games and 12 of their last 13 region games. Senior running back Asa Martin, an Auburn commitment, comes into the contest with 1,151 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns this season. He also has 3,209 career rushing yardage and 34 TDs at Austin.
     Perkins, in his seventh season as head coach, is 51-35 overall with two straight Class 6A semifinal appearances the last two seasons. He is 10 wins away from becoming the school’s all-time wins leader. Hartselle Coach Bob Godsey, in his 15th season as the Tigers’ leader, is 129-48 during that span and 171-63 overall. Hartselle, which is live-streaming the contest, is 2-2 in region play.
    Among the other top games is Lee-Montgomery (5-1) at Auburn  (5-1) Friday night in a key Class 7A, Region 2 clash. The Generals are 3-0 in region play and the Tigers are 2-1. The direct link for the live-stream is:
 
http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/hartselle-high-school-hartselle-al/d237f894bd

To check out the football games on the NFHS Network, go to: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/alabama/football
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http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/

    The Hartselle-Austin game will also be available free for viewing on a delayed basis Tuesday, Oct. 17, after 11 a.m., to NFHS Network members. Those who currently have not joined the Network can view the delayed version once they sign up for the free membership.

NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS
THURSDAY, Oct. 12
VOLLEYBALL                                             Producer                                    Air Time
Auburn at Smiths Station                               Smiths Station HS SBP          5:30 p.m.
Bessemer City at John Carroll Catholic         John Carroll HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Fort Payne at Cullman                                    Cullman HS SBP                       4:30 p.m.
Hayden at Cullman                                         Cullman HS SBP                       6:30 p.m.        
Spain Park at Hoover                                      Hoover HS SBP                       5 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                    Air Time
Bumpus at Liberty Park (7th )                         Vestavia Hills HS SBP  4:55 p.m.
Bumpus at Liberty Park (8th)                          Vestavia Hills HS SBP  6:35 p.m.
Smiths Station at Auburn (Middle)                Auburn HS SBP                       4:30 p.m.
Baldwin County at Saraland (Middle)            Saraland HS SBP                       5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 13
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                    Air Time
Class 2A
Central-Hayneville at Goshen                        Goshen HS SBP                       7 p.m. 
Class 3A
Geneva at Daleville                                        Geneva HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Class 4A
Andalusia at Satsuma                                    Andalusia HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Class 5A
Ardmore at Lawrence County                        Lawrence Co. HS SBP    6:45 p.m.
Brooks at Russellville                                     Russellville HS SBP               7 p.m.
Class 6A
Decatur at Florence                                        Florence HS SBP                       6:45 p.m.
Hartselle at Austin                                          Hartselle HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Muscle Shoals at Hazel Green                        Muscle Shoals HS SBP           7 p.m.
Opelika at Chelsea                                          Chelsea HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Stanhope Elmore vs. Carver-Montgomery            Montgomery Sports Net         7 p.m.
Stanhope Elmore vs. Carver-Montgomery     Carver HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Class 7A
Central-Phenix City at Jeff Davis                   Jeff Davis HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Enterprise at Smiths Station                           Enterprise HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Enterprise at Smiths Station                           Smiths Station HS SBP          7 p.m.
Hoover at Huffman                                         Hoover HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Lee-Montgomery at Auburn                           Auburn HS SBP                       7 p.m.
Spanish Fort (6A) at Foley                             Spanish Fort HS SBP               6:40 p.m.
Spanish Fort (6A) at Foley                             Foley HS SBP                             6:45 p.m.
Vestavia Hills at Mountain Brook                  Vestavia Hills HS SBP  7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills at Mountain Brook                  Vestavia Hills HS SBP  Delayed, Sat.)

MONDAY, Oct. 16

VOLLEYBALL                                             Producer                                    Air Time
Central-Phenix City at Smiths Station           Smiths Station HS SBP          5 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                    Air Time
Mountain Brook at Vestavia Hills (Fresh.)    Vestavia Hills HS SBP  5:30 p.m.
Mountain Brook at Vestavia Hills (JV)          Vestavia Hills HS SBP  7  p.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 17
VOLLEYBALL                                             Producer                                    Air Time
Vestavia Hills at Mtn. Brook                          Mtn. Brook HS SBP                        5 p.m.
Tuscaloosa County at Hoover                        Hoover HS SBP                       6:30 p.m.


AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 6 Mortimer Jordan Senior Makayla Pharris Leads Blue Devils to Jeffco Tourney Championship

  MONTGOMERY – Mortimer Jordan High School outside hitter Makayla Pharris led the Blue Devils to five wins last week, including going 4-0 to capture the championship in the Jefferson County Volleyball Tournament.
    The 5-foot-11 senior had 14 kills and 14 blocks in the tourney to earn MVP honors on the way to grabbing the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 6. The Class 5A Blue Devils (21-10) of Coach Kelsey Treadaway beat Curry earlier in the week, then reeled off victories over Pleasant Grove, Gardendale and Clay-Chalkville before beating Gardendale again in the tourney finals.
    Senior setter Kayla Dollar had 46 assists and eight aces, 5-11 junior Laci Reese contributed 17 kills, eight blocks and nine service aces and junior Emma Kate Dean registered 17 digs for Mortimer Jordan.
    Other top performances reported included:

KILLS/BLOCKS
ALYSSA DUTTON, CARBON HILL:
Had 98 kills, 18 service aces, 22 blocks and 43 digs to lead Carbon Hill (47-5) to an 11-1 record for the week, including going 6-1 to win the Danville Tournament of Champions over the weekend. The Bulldogs beat two ranked teams in Class 3A and one in Class 7A during the stretch.
BRI TURNER, DAPHNE: Had 20 kills in two match wins to go over 1,000 career kills. Teammate Sydney Omtvedt also went over 1,000 career kills with 17.
POLLY GLASS, REHOBETH: Led the Lady Rebels to the Wiregrass Athletic Conference tournament title with 14 kills, two blocks and 10 digs in the championship match 25-17, 25-21 win over Wicksburg She also had seven kills and four blocks in Rehobeth’s semifinal victory over Headland.
SKYLER BENSON, PRICEVILLE: Had a career high 16 kills in a win over Tanner and finished the week with 44 kills in four wins.
ANNA GRIGGS, ARAB: Led the Lady Knights to a 9-2 record and runner-up finish in the Boaz Invitational tourney with 132 kills and 46 blocks.
SHYAN FLACK, BREWER: Managed 127 kills, 101 digs, 10 aces and 10 blocks as to Patriots went 8-2 on the week.
KENYA McQUIRTER, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Totaled 19 kills, 15 digs and four blocks to lead the Dirty Dozen (29-6) over defending 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal for one of its two match wins.
ABBIE CHAMBLESS, ADDISON: Had 27 blocks, 74 kills, 11 aces and 63 digs as Addison won eight matches and reached the finals of Tournament of Champions at Danville.
TAYLOR WRIGHT, BUCKHORN: Recorded 27 kills and eight blocks as Buckhorn went 2-1 in three matches.
MARISSA KOCH, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Had 92 kills and 65 digs in six matches.
GRACE PATTERSON, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Led the Lions to a 3-1 record with 46 kills and nine blocks.

ASSISTS
McCARLY NORTHWAY, BREWER:
Recorded 310 assists and 73 digs as Brewer rolled to an 8-2 record in 10 matches – winning the silver division of the Tournament of Champions at Danville.
MOLLY KATE ATKINS, CARBON HILL: Registered 246 assists, 55 digs and 15 aces in 12 matches for the Bulldogs.
ASHLYN CONNER, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Totaled 200 assists and served 17 aces to lead the Raiders to eight straight wins. HA won the Goshen Invitational going 5-0.
LEIGHANNA TRALONGO, SPARKMAN: Helped the Senators go 8-1 for the week by handing out 190 assists – pushing her over 1,000 assists for her prep career.
KACIE WISNER, GUNTERSVILLE: Led the Wildcats to the title of the Marshall County tournament recording 121 assists and serving 17 aces.
CECILEE GAITHER, ADDISON: Managed 124 assists and 14 aces as the defending Class 1A state champs went 8-2 and finished runner-up in the Danville Tournament of Champions.
AIJA ABELE, BOB JONES: Had 149 assists as the Patriots competed in seven matches versus California schools in the California Challenge tourney in San Diego. The Patriots reached the finals of the Competition Bracket.

DIGS
VICTORIA SCHMER, CHELSEA:
Helped the Hornets go 9-2 and win the Silver Bracket of the Boaz Invitational with 114 digs.
LACEY EVANS, CARBON HILL: Had 110 digs and 14 aces for the Bulldogs in 12 matches.