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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:
 
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    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.

AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight Homewood’s Stone, Catholic’s Tyynismaa Record AHSAA’s Best Times to win Jesse Owens Invitational

  MONTGOMERY – Homewood High School junior Will Stone clocked 15:22.12 to win the Gold Division of the 19th annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Invitational at Oakville Indian Mounds Park near Moulton last weekend.
  The Jesse Owens meet is one of the most prestigious high school meets in the nation with 1,375 boys’ participants representing 158 teams competing this year. The girls’ division had 1,209 runners representing 138 schools. Schools competed in five different divisions (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Green and Red). More than 3,000 runners competed counting the middle school and junior varsity divisions.
   A total of 303 runners participated in the Gold Division with Vestavia Hills senior James Sweeney finishing second with a time of 16:25.01.
   Pope High School of Marietta (GA) captured the team championship with 155 points. Siegel of Murfreesboro (TN) was second with 179. Enterprise was the top Alabama team finishing third with 292 points.
   Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic turned her in best time of the season and the fastest time in the state in 2017 in the girls’ Gold Division to win with a time of 17:50.51.  The talented junior’s time over the 5,000-meter course at Oakhill was also the best of the year in the state.  McGill-Toolen Catholic senior Grace Jensen was second at 18:07.88. Auburn won Gold Division team championship in the 27-team field with 60 points. Houston of Germantown (TN) was second with 111.
    The Jesse Owens Classic highlighted the week’s competition and grabbed the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for week 6 of the 2017 season.
    Other cross country highlights from the past week include:

BOYS
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Silver Division):
McGill-Toolen Catholic posted 195 points and finished second in the 19th annual Invitational’s Silver Division to Pearl (MS), which had 57. Connor Sims, a junior at Brewer High School, crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 16:46.34 for the top Alabama runner finish. Junior Alex Ponce of Merrol Hyde Magnet of Hendersonville (TN) won the race in 16:33.66.
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Bronze Division): Senior Fuad Qushair of St. John Paul II Catholic won the meet’s bronze division with a time of 16:42.76. Winfield junior Davis Holdbrooks was second at 16:48.2. Montgomery Catholic won the team title with 117 points. Trinity Presbyterian was second at 119. A total of 431 runners participated.
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Red Division): A total of 498 runners representing 39 teams competed in the Red Division race comprised of predominantly 6A and 7A schools. Franklin (TN) won with 54 points. Homewood was the top AHSAA team finishing sixth with 179 points.  Prattville senior Wesley Domsalla crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 17:333.48. Gavin DeJongh, a freshman at Franklin, finished first clocking 17:31.40.
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Green Division): St. Bernard senior Andrew Sweeney was first in the field of 337 runners with a winning time of 16:34.71 in the Green Division consisting of teams from Class 1A-3A. Westminster of Oak Mountain senior Nate Collins was second at 16:44.66. Hebron Christian of Dacula (GA) won the team title with 44 points. Westminster was second with 74 points. Thirty-six teams competed for the championship.
T.R. MILLER CHALLENGE:  Zion Chapel runner Austin Joye finished the 5,000-meter course in 18:45.87 to finish third behind Pensacola-Tate’s Brandon Knieja (17:52.83). Tailand Mitchell finished two seconds behind Joye in fourth place in the 119-runner field to lead T.R. Miller to the team championship. The Tigers had 53 points.
TITANS TRAIL INVITATIONAL: Gadsden City won its own meet with 35 points as Jonah Morris crossed the finish line first clocking 20:03.16 for the Titans. Camron McDaniel of Cedar Bluff was second running 20:16.16.
GUNTERSVILLE INVITATIONAL (1A-4A Division):  Brindlee Mountain won the 1A-4A race held at Corners Island on Lake Guntersville with 21 points as Brandon Mendez finished first with 17:34.87 time. Brindlee Mountain teammates Zach Mooneyham and Brighten Davis were third and fourth, respectively, in the field of 41 runners. DAR’s Kyle Saylor finished second clocking 17:14.74 .99 to lead the Patriots to second place (38).
GUNTERSVILLE INVITATIONAL (5A-7A Division):  Guntersville’s Sam Moultrie won the 5A-7A Division with a strong time of 16:29.75 in the 79-runner field. Chance Cofield led Albertville to the team title with a second-place time of 17:07.07. The Aggies had 31 points. Runner-up Guntersville totaled 51.


GIRLS
CLASSIC (Silver Division):
Eighth grader MacKenzie Culpepper had the top time of Alabama schools in the Silver Division of the 19th annual Invitational at Oakville Indian Mounds Park. She was fifth clocking 19:43.50. Clare Pinter, a junior for Pearl (MS), won the race in 19:28.66 to beat the 260-runner field and led her school to the team title. Pearl had 64 points and Fort Payne was second with 71.
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Bronze Division): Lawrence County seventh grader Savannah Williams clocked a winning time of 19:40.68 to win the Bronze Division race. Abby Nunnelly, a junior from Alexandria, was third (19:55.57) in the field of 292 participants. Scottsboro finished first with 67 points and Lawrence County was second with 87. Freshman Hannah Cloud led the winning Wildcats with a ninth-place finish and time of 20:50.27.
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Red Division): A total of 23 teams and 262 runners competed in the competition comprised of Class 6A and 7A schools with Homewood finished third overall behind winner Ravenwood of  Brentwood (TN). The Lady Patriots posted 74 points and Ravenwood had 59. Freshman Elizabeth Allen of Enterprise was third overall and teammate Catherine Ragsdale, a seventh grader, was fourth with times of 21:05.78 and 21:12.74, respectively, Ravenwood’s Isabella Sleenhof was first with a 20:57.99 time.
JESSE OWENS CLASSIC (Green Division): Hatton won the team title with 112 points in the 22-team field. Sophomore Ally Amerson finished eighth to lead the Hornets. St. Bernard senior Leahrose Mami won the individual title with a winning time of 20:11.58.
T.R. MILLER CHALLENGE:  Olivia Blackmon clocked 19:51.15 for the host Tigers to finish first among the 75 participants at the 5,000-meter race held at Brewton. St. Paul’s Episcopal won the team competition with 30 points to edge the T.R. Miller (35). Isabel Valenzuela paced the winning Saints with a second-place finish with a 20:18.67.
TITANS TRAIL INVITATIONAL: Gadsden City runner Catherine Clements won the girls’ race at the Titans Challenge with a time of 24:07.81. Cedar Bluff finished with 25 points to win the team title. The Titans were second with 36 points.
GUNTERSVILLE INVITATIONAL (1A-4A Division):  DAR runners Haley Hughes and Slone Butler finished 1-2 in the Class 1A-4A division race at Corners Island on Lake Guntersville with times of 21:25.54 and 22:08.99, respectively. Brindlee Mountain won the team championship with 41 points. Sardis was second with 60 and DAR third with 70. Sixty runners competed.
GUNTERSVILLE INVITATIONAL (5A-7S Division):  Grissom’s Janey McManus had a winning time of 19:12.50 to take first place in the 50-runner field of the Class 5A-7A division and led Grissom to the team title. The Lady Tigers had 37 points and runner-up Arab had 49.

AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 6 Fort Payne Kicker Evan McPherson Puts His Best Foot Forward in Win over Brewer

    MONTGOMERY – Fort Payne High School senior kicker Evan McPherson has certainly been putting his best foot forward this season. Friday night, McPherson had a punt and a field goal that came up one yard shy of the longest kicks of all time to grab the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 6.
    McPherson, rated the top kicking specialist in the nation in the Class of 2018, booted a 60-yard field goal with 40 seconds remaining in the first half versus Brewer to give Coach Paul Ellis’ Wildcats a 17-7 lead on the way to a 39-14 win. That kick tied Michael Proctor of Pelham with the second-longest field goal made in AHSAA state history. Sage Ledbetter of Auburn kicked a 61-yarder versus Smith Station in 2015 on a free kick, and Proctor booted his 60-yarder against Mountain Brook in 1991 – also on a free kick.
     McPherson’s field goal came via the more traditional method with Carson Burt delivering the snap to holder Alex McPherson, Evan’s younger brother. Alex is an eighth grader.  The senior kicker also delivered an 84-yard punt, which was one yard shy of the 85-yard boot delivered by Russellville’s Joe Kirkpatrick in 1969 against Cherokee Vocational.  McPherson’s punt moved him into No. 2 ahead of Taylor Pharr of Shades Valley, who kicked an 81-yard punt versus Carver-Birmingham in 2005.
     McPherson sent a warning two weeks ago when he kicked a 54-yard field goal in a 27-24 loss to Etowah. The ball was kicked just shy of the 45-yard line making it officially 54 yards. Also an outstanding soccer player, he led Fort Payne to the Class 6A state title as a freshman in 2015. He earned MVP honors scoring the championship match’s only goal – ironically with a header coming in the 87th minute of the two-overtime, sudden-death win over Northview.
   His spectacular kicking effort versus Brewer edged out Boaz’s 45-44 win over Crossville, a game that netted 954 yards of total offense by both teams. The total ranked fourth all-time in the AHSAA with Hewitt-Trussville and Manatee (FL) setting the current record (1,287 yards) last season in the 78-56 Huskies’ win.
 The Pirates of Coach Jeremy Sullivan had 261 yards rushing and 198 passing for 459 yards, and the Lions of Coach Miles Holcomb had 228 rushing, 267 passing and 495 total yards. A plethora of players got into the act.
    Christian Collins had 28 carries for 272 yards and four touchdowns and five catches for 37 yards to account 309 of the total yards. Quarterback Easton Hardin was 15-of-24 passing for 198 yards and two TDs with Jason Smith making six catches for 132 yards and a score. Crossville’s leader was Blanton Jones, who completed 23-of-29 passes for 267 yards and a TD.  He also had 67 yards rushing for 334 total yards.
     His favorite target was Banks Jolley, who had 15 catches for 232 yards and a TD. Jay Luther also had 17 carries for 144 rushing yards and three scores. Jolley’s receiving yards rank 33rd on the AHSAA list of most yards receiving in a single game. The leader is Chris Simpson, who had 412 yards receiving on 20 catches in a win over Alabama Christian in 2000.
     Other top performances reported this week include:

MILESTONES
EAST LIMESTONE NOTCHES PUGH’S 100TH WIN: 
• East Limestone’s 16-6 homecoming win over  Lawrence County also produced Coach Jeff Pugh’s 100th career coaching win. Pugh is 100-90 overall with a 69-58 record at East Limestone. He is in his 12th year as the Indians’ head coach. Pugh also had 11 wins at Crossville and 18 at West Limestone.
JERMAINE BROWN, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL:
Rushed for 267 yards and passed for 209 to account for seven touchdowns as the Wildcats beat J.U. Blacksher 56-21. He had four passing TDs, three rushing TDs and 476 total yards on the night. The 476 total yards ranks 23rd on the AHSAA Record Book’s total yardage list. Jack Poundstone of Trinity Presbyterian set the current record (614 yards) in 2008 with 492 yards passing and 122 rushing in a playoff win over Cordova. Brown moves ahead of current University of Alabama freshman running back Brian Robinson, who had 470 yards for Hillcrest-Tuscalossa in a 41-40 loss to Clay-Chalkville in 2015. Robinson had 447 yards rushing and 23 passing receiving in that game.
SERGIO ALVAREZ, PELL CITY: Kicked four field goals, including a game-winning 32-yarder in the second overtime, in a 19-16 victory over Cullman. The four field goals in a game ties 13 others for second most in a contest. The record (5) has been set five kickers with Crosby Gray of Spain Park and Sage Ledbetter of Auburn the most recent kickers to accomplish the feat in 2015 and 2013, respectively. Athens’ Bram McGrady, Deshler’s Carson McGregory and Anderson Jacks of Cleburne County each kicked four field goals in a single game in 2013.
RILEY RUSSELL, CHEROKEE COUNTY: The senior linebacker posted 29 tackles in the Warriors’ 45-0 loss to unbeaten Saks. The total ties him for fourth all-time with Adam Crosby of New Brockton (2006) and Carlos Salinas of Frisco City (1999). Hamilton’s Andy Stidham holds the record with 36 versus Haleyville in 1996. Melvin Cotton had 31 for Holt versus Bibb County in 1998, Joshua Carpenter had 30 in a Jackson win over Thomasville last season, and Mike DuBose had 30 for Opp in a 1968 win over Pike County. Russell’s career total now stands at 415.
ROBERT HOUSTON, LAFAYETTE: Rushed 23 times for a school-record 336 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 40-0 win over Horseshoe Bend. He has 1,302 yards on 108 carries (12.6 avg.) and 15 rushing TDs this season.
CAMERON PETTUS, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, returned a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown, intercepted two passes and caught two passes for 75 yards in Lauderdale County’s 55-21 win over Lexington. Teammate Levi Greer also returned a kick 79 yards and a punt 69 yards for touchdowns.

RUSHING
JOHN MARK ABERCROMBIE, MEEK:
Rushed 35 times for 344 yards and five touchdowns in Meek's 42-28 win at R.A. Hubbard. Abercrombie had touchdown runs of 63, 37, 1, 3 and 21 yards. He added three 2-point conversions for 36 total points scored
ASA MARTIN, AUSTIN: The senior running back piled up 305 yards on 25 carries and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Black Bears to a 28-12 victory over Florence.
CAM PEOPLES, CENTRAL-CLAY COUNTY: Rushed 27 times for 285 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-14 win over Lincoln.
CHRIS HARDIE, VINCENT: The 255-pound running back had 275 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 20 carries as the Yellow Jackets beat Woodland 34-7.
TAE PROVENS, MADISON COUNTY: Totaled 249 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 20 carries and also caught a 72-yard pass for a TD in a 48-28 win over DAR. His rushing TDs came on runs of 69, 74, 2 and 12 yards.
JARED WILSON, CHARLES HENDERSON:  Piled up 220 yards rushing and scored on a 24-yard run in Charles Henderson’s 51-22 victory over Trinity Presbyterian.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns (55, 6 and 7 yards), threw for 62 yards and a 37-yard score to Darien Bossie, and had an interception on defense in the Bulldogs' 33-27 win at Weaver.
JAYSON JONES, FULTONDALE: Rushed for 203 yards and scored on runs of 5 and 84 yards, threw for 57 yards, and scored on 74-yard punt return in a 56-8 victory over J.B. Pennington.
XAVIER FLORENT, ELBA:
Led a trio of Elba running backs over 100 yards in the Tigers’ 62-34 win over Central-Hayneville. Florent had 16 carries for 193 yards and two touchdowns, Deborian Wilkerson added 136 yards and three TDs on eight carries, and Bryon Johnson totaled 104 yards and one score on 10 carries as Elba totaled 433 rushing yards and 516 total yards in the win.
AUSTIN CALHOUN, KINSTON:
Gained 235 yards on 22 rush attempts with TD runs of 6, 25 and 38 yards as the Bulldogs downed McKenzie 57-28. Kinston teammate Brody Horton added 189 yards on 18 carries with TD runs covering 60, 14 and 10 yards.
JONATHAN FELLS, CARROLL: Helped the unbeaten Eagles (6-0) beat Rehobeth 24-8 with 201 rushing yards on 24 carries. He scored once.
TRAJAN PUGH, BLOUNT: Rushed for 191 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 2, 43, 93 and 7 yards as the Leopards lost a close 52-49 decision to Spanish Fort.
DREW BLACKBURN, WINFIELD: Rushed for 168 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Winfield past Good Hope 28-12.
LANIER CHEATTOM, SHEFFIELD: Accounted for six touchdowns in a 41-22 win over Hatton. He ran 10 times for 163 yards, including TDs of 5, 46 and 11 yards, and was 6-of-9 passing for 85 yards and three TDs (34, 8 and 18 yards).
RASHAD CLARK, MOODY: Ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns and added a fourth score with a 77-yard kickoff return as the Blue Devils beat Woodlawn 35-12. He also had seven tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.
DAYMOND EASON, MAY JEMISON: Had 141 yards rushing on 19 carries and completed 4-of-7 passes for 80 yards in a 29-26 win over Brooks. He scored on runs of 1 and 60 yards and also completed a key pass for 2-point conversion.
J.R. TRAN-RENO, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN:  Had only eight touches but turned them into four touchdowns as Briarwood Christian beat St. Clair County 31-6. He rushed for three TDs covering 70, 1 and 1 yards and caught a 63-yard touchdown pass.
JAHZARIAN LAMPLEY, PIKE COUNTY: Returned a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and rushed for 152 yards and three scores on nine carries as the Bulldogs beat Coosa-Central 65-0. He had rushing TDs of 32, 17 and 54 yards).
QUINTIN YOUNG, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Ran for 150 yards and three TDs in a 41-7 victory over Gardendale.
ALEX CARPENTER, MADISON ACADEMY: Ran 10 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns (76 and 44 yards) in the Mustangs’ 52-0 win over Haleyville.
PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries – in just over two quarters – and the Red Devils (6-0) beat Sand Rock for their 21st straight victory.

PASSING

DESHMOND TROTTER, SHADES VALLEY: Rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries and completed 18-of-22 passes for 175 yards and another TD as the Mounties nipped Parker 35-32. He finished with 373 total yards.

PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE:  Completed 26-of-35 passes for 338 yards and five touchdowns and added a rushing TD in a 52-18 victory over Bob Jones as the Huskies (6-0) remained unbeaten. The victory was the 16th regular-season triumph in a row for Hewitt.

KRISTIAN STORY, LANETT: The sophomore was 5-of-12 passing for 247 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 71 yards and one TD as Lanett (7-0) beat Fayetteville 42-7. Story is now 60-of-95 passing this season for 1,617 yards and 19 TDs despite attempting just 13.6 passes per game.
NOAH LOWERY, CHARLES HENDERSON:
Passed for 271 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-22 win over Trinity Presbyterian. He had TD passes of 13 and 68 yards to Kelshun Campbell and also connected with Chance Pollard for touchdowns covering 30 and 72 yards.
MALACHI BENNETT, FAIRFIELD: Completed 10-of-14 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns in a 30-6 victory over Shelby County.

REGGIE THOMPSON, OPP: Totaled 306 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bobcats past Slocomb 35-14. He was 12-of-18 passing for 180 yards and a TD and rushed for 126 yards and a TD on 10 carries. Teammate Ashton Patel added 134 yards on 17 rush attempts and scored three touchdowns.
DEVIN MITCHELL, FAIRHOPE: The junior was 17-of-22 passing for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates’ 30-14 win over Baker. He also rushed for 70 yards and a 12-yard TD and finished with 355 total yards.
TAYLOR GOVER, EUFAULA: Passed for 233 yards and a touchdown as Eufaula beat Greenville 40-14.
ALEX MOORE, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Led the unbeaten Leopards (6-0) to a 51-19 win over Flomaton completing 12-of-18 passes for 235 yards and five touchdowns.
JACK SAMSEL, SPANISH FORT: Completed 17-of-20 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown as the Toros built a big lead, then had to rally to beat Blount 52-49.

LOGAN SMOTHERS, ATHENS: Completed 23-of-32 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score in a 27-14 win over Decatur.
CONNOR CANTRELL, JAMES CLEMENS: Was 14-of-22 passing for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the Jets’ 42-0 win over Grissom.
ETHAN WILSON, ANDALUSIA: Had 213 total yards and accounted for four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 38-28 win over Thomasville. He was 0-of-18 passing for 143 yards and two scores and rushed 12 times for 70 yards and two TDs.

SHELDON LAYMAN, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Passed for 191 yards and three touchdowns in the Jackets’ 55-7 win over Alma Bryant. He also rushed three times for 66 yards.

KALEB MOORE, HACKLEBURG: The junior rushed for 113 yards and passed for 120 for 233 total yards and accounted for three TDs as the Panthers came from behind to nip Phillips 26-20. He was 8-of-15 passing with two scores and had 15 rush attempts with one TD. Hackleburg trailed 14-0 at the half but outscored the Bears 26-6 in the second half.
GRAHAM PEPPER, WEST LIMESTONE: Completed 9-of-14 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-7 victory over Danville.
TREY HIGGINS, OXFORD: The freshman was 9-of-16 for 173 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start as the unbeaten Jackets (7-0) beat Southside-Selma 42-0. He also rushed for 45 yards.
JACK WEST, SARALAND: The senior completed 10-of-13 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 41-3 victory over Gulf Shores.
LUKE IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Completed 7-of-11 pass attempts for 135 yards and three touchdowns (15, 10 and 5 yards) in the Panthers' 42-8 victory at Coosa Christian. Teammate Luke Welsh added 122 yards and two scores on 13 rush attempts and also had an interception for Spring Garden.

PASS RECEIVING
MYRON MONROE, FAIRFIELD:
Caught seven passes for 170 yards and three TDs, including a 59-yard score, in a 30-6 victory over Shelby County.
BRAYDON HILL, HOKES BLUFF: Caught five passes for 155 yards and four touchdown grabs (of 26, 37, 42 and 40 yards) as the Eagles edged Oneonta 27-21.

JALEN McMILLIAN, SPAIN PARK: Caught five passes for 114 yards, with TDs of 38 and 49 yards, in a 35-26 victory over Huffman.
STONE FINCHER, HACKLEBURG: Had seven catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 112 yards and two scores, including a 52-yard run, in a 26-20 Panthers’ win over Phillips.

JAELYN FLEMING, GADSDEN CITY: Caught four passes for 99 yards, with TD catches of 34 and 44 yards, in a 41-0 victory over Buckhorn.

 

DEFENSE
AMAREEA ABNEY, SAKS: In a span of 57 seconds in the third quarter, Abney made two interceptions on defense and caught an 84-yard TD pass on offense in between the two steals as the Wildcats (6-0) beat Cherokee County 45-0.
BRANDON BISHOP, HILLCREST-TUSCALOOSA: Returned an interception 70 yards for the game-winning touchdown in a 22-15 victory over Paul Bryant.

HAYDEN PARKER, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Had 16 tackles and recovered two fumbles as the Eagles rebounded from a 12-0 deficit to beat Daleville 28-20. Teammate Will Solomon was also credited with six tackles and 10 assists.
DREW ROGERS, LOCUST FORK: The senior linebacker and fullback sparked the Hornets to a 20-8 win over Holly Pond with 15 tackles, two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries on defense. He also rushed for 103 yards and two TDs on 15 carries, caught two passes and punted four times.
KALEB WHATLEY, GAYLESVILLE: Recorded 14 tackles and an interception in a 21-20 overtime loss to Woodville. He also scored a rushing TD on offense.
WYATT GRICE, NEW BROCKTON: Had eight solo tackles, six assists and one quarterback sack in the Gamecocks' 42-14 win over Cottonwood.

KEVIN PARREIRA, OPP: Had 12 tackles, including three quarterback sacks, and also had a pass break-up in the Bobcats' 35-14 win over Slocomb.

TREVELL SMITH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Recorded 12 tackles on defense and rushed for 147 yards and two scores on offense in the Lions’ 46-24 loss to Brantley.
COLLIN BUSSMAN, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and tackled the punter on a broken play as Mountain Brook defeated Tuscaloosa County 31-7.

GARRETT SANDERS, ST. CLAIR COUNTY: Intercepted two passes and caused a fumble in a 31-6 loss to Briarwood Christian.
STEVEN MOON, SATSUMA: Was in on 14 tackles as Satsuma beat Escambia County 30-14. He also rushed for 82 yards and two TDs.
MALIK LANGHAM, LEE-HUNTSVILLE: Blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown, assisted on a safety, made 10 tackles (including four for a loss) and broke up two passes in a 40-22 win at Ardmore.