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
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.
ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM
OFFENIVE LINEMEN COMING TUESDAY
Steve Smith, Piedmont
David Faulkner, Enterprise
Paul Benefield, Fyffe
Brent Hubbert, Maplesville
Outside Linebacker Coach
Larry Strain, Handley
Wide Receiver Coach
Rueben Nelson, Ramsay
Rob Carter, Beauregard
Offensive Line Coach
Jeremy Perkins, Austin
Defensive Line Coach
James Blanchard, Piedmont
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MONTGOMERY – Alabama Christian Academy head coach Nate Sanford opted to have Prattville Christian kick off again when Friday night’s opening kickoff went out of bounds.
By NFHS rules he had the option of taking the ball where it went out of bounds, taking it 25 yards from the where it was kicked or having the kicking team back up five yards and kick off again, and when the next kick sailed out of bounds too, he made a very unconventional decision to force the Panthers to boot its next kick from its own 30-yard line.
On the third kickoff try, Alden Stroud, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound Eagles senior, collected the kick at his own 15-yard line and raced up the middle untouched for an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Alabama Christian went on to beat Prattville Christian 52-14 to grab the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 5 of the 2017 high school football season.
The Eagles (6-0) showed marked improvement last year in Sanford’s first season as head coach by finishing 4-7 and clinching the school’s first playoff berth since 2009. ACA had struggled to four straight losing seasons and a 10-30 record before Sanford arrived.
The 6-0 start topped the school’s previous best start, a 9-3 campaign in 1990 that included five wins to open the year. Alabama Christian’s best record to date came in 1981 when the Eagles finished 8-1 but played outside the AHSAA in a private school league. This year’s 6-0 start also includes a 3-0 Class 4A, Region 2 record which has the Eagles on top of the region standings heading into the second half of the regular season.
Quarterback Reece Solar fired four touchdown passes and rushed for one TD in the win over Prattville Christian. The Eagles jump back into region play this week with a road game at Ashford. A win could move Alabama Christian closer to clinching its first region title since the playoff format was instituted in the 2000 season.
Other top performances reported this week include:
WRIGHT IS PASS PERFECT: West Blocton quarterback Curtis Wright was 11-of-11 for 168 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-6 win over Verbena to write his name in the AHSAA Record Book. The 11-of-11 effort is second only to Oakman's Jon Avery, who set the best passing percentage record with his 15-for-15 performance in a win over Lamar County earlier this season. The previous record was set Hayden Maples of Fairview (10-of-10) in a 47-14 win over Holly Pond in 2013. Wright also rushed for 57 yards and another TD in the win.
PEDMONT’S STANLEY JOINS 3,000-YARD CLUB: Senior running back Lee Stanley became the sixth Bulldog to rush for more than 3,000 yards in a career with his 206-yard, two-touchdown performance as Piedmont beat Leeds 41-19. Stanley now has 3,166 career yards for Coach Steve Smith and joins a list of Piedmont rushers that includes Greg Nation (4,859), Taylor Hayes (3,846), Michael Ball (3,730), Darnell Jackson (3,217) and Derrick Griffie (3,188).
TWICE IS NICE: Dadeville 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior running back Kadore Glenn rushed for more than 300 yards in back-to-back games with his 21-carry, 307-yard performance in a 28-25 loss to Valley last week. He Had TD runs of 12, 47, 36 and 4 yards to account for all the Tigers’ TDs Two weeks ago he had an identical performance, 21 carries for 307 yards, and scored three touchdowns covering 53, 50 and 61 yards as Dadeville beat Holtville 48-26.
SCOTTSBORO’S TRIPLE THREAT: Wildcats defenders Peyton Grant, Noah Linville and Blaiz Johnson each returned interceptions for touchdowns as Scottsboro beat North Jackson 56-27. It was the first time in school history that an SHS team has scored three touchdowns in a game on interceptions.
McGILL-TOOLEN EXTENDS REGULAR-SEASON WIN STREAK: Senior Eric Garror picked off two passes and recovered a fumble as the Yellow Jackets beat Blount 22-7 for McGill’s 20th consecutive regular-season win.
MOHAMMAD NAKHIEH, BUCKHORN: Kicked three field goals of 38, 31 and 30 yards, including the last one in overtime as the Bucks handed Mae Jemison (5-1) its first loss of the season 16-13.
LiALLEN DAILEY, PINSON VALLEY: Caught a 39-yard touchdown pass in the final minute to force overtime and added a 9-yard, game-winning touchdown catch in the extra period in a 28-27 victory over Shades Valley to keep the Indians (6-0) undefeated.
ETHAN WELLS, WICKSBURG: The Panthers safety broke up a pass in the end zone with 10 seconds left to preserve Wicksburg’s 42-35 win over Houston County rival Rehobeth. The Rebels were facing a fourth-and-15 when Wells broke up the pass to preserve the win. Rehobeth’s Brady Herring finished 10-of-22 passing for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Panthers quarterback Shawn Bowden rushed 22 times for 158 yards and four TDs and put Wicksburg ahead for good with a touchdown with 7:25 remaining.
JOHN ROBERTSON, NORTHSIDE: Rushed for 279 yards and scored four touchdowns on runs covering 64, 84, 1 and 6 yards in the Rams’ 49-21 win over Brookwood.
LA’DAMIAN WEBB, BEAUREGARD: The senior and reigning Mr. Football had 14 carries for 258 yards and four touchdowns ina 42-6 win over Northview.
KOBI McCOY, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for touchdowns of 75, 75 and 51 yards to finish with 250 yards overall in a 35-20 loss to unbeaten Deshler (5-0).
DEVIN RICHARDSON, FAIRFIELD: Ran 26 times for 238 yards and two TDs in a 41-39 victory over Midfield.
UZIAH McDANIELS, PARK CROSSING: Rushed for 234 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Thunderbirds to a 65-21 win over Gadsden City.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFFF: The sophomore rushed for 185 yards on 25 carries and scored six touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Glencoe. His 81-yard kickoff return to open the game set up his first score, a 2-yard run.
TODD HOOVER, GULF SHORES: Ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to lead Gulf Shores to a 31-30 win over Faith Academy.
CHRIS HARDIE, VINCENT: Ran 20 times for 213 yards and four TDs in a 41-20 victory over Sumiton Christian.
ISAAC HUGULEY, WEST MORGAN: Picked up 208 yards rushing on 23 carries and had three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Cherokee.
SETH WADSWORTH, SOUTHEASTERN: Piled up 193 yards rushing on 12 carries and scored four touchdowns as Southeastern beat Brilliant 41-21 for its first win of the season. He also completed 3-of-4 passes for 42 yards and another TD.
JACOB DENDY, ALBERTVILLE: Has 191 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 49-19 win over Boaz.
DEAUNDRE CARLTON, JACKSON-OLIN: Rushed for 190 yards and scored twice to lead Jackson-Olin to a 33-13 win over Calera.
JAHZARIAN LAMPLEY, PIKE COUNTY: Rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 6, 41 and 40 to spark the Class 3A Bulldogs to a 33-8 win over previously unbeaten Abbeville.
ARMONI GOODWIN, FLORENCE: The freshman ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 17-yard pass for a TD on offense and also had an interception on defense in a 55-31 loss to Bob Jones.
HUNTER GIBSON, SPARKMAN: Gained 172 yards on 27 rush attempts and scored once to lead the Senators to a 20-14 win over Hazel Green.
SHADRICK BYRD, THOMPSON: Rushed for 169 yards and a 32-yard touchdown on 12 carries as Thompson (5-0) beat Pelham 51-21.
PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Rushed for 154 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries, had 144 yards on kick returns and intercepted a pass on defense as the defending Class 2A state champion Red Devils (5-0) downed Plainview 43-27.
STONE FINCHER, HACKLEBURG: Rushed for 142 yards on 24 carries and caught three passes for 51 yards in the Panthers’ 22-6 win over Hubbertville.
DREW BLACKBURN, WINFIELD: Totaled 27 carries for 165 yards and one touchdown in the Pirates’ 21-7 win over Sulligent.
MICHAEL CROWDER, GARDENDALE: Was 23-of-32 passing for 333 yards and two touchdowns as the Rockets beat Chelsea 41-28.
IAN THIES, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Completed 18-of-21 passes for 304 yards and five touchdowns in s 66-36 win over Hayden. He also rushed for two TDs to account for seven on the night.
JACOB HAMMAC, FLORALA: The sophomore quarterback was 24-of-34 passing for 285 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats downed St. Michael’s 41-27. His favorite target was junior Shun White, who had nine catches for 131 yards and all three TDs. Hammac was 27-of-39 for 365 passing yards and five touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 42-35 win over McKenzie two weeks ago The game was the first varsity match in St. Michael’s young football history.
CHAPPELLE WADE, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Completed 14-of-29 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns (59 and 35 yards) in the Rams’ 41-13 victory at Cherokee County.
WILLIE MILLER, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Was 17-of-30 passing for 238 yards and three touchdowns in the Cougars’ 28-0 win over James Clemens.
GRAHAM PEPPER, WEST LIMESTONE: Had 330 total yards and accounted for four touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Elkmont. He passed for three TDs and rushed for one.
JAMES FOSTER, SIDNEY LANIER: Completed 16-of-31 passes doe 235 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards on 10 carries to lift the unbeaten Poets (6-0) to a 34-20 come-from-behind win over Jeff Davis.
HAYDEN BRYANT, BRILLIANT: Completed 15-of-24 passes for 227 yards and one TD, rushed for 128 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 41-21 loss to Southeastern. His favorite target was his younger brother Kade Bryant, who had 179 receiving yards, including the touchdown pass.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: was 15-of-24 passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth score to lead the Tigers from 22-point second-half deficit to a 33-29 win over T.R. Miller.
ETHAN WILSON, ANDALUSIA: Led the Bulldogs to a 47-7 win over Opp connecting on 12-of-14 pass attempts for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a TD.
LUKE NAIL, MADISON ACADEMY: Was 10-of-15 passing for 212 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-7 win at Tanner.
AUSTIN CALHOUN, KINSTON: Accounted for four touchdowns and 272 yards of offense, rushing for 186 yards and two scores and passing for 86 yards and two TDs on a 6-of-12 passing performance in the Bulldogs’ 56-22 win over Zion Chapel.
TUCKER BROWN, WILSON: Wilson: Brown was 10-of-18 passing for 210 yards and one touchdown and ran for two scores in a 28-7 win over Lauderdale County to keep Wilson (5-0) unbeaten.
RICK RODGERS, LAMAR COUNTY: Was 10-of-11 passing for 187 yards and a touchdown in 49-19 win over Berry.
SETH WILLIAMS, PAUL BRYANT: Pulled down four catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-15 win over Tuscaloosa Central. He had TD reception of 87 and 81 yards in the third quarter to help the Stampede overcome a 15-14 deficit.
CAMERON McKINNEY, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Caught eight passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns (59 and 35 yards) in the Rams’ 41-13 victory at Cherokee County.
AUSTIN HILL, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Caught eight passes for 159 yards, including an 83-yarder for a TD that forced the game into overtime, and also rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown as the Thundering Herd edged Ider 34-28.
CONNER HOWELL, GARDENDALE: Caught 11 passes for 156 yards and a 29-yard touchdown and added an interception on defense in a 41-28 victory over Chelsea.
C.J. WILLIAMSON, GUNTERSVILLE: Caught five passes for 160 yards, and one touchdown in a 35-13 win over Madison County.
JAY WILLIAMS, SARALAND: Snagged seven passes for 145 yards and one touchdown in the Spartans’ 25-21 win over Murphy.
DAN PARKER, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN: Had six catches for 131 yards and a TD in the Patriots’ 47-6 victory over Holt.
KOBIE STRINGER, G.W. LONG: Snared eight passes for 128 yards and a 41-yard touchdown in the Rebels’ 28-7 loss to New Brockton.
B.J. ANDERSON, ANDALUSIA: Caught four passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-7 win over Opp.
TREVOR YOUNG, WOODVILLE: Recorded 18 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense and had three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown on offense as the Panthers nipped R.A. Hubbard 21-20.
LAMONT MITCHELL, PARK CROSSING: Scored two touchdowns on defense in Park Crossing’s 65-21 road win over Class 7A Gadsden City. He returned a fumble 15 yards and an interception 67 yards for his scores.
HUNTER JEDNAT, SATSUMA: Intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble in Satsuma’s 20-19 win over Citronelle.
J.D. PETTAWAY, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: Intercepted two passes and had 10 tackles in a 33-13 win over Chickasaw. He returned one of his picks 86 yards for a touchdown.
CORNELIUS SMITH, HEADLAND: Totaled 15 tackles in a 35-14 loss to Providence Christian.
KALEB WHATLEY, GAYLESVILLE: Posted 14 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries in the Trojans’ 35-6 loss at Appalachian.
AUSTIN KEASLER, SOUTH LAMAR: Recorded 12 tackles with two sacks in a 14-8 win over Curry.
TREVELL SMITH, HOUSTON COUNTY: Had 16 tackles and teammate Dorien Collier had 15 as the unbeaten Lions (6-0) nipped Ashford 23-20.
JALEN SIMS, FULTONDALE: Had 15 tackles to lead the Wildcats to s 37-13 win over Hale County.
KHARI McREYNOLDS, GENEVA: The defensive back had two interceptions in the Panthers’ 21-7 win over Samson.
TIM McCLENDON, CARROLL: swiped two interceptions to lead the unbeaten Eagles (5-0) to a 26-13 win over W.S. Neal.
COLBY COPELAND, KINSTON: Picked off two passes for interceptions and forced two fumbles In the Bulldogs’ 56-22 win over Zion Chapel.
CADE DICKINSON, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Made two interceptions as the Lions (5-0) beat Mortimer Jordan 25-17.
KAMERONE BROWN, THEODORE: Made two interceptions on defense as the Bobcats shut out Enterprise 39-0.
TREVOR SISK, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Returned an interception for a touchdown as the Huskies (5-0) beat Center Point 59 -0 for their second shutout win in a row.
JAYDON HILL, BOB JONES: Intercepted two passes and forced a fumble in a 55-31 win at Florence.
JACOB MANNING, SCOTTSBORO: Returned the second-half kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to spark the Wildcats to a 56-27 win over North Jackson. He had 152 yards on three returns, caught five passes for 68 yards and threw a 38-yard TD pass as Scottsboro overcame a 21-14 deficit at halftime with 42 second-half points.
KAKIYAH JOHNSON, CALERA: Returned a kickoff 99 yards for a TD in the Eagles’ 33-13 loss to Jackson-Olin.
HENRY BECKETT, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Nailed field goals of 43 and 44 yards and punted four times for s 43-yard average in a 37-13 loss to Goshen. He also booted all four kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.
JUSTYN ROSS, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown and caught three passes for 74 yards and a 43-yard TD as the Red Devils beat Opelika 46-19.
NATE TOMEY, CEDAR BLUFF: Kicked two 36-yard field goals in the first quarter and booted three extra points in a 35-21 win over Collinsville.
JOHN BANNISTER, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Blocked a punt which was recovered for a Warriors’ touchdown in Cherokee County’s 41-13 loss to Carver of Birmingham.
JUAN GOMEZ, SCOTTSBORO: Tied a school record with eight point-after kicks as the Wildcats beat North Jackson 56-27.
JACE STEWART, REHOBETH: Returned a kickoff 80 yards in the Rebels’ 42-35 loss to Wicksburg.
JEREMIAH WHITE, GENEVA COUNTY: Scored three touchdowns, including a 75-yard kickoff return, and rushed for 121 yards in a 59-50 loss to Highland Home. The 109 points was the most in a game in both teams’ school history.
D’QUARIOUS FRYER, CARROLL: Blocked a punt and returned it five yards for a touchdown as Carroll thumped W.S. Neal 36-13.
MONTGOMERY – Briarwood Christian scored three first-half touchdowns en route a 23-6 win over Fairfield Friday night and presented long-time head coach Fred Yancey his 300th career coaching victory in the process.
The milestone win, which puts Yancey in a select group of just six prep coaches, grabbed the AHSAA Spotlight for Week 4 of the 2017 prep football season. Yancey, now 300-111-1 overall in a career that has spanned 34 years, is 259-91 at Briarwood, a Shelby County record. That total ranks him third in AHSAA history with career victories at a single school.
“It is always great to get any (win),” Yancey told reporter Chris Megginson of Starnes Publications, “but this one is pretty special.”
Quarterback Michael Hiers completed touchdown passes of 30 and 6 yards to Carson Eddy in the first half and ran for a another TD following a blocked Fairfield punt late in the second quarter to give Briarwood a 20-6 lead at intermission. Noah Nall closed the scoring with a 28-yard field goal in the second half. The Lions defense did the rest – coming up with nine sacks in the win.
“The Lord has blessed me by surrounding me with good people and friends,” Yancey said. “I have been fortunate to have great coaches to work with and to also have great kids to coach.”
Yancey came to Briarwood in 1990 after two out-of-state coaching stints, and has led the Lions to three state titles (1998 and 1998 in Class 3A and 2003 in Class 5A). Vestavia Hills’ Buddy Anderson stands as the AHSAA’s all-time leader at 327-142. He is in his 40th season as the Rebels’ head coach.
Yancey’s 259 wins at Briarwood include 24 straight playoff appearances, a 54-22 playoff record and rank him behind Anderson (327) and Jamie Riggs of T.R. Miller (293) for most wins at one school. Glenn Daniel of Luverne, the state’s first prep coach to reach 300 wins, had 251 at Luverne, fourth best.
Briarwood’s milestone victory edged out a fine special-teams effort by Sidney Perry of Cherokee County, who became the 15th player in AHSAA history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. Perry returned a kickoff 85 yards for the game-winning touchdown with just 21.8 seconds remaining as the Warriors nipped Oneonta 44-41. He also returned an earlier kickoff 75 yards for his first TD and tacked on an 80-yard run for a third score to complete his outstanding night. Teammate Tyren Dupree, who passed for 102 yards, rushed for 66 yards and accounted for two Cherokee County TDs, sealed the win with an interception with 2.9 seconds left.
Other highlights included:
FOR THE AHSAA RECORD BOOK
TAULIA TAGOVAILOA, THOMPSON: Passed for 402 yards and four touchdowns in just three quarters as the unbeaten Warriors (4-0) downed Oak Mountain 49-14 in a key Class 7A, Region 3 game at Heardmont Park. The transfer from Kapolei, Hawaii, who completed 25-of-30 passes with 93-yard TD strike to Ahmad Edwards on the first play of the game, is the younger brother of University of Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Edwards finished with 13 catches for 233 yards and Mo Edwards had eight receptions for 130 yards and two scores for Thompson. Tagovailoa became the 43rd quarterback in AHSAA history to pass for more than 400 yards in a game and first since James Raines passed for 563 yards in 2016 to beat Brilliant 70-22. The Thompson QB is also just the third player in Class 7A history to pass for more than 400 yards in a game.
Edwards also wrote his name in the AHSAA Record Book with 13 catches (tied for 23rd) and 233 yards (tied for 28th). His total was most in a game since 2013 when Jordan Gandy of East Limestone had 262 yards on six catches versus Auburn in a 56-28 loss.
KOBI MCCOY, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for 426 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-41 loss to West Morgan. Isaac Huguley led West Morgan to the win with 205 yards rushing and five touchdowns, including a 10-yard TD run with 21 seconds remaining for the winning score. McCoy’s total ranks seventh all-time in the AHSAA and was the first recorded in the AHSAA since 2015 when current University of Alabama freshman Brian Robinson ran for 447 yards on 29 carries for Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa in a 41-40 loss to Clay-Chalkville.
PIEDMONT WINS 500TH: The Bulldogs reached two major milestones Friday night in their Class 3A 48-13 win over Pleasant Valley. The victory was the school’s 500th win since its first win in 1924 (over Cave Spring, GA) and was the 150th triumph at the Field of Champions, which became Piedmont’s home stadium in 1980. The Bulldogs’ all-time record is 500-400-2, including back-to-back state championships in 2015 and 2016. Cardavion Stanley rushed for 118 yards and passed for 68 yards and two touchdowns and teammate Lee Stanley ran for 111 yards and three scores for Coach Steve Smith’s team in Friday’s win.
AUSTIN RECORDS PERKINS’ 50TH WIN: Head coach Jeremy Perkins notched the 50th win of his prep head coaching career as the Black Bears downed Columbia 56-0. Perkins, in his eighth season with the Black Bears, is the second-winningest coach in Austin history behind Tom Calvin’s 60 victories from 1978-88.
RAJAI BOWIE, ALMA BRYANT: Rushed for 252 yards on 22 carries and scored four touchdowns on 22 carries as Alma Bryant beat Mary Montgomery 34-26 to snap a 25-game region losing streak.
HAMP SISSON, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Completed 17-of-21 passes for 243 yards and rushed 22 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Spartans to a 51-50 double-overtime win over Spain Park. His two-point pass to Wilson Higgins in the second overtime provided the winning margin. Braxton Barker of Spain Park also passed for 311 yards and four touchdowns, including a TD in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime.
KE’ANDRE JONES, ATHENS: Ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 24-yard scoring scamper with less than a minute left in a 28-24 victory over Florence.
JACKSON COX, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Was 12-of-15 passing for 159 yards and connected with Caeden Godfrey in the final minute of the game for a game-winning touchdown pass as the Warriors beat Section 28-21. Westbrook trailed 21-7 at intermission.
DREW VAUGHN, SARDIS: Rushed 23 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning 13-yard run late in the fourth quarter, to spark the Lions past North Jackson 19-13.
DEVIN MITCHELL, FAIRHOPE: Completed 15-of-21 passes for 226 yards, including a game-winning TD in overtime, as the Pirates beat Daphne 20-17 in overtime.
DWAN JAMES, LEFLORE: Had an ironman effort with 31 carries for 275 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rattlers past Gul Shores 26-14.
AUSTIN CALHOUN, KINSTON: Rushed for 273 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries in a 44-0 win over Red Level. Calhoun scored on runs of 48, 2, 50, 21 and 40 yards.
TYETUS SMITH-LINDSEY, OXFORD: Rushed 20 times for 265 yards and 5 touchdowns in the 43-0 win over Albertville.
DAQUAN JOHNSON, FLOMATON: Rushed for 256 yards on 39 carries to lead Flomaton past Cottage Hill Christian 20-7.
BRADEN POWELL, SAMSON: Totaled 292 all-purpose yards as Samson beat Cottonwood 20-15. He rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, had seven catches for 67 yards and two kickoff returns for 46 yards.
KYLEN CROSS, TALLADEGA COUNTY CENTRAL: The senior running back rushing for 229 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries in a 54-42 win over Victory Christian.
SINCERE BAKER, ONEONTA: Picked up 250 yards rushing on 22 carries with touchdowns of 62 and 10 yards in a 44-41 loss to Cherokee County. Teammate Taveris Hill added 121 yards and three TDs on 18 carries and was 5-of-11 passing for 103 yards and another score.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-19 win over White Plains.
HARRY CRUMP, MAE JEMISON: Picked up194 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 56-10 win over Russellville for the unbeaten Jaguars (5-0).
RICHMON SINGLETARY, ELBA: Rushed for 179 yards on 10 carries and two scored third-quarter touchdowns on runs of 49 and 73 yards as the Tigers beat Goshen 20-14. He also completed 3-of-5 passes for 23 yards and had five tackles on defense.
ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Had 21 carries for 177 yards and touchdowns of 51 and 5 yards in a 30-20 loss to Shades Valley.
RUSSELL BRAZELTON, ARAB: Had 26 carries for 172 yards and one touchdowns in a 46-24 win over Boaz.
CAMERON DAVIS, ELKMONT: Piled up 178 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns in a 40-12 win over East Lawrence. He also had nine tackles and an interception on defense.
ASA MARTIN, AUSTIN: Ran for 113 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, and he did not play in the second half of Friday’s 56-0 victory over Columbia. Martin has now run for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns on 62 carries this season. He has committed to Auburn.
HAROLD JOINER, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Rushed for 85 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs covering 38, 1 and 10 yards as Mountain Brook nipped Spain Park 51-50 in double overtime. He also threw a 2-point conversion pass.
CHASE LAY, ARDMORE: Gained 145 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over St. John Paul II Catholic.
PAYTON ANDERSON, FYFFE: Scored five rushing touchdowns on 15 carries and finished with 109 yards as the Red Devils beat Ider 48-0.
NOAH TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Ran for 109 yards and four touchdowns and added 68 yards on 5 catches as Brooks held off Lawrence County 42-35. Turbyfill’s TD runs were 2, 6, 4 and 1 yards.
CONNER HEGAN, SPANISH FORT: Scored three rushing touchdowns and picked up a fourth a pass receptions as the Toros downed Baldwin County 51-28. He finished with 132 yards rushing and 188 total yards.
ZACK SELF, BREWER: Rushed for 263 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 247 yards and two more scores in 31-29 loss to Pell City. He totaled 411 total yards.
DESMOND TROTTER, SHADES VALLEY: Was 24-of-35 passing for 248 yards and three TDs and added 24 rushes for 153 yards in a 30-24 victory over Hueytown. He also caught a pass for a 2-point conversion. He finished with 403 total yards.
ALEX MOORE, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Completed 15-of-20 passes for 363 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-21 win over T.R. Miller in Class 3A, Region 1.
AARON DOVE, FALKVILLE: Completed 17-of-22 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-7 win over Cold Springs.
SHELDON LAYMAN, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Was 17-of-21 passing for 285 yards to lead the Class 7A Jackets past Foley 35-13.
STIHL RODENBAUGH, DALE COUNTY: Accounted for 323 yards and four touchdowns in the Warriors' 37-12 win over Bullock County. He passed for 255 yards, including a 73-yard TD pass to Virgil Swindle and a 94-yard TD pass to Dontai Farmer. He also rushed for 68 yards and touchdown runs of 4 and 8 yards.
CHANNING MARMANN, DESHLER: Was 11-of-14 passing for 248 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-10 win over Priceville. His TD passes covered 5, 26, 5 and 53 yards.
WILL BAILEY, DAR: Completed 10-of-12 passes for 217 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots defeated New Hope 55-0 for a homecoming win.
PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: The junior quarterback was 10-of-18 passing for 235 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskies beat Buckhorn 49-0.
DAQUON KINCEY, ABBEVILLE: Completed 10-of-16 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a 12-yard TD as Abbeville beat Geneva County 26-20. His TD passes covered 74 and 15 yards to Jaquan Kincey and 22 yards to Craig Kincey.
LUKE IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Completed 10-of-13 pass attempts for 205 yards and two touchdowns (20 and 21 yards) and added an 8-yard rushing touchdown as Spring Garden beat Valley Head 42-6.
JALEN PARKER, HOOVER: Completed 8-of-10 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns and scored on an 11-yard run as the Bucs downed Tuscaloosa County 63-0.
CHASE STARLING, HAZEL GREEN: Was 11-of-17 for 153 yards passing and rushed for 110 yards in a 41-38 win over Decatur. He had two passing touchdowns.
CAM TAYLOR, PARK CROSSING: Led the Thunderbirds to a 35-0 won over Russell County with an 8-of-12 passing performance for 158 yards and eight rushes for 52 yards and a TD.
ANTHONY BROWN, MIDFIELD: Was a standout on offense and defense as the Patriots beat Montevallo 42-34. He was 11-of-22 passing for 153 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 82 yards and four TDs on 11 carries and also had eight tackles on defense.
TYE LINDSEY, OPP: Caught six passes for 138 yards, including a 58-yard TD, and earned 14 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense in a 30-19 win over Houston Academy.
MATTHEW FLINT, MADISON COUNTY: Caught eight passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns in a 17-14 loss to Randolph. He also anchored his team’s defense at middle linebacker.
JAVARRIUS JOHNSON, ST. CLAIR COUNTY: Caught seven passes for 122 yards and two TDs (60 and 30 yards) and rushed for 104 yards on 11 carries in a 34-14 win over Woodlawn.
DEMONTREZ BROWN, BOB JONES: Grabbed seven passes for 91 yards and a touchdown and also threw a 29-yard touchdown pass in a 34-20 Class 7A win at Huntsville.
BRYCE PEAVY, ARITON: Returned an interception 32 yards to lead an Ariton defense that forced seven turnovers and scored three defensive touchdowns in a 45-20 win over Barbour County. Blake Carroll also returned an interception nine yards for a score and Jeb Maund picked up a fumble and raced nine yards for another TD.
LEVI TALIAFERRO, HOKES BLUFF: Made 17 tackles to lead the Eagles to a 49-19 victory over White Plains.
C.D. DANIELS, HOMEWOOD: Intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown in the Pats’ 37-7 win over Helena.
BLAKE HABYAN, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Made two interceptions to help the Panthers beat Fairly (TN) 24-6 for Southside’s first win of the season.
COLBY WILLIAMS, OPP: Notched 16 tackles and teammate Ethan Baker added 14 in the Bobcats’ 30-19 win over Houston Academy.
NICK LUNDBERG, KINSTON: Made 14 tackles in a 44-0 shutout win over Red Level.
CARON SMITH, GARDENDALE: Had 13 tackles, two for sacks and two more that resulted in lost yardage, and the Rockets beat Minor 42-14.
JORDAN WALKER, PLEASANT GROVE: Made 13 tackles in a 16-0 win over Moody.
DEZMION ROBERSON, ELBA: Had 12 tackles in the Tigers' 20-14 win over Goshen.
ANDRES FOX, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Totaled 12 tackles with four quarterback hurries as the unbeaten Leopards downed T.R. Miller 35-21.
SAM KIMEL, RANDOLPH: Returned an interception for one score and broke up a pass on the last playoff of the game in the zone to preserve a 17-14 Raiders’ win over Madison County. He also caught a fake-punt pass and turned it into s 56-yard gainer.
CAMERON OWENS, DAVIDSON: The senior linebacker had 11 tackles and caused a fumble as the Warriors shut out Theodore 17-0.
JAMARCUS ROBINSON, CITRONELLE: Had two interceptions, returning one for a TD, and the Wildcats beat Faith Academy 35-14.
MYLES MASON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Had eight tackles on defense and rushed for 86 yards and a TD as the unbeaten Huskies (4-0) downed Buckhorn 49-0.
DREW HUDSON, ARAB: Returned a punt 80 yards for one touchdown, kicked two field goals and four extra points as the Knights beat Boaz 46-24. He also had an interception on defense, was 6-of-9 passing on offense for 68 yards and rushed 13 times for 87 yards and two TDs.
ISAI LOPEZ, ARITON: Returned a kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown in a 45-20 victory over Geneva County as Ariton ran back a kick for the second straight week.
DARRION MARSHALL, CEDAR BLUFF: Helped the Tigers beat Woodville 54-0 with a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown.
JACOB JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown and teammate Mason McKinney returned an interception 30 yards for another score in a 55-0 win over Asbury.
SERGIO ALVAREZ, PELL CITY: Kicked a game-inning 27-yard field goal with 4:35 remaining to lift the Panthers past Brewer 31-29.
JUSTYN ROSS, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Returned a punt 43 yards for a touchdown, and caught four passes for 55 yards and another TD as the Red Devils beat Smiths Station 62-7.
GAREK HALL, MORTIMER JORDAN: Raced 67 yards for a touchdown on a kickoff return as the Blue Devils beat Fairview 34-3.