Wednesday, January 22, 2020






One Call Reversed in During Week 2 Contests Using DVSport Instant Replay

MONTGOMERY – Three calls were challenged with one call being reversed during last week’s prep football games utilizing DVSport Instant Replay, said AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones. For the season, 13 challenges have been issued with three calls on the field overturned after video evaluation.
    The 23.1% reversal rate is up slightly from the 20% after the first two weeks. Instant Replay is in its second year of implementation. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular season games.
   “Lawrence County High School challenged the call of a fumble during the second quarter of its game with Hayden. Upon review, video showed the runner was down prior to losing control of the ball and the call was reversed,” Jones said.
    Baker High School challenged a touchdown call saying ball was fumbled prior to breaking the plane of the goal line.  Video showed the touchdown resulted prior to the fumble and stood as called on the field. And at the East Limestone-Madison Academy contest, East Limestone challenged the call of a fumble on a kickoff.  Video clearly showed the fumble, and the call stood as called on the field.
    Jones reported that 13 Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:
4  Catch or no catch
5  Fumble or no fumble
3  Ball breaking the plan of the goal line
(Note: also had 2 fumbles reviewed at same time)
1  Illegal participation
1  Illegal forward pass
1  Touching of a punt

   A total of 29 schools have participated in AHSAA contests utilizing Instant Replay this season with six games scheduled for this Friday. New to the Instant Replay will be Gulf Shores, which is adding the DVSport sideline Instant Replay system and will use it for Friday’s game versus New Smyrna Beach (FL). The complete list of games utilizing Instant Replay this week are listed below.
Friday, September 13
Charles Henderson at Oxford
East Limestone at Madison County, Gurley
Gadsden City at Austin, Decatur
New Smyrna Beach (FL) at Gulf Shores
Wetumpka at Opelika

Class 7A

Central-Phenix City
Gadsden City
Jeff Davis
Smiths Station
Class 6A
Sidney Lanier
Class 5A
East Limestone
Class 4A
Good Hope
West Limestone
Class 3A
Carbon Hill
Class 2A
Callaway (GA)


Park Crossing Hosts Dothan at Cramton Bowl in AHSAA TV Network Game of the Week


Wolves and Thunderbirds Play Thursday night

    MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA TV Network Football Game of the Week this Thursday will showcase a key Class 6A, Region 2 battle between Park Crossing and Dothan at Cramton Bowl, announced executive producer Vincent Earley. The game will be televised over the AHSAA Network of cable affiliates across the state on the WOTM / ACN channel and available over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based live-stream platform.
     The NFHS Network has 191 total events scheduled for live-streaming over the Network portal Sept. 10-16. Ninety-eight high school varsity, junior varsity, freshman and middle school football games are listed and 93 events are planned. Clay-Chalkville at Pinson Valley will be among a slate of 68 varsity football games set for Friday night, Sept. 13, and five varsity live-streams are scheduled for Thursday night, including the AHSAA TFV Network Game of the Week.
     Dothan (2-1) has won two games in a row after losing its opener to Clay-Chalkville played at Thompson High School. The Wolves, coached by former Park Crossing head coach Smitty Grider, are in their first year as a “merged” school. The Dothan City Board of Education combined its two city public high schools Northview and Dothan after last season and hired Grider away from Hazel Green to lead the program into its new era. Montgomery County Schools hired Grider away from Beauregard to start Park Crossing when the newest school in that school system opened in 2014. Over the next four seasons he guided the Thunderbirds to a 38-9 record before moving to Hazel Green in 2018, where he led the Trojans to the 6A state playoffs. He compiled a 62-28 record at Beauregard and has an overall 113-30 record heading into Thursday’s game.
     Dothan’s tradition runs deep. The former school compiled a 547-407-31 record from 1912-2018 with standouts like Steadman Shealy, Haywood Sullivan, Tommy Wade, Rip Hewes  and Johnny Mack Brown honing their skills at DHS. Dothan reached the large-school state finals in 1975 and 1976 with Shealy, a future UA great, quarterbacking the team. In 1978, Northview High School opened with a former DHS standout offensive lineman Harry Wayne Parrish coaching the Cougars for the first 13 years compiling a 91-51 overall record and leading Northview to two state championships (1981 and 1985). The school fell on hard times, however, upon his departure and only won 103 games total over the next 28 seasons and closed with an all-time 194-232-0. Four former Cougars reached the NFL, however, including Larry Roberts, Lawrence Dawsey, Izell Reese and Marquez White.
       Coach Clayton Harris
is in his first season as head coach Park Crossing (0-3), replacing Angelo Wheeler who coached the team last year. The Thunderbirds have lost all three games by a total of 13 points. Park Crossing lost 7-0 to Montgomery rival Robert E. Lee in the season opener, then dropped a heartbreaking 27-26 decision to St. Paul’s Episcopal in Mobile and lost another close one last week to Clay-Chalkville 19-14.
     Leading the Thunderbirds is senior quarterback Trevor Robinson, linebacker Jeremias Williams and defensive lineman Khurtiss Perry. Dothan features talented quarterback Jamal Lane, who passed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-41 win over Wetumpka and was 12-of-23 last week for 254 yards and three TDs as the Wolves beat Eufaula 48-37. Receiver Jabre Barber had five receptions for 155 yards and two scores last week.
     Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Thursday with veteran announcer Tommy Wood handling the play-by-play and former high school and college coach Rick Rhoades will handling color.
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Pate Keys Warriors’ Come-from-Behind Win over Hoover and Freeman’s 200th Coaching Win

Milestone Victory Grabs AHSAA Offensive Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – Thompson High School’s Warriors trailed 17-0 in the first half but stormed back behind the play of senior quarterback Sawyer Pate to outscore Hoover 48-13 the rest of the way to win the key Class 7A, Region 3 football clash 48-30 Friday night.
    That was plenty enough reason for Warriors head coach Mark Freeman to be pleased.
    However, this night to remember was made even bigger since it was the 200th coaching
victory of his career and grabbed the AHSAA Offensive Spotlight for Week 2 of the 2019 season.
    Pate l
ed the Warriors’ comeback win completing 19-of-26 passes for 194 yards and three TDs, two to senior receiver Mike Pettway. Trailing 17-0 in the first quarter and 27-21 late in the first half, Thompson (3-0) outscored the Bucs 27-3 the rest of the way. Junior running back Jarrett Crockett added 148 yards rushing and three TDs for the Warriors.
    Freeman, now 200-50 in his 21st season as a head coach, is 36-13 at Thompson. His first two teams were 5-5 in 2015 and 2016. The Warriors finished 12-1 losing to Hoover in the semifinals in 2017 and reached the Class 7A state finals finishing 11-2 in 2018. He compiled a 50-7 record at Spanish Fort from 2011-2014 with back-to-back Class 5A state titles and a 29-1 record in 2012 and 2013.
     He served as head coach at Gulf Shores for two seasons leading the Dolphins to a 9-4 record in 2011, best in school history. He coached 10 years at Bessemer Academy compiling a 100-21 slate with four AISA state championships. His overall record in the AHSAA is 99-29.
    The milestone win edged two 400-yard passing efforts and a 501-yard total offense performance. Zyquez Perryman of Pleasant Grove completed 26-for-31 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-14 victory over Briarwood Christian.
    Eli Pearce of West End in Walnut Grove was
22-of-55 passing for 422 yards and four touchdowns, three to Jeremiah Roberson, and rushed 14 times for 69 yards and two scores in a 65-44 loss to Cleveland. Pearce had 491 total yards/. Roberson finished with eight receptions for 118 yards and teammate Jackson Tidmore caught six passes for 121 yards.
    Maddux Herring of Ariton accounted for 501 yards and six touchdowns in a wild 54-49 win over Geneva County. He completed 12-of-17 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns and added 190 yards rushing and three more scores on 30 carries. His TD passes went for 65, 60 and 15 yards and the scoring runs were 7, 10 and 5 yards. Herring also earned seven tackles on defense.
    Other top offensive performances reported:


LEVI ARRINGTON, BILLINGSLEY: Rolled up 379 yards total offense and accounted for five touchdowns as the Bears beat Loachapoka 35-18. He ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries and completed 9-of-18 passes for 178 yards and two scores.
ETHAN CLANTON, SAND ROCK: Totaled 256 yards rushing on 25 carries in a 20-14 win in overtime against Ider. Ian Clanton scored all three TDs for the Wildcats, including a 20-yarder in the OT period.
KALEB JONES, COLLNSVILLE: Accounted for seven touchdowns, five rushing and two passing, as the Panthers beat North Sand Mountain 54-28. He rushed for 158 yards on 14 carries and touchdown runs of 1, 2, 37, 1 and 37 yards, and completed 5-of-9 passes for 112 yards with his TD connections covering 25 and 22 yards. Teammate Malachi Orr added 126 yards rushing and a 28-yard scoring run on 15 carries. Jones also had an interception on defense in the final quarter.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES  BLUFF: Rushed 27 times for 241 yards and touchdown runs of 55 and 45 yards in a 45-21 win over White Plains. Teammate Ashton Gulledge also had 14 rush attempts for 127 yards and three touchdowns (24, 1, 2 yards) and threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tristin Billingsley in the win.

CONNER RUSH, MOODY: Rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns covering 38 and 90 yards on 26 carries in a 21-7 win over St. Clair County. Teammate Terrence Moore added 17 carries for 184 yards and had one TD on a 49-yard run.
JAKOBI HUNTER, LEEDS: Had 24 carries for 246 yards and five touchdowns while adding nine tackles in a 33-27 victory over Elmore County.
JERRY BURTON, PRICEVILLE: The junior running back had 40 rush attempts for 242 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-29 win over St. John Paul II. 
JORDAN INGRAM, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries and caught four passes for 31 yards in the Saints’ win over Baldwin County.

CAM BASS, SCOTTSBORO: The senior running back rushed 19 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and junior Jacob Manning had 135 yards and one TD on 17 carries as the Wildcats beat Ardmore 41-27.
A.J. POWELL, VESTAVIA HILLS: Rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-7 victory over Spain Park.

KELSTON FIKES, LEROY: Totaled 167 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 14 carries as the Bears beat R.C. Hatch 41-14.
RASHAWN McALPINE, SARALAND: Rushed for 164 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 carries in a 49-13 win over Daphne.

ROYDELL WILLIAMS, HUEYTOWN:  The senior had 27 rush attempts for 157 yards, including touchdown runs of 5 and 8 yards, as the Gophers beat Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 39-17. He added 33 receiving yards and threw 40-yard pass from the wildcat formation for 230 total yards.

REGINALD DAVIS, LEE-MONTGOMERY: The all-purpose back rushed for 147 yards on 15 carries and scored twice on runs of 14 and 4 yards as the Generals beat Jeff Davis 59-14. He also caught three passes for 79 yards to account for 226 of Lee’s 566 total yards.
L.T. SANDERS, GARDENDALE: Picked up 167 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Rockets’ 30-7 win over Huffman.
AUSTIN CLARKE, McADORY: Ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over Northridge.

LUKE MORRIS, SARDIS: Ran for 205 yards on 22 carries with a 74-yard touchdown and also caught a 4-yard TD pass as the Lions nipped Southside-Gadsden 33-31.
TRENT DAVIS, ETOWAH: Had 203 total yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 49-7 win over Crossville. Playing just three quarters, he had six rush attempts for 125 yards and two scores and caught three passes for 78 yards and a third score.

SEAN JACKSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Gained 169 yards on 14 rush attempts and added 65 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns in a 50-33 victory over Oak Mountain.
CAMERON FAISON, REELTOWN: Needed just six carries to gain 148 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Rebels downed Fayetteville 63-14.  He scored on Reeltown’s first offensive snap of the night on s 79-yard jaunt.
COLTON PATTON, DESHLER: Rushed just four times but totaled 131 yards and three touchdowns (65, 1 and 52 yards) in Deshler’s 55-0 win over Elkmont.

DYLAN BLACKBURN, JAMES CLEMENS: Gained 184 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in a 35-17 victory over Bob Jones.
TAVION RUPERT, SPARKMAN: Had 34 carries for 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Senators beat Gadsden City 51-27.
KIERAN CRAIG, HUNTSVILLE: Scored on a 98-yard run and finished with three touchdowns and 115 yards on just five carries as the Panthers downed Grissom 43-14.

ZAK BURNETT, GUNTERSVILLE: Led the Wildcats to a 49-42 win over Madison County passing for a school-record 362 yards completing 23-of-34 pass attempts. The previous record set by Chaz Rogers in 2006 versus Brooks was 248 yards.
HESS HORNE, EUFAULA: Completed 19-of-32 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 49-38 loss to Dothan.
JAMAL LANE, DOTHAN: The Wolves quarterback completed 12-of-22 for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-38 win over Eufaula.
ALEX HOWELL, MURPHY: Completed 20-of-30 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers rallied from a 24-7 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Fairhope 26-24. Howell threw the game-winning TD pass with 1:30 left.

TATE WARR, MILLRY: Passed for 347 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a sixth TD as Millry beat Elberta 47-7.
TOBIAS ROBINSON, CHICKASAW: Completed 9-of-17 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 87 yards and two more scores to lead the Chieftains’ to a 46-6 win over Choctaw County.
8-of-12 passing for 238 yards and four touchdowns as the Warriors defeated J.U. Blacksher 51-7.

JACK HAYES, PIEDMONT: Completed 19-of-26 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Pleasant Valley 28-0. All four scores went to four different receivers.
ROBBY ASHFORD, HOOVER: Was 15-of-29 passing for 213 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 103 in the Bucs’ 48-30 loss to Thompson.
PATE OWENS, HOMEWOOD: Passed for 211 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 33 yards and another score as the Patriots beat Pelham 42-14.

PATRICK JOHNSON, BREWER: Completed 12-of-19 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Brewer’s 29-21 comeback win over Arab.
MICHAEL RICH, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Was 9-of-18 passing for 190 yards and two scores and rushed six times for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 33-31 loss to Sardis.
BRITTON KOHN, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: Was 11-of-18 passing for 158 yards and one TD and rushed for 101 yards and three scores on 10 carries as the Eagles downed Beulah 46-18.

KEYONTEZE JOHNSON, PINSON VALLEY: Had seven receptions for 185 yards, including TD catches of 69 and 42 yards, in a 23-7 victory over Shades Valley.
JAMARIUS CARTER, MONTEVALLO: Caught 10 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-24 victory over Dallas County.

HAYES FLOYD, ARITON: Caught five passes for 173 yards and a touchdown of 60 yards in the Purple Cats' 54-49 win over Geneva County.
TRE SHACKLEFORD, AUSTIN: Caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, including the game-winning 43-yarder in the final minute, to lift the Bears past Florence 30-25.
JABRE’ BARBER, DOTHAN: Grabbed five receptions for 155 yards with TD receptions of 76 and 54 yards in the Wolves' 49-38 win over Eufaula. Barber also had two kickoff returns for 52 total yards.
AULDEN BATTLES, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: Caught five passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 33-31 loss to Sardis.
CAMPBELL LEACH, GUNTERSVILLE: Caught five passes for 143 yards in a 49-42 win over Madison County. Teammates Jack Harris and Cooper Davidson had 101 and 97 yards on 8 and 7 catches, respectively.
DONAVON BROWN, BOB JONES: Snagged six passes for 142 yards and a 27-yard TD in a 35-17 loss to James Clemens.
LYRIC GURLEY, BUCKHORN: Hauled in four passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns covering of 40, 24 and 65 yards in a 36-35 victory over county rival Hazel Green to claim the Cotton Classic.
JAKOBE FLETCHER, WEST MORGAN: Caught six passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns and gained 79 yards on 12 rush attempts in a 32-25 loss to Randolph.
JERRON SMITH, HAZEL GREEN: Had 90 receiving yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 5-yard run in a 36-35 loss to Buckhorn.

RODARIUS THOMAS, EUFAULA: Caught three passes for 117 receiving yards with two grabs resulting in touchdowns covering 47 and 43 yards in the Tigers' 49-38 loss to Dothan.
BLAKE WISDOM, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Had 106 yards receiving including a 41-yard touchdown catch, and also rushed for a 40-yard touchdown, as Lauderdale County beat East Lawrence 32-20.
JACOB HOPPER, SARDIS: Hauled in seven receptions for 81 yards and three touchdowns (7, 7 and 15 yards) as the Lions rallied to beat Southside 33-31.

MALACHI HOLT-BENNETT, FAIRFIELD: Snared three touchdown passes and also picked off a pass on defense in a 48-14 victory over John Carroll.

Defensive Tackle Lee Hunter Rules Defensive Front to Lead Blount to Third Straight Win

Junior Grabs Week 2 AHSAA Defense Spotlight


MONTGOMERY – Blount High School junior defensive tackle Lee Hunter has been the anchor of what is shaping up to be one of the Leopards’ best defensive teams in year. Last week, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound junior totaled 14 tackles, including five stops for losses, in a 48-4 win over B.C. Rain.
    Blount, coached by Lev Holly, improved to 3-0 on the year and Hunter, considered one of the top junior defensive linemen in the nation already, saw his stock rise even more. His tenacious play kept him in the B.C. Rain backfield much of the night and earned him the AHSAA Football Defense Spotlight for the Week 2 of the 2019 season.
    The Leopards beat arch rival and 2018 Class 5A state finalists Vigor in Zero Week 38-7. Blount followed with a 43-0 win over Robertsdale and takes a 3-0 record into this week’s Friday matchup with Class 6A, Region 1 foe St. Paul’s Episcopal. Hunter, who had a quarterback sack last week, has helped his team outscore opponents 129-21 this season. The defense is allowing just 7.0 ppg – best Region 1 and fourth in Class 6A behind Paul Bryant (6.3), Oxford (6.7) and Albertville (6.7).
    Hunter’s performance edged out an outstanding all-around effort by Wenonah senior Jayden Sanders, who had
eight tackles, two intercepted passes and a fumble he returned 37 yards for a Dragons touchdown in Wenonah’s 50-0 win over Woodlawn. On offense, Sanders caught two TD passes, a two-point conversion and threw a 28-yard TD pass.
    Other top defensive efforts reported for Week 2:

JOE SKARUPA, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Was credited with 21 tackles in a 43-29 loss to Priceville.

BLAKE CARROLL, ARITON: Totaled 17 tackles, including two for losses, in Ariton's 54-49 win over Geneva County. Carroll also rushed for 95 yards and a 15-yard TD run.

WILSON TURNER, HEADLAND: Had 15 tackles, a sack and caused a fumble as the Rams beat B.T. Washington 38-12. Teammate Zach Lawrence also had 12 tackles with two sacks and another tackle resulting in a safety.
LEE HUNTER, BLOUNT: Had 14 tackles, including five for a loss and a sack, in the Leopards’ 48-14 victory over B.C. Rain.
JAVAR STRONG, MUSCLE SHOALS: Returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 62-0 victory over Columbia.

JASON BROOKS, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in a 49-21 victory over Bayside Academy.

BROOKS WEEKS, EUFAULA: Posted 11 tackles and an interception in the Tigers’ 49-38 loss to Dothan. Teammate Keith Bain also had 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and interception and Luke Bush had 11 stops and a fumble recovery.
TRAD JENKINS, SAMSON: The Tigers’ two-way standout recorded 13 tackles, including two sacks, and also rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns as Samson blanked Calhoun 50-0.
THOMAS GLISSON, OPP: Had 11 tackles and an interceptions to lead the Bobcats to a 35-12 win over Straughn.

EVAN CRAIGHEAD, MADISON ACADEMY: Intercepted two passes in a 42-20 victory over East Limestone.

JOE McCORMICK, MOODY: Totaled nine tackles with three sacks as the Blue Devils beat St. Clair County 21-7.
BRADY JACKSON, SAND ROCK: Totaled 10 1/2 tackles in the Wildcats' 20-14 overtime win against Ider.

D.J. LEE, GAYLESVILLE: Returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown in the Trojans' 20-12 loss to Victory Christian. He also completed 5-of-6 passes for 83 yards and ran for 56 yards on 22 carries with a 2-yard touchdown.

LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Recovered a pair of fumbles on defense, rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries and scored on runs of 10 and 24 yards to lead the Panthers to a 41-21 victory over Winterboro.

Fort Payne’s Alex McPherson Follows in Brothers’ Footsteps to Keeps Family Kicking Tradition Alive

Sophomore Nails 57-yard FG to Grab AHSAA Special Teams Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – Fort Payne High School sophomore place-kicker Alex McPherson was the holder in 2017 when his older brother Evan kicked a 60-yard field goal versus Brewer for the longest field goal made from the traditional center snap and hold in AHSAA history. Evan also had the AHSAA’s third longest punt of all time, 84 yards, in the same game.
    Last week, it was Alex’s turn. The 5-foot-7, 125-pounder booted two field goals covering 42 and 57 yards and two extra points for eight total points to lift the Wildcats to a 20-13 win over Albertville to earn the AHSAA Football Special Teams Spotlight for Week 2 of the 2019 season. Both field goals came in the first half with the 57-yarder coming with one second left before intermission to cut Albertville’s lead to 7-6. Coach Chris Elmore’s Wildcats scored two fourth-quarter TDs to win by seven points.
    Alex also remained perfect this season on extra points and is 12-of-12 on the year. His 57-yarder, ironically, tied oldest sibling Logan’s best kick in high school. Logan McPherson drilled a 57-yard field goal against Boaz in 2012 to set the Fort Payne school record which Evan broke in 2017. Logan, who earned all-state honors as a punter/kicker in 2012, served as a punter at Louisiana Tech from 2013-16 – averaging 40.4 yards on 62 punts as a sophomore.
     Evan, currently a sophomore at Florida, was an Under Armour All-America selection in high school and was selected to the 247 True Freshman All-America Team last season connecting on 17-of-19 field-goal attempts for the Gators. He was perfect on all 50 PAT kicks and finished as a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2018.  He is currently 2-for-2 on field goals this season and has extended his perfect streak of PAT kicks in college to 55 with 5-of-5 in Florida’s first two games.
    The longest field goal in AHSAA history was a 61-yarder kicked by Auburn’s Sage Ledbetter in 2015 on a free kick. Pelham’s Michael Proctor held the record prior to that kick with s 60-yard field goal, also on a free kick, versus Mountain Brook in 1991. Proctor attended Alabama and was the Crimson Tide’s starting kicker for 47 straight games from 1992-1995. He led the SEC in field goals made (22) and kicking points scored (97) in 1993 and finished his college career ranked 4th all-time in kicking points scored in the SEC at the time. He currently ranks 12th all-time in the SEC and third in UA history.
    McPherson’s booming kick edged out place-kicker Jaren Van Winkle of Clay-Chalkville for the Week 3 Special Teams Spotlight. Van Winkle kicked four field goals and had one extra point in the Cougars’ 19-14 win over Park Crossing. His four field goals including kicks from 40, 32, 37 and 31 yards. His performance ties 16 others for second-most field goals in a single game.
      Daphne’s Diego Guajardo and Spanish Fort’s Matthew Quinn each had four in a game last year – the most since Spain Park’s Crosby Gray kicked five in a 15-14 win over Thompson in 2015. Ledbetter also had five in an Auburn win over Jeff Davis in 2013; Decatur’s Josh Woodard kicked five in a 15-0 win over Grissom in 2001; Tim Rogers of Mountain Brook had five in a 21-17 win over Huffman in 1990; and Ricky Beck of Geneva had five in a 15-0 win over Pike County in 1970.
    Other outstanding special-team performances reported from last week’s games include:

Totaled 259 yards on six kickoff returns, including TD returns of 99 and 80 yards, in the Bulldogs' 54-49 loss to Ariton. He accounted for 394 all-purpose yards, adding six pass receptions for 74 yards with a 26-yard TD, and 61 rushing yards and a 17-yard TD run to finish with four touchdowns.
TREY STITTS, CEDAR BLUFF: Returned a punt 44 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and returned the second-half kickoff 82 yards for another special teams score in the Tigers' 49-6 win at Asbury.
EDWIN WHITE, UMS-WRIGHT: Returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to break a 7-7 tie in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Andalusia sealed the 21-7 victory with an interception near the final buzzer.
MEES DECROSS DEJONGH, SCOTTSBORO: The foreign exchange student from the Netherlands kicked 5-of-5 extra points in a 41-27 win over Ardmore.


AHSAA Had No Instant Replay Challenges Reversed in Last Week’s Football Games

   MONTGOMERY – AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones reported that four calls on the field were challenged during the last week’s AHSAA high school football action with no calls being reversed.
   For the season, 10 challenges have been reviewed with only two being overturned, both coming in the first week’s action. DVSports Instant Replay reviews are showing a 20% rate of reversal. Instant Replay is in its second year of implementation. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular season games.
    “East Limestone at West Limestone had one challenge on a catch in the end zone and after review, the play stood as called,” said Jones. “The Priceville-Good Hope game had one challenge on the final play of first half to determine whether the ball broke the plane of the goal line. The play stood as called.”
    Jones said there were two challenges in the Tallassee vs. Handley game.  “The first challenged whether the receiver touched a punt, and the other was on a catch/no catch situation. Both plays stood as called on the field.”
    Jones reported that 10 Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:
4  Catch or no catch
2  Fumble or no fumble
2  Ball breaking the plan of the goal line (also reviewed whether a fumble in one challenge)
1  Illegal participation
1  Illegal forward pass
1  Touching of a punt


   A total of 28 schools have participated in AHSAA contests utilizing Instant Replay this season with six scheduled for this week.

Friday, September 6
Davidson at Baker
Enterprise at Auburn
Hayden at Lawrence County
Hoover at Thompson
Madison Academy at East Limestone
Smiths Station at Central-Phenix City

Class 7A

Central-Phenix City
Gadsden City
Jeff Davis
Class 6A
Sidney Lanier
Class 5A
East Limestone
Class 4A
Good Hope
West Limestone
Class 3A
Carbon Hill
Class 2A
Callaway (GA)


Minor vs. Jackson-Olin Featured in AHSAA TV/NFHS Network Game of the Week Thursday

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234 Events Planned by NFHS Network SBP Schools Sept. 4 – Sept. 12

    MONTGOMERY – Two Birmingham neighbors, Minor and Jackson-Olin high schools, will square off in the AHSAA TV Network’s Football Game of the Week Thursday night as the prep season moved to Week 2.
     In addition, the NFHS Network’s AHSAA School Broadcast Program will live-stream a record 234 events over the Sept. 4-Sept. 12 time period with 111 football games, 122 volleyball matches and on swim meet scheduled already.
      Jackson-Olin (1-1) and Minor (0-2) will grab the spotlight Thursday night, however, as the e second installment of the AHSAA TV Network Game of the Week. The Class 6A, Region 5 battle will be produced by NFHS Network TV partner WOTM under the direction of executive producer Vince Earley. The game will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network subscriber-based program and will also be available on the network of cable stations that have joined the WOTM Network in Alabama. Tommy Wood and Rick Rhoades will be handling the commentary for the WOTM/NFHS Network production.
      Jackson-Olin’s Mustangs rolled to the school’s first perfect 10-0 regular season in 2018. Coach Tim Vakakes’ squad won the Region 5 title with a 6-0 record before losing 35-32 in the first round of 6A state playoffs to Decatur. The 10 regular-season wins surpassed the previous best established by Jackson-Olin in 1990. That team was anchored by future University of Alabama and NFL star David Palmer, who earned the state’s Mr. Football honors for that season. Leading this year’s team is Alabama commit Quandarrius Robinson, a 6foot-5, 230-pound linebacker rated among the top defensive prospects in the nation.
    The Mustangs had a 12-game regular-season win streak snapped last week in a 38-12 loss to Shades Valley. Vakakes, now in his seventh season, took over a struggling program in after 2013 and has seen his team go from 1-9 the first year to last year’s 10-1 finish.
    Coach Adrian Abrams is in his second season as head coach at Minor. He led the Tigers to the 6A state playoffs last season. Minor dropped a close 10-7 decision to Muscle Shoals in the first round.  The Tigers lost a heartbreaker to Ramsay 21-18 in the 2019 season opener and fell 20-7 last week to Paul Bryant in another hard-fought game. Minor won the region title in 2016 with a perfect 6-0 mark and 11-2 overall record. Among the Tigers’ standouts is all-purpose back Jamari Jemison, a big-play man on offense in the backfield and at receiver.
      Four varsity games are set for Thursday night with Wenonah vs. Woodlawn and Lee-Montgomery vs. Jeff Davis both set for the NFHS Network’s live-stream events. On Friday, 55 football varsity games are scheduled including five games in Class 1A; three in Class 2A; four in Class 3A; five in Class 4A; four in Class 5A; 18 in Class 6A; and 16 in Class 7A. Another NFHS Network record will be set Monday, Sept. 9 when 25 junior-varsity and nine freshman football games are live-streamed.
      Volleyball is also setting records on the NFHS Network with 122 matches set over the weekend and early next week. Thursday’s slate is the largest ever for the AHSAA with 24 varsity matches and 22 junior-varsity matches for a total of 46 events planned by AHSAA member schools in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program.
       Among the top matches will be Addison at Hatton, Enterprise at Auburn, John Carroll Catholic at Mountain Brook and Pelham at Brewer. The 234 total surpasses last week’s previous record-setting total (177) by 57 events.
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Opelika’s Kory McCoy Sparks Opelika to 21-13 Victory over Arch-Rival Auburn

AHSAA Week 1 Defensive Football Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY – In a series that had been almost dead-even over 90 years, Opelika High School linebacker Kory McCoy took made sure the series would not get any tighter … not on his watch.
    McCoy had 12 tackles and one sack to earn lead the Bulldogs to a 21-13 victory over Auburn last week to earn the AHSAA Defensive Football Spotlight for week 1 in the process. Coach Erik Speakman has seen his defense allow just 20 points in the first two games this season – thanks in big part to the big-play leadership of McCoy. He had plenty of help, however. Teammate Dino Martin added nine tackles and two sacks as Opelika extended its lead in the series to 47-44-3.
    Auburn had won the last two to close the gap. Most years, this rivalry goes down to the wire. In fact, 12 of the last 20 games have been settled by a touchdown or less. Since the series started in 1917, only 96 points separate the two teams. The Bulldogs have scored 1,473 points (16.2 ppg) and Auburn has scored 1,377 (15.1 ppg) over that span. The series has been highlighted by 28 shutouts, 15 by Opelika and 13 by Auburn. The 1944 game ended in a 0-0 tie.
    Other top defensive performances reported from last week’s games include:

DYLAN CREECH, GENEVA: The Panthers' linebacker recorded 18 tackles on defense, three for losses, including a key stop short of a first down on third-and-3 at the 18 in the final minute of Geneva's 34-26 win over Geneva County. Creech also rushed for 137 yards on 14 carries, including a 56-yard TD run.

JACKSON BRATTON, MUSCLE SHOALS: Totaled 11 tackles, including one sack, and forced a fumble as the Trojans beat Bob Jones 46-19.
JAYLEN FAISON, DOTHAN: Recorded 10 tackles and an interception as the Wolves downed Wetumpka 54-41 for the new consolidated school’s first win.
SEAN SMITH, PIEDMONT: Blocked a punt that set up the Bulldogs' first touchdown and had nine tackles in their 28-16 win over Addison. Four of his tackles resulted in losses.

WILL TURNER, HEADLAND: Led the Rams’ defense with 13 tackles in a 36-34 win over Highland Home.

CHASE TRAVIS, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Had two interceptions in a 17-14 loss to Chelsea.
MICHAEL CHENG, DECATUR HERITAGE: Intercepted a pair of passes in Decatur Heritage’s 42-6 win over Sumiton Christian. His first pick set up a TD and he returned the second one for a touchdown.
TREY STITTS, CEDAR BLUFF: Sealed a 14-12 win over Spring Garden with an interception with 1:17 remaining.
ANTOINE WILLIAMS, PINSON VALLEY: Recorded nine tackles, including 2½ tackles for loss and 1½ sacks, in a 27-7 victory over Ramsay.
MICHAEL REYNOLDS, GAYLESVILLE: Totaled 10 tackles in Gaylesville’s 46-6 win over Asbury.
WILL BROOKS, VESTAVIA HILLS: Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown in a 49-7 victory over Homewood.


Chelsea’s Cooper Neal Boots the Hornets to a 17-14 Win over Briarwood Christian’s Lions

AHSAA Week 1 Special Team Football Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY – Chelsea High School place-kicker Cooper Neal delivered a 49–yard field goal in the second quarter to lift the Hornets to a 17-14 win over Briarwood Christian last Friday.
    Neal earned the AHSAA Special Teams Football Spotlight as Chelsea beat the Lions for the first time since 2016 and for just the 10th time in the 33-year series. Briarwood owns a 21-10-1 series edge. The victory evened the record for the Hornets (1-1) of Coach Dustin Goodwin in the series during his tenure. Briarwood (0-1), coached by first-year head coach Matthew Forester, got a big boost from its special teams when Luke Prewett returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to cut Chelsea’s lead to 14-7. Neal drilled his 49-yarder, that cleared the goal post by a good 10 yards.
    Neal also had two extra points in the win and edged Evan Byrd of Lexington, who booted a 27-yard field goal in the fourth period to lift the Bears to 3-0 win over Rogers. It was Lexington’s first victory over their rivals since 2014...
    Other top special team performances reported from last week’s games include:

JAYLEN STINSON, OPELIKA: Punted for a 50-yard average, blocked a kick, had eight tackles and an interception as the Bulldogs beat rival Auburn 21-13.
JASON PEREZ, COLLINSVILLE: Booted a 48-yard field goal eight seconds into the second quarter and was 5-for-5 on extra points in the Panthers' 40-13 win over Crossville. He also had an interception on defense.
LUKE PREWETT, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Returned a kickoff 99 yards for a TD in the Lions’ 17-14 setback to Chelsea.
EMMANUEL HENDERSON, GENEVA COUNTY: Accounted for 298 combined yards in rushing and kick/punt returns and had three touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 34-26 loss to Geneva. He had 144 yards and TD runs of 49 and 4 yards rushing and had kick returns of 66 and 44 yards and a punt return of 38 yards. The 66-yarder was returned for a TD.

CHAZ POPE, SPRING GARDEN: Had an interception in the third quarter and a big kick return down to Cedar Bluff's 6-yard line to set up Luke Welsh's go-ahead touchdown with 5:40 remaining in the Panthers' 14-12 loss to Cedar Bluff.

Central Duo Boyd Ogles and Javon Wood Seal Coach Danny Horn’s 300th Career Win

AHSAA Week 1 Offensive Football Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY – Quarterback Boyd Ogles and receiver Javon Wood left no doubt about the significance defending Class 5A state champion Central-Clay County’s season-opening game versus Benjamin Russell last Friday night at Alexander City’s newly-dedicated Martin-Savarese Stadium.
     This game was for their coach. The duo hooked up for touchdown passes covering 53 and 48 yards in the first half and the Volunteers cruised to a 38-14 victory over the host Wildcats. The triumph was the 300th career coaching win for Coach Danny Horn.  The quarterback-receiver tandem shared this week’s AHSAA Prep Football Offensive Spotlight with their beloved coach.
     Horn (300-86) became the eighth prep coach to win his 300th career coaching victory in the AHSAA. Terry Curtis of UMS-Wright (304-85) won his 300th in 2018. Buddy Anderson of Vestavia Hills, in his 42nd year, is the leader with a 336-150 record.
     Glenn Daniel (302-169-16), who coached 38 of his 43 years at Luverne, was the first 300-game winner in the AHSAA. He coached from 1947-1992 – beating Andalusia 7-6 in his final season for his 300th win. Houston Academy Coach Jamie Riggs (313-85), Curtis, Anderson and Horn are the only active coaches in the 300-win club currently coaching in the AHSAA.
     Ogle was 9-of-11 passing for 192 yards and three touchdowns – all but two completions coming in the first half. Wood had two catches for 111 yards and two scores before intermission and also had an intercepted pass on defense to set up another score.
     For Horn, who recorded coaching victory No. 299 in the Class 5A state finals last December with a 43-42 win over Vigor in the Super 7 Class 5A state finals. The milestone was one he didn’t dwell on.
     “Honestly I hadn’t thought much about it, but I’m glad it’s over with,” Horn said. “It’s like I always say, it’s a culmination of over the years having good players and good assistant coaches. They all contributed to it. Now I just basically show up and holler at the officials; that’s all I do.” 

     A native of Ashland, Horn coached his alma mater Clay County for 20 years. The Panthers won six state championships (1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, and 2005) and compiled a 225-40 record during his tenure there. He then moved to Benjamin Russell from 2009-17, leading the Wildcats to a 12-2 record and Class 6A semifinal appearance in 2015. BRHS was 62-43 under his direction. He returned to Clay County last season and led the Volunteers, a new school formed in 2012 by the consolidation of Lineville and Clay County high schools.  Last year’s state title was the seventh coached by Horn. His tenure at Clay County High School included a state-record 55 straight victories from 1994-1997.
     The milestone victory edged out three outstanding performances, one rushing, one passing and one rushing and passing combined.
    Class 3A Locust Fork quarter Charlie Cater was 22-of-34 passing for 276 yards and one touchdown and rushed 24 times for 233 yards and five TDs as the Hornets beat Cleveland 39-37. He finished with 58 offensive plays for 509 total yards and had a hand in all six Locust Fork scores. He now has more than 850 total yards after two games this season.
    Jalen White of Class 2A Daleville rushed for 309 yards with five touchdowns on 17 carries and added a sixth touchdown on a fumble recovery in Daleville's 58-41 win over Wicksburg. He also recorded 12 tackles, four for losses, and had an interception on defense.
    And Class 2A West End quarterback Eli Pearce completed 22-of-46 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 61-42 Patriots loss to Pleasant Valley. He also rushed for a sixth TD.
   Other top offensive performances reported for Week 1 include:

D.J. LEE, GAYLESVILLE: Ran for 308 yards on 31 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead the Trojans past Asbury 46-6. He also accounted for four 2-point conversions and posted seven tackles with a sack to give new Coach Brian Knapp his first victory.

KAHARI McREYNOLDS, GENEVA: Rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries and added an interception and nine tackles, including a touchdown-saving stop on a punt return, in the Panthers' 34-26 win over Geneva County.  He had TD runs of 29, 10, 15 and 3 yards, scored on two 2-point conversion and had nine of his 22 carries go for 15 or more yards.

DEON GILLILAND, MONTEVALLO: Had 14 carries for 252 rushing yards with scoring runs of 86, 16 and 35 yards as the Bulldogs nipped Shelby County in a shootout, 56-50.
JAYLEN NOBLES, SLOCOMB: Rushed for 217 yards on just 11 carries with four touchdowns and had a 50-yard interception return on defense to set up another score in the Red Tops' 48-14 win over Cottonwood. His TD runs were from 26, 20, 69 and 64 yards. He also completed one pass for 30 yards.
JAIRRICE PRYOR, CLEMENTS: Rushed for 216 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Tanner. He also completed three passes for 17 yards and another score.
MEKHI BURDETTE, MADISON COUNTY: Had 212 yards rushing on 12 carries with scoring runs of 16, 49 and 60 yards in a 46-23 win over Westminster Christian.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 27 times for 197 yards and an 18-yard touchdown in a 21-0 win over Southside-Gadsden.
JALEN WHITE, DOTHAN: Rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries in the Wolves' 54-41 win over Wetumpka.
KADIN BENNEFIELD, BOAZ: Ran for 178 yards on 19 carries, scoring on runs of 70, 7 and 6 yards in a 28-19 loss to Guntersville.
DYLAN HUNTER, EAST LAWRENCE: Rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-13 loss to St. John Paul II Catholic.
AUSTIN GAVIN, SAINT JAMES: Needed just nine carries to gain 166 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Trojans beat Straughn 42-19. He also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a fourth TD.
KARMICHAEL CATTLING, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Had 10 rush attempts for 158 yards and two scores as the Warriors downed Ragland 47-18.
TYHLEN WILLIAMS, AUSTIN: The senior scored four touchdowns in the first half of Austin’s 56-14 win over Decatur with scoring-runs of 6, 3, 69 and 3 yards. He finished with 137 yards rushing on 11 carries.

TYLER DANZEY, HEADLAND: Rushed for four touchdowns and scored a two-point conversion in the Rams' 36-34 win over Highland Home. He rushed for 105 yards on 18 carries with TD runs of 18, 15, 6 and 7 yards and also returned three kicks for 104 yards.



JUSTIN STUBBLEFIELD, DAR: Passed for 356 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a sixth score in the Patriots’ 49-12 win over Douglas.
TUCKER KILCREASE, BRANTLEY: Completed 17-of-23 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 59-20 win over New Brockton. He also rushed four times for 50 yards and a fourth score.
HESS HORNE, EUFAULA: Was 13-of-15 passing for 328 yards and three touchdowns – all in the first half – as the Tigers downed Beauregard 63-19.
HAL SMITHART, OPP: The Bobcats’ quarterback was 19-of-31 passing for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-34 loss to Elba.
RISHARD DENSMORE, BESSEMER CITY: Completed 9-of-16 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns and added 89 yards rushing and two TDs in a 42-35 victory over Spain Park.
HARRISON BARKER, SPAIN PARK: Was 29-of-39 passing for 358 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-35 loss to Bessemer City. He now has 850 passing yards in two games this season.
JAMAL LANE, DOTHAN: Led the Wolves to their first victory as a program with 255 totals yards and three touchdown as Dothan beat Wetumpka 54-41 at Rip Hewes Stadium.  Lane was 10-of-21 passing for 219 yards and three TDs and rushed for 36 yards on 10 carries.
MALIK INABINETTE, MONTEVALLO: Passed for 270 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 57 yards in a 56-50 win over Shelby County.
WILL CROWDER, GARDENDALE: Completed 18-of-21 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns, including the 22-yard game-winner with 4:53 to go, in a 21-14 victory over Athens.
ZAC BURNETT, GUNTERSVILLE: Had 273 yards passing and two touchdowns in a 28-19 victory over Boaz.
CAL GEORGE, HARTSELLE: The junior quarterback completed 14-of-21 pass attempts for 218 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards and a pair of scores in Hartselle’s 49-29 win over Brooks.
DAMIONE WARD, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Passed for 204 yards and two touchdowns and added 126 yards rushing and three more scores in a 38-37 victory over James Clemens. He accounted for 330 of the Cougars’ 373 yards.
PATRICK JOHNSON, BREWER: Finished 10-of-12 passing for 212 yards and rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries in Brewer’s 37-8 win over Danville. He finished with a pair of rushing touchdowns and one touchdown pass and 297 total yards.
BRADY TROUP, ETOWAH: Completed 10-of-12 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead the Blue Devils past Moody 43-13.
LOGAN SMOTHERS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Completed 7-of-12 passes for 154 yards and a 33-yard TD, ran eight times for 79 yards and TDs of 15, 3 and 2 yards and punted twice for a 42-yard average in a 46-19 victory over Bob Jones.
MARTAVIOUS GLANTON, ABBEVILLE: Passed for 139 yards, rushed for 109 and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 10-yard run in the second overtime as Abbeville beat Ashford 34-28. He accounted for three TDs adding a 53-yard touchdown run and a 30-yard TD pass to Gabriel Shell.
SETH BROWN, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Completed 9-of-14 passes for 201 yards and two TDs and ran for 104 yards and two more scores in a 37-13 victory over East Lawrence.
SAWYER PATE, THOMPSON: Completed 12-of-14 passes for 181 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-13 victory over Foley.
CADE CARRUTH, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Was 15-of-25 passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-19 victory over West Forsyth (Ga.).
ELI SAWYER, VESTAVIA HILLS: Passed for 170 yards and three TDs and ran for another score in a 49-7 victory over Homewood.
COLIN DANIEL, CORNER: Threw for five touchdown passes in a 45-0 win over Oak Grove. His TD tosses covered 24, 11, 25, 64 and 65 yards.
SLADE ALEXANDER, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Completed 7-of-15 pass attempts for 138 yards, including  a 70-yard touchdown, and rushed for 81 yards on 10 carries and three TDs (22, 27 and 11 yards) in Cherokee County's 42-7 win at St. Clair County. It was the first victory for new head coach Jacob Kelley.

JATHAN JACKSON, HAMILTON: Threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Bryant Loving with 55 seconds left, and also ran for a touchdown in the Aggies’ 19-14 win over Cordova.
SAMUEL COSBY, CEDAR BLUFF: Completed 12-of-24 pass attempts for 133 yards, including a game-winning 8-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal to Preston Burt with 1:29 remaining in the Tigers' 14-12 victory at Spring Garden. Cosby also ran for 63 yards on 28 carries and a 3-yard touchdown.

LANDON GREEN, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: Threw two touchdown passes and scored the game-winning TD in the fourth quarter for a 28-26 victory over Dade County (GA).


COOPER KELLEY, SPAIN PARK: Caught nine passes for 185 yards and a TD in the Jags’ 42-35 loss to Bessemer City.
DEE BECKWITH, FLORENCE: Was a perfect 5-of-5 passing for 99 yards and two touchdowns, had 64 yards rushing and 151 yards receiving with two more scores to lead the Falcons to a 33-20 win over Buckhorn. He totaled 314 yards on the night.

EVAN DELP, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Hauled in three receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-19 loss to Appalachian.
DEVIN FULLER, EUFAULA: Caught five passes for 122 yards and also rushed for three touchdowns (1, 10, 35 yards) on just three carries in Eufaula's 63-19 win over Beauregard.

T.J. LEONARD, DAR: Caught 10 passes for 120 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-12 victory over Douglas. He had a fifth TD on a punt return.
MICHAEL PETTWAY, THOMPSON: Caught three passes for 100 yards, including TD catches of 80 and 13 yards in the first quarter, as the Warriors beat Foley 42-13.
J.J. EVANS, MONTEVALLO: Nabbed six receptions for 118 yards and three touchdowns and teammate Jamarian Carter had four catches for 108 yards and a 50-yard TD as the Bulldogs beat Shelby County 56-50.
JACK HARRIS, GUNTERSVILLE: Caught four passes for 110 yards and two TDs in a 28-19 victory over Boaz.
SEAN ZERKLE, ST. JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC:  Hauled in five receptions for 106 yards and a TD as the Falcons beat East Lawrence 37-13.
JAMICHAEL ROGERS, BESSEMER CITY: Had four catches for 102 yards and two TDs in a 42-35 victory over Spain Park.
HAYDEN NEIGHBORS, HUNTSVILLE: Caught nine passes for 99 yards, including a 10-yard TD in a 30-15 victory over Mae Jemison.