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SJPII QB Seth Brown Shines with 509 Yards in 49-36 Class 4A Win over West Morgan

AHSAA Offensive Spotlight for Week 6

MONTGOMERY – Quarterback Seth Brown of Saint John Paul II Catholic completed 25-of-30 passes for 520 yards and five touchdowns as the Falcons (4-2) beat West Morgan 49-36 last weekend in a key Class 4A, Region 7 battle in north Alabama. He also rushed for 94 yards and two scores – giving him 614 total yards and seven TDs accounted for.
   Brown’s amazing performance for St. John Paul II Coach Thomas Lloyd’s Class 4A Falcons (4-2) from Huntsville vaulted him into the AHSAA Offensive Spotlight for Week 6 of the 2019 prep football season. His effort also wrote his name into the AHSAA Record Book. The 520 passing yards ranks sixth all-time for single-game performances behind leader Chris Smelley, who passed for 565 yards and three TDs in a 43-31 Class 1A playoff setback to eventual state runner-up Brantley in 2005.
      Other top entries in the AHSAA Record Book include: James Raines of Class 1A Berry passed for 563 yards in  71-22 win over Brilliant in 2016; Dustin Cagle of Class 1A Lynn had 548 passing yards in the Bears’ 61-36 win over Hubbertville in 2005; Jeremy Helms of Class 5A Russellville rolled up 544 yards in s 48-20 victory over J.O. Johnson, also in 2005; Geoffrey Bramblett of Class 3A Locust Fort had 529 yards passing in a 70-40 loss to Cleburne County in 2011; and Brodie Croyle of Class 1A Westbrook Christian passed for 528 yards in a 54-20 triumph over Donoho in 1998.
    Brown, a 5-foot-5, 140-pound senior who has completed 118-of-167 passes for 1,913 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, was just four yards shy of the AHSAA single-game total offense record (618) set by Jack Poundstone of Trinity Presbyterian in a 2008 second-round 54-40 playoff loss to eventual state champion Cordova. The 614 total yards for Brown now ranks second in the AHSAA single-game total offense category.
    St. John Paul II receiver Sean Zerkle was the chief target of Brown’s passes with seven catches for 209 yards and four TDs. Angelo Hunter also had 10 catches for 134 yards. The Falcons did not punt the entire night.
    Brown’s career-best passing effort edged out another incredible effort by Daleville senior running back Jalen White, who went over 2,000 yards for the season with 373 rushing yards and six touchdowns in a 68-29 win over Cottonwood. He scored on runs of 38, 52, 59, 60 and 24 yards.
    White now has 2,171 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns this season on 131 carries in seven games to lead the nation, according to MaxPreps statistical rankings.  He is averaging 16.6 yards per carry and 310.1 yards rushing per game. He also scored once this season on a fumble return and has 31 total TDs, which also leads the nation and is one more than Brown, who has 30 TDs passing, 612 yards rushing and 10 rushing TDs in seven games.
    And even more amazing statistics are his long runs on the year. He had a long TD of 60 yards in the win over Cottonwood. So far this season, he has had long runs of 35, 94, 84, 81, 80, 77 and 60 yards in each of the Warhawks’ seven games. His season low has been 224 yards rushing and his high has been 419. The 6-foot, 203-pound senior has gone over 300 yards rushing in four of his team’s games this season.
    Brown’s passing effort also edged out another quarterbacking performance by Charlie Cater of Locust Fork in the Hornets’ 48-18 victory over Holly Pond and a tremendous team effort by Pike County in its 47-10 Class 3A, Region 2 win over Providence Christian in a battle of unbeatens. Cater piled up 499 yards total offense with 11 rush attempts for 265 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 234 yards and two scores in the 3A, Region 5 win. His rushing TDs covered 2, 75, 35, and 77 yards and his passing TDs went for 68 and 56 yards.
   Rashawn Reynolds led a trio of running backs to each rush for more than 100 yards as Pike County (6-0) improved to 4-0 in 3A, Region 2. Reynolds
totaled 151 yards and two TDs on 18 carries while teammates Derrick Myhand and Junior Myhand added 111 and 205 yards, respectively, on six carries each. Both scored two touchdowns. Providence (6-1) fell to 3-1 in Region 3.

ALABAMA ALL-STAR WATCH
   Several players selected for the Alabama All-Star squad to face Mississippi in the 33rd Alabama-Mississippi Classic in December turned in outstanding performances.
DEMOUY KENNEDY, THEODORE: The linebacker had his usual outstanding game on defense forcing a fumble and also had two rush attempts on offense for 35 and 55 yards, both for touchdowns, as the Bobcats (6-0) beat Murphy 32-7.
LOGAN SMOTHERS, MUSCLE SHOALS: Completed 10-of-16 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown, ran 10 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns and also scored a 2-point conversion in a 49-13 victory over Decatur.

JORDON INGRAM, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns as the Saints held off Spanish Fort 35-30 in Class 6A, Region 1.

   Other top offensive performances reported include:

PASSING
ALEX GLASS, MINOR:
Completed 18-of-29 passes for 361 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-0 victory over Homewood.

LAMARCUS BROWN, BLOUNT: Completed 19-of-27 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 41 yards and a touchdown on just three carries in a 34-13 victory over Alma Bryant.

MATTHEW YOUNG, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Was 15-of-36 passing for 320 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams’ 31-20 loss to Pelham.
HARRISON BARKER, SPAIN PARK: Was 29-of-41 passing for 312 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-23 loss to unbeaten Thompson. Barker currently leads the AHSAA in passing this season with 153 completions I 245 attempts for 1,983 yards and 11 touchdowns.

DEYJUN HUNT, JACKSON: Completed 12-of-19 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns as the Aggies downed Thomasville 41-7. He also rushed for 96 yards and a fourth score on 14 carries Jackson improved to 48-38-6 in the 92-game series which got underway in 1916.
SAWYER PATE, THOMPSON: Completed 23-of-30 pass attempts for 239 yards and four touchdowns and added 40 yards rushing and a fifth TD as the unbeaten Warriors (6-0) best Spain Park 47-23.
ASHTON GULLEDGE, HOKES BLUFF:  Finished with 315 total yards in the Eagles’ 35-14 win over Ashville. The senior quarterback completed 8-of-12 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 121 yards on 11 carries for 315 total yards in the Eagles’ 35-14 win over Ashville.
CHASE FORD, JEFF DAV IS: The freshman quarterback was 19-of-25 passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns in just his second start of the season as the Vols downed Smiths Station 31-14. He completed 14 straight passes at one stretch.
DYLAN HARRIS, ASHVILLE: Completed 19-of-30 passes for 277 yards in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 loss to Hokes Bluff.

BARON BRACK, PIKE ROAD: Was 12-of-18 passing for 249 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots (7-0) downed Saint James (5-1) in a showdown of Class 3A, Region 3 unbeaten teams 35-24.
ROSS REYNOLDS, ARAB: Passed for 226 yards and three touchdowns on a 17-of-23 passing performance and teammate Mathew Turnage rushed for 263 yards and a score on 23 carries as the Knights beat East Limestone 36-14.
JACKSON BILLINGS, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN:
Completed 15-of-18 passes for 225 yards and three TDs and added 124 yards rushing on seven carries and three more TDs in a 55-6 victory over Phil Campbell.
CHRISTIAN IVEY, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Was 13-of-17 for 214 yards and a TD and also rushed for 48 yards and two scores on nine carries as the Knights (7-0) downed Ashford 55-28.
MALIK INABINETTE, MONTEVALLO: Was 13-of-25 passing for 197 yards and one TD as the Bulldogs posted a 62-50 win over West Blocton.
JOSH LUNDY, HOOVER: Was 19-of-24 passing for 188 yards and two TDs, both 7-yard connections to freshman R.J. Hamilton, and the Bucs (5-1) beat Tuscaloosa County 44-7 in the AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) Game of the Week.

JUSTIN STUBBLEFIELD, DAR: Accounted for all three Patriots’ scores with a 1-yard touchdown run and TD passes of 6 and 7 yards to Payton Rhodes to lift DAR past Randolph 21-7. He was 10-of-22 passing for 214 yards.
DAMIONE WARD, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Completed 11-of-15 passes for 195 yards and added 41
yards and a 7-yard TD run on 11 carries in a 31-13 victory over Shades Valley.

ASHTON GULLEDGE, HOKES BLUFF: Completed 8-of-12 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns (97 and 12 yards) and rushed 11 times for 121 yards in a 35-14 win over Ashville.
AVERY SEATON, MADISON ACADEMY: Completed 15-of-21 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns and tacked on 145 rushing yards and three TDs as the Mustangs beat Guntersville 44-37.
JACK HAYES, PIEDMONT: Completed 11-of-17 pass attempts for 177 yards and three touchdowns (47, 53, 19 yards) in the Bulldogs’ 38-16 win at Saks.
TRENT BATTLE, DAPHNE: Completed 8-of-13 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 95 yards and two more scores as the Trojans downed Baldwin County 42-7.
KALEB JONES, COLLINSVILLE: Connected on 7-of-9 pass attempts for 151 yards and two scores (11 and 43 yards as the Panthers downed Section 41-7 on homecoming night. His lone carry was a second-quarter 17-yard touchdown run. He also had an interception on defense.
CONNER CANTRELL, JAMES CLEMENS: Was a perfect 8-of-8 passing for 122 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Jets beat Gadsden City 62-7 for their 11th straight Class 7A, Region 4 win.

NICK SAWYER, SPARKMAN: Threw game-winning touchdown pass with 1:33 to go and scored on runs of 54 and 4 yards to keep the Senators undefeated with a 24-21 victory over Austin.
K.D. HUTCHINSON, VALLEY: Passed for 135 yards and two TDs and rushed for 116 yards and another TD as the Rams beat Tallassee 34-12.

ZACHARY KITTRELL, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Making his first start at quarterback, Kittrell led the Admirals to a 30-26 win over defensing Class 3A state champion Flomaton with an 8-of-17 passing performance for 117 yards and who TDs. He also rushed for 56 yards on seven carries with a 51-yard scoring run.
MICHA BROWN, DAVIDSON: Was 11-of-11 passing and accounted for four TDs as the Warriors beat Mary Montgomery 35-14. He passed for three TDs and rushed for another.
KASON LINCKE, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Ignited a 33-15 win over Mobile Christian with 112 yards passing and two touchdowns on a 7-of-11 performance. He also had 108 rushing yards on 11 carries.
TREY HIGGINS, OXFORD: Rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns with runs of 68 and three yards and added 102 yards passing and two more scores as the Yellow Jackets beat Huffman 45-6.


RUSHING
RON WIGGINS, JACKSONVILLE: Had 22 carries for 269 yards and five touchdowns in a hard-fought 38-30 win over Anniston. He scored on runs of 4, 47, 61, 70 and 22 yards=ds.
GABRIEL GAMBLE, PELHAM: The sophomore ran for 260 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as Pelham picked up its first win of the season with a 31-20 triumph over Carver-Montgomery. Teammate Xavier Lankford also had nine carries for 122 yards and one score. He had two runs of 54 and 62 yards in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.
JAVONTA LEATHERWOOD, TUSCALOOSA-CENTRAL: Had 28 carries for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-42 loss to Marbury.
JAYLAN NOBLES, SLOCOMB: Piled up 245 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored three times as the Red Tops beat Houston Academy 42-7. His TD runs covered 80 and 66 yards. He also caught a 41-yard pass reception for a TD.
EMMANUEL HENDERSON, GENEVA COUNTY: Rushed for 232 yards on 22 carries and accounted for five touchdowns three different ways as the Bulldogs (2-4) fell to G.W. Long 57-51 in a wild Class 2A, Region 2 contest. He had TD runs of 45, 62 and 74 yards, an 80-yard kickoff return for a score and 8-yard TD pass completion to Colby Fuller for a fifth score for the Bulldogs.

OMARION CRAWFORD, SARALAND: Picked up 252 yards rushing on 15 carries and scored three TDs on runs of 23, 5 and 10 yards as the Spartans (6-0) remained unbeaten with a 42-10 win over Gulf Shores.
RONNIE ROYAL, ALEXANDRIA: The eighth grader had 31 carries for 237 yards and a touchdown to lead the Valley Cubs to a 16-10 overtime win over Sardis.
DARRIAN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and caught a 97-yard TD pass in the Eagles’ 35-14 win over Ashville. 

MARQUIS JOHNSON, HELENA: Had 31 rush attempts for 221 yards and a TD, including 53 yards on the game-winning drive to set up a game-winning field goal in the final minute of play as the Huskies nipped Chelsea 31-28.
JUNIOR SUMMERHILL, WATERLOO: Had seven carries for 213 yards and five touchdowns in 54-8 win over Cherokee.
DEONTAE HALL, BESSEMER CITY: Ran 19 times for 209 yards and a touchdown as Bessemer City (6-0) remained unbeaten with a 31-7 victory over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.
JORDAN WALKER, LAFAYETTE: Had 16 carries for 201 yards and three TDs and passed for another score as the Bears downed beat Fayetteville 57-20.
JAMARCUS ROBINSON, CITRONELLE: Totaled 196 rushing yards on 13 attempts and scored one touchdown in a 28-16 victory over Satsuma.
KOURTLAN MARSH, MORTIMER JORDAN: Rushed for 162 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 191 yards and another TD in a 34-28 victory over defending Class 5A state champion Central of Clay County.
STROTHER GIBBS, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Accounted for five touchdowns, three passing and two rushing, to lead Mountain Brook (6-0) to a 42-14 victory over Oak Mountain. He ran for 162 yards and was 7-of-12 passing for 106 yards.
KELSTON FIKES, LEROY: Ran for 187 yards on 19 carries and accounted for five touchdowns in the Bears’ 34-14 Class 2A, Region 1 win over Chickasaw. He had scoring runs of 6, 46, 5 and 39 yards and also caught a 5-yard TD pass.
KAMBREE JOHNSON, PARKER: Accounted for all six touchdowns in a 42-20 victory over Fairfield. Johnson had 24 carries for 185 yards and four touchdowns and completed 10-of-19 passes for 170 yards and two more scores.
JALEN CLARK, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: Picked up 176 rushing yards on 23 carries and scored two TDs, the final score coming late in the fourth quarter to seal a 28-22 win over Headland.
DARRYANCE WOFFORD & CARNEL DAVIS, SOUTHSIDE-GADSDEN: After starting quarterback Michael Rich left with an injury in the first quarter, the two running backs alternated snaps out of the Wildcat formation to spark the Panthers to a 42-6 win over Douglas. Wofford had 19 carries for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and Davis had 10 rush attempts for 167 yards and three scores. 

TREVOR MORRIS, G.W. LONG: Totaled 164 yards rushing on 21 carries with four touchdowns covering 7, 6, 36 and 7 yards as the undefeated Rebels (6-0) downed Geneva County 57-51. Dillon Galloway also had nine carries for 133 yards and scored twice on runs of 53 and 6 yards for G.W. Long. He added a 94-yard kickoff return for a third score.
TRAY DUNCAN, STANHOPE ELMORE: Had 34 carries for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 28-20 win over Elmore County rival Wetumpka. Teammate Andrew Rines added 14 carries for 122 yards and one TD and was 2-of-3 passing for the final TD to Stanhope Elmore (5-1).
DAMIEN TAYLOR, TUSCALOOSA COUNTY: Rushed for 152 yards on 18 carries and scored the Wildcats’ only touchdown on an 80-yard run in a 44-7 setback to Hoover in the AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) Game of the Week.
HUNTER KING, RED BAY: Rushed 24 times for 160 yards and a touchdown in 30-14 win over Sheffield.

ANTONIO MASON, HUEYTOWN: Picked up 144 yards rushing on 14 carries and scored twice in the Gophers’ 42-14 win over Northridge.
SAMUEL COSBY, CEDAR BLUFF: Ran for 143 yards on 14 carries with a 55-yard touchdown in the Tigers’ 55-22 loss at North Sand Mountain.

DYLAN BLACKBURN, JAMES CLEMENS: Rushed 13 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Jets beat Gadsden City 62-7.
KENZERICK BARBER, HOUSTON COUNTY: Ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and teammate Antonio Johnson added 107 yards and two more TDs as the Lions set a school record for points scored in a 67-30 win over Barbour County. Jeremiah Hardick added 102 yards and one TD rushing for Houston County.
DEMARCUS BECKWITH, FLORENCE: Rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and caught four passes for 107 yards to finish with 228 total yards as the Falcons beat Huntsville 28-23.
LUKE WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Scored four rushing touchdowns (1, 20, 4 and 14 yards) on just six carries to lead the Panthers to a 44-0 win over Talladega County Central.

CAL GEORGE, HARTSELLE: Ran for four touchdowns and threw two more in a 76-0 victory over Columbia.

PASS RECEIVING
T.J. LEONARD, DAR:
Caught seven passes for 186 yards in a 21-7 victory over Randolph.
ALEX HUTCHINS, BOAZ: Caught four passes for 156 yards, including a school-record 99-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Easton Hardin, in the Pirates’ 46-15 win over Crossville.
MICHAEL PETTWAY, THOMPSON: Finished with eight receptions for 145 yards receiving, including TD catches of 20, 7 and 55 yards, in a 47-23 victory over Spain Park.

ERIK MATTHEWS, OPP: Pulled down six receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-0 win over Wicksburg.
KAHARI McREYNOLDS, GENEVA: Caught s 28-yard TD pass from Damion Kemmerlin with 33 seconds left to give the Panthers a 32-27 win over Straughn. McReynolds also had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 60-yard touchdown catch plus 10 tackles in the game. Kemmerlin added a 68-yard TD run and finished 6-of-10 passing for 140 yards and both two scores.
JACKSON WEST, HUNTSVILLE: Had eight receptions for 136 yards in a 28-23 loss to Florence.
COLBY KING, ARAB: Hauled in five passes for 136 yards with three touchdowns covering 47, 19 and 40 yards in the Knights’ 36-14 win over East Limestone.
MICHAEL GIBBS, CHELSEA: Had 128 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Hornets’ 31-28 loss to Helena.
DEATRIS WILLIAMS, CARVER-BIRMINGHAM: Caught four passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in a 31-20 setback to Pelham.

ADRIANNE HERNANDEZ, ASHVILLE: Caught five passes for 116 yards in a 35-14 setback to Hokes Bluff.
ETHAN SWINFORD, PIEDMONT: Caught three passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns (47 and 53 yards) and also returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 38-16 win over Saks. He also added 80 yards rushing.

 




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