Tuesday, November 12, 2019






J.F. Shields Grabs First Football Win Since 2010

      J.F. Shields High School won one game from midway thorugh 2008-2010 before discontinuing football in 2011 and 2012. Last year Coach Greg May brought football back playing a junior-varsity schedule only.
      Friday night the Panthers from Beatrice returned to varsity competition in a big way, beating the Alabama School for the Deaf in a non-region game 56-32.
      Senior quarterback Aizaiah May accounted for four touchdowns and senior running back Terrion Simon for three as J.F. Shields grabbed the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 2 of the 2014 football season.  Simon rushed 23 times for 296 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 44, 38 and 10 yards. May was 7-of-12 passing for 180 yards and three touchdowns covering 8, 8 and 39 yards and rushed for a 2-yard score.
      May also passed for two 2-point conversions and Simon ran for two.
      The J.F. Shields win edged out a record-book passing effort by Good Hope quarterback Riley Eisner, a strong defensive effort by Sardis defensive back Jesse Hubbard and a clutch, game-winning field goal by Huntsville place-kicker Joel Sheppard.
      Good Hope’s sophomore QB Eisner completed 34-of-64 passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns covering 43, 11, 11, 58 and 14 yards in a 48-41 loss to Cordova. The 64 pass attempts are the third highest total in a single game according to the AHSAA state records. His 34 completions are tied for fifth all-time. His favorite targets were Reese Harbison and Kainan Smith. Harbison hauled in 16 catches for 199 yards with touchdowns covering 43 and 14 yards, Smith six receptions for 126 yards and two scores.
      Hubbard anchored Sardis’ defense with four interceptions in the Lions’ 21-16 win over Sylvania. Teammate Keenan Lewis supplied the offense with 251 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
      Sheppard kicked field goals of 22 and 28 yards, the latter coming with just four seconds remaining, to lift the Huntsville past Mountain Brook 22-21 in the first Raycom/AHSAA Thursday Game of the Week.

     In other top performances reported from Week 2:

TROY DIXON, UMS-WRIGHT: Piled up 246 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 24 carries in a 47-7 win over Andalusia.

The junior running back rushed 23 times for 231 yards and three touchdowns (2, 38 and 5 yards) in the Saints’ 38-14 win over D’Iberville, Miss.

DAKOTA LAMBERT, SPRING GARDEN: Rushed for 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns (58 and 27 yards) on 17 carries in the Panthers' 44-20 victory at Appalachian.

Rushed 27 times for 225 yards and a TD in Brindlee Mountain’s 21-0 win over Holly Pond.

Accounted for 219 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries as the Bobcats beat Alma Bryant 20-17.

VALANDIN "Tez" SPENCER, FAIRFIELD: The sophomore running back rushed 23 times for 217 yards and two touchdowns (10 and 20 yards) in the Tigers’ 20-13 win over Fultondale.

KEITH MIXON, SHADES VALLEY: Rushed for 135 yards and had 135 yards receiving to account for three touchdowns in a  34-14 win at Bessemer City.

TRE' NATION, LEEDS: The junior tailback led the Green Wave to a 48-20 win over Trinity Presbyterian with 205 rushing yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns. He had scoring runs of 9, 9 and 36 yards. Teammate TaDarryl Marshall added a 95-yard touchdown run to finish with 193 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.

WADE STREETER, SPAIN PARK: Ran for 164 yards and a TD on 27 carries to lift Spain Park past Hueytown 28-21.

SHAKEITH TYES, CALERA: Rushed 26 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns in Calera’s 28-8 win over Bibb County.

MICAH STEPHENS, LOCUST FORK: The junior rushed for 207 yards on 21 attempts with touchdowns covering 65 and 17 yards as the Hornets (2-0) beat Westbrook Christian 33-20. He also caught a 22-yard TD pass and had a 33-yard TD run called back as Locust Fork started the season 2-0 for the first time since 2003.

Logged 17 carries for 222 yards with touchdown runs of 46 and 30 yards in a 26-20 win over Vinemont. Kirk had the big night despite popping his left shoulder out of place in the first half and going through two torn jerseys.

MARLON BRIDGES, LANETT: Rushed for over 200 yards in a 41-20 win over Notasulga with three touchdowns covering 76, 64 and 4 yards. 

XAVIER MCCOLLUM, WINFIELD: Rushed for 196 yards on 23 carries with four TDs covering 2, 10, 1 and 49 yards in the Pirates’ 27-6 win over Carbon Hill.

Ran for 184 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns (5, 1 and 99 yards) and also caught two passes for 97 yards with a 58-yard touchdown in the Panthers' 41-24 win over Cedar Bluff.

WILL CRENSHAW, CULLMAN: Totaled 166 yards rushing and a touchdown on 24 carries and added three receptions for 20 yards in a 35-8 win over Etowah.

NIC ROLLO, COLD SPRINGS: Had 18 carries for 153 yards and three first-half touchdowns (1, 8 and 56 yards) in a 32-14 victory at Danville.

THOMAS OZMINT, GLENCOE: Ran 20 times for 166 yards and caught a touchdown pass in the Yellow Jackets’ 28-14 win over Plainview. 

TREY McMILLIAN, DALE COUNTY: The Warriors quarterback rushed for 155 yards on eight carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 1, 65, 3 and 58 yards as Dale County beat Headland 48-14.

DWAYNE KOEN, BALDWIN COUNTY: Rushed 22 times for 142 yards and four touchdowns and returned a kickoff 86 yards for a fifth score as Baldwin County beat Citronelle 47-21.

DAMON WILLIAMS, GADSDEN CITY: Scored touchdown runs of 48 and 52 yards in the fourth quarter to spark Gadsden City to a 47-28 comeback win over Oxford. Williams finished with 117 yards on seven carries.

Baker passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Woodville snapped a 37-game losing streak with a 52-12 victory over Waterloo.

DEMARCUS WILLIAMS, JACKSON: Led the Aggies to a 34-24 win over Clarke County completing 26-of-39 passes for 311 yards and two scores (27 and 18 yards). He also had 70 yards rushing and three touchdowns (4, 14 and 16 yards) on 18 carries.

The Mounties quarterback was 14-of-21 passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 82 yards to lead Shades Valley past Bessemer City 34-14.

LOGAN WALTERS, NORTH JACKON: Completed 18-of-30 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns and added 68 yards rushing and another score in a 46-41 loss to Guntersville.

GREY JACKSON, FAIRHOPE: Led the Pirates to a 44-34 win over Foley accounting for six touchdowns. He was 12-of-17 passing for 204 yards and four TDs and added two rushing scores.

ZACH THOMAS, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: The junior   quarterback rushed 29 times for 201 yards and one TD and passed for 123 yards and another score to pace the Huskies to a 30-24 win over Gardendale.

ANTHONY CHAVEZ, CHILTON COUNTY: Was 17-of-31 passing for 283 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-0 win over county rival Jemison. His favorite target was Keishun White, who had six grabs for 123 yards and two TDs and also scored on a 24-yard run. Chavez’s TD passes covered 21, 72, 72 and 9 yards.

JORDAN AUBREY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Led the Leopards to 515 yards on offense, completing 21-of-31 passes for 253 yards and one score and rushing for 112 yards on 15 carries with two more TDs in a 49-38 win over Excel. 

MAJOR HENDERSON, GUNTERSVILLE: The sophomore quarterback was 6-of-12 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns as the Wildcats beat North Jackson 46-41. He added 101 yards rushing on five attempts with a 75-yard scramble for the game-winning touchdown.

TANNER NELSON, COLLINSVILLE: Completed 6-of-14 pass attempts for 206 yards and three touchdowns (60, 58 and 60 yards) in the Panthers' 41-24 victory over Cedar Bluff.

HAYDEN MAPLES, FAIRVIEW: Completed 12-of-20 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown and added a pair of rushing touchdowns in a 27-12 win over Hanceville. The game was played at Cullman High School after Fairview was unable to host the game at its own Dafford Smith Stadium.

TYLER LUSK AND TAYLOR HAYES, PIEDMONT: Combined to complete 7-of-8 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 48-20 win over Cherokee County. Lusk was 5-of-6 for 106 yards and TDs of 17 and 30 yards. Hayes was 2-of-2 for 123 yards with TD passes covering 87 and 36 yards.

Caught 13 passes for 187 yards  and a 33-yard TD in a 49-38 win over Excel.

MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Caught seven passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, including an 82-yarder, in a 34-24 win over Sparkman.  The seven catches are second on Scottsboro’s all-time single-game receptions list and the 149 yards set a Scottsboro single-game record for receiving yards.  The 82-yard pass reception for a touchdown is the fourth longest in Scottsboro history.

TORREY HUNT, BOB JONES: Caught five passes for 178 yards with TD catches of 59 and 87 yards in a 28-7 victory over Decatur.

ANTON FOX, JACKSON: Had nine catches for 140 yards in the Aggies’ 34-24 win over Clarke County.


WILL WRENN, WEST POINT: The senior defensive back made two of the five interceptions swiped by the Warriors in a 31-0 win over Hayden.

The linebacker had 14 tackles in the Eagles’ season-opening 28-8 win against Bibb County.

EUGENE McCAMMON, WOODLAWN: Registered 12 tackles and a fumble recovery in the Colonels’ 42-38 win against Tarrant.

GARRETT DAFFRON, PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN: Had 15 tackles in a 51-27 win over Zion Chapel.

Registered 13 tackles on defense and seven catches for 64 yards on offense in the Bears' 40-21 loss to Geneva.


ANTHONY SCOTT, BALDWIN COUNTY: Had six tackles--three for a losses, forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles, including one on a kickoff, in Baldwin County’s 47-21 win over Citronelle.

Had nine tackles, including 5.5 sacks, and a safety in Brindlee Mountain’s 21-0 win over Holly Pond.

Had 10 tackles in Baldwin County’s 47-21 win versus Citronelle.

BEN IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Posted six tackles, two pass deflections and had an interception in the Panthers' 44-20 victory at Appalachian.

CHARLES GREEN, McGILL-TOOLEN: The sophomore place-kicker booted three field goals, the last one giving the Yellow Jackets the lead with 6:49 remaining in a 17-14 win over Vigor.17-14.

TYLER THOMAS, CHELSEA: The sophomore kicker booted a 37-yard field goal as the half expired and the game-winning extra point in the fourth quarter as the Hornets nipped Briarwood Christian 23-22.

DREEK THOMPSON, PIEDMONT: Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 38-yard touchdown run in the Bulldogs' 48-20 victory over Cherokee County.

JATARVIOUS WHITLOW, LAFAYETTE: Accounted for four touchdowns, two on punt returns of 68 and 63 yards, one on a 27-yard TD reception and another on a 27-yard pass to finish with 307 all-purpose yards in a 35-0 win over Loachapoka.

JUSTIN HENDERSON, COTTAGE HILL CHRISTIAN: The senior opened the second half with a 90-yard kickoff return and finished with 184 total yards and three scores in a 49-38 win over Chickasaw.