By Josh Bean for al.com on October 22nd
Area players honored by the Alabama Sports Writers Association
The ASWA doled out their weekly honors to several area football players.
Gage Davis (Gaylesville), Jalyn Martin (Collinsville), Denard Spears (Piedmont), Desmon Turner (Fort Payne), Chase Garrett (Sand Rock) and Ben Ivey (Spring Garden) were among area athletes receiving recognition for posting top performances on the gridiron.
View/Post CommentsCold Springs senior Logan Campbell did a little bit of everything in Friday’s victory over R.C. Hatch.
Campbell returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown, returned an interception 55 yards on the game’s third play, and returned a kickoff 55 yards to win this week’s ASWA Defense/Special Teams Player of the Week award. From his quarterback spot, he also threw two touchdowns and added 104 yards rushing and two more touchdowns in the 54-30 victory.
“Logan has made plays for us all year long,” Cold Springs coach Rod Elliott told The Cullman Times after the game. “He has been explosive for us, which has been a big thing.”
To win this week’s ASWA Defense/Special Teams award, Campbell edged Tuscaloosa County’s Issac Albaradei and Edgewood Academy’s Jackson Tate.
Albaradei kicked three field goals, including an 18-yarder in overtime, in Tuscaloosa County’s 23-20 win over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. Tate returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown and blocked a punt that a teammate returned 30 yards for a score in a 52-14 victory over East Memorial.
The ASWA Offensive Player of the Week is Jacksonville Christian’s Daylon Brackett, who accounted for 565 yards of total offense and eight touchdowns in a 62-48 victory over Coosa Christian. He threw for 384 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns.
Brackett’s offensive outburst overshadowed the individual performances of Barbour County’s Daquan Guice and Geraldine’s Marcus Davis. Guice rushed for 351 yards and scored on TD runs of 80, 12, 7 and 45 yards in a 51-8 win over Montgomery Catholic. Davis rolled up 332 yards on 20 attempts and a pair of 38-yard touchdown runs, as the Bulldogs rushed for 724 yards in a 77-43 victory over J.B. Pennington.
This week, ASWA members from Albertville, Alexander City, Anniston, Auburn, Birmingham, Brewton, Centre, Cullman, Demopolis, Dothan, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Gardendale, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta and Tuscaloosa submitted nominations.
Here’s a look at other outstanding individual performances from week eight of Alabama’s high school football season:
Payne Anderson, Plainview: Gained 187 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown, on 15 carries in a 39-6 win over Sylvania.
Wil Appelton, Westbrook Christian: Completed 15 of 31 passes for 252 yards and four touchdowns in Westbrook’s 38-28 win over Section.
Payne Anderson, Plainview: Carried 15 times for 187 yards and one touchdown in a 39-6 victory over Sylvania.
Drake Beavers, Sheffield: Beavers threw a career-high four TD passes as Sheffield beat Cherokee 37-7 to keep its playoff hopes alive. Beavers finished 10 of 17 for 234 yards. His TD passes covered 40, 6, 59 and 50 yards.
Jordan Bentley, Guntersville: Rushed 27 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-0 win over Locust Fork. His third TD of the night was his 26th of the season, breaking the Wildcats’ single-season record of 25 set in 1995.
Jacob Bolin, Geraldine: Had eight carries for 154 yards and four TDs — 22, 1, 7 and 69 yards — in a 77-43 victory over J.B. Pennington.
Jermarcus Brown, Pickens County: Rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns as the Tornadoes, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, beat No. 5 Marion County 35-13.
Torrence Brown, Tuscaloosa Academy: Caught two touchdown passes and ran for a score in a 50-24 win over Glenwood.
Charles Buchanan, Pleasant Grove: Rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns in Pleasant Grove’s win over Central.
Heath Burchfield, James Clemens: Completed 21 of 40 passes for 418 yards, 272 of which came during a furious second-half rally, as the Jets fell 42-35 to Hazel Green. Burchfield had touchdown passes of 72 and 65 yards, and was picked off once.
Brandon Butts, J.B. Pennington: Completed 27-of-48 passes for 414 yards and three touchdowns, and ran 45 yards for a score, in J.B. Pennington’s 77-43 loss at Geraldine.
Jacob Carroll, Mountain Brook: Accounted for four touchdowns and 399 yards total offense in the 31-7 win over Huffman. Carroll completed 20 of 27 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns (6, 63 and 24 yards) and ran 13 times for 50 yards with an 8-yard score
Tanner Cline, Northridge: Ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in a 54-0 win over Jackson-Olin.
Dvonte Crandle, Alma Bryant: Rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns in the Hurricanes’ 59-40 victory over Murphy. Crandle scored on runs of 64, 39 and 2 yards as Alma Bryant piled up 465 yards of total offense. He carried 21 times.
Clay Culbert, Boaz: Ran for 155 yards and four touchdowns (3, 13, 1, 13) in a 29-22 overtime win over Arab.
Marvin Davidson, Leroy: Rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries in the Bears’ 26-19 win over Flomaton
Gage Davis, Gaylesville: Carried 26 times for 247 yards and three TDs, ran for a two-point conversion and returned three kickoffs for 96 yards in a 43-28 loss to Collinsville. His TDs covered 14, 68 and 2 yards.
Roland Davis, Florence: Carried 15 times for 190 yards and a seven-yard TD in a 34-30 win at Austin.
Nathan Dean, Winfield: Ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass in a 35-6 win over Vinemont.
Troy Dixon, UMS-Wright: Rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked Bulldogs handed Andalusia its first loss of the season. Dixon scored on runs of 11 and 43 yards.
John Michael Dye, Vinemont: Turned 27 carries into 202 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 35-6 loss to Winfield.
Hunter Etheridge, J.B. Pennington: The senior receiver caught 14 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 77-43 loss to Geraldine.
DeJuan Feagan, Pleasant Grove: Accounted for five touchdowns and 404 yards total offense — 236 rushing with four touchdowns and 168 passing and a score — in the 64-25 win over Central-Tuscaloosa.
Sebastion Fendley, Good Hope: Accounted for all five of the Raiders’ touchdowns in a 35-7 home victory over Cordova. The senior signal-caller was 16 of 24 for 267 passing yards and four TDs with nine carries for 136 rushing yards and another score.
Jackson Fite, Decatur: Completed 12-of-17 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns (38, 39, 32, 15), and ran three yards for another score in a 48-13 win over Sparkman.
Jeremy Frye, Bob Jones: Completed 14 of 20 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns (19, 6. 47, 6) as the Patriots claimed their fifth straight Class 6A, Region 8 title with a 34-17 win at Buckhorn.
Peyton Gilliland, Cleveland: Completed 13 of 22 passing for 81 yards with three touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in a 36-32 victory over White Plains.
Tyler Glenn, Cullman: Was 26 of 40 for 250 passing yards and caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Auston Neal with 32 seconds on the clock to cap off a thrilling 16-13 home win over Athens.
Maison Goodwin, Cullman: Caught 11 passes 106 yards in the Bearcats’ latest win, a 16-13 nail-biter at home against Athens.
Eric Graham, Autauga Academy: Had 32 carries for 299 yards in a 41-19 win over Lowndes Academy.
Matt Hagler, Slocomb: Accounted for 313 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-7 win over Daleville. Hagler completed 12-of-21 passes for 191 yards and two scores and rushed for 122 yards and two TDs on 24 carries.
Austin Harris, Fairview: Gained 160 rushing yards, scored twice on the ground and ran in the go-ahead, two-point conversion with less than a minute to play to lead the Aggies to a 43-42 home win over Sardis.
Brontae Harris, Hanceville: Rushed for 189 yards on 18 carries, including a 40-yard scoring scamper, in the Bulldogs’ 41-7 runaway road win over Danville.
Nathan Harris, Gulf Shores: Ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more in the Dolphins’ 35-28 win over Williamson. The junior had 130 yards rushing on 22 carries and scored on runs of 6 and 11 yards. He also hit 7-of-11 passes for 195 yards and TDs of 55 and 49 yards.
Otis Harris, Spain Park: Ran for 229 yards on 33 carries with two touchdowns (7 and 5 yards) in the 34-13 win over Stanhope Elmore.
Terrance Hollingsworth, Berry: Ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in a 34-7 win over South Lamar. With the performance, he now has more than 9,000 career rushing yards, making him the third back in AHSAA history accomplish the feat.
Cody Holt, Colbert Heights: Holt threw for 301 yards and three TDS in a 46-20 win over Phil Campbell. Holt was 19 of 28 with TD passes of 49, 3 and 23 yards.
Hayden Huckabee, Marengo Academy: Rushed for 229 yards on nine carries and scored five touchdowns in a 55-7 win over Sparta Academy. He also scored on a 60-yard punt return.
Noah Hunt, Westbrook Christian: Had five catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns in Westbrook’s 38-28 win over Section.
Dominique Jackson, T.R. Miller: Burned Straughn for 270 yards on 18 carries and three scores. Jackson scored on runs of 93, 3 and 59 yards, all on his birthday.
Jordan Johnson, Vestavia Hills: Ran 18 times for 197 yards and three touchdowns (9, 66 and 13 yards) in the 41-14 win over previously unbeaten Shades Valley.
Tyler Johnston, Spanish Fort: Completed 8-of-14 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 1 Toros rolled over LeFlore 49-14. Johnston connected with Sammy Harris on TD passes of 21 and 26 yards and Kevin Marion on a 31-yarder.
Mason Jones, Cullman: Caught nine passes for 122 yards, including three for 52 yards on the game-winning drive, and intercepted Athens’ last-ditch Hail Mary as time expired to help the Bearcats clinch a first-round playoff game.
Demetrius Kemp, Demopolis: Racked up 146 yards from scrimmage on only three touches and scored twice (13-yard run, 68-yard catch) in win over Satsuma.
Marcus Key, Bessemer City: Ran 17 times for 243 yards and three touchdowns in the 34-6 win over Hueytown.
Tyler King, Lakeside: Was 10-of-14 for 238 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-16 win over Cornerstone Christian.
Everett Lanier, Hazel Green: Ran for 157 yards and touchdowns of one yard and 57 yards in a 42-34 win over James Clemens.
Jamarius Leatherwood, Sipsey Valley: Caught a 68-yard touchdown pass, scored on a 50-yard punt return and a 47-yard run in a 56-22 win over Holt.
Cortez Lewis, Demopolis: Hauled in five passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in win over Satsuma. On defense, he forced a fumble.
Josh Lewis, Pickens Academy: Ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 91 yards in a 42-14 win over Meadowview Christian.
T.J. Lockett, Bibb County: Accounted for five touchdowns in a 46-21 victory over West Blocton. Completed 9 of 11 passes for 137 yards and four TDs and also scored on a 2-yard run.
Oziel Maldonado, Appalachian; Rushed for 153 yards and three TDs (27, 23 and 4 yards) in a 36-16 victory over Shades Mountain Christian.
Jalyn Martin, Collinsville: Carried 23 times for 274 yards and three touchdowns and caught four passes for 82 yards as Collinsville downed Gaylesville 43-28. Martin’s 22-yard TD with 4:35 to go sealed the win after Gaylesville had pulled to within 36-28. Martin’s other TDs covered 73 and 68 yards.
Herman McKenzie, Tallassee: Had 233 yards rushing with touchdowns of 28 and 75 yards in a 49-17 win over St. James, while playing on an injured ankle.
Tykwane Meniefield, Beauregard: Hauled in three receiving touchdowns and 152 receiving yards in a 70-21 win over ACA. He added a 13-yard rushing score.
Dillon Miller, West Limestone: Rushed for 201 yards and five touchdowns (6, 8, 16, 5 and 20) on 23 carries in a 47-33 win over Priceville.
Hayden Moore, Clay-Chalkville: Accounted for four touchdowns (7, 71 and 19 passing, and a 25-yard run) on 11 of 17 passing for 175 yards in the 38-21 win over Huntsville.
Kyle Nalls, Fayette County: Scored on runs of 85 and 55 yards in a 21-17 win over American Christian.
Marlon Oliver, Walker: Had 219 yards on 38 carries and three touchdowns in 28-21 win at Mortimer Jordan.
Ko Powell, Oneonta: Completed 14 of 16 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns in a 65-6 victory over St. Clair County. His touchdown tosses covered 43, 34, 52, and 11 yards.
Brett Rains, Sardis: Had 15 catches for 218 yards and two scores in a 43-42 loss to Fairview.
T.J. Reed, Daphne: Ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns as the Trojans beat rival Fairhope 35-13 to clinch the Class 6A, Region 2 title. Reed scored on runs of 3, 3, 38 and 4 yards on 17 carries.
Ramsey Rigby, Elba: Completed 15-of-17 passing for 297 yards and four TDs in Elba’s 43-0 win over Calhoun. The TD passes covered 28, 17, 39 and 5 yards.
Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian: Rushed for 260 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 28-18 loss to Washington County. Rogers scored on runs of 64 and 5 yards and also caught a 36-yard TD pass from Jordan Aubrey. He also had a 49-yard kickoff return.
Malik Rosier, Faith Academy: Accounted for 488 yards and four TDs in the Rams’ 41-33 victory over B.C. Rain. The Miami commitment rushed for 217 yards on 15 carries and scored on runs of 4, 61 and 1 yard. He also completed 11-of-18 passes for 231 yards, including a 13-yard TD pass to Willie Jackson.
Justin Scott, Hamilton: Scott threw a career-high five touchdown passes and rushed for 94 yards to lead Hamilton past Winston County 42-7. Hamilton finished with 245 yards on 12 of 19 passing. His TD passes went for 8, 70, 21, 5 and 46 yards.
Will Scott, Sardis: Finished 27-of-40 passing for 366 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-42 loss to Fairview.
Steven Shepherd, Foley: Rushed for 258 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries as the Lions remained in the thick of the Class 6A, Region 2 playoff race with a 65-34 win at Northview.
Ito Smith, McGill-Toolen: Rushed for 145 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries in McGill’s 45-14 Class 6A, Region 1 win at Baker. Smith scored on runs of 64 and 35 yards.
Denard Spears, Piedmont: Caught 11 passes for 144 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown, in a 40-15 loss at Saks.
Tez Spencer, Fairfield: Ran 17 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns (2, 6 and 90 yards) all in the first half of the 53-11 win over Paul Bryant.
Dylan Stone, Glencoe: Rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns to go along with two passing scores to lead Glencoe past Susan Moore 42-14.
Virgil Studdard, Center Point: Ran for 148 yards on eight carries (18.5 yards a carry) and four touchdowns (1, 23, 76 and 3 yards) in the 44-6 win over Hayden.
Ryan Sullivan, Falkville: Rushed for 243 yards, including 185 in the second half, passed for 126 more and had a hand in four scores in the No. 6 Blue Devils’ big 34-20 win over No. 4 Addison. He had a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs, a 19-yard scoring strike and capped Falkville scoring with a 42-yard scamper.
Racean Thomas, Oxford: Rushed 20 times for 230 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Albertville. Thomas sat out the fourth quarter.
Devan Totherow, Geraldine: Picked up 167 on 12 attempts and rushed for three TDs — 1, 55 and 25 yards –in a 77-43 victory over J.B. Pennington.
Trent Trash, Fyffe: Ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns, including 164 in the first half, as the Red Devils clinched the Class 2A, Region 7 championship with a 47-28 win over North Sand Mountain. Thrash scored on runs of 67, 9 and 1 yards.
Desmon Turner, Fort Payne: Carried seven times for 114 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 57 yards and two scores as Fort Payne shut out A.P. Brewer 35-0. Turner scored on runs of 1 and 53 yards and hauled in scoring passes of 15 and 30 yards.
Zacc Weldon, G.W. Long: Rushed for 228 yards and four TDs on 14 carries as Long broke away from a 20-20 first-quarter tie out to a 61-20 win over Houston County.
Brody White, Crossville: Ran 17 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns and was 6-of-8 passing for 153 yards and two scores in a 35-19 win over Douglas. White ran 7 and 66 yards for TDs, and he threw scoring passes of 60 and 58 yards.
Johnathan Wiley, Evangel Christian: Scored three touchdowns of more than 70 yards in a 36-6 win over Crenshaw Christian. Caught TD passes of 72 and 84 yards and had a 78-yard TD run.
Aleric Williams, Southside-Gadsden: Ran for 157 yards on nine carries and scored on a 65-yard touchdown run to help lead Southside past Etowah 21-17 to clinch the Class 5A, Region 7 title. He had runs of 50 and 40 yards in the fourth quarter to set up other touchdowns and erase a 17-7 deficit, and helped the Panthers take their first region/area title since 1980.
Luke Broadus, Daphne: Recorded 17 tackles in 35-13 victory over Fairhope.
Caleb Butler, Enterprise: Was in on 18 tackles, 13 solos, with a sack, in a 24-21 win over Robertsdale.
Rodney Carroll, Benjamin Russell: Scored on a 92-yard kickoff return in a 52-7 win over Carroll-Ozark.
Kalan Coachman, Cottonwood: Had two interceptions, including one in the end zone in the game’s final minute, and four tackles in a 30-23 win over Samson.
Garrett Daffron, Providence Christian: Was in on 17 tackles, including 12 solos and one for a loss, in a 28-6 win over Ariton.
Chase Garrett, Sand Rock: Picked off a pair of passes and also rushed for a 25-yard touchdown in the Wildcats’ 42-16 victory over West End.
Shaun Dion Hamilton, Carver-Montgomery: Made 15 tackles (nine solos, six assists), including 4 1/2 for loss, in a 41-7 win at Smiths Station. The Wolverines held Smiths Station to 105 yards below its rushing average.
Octaviuse Hardrick, Cottonwood: Was in on 16 tackles, 13 solos, and had four receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns (28 and 51 yards), both in the second half, in a 30-23 win over Samson.
Timothy Hawkins, Weaver: Intercepted two passes in a 28-7 win over Ashville. On offense, he threw a touchdown pass and rushed for two scores.
Ben Ivey, Spring Garden: Returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in a 42-20 loss to Donoho.
Tanner Holcomb, Hackleburg: Had a fumble recovery, an interception, one tackle for loss and caught a 31-yard TD pass as Panthers beat Shoals Christian 30-20 to clinch second place in Class 1A, Region 9. Both of his takeaways set up Hackleburg touchdowns.
Koby Littrell, Brooks: Sealed a 24-7 at Central-Florence with a 35-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Draequon Murphy, Carver-Montgomery: Returned an interception 60 yards for one of his three touchdowns in a 41-7 win at Smiths Station. Also caught six passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and carried three times for 25 yards and a score.
Colton Parton, Madison County: Recorded 18 tackles in a 42-6 win at Ardmore.
Charles Phalo, Blount: Intercepted a pass and returned it 12 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Leopards’ 20-16 win at Theodore.
Cade Stinnett, Enterprise: Kicked a game-winning, 29-yard field goal with three seconds to go to lift the Wildcats to a 24-21 win over Robertsdale. Stinnett was also 3-of-3 on extra points.
Bailey Strong, Fairview: Pulled down an interception in Sardis’ end zone in the final seconds to seal the deal in a 43-42 victory over Sardis for the team’s fourth win of the season.