By David Holtsford, AHSAA
MONTGOMERY – Saraland senior quarterback K.J. Lacey fired five touchdown passes – all in the first half – and finished 11-of-15 for 179 yards as the defending state champion Spartans (5-0) stayed unbeaten with a 66-0 win over Robertsdale in 6A, Region 1. Lacey was 11-of-15 for 179 yards overall. The victory was the 11th in a row for Coach Jeff Kelly’s team as the Spartans and their quarter grabbed this week’s AHSAA Football Spotlight. The streak started in the final game of last year’s regular season with a 48-31 victory over McGill-Toolen Catholic. Theodore beat the Spartans in the previous game 27-26 to snap an eight-game winning streak. The previous longest streak in school history was 10 in the Spartans’ only undefeated regular season in the school’s short history in 2019. However, that team was upset in round one of the 6A state playoffs 30-27 by Park Crossing. The current 11-game winning streak is the longest in the AHSAA currently. The AHSAA’s longest win streak of all-time (55) was set by Clay County from 1994-97. Fyffe came close to that streak with 51 in a row from 2018-2021. Class 4A Andalusia has the second longest win streak (10) currently. Class 1A Leroy is riding a 9-game winning streak, and Class 7A Thompson has won eight in a row. Class 2A Pleasant Valley (5-0), which didn’t make the playoffs last season, has a six-game winning streak. Now in their 14th season since the school opened, Saraland’s overall record is 126-42, a .750 winning percentage. The first team in 2010 was 3-7. Kelly took over as head coach the next year and has guided the Spartans to a 123-35 record (.778 winning rate) and 10 or more victories in seven of his first 12 seasons and three trips to the 6A state finals. Last year’s state title was the school’s first. Over the last five years (plus this season), the Spartans are 63-10 – a winning rate of .863. Saraland has been the winningest 6A team this decade (40-87 and 85.1%). The only 6A team close to them is Mountain Brook (40-8, 83.3% with last year’s state championship game won by Saraland 38-17 the only difference). Lacey, a University of Texas commitment, has completed 60-of-90 passes this season for 961 yards and `3 scores and is 280-of-427 for 3,254 yards and 54 touchdowns in his career. Saraland’s winning streak edged out a milestone reached by another quarterback named K.J. – Saint James High School’s K.J. Jackson. Jackson, a senior quarterback, and MVP of the 2022 Class 3A Super 7 state championship game, accounted for six touchdowns as the Trojans pulled out 49-48 win over Southside-Selma in a classic Class 3A, Region 3 battle. He was 11-of-20 passing for 221 yards and four TDs. The University of Arkansas commitment’s final TD was the 101st of his storied career. He completed two TD passes to Jake Huff, who also kicked 7-of-7 extra points – including the final PAT that proved to be the difference in the one-point win. Pruitt Conner also caught two TD passes for Saint James. Jackson also rushed for 22 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns. Marquavious Reese led Southside passing for four TDs, rushing for two more and scoring one of three 2-point conversions made by the Panthers. Jackson is 41-of-71 passing this season for 954 yards and 15 TDs with only one interception. He was 136-of-198 last season for 2,813 yards and 42 touchdowns. Saint James (4-1), coached by Neal Posey, Class 5A Charle Henderson this Friday, The Trojans (2-2) reached the Class 5A finals last season. Other top performances reported from last week: MILESTONES MEEK SETS SCHOOL SCORING RECORD: The Tigers’ 72-16 win over Phillips set a school record for most points scored. Meek, coached by first-year head coach Daniel Evans, managed all its points in the first half with quarterback Evan McCay completing all three passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 21 yards for a TD. Hunter Wyatt had four rushes for 65 yards and one TD and tacked on a touchdown with an interception return. Cameron Deaver had four carries for 44 yards and a touchdown, and Jaxon Brown also had four rush attempts for 32 yards and another score. PLEASANT VALLEY EXTENDS 3A’S LONGEST WIN STREAK: The Raiders extended Class 3A’s longest current football winning streak to six in a row with a 21-16 win over Cleveland in Class 2A, Region 6. Quarterback Braxton Salster rushed for 87 yards and completed 4-of-7 passes for 73 yards and scored all three Pleasant Valley touchdowns on runs of 4, 7 and 12 yards. The passing game was highlighted by a 52-yard pass to Holt Bentley. The Raiders (5-0) improved to 4-0 in region play. Salster, Clark Hill, and Tristan Williams each had nine tackles, and Jaden Sparks had seven, including two for losses, and a pass break up. WALTER WELLBORN CLAIMS SCHOOL’S 400TH WIN: The Panthers (2-2) nipped Dadeville 21-12 with Jabari Williams rushing for 192 yards and a 25-yard touchdown as Wellborn won its 400th game all-time. The Panthers of Coach Jeff Smith have an all-time record of 400-289-12, according to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society, which researches the data for high schools in Alabama. Dadeville junior linebacker Jay Burns had 17 tackles and 7 assists for the Tigers. VIGOR BEATS UMS-WRIGHT IN REVIVED RIVALRY: The Wolves’ Carlos Benjmain rushed 17 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns as Vigor (5-0) stayed unbeaten with a 31-9 victory over UMS-Wright in Class 5A, Region 1. He scored on runs of 80, 1 and 53 yards as the Wolves won for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings between the two schools. Vigor won six straight from 1955-1960. The rivalry, which was first played in 1951, took a break from 1961-2006. The Bulldogs won in 207, Vigor in 2008, then the series took another break until 2022 with both teams landed in the same class and region. UMS-Wright won last year 10-7 and Vigor returned the favor this year. Vigor now holds an 8-6 lead the series overall. ROSS HUDSON, HACKLEBURG: Returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown as the Panthers scored two touchdowns in the final 2:46 to beat Hubbertville 32-21. Jaquan Reeder gave his team the lead for good on a 31-yard run for the first TD in the span. He also had a 68-yard TD reception earlier in the game. Hackleburg upped its record in the 1A series that was first played in 1935 to 34 wins, 20 losses and two ties.
QUICK STARTS DOMINIC BRUCE, WENONAH: Rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries and caught a pass for 10 yards in the Dragons’ 33-0 5A, Region 5 win over Jasper. The Dragons opened the game with an 80-yard kickoff return for TD which was called back for a penalty. On the next play Bruce dashed 38 yards for a touchdown. He also scored on runs of 39 and 70 yards in the first quarter and had four carries for 147 yards and three scores.
QUINTAVIOUS ROGERS, COLLINSVILLE: Grabbed a pass from Mason McAteer and scored on a 44-yard touchdown reception on the first offensive play of the game and the Panthers continued their offensive prowess to post a 59-14 victory of Sand Rock in Class 2A, Region 6. He also rushed for three touchdowns and 87 yards on seven carries – all in the first half. Teammate Gavin Lang also raced 62 and 70 yards on his only two carries of the night and caught three passes for 47 yards. JARED HOLLINS, MARY MONTGOMERY: Connected with James Bolton for a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage and finished the night 11-of-13 for 182 yards and four touchdowns as the unbeaten Vikings (5-0) downed Alma Bryant 42-7 in Class 7A, Region 1. He also fired a 47-yard TD to Bolton and hit 2-yard touchdown toss to Kaden Harrell. All Hollins’ passing yardage came in the first half as Mary Montgomery took a quick 28-0 lead to claim its 11th straight regular-season win dating back to 2022. BRODY JONES, ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC: Caught six passes for 178 yards with one TD coming on a 63-yard strike. He also had a 62-yard reception on the first completion of the game to set up a quick Cardinals TD. DERMOND MILLER, NOTASULGA: Raced 76 yards on the opening kickoff of the “Battle on Highway 14” to score a touchdown for the host Blue Devils in a 12-6 loss to unbeaten Loachapoka (5-0) in Class 1A, Region 4.
JORDAN KING, PIKE ROAD: The junior two interception returns for touchdowns as the Patriots beat Eufaula 48-30. He returned the first on 14 yards and a score on the second play of the game to give Pike Road a quick 7-0 lead. He also scooped up a Patriots fumble and sped 13 yards for another TD, and he rambled 55 yards for another score. PASSING
KEYSHAWN COLE, CARROLL: Was 14-of-21 passing for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-28 loss to Navarre (FL). He also had 74 yards on 10 carries with one score to finish the night with 416 total yards and four TDs. GUNNER RIVERS, ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC: Completed 18-of-22 passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals beat Satsuma 42-8 in Class 4A, Region 1. He increased his state-leading season total to 1,482 yards and 15 touchdowns on 113-of-173 attempts with just two interceptions. JOSH FLOWERS, BAKER: Was 15-of-19 passing for 241 yards and two scores for Baker (5-0), and he rushed 20 times for 161 yards and two more TDs for 402 total yards in a 33-20 Class 7A, Region 2 win over Daphne. JIM OGLE, JACKSONVILLE: Passed for 254 yards four touchdowns on a 20-of-28 performance as the Golden Eagles blanked Talladega 51-0 in 4A, Region 3. GREYSON CARROLL, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Had 337 total yards with 211 passing and 126 rushing in a 47-21 loss to Hokes Bluff in 3A, Region 6. He passed for one TD and rushed for two. JORDAN LEVERETTE, BIBB COUNTY: Completed 11-of-16 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth Choctaws score in a 42-21 victory over Sipsey Valley in 4A, Region 3. GROGAN GROSS, ATHENS: Passed for 261 yards on a 17-of-24 passing effort with three touchdowns in a 55-35 win over Mae Jemison. ROMAN GAGLIANO, OPELIKA: Was a near-perfect 10-of-11 passing for 250 yards and t two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 38-13 win over Prattville in Class 7A, Region 2. He also had three rush attempts for 38 yards and another TD. CALE TITTLE, LYNN: Passed for 249 yards and four touchdowns as Lynn downed Holy Spirit Catholic 47-0 in Class 1A, Region 5. BROWNING ANDERSON, EUFAULA: Completed 16-of-37 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns and added 40 yards rushing with one TD to finish with 283 total yads in a 48-30 loss to Class 6A Pike Road. KAI YOUNG, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN: The Patriots quarterback was 10-of-16 passing for 228 yards and four touchdowns as American Christian downed Hale County 29-6 in Class 4A, Region 3. JAKE ROBERSON, OHATCHEE: Passed for 252 yards and quarterbacked an offense that totaled 446 yards as the Indians (4-1) beat Piedmont 38-21 in Class 3A, Region 6. He was 8-of-13 passing with touchdown tosses of 72 and 35 yards to Colby Hester, who had six catches for 166 yards. including a 53-yard catch down to the 3-yard line to set up another TD. CALEB McCREARY, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Was 10-of-19 passing for 227 yards and two touchdowns as the Knights (5-0) won their 30th consecutive region game dating back to 2019 with a 49-0 triumph over Class 4A, Region 2 foe Geneva. The was the 15th shutout among those region victories. The victory was also Catholic’s 29th consecutive regular season win. RANDALL BARFOOT, SATSUMA: Passed for 227 yards and one TD, an 81-yard connection with Marvin Wash, in the Gators’ 42-8 loss to St. Michael Catholic in Class 4A, Region 1. HARRY HICKS, NORTHSIDE METHODIST: Passed for 219 yards and three touchdowns on a 13-of-18 passing performance – including a 23-yard TD pass late in the game to Ben Coskrey – to lead Northside Methodist Academy to a 35-34 Class 3A, Region 2 win at Dothan’s Rip Hewes Stadium. He also fired TD passes of 51 and 6 yards to receiver Caleb Watkins. JAVIAN McGRAW, ALICEVILLE: Was 15-of-26 passing for 216 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-30 loss to Sulligent in Class 2A, Region 5. Receiver Keanthony Wilder snapped two TD passes for the Yellow Jackets. JARED HOLLINS, MARY MONTGOMERY: Passed for 203 yards and four touchdowns on a 12-of-14 effort as the Vikings(5-0) beat Alma Bryant 42-7. BRIAN CHAPMAN. SARDIS: Was 20-of-28 passing for 195 yards and two TDs in a 42-8 victory over Columbia. ELI MORRISON, SCOTTSBORO: Completed 11-of-13 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 35-14 victory over Boaz in 5A, Region 7. OMARION PICKNEY, DALEVILLE: Was 18-of-21 passing for 197 yards and one TD, and he rushed 16 times for 189 yards and three touchdowns sin the Warhawks’ 35-34 loss to Northside Methodist Academy in Class 3A, Region 2. Pickney’s TD runs covered 19, 64 and 47 yards. He had 386 total yards and accounted for four Daleville touchdowns. ANDREW ALFORD, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Playing only in the first half, he completed 9-of-10 pass attempts for 196 yards and four touchdowns as the unbeaten Red Devils (4-0) downed JAG High School of Montgomery 55-0. He fired three TD passes in the second quarter to Cam Coleman over a span of just eight offensive plays. LANDON JONES, BILLINGSLEY: Led the Bears to a 42-12 win over Class 1A, Regin 4 rival Autaugaville with a 7-of-11 passing performance for 192 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 92 yards and a TD on 10 carries to finish with 284 total yards. Billingsley had a team 405 total yards for the night. GRIFFIN HANSON, MARS HILL BIBLE : Was 8-of-9 passing for 179 yards and two touchdowns and the Panthers (5-0) also had seven different players score touchdowns as Mars Hill Bible won the Class 3A, Region 8 contest over Elkmont 76-0. Cameron Pigg caught TD passes of 9 and 12 yards and Jay Dobbs had two touchdowns for the winners. COOPER McNUTT, HALEYVILLE: Was 9-of-16 passing for 172 yards and three touchdowns in Haleyville’s 20-17 win over Northside in Class 4A, Region 5. LOGAN COPPEDGE, CHILTON COUNTY: connected on 20-of-28 passes for 163 yards and three touchdown as the Tigers beat Calera 37-3 in Class 6A, Region 3. PEYTON FLOYD, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Totaled 218 yards and accounted for all four touchdowns as the Huskies beat Hoover 28-7 in Class 6A, Region 3. Floyd was 12-of-21 passing for 151 yards and one TD, and he rushed 21 times for 67 yards and three scores. KALIX GRISBY, HOLT: Was 8-of-10 passing for 150 yards and one TD to Demaje Ashe as the Ironmen beat Dallas County 28-12 for their first win in Class 4A, Region 3 this season. T.J. Harris ran 16 times for 150 yards and one touchdown.
RUSHING CARSON COBB, MARBURY: The senior had the top rushing effort of his prep career with 340 yards on 42 rush attempts and scored four touchdowns in Marbury’s 50-34 loss to Tallassee. He had a long run of 83 yards. He now has 973 yards on the season and scored all for TDs on the year in the Tallassee setback. JORDAN WASHINGTON, HELENA: Ran for 307 yards on 31 carries with four touchdowns in the Huskies’ 35-14 victory over Pelham in Class 6A, Region 3.
DAVID ODOM, CORDOVA: The senior running back piled up 301 yards rushing on 26 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Blue Devils downed Hamilton 42-28. JORDAN GODSEY, LAMAR COUNTY: Had 42 carries for 294 yards and five touchdowns as the Bulldogs (5-0) beat Tuscaloosa Academy 52-35 in 2A, Region 5. He has rushed for 953 yards this season with 15 TDs. JAY FULLER, OAK GROVE: Ran six times for 281 yards and scored four touchdowns as the unbeaten Tigers (4-0) beat Curry 62-0 in Class 4A, Region 5. CAMERON PHINIZEE, RUSSELLVILLE: Went over 1,000 yards rushing on the season with 190 yards on 14 carries as Russellville (5-0) beat East Limestone 53-7 in 5A, Region 8. He upped his season output to 1,052 rushing yards and 20 TDs on 85 carries for a 12.4-ypc average. MASON TEAGUE,SOUTHSIDE: The Panthers running back also topped 1,000 yards for the season with 211 yards on 19 carries in a 42-13 victory over St. Clair County in Class 5A, Region 6. He now has 1,020 rushing yards on 109 carries with 10 TDs in five games this season. CARTER HUGHES, CLEBURNE COUNTY: Piled up 264 yards rushing and scored on a 59-yard run as the Tigers beat Munford 37-21 in Class 4A, Region 4. Cleburne County (3-1) had 461 yards overall with 278 after intermission. D.J. BUTLER, DAVIDSON: Piled up 254 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 20 carries as the Warriors defeated Fairhope 42-10 in Class 7A, Region 1. He also threw a 30-yard pass to Anthony Rabb as Davidson unveiled the single-wing offense in last week.
RODERICK BROWN, LINDEN: The 6-foot, 203-pound senior ran for 242 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries in a 56-14 win over R.C. Hatch in Class 1A, Region 3. TYREN WASHINGTON, BOB JONES: Gained 226 yards and five touchdowns on 38 rush attempts in the Patriots’ 49-35 win over Huntsville in 7A, Region 4. A.C. WALTERS, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: Led the Eagles to a 49-18 Class 3A, Region 3 victory over Sumter Central with 222 rushing yards and three touchdown on 16 carries. He also completed two passes for 47 yards in the win. BRANDON MUSCH, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries and completed 10-of-14 passes for 115 yards and two TDs in a 35-34 Class 4A, Region 8 win over Randolph. He finished with 328 total yards.
MALIK MUHAMMAD, PARKER: The Thundering Herd quarterback rushed for 180 yards and one TD and completed 6-of-12 passes for 120 yards and another score as unbeaten Parker ((5-0) improved to 3-0 in Class 6A, Region 5 with a 41-22 win over Gardendale. BRADIN DUPPER, DECATUR: Total 270 yards with 144 rushing and 126 passing as the Red Raiders bat Hazel Green 45-21. He had two rushing TDs on runs covering 35 and 15 and two passing TDs, both to receiver Rhys Dorsey covering 55 and 34 yards. BLITZ CLEMONS, PRICEVILLE: Ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 3614 win over New Hope in 4A, Region 8. He raced 61 and 20 yards for his two touchdowns runs. JOHN McINTYRE, ATHENS: Accounted for 199 yards and six TDs as Athens beat Mae Jemison 55-35. He had nine carries for 120 yards and five TDs (2, 5, 5, 59 and 2 yards) and caught eight passes for 79 yards with a 15-yard scoring catch. ROCK SAINBURY, WEST END: Picked up 195 yards rushing on 14 carries and had two TDs in a 53-16 triumph over Gaston in Class 2A, Region 6. RAHIM MOORE, WINSTON COUNTY: Led the Jackets to a 43-16 win over Greene County in 2A, region 5 with 180 yards rushing and two TDs on 19 carries. He also threw a 22-yard TD pass to Dillyn Chancey. GARRETT BURROUGH, BROOKS: Had 23 rush attempts for 172 yards and four touchdowns as the Lions downed Central-Florence 42-28 in Class 4A, Region 7. EVAN HANBACK, CENTRAL-FLORENCE: Had 172 yards rushing on 23 carries and scored twice as the Wildcats dropped a 42-28 Class 4A, Region 7 game to Brooks. HAYDEN RAMOS, HALEYVILLE: Collected 181 rushing yards on 23 carries and scored one touchdown in a 20-17 victory over Northside in Class 4A, Region 5. ZACK, COLEMAN, CHARLES HENDERSON: Ran for 167 yards on 12 carries and scored one TD as the Trojans beat Beauregard 36-36. JALEN FLETCHER, WEST MORGAN: Rushed for 163 yards on 12 carries with TD runs covering 27, 53 and 2 yards in the Rebels’ 51-0 win over Rogers in 4A, Region 7. BRAXTON ROSE, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: Gained 152 yards rushing on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Tigers (5-0) beat Colbert County 42-0 in Class 3A, Region 8. JACOBI EDMONDSON, SCOTTSBORO: The sophomore workhorse fullback had 25 carries for 154 yards to spark the Wildcats to a 28-14 win over Class 5A, Region 7 rival Arab. BRYSON HUGHES, G.W. LONG: Hughes accumulated 252 total yards to lead the Rebels past Geneva County 37-0 in Class 2A, Region 2. He rushed for 138 yards on just seven carries with one touchdown and was 5-of-6 passing for 114 yards and another score. KANE ROBISON, SAND ROCK: a junior offensive guard who converted to a running back had 21 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns covering 53 and 18 yards in the Wildcats’ 59-14 loss to Collinsville in Class 2A, Region 6. Prior to the game, Sand Rock honored its 1985 state championship team coached by Russell Jacoway which finished 15-0 and beat Repton 14-6 in the Class 1A finals. BRAYLEN CLEMENTS, NORTHSIDE METHODIST: Had 17 carries for 146 yards and scored three touchdowns on runs of 13, 26 and 3 yards as NSM beat Daleville 35-34 in 3A, Region 2. KAMORE HARRIS, B.B. COMER: Ran for 143 yards on 11 carries with one TD as the Tigers (5-0) beat Vincent 36-0 in a Class 2A, Region 4 battle of unbeatens in the AHSAA TV Network/WOTM Game of the Week. Quarterback Devin Harvey passed for 115 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two scores to round out the scoring for B.B. Comer. JEREMIAH DARLINGTON, LOACHAPOKA: Scored both touchdowns for the Indians (5-0) on runs of 8 and 34 yards and finished with 127 yards rushing on 23 carries. JAYCE HATHCOCK, GORDO: Scored on s 67-yard run, and teammate C.J. Lark added a 66-yard TD run in a 48-20 Class 3A, Region 5 win over Tarrant. Quarterback Lawson Neel was 6-of-10 passing for 125 yards and three TDs. JOSH GRIFFIN, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Had just 10 carries for 107 yards but scored five touchdowns as the Knights beat Geneva 49-0 in Class 4A, Region 2. CHAPEL POPE, SPRING GARDEN: Rushed for 92 yards on 16 carries and accounted for both Spring Garden touchdowns (2 and 6 yards) in leading the Panthers to a 15-6 victory at Winterboro. He also completed 2-of-4 pass attempts for 39 yards and had three tackles with an interception on defense. P.J. BROWN, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Scored on runs of 8, 2 and 10 yards and threw a key block on Jordan Woullard’s 90-yard sprint to the end zone in the Leopards’ 57-6 Class 3A, Region 1 win over Monroe County.
PASS RECEIVING PEYTON PLOTT, CARROLL: Pulled down seven pass receptions for 257 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-28 loss to Navarre (FL). His TD catches covered 75, 79 and 46 yards. BRODY JONES, ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC: Totaled six receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals beat Satsuma 42-8 in 5A, Region 1. ANTRON MITCHELL, EUFAULA: Caught 10 passes for 151 yards with three touchdowns in a 48-30 loss to Pike Road. His scoring catches covered 28, 17 and 40 yards. BRYCE CAIN, BAKER: Pulled down six receptions for 142 yards and two scores as Baker downed Daphne 33-20 in 7A, Region 1. KYLER BRADLEY, GAYLESVILLE: Snagged eight pass receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown from quarterback and older brother Kuper Bradley in a 39-12 loss to Appalachian in Class 1A, Region 7. WYATT BAILEY, SIPSEY VALLEY: Grabbed four pass receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback L.J. Comier in a 42-21 loss to Bibb County in Class 4A, Region 3. Cormier finished the night 13-of-24 for 186 yards. KYLE BOICE, BILLINGLEY: Caught three passes for 128 yards and one TD as the Bears beat rival Autaugaville 42-12 in Class 1A, Region 4. JAMARI MILLER, OPELIKA: Caught three passes for 100 yards and two scores in a 38-13 win over Prattville in 7A, Region 2. CAM COLEMAN, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: Had three catches in the first half for 65 yards and three touchdowns (25, 33, 5 yards) as unbeaten Central (5-0) beat JAG High School of Montgomery 55-0 in Class 7A, Region 2. JORDAN CHAMBERS-SMITH, TUSCALOOSA COUNTY: Hauled in an 80-yard TD pass from quarterback Braden Smith with 17 seconds remaining in the second quarter to help the Wildcats nip Oak Mountain 24-23 in Class 7A, Region 3. BENNETT REAVES, ETOWAH: Caught two touchdown passes, including the game winner in overtime, and threw two touchdown passes himself as the Blue Devils beat Good Hope 28-21 in Class 4A, Region 6. Jameson Scissum also fired the two touchdown strikes, including the winning toss to Reaves. DEFENSE MATTHEW YAFONDO, FULTONDALE: Turned in a career-high defensive performance with 20 tackles in the Wildcats’ 37-28 Class 4A, Region 6 loss. Three of his tackles resulted in losses. MARQUEL PATTERSON, RAMSAY: The Rams’ linebacker had 17 tackles, including three for losses, as the defending state champs beat Fairfield 28-15 in Class 5A, Region 5. RAY ALBRIGHT, VINCENT: Had 16 tackles, including three for-loss, in the Yellow Jackets’ 36-0 loss to B.B. Comer in 2A, Region 4. ANDRUW SMITH, SCOTTSBORO: Had 12 tackles, forced an Arab fumble, and recovered the miscue at the Wildcats’ 1-yard line in the first half with the Knights leading 14-7. Scottsboro responded by driving 99 yards on 12 plays to tie the game at 14-14 right before the half and continued that momentum in the second half to win 28-14 in the key Class 5A, Region 7 game. ZANDER PETERMAN, ABBEVILLE: Totaled 16 tackles in the Yellow Jackets’ 35-6 loss to Wicksburg. ERIC HINES, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN: Managed 14 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery to pace the Patriots defense in a 29-6 win over 29-6 Class 4A, Region 3 win over Hale County. Teammate Caleb Lockridge also had 14 tackles and one forced fumble. JAVION GARY, LOACHAPOKA: Had two interceptions on defense, returning the second one 54 yards from the Indians’ 34-yard line to the Notasulga 12 to set up the game-tying TD in the first half in a 12-6 win over the Blue Devils in 1A, Region 4. D.J. CAFFEY, CHILTON COUNTY: Registered 13 tackles with a sack and an interception as the Tigers beat Calera 37-3 in Class 6A, Region 3. Teammate Justin Godwin also had two interceptions for the Chilton County defense – which forced six turnovers with four picks and two fumble recoveries. TURNER TILLMAN, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Recorded 13 total tackles with a sack and two tackles for a loss on defense as the unbeaten Wildcats (5-0) nipped J.U. Blacksher 12-8 in Class 2A, Region 1. He also had 95 yards rushing on offense. NOLAN RUSS, SLOCOMB : Collected 13 tackles and recovered a fumble in Slocomb’s 43-6 loss to Booker T. Washington in Class 4A, Region 2. JORDAN ROSS, VESTAVIA HILLS: Led the Rebels’ defense with 12 tackles, including five sacks, three other stops for losses and a pass breakup in Vestavia Hills’ 26-8 Class 7A, Region 3 win over Spain Park. KADEN PACK, CEDAR BLUFF: Had 12 tackles on defense eight stops resulting for losses in a 13-7 loss to Decatur Heritage in Class 1A, Region 7. He also had two sacks. Teammate Kaden Pack added 10 tackles and a sack. BRODIE WALKER, KINSTON: Led the Bulldogs’ defense with 12 tackles in a hard-fought 30-27 setback to Brantley in Class 1A, Region 2. He also rushed for 94 yards on 10 carries with a 17-yard TD to pace Kinston’s offense. BRYCE GRIFFIN, GENEVA COUNTY: Had 11 tackles, including four for loss and one quarterback sack, in a 37-0 loss to G.W. Long in Class 2A, Region 2. WILLIAM MILNER, ALABAMA CHRISTIAN: Totaled 11 tackles in a 49-18 win over Class 3A, Region 3 opponent Sumter Central. COLE McCONATHY, SPANISH FORT: Delivered 10 tackles in the Toros’ 8-3 win over Theodore in 6A, Region 1. He had two sacks and three more for losses among his tackles. BRAYDEN RIVERS, CITRONELLE: Totaled 10 tackles and an interception as the Wildcats downed Faith Academy 27-10 in Class 5A, Region 1. MARK WOODS, JAMES CLEMENS: Picked off two passes in a 14-7 win over Florence in Class 7A, Region 4.
BRAELYN GRAY, PAUL BRYANT: Returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown as the Stampede beat Northridge in overtime 27-21 to capture their first win in Class 6A, Region 4. Josh Grimes scored the game-winning TD in overtime for Paul Bryant/ TY FRENCH, BALDWIN COUNTY: Had the defensive play of the game with 30-yard interception return for a touchdown to seal the Tigers’ 20-13 road victory at Blount in 6A, Region 1. AUSTIN REID, CORNER: Contributed eight total tackles with four resulting in negative yardage as the unbeaten Yellow Jackets (4-0) improved to 3-0 in Class 4A, Region 5 with a 21-14 victory over Dora.
JAMARVION JENKINS, OPELIKA: Had 12 tackles in a 38-13 win over Prattville in 7A, Region 2. MARKELIS HOBDY, PIKR COUNTY: Scooped up a fumble on the first play of the game and returned it inside the Opp 5 to set up a TD and finished the night with 12 tackles in a tough 22-13 loss to the Bobcats in 3A, Region 3. SHAMARVION MOSLEY, WEST MORGAN: Recorded 11 tackles and caused two fumbles in a 51-0 Class 4A, Region 7 win over Rogers for the unbeaten Rebels (5-0). TRISTAN BROWN, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Led the unbeaten Warriors (5-0) with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss and a sack, as Cherokee County posted a 55-0 homecoming victory over Hanceville in Class 4A, Region 6. CHRIS WILLIAMS, T.R. MILLER: Had interception returns of 24 and 16 yards as the Tigers rallied to beat Orange Beach 27-14 in Class 4A, Region 1.
WILL FOLSOM, OHATCHEE: Returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the final two minutes to seal a 38-21 win over Piedmont in 3A, Region 6. JOHN WELSH, SPRING GARDEN: Led the Panthers’ defense with six tackles and a sack and caught four passes for 91 yards on offense in a 15-6 win over Class 1A, Region 6 foe Winterboro.
SPECIAL TEAMS WYATT PRADO, LEXINGTON: Scored five touchdowns as the Bears (3-1) beat Tharptown 77-6 in 2A, Region 8. He scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yarrd punt return, caught a 27-yard TD pass and had two rushing touchdowns. TRISTAN LYLES, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: The sophomore defensive lineman recovered a blocked punt, batted down a pass, recorded a tackle for no gain and had two quarterback sacks in the first quarter as Central downed JAG 55-0. D.K. WILSON, OXFORD: Blocked a Pinson Valley punt out of the back of the end zone for a safety and also rushed for 100 yards – highlighted by a 79-yard TD run as the undefeated Class 6A Jackets (5-0) beat the Indians 40-6 to improve to 3-0 in Region 6. Teammate Keenan Britt also had 11 tackles to lead Coach Sam Adams’ defense. SHONDELL HARRIS, MARY MONTGOMERY: Returned a kickoff 82 yards for TD in the Vikings’ 42-7 Class 7A, Region 1 victory over Alma Bryant. BRAYLIN JACKSON, PIKE COUNTY: Returned a kickoff 70 yards a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 22-13 loss to Opp in 3A, Region 2. COLE RAEUCHLE, SCOTTSBORO: Was 4-for-4 on extra-point kicks in the Wildcats’ 28-14 Class 5A, Region 7 victory over Arab to extend his current streak to 35 in a row. He is 26-of-26 this season.