HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Six area athletes accept AHSAA Spotlight recognition

September 8, 2015 - garden totes

Six area football players warranted approval in a Alabama High School Athletic Association’s weekly Spotlight for their Week 2 performances.

Cedar Bluff youth quarterback Josh Decker finished 13-of-21 pass attempts for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns (6, 9 and 5 yards). He also rushed for a 2-yard touchdown as a Tigers downed Spring Garden 35-18.

Decker’s teammate, beginner tailback Ivory Starr, also had a plain performance. He rushed for 142 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown.

Collinsville youth using behind Tyler Blakely tallied 126 yards on 10 totes with 3 touchdowns (1, 27 and 57 yards). He also had an interception on invulnerability to lead a Panthers past West End of Walnut Grove 54-35.

The Piedmont Bulldogs had 3 players acquire approval in youth quarterback Taylor Hayes, comparison using behind Darnell Jackson and beginner defensive behind Kaedon Jenkins.

Hayes had 203 sum yards (96 rushing and 107 passing) and accounted for 3 touchdowns in a 62-21 win over Ashville. Jackson total 136 yards rushing on 13 carries with one touchdown – all in a initial half. Jenkins returned an interception 55 yards for a measure to give Piedmont a 42-14 halftime lead.

In other statewide happenings, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa High School youth using behind Brian Robinson ran for 447 yards on 29 rush attempts and scored 5 touchdowns as a Patriots’ mislaid a nail—biting 41-40 preference to fortifying Class 6A state football champion Clay-Chalkville.

Robinson had scoring runs of 55, 81, 64 and 4 yards and tacked on a 23-yard TD pass accepting for Coach Sam Adams’ Patriots to finish with 470 sum yards. His opening warranted a using behind a AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 2 of a immature 2015 football season.

The 447 rushing yards was a fifth best particular diversion on record and usually a 12th 400-yard rushing bid in AHSAA prep history, according to a AHSAA Record Book found during www.ahsaa.com.

Tony Dixon of Parrish set a single-game with 531 yards on 21 carries in a 2003 Class 1A feat over Hubbertville. Jerry Stancil of Gaylesville rushed for 470 yards in a win over Spring Garden in 2004, Cherokee County’s Michael Perry had 457 yards in a 1991 win over Hokes Bluff, and Charles Johnson of Keith had 454 yards in a Bears’ 2011 win over Shades Mountain.

Robinson’s bid is a best ever by a Class 6A using behind and a usually 400-yard and rushing sum achieved in a loss.

Clay-Chalkville (3-0), coached by Jerry Hood, extended a stream winning strain to 18 games with a one-point win.

Finishing a tighten second in this week’s AHSAA Spotlight was a 405-yard flitting opening by Kadarius Toney of Blount in a Leopards’ 56-21 win over Daphne, and a group defensive bid by New Brockton that accounted for 4 scores in a Gamecocks’ 56-0 win over Calhoun.

Toney was 16-of-26 passes for 405 yards and 5 touchdowns for Coach Lev Holly. His sum was a initial 400-yard flitting diversion purebred in a AHSAA in 2015 and a 39th in history. Eight of those performances were over 500 yards including American Christian QB Chris Smelley’s 565 yards in 43-31 detriment to Brantley in a 2005 Class 1A state playoffs. Reginald Todd, a New Mexico State basketball commitment, held 6 of Toney’s passes for 222 yards and dual scores as a Leopards rolled adult 620 yards sum offense a night.

DEFENSE IS BEST OFFENSE: New Brockton’s invulnerability accounted for 4 scores — 3 touchdowns and a reserve — and a Gamecocks of Coach Justin Jones also got a punt lapse for a touchdown during a 56-0 win over Calhoun.

Already adult 7-0, New Brockton got a 26-yard interception lapse for A TD by Grant Griffin, a reserve by Michael Morris and a recovered fail in a finish section for a touchdown by Wyatt Moore for a 23-0 lead. The Gamecocks’ final measure of a diversion also came on invulnerability as Tyler McIntosh returned a fail 8 yards to a finish zone. In between, Clay Kelley had a 34-yard punt lapse for a score.

In other highlights from final weekend’s action:


SCHILLING REGISTERS 1,300TH VOLLEYBALL VICTORY: Bayside Academy manager Ann Schilling, who has guided Bayside Academy to 20 state volleyball titles including a stream strain of 13 in a row, purebred her 1,300th career win with a Lady Admirals’ feat over horde McGill-Toolen in a finals of a Dirty Dozen Invitational tourney final weekend hosted by McGill. Schilling started a 2015 deteriorate with a 1,288-359 head-coaching record. Glenda Wright, who stepped down after heading Walker to a 6A state contest final season, is a AHSAA’s all-time personality with a 1,457-590 record. Tammy Richardson, who also stepped down during St. Luke’s after final season, owns a 1,358-546 career record.

FORMER HOOVER COACH REGISTERS 250TH WIN: Former Hoover High School football manager Rush Propst, who guided a Bucs to 5 Class 6A state titles and a 110-16 altogether record from 1999-2007, notched a 250th win of his high propagandize coaching career Friday night as Colquitt County (GA) flog Crisp County 37-7.

Propst, an Ohatchee local who is 250-86 overall, served as conduct manager during Ashville, Eufaula, Alba and Alma Bryant in Alabama before relocating to Hoover. He is 74-25 during Colquitt County including directing his stream group to a GHSA state pretension final deteriorate for a sixth state championship altogether prisoner by teams he has coached. Propst’s group will take on an Alabama competition Friday night when Colquitt County hosts Enterprise.

Josh Niblett, who followed Propst during Hoover in 2008 as a school’s seventh conduct manager in propagandize history, has kept a winning tradition alive going 99-8 given afterwards with a 50-2 segment record, 31-3 playoff record and 4 state championships (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) and dual runner-up finishes (2010, 2011). He will be going for his 100th win during a propagandize Friday night during Oak Mountain.

Bob Finley, who guided a Bucs from 1968-1993 until his black genocide usually before to a 1994 season, is Hoover’s wins personality with a 198-87-5 record. He guided a Bucs to a state climax in 1977 and tied Enterprise in 1982 10-10 to acquire a co-championship. The 3 coaches have total for 407 of a school’s 454 all-time wins and possess a total 407-111-5 record and winning commission of 78.3 percent.


JORDAN BENTLEY, GUNTERSVILLE: Broke dual Guntersville single-game annals in a Wildcats’ 49-49 win over Madison County. Bentley rushed 34 times for 336 yards and scored 7 touchdowns, 6 rushing and one on a 41-yard pass reception. The prior record was 312 yards rushing and 5 TDs scored.

The senior, who also had 4 tackles and an interception on defense, now has 4,347 career rushing yards and 77 touchdowns.

Ironically, a Wildcats using behind found himself in a Guntersville military automobile during halftime. The reason? Coaches felt they indispensable to cold their workhorse down and a visitors’ sauce room was too crowded. The Guntersville Police Department provides an chaperon to all divided games and valid to be an glorious approach to cold Bentley down.

ANDREW BROWN, WINSTON COUNTY: The comparison indispensable usually 10 carries to rush for 350 yards and 5 touchdowns as a Yellow Jackets downed Hanceville 48-20. His scoring runs lonesome 26, 57, 80, 48 and 98 yards.

JAY CRAIG, DEMOPOLIS: Had 212 yards rushing on 30 carries and 5 touchdowns — 29, 25, 19, 15 and 2 yards — in a 42-23 feat over Calera.

TADARRYL MARSHALL, LEEDS: Had 24 carries for 183 yards and 5 touchdowns and upheld for 100 yards and dual some-more scores in a Green Wave’s 49-48 overtime detriment during Munford. Marshall had rushing TDs of 33, 2, 1, 54 and 5 yards and upheld for dual TDs (10 and 43 yards). He also converted dual 2-point conversions.

MICHAEL MATTHEWS, UMS-WRIGHT: Had 19 carries for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 56-23 win over Faith Academy.

CHRISTIAN CRANDALL NIC ROLLO, COLD SPRINGS: Combined for 358 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on usually 16 first-half carries in a 55-0 win over Southeastern. Crandall ran for 216 yards and Rollo, 142. Each scored dual touchdowns.

JAY JONES, McADORY: Ran for 207 yards with scoring runs of 57 and 82 yards as a Jackets flog Northridge 35-10. Jones also upheld for a 68-yard TD.

SEAN LONG, SARALAND: Rushed 8 times for 191 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead Saraland to a 45-7 win over Robertsdale. All 4 scores came in a initial half.

GABE OZIO, MADISON COUNTY: Totaled 186 yards rushing and scored 3 touchdowns in a 49-39 detriment to Guntersville.

KALEB SHADWICK, WEST BLOCTON: Rushed for 166 yards and 3 TDs on 21 carries in a 32-14 feat over Sipsey Valley.

COLTON KNIGHT, REHOBETH: The Rebels’ using behind rushed for 163 yards and 4 touchdowns (5, 21,5 and 40 yards) in a 46-0 win over Alabama Christian.

GARRETT APPLING, HOLY SPIRIT: Gained 150 yards rushing on 30 carries, scored dual rushing TDs and another on a 34-yard pass accepting as a Titans flog Vincent 21-6.

GARY FEARN, HUNTSVILLE: Ran for 144 yards on 25 carries and scored 3 touchdowns (1 yard, 12 and 3 yards) in a initial half of a 26-0 win over Grissom.

STONE FINCHER, HACKLEBURG: The beginner using behind ran 8 times for 132 yards and dual touchdowns in a Panthers’ 45-6 win over Tharptown.

AUSTIN HARRIS, FAIRVIEW: Recorded his third true 100-yard and rushing opening with 27 carries for 109 yards and 3 TDs as a Aggies fell to Randolph 38-27. Harris also held 3 passes for 25 yards and played good on defense.


AVERY HARRIS, MUNFORD: The quarterback was 20-of-33 flitting for 300 yards and 5 touchdowns in a Lions’ 49-48 overtime win over fortifying Class 4A state champion Leeds. The youth led Munford from two-touchdown deficits twice in a fourth entertain to force a additional period. His 22-yard TD pass to Austin Campbell and 10-yard toss to Kyle Ross in a final 4 mins of a fourth entertain drew a Lions to within dual during 42-40. His two-point execution to Chase Gaither tied a score. Harris afterwards upheld to Quantavius Elston for a 10-yard measure in overtime for a winning score. He also scored a other dual TDs himself on keepers.

RAMSEY RIGBY, ELBA: The Tigers’ quarterback was scarcely perfect, completing 11-of-12 passes for 397 yards and 6 touchdowns in a 68-13 win over Elba.

NOAH LOWERY, CHARLES HENDERSON: finished 17-of-22 passes for 313 yards with 5 touchdowns in a 63-20 win over Dale County.

JORDAN AUBREY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Led a Leopards to a 51-7 win over Southern Choctaw with a 9-of-13 flitting opening for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns.

SHAWN JENNINGS, DADEVILLE: The University of Alabama joining was 13-of-14 flitting for 180 yards and dual touchdowns and rushed for another measure before withdrawal a diversion in a second entertain with an damage in Dadeville’s 68-33 detriment to Beauregard.

AHMAD DERAMUS, GADSDEN CITY: Was 8-of-10 flitting for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for another measure as a Titans flog Sparkman 66-34. All DeRamus’ yards and TDs came in a initial half.

ADAM BROWNER, NEW HOPE: Completed 12-of-15 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, and ran for dual scores in a 50-21 win over Good Hope.

KOY CHAPMAN, GORDO: Was 15-of-25 for 183 flitting yards and dual touchdowns in a 55-16 feat over Greene County.

JOSEPH SCHAUER, WESTBROOK CHRISTIAN: Completed 13-of-18 passes for 163 yards with dual touchdowns and rushed we times for 109 yards and dual some-more scores as a Warriors came from behind to corner Ohatchee 35-34.

FORREST WEBBER, RANDOLPH: Was 12-of-18 flitting for 86 yards and dual scores and rushed for 139 yards on 13 carries with a 96-yard TD scurry as a Eagles flog Fairview 28-27.

KADE YOUNG, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN: Led ACA to a 60-6 win over Lamar County completing 9-of-14 passes for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed for a fourth TD.

JOHN MARK PRESTRIDGE, RANDOLPH COUNTY: Completed 10-of-18 passes for 167 yards and dual touchdowns in a 21-14 win over archrival Ranburne.


MILES STRICKLAND, BOB JONES: Caught a 98-yard pass and total dual rushing touchdowns in a 27-24 win over James Clemens.

BAYLOR BARNES, CHARLES HENDERSON: Caught 6 passes for 130 yards and dual touchdowns in a 63-20 Trojan win over Dale County.

AUSTIN CAMPBELL, MUNFORD: Made 7 catches for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns in Munford’s 49-48 overtime win over Leeds.

MALIK TALLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Had 5 catches for 105 yards and 10 rushes for 113 yards and 1 TD in a 24-22 win over Brewer. Talley started during QB for a harmed Bo Nix and separate time with beginner Tanner Woodall, who was 14-of-24 flitting for 221 yards and dual touchdowns.

DARNELL MOONEY, GADSDEN CITY: Caught touchdown passes of 27, 12 and 12 yards and returned a punt 55 yards for a measure in a Titans’ 66-34 over Sparkman.

KOI FREEMAN, LEEDS: Had 5 receptions for 100 yards and another 80 yards in flog earnings in a Green Wave’s 49-48 overtime detriment during Munford.

DFYLAN RICE, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Caught 6 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown (26 yards) and total a rushing touchdown to comment for dual of a 3 Raiders’ scores in a 20-8 win over Geneva County.


PACE OZMINT, GLENCOE: Had 22 tackles in a Yellow Jackets’ 28-27 overtime win over Walter Wellborn.

CARLTON MARTIAL, McGILL-TOOLEN: Recorded 15 tackles with a pouch in McGill-Toolen’s 14-3 win over Fairhope.

SEAN DUNN, COLD SPRINGS: Totaled 11 tackles, including dual sacks and dual others ensuing in losses, as a Panthers close out Tharptown 55-0. Teammate Fisher Willoughby total a span of interceptions.

JARVIS SMITH, SLOCOMB: Was credited with 13 tackles, including 3 for losses, as a Red Tops close out Wicksburg 7-0.

K.J. WALKER, DALEVILLE: Playing in usually a initial half, Walker forced 3 fumbles and had 8 tackles during a Warhawks’ 32-6 win over Barbour County.

ALEX HERNANDES, WEST POINT: Accounted for 12 tackles on invulnerability and contributed 50 yards rushing and 3 TDs on 8 carries in a 31-20 win over Columbia.

TROY LOCKE, BERRY: Finished with 10 tackles, dual sacks and a pass deflection in a 22-16 feat over Meek.

GRANT SIMMONS, SAMSON: Scored 3 opposite ways to comment for all a scoring in a Tigers’ 21-13 win over Ariton. Simmons scored on a 55-yard touchdown pass from J.T. Wise, a 55-yard fail liberation and a 4-yard lift as Samson overcame an early 7-0 necessity to take a come-from-behind win.


ANTHONY JONES, CHELSEA: Scored 4 touchdowns, including an 82-yard punt return, as a Hornets flog Southside-Gadsden 43-10. Jones also had a 21-yard pass accepting and rushes of 20 and 4 yards for his 3 other scores.

COBY NEENAN, NORTHVIEW: The Cougars’ place-kicker drilled a 44-yard margin idea with 2:59 left to give Northview a 21-20 win over Stanhope Elmore. Neenan also kicked a 29-yard margin idea progressing in a game, converted his usually additional indicate flog and punted twice for a 39.5 average.

DAWSON HAMLIN, ZION CHAPEL: Booted dual margin goals of some-more than 40 yards during a Rebels’ 68-13 detriment to Elba. Hamlin strike margin goals of 42 and 43 yards.

BAILEY McGATHA-POTTER, SCOTTSBORO: Kicked all 3 additional points and a 31-yard margin idea as a Wildcats flog Brewer 24-22.

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