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2012 Week 4

     Players Of the Week

For The ASWA

The way Rodney Camp is playing, the scoreboard operator in Bear Creek is probably developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Phillips quarterback accounted for eight touchdowns in Friday's 62-25 victory over Vina, logging three touchdown runs, four touchdown passes and a kickoff return for a score.
Camp threw for 351 yards, with TD passes of 64, 10, 20 and 47 yards, all to Tyler Crumpton. His TD runs covered 6, 10 and 7 yards, and his kickoff return covered 65 yards.

For his performance, Camp was named this week's Alabama Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week, beating out two other finalists for the award - Houston Academy's Hayes Battles and Boaz's Casey Wood.

Battles rolled up for 314 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a 38-28 victory over Ariton. He rushed for 255 yards and three scores and added four receptions for 59 yards with a 3-yard TD catch. Battles scored on runs of 37 and 55 yards in the fourth quarter.

Wood totaled 361 yards of offense and had a hand in all six Boaz touchdowns as the Pirates beat Scottsboro 45-10. Wood set a school single-game record with 300 yards passing, completing 18-of-19 attempts. He threw three TD passes of 16, 3, and 9 yards and added TD runs of 1, 3 and 2 yards. He finished with 61 rushing yards on 13 attempts.

Pisgah's Mitchell Bass is the ASWA Defense/Special Teams Player of the Week. Bass intercepted three passes and recorded 13 tackles in a 28-23 victory over Brindlee Mountain.

The Defense/Special Teams finalists are Geneva County's T.J. Green and Fort Payne's Logan McPherson.

Green scored on a 91-yard kickoff return, an 81-yard punt return and a 70-yard run in a 48-14 win over McKenzie. He finished with 107 yards rushing on just three carries.

McPherson booted a 42-yard field goal, finished 6-of-6 on extra points, put all eight of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks and punted twice for a 40-yard average in a 45-20 victory over Southside-Gadsden.

ASWA members from Albertville, Anniston, Birmingham, Centre, Cullman, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Gardendale, Huntsville, Oneonta, Opelika, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Scottsboro submitted nominations this week.
Other standout performances from this past weekend:

Sam Adams, Calera: Amassed 169 yards and TD runs of 4 and 48 yards on 17 carries in the 33-22 victory over Corner.

Wyndell Archie, Saraland: Had six receptions for 130 yards, including TD catches of 31, 37, 13 and 19 yards in the Spartans' 56-7 win over rival Satsuma.

Luke Bailey, Fairview: Completed 17-of-22 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-26 victory over Locust Fork. At the half, he was 13-of-17 for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He also carried the ball four times for 47 yards and another score.

Eli Beall, Pelham: Ran for 240 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries as the Panthers downed Oak Mountain 35-15. The 210-pound fullback ran 70 yards with 4:28 to play to end the scoring.

Matt Belue, Red Bay: Rushed for 248 yards and four TDs in a 41-6 victory over Phil Campbell. Belue's TD runs covered 5, 5, 14 and 3 yards.

Tyler Boyd, Russellville: Logged only three carries to amass 153 rushing yards, scoring on runs of 74 and 76 yards, in a 63-20 rout of West Point.

Quay Boyd, LaFayette: Completed 7-of-10 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 43 yards and another touchdown on nine carries in the Bulldogs' 54-21 over Prattville Christian.

Jarrett Brown, Hoover: Caught three passes, all for touchdowns, in Hoover's 55-7 win over Northridge. Brown grabbed scoring passes of 25, 7 and 29 yards for 61 total yards.

Jemarcus Brown, Pickens County: Rushed for 269 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 57, 6, 46, 26 and six yards. He also scored on a 46-yard punt return in a 46-0 victory at Brilliant.

Ryan Carpenter, Colbert County: Rushed for two touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and set up a touchdown with an interception in a 34-6 win over Westminster Christian.

Blake Chapman, Sparkman: Had five catches for 150 yards with TDs of 78 and 4 yards, and returned a kick 96 yards for a score in a 42-23 loss to Class 6A, No. 7-ranked Austin.

Hunter Chapman, Buckhorn: Completed 15 of 22 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns (34, 8, 66, 40) in a 31-18 win over James Clemens.

Wilson Cook, Wilson: Running back added 248 yards on 28 carries in a 55-34 victory over Priceville.

Tyler Crumpton, Phillips: Caught eight passes for 284 yards and five touchdowns. In addition to TD receptions of 64, 10, 20 and 47 yards from Rodney Camp, Crumpton also caught a 10-yard pass from Austin Campbell in 62-25 victory.

Malachii Dutton, Gaylesville: The senior receiver caught four passes for 114 yards and two 33-yard touchdowns in the Trojans' 28-27 loss at Valley Head.

Cameron Echols-Luper, Auburn: Completed 10-of-17 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 37 yards and a score on six carries and returned a punt 43 yards for another touchdown in the Tigers' 42-7 win over Sidney Lanier.

Kasari Farris, St. Jude: Had 248 yards rushing on 16 carries with touchdowns of 55 and 8 yards in a 46-14 win over Winterboro.

Jason Futrell, Wilson: Rushed for career-high 351 yards on 17 carries, including TD runs of 65, 16, 90, 49 and 14 yards as Wilson rolled up 715 rushing yards in 55-34 win against Priceville.

Wade Griffith, Cherokee County: Caught five passes for 153 yards in the Warriors' 51-34 loss at Cleburne County.

Sawyer Holland, Decatur Heritage: Accounted for five touchdowns in the Eagles' 42-35 double-overtime win at Tharptown. Holland rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. He also had three receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

Terrance Hollingsworth, Berry: Gained 233 yards on 26 carries and scored on runs of 70 and 16 yards in a 28-14 win over Parrish.

John David Jennings, Gaylesville: Rushed for 209 yards on 27 carries with a 63-yard touchdown. He also had a 5-yard touchdown catch and posted 13 tackles on defense (3 for lost yardage) in the Trojans' 28-27 loss at Valley Head.

Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery: Threw three first-half TD passes, finished 14-of-21 for 301 yards, and ran for 61 yards and a TD in a 47-27 victory over Opelika.

Kerryon Johnson, Madison Academy: Rushed for 181 yards on 21 carries, including touchdown runs of 34 and 54 yards, in a 28-7 victory over Deshler.

C.J. Jones, Collinsville: Completed 7-of-8 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns (49, 38, 25 yards) in the Panthers' 49-14 victory over Sumiton Christian.

Sheldon Lewis, Hanceville: Finished with 183 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 34-6 victory over Vinemont.

Chris Lawrence, Gadsden City: Rushed 15 times for 214 yards and two touchdowns in Gadsden City's 35-7 win over Albertville.

Forrest Livingston, Spring Garden: Rushed for 244 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns (93, 17 yards). He also posted 10 tackles on defense (7 solo, 3 assists) as the Panthers claimed a 35-0 victory at Coosa Christian.

Levi Mintz, Cedar Bluff: Completed 7-of-11 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns (40, 35, 14, 60 yards) in the Tigers' 54-6 victory at Jacksonville Christian.

Hayden Moore, Clay-Chalkville: Completed 18 of 21 passes for 289 yards and a30-yard touchdown in the Class 6A second-ranked Cougars' 52-14 win over Pell City.

Nick Mullens, Spain Park: Completed 19 of 27 attempts for 308 yards and TD passes of 8, 17, 2 and 13 yards and two interceptions in the 38-28 victory over Wetumpka.

Cody O'Toole, Oneonta: Completed 15-of-20 passes for 296 yards and five touchdowns in the Redskins' 49-6 win over Crossville.

Edgar Padilla, Collinsville: Caught three passes for 102 yards and a 38-yard touchdown. He also had a 36-yard TD run in the Panthers' 49-14 win over Sumiton Christian.

Marlon Page, Notasulga: Rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries in the Blue Devils' 41-3 win over Fayetteville.

Raheem Pearson, Pike County: Rushed for 194 yards and five touchdowns in a 53-41 loss to Abbeville.

Joel Poe, Spanish Fort: Threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns as the Toros beat Faith Academy 49-14. Poe was 9-of-11 with TD throws of 49, 1, 18 and 25 yards.

Jaylin Porter, Abbeville: Caught 10 passes for 247 yards and five touchdowns in a 53-41 win over Pike County.

Michael Powers, Hoover: Caught eight passes for 116 yards and TD catches of 10, 7 and 18 yards in the 55-7 rout of Northridge.

Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian: Ran for 350 yards and three touchdowns as the Leopards stayed unbeaten with a 40-21 win over Flomaton.

Will Scott, Sardis: Completed 16 of 18 passes for 300 yards, with a TD pass and a TD run, in a 42-28 win over Douglas.

Connor Short, Hoover: Threw for 282 yards and six touchdowns before sitting after the first series of the third period in a 55-7 victory at No. 6 Northridge. The senior completed 20-of-27 passes with scoring passes of 25, 10, 7, 18, 7 and 29 yards for the top-ranked Bucs.

Blake Slayton, Hartselle: Rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 21-14 win against sixth-ranked Cullman. His final carry was a 1-yard touchdown that gave Hartselle the lead with three seconds remaining.

Jason Smith, McGill-Toolen: Threw a 17-yard pass to Harrison Imsand with eight seconds remaining and added the 2-point conversion run to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 29-28 victory over Davidson. He finished 10-of-15 passing for 171 yards, with TD passes of 31, 17 and 55 yards, and added 98 yards and a 1-yard TD run on 16 carries. On the final drive, he accounted for every yard of a six-play, 64-yard march, running once for 11 yards and completing 4-of-5 passes for 53 yards.

ArDarius Stewart, Fultondale: Accounted for 241 yards of total offense and added nine tackles on defense in the 44-31 loss to Walter Wellborn. Stewart ran 22 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns (1, 5 and 30), and completed 7 of 13 passes for 71 yards.

Racean Thomas, Oxford: Had 27 carries for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over Huntsville.

Quinterris Toppings, Blount: Finished 17-of-17 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown as the Leopards stayed unbeaten with a 24-14 win over Murphy.
Spencer Towns, Vestavia Hills: Completed 9 of 12 for 184 yards and four touchdowns - all in the first half - in a 48-7 win over Gardendale. His TD passes covered 74, 15, 9 and 8 yards.

Tyler Vann, North Sand Mountain: Finished 12-of-14 passing for 351 yards and four touchdowns in a 65-38 win over Gaston. Vann ran for another score as the Bisons set a school record for points in a single game.

Dexx Walsh, North Sand Mountain: Ran for 192 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns. He also caught a TD pass and had an interception and interception on defense.


Devin Anderson, Fairfield: Notched nine tackles and two sacks in the 20-0 victory over Parker.

Khari Blasingame, Buckhorn: Blocked a field goal attempt, recovered the block and raced 86 yards to tie the score 6-6 in Buckhorn's 31-18 victory over James Clemens.

LaDarius Brinson, St. Jude: Went 35 yards with an interception and 45 yards with a punt to score two touchdowns in a 46-14 win over Winterboro.
John Everett, Addison: Forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown and added an interception in a 42-3 victory over Shades Mountain Christian.

Holden Fielder, Pope John Paul II: Picked off two passes, one of which he returned 73 yards for a score, in PJPII's 28-7 win over Butler. He added 14 rushes for 75 yards and scored on runs of 4 and 22 yards.

Zarrian Grant, Northside: Scored on a 98-yard fumble return in a 33-18 victory over Greensboro, and he also rushed for 224 yards and two TDs.
Brandon Hester, Oak Grove: Contributed 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in helping the Tigers to a 48-16 victory over Carbon Hill.

Fred Hicks, Valley Head: Blocked a field goal with 1:01 to go as Valley Head edged Gaylesville 28-27.

Devin Jackson, Muscle Shoals: Had two of Trojans four interceptions in 38-3 win over Athens.

Zakez Jones, Center Point: Led the Eagles defense with 13 tackles, including a sack, and added an interception in the 28-10 win over Moody,

Jamine Jordan, Calhoun: Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and also scored on a 30-yard fumble return in a 54-30 loss at Goshen. Jordan also threw a 35-yard TD pass.

Demetrius Kemp, Demopolis: Scored on a 76-yard interception return and added a 6-yard run in a 42-19 victory over Selma.

Michael Leverett, Millry: Recorded two sacks and eight tackles and returned a fumble 40 yards for a TD in a 46-13 victory over Leroy. Also scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving, finishing with four TDs.

Hartis Lowman, Hazel Green: Returned a fumble 95 yards for a score to give Hazel Green a 7-0 first quarter lead against Bob Jones. Hazel Green went on to win 48-18 and end the Patriots' 26-game region winning streak, the second-longest run in the state.

Chandler Mackey, Sand Rock: Posted 11 total tackles in the Wildcats' 25-7 victory over Section.
Marquis McCullum, Parker: Contributed nine tackles and broke up four passes in the 20-0 loss to Fairfield.

Benjamin Morgan, Grissom: On his 18th birthday, Morgan kicked a game-winning 32-yard field goal with six seconds to go to give Grissom its first win of the season, a 28-26 victory over Lee. The kick atoned for a missed extra point earlier in the quarter that would have sent the game to overtime.

Rod Roberson, Carroll: Intercepted two passes to end Booker T. Washington threats in a 20-13 win over the Eagles. Roberson's first interception came at Carroll's 1-yard line, the second in the end zone on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Ethan Simmons, Samson: Kicked a 30-yard field goal and also had a late interception, and caught five passes for 47 yards in a 17-7 win over Samson.

Denard Spears, Piedmont: Had and a 71-yard punt return for a TD and a 48-yard touchdown run in top-ranked Piedmont's 35-0 victory at Cleveland. Spears also had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown nullified on a penalty.

Casey Thornton, Hanceville: Recorded 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble in a victory over Vinemont.



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