By JOSH BEAN
For The ASWA
Florence quarterback Kendrick Doss did almost everything
right in the first half of Friday's 54-26 victory over Sparkman.
for six touchdowns and 338 yards - all in the first half - as the Falcons
jumped out to a 41-2 lead. He finished 15-of-17 passing for 248 yards and TD
passes of 55, 36, 23 and 11 yards, while also scoring on touchdown runs of
49 and 35 yards. Doss delivered his 55-yard touchdown pass to Issac Dillard
on the game's third play.
performance, Doss is this week's Alabama Sports Writers Association
Offensive Player of the Week.
"We had an excellent week," Doss told the TimesDaily after
the game. "We came in focused on offense."
Doss beat out two other finalists for the award - Fairhope's Nate
Andrews and Shoals Christian's Daniel Wood.
Andrews - playing quarterback instead of his usual spot at receiver
- rushed for 268 yards and seven TDs, with scoring runs 4, 42, 53, 4, 1, 2
and 30 yards, in a 58-23 playoff-clinching victory over Northview. Wood
rushed for 382 yards and six TDs in a 56-32 win over Phillips, scoring
on runs of 77, 9, 8, 8, 19 and 12 yards.
Hazel Green's Austin Dempsey is the
ASWA Defense/Special Teams Player of the Week. Dempsey scored on a 70-yard
punt return and a 61-yard kickoff return, intercepted a pass and knocked
down a pass in the end zone in the final minute of a 26-21 victory over
The defensive/special teams finalists are St. Jude kick returner
John Hawkins and Russellville's Jalen Scott.
Hawkins scored on three kick
returns - an 85-yard kickoff return, an 85-yard punt return and a
70-yard punt return in a 46-6 win over Fayetteville.
Scott forced and recovered a Hartselle fumble, his second fumble
recovery of the night, at the Russellville 18 with 45 seconds remaining to
preserve a 6-3 victory.
ASWA members from Anniston, Auburn,
Birmingham, Centre, Cullman, Dothan, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden,
Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta and Tuscaloosa submitted nominations
Other standout performances from week nine of the 2012 high school
Luke Bailey, Fairview: Despite playing in only
the first half of the Aggies 47-6 victory over Crossville, completed 8-of-11
for 202 yards and three TDS (63, 13 and 67 yards).
Houston Barnes, Valley: Caught five passes for 103 yards
and three TDs in the Rams' 27-8 win over Marbury.
Eli Beall, Pelham: Ran 29 times for 125 yards and
four TDs (8, 6, 2 and 4 yards) in the 42-17 win over Spain Park.
Jordan Bishop, Calera: Caught seven passes for 176 yards
and two scores in the 35-13 win over Jemison.
Brandon Byner, Bessemer City: Scored both touchdowns, including
the game-winner on a 13-yard reception from Pat Johnson on fourth down, in
the 14-12 win over Northridge. He finished the game with 46 rushing yards on
11 carries and had six receptions for 77 yards.
Jermarcus Brown, Pickens County:
Rushed for 252 yards and scored five TDS in a 49-22 win over Berry. He
scored on runs of 22, 10 and 94 yards, returned the second-half kickoff 88
yards for a score, and caught a 50-yard touchdown pass.
Brandon Butts, J.B.
Pennington: Completed 21-of-33 passes for 269 yards with four TDs and an
interception and added 112 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in a 36-25
win over New Hope.
Blake Byrd, Corner: Ran 26 times for 130 yards and
three touchdowns (9, 2 and 2 yards) and added 16-of-27 completions for 132
yards and a 9-yard touchdown in the 39-25 win against Bibb County.
Rodney Camp, Phillips: Threw for 382 yards and
two scores and rushed for 138 yards and three scores in a 56-32 loss to
Blain Crain, Spanish Fort: Caught touchdown passes of 21, 20
and 6 yards as the Toros rolled over Williamson 44-13. He finished with six
catches for 100 yards.
Aaron Dillard, Hubbertville:
Rushed for 265 yards and scored on runs of 5, 16 and 47 yards in a 33-18 win
T.J. Dixon, UMS-Wright: Caught TD passes of 15 and 55 yards, scored
on a 13-yard run and recovered a punt snap in the end zone for a TD in the
Bulldogs' 49-8 win over Wilcox Central.
Kyle Eriksen, Providence Christian: Finished with 110 yards on
12 carries with an 80-yard TD run, and caught 4 passes for 91 yards,
including a back-breaking 80-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, and earned
eight tackles on defense in a 30-16 Eagle win over rival Houston Academy.
Courtney Foy, Midfield: Ran 15 times for 208 yards and
three TDs and added 64 yards passing and a TD in the 50-0 victory over
Ty Green, Cherokee County:
Rushed for 185 yards on 18 carries and scored two TDs (4 and 56 yards). He
also caught three passes for 57 yards in the Warriors' 36-14 victory over
Torren Haley, East
Limestone: Ran for 200 yards and four
touchdowns (2, 18, 2, 18) on 27 carries in a 41-6 victory over West Point.
DeAngelo Hardy, Cedar Bluff:
Hauled in six catches for 154 yards and two TDs (51, 26 yards) in the
Tigers' 41-14 victory over Spring Garden.
Justin Hardy, Homewood: Ran for 131 yards and two
touchdowns (41 and 78 yards) on five carries in the 56-0 victory over
Bryant Horn, Benjamin Russell: Finished 5-for-5 passing in a
five-play, 62-yard drive over 53 seconds, capping it with a game-winning
16-yard TD pass with 8.3 seconds to go, to give the Wildcats a 28-24 win
over Eufaula in a battle of state-ranked teams. Horn also had a 1-yard TD
run in the game, which was set up by his 65-yard completion.
Jordan Howard, Gardendale: Scored five first half touchdowns
- runs of 4, 6, 9 and 4, and an 87-yard reception - on only eight carries in
the 43-16 win over Carver. He finished with 77 yards rushing.
Hayden Huckabee, Marengo Academy: Rushed for 190 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 37, 3 and
38 yards in a 35-8 victory over Southern Academy.
Dale Jackson III, Fort Payne:
18-of-21 passes for 282 yards, four TDs and no interceptions in a 45-7
victory at Scottsboro. Jackson's TD passes covered 37, 9, 40 and 8 yards.
Tyler Jackson, Muscle
Rushed for 232 yards and TDs of 62, 49 and 60 yards as top-ranked Trojans
beat Cullman 35-19.
C.J. Jones, Collinsville: Completed 15-of-18 passes
for 250 yards, three TDs and no INTs as the Panthers rallied from a 20-16
halftime deficit to down Valley Head 43-33. Jones' TD passes covered 2, 24
and 48 yards.
Ty Jones, Vinemont: Ran for 192 yards and five
TDs (9, 61, 15, 8, 2 and 3 yards ) on 25 carries to lead the Eagles to a
47-20 victory over Winston County.
Preston Kent, Susan Moore: Ran for had 245 yards and
four TDs on 39 carries and caught six passes for 105 yards 36-29 victory
over White Plains in a game the Bulldogs had to win to make the playoffs.
Carl Lee, McGill-Toolen: Caught touchdown passes of 9, 33
and 8 yards as the Yellow Jackets trounced Murphy 50-21.
Garret Lewis, Sipsey Valley:
Threw four TD passes in a 47-27 win over American Christian Academy, as
Sipsey Valley qualified for the Class 3A playoffs for the first time in its
Dylan Mackey, Sand Rock:
Rushed for 197 yards on 13 carries and scored four TDs (4, 63, 39, 41 yards)
and completed 11-of-24 passes for 117 yards and a 35-yard TD as the Wildcats
clinched the final playoff spot from Class 2A, Region 7 with a 35-14 victory
Xavier McCollum, Winfield:
Rushed for 189 yards on 22 carries and scored TDS of 87, 1 and 5 yards in a
33-6 victory over Good Hope.
Levi Mintz, Cedar Bluff:
Completed 17-of-27 pass attempts for 320 yards and four TDs (51, 26, 17, 54
yards) and rushed for a 1-yard touchdown in a 41-14 victory at Spring
Deshawn Moore, Collinsville: Caught seven passes for 117 yards
and two TDs (2 and 48 yards) in a 43-33 victory over Valley Head.
Alex Morris, Ashford Academy: Morris rushed for 206 yards on
nine carries and scored three TDs (4, 86 and 78 yards) and completed his
only pass for 47 yards in the Falcons' 44-0
Pike Liberal Arts.
Jywon Moss, Loachapoka: Threw TD passes of 44 and 47
yards, scored two more touchdowns on the ground and intercepted two passes
on defense in the Indians' 33-6
over Talladega County
Cody O'Toole, Oneonta: Threw four TDs in the
Redskins' 49-0 win over Sardis, completing 8-of-12 passes for 148 yards.
Marlon Page, Notasulga: Ran for 203 yards and five TDs on
15 carries and returned a kickoff for another score in the Blue Devils'
48-38 win over Wadley.
Jonathan Pittman, Daleville: Rushed for 175 yards and a
touchdown and completed 5-of-8 passes for 106 yards with a 35-yard TD pass
in a 21-18 win over Barbour County.
Cedrix Reed, Foley: Rushed for 211 yards and four
TDs, including a 65-yard run with 2:15 to go, as the Lions beat Dothan
George Payne, St. Luke's: Rushed for 207 yards and five
first-half TDs in St. Luke's 41-3 victory over J.U. Blacksher.
Jackson Richard, Madison
Completed 11 of 12 passes for 204
yards and four touchdowns (5, 9, 56, 47) in a 66-0 victory over Butler.
Jason Smith, McGill-Toolen: Rushed for 120 yards and four TDs
and threw for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets' 50-21
victory over rival Murphy.
Jacob Stewart, Vestavia Hills: Ran for 153 yards, including an
83-yard touchdown, on nine carries and intercepted a pass in the 34-6 win
over Mountain Brook.
Dreek Thompson, Piedmont:
Rushed for 160 yards and three TD on five rushes, with TDs of 67 and 49
Berron Tyson, Baker: Rushed 48 times for 237 yards and
a TD as Baker beat Blount 21-7 to make the playoffs for the first time since
Jourdan Walker, Spain Park: Caught six passes for 124 yards
and two TDs (20 and 13 yards) in the 42-17 loss to Pelham.
Jaevon Walton, Tuscaloosa Academy: Rushed for 190 yards on 24 carries and scored two TDs in a 28-20
win over Monroe Academy, clinching a 10-0 regular season.
Levi Weems, West End:
Accounted for four touchdowns - two
rushing and two passing - to lead the Patriots to their first win of the
season in a 28-12 victory over Gaston.
Stewart Wilkins, Briarwood Christian: Completed 17-of-25 passes
for 235 yards and three touchdowns (23, 5 and 18 yards) and added 30 yards
rushing in the 32-13 win over John Carroll.
De'Runnya Wilson, Wenonah: Caught five passes for 111 yards
in the 13-0 loss to McAdory.
Daniel Wood, Shoals
Christian: Rushed for 382 yards and six TDs in a 56-32 win over Phillips.
Wood scored on runs of 77, 9, 8, 8, 19 and 12 yards.
Steven Wood, Red Bay: Rushed for 221 yards and
four TDs in 41-20 victory over Colbert Heights. Wood carried 20 times and
scored on runs 14, 5, 44 and 54 yards.
Jordan Carroll, Briarwood Christian: Totaled seven tackles -
including four tackles for losses - recovered three fumbles and blocked a
punt that he returned for a touchdown in the 32-13 win over John Carroll.
Zach Cunningham, Pinson Valley: Totaled 23 tackles with two sacks,
five tackles for loss and an interception return for a touchdown.
Brett Davis, Sweet Water: Returned a punt 75 yards for a
score as Sweet Water defeated Mobile Christian 42-7.
Reuben Foster, Auburn High: Recorded 13 tackles, including
four for a loss, and two sacks and carried the ball 11 times for 77 yards
and three TDs in the Tigers' 32-23 win over rival Opelika.
Josh Freeman, McAdory: Totaled 13 tackles and three sacks
while forcing fumble that was returned for a touchdown and added another two
quarterback pressures in the 13-0 region-clinching win over Wenonah.
Darius Jackson, McAdory: Grabbed two interceptions, added
15 tackles and broke up a pass in the 13-0 region-clinching win over
Je'Niah Jackson, Spain Park: Recorded 14 tackles in the 42-17
loss to Pelham.
Timmy Jackson, Hamilton: Intercepted two passes and
recovered a fumble in Hamilton's 35-22 win over Danville.
Keith Johnson, Ashford Academy: Finished with 19 tackles and
returned an interception 36 yards to set up a short TD run in the Falcons'
44-0 win over Pike Liberal Arts.
Jimmy Jones, Shades Valley: Contributed 10 tackles and two
sacks in the 35-6 win over Woodlawn.
Dee Liner, Muscle Shoals: Tipped and intercepted a
pass behind the line of scrimmage, deflected a punt and had at least a
handful of touchbacks as a kickoff specialist in the top-ranked Trojans' win
Greg Maclin, Tanner:
Returned an interception 100 yards for a TD in a 67-12 win over
Phil Campbell. Also caught a touchdown pass.
Harry Mason, Pinson Valley: Recorded 14 tackles and scored on
a 25-yard interception return in the 40-14 win over Moody.
Nick McCallister, Providence Christian: Eagle linebacker was in on
22 tackles, 18 solos, 3 assists and one for a loss in a 30-16 win over
Sheldon Nixon, Calera: Recorded 19 tackles, four sacks
and six tackles for losses in the 35-14 win against Jemison.
Rod Roberson, Carroll: Returned a kickoff 70 yards for a
TD and had an interception on defense, his seventh of the year, in a 35-19
win over Rehobeth.
Austin Snyder, Southside:
Had 11 tackles - three for a loss -
two sacks and an interception in a 63-20 win over Brewer.
Kylen Towner, St. Paul's: Intercepted two passes Thursday
in a 35-14 win over LeFlore, returning one 20 yards for a touchdown.
Marcus Ward, Vestavia Hills: Contributed 10 tackles and
returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown in the 34-6 victory over
Ronald Woods, Leeds: Recorded 12 tackles and rushed for
112 yards on seven carries with a 40-yard scoring run in a 36-0 win over