The Alabama Sportswriters Association considered five area players – three of whom came from the Class 1A clash between No. 9 Spring Garden and No. 10 Collinsville – in its Player of the Week selections, released on Tuesday.
Collinsville (6-1) had a pair of players on this week’s selections following their 45-41 homecoming victory.
Senior quarterback C.J. Jones completed 10 of 18 pass attempts for 237 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers’ victory over No. 9 Spring Garden (6-1). The touchdown passes covered 19, 30, 9 and 6 yards, and the 6-yarder to senior receiver Edgar Padilla accounted for the winning TD with 55.6 seconds remaining.
Jones also intercepted a Spring Garden pass at his own 28-yard line with 23 seconds left to seal the win.
Collinsville senior kicker David Hernandez made all six of his extra-point attempts and booted a 35-yard field goal. Hernandez also punts, and his lone attempt was good for 42 yards.
Spring Garden senior running back Forrest Livingston also received consideration for his effort. He rushed for 258 yards on 34 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Panthers' 45-41 loss at Collinsville. His TDs covered 27, 41, 3 and 8 yards. He also ran in for a 2-point conversion.
On a night in which his father, Cedar Bluff principal Bobby Mintz, had the Tiger baseball field named in his honor, Cedar Bluff senior quarterback Levi Mintz completed 17 of 23 pass attempts for 327 yards and five TDs. He also rushed 18 yards on four carries and another score as the Tigers (7-0) claimed a 53-9 homecoming victory over Donoho.
On defense, Gaylesville senior defensive back Malachii Dutton also received consideration. He posted nine tackles and had an interception as the Trojans (3-4) on their third straight game, a 21-6 victory over Woodville.
In other statewide happenings, Edgewood quarterback Dylan Ingram completed 20 of 25 passes for a school-record 541 yards and seven touchdowns in a 63-28 win victory over East Memorial. The seven touchdown passes tied an AISA single-game record and raised his season total to 39, tying the AISA single-season mark.
Ingram’s record-setting performance earned him this week’s ASWA Offensive Player of the Week award. He beat out two finalists for the award – Spain Park quarterback Nick Mullens and Parrish’s Jermichael Harris.
Mullens completed 40 of 46 passes – setting a new single-game AHSAA Class 6A record for completions – for 322 yards and three TDS in the 34-13 win over Oak Mountain. He had a string of nine consecutive completions and another streak of 12 straight completions.
Harris accounted for 351 yards of offense and seven TDs in the Tornadoes' 62-36 homecoming win over Brilliant. He rushed 21 times for 277 yards and TD runs of 58, 59, 98, 28 and 5 yards, while also throwing TD passes of 30 and 12 yards. He finished 4 of 6 for 74 yards passing.
This week’s Defense/Special Teams Player of the Week is Tuscaloosa County’s Lucas Webb. He intercepted two passes and returned both for touchdowns – returns of 70 and 27 yards – in a 35-13 win over Minor.
The Defense/Special Teams finalists are Fort Payne’s Stephon Moore and UMS-Wright’s Troy Dixon. Moore picked off two passes and returned both for touchdowns of 70 and 65 yards, to go with two tackles, one pass break-up and a fumble recovery.
Dixon returned six punts for 177 yards, including a 37-yard return for a touchdown, in a 42-20 win over Clarke County. He also ran for 188 yards on 22 carries and a TD.
ASWA members from Anniston, Auburn, Birmingham, Centre, Cullman, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Gardendale, Huntsville, Jasper, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta, Talladega and Tuscaloosa nominations this week.
Standout performances from this past weekend included:
Kaleb Beck, Dadeville: Passed for 225 yards and four TDs to go with 55 yards rushing and another TD in the Tigers’ 33-6 win over Beulah.
Will Brewster, Mountain Brook: Completed 12-of-15 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns (53 and 69 yards) in less than two full quarters of action in the 24-0 win over Hewitt-Trussville. Brewster went out in the second quarter with a thumb injury and didn’t return.
Charles Buchanon, Pleasant Grove: Carried 20 times for 221 yards and TDs of 57 and 12 yards and added three catches for 42 yards, including a 25-yard scoring reception in the 36-22 win over Fairfield.
Ronnie Clark, Calera: Accounted for 231 of the team’s 314 yards in the 24-16 win over Bibb County, running 23 times for 189 yards and TDs of 15 and 7 yards and catching seven passes for 42 yards.
Courtney Downing, Charles Henderson: Rushed for 261 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries as the Trojans routed Headland 73-6.
Jonathan Ford, Westbrook Christian: Completed 18-of-25 passes, including 10-for-10 in the second half, for 277 yards and a TD in the Warriors' 31-20 victory over Sand Rock. He also ran 12 times for 52 yards and two scores.
A.J. Freeman, Pinson Valley: Scored TDs on catches of 34 and 15 yards, a 71-yard run and a 55-yard punt return in the 66-32 win over Curry.
Brooks Garrett, Pinson Valley: Threw five TD passes, completing 10-of-13 for 157 yards, and added an 80-yard scoring run in the 66-32 win over Curry.
Taylor Hawthorne, Edgewood: Had five catches for 228 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, in a 63-28 win over East Memorial.
Mikey Howard, Woodland: Rushed 33 times for 287 yards and five TDs in a 55-41 victory over Walter Welborn, while also catching a touchdown pass.
Tanner Ivey, Haleyville: Threw for 496 yards and six TDs in three quarters of a 63-38 victory over Priceville. Ivey finished 24 of 38 and his TD passes includes passes of 79, 67, and 54 yards.
Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery: Was 12 of 13 passing for 203 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in a 67-21 win over Lee-Montgomery.
C.J. Jones, Collinsville: Completed 10 of 18 pass attempts for 237 yards and four touchdowns in the 10th-ranked Panthers' 45-41 homecoming victory over No. 9 Spring Garden. The touchdown passes covered 19, 30, 9 and 6 yards, and the 6-yarder accounted for the winning TD with 56 seconds remaining. Jones also intercepted a Spring Garden pass at his own 28-yard line with 23 seconds left to seal the win.
Kristian Jones, Hackleburg: Jones rushed for 351 yards and four TDs in 40-16 victory over Phillips-Bear Creek.
Ty Jones, Vinemont: Ran 19 times for 224 yards -- eclipsing 200 yards for the third straight week and fifth time this season -- in a 33-12 road victory over Good Hope. He scored on runs of 8, 50, 65 and 37 yards.
Forrest Livingston, Spring Garden: Rushed for 258 yards on 34 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Panthers' 45-41 loss at Collinsville. His TDs covered 27, 41, 3 and 8 yards. He also ran in for a 2-point conversion.
Austin Martin, Pell City: Completed 9 of 17 passes for 175 yards and four TDs, and added 92 yards and a score on 13 carries in a 35-28 victory over Huntsville. He hit Henry Fomby for a 33-yard score on fourth-and-8 for the game-winning score.
Kameron Maye, Murphy: Rushed for a season-high 261 yards on 28 carries and accounted for three TDs in a 35-21 victory over Baker.
Ostin McPherson, St. Paul’s: Rushed for 218 yards on 13 carries and scored on runs of 23, 8, 9 and 64 yards in a 55-14 victory over Faith Academy.
Austin Mills, Coosa Christian: Rushed for 244 yards and a TD on 24 carries in the Conquerors' 13-7 victory over Shades Mountain Christian.
Levi Mintz, Cedar Bluff: Completed 17 of 23 pass attempts for 327 yards and five TDs. He also rushed 18 yards on four carries and another score in Cedar Bluff's 53-9 homecoming victory over Donoho.
Deonte Moore, Huntsville: Carried 28 times for 181 yards and three TDs in a 35-28 loss to Pell
Trey Nation, Leeds: Ran for 179 yards and TD runs of 27, 3 and 19 yards on 24 carries in the 41-0 win over Tarrant.
Cody O’Toole, Oneonta: Completed 18-of-25 passes for 310 yards four TDs in a 59-21 victory over Fairview.
George Payne, St. Luke’s: Rushed for 266 yards on 19 carries and scored on runs of 79, 25, 8 and 34 yards a 48-12 victory over McIntosh.
Raheem Pearson, Pike County: Rushed for 236 yards and four TDs, pacing the Bulldogs’ 47-34 victory over Montgomery Catholic.
Toby Pee, Sardis: Rushed 23 times for 165 yards and three TDs, caught six passes for 115 yards and a TD, and threw the winning touchdown in the Lions' 48-40 win over St. Clair County.
Joel Poe, Spanish Fort: Completed 22-of-28 passes for 307 yards and three TDs in a 38-30 win at Vigor.
Michael Powers, Hoover: Caught eight passes for 204 and two TDs and added a fumble recovery in the 31-14 win over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.
Clark Quisenberry, Enterprise: Accounted for 277 yards and three TDS, including a game-winning 9-yard touchdown pass to Tyrell Lane with 2 seconds remaining on a 4th-and-9 play to give Enterprise a 27-24 come-from-behind win over Dothan. Quisenberry threw for 171 yards with two TDs and rushed for 106 yards on 13 carries, including a 47-yard touchdown run. His game-winning TD drive capped a drive in the last 3:02 where he was 4 of 6 passing for 31 yards in a 13-play, 65-yard drive.
Anthony Robinson, Linden: Threw five TD passes and scored on a 56-yard punt return in Linden’s 58-0 victory over Marengo. He completed 13-of-16 passes for 262 yards to help the Patriots to a 40-0 halftime lead.
Jesse Seals, Addison: Caught TD passes of 86 and 46 yards and added a 57-yard punt return in a 47-7 victory over Sumiton Christian.
Kerry Smith, Corner: Caught 11 passes for 212 yards and TDs of 65, 33 and 13 yards in a 24-21 win over Jemison. The 13-yard toss proved to be the game-winner with 43.7 seconds to go.
Hayden Stephens, Tanner: Ran for 199 yards and three scores in a 46-20 win over Sheffield.
ArDarius Stewart, Fultondale: Ran 24 times for 204 yards and TDS runs of 34, 15, 1, 37 and 3 yards, threw for a 55-yard touchdown, and intercepted a pass in the end zone in the 59-36 win over Vincent.
Tywone Stewart, Reeltown: Ran for 266 yards and four TDs on 17 carries in the Rebels’ 34-10 victory over Montgomery Academy.
Mitch Stults, Hamilton: Finished 13-of-14 for 262 yards and three TDs, rushed for 45 yards and two scores and had two interceptions, including one returned 53 yards for a touchdown, and ran a 2-point conversion in a 51-28 win over Winfield.
Nathan Turner, Providence Christian: Rushed for 207 yards with four TDs in a 35-12 victory over Houston County. Turner scored on runs of 5, 16, 3 and 38.
Tyler Vann, North Sand Mountain — Completed 18-of-25 passes for 228 yards and two TDs as North Sand downed rival Ider 29-20. Vann’s scoring passes covered 20 and 35 yards. He also ran for TDs of 15 and 7 yards.
Zach Walker, G.W. Long: Rushed for 220 yards on 16 carries with two TDs and also had 11 tackles and an interception on defense in G.W. Long’s 41-20 win over Cottonwood.
Jalen Washington, Lanett: Caught four passes for 169 yards and three TDs in the Panthers’ 33-27 win over Randolph County. He caught the game-winning score with 47 seconds to go before intercepting a pass on defense to seal the victory.
Kyle White, Macon-East: Ran 25 times for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-28 win at Kingwood.
Allen Wood, Trinity: Was 15-of-20 passing for 231 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-14 win over B.B. Comer.
Levi Aldridge, Addison: Returned two fumbles for touchdowns — a 68-yarder and a 30-yarder — in a 57-7 victory over Sumiton Christian.
Clancy Brown, Berry: Had 16 tackles and two sacks in a 22-6 victory over Lynn.
Jaylan Cowan, Madison County: Recorded 15 tackles in a 54-0 victory over DAR.
Malachii Dutton, Gaylesville: Posted nine tackles and had an interception in the Trojans' 21-6 victory over Woodville.
Zach Garner, Deshler: Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown and added a fumble recovery to spark a 54-28 victory over Colbert County.
Sebastian Hale, Demopolis: Recorded nine total tackles and recovered two fumbles in a 42-6 victory over Sumter Central.
David Hernandez, Collinsville — Made 6 of 6 on extra points and booted a 35-yard field goal as No. 10-ranked Collinsville edged No. 9 Spring Garden 45-51 in a Class 1A matchup. Hernandez also punts, and his lone attempt was good for 42 yards.
LaKendrick James, Jackson: Returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown and a punt 60 yards for a score in a 42-14 victory over Saraland.
Austin Kitterman, Russellville: Had a fumble recovery and an interception in Russellville’s 23-7 win over Athens.
Artega Kyles, Center Point: Forced two fumbles, recovering both, and added nine tackles in the 22-12 loss to Walker.
Jacoby Lockhart, Leeds: Grabbed two interceptions in the 41-0 win over Tarrant.
Antonio London, Pelham: Contributed nine tackles in the 31-14 loss to Prattville.
Nick McCallister, Providence Christian: Recorded 17 tackles, including two for losses, in Providence’s 35-12 win over Houston County.
Shelden Nixon, Calera: Tallied 12 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the 24-16 victory over Bibb County.
Hunter Patterson, Clay-Chalkville: Registered 13 tackles in the 21-14 overtime victory over Gadsden City.
Brandon Peters, Williamson: Returned a blocked field goal 70 yards as time expired in the second quarter as the Lions beat B.C. Rain 13-0.
Dante Reese, Hanceville: Picked off two passes, both of which set up touchdowns for the Bulldogs in a 61-14 road thrashing of previously 5-1 Winston County. Reese also snagged three catches for 89 yards and a touchdown on a 15-yard halfback pass from Brontae Harris.
Seth Roberts, Ariton: Tallied 14 tackles, including a quarterback sack, in Ariton’s 27-12 win over Wicksburg.
David Robinson, Central-Tuscaloosa: Intercepted two passes, went 3-for-4 on extra-point attempts and booted a 25-yard field goal in a 30-9 win over Paul W. Bryant.
Alvin Scott, Oneonta: Intercepted two passes, including one returned 40 yards for a touchdown, in a 59-21 victory over Fairview, while also catching six passes for 103 yards, with TD receptions of 21 and 20 yards.
Ryan Smith, Boaz: Returned an interception 56 yards for a score in a 27-13 victory over Southside-Gadsden.
Gerald Sterling, Aliceville: Recorded two sacks, six tackles and scored the winning touchdown on a 6-yard run with 2:46 to go in a 49-46 victory over R.C. Hatch.
Toby Swin, Hartselle: Had three sacks and two tackles for a loss in a win at West Point.
Kevin Terry, John Carroll: Contributed 10 tackles, including two sacks, and blocked a punt in the 35-20 victory over Ramsay.
Steffan Tolliver, North Jackson: Picked off two passes in a 55-7 victory over Randolph.
Derek Watkins, Fort Payne: Had eight solo tackles, including five tackles for a loss and two sacks, in Fort Payne’s win over Columbia. He also picked up three assists for a total of 11 stops to go along with three pressures.