Spring Garden senior running back Forrest Livingston, Gaylesville senior tailback John David Jennings, Sand Rock junior safety Chandler Mackey and Collinsville senior quarterback C.J. Jones were among the 54 players in this week’s spotlight.
Livingston rushed for 244 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns (93 and 17 yards). He also posted 10 tackles on defense as the Panthers claimed a 35-0 victory Friday at Coosa Christian and improved to 4-0 for the first time in school history.
Jennings tallied 209 yards on 27 carries with a 63-yard touchdown, had a 5-yard touchdown reception and posted 13 tackles on defense in the Trojans’ 28-27 loss at Valley Head.
Mackey posted 11 total tackles in the Wildcats’ 25-7 victory over Section.
Jones completed 7-of-8 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns (49, 38, 25 yards) in the Panthers’ 49-14 victory over Sumiton Christian in a game played at Jacksonville State University.
In other statewide happenings, Phillips of Bear Creek receiver Tyler Crumpton wrote his name in the AHSAA high school record book Friday night with his 284-yard pass receiving performance as the Bears knocked off Vina 62-25.
Senior quarterback Rodney Camp connected with Crumpton eight times – five going for TDs – as the Class 1A passing duo grabbed the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 4 of the 2012 football season.
Camp wound up the night completing 12-of-21 passes for 351 yards with the longest TD covering 64 yards. He also rushed 13 times for 74 yards and added his named to the AHSAA Record Book with 425 total yards. Camp added three kickoff returns for 77 more yards, one for 65 yards and a TD. Crumpton, who plays safety on defense, added 18 tackles as the Bears safety.
Crumpton’s receiving yards ranks fifth all-time behind record holder Chris Simpson of LaFayette, who had 20 catches for 412 yards in a 2000 win over Alabama Christian. Behind Simpson are Brandon Greer of Westbrook Christian (311 yards in 2000 vs. Donoho), Steve Wood of Dora (303 yards vs. Oak Grove in 2010) and Sam Collins of Fayette County (298 yards vs. Pleasant Grove in 1997.
The five TD receptions ties him for second with Collins, Bart of Hyche of Winfield (1992) and Brian Chastain of Jemison (1991) for most TD receptions in a single game. Ja’Michael Willis of Gardendale (2010), David Morrison of Berry (2009) and Greer of Westbrook (1998) are tied for the state record with six TD catches.
The passing combination of Phillips’ Crumpton and Camp edged out another outstanding team effort for Carroll of Ozark. Rod Roberson intercepted two passes to end Booker T. Washington scoring threats in a 20-13 win over the Eagles. Roberson’s first interception came at Carroll’s 1-yard line. The second came in the end zone on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Eagles also returned a third interception for a touchdown – the fifth interception return for a TD this season by Carroll’s defense in the first four games.
Top performances reported include:
TYLER ROGERS, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: The Leopards running back ran for 350 yards and three touchdowns as Mobile Christian (4-0) remained unbeaten with a 40-21 win over Flomaton.
HAYES BATTLES, HOUSTON ACADEMY: Battles accounted for 314 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Raiders rally in the second half for a 38-28 win over Ariton. He rushed for 255 yards and three scores and had four receptions for 59 yards with a 3-yard TD catch. Battles scored on runs of 37 and 55 yards in the fourth quarter.
MATT BELUE, RED BAY: Had 24 carries for 238 yards and four touchdowns and also caught a pass for 48 yards to finish with 286 total yards in a 41-6 win over Phil Campbell.
KARTEZ CARR, ST. CLAIR COUNTY: The tailback ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in a 31-28 win over Guntersville. He also scored two 2-point conversions. Carr now has 88 carries for 787 yards rushing on the year with seven TDs and four 2-point conversions.
JEMARCUS BROWN, PICKENS COUNTY: The sophomore running back accounted for five touchdowns as unbeaten Pickens County (4-0) shut out Brilliant 46-0. He rushed for 269 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 57, 6, 46, 26 and 6 yards and on a 46-yard punt return.
ZARRIAN GRANT, NORTHSIDE: Scored on a 98-yard fumble return in a 33-18 victory over Greensboro. Grant rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns.
CAM JACKSON, DAVIDSON: Ran for 252 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and completed 13-of-15 pass attempts for another 96 yards in a narrow 29-28 loss to McGill-Toolen.
FORREST LIVINGSTON, SPRING GARDEN: The senior running back rushed for
244 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns (93 and 17 yards). He also posted 10 tackles on defense as the Panthers claimed a 35-0 victory at Coosa Christian and improved to 4-0 for the first time in school history.
TERRANCE HOLLINGSWORTH, BERRY: Gained 233 yards on 26 carries and scored on runs of 70 and 16 yards in Berry’s 28-14 win over Parrish.
KERRYON JOHNSON, MADISON ACADEMY: The sophomore had 181 yards on 21 carries with TD runs of 34 and 54 yards in a 28-7 road win over Deshler.
EMANUAL THOMPSON, BARBOUR COUNTY: Ran for 140 yards and all three Barbour County touchdowns in a 20-18 win over Slocomb. His TDs were 4, 12 and 73 yards.
JOHN DAVID JENNINGS, GAYLESVILLE: The senior tailback rushed for 209 yards on 27 carries with a 63-yard touchdown, had a 5-yard touchdown reception and 13 tackles on defense in the Trojans’ 28-27 loss at Valley Head.
HAYDEN STEPHENS, TANNER: Scored four touchdowns, three on runs of 1, 17 and 55 yards and the other on an 85-yard kickoff return, as the Rattlers (4-0) beat Lexington 49-7. Stephens finished with 113 yards rushing on just 10 carries.
XAVIER McCOLLUM, WINFIELD: Had 22 carries for 138 yards and all three Pirate TDs in Winfield’s 22-8 win over Cordova.
MARLON PAGE, NOTASULGA: The running back rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries in the Blue Devils’ 41-3 win over Fayetteville.
DOMINIQUE JACKSON, T.R. MILLER: Had 200 yards rushing on 20 carries and scored on runs of 3 and 15 yards as the Tigers held off Bayside Academy 37-35.
LUKE BAILEY, FAIRVIEW: The senior quarterback completed 17-of-22 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-26 road win over Locust Fork. Bailey was 13-of- 17 for 326 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. He also finished with 47 yards rushing and a TD on four carries. Senior receiver Dexter Gregory grabbed six receptions for 162 yards and two TDs (79, 38 yards).
QUINTERRIS TOPPINGS, BLOUNT: Completed all 17 of his pass attempts for 258 yards and a touchdown as the Leopards stayed unbeaten with a 24-14 win over Murphy.
CASEY WOOD, BOAZ: The quarterback totaled 361 yards of offense and had a hand in all six Pirates touchdowns in a 45-10 win over Scottsboro. He set a school record with 300 yards passing, completing 18-of-19 attempts. He also had 61 yards on 13 rushes. He passed for three TDs and ran for three more scores.
KALEB BECK, DADEVILLE: The senior quarterback was 12-of-23 passing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Childersburg. Receivers C.J. Tolbert and Terry Toler had five and four catches, respectively, for the Tigers (4-0). Tolbert had 150 yards receiving and Toler 115.
TYLER VANN, NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN: The senior completed 12-of-14 passes for 351 yards and accounted for five TDs as the Bisons set a school single-game school scoring record in a 65-38 win over Gaston. Junior running back Dexx Walsh added 192 yards rushing on nine carries with three rushing TDs and caught a TD pass. He had one interception on defense.
CODY O’TOOLE, ONEONTA: Was 15-of-20 passing for 302 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Redskins downed Crossville 49-6. Receiver Alvin Scott had six of the catches for 115 yards and two TDs.
HAYDEN MOORE, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: The junior quarterback was 18-of-21 passing for 289 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-14 victory over Pell City.
HUNTER CHAMPMAN, BUCKHORN: The quarterback completed 15-of-22 passes for 278 yards with TD passes of 34, 8, 66 and 40 yards in a 31-18 win over James Clemens.
JOEL POE, SPANISH FORT: The quarterback was 9-of-11 passing for 238 yards and four touchdowns (49, 1, 18 and 25 yards) in the Toros’ 49-14 win over Faith Academy.
C.J. JONES, COLLINSVILLE: The senior quarterback completed 7-of-8 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns (49, 38, 25 yards) in the Panthers’ 49-14 victory over Sumiton Christian in a game played at Jacksonville State University.
GABE PHILLIPS, FAIRHOPE: Was 13-of-18 passing for 258 yards and three touchdowns as the unbeaten Pirates (4-0) downed Baldwin County 41-0.
MAISON TAYLOR, FOLEY: Led the Lions past Enterprise 42-17 with a 15-of-19 passing night for 242 yards and three touchdowns.
HUNTER JOHNS, SYLACAUGA: Was 7-of-13 passing for 126 yards, rushed for 106 yards and completed a game-winning 68-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Green with only 47 seconds remaining to give the Aggies a 31-30 win over John Carroll Catholic. Teammate Ian Floyd added 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 20 carries.
CAMERON ECHOLS-LUPER, AUBURN: The quarterback 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.
QUAY BOYD, LaFAYETTE: The quarterback 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 win over Prattville Christian.
JACKSON RICHARD, MADISON COUNTY: Completed 12-of-16 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers stopped J.O. Johnson 28-12. Running back Jordan Chunn added 122 yards rushing, 72 yards receiving, 25 yards passing, had a 44-yard kickoff return and made an interception to finish with 273 tandem yards in the win.
CHARLES WOODARD, J.O. JOHNSON: The senior had 10 receptions for 132 yards and one TD in a 28-12 loss to Madison County.
PEYTON GILLILAND, BOAZ: The freshman wide receiver caught five passes for 166 yards, third most in school history, in a 45-10 win over Scottsboro. He had one catch for a 32-yard touchdown.
TRAVEON SAMUEL, CENTRAL-PHENIX CITY: The sophomore piled up 298 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 54-28 win over Lee-Montgomery. He had six receptions for 153 yards and two TDs and rushed for 34 yards. Jamal Howard, Central’s senior quarterback, was 10-of-12 passing for 224 yards and three TDs, including a 90-yard connection.
WYNDELL ARCHIE, SARALAND: Had six receptions for 130 yards, including four TD catches covering 31, 37, 13 and 19 yards, in the Spartans’ 56-7 win over rival Satsuma.
SHILOH BILES, LOCUST FORK: The sophomore linebacker had 12 tackles and nine assists in the Hornets’ 55-26 loss to Fairview. He had two stops for six yards in losses.
FRED HICKS, VALLEY HEAD: Had 19 total tackles, including three for losses, and blocked a 35-yard field goal try with 1:01 remaining to preserve Valley Head’s 28-27 win over Gaylesville. It was the Tigers’ first win of the season.
LUKE HOLT, HORESHOE BEND: The Generals linebacker had 19 total tackles in a 61-33 win over Isabella. He had one stop behind the line of scrimmage.
MITCHELL BASS, PISGAH: The senior had three interceptions and a team-high 13 tackles in Pisgah’s 28-23 win over Brindlee Mountain.
JAMEL THOMAS, MARION COUNTY: Recorded 17 tackles, caused one fumble and recovered another as the Red Raiders beat Hubbertville 49-19.
DAKE RIVERS, BEAUREGARD: Had 11 tackles – three for losses, caused two fumbles and recovered one as the Hornets (4-0) blanked Ashford 48-0.
SHELDON LEWIS, HANCEVILLE: The Bulldogs (1-3) knocked off previously unbeaten Vinemont 34-6 as the linebacker recorded 12 tackles. He also had 20 rushes for 183 yards and three TDs (3, 8 and 9 yards).
MICHAEL WILLIAMS, BARBOUR COUNTY: Had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery as the Jaguars (4-0) remained unbeaten with a 20-18 win over Slocomb.
HOLDER FIELDER, POPE JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC: Had two interceptions, including one he returned for a 73-yard touchdown, and added rushing TDs of 4 and 22 yards as the Falcons defeated Butler 28-7 for the first region win in school history.
R.J. DEDRICK, FAIRFIELD: Had 11 tackles and an interception on defense and 161 yards total offense in the Tigers’ 20-0 win over Parker, and teammate Darryl Davis added had nine tackles and two interceptions.
BRANDON GURLEY, MADISON COUNTY: Recorded 11 tackles, broke up a pass and scored a TD in a 28-12 win over J.O. Johnson.
CHANDLER MACKEY, SAND ROCK: The junior safety posted 11 total tackles in the Wildcats’ 25-7 victory over Section.
JOSH HARDIN, ST. CLAIR COUNTY: The defensive end had 12 tackles, a sack, two more tackles for losses, a deflected pass and kicked a game-winning 22-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift the Saints to a 31-28 win over Guntersville.
BLAKE CHAPMAN, SPARKMAN: The receiver had a 96-yard kickoff return and five receptions for 150 yards in a 42-23 loss to Austin. He had TD catches of 78 and 4 yards.
LOGAN McPHERSON, FORT PAYNE: The senior place-kicker/punter booted a 42-yard field goal, was 6-of-6 on extra points, put all eight of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks and punted twice for a 40.0 yard average in a 45-20 victory over previously unbeaten Southside-Gadsden.
T.J. GREEN, GENEVA COUNTY: Green was a big-play man for the Bulldogs, scoring 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.