Stars of the South

abone@scout.com
Posted Oct 7, 2010


The top performers across 10 states brought several new names to our list with game changing plays and even one who received a crown at halftime. Stars of the South are presented for the top performances for the weekend of October 1.

Alabama


Jonathan Rose
Defensive Back, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Leeds

Rose (senior) caught two passes for 100 yards including a 58-yard touchdown in the 62-7 win against Coosa Christian. The Auburn commitment returned a 60-yard punt and a 90-yard kick for touchdowns in the win.

Elijah Jenkins
Quarterback, 6-0, 175 lbs.
Marcus Thomas
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 170 lbs.
Birmingham-Parker

Jenkins (junior) completed 18-of-29 passing attempts for a robust 313 yards. He scored with three touchdown passes of 25, 45, and 58 yards and a successful two-point conversion. Jenkins also rushed for 90 yards on 11 carries and scored twice more on short runs in the 55-36 loss to Hueytown. Thomas (senior) caught four passes for 152 yards including touchdowns of 45 and 58 yards, both in the fourth quarter.

Ryan McBrayer
Running Back, 5-10, 160 lbs.
Rainsville-Plainview

McBrayer (junior) rushed for 280 yards on 18 carries scoring three touchdowns of 65, 60 and 18 yards in the 34-27 win over Sardis.

Toby Pee
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Sardis

Pee (sophomore) rushed for 180 yards on 27 carries with a five-yard scoring run. He also caught a six-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in the 34-27 loss to Plainview.

Michael Lindsey
Running Back, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Elba

Lindsey (junior) rushed for 142 yards on nine carries on runs of 45, 51 and 7 yards. He also caught a touchdown pass of 46 yards. Lindsey returned an 87-yard interception for a touchdown and made six tackles on defense in the 68-19 win against Highland Home.

Stuart Jacobs
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Vestavia Hills

Jacobs (sophomore) rushed for 193 yards on 28 carries scoring three touchdowns of 5, 2, and 7 yards in the 42-20 win against Homewood.

Chris Jones
Defensive Back, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Adamsville-Minor

Jones (senior) rushed for 97 yards on 15 carries scoring twice on runs of 10 and 15 yards. He had 58 yards receiving and returned a kick 98 yards for a touchdown. The University of Alabama commitment also returned an interception for 35 yards in the 31-14 win against Jackson-Olin. Jones wound up with 288 all-purpose yards.

Jake Ganus
Quarterback, 6-3, 185 lbs.
Chelsea

Ganus (junior) rushed for 129 yards on 20 carries scoring on a two-yard run. He also threw for 134 yards completing six-of-11 pass attempts and two touchdowns of 46 and 37 yards in a 40-14 win against Pinson Valley.

Ryne Sanders
Linebacker, 5-10, 175 lbs.
McCalla-McAdory

Sanders (senior) made 11 tackles, recovered two fumbles and made an interception in the 41-25 win against Fairfield.

Kameron Wood
Defensive End, 6-4, 220 lbs.
Birmingham-John Carroll

John Carroll lost to Wenonah 8-3, but Wood (senior) played another outstanding game recording 11 tackles with one for a loss. Wood is an Ole Miss commitment.

Joseph Pough
Quarterback, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Danny Woodson Jr.
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 200 lbs.
Mobile-LeFlore

Pough (senior) completed 16-of-19 pass attempts for 260 yards and scored two touchdowns. He threw a 32-yard touchdown to University of Alabama commitment Danny Woodson, Jr. and an 18-yard strike to Christopher Polk in the 39-19 win against Alma Bryant. Woodson (senior) caught six passes for 133 yards including the 32-yard score. He also rushed for a touchdown on a short run and passed a two-yard score to Polk.

Sammie Coates
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Leroy

Coates (senior), an Auburn University commitment, had nine receptions for 156 yards and caught touchdown passes of 19 and 14 yards in the 45-14 win againt Mobile Christian.

Dalton Wadley
Quarterback, 6-0, 220 lbs.
Attalla-Etowah

Wadley (junior) passed for 320 yards and three touchdowns of 22, 16, and 84 yards. He completed 14-of-18 pass attempts in the 35-7 win against Scottsboro.

Truman Franklin
Quarterback, 6-4, 195 lbs.
Eclectic-Elmore County

Franklin (junior) completed 14-of-17 pass attempts for 361 yards scoring on throws of 44, 89, 6, and 52 yards. He rushed for a 14-yard touchdown in the 41-20 win against Childersburg.

Arkansas


Brey Cook
Offensive Lineman, 6-7, 310 lbs.
Springdale Har-Ber

The University of Arkansas commitment help power his team’s offense to a school-record and 7A-West Conference-best ever 692 yards of total offense in his team’s 55-27 win over Fort Smith Northside.

Brandon Allen
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Fayetteville

The future Razorback quarterback completed 18-of-31 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns while leading Fayetteville to a 44-14 pasting of arch-rival Springdale.

Chris Smith
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Fayetteville

The Las Vegas transfer had his finest night as a Purple Dog with eight catches for 155 yards and caught both of Allen’s scoring tosses.

Kiehl Frazier
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Shiloh Christian

As is the norm in his team’s conference games, Frazier (senior) played only a half in his team’s 35-0 win over Pea Ridge. The Auburn commitment completed 6-of-9 passes for 123 yards and a score and also found paydirt on his only carry–a 21-yard dash.

Fredi Knighten
Quarterback, 5-10, 160 lbs.
Pulaski Academy

Knight continued his spectacular junior season by completing 32-of-48 passes for 353 yards and four TDs and rushing 17 times for 126 yards and a score in his team’s 53-34 win over Nashville, who had not lost a regular season loss in three years.

Marcus Danenhauer
Offensive Lineman, 6-6, 318 lbs.
Bentonville

The Arkansas pledge helped his team get to 5-0 with a 35-10 win over Fort Smith Southside rolled up an efficient 300 yards of total offense on 53 snaps.

Dallas Hardison
Quarterback, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Bentonville

Stepping in for injured senior quarterback and swim star Preston Gean – who left the team to focus on his aquatic career – the junior completed 18-of-26 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 35-10 win over Fort Smith Southside.

Kenrick Burns
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 200 lbs.
Fort Smith Northside

The younger brother of Auburn player Kodi Burns, Kenrick had 11 catches for 174 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 55-27 loss to Bentonville.

Shaquille Jones
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Fort Smith Northside

The junior hauled in seven catches for 111 yards and two scores in the loss to Bentonville.

Zac Brooks
ATH, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Jonesboro

Brooks had his second straight big outing with 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the junior led his team to a 34-20 win over Jacksonville.

Josh Daniels
Running Back, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Blytheville

Daniels had 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just 17 carries, and the senior also recovered a fumble as Blytheville downed Nettleton 41-12.

Jimmy Creecy
Quarterback, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Trumann

The junior quarterback ran the ball just five times, but rolled up 117 yards and three touchdowns and also connected on five of his six passing attempts in a 47-14 win over Jonesboro Westside.

Florida


Richard Carrion
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Pace

Carrion (senior) rushed for an incredible 349 yards on 34 carries. He scored on runs of 17 and 95 yards in the 31-17 win over the fourth-ranked Niceville.

Andrew Michaels
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Ray Lewis III
Running Back/Linebacker, 5-9, 190 lbs.
Lake Mary Prep

Michaels (sophomore) rushed for 275 yards on 17 carries and four touchdowns, returned a kick 55 yards, made five tackles with three solo takedowns in the 54-3 win against Central Florida Christian Academy. Lewis (sophomore) rushed for 260 yards on 14 carries, caught a 15-yards pass, recovered a fumble and made 11 tackles with five solo in the win.

Kelvin Lee
Running Back, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Marlin Lane
Running Back, 6-0, 205 lbs.
Daytona Beach-Mainland

Mainland got their act together and came through for a 27-7 win against New Smyrna. Their offense had their way with the Barracuda defense led by junior running back Kelvin “Mookie” Lee with 150 yards on 22 carries including a five-yard score. Lane, a Clemson commitment, is coming back off a serious knee injury and looks even better than his numbers. The senior rushed for 59 yards on 11 carries scoring on a nine-yard run.

Derrick Henry
Running Back, 6-3, 225 lbs.
Yulee

The 2B school gave Ocala Forest (6A) a run for the win with a 24-20 loss, but once again the big young running back ran all over the opposition. Henry (sophomore) rushed for 156 yards scoring three touchdowns.

Mitchell Hester
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
Neptune Beach-Fletcher

Hester, a senior and Vanderbilt commitment, rushed for 119 yards and scored two touchdowns in a half of play wining against Forrest, 38-7.

Lereginald Veals
Running Back, 5-11 170 lbs.
Jacksonville-Ed White

Veals (sophomore) rushed for 238 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns in a 56-28 win against Jackson.

Tony Steward
Athlete, 6-2, 225 lbs.
St. Augustine-Menendez

Steward (senior) did a little of everything in the team’s 36-15 win against Middleburg. He rushed for a nine-yard touchdown, threw a halfback pass for 52-yards and a score and took a lateral kick return 85-yards for another score. The highly sought-after recruit also picked off a pass in the win.

Sam Richardson
Quarterback, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Winter Park

Richardson completed 11-of-16 pass attempts for 213 yards in the 43-0 win against Cypress Creek. The senior scored on passes of 24 and 26 yards. The Iowa State commitment also rushed for 34 yards.

Ovenson Cledanord
Defensive Back
Lake Worth-John I. Leonard

Cledanord (sophomore) picked off three passes in the 33-7 win against Palm Beach Central. He returned one of the interceptions for a 45-yard score.

Jacoby Brissett
Quarterback, 6-4, 225 lbs.
Bobby Puyol
Kicker, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Palm Beach Gardens-Dwyer

Brissett (senior) completed eight-of-11 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns of 60, 32 and 47 yards. The senior also caught a 14-yard pass from senior Nick O’Leary. Puyol (junior) made field goals of 42 and 40 yards and converted all five extra-point attempts in the 41-15 win against Atlantic.

Kevin Grooms
Running Back, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Hollywood-South Broward

Grooms (senior) rushed for 118 yards on 14 carries scoring five touchdowns in the 46-19 win against Hollywood Hills. Grooms, with scholarship offers to Tennesseee and FSU, also returned a punt 52-yards for a touchdown.

Jacob Rudock
Quarterback, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Ft. Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas

Rudock, a senior and a Iowa commitment, completed 15-of-20 pass attempts for 333 yards scoring four touchdowns in the national televised 42-28 win against Camden County (GA).

KaShawn Butler
Linebacker, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Nova High School

Butler made 14 tackles with four for a loss of yards. The senior had three sacks in the 56-22 win against Monarch.

Traveon Henry
Running Back, 6-1, 200 lbs.
Ft. Lauderdale-Pine Crest

Henry (junior) rushed for 237 yards on 25 carries scoring three touchdowns in the loss to Cardinal Newman 28-20.

Jerrard Randall
Quarterback, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Hollywood-Chamainade-Madonna

Randall (senior) completed 12-of-19 pass attempts for 200 yards. The Oregon commitment scored touchdowns on both the ground and threw the air. He rushed for 100 yards in the 27-20 win against Miami Pace.

Georgia


Shannon Brown
Middle Linebacker, 6-2, 237 lbs.
Adel-Cook

Brown (senior) was a major determining factor in the 42-14 win against Fitzgerald. The Alabama commitment had 10 rushes for 76 yards and two touchdowns on offense, and provided five tackles on defense. His massive hit just before intermission to the opposing QB did not see the signal caller return for the second half.

Imani Cross
Running Back, 6-0, 220 lbs.
Gainesville-North Hall

He's back...Cross (junior) transferred from Flowery Branch with a coming out party last Friday night after the last several months rehabbing an injury. He had four touchdowns and 189 yards rushing in his team's 55-38 win against Chestatee.

Kyle Karempelis
Running Back, 5-11.5, 174 lbs.
Norcross-Wesleyan

Karempelis (senior) had 13 carries for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the 48-14 win against Pace Academy. He added a 12 yard reception to the stat sheet.

Chandler Newton
Quarterback
Oakwood-West Hall

Newton (freshman) came in this week for their injured starter and held more than his own. He finished the night 17-of-25 for 294 yards and three touchdowns in the 48-10 win against Walnut Grove. He also had a 25-yard scamper for a score.

Brian Randolph
Safety, 6-0, 180 lbs.
Marietta-Kell

Randolph (senior) had 19 carries for 113 yards and three touchdowns handing Pope their first loss of the season, 35-21. The Tennessee commitment added 12 tackles on defense.

Tre Sorrells
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Covington-Alcovy

Sorrells (junior) is a rising star and proved his worth against Ola in their first win of the season, 41-24. Sorrells racked up more than 300 all-purpose yards adding a touchdown on the ground and through the air.

Nick Tompkins
Running Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Jamaal Cole
Running Back, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Snellville-Brookwood

Tompkins (junior) is pushing a 1,000 yards this season which included 181 yards and two touchdowns in the 42-21 win against South Gwinnett. Cole (sophomore) delivered the one-two punch adding 140 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

Wontavious Washington
Running Back, 5-9, 166 lbs.
Griffin

Washington (senior) makes it six games in a row with 100+ yards rushing adding 161 yards (27 carries) and two touchdowns in the 26-7 win against Woodland.

Quenshaun Watson
Running Back, 5-9, 165 lbs.
Athens-Clarke Central

Watson (junior) has helped lead the Gladiators to an undefeated season with another big night in the 45-32 win against Loganville. He amassed 224 yards and five touchdowns which pushes his season total near 800 yards.

Trey Wesley
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Hiram

Wesley (senior) was a huge factor in defeating North Paulding 45-31. The 13 carries brought massive yardage of more than 460. He collected two touchdowns along the way.

Ryan Whilden
Quarterback, 6-0, 190 lbs.
Malcolm Mitchell
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 190 lbs.
Jay Rome
Tight End, 6-6, 240 lbs.
Valdosta

Whilden (senior) led the charge against M.L. King in the 43-28 victory with 343 yards passing and five touchdowns. Mitchell (senior) had two touchdowns with his eight receptions for 163 yards. Rome (senior) had five receptions and two touchdowns.

Kentucky


James Quick
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Louisville-Trinity

In what was billed as the biggest game in the state for the entire regular season, Trinity thoroughly dominated St. Xavier 48-0 Friday night. Sophomore receiver James Quick was very productive in the win with nine catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.

DeMichael Jackson
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Jeffersontown

Jeffersontown knocked off Anderson County 42-20 on Friday behind a huge scoring effort of DeMichael Jackson. The junior had 197 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, including a 52-yard touchdown run in the first four minutes of the game.

Jalen Harrington
Running Back/Safety, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Fern Creek

Louisville commitment Jalen Harrington dominated in several phases of the game in their 26-21 win over DeSales Friday. Harrington rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Defensively he forced two fumbles, returning one of those 77 yards for what turned out to be the game winning touchdowns.

Garrit Leicht
Running Back/Defensive End, 6-2, 220 lbs.
Louisville-DeSales

Always productive on both sides of the ball, senior Garrit Leicht carried DeSales in their loss to Fern Creek. Leicht accounted for all three touchdowns. He rushed 23 times for 202 yards and two touchdowns. He caught three passes for 23 yards and the other touchdown.

Marcoreyon Tandy
Wide Receiver, 6-0, 180 lbs.
Hopkinsville-Christian County

With starting quarterback Anthony Hickey hobbled, Marcoreyon “Bubba” Tandy (senior) carried quite a load for Christian County in their big district victory over Owensboro. Tandy had 15 rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught five balls for 56 yards in the 21-0 shutout at Owensboro.

Vincent Miller
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Lexington-Henry Clay

Vinny Miller (junior) carried Henry Clay to a big win over cross-town rival Bryan Station, 49-8. Miller rushed 15 times for 188 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Normally a wide receiver, Miller played quarterback for injured starter Jerry Williams.

Tyrone Pearson
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 285 lbs.
Louisville-Seneca

Tyrone Pearson (junior) had another productive game on Thursday when Seneca took down Butler 56-17. Pearson reeked havoc on the Butler offense with 13 tackles, one sack and six tackles for loss.

Lamar Dawson
Linebacker/Tight End, 6-2, 235 lbs.
Danville-Boyle County

Before jetting off on an official visit to Oregon, linebacker Lamar Dawson (senior) showed his offensive skills Friday night against Lexington Lafayette in a 40-0 win for Boyle County. Dawson had three touchdowns. He carried the ball 14 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 70 yards and another touchdown.

Hunter Neveras
Running Back, 6-0, 170 lbs.
Bowling Green

Coming in for an injured starter, Hunter Neveras stepped up in a tightly contested game for the Bowling Green Purples. Bowling Green defeated previously undefeated Grayson County 41-27 in a game that was much closer than the final score. The junior rushed for 136 yards and caught passes for another 187 yards and scored three total touchdowns.

Derek Bishop
Running Back, 5-8, 170 lbs.
Louisville-Trinity

There were several players who stood out for Trinity in their big victory over St. Xavier Friday night. Derek Bishop continued his quiet contributions with 17 carries and 127 yards and two touchdowns. Bishop had a big 66 yard run in the game that may have put the nail in St. Xavier’s coffin.

Travis Elliott
Running Back, 5-11, 207 lbs.
Union-Ryle

Ryle had a tough game against Campbell County, winning 35-30 Friday night. Junior running back Travis Elliott was his usual dominant self with 242 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. He also returned a kick 93 yards for a touchdown to open the game.

Jon Davis
Tight End, 6-3, 233 lbs.
Middletown-Eastern

Eastern defeated Shelby County in dominating fashion, 49-6. Senior Mr. Football Candidate Jon Davis was a standout in the effort. He had 86 yards rushing and another 71 yards receiving and three total touchdowns in the victory.

Louisiana


Nyle Johnson
Wide Receiver, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Baton Rouge-Dunham

SMU commitment Nyle Johnson is one of the top offensive prospects in Baton Rouge, and his transition from Capitol High to Dunham High doesn’t seem to have slowed his progress.

In a 34-21 win over St. John-Plaquemine, Johnson rushed for 164 yards on 22 carries, and he added a receiving touchdown late to help the Tigers to the win. Johnson also has offers from the likes of Miami (Ohio), Tulane and Louisiana-Monroe.

Tollette George
Quarterback, 5-10, 165 lbs.
Karr

The showdown of the weekend in New Orleans was between Karr and Jesuit, and Karr quarterback Tollette George didn’t disappoint. The senior was 21-of-31 for 230 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 win, keeping No. 7 Karr alive in the chase for the top spot in 4A.

Fitz Kern
Running Back, 5-01, 170 lbs.
Metairie-Country Day

Kern’s playing at the smaller level in 1A, but the senior is still turning heads around south Louisiana. In a win over St. Martin’s, Kern rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Playing at safety on the defensive side, he turned out 11 tackles, seven of which were solo, and a pair of pass break ups. Fern has not picked up any scholarship offers.

Daniel Sams
Athlete, 6-2, 210 lbs.
Slidell-Salmen High

Salmen’s Jamel Robinson leads the New Orleans Metro area in receiving yards, thanks in large part to the production from dual-threat quarterback Daniel Sams. After he was dismissed from Salmen’s football team, Sams was reinstated in time for his senior season – and he has the Spartans out to a 5-0 start.

Last weekend, Sams had 303 all-purpose yards, including a 100-yard interception return, in a win 55-7 win over St. James. A Kansas State commitment, Sams also has offers from Oklahoma and Tulsa.

Sam Scofield
Wide Receiver/Safety, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Lafayette-St. Thomas More

Coming off his a commitment to Tulane last week, Sam Scofield was poised for a big game – and he delivered.

In a battle of 5A titans, No. 6 STM knocked off second-ranked Acadiana 42-17. Scofield recovered the lone fumble and landed the game-ending interception. Scofield chose Tulane over offers from Louisiana, McNeese State and Northwestern State.

Devin Payne
Running Back, 5-10, 190 lbs.
Port Allen

Port Allen jumped all over Baker in their 41-6 win last weekend, and most of the damage was done by running back Devin Payne. In an option attack where quarterback Jacob Lapraire rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns, Payne ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns.

The senior running back has not picked up any scholarship offers, though he has heard from the likes of Louisiana and Louisiana Tech.

Tyler Cain
Running Back/Wide Receiver, 5-9, 170 lbs.
West Monroe

West Monroe stayed unbeaten with a 33-13 win over Captain Shreve last weekend. Reason being: Tyler Cain.

With an offense that couldn’t find its rhythm through the air (the Rebels turned it over five times), Cain rushed 19 times for 267 yards and two touchdowns. The scoring runs came from 33 and 53 yards out. Cain left the game after being injured on a 50-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Cain, who remains uncommitted, has offers from Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Tulane and ULM.

Mississippi


Anthony Alford
Quarterback, 6-1, 205 lbs.
Petal

Alford (junior) has gotten the attention of several schools reeling in several offers, and his 2010 campaign is on track for more. He helped guide Petal to a 28-7 win against Ocean Springs with his arm and legs. He produced 156 yards rushing with one score and 85 yards passing with another touchdown.

Darion Arrington
Safety, 6-2, 200 lbs.
Wiggins-Stone

Arrington (senior) was a major part of the 13-6 win against Pearl River Central with an interception returned 98 yards for a score. Miss. State commitment.

Nickolas Brassell
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 176 lbs.
Qyen Griffin
Running Back, 5-11, 210 lbs.
Batesville-South Panola

Brassell (senior) had three receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown and added more than 60 yards rushing on two carries and a score in South Panola's 42-7 victory against Olive Branch. Griffin(senior) had 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the win.

Maikhail Miller
Quarterback,
Itawamba High School

It doesn't get any more exciting than this with Miller (senior) coming up huge in the 48-45 win against North Pontotoc. The Ole Miss commitment put his skills to work in the last drive of the game and was successful going for it on fourth down twice with one a 46-yard touchdown pass with five seconds remaining in the game.

Cody Prewitt
Bay Springs-Sylva Bay

Prewitt (senior) scored three ways in the 55-0 victory against Ben's Ford. Run, run, run is his specialty with a 76-yard interception returned for a score, a 53-yard punt returned for a touchdown and a 47-yard reception for a TD. He touched the ball six times and scored on five of those touches.

Tobias Singleton
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 198 lbs.
Madison Central

Singleton (senior) grabbed five receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns. He added 61 yards rushing on three carries and two touchdowns. Junior quarterback Drew Rowell is one to watch in the coming months.

Jraven Tribble
Offensive Lineman/Defensive End, 6-5, 245 lbs.
Raleigh

Tribble (senior) had a big night in the 28-22 win against Velma with 12 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Channing Ward
Defensive End, 6-4, 220 lbs.
Aberdeen

Ward (junior) is a force this year and came up big in the 38-14 win against Winona. He had 14 total tackles, seven for loss yardage and three sacks. He added three receptions for 68 yards.

Jermaine Whitehead
Cornerback, 6-0, 183 lbs.
Greenwood-Amanda Elzy

Whitehead (senior) had three receptions for 50 yards and seven carries for 70 yards. He added six tackles on defense in the 26-6 win against Yazoo County. Miss. State commitment.

North Carolina


Jade Montgomery
Kicker
Monroe-Piedmont

Montgomery (senior) was 7-of-7 of the PATs in the 49-19 win against Cuthbertson. She was also crowned Homecoming queen at halftime.

Jalen Simmons
Running Back, 5-8, 194 lbs.
West Charlotte

Simmons (senior) was a big factor in the 50-21 win against North Mecklenburg. The Duke commitment helped the Lions battle back from a 14-point deficit rushing for 122 yards and a score. He also added a 2-point conversion.

Connor Mitch
Quarterback, 6-3, 195 lbs.
Raleigh-Wakefield

Mitch (sophomore) had a lofty night in the 48-34 win against Millbrook going 25-of-35 for 320 yards and five touchdowns.

Evan Guest
Quarterback, 6-0, 160 lbs.
Kahill Smith
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Adrian Gamble
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 175 lbs.
Charlotte-Independence

Guest (junior) lead his troops to a 52-30 win against Ardrey Kell going17-of-28 for 327 yards and scores. Smith (senior) tacked on 175 yards rushing. Gamble (senior) had four receptions for 125 yards. Gamble is a commitment to Virginia.

Xavier Taylor
Running Back/Cornerback, 5-10, 170 lbs.
Durham-Northern

Taylor (senior) had the game winning TD run of 47 yards to degfeat Jordan 21-14. He finsihed the night with 17 carries for 138 yards.

Dorian Belcher
Quarterback, 6-0, 192 lbs.
Akeem Judd
Running Back, 5-11, 179 lbs.
Durham-Southern

Belcher (junior) guided the Rockets to their first win of the season against Person, 39-0. He was 13-of-23 for 133 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown. Judd (junior) rushed for 131 yards on 12 crries.

Garrett Crowe
Quarterback, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Havelock

Crowe (junior) ammassed 300 yards passing going 13-of-24 to get the 48-28 win against Conley.

South Carolina


Shun Tribble
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Woodruff

Tribble (junior) continues to make strides for the Wolverines and he was at it again on Friday. He carried the ball 16 times for 211 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-8 victory over Emerald. The mark puts Tribble at 949 yards rushing on the season thus far. While he's not the biggest back out there he's got the ability to hit the hole and outrun most opponents. That speed and quickness while piling up big time stats should get him plenty of looks over the next year and change.

Chase Hames
Running Back
Blacksburg

Hames (senior) has been on a tear this season, and he appears well on his way to 2,000 plus yards rushing this year. He rushed for 213 yards and three touchdowns last Friday in a 46-7 victory over St. Joseph's.

Austin McCaskill
Quarterback, 6-0, 170 lbs.
Wren

McCaskill (senior) powered the Golden Hurricanes to a 35-20 over nearby Westside. Amassing 383 yards passing and four touchdowns McCaskill remains one of the most underrated quarterback prospects in the state.

Shon Carson
Running Back, 5-9, 195 lbs.
Lake City

One of the premier backs in the southeastern region Carson (senior) showcased his talents against an overmatched Bishop England squad in a 40-17 victory. On 20 carries Carson accounted for 248 yards and scored three touchdowns on the night.

Robert Smith
Safety/Quarterback, 5-11, 190 lbs.
Dorchester-Woodland

The Clemson commitment has been an offensive force for his Woodland team throughout his career, and Friday night he put it all on display again. In just one half of action Smith (senior) returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and was 12-20 for 183 yards for five touchdowns passing. At the half Smith had piled up 297 yards of total offense for his team.

Dezmon Venning
Running Back, 5-9, 190 lbs.
Mt. Pleasant-Wando

Venning (junior) had another big time performance for the Warriors of Wando as they defeated Ashley Ridge 36-20. The talented back ran for 212 yards and three touchdowns. Afterwards we spoke with him, and he says he's started to gain interest from both North Carolina and North Carolina State.

Jerome Jordan
Running Back, 6-2, 200 lbs.
Goose Creek

Jordan (senior) is a name to keep a close eye on as he's starting to generate plenty of interest. Friday he helped Goose Creek to another impressive victory. This time the Gators knocked off rivals Stratford 31-14, and Jordan was the force behind the win rushing for 235 yards and two touchdowns.

Justin Worley
Quarterback, 6-4, 197 lbs.
Rock Hill-Northwestern

Worley (senior) had another mindboggling performance against a talented North Augusta squad who came into the game ranked No. 5 in AAAA. The Tennessee commitment guided his No. 2 team to a 42-14 victory going 39-50 for 424 yards and four touchdowns. All indications point to Worley earning a spot in this year's Shrine Bowl game with the kind of production and success he has enjoyed during his career at Northwestern.

Tyler Leath
Running Back, 5-8, 180 lbs.
Boiling Springs

Leath (senior) helped Boiling Springs even their record to 3-3 on the year in a 32-19 win over J.L. Mann. The senior back pounded Mann as he carried 34 times for 194 yards. He carried the ball on more than half of the Bulldogs' plays in the second half to wear down the Patriots defense.

Charone Peake
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 175 lbs.
Spartanburg-Dorman

Finally getting back close to full strength after an early ankle injury Peake (senior) was able to get in on the fun with his Dorman teammates as they walloped Hillcrest 48-7. Peake in a little bit of action as the game was well in hand early on caught 5 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown on the night. On Wednesday Peake was chosen to play in the U.S. Army All American Bowl.

Tennessee


Will Gross
Quarterback, 6-3, 180 lbs.
Jamion Dunning
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 5-10, 165 lbs.
Memphis-Melrose

Gross (junior) was 11-of-27 for 307 yards and four scores in the 38-35 victory against Memphis East. Dunning (senior) had six receptions for 233 yards and three of the touchdowns in the victory.

Brian Kimbrow
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Memphis-East

Kimbrow's (junior) squad came up short in the loss to Melrose (38-35), but the ball carrier had 247 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. He has more than 1,100 yards for the season and 10 scores.

Jovon Robinson
Running Back, 6-0, 215 lbs.
Memphis-Wooddale

Robinson (junior) is a true standout on both sides of the ball. Wooddale defeated Hosuton 54-27 behind the performance of Robinson's 13 rushes for 184 yards which included a big 80-yard run and a punt return for more than 70 yards. He grabbed two interceptions on defense as well as a fumble recovery.

I'Tavius Mathers
Running Back, 6-0, 182 lbs.
Murfreesboro-Blackman

Mathers (junior)has more than 1,300 yards for the season and included another 178 yards rushing on 29 touches last week defeating Siegel 21-9.

Jabriel Washington
Cornerback, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Jackson-Trinity Christian Academy

Washington (senior) will beat you with his arm, legs and determination which was proven last week in the 42-14 win against Adamsville. Washington was 15-of-25 for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and carried the ball 25 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He added 10 tackles on defense.

Michael Johnson
Quarterback, 6-7, 206 lbs.
Memphis-Briarcrest Christian

Johnson (senior) has his team undefeated after the win against Craigmont 21-14. Johnson was 17-of-26 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He has become the all-time passing leader for the Saints.

C.J. Bethard
Quarterback/Defensive Back, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Franklin-Battle Ground Academy

Bethard (junior) is pushing 1,500 yards for the season and double-digit touchdowns. He had 329 yards and three touchdowns in the 38-35 loss to Montgomery Bell Academy.

Kelvin Wells, Jr.
Running Back
Cleveland-Walker Valley

Wells (sophomore) has more than 1,000 yards this season including last week's production of 296 yards on 27 carries and four touchdowns. The Mustangs were on the losing end to Ooltewah, 41-35.

Carlos Williams
Running Back, 5-10, 170 lbs.
Covington

Williams (sophomore) is a name to remember as he continues to produce on the gridiron. The Chargers defeated Obion County 35-30 in large part behind 381 yards rushing on 33 carries by Williams.

Cornelius Elder
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-9, 150 lbs.
Nashville-Ensworth

Elder (sophomore) has more than 500 yards rushing for the season and added two touchdowns and two interceptions last week after defeating Brentwood Academy 21-14. 'Corn' came up real big on the second interception as BA was inside the 20-yard line driving to score. It was the last play of the game, and Elder returned the ball 60 yards.


Key contributors to this report include Rebecca Johnston, Dudley Dawson, Shea Dixon, Brian Eldridge and Kerry Fair ll.

High school coaches may submit nominations each week for 'Stars of the South' to abone@scout.com

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