Stars of the South
Mike Bellamy
abone@scout.com
Posted Oct 22, 2010


FoxSports.com/Scout.com takes a closer look at the top performances from the weekend of October 15th. Upset wins and new names become heros in the Stars of the South.


Stars of the South


Alabama


Terrance Timmons
Running Back 5-9, 175 lbs.
Mobile-Davidson

Davidson Head Coach Fred Riley has a 300-yard rusher for the first time in his 29-year tenure. Timmons (senior) rushed for 304 yards on 16 carries scoring three touchdowns of 22, 23, and 54 yards in the 35-28 win over Alma Bryant.

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

Ganus completed nine-of-15 pass attempts for 155 yards and two touchdowns of 22 and 66 yards. The junior rushed for 256 yards on 16 carries with three more touchdowns including 35 and 17 yard runs in the 42-14 win over Talladega.

Beniquez Brown
Running Back, 6-3, 195 lbs.
Florence

Brown led his team to a 56-34 must-win over Grissom. The junior had his best game this season with 177 yards on just nine carries. He scored on runs of 45 and 94 yards. He also threw two touchdown passes for 13 and 47 yards.

Cody Staten
Running Back, 5-8, 185 lbs.
Cordova

Staten rushed for 293 yards on 22 carries scoring two touchdowns of 73 and 42 yards, his 19th and 20th for the season. The junior also caught a 29-yard touchdown pass and returned a kick 83 yards for a score in the close game.

Troymaine Pope
Running Back, 5-9, 140 lbs.
Anniston

Pope rushed for 257 yards on 31 carries. The junior scored five touchdowns of 1, 45, 56, 4, and 39 yards. Anniston clinched their region title with the win.

Jeremy Ford
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Irvington-Alma Bryant

Ford caught 17 passes for 179 yards. The junior had touchdown receptions of 51 and five yards in the 35-28 loss to Davidson. The 17 receptions is a school record.

Rocky Hayes
Running Back, 5-11, 160 lbs.
Heflin-Cleburne County

Hayes rushed for 281 yards (school record) in the 49-34 win over Springville. The junior scored on runs of 25, 50 and 55 yards. He also caught a 55-yard touchdown pass in the win.

Collins Moore
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Madison-Bob Jones

Moore (senior) caught four passes for 146 yards. The Ole Miss commitment scored three touchdowns of 73, 1, and 42 yards in the 48-17 win over Sparkman. Bob Jones will play Decatur for the region title this week.

Chris Nelson
Quarterback, 6-2, 210 lbs.
Theodore

Nelson completed 16-of-26 pass attempts for 194 yards. The senior had three touchdown passes of 42, 16, and 8 yards. Nelson has a scholarship offer from South Alabama.

Ronald Stewart
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Hueytown

Stewart rushed for 238 yards on 27 carries. The senior scored all five of the Golden Gophers' touchdowns on runs of 1, 13, 12, 57 and 14 yards. Hueytown defeated John Carroll 34-14.

Alex Taylor
Running Back, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Lester-West Limestone

Taylor rushed for 305 yards on 18 carries scoring three touchdowns of 45, 50 and 83 yards. The junior's team defeated Brooks 49-30. The big runner is drawing a lot interest.

Andy Pappanastos
Kicker, 5-11, 160 lbs.
Montgomery-Trinity Presbyterian

The junior kicked two field goals of 44 and 52 yards in the 34-27 win T.R. Miller. He booted five of his seven kickoffs into the end zone and made 11 tackles on defense.

Arkansas


Matthew Showalter
Wide Receiver/Cornerback, 6-2, 170 lbs.
Batesville

Showalter picked up a fumble and returned it 98 yards for a game-winning touchdown with 49 seconds remaining. The senior lifted Batesville over Wynne 17-13 and the kept the Pioneers unbeaten.

Lavonte Forte
ATH, 5-11, 160 lbs.
Nashville

The sophomore scored touchdowns on a 37-yard interception and an 88-yard kickoff return in a 27-19 win over Ashdown.

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

The Arkansas commitment was sparkling in defeat while passing for 273 yards, rushing for 94 and accounting for six total TDs in a 48-45 loss to Fort Smith Southside.

Demetrius Dean
Tight End, 6-3, 260 lbs.
Fayetteville

Another Arkansas commitment, Dean (senior) hauled in four passes for 89 yards from Allen with all of them TD catches.

Davyon McKinney
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Forrest City

The Arkansas wideout commitment (senior) picked off a pass and returned 42 yards for a key score in Forrest City’s 35-18 over Paragould.

Hunter Whorton
Quarterback, 5-10, 160 lbs.
Fort Smith Southside

The senior completed 15-of-24 passes for 202 yards, including a game-winning 32-yard toss with just 25 seconds left in a 48-45 win over Fayetteville.

Julius Jones
Tailback, 5-8, 185 lbs.
Fort Smith Southside

Jones rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns as the junior played a large part in Southside’s big win.

Jawahn Hunt
Tailback, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Pine Bluff

Hunt’s monster senior season continued on Friday night as he toted the ball 39 times for 303 yards and four touchdowns while leading the Zebras over Texarkana 34-18.

Joseph Calcagni
Quarterback, 6-2, 190 lbs.
Springdale

The Tulsa pledge (senior) was 25-of-36 passing for 387 yards and a TD while leading his team to a 56-42 win over Fort Smith Northside.

Tre Franklin
Running Back, 5-10, 190 lbs.
Marion

Franklin (junior) had 35 carries for 360 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a wild 67-62 win over Mountain Home.

Mason Millsap
Tailback, 5-10, 150 lbs.
Marshall

Millsaps had the state’s top rushing total as the senior racked up 493 yards and five touchdowns en route to downing Lincoln 55-39.

James Sax
Tailback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Vilonia

The junior had 14 carries for 106 yards and three TDs in a 42-21 win over Morrilton.

Jalen Cobb
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 195 lbs.
Warren

Cobb, a junior who has an offer from the University of Arkansas, had 10 catches for 157 yards Friday night in a 55-32 win over DeWitt.

Savian Gil
Quarterback, 5-5, 180 lbs.
Warren

The junior quarterback passed for 301 yards and rushed for 90 more in Warren’s 55-32 win over Dewitt.

Evan Ray
Quarterback, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Hackett

Ray’s 20-yard TD pass to Dexter Holloway as time expired lifted Hackett over Mountainburg 26-20 in a game where Ray was 5-of-10 passing for 66 yards and two TDs and the senior also returned an interception 45 yards for a score.

Colby Taylor
Running Back, 5-10, 160 lbs.
Beebe

Taylor (senior) had 22 carries for 208 yards and four touchdowns in Bebee’s 51-50 overtime win over Blytheville.

Steven Kehner
Running BAck, 5-11, 190 lbs.
Glen Rose

The senior rushed for six touchdowns while carrying the ball 23 times for 293 yards in Glen Rose’s 49-18 victory over Fountain Lake.

Justin Sunde
Tailback, 5-10, 160 lbs.
Greenwood

Sunde (junior) rushed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns and had a 68 TD catch while rolling up 128 yards in reception yardage in a 49-0 win over Harrison.

Florida


Telvin Hooks
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-11, 200 lbs.
New Smyrna Beach

Hooks (senior) rushed for 132 yards on seven carries scoring touchdowns of 59, 25 and 33 yards. Hooks had four scholarship offers prior to the game including Louisiana, Northwestern and Purdue. Hooks is a transfer from Mainland where three of his 2009 teammates are on the Boilermakers' roster.

Raheem Mostert
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
New Smyrna Beach

On a field where University of Florida commitment Pop Saunders was supposed to stand out, it was Mostert (junior) and Hooks who stole the show. Mostert caught six passes for 130 yards and rushed for 30 yards on three carries. He scored the game winning screen pass for the 28-24 shocker over a highly ranked 6A Deland squad with seconds remaining.

Kevin Anderson
Quarterback 6-2, 190 lbs.
Boca Raton

Anderson (sophomore) completed 24-of-31 passing attempts for 330 yards scoring two touchdowns and added a score on the ground in the 27-19 decision over Santaluces.

David Bicknell
Kicker, 6-2, 190 pounds
Boca Raton

Bicknell (senior) hit field goals of 50 and 37 yards and made all three extra point attempts in the 27-19 win over Santaluces.

Charlie Nicklaus
Running Back, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Palm Beach Gardens-Benjamin

Nicklaus (sophomore) rushed for 138 yards on 17 carries scoring a touchdown in the 26-19 win over Pope John Paul II School.

Trey Pendergrass
Running Back, 5-5, 155 pounds
Jupiter Christian

Pendergrass rushed for 196 yards on 21 carries scoring three touchdons of in the 45-13 win over Vista Ridge. The senior has a scholarship offer from Eastern Illinois.

Jacoby Brissett
Quarterback, 6-4, 225 lbs.
Palm Beach Gardens-Dwyer

Brissett completed nine-of-16 pass attempts for 164 yards and three touchdowns in the 52-7 win over Park Vista. The senior also rushed for a score in the game. Brissett has scholarship offers from ACC, Big East, SEC, Big 12 and Big 10 schools.

Stevie Weatherford
Quarterback, 6-2, 190 lbs.
Land O' Lakes

Weatherford completed 14-of-23 pass attempts for 339 yards scoring four touchdowns and rushing for a fifth in the 48-3 win over Wesley Chapel. The senior is a South Florida commitment.

Mike Bellamy
Running Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Punta Gorda-Charlotte

Bellamy rushed for 263 yards on 27 carries scoring three touchdowns of 45, 46, 39 and 17. The senior is a commitment to Clemson and now has 1,541 yards and 29 touchdowns for the season.

D.J. Stewart
Running Back, 5-11, 225 pounds
Jacksonville-Bolles

D.J. Stewart was facing the sophomore running back phenom from Yulee and wanted to put his name in the hat. The junior did just that rushing for 191 yards and scoring six touchdowns of 7, 7, 19, 10, 38 and 2 yards. He now has 875 yards on the season, and he nearly doubled his touchdown take which stands at 13 after the 56-27 win.

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

The sophomore phenom got his numbers too. Henry is on track for a 9,000 yard career and will hit 4,000 next week with an 85-yard game. Henry rushed for 217 yards on 26 carries scoring three touchdowns including a 53-yard run. He also returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score. This is Henry's 17th game hitting better than 200, and he stands at just less than 1,500 yards for the season. He has already garnered scholarship offers from the big three in-state schools among many others.

Jamie Gilmore
Athlete, 5-7, 160 lbs.
Citra-North Marion

Gilmore has scholarship offers from Duke, Maryland, Memphis and North Carolina. It's easy to see why. The junior rushed for two scores, caught a 62-yard pass. and returned a punt 88-yards in the 48-0 win over Newberry.

Jeff Driskel
Quarterback, 6-4, 225 lbs.
Oviedo-Hagerty

The University of Florida commitment is possibility the answer for the Gators' loss of Tim Tebow, but only time will tell. He sure looked like it last week. The senior rushed for 242 yards scoring on runs of 1, 90 and 88 yards. He completed 20-of-42 pass attempts for 176 yards with a 39-yard touchdown, but two picks in the 36-14 win over St. Cloud.

Loucheiz Purifoy
Running Back, 6-1, 170 lbs.
Pensacola-Pine Forest

The Eagles soared to a victory over Catholic Baton Rouge last week. Purifoy (senior) rushed for 197 yards on 17 carries. The Florida commitment scored three touchdowns of 11, 49 and 57 yards in the 42-30 win.

Kyle Bivins
Running Back
Pensacola-Pine Forest

Bivins was the second part of the one-two punch Pine Forest used in their trip to Baton Rouge. The junior rushed for 173 yards on 13 carries scoring twice on runs of 5 and 82 yards in the win.

Georgia


Demetrius Alston
Defensive End, 6-2.5, 227 lbs.
Martavius Edwards
Running Back/Defensive Back
Norcross

Alston (senior) was a defensive fixture in the the backfield against Peachtree Ridge. He had 16 tackles which included four for a loss in the 14-7 win. Edwards (junior) was another monster in the game with 10 tackles and a huge interception on 4th down to seal the victory.

Tre Beck
Running Back, 5-9, 162 lbs.
Dalton

Beck (junior) carried the ball 18 times last week for 319 yards and two touchdowns in the 42-10 win against Ringgold.

Justin Coleman
Cornerback, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Brunswick

Coleman (senior) was a defensive nightmare which helped in the 52-34 win against Wayne County. The Tennessee commitment had six tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception in the victory.

Janier Ferguson
Running Back, 5-9, 185 lbs.
Lindale-Pepperrell

Ferguson (freshman) had a monster night with 322 yards on the ground with four touchdowns on his 25 carries in the win against Adairsville 47-26.

Holland Frost
Quarterback/Defensive Back, 6-0, 190 lbs.
Marietta-Pope

Frost (junior) led his troops with 108 yards on the ground with one score and added 170 yards passing with two additional touchdowns in the 28-17 win against Sprayberry.

Taylor Heinicke
Quarterback, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Zay Howard
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Travis Parker
Linebacker
Suwanee-Collins Hill

Heinicke (senior) was 19-of-28 for 369 yards and four touchdowns in the 42-34 victory against Mill Creek. He added 12 carries for 48 yards. Howard (senior) had six receptions for 120 yards and two scores. Parker (senior) registered 12 tackles in the win.

Anthony Johnson
ATH, 6-3, 227 lbs.
Gainesville

Johnson (senior) looks good running the 'wildcat' for his Red Elephant squad. The Tennessee commitment got three touchdowns out of the formation helping seal the 49-17 win against Monroe Area.

Miles Jones
Running Back, 5-8, 180 lbs.
Acworth-Allatoona

Jones (junior) had 325 yards of the 395 total team's offensive rushing yards in the 30-15 win against Cedartown.

Terrance Smith
Defensive End, 6-3, 212 lbs.
Decatur-Southwest DeKalb

Smith (senior) punished Redan all night with 14 tackles including more than one in the backfield. He recovered a fumble along the way to the 53-20 win.

Justin Walker
Quarterback
Leesburg-Lee County

Walker (senior) has more than 2,100 yards this season and 30 touchdowns which included last week's production of 428 yards and five touchdowns. He was 27-of-48 in the 39-32 win against Hardaway.

Kentucky


Cameron Thomas
Running Back, 6-1, 173 lbs.
Nicholasville-East Jessamine

East Jessaine fell to Lexington Catholic 46-40 on Thursday night, but despite the loss, junior running back Cameron Thomas shined with 36 carries for 355 yards and five touchdowns.

Chad Lawrence
Quarterback, 6-0, 175 lbs.
Independence-Simon Kenton

Chad Lawrence has been a force all season for his Simon Kenton Pioneers. The senior signal caller led his team to a 48-27 win over Boone County, going 19-of-28 for 313 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for three more touchdowns.

Zack Templin
Offensive Line, 6-5, 300 lbs.
Nicholasville-East Jessamine

Senior lineman Zack Templin has continued to anchor both sides of the line for East Jessamine this season. East ran behind Templin most of the night on offense and rolled up 498 yards rushing and six touchdowns. He also had seven tackles and two sacks on the other side of the ball.

Vincent Miller
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Lexington-Henry Clay

Vinny Miller has taken on a new role for Henry Clay as he’s shifted over to the last few games. Since the switch, Miller has been dominant. In Henry Clay’s 70-30 win Friday, the junior had 125 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He also went five-of-five through the air for another 81 yards and two more touchdowns.

LaMont McMurry
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Louisville-St. Xavier

After a big loss at the hands of Trinity, St. Xavier and LaMont McMurry (senior) have bounced back. McMurry led the Tigers to a 38-7 win over Manual on Friday night with his 27 carries 202 yards two touchdowns.

Anthony Wales
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Louisville-Central

Anthony Wales, as usual, came up big for his Central Yellow Jackets Friday night. The junior rushed for a career high 392 yards and five touchdowns in a 70-41 win over cross town foe Moore.

Michael Fluellen
Wide Receiver, 6-5, 200 lbs.
Louisville-Seneca

Michael Fluellen has come on this season as one of Louisville’s best wide receivers. The senior out-dueled four-star receiver DeVante Parker on Friday night, even though Seneca fell to defeat. Fluellen had eight catches for 208 yards and a touchdown in the 27-21 loss.

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

DeMichael Jackson carried Jeffersontown to a win over Valley last Friday night, 33-14. The junior rushed for two touchdowns, caught another touchdown pass and returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the victory.

Branden Cresap
Quarterback, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Collins

Collins is having a great season behind the arm of senior quarterback Branden Cresap. He led Collins over Fern Creek Friday night, 34-14. Cresap threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

Derek Bishop
Running Back, 5-8, 185 lbs.
Louisville-Trinity

Trinity is on a roll now and sitting in control of their playoff fates. Senior running back Derek Bishop rushed 23 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns in their 49-0 win over Eastern.

Jerrell Moore
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Fern Creek

Jerrell Moore (senior) has continually been productive for Fern Creek despite their struggles as a team. Moore had more than 200 all-purpose yards on Friday night. Moore is a Louisville commitment.

J.J. Jude
Running Back, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Paintsville-Johnson Central

It’s been a year of big performances in Kentucky, and junior running back J.J. Jude continued that trend, setting a state record for rushing yards in a single game. Jude had 32 runs for 584 yards and six touchdowns in Johnson Central’s 68-35 win over Woodford County.

Louisiana


Terrance Magee
Running Back, 5-10, 200 lbs.
Franklinton

LSU commitment Terrance Magee is the heart-and-soul of Franklinton’s offense, and the senior quarterback – and soon to be college running back – is quickly proving that the Demons are one of the best team in Class 4A. In a 48-14 win over East Jefferson, Magee passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another. The highlight of the night came on the game’s first drive, capped off by a 59-yard scoring pass from Magee to Chris Briggs. Before halftime, Magee connected again with Briggs and then with Jock Harvey.

Lawrence Breaud
Running Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Marrero-Shaw

Lawrence Breaud piled up three touchdowns in a 42-21 win over H.L. Bourgeois. Last week, he took his game to the next level. Despite coming out on the losing end of a 49-35 effort, the senior running back recorded a season-high five touchdowns. He opened the game up with a six-yard touchdown run, and he scored again on a three-yard carry in the second quarter. Just before halftime, he hauled in a 65-yard touchdown pass. A 16-yard run cut the lead to 35-28, and a four-yard touchdown catch gave Shaw their final points late in the fourth quarter.

Bradley Sylve
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Port Sulphur-South Plaquemines

Alabama commitment Bradley Sylve is getting back into the swing of things after he was sidelined for all of 2009 with a broken foot. In a 52-11 win over St. Martin’s, Sylve scored three rushing touchdowns and returned a kickoff 98 yards as the Hurricanes racked up 282 yards on the ground. With the win South Plaquemines moves to 4-3 overall, but they remain perfect in District 9-1A play (3-0).

Ed Eagan
Defensive Back, 5-10, 165 lbs.
New Orleans-Holy Cross

The Tigers remained undefeated (4-0) in District 10-3A, taking a 58-6 win over Clark last Friday at Pan American Stadium. The highlight of the night: Holy Cross junior defensive back Ed Eagan. Playing with a broken hand, Eagan picked off five passes – the most by any player in a single game in 3A this season.

Ahmad White
Running Back, 5-10, 205 lbs.
Boutte-Hahnville

Senior running back Ahmad White has had no trouble helping Hahnville replace Alfred Blue, who has moved into the second spot on LSU’s running back depth chart. White had another banner night last Friday night against Destrehan, rushing for 222 yards and three touchdowns - plus a touchdown pass.

Effrem Reed
Running Back, 5-9, 188 lbs.
Geismar-Dutchtown

Dutchtown (7-0) is one of the best teams in all of 5A, and their running game – which amassed 337 yards in a 42-6 win over St. Amant last Friday – has been the reason why. Effrem Reed’s name is becoming synonymous with big numbers, and the seventh win of the season was no different than the previous six, seeing the senior running back carry the ball 19 times for a team-high 144 yards and three touchdowns.

Jarvis Landry
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Lutcher

Jarvis Landry has fallen victim to life without a quarterback. While he had Gavin Webster last year, the LSU commitment has moved into a rotation of three names – none of which seem to have the same vibe with Landry that Webster brought.

After sitting out on offense for the first half, Landry stepped in for the final two quarters and made his mark – catching two balls for 39 yards and securing one interception. More important was when those plays came. Landry grabbed the game-winning touchdown on a highlight snag with 2:38 left in the game. On the next drive, Landry sealed the 20-16 win over Belle Chasse with an interception.

Jeremy Hill
Running Back, 6-1, 215 lbs.
Baton Rouge-Redemptorist

LSU pledge Jeremy Hill has been red-hot all year long. Last Friday, the victim was an undersized Baker Buffalos defense. Behind the blocking of five-star left tackle La’el Collins, Hill finished with 223 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in just three quarters of work. For the season, Hill is averaging over 200 yards per game, having rushed for 1,482 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Kaleb Blanchard
Running Back, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Denham Springs

Sophomore Kaleb Blanchard used a 155-yard, four-touchdown night to help Denham Springs cruise past Walker, 41-19. Blanchard rushed seven times for 155 yards and four touchdowns, which put him over 1,000 yards for the season. With the game out of hand, backup Romel Williams spelled Blanchard and picked up 105 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.

Levander Liggins
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Leesville

It was a District 3-4A battle where both teams combined for 1,087 yards and 17 touchdowns, seeing Leesville push past Alexandria in a 69-48 road win. For Levander Liggins, it was night to remember. The senior athlete ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, and he also caught five passes for 103 yards and another two touchdowns.

Elliot Jones
Quarterback, 6-0, 220 lbs.
Haughton

If the Leesville-Alexandria game was eventful, third-ranked Haughton’s 84-42 win over Huntington-Shreveport goes in a category of its own. While Haughton ran for 397 yards, it was quarterback Elliot Jones who took home the game ball, finishing with six touchdowns on 31-of-41 passing. The junior spent the majority of the game under center, though Dak Prescott took a number of the first-half snaps.

Mike Williams
Quarterback, 6-3, 205 lbs.
Houma-Terrebonne

With a 42-0 lead at halftime, senior quarterback Mike Williams didn’t need to go the whole way against Central Lafourche. As for the two-and-a-half quarters Williams spent on the field, the 6-foot-3 senior made it count. Williams was 9-of-10 passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns, two of which came to his younger brother Justin Williams, who finished with six catches for 108 yards.

Mississippi


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

Alford (junior) had a ground attack which produced 260 yards on 11 carries and three scores in the 49-21 win against Hancock.

Qyen Griffin
Quarterback, 5-11, 210 lbs.
Batesville-South Panola

Griffin (senior) was unstoppable in the 62-6 win against Tupelo. The 310 yards and five touchdowns was produced on 28 carries.

Jamal Hall
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Picayune

Hall (senior) touched the ball 34 times and scored once with the 185 yards helping defeat Brookhaven 38-28.

Keonte Harper
Running Back, 5-8, 165 lbs.
Caleb Smith
Safety, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Clinton

Harper (junior) came off the bench for 20 carries and 140 yards to hand Northwest Rankin their first loss of the season, 21-10. He added three receptions for 33 yards. Smith (senior) had 11.5 tackles and a sack in the victory.

Devorie Martin
Running Back, 5-8, 180 lbs.
Biloxi

Martin (freshman) was an offensive spark in the 42-35 loss to Pascagoula. His four touchdown runs included 33, 80, 24 and 15 yards.

Eddie McAdney
Wide Receiver/Linebacker, 5-11, 205 lbs.
Cleveland

McAdney (sophomore) had an offensive performance which helped blank Amanda Elzy 32-0. The three touchdown night came by way of 236 yards on 18 carries.

Shaquille Perry
Running Back, 6-2, 210 lbs.
Walnut

Perry (senior) gained 200 yards rushing on 15 touches and four scores. He added a 70-yard kick-off return and a 65-yard punt return to defeat Mantachie, 69-33.

Cody Prewitt
Safety, 6-3, 205 lbs.
Bay Springs-Sylva Bay

Prewitt, and Ole Miss commitment, had 132 yards in limited action on nine touches and two touchdowns (42, 41 yards). The senior added a two-point conversion to his stat sheet in the 34-7 win against Prentiss Christian.

Chandler Rogers
Quarterback, 6-3, 195 lbs.
Brookhaven Academy

Rogers (senior) became the all-time touchdown leader (115) in private schools for the state of Mississippi and fourth overall in Mississippi. His performance in the 44-35 win against East Rankin produced six total touchdowns going 13-of-28 for 258 yards and three scores and three additional touchdowns on 18 carries for 78 yards.

North Carolina


Chauncey Concepcion
Quarterback/Defensive Back, 5-8, 155 lbs.
Charlotte-Providence

Concepcion (senior) had more than 400 yards of offense and seven scores in the 49-28 win against Myers Park. He had 155 yards rushing with a pair of touchdowns and passed for 275 yards and five scores.

Eric Ebron
Tight End, 6-4.5, 216 lbs.
Elijah Jordan
Running Back, 5-7, 155 lbs.
Greensboro-Smith

Ebron (senior) had six receptions for 150 yards and two scores to lead his undefeated team to a 27-18 win. Ebron is a North Carolina commitment. Jordan (senior) had 180 yards on 29 touches in the victory.

Jahwan Edwards
Running Back, 5-10, 244 lbs.
Deion Walker
Running Back, 5-10.5, 183 lbs.
Matthews-Butler

Edwards (senior) had three scores with his 15 touches for 102 yards in the 46-15 win against Ardrey Kell. Walker (senior) had three less carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Drayvon Fairley
Defensive End, 6-3, 200 lbs.
Red Springs

Fairley (junior) had 10 tackles in the 14-8 upset win against East Columbus. He added two sacks and one kick0off return for 37 yards.

A.J. Marion
Running Back, 5-10, 190 lbs.
Asheville-A.C. Reynolds

Marion (junior) is one to keep a close watch during the coming months. He had 116 yards rushing on nine touches with two touchdowns. He added one receiving touchdown in the 69-17 win against Enka.

B.J. Sherrill
Quarterback, 5-11, 229 lbs.
Mount Ulla-West Rowan

Sherrill's (senior) dominating performance in the 40-0 win against Statesville also places him in the record books. His career yardage of more than 5,000 yards included last week's 233 yards passing. He finished 12-of-15 for the night.

Sam Spence
Quarterback, 6-3, 200 lbs.
Charlotte Latin

Spence (senior) continues to have a great season and had another big night last week in the 44-28 win against AFC. The Hawk went 20-of-34 for 385 yards and five touchdowns.

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

Simmons (senior) had 154 yards rushing for two scores to lead in the 34-7 win against Hough. The Duke commitment also added a two-point conversion.

Marquis Williams
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Charlotte-Mallard Creek

Williams (senior) went 14-of-26 for 225 yards and three scores in the 48-0 win against North Mecklenburg. The North Carolina soft verbal commitment used his legs for two additional touchdowns.

Airyn Willis
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 180 lbs.
High Point-Southwest Guilford

Willis (senior) had 308 yards on 23 totes and five touchdowns in the 54-46 win against Glenn. Willis is a Georgia Tech commitment.

South Carolina


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

Worley (senior) had yet another impressive outing as he helped Northwestern to a 34-13 win over Lancaster. The Tennessee commitment was 32-of-40 for 324 yards and three touchdowns.

Dakari Sitton
Running Back, 5-10, 190 lbs.
Greer

Sitton (senior) has been riddled with an injury most of the season and got his legs back last Friday after sitting out a number of weeks. Sitton rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns in Greer's 40-35 victory over defending AAA state champions Clinton.

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

Tribble continues to do big things for the Wolverines, and Friday night's performance was no different. The junior standout had 12 carries for 220 yards and scored three touchdowns. Tribble and the Wolverines won handily 35-14 over Saluda.

Adam Humphries
Cornerback, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Spartanburg-Dorman

Humphries (senior) showed off his skills on the offensive side of the ball for the defending Big 16/AAAA Division 1 state champions. The Clemson commitment had four catches for 86 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-24 victory over Mauldin.

Blake Hayes
Running Back, 5-10, 200 lbs.
Greenville-Wade Hampton

Hayes (junior) had another big performance on Friday as he helped Wade Hampton beat a strong Berea squad 32-28. Hayes rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Hayes is currently ranked the No. 1 running back in the state for the 2012 class.

Cyril Davis
Quarterback, 6-0, 180 lbs.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson

Davis had one of the most remarkable performances in recent history as he helped Orangeburg Wilkinson come from behind and defeat Aiken 38-35. The senior standout continues to make a strong case for Shrine Bowl consideration as he was 33-49 for 523 yards and six touchdowns in the victory. Scout.com will talk with Davis this week for an update regarding his recruitment.

Marcus Smith
Running Back, 5-8, 175 lbs.
Columbia-Irmo

Smith (junior) appears as the heir apparent to 2011 RB Dawan Scott who had to sit behind 2010 RB Mustafa Greene. Some are already calling Irmo "Running Back U" with their steady dose of standout running backs over the past few seasons. Smith filled in for Scott who sat out with an ankle injury with a mind-boggling 412 yards on 36 carries. Smith scored six times in a 42-7 victory over Spring Valley. Smith is the son of former South Carolina Gamecock Anthony Smith.

Robert Smith
Quarterback/Safety 6-0, 194 lbs.
Dorchester-Woodland

Smith (senior) has been a prolific quarterback for Woodland all four seasons, and he had another remarkable performance on Friday as he powered his squad to a 68-0 win over Academic Magnet. Smith was 9-of-14 for 271 yards and five touchdowns.

Tyrecous Garrett
Quarterback, 6-0, 175 lbs.
Boiling Springs

Garrett (sophomore) is a player college coaches will want to start calling soon as he appears as one of the top prospects in South Carolina for the 2013 class. Blessed with great ball skills and amazing speed Garrett dazzled fans in 49-20 win over Wren. Garrett passed for just 95 yards and a touchdown, but his scrambling for 148 yards and three touchdowns is what he's best known for at this point. Stay tuned to Scout.com for more on this star in the making.

Jeremiah McKie
Quarterback 6-0, 175 lbs.
Mauldin

McKie (senior) had the defending Big 16/AAAA Division 1 state champions Dorman on the ropes early on as the phone lines were blowing up in the first half with news of a possible upset, but the Cavaliers marched back and won 42-24. McKie did a little bit of everything as he passed for 151 yards and two touchdowns and did damage on the ground rushing for 168 yards.

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Austin Bennett
Defensive Back, 5-8, 150 lbs.
Memphis-Christian Brothers

Bennett (senior) came through on the last play of the game blocking a field goal attempt to secure the 21-20 win against Briarcrest Christian.

Adam Davenport
Fullback, 6-0, 200 lbs.
Murfreesboro-Riverdale

Davenport (junior) has amassed more than 1,000 yards for the season which included 164 yards last week and four touchdowns on his 12 touches in the 34-17 win against Siegel.

Dorian Eskridge
Running Back/Kick/Punt Returner, 5-10, 170 lbs.
Knoxville-Hardin Valley

Eskridge (junior) had 31 carries for 201 yards and a score and three receptions for 59 yards and another touchdown in the 21-13 win against Oak Ridge. This is the second year of varsity football for the program.

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

Mathers (junior) rushed for 124 yards and one score in the 17-14 win against Oakland.

Douglass McWhorter
Linebacker/Safety, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Jason Card
Linebacker, 6-0, 200 lbs.
Jaylen Walton
Running Back, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Memphis-Ridgeway

Ridgeway remains undefeated with a strong defensive group of players lead by McWhorter (senior) who had nine tackles and three sacks in the 36-6 win against Southwind. Card (senior) had an interception for a TD for more than 50 yards, five tackles and a sack. Terrance Butler (senior) is a player to watch on defense who added four tackles. Walton (junior) produced 123 yards on offense and a score.

Timmarious Mitchell
Quarterback, 6-0, 165 lbs.
Memphis-Whitehaven

Mitchell (junior) completed nine-of-13 for 184 yards and three touchdowns to defeat Mitchell 37-0.

Brent Rooker
Quarterback, 6-3.5, 170 lbs.
Cordova-Evangelical Christian

Rooker (sophomore) had another outstanding performance going 16-of-20 for 241 yards and four scores in the 49-14 win against First Assembly Christian. He added three carries for 17 yards in the victory.

Tino Thomas
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 194 lbs.
Memphis-Melrose

Thomas (senior) carried the ball 20 times for 190 yards and a score in the 20-17 win against Hamilton. The Tennessee commitment added seven tackles on defense and an interception.

Devrin Young
ATH, 5-9, 165 lbs,
Knoxville-Bearden

Young (senior) was a hoss on special teams and displayed his speed in front of one of his future coaches from Tennessee. The Volunteer commitment, who will likely line up for kick and punt returns in Knoxville, took one of each to the house last week with both for more than 90 yards in the 44-10 win against Heritage. Young ended the night with 300 all-purpose 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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