Stars of the South

Stars of the South

Players across the region are well into play-off season with teams more than happy to practice during the holidays. Top performers come from a wide range of playmakers who are stepping up their game at the right time.

Stars of the South

Top performers for the weekend of November 19.


Greg Howard
Athlete, 6-0, 200 lbs.

Howard rushed for 130 yards on 25 carries in the 17-10 win over Trinity Presbyterian to put his team in the semi-finals with a matchup against Leeds. Howard also kicked a 27-yard field goal and kicked two extra points. Defensively, the senior made eight tackles with two assists.

Demario Lanier
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-1, 150 lbs.

Lanier returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the win over Trinity. The sophomore also caught four passes for 59 yards and picked off a pass on defense.

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

Timmons keeps throwing up huge numbers, and this week's game against Stanhope Elmore was no different. The senior rushed for 302 yards on 24 carries. He scored two touchdowns with none more important than the 65-yard score he put up in the fourth quarter that proved decisive in the 31-24 win. This sets up a short-distance meeting between Daphne and Davidson. The Warriors have won four of the last five meetings. The only loss came in a quarterfinal playoff game in 2005.

Brent Calloway
Running Back, 6-3, 225 lbs.

Calloway's team didn't make it past the quarterfinals, but not for the lack of trying. The senior and University of Alabama commitment rushed for 172 yards on 30 carries scoring a 25-yard touchdown in the 24-14 loss to Hartselle.

Ameriol Finley
Quarterback, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Spanish Fort

Finley is a wrecking machine. The South Alabama commitment scored three touchdowns in the 28-0 throttling of Hueytown rushing for 211 yards on 24 carries. The senior also completed four-of-seven pass attempts.

Jaylon Denson
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 195 lbs.

Denson always makes it look so effortless. The senior and Auburn University commitment caught four passes in the 35-27 win over Clay-Chalkville. He scored on three of them (14, 23, and 72 yards). Hoover will face a rematch with Mountain Brook, and if this game turns out like the last one they will march unfettered into Denson's future home stadium to play for another 6A title.

Ryan Carter
Quarterback, 6-2, 190 lbs.

Not to be overlooked, this super senior showed his steady leadership in the win over Clay-Chalkville by completing eight-of-nine pass attempts for 175 yards and three three scores to Denson.

Javier Mitchell
Linebacker, 6-1, 200 lbs.

Mitchell and his team proved a wave is a wave even if it generates from central Alabama. The Green Wave flooded Bayside Academy with a 49-7 performance. The junior linebacker made eight tackles and grabbed two quarterback sacks in the win. Leeds will host Gordo this week with their 13-0 record with a chance to reclaim their 2008 state championship.

C.J. Cutts
Running Back, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Centreville-Bibb County

Bibb County is a somewhat quiet part of Alabama with a long history along the banks of the Cahaba River. They turn out some impressive high school players like Georgia center Ben Jones and Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy. Cutts looks to follow in their footsteps, and he might get there with a 224-yard performance like he put up against Escambia County. The junior carried the ball 23 times and scored five touchdowns of 7, 12, 28, 35 and 58 yards in the 35-13 win. They will host Thomasville this week.

Andrew Williams
Running Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.

Williams rushed for 162 yards on 12 carries in the 40-21 win over undefeated Cottonwood. He scored three touchdowns of 3, 10, and 40 yards. Leroy will travel to American Christian this week in what is sure to be a surreal environment served up as a football dessert for the earlier played Iron Bowl.

Kendarius Fritts
Running Back, 5-11, 185 lbs.

The Patriots defeated Maplesville 45-13, and Fritts had his way through their defense. The senior rushed for 244 yards on 28 carries scoring three touchdowns of 29, 2 and 26 yards. This sets up another showdown between Linden and Sweet Water with Linden hoping to come out with the win this time.


Brandon Allen
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.

The Arkansas commitment completed 24-of-40 passes for 412 yards and five touchdowns while rallying Fayetteville from a 20-7 deficit to a 34-20 win at West Memphis.

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

With Auburn head coach Gene Chizik and offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn looking on Friday night, future Tiger Frazier accounted for six touchdowns while completing 6-of-9 passing for 143 yards and rushing for 77 yards – all before halftime - as Shiloh Christian hammered McGehee 58-7.

Levi Runyan
Quarterback, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Pearcy-Lake Hamilton

Runyan had 321 yards passing, and the junior accounted for 5-of-7 touchdowns through the air while leading Lake Hamilton to a 63-48 win over Marion.

Zach Davis
Quarterback, 6-1, 180, lbs.

Davis was yet another senior signal caller with an outstanding effort as he passed for 204 yards and went over 10,000 in his career while rallying Harrisburg from a 22-8 hole to a 34-22 win over Charleston.

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

This junior signal caller has now thrown for 3,156 yards and 40 touchdowns this season after a quick work night in which he 4-of-6 passing for 182 yards in a 43-27 win over Ozark.

Seth Keese
Quarterback, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Searcy-Harding Academy

Keese passed for 297 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 116 yards and a pair of scores and the senior picked off two passes as the Harding Academy senior led his team to a 41-14 of Beebe.

Ty Towers
Quarterback, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Star City

Towers had 205 yards and four touchdowns rushing, and the senior also had a scoring toss in a 39-21 win over Trumann.

Evian Hill
WR-S, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Little Rick-Robinson

The senior who is being looked at by Arkansas rushed eight times for 89 yard and also caught a touchdown pass as Pulaski Robinson won at Booneville 14-9 in state playoff action.

Defonte Lowe
Quarterback, 6-2, 180 lbs.

The junior quarterback had 20 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns and also had a 10-yard scoring toss as Bearden downed defending state champ Junction City 27-8.

Will Jernigan
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
West Fork

Jernigan had 199 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the junior led the Tigers to a 30-18 win over Jessieville.

Ryan McDonald
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.

McDonald ended his high school career by rolling up 174 yards rushing in the first half and 207 total before having to leave with an injury early in the second half of Harrisburg's 34-22 win over Charleston.

John Miles
Running Back, 5-8, 155 lbs.
El Dorado

Miles (senior) rushed for 252 yards on just 13 carries with runs of 85, 56 and 42 in the El Dorado's 48-21 victory over Van Buren.

Brandon Keaton
Quarterback, 5-10, 150 lbs.
Camden Fairview

Keaton (senior) was 25-of-43 passing for 365 yards and two touchdown passes and also dented the end zone rushing a couple of times as his Cardinals eliminated Alma 28-21.

Brady Bradley
Quarterback, 5-11, 165 lbs.

Bradley passed for 241 yards and ran for 114 yards in Alma's 28-21 loss to Camden Fairview.


Quentin Williams
Quarterback, 6-0, 185 lbs.

The senior sits with 100 career touchdown passes. That puts him with some lofty names, tied with Oak Hall's Will Indianos in the record books, one better than University of Florida starter John Brantley and two better than former Gator Tim Tebow and Mr. Football and FSU starter Xavier Lee. The Bethune Cookman college commitment is only 426 yards behind Tebow's career passing record of 9,922 yards. Jefferson faced Land O'Lakes last week in the first round of the playoffs, and Williams and company put up the first 31 points and won the game 54-19. Williams passed for 277 yards with touchdown tosses of 62, 37 and 17 yards. He also ran for a 23-yard score. He has 3,448 yards passing this season.

Raheem Mostert
Athlete, 5-11, 180 lbs.
New Smyrna

The Barracudas travelled south to face ninth-ranked Fort Pierce Central, and they obviously were not intimidated by the task. Mostert and company came out on top, 41-21, to advance to the second round and a rematch with undefeated Palm Bay this week. The senior rushed for 71 yards on four carries scoring twice on runs of nine and 50 yards. He also caught four passes for 73 yards.

Jeff Driskel
Quarterback, 6-4, 225 lbs.

This future Gator shined even in a 56-35 loss to Lakeland last week to open the playoffs. The senior rushed for 270 yards on 20 carries and ran for two touchdowns including a 91-yard romp. The University of Florida commitment completed 15-of-29 passes for 182 yards and tossed two touchdowns with one interception. The big guy also caught a 42-yard touchdown reception.

Steward Butler
Running Back, 5-9, 165 lbs.

Butler and the Lakeland Dreadnaught better described as the juggernaut this time of the year defeated Hagerty, and it was Butler who put on a show. The senior surpassed former star back Chris Rainey's 346 yard rushing record with a 367-yard performance. He carried the ball 24 times and scored on runs of 7, 50 and 3 yards in the win.

Trey Pendergrass
Running Back, 5-5, 155 lbs.
Jupiter Christian

Pendergrass rushed for 269 yards in his team's 48-0 win over Highland Christian. The senior had 16 carries and scored four touchdowns including a 95-yard run in the playoff win. This sets his team up with a rematch against Glades Day. Jupiter Christian is the 2008 state champion, and Glades Day is the 2009 state champion. Both teams won their title by defeating 1B Warner Christian who looms large again this year.

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

The senior led his team to a 45-3 win over Stranahan, and this team sure looks the part of a squad that will play for a 4A championship down the road. Brissett completed 13-of-23 pass attempts for 358 yards, scoring with four touchdown passes of 18, 25, 54, and 55 yards. The Dwyer signal-caller has a ton of scholarship offers and is entertaining offers from LSU, Florida State, South Carolina and Notre Dame among others.

Nick O'Leary
Tight End, 6-4, 230 lbs.
Palm Beach Gardens-Dwyer

O'Leary was the recipient of four passes from Brissett for a total of 184 yards and a score. The senior also returned a punt for a 92-yard touchdown in the win. O'Leary has taken official visits to LSU, Alabama and Wisconsin thus far. Stay tuned.

Douglas Cook
Quarterback, 6-0, 170 lbs.
Fort Lauderdale-University

Cook completed 20-of-28 passes in the 28-19 win over Chaminade-Madonna. The senior passed for 289 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a score. Although Cook threw two picks inside the 20, he persevered and led his team to the victory.

Joey Carlin
Kicker, 5-7, 140 lbs.

The soccer player became a football player in the spring, or maybe he was a football player playing soccer all along. The senior regularly booms kicks into the end zone for his team and with his new gold shoes strapped on, the senior won the first round playoff game in a 13-10 decision over St. Pete. Carlin hit his only extra point attempt and made two field goals of 20 and 41 yards. The last came as the game clock expired.

Jeremiah Gates
Running Back, 5-10, 205 lbs.
Ocala-Trinity Catholic

The super sophomore Derrick Henry was supposed to steal the show for Yulee, but Gates (senior) and his team had other ideas. They held the standout to a career low 117 yards. Gates, on the other hand rushed for 217 yards on 23 carries in the 41-15 win. This sets up a showdown of undefeated teams when Jacksonville-Bolles comes to call this week.


Tevin King
Running Back/Kick Returner
Moultrie-Colquitt County

King (senior) had a school record 367 yards rushing on 38 touches with five touchdowns in the 48-47 win against MLK.

Taylor Heinicke
Quarterback, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Suwanee-Collins Hill

Heinicke (senior) went 22-of-32 for 326 yards and three touchdowns in the 35-24 win against Roswell.

Dequan Daniels
Running Back, 5-9, 160 lbs.

Daniels (sophomore) had three scores carrying the ball 21 times for 206 yards in the 34-28 win against Griffin.

Brian Randolph
Running Back/Safety, 5-11, 180 lbs.

The Tennessee commitment (senior) had two scores on the 27 touches for more than 200 yards in the 21-13 win against Flowery Branch.

Ryan Kay

Kay (senior) came through again this week with a 54-yarder to win against Glynn Academy, 3-0.

Timmy Byerly
Quarterback, 6-1, 202 lbs.

Byerly (senior) had more than 300 yards passing and one score going 23-of-39 in the 31-28 win against Marist.

Isaiah Crowell
Running Back, 6-0, 210 lbs.

Crowell (senior) put on a show for head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart who were in attendance for the Friday night game. The five-star prospect had 190 yards on 17 touches in the 21-7 win against Greater Atlanta Christian.

Zach Boden
Running Back, 5-11, 193 lbs.

Boden (senior) had three scores on the 260 yards rushing on 18 carries in the 42-6 win against Dade County.

Tre'Shard Burdette
Running Back, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Monroe Area

Burdette (senior) had four scores on the 28 touches for 280 yards to help defeat Woodward Academy, 50-21.

Zach Laskey
Running Back, 6-2.5, 205 lbs.
Fayetteville-Starr's Mill

Laskey (senior) had three scores rushing for 170 yards in the 42-34 win against Brunswick.

Kyle Karempelis
Running Back, 5-10, 170 lbs.

Karempelis (senior) had four touchdowns on his 235 yards rushing in the 35-14 win against Athens Academy. This gives him 89 career touchdowns which surpassed Herschel Walker (86).

Nick Marshall
Quarterback, 6-2, 186 lbs.
Rochelle-Wilcox County

Marshall (senior) had 257 yards passing going 9-of-15 and four scores. The georga commitment added 181 yards rushing on 16 carries and four scores in the 60-39 win against Johnson County.

Jonathan McCrary
Quarterback, 6-2, 170 lbs.
Ellenwood-Cedar Grove

McCrary (sophomore) had 124 yards passing which gives the signal caller 2,998 yards passing for the season. He added three touchdowns on the ground in the 34-25 win against Gainesville.

Franklin Sherman
Quarterback, 6-2, 187 lbs.
Lincolnton-Lincoln County

Sherman (senior) had 251 yards and three scores going 21-of33 in the 21-17 win against Darlington.


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

Ryle defeated Simon Kenton in the 6A regional finals Friday night, 35-14. Junior running back Travis Elliott led the way for Ryle with 21 carries and 191 yards and all five touchdowns for Ryle.

Chad Lawrence
Quarterback, 6-0, 190 lbs.
Independence-Simon Kenton

Senior quarterback Chad Lawrence played his last high school game in a defeat to Ryle in the regional title game. Lawrence completed 22-of-37 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for another touchdown in the loss.

Anthony Hickey
Quarterback, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Hopkinsville-Christian County

Anthony Hickey (senior) accounted for 328 total yards Friday night in an overtime win over Warren Central. Hickey was 7-of-15 passing for 146 yards and he rushed 22 times for 182 yards and a touchdown.

Marcoreyon Tandy
Wide Receiver, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Hopkinsville-Christian County

Marcoreyon "Bubba" Tandy (senior) helped lead Christian County to a 27-26 overtime win over Warren Central. Tandy caught two passes for 26 yards and rushed six times for 86 yards and two touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass in the win.

Anthony Wales
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.

Ace Wales (junior) continued his tear on Friday night against North Oldham as Central won 32-14. Wales accounted for 154 yards of total offense in the win and also scored four touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets.

Derek Bishop
Running Back, 5-9, 185 lbs.

Derek Bishop (senior) scored three touchdowns in Trinity's regional final win over rival St. Xavier, 35-7. Bishop rushed 19 times for 104 yards in the win.

Kyle Bolin
Quarterback, 6-3, 175 lbs.
Lexington Catholic

Sophomore quarterback Kyle Bolin had a strong performance in Lexington Catholic's 45 to 35 loss to Boyle County. Bolin was 28-of-43 for 349 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for two more touchdowns in the loss.

Devon Cox
Running Back, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Danville-Boyle County

Boyle County defeated Lexington Catholic 45-35 Friday night behind a dominating performance from junior running back Devon Cox. Cox rushed 14 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns.

Ronjae Morris
Running Back, 5-9, 155 lbs.

Ronjae Morris, a junior, had two very meaningful touchdowns in Male's 14-7 overtime victory over Henderson County Friday night. Morris scored a touchdown within the last five minutes of the game and another one in overtime. Morris finished with eight carries for 70 yards.

Patrick Towles
Quarterback, 6-5, 232 lbs.
Fort Thomas-Highlands

Junior Patrick Towles led his team to a 21-14 victory over Johnson Central. Towles was 9-of-16 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 18 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

Branden Cresap
Quarterback, 6-1, 185 lbs.

Branden Cresap finished his high school career on a high note, individually. Cresap completed 37-of-66 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns in their 31-26 loss to Western.

Benjamin Lawler
Quarterback, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Georgetown-Scott County

Junior quarterback Benjamin Lawler accounted for four total touchdowns in Scott County's 42-28 win over Lafayette. Lawler threw a 30 and 17 yard touchdown pass. He also ran for a two yard touchdown and a one yard touchdown.


Effrem Reed
Running Back, 5-9, 190 lbs.

As has been the case for much of Dutchtown's 12-0 season, senior running back Effrem Reed (senior) bailed the Gaels out just when they appeared to be on the verge of trouble. In a 38-26 win over Brother Martin, Reed had 22 rushes for 145 yards and three touchdowns for Dutchdown - the biggest coming with 1:31 remaining to help secure the win.

Terry Lucas
Quarterback, 5-11, 177 lbs.
New Orlean-St. Augustine

Faced against the No. 7 seed in 5A and playing on the other side of the state (New Orleans to Monroe), St. Augustine had their hands full headed into their second-round bout with Ouachita Parish last weekend. As it often goes, they needed a savior. On a roster littered with FBS talent, the less-than-heralded Terry Lucas (senior) threw for 136 yards and three touchdowns - including a 30-yard score with 19 seconds left to give the Purple Knights the 27-21 win.

Devin Powell
Quarterback, 6-2, 196 lbs.
New Orleans-O.P. Walker

The highlight game of the weekend in New Orleans saw 15th-seeded O.P. Walker down No. 2 Salmen 24-21. The difference: O.P. Walker quarterback Devin Powell (junior), who went for 250 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-26 passing. He also added 130 yards rushing.

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

Oak Grove turned the ball over seven times in a 40-26 loss to South Plaquemines. After almost every misstep, Alabama commitment Bradley Sylve (senior) made them pay, finishing the game with 25 carries for 212 yards and four touchdowns.

Micah Eugene
Running Back, 5-10, 190 lbs.

In a 49-7 Class 5A victory over Zachary, Acadiana - one of the state's best programs - totaled 424 of their 441 yards on the ground, and four running backs go for more than 60 yards. Micah Eugene (senior), who sat out the second half, led the way with 16 attempts for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Nico Talbert
Athlete, 5-7, 160 lbs.
Baton Rouge-Redemptorist

Round two between LSU running back commitments Jeremy Hill and Kenny Hilliard is now officially on as Redemptorist rolled past Richwood 40-0 to set up their date with Patterson. But this time, it wasn't all thanks to Hill on the Redemptorist side. Senior Nico Talbert returned a 39-yard punt to make it 14-0 and a 63-yard punt to make it 20-0.

Dak Prescott
Quarterback, 6-3, 225 lbs.

Dak Prescott (senior) wore a brace on his right knee, but that didn't slow the Haughton talent in the least in their win over Woodlawn in the Class 4A playoffs. The Mississippi State commitment completed 20-of-37 passes for 478 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 54-35 victory.

Tyree Bracken
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
White Castle

Bracken (junior) had less than 50 rushing yards midway through the second quarter against Block. By game's end, he had piled up 280 yards on 29 carries with three touchdown runs to spark White Castle to a 36-19 win that advances them to the Class 1A quarterfinals.


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

Griffin (senior) had 240 yards rushing on 29 touches in the 24-13 win against Olive Branch.

Rueben Duckworth
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
Mount Olive

Duckworth (senior) had 188 yards on 22 rushes, passed a 48-yard touchdown, two catches for 56 yards, and made a two-point conversion in the 34-14 win against Nanih Waiya.

J.R. Jennings
Quarterback, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Calhoun City

Jennings (senior) had two scores with 190 yards passing going 19-of-31 in the 23-21 win against East Webster.

Jeremy Liggins
Quarterback, 6-3, 235 lbs.
Demarkus Dennis
Running Back, 5-9, 205 lbs.

Liggins (junior) had 130 yards passing and two touchdowns going 5-of-8. He added 75 yards rushing on 16 tries and two additional scores. Dennis (junior) has more than 2,000 yards rushing for the season which included the 138 from last Friday night on 27 touches.

North Carolina

Walter Ellerbe
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Rockingham-Richmond County

Ellerbe (senior) had a monster night with four touchdowns (40, 6, 8, 32) in the 45-21 win against Northwest Guilford.

Riley Ferguson
Quarterback, 6-2, 190 lbs.
Uriah LeMay
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 188 lbs.

Ferguson (sophomore) had 260 yards passing going 14-of-21 and two scores in the 35-14 win against Page. LeMay (sophomore) had four catches for 124 yards and two scores.

Blake Metcalf
Asheville-A.C. Reynolds

Metcalf (senior) booted a 37-yard field goal as time expired to defeat Sun Valley 24-21. His stats for the season include 44 punts for 1,604 yards with 61 long and nine inside the 20. Kick-offs for the season include 89 for 5,101 yards with 61 long and 41 touchbacks.

Caleb Driver
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.

Driver (senior) was a major key in the 35-17 win against West Carteret with 270 yards rushing on 18 touches and three touchdowns. He has 1,700 yards for the season and 20 touchdowns.

John John Papillion
Running Back, 5-8 165 lbs.
Morehead City-West Carteret

Papillion (senior) has a successful season campaign earning a school rushing record with 2,080 yards and 32 touchdowns. He had 23 carries last week for 150 yards and three scores in the loss 35-17 to Hunt.

Martel Campbell
Quarterback, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Kannapolis-A.L. Brown

Campbell (senior) had 225 yards passing and added 119 yards rushing on 19 carries in the 28-14 win against Statesville.

Garrett Brown
Quarterback, 6-0, 170 lbs.
Shaquan Curenton
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 170 lbs.

Brown (senior) had six scores with more than 400 yards passing in the 57-56 overtime win against South Point. He eclipsed the 3,000 yard mark for the season. Curenton (senior) had six overall touchdowns, seven receptions, a 96-yard kick-off return and added a pick 6 on defense.

B.J. Beecher
Quarterback, 6-6, 180 lbs.

Beecher (sophomore) went 14-of-22 for 309 yards and three scores in the 30-21 win against Carson. His season stats include 152-of-285 for 2,418 yards and 30 touchdowns.

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

Sherrill (senior) had five touchdowns, two on the ground and three by air, to give the signal caller 59 in his career. He has 5,755 passing yardage and leads the charge for the nation's longest winning streak.

Garrett Crowe
Quarterback, 5-11, 165 lbs.

Crowe (junior) went 16-of-27 for more than 200 yards and two scores in the 21-14 win against Vance. Crowe has 2,923 passing yards and 35 touchdowns for the season.

Romar Morris
Running Back, 5-10, 171 lbs,

Morris (senior) had 250 yards rushing on 15 touches with five overall touchdowns in the 41-17 win against Forest Hills. North Carolina commitment.

Brandon Wilson
Quarterback, 5-11, 170 lbs.

Wilson (senior) had five overall touchdowns going 185 yards on the ground on 19 carries (three scores), 60 yards passing (one score), and added a pick 6 on defense for 45 yards in the 49-20 win against Mountain Heritage.

Derek Bryant
Quarterback, 6-3, 227 lbs.
Torrell Farrar
Running Back

Bryant (senior) was 18-of-23 passing with 220 yards and three scores to defeat Fairmont, 49-28. Farrar (senior) had three scores on 240 yards with 35 touches.


Cornelius Elder
Running Back, 5-9, 150 lbs.

Elder (sophomore) had 27 touches for more than 200 yards in the 20-19 win against Brentwood Academy. He has 1,768 yards for teh season and 23 touchdowns.

Shawn Prevo
Running Back, 5-11, 175 lbs.

Prevo (freshman) had three scores on 14 touches for 181 yards in the win against Bearden, 52-20.

Christian Francis
Knoxville West

Francis (senior) had three scores in the 55-12 win against Anderson County. The son of former Tennessee quarterback, Jeff Francis, went 12-of-14 for 260 yards.

Stanley Hagan
Running Back, 6-1, 175 lbs.

Hagan (senior) had 283 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the 45-20 win against Lipscomb.

Terrence Turner
Running Back

Turner (sophomore) had 210 all-purpose yards in the 32-28 win against Gatlinburg Pittman. He rushed 16 times for 95 yards and two scores, two receptions for 65 yards, and a kick-off return for 50 yards.

Raquis Hale
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
South Pittsburg

Hale (senior) had 30 rushes for 320 yards and three scores in the 32-21 win against Gordonsville.

Jacob Tucker
Quarterback, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Linden-Perry County

Tucker (junior) used his arm and legs in the 46-6 win against Lake County with 250 yards passing and two scores. He added 113 yards on the ground with three additional scores.

Chase Reed
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.

Reed (junior) had 118 yards on 18 touches. He was 4-of-4 on PATs, kicked two field goals (32, 25) and added a rushing touchdown to his stat sheet to defeat Wartburg, 34-7.

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

Washington (senior) was 11-of-24 for 118 yards, 29 carries for 142 yards and one score, and eight tackles on defense. He has 93 tackles for the season.

Jaylen Walton
Running Back, 5-11, 175 lbs.

Walton (junior) had three touchdowns on the 180 yards rushing on 27 carries in the 47-13 win against Jackson Northside.

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

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