Week 7: Top Performers
Tyler Hayes
Tyler Hayes
Posted Oct 10, 2011

The state of Alabama had several familiar faces in this past week's outstanding games who made a difference in the outcome.

Tyler Hayes, Thomasville

Hayes scored on a two-yard run, had an 88-yard gain to set up another touchdown and fired a 43-yard touchdown pass--all in the final 5:24 of the game--as the unbeaten Tigers (7-0) came from behind to beat UMS-Wright 28-24 and extend their current winning streak to 22 games. The University of Alabama commitment rushed for 144 yards on 11 carries and also had two-and-a-half sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass deflection on UMS-Wright’s final play at his primary linebacker position.

Trent Shoemaker, Holly Pond

Shoemaker set a school record rushing with 310 yards and scored five touchdowns on 23 carries as the Broncos won 42-28. He also returned a fumble 50 yards for another touchdown. Shoemaker caught two passes for 22 yards and made five tackles from his safety position.

Nathan Coker, Collinsville

The senior quarterback celebrated his birthday by completing seven-of-12 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns and running 19 times for 112 yards and one touchdowb as Collinsville (7-0) clinched the Class 1A, Region 7 championship with a 28-7 win at Gaylesville. Coker’s scoring passes covered 67 and 46 yards and his rushing touchdown 11. The 67-yard pass came on the first play of the game.

Christian Henry, Valley Head

The senior tight end, also playing on his birthday, caught six passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-0 victory over Woodville. Henry scored on passes of 34 and 67 yards in the second quarter and 14 yards in the third period.

Andy Pappanastos, Trinity Presbyterian

Pappanastos kicked field goals of 22, 49 and 43 yards in a 42-9 loss to Bayside Academy to move to within one of the AHSAA career state record (43) held by Huffman’s Philip Doyle since 1986. Pappanastos has kicked 11 this season for his 42 career total.. He also is eight field goals away from the NFHS national record (50).

Hunter Sparks, Kinston

Sparks was credited with 24 solo tackles and three assists in the Bulldogs’ 38-36 overtime win over McKenzie.

Quay Boyd, LaFayette

The quarterback completed 16-of-22 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 35 yards and added a three-yard receiving touchdown in a 30-29 upset of fifth-ranked Class 2A Reeltown.

Damauntey Johnson, Vincent

Johnson completed nine-of-18 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 120 yards on 10 carries and returned an interception for a touchdown to account for 410 total yards in Vincent’s explosive 72-42 win over Isabella. Teammate ShaCorry Lilly also had 212 yards rushing and five touchdowns in the win.

Jonathan Wallace, Central-Phenix City

Wallace completed 16-of-24 passes for 218 yards and one touchdown and also ran 15 times for 68 yards and two more touchdowns in the Red Devils’ 43-26 victory over Auburn in a key Class 6A, Region 3 victory that snapped a 23-game Auburn region winning streak dating back to the 2007. The senior Southern Miss commitment has now rushed for 14 touchdowns this season.

Zach Crocker, Cullman

Crocker was 18-of-22 passing for 304 yards and five touchdowns as the Bearcats beat Mortimer Jordan 46-27. He also rushed once for three yards and a sixth touchdown.

Devlin Hodges, Mortimer Jordan

A backup to start the season, Hodges was 22-for-39 for 329 yards passing with a pair of touchdowns before leaving the game with a leg injury in the 46-27 loss to Cullman.

Courtney Downing, Charles Henderson

Downing rushed for 269 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns (29, 3, 6 yards) in the Trojans’ 42-14 win over Rehobeth.

Chase Domino, Fairhope

Domino threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 120 yards and a score in Fairhope's 45-34 win over Foley. Maison Taylor passed for 267 passing yards and two touchdowns for Foley.

Brandon Burks, Daleville

The Warhawks running back had 202 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a 41-7 rout of Pike County.

Ben Thomas, Eufaula

Thomas completed six-of-eight passes with four touchdowns as the Tigers scored on all 10 of their possessions in setting a Tiger Stadium record 69 points in a 69-42 victory over Carroll.

DeVante Marshall, Smiths Station

The sophomore defensive back made his first start on offense and responded with 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 28-21 win over Northview. He was pressed into the offensive backfield when starting running back Jomarco McCants was sidelined for the game due to a shoulder injury.

Georgie Salem, Vestavia Hills

Salem rushed for 219 yards and all three Rebels touchdowns on 20 carries as Vestavia nipped Spain Park 20-14.

Austin Johnson, Elba

The unbeaten Tigers’ quarterback completed seven-of-10 passes for 225 yards and five touchdowns in a 65-0 win over Zion Chapel. He also rushed for 60 yards on eight carries.

Diamond Simmons, Hanceville

The Bulldogs runner piled up 272 yards rushing on eight carries with three touchdowns in a 55-13 win over Winfield. Hanceville improved to 7-0 with the win.

David Johnson, Shades Valley

Johnson had 217 yards rushing on 33 carries and scored one touchdown in the Mounties’ 26-24 win over Huffman.

Karon White, Geneva County

White had three touchdowns of more than 60 yards--one on a punt return, one on a carry and one on a pass play–in the Bulldogs’ 41-19 win over Florala.

Brandon Holland, Boaz

The sophomore linebacker recorded 10 tackles in the Pirates’ 20-0 win over Southside-Gadsden. Among his tackles were one sack, two tackles for losses and a fumble recovery. He also returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown. Teammate Tyler Martin, who rushed for 170 yards and two scores (80 and 4 yards), added 10 tackles.

Tyler Wellington, Fyffe

The senior quarterback/linebacker completed four-of-six passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns and also ran seven times for 81 yards, including a one-yard touchdown, in a 42-0 win at Pleasant Valley. His scoring passes covered 21 and 57 yards. On defense he contributed nine tackles (six solo) and a sack.

Thomas Ham, Fort Payne

The senior outside linebacker had two key fumble recoveries in a 31-14 victory over Albertville. Ham’s first recovery ended an Albertville drive in Fort Payne territory in the first half. He also recovered a fumbled kickoff on the Albertville two, setting up a touchdown that pushed Fort Payne’s lead to 24-7 in the third quarter. He closed with four tackles (three solos), one pass broken up and one quarterback pressure.

Sterling Gatlin, Providence Christian

Gatlin had 12 tackles and two interceptions and also added 96 yards rushing on 22 carries with two touchdowns in a 28-19 win over Houston County.

Brian Barnett, Wenonah

Barnett had 16 tackles including seven and a half sacks in a 16-2 Dragons win over Parker.

Daniel Bostick, John Carroll Catholic

Bostick picked up 11 tackles and two sacks in a 20-11 loss to Woodlawn.

Javiie Mitchell, Leeds

Mitchell recorded nine tackles with four for losses in a 51-0 win over Beulah.

J.R. Peterson, Gardendale

Peterson made 14 tackles in a 21-13 loss to Tuscaloosa County.

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