Alabama: Top performers

Jameis Winston

The players are recognized for their performance in Week 8 of action.


Deion Moore, Houston County

The Lions' quarterback accounted for 427 yards and five touchdowns with for 345 yards passing and four touchdowns and 82 yards rushing and another score as Houston County fell to G.W. Long 47-32.

Zach Walker, G.W. Long

Walker rushed for 288 yards on just 10 carries and had touchdown runs of 85 and 86 yards in the Rebels' 47-32 win over Houston County.

Jacob Kennedy and Terrance Hollingsworth, Berry

The duo sparked an amazing comeback as the Wildcats overcame a 42-30 halftime deficit by outscoring Marion County 28-8 after intermission en route to a 68-50 Class 1A win. Kennedy rushed 15 times for 234 yards and three touchdowns and completed 8-of-12 passes for 136 yards and two more scores. He also accounted for three 2-point conversions and recorded 13 tackles on defense. Hollingsworth rushed for 226 yards on 19 carries and scored four touchdowns. He also caught two passes and added a fifth score while recording 14 tackles on defense.

Hunter Reece, East Limestone

The flanker/kick returner totaled 240 yards in a 66-28 win over Lawrence County. He had a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown, a 78-yard kickoff return for a score and a 21-yard run for a touchdown as East Limestone clinched a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs.

Ty Jones, Vinemont

Jones was workhorse for the Eagles with 34 carries for 296 yards as Vinemont topped Winston County 47-34. He also had five receptions for 41 yards and three returns for 56 yards for a total 393 all-purpose yards.

Dustin Riggsbee, Zion Chapel

The Rebels running back rushed for 375 yards on 28 carries and scored all five touchdowns in Zion Chapel's 35-28 win over Red Level. Riggsbee scored on runs of 8, 8, 50, 10 and 3 yards and added a pair of two-point conversions.

Jameis Winston, Hueytown

In Thursday's 57-15 win over John Carroll, the senior completed 25-of- 29 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns.

Dusty White, Plainview

The senior running back/wide receiver broke open a close game with four straight second-half touchdowns, all of which covered 14 yards or more, in a 55-32 win over New Hope. With the Bears leading 27-25, White scored third-quarter touchdowns on a 70-yard run, 39-yard reception and 38-yard run, and then added a 14-yard touchdown reception in the final quarter giving Plainview a 55-25 advantage . White finished with three carries for 115 yards and two TDs and four receptions for 103 yards and two scores. Teammates ,b>Cole Porter and Justin Patterson also rushed for 121 yards and 106 yards, respectively, in the win.

D.D. Thomas, Dothan

The quarterback accounted for 354 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-16 Tiger win over Enterprise. Thomas rushed for 224 yards and a touchdown (7 yards) on 16 carries and threw for 130 and two scores (47 and 15 yards).

Ardarius Stewart, Fultondale

Stewart rushed nine times for 273 yards and three touchdowns and completed 5-of-11 passes for 89 yards and another touchdown. He was five-of 11-passing for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats' 70-6 win over Cold Springs.

Emil Harris, Saraland

Harris ran for 233 yards and two touchdowns in Saraland's 24-19 win over B.C. Rain.

Jacob Thomas, Clay-Chalkville

Thomas threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 150 yards and another score in a 55-21 win over Austin. He totaled 427 yards on the night.

Josh Meigs, Valley

Meigs completed eight-of-15 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns and added 20 rushing yards and two touchdowns on six carries in the Rams' Class 5A, Region 2-clinching 44-0 victory over Russell County.

Jacob Davis, Sylvania

The senior running back/wide receiver scored first-quarter touchdowns on runs of 68 and 19 yards and added a 57-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter in a 49-18 win over Randolph. Davis finished with eight carries for 146 yards and more than 200 total yards.

Jonathan Wallace, Central-Phenix City

The senior accounted for 300 of his team's 366 total yards in a 27-19 win at Niceville (FL). Wallace completed 18-of-24 passes for 180 yards and ran for 120 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns. He now has 17 for the season.

Justin Cullifer, Houston Academy

Cullifer accounted for 280 yards and scored four touchdowns – two rushing, one passing and one receiving – in a 35-20 win over Wicksburg. Cullifer threw for 130 yards on 10-of-15 passing, rushed for 89 yards on 21 carries and caught a short pass, broke a tackle at the corner and turned it into a 61-yard touchdown.

Tyler Martin, Boaz

Martin rushed for 118 yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns, completed two-of-two passes for 50 yards, caught a 78-yard touchdown screen pass, blocked a punt that resulted in a safety and had an interception in a 24-16 win over Arab that clinched a playoff spot.

Dalton Veal, Fort Payne

The senior tackle finished with 14 tackles (11 solo), including one tackle for a loss, one sack and three quarterback pressures in a 35-14 win over Madison County.

Mason Silavent, Slocomb

Silavent returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and added an interception return of 74 yards to the six-yard line to set up another score in Slocomb's 40-14 win over Geneva.

Trevon Brown, Beulah

Brown ran for three touchdowns, threw for a 73-yard touchdown, grabbed two interceptions and recorded a sack in the Bobcats' first win of the season over Central-Coosa.

Sterling Gatlin, Providence Christian

Galin had 13 tackles in a 14-6 win over Ariton. He also had 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries on offense.

Zach Dean, Central-Phenix City

The Red Devils defensive end recorded three sacks for minus-24 yards to help the Red Devils past Niceville (FL) 27-19.

Matt Vatani, Corner

Vatani made five tackles, blocked two punts and had a fumble recovery in a 15-13 win over Tarrant.

John Youngblood, Hewitt-Trussville

Youngblood made 14 tackles with two sacks and a pass breakup in a 48-27 win over Shades Valley.

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