Scout.com: Stars of the South
Jay Rome
abone@scout.com
Posted Sep 4, 2010


Scout.com will take a close look every week at the top performances of high school athletes across the Southeast. Presented in this edition comes from the weekend of August 27th.


Alabama


Rico Stallworth
Quarterback/Free Safety, 6-2, 215 lbs.
Escambia County High School

Stallworth (senior) rushed for 196 yards on 15 carries scoring on runs of 5, 2, and 1 yards. Stallworth completed 13-of-20 passing attempts for 201 yards. He scored the winning touchdown and two-point conversion in the overtime upset of third-ranked T.R. Miller 35-34. Stallworth added eight tackles on defense. South Alabama commitment.

Chris Jones
Defensive Back/Wide Receiver, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Minor High School


Chris Jones
Jones (senior) put on a show against highly ranked Clay-Chalkville, and he did it all while under the weather with a bad cold. Jones rushed for 80 yards including a 50-yard touchdown run in the 35-6 victory. He caught passes for 105 yards including two scores of 12 and 78 yards. Jones had 117 yards in kick returns including an 81-yarder for a touchdown. He broke up two pass plays on defense, and he also punted two for 75 yards. Jones has scholarship offers from coast-to-coast.

Brent Calloway
Running Back/Linebacker, 6-3, 225 lbs.
Russellville High School

Calloway (senior) rushed for 210 yards on 17 carries with touchdowns of 55 and 64 yards in only three quarters of play. The Golden Tigers defeated rival Deshler 34-13 in the season opener. Alabama commitment.

Lorenzo Betties
Running Back, 5-9, 220 lbs.
Smiths Station High School

Betties (senior) carried the rock 22 times in a 47-21 victory over Russell County accumulating 251 yards and six touchdowns. Betties scored four times in the first quarter and four of his first six carries. His first play from scrimmage was an 85-yard touchdown. His scores also included runs of 16, 8, 35, 9 and 12 yards.

Jameis Winston
Quarterback, 6-3, 180 lbs.
Hueytown High School


Jameis Winston
Winston (junior) completed 19-of-33 passing attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown of 28 yards in his team’s 36-21 over 6A Pelham. Winston rushed for 154 yards scoring three more touchdowns of 55, 14, and five yards. He reeled in a 25-yard pass. Winston also punts for the Golden Gophers and hit three for 97 yards and also converted a fourth down while in as punter. He holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Casey Hulsey
Running Back, 5-8, 180 lbs.
Brodie Meeks
Quarterback, 5-11, 160 lbs.
Lynn High School

Hulsey (senior) rushed for 208 yards on 21 carries scoring three touchdowns in the 57-30 win over Shoals Christian. Brodie Meeks rushed for 80 yards on 15 carries scoring three touchdowns. The freshman completed five of his 10 pass attempts for 62 yards. He returned two punts for 108 yards and three kicks for 124 yards. Coach Philip Smith said of Meeks, "Everytime we needed a big play Brodie came through with one."

Collin Langley
Wide Receiver/Running Back, 5-10, 155 lbs.
Boaz High School

Langley (senior) accumulated 213 ground yards on 20 carries and caught passes totaling 31 yards in a 21-14 win over their rival Guntersville. Langley scored two touchdowns, one on a 70-yard reverse and another on a 15-yard run. He also gained 44 yards on another reverse. Langley also returned two kicks for 60 yards.


Jeremy Johnson
Jeremy Johnson
Quarterback, 6-4, 185 lbs.
Antonio Pitts
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Carver Montgomery High School

Johnson (sophomore) completed 11-of-19 pass attempts for 246 yards, scoring on touchdown passes of 65, 70, 15 and 2 yards. Carver moved from 5A to 6A this year and whipped Opelika, one of the leading programs in the state, 55-34. The sophomore signal caller was a big leader in the victory. Pitts (senior) hauled in four passes for 97 yards and scored on three.

Quintus Moss
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Charles Henderson High School

Moss (senior) rushed for 132 yards on 13 carries scoring on runs of 72 and 15 yards. Defensively, Moss also returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown, caused two fumbles, recovered a fumble and made six tackles in the 27-12 win over Beauregard.

Nathan Humphries
Quarterback/Defensive Back, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Curry High School

Humphries (junior) rushed for 243 yards on 13 carries scoring four touchdowns in his team's 35-6 win over Carbon Hill. Humphries' touchdown runs included 60, 70, 24, and 11 yards. He also converted a two-point conversion.


Israel Lamprakes
Israel Lamprakes
Athlete, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Daphne High School

Lamprakes (senior) rushed for 126 yards including a 66-yard touchdown. Lamprakes caught a 63-yard scoring pass from Russ Mosley and returned a punt 60 yards in the 42-11 win over Alma Bryant.

Addison Santiago
Linebacker/Punter/Wide Receiver, 6-0, 180 lbs.
Sylvania High School

Santiago (junior) punted six times with a 40-yard average in the 34-33 overtime win against Plainview. Santiago had 13 total tackles, 10 solo on defense. He connected on a two-point conversion and scored the winning 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime.

Georgia


Blake Hammock
Running Back, 5-6, 135 lbs.
Piedmont Academy

Hammock (senior) rushed for 304 yards scoring four touchdowns on only eight carries in their 40-14 win over Nathaniel Greene Academy (GISA 1A). Hammock scored on runs of 76, 66, 25 and 82 yards.


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

The highly recruited Crowell (senior) saw limited action in his team's 63-0 win over Spencer, but wasted little time accumulating 163 yards and scored three touchdowns of 21, 14, and 30 yards in the first half. Crowell has scholarship offers from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Texas, and USC among many others.

Ricardo Lyons
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Mary Persons High School

Lyons (junior) set a school rushing record with his 286 yards on 39 carries scoring three touchdowns of 1, 33, 10 yards in the 27-24 victory over Jackson (3A).

Myles Swain
Running Back, 5-11 180 lbs.
Mount de Sales GISA


Amarlo Herrera
Swain (junior) rushed for 228 yards on only 10 carries, scoring two touchdowns of 82 and 11 yards. Swain also caught a 27-yard pass for a touchdown in the 34-14 win over Brentwood GISA.

Amarlo Herrera
Linebacker, 6-2, 215 lbs.
North Clayton High School

Herrera (senior) totaled 17 tackles in the team's 28-0 win over Riverdale. Georgia commitment.

Fabian Forrest
Running Back, 5-9, 160 lbs.
Hawkinsville High School

Forrest (senior) rushed for 171 yards on 18 carries and scored twice on runs of 10 and 33 yards in Hawkinsville's 28-0 win over Central. Forrest has rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of the prior three years.

Stephen Williams
Running Back, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Calvary Day School

Williams (senior) rushed for 158 yards on 11 carries in the 34-19 win over Montgomery County. Williams had rushing touchdowns of 51 and 67 yards and also caught a 65-yard pass for a touchdown.


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

Whilden (junior) completed 12-of-20 pass attempts for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Mitchell (senior) caught three passes for 105 yards and scored twice on 45, 48 and 46 yard receptions. Rome (senior) caught four passes for 62 yards. The starters sat out the fourth quarter on a running block in the 35-0 win over Brooks County.

Anthony Ethridge
Wide Receiver, 6-5, 220 lbs.
Lanier County High School

Ethridge (senior) did it all in his team's 40-14 win over Calhoun County. He caught five passes for 79 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 23 yards. He also caught a two-point conversion pass. Ethridge forced two fumbles on defense, one returned for a touchdown, and returned another fumble for a touchdown. He had two tackles for a loss and a sack. The starters were pulled in the fourth quarter where Ethridge got his first rest of the game after scoring half of his team's total points.

Andrew Smith
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 195 pounds
St. Andrew's High School

Smith (senior) caught four touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in St. Andrew's 53-20 win over Cathedral Academy. Smith caught passes of 20, 34, 37, and 65 yards from quarterback Oliver Hubbard. He finished the game with 159 yards on five catches and hauled in a two-point conversion.


Cole Parker
Cole Parker
Quarterback, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Lowndes High School

Parker (senior) completed 5-of- 6 passing attempts for 156 yards scoring four touchdown passes of 34, 61, 23, 10 yards for the second-ranked team. Josh Clemons caught one touchdown pass for 34 yards, Kenneth Durden a 61-yard strike, and Kendall Coleman reeled in two for 23 and 10 yards in the 47-7 win over Pebblebrook. Parker played only one series in the third quarter.

Aaron Griffin
Quarterback, 5-10, 170 lbs.
Effingham County High School

Griffin (senior) rushed for 134 yards on 10 carries including a 48-yard touchdown. Griffin also completed a 16-yard touchdown pass and scored on a two-point conversion. Effingham County defeated Screven County (2A) 28-14.

Tate O'Connor
Quarterback, 6-3, 170 lbs.
Kevin Blackburne
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Savannah Country Day School

O'Connor (senior) holds his school's single season passing record in only seven games last year before a knee injury. O'Connor has bounced back, completing 8-of-10 pass attempts for 182 yards and two touchdowns of 52 and 44 yards. He also rushed for 48 yards including a five-yard touchdown. O'Connor's team defeated Atkinson County 38-12. Blackburne (senior) hauled in six passes for 151 yards and scored twice on catches of 52 and 44 yards. He also converted a two-point conversion in the victory.


Ozzie Exume
Eman Westmoreland
Quarterback, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Ozzie Exume
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 210 lbs.
Central Gwinnett High School

Westmoreland (sophomore) made his first start with a 24-17 win over Mountain View. He completed 25-of-35 pass attempts for 330 yards and only three interceptions. Ozzie Exume (senior) caught 11 passes for 134 yards in the season opening win.

Mason Hill
Defensive Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Jenkins High School

Hill (junior) had six tackles, two pass break-ups and one interception in the 19-3 win over South Effingham. He also returned a kick-off 90 yards for a touchdown.

Alex Chisum
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Jamal Ware
Linebacker, 6-0, 205 lbs.
Sandy Creek High School

Chisum (senior) caught six passes for 143 yards and scored on a 78-yard grab in the team's 20-14 win over Whitewater. Ware (senior) made his first start at linebacker with 14 tackles, three for loss of yardage.


Lane Thompson
Lane Thompson
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
North Oconee High School

Thompson (senior) rushed for 101 yards on 12 attempts scoring twice on runs of 30 and five yards in the 42-7 win over Arabia Mountain.

Dexter Walker
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Dacula High School

Walker (senior) rushed for 145 yards with a 40-yard touchdown in the 34-31 victory over Mill Creek. Walker made seven tackles on defense, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and picked off a pass late in the game.

Kentucky


Jordan Oppenheimer
Running Back, 6-2, 210 lbs.
Boone County High School

Oppenheimer (senior) is a workhorse running back who also serves as a blocker at fullback and plays linebacker as well. Friday night he was the man in the backfield carrying the ball 34 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-19 win over Henry Clay High in Lexington.


Jon Davis
Jon Davis
Tight End/Running Back, 6-4, 235 lbs.
Louisville Eastern High School

Davis (senior) is rated as Kentucky’s top 2011 prospect and while he was injured quite a bit as a junior, Davis came back with force in a loss to Male High on Friday night. Davis carried 16 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. He also had two catches for 32 yards.

Ian Wooldridge
Quarterback, 5-11, 140 lbs.
duPont Manual High

Wooldridge (senior) is adapting to coach Oliver Lucas’s new system very well. Wooldridge threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns in a 59-14 win for Manual over a very talented Fern Creek squad.

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

Jackson (junior) led Jtown in rushing last season and once again led the way in their opening game. Jackson rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-7 win over North Oldham. He also caught a 46-yard pass for a touchdown.


Daylen Hall
Daylen Hall
Defensive Back, 5-9, 190 lbs.
Louisville Saint Xavier High

Hall (senior) had an interception in the game’s first series which he returned 52 yards for a touchdown. He also blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown by a teammate in the 35-34 win over Ballard. Kentucky commitment.

James Quick
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Louisville Trinity High School

Quick (sophomore) had nine catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in his first start. Trinity defeated Lawrence North 56-23 in Indianapolis Friday night. Quick is touted as one of the top five most talented underclassmen in the state of Kentucky.

Zack Templin
Offensive Tackle, 6-5, 300 lbs.
East Jessamine High School

Templin (senior) is one of Kentucky's top linemen and has had a solid start to the 2010 season. He helped his squad crush Garrard County 54-29. Templin and his line helped the offense rush for 455 yards in the victory.


DeVante Parker
DeVante Parker
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Louisville Ballard High

Parker (senior) had eight catches for 138 yards and a touchdown in Ballard’s loss to St. Xavier. Five catches, 95 yards and the touchdown came in the final 2.5 minutes. Parker, when he gets the ball, is one of the most unstoppable weapons in the state. Louisville commitment.

Anthony Wales
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Louisville Central High School

Wales (junior) was the talk of the state last week after his season opening 339 yard effort against Seneca. He followed up that game on the road against 6A Lexington Lafayette. Wales ran for 158 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns.

Jontez Jones
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
Tates Creek High School

Tates Creek came off of a rough season last year, but are off to a quick start this year at 2-0. Jones (senior) has been a big part of both victories. Jones led Tates Creek in a 42-0 victory over Shelby County on Saturday with 135 yards and two touchdowns.


Christian Duncan
Christian Duncan
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
Murray High School

In a big rivalry game, there's always a need to step up. Duncan (senior), Murrray's head coach's son, stepped up big against cross-town rival Calloway County when they came from behind and won 28-21. Duncan had 170 yards on 16 carries.

Ronjae Morris
Running Back, 5-9, 150 lbs.
Louisville Male High School

Male found themselves trailing 27-28 late in the game when Morris (junior) returned a kickoff 69 yards to Louisville Eastern's 21-yard line, setting up a game winning touchdown. Morris also carried the ball 10 times for 136 yards.

Mississippi



Qyen Griffin
Qyen Griffin
Running Back, 5-11, 210
South Panola High School

Griffin (senior) rushed for 286 yards and six touchdowns against Colquitt County in Moultri, Ga. in their 65-35 win. Griffin's performance included touchdown runs of 8, 5, 75, 15, 76, and 2 yards.

Donte Moncrief
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 213 lbs.
Raleigh High School

Moncrief (senior) had six catches for 143 yards and
two touchdowns in their 28-14 win over Mize. He added seven tackles on defense and one forced fumble. Ole Miss commitment.

Christian Ringo
Defensive Tackle, 6-1, 263 lbs.
Forest Hill High School

Ringo (senior) had eight tackles, five for loss and three sacks in their 42-8 win over Wingfield.


Devin Fosselman
Devin Fosselman
Wide Receiver, 5-9, 192 lbs.
Wilkinson County High School

Fosselman (senior) had nine receptions for 171 yards for the Wildcats and nine tackles on defense in Wilkinson County's loss to Natchez 34-7. Missisippi State commitment.

Chelarvez Brown
Running Back, 6-1, 191 lbs.
Winona High School

Chief Brown (senior) had 110 yards of offense and
two touchdowns in the first half against JZ George. The Tigers got the win 52-6, and Chief did not see action in the second half. Ole Miss commitment.

Woodrow Hamilton
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 272 lbs.
Raleigh High School

Hamilton (senior) had eight tackles, four for loss, one sack in Raleigh's win 28-14 over Mize. Ole Miss commitment.


Maikhail Miller
Maikhail Miller
Quarterback, 6-2.5, 235 lbs.
Itawamba Agricultural High School

Miller (senior) was 17-of-24 passing for 307 yards and five touchdowns in the win over Amory 38-14. Four different receivers were the benefactors. Miller also rushed 14 times for 93 yards and one touchdown. Ole Miss commitment.

P.J. Jones
Defensive lineman, 6-3.5, 265 lbs.
Tupelo High School

Jones (senior) had 11 tackles and two sacks in Tupelo's 33 -23 win over New Hope.

Josh Pinkston
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 190 lbs.
Forest High School

Pinkston (senior) had four receptions for 148 yards which included a 81-yard touchdown. He also returned a punt for a 45-yard touchdown in their 47-0 victory over Scott Central.


Joe Morrow
Joe Morrow
Wide Receiver, 6-4, 195 lbs.
Ocean Springs High School

Morrow (senior) had five catches for 97 yards and a 72-yard touchdown in their 35-34 overtime win over Tylertown. Mississippi State commitment.

Jraven Tribble
Defensive End, 6-5, 245 lbs.
Raleigh High School

Tribble (senior) had 10 tackles, one sack in the team's vistory 28-14 against Mize.

Cody Prewitt
Athlete, 6-3, 205 lbs.
Sylva Bay Academy

Prewitt (senior) had 12 rushes for 258 yards in Sylva Bay's 34-21 victory over University Chrisitian. Ole Miss commitment.

DeVante Nichols
Athlete, 5-6, 155 lbs.
Pearl High School

Nichols (senior) had 252 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in the 27-24 overtime thriller to defeat Brandon. A three-yard touchdown pass in overtime sealed the win, and help erase Pearl on the losing end of the series the last four years.

North Carolina



Marquise Williams
Marquise Williams
Quarterback, 6-2, 215 lbs.
Mallard Creek High School

In just three quarters of play, Williams (senior) piled up 341 yards and seven touchdowns passing as Mallard Creek routed Harding, 61-0. He completed 18-of-28 passes, including nine straight during the second half. Mallard Creek scored on its first four possessions and led 42-0 at half-time.
North Carolina commitment.

Keith Marshall
Running back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Millbrook High School

Marshall (junior) rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries as Millbrook stomped Knightdale, 31-0. Marshall's best run came in the third quarter on a 38-yard gain when he sprinted between the tackles before making two linebackers miss with juke moves, popped outside, and then carried two defenders 10 yards until he was finally brought down.


Romar Morris
Romar Morris
Wingback, 5-9, 172 lbs.
Salisbury High School

Morris (senior), the reigning 2A 100- and 200-meter champion, showed off his speed with three touchdowns in Salisbury’s 36-3 romp of East Rowan. He rushed six times for 166 yards, including an 80-yard scamper, and turned his two receptions into a 48-yard touchdown and 83-yard score.

Nasif Majeed
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 145 lbs.
Berry Academy

Majeed (senior) had 120 yards receiving, in Berry Academy’s 20-9 win over Garinger. Among his receptions were 45- and 65-yard touchdown catches.

Ryan Mangum
Running Back/Safety, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Leesville Road High School

Taking advantage of Green Hope’s mistakes, Leesville Road won, 38-8. Mangum (senior) rushed for touchdowns following a Green Hope fumble and a tipped punt. He had a total of three touchdowns on the night.


Dillon Burdette
Dillon Burdette
Linebacker, 6-2, 215 lbs.
Hickory Ridge High School

Burdette (senior) recorded 11 tackles, including four for a loss, and forced two fumbles in Hickory Ridge’s 48-14 loss to Marvin Ridge. Burdette, who totaled 87 tackles as a junior, has 28 tackles in two games this season.

Brandon Wilson
Quarterback, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Lincolnton High School

Wilson (senior) rushed for 94 yards and threw for 160 in Lincolnton's wild 43-42 overtime win over Belmont South Point. He had one rushing touchdown, three passing touchdowns and hit Johnathan Gidney with the game-winning 2-point conversion in overtime.

Bryan Moss
Running Back, 5-8, 144 lbs.
Shelby High School

Out staging better known teammate R.J. Ussery, who averaged 9.3 yards per carry, Moss (junior) rushed for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns on seven carries. The junior averaged 20.2 yards per attempt as Shelby beat Watauga, 34-14.


Derek Bryant
Derek Bryant
Quarterback, 6-4, 230 lbs.
Carrboro High School

In just the first half, Bryant (senior) tossed three touchdown passes to help Carrboro blowout Orange, 30-0. Bryant began the scoring with a 51-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter. Two possessions later, he scored again on an 18-yard screen toss.

Garrett Brown
Quarterback
Erwin High School

Through two games, Brown (senior) has passed for 743 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 180 yards and two scores. He had a school record 379 passing yards in Erwin’s 42-39 victory over Owen. Brown, who totaled 519 all-purpose yards against Owen, threw the winning touchdown with 40 seconds remaining in the game.

Demetrius Dick
Quarterback
Dudley High School

Dick (senior) rushed for 151 yards on 13 carries, including an 86-yard touchdown run to give Dudley a 12-0 lead over Ragsdale midway through the third quarter. Both defenses held the offenses out of the end zone for the remainder of the game giving Dudley a victory over their state-ranked opponent.

South Carolina



De'Angelo Henderson
De'Angelo Henderson
Running Back, 5-9 190 lbs.
Summerville High School

Henderson (senior) rushed for 259 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-26 victory over Conway. He scored three touchdowns in the 4th quarter with the game still in doubt. Last year as a junior he ran for 1,567 yards and 15 touchdowns. Despite rushing for big numbers throughout his career Henderson says he's still awaiting his first scholarship offer.

Virgil Smalls
Fullback/Running Back, 5-11 260 lbs.
Goose Creek High School

Smalls (junior) was huge on Friday night carrying 20 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Smalls following behind 5-star OL Brandon Shell helped the Gators defeat Irmo 49-28. Smalls is already receiving early interest from ACC and SEC programs early on in his recruitment.

Dawan Scott
Running Back, 6-0 175 lbs.
Irmo High School

Scott (senior) is taking over for NC State freshman RB Mustafa Greene, and he has been the focal point of the Irmo offense just as his predecessor was. On Friday night Scott rushed 32 times for 228 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-28 loss against Goose Creek. Scott doesn't hold any scholarship offers currently, but after surpassing the 200 yard mark in consecutive games expect colleges to start taking a closer look.


Hakeem Flowers
Hakeem Flowers
Wide Receiver, 6-3 185 lbs.
Wade Hampton High School

The senior standout's numbers haven't been eye popping as his squad ran the wing-T offense the past two seasons. His head coach vowed to open things up with the spread this year, and it appears Flowers (senior) may be on his way to a big time senior campaign. Friday night his squad came out victorious in overtime 56-55 over Blue Ridge. Flowers, when he got his hands on the ball, showed the explosiveness that has landed him more than 40+ scholarship offers. The three-star prospect ended Friday night with six catches for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

Shaq Roland
Safety/Running Back, 6-1 180 lbs.
Lexington High School

Roland (junior) displayed Friday night just why so many scouts are so high on him in the class of 2012. The safety prospect also lines up as a running back, and he carried six times for 50 yards and two touchdowns. He also exploded for a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in helping his team storm back after being down early for a 34-23 victory.


Justin Worley
Justin Worley
Quarterback, 6-4 190 lbs.
Northwestern High School

The Northwestern QB got a chance to play on ESPN on Saturday afternoon, and he put on a show leading his Trojans to a victory over crosstown rivals South Pointe. Worley (senior) was 24-33 for 322 yards and five touchdowns. Worley found his rhythm in the second half as he guided his squad to a huge victory for bragging rights in the city of Rock Hill. The Trojans have been to the AAAA Division II state championship game the past two seasons both times coming up short, but Worley and company are using it as motivation to get back to the title game and reverse the outcome this season. Tennessee commitment.

Brandon Lewis
Wide Receiver, 5-10 145 lbs.
Northwestern High School

Lewis (senior) was overshadowed by teammate Robert Joseph who broke the state record with 150 catches a year ago. Lewis took advantage of the attention on Saturday and helped the Trojans in their 42-20 win over South Pointe. Lewis had six catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns as his squad exploded for 35 points in the 3rd quarter propelling them to the victory. With Lewis stepping up, and Joseph still the primary threat expect the duo to cause headaches as the Trojans prepare to make another run at a state title in the AAAA Division II classification.


Everett Golson
Everett Golson
Quarterback, 5-11 180 lbs.
Myrtle Beach High School

Golson (senior) continues his assault on the record books not only on the state level but on the national level. Friday night saw him go 18-22 for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Golson also rushed for another touchdown in a lopsided victory over Carolina Forest. North Carolina commitment.

Roderick Davenport
Running Back, 5-11 185 lbs.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School

Davenport (senior) was highly productive on just 11 carries for 147 yards and four touchdowns as his squad cruised to a 51-0 victory on Friday night. Davenport is expected to shoulder a lot of the load for his squad along with 2011 WR Kintrell Disher.

Daquan Fuller
Wide Receiver, 6-3 185 lbs.
Spartanburg High School

The 2011 prospect got his senior season off to a strong start in helping his team to a 27-19 victory over Union County who is led by Wake Forest commitment defensive end Desmond Floyd. Daquan Fuller has been a promising prospect over the past two seasons, and he appears ready to take the next step as he caught six passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the victory on Friday night. Right now FCS schools are taking a look, but things could change in the immediate future with more performances similar to Friday night.


Jeremiah McKie
Jeremiah McKie
Quarterback/Wide Receiver, 5-11 170 lbs.
Mauldin High School

After helping lead his team to their best record in nearly 30 years last season Jeremiah McKie (senior) is back under center once again for the Mavericks. On Friday they took on their bitter rivals Hillcrest, and McKie showed why he's one of the state's top prospects in accounting for four touchdowns on the night. He threw for two strikes and ran for another pair of scores in leading the Mavericks to a 32-7 win over the Rams.

Kendrick Salley
Running Back, 5-11 205 lbs.
Williston-Elko High School

Salley (senior) powered the Blue Devils rushing attack with 187 yards and two touchdowns on the night as Williston-Elko High emerged victorious 56-15 over Barnwell on Friday night. Last year, paired with RB/LB Dexter Staley, Salley helped the Blue Devils win the 1A Division 2 state championship. With most of their offensive firepower returning once again many feel they are the odds on favorite to do it once again.

Tennessee



Devrin Young
Devrin Young
Running Back, 5-9, 165 lbs.
Bearden High School

Young (senior) carried the ball 11 times for 285 yards annd five touchdowns in the win over Jefferson County 49-14.

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

Mathers (junior) set the tone early with a 67-yard run
on the first play from scrimmage. He finished the night with 11 carries for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Mathers has 681 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns in the first two games.

Tanner Williams
Quarterback, 6-0, 175 lbs.
Anderson County High School

Williams (senior) was 22-of-32 passing for more than 450 yards and five touchdowns. The Mavericks defeated Morristown-Hamblen East 55-29.


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

Washington (senior) did it all on the offensive side of the ball where he was 12-of-24 for 152 yards, 29 carries for close to 100 yards and two touchdowns, and scampered for a touchdown on a 82-yard kick-off. The Lions came up on the short end of the scoreboard 27-20. Alabama commitment.

Brice White
Running Back/Linebacker, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Riverside High School

White (junior) helped lead the Panthers past Lexington 21-14. He had 121 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. He added 13 tackles on defense.

Drae Bowles
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-1, 195 lbs.
Jackson Christian

Bowles (sophomore) was a star on both sides of the ball in their win over Southern Baptist 35-23. Bowles had 146 yards on seven receptions and two touchdowns on offense. He added a 48-yard interception returned for a touchdown on defense, six tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry.


Landon Grooms
Landon Grooms
Quarterback, 6-2, 205 lbs.
LaVergne High School

Grooms (senior) had 166 yards passing, 77 yards rushing and three touchdowns to help defeat Cane Ridge 29-25. He also added two 2-point conversions.

Vanderbilt Hambrick
Running Back, 5-8, 165 lbs.
Jonivan Henry
Defensive End
Alcoa High School

Hambrick (junior) had 16 carries for 212 yards and three touchdowns in the big win against Maryville 35-31. Jonivan Henry (senior) had nine tackles and a sack on 4th down to help seal the victory.

Braden Urevick
Wide Receiver, 5-6, 150 lbs.
Jacob Johnson
Safety, 5-9, 155 lbs.
Farragut High School

Urevick (junior) is small in stature, but he was walking big after their overtime win against Oak Ridge 24-21. He finished the night with 12 receptions for 170 yards. Johnson (junior) had the key interception in overtime to bring home the victory.


Mike Williams
Mike Williams
Quarterback, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Jordan Taylor
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Lake Cormorant High School

Williams (senior) was 20-of-36 for 428 yards and passed for four touchdowns and add a rushing touchdown in their win over Horn Lake 33-17. Taylor (senior) was the benefactor of nine receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Travis Haymer
Running Back, 5-10, 170 lbs.
Beech High School

Haymer (senior) was finished for the night just a little into the third quarter after scoring five touchdowns in the first half in a 48-6 win against Clarksville Northwest. His production included 141 yards on 16 carries in the first half with touchdown runs of 2, 23, 42, 5 and 3 yards. He ended the night with 161 yards.
Key contributors to this report include Rebecca Johnston, Don Callahan, Brian Eldridge, Kerry Fair ll, and Yancy Porter.

The states of Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana will participate next week beginning with their September 3rd games.

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

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