Stars of the South

Stars of the South

Many storylines came from last weekend's top performers including overtime and double overtime wins, teams handed their first loss of the season, and underclassmen who are making a lot of noise for their future. 'Stars of the South' for top performances from the weekend of September 24th.

Stars of the South


Alabama


Kwon Alexander
Outside Linebacker, 6-2, 210 lbs.
Jackson Stephens
Quarterback, 6-3. 195 lbs.
Trae Elston
Wide Receiver, 6-0, 170 lbs.
Oxford

Alexander, five-star prospect, came up big in the 35-23 win against Auburn High School. He had 15 tackles, six for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble. Stephens (junior) connected on 17-of-22 pass attempts for 293 yards and two touchdowns of 72 and 26 yards. Elston (junior) caught both of Stephens' touchdown passes.

Chris Dukes
Running Back, 5-9, 185 lbs.
Mobile-UMS-Wright

The senior rushed for 332 yards scoring six touchdowns of 76, 54, 20, 59, 1 and 20 yards. The 2009 All-State back bailed out his defense that gave up the goods in a 66-39 win.

Sammie Coates
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Leroy

The Auburn commitmentment scored every touchdown for Leroy in a 28-24 loss to a tough Jackson defense. The senior hauled in seven catches for 182 yards and touchdowns of 99, 33 and 14 yards. He also ran for a 2-yard score. The 99-yard touchdown pass tied a state record.

Dominique Harris
Running Back, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Cameron Haynes
Kicker, 6-3, 177 lbs.
Pelham

Harris (senior) rushed for 198 yards in the 24-15 win over undefeated Pleasant Grove on 34 carries. He ran for 22, 25 and 1-yard touchdowns. Haynes (senior) was 4-for-4 field goals with a long of 50 yards. For the season, he's punted 26 times for 1,218 yards with 14 inside the 20, long of 67 yards. Four punts of more than 60 yards. Haynes is 15-of-15 on PATs.

Justin McArthur
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Hoover

McArthur (senior) rushed for 180 yards on 20 carries scoring touchdowns of 9, 71 and 9 yards in the 33-10 win against Gadsden City.

Jacob Coker
Quarterback, 6-5, 210 lbs.
Jordan Huff
Running Back, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Mobile-St. Paul's Episcopal

Coker (senior) completed nine-of-16 pass attempts for 178 yards and a touchdown with future coach Dameyune Craig from Florida State looking on from the sideline. Coker also rushed for two scores and picked off a Fairhope pass to preserve the 42-40 win. Huff (sophomore) rushed for 204 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Jameis Winston
Quarterback, 6-4, 190 lbs.
Ronald Stewart
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Hueytown

Winston (junior) completed 14-of-21 pass attempts for 194 yards scoring on a 6-yard pass in the 35-28 win against Shades Valley. Stewart (senior) rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries scoring on touchdown runs of 41 and 28 yards.

Cassanova McKinzy
Linebacker/Defensive End, 6-2, 215 lbs.
Woodlawn

McKinzy (junior) made 11 tackles, recovered a fumble and accounted for two sacks in the 35-12 win against Talladega. He was also a perfect five-for-five on his point-after attempts.

Jeffrey Milner
Defensive End, 6-0, 200 lbs.
Vestavia Hills

Milner (senior) made five tackles with two for a loss of yards and two sacks in the 34-10 win against rival Briarwood Christian.

Kameron Wood
Defensive End, 6-4, 220 lbs.
Birmingham-John Carroll

Wood (senior) had 10 tackles with two behind the line of scrimmage in the 21-7 win against Chelsea. Wood is an Ole Miss commitment and has several other scholarship offers.

Jeremy Johnson
Quarterback, 6-4, 185 lbs.
Montgomery-Carver

Johnson (sophomore) was 24-of-29 for 274 yards and three passing touchdowns and one score on the ground in the 34-21 loss to Colquitt County (Ga.).

E.J. Moss
Quarterback, 6-4, 210 lbs.
Ashville

Moss (freshman) passed for 298 yards completing 21-of-29 pass attempts scoring four touchdowns. He rushed for 211 yards and another touchdown in the 40-34 win against White Plains.

Arkansas


Brandon Allen
Quarterback, 6-3, 215,lbs
Fayettevllle

The future Arkansas Razorback completed 18-of-28 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed eight times for 53 yards in his team's 38-34 loss to Bentonville.

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

The Auburn commitment played only a half, but did plenty of damage by completing 16-of-21 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in what turned into a 48-14 win over Berryville.

Zac Brooks
Running Back/Wide Receiver, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Jonesboro

The highly-regarded junior wide receiver prospect who already has offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss and Arkansas State, rushed for 130 yards and two scores and also had two touchdown receptions in his team's 35-7 win over Little Rock Parkview.

Drew White
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 185 lbs.
Van Buren

White had 13 catches for 204 yards, including TD receptions of 58, 19 and 8 as the senior led the Pointers in their 41-31 win over Little Rock Central.

Isaac McCoy
ATH, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Alma

McCoy (senior) who plays WR and also lines as the quarterback in his team's Wild Dog formation - scored all five of his team's touchdowns with a 55-yard TD run being the longest of his touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Morrilton.

Quadarius Ross
Fullback, 6-0, 205 lbs.
Newport

Ross rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries to grab the starring role in the Greyhounds' 49-22 win over Cave City.

Sebastian Irvin
Quarterback, 5-9, 205 lbs.
Hoxie

Irvin rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns, and the senior converted tailback also completed 2-of-4 passes for 34 yards to lead his team to a 28-12 win over Piggott.

Zac Stewart
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Rogers Heritage

Stewart had more than 200 yards total offense with 141 yards rushing, 60-plus in receptions and three touchdowns in his team's 51-27 win over Fort Smith Northside.

Braden Pippin
Quarterback, 6-0, 205 lbs.
Siloam Springs

Pippin was 9-of-17 passing for 134 yards. and the junior also rushed 24 times for 96 yards and three scores in leading the Panthers to a 38-31 win over Greenwood. It was Siloam's first win over conference foe Greenwood in 15 years - albeit five of the last six games had been decided by a touchdown or less.

Ryan Luther
Quarterback, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Springdale Har-Ber

The senior quarterback had 227 yards passing and one touchdown and also caught a 56-yard pass off a double reverse in Har-Ber's come-from-behind 46-27 win over rival Springdale.

Henry Hernandez
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Springdale

Hernandez had a big night in his team's loss to Har-Ber as the junior caught seven passes for 188 yards, including touchdown receptions of 80 and 69 yards.

Marcus Danenhauer
Offensive Lineman, 6-6, 315 lbs.
Bentonville

Danenhauer was a force on the offensive line on Friday as the Arkansas commitment helped pave the way for the Tigers to roll up 400 yards total offense in a 38-34 win over Fayetteville.

Tearris Wallace
Tailback, 5-10, 184 lbs.
Bentonville

Just a sophomore, Wallace rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns as Bentonville downed Fayetteville 38-34 in overtime.

Ryan Chambers
Quarterback, 5-11, 160 lbs.
Magazine-Leftwich

Chambers ran for four touchdowns (1, 14, 5 and 41 yards), and the senior also passed for two more of 4 and 43 yards to Long Yang while leading his team to a 42-6 win over Union Christian.

Florida


Marcus Maye
Running Back/Defensive Back, 6-2, 190 lbs.
Holy Trinity

Maye (junior) rushed for 313 yards in the 42-21 win over John Carroll. He scored four touchdowns from 13 carries. The touchdowns included runs of 61, 36, and 78 yards.

Neally Cunningham
Running Back, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Bayside

Cunningham (junior) rushed for 200 yards on 16 carries scoring on 12 and 17 yard runs. He also caught two touchdown passes of 12 and 15 yards.

Quentin Williams
Quarterback, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Tampa-Jefferson

Williams (senior) completed 15-of-17 pass attempts for 280 yards and five touchdowns including a 70-yard score in the 62-7 win over Osceola. Williams, who already has 18 touchdowns in four games, has several Division 1 offers.

Andre Allen
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Panama City-Arnold

We can only imagine Allen slept well after this game. The junior rushed for 303 yards on 43 carries scoring a touchdown in the 20-14 win over Bay High School.

John Wolford
Quarterback, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Bishop Kenny

Wolford (freshman) completed 15-of-19 passing attmpets for 288 yards and three touchdowns in the 41-17 win over Palm Coast Matanzas.

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

Purifoy (senior), a University of Florida commitment, lined up as running back, in the wildcat, in the slot, as a wideout and rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns 11 and 17 yards and picked off a pass on defense in the 33-13 win over Navarre.

Steve Sarno
Quarterback, 6-1, 170 lbs.
Fort Walton Beach

Sarno (senior) completed 16-of-20 passes for 279 yards scoring four touchdowns of 32, 30, 44 and 7 yards in the 36-35 win over Clover High School from South Carolina. Sarno is a transfer from Niceville High School.

Richard Carrion
Running Back, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Pace

Carrion puts up impressive numbers week after week, and this one is no different. The senior rushed for 166 yards on 26 carries seeing limited time in the second half due to injury. He scored on an eight-yard touchdown run in the 28-8 win over Tate.

Remi Watson
Running Back, 5-11, 190 lbs.
Shawndell Artis
Running Back/Linebacker, 5-11, 210 lbs.
Lakeland-Lake Gibson

Watson (senior) rushed for 206 yards on 14 carries scoring two touchdowns and catching a 41-yard touchdown in the 45-20 win over Ridge Community. Watson has scholarship offers to UCF and USF. Artis is part of this amazing backfield duo. The senior rushed for 164 yards on 25 carries scoring twice. He made six tackles on defense in the win.

Curt Evans
Wide Receiver, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna

Evans (senior) caught five passes for 145 yards scoring two touchdowns. He also returned a punt 96 yards in the 31-18 win over LaSalle. Evans has scholarship offers Boston College, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia among others.

Tre Mason
Running Back, 5-9, 185 lbs.
Lake Worth-Park Vista

Mason rushed for 292 yards on 26 carries scoring three touchdowns in the 35-13 win over Palm Beach Central. The senior holds scholarship offers from Miami, Ole Miss, Penn State, West Virginia and Texas A&M.

JoJo Brooks
Athlete, 6-0, 185 lbs.
St. Augustine-Nease

Brooks (junior) forced to sit out almost two weeks with an ankle injury showed no ill effects. He carried the ball 47 times for 255 yards scoring four touchdowns of 1, 1, 5, and 10 yards in the 34-14 win over Creekside. Brooks has scholarship offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and South Florida.

Derrick Henry
Running Back, 6-3, 220 lbs.
Yulee

Henry (sophomore) rushed for 309 yards, which is three games for more than 300 yards for those of you who are counting. He scored three touchdowns on 36 carries. Henry has shown an interest in all the Florida schools, but it is much too early to exclude to the Sunshine State only.

Darius Williams
Defensive Back
Tim Jernigan
Defensive Tackle, 6-2 275 lbs.
Lake City-Columbia

Williams (junior) scored two defensive touchdowns before intermission in a very tight game coming out on the winning end against Lee, 23-20. One interception was returned 20 yards, and the second on a scoop and score at the 25-yard line of Lee. Jernigan forced a fumble and had four sacks. The five-star senior has an endless list of scholarship offers as the No. 1 prospect in the country at his position.

Tommie Young
Running Back
Madison-Madison County

The sophomore rushed for 267 yards on 21 carries scoring touchdowns on runs of 7, 15 and 69 yards. Madison County defeated Leon 49-26.

Georgia


Austin Brown
Quarterback, 6-1, 195 lbs.
Flowery Branch

Brown (senior) has his squad undefeated with him leading the charge. The Western Carolina commitment was 21-of-24 for 248 yards in the 49-0 win against Rickdale County.

Seon Jones
Running Back, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Buford

Jones (senior) picked apart the defense of Lovett at the tune of 319 yards on the ground which was a new school record for rushing in a game. Buford took the win 37-14.

Martay Mattox
Quarterback, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Athens-Clarke Central

Mattox (senior) was pleased with the Homecoming win against Winder-Barrow, 55-0. The South Carolina commitment finished the night 9-of-11 for five touchdowns on the 170 yards passing. He added 86 yards rushing on four carries.

Brian Randolph
Safety, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Marietta-Kell

Randolph (senior) had an interception on defense, but his offensive performance helped secure the 30-7 win against Hiram. The Tennessee commitment had an opening and closing statement scoring the first and last touchdown of the night with his 10 carries and 79 yards.

Kamani Thomas
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
Dallas-East Paulding

Thomas (sophomore) was very instrumental in handing North Paulding their first loss of the season, 47-10. No. 28 carried the ball 27 times for 215 yards with a season average of more than nine yards a carry. East Paulding has one loss which was to Kell (20-13) two weeks ago.

Lane Thompson
Running Back/Defensive Back, 5-9, 172 lbs.
Bogart-North Oconee

Thompson (senior) was a huge factor on both sides of the ball with 211 yards on the ground and eight tackles on defense. He added a fumble recovery for a 35-yard touchdown in the 28-16 win against Hart County.

Rich Tyndall
Kicker, 5-5, 154 lbs.
Moultrie-Colquitt County

Tyndall (senior) made a huge difference in the 34-31 win against Carver of Montgomery last week booting field goals of 37, 42, 43, and the last one of 18 yards in the closing minutes of the game.

Zach Walker
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 185 lbs.
Wrightsville-Johnson County

Walker (senior) had 11 receptions for 215 yards and scored twice, but the two receptions in overtime came up big in the 31-24 win against ECI.

Stanley Williams
Running Back, 5-8, 175 lbs.
Winder-Apalachee

Williams (freshman) has more thna 500 yards for the season which includes 169 yards on 13 carries from the 28-14 win against Heritage. He brought in three touchdowns for the night including 96-yard kick-off return.

Eric Worthen
Linebacker
Swainsboro

Worthen (senior) was a monster in the double overtime win against Jefferosn County, 38-37. He registered 22 tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Kentucky


Kiante Northington
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 5-9, 150-lbs.
Louisville-Butler

Butler defeated Louisville Western Friday night 34-14. The win was in part due to Butler receiver Kiante Northington (junior) who caught five balls for 90 yards. A sixth ball was also caught and dropped for a touchdown pass on Western's lockdown corner, Leon Melvin. Northington also rushed for 50 more yards.

Tyrone Pearson
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 285 lbs.
Louisville-Seneca

Seneca slipped up Friday night while facing DuPont Manual. Manual won the game 46-32, but Pearson (junior) had an outstanding showing with 13 total tackles, including five tackles for loss and two sacks.

Taylor Killian
Offensive Guard/ Defensive Tackle, 6-2, 235 lbs.
Louisa-Lawrence County

Lawrence County put a hurting on East Carter High Friday nigh, with a 61-0 win. Taylor Killian (senior) was dominant on both sides of the ball. Offensively he had seven pancake blocks and two double blocks. On defense he had seven tackles, two for loss and one sack, helping to complete the shutout.

Bo Brooks
Running Back, 5-8, 190 lbs.
Lexington-Henry Clay

Bo Brooks (senior) continued his productive season Friday night against cross-town rival Lafayette in a 27-20 victory. Brooks had 18 carries for 138 yards. The speedster scored one touchdown in the win, helping Henry Clay lift their record to 3-2 on the season.

Brady Hightchew
Quarterback, 5-10, 165 lbs.
Newport-Central Catholic

Newport Central defeated Covington Catholic 38-31 in a nip and tuck affair Friday night. Junior quarterback Brady Hightchew threw for 180 yards on 10-of-14 passing and one touchdown. He also rushed for 104 yards and two more scores on 20 carries.

Zach Eastham
Quarterback, 6-0, 190 lbs.
Pulaski County

Zach Eastham (senior) had an impressive outing in a big win for Pulaski County Friday night. Pulaski defeated Barren County 54-12 behind Eastham's 17 of 26 throwing for 255 yards. But what stands out is Eastham's seven touchdown passes in the win.

DaMarcus Smith
Quarterback, 6-1, 190 lbs.
Louisville-Seneca

Mr. Football Candidate DaMarcus Smith had another big game in a loss to DuPont Manual on Friday. While falling 46-32, Smith threw for 409 yards and three touchdowns against another cross-town rival.

LaMont McMurry
Running Back, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Louisville - St. Xavier

St. Xavier defeated Louisville Central Friday night 35-20 behind a great performance from LaMont McMurry (senior). McMurry, in his first game of the season after coming back from injury, had 196 yards and three touchdowns, showing little affects of the time off.

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

Male won what many consider the public school city championship in Louisville when they defeated Ballard 26-21. Ronjae Morris (junior) was supposed to sit out due to injury, but wound up playing and carried the ball eight times for 121 yards and two touchdowns in victory.

John Giddens
Running Back, 5-9, 185 lbs.
Louisville-Male

Part of a one-two punch, running back John Giddens (senior) countered his teammate, Ronjae Morris, gaining 117 yards on 17 carries for Male in their 26-21 win over Ballard. Giddens and Morris combined for 238 yards out of Male's 358 yard total.

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

While Ballard fell to defeat, DeVante Parker has another huge effort for his team. The senior had four catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns in their 26-21 loss to Male. Parker has 37 catches for 1,082 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

DarMontre Warr
Running Back, 5-9, 181 lbs.
Louisville-DuPont Manual

In Manual's win over Seneca, junior running back DarMontre Warr was impressive for a second consecutive week. Warr had 400 yards last week with three touchdowns. This week Warr rushed for a 44 yard touchdown, a 15 yard touchdown, a 74 yard touchdown and a 20 yard touchdown in their 46-32 win.

Louisiana


Leonard Fournette
Running Back
St. Augustine (New Orleans)

It was another huge night for Leonard Fournette (freshman), who has gone for more than 200 yards in each of his first four career high school games. In a 35-22 win over LaGrange last Friday, Fournette carried the ball 24 times for 269 yards and four touchdowns, 75 of which came on the first drive of the game. Fournette, a 2014 prospect, has already picked up an offer from LSU.

Ahmad White
Running Back
Hahnville (Hahnville)

While Alfred Blue has moved on to work as a true freshman down the block in Baton Rouge, Hahnville's running game still seems to be intact. Junior Ahmad White helped lift the Tigers to a 28-14 win over O.P. Walker, rushing for 207 yards and all four of Hahnville's touchdowns.

Tyler Cain
Running Back
West Monroe (West Monroe)

With quarterback - and LSU commitment - Paul Turner sidelined with an injury, the 4-0 Rebels put their offense on the shoulders of Tyler Cain. On 19 carries, the senior back totaled 267 yards and two touchdowns to get the 33-13 win over Captain Shreve. Cain has scholarship offers from Tulane, Memphis, Louisiana Tech and ULM.

Montrel Carter
Running Back
Cecilia (Cecilia)

Senior running back Montrel Carter helped carry Cecilia back from a 14-0 deficit to get the win over Breaux Bridge, rushing for 265 yards and three scores - all of which came in the second half. Carter has offers from Tulsa, ULL, Memphis, South Alabama and Tulane.

Jeremy Hill
Running Back
Redemptorist (Baton Rouge)

Jeremy Hill (senior) has been a man on a mission this season, piling up 732 yards and 10 touchdowns through the Wolves opening three games. On Friday against White Castle, Hill showed off his complete game. The LSU commitment rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries, scored on an 81-yard punt return and grabbed two passes out of the backfield for 39 yards. Sitting at 4-0, Hill has averaged 229 yards rushing per game.

LaDarrius Vessell
Running Back
Zachary (Zachary)

The returning starter rushed for 232 yards on 35 carries and scored three touchdowns as 5A Zachary pulled the upset over Alexandria. On a day where Zachary went for 462 yards of total offense, Vessell (senior) had touchdown runs of 7, 9 and 28 yards.

Nate Robinson
Running Back
Loranger (Westminster)

Loranger piled up 301 of their 323 yards on the ground, thanks in large part to senior running back Nate Robinson, who finished with 152 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries in Loranger's 40-0 over Pearl River. Despite the success, Robinson has not picked up any college scholarship offers.

Mississippi


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

Alford (junior) had 232 all-purpose yardage and four touchdowns in the 41-38 overtime vixtory against Biloxi.

Chelarvez Brown
Running Back, 6-1, 191 lbs.
Nick Glover
Quarterback, 200 lbs.
Winona

Chief (senior) had 16 carries for 108 yards (53 long) and two touchdowns. The Ole Miss commitment added five tackles on defense and two interceptions for 55 yards in the defeat of Kosciusko 33-7. Glover (junior) had 128 yards on the ground and two touchdowns and was 6-of-8 passing for 83 yards.

Tajh Ford
Wide Receiver/Linebacker, 6-0, 190 lbs.
Louisville

Ford (senior) had 231 all-purpose ysrds in the 21-7 win against West Lauderdale. Ford rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another score.

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

Hall (senior) had 182 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns in the 49-6 victory against McComb.

Kailo Moore
Running Back, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Rosedale-West Boliver

Moore (sophomore) continues on a roll with 209 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns in the 21-6 win against Leland.

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

Morrow (senior) had 13 receptions for 184 yards collecting two touchdowns along the way to the 28-17 win against Hancock. Mississippi State commitment.

Cody Prewitt
Safety, 6-3, 205 lbs.

Prewitt is a mainstay in this list with another big week. He came up with a total of five scores with three coming after intermission in the 49-40 win against East Rankin. The Ole Miss commitment finished with 220 yards on 18 carries and added eight tackles and a sack on defense.

Jermaine Whitehead
Cornerback, 6-0, 183 lbs.
Greenwood-Amanda Elzy

Whitehead (senior) had six tackles on defense; three receptions for 90 yards and one score; 40 yards on four carries; scored on a 75-yard kick-off return. Mississippi State commitment.

North Carolina


Justus Pickett
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Charlotte-Ardrey Kell

Pickett (senior) did not make it a pleasant night for South Mecklenburg's Homecoming with his performance. Pickett had 337 yards rushing and five touchdowns and four receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown in the 48-21 win. He ended the night with more than 400 all-purpose yards.

Defense
Raleigh-Broughton

The Broughton defense was not intimidated by the news clippings of Millbrook's Nick Marshall. They stuffed and stripped the ball on three different occasions in the 52-26 win. It was Millbrook's first loss of the season.

Anthony Riggin
Quarterback/Running Back, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Eric MacLain
Tight End, 6-5, 246 lbs.
Fayetteville-Jack Britt

Riggin (senior) was 7-of-10 passing for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and carried the ball seven times for 90 additional yards and three touchdowns. MacLain (senior) was a big part of the victory and kicked a 56-yard punt. MacLain is a Clemson commitment.

Brian Taylor
Quarterback, 6-3, 200 lbs.
Angier-Harnett Central

Taylor (senior) was 9-of-12 for 146 yards and a touchdown, but it was the three-yard TD which mattered most with less than 90 seconds remaining in the game to get the 21-14 win against West Johnston. Taylor is a North Carolina State commitment.

Zeek Bigger
Middle Linebacker, 6-2, 205 lbs.
Ross Taylor
Kicker, 5-7, 165 lbs.
Gastonia-Ashbrook

Bigger (senior) made their Homecoming a sweet victory with their first win of the season. The Duke commitment rushed for 61 yards, but it was his 18-yard scamper for a touchdown in the closing minutes to pull within one against Crest High School. Taylor (sophomore) displayed his calmness to boot the PAT to tie the score. Taylor came in with less than five seconds remaining to kick a 25-yard field goal and the win against the previously unbeaten Crest Chargers.

Jamison Crowder
Cornerback, 5-9, 170 lbs.
Monroe

Crowder (senior) had five receptions for 42 yards, but it was the diving 21-yard catch and score on the last play of the game which landed the Duke commitment on the Stars of the South list. Monroe defeated Cuthbertson 20-14.

Dayton Rogers
Kicker, 5-10, 150 lbs.
Belmont-South Point

Rogers (junior) played a big part in the 24-21 overtime win against Kings Mountain. The Red Raider booted a 26-yarder to seal the victory.

Garrett Crowe
Quarterback, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Havelock

Crowe (junior) came up big in the 43-15 win against White Oak. The Ram had five scores on his 233 yards passing for 13-of-22. He added another touchdown with his legs.

South Carolina


DeAngelo Henderson
Running Back, 5-8, 190 lbs.
Summerville

No this isn't the same list as weeks before. Henderson (senior) has been on a tear all season long already surpassing the 1,100 yard mark on the season. He rushed for 300 yards last Friday and scored four touchdowns for Summerville in a 41-27 victory over Stratford. Legendary Summerville head coach John McKissick had this to say about Henderson after the game. "He's special. He's like Houdini." Expect teams to try and key on Henderson throughout the rest of the season, but so far he's proved his coach correct as everyone has tried to slow him down to no avail.

Dawan Scott
Running Back, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Irmo

Scott (senior) like Henderson is on the list once again. The two backs are strong candidates for this year's Shrine Bowl. Scott rushed 30 times for 303 yards and five touchdowns in leading Irmo to a 35-23 victory over Aiken. Scott has gained the attention of a number of regional schools including nearby South Carolina. Reporting a 3.1 GPA and taking the SAT for the first time this Saturday, a qualifying score should see him start to pull in quite a few offers.

Cyril Davis
Quarterback, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson

The O-W quarterback is making plenty of noise, and on Friday he guided his team to a 48-34 victory over Richland Northeast. Davis (senior) was spectacular in his performance going 23-28 for 405 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Davis is projected as an athlete on the next level, but he's had a monster senior season for the Bruins. Some think he should get a long look as a possible Shrine Bowl selection.

D'Edward Burris
Quarterback, 6-0, 178 lbs.
Gaffney

Burris (senior) continues to elevate his game each week. He helped Gaffney defeat Greenville 33-31. Orchestrating the comeback, Burris was 22-37 for 336 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown on the ground in the victory over the Red Raiders from Greenville.

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

Hayes (junior) is another repeat performer as he's helped his team to an undefeated season so far heading into a major matchup with Greenville. The game should determine the region winner from the looks of things. Hayes rushed 20 times last Frday for 238 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also had a touchdown catch in the 50-37 victory over Columbia.

Asa Kryst
Running Back, 5-8, 162 lbs.
Fort Mill

Kryst (senior) has been the catalyst so far for his Fort Mill squad, and he was at it again last week. In a double overtime 41-35 victory over Broome Kryst rushed for 222 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground. He also scored on a touchdown catch. Teams have had little success in trying to slow Kryst down this season, and opposing coaches are giving major props to him for his talents.

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

Worley (senior) has continued his assault on the record books, and he did it big in a 45-35 win over Nations Ford High. The Tennessee commitment was 27-35 for 332 yards with four touchdowns in the victory.

DaRon Dickey
Wide Receiver, 5-10, 185 lbs.
Greenville-Berea

Dickey (senior) is being projected as a wide receiver, but lines up at quarterback for his squad. The results have been great thus far as the Bulldogs are off to their best start in over a decade with Dickey at the controls. He rushed for 205 yards last week and two touchdowns in a 20-13 victory over previously undefeated Pickens. Dickey also threw for a score in the victory. Already holding one Southern Conference scholarship with other schools in the conference taking a long hard look at the Berea standout.

Shamir Jeffrey
Quarterback, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Saint Matthews-Calhoun County

Jeffrey (senior) has been outstanding all season for the Saints, and he was at it again last Friday. He passed for 330 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-6 victory over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School. Scout.com projects him as a wide receiver on the next level, but some schools have offered a chance to play quarterback on the next level. It will be interesting to see where he ends up as the Jeffrey camp has been hard to read in terms of recognizing favorites at this point.

Justin Suber
Quarterback, 6-1, 183 lbs.
Irmo-Dutch Fork

Suber (senior) had a monster performance in a 49-43 overtime nailbiter over Lexington. He was a jack-of-all-trades passing for 219 yards and rushing for 216 yards on the night. Suber accounted for three touchdowns for his Dutch Fork squad.

Tennessee


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

Walton (junior) played a huge part in the 44-14 win against Melrose. The Roadrunner held true to form slicing and dicing through the defense for touchdown runs 92 and 14 yards. He added a 14-yard reception for a score. He finished the night with 15 totes and 258 yards.

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

Washington (senior) helped in more than one phasse of the game to defeat Union City 21-15. The Alabama commitment was 8-of-16 passing for 126 yards and one score; 121 yards on 16 carries; 10 tackles on defense.

Jovon Robinson
Running Back, 6-0, 215 lbs.
Memphis-Wooddale

Robinson (junior) added another four touchdowns to his stat sheet which came by 234 yards rushing in the win against Hamiltoon, 40-20.

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

Elder (sophomore) had three touchdowns with two on offense and one on defense with a recovered fumble. Ensworth pulled the upset win against previously unbeaten Smyrna, 30-14. Elder had 198 yards rushing with his 22 carries.

Grant Powell
Quarterback, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Memphis-Christian Brothers

Powell (junior) led the Purple Wave to a 24-6 win against Millington Central. He had two touchdowns through the air for 167 yards and kept the ball six times for 67 yards rushing.

Keenan Hale
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 185 lbs.
Chattanooga-McCallie

Hale (senior) had 10 receptions for more than 200 yards in a loss to Montgomery Bell Academy. Hale is a Syracuse commitment.

Drew Reed
Quarterback
Arlington

Reed (sophomore) has a bright future after his performance in the 28-27 win against Westwood. He finished the evening with 19-of-28 passing and two touchdowns. He has been making noise all season.

William Carmichael
Quarterback
B.J. Spradlin
Running Back, 6-0, 205 lbs.
Greeneville

Carmichael (senior) transferred to Greeneville from Cherokee High School in North Carolina where he produced more than 2,000 all-purpose yards last season. He had a big night in the 56-7 win against previously unbeaten Tennessee High School. Carmichael had 274 yards on 12 carries and scored four times. Spradlin (senior) added another 165 yards rushing for the victors.

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

Congratulations to one of our regular 'Stars of the South' from Tennessee, Devrin Young, who received an offer this week from the Volunteers and committed to play his college career in Knoxville. Young's team was off this past week.

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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