AHSAA Week Two: Top performers
E.J. Moss
E.J. Moss
abone@scout.com
Posted Sep 6, 2011


The state of Alabama has completed their second week of high school football. The top performers have been selected.

Darrin Peterson, Etowah

The Etowah wide receiver caught three passes for 195 yards, including touchdowns of 93 and 99 yards, as the Blue Devils upset Fort Payne 21-14. Peterson also returned a punt 34 yards in the second half to set up the winning touchdown.

Justin Pride, Butler

The Butler receiver had eight receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns (46, 79, 50 and 29 yards) and also scored on a 95-yard kickoff return in a 49-34 loss to DAR.

JeVontey Smith, Greensboro

The Greensboro receiver hauled in 10 catches for 221 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 80 yards for another score to lead the Raiders past Montevallo 38-13.

Jason Smith, McGill-Toolen

The junior quarterback helped McGill-Toolen overcome a 28-0 halftime deficit with 239 yards passing and 154 yards rushing in the 35-45 win over Fairhope. He was 16-of-33 passing for four touchdowns (38, 23, 4 and 76 yards) and rushed for a 1-yard touchdown among his 23 carries.

Jacob Davis, Sylvania

The Aggies wide receiver scored on a 58-yard run, caught a 48-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown as the Rams downed Section 49-14. The punt return was his sixth kick return for a touchdown during the last 12 games dating back to last season. He finished with four carries for 85 yards and two receptions for 72.

Brody Meeks, Lynn

The sophomore quarterback was 19-of-32 passing for 340 yards and six touchdowns in a 47-40 win against Berry. He had touchdown passes covering 41, 7, 17, 18, 76 and 34 yards, and he also scored on a nine-yard run as the Bears came back from a 40-27 deficit to win.

Ladavian Williams, Ashford

Williams piled up 253 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 38-0 win against Bullock County. Williams rushed for 173 yards and scores of 10 and 30 yards and added an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He also had an interception on defense.

Colby Spann, Colbert Heights

Spann scored on a 98-yard interception return just before the first half ended, and raced 95 yards with the second-half kick off for another score to turn a 21-14 lead into a 47-20 win against Phil Campbell. Spann also scored on a 10-yard run.

Quante Brown, Greensboro

Brown completed 17-of-29 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns as the Raiders beat Montevallo 38-13.

Kit Grider, North Jackson

The freshman completed 14-of-18 passes for 308 yards, three touchdowns and rushed for another touchdown in his debut as the starter and led North Jackson to a 48-7 win against Douglas. He connected with Kahne Cooper for seven completions, 202 yards and two touchdowns.

Joel Poe, Spanish Fort

The senior quarterback completed 19-of-21 passes for 221 yards and touchdown passes of eight and 22 yards in the Toros’ 35-16 win against Gulf Shores. He also added 96 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Michael Gilmore, Center Point

Gilmore was 13-of-21 passing for 234 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 48 yards and another score as the Eagles thumped Shelby County 46-15.

Antoine Davis, Midfield

Davis completed 12-of-18 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots downed Oak Grove 34-13.

V.J. Maye, Shades Valley

Maye was 14-of-26 passing for 275 yards with three touchdown passes and rushed for another in a 41-33 loss to Pell City.

Jameis Winston, Hueytown

Winston completed 14-of-18 passes for 267 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-12 win against Wenonah. Cameron Broadnax was on the receiving end of 10 of the passes for 192 yards and four scores.

Marcellus Redmond, Fayette County

The Tigers quarterback completed 13-of-19 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns to beat Dora 33-25. Cameron Poe-Mitchell had six of the receptions for 150 yards and touchdowns covering six and 69 yards.

E.J. Moss, Ashville

Moss ran for 181 yards on 16 carrries with three touchdowns and completed six-of-eight pass attempts for 102 yards and another score as the Bulldogs beat West End 40-15. Teammate Tommy Bothwell and rushed for 175 yards and three scores on 14 attempts.

Luke Bailey, Fairview

The Aggies quarterback completed 13-of-20 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown in a 28-21 win against Cherokee County.

Nykalos Ashe, Sunshine

Ashe ran for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-25 win against Holy Spirit.

DeMarco Hall, Pickens County

Hall piled up 185 all-purpose yards and scored five touchdowns as Pickens County remained undefeated with a 58-7 victory against Shades Mountain Christian. Hall now has 11 touchdowns in the first two games.

T.J. Yeldon, Daphne

The senior, who has committed to Auburn, ran 14 times for 212 yards, with touchdown runs fo 19 and 68 yards in a 45-7 victory against Baldwin County.

Rudy Ford, New Hope

Ford rushed for 210 yards and scored on runs of 52, 67, and seven yards to lead New Hope to a 26-20 win against Geraldine. Ford also had 43 receiving yards and made four tackles on defense.

Anteryius Aldridge, Marengo

Aldridge rushed for 204 yards and a touchdown on a 22 carries and recorded 12 tackles on defense in a 38-0 victory against A.L. Johnson.

Joseph Stassen, Bayside Academy

The running back ran 23 times for 153 yards, including a decisive two-yard touchdown run with 6:39 to play, in a 28-27 victory over T.R. Miller. With the win, Bayside ended T.R. Miller's 18-game regular-season home winning streak.

Hunter O’Mary, Hubbertville

O'Mary rushed for 122 yards and five touchdowns, and teammate Aaron Dillard added 180 yards and another score as the Hubbertville Lions beat South Lamar 40-33. O’Mary scored on runs of 10, 28, 4, 9 and 16 yards.

Jordan Howard, Gardendale

Howard had 23 carries for 228 yards and three touchdowns, including a 90-yard score in the first half, as the Rockets beat Bessemer City 18-14.

Tevin Peterson, Etowah

The sophomore safety had two key interceptions in the Blue Devils' 21-14 win against Fort Payne. Both picks came in the fourth quarter on Fort Payne's final two drives.

Demarcus Holcombe, Washington County

The two-way star scored four touchdowns, including two on defense, in a 48-13 victory against Excel. He scored on a 35-yard interception return, a 70-yard fumble return, and had touchdown catches of 38 and 70 yards.

Troy Hobbs, Davidson

The senior cornerback blocked a field goal with four seconds to go to preserve a 14-13 victory against Vigor.

Quintin Miller, Ariton

Miller intercepted a pass in the end zone with one second left to preserve Ariton’s 28-21 win against Cottonwood. He also had 10 tackles on the night.

Shontez Hazlitt, Athens

Hazlitt had a sack among six tackles, intercepted a pass and scored a rushing touchdown for Athens in a 41-24 win against Johnson.

Chris Grant, Fairfield

Grant had 11 tackles and three sacks on defense and scored twice on offense as Fairfield beat Parker 24-7.

Nate Craft, Brookwood

Craft booted a 52-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the first half to to help the Panthers beat Wilcox-Central 44-6.

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