Clay-Chalkville QB Moore Earns Week 5 Spotlight;
Rushes For 211, Passes For 219 In Victory Over Pinson Valley
Gaining 200 yards rushing or passing is a major feat for any high school football player. Clay-Chalkville quarterback Hayden Moore did both last week as the Cougars beat Pinson Valley 48-31 to improve to 5-0.
Moore was 10-of-15 passing for 219 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 211 yards and three more scores on 15 carries to finish with 430 total yards. His rare performance also earned him the AHSAA Prep Spotlight for Week 5 of the 2013 season.
The Cougars (5-0) used big plays to remain unbeaten with the victory over their 5A rivals. Moore connected on TD passes covering 60, 25, 35 and 22 yards and ran for TDs covering 52, 15 and 60 yards.
Coach Jerry Hood’s team, which reached the Class 6A state playoff semifinals last season, is 3-0 in Region 7 heading into this week’s region game at home Friday night versus Grissom.
Moore got some stiff competition from Sipsey Valley defensive backs Damiean Archibald and Jamarius Leatherwood, linebacker Steve Simerly of Carbon Hill, and running back Logan Campbell of Cold Springs.
Archibald picked off two passes in Sipsey Valley’s 66-28 win over Curry, returning one 105 yards and the other 66 yards for touchdowns. Teammate Jamarius Leatherwood also scored four touchdowns with a 70-yard kickoff return, 62-yard pass reception, and two runs of 10 and 55 yards. He also had an interception on defense.
Simerly, a junior linebacker, recorded a career high 25 tackles in Carbon Hill’s 51-28 loss to Winston County.
Campbell, a senior, rushed 20 times for 308 yards and four touchdowns, completed two passes for 98 yards and another score and added a sixth touchdown on an 92-yard kickoff return in Cold Springs’ 68-34 win over Lynn. He finished with 121 return yards and 531 overall yards.
Other top highlights reported from Week 5 were:
Brody Meeks, Lynn: The senior quarterback was 26-of-45 passing for 390 yards and four touchdowns in a 68-34 loss to Cold Springs. He also rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries to finish with 432 total yards.
Chandler Taylor, Alabama Christian: Was 19-of-34 passing for 385 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles picked up their first win of the season with a 34-21 win over Montgomery Catholic.
Mike McKenny, Carver-Montgomery: Was 20-of-35 passing for 300 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-21 win at Tri-Cities (Ga.). Touchdowns covered 19, 8, 28, 13, 21 and 8 yards.
Tyler Johnston, Spanish Fort: Completed 16-of-20 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns (15, 14 and 24 yards) and rushed for another score as the Toros beat Fairhope 38-14.
Chance Key, Brilliant: Was 8-of-15 passing for 157 yards and one TD and rushed for 114 yards on four carries with a 51-yard TD in a 68-12 win over Vina. Teammate Seth Nelson added 122 yards on seven carries and four touchdowns and also caught two passes for 51 yards as the Tigers rolled up 439 yards rushing and 596 yards total offense.
Depriest Turner, Murphy: Was 14-of-17 passing for 229 yards and rushed for 48 yards on nine tries as the Panthers beat LeFlore 34-6. He had two TD passes and rushed for two more scores.
Hayden Maples, Fairview: The junior quarterback was a perfect 10-for-10 for 216 yards and five touchdowns in the first half of a 47-14 victory over county-rival Holly Pond. Maples’ scores came on plays of 32, 6, 24, 17 and 48 yards.
Michael Barron, Moody: Was 14-of-18 passing with 203 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 45-14 win over Ashville.
Seth Franks, Tuscaloosa County: Completed 11-of-27 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns in a 46-26 win over Central-Tuscaloosa.
Reid Rials, Satsuma: The junior quarterback completed 15-of-27 passes for 171 yards and five touchdowns in the Gators’ 35-26 win over Leroy. His TD passes covered 1, 8, 10, 25 and 57 yards. Tyler Boshell caught five passes for 86 yards and three of the TDs.
Bryant Horn, Benjamin Russell: Bryant only played 1 ½ quarters but still completed 8-of-10 passes for 119 yards and four touchdowns as Benjamin Russell defeated Talladega 58-6. On the season, Bryant is 58-of-86 (76 percent completion rate) with 11 TDs and no interceptions. He also has five rushing TDs.
Dalton Cosby, Cedar Bluff: Completed 7-of-11 pass attempts for 196 yards and a 54-yard touchdown. He also rushed for 35 yards on seven carries in the Tigers' 46-6 victory over Woodville.
Matt Hagler, Slocomb: The Red Tops quarterback was 11-of-20 passing for 160 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 120 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns in Slocomb’s 24-6 win over Wicksburg.
Jahari Brown, New Brockton: The Gamecocks running back rushed for 297 yards and scored five touchdowns (10, 57, 38, 75 and 7 yards) in New Brockton’s 55-14 win over Ariton.
Jermarcus Brown, Pickens County: Scored six touchdowns four different ways and accounted for 397 all-purpose yards in the Tornadoes’ 55-18 win over Aliceville. He ran for two scores (26 and 6 yards), caught two passes for touchdowns (24 and 75 yards) and returned a kickoff 85 yards for another score and an interception 55 yards for the other TD.
Gage Hatten, Kinston: Rushed for 245 yards on just 13 carries and four touchdowns as Kinston pulled away from a 14-7 lead in the second half to win 41-7 over Zion Chapel.
Matt Mullinax, Spring Garden: Rushed for 253 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns (6, 13 and 34 yards) and also caught a 43-yard touchdown pass in the Panthers' 56-35 victory at Jacksonville Christian. Teammate Kyle Reece rushed for 158 yards and two scores on 21 carries.
Brody White, Crossville: Ran 25 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns and also completed 8-of-14 passes for 132 yards and one TD as the Lions overcame a 14-0 deficit to pick up their first win of the year, 31-14 over DAR. White ran for TDs of 15 and 1 yards to tie the game, and his 29-yard TD pass gave Crossville a 21-14 lead for good in the fourth quarter.
Roderick Davis, Demopolis: Rushed for 242 yards on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 49-16 win over Thomasville, scoring on runs of 81, 13 and 90 yards.
Devon Murray, Ashford: Piled up 224 yards rushing on 32 carries with three touchdowns and also caught one pass in Ashford’s 31-28 overtime win over Rehobeth.
Morgan Sharp, Pelham: Rushed for 231 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns in a 49-40 win over Northridge.
Deonta Moore, Huntsville: Carried 24 times for 192 yards and touchdown runs of 82, 20 and 70 yards in a 43-42 overtime loss to Bob Jones.
Zack Simbeck, Lauderdale County: Rushed for 204 yards and four TDs on 13 carries as Lauderdale County beat Central-Florence 56-21. Simbeck scored on runs on 6, 66, 24 and 43 yards and also blocked a punt.
Ostin McPherson, St. Paul’s: Rushed for 206 yards on 20 carries and scored on runs of 8, 14 and 10 yards in a 42-7 victory over Northview.
Gage Davis, Gaylesville: Rushed for 170 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns. He also had a 74-yard punt return for a score and an interception on defense in the Trojans' 48-14 win at Coosa Christian.
Austin West, Florala: Rolled up 228 all-purpose yards in Florala’s 36-0 win over J.U, Blacksher. The junior running back scored three touchdowns with runs of 81 and 75 yards and a pass reception of 47 yards. He also scored two 2-point conversions.
Devan Totherow, Geraldine: Carried 35 times for 201 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion as the Bulldogs fell to undefeated Sardis 31-24. He carried it every time on a 10-play, 77-yard scoring drive that tied the game at 24-all with 6:16 remaining. Both TDs came from 2 yards out.
Burt Chappell, Baker: Ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in a 33-10 win against Robertsdale. Chappell finished with 160 yards on 19 carries and completed 4-of-5 passes for 65 yards.
Matthew Jordan, Jackson: Accounted for 373 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 34-27 win over Foley. Jordan rushed for 190 yards and one TD and threw a 5-yard TD for another score.
Jacob Parker, Westminster Christian: The senior moved from quarterback to running back
and responded with 139 yards rushing on 24 carries with one touchdown and four catches for 80 yards and another score in a 26-21 win over Randolph. He had 12 carries for 92 yards on the last drive to seal the win.
Lorenzo James, Sparkman: Ran for 166 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Senators won their first game of the 2013 season, beating Grissom 48-0 in a non-region game. He now has 926 yards on 84 carries and nine touchdowns. James scored on runs of 5, 28 and 64 yards and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass.
Torrey Green, Hanceville: The senior had 11 carries for 168 rushing yards and a touchdown, a sack and a forced fumble in the Bulldogs’ 45-24 win over West Point. His TD run covered 63 yards. Teammate Brontae Harris had 139 yards and a TD on 20 carries. He also had an interception on defense.
Dhalquille Eichelberger, East Limestone: Rushed for five touchdowns (2, 4, 20, 3 yards, and 1 yard) on a 75-yard night as the Indians beat James Clemens 59-42.
Ben Cagle, Lynn: The senior receiver hauled in 14 catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears’ 68-34 loss to Cold Springs.
Hayden Durrett, Ardmore: Caught four TD passes as Ardmore topped Clements 56-30, improving to 5-0 for the first time since 1969. He caught TD passes of 13, 36, 11 and 25 yards.
Terrell Martin, Moody: Caught five passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns as Moody beat Ashville 45-14.
Ethan Widner, Fairview: The senior slotback caught four passes for 111 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the Aggies’ 47-14 win over Holly Pond. Widner, who also had a hand in a sack, scored on receptions of 32, 6 and 48 yards.
Trey Truitt, Rehobeth: Caught five passes for 178 yards with three of the receptions going for touchdowns (28, 68 and 75 yards) in Rehobeth’s 31-28 overtime loss to Ashford.
Marquise Neal, New Brockton: The receiver caught four passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns (25 and 64 yards) in New Brockton’s 55-14 win over Ariton.
Hunter Harrison, Kinston: Recorded 19 tackles in Kinston’s 41-7 win over Zion Chapel.
Davonta Williams, Ashford: The linebacker recorded 14 tackles with two quarterback sacks in Ashford’s 31-28 overtime win over Rehobeth.
Dakota Newsome, Fyffe: Had 18 tackles as the Red Devils downed Walter Wellborn 34-6.
Jonathan Lawson, Fairfield: Had nine tackles and blocked two extra points – including the all-important game-tying kick – in a 28-27 win over Midfield.
Luis Garcia, Crossville: Finished with 9 ½ tackles, had three tackles for a loss, a sack, an interception and forced a fumble in Crossville’s 31-14 victory over DAR. Jon Thacker also had two interceptions.
Brett Rains, Sardis: Made a diving interception at his own 8-yard line with 1:11 remaining to help the Lions preserve a 31-24 victory over Geraldine. Rains caught the go-ahead TD pass, covering 41 yards with 4:38 to go and also had a 32-yard TD pass on Sardis’ opening drive of the second half. He finished with five receptions for 140 yards. Austin Hallmark returned a fumble 45 yards for a TD and made an interception for Sardis.
Cody Daughtry, Piedmont: Recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass in the Bulldogs' 26-10 victory at Leeds.
Demetrius Kemp, Demopolis: Registered 13 tackles and blocked a punt in a 49-16 win over Thomasville. He also caught two touchdown passes covering 35 and 73 yards.
Alex McMahan, Sand Rock: Returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown with 5:49 left in the game, propelling the Wildcats to a 27-21 win at Plainview.
Jerry Gibson, Theodore: Recorded two sacks, three quarterback hurries and two tackles in a 35-24 victory over B.C. Rain. On offense, he rushed for one TD and caught a pass for another.
Coleton Reed, Cedar Bluff: Picked off a pair of passes in the fourth quarter in the Tigers' 46-6 win over Woodville.
Holden Fields, South Lamar: Recorded nine tackles in a 14-0 win over Central Coosa as the Stallions won for the second week in a row after snapping a 14-game losing streak last week that dated back to 2011.
Cole Murphy, Gaylesville: Posted seven tackles, including one for lost yardage, to go along with a fumble return for a score in the Trojans' 48-14 win at Coosa Christian.
Bram McGrady, Athens: Kicked four field goals, including a 43-yarder as time expired in the first half and his final kick late in the fourth quarter, as Athens edged Austin 26-24. McGrady’s other two field goals covered 26 and 25 yards.
Khyree Robinson, Fultondale: Returned a kickoff 92 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 47 seconds remaining as the Wildcats beat American Christian 34-29.