Avery, Hammond earn Player of Week honors

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 9/4/17

Oakman senior quarterback Jon Avery put his name in the state record book Friday night at Hosea Collins Field.

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Avery, Hammond earn Player of Week honors


Oakman senior quarterback Jon Avery put his name in the state record book Friday night at Hosea Collins Field.

Avery was a perfect 15 of 15 passing the ball, beating out the previous record by Fairview’s Hayden Maples, who was 10 of 10 against Holly Pond in 2013. Two other players have had more than 10 attempts and one incompletion in a game.

Avery threw for 271 yards and a touchdown in Oakman’s 40-14 win over Lamar County. His touchdown came on a 13-yard strike to Nathan Gilbreath.

The seventh-ranked Wildcats scored 27 first-half points.

Avery is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week.


Defensive Player of Week

Jasper’s Jeremiah


In desperate need of a victory, Jasper got a dominant defensive effort in a 35-7 victory over Hueytown. The Vikings held the Golden Gophers to just 79 yards of offense. Hueytown finally got on the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter on Jasper’s second- team defense.

Leading the charge for Jasper was senior linebacker Jeremiah Hammond who recorded 14 tackles, including five tackles for loss. Hammond is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week.


Other top performances

Avery beat out exceptional efforts from Addison running back Ben Robinson and Jasper quarterback Michael Crear.

Robinson rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns on just 16 carries (an average of 16.9 yards per attempt) in the Bulldogs’ 40-6 rout of Hanceville. The senior had touchdown runs of 3, 5, 2, 2 and 34 yards.

Jasper’s Crear totaled 289 yards (201 passing, 88 rushing) and also had three touchdown passes (73, 36, 32), leading the Vikings to the 35-7 win over Hueytown.


Curry Yellow Jackets

•One week after beating Berry 25-0, Curry’s defense put together another shutout performance, blanking St. John Paul II 28-0. Zack Myers led a balanced defensive attack with seven tackles, including three for loss. Drew Morris and Ross Kuriger also had seven tackles.

The game marked the first time since 1986 that the Yellow Jackets had back-to-back shutouts in the same season. That season, Curry opened with shutouts of both Cordova and Carbon Hill.


Oakman Wildcats

•Nick Moody shined on both sides of the ball in the Wildcats’ win over Lamar County. Moody had five catches for 126 yards on offense and also added five tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble on defense. Christian Hubbard rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.


Dora Bulldogs

•Dora’s offense exploded for 521 yards in a 40-6 road victory over Carbon Hill. The visiting Bulldogs were led by running backs Caleb Danner and Achilya Dixon for the second straight week. Danner rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries while Dixon rushed just three times for 114 yards and two touchdowns.Defensively, Chance Thompson had six tackles and an interception.


Jasper Vikings

•Cole Bonner was Crear’s top target in Jasper’s win over Hueytown. Bonner hauled in three passes for 116 yards and two scores. His touchdowns went for 73 and 32 yards.


Meek Tigers

•Meek’s John Mark Abercrombie had another stellar performance for the Tigers last week in a 30-13 win over Hubbertville. He rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries and had 11 total tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack on defense. In two games this season, Abercrombie has rushed 41 times for 392 yards and six touchdowns.


Lynn Bears

•Lynn running back Jordan Davis led the Bears to a comeback 21-6 win over Waterloo on Friday. Davis rushed for 169 yards and two scores on 26 carries, helping the Bears bounce back from a 6-0 halftime deficit.


Winston County Yellow Jackets

•Winston County quarterback Ethan Moore had a hand in all three of the Yellow Jackets’ touchdowns in a 54-20 loss to Haleyville. Moore had a 1-yard sneak for a score, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score and connected on a 79-yard touchdown pass.


Corner Yellow Jackets

Corner picked up its first win of the season, beating South Lamar 34-14. Running back Garrett Purvis led the way, rushing 10 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns.