Cordova's Smith, Jasper's Samuel named Players of the Week

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 9/16/19

Kason Smith did his part for Cordova on Friday night in the Blue Devils’ hard-fought 34-27 loss at Fayette County.

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Cordova's Smith, Jasper's Samuel named Players of the Week

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Kason Smith did his part for Cordova on Friday night in the Blue Devils’ hard-fought 34-27 loss at Fayette County.

The senior quarterback led the Blue Devils’ offense, totaling 368 yards. He also had a hand in all four Cordova touchdowns.

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

Smith connected on his first 10 passing attempts and finished the game completing 21 of 27 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns. Smith also rushed 23 times for a touchdown and 146 yards, for an average of 6.37 yards per attempt.

He put Cordova on the scoreboard with a 69-yard run and cut Fayette County’s lead to 14-13 with a 22-yard pass to Miguel Lopez. Cordova grabbed the lead when Smith hit Adam O’Rear with a 46-yard touchdown strike. After Fayette County took the lead for good in the fourth quarter, Smith hit Jalen Armistead on a 10-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game. Cordova (0-4) plays at Northside this week.

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Defensive Player of the Week

Kevon Samuel, Jasper

The sophomore defensive back shined in the Vikings’ 42-0 shutout win over Corner on Friday night. Samuel had five tackles and returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown.

Samuel is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s PrepZone Defensive Player of the Week.

Sixteen different players had tackles in the game for Jasper, which has recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2011. The team will go for its third straight shutout at home against Hayden this week. The last time Jasper had three straight shutouts was 1999.

Harrison Saunders led Jasper with 13 tackles against Corner while Taris Rudolph had 11.

Other top performances

•J.C. Collins, Jasper: The running back rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in the Vikings’ rout of Corner. Collins had touchdown runs of 57, 2 and 1 yards while averaging 9.8 yards per carry.

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•Oakman defense: The Wildcats held Gordo to its lowest point total in a region game since 2013 in a 13-7 loss to the Green Wave. Oakman’s Brayden Ray had seven tackles, including two tackles for loss. Logan Martin had eight tackles and Dante Williams had three tackles and three pass break ups.

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•Christian Hubbard, Oakman: Rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries in the Wildcats’ narrow 13-7 road loss to Gordo. He also led the Wildcats in receiving, catching seven passes for 63 yards.

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•Alex Atkins, Haden Pare, Carbon Hill: Atkins had a huge outing in a 33-13 loss to Hale County, totaling 15 tackles, including three tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Pare added 14 tackles.

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•Clay Tittle, Carbon Hill: The quarterback completed 8 of 14 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Hale County. Tittle’s scoring pass went 22 yards.

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•Levi Tidwell, Curry: The senior defensive lineman registered 10 tackles, including four tackles for loss, in the Yellow Jackets’ 49-28 loss to Oak Grove on Friday.

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•Austin Owens, Winston County: Topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season, rushing for 187 yards and a touchdown in a 26-6 loss to Tarrant On the season, Owens has 674 yards and nine touchdown on 73 carries.

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•Griffin Lynn, Lynn: Registered eight tackles with one tackle for loss and also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Lynn’s 42-6 loss to Pickens County.

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•Tyler Ingle, Sumiton Christian: The sophomore linebacker was a bright spot in Friday’s 50-12 loss to Cold Springs, totaling 11 solo tackles and registering a sack.