Hubbard, Washington earn weekly football honors

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 9/10/18

Oakman bounced back from a season-opening loss with a dominant performance against Holt on Friday night.

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Hubbard, Washington earn weekly football honors

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Oakman bounced back from a season-opening loss with a dominant performance against Holt on Friday night.

Running back Christian Hubbard took center stage for the Wildcats, topping the 200-yard mark on the ground and rushing for three touchdowns in the 27-0 victory.

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

Hubbard helped put the game out of reach, scoring a pair of second-quarter touchdowns as Oakman took a 21-0 halftime lead. He rushed 26 times for 203 yards with touchdown runs of 9, 30 and 10 yards.

Hubbard now has 300 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the season on 38 carries for an average of 7.9 yards per carry.

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Defensive Player of

the Week

Shamar Washington, Jasper: Washington was in the right place at the right time repeatedly in Jasper’s 26-13 victory over rival Dora.

The sophomore linebacker intercepted a Dora pass — returning the ball 31 yards. He also recovered a blocked field goal and a fumble, registered a sack and made five tackles.

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

Jasper’s defense got big outings from several players. Harrison Saunders recorded a team-high 16 tackles while Kentavious Catlin added 13 tackles.

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Other top performances

•Carbon Hill defense: For the second straight week, Carbon Hill put together a stellar defensive effort in a 6-0 win over Greene County. With the victory, the Bulldogs snapped a 20-game losing streak in region games.

Greene County amassed just 116 yards of offense (55 yards passing, 61 yards rushing).

Carbon Hill, which beat Dora 16-0 in Week 2, recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1989.

Leading the Carbon Hill unit was star linebacker Alex Atkins with nine tackles, including four tackles for loss and a pair of tipped passes.

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•Michael Crear, Jasper: The senior quarterback led the Vikings in a 26-13 win over Dora. Crear completed 15 of 23 passes for 190 yards and a score and also rushed six times for 76 yards and a touchdown.

In two games, Crear has thrown for 504 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and has also rushed 20 times for 121 yards and four scores.

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•Brandon Scoles, Carbon Hill: The senior running back led the Bulldogs’ ground attack with 114 yards on seven carries in Carbon Hill’s 6-0 win. He scored the only touchdown of the game on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter.

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•Zayne Guthrie, Addison: The quarterback had a monster game against rival Winston County, rushing for four touchdowns on eight carries in the 52-13 victory. Guthrie rushed eight times for 145 yards and had touchdown runs of 5, 42, 86 and 8 yards. He also completed 2 of 6 passes for 49 yards.

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•Grant Rice, Addison: The running back rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns on only eight carries in the Bulldogs’ lopsided win. He had touchdown runs of 11, 4 and 9 yards. He added 10 tackles on defense.

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•Aiden Gay, Cordova: Gay had a pair of touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 43-24 loss to Good Hope. Cordova, which had been shutout in its first two games, got three touchdowns against the Raiders. Gay had a 10-yard touchdown run and hauled in a nine-yard touchdown pass from Kason Smith.

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•Andrew Baker, Corner: Baker led the Corner offense in a 24-13 loss to Russellville. He completed 13 of 26 passes for 112 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions and also rushed 15 times for 61 yards and a score.