Perry, Jackson take top honors for Week 2

y JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 9/3/18

Carbon Hill’s defensive unit put together its best performance in more than a decade on Friday night.

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Perry, Jackson take top honors for Week 2

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Carbon Hill’s defensive unit put together its best performance in more than a decade on Friday night.

The home-standing Bulldogs held a normally potent Dora offense to less than 100 yards while recording their first shutout since 2004. It was a night to remember at Carbon Hill as the school defeated a ranked team for the first time since 1999 and beat Dora for the first time since 1971.

Carbon Hill’s Kade Perry came through in the clutch, for the Bulldogs. Perry is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week.

With Carbon Hill nursing an 8-0 lead in the fourth quarter, Perry blocked a punt, putting Carbon Hill in business at the Dora 11-yard line. Alex Atkins followed with a touchdown run for a 16-0 lead.

Perry then helped put the game away for Carbon Hill. With Dora driving to the Bulldog 32-yard line, Perry stepped in front of a pass for an interception, returning the ball 46 yards to the Dora 22-yard line. The interception ended Dora’s only trip into Carbon Hill’s side of the field.

Perry added two tackles for loss from his defensive back/linebacker position.

Alex Atkins added six tackles with a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery for Carbon Hill.

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Offensive Player of the Week

Lynn’s Noah Jackson opened his senior season with a monster game against Phillips on Friday, totaling 289 yards and rushing for four touchdowns in a 38-19 road victory.

The Bears held a slim 18-13 halftime lead before erupting for three unanswered touchdowns for a 38-13 third-quarter lead.

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

Jackson rushed 13 times for 91 yards. He had touchdown runs of 6, 2, 33 and 9 yards. Jackson also completed 8 of 13 passes for 198 yards setting up short touchdown runs with long receptions.

Most of the passes went Chase Hokett (four receptions for 90 yards) and Brandon Hill (two catches for 80 yards).

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Other top performances

•Gabe Jones, Meek: Jones was Meek’s top offensive weapon in Friday’s 14-13 win over rival Winston County. The senior running back carried the lead for the Tigers, rushing 29 times for 221 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown. He also added a two-point conversion run.

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•Jordan Davis, Lynn: Opened the season with a stellar performance against Phillips. Davis rushed 15 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns (58,6). On defense, Davis recorded nine tackles and added one sack.

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•Corner rushing attack: The Yellow Jackets recorded their highest point total since the 2015 season opener on Friday, hammering rival Oak Grove 56-13 on the road.

Garrett Purvis and Nicholas Brashear led the Corner ground attack. Purvis rushed 15 times for 162 yards and a touchdown (9) while Brashear added another 105 yards and two scores (3,17) on 15 carries.

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•Curry offense: The Yellow Jackets rallied for 17 fourth-quarter points in a come-from-behind 17-10 win over Oakman on Friday. Making his first start, quarterback Luke Smith completed 13 of 25 passes for 103 yards and a score, Colton Aaron caught seven passes for 75 yards and a score and Colton Burton rushed 23 times for 80 yards and the game-winning touchdown (3).

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•Curry defense: Levi Tidwell and Bradley Swindle each made key defensive plays for the Jackets in the fourth quarter. Tidwell recovered a fumble and returned the ball to the Oakman 30-yard line. The play led to points for Curry. Swindle picked off a pass, returning the ball to the 30-yard line, leading the Jackets to the game-winning score from Burton.

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•Austin Owens, Winston County: Following a stellar performance in the season opener, Owens shined again for the Yellow Jackets in Friday’s 14-13 loss to Meek. Owens rushed 14 times for 89 yards and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

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•Christian Hubbard, Oakman: Hubbard totaled 162 yards of offense in the Wildcats’ 17-10 loss to Curry. Hubbard rushed 13 times for 100 yards and a touchdown (35) and also caught four passes for 62 yards.