Prep Football Notes: Jasper goes after 3rd straight shutout

Oakman's Hubbard at 495 yards through 3 games

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

Jasper’s dominant defense has registered back-to-back shutouts this season — blanking both Dora and Corner over the last two weeks.

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Prep Football Notes: Jasper goes after 3rd straight shutout

Oakman's Hubbard at 495 yards through 3 games

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Jasper’s dominant defense has registered back-to-back shutouts this season — blanking both Dora and Corner over the last two weeks.

The Vikings head into this week’s home region matchup against Hayden looking to accomplish a feat the program hasn’t achieved since the 1999 season — three straight shutouts.

Twenty years ago the Vikings blanked J.O. Johnson, Cullman and Sparkman in consecutive weeks. The Vikings finished 12-1 that season, losing to eventual state champion Etowah — led by running back Carnell Williams in the quarterfinals.

Jasper controlled each of its last two opponents from the start, rolling to a 66-0 win over Dora and a 42-0 victory over Corner. The team currently leads Class 5A in points allowed per game at 6.3. Wenonah is second, allowing 8.0 points per game.

The Vikings are a perfect 9-0 all time against Hayden, including four shutout wins.

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Hubbard putting up numbers

Through three games this season, Oakman senior running back Christian Hubbard is four yards from the 500-yard mark.

The Wildcats travel to Carbon Hill this week for a key region matchup. The Bulldogs held Hubbard to his lowest rushing total in the regular season last year.

Hubbard has rushed 61 times for 495 yards and eight touchdowns on the season — an average of 8.1 yards per carry and 165 yards per game. He also leads the team in receiving yards with 124 yards and a score on 12 receptions.

Oakman plays county foes in each of the next two weeks. The Wildcats host Cordova next week.

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Progress evident at Cordova

Cordova continues its early season gauntlet this week with a game at region front-runner Northside (3-1, 2-0).

The Blue Devils (0-4, 0-2) may be the best winless team in the state.

Despite falling behind early to both Dora and Good Hope, the Blue Devils never gave up, keeping both games close. The other two losses — Hamilton and Fayette County — were decided by a touchdown or less.

The four losses have come by an average of 9.3 points per game. Those same four teams beat the Blue Devils by an average of 26.3 points per game last year. Cordova didn’t score until Week 3 last season. After playing at Northside this week, Cordova travels to county rival Oakman before an off week. The Blue Devils close out the season with three straight home games.

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This week’s games

Hayden (1-3) at Jasper (3-0)

Oakman (2-1) at Carbon Hill (1-3)

Dora (2-2) at Lawrence County (1-2)

Cordova (0-4) at Northside (3-1)

Fayette County (2-2) at Curry (0-3)

Sumiton Christian (0-4) at Southeastern (2-1)

Corner (2-2) at Hamilton (3-0)

Sheffield (3-1) at Addison (2-2)

Winston County (2-2) at Sulligent (3-1)

Brilliant (1-2) at Lynn (1-2)

Berry (2-2) at Meek (0-4)