Wallace, Lynn named Players of the Week

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 10/16/19

Curry had no answer for Cordova running back Justin Wallace on Friday night.

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Wallace, Lynn named Players of the Week

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Curry had no answer for Cordova running back Justin Wallace on Friday night.

The senior torched the Yellow Jackets for 223 yards and six touchdowns on 23 carries as the Blue Devils picked up their first region win of the season, 46-20 at Curry High School.

Wallace is the Daily Mountain Eagle PrepZone Offensive Player of the Week.

Wallace has been Cordova’s top offensive weapon this season, along with quarterback Kason Smith, for first-year Blue Devils head coach Justin Jones.

He rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown in Cordova’s win over Oakman and also had a monster game against Northside, rushing for 261 yards and all four Blue Devil touchdowns on 26 carries in a 48-28 loss.

Cordova looks to keep its playoff hopes alive with a home win over Oak Grove this week.

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Offensive Player of

the Week:

Lynn’s Griffin Lynn

Lynn entered Friday’s game at Hubberville knowing they had to stop the run.

Thanks to Griffin Lynn and company the Bears were able to do just that en route to picking up a 31-20 victory for their first region win of the year.

Griffin Lynn led the Bears’ defense, registering 14 tackles on the night. He is the Daily Mountain Eagle PrepZone Defensive Player of the Week.

Griffin wasn’t limited to defense. He also had six catches for 124 yards and three touchdowns on offense.

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Other top performances

•Brandon Hill, Lynn: The quarterback shined in the Bears’ 31-20 road victory at Hubbertville on Friday night. Hill completed 18 of 29 passes for 333 yards and three scores (14, 26, 7), rushed for another 24 yards on eight carries, and also kicked a pair of field goals (27, 23).

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•Kaden Shelton and JC Collins, Jasper: The duo rushed for 370 yards and all six Jasper touchdowns in the Vikings’ 42-20 win over Lawrence County last week.

Shelton rushed 17 times for 209 yards and four scores. He put Jasper up for good with a 46-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that gave the team a 21-14 lead. Collins, who rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns, helped push the lead to eight points at 28-20 with a 21-yard score in the third quarter.

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•Harrison Saunders, Jasper: The senior linebacker led the Viking defense with 10 tackles, including three tackles for loss in the win over Lawrence County. As a unit, the Vikings held the Red Devils to 21 rushing yards.

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•Christian Hubbard, Oakman: The senior running back rushed 25 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 40-13 win at Lamar County. He also had three catches for 14 yards and another touchdown.

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•Sean Douglas, Oakman: The sophomore had three tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery on defense in Oakman’s win over Lamar County. He also had 109 yards on six carries on offense.

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•Jamaal Harris and Ikei Hosea, Dora: The backfield duo combined for 245 rushing yards and two scores in the Bulldogs’ 28-21 home loss to West Point on Friday night. Harris rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns (48,5) while Hosea picked up 141 yards on just 12 carries.

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•Alex Atkins, Carbon Hill: Following a 17-tackle output last week, Atkins recorded 12 tackles, one tackle for loss and forced a fumble in the Bulldogs’ 33-12 loss to Winfield.

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•Grant Rice, Addison: Rice totaled 159 yards of offense and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 44-25 win at Tanner. Rice rushed eight times for 89 yards, completed 2 of 5 passes for 20 yards and had two receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.

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•Christian Roberts, Addison: The Bulldogs’ quarterback completed 7 of 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns along with an interception. His touchdown passes covered 22 and 25 yards.

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•Jody Hester, Curry: The Yellow Jackets’ running back picked up 171 yards on 28 carries in Curry’s 46-20 loss to Dora. He had two carries that went for more than 20 yards.