Owens, Jones earn Week 10 honors
by Johnathan Bentley
Nov 04, 2013 | 1939 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Curry’s Jarrod Owens closed out his football career in style, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 42-41, come-from-behind victory over county foe Cordova on Friday.

Owens finished the game with 238 yards of offense and five touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown and 2-point conversion in the closing seconds.

The senior quarterback completed 9-of-17 passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 15 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

Cordova led 41-27 with less than eight minutes to go, but the Jackets weren’t done. Trailing 41-34, Owens hit Colton Harris for a 19-yard touchdown strike with 14 seconds remaining. Owens then found Chath Morgan for the 2-point conversion as the Yellow Jackets ended an eight-game losing streak with the win.

Owens is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. He also won the award in the opening week.

Oakman senior Jake Jones was a force on the defensive side for the Wildcats against Berry.

The middle linebacker stayed in the backfield all game, registering 20 tackles and two tackles for loss as Oakman wrapped up the regular season with a 32-20 victory over the visiting Wildcats.

Behind Jones, the Oakman defense was able to hold All-State running back Tank Hollingsworth in check.

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

Jones finishes the regular season with 127 tackles heading into this week’s playoff opener at home against Cottonwood.

Other top performances

•Corner’s Dylan Hand was the Yellow Jackets’ top play-maker in a 49-7 win over Sumiton Christian. Hand had six receptions for 177 yards (an average of 29.5 yards per catch). He added touchdown receptions of 14, 37, 46 and 49 yards.  

•Walker senior linebackers Austin Mansell and Jaiquan Crook led a defensive effort that held Hueytown to just 112 yards in a 9-3 victory. Mansell had 14 tackles while Crook had 10 tackles, including a sack. On offense, senior running back Joe Bell rushed for 127 yards on 17 carries.

•Lynn senior quarterback Brody Meeks closed out his career with a huge game in a 44-26 win over Meek, completing 30-of-39 passes for 357 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 17 times for 110 yards, had 22 yards on a kick-off return and added three 2-point conversion runs. Receiver Ben Cagle hauled in 14 passes for 130 yards. Jeremy Tittle had seven catches for 113 yards.

•Oakman quarterback Jase Trotter rushed 12 times for 133 yards and a score and also completed 5-of-7 passes for 96 yards in the Wildcats 32-20 victory over Berry.

•Dora’s Ki’Juana Babbs had a monster game in a 56-28 loss to Handley. Babbs rushed just 15 times for 328 yards (an average of 21.9 yards per carry) and three touchdowns (57, 7 and 91 yards).