Pickens County's Simon Prep Player of the Week
Mon. September 03, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | By Andrew Carroll
Pickens County’s Devonte Simon accounted for four touchdowns in the Tornadoes win against Fayette County.
Junior Devonte Simon accounted for four touchdowns Friday night as the Pickens County Tornadoes opened with a 40-31 victory over Fayette County. Simon scored on runs of 1 and 63 yards and on an 84-yard kickoff return and threw a 48-yard touchdown pass. Pickens County was ranked No. 6 in the Class 1A preseason poll. For his efforts, Simon earned High School Football Player of the Week honors from The Tuscaloosa News.
Several other players had standout performances to garner honorable mention:
n Pickens Academy quarterback Josh Lewis rushed for 170 yards on 12 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 39-7 win over No. 10-ranked Sumter Academy. Lewis scored on runs of 43, 66, 15, 5 and 31 yards.
n Northridge junior Bo Scarbrough, who missed the last three games of his sophomore season with a torn knee ligament, rushed for 214 yards on 37 carries and scored three touchdowns to help the Jaguars rally to beat Bob Jones 40-30.
n Gordo quarterback Lane Moss threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score Thursday as the Greenwave defeated Aliceville 38-21.
n Brookwood’s Anthony McCostlin rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-13 victory over Hale County. McCostlin’s longest scoring run covered 50 yards.
n Akron’s QuinXarious Jeffery. a wide receiver and defensive back, caught two touchdown passes, scored twice on interception returns and recorded four sacks in a 56-14 victory over Greene County.
n Tuscaloosa Christian’s Freedom Woods rushed for 201 yards on 22 carries and scored a touchdown in the Warriors’ 34-24 victory over South Haven from Tennessee.
n Demopolis’ Tommy Wilson tied an AHSAA record when he returned an interception 100 yards for a score in a 49-7 victory over American Christian Academy.
n Jaevon Walton had touchdown runs of 67 and 66 yards in the first quarter as Tuscaloosa Academy beat Lyman Ward Military Academy 69-21. The Knights scored six touchdowns in the first quarter.