AREA ROUNDUP: Simon leads Tornadoes’ blast past S. Lamar
Sat. September 08, 2012 at 12:47 a.m. | By Staff Report
Pickens County’s Laron Thomas (8) tries to push his way through the South Lamar defense during Friday night’s game in Reform. The Tornadoes won, 75-7. (Photo by Michelle Lepianka Carter )
REFORM | Devonte Simon passed for two touchdowns, rushed for one touchdown and returned a punt 85 yards for another score as the unbeaten Pickens County Tornadoes hammered the South Lamar Stallions 75-7 Friday night.
Laron Thomas and Deonte Simon caught the two scoring passes from Devonte Simon.
Jamarcus Brown added two touchdowns on a 37-yard run and a 75-yard kickoff return. Christopher Perkins had a 52-yard touchdown run and threw a 56-yard scoring pass to Christopher Blakeland.
Darrien Latham and Corey Guyton each scored a touchdown for the Tornadoes. Terrien Steele had nine tackles and one sack.
Judson Mitchell returned a kickoff 85 yards for South Lamar’s lone touchdown.
Pickens County (2-0) travels to Lynn next Friday, while South Lamar (0-2) hosts Brilliant.
Lewis-led Pirates down Southern Academy
GREENSBORO | Pickens Academy rushed for 395 yards, with Josh Lewis gaining nearly 300 yards on the ground and throwing two touchdown passes to lead Pickens Academy to a 39-14 victory over Southern Academy on Friday night.
Lewis rushed for 297 yards on 14 attempts, scoring on runs of 87, 19 and 83 yards and tossing touchdown passes of 9 yards to Reese McGlawn and 24 yards to Phil Fikes. Garrett Estes had a 4-yard scoring run for the Pirates. Cody Scott and Chase Britt had seven tackles each for Pickens Academy, which improved to 3-0.
Southern Academy’s scoring came in the final period on two Clay Hall-to-Cole Marsh touchdown passes covering 24 and 17 yards.
Pickens Academy will host South Choctaw Academy next Friday. Southern Academy will visit Sumter Academy.
Hubbertville 31, Parrish 25 (OT)
HUBBERTVILLE | The Hubbertville Lions rallied from a 22-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and win on a 6-yard run by Aaron Dillard.
Hubbertville trailed 25-3 with 9:24 remaining before starting its comeback. The Lions used an onside kick and blocked a punt to fuel the rally. Corey Stewart, Dillard and David Aldridge all scored touchdowns in the frantic fourth quarter. Dakota Dozier and Blake Hill blocked the punt.
After Dillard scored on his 6-yard run in overtime, the Hubbertville defense stiffened and Parrish turned the ball over on downs.
Hubbertville (2-0) travels to Berry next Friday night.
Marion County 62, Berry 6
GUIN| Marion County steamrolled Berry, avenging its only loss of the 2011 season with a potent running game.
Ready Swanigan scored touchdowns for the Red Raiders from 4, 25, 21 and 41 yards, finishing with 97 yards on seven carries. DeShawn Reibesehl rushed 11 times for 115 yards, scoring from 70 yards out. He also caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Sean Wallace, who finished 5 of 7 for 118 yards and 56 yards rushing.
Berry was led by Clancy Brown, who scored the Wildcats’ only touchdown and finished with 91 yards on 19 carries.
Berry (0-2) hosts Brilliant next Friday, while Marion County (2-0) travels to Parrish.
Tuscaloosa Academy 48, Macon-East Academy 14
TUSCALOOSA| Tuscaloosa Academy roared out to a 35-0 first-quarter lead and cruised the rest of the way thanks to a three-touchdown performance by Jaevon Walton.
In addition to Walton’s big game, the Knights also had touchdowns from Clay Thomas and Jonathan Teesdale. Torrence Brown caught a touchdown pass from Jonathan Plott.
Tuscaloosa Academy’s defense also scored when Austin Menard returned an interception for a touchdown.
Tuscaloosa Academy (3-0) hosts Morgan Academy next Friday.
Akron 13, Autaugaville 6
AUTAUGAVILLE | Johnny Tubbs scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter to lead Akron past Autaugaville in a Class 1A, Region 3 game.
Quin Jeffries caught a pass from LaDarius Hayes for Akron’s first score.
Nick Nickson led the defense with five tackles and two sacks. Akron had six team sacks. Keontay Lewis had a forced fumble.
Akron (2-0, 1-0) travels to Holy Spirit next Friday.
Bibb County 48, Carbon Hill 7
CARBON HILL | Adam Gaddis rushed for 147 yards on five carries with scores of 27, 30 and 55 yards as Bibb County took out Carbon Hill in Class 4A, Region 4 action.
The Choctaws began the 34-point first quarter with a 49-yard score from T.J. Lockett. Marquis Leverette scored the final time for Bibb County with a 10-yard run.
Carbon Hill’s score came on a Ryan Simmerly run in the third quarter.
Bibb County (1-1, 1-0) hosts Oak Grove next Friday.
Aliceville 39, Hale County 0
ALICEVILLE| Aliceville’s high-flying offense put up big points and the defense pitched a shutout.
Jeremy McMullen finished with 209 rushing and 75 yards receiving with four total touchdowns.
Joe Robinson caught the game’s first touchdown en route to 123 yards receiving and Chris Crowell also had 115 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Jocarius Spruill finished with 330 yards passing with three touchdowns.
Aliceville (1-1) hosts Sulligent next Friday, while Hale County (0-2) travels to Frances Marion.
Oakman 41, Lamar County 24
OAKMAN | Tim Harton and Cullen Carter led Lamar County’s offense with each having a rushing touchdown in the Bulldog’s Class 2A, Region 4 loss to Oakman.
Brice Miles led the Bulldog defense with an interception returned for a touchdown.
Lamar County (1-1, 0-1) hosts R.C. Hatch next Friday in a region game.
Marengo Academy 37, Jackson Academy 8
JACKSON | Brant Lewis rushed 10 times for 124 yards with scores of 69 and 9 yards to lead Marengo Academy past Jackson Academy.
Josh Holifield scored on runs of 44 and 8 yards. He finished with 157 yards on 21 carries.
Kyle Adams led the defense with eight tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception and two sacks.
Marengo Academy (3-0) hosts Patrician Academy next Friday.
Fruitdale 34, John Essex 32
FRUITDALE | Marquis Tucker and Demetrius Brock led the John Essex offense but Fruitdale (1-1, 1-0) scored the go-ahead touchdown in the final quarter to take the Class 1A, Region 1 game.
Tucker finished with 155 yards rushing with one score. Brock had nine catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
Demarcus Bennett rushed for 96 yards including a 60-yard score for John Essex.
John Essex (1-1, 0-1) hosts Marengo County next Friday.
Sumter Academy 22, Sparta Academy 6
EVERGREEN | Blake Dial rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns as the Sumter Academy Eagles defeated the Sparta Academy Warriors.
Dial scored both of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter on runs of 10 and 47 yards.
In the first quarter, Clay Truelove caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Austin Dirksen to give the Eagles an early 6-0 lead.
Sumter Academy (2-1) hosts Southern Academy next Friday night.
Sulligent 28, Cold Springs 7
BREMEN | Deion Jenkins ran for 102 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and caught four passes for 89 yards and another score to lead the Blue Devils. Jenkins scored on a 1-yard run and caught a 79-yard touchdown pass from Ladadrick Coleman.
Jamar Plant added touchdown runs of 4 and 20 yards, gaining 61 rushing yards on four carries. Coleman went 7-for-12 for 106 yards passing.
Sulligent (1-1) will visit Aliceville next Friday.
Fayette County 30, Greensboro 6
FAYETTE | Darnell Williams ran for two touchdowns to lead the Tigers, with Tevin Madison adding 82 yards in total offense and a 61-yard punt return for a score.
Williams scored on runs of 9 and 3 yards, with Marcellus Redmond adding a 1-yard touchdown run for Fayette County and throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to Chris Swanigan. Madison had nine carries for 46 yards and caught two passes for 36 yards.
Greensboro’s score came on a 39-yard pass from Jessmon Wiggins to Tyronta Thomas in the fourth quarter.
Fayette County improved to 1-1 and will host Gordo next Friday. Greensboro fell to 1-1 and will host Sipsey Valley next week.
Linden 58, J.U. Blacksher 0
URIAH | Marquis Shelton had only three carries, but he scored all three times and finished with 125 yards rushing for the unbeaten Linden Patriots.
Shelton’s touchdown runs were from 17, 53 and 55 yards.
Jamal Lewis followed with 102 yards rushing and one touchdown. Jalen Lewis caught a 31-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 16-yard run.
Jamon Evans returned a fumble 10 yards for another score and Kynard Craig caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Robinson.
Linden (2-0) hosts St. Luke’s next Friday.
Corner 14, West Blocton 9
WEST BLOCTON | Matthew Vatani caught a 7-yard pass from Blake Boyd in the fourth quarter to lead the Corner Yellow Jackets to victory over the West Blocton Tigers.
West Blocton had tied the game at 7-7 in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Jaylon Gaines and the extra-point attempt from Tobias Dennov.
Gaines led the Tigers in rushing with 154 yards on 26 carries, while Trace Wilder led the defense with eight tackles.
West Blocton (0-2) travels to Calera next Friday night.
Saraland 49, Sumter Central 26
SARALAND | Leander Burrows ran for 174 yards and two scores to lead Saraland. His touchdown runs covered 17 and 9 yards.
Sumter Central’s Lee Otis Washington caught eight passes for 163 yards, including touchdown receptions of 18, 38 and 8 yards. Julius Maye was 9-for-20 passing for 142 yards and also ran for 70 yards.
Jay Ward threw three touchdown passes for Saraland.
Sumter Central (0-2) will host Satsuma next Friday. Saraland (2-0) will visit Demopolis.