FOOTBALL: Friday night preview capsules
Fri. October 26, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | By Andrew Carroll
Hoover (8-0, 6-0)
at Tuscaloosa County (7-1, 6-0)
Breakdown: Tyler Gates threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Tameron Smith for the winning touchdown in Tuscaloosa County’s 17-14 victory over Hillcrest. Gates scored on a 6-yard run, and Emiliano Ramirez kicked a field goal. No. 1-ranked Hoover beat Minor 14-0. TCHS and Hoover have clinched home-field berths in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs, but tonight’s winner is the region champion. Hoover has the top scoring offense in the region at 37.9 points per game and is allowing 7.4 points per game. TCHS, which averages 21.3 points per game, leads the region with a 7.1 average in defense against scoring.
Carroll’s prediction: Tuscaloosa County 24, Hoover 21
Hillcrest (4-4, 3-3)
at Minor (2-6, 2-4)
Breakdown: Hillcrest’s Riley Nix threw touchdown passes to Jertavious Sanders and Austin Williams in the loss to TCHS. Williams’ touchdown catch came with 1:39 left.
Carroll’s prediction: Hillcrest 27, Minor 14
Northridge (4-4, 3-3)
at Bessemer City (4-4, 2-4)
Breakdown: Northridge ranks among the top four in Class 6A, Region 5 but has to win to clinch a playoff berth. Lavares Howard scored three touchdowns as the Jaguars beat Jackson-Olin 55-6. Quentario Aull scored on a 78-yard run. Tanner Cline threw two touchdown passes to James Cox. Rashaad Howard scored on a fumble return, and Lee Wicks returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. Bessemer City lost to Hueytown 47-24.
Carroll’s prediction: Northridge 24, Bessemer City 18
Central (4-4, 3-3)
at Fairfield (4-4, 3-3)
Breakdown: Vincent Davis ran for a touchdown and threw a scoring pass to Leonard Tyree in Central’s 21-14 loss to Pleasant Grove. Fairfield defeated Paul W. Bryant 27-3.
Carroll’s prediction: Central 19, Fairfield 17
Pleasant Grove (5-3, 4-2)
at Paul W. Bryant (0-8, 0-6)
Breakdown: Adam Shepherd kicked a field goal for Paul W. Bryant’s only points in the loss to Fairfield, which scored two touchdowns on a blocked punt and a punt return in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Keonte Chambers, a freshman, threw for 38 yards.
Carroll’s prediction: Pleasant Grove 30, Paul W. Bryant 14
Parker (3-5, 1-5)
at Brookwood (3-5, 1-5)
Breakdown: Anthony McCostlin scored on a 15-yard run in Brookwood’s 35-14 loss to McAdory. Seth Franks, who passed for 119 yards, threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Franks. Parker lost to Wenonah 32-0.
Carroll’s prediction: Brookwood 21, Parker 18
Demopolis (8-0, 6-0)
at Jackson (8-0, 6-0)
Breakdown: Roderick Davis gained 209 yards and scored on a 66-yard run in Demopolis’ 47-0 win over Satsuma. Tucker Jones ran for a touchdown and threw scoring passes to Rodney Harper and Brock Montgomery. Demetrius Kemp, Cortez Lewis and Tyler Oates each had a rushing touchdown. Jackson beat Citronelle 40-6. Tonight’s winner is the region champion.
Carroll’s prediction: Jackson 28, Demopolis 21
Sumter Central (1-7, 0-6)
at Greenville (3-5, 3-3)
Breakdown: Terance Henson had a touchdown run, and Clinton Moore threw a scoring pass to Julius Maye in Sumter Central’s 35-16 loss to Selma. Greenville lost to Saraland 17-13.
Carroll’s prediction: Greenville 26, Sumter Central 12
Corner (5-3, 4-2)
at Bibb County (3-4, 3-3)
Breakdown: T.J. Lockett ran for 102 yards and two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Buster Goode in Bibb County’s 29-12 win over West Blocton. Bibb County’s Adam Gaddis gained 148 yards and ran for a touchdown. Corner beat Carbon Hill 52-14.
Carroll’s prediction: Bibb County 28, Corner 20
Oak Grove (1-7, 1-5)
at West Blocton (2-6, 1-5)
Breakdown: Dylan Wilder rushed for 203 yards on 18 carries in West Blocton’s loss to Bibb County. Wilder scored on a 61-yard run and threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Samuel Medders
Carroll’s prediction: West Blocton 274, Oak Grove 13
American Christian Academy (3-5, 3-3)
at Sipsey Valley (4-4, 3-3)
Breakdown: John Roberts had three receptions for 37 yards and scored on a 15-yard pass from Austin Mohlenbrok in ACA’s 33-6 loss to Fayette County. Garret Lewis threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns in Sipsey Valley’s 63-30 win over Holt. Braylan Smith caught touchdown passes of 40 and 84 yards. Jamarius Leatherwood scored on an 89-yard kickoff return. Caleb Kuykendall had a 90-yard touchdown reception. Trey White had a touchdown run.
Carroll’s prediction: Sipsey Valley 33, ACA 24
Fayette County (7-1, 6-0)
at Northside (5-3, 4-2)
Breakdown: Tevin Madison scored on a 16-yard run and caught two touchdown passes from Marcellus Redmond in Fayette County’s victory over ACA. DeShawn Thomas gained 82 yards and scored a touchdown. Kyle Nalls had a touchdown run. Northside rushed for 390 yards in a 62-8 win over Greene County. Zarrian Grant rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns. Grant’s interception return set up the first touchdown, which Tanner Colburn scored on a 21-yard run. Grant scored the next touchdown on an 85-yard run.
Carroll’s prediction: Fayette County 34, Northside 28
Holt (1-7, 1-5)
at Gordo (6-2, 5-1)
Breakdown: Holt’s DJ Matthews scored on a 51-yard run in the loss to Sipsey Valley. Shamar Sims and Jamel Rosten each ran for a touchdown. Mathews lead Holt with 578 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Sims has 278 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Lane Moss threw for 158 yards and passed to Devin Prude for a touchdown in Gordo’s 28-20 win over Greensboro. Tyvon Martin scored two touchdowns, and Jamarcus Martin had a touchdown run. Marcus Jones’ interception sealed the win for Gordo, which overcame four turnovers.
Carroll’s prediction: Gordo 38, Holt 14
Greensboro (4-4, 2-4)
at Greene County (0-8, 0-6)
Breakdown: Greensboro’s JeVontey Smith ran for a score and caught a touchdown pass from Quante Brown in Greensboro’s loss to Gordo. Tyrez McCain scored on a 60-yard fumble return. Denzel Davis threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Tyree in Greene County’s loss to Northside. Davis ran for a two-point conversion.
Carroll’s prediction: Greensboro 30, Greene County 12
Winfield (2-6, 1-5)
at Good Hope (2-6, 1-5)
Breakdown: Xavier McCollum rushed for 214 yards and five touchdowns in Winfield’s 45-32 loss to Vinemont. Blake Graham led the Winfield defense with nine tackles. Good Hope lost to Cordova 30-0.
Carroll’s prediction: Winfield 34, Good Hope 12
Aliceville (4-4, 4-2)
at Francis Marion (0-8, 0-6)
Breakdown: Jeremy McMullen ran for 120 yards and scored three touchdowns in Aliceville’s 50-36 loss to Oakman. Oscar Sommerville gained 76 yards and scored on a 35-yard run. Santiago Taylor threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Joe Robinson. Francis Marion lost to Lamar County 58-28.
Carroll’s prediction: Aliceville 37, Francis Marion 8
Lamar County (6-2, 5-1)
at Hale County (4-4, 4-2)
Breakdown: Dallas Cockerham ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to Devin Dias in Lamar County’s win over Francis Marion. Tim Harton scored on a 38-yard run and a 58-yard kick return. Alex Wheeler, Kendall Smith and Bryce Myles each had a touchdown run. Grant Stevens scored on a 10-yard run in overtime as Hale County beat Sulligent 13-7. C.J. Byrd scored on a 55-yard run in the third quarter. Blake Williams leads Hale County with 470 rushing yards. Stevens has 393 yards and a team-high seven rushing touchdowns. Byrd had gained 267 yards.
Carroll’s prediction: Lamar County 28, Hale County 16
R.C. Hatch (2-5, 2-4)
at Sulligent (2-6, 2-4)
Breakdown: Jamar Plant ran 26 yards for Sulligent’s only touchdown in the loss to Hale County. R.C. Hatch beat Cold Springs 24-8.
Carroll’s prediction: R.C. Hatch 22, Sulligent 14
Ellwood Christian (4-4, 4-3)
at Akron (4-4, 2-4)
Breakdown: Quin Jeffery caught a 77-yard touchdown pass form Johnny Tubbs in Akron’s 18-13 loss to Billingsley. Marcus Conner scored on a 1-yard run. Derion Jack gained 76 yards on 15 carries. Nick Nickson had five tackles and a sack for the Akron defense.
Carroll’s prediction: Akron 20, Ellwood Christian 12
Pickens County (7-1, 5-1)
at Berry (6-2, 5-1)
Breakdown: Jermarcus Brown scored on an 87-yard kickoff return and had two touchdown runs in Pickens County’s 45-27 loss to top-ranked Marion County. Brown has 1,298 rushing yards. Rhaheem Curry caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Devonte Simon. Tank Hollingsworth rushed for 212 yards and scored four touchdowns in Berry’s 42-7 win over South Lamar. Hollingsworth scored on runs of 17, 24, 55 and 65 yards. A.J. Johnson scored on a 52-yard run. Clancy Brown had 10 tackles and two sacks. Charleston Hudson had 10 tackes and a fumble recovery. Roman Houston had 11 tackles. Tray Locke scored on a 47-yard fumble return.
Carroll’s prediction: Pickens County 37, Berry 30
Billingsley (5-3, 4-2)
at Holy Spirit (1-7, 0-6)
Breakdown: Jake Smith ran for 19 yards on 10 carries in Holy Spirit’s 64-0 loss to Maplesville. William Winter had 15 tackles for the Holy Spirit defense. Derrick Garnett had 10 tackles.
Carroll’s prediction: Billingsley 26, Holy Spirit 14
Lynn (4-4, 2-4)
at Hubbertville (5-3, 3-3)
Breakdown: Sophomore quarterback Vess Benton threw an 87-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Pratt and a 12-yarder to David Aldridge in Hubbertville’s 39-16 win over Brilliant. Pratt, Aaron Dillard, Landon Miller and Corey Stewart each ran for a touchdown. Lynn lost to Parrish 44-31.
Carroll’s prediction: Hubbertville 27, Lynn 16
Fruitdale (4-4, 4-2)
at Linden (8-0, 6-0)
Breakdown: Linden got a win by forfeit as John Essex didn’t have enough players available to field a team. Fruitdale lost to St. Luke’s 49-18.
Carroll’s prediction: Linden 47, Fruitdale 6
South Lamar (0-8, 0-6)
at Parrish (4-4, 2-4)
Breakdown: Hershel Smith rushed for 89 yards on 17 carries and scored on a 51-yard run in South Lamar’s loss to Berry. Holden Fields gained 53 yards on seven carries and recorded 13 tackles.
Carroll’s prediction: Parrish 32, South Lamar 14
Autaugaville (2-6, 1-5)
at Sunshine (2-6, 2-4)
Breakdown: Sunshine lost to Ellwood Christian 6-0. Autaugaville lost to Keith 28-6.
Carroll’s prediction: Sunshine 18, Autaugaville 12
Pickens Academy (8-1)
at Clarke Prep (8-1)
Breakdown: Quarterback Josh Lewis gained 75 yards on 16 carries and scored a rushing touchdown in Pickens Academy’s 34-28 loss to Patrician Academy. Lewis scored on a 99-yard kickoff return, threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Paul Fikes and recorded 11 tackles. Joel Pratt rushed for 124 yards and scored on a 72-yard run. Garrett Estes rushed for 118 yards. Clarke Prep beat Morgan Academy 35-7.
Carroll’s prediction: Clarke Prep 32, Pickens Academy 28
Sumter Academy (4-5)
at South Choctaw Academy (3-7)
Breakdown: Christopher Yonker rushed for 147 yards in Sumter Academy’s 37-12 loss to Marengo Academy. Yonker scored on runs of 49 and 9 yards and recorded nine tackles. Mitchell Fox had eight tackles. South Choctaw Academy lost to Wilcox Academy 34-26.
Carroll’s prediction: Sumter Academy 21, South Choctaw Academy 18
Victory Christian (3-5)
at Tuscaloosa Christian (5-3)
Breakdown: Freedom Woods scored on a 53-yard run and an 85-yard kickoff return as Tuscaloosa Christian closed out the regular season with a 41-22 victory over Victory Christian. Jordan Potter threw two touchdown passes to Caleb Waddell. Gabe Foster ran for two touchdowns. Victory Christian’s Bryer Bolton ran for two touchdowns, and Anthony Sharp scored on a 6-yard run.
Carroll’s prediction: Tuscaloosa Christian 36, Victory Christian 22
Last week: 22-5
Season total: 181-65