Stars of Alabama 1A-2A

Barbour County's Taikwain Whigham

Big efforts in class 1A-2A for week four of the 2010 season. Stars of Alabama....

Kadarius Slaughter
5-7, 150 pounds
Junior Athlete
Joshua Eatmon
5-9, 130 pounds
Junior Defensive Back/Wide Receiver
Alabama School for the Deaf

Slaughter led the Silent Warriors in rushing with 127 yards on eight carries scoring touchdowns of 8, 40, 34 yards in the 50-20 win over Florida School for the Deaf. He also returned a kickoff for an 80-yard touchdown, but it was called back for a block in the back Eatmon picked off two passes and scored a two-point conversion in the win.

Floyd Jones
6-0, 185 pounds
Junior Quarterback
R.A. Hubbard High School

Jones accounted for 197 total yards in the 20-14 win over Hackleburg. The 2009 ASWA All-State player rushed for 98 yards and passed for 99 yards and scored all three of his team's touchdowns.

Casey Hulsey
5-8, 180 pounds
Senior Running Back
Daniel Cagle
5-9, 175 pounds
Junior Middle Linebacker
Lynn High School

Hulsey rushed for 158 yards on 22 carries scoring three touchdowns in the big 21-14 win over Parrish. Coach Philip Smith says of Hulsey, "Casey carried the load for us Friday night. He is a physical back who gets stronger as the game goes on."

Cagle had 12 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for a loss in the win. Coach Smith says of Cagle, "When we had to have a stop Daniel would come through with a big play."

Michael Lewis
5-6, 130 pounds
Freshman Quarterback
Derrious Rodgers
5-8, 140 pounds
Junior Running Back/Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Jamarcus Agee
6-4, 190 pounds
Junior Athlete
Anthony Kennedy
6-3, 245 pounds
Senior Defensive End
Marengo High School

Lewis caught a 40-yard touchdown pass, part of his 78 total yards receiving in the team's 59-0 win over St. Luke's. Coach Rutherford says of Lewis, "He is a freshman that is very coachable and growing up fast."

Rodgers scored two touchdowns, on a 20-yard run and another on a 40-yard catch. Coach Rutherford says of Rodgers, "Derrious is a very speedy young man with shifty moves. He also has nice hands."

Agee had 10 tackles. Coach Rutherford says of Agee, "Jamarcus can play just about any position. He is self-motivated."

Kennedy made 12 tackles in the win. His coach says, "Anthony is a strong young man in the weight room, and he puts his strength to good use on the field."

Marlon Page
5-7, 150 pounds
Sophomore Athlete
Notasulga High School

Page rushed for 209 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns in the 54-7 win over Fayetteville. He also recorded an interception and 12 tackles on defense.

Deon Waters
6-2, 185 pounds
Sophomore Athlete
Sweet Water High School

Deon "Running" Waters was determined Friday night to knock top-ranked Linden off of his team's normal perch, top of the heap. Waters made a touchdown-saving tackle when he ran down a streaking Kendarius Fritts after 60 yards on their own five-yard line. He also ran for a 65-yard touchdown, and to seal the deal he picked off a pass in the fourth quarter in the 21-12 win.

Jaylen Henry
5-9, 155 pounds
Junior Running Back
Escambia Academy

Henry rushed for 384 yards on 26 carries in the 62-36 win over Prattville Christian. He scored on runs of 9, 50, 58, 93 and 96 yards in the win.

Taikwain Whigham
6-2, 180 pounds
Junior Quarterback/Safety
Terrance Brooks
6-2, 210 pounds
Senior Defensive Tackle
Barbour County High School

The junior rushed for 85 yards on eight carries completed three passes for 89 yards and scored five touchdowns. He made four tackles and two pass breakups in the 56-18 win over Houston County. Coach Juan Williams says of Whigham, "(He) is a player to watch on both sides of the ball."

Brooks made 16 tackles and recovered a fumble in the win. Coach Juan Williams says of Brooks, "(He) had a great game in the win, very active across the line."

Michael Lindsey
5-10, 175 pounds
Junior Wide/Slot Receiver/Running Back
Elba High School

Gunnar McCollough
5-10, 180 pounds
Junior Quarterback

Lindsey caught five passes for 180 yards scoring three touchdowns of 8, 77 and 82 yard in the 35-6 win over Samson. He also rushed for 15 yards. Coach Scott Rials says of Lindsey, "(He) does something amazing every week."

The junior completed 11-of-16 passing attempts for 239 yards tossing all three of Lindsey's scores. He also rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries. Coach Scott Rials says of McCollough, "Really tough hard-nosed player and leader."

Ardarius Stewart
6-1, 175 pounds
Sophomore Quarterback
Deaundrea Marshall
5-11, 180 pounds
Junior Wide Receiver/Running Back
Fultondale High School

Fultondale just can't get a break. They lost another close one to Cleveland 31-27, but Stewart rushed for 81 yards on 17 carries, completed four of his 10 pass attempts for 130 yards scoring two touchdowns. Coach Busby says of Stewart, "Ardarius accounted for 200+ all-purpose yards in three out of four games this season."

Marshall rushed for 100 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown. He also caught a 61-yard touchdown pass. Coach Busby, "Deundrea scored two touchdowns on the night and accounted for 194 all-purpose yards. He has excellent speed (4.4 electronic) and is a game changing type player."

Dillon Strange
6-0, 190 pounds
Senior Quarterback/Defensive Back
Fyffe High School

Strange completed six of eight passing attempts for 230 yards and five touchdowns of 59, 64, 42, 32 and 24 yards in the 53-7 win over Section.

Brandon Thomas
5-7, 170 pounds
Senior Wide/Receiver/Running Back/Free Safety
Kyle McCollum
6-1, 185 pounds
Junior Running Back/Linebacker
Horseshoe Bend High School

Thomas rushed for 90 yards on seven carries scoring a touchdown in the 34-15 win over LaFayette. He also caught two passes for 40 yards. The senior made eight tackles on defense along with an amazing six pass breakups. McCollum had nine tackles, three assisted tackles and one interception in the win.

Teague Whitaker
5-8, 175 pounds
Junior Running Back/Linebacker
Taylor Nelson
6-1, 165 pounds
Junior Safety
Dylon Overdear
5-11, 160 pounds
Senior Linebacker
Ider High School

Whitaker rushed for 224 yards on 19 carries scoring two touchdowns in the 21-14 win over North Sand Mountain. He scored the game winning 67-yard touchdown with less than a minute remaining. Whitaker also caught a 23-yard scoring pass accounting for all of Ider's touchdowns. The junior linebacker also made seven tackles on defense.

Nelson helped his team with three interceptions in the 21-14 win. The final two coming on North Sand Mountain's last two possessions. He also recorded three tackles. Overdear made 21 tackles, a sack and a blocked extra point in the win.

Jonathan Redd
5-10, 155 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Mobile Christian School

Redd completed 18-of-32 pass attempts for 229 yards and three scores to lead his team to a 21-20 win after being down 20-0 to Flomaton.

Seth Hornsby
6-1, 180 pounds
Senior Running Back
Clayton Young
5-8, 160 pounds
Sophomore Defensive Back
Ranburne High School

Hornsby rushed for 188 yards on 29 carries scoring two touchdowns of 1 and 4 yards. He scored on a two-point conversion and caught a 15-yard pass in the 27-6 win over Lanett. Young made seven tackles and two pass breakups in the win.

Micah Moore
6-2, 220 pounds
Junior Defensive End

Zac Wise
5-11, 165 pounds
Senior Running Back/Strong Safety
West End Walnut Grove High School

Moore had nine tackles, four solo, five sacks, five tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery in the big 36-7 region win over Sumiton Christian. West End coach Hayden Stockton, a member of the 1992 University of Alabama national championship team, says of Moore "One of the best defensive line performances I have ever seen."

Wise rushed for 213 yards on 16 carries scoring three touchdowns. Stockton says of Wise, "Great effort. (He) made 176 yards after contact."

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