Stars of Alabama 1A-2A

The halfway point with teams trying to look forward scored some big wins and competitive games to larger schools. Here are some of the great performances for this week's Stars of Alabama:


Stars of Alabama


Brian Crooks
6-0, 150 pounds
Senior Athlete
Parkway Christian Academy

Parkway had a total offensive output of 85 yards and six first downs, so what Crooks did on special teams pushed his team to the 41-28 victory over Woodville.

The senior managed kick returns of 75 and 89 yards for touchdowns and a 40-yard punt received the same treatment. He also rushed for a four-yard touchdown. Two other teammates ran touchdowns for 24 and four yards.

Marlon Page
5-7, 160 pounds
Sophomore Running Back/Defensive End
Notasulga High School

Notasulga notched their third win with some strong defensive performances, among them Marlon Page who made 14 tackles. He also rushed for 84 yards on 14 carries scoring a 19-yard touchdown in the 13-2 win over Gaston.

Sammie Coates
6-2, 180 pounds
Senior Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Leroy High School

The Auburn commitment scored every touchdown for Leroy in a 28-24 loss against a tough Jackson defense. The senior hauled in seven catches for 182 yards and touchdowns of 99, 33 and 14 yards. He also ran for a 2-yard score. The 99-yard touchdown pass tied a state record.

Reginald Foster
5-11, 195 pounds
Junior Running Back
Marcus Jackson
5-10, 195 pounds
Senior Running Back
Goshen High School

Foster rushed for 158 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns. The junior returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown in the 47-24 win over undefeated Pike County. Jackson is part two of Goshen's dynamic backfield duo. He rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries and scored on a 23-yard run in the upset win.

D.D. Dawsey
6-1, 185 pounds
Senior Running Back
Alex Morris
6-3, 160 pounds
Sophomore Athlete
Cottonwood High School

Dawsey rushed for 146 yards on nine carries and scored on a 78-yard touchdown in the 35-14 win over Rehobeth. Morris returned a punt 96-yards for a touchdown in the win.

Ki-Shawn Powell
5-8, 155 pounds
Senior Running Back
Tywone Stewart
5-6, 135 pounds
Sophomore Running Back
Reeltown High School

Powell rushed for 157 yards on 15 carries with three scores in the 54-7 win over Loachapoka. Stewart rushed for 108 yards on six carries and returned a punt 81 yards for a score.

Landon Stephens
5-9, 165 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Tanner High School

Stephens had a great night with three rushing touchdowns of 3, 11, and 58 yards. He carried the ball 16 times for 134 yards. The junior completed eight-of-12 pass attempts for 174 yards including a 26-yard touchdown pass in the 40-0 win over West End, Walnut Grove.

Kase Kelly
5-11, 154 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Highland Home High School

The junior led his team in a 35-22 win over Georiana. He rushed for 206 yards scoring twice and completed six-of-seven pass attempts for 53 yards and two more touchdowns.

Tyler Deal
6-1, 210 pounds
Senior Linebacker
Ariton High School

Deal was the real deal for Ariton in their 30-16 win over New Brockton. The senior made 15 tackles and accounted for two safeties in the win.

Ardarius Stewart
6-1, 170 pounds
Sophomore Quarterback
Deaundrea Marshall
5-10, 175 pounds
Junior Athlete
Fultondale High School

Fultondale finally put one in the win column in no small part due to the play of their sophomore quarterback. Stewart completed 14-of-20 passing attempts for 170 yards. He rushed for 159 yards on 16 carries scoring three touchdowns. He finished with 329 total yards in the 30-6 win over Oakman. Marshall rushed for 109 yards on 10 carries and caught five passes for 84 yards in the win.

Chad Sharp
6-0, 200 pounds
Senior Running Back/Linebacker
Westbrook Christian School

Sharp rushed for 130 yards and made 18 tackles in the 42-26 win over Coosa Christian.

Attention high school coaches: Submit your 'Stars of Alabama' to abone@scout.com and rjscoutsouth@aol.com.

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