Stars of Alabama Class 5A

Demopolis Running Back Demarcus James

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Evan Brock
6-0, 155 pounds
Quarterback
Arab High School

Brock completed nine-of-10 pass attempts for 200 yards. The junior scored three touchdowns through the air and rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries scoring a fourth touchdown in the 41-26 win over Etowah.

Tyler Martin
6-0, 165 pounds
Linebacker/Running Back
Boaz High School

Martin made 11 tackles and had three quarterback hurries in the 21-0 win over Southside Gadsden. The junior also returned an interception for a 75-yard touchdown. Offensively, Martin rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries.

Chad Davis
6-3, 200 pounds
Defensive back
Briarwood Christian School

Davis (junior) made 12 tackles with four solo and broke up a pass in the 45-6 win over Pinson Valley.

Corey Dennis
6-2, 185 pounds
Wide Receiver
Charles Henderson High School

Dennis rushed for 220 yards on 15 carries in the 50-36 win over Rehobeth. The senior also completed eight-of-11 pass attempts for 113 yards scoring twice in the must-win region game.

Jake Ganus
6-3, 185 pounds
Quarterback
Chelsea High School

Ganus (junior) completed eight-of-15 pass attempts for 201 yards including 42, 22 and 75 yard touchdowns in the 38-32 win.

Michael Gilmore
5-10, 165 pounds
Quarterback
Levi Billups
6-0, 180 pounds
Wide Receiver
James Jackson
Wide Receiver
Juane Thomas
Wide Receiver
Erwin High School

Gilmore completed 20-of-30 passing attempts for 315 yards including a 50-yard touchdown strike for the junior. Billups (junior) caught seven passes for 97 yards, Jackson (junior) caught seven passes for 129 yards, and Thomas (junior) caught three passes for 83 yards including the 50-yard pass from Gilmore in the loss to Chelsea.

Ben Moore
5-10, 165 pounds
Running Back
Cullman High School

Moore rushed for 275 yards on 26 carries scoring on runs of 59 and 45 yards. The senior also caught a 47-yard touchdown pass in the 34-14 win over Mortimer Jordan.

Demarcus James
5-9, 220 pounds
Running Back
Tramaine Irby
5-9, 180 pounds
Linebacker
Demopolis High School

James rushed for 248 yards on 24 carries in the huge region win over Greenville 44-34. The senior and Washington State commitment rushed for three touchdowns of 9, 50 and 3 yards and recovered a fumble on defense. Irby made six tackles in the win. The senior also picked off two passes.

Kevin Williams
6-0 160 pounds
Quarterback
Anthony Stevenson
6-3, 175 pounds
Wide Receiver
Fairfield High School

Williams and his offense went to work with the Tigers behind 42-0 in the first half. The junior completed 30-of-46 pass attempts for 386 yards scoring six touchdowns with 116 yards rushing and a touchdown in an amazing comeback to lose the game 48-47. Stevenson (senior) caught 17 passes for 208 yards with a nine-yard touchdown. The 17 receptions is good for sixth place in the AHSAA record books.

Kyle Crabtree
5-10, 165 pounds
Quarterback
Jordan Bethune
5-8, 145 pounds
Wide Receiver
Fort Payne High School

If you need any evidence on how well Crabtree and his teammates have performed this year you only need look at their record. They are the only undefeated team left in class 5A. That record wasn't in jeopardy last week. The senior completed 14-of-20 pass attempts for 247 yards scoring on touchdown passes of 20, 60 and 8 yards in the 49-18 win over Albertville. Bethune was on the receiving end of Crabtree's passes. He caught four balls for 132 yards including the 60-yard score in the win.

Will Lang
5-10, 175 pounds
Quarterback
Hartselle High School

Lang (senior) completed 12-of-15 pass attempts for 168 yards scoring three touchdowns in the 47-6 win over Curry.

Daniel Bostick
6-1, 215 pounds
Linebacker
John Carroll High School

Bostick (junior) made 13 tackles in the 34-13 win over Woodlawn.

James Bradberry
6-1, 180 pounds
Defensive Back
Pleasant Grove High School

Bradberry had two interceptions in the 27-22 win over McAdory. The senior's last interception came with three seconds left in the game.

Brandon Bender
5-10, 170 pounds
Quarterback/Defensive Back
McAdory High School

Bender did a little of everything in the loss to Pleasant Grove. The senior rushed for 132 yards scoring twice on 16-yard runs. He also tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass. Defensively, Bender made 12 tackles, caused and recovered a fumble.

Zac Whited
5-8, 140 pounds
Running Back
Oneonta High School

Whited rushed for 159 yards on 11 carries in the 55-41 win over Jacksonville. The senior scored five touchdowns of 5, 6, 65, 3, and 5 yards. He also caught a 35-yard touchdown pass in the win.

Ameriol Finley
6-1, 185 pounds
Quarterback
Spanish Fort High School

Finley completed 19-of-25 passing attempts for 164 yards in the 28-6 win over a resurgent LeFlore. The senior rushed for 130 yards on 19 carries. Finley is committed to South Alabama.

Jordan Huff
5-10, 18 pounds
Running Back
St. Paul's Episcopal School

Huff rushed for 190 yards on 20 carries. The sophomore scored four touchdowns on runs of 22, 2, 5 and 34 yards in the 42-6 win over Citronelle.

T.C. Robinson
5-11, 215 pounds
Linebacker
Tallassee High School

Robinson (senior) made 21 tackles and returned an interception 21 yards for a touchdown in the 21-20 win over Russell County.

Jonathan Piteo
6-2, 185 pounds
Linebacker
Walker High School

Piteo is another defensive standout for Walker. The junior made 10 tackles in the 50-15 win over Brewer. He also had a sack, a fumble recovery and blocked a punt he returned for a touchdown.


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