ScoutSouth.com Player of the Week: Jordan Creel
Perhaps players had better numbers or wins with region implications this week, but no win or performance had more meaning than Jordan Creel's.
Creel went to bed Wednesday night before his mother returned home from a birthday party. He was awakened in the wee hours Thursday morning. Faced with a wall of flames and his mother calling out to him Creel was unable to get to her. Ms. Creel perished in the fire along with her beloved dog in the bathroom of their home.
Her son did what he knew to do on Friday night showing up for his team and winning their game over Daleville 24-21 in an inspired performance. Creel rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He accounted for nine tackles on defense.
Jamorris Ricks helped his team to a region championship with a 49-14 win over region rival Colbert Heights. Ricks ran for 316 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns. The junior recorded six tackles and one interception on defense.
The Lions sealed up the region title against Stanhope Elmore, and Justin Albert played a big part in the victory with a 256-yard performance. The senior carried the ball 14 times and scored on runs of 90 and 82 yards.
B.J. Scott has been hampered with a lower back injury suffered two weeks ago, but the senior rebounded this week with 261 total yards. The Alabama commitment completed 10-of-14 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Scott also rushed for 78 yards on 12 carries and two more touchdowns.
Morgan Ogilvie has lit a fire under his Spartan teammates. Instead of looking at a disappointing season, Ogilvie's team is looking toward the play-offs. The senior completed 13-of-13 passing attempts for 275 yards and four touchdowns.
Chris Ingram recorded 226 yards on 26 carries and four touchdowns offensively. The senior recorded seven tackles including four solo takedowns in their win over Catholic Montgomery.
The two Georgia commitments have been spectacular this year. Jonathan Owens averages eight pancake blocks per game and has not allowed a sack. Coach McCord of Chilton County says of Ben Jones, "Best lineman we saw all year."
Big D Awards:
Royal Durrough recorded three interceptions and five tackles in the team's 28-0 win over Curry.
Roderic Adams accounted for 14 tackles and an interception in the Yellow Jackets 49-7 victory over Mary Montgomery.
Dewayne James recorded 17 tackles, three sacks and one interception in their 36-21 win over Satsuma.
Robbie Aldridge, Justin Reynolds
Junior Robbie Aldridge, recorded 10 tackles, one sack and two tackles for a loss. Justin Reynolds recorded nine tackles, one sack and one interception in their 14-3 win over Gadsden City.
Sophomore defensive end Willie Stacy recorded 11 tackles, five for a loss with three sacks, a fumble recovery and a caused fumble.
The leading tackler on this defense for the ages is Josh Rowe. The junior is a 6-1, 208-pound middle linebacker. He recorded two sacks and nine tackles against Enterprise. Rowe has recorded 62 tackles on the season.
Junior linebacker/defensive end Devondrick Richardson recorded 13 tackles with one interception. Richardson also plays tight end and caught passes totaling 104 yards with two touchdowns and one two point conversion.
Dontice Sanders, Wetumpka: 293 total yards with two touchdowns.
Brandon Baker, Elkmont: 249 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
Derek Thomas, Oxford: 13/17, 241 yards, two touchdowns and 46 yards rushing.
Ben Neill, Decatur: 13/18, 244 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for another.
Brandon Smith, Williamson: 20/24, 241 yards and three touchdowns.
D. J. Jones, Hazlewood: four carries for 208 yards and an interception returned for a 60 yard score.
Tony Hutcherson, Geneva: eight carries for 243 yards and five touchdowns.
Blake Beacham, Pike County: 271 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns including an 80 yard punt return for a score.
Drew Humphrey, Central Florence: 275 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Tyler Kimbrough, Mortimer Jordan, kicked four field goals 49, 26, 28, 27 yards and two extra points.
Earl Haynes, Calera: 15 carries for 212 yards and three touchdowns, caught six passes for 93 yards, 13 return yards for a total of 318 yards.
Andrew Cooper, Valley Head: 17 carries for 297 yards, four touchdown runs of 12, 68, 63, and 91 yards.
Kyle Mitchell, Brooks: eight receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown, two receptions for 28 yards.
Royette Durough and Ryan Smith, Walker: Durrough recorded four receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns while Smith caught six passes for 112 yards.
Brian Donoban, Isabella: 24 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
Calvin Fenn, Barbour County: junior fullback/linebacker has 100 tackles through eight games.
Josh Senkbeil, Red Bay: 188 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries against Addison.
Dez Polk, Speake: 118 yards on six carries two touchdowns, one kick-off returned for a touchdown (85 yards), three punt retuns for 80 yards; 283 all-purpose yards.
Zach Vick, Speake: senior defensive back has four interceptions returned for touchdowns with seven total interceptions.
ScoutSouth.com congratulates all players on their outstanding performance.