Stars of Alabama 1A-4A
Coosa Christian's A.T. Thomas
Coosa Christian's A.T. Thomas

Posted Sep 2, 2009

It was a big week full of big numbers for the Stars of Alabama in Week one. presents Stars of Alabama Class 1A-4A.

1A-4A Stars of Alabama

Demont Buice
6-2, 220 pounds
Senior Running Back
1A Gaston 39-29 over 3A Sardis

The Clemson commitment rushed for 261 yards on 26 carries with scores of 27, 8, 71, 44 and 12 yards. He returned a kick 91 yards for a score. Buice finished the night with 374 all-purpose yards.

A.T. Thomas
5-8, 180 pounds
Senior Running Back
1A Coosa Christian 34-14 win over 1A Gaylesville

Thomas did it all. He rushed for 166 yards, two touchdowns, returned two punts for touchdowns, returned an interception for a touchdown, accounting for the team's scores and made a two-point-conversion.

Jeremy Nicholson
5-11, 175 pounds
Senior Running Back
4A W.S. Neal 24-10 win over 5A Monroe County

Nicholson had 242 yards scoring twice on runs of 67 and 11 yards. He also returned a kick 86 yards for a touchdowns.

Richard Cooks
6-3, 210 pounds
Senior Linebacker / Wide Receiver / Kicker
2A Elba 14-0 over 4A Opp

Cooks had two interceptions returned for 40 yards total with one going going for a 33 yard touchdown and six solo tackles. He caught one pass for 50 yards, made two point-after-attempts and had a 37-yard per punt average on three kicks.

Brandon Thomas
5-8, 155 pounds
Junior Running Back/Linebacker
2A Horseshoe Bend 29-19 over 1A Wadley

Thomas rushed for 162 yards on 19 carries, caught two passes for 15 yards and accounted for 14 tackles on defense.

LaJordan Crittenden
5-10 170 pounds
Senior Running Back/Linebacker
1A Butler County Magnet 32-20 over 1A Marengo (R)

Crittenden had 213 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. He added a 75 yard kick return for a touchdown.

Jeremy McCrae
5-11, 190 pounds
Senior Running Back/Defensive Back
2A Barbour County 16-0 over Stewart Quitman (GA)

McCrae rushed for 101 yards on 12 carries and has six tackles on defense, with one for a loss of yardage.

Dedrick Forsythe
6-0, 185 pounds
Junior Running Back
Jonathan Rose
6-1, 170 pounds
Junior Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
3A Leeds 34-21 over 4A Oak Grove

Forsythe had 20 carries for 183 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 29-yard touchdown throw. Rose returned a punt for an 80-yard touchdown and caught a 29-yard touchdown pass.

Justin Evans
5-9, 160 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Jamarious Crusoe
6-0, 170 pounds
Senior Wide Receiver
4A Midfield 29-28 win over 3A Tarrant

Evans completed 24-of-33 pass attempts for 349 yards, three touchdowns, rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown. Crusoe caught nine passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.

Armand Ball
5-10, 165 pounds
Senior Running Back
1A McKenzie 41-7 over 2A Excel

Ball carried the ball 11 times for 244 yards including touchdown runs of 54, 49 and four yards.

Mark White
5-7, 140 pounds
Sophomore Wide Receiver
3A Trinity Presbyterian 30-12 over 4A St. James

White had four punt returns for 79 yards including a 47-yard touchdown, 45 yards on a kick return and seven receptions for 122 yards scoring three times, 26, 59 and 10 yards.

Michael Chandler
6-0, 175 pounds
Senior Running Back
4A DAR 55-0 over 3A Crossville

Chandler rushed for 268 yards on 10 carries including the first play of the game for an 82-yard touchdown. He scored on runs of 11, 85 and 48 yards while playing a half of football.

Honorable Mention:

Brandon Burks, Sophomore, 5-9, 170, Running Back, 3A Daleville 39-6 over 2A Highland Home - rushed for 124 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns.

Desmond Jones, Senior, 5-11, 225, Running Back, 2A Red Level 19-3 over 1A Kinston - 18 rushes for 161 yards and two touchdowns.

Demetrius Reid, Senior, 5-11, 170, Running Back/Linebacker, 4A Andalusia 20-7 over 3A Straughn - returned a fake punt for a 58-yard touchdown.
Malik Harris, Junior, Linebacker, 3A Cordova 48-9 win over 4A Dora - 13 total tackles, 11 solo, three tackles for a loss.

Aspen Peterson, Senior, 5-8, 200, Running Back, 2A Lanett 35-20 over 3A Beaulah - rushed for 166 yards on 23 carries scoring two touchdowns.

Teague Whitaker, Sophomore, 5-8, 170, Running Back, 2 A Ider 20-6 over 3A Pisgah - rushed for 159 yards on 12 carries scoring touchdowns of 53, 13 and 54 yards. This was Ider's first opening season win in eight years.

Eric Walding, Junior, 5-9, 145, Quarterback, 1A Geneva County 32-26 over 3A Wicksburg - completed 10-of-17 pass attempts for 305 yards scoring four touchdowns of 82, 23, 50, and 30 yards.

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