Stars of Alabama and Player of the Week
Willie Curry, Player of the Week
Willie Curry, Player of the Week

Posted Oct 15, 2009


Another rainy night produced more great performances across the state. 'Stars of Alabama' and the Player of the Week are presented here...

This week's player of the week is Enterprise's sophomore running back Willie Curry (5-11, 175 pounds).

Curry hit the books last week, the history books that is. Curry broke the Enterprise school rushing record set by All-American Fred Tice in 1956. Curry totaled 276 yards rushing on only 16 carries. He scored on touchdown runs of 59, 15, 90 and five yards in the 41-36 win over Smiths Station.

Curry scored the winning touchdown with two and a half minutes to play.

Enterprise (4-3) is riding a three game win streak and travels to Dothan (5-2) in a tough region matchup this week.

Class 4A-6A Stars of Alabama:

Michael Chandler
6-0, 175 pounds
Senior running back
DAR, Kate Smith High School

Chandler, and all who saw his performance, will long remember Friday night’s region win over Douglas 56-42. The senior rushed for 392 yards of his team’s 586 rushing yards on 22 carries. He scored four touchdowns on runs of 10, 79, 10, and five yards.

DAR (4-3) has a 2-3 region record and faces must-win games against Columbia and Plainview in the next two weeks if they hope to join region seven teams, North Jackson, Guntersville and undefeated Fairview in the playoff picture.

Deon Hill
6-0, 195 pounds
Senior running back
Central-Phenix City High School

Hill raced for 138 yards on 25 carries scoring twice in the 35-14 win handing Dothan just their second loss of the season last week.

Central Phenix City (7-0) has a huge game this week when they face Auburn (7-0) for the region championship, making either one a leading candidate to represent the south in the championship game in December.

Kenard Butler
5-10, 185 pounds
Senior linebacker
Prattville High School
Demarcus Milliner
6-1, 185 pounds
Senior defensive back
Stanhope Elmore High School

A 7-6 decision doesn’t deserve a loser, but it certainly produces some great defensive performances. This week Butler’s team came away with the win after he recorded 10 tackles and blocked two field goal attempts.

Milliner had a 60-yard run on a fake punt setting up his team’s only score. The Tide commitment also recorded eight tackles and forced a fumble in the region game. Stanhope Elmore has lost three of their four games by an excruciating 11 points.

Prattville (5-2) will host Sidney Lanier (2-5) while Stanhope Elmore (3-4) hosts Lee-Montgomery (3-4).

Andrew Robinson
5-10, 205 pounds
Junior linebacker
Oxford High School

Robinson had 17 tackles (12 solo) in the marathon 37-36 win in three overtimes. The Yellow Jackets handed Clay-Chalkville their first loss of the season in the rainy game. Three of the Robinson's tackles were for a loss of yards. He also had two sacks, caused two fumbles and recovered two.

Oxford (6-1) travels to Shades Valley (4-3) this week for a region game.

Chase Williams
5-10, 175 pounds
Senior linebacker
Boaz High School

Williams and his teammates defeated region opponent Albertville 17-7. The senior played an inspired game recording three sacks, five quarterback pressures, 14 tackles with four for a loss of yards.

Boaz (5-2) with one region loss will travel to face Arab (4-3) this week. Arab has two region losses making this a critical region match-up.

Ben Neill
5-10, 175 pounds
Senior quarterback
Torin Dupper
6-1, 185 pounds
Senior tight end/receiver
Decatur High School

Decatur secured their fifth region win over Hazel Green last week 42-13. Neill had another outstanding performance completing 10-of-19 pass attempts for 257 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 44 yards on four carries scoring a fourth touchdown.

Dupper caught six passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a touchdown pass of 27 yards in the victory.

Decatur (6-1) takes to the road to face Florence (6-1) this week. Both teams have one loss to a common region opponent, Bob Jones (6-1) and this game will secure second place in the region 8 race.

K.D. Edenfield
6-1, 175 pounds
Senior quarterback
Charles Henderson High School

Edenfield completed nine of 15 pass attempts for 206 yards and four touchdowns of 14, 37, 77 and 42 yards. He rushed for 98 yards on eight carries scoring a fifth touchdown (7 yards) in the 42-16 homecoming win over Rehobeth.

Charles Henderson (2-5) travels to play Carroll (0-7) this week looking to even their region record to 3-3.

Bryce Curtis
5-10, 210 pounds
Senior quarterback
Florence High School

Curtis completed 11-of-16 pass attempts for 187 yards and rushed for a touchdown in the team’s 34-7 win over Grissom. Curtis played only 30 minutes in the game.

Florence (6-1) will face Decatur (6-1) this week for second place in the region.

Christian Green
5-11, 175 pounds
Junior running back
Gardendale High School

Green rushed for 175 yards on 23 carries scoring touchdowns of 11 and 52 yards in the Rockets win over Pelham 20-10 last week.

Gardendale (3-4) travels to Spain Park (5-2) this week to face a Jaguar team who has lost their last two games to Hoover and Vestavia. The first in dramatic fashion after leading 21-0.

Brett Miller
5-11, 170 pounds
Senior quarterback
Hewitt-Trussville High School

Miller completed 14-of-16 pass attempts for 209 yards and a touchdown in their 34-7 win over Shades Valley.

Hewitt-Trussville (5-2) plays a tough Gadsden City (6-1) team this week on the road in a region battle.

D.J. Fife
6-0, 150 pounds
Senior running back
Cherokee County High School

Cherokee County hosted a much improved one-loss Jacksonville team in a region game last week. Fife rushed for 101 yards on 14 carries scoring a two-yard touchdown. He also caught four passes for 35 yards during the rain-soaked game.

Cherokee County (7-0) will travel to face Locust Fork (3-4) to secure the region six championship over Oneonta whom they defeated 42-14 in the fourth week of the season.

Honorable Mention:

Cedrick Powell, freshman running back/receiver, Carver Birmingham - Powell, just a ninth grader, rushed for 132 yards on 25 carries in a 30-27 loss to Erwin.

Connor Hodges, senior receiver, Briarwood Christian - caught six passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns in their 42-6 win over Chelsea.

Reid McFarland, senior defensive back, Vestavia - two interceptions and four tackles in 21-10 win over Spain Park.

PeeWee (Dequavious) Cobb, senior defensive back, Auburn - two interceptions in the 37-0 win over Russell County. That makes five for the season.


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