Stars of Alabama 4A
Lincoln's D.J. Howard
Lincoln's D.J. Howard

Posted Nov 5, 2009


Alabama and Auburn commitments both hit the list for the 'Stars of Alabama' Week 10.

Stars of Alabama:

Justin Evans
5-9, 160 pounds
Senior Quarterback
JaMarcus Nelson
5-11, 170 pounds
Senior Wide Receiver
Midfield High School

Evans completed 9-of-21 pass attempts under wet conditions for 202 yards. The senior tossed two touchdown passes to Nelson for 58 and 35 yards. Nelson had five receptions for 123 yards and ran for an eight-yard score that proved decisive in the 20-18 win over 5A Fairfield. Midfield will host Jacksonville in the first round of the play-offs as the top seed in region 5.

T.K. Bullard
6-1, 195 pounds
Senior Running Back
Andalusia High School

Bullard rushed for 124 yards on 24 carries including an eight-yard touchdown. Andalusia defeated rival Opp, 24-12. They'll have a rematch this week in the first round of the play-offs.

D.J. Howard
6-0, 190 pounds
Senior Running Back
Lincoln High School

Howard had 290 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. The Auburn commitment rushed for 192 yards including a 78-yard score that sealed the victory over 2A Clay County their first loss of the season, 28-18. Lincoln travels to face the top seed from region 3, undefeated Bibb County this week.

Brandon Wells
6-4, 175 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Calera High School

Wells rushed for 284 yards on 25 carries. The junior scored five touchdowns of 17, 1, 20, 14 and 53 yards. He also completed 15-of-23 passing attempts for 136 yards in the 48-40 win over 5A Chelsea. Calera is the second seed in region 3 behind Bibb County. They will host Saks this week in the first round of the play-offs.

Austin Kerr
5-10, 165 pounds
Freshman running back
Ryan Murray
5-10, 155 pounds
Junior Running Back
Rogers High School

Kerr carried the ball 17 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Murray had 12 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. The Pirates (6-4) beat 3A Lauderdale County, 28-15. Rogers travels this week to face the region 7 top seed, Guntersville.

Brooks Williams
5-9, 130 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Alabama Christian Academy

Williams was 8-for-10 passing for 184 and three touchdowns. ACA (7-3) beat local rival 3A Montgomery Academy, 55-27. Alabama Christian is the second seed out of region 2, but their visitors are like wolves in sheep's clothing. Thomasville has a 9-1 record, but they are the third seed out of the impossible region 1.

Shaquille Trammell
5-11, 160 pounds
Senior Running Back
Darius Finley
6-2, 170 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Handley High School

Trammell rushed for 136 yards on 13 carries and scored touchdowns on 56 and 32 yard runs in the 48-7 win over 5A Beauregard. Finley connected on three of his four passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a 12-yard score. Handley finished the season undefeated and will host Greensboro this week as the top seed.

Chris Dukes
5-7, 185 pounds
Junior Running Back
UMS-Wright

Dukes rushed for 221 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns and caught a 29-yard touchdown from quarterback Bragg Foshee. The Bulldogs defeated St. Paul's 31-21. UMS-Wright is the top seed in that tough region 1. They will host St. James this week.

Benton Maxwell
5-11, 170 pounds
Senior Defensive Back
Brooks High School

Maxwell had an interception and fumble recovery in helping the Lions (8-2) pitch the 17-0 shutout against 1A Hubbard. Brooks is the second seed in region 8 behind Deshler. They will host North Jackson in what projects as a great game this week.

Will Richard
5-10, 165 pounds
Senior quarterback
Montel Hale
5-9, 165 pounds
Junior running back
North Jackson

Richard was 12-for-16 passing for 236 yards and five touchdowns. Hale caught seven passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns. Hale also rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries scoring twice. North Jackson (7-3) defeated 5A Etowah, 56-34.

J Tribble
6-3, 180 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Ardmore High School

Tribble completed 35-of-63 pass attempts for 352 yards in a 35-17 loss to West Limestone. The junior scored on a 25-yard pass and a 1-yard run. Tribble passed for over 2,100 yards in his junior season.

Coty Blanchard
6-1, 180 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Cherokee County High School

Blanchard completed 21-of-28 pass attempts for 338 yards and four touchdowns of 67, 4, 47 and 7 yards in the 34-0 shutout of Scottsboro. The senior also rushed for 73 yards and scored his fifth touchdown on a 15-yard run. The top seed, Cherokee County, puts their 10-0 record on the line when they host Haleyville this week.

Greg Williams
Junior Running Back/Defensive Line
Jahmal Jones
5-11, 220 pounds
Junior Linebacker
Scotty Jones
5-10, 200 pounds
Senior Linebacker
Livingston High School

Williams rushed for 132 yards and scored four touchdowns in the 28-14 win over Sumter County. Both linebackers had 12 tackles apiece while Williams had 10 tackles and four sacks.

James Kelser
5-11, 240 pounds
Senior Fullback/Linebacker
West Blocton

Kelser rushed for 121 yards on 15 carries scoring twice in a 47-10 win over Holy Spirit. West Blocton will travel this week to face second seed Dadeville.

Jaquail Rutledge
5-8, 180 pounds
Senior Running Back
Bibb County High School

Rutledge rushed for 232 yards on 25 carries scoring three times on runs of 64, 55, and 3 yards in a 32-26 win against a tough 5A Chilton County squad. Bibb County is the undefeated region 3 champion and will host Lincoln this week.

Kyle Buchanan
5-9, 170 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Dustin Pippin
5-7, 160 pounds
Senior Wide Receiver
Douglas High School

Buchanan completed 16-of-31 pass attempts for 308 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to Crossville. The senior ran for a two-point conversion while completing passes for three more conversions. Buchanan had two interceptions on defense. Pippin caught eight passes for 232 yards and scored on receptions of 57 and 55 yards. He had 95 yards on kick and punt returns.

Corey Cahill
6-0, 185 pounds
Senior Athlete
Guntersville High School

Cahill had six tackles and picked off two passes including one returned 94 yards for a touchdown in the 35-7 win over Albertville. The senior caught an 11-yard touchdown pass and rushed for a 3-yard score. Guntersville is the top seed out of region 7 and will host Rogers this week.

Deion Belue
6-0, 175 pounds
Senior Defensive Back
Deshler High School

Belue scored on a 19-yard touchdown run, and the Tide commtiment returned a 95-yard kick-off for a score making the fourth consecutive week for a special teams touchdown. Deshler defeated J.O. Johnson 49-21. Deshler is the top seed in region 8 and will host a tough team in Fairview this week.


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