Stars of Alabama 3A-4A

Escambia County's Rico Stallworth

One of the most outstanding performances in the state this week came out of the 4A classification when Rico Stallworth came up big in an overtime game against T.R. Miller, the number three 3A team in the state. ScoutSouth.com presents Rico Stallworth and the rest of the 'Stars of Alabama' for 3A and 4A classication.

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Rico Stallworth
6-2, 215 pounds
Senior Quarterbac/Free Safety
Escambia County High School

Stallworth rushed for 196 yards on 15 carries scoring on runs of 5, 2, and 1 yards. He completed 13-of-20 passing attempts for 201 yards. The senior scored the winning touchdown and two-point conversion in the overtime upset of third-ranked T.R. Miller 35-34. The South Alabama commitment also made eight tackles on defense.

Dantrell Purifoy
5-8, 195 yards
Senior Running Back
Shane McGinnis
5-10, 165 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Leeds High School

Many people feel this year could see a repeat of the Green Wave's championship from 2008. It certainly started out well with a 38-0 win over an always competitive Alexandria team. Purifoy rushed for 138 yards on 13 carries scoring on touchdown runs of 10 and 45 yards. Coach Keith Etheridge says of Purifoy, "He is always the hammer and never the nail."

McGinnis completed five of his 10 pass attempts for 88 yards. He rushed for 105 yards on six carries. "He controlled the game, the pace of the game," Etheridge said.

Jerelle Bailey
5-9, 150 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Quadry Greasham
6-1, 170 pounds
Junior Wide Receiver
Pike County High School

Bailey played only a partial game in the 36-0 win over Carroll. The senior completed all nine of his pass attempts for 130 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 41 yards on nine carries. Greasham caught seven of those passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Pike County had 352 yards in offense and 16 first downs in the opening game.

Parker Anderson
5-10, 155 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Hale County High School

Anderson completed 11-of-12 pass attempts for 205 yards and five touchdowns of 31, 57, 19, 13, and 11 yards in his team's 43-8 win over Sunshine.

Toby Pee
5-11, 180 yards
Sophomore Running Back
Sardis High School

Coach Brock Rutledge says of Toby, "He is a do-it-all player. We rely heavily on him even though he is a sophomore."

Pee caught a pass for 14 yards, completed a pass of 17 yards, and rushed for 85 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown. The sophomore also returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown in the 46-14 win over Sardis.

Addison Santiago
6-0, 180 pounds
Junior Linebacker/Punter/Wide Receiver
Sylvania High School

Santiago punted six times for a 40-yard average in the 34-33 overtime win against Plainview. The junior had 13 total tackles, 10 solo on defense. He connected on a two-point conversion and scored the winning 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime.

Mark White
5-7, 160 pounds
Junior Wide Receiver
Trinity Presbyterian School

White rushed for 126 yards on 10 receptions and caught the winning touchdown pass in the 20-16 win over St. James.

C.J. Cutts
5-9, 180 pounds
Junior Running Back
Bibb County High School

The last two running backs from Bibb County moved on to Stillman College (Jaquail Rutledge) and Vanderbilt (Zac Stacy), so Cutts has some big shoes to fill for the Choctaws. At first glance, he might do just that. Cutts rushed for 110 yards on 16 carries scoring two touchdowns in the 37-0 win over Greensboro.

Kyle Caldwell
5-8, 150 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Dadeville High School

Dadeville defeated the reigning 2A State Champion Reeltown 28-14. Caldwell completed 13-of-19 pass attempts for 154 yards scoring two touchdowns. He rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries and kicked four extra points for the Tigers.

Dillon Lawrence
5-8, 170 pounds
Junior Running Back
Josh Walker
5-9, 160 pounds
Senior Running Back
Douglas High School

Douglas accounted for all of their yardage (309) on the ground in the 24-12 win over Gaylesville. Lawrence contributed 95 yards on 15 carries scoring three touchdowns of 2, 3, and 12 yards. Walker led the team in rushing with 126 yards on 10 carries.

Evan Sims
6-0, 170
Senior Quarterback
Cameron Poe-Mitchell
6-1, 170 pounds
Junior Wide Receiver
Fayette County High School

Fayette County head coach Waldon Tucker was on the verge of his 300th win and 275th in the AHSAA. Poe-Mitchell and his teammates did not disappoint. They dispatched Sipsey Valley 28-6. Sims completed all nine of his passing attempts for 168 yards and two touchdown passes to Poe-Mitchell. Poe-Mitchell rushed for two touchdowns of six and 47 yards and caught the two touchdown passes for 78 and four yards from Sims.

Ledarrius Bowe
5-7, 165 pounds
Sophomore Running Back
Jackson High School

Bowe rushed for 211 yards on 20 carries in his team's 33-7 win over Clarke County. He scored on touchdown runs of 32 and three yards and caught a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dustyn Mosely. The Aggie defense held Clarke County to 11 three-and-outs.

Alvin Scott
6-0, 170 pounds
Sophomore Wide Receiver
Schyler Walker
6-3, 190 pounds
Junior Quarterback
Oneonta High School

Walker completed 15-of-22 pass attempts for 221 yards in their 28-21 win over Southside Gadsden. He threw touchdown passes of 24 and 40 yards with one interception. Scott grabbed nine passes for 144 yards and reeled in both of Walker's touchdown passes.

Attention High School Coaches: Submit your 'Stars of Alabama' nominations each week to abone@scout.com and RJScoutSouth@ aol.com.

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