ScoutSouth.com: North Alabama Recaps
Colbert County: For the 3rd week in a row Jamorris Ricks has helped the Indians to victory by rushing for huge chunks of yardage. He raced for 209 yards on 13 carries to lead Colbert County past Elkmont 37-7.
Ricks had a 91 yard touchdown run mixed in with his 209 yards, but he had a lot of help this week from teammate Collis McGee.
McGee hauled in three passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. He also added one rush for 77 yards and a touchdown bringing his total to three touchdowns on the evening.
Addison: The Addison Bulldogs gained 2nd place in 2A Region 8 with a win over the West Morgan Rebels Friday night. The Bulldogs rallied from a 14 point deficit and scored late in the game to take a 20-14 victory.
In usual Bulldog fashion they didn't have a super star, nor did they break off huge plays, they simply played four quarters of ball and came out on top when the final horn sounded. Addison is 7-2 on the season.
Colbert Heights: Quarterback Jeremy Yates helped get his team back on the winning track after losing their biggest game of the season last week. Yates threw for 168 yards and four touchdowns as Colbert Heights defeated Sheffield 40-21.
Colbert Heights has an 8-1 mark headed into the last game of the season. They are locked in as the 2nd seed from 2A, Region 8.
Hartselle: After beginning their season at 0-3 the Hartselle Tigers have rebounded to make the playoffs as the 4th seed in Region 8, 5A.
The Tigers defeated West Point (37-15) Friday night to go 4-3 in region play and earn the final spot. They used a strong rushing attack and solid defense to earn the victory.
Parrish: Micah Dickerson led the Meek Tigers to their 2nd win in as many weeks with his 19 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He added another touchdown on an 11-yard pass reception. He led the Tigers in tackles with 10.
On the flip-side Parrish saw Jarius Williams rush for 209 yards on 22 carries, while completing 4-of-7 passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. He also added a fumble recovery and a blocked kick from the defensive side of the ball.
Lynn: Steve Cagle once again led his Lynn Bears to victory as he and the other seniors played their last home game in front of a capacity crowd. The Bears will sorely miss Mr. Cagle next season with all his heroics, and game changing plays.
He capped off his regular season home game with another unbelievable performance passing for 242 yards and three touchdowns on 12-of-20 passing attempts, but that's not nearly all of it.
Cagle also rushed for 62 yards on 18 attempts, and two touchdowns. On defense, he led the team with a game high 11 tackles from his linebacker position.
After all was said and done Cagle recorded 304 yards of total offense and five touchdowns to go along with his stellar performance on defense.
Winston County: In a matter of about eight minutes in the 3rd quarter Winston County running back Josh Kelly showed everyone why he was the Jackets most consistent player on this season's 3-6 squad.
He rushed for two touchdowns, one from 13 yards and the other from six yards out. Only minutes later he intercepted a Bobcat pass and returned it 60 yards for his 4th touchdown of the evening.
The Yellow Jackets overcame a dismal fist half that saw the team score an uninspiring seven points. Kelly's 3rd quarter break-out led to a 34 point 2nd half, and a 41-10 drubbing of the Phil Campbell Bobcats.
Winston County was winless last season before the return of Coach Dan Hogan. Hogan told ScoutSouth.com, "It's going to take time to get it back the way it's supposed to be around here."
Birmingham: The Walker Vikings sewed up the second seed in 5A, Region 8 as they not only held on late, but drove for the score that nailed the door shut on Erwin.
Erwin pulled within three of the Vikings late in the game, but Walker held the ball and the lead as they went on a 62 yard scoring drive that put the game away in the final minutes. More importantly, the Vikings will host a playoff game for the first time in seven years.
The Vikings will need to correct some mistakes before the playoffs begin as they had two touchdowns called back due to untimely penalties. The Vikings also missed two field goal attempts.
Hazlewood: The Golden Bears and the R.A. Hubbard Chiefs continued their ongoing neighborhood battle this week as the game was anything but good. The two teams combined for 14 fumbles and lost 8.
In what looked like, and should have been a blow out victory for the Bears, the Chiefs were almost awarded for showing up to play Friday night. Hazlewood held on for a 26-12 victory over rival Hubbard behind the strong play on defense and the steady contribution from runningback DJ Jones.
Jones finished the game with 148 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 15 carries.
Athens: J.O. Johnson defeated the defending 5A state champions and removed any hope at a return trip to the playoffs to the Golden Eagles of Athens.
The Johnson defense locked the door on the endzone and threw away the key as they held Athens scoreless on the night. However, the big story for the Johnson offense was Jimmy Vaughn.
Vaughn rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries as Johnson routed the Eagles 33-0.
Hamilton: Hamilton improved to 6-3 on the season as they defeated Lawrence County 48-15 in a game that saw the Aggies gain more than 400 yards of offense.
The Red Devils cut the score to 13-8 before Hamilton went on a 28 point scoring frenzy that put the game out of reach early into the second half.
Danville: Danville earned their first win of the 2007 season as they blasted Hanceville 54-0. Running back Levi George helped the Hawks to a 41-0 halftime lead while rushing for 236 yards on 19 carries, with four touchdowns on the evening.
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