Stars of Alabama 1A-3A

Week Three of the 2009 season brought more outstanding performances. Take a look at several underclassmen who are making some noise and college coaches checking this list on a weekly basis. Stars of Alabama.

David Robinson
6-2, 180 pounds
Senior Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Berry High School

Robinson tied a state record when he caught six touchdown passes in his team's 54-6 win over Akron. He snatched 12 passes total for 238 yards and the touchdown strikes were on 11, 26, 22, 12, 11, and four yard catches. Defensively, the senior had six tackles and recovered three fumbles.

Berry (3-0; 2-0) will host Hubbertville (2-1;2-1) this week in a region clash.

Desmond Warren
6-1, 200 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Houston County High School

Warren committed to UAB over the summer, and the Blazers sre liking what they are seeing from the four-year starter. The senior completed 20-of-32 pass attempts for 336 yards scoring four touchdowns. He rushed for another 74 yards and a fifth touchdown in a 48-28 win over Cottonwood.

Houston County (2-1; 1-1) will play at home against Barbour County (2-1; 1-1) in what could become a very important victory for one of these teams when playoff time comes for their region.

Colby Maddox
5-10, 160 pounds
Junior Defensive Back
Winterboro High School

The first year player for Winterboro hauled in three interceptions in a 22-0 win over eighth-ranked Talladega County Central, previously undefeated.

Winterboro (2-1; 2-0) will host Donoho (0-3; 0-2) this week.

Dwayne Childs
6-1, 200 pounds
Senior Running Back/Linebacker
Randolph County High School

Childs helped carry his team to a 33-6 victory over Ohatchee with an outstanding offensive and defensive performance. The senior had 259 yards rushing on only 10 carries scoring three touchdowns of 69, 64 and 84 yards. He added nine tackles on defense.

Randolph County (2-1; 1-1) will travel to Ranburne (1-2; 101) this week.

Brandon Thomas
5-8, 150 pounds
Junior Running Back
Josh Price
5-7, 155 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Horseshoe Bend High School

Horseshoe Bend is off to their best start since 2001 with their 2-1 record. Thomas rushed for 157 yards on 10 carries scoring twice, once on a 95-yard dash.

Price completed eight of his 13 pass attempts for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 77 yards in their 33-9 win over Ranburne.

Horseshoe Bend (2-1; 1-1) will travel to Lanett (1-2; 0-2).

Tyler Beck
5-9, 155 pounds
Senior Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Mario Cortez
5-8, 180 pounds
Senior Linebacker
Danville High School

Danville is undefeated in three starts with a win over Good Hope 27-20. Beck offered a balanced offensive and defensive attack, collecting 62 yards in receptions scoring twice and rushed for 11 yards. Defensively, the senior added six tackles and two interceptions to his pile of achievements.

Meanwhile, Cortez collected 24 tackles from his linebacker position.

Danville (3-0; 2-0) will travel this week to play Carbon Hill (1-2; 0-2).

Devonta Parker
5-9, 150 pounds
Junior Running Back
Washington County High School

Parker and his teammates put up a mighty battle against the top-ranked Leroy Bears in a 27-21 loss. Parker rushed for 218 yards on 22 carries scoring two touchdowns. He also had four tackles on defense.

Washington County (1-2; 1-1) will face region opponent Mobile Christian (0-3; 0-2) on the road this week.

Kendarius Fritts
5-11, 185 pounds
Junior Fullback/Linebacker
Linden High School

Fifth-ranked Linden has made short work of their opponents thus far, outscoring them 159-13. Last week was A.L. Johnsonn's turn with a 56-0 margin. Fritts rushed for 268 yards on 22 carries scoring six touchdowns, a record for Linden High School.

Linden (3-0; 2-0) will travel this week to face Holy Spirit (3-0; 2-0).

Hunter Day
5-10, 170 pounds
Junior Running Back
Howard Petty
5-7, 160 pounds
Junior Defensive Back
Elkmont High School

Elkmont handed West Limestone their first loss of the season, 32-6. Day rushed for 252 yards on 36 carries scoring five touchdowns while Petty intercepted three passes.

Elkmont (2-1; 1-1) travels this week to West Morgan (0-3; 0-2).

Trent Williams
5-10, 160 pounds
Senior Quarterback
Phillips, Bear Creek High School

Phillips continues to impress with their third win of the season over Vina 44-15 and their quarterback does too. Williams rushed for 139 yards on 15 carries scoring twice. He completed nine of 17 passing attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the senior has two tackles and intercepted a pass (38 yd. return) in his third consecutive game.

Phillips, Bear Creek (3-0; 2-0) will play Tharptown (1-2; 1-2) for the second time this season in a non-region matchup. The closure of Speake and Hazlewood caused teams in region eight to scramble their schedules and this second meeting will not count towards the region standings.

Richard Cooks
6-3, 210 pounds
Senior Athlete
Elba High School

Elba has gutted out three wins by a 17 point total margin, 14 in the first game against 4A Opp. This week Elba won their second region matchup against the previously undefeated Barbour County 17-14. Cooks had six tackles on defense, kicked the game winning 27-yard field goal and had all four of his kickoffs reach the end zone.

Elba (3-0; 2-0) will travel this week to face G.W. Long (2-1; 1-1).

Zack Blythe
5-10, 175 pounds
Senior Linebacker
Appalachian High School

Eleventh-ranked Appalachian posted their third win of the season with a victory over Coosa Christian 30-6, their first loss of the season. Blythe had 14 tackles, forced a fumble, returned a blocked punt 17 yards for a touchdown in the win.

Appalchian (3-0; 2-0) travels this week to play St. Bernard (0-2; 0-2).

Honorable Mention

Devel Goldsmith, 6-2, 175 pounds, Sophomore Quarterback, Calhoun High School (1-2; 1-1) – Completed 16-of-20 pass attempts for 330 yards and two touchdowns. He scored three more times on the ground in a 65-12 win over Central Hayneville

Steven Stewart, 5-10, 185 pounds, Junior Running Back, Sulligent High School (2-1; 2-0) – rushed for 112 yards on six carries scoring two touchdowns and caught one pass for 18 yards in only one quarter of play in the win over Cold Springs.


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