Byrd, Jackson pick up Week 5 honors
by Johnathan Bentley
Oct 02, 2012 | 1935 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Corner's Blake Byrd
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Corner quarterback Blake Byrd had a hand in all four of the Yellow Jackets’ touchdowns in Friday’s narrow 28-22 victory over Hayden.

Byrd also racked up 273 yards of offense as Corner knocked of its arch rival for the first time since the 2006 season.

Byrd completed 14 of 21 passes for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns and also added 24 yards on two scores on 11 carries. The senior opened the scoring with a quarterback sneak for a score, followed with a 47-yard touchdown strike to Kerry Smith, scored on a five-yard run and hit Smith for an 83-yard score that proved to be the game winner.

For his efforts, Byrd is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Smith also had a big game for Corner, catching eight passes for 208 yards and the two touchdowns.

On the defensive side of the ball, Oakman’s Don Tyler Jackson led the Wildcats’ defensive unit in a narrow 298-21 victory over Northside Friday night.

The Class 3A Rams entered the game averaging 38 points per game. Oakman held Northside to seven points in the first half and thwarted their final drive at their own 44-yard line to end the game.

Jackson finished with 10 tackles and a pass deflection. He is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Curry-Sipsey Valley

Curry and Sipsey Valley combined to put up more than 1,000 yards of offense in the Bears’ 54-47 victory Friday night.

The game also set the record for the most combined points in Curry football history, which dates back to 1929.

Sipsey Valley’s Garret Lewis was the Offensive Player of the Week by both the Alabama Sports Writer’s Association and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. He finished the game with 543 yards of offense.

Lewis completed 10 of 16 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 203 yards and a score on 11 carries.

On the other side of the ball, several Curry playmakers put up big numbers.

Curry’s Jarred Owens had 204 yards of offense and four total touchdowns. He rushed 13 times for 121 yards, completed 2 of 3 passes for 44 yards and a touchdown and also hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass.

Loggins completed 13 of 27 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns to go along with three interceptions.

Lane Oliver also hauled in four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

Other top performances

•Winston County’s Cody Henderson led the Yellow Jackets to their fourth straight win, a 40-16 victory over Carbon Hill. Henderson finished with 210 yards of offense and three touchdowns in the game. He rushed 10 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns and also caught four passes for 37 yards and a score. Quarterback Seth Blanton continued his stellar season, completing 11 of 16 passes for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

•Oakman’s Chris Austin rushed 15 times for 110 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats held off Northside 28-21. Jase Trotter added 200 yards of offense, completing 11 of 17 passes for 120 yards and rushing 12 times for another 80 yards.

•Lynn’s Brody Meeks had 243 yards of offense and a pair of touchdowns in the Bears’ 21-0 victory over Cold Springs. The quarterback completed 9 of 21 passes for 190 yards and also rushed 12 times for 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Defensively, Bryan Clark led a unit that allowed just 105 yards of offense. Clark recorded 11 tackles, including one for loss.

•Parrish’s Jermichael Harris rushed for 142 yards on 15 carries in the Tornadoes’ 6-0 overtime victory against Cordova.

•Cordova’s Andrew Minor carried the ball 23 times for 105 yards in the Blue Devils’ loss to Parrish.

•Addison’s Landon Robinson rushed for 101 yards and a score in the Bulldogs’ 18-0 region win over Appalachian. Defensively, Jesse Seals had a pair of interceptions for a unit that allowed just 88 yards of offense.