Cordova's Kirk, Walker's Whitley named Players of the Week

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 10/3/16

Demetrius Kirk may be in his first season as Cordova’s starting quarterback, but he looks the part of a seasoned veteran out on the field.

That trend continued on Friday at Dora.

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Cordova's Kirk, Walker's Whitley named Players of the Week

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Demetrius Kirk may be in his first season as Cordova’s starting quarterback, but he looks the part of a seasoned veteran out on the field.

That trend continued on Friday at Dora.

Kirk picked apart the rival Bulldogs through the air and on the ground in a 42-3 win.

He racked up 319 total yards in the victory.

The junior completed 10 of 16 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns (43, 52, 2) and also rushed six times for another 138 yards and a touchdown (32).

Kirk is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Kirk topped the 1,000-yard passing mark in the game. He’s now thrown for an area-best 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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Defensive Player of Week

Walker linebacker Taylor Whitley helped lead the Vikings to their first region victory Friday night at Center Point.

The senior registered 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, one pass deflection and also recovered a fumble as Walker earned a 27-12 road victory to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Whitley is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week.

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Other top performances

•Devne Daniel, Corner: Totaled more than 300 yards of offense and four touchdowns in Corner’s 43-19 win over Curry. He completed 13 of 19 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns (59, 18, 55). He also rushed nine times for 56 yards and a 1-yard touchdown. On the season, Daniel has now passed for 1,063 yards and eight touchdowns. He has rushed for 858 yards and 17 scores.

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•Jordan Davis, Blake Adams, Lynn: Carved up Southeastern for 318 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 33 carries between them in Lynn’s 62-33 rout of the Mustangs. Davis rushed 16 times for 168 yards and four touchdowns (17, 22, 15, 46) while Adams rushed 17 times for 150 yards and three scores (12, 6, 4). As a team, Lynn rushed for 490 yards in the win.

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•Chandler Cookenmaster, Addison: Picked up 187 yards of offense in the Bulldogs’ 26-21 victory over No. 6 Decatur Heritage on Thursday. Cookenmaster rushed 24 times for 162 yards and a touchdown and also caught two passes for 25 yards.

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•Noah Rice, Addison: Had 134 yards of offense and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ win over the Eagles. Rice rushed 18 times for 87 yards and a touchdown and completed 4 of 8 passes for 47 yards.

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•Trevor Stokes, Sumiton Christian: Was quarterback Caleb Headrick’s top target in Friday night’s 28-6 win over Falkville, reeling in three passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns (88, 64).

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•Caleb Headrick, Sumiton Christian: Had a hand in all four Sumiton Christian touchdowns against Falkville. He completed 7 of 15 passes for 228 yards and three scores and added a one-yard touchdown run.

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•Michael Crear, Walker: Accounted for two touchdowns in the Vikings’ 27-12 victory over Center Point on Friday. Crear completed 4 of 9 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown and also rushed 10 times for 93 yards and a score as Walker evened its record at 3-3.

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•Thomas Heath, Meek: Led the Tigers’ offensive attack with 120 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Meek’s 52-15 rout of R.A. Hubbard.

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•Gabe Jones, Meek: On the defensive side of the ball, the defensive tackle led the Tigers, registering seven tackles, including two for loss, and two sacks.

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•Alex Atkins, Carbon Hill: Totaled 132 yards of offense and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 53-30 loss at Midfield on Friday. Atkins rushed 19 times for 96 yards and a score and also caught two passes for 36 yards.

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•Carson McGinnis, Carbon Hill: Caught five passes for 108 yards in the Bulldogs’ loss to Midfield. McGinnis now has 507 receiving yards on the season.

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•Logan Entrekin, Corner: Was quarterback Devne Daniel’s top target in the win over Curry, catching four passes for 114 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown.

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•Tristian Jones, Curry: The running back had his most productive game of the season against Corner, rushing for 109 yards and two touchdowns (10, 50).