Oliver, Lawson pick up Player of the Week honors
by johnathan Bentley
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Curry's Cade Oliver
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Curry’s Cade Oliver did a little bit of everything for the Yellow Jackets Friday night.

Rushing, receiving, returning — Oliver excelled at all of them.

Oliver provided all the scoring Curry needed in a 37-7 rout at Brewer High School. He caught a touchdown pass, rushed for a pair of scores and returned a kick for another touchdown to lead the Jackets to their first win over the Patriots since the 2005 season.

In the game, Oliver finished with 196 total yards and four touchdowns. He rushed seven times for 57 yards, caught three passes for 72 yards and returned a kickoff for 67 yards.

Curry is also 3-0 for the first time since the 1996 team made the third round of the state playoffs.

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

On defense, Lynn senior Grant Lawson was part of a Bears’ defense that shut down Meek 57-8 Friday night.

Lawson had five tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss and forced a fumble as No. 5 Lynn moved to 3-0 on the season.

As a team, Lynn recorded 11 tackles for loss and forced four Lynn turnovers.

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

Other top performances:

•Lynn quarterback Brody Meeks had a hand in five touchdowns Friday night in the Bears’ 57-8 rout of county rival Meek. On the night, Meeks, who had seven touchdowns last week, completed 8-of-12 passes for four scores and rushed for another. Meeks had touchdown passes of 57, 68, 37 and 26 yards. He also rushed for 68 yards and a 63-yard touchdown. On Defense, Bryan Clark had 11 tackles, including two for loss.

•Parrish’s offense was clicking Friday night at Berry. The Tornadoes rolled up 457 yards of offense in the 48-46 overtime loss. Leading the way for the Tornadoes was senior quarterback Jeremy Piper who completed 11-of-17 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns (8, 38, 68). His top receiver was Marcus Harris, who hauled in four passes for 147 yards and two scores. Austin Crowe led the ground attack with 193 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. Crowe had 224 yards of offense in the game.

•Dora’s running duo of Cody Staten and Caleb May kept Haleyville off guard Friday night in the Bulldogs’ 34-10 win. The duo combined for 248 yards and five touchdowns. Staten rushed 13 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns while May added 126 yards and three scores on 13 attempts as Dora rebounded from last week’s loss to Fayette County.

•Oakman’s Jase Trotter rushed for three touchdowns and threw for 201 yards and another score in the Wildcats’ 42-27 loss to Westminster Christian Friday night. Quinton Harris had four catches for 88 yards and a score. On defense, Benjamin Wright had 12 tackles, including two for loss and Donnie Ruth added 11 stops.

•Walker quarterback Carson Roberts completed 13-of-21 passes for 176 yards and two scores in the Vikings’ narrow 17-14 loss to Cullman on Thursday. Receiver Dashuan Kendrick caught seven passes for 131 yards and both scores. Defensively, linebacker Jonathan Piteo had 15 tackles.

•Curry quarterback Aaron White continued his impressive start to the season with a strong performance against Brewer, White completed 9-of-14 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown and also rushed 12 times for 90 yards and a score.

•Carbon Hill’s Jacob Davis had a hand in three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 37-33 win over Winston County. He caught a 53-yard touchdown pass, threw a 27-yard touchdown pass and added the game winning on a 13-yard touchdown run as the Bulldogs won just their second region game since 2007.

•Sumiton Christian’s Austin Roach had a big game despite limited playing time against Decatur Heritage. Roach rushed 11 times for 86 yards in the Eagles’ 42-0 drubbing of the Purple Eagles.