Trotter, Linzer named Players of the Week
by Johnathan Bentley
Sep 25, 2012 | 1632 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Oakman's Jase Trotter
Oakman's Jase Trotter
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Oakman’s offense is always a play away from the end zone — especially when quarterback Jase Trotter and his receivers are in sync.

That’s what happened on Friday at Uniontown. Trotter had more than 300 yards of offense and had a hand in four touchdowns as the Wildcats ran away from R.C. Hatch for a 49-26 region win.

The Oakman junior completed 11 of 20 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed six times for 25 yards as the Wildcats improved to 3-0 in region play.

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

Oakman receivers Elijah Farley, Quinton Harris and Deontre Muse took advantage of Trotter’s big night. Farley hauled in four passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns, Harris added three catches for 95 yards and a pair of scores and Muse had two catches for 77 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Winston County’s Tyler Linzer came up big for the Yellow Jackets in a 35-20 win over the Danville Hawks.

Linzer gave Danville trouble all night, registering 12 tackles, including two for loss as Winston County moved to 3-0 in region play for only the third time since 2000. Following an 0-10 season in 2011, the Yellow Jackets have reeled off three straight region wins after losing the season opener to Lynn.

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

Under new head coach Wes Tidwell, Winston County’s defense is allowing just 11.3 points per region game this season after give up an average of 42.1 points per region game last year.

Other top performances

•Caleb May led Dora’s offense in a 54-14 victory over winless West Blocton on Friday. The senior quarterback completed 5 of 9 passes for 53 yards and also rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on just six carries as Dora improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2005. Defensively, Cade Stone had six tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery while Robert Johnson had six tackles, including two for loss.

•Winston County quarterback Seth Blanton threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s win over Danville. Dylan Earnest also had 167 all-purpose yards, returning a punt 67 yards for a touchdown.

•Oakman running back Chris Austin rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown on 21 yards in the Wildcats’ victory over R.C. Hatch.

•Walker running back Kevin Clay had 126 yards of offense and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 41-15 win over Curry. Clay rushed 13 times for 77 yards and a touchdown and also hauled in three passes for 49 yards. Defensively, Austin Mansell had 11 1/2 tackles while Blake Moore made 10 tackles and had a fumble recovery.

•Lynn running back Dakota Bell scored all four of the Bears’ touchdowns in a 27-0 win over South Lamar. Bell rushed seven times for 64 yards and two scores and also caught two passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Brody Meeks had 170 offensive yards (99 passing, 71 rushing). On defense, Bryan Clark had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery while Dylan Murner had 12 tackles an a sack.

•Corner quarterback Blake Byrd had a hand in all three of the Yellow Jackets’ touchdowns in a 33-22 loss to Calera. Byrd completed 9 of 15 passes for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns and also ran 15 times for 56 yards and a score.