Parrish's Harris, Addison duo take Player of Week honors
by Johnathan Bentley
Oct 23, 2012 | 1895 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Parrish's Jermichael Harris is the Daily Mountain Eagle's Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six touchdowns against Lynn on Friday. Photo by Jason Clark
Parrish's Jermichael Harris is the Daily Mountain Eagle's Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six touchdowns against Lynn on Friday. Photo by Jason Clark
Parrish’s Jermichael Harris has found his groove this season.

For the second straight week, Harris put up big numbers while leading Parrish to a region victory.

Lynn was the latest victim.

Harris had 361 all-purpose yards to go along with six touchdowns as Parrish kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 44-31 win over the Bears.

Parrish had been held scoreless for eight straight quarters before moving Harris to quarterback before the Brilliant game last week. Since then, Harris has had a hand in 13 touchdowns and the Tornadoes have scored 108 points.

Against Lynn, Harris completed 6 of 10 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed 20 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns and also returned a fumble 61 yards for a score.

Harris is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Harris had touchdown passes of 27 and 29 yards and rushing scores of 20, 75 and 30 yards to go along with his fumble return.

For the season, he has 1,177 with 14 rushing touchdowns.

Over the last two weeks, Harris has rushed for 445 yards and eight touchdowns while passing for another 206 yards and four scores.

On the defensive side of the ball, Addison rose to the occasion in a 20-12 region win over previously unbeaten Falkville.

Caleb Estil and Jake Wade led the Bulldogs’ charge, combining for 16 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery as Addison moved into second place in Class 1A, Region 6.

Estil and Wade are Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Players of the Week.

Addison’s defense had six sacks and 13 tackles for loss in the win. The Bulldogs also held Falkville to minus-30 yards rushing in the second half.

The win was Addison’s sixth victory in a row. During the winning streak, the Bulldogs’ defense has allowed 22 points (an average of just 3.7 points per game).

Other top performances

•Dora’s Kai Thomas rushed for 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ region-clinching 39-8 win at Jemison. Thomas had touchdown runs of 7 and 61 yards. DeMarcus Kirk added 116 yards on 13 carries. Dora quarterback Caleb May had 115 yards of offense and three total touchdowns. May rushed eight times for 71 yards and two scores while completing 4 of 8 passes for 44 yards and a touchdown.

•Walker’s Tyler Phillips rushed 10 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings’ region-clinching 38-6 win over Mortimer Jordan. Phillips also had two receptions for 33 yards. Quarterback Bryant Atkins turned in an efficient performance, completing 14 of 18 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Austin Mansell had 10 tackles.

•Oakman’s Jase Trotter and Chris Austin totaled nearly 300 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 50-36 win over Aliceville. Trotter totaled 216 offensive yards (145 rushing, 71 passing) and a total of four touchdowns. Austin rushed 19 times for 153 yards and a score. Defensively for Oakman, Don Tyler Jackson continued his string of big games, picking up 15 tackles.

•Corner quarterback Blake Byrd continues to pile up yardage this season. In Friday’s 52-14 win over Carbon Hill, Byrd completed 12 of 21 passes for 219 yards with two touchdowns. He also added two rushing scores. Kerry Smith hauled in five passes for 122 yards and two scores. Austin Sanford picked up 154 yards on the ground on 10 carries.

•Cordova’s Zack Smith rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as the Blue Devils earned their second straight win, blanking Good Hope 30-0 on Friday.

•Carbon Hill quarterback Daniel Woodard completed 13 of 20 yards for 193 yards and two touchdowns along with an interception in the loss to Corner. Steven Mitchell had eight catches for 130 yards and a score.

•Lynn quarterback Brody Meeks had a big game for the Bears in a loss to Parrish despite missing much of the second half with injury. Meeks totaled 146 yards of offense (91 passing, 55 rushing). He had a 52-yard touchdown pass to Ben Cagle, a 17-yard touchdown run and also returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Running back Dakota Bell added 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

•Winston County quarterback Seth Blanton completed 18 of 37 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions in the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Hamilton.