Owens, Melson earn Player of the Week honors
by Johnathan Bentley
Sep 02, 2013 | 1836 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jarrod Owens
Jarrod Owens
Jarrod Owens’ first game at starting quarterback for the Curry Yellow Jackets was a success.

Owens threw for three touchdowns, rushed for another three and totaled 328 yards of offense in the Yellow Jackets’ 41-14  victory over Carbon Hill on Friday night.

The Curry senior is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Owens helped Curry take control of the game with a flurry of touchdowns in the second quarter.

The game was a scoreless tie after the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, Owens hit Colton Harris on a 10-yard touchdown strike to get the offense going.

He added a 20-yard touchdown pass, a 37-yard touchdown run and a short scoring run as Curry took a 28-7 lead into the half.

Owens finished the night with 13 rushes for 138 yards and three scores while completing 7-of-15 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns as Curry snapped its 9-game losing streak.

On the defensive side of the ball, Addison senior linebacker Franky Melson, playing with a broken hand, had eight tackles, including three for loss in the Bulldogs’ 20-8 victory over Ider.

Melson was expected to miss the opener, but played through the pain.

Melson is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week. Addison’s defensive unit kept Ider off balance all night, holding the Hornets to just 64 total yards as the Bulldogs avenged a season-opening loss to Ider last season.

Other top performances

•Lynn quarterback Brody Meeks threw five touchdown passes in the second half to lead the Bears to a come-from-behind 47-38 win over Winston County. Lynn trailed 32-12 at the half. Meeks finished 18-of-37 for 324 yards and five touchdowns along with two interceptions.

•Winston County quarterback Seth Blanton completed 13-of-16 passes for 283 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in a 47-38 loss to Lynn. Receiver Cody Henderson caught six passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

•Oakman quarterback Jase Trotter racked up 234 yards of offense and a pair of touchdowns in a 29-28 win over Parrish. Trotter rushed 25 times for 161 yards and threw for another 73 yards.  

•Sumiton Christian’ Josh Yates rushed for three touchdowns (15, 9 and 8 yards) and threw a 60-yard touchdown pass in his first start at quarterback in the Eagles’ 40-13 win over Shades Mountain Christian. DeMonte Hobbs added a pair of scores on a 95-yard punt return and the 60-yard strike from Yates.

•Parrish’s running back duo of Reginald Harris and Marcus Harris combined for more than 300 yards on the ground in the 29-28 loss to Oakman. Reginald Harris rushed 15 times for 173 yards and a score while Marcus Harris rushed 14 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns.