Oliver, Smoot earn top honors for Week 7
by Johnathan Bentley
Oct 14, 2013 | 1611 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For Walker to beat No. 5 Center Point on Friday night, the Vikings needed a spark on offense. Marlon Oliver delivered it.

The sophomore running back totaled 170 yards of offense, scored one touchdown and set up three more as Walker knocked off undefeated Center Point 28-8 at Ki-Ro Gambrell Field.

Oliver rushed 24 times for 139 yards, caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown and also set up Walker’s three other scores with runs deep into Center Point territory.

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

On Friday, Oliver scored Walker’s first touchdown on a 24-yard halfback pass from Lane Davenport. Oliver caught the ball at the 10-yard line and averted three defenders on his way to the end zone.

He set up Walker’s second score on a 10-yard run to the 10-yard line. Oliver set up the third touchdown on a 23-yard run to the 2-yard line and he set up the Vikings’ last score with a 16-yard run to the 8-yard line.

Defensively, Dora’s A.J. Smoot was a bright spot for the Bulldogs’ in a 45-42 victory over Oak Grove.

Smoot, a senior defensive end, had 17 tackles, including five for loss as Dora kept its playoff hopes alive with the narrow win.

Smoot is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Friday’s performance was Smoot’s second stand out game of the year. In Week 4, Smoot had 16 tackles — six for loss — in a rout of West Blocton.

Other top performances

•Ki’Juna Babbs led Dora’s offensive efforts in a narrow 45-42 win over Oak Grove. Babbs rushed eight times for 207 yards and a pair of scores in the game. He averaged  25.9 yards per carry. Kicker Jack Spradlin won the game with a last-second field goal.

•Addison linebacker Franky Melson had 13 tackles, including four for loss in the Bulldogs’ 56-12 rout of Sumiton Christian. Melson was part of a defensive effort that recorded 18 tackles for loss and eight sacks. Quarterback John Everett was efficient through the air, completed 7-of-8 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

•Oakman quarterback Jase Trotter totaled 235 yards of offense in the Wildcats’ 28-0 shutout of Hale County. Trotter completed 7-of-13 passes for 175 yards. He also rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown. Deontre Muse hauled in five passes for 134 yards in the game. On defense, Quinton Harris led the team with 10 tackles and a pass break up.

•Cordova running backs Garrett Woods and Kenderra Taylor combined for 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ 28-22 victory over Danville. Woods rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns while Taylor picked up 131 yards and a score.

•Walker’s defense registered 14 tackles for loss in the Vikings’ win over No. 5 Center Point. Austin Mansell led the team with 10 tackles while Sawyer Smith had eight tackles and an interception. Walker held the Eagles to 19 rushing yards and 118 total yards.

•Corner’s Jake Averhart had another stellar performance in the Yellow Jackets’ 54-27 loss to Jemison. Averhart had 14 tackles. one sack and blocked pair of touchdown conversion attempts.

•Lynn’s Brody Meeks continued his huge offensive season in a 40-28 loss to Berry. Meeks garnered 365 yards of offense, completing 18-of-32 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. He added 132 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Ben Cagle topped the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards, hauling in seven passes for 113 yards and two scores.