Senior quarterback Jase Trotter had a hand in every touchdown on offense while Purvis Coger proved to a game-changer on defense as No. 8 Oakman beat Aliceville 28-27 in a key Class 2A, Region 4 matchup.
The win drew the Wildcats even with Lamar County and Aliceville atop the region standings.
Trotter had one of his best games of the season, completing 12-of-20 passes for 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns (50 and 51 yards).
He added two rushing touchdowns (1 and 6 yards).
Trotter is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Offensive Player of the Week.
He has now thrown for 1,583 yards and 16 touchdowns this season with only two interceptions to go along with 459 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
Coger was just as valuable to the Oakman defense.
He had two interceptions caused a fumble, had a fumble recovery and added a pair of tackles.
Coger is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Defensive Player of the Week.
His fumble recovery ended an Aliceville drive and led to Oakman’s first touchdown of the night. His first interception resulted in the Wildcats’ third touchdown and a 21-13 lead.
On the season, Coger, who was a first-team All-State defensive back last season, has four interceptions.
Other top performances
•Lynn’s two-man offensive wrecking crew of Brody Meeks and Ben Cagle proved too much for Parrish on Friday in a 38-16 victory.
Meeks totaled 280 yards of offense and five touchdowns. He completed 21-of-30 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed nine times for 35 yards and a score.
Cagle had 14 catches for 179 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears’ win over Parrish.
Cagle now has 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. Cagle also added a 2-point conversion reception and had his fifth interception of the season on defense.
•Oakman’s Deontre Muse was quarterback Jase Trotter’s top weapon against Aliceville, catching five passes for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Muse now has 741 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on the season.
•Walker’s Marlon Oliver was a workhorse in the Vikings’ backfield against Mortimer Jordan. The sophomore running back rushed the ball 38 times, including 21 times in the first half, for 223 yards and three touchdowns (20, 3 and 23 yards) in Walker’s 28-21 victory. All of Oliver’s touchdowns came in the opening half.
•Corner’s Hunter Doppler rushed seven times for 105 yards and a 10-yard touchdown and also added a 51-yard interception return for a score as the Yellow Jackets knocked off Carbon Hill 38-0 for their fourth win of the season.
•Dora’s AJ Smoot had his second big game in a row for the Bulldogs’ defense. Smoot, a senior defensive end, had 10 tackles, five tackles for loss, including two sacks, along with a blocked punt in Dora’s 26-21 loss to Jemison. Smoot was the Defensive Player of the Week following Week 7.