The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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November 1, 2012

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An Athens player had a big night on both sides of the ball Friday

Johnnie Anderson, Athens

Anderson normally plays a few snaps on offense for the Golden Eagles, but is best known for leading the defense as a free safety. On Friday, Anderson lined up as wildcat quarterback and carried the ball 18 times for 107 yards and two scores to lead Athens in a 17-0 win over Lawrence County.

Other notable performances:

Torren Haley, East Limestone: Haley carried the ball 27 times for 200 yards and four touchdowns as East Limestone rolled over West Point 41-6.

Hayden Stephens, Tanner:

Stephens had another solid night for the Rattlers, rushing for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Stephens averaged more than 11 yards per carry.

Greg Maclin, Tanner:

Maclin gave Tanner a 14-0 lead in the first half on a 22-yard touchdown reception and returned an interception 100 yards for a score in the second half.

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