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November 5, 2013

East Limestone's Gandy honored for big game


Austin Childers, Red Bay: Ran for 30 yards in a 48-38 win over Marion County. Childers scored on runs of 54, 53 and 29 yards.

Ronnie Clark, Calera: Ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in a 29-18 win over Chilton County.

Dallas Cockerham, Lamar County: Rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-10 win over Winfield.

Daniel Coleman, Hale County: Rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-15 win over Sipsey Valley. He scored on runs of 30 and 75 yards.

Demetrius Davis, Huffman: Rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns, including a 90-yard scoring run, in the 29-21 win over Jackson-Olin.

Marcus Davis, Geraldine: Rushed 17 times for 122 yards and a career-best six touchdowns in a 63-27 rout of Crossville. The TD runs covered 4, 4, 1, 2, 8 and 26 yards, as the Bulldogs rushed for 505 yards.

Roderick Davis, Demopolis: Carried 31 times for 198 yards and five touchdowns (76, 5, 2, 3, 2), including the game-winner in the second overtime of a 60-59 victory over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.

Mason Duke, Spain Park: Completed 32 of 55 passes for 379 yards and four touchdowns (21, 15, 12 and 9 yards) in the 56-49 loss to Oxford.

John Michael Dye, Vinemont: Rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown for a team that gained 337 yards on the ground in a 39-20 loss to Randolph.

Jeremy Frye, Bob Jones: Completed 17 of 26 passes for 200 yards, two touchdowns (2 and 18 yards) and an interception in a 24-23 comeback win over 5A, No. 3-ranked Muscle Shoals. Frye was 12 of 17 for 178 yards in second half as Bob Jones rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit.

Jordan Gandy, East Limestone: Caught six passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns (66, 69 and 41 yards) in a 56-28 loss to Auburn.

Eric Graham, Autauga Academy: Ran 15 times for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-13 victory at Jackson Academy.

Samuel Grisham, Lauderdale County: Rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead Lauderdale County past Lexington 38-0. Grisham scored on a 63-yard run and a 53-yard run.

Johnny Grizzard, Coosa Christian: Passed for 192 yards and three TDs to go along with 94 rushing yards and two more scores in the Conquerors’ 62-40 win over Southeastern.

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