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November 5, 2013

East Limestone's Gandy honored for big game


Josh Lewis, Pickens Academy: Rushed for 150 yards and scored three TDs in a 59-19 loss to Clarke Prep. He scored on runs of 38 and 12 yards and on a 95-yard kickoff return, while also leading the defense with 13 tackles.

Keenan Lewis, Sardis: Rushed 32 times for 221 yards and a pair of 1-yard TD runs in a 17-14 win over Boaz.

Willis Knight, Randolph County: Caught seven passes for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns (10, 40 yards). He also rushed for 122 yards on eight carries and an 89-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 38-28 victory over Cherokee County.

Alex Maluda, Northside: Rushed for 182 yards on 21 carries, scored on runs of 35, 86 and 15 yards and caught a 25-yard touchdown pass in a win over Oak Grove.

Chris Manning, Section: Ran for 258 yards and six touchdowns on just 12 carries in Section’s 52-6 rout of Valley Head. Manning scored on touchdown runs of 13, 35, 33, 65, 11 and 55 yards. The 55-yard TD run was his last carry of the game and his prep career. Manning also caught five passes for 123 yards and finished with seven tackles.

Kameron Maye, Murphy: Rushed for 193 yards on 27 carries and also threw a touchdown pass in a 35-28 loss at Vigor.

Keontae McCants, Vigor: Caught four passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 win over Murphy.


Elijah McFarland, Randolph County: Completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 251 yards and two touchdowns (10, 40 yards) in a 38-28 win over Cherokee County.


Ostin McPherson, St. Paul’s: Rushed for 172 yards and three TDs on 26 carries as the Saints beat UMS-Wright 28-0. McPherson scored on runs of 2, 1 and 1 yard.


Brody Meeks, Lynn: Closed his high school career with just under 500 total yards in a 44-26 victory over Meek. Meeks completed 30-of-39 passes for 357 yards and four touchdowns. He added 17 rushed for 110 yards, three 2-point conversion runs and a 22-yard kickoff return.


Drake Mercer, Satsuma: Rushed for 350 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in a 55-28 loss at Bayside Academy.

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