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November 5, 2013

East Limestone's Gandy honored for big game



Ben Mills, Coosa Christian: Ran for 211 yards and had 90 yards receiving and accounted for foru touchdowns in the Conquerors’ 62-40 win over Southeastern.


Nykell Mitchell, Beauregard: Finished with 20 carries for 210 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, in Beauregard’s 42-14 win over Loachapoka.


Keith Mixon, Shades Valley: Totaled five touchdowns and 212 yards in the first half as the Mounties downed Pelham 55-20. Mixon ran for 147 yards on 12 carries with three scores (19, 27 and 8 yards) and caught two passes for 65 yards, both going for touchdowns (55 and 10 yards).


Frank Moody, St. James: Broke a 28-year-old school record with 394 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns on 39 carries in a 48-10 win at Catholic.


Zack Morgan, Daphne: Passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more in a 38-12 win over Alma Bryant. 


Cole Murphy, Gaylesville: Rushed for 116 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. He also completed 7 of 12 pass attempts for 105 yards and led the Trojan defense with eight tackles (1 for loss) in a 24-20 win at Ohatchee.


Jarrod Owens, Curry: Connected on a 19-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds to go and followed that with the game-winning 2-point conversion pass as the Yellow Jackets rallied to beat Cordova 42-41. He finished with 238 yards, completing 9-of-17 passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns and rushing 15 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns.


Thomas Ozmint, Glencoe: Carried 26 times for 165 yards and three TDs in a 31-24 over Etowah.


Jacob Parker, Westminster Christian: Ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns (64, 47, 23) on 14 carries in a 38-6 win over Shoals Christian.


Kamryn Pettway, Prattville: Ran 19 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Northview.


Jarrett Pope, Clarke Prep: Rushed for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Gators to a 59-19 win over Pickens Academy.


Tripp Puckett, Bayside Academy: Rushed for 255 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries in a 55-28 victory over Satsuma. He scored on runs of 72, 27 and 44 yards.

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