The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 11, 2013

Tanner's Stephens, Athens' McGrady top performers in Week 11


PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Tanner senior running back Hayden Stephens teamed with junior quarterback JonJon Fletcher for 321 rushing yards to lead No. 1 Tanner past Woodland, 41-29, in the first round of the Class state 2A playoffs on Friday.

Stephens rushed 25 times for 188 yards and four touchdowns for the Rattlers (9-1), with scoring runs of 1, 20, 10 and 71 yards and seven carries of 10-plus yards.

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Athens advanced to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs after a thrilling 24-22 victory at No. 6 Center Point on Friday.

Athens senior place-kicker Bram McGrady booted a 45-yard game-winner with 5 seconds remaining to catapult the Golden Eagles (8-3) to their first playoff win since edging Boaz, 21-20, in 2010.

—Kim West