By Rob Ketcham
The Cullman Times
Go big or go home is usually an either/or proposition.
Last Friday against Lynn, Cold Springs’ Logan Campbell did both.
The senior star went big with an astounding 517 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns to lead the Class 2A Eagles to a huge 68-34 homecoming win over their 1A counterpart.
When all was said and done, Campbell rushed 21 times for 308 yards and four scores, was 2 of 3 passing for 92 yards and another touchdown and had three returns for 121 yards, including a 92-yard kickoff return for a score.
Those eye-catching numbers aren’t bad for a two-game stretch, much less a single serving, easily landing Campbell in the finalist category when the Alabama Sports Writers Association handed out its latest Player of the Week awards late Monday night.
It wasn’t easy to beat Campbell for the top offensive honor, but Clay-Chalkville’s Hayden Moore managed to do just that.
With Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville in the stands to watch him, the quarterback reeled off 430 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns in a 48-31 victory over Pinson Valley. Moore completed 10 of 15 passes for 219 yards and four scores (60, 25, 35 and 22 yards) and ran 15 times for 211 yards and three touchdowns (52, 15 and 60).
The third offensive finalist was Pickens County’s Jemarcus Brown, who, like Campbell, scored six times in his team’s 53-18 win against Aliceville. He had touchdown runs of 25 and 6 yards, touchdown catches of 24 and 75 yards, scored on an 85-yard kickoff return and added a 55-yard interception return for a TD.
Fairview’s Hayden Maples and Ethan Widner, Hanceville’s Torrey Green and Addison’s Dillon Jarrett were all included in the ASWA’s “other standout performances” for Week 5.
Maples, a junior quarterback, was a perfect 10 for 10 through the air for 216 yards and five touchdowns in the first half of the Aggies’ 47-14 victory over county-rival Holly Pond. Widner, a senior H-back, caught three of those scoring passes and finished with four receptions overall for 111 yards.
Widner, who also had a hand in a sack, reached the end zone on plays of 32, 6 and 48 yards. Maples’ other two touchdowns cover 24 and 17 yards.
Over in West Point, Green was one of three Hanceville running backs to terrorize the Warriors in a 45-22 win, the Bulldogs’ third straight and fourth overall to open the season.
Green did his damage on both sides of the field. The senior had 11 carries for 168 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as a sack and forced fumble. His score was from 63 yards out on the first play of a first-half drive.
Addison’s Jarrett joined in the fun by continuing his good work on the 2013 campaign, churning out 135 rushing yards and three touchdowns, including a 64-yarder, on just eight carries in a 48-0 blowout of Appalachian.
Jarrett’s rushing prowess has played a huge role in Addison’s 5-0 start and No. 4 ranking in 1A.
This week’s Defense/Special Teams Player of the Week went to Fairfield’s Jonathan Lawson, who led the defense with nine tackles and blocked two extra points, including the game-tying attempt, in a 28-27 win against Midfield.
Lawson’s kick-blocking heroics edged Athens kicker Bram McGrady and Fultondale’s Khyree Robinson for the award.
McGrady kicked four field goals —43, 28, 26 and 25 yards — in a 26-24 victory at Austin. The 43-yarder split the uprights as time expired in the first half, giving the Golden Eagles a 13-3 advantage at the midway point. His 28-yarder late in the fourth quarter gave Athens the lead for good.
Robinson scored the game-winning touchdown for Fultondale on a 92-yard kickoff return with 47 seconds remaining in a 34-29 win versus American Christian.
The Alabama High School Athletics Association had not released its Prep Spotlight for Week 5 by presstime Monday night.
% The ASWA’s Josh Bean contributed to this report.