By Rob Ketcham
The Cullman Times
The honors can’t stop pouring in for Cold Springs’ Logan Campbell, and considering the video game-like numbers he put up in last week’s 68-34 win over Lynn, why should they?
About a day or so after being named a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Offensive Player of the Week, Campbell roped in the same accolade for the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Week 5 Spotlight.
The Eagles’ senior superstar wrapped up his insane night with 527 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns. Campbell came through in just about every facet of the game, rushing 20 times for 308 yards and four scores, completing two passes for 98 yards and another touchdown and compiling 121 return yards, including a 92-yard kickoff return for a score.
Campbell was edged for the Spotlight by the same player — Clay-Chalkville quarterback Hayden Moore — who was awarded the ASWA’s top offensive honor. Moore was 10 of 15 through the air for 219 yards and four touchdowns (60, 25, 35 and 22 yards) and used 15 carries to pile on 211 yard and three more scores (52, 15, 60) in a 48-31 victory against Pinson Valley.
Sipsey Valley defensive backs Damiean Archibald and Jamarius Leatherwood and Carbon Hill linebacker Steve Simerly joined Campbell as AHSAA finalists.
Archibald picked off two passes in Sipsey Valley’s 55-28 win over Curry, returning one 105 yards and the other 66 yards for touchdowns. Teammate Leatherwood also accounted for four scores with a 70-yard kickoff return, 62-yard catch and runs of 10 and 55 yards, as well as an interception on defense.
Simerly recorded a career-high 25 tackles in a 51-28 loss to Winston County.
A pair of duos from Hanceville — Torrey Green and Brontae Harris — and Fairview — Hayden Maples and Ethan Widner — were mentioned in the “other top highlights” section of the AHSAA’s latest release.
Green added to an already-solid senior campaign with 11 carries for 168 yards and a touchdown (63 yards), a sack and a forced fumble in the Bulldogs’ 45-22 triumph versus West Point. Harris held up his end of the deal in the winning effort, too, rushing 20 times for 139 yards and a score of his own and picking off a late pass on defense.
The Aggies’ starters had a first half to remember in a 47-14 steamrolling of Holly Pond, but none more so than Maples and Widner.
Maples was flawless behind center, completing all 10 passes for 216 yards and five touchdowns (32, 6, 24, 17 and 48 yards). Widner proved to be the biggest benefactor, turning three of his four receptions into scores (32, 6 and 48). The senior H-back finished with 111 receiving yards and also chipped in on a sack.
Campbell, Green, Maples and Widner all double-dipped this week as inclusions on the ASWA’s and AHSAA’s respective lists.
% The AHSAA’s Ron Ingram contributed to this report.