Major posted 12 total tackles, including three for lost yardage with two sacks, two pass break-ups and recovered a fumble in second-ranked Piedmont’s 36-13 victory.
For his efforts, Major was among the Alabama Sportswriters Association’s weekly honorees for Player of the Week.
Major’s teammate and fellow linebacker Cody Daughtry also had a standout performance last Friday. The sophomore posted 10 tackles, including three for lost yardage, had a sack, caused a fumble, had an interception and blocked a kick in the victory. Daughtry’s effort was also nominated.
Piedmont puts its 2-0 record on the line Friday at home against Glencoe.
In other statewide happenings, Sardis set a new single-game school scoring record in Friday’s 68-48 victory over Locust Fork, thanks to senior running back Toby Pee.
Pee accounted for 415 yards of total offense —288 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries and 127 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four receptions. The six touchdowns is a career best.
For his performance, Pee is this week’s ASWA Offensive Player of the Week. Pee beat out two other finalists for the award — Linden running back Marquis Shelton and Sheffield’s Matthew Boutwell.
Shelton carried just three times, scoring on runs of 17, 53 and 55 yards, in a 58-0 victory over J.U. Blacksher. He finished with 125 yards.
Boutwell scored on the final play of regulation to force overtime and added the game-winner in the second overtime — his third TD run of the night — in a 35-28 victory over Lexington.
Defensively, Abbeville’s Sean Anderson is the ASWA Defense/Special Teams Player of the Week for a sterling performance in a 44-42 victory over Geneva. Anderson finished with 28 tackles — 20 tackles and eight assists — and made a stop on the final play of the game to stop a 2-point conversion and preserve the victory.
The Defense/Special Teams finalists are Ider’s Matthew Collins and Marengo Academy’s Kyle Adams.
Collins tied an AHSAA record by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 37-14 victory over West End. Collins opened the game with a 70-yard kickoff return for a TD and also closed the scoring with a 75-yard return in the fourth quarter. He also scored on a 1-yard run in the first half.
Adams recorded nine tackles and two sacks, while adding an interception and two fumble recoveries in a 37-8 victory over Jackson Academy.
ASWA members from Andalusia, Anniston, Birmingham, Centre, Cullman, Dothan, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Grove Hill, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta, Opelika, Scottsboro and Tuscaloosa nominated players this week.
Other standout performances from this past weekend:
D.J. Adams, McIntosh: Completed 8 of 12 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Marengo. His TD passes went for 70, 48 and 70 yards.
Nate Andrews, Fairhope: The senior rushed for 104 yards on just 4 carries, including an 86-yard TD run, and caught a 12-yard TD pass from Gabe Phillips in the Pirates victory over Enterprise.
Luke Bailey, Fairview: The QB finished 11-of-17 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns – of 21 and 60 yards – and added 12 rushes for 145 yards and another touchdown.
Taytom Barnes, Pike Liberal Arts: Accounted for 265 yards rushing and receiving, earning 140 on the ground and 125 receiving, and four touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving, in the Patriots’ 32-8 win over Lyman Ward.
Geoffrey Bramblett, Locust Fork: The senior quarterback completed 30 of 49 passes for 423 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions in the Hornets’ 68-48 loss to Sardis. His touchdown passes covered 69, 10, and 55 yards and he added 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 20 carries on the ground.
Dimtri Brock, John Essex: Caught four passes for 175 yards and 2 TDs
Leander Burrows, Saraland: Rushed for 174 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 17 and 9 yards in the Spartans’ 49-26 win over Sumter Central.
Terrance Byrd, Deshler: Rushed for 168 yards and three TDs on 13 carries in 40-17 win against Westminster Christian. Byrd scored on runs of 1, 45 and 21 yards.
Rodney Camp, Phillips-Bear Creek: Accounted for 422 total yards and four touchdowns, according to the school’s statistician, in 35-18 win over Decatur Heritage.
Zac Crocker, Cullman: The QB finished 23-of-31 with 286 yards and three touchdowns, including a 52-yarder, display in a 30-21 come-from-behind win over East Limestone.
Roderick Davis, Demopolis: Ran 26 times for 217 yards and a TD in a victory over Citronelle.
Kendrick Doss, Florence: Junior QB rushed for 192 yards and two scores and threw for 95 yards and one score as Florence beat Buckhorn 49-7. Doss rushed for 142 yards and both scores in the second half as Florence expanded on a 13-7 halftime lead.
Kasari Farris, St. Jude: Ran 14 times for 213 yards, including touchdowns of 70 and 88 yards, in a 36-12 win at Talladega County Central.
Sebastian Fendley, Good Hope: The was 7-of-11 with passing touchdowns of 40 and 30 yards, and rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
Adam Gaddis, Bibb County: Rushed for 147 yards on five carries, scoring on runs of 27, 30 and 55 yards, in a 48-7 win over Corner.
Nick Gibson, Pinson Valley: Ran for 181 yards on 19 carries, scoring on a 3-yard blast in the second quarter and a 1-yard run in the third in the 31-7 victory over Mortimer Jordan.
Cory Gill, Cottonwood: Threw for 388 yards of 23-of-38 passing with three touchdown passes in a 28-21 loss to Ariton.
Chantz Goodman, Walter Welborn: Carried times for 173 yards and five touchdowns in a 60-27 victory over Vincent.
Matt Hagler, Slocomb: Hit 9-of-11 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns and also earned 76 yards and a touchdown in the Red Tops’ 49-21 win over Dale County.
Kelby Hallmark, Tharptown: QB rushed for 148 yards and three scores and passed for another as Tharptown beat Vina 33-14 to snap a 12-game losing streak dating to the last game of 0f 2010. Hallmark scored on runs of 6, 5 and 45 yards and his TD pass was 14 yards.
Darion Holden, Woodlawn: Completed 13 of 16 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns, including a 3-yard toss to Justin Johnson for the winning score with 18 seconds to go in the 27-23 win over Gardendale. He also threw a 34-yard scoring pass and added 58 yards on 10 carries, including a 12-yard touchdown.
Cam Jackson, Davidson: The senior QB ran for 176 yards on 13 carries and also completed 11 of 14 passes for 147 yards in the Warriors’ win over Baker. Jackson had a 21-yard TD run and a 6-yard TD pass to Jaquell Craig.
Ty Jones, Vinemont: The running back had 210 yards on 27 carries -- surpassing 200 rushing yards for the second straight week -- and scored all three of the Eagles touchdowns, including a go-ahead 42-yarder in the final few minutes, in a 21-16 victory over Danville.
Preston Kent, Susan Moore: The senior running back had 23 carries for 215 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 35-21 victory over Cleveland.
JarMarcus King, Blount: The junior had six receptions for 136 yards, including TD receptions of 40 and 75 yards, and returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in the Leopards’ rout of Mary Montgomery.
Marqavius King, Abbeville: Rushed for 167 yards on 24 carries and threw for 167 off 11-of-18 with a touchdown rushing and throwing each in the Yellow Jackets’ 44-42 double-overtime win over Geneva.
Zach King, Sylvania: The senior quarterback carried 16 times for 143 yards and completed 9 of 14 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown, with no INTs, in a 34-26 victory over visiting New Hope. King's TD pass covered 2 yards.
Josh Lewis, Pickens Academy: The junior quarterback rushed for 297 yards on 14 carries and accounted for for five touchdowns in a 39-14 victory over Southern Academy. He scored on runs of 87, 19 and 83 yards and threw two touchdown passes.
Parker Mason, Gulf Shores: The QB had 252 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and also completed 10 of 19 passes for 181 yards.
Trey Matherson, Thompson: Completed 25 of 39 passes for 310 yards in a 42-23 loss to Chelsea. He threw touchdown passes of 65 and 41 yards and was intercepted twice.
Kameron Maye, Murphy: The junior ran 15 times for 188 yards and a 69-yard touchdown in the Panthers’ win over Theodore.
Julius McCall, Chelsea: Amassed 200 yards on 22 carries with three rushing touchdowns, including an 80-yarder in the third period to give the Hornets the lead for good in the 42-23 victory over Thompson. McCall also scored on runs of 9 and 3 yards.
Jake McKenzie, Monroe Academy: Rushed 12 times for 159 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Escambia Academy.
Jeremy McMullen, Aliceville: Scored four touchdowns, ran for 209 yards and had 75 receiving yards in Aliceville’s 39-0 win over Hale County.
Airion McRae, Clarke County: The two-way star ran for 177 yards on 24 carries and scored on runs of 52 and 2 yards as Clarke County beat Escambia County.
Josh Meigs, Valley: The quarterback completed 8-of-12 passes for 211 yards and five touchdowns in the Rams’ 42-12 victory over Rehobeth.
Jamarcus Nance, Muscle Shoals: Rushed for 162 yards and had scoring runs of 67 and 45 yards in a 43-0 win over Russellville.
Cody O’Toole, Oneonta: The senior quarterback completed 15 of 19 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns (7, 56, 11) in the top-ranked Redskins’ 28-10 victory at Guntersville.
George Payne, St. Luke’s: The senior RB ran for 183 yards on 19 carries and had touchdown runs of 87, 14 and 7 yards in a road win at A.L. Johnson.
Jarrett Pope, Clarke Prep: Rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown in a win over South Choctaw Academy.
Fred Rich, RB, Tanner: Rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-0 win against Red Bay.
Malik Rosier, Faith Academy: The RB had 201 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, as the Rams gave first-year coach Rusty Mason his first win by beating Gulf Shores.
Trevor Sandridge, Gadsden City: The running back rushed for 163 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Titans’ 35-20 win Thursday night over Lee-Huntsville.
Bo Scarbrough, Northridge: Rushed for 164 yards on 26 carries and scored the final touchdown on a 30-yard run in the Jaguars’ 23-15 win over Hillcrest.
Ty Sparks, Randolph County: QB finished 14-for-18 passing for 284 yards and three TDs (64, 61 and 6 yards), while also rushing three times for 85 yards and two more touchdowns in a 48-12 win over Isabella. His TD runs went for 6 and 76 yards.
Mitch Stults, Hamilton: Quarterback threw for 211 yards and three touchdown and returned a punt 51 yards for a score as Hamilton beat Cordova 41-13. Stults had TD passes of 36, 21 and 41 yards.
Demontez Terry, Shades Valley: Grabbed seven receptions for 136 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown in the 30-20 loss to Mountain Brook. Terry added six carries for 86 yards that included a 61-yard scoring run.
A.J. Travis, Northside: Rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-22 victory over Holt. He scored on runs of 16, 12, 11 and 25 yards.
Tyler Vann, North Sand Mountain: The senior quarterback accounted for five touchdowns in a 46-21 win over Section. Vann completed 12 of 20 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 92 yards and TD runs of 22, 2 and 8 yards on 14 carries.
Justin Woolfolk, Montgomery Academy: Ran for 185 yards and touchdowns of 12, 54 and 18 yards in a 24-10 win over Prattville Christian.
Zach Bruce, Evangel Christian: Totaled 103 yards on two interception returns, taking one 63 yards for a touchdown, and had a 46-yard TD run in a 39-21 victory over Springwood.
Amonte Caban, Smiths Station: Returned an interception 90 yards for the final touchdown in a 28-14 win at Sidney Lanier.
Courtney Collins, Beauregard: The linebacker recorded nine tackles — six for a loss — and four sacks in the Hornets’ 21-16 win over Charles Henderson.
Johnny Cook, Spanish Fort: The senior DB returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. He had two other TDs called back by penalties, including a 103-yard interception return, during a 50-30 victory over B.C. Rain.
Damien Davenport, McIntosh: Senior recorded 11 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery, a sack and a 2-pt conversion.
Jamie Major, Piedmont: The senior linebacker posted 12 tackles, including three for lost yardage, two sacks, two pass break-ups and recovered a fumble in the Piedmont's 36-13 victory at Ashville.
Daniel Otwell, Glencoe: Late in the fourth quarter with Glencoe up 8-3, the senior punter picked up a bad snap and ran the ball nine yards for a first down. On the next series, he scored a on 39-yard touchdown run to secure the Yellow Jackets' 15-3 win over Weaver. Otwell also placed two punts inside the Bearcat 5 yard line in the second half to pin down the Weaver offense, and he had a catch on third down to keep a drive alive.
Buddy Pell, Mountain Brook: Led the Spartans defense with eight tackles, including tackling a Shades Valley defender in the end zone for a safety in the 30-20 victory.
Devonte Simon, Pickens County: Returned a punt 85 yards for a TD, passed for two touchdowns, and ran for another in a 75-7 win over South Lamar.
Dee Tolbert, Red Level: Scored four touchdowns in a 44-32 loss to Pleasant Home. Tolbert scored on runs of 6 and 2 yards, a 90-yard kickoff return and a 54-ayrd fumble return.
Kamden Ward, Austin: Blocked a field goal in the end zone in the fourth quarter for a momentum-changing touchdown in a 34-17 win over Decatur.
Edward Washington, John Carroll Catholic: Ran back two interceptions for touchdowns — 14 and 55 yards – in the Cavaliers’ 37-15 win over Shelby County. Washington led the John Carroll defense with nine tackles.
Jacob Wolkow, Spain Park: Ended one drive in the 27-20 win over Prattville with an interception, another by forcing a fumble that he ran 23 yards to the Prattville 14 and slowed the Lions’ final drive with a key sack. He contributed 11 tackles, including six solo stops.