Crossville sophomore Kolby Lesley is The Reporter/Sand Mountain Toyota Player of the Week for week three of the 2019 high school football season.
Lesley scored two touchdowns on offense and one on defense to power the Lions to a 24-7 triumph over Class 5A, Region 6 rival Douglas. It was the Lions’ first win of the season.
Lesley’s 8-yard run gave Crossville a 6-0 lead. After Douglas pulled in front 7-6, Lesley caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Haston to put the Lions ahead to stay.
Lesley sealed Crossville’s victory by returning an interception 80 yards for a touchdown with 2:12 left in the fourth quarter.
According to Crossville statistician Tyler Bankston, Lesley rushed 13 times for 71 yards and had three catches for 39 yards.
Other top performances from week three games were:
Alex Chacon picked off a pass and returned it 40 yards in Crossville’s win. Ben Fountaine contributed a fumble recovery.
Ernesto Lopez paced Crossville’s defense with 14 tackles, including 10 solo stops. Nathan Atkinson made 10 tackles.
Fyffe Red Devils
Class 2A, No. 1 Fyffe’s defense limited No. 6 Collinsville to 45 points below its season average in a 24-3 triumph in Class 2A, Region 8 action. The Panthers gained only eight first downs and 194 yards total offense.
Fyffe rushed for 311 yards, led by Ike Rowell with 163 yards on 22 carries and Zach Pyron with 104 yards on 24 attempts. Rowell scored on runs of 45 and 2 yards, and Pyron threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Gillian.
Kyle Thackerson returned a punt 30 yards for a touchdown, and Troy Willoughby contributed a 25-yard pick-six in Class 3A, No. 10 Geraldine’s 64-6 blasting of Brindlee Mountain.
Willoughby also caused a fumble that Brandon East recovered. Jose Garcia had an interception.
Albertville junior quarterback Ben Allen was 14-of-30 passing for 159 yards and rushed 15 times for 87 yards in a 24-7 loss to Buckhorn.
Allen did not throw four interceptions in the contest, as published in the Saturday, Sept. 14 edition of The Reporter. The newspaper received corrected stats for the game over the weekend, which reflected no interceptions for Allen.
Tristen Smalley scored on a 25-yard touchdown run in the Eagles’ loss to Crossville. He finished with 165 all-purpose yards.
Guntersville quarterback Zak Burnett completed 12-of-26 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-14 loss to Scottsboro.
Burnett’s TD throws covered 14 yards to Jack Harris and 11 yards to Campbell Leach.
West End Patriots
Adam Bates returned a fumble for a touchdown in the Patriots’ 63-29 setback to Westbrook Christian.
West End quarterback Eli Pearce threw three touchdown passes.