Player of the Week

Guntersville quarterback Zak Burnett passed for 362 yards, a school record, in Friday night’s 49-42 triumph over Madison County. He transferred to GHS from Huntsville for his senior season.

Senior quarterback Zak Burnett of Guntersville is The Reporter/Sand Mountain Toyota Player of the Week for week two of the 2019 high school football season.

Burnett, a transfer from Huntsville making his second start, completed 22-of-34 passes for a GHS single-game record 362 yards in Friday’s 49-42 shootout victory over Madison County. He directed an offense that piled up 543 total yards.

Burnett, who averaged 16.5 yards per completion, threw touchdown passes of 74 yards to Campbell Leach and 5 yards to Jack Harris. He also rushed six times for 39 yards, giving him 401 yards total offense.

Other top performances from week two were:

Guntersville Wildcats

Leach finished with five receptions for 143 yards, and Harris caught eight passes for 101 yards. Cooper Davidson had seven receptions for 97 yards and also returned an interception for a touchdown.

Logan Pate rushed 11 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yarder in the fourth quarter that erased a 35-35 tie.

Boaz Pirates

Seven different players contributed touchdowns for Boaz as it smashed Douglas 72-0, setting a program record for most points in a single game.

Eli Jacobs ran 26 and 51 yards for scores, and Kadin Bennefield scored on runs of 7 and 3 yards. Easton Hardin threw TD passes of 28 yards to Carson Chamblee and 29 yards to Alex Hutchens. Hardin scored on a 40-yard run, and Hutchens had a 6-yard TD carry.

Hardin completed 5-of-6 passes for 116 yards.

Matthias Roberts returned a fumble 30 yards for a TD, and Carter Lambert added a 15-yard scoring run.

Boaz’s defense limited the Eagles to 27 total yards and forced three turnovers.

Fyffe Red Devils

Ike Rowell rushed for a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 1 Fyffe’s offense in a 49-0 whipping of Section.

On defense, Jacob Mitchell returned a Section lateral 20 yards for a touchdown. The Red Devils also recorded a safety as they picked up their 23rd shutout since the 2014 season.

Geraldine Bulldogs

Kyle Thackerson and Caleb Hall each contributed a pair of touchdowns to propel No. 10 Geraldine to a 48-6 thumping of Plainview in a Class 3A, Region 7 matchup at Rainsville.

Thackerson returned a punt 50 yards and rushed 9 yards for his TDs.

Hall scored on carries of 1 and 19 yards. He finished with 111 yards on 11 attempts.

Anthony Baldwin scored for Geraldine’s defense by returning an interception 55 yards to the end zone.

Baldwin and Jackson Bearden led Geraldine with seven tackles apiece.

Sardis Lions

Sardis rallied to edge Southside 33-31 in its Class 5A, Region 6 opener, beating the Panthers for the first time in 44 years. The Lions gained 393 total yards.

Luke Morris rushed 21 times for a career-high 223 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown run.

Jay Owens threw three touchdown passes, with two of them going to Jacob Hopper for 7 and 8 yards. Morris caught a 9-yard scoring pass from Owens, who finished 11-of-20 for 117 yards.

Hopper had eight receptions for 96 yards and three TDs. His third scoring catch was a 14-yarder from Temon Wilson on a reverse pass.

Albertville Aggies

Albertville’s defense forced six turnovers in a 20-13 loss to Fort Payne in the Class 6A, Region 8 opener for the rivals.

Chi Jordan picked off two passes, and Kameron Nesbit grabbed an interception.

Trinity Bell recovered a bad snap in the end zone for a touchdown, and Zion Davis and Joel Cain each had a fumble recovery.

West End Patriots

West End junior quarterback Eli Pearce accounted for six touchdowns for the second straight game in a 65-44 loss to Cleveland.

Pearce finished 22-of-53 passing for 422 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed 81 and 4 yards for TDs.

Pearce’s scoring passes covered 18, 6 and 20 yards to Jeremiah Roberson and 31 yards to Trevor Willet. Roberson caught eight passes for 118 yards, and Jackson Tidmore hauled in six passes for 121 yards.

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