Dale County’s Henderson Posts Second Straight 300-Yard Rushing Performance

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Jamarius Henderson of Dale County High School rushed for more than 300 yards for the second week in a row last Friday night as the Warriors (4-0) remained unbeaten with a 52-0 win over Montgomery Catholic.

Henderson, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound junior, scored five touchdowns as he grabbed the AHSAA Spotlight for Week 4 of the 2013 prep football season. His 10 tackles from his linebacker position also led the Warriors on defense.

Henderson now has 928 yards rushing and 15 total touchdowns in the Warriors’ first four games. Coach Pate Harrison’s team is also unbeaten for the first time after four games since 2002.

His performance edged out other rushing performances by senior Ready Swanigan of Marion County and Tyler Rogers of Mobile Christian and an outstanding special teams performance by Cleburne County place-kicker Anderson Jacks.

Rogers rushed for 312 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries as the Leopards erased a 28-0 deficit and beat Flomaton 42-28. Rogers scored on runs of 5, 47, 19, 13 and 80 yards.

Swanigan, a senior, led the Red Raiders to a 60-35 win over Hubbertville with 262 yards rushing on just 13 carries while scoring five touchdowns on runs of 11, 32, 45, 53 and 61 yards. His two longest TDs came in the first quarter as Marion County jumped to a 27-7 lead. The Red Raiders finished with 516 yards rushing and 578 total yards.

Vess Benton of Hubbertville also had a big night as he team piled up 419 total yards in the setback. He rushed for 133 yards on nine carries with a 96-yard TD run and 9-yard score and also completed two passes for 98 yards and two more scores. Greg Stidham caught both TD passes covering 67 and 31 yards.

The wild game had no turnovers and 997 total yards on offense.
Jacks connected on 4-of-4 field goal attempts, including the game-winning 20-yarder in overtime, as Cleburne County beat Cherokee County 41-38. Jacks also made field goals from 28, 29 and 35 yards. Cherokee County place-kicker Eric Burgess booted a 32-yard field goal with less than a minute left in regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime.

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