Prep football playoffs: A capsule look at the quarterfinals
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
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Piedmont's Darnell Jackson runs by Winfield's Kody Nixon in an opening-round game. (Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
Piedmont's Darnell Jackson runs by Winfield's Kody Nixon in an opening-round game. (Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
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CLASS 4A

Clay Central vs. Charles Henderson


Where: Volunteer Stadium, Lineville

Records: Clay Central, 10-2, defeated Bibb County 23-6 in second round; Charles Henderson, 12-0, defeated Childersburg 35-0 in second round.

Rankings: Clay Central is No. 8; Charles Henderson is No. 1.

Averages: Clay Central: 21.9 points per game on offense, allows 9.0 points per game on defense; Charles Henderson: 45.3 points per game on offense, allows 12.9 points per game on defense.

Players of note: Clay Central: MLB Payton Reynolds (2012 all-state), RB Jaylon Lyles (2,000-yard rusher); Charles Henderson: RB John Johnson.

Series: Charles Henderson leads 1-0, with the win being a 13-0 contest in the second round last year.

Next round: The winner will face UMS-Wright or Dadeville.

Cleburne County vs. Oneonta

Where: L.E. Bell Field, Heflin

Records: Cleburne County, 8-4, defeated Central-Florence 21-7 in second round; Oneonta, 10-2, defeated Jacksonville 56-7 in second round.

Rankings: Oneonta is No. 2; Cleburne County is unranked.

Averages: Cleburne County: 26.5 points per game on offense, allows 17.5 points per game on defense; Oneonta: 48.0 points per game on offense, allows 9.7 points per game on defense.

Players of note: Cleburne County: Trey Bolton (2012 all-area); Oneonta: DL Blake Bean (2012 all-state), LE Ethan Boyd (2012 all-state honorable mention).

Series: Cleburne County and Oneonta are tied 1-1, with the last meeting coming in 2011, a 49-34 win for Oneonta.

Next round: The winner will face Munford or J.O. Johnson.

Munford vs. J.O. Johnson

Where: Frank Milton Stadium, Huntsville

Records: Munford, 11-1, defeated Guntersville 26-16 in second round; J.O. Johnson, 11-1, defeated Haleyville 58-14 in second round.

Rankings: Munford is No. 9; J.O. Johnson is No. 7.

Averages: Munford: 33.4 points per game on offense, allows 13.7 points per game on defense; J.O. Johnson: 39.6 points per game on offense, allows 8.3 points per game on defense.

Players of note: Munford: QB Monteo Garrett (2012 Star all-area player of the year), Tavon Lawson (Minnesota, Jacksonville State offers); J.O. Johnson: QB Danny Johnson, RB DeVon Johnson.

Series: Munford and J.O. Johnson have never met.

Next round: The winner will face Cleburne County or Oneonta.

CLASS 3A

Piedmont vs. Madison Academy


Where: Field of Champions, Piedmont

Records: Piedmont, 11-1, defeated Deshler 20-19 in second round; Madison Academy, 12-0, defeated Hamilton 43-12 in second round.

Rankings: Piedmont is No. 5; Madison Academy is No. 1.

Averages: Piedmont: 44.1 points per game on offense, allows 10.7 points per game on defense; Madison Academy: 44.1 points per game on offense, allows 8.8 points per game on defense.

Players of note: Piedmont: DT Exavyer Jackson (2012 all-state), WR C.J. Savage (2012 all-state honorable mention), QB Ty Sparks (2012 all-state honorable mention); Madison Academy: ATH Kerryon Johnson (four-star recruit, according to Rivals), LB Tyler Ziak (2012 all-state).

Series: Piedmont and Madison Academy have never met.

Next round: The winner faces Saks or Colbert County.

Saks vs. Colbert County

Where: C.T. Manley Stadium, Leighton

Records: Saks, 12-0, defeated Lauderdale County 36-21 in second round; Colbert County, 11-1, defeated Glencoe 45-44 in overtime in second round.

Rankings: Saks in No. 3; Colbert County is No. 8

Averages: Saks: 46.2 points per game on offense, allows 14.2 points per game on defense; Colbert County: 37.0 points per game, allows 13.5 points per game on defense.

Players of note: Saks: QB Tre Smith (2012 all-county), RB Davontae Young (1,000-yard rusher); Colbert County: QB Ryan Carpenter (2012 all-state honorable mention), DB Tobias Qualls (2012 all-state honorable mention).

Series: Saks and Colbert County have never met.

Next round: The winner faces Piedmont or Madison Academy.
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