College Sports Roundup
By Christopher Graber | Special to the Advertiser
Editor’s note: Below is a compilation of the statistics and achievements compiled by graduates of Chilton County area schools who now compete at the collegiate level.
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Javae Swindle (Jemison 2012) surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for West Alabama and was named the Gulf Shore Conference Offensive Player of the Week following a 63-17 victory at home against Shorter on Nov. 9 in Livingston.
In the contest, the sophomore contributed 13 carries for 183 yards and three touchdowns to improve the Tigers to 7-3 and 5-1 in GSC play.
Shorter falls to 1-9 and 0-6 in GSC competition.
For the season, Swindle leads the GSC in rushing with 126 carries for 1,016 yards and nine TDs.
On Nov. 16, UWA will resume competition at home against Central State (2-6).
Taylor Hughes (Chilton County 2010) completed 13-of-22 passes for 229 yards and three TDs for Huntingdon College (7-2, 4-2 USA South) in a 52-41 loss in a USA South Athletic Conference game at home against Methodist (7-2, 5-1 USA South) on Nov. 9 in Montgomery.
The competition was highlighted by the Hawks’ passing attack, which totaled 481 yards and six TDs.
Hughes split time at quarterback with Ryne Taylor, who completed 17-of-28 passes for 252 yards and three TDs.
Neither team turned the ball over in the seesaw battle, while the Monarchs compiled a more balanced offensive approach for 520 total yards.
MU racked up 228 yards rushing and 292 yards passing, while HC accumulated 624 yards of total offense.
For the season, Hughes is 89-of-129 passing for 1,499 yards and 13 passing TDs to complement 48 carries for 335 yards and three rushing TDs.
On Nov. 16, the Hawks will enter its next game at home against Marysville (8-1, 6-0 USA South).
Anthony Johnson (Maplesville 2013) nabbed four receptions for 30 yards for No. 23 Jacksonville State (8-2, 4-2 OVC) in a 68-10 triumph at home in Ohio Valley Conference play against Eastern Kentucky (7-3, 4-3 OVC) on Nov. 9 in Jacksonville.
The game was highlighted by the Gamecocks rushing attack, which racked up 299 yards and seven TDs.
For the year, Johnson totals 24 catches for 274 yards and two TDs.
On Nov. 16, JSU will resume competition at No. 2 Eastern Illinois (9-1, 6-0 OVC) in Charleston, Ill.
Blake Lawley (Isabella 2010) posted three tackles as a starting defensive end for Huntingdon College (7-2, 4-2 USA South) in a 52-41 loss at home against Methodist (7-2, 5-1 USA South) on Nov. 9 in Montgomery.
Jacoby Browder II (Pratville 2010) contributed one pass breakup as a defensive back for Tuskegee (8-2, 4-1 SIAC) in a 41-36 loss in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at home against Miles College (6-3, 4-1 SIAC) on Nov. 9 in Tuskegee.
For the year, the senior has compiled 12 tackles and one pass breakup.
Austin Rossi (Chilton County 2013) has participated in two games to contribute one tackle as a linebacker for Birmingham Southern, who is 5-3 and 3-2 in Southern Athletic Association play.
On Nov. 16, BSU will enter its next matchup at Centre (6-2, 3-1 SAA) in Danville, Ky.
Amber Wyatt (Isabella 2011) posted a game-high 10 blocks for South Alabama (13-13, 8-8 SBC) in a 3-1 triumph in a Sun Belt Conference match at Troy (11-19, 6-10 SBC) on Nov. 6 in Troy.
In the contest, the junior added five kills, one assist and one dig.
On Nov. 8, she added four kills and three blocks in a 3-1 victory at home against Texas-Arlington (15-13, 8-7 SBC) in Mobile.
On Nov. 10, she compiled three kills, two blocks and one dig in a 3-0 sweep at home of Louisiana-Monroe (6-26, 2-14 SBC).
Among the SBC, she is No. 5 in blocks with 94.
For the year, she has participated in 21 matches and 16 starts to contribute 87 kills, 16 digs and six assists.
Kasi Wells (Jemison 2011) collected a team-high 12 assists, two kills and two blocks for Cumberlands (14-20, 5-13 MSC) in a 3-0 loss in a Mid-South Conference match at Campbellsville (24-7, 14-4 MSC) on Nov. 7 in Campbellsville, Ky.
On Nov. 5, she added a team-high nine assists, two kills and one dig for CU in a 3-0 loss at No. 9 Lindsey Wilson (34-2, 18-0 MSC) in Louisville, Ky.
Among the MSC, she is No. 10 in assists with 579.
For the season, she totals 34 starts to contribute 148 digs, 60 kills, 27 blocks and 16 aces.
On Nov. 15, CU will enter the opening round of the MSC Tournament at LWU.
LWU ranks among the Tachikara National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Top 25 poll released on Nov. 5.
Allison Mims (Isabella 2013) has compiled a team-high 25 aces to complement 39 digs, 16 kills, seven assists and three blocks through 19 starts for Wallace Community College-Selma, who is 12-11 and 6-8 in Alabama Community College Conference play.
Kinslee Mims (Isabella 2013) has competed in three matches for WCCS.
Elizabeth Compton (Isabella 2013) has contributed in one match for WCCS.