College Sports Roundup

Published 6:16 am Friday, September 5, 2014

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 college level.

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Jemison graduate Javae Swindle will open the season as the University of West Alabama’s starting running back after clinching NCAA Division II All-American second team recognition at the position in 2013.

Beyond Sports Network provided the recognition for the junior, who finished the season with more than 1,300 total yards and 13 touchdowns en route to leading the Tigers to a record of 8-3.

Despite being only his second season of college football, he twice broke the UWA single-game rushing record and provided an astounding 280-yard rushing performance against Central State University in the season finale.

Among the Gulf South Conference, he finished as the leading rusher and earned All-GSCU first team.

He completed the year with 1,296 yards, 12 rushing touchdowns and 8.9 yards per carry.

On Sept. 6, UWA will open the season at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa.

Maplesville graduate Cameron Andrews will return as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers, and is listed as a 5-foot-9, 219-pound linebacker.

Entering their freshman years for the Tigers will be 2014 Jemison graduates Kortlin Zeigler and Randy Satterfield.

Zeigler is a 6-2, 240-pound tight end, and Satterfield is a 6-3, 177-pound wide receiver.

Riley Tindol (Autauga Academy 2014) enters his freshman year as a 6-5, 275-pound lineman for Vanderbilt University, which opened the season with a 37-7 loss at home against Temple University (1-0) on Aug. 28 in Nashville, Tenn.

He is a Billingsley native.

Anthony Johnson (Maplesville 2013) opened the season with 23 yards on one reception as a wide receiver for Jacksonville State University (0-1) in a 45-7 loss at No. 8 Michigan State University (1-0) on Aug. 29 in East Lansing, Mich.

The 6-4, 205-pound product is a sophomore for the Gamecocks, who finished 2013 with an 11-4 record.

During that season, he appeared in 15 games to contribute 416 yards and four touchdowns on 35 receptions.

Spencer Watley (Chilton County 2013) enters his second season of collegiate football as a 5-10, 258-pound offensive lineman for Jacksonville State University.

He redshirted in 2013.

Taylor Hughes (Chilton County 2010) returns for his senior year as quarterback for Huntingdon College after finishing with 1,590 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions in 2013.

In that season, he finished 97-of-141 passing, while splitting time with then-senior Ryne Taylor.

Taylor ended 121-of-196 (61.7 percent) passing for 1,857 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions.

The duo led the Hawks to a 7-3 record.

On Sept. 6, Huntingdon College will open the season at Louisiana College in Pineville, La.

Damian Mitchell (Maplesville 2014) enters his freshman year as a 5-7, 156-pound wide receiver for Birmingham-Southern College, which opens at home against LaGrange College on Sept. 6 in Birmingham.

In 2013, the Panthers finished with a 5-4 record.

Joseph Hall (Jemison 2014) will compete in his first collegiate football season for Miles College, which will open at home against Shaw University on Sept. 6 in Fairfield.

The Golden Bears athletics web site did not have an official roster posted at the time of press.

Hall starred as an offensive and defensive lineman in high school.

Keyshawn Jemison (Jemison 2014) enters his freshman year for Miles College.

In his senior year of high school, he rushed for 667 yards and 11 touchdowns on 129 carries.

Raequane Jones (Jemison 2014) will also enter his freshman season for Miles College.

In his senior year of high school, he led the Chilton County area with 164 tackles as a linebacker.

Men’s golf

Ivan Truss (Chilton County 2014) will kick off his freshman season for Samford University, which opens at the Marshall University Invitational from Sept. 8-9 in Huntington, W.V.

Forrest Knight (Chilton County 2013) enters his sophomore year for University of North Alabama, which opens at the Kiawah Island Invitational from Sept. 15-16 in Kiawah Island, S.C.

The University of South Carolina will host the event.

Knight earned a varsity letter for the Lions in 2013.


Zachary Wilson (Billingsley 2012) returns as a junior for the University of West Alabama after clinching the calf-roping national championship at the 2013 College National Rodeo Finals.

Andy Phillips (Maplesville 2011) enters his senior year for the University of West Alabama after qualifying for the 2013 College National Rodeo Finals as a saddle bronc rider.


Amber Wyatt (Isabella 2011) returns as a senior middle blocker for the University of South Alabama, which completed the 2013 season with a 14-14 record.

Overall, she finished with 104 blocks, 97 kills, 20 digs and six assists.

After starting the 2014 campaign with an 0-3 record, the Jaguars will resume competition at the University of Wyoming Cowgirl Classic from Sept. 5-6 in Laramie, Wyo.

Alandra Griffith (Isabella 2014) posted one kill for Wallace Community College Selma (2-1) in a 2-0 triumph at home against Lawson State Community College (1-4) on Aug. 23 in Selma.

For the season, the freshman middle hitter tallies two appearances.

Keely Powell (Isabella 2014) enters her freshman year as a defensive specialist for Wallace Community College Selma.

Ericka Brascome (Isabella 2014) enters her freshman season for Wallace Community College Selma as a right side hitter.

–Compiled by Christopher Graber