College Sports Roundup

Published 7:11 pm Thursday, November 20, 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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Maplesville graduate Anthony Johnson and Chilton County High School graduate Spencer Watley have played integral roles for the Jacksonville State University football program, which captured the Ohio Valley Conference title with a 27-20 victory at home against Eastern Illinois University (5-6, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) on Nov. 15.

With the triumph, the Gamecocks captured an automatic bid to compete in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

In the competition, Johnson accounted for 11 yards on one reception en route to surpassing 200 total yards for the season for the Gamecocks (9-1, 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference).

Overall, he’s tallied 207 yards and three touchdowns on 19 receptions for JSU, which suffered its lone loss in the season opener at Football Bowl Subdivision No. 10 Michigan State University (8-2) in East Lansing, Mich.

For the year, the offensive line has been a vital part of the success with Watley contributing in his first season as a 5-foot-10, 258-pound center.

Overall, JSU has compiled 5,004 yards of total offense and has outscored opponents, 347-193.

For the season, the Gamecocks have allowed a meager 1.4 sacks per game.

On Nov. 22, JSU will resume competition at Southeast Missouri State University (5-6, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference) in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Riley Tindol (Autauga Academy 2014) is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive lineman for Vanderbilt University, which is 3-7 overall and 0-6 in Southeastern Conference play heading into a matchup at No. 4 Mississippi State University (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) on Nov. 22 in Starkville, Miss.

The freshman is a Billingsley native.

Randy Satterfield (Jemison 2014) posted 26 yards from one kick return for the University of West Alabama (5-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) in a 24-16 loss at home to the University of North Alabama (9-1, 6-1 Gulf South Conference) in the regular-season finale on Nov. 13 in Livingston.

For the season, the freshman tallied 133 yards and two touchdowns from six receptions as a wide receiver and 115 yards from six punt returns and one kick return.

Javae Swindle (Jemison 2012) nabbed six yards from one reception as a running back for West Alabama against the North Alabama.

For the year, he’s totaled 480 yards and two TDs from 78 rushing attempts, including a long of 48 yards.

Overall, he’s added 123 yards from 10 receptions and 17 yards from one kick return.

Cameron Andrews (Maplesville 2013) is a 5-foot-9, 219-pound linebacker for West Alabama, and Kortlin Zeigler (Jemison 2014) is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound tight end for West Alabama.

Taylor Hughes (Chilton County 2010) contributed an 11-yard TD run as a quarterbacks for Huntingdon College (6-3, 5-2 USA South Athletic Conference) in a 37-20 victory at North Carolina Wesleyan College (5-5, 4-4 USA South Athletic Conference) on Nov. 15 in Rocky Mountain, N.C.

In the competition, the senior completed 3-of-3 pass attempts for 12 yards and added 15 yards from four rushing attempts.

For the season, he has compiled 432 yards passing and two TDs from completing 30-of-43 pass attempts.

On the ground, he has totaled 62 yards and two TDs from 16 rushing attempts.

RaeQuane Jones (Jemison 2014) contributed six tackles and recovered one fumble in his inaugural year as a linebacker for Miles College, which finished the season with a 6-4 record overall and a 5-2 mark in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

In the final competition of the year, Jones competed in a 48-33 loss at home to Tuskegee University (9-2, 7-0 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) on Nov. 8 in Fairfield.

Damian Mitchell (Maplesville 2014) provided 35 yards from two kick returns and four yards from one reception for the season as a freshman wide receiver for Birmingham-Southern College, which ended the season with a 3-7 record overall and a 3-3 mark in USA South Athletic Conference action.

In the final competition of the year, BSC suffered a 45-15 loss at home to Centre College (10-0, 6-0 USA South Athletic Conference) on Nov. 15 in Birmingham.

Men’s basketball

Taylor Hughes (Chilton County 2010) will complete the football season and gear up as a senior guard for Huntingdon, which opened with an 82-70 loss at Sewanee University (1-0) on Nov. 15 in Sewanee, Tenn.

Women’s basketball

Markeshia Bailey (Maplesville 2013) pulled down three rebounds as a guard for Wallace Community College-Selma (0-5, 0-1 Alabama Community College Athletic Conference) in a 73-53 loss at home to Gadsden State community College (6-0, 1-0 Alabama Community College Athletic Conference) on Nov. 15 in Selma.


Amber Wyatt (Isabella 2011) is a middle blocker for University of South Alabama, which fell to 11-7 overall and 6-12 in Sun Belt Conference play after a 3-0 loss the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (25-4, 19-0 Sun Belt Conference) on Nov. 16 in Little Rock, Ark.

–Compiled by Christopher Graber