AOTW: Godwin lock down in Tigers’ finale

Published 10:04 am Friday, November 10, 2023

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Chilton County High School’s Justin Godwin is this week’s athlete of the week after his performance against Marbury High School on Nov. 3. Godwin was a standout on defense for the Tigers in their regular season finale leading the team with 12 tackles and forcing a fumble.

The junior also made his impact felt on special teams with a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second half to help put the game away for CCHS.

“He is a playmaker for us, he works hard on and off the field and he was a sophomore starter for us last year, and the growth he has made from last year till now is accredited to his work ethic,” CCHS head coach Marvin Morton said. “I am glad to have him another year, and he is a good lockdown corner for us … He is a physical, long corner that you like to see in that position. He does a good job for us, and he makes an impact on offense and special teams as well.”

 

Honorable mention: D.J. Jackson, Chilton County High School

In his final high school football game, CCHS running back D.J. Jackson ran for 245 yards and three touchdowns. He went over 300 total yards securing four catches for 91 yards through the passing game.

 

Honorable mention: Grayson McManus, Thorsby High School

In a stable of capable ball carriers for the Rebels, Nov. 3 was quarterback Grayson McManus’ turn to tote the ball. He ran for a team-high 113 yards on eight carries and got into the end zone twice. He had 218 total yards by going 5-for-6 passing for 105 yards and tossing a touchdown.