By Erik Harris
Trussville Tribune writers Erik Harris, Chris Yow and Kyle Parmley will be awarding Players of the Week in each high school football matchup of the 2015 season. Players or position groups will be awarded based on more than just statistics. The awarded player(s) will also be evaluated based on the timeliness of their performance. Tribune Players of the Week will be announced weekly on Tribune Sports Live.
Clay-Chalkville 40, Homewood 39
With only one area team in action last Friday night, sophomore JaMarlin Sewell anticipated, executed and sent top-ranked Clay-Chalkville into the quarterfinals with the most timely of interceptions. Homewood quarterback Carson Griffis had just ran 44 yards for a touchdown that pulled the Patriots to within one with 3:12 remaining in the game. Instead of evening the score with an extra point, Homewood elected to go for two, which would have put them on top if not for Sewell.
“They had done that play before and they scored a touchdown on us. I knew he wanted to throw to (Alec Marsch), so I just stepped in front of it. The ball looked real big,” said Sewell following his late-game heroics.
That would have been his second interception of the game if not for a roughing the passer penalty that negated his pick-6 in the first quarter. Sewell ended the night with four tackles and now leads the team with four interceptions on the season. He is awarded by Erik Harris.
Erik Harris is the Sports Editor for the Trussville Tribune. Follow him on Twitter@jeharris2 or email him at email@example.com.