Justice shines in spotlight
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Richard Justice of Andalusia High School rolled up 360 all-purpose yards in an upset victory to move into the prep football spotlight selected by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. A survey of football games statewide is made weekly.
Justice had a role in all three fourth-quarter touchdowns, including a 56-yard punt return for the game-winning score with 1:51 left, as Andalusia rallied from 17 points down in the final 9:31 to upend T. R. Miller 35-31. He also caught a 25-yard scoring pass and ran 37 yards for a
score in the rally.
For the game he rushed for 100 yards on 18 carries, caught five passes for 99 yards, returned four punts for 80 yards and four kickoffs for 81 yards. His fourth TD was a 61-yard reception in the first quarter.
Other spotlight performances:
Matt Caddell of McAdory returned two punts for touchdowns, rushed for 11 yards and had an interception in a 40-16 victory over Fairfield. His career total of 11 returns for TDS is one under the state record set by Steven Coleman of Pike County in 1986-89.
Cole Peace completed 15 of 23 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns in Cedar Bluff's 46-12 triumph over Westbrook Christian.
Josh Moten's 273 yards receiving on 11 catches was the fourth highest one-game total in state history.
D.J. Barnes of Montevallo ran for 292 yards and four touchdowns, one a 99-yard scamper tying a state record-in a 26-6 win over Chilton County.
Chris Nickson passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 127 yards and a couple of TDs in Pike County's 42-14 triumph over Montgomery Academy.
Jason Salter of Carroll rushed for 275 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-20 win over Daleville.
Ira Tolbert ran 13 times for 260 yards and two touchdowns in Marengo's 44-0 victory over Sweet Water.
Miguel Hurtado of Oneonta rushed 33 times for 251 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Locust Fork.