Montgomery, AL – Thompson sophomore Anquon Fegans and Florence senior Jahlil Hurley took their outstanding play to another level last week by delivering game-winning plays on defense to preserve two hard-fought victories for their squads to grab this week’s AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 6 of the 2022 prep football season.
Fegans snagged a pair of interceptions for the defending 7A state champion Warriors. He returned his first interception 40 yards for a touchdown with 11:45 left in the fourth quarter to give Thompson a 14-6 lead. His second pick, however, came on a 2-point conversion try with 1:37 remaining that foiled Hewitt-Trussville’s attempt to tie the 14-12 contest and send it into overtime. Thompson then recovered an onside kick and was able to run out the clock to seal the win. The picks were the 5th and 6th of the season for the 6-foot-2, 181-pound sophomore safety. He finished with five tackles as Thompson (5-2) improved to 4-0 in Region 3 with the two-point win.
Hurley blocked a Bob Jones Patriots 40-yard field goal try on the last play of the game to preserve a 38-35 Class 7, Region 4 win for the Falcons (5-2). Moments earlier, the talented 6-2, 170-pound defensive back and wide receiver, caught a 29-yard pass to set up teammate Chandler Dixon’s 23-yard go-ahead field goal with 47 seconds left in the game. Hurley also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass early in contest. Bob Jones quarterback Ray Hardy, who accounted for 309 yards rushing and passing for the Patriots, drove Bob Jones from its own 30 to the Florence 23 with three completions to set up the final field-goal try. He passed for 191 yards and ran for 118 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the three-point loss.
Fegans and Hurley edged out a phenomenal passing performance by Minor quarterback Kareem Keye. He was 20-of-29 passing for 477 yards and seven touchdowns in a 56-20 win over Class 6A, Region 5 foe Mortimer Jordan. It was his second 400-yard plus passing performance this season.