Robertson tops Week 5 Dirty Dozen


Hokes Bluff's Brad Robertson turns the corner against Glencoe during Friday's overtme win. The senior quarterback grabbed the top spot in this week’s Dirty Dozen. (Photo by Nick Johnston, Gadsden Times)


Brad Robertson didn’t put up gaudy numbers in Week 5 of the high school football season.

Numbers are one thing, but determination, leadership and a big heart helped the Hokes Bluff senior quarterback grab the top spot in this week’s Dirty Dozen.

Robertson accounted for just 143 yards, but he scored four touchdowns in leading the Eagles to a 27-24 win over rival Glencoe.

His game-winning 10-yard touchdown run in overtime set off a wild celebration at Eagle Stadium. He also scored the game-tying touchdown with just 22 seconds remaining in regulation.

Here’s a look at the rest of the Week 5 Dirty Dozen:

2. John David Jennings, Gaylesville

Had a big night in a 40-13 win over Coosa Christian, rushing for 340 yards on 27 attempts and scoring five touchdowns on the ground. He now is averaging 159 yards per game.



3. Marquez Gamble, Piedmont

The defensive tackle registered 10 tackles — two sacks — and covered a fumble that led to his team’s only touchdown in the No. 1 Bulldogs’ 7-0 win over then-No. 2 Leeds

4. Toby Pee, Sardis

The top playmaker in The Gadsden Times’ coverage area kept rolling in a 37-25 win over Geraldine, rushing for 127 yards with three touchdowns on the ground and one receiving.

5. Trent Thrash, Fyffe

In the Class 2A, No. 3 Red Devils’ biggest test yet, the junior running back rushed 15 times for 152 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-19 victory over then-No. 6 Walter Wellborn.

6. Daniel Bradford, Collinsville

The senior rushed for 112 yards and scored three TDs in a win over Donoho.

7. D’Shawn Fife, Cedar Bluff

Rushed for 244 yards and two touchdowns in a 62-0 win over Woodville.

8. Tyler Morgan, Spring Garden

Scored three TDs and rushed for 134 yards in the Panthers’ 42-21 win over JCA.

9. Blake Devine, Southside

The do-it-all back for the Panthers racked up 207 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Southside’s win over Springville.

10. Devin Horton, Etowah

The running back picked up 155 yards on the ground and scored two touchdowns in the Etowah Blue Devils’ 37-25 win over Lincoln.

11. Brandon Holland, Boaz

Had a big game against bitter rival Albertville, making 17 tackles — including two for a loss — in the Pirates’ 12-7 win over the Aggies.

12. Will Scott, Sardis

The quarterback completed 13 of 19 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 36-21 win over rival Geraldine.