The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:
Akeem Hunt, Newton – Hunt and the Purdue Boilermakers fell 44-7 at home against Nebraska last Saturday.
Hunt ran the ball 10 times for 57 yards. His longest run was 18 yards.
Hunt also had three kick returns for 51 yards and one catch for 5 yards.
The junior finished with 113 all-purpose yards in the Boilermakers' fifth loss of the season.
For the year, Hunt leads the team with 250 rushing yards on 71 attempts, while also grabbing 21 catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns.
Hunt is also the team leader with 403 kick-return yards and a touchdown.
Hunt and Purdue return to action this Saturday on the road against Michigan State at noon.
D.J. Hill, Newton – Hill and the Virginia Cavaliers dropped their third consecutive game of the season this past weekend in a 27-26 road loss to Maryland.
Hill played, but did not record a statistic against the Terrapins.
Virginia takes on Coastal Division rival Duke next week at home at 3:30 p.m.
Devon Edwards, Alcovy – Edwards and the Duke Blue Devils picked up their fourth victory of the season this past Saturday at home against Navy.
Duke beat the Midshipmen 35-7.
Edwards recorded a pair of tackles in the victory, including one solo takedown.
The redshirt freshman also returned a pair of kicks for 60 yards.
Edwards and the Blue Devils will take on fellow former Newton player Hill and the Cavaliers on the road next Saturday.
Deandre Rashada, Newton – Deandre Rashada and the Alabama State Hornets moved to 5-2 last Saturday with a 48-42 overtime victory over Pairie View A&M at home.
Rashada finished with his most productive game of the season, totaling 12 tackles in the win.
The junior finished with nine solo tackles, while assisting on three others.
Rashada also tallied a pass break-up for the Hornets.
For the season, Rashada now has 37 tackles, including 22 tackles over his last two games.
Rashada and Alabama State take the field next week in Southwest Athletic Conference play against Alabama A&M at 2:30 p.m.
James Johnson, Eastside – Johnson and the William & Mary Tribe defeated Penn last Saturday at home 27-14.
Johnson started the contest at left guard for the Tribe.
The Tribe gained 388 yards of total offense in the win, including 229 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
William & Mary returns to the gridiron this Saturday on the road at Maine.
Game time is set for 12:30 p.m.