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 Purdue fell to 1-3 this past weekend, falling 41-10 on the road against Wisconsin in Big 10 action.
Hunt led the Boilermakers with 31 rushing yards on nine carries in the loss, while grabbing a team-high five receptions to 16 yards.
Hunt tallied 148 return yards, finishing with a game-high 195 all-purpose yards.
The Boilermakers return to action this Saturday against Northern Illinois when they hose the Huskies for homecoming at noon.
D.J. Hill, Newton- Hill and the Virginia Cavaliers moved to 2-1 after demolishing the Virginia Military Institute 49-0 at home last Saturday.
Hill finished with a pair of tackles in the shutout, recording a pair of solo takedowns in the win.
The junior currently has five tackles this season through three games.
Hill and the Cavaliers travel to Pittsburgh for their first conference match-up against Pitt this Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Devon Edwards, Alcovy- Edwards and Duke dropped to 2-2 on the season, as Pitt hung out to outlast the Blue Devils 58-55 on the road last weekend.
Edwards recorded a pair of tackles in the loss, including one solo and one assisted takedown.
Edwards currently has four tackles through four games this season.
Duke returns to action for their third consecutive home game this weekend against Troy at 3 p.m.
Deandre Rashada, Newton- Rashada and Alabama State evened their season record to 2-2 this past weekend with a 52-12 win over Grambling State.
Rashada recorded three total tackles for the Hornets in the win, including two solo tackles.
The junior free safety has 15 total tackles through four games this season.
The Hornets host their third home game of the year this Saturday at 5 p.m. against Alcorn State.
James Johnson, Eastside- Johnson and the William & Mary Tribe shutout Rhode Island in the Tribe’s conference opener Saturday, downing the Rams 20-0 at home.
Johnson started the game at left guard for the Tribe, anchoring an offense that totaled 316 yards.
Johnson and the Tribe have a week off before traveling to Villanova on Oct. 5 for a 1 p.m. game.
Shaquille Huff, Eastside- Huff and Middle Tennessee State upped their record to 3-1 this Saturday, defeating Florida Atlantic 42-35 on the road.
Huff assisted on one tackle in the victory.
Middle Tennessee State returns to action on Sept. 27 on the road against Brigham Young University. The game against the Cougars will be nationally televised at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.
Dante Blackmon, Eastside- Blackmon and the Mountaineers earned their first victory of the season this past Saturday, defeating Elon 31-21 on the road.
Blackmon recorded a solo tackle in the win.
Blackmon and the Mountaineer return to action this Saturday against Charleston Southern at 3:30 p.m.
Jarrett Hubbard, Eastside- Hubbard and Birmingham Southern stayed perfect this past weekend with a 49-34 victory over Stetson.
The Panthers are currently 3-0 this season, with Hubbard starting all three games along the offensive line.
Against Stetson, the Panthers’ offense totaled 487 yards of offense.
Hubbard and the Panthers return to action this Saturday against Wesley at 1 p.m.