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Player of the Week: Tank Hollingsworth, Berry


Terrance "Tank" Hollingsworth accounted for five touchdowns against Northside. (Photo by Michelle Lepianka Carter)


Berry High School’s Terrance “Tank” Hollingsworth, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a junior, started off his senior season by accounting for five touchdowns in a 32-28 victory over Northside on Friday night.

Hollingsworth scored on runs of 1, 7 and 4 yards, returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Weston Bonner. For his efforts, Hollingsworth earned High School Football Player of the Week honors from The Tuscaloosa News.

Hollingsworth was a member of the 2012 Tuscaloosa News’ Super 11 after leading Berry to the third round of the AHSAA Class 1A playoffs for the first time in school history. Berry started the 2013 season with a No. 10 ranking in the preseason poll.

Several other players had standout performances to garner honorable mention:

Central’s Vincent Davis threw three touchdown passes in a 51-18 win over Sipsey Valley.

Tuscaloosa Academy’s Dustin Jenkins had 175 all-purpose yards in a 43-27 win over Lee-Scott Academy. Jenkins rushed for 109 yards, scoring on runs of 5 and 66 yards, and caught a 66-yard touchdown pass.

Winfield’s Xavier McCollum rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown and recorded eight solo tackles and five assists in a 19-0 win over Brilliant.

Francis Marion’s Kenny Mickens rushed for 140 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 30-12 win over Ellwood Christian.

Lamar County’s Alex Wheeler rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 win over South Lamar.

Pickens Academy senior Josh Lewis had a hand in all three touchdowns in a 24-8 win over Sparta Academy. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 116 yards on 14 carries with a 60-yard score. Lewis also recovered a fumble on defense.

Sumter Academy’s Madison Hendry had 13 tackles in a 47-0 win over Meadowview Christian.

Aliceville freshman Santiago Taylor threw for 220 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-26 loss to Gordo.