Callender nominated for Iron Man of Week

Published 4:22 pm Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Montevallo quarterback Kevin Callender’s season opening performance isn’t going unnoticed.

The U.S. Army Montgomery Recruiting Battalion announced Tuesday that Callender is one of 10 nominees for the Army Iron Man Award presented weekly by Jostens. The award honors the best two-way high school football players in Alabama.

Callender earned the nomination after scoring six touchdowns in Friday’s 46-41 win over Calera, two by ground and four by air. He rushed for 132 yards and threw for 247 yards. On defense, Callender collected 16 tackles and interception from the safety position.

The award is voted on by fans online at The weekly award winner will be announced Friday morning online.

Other nominees are:

Cortez Banks – T.R. Miller: Banks scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter and returned an interception for a 38-yard touchdown in T.R. Miller’s 22-21 win over Escambia.

Christopher David – Holy Spirit: David scored on a 10-yard run and grabbed two interceptions as Holy Spirit beat Sunshine, 37-16.

Morgan Faulkner – Hooper Academy: Faulkner rushed for 201 yards, scored two touchdowns, registered 11 tackles, and returned an interception for a 30-yard touchdown in Hooper Academy’s 43-2 win over Kingwood.

Jamel Henderson – Carbon Hill: Henderson returned the opening kick-off for an 85-yard touchdown, ran for two scores, and threw a touchdown pass as Carbon Hill beat Cold Springs, 39-6.

Caleb Lewis – Tuscaloosa County: Lewis blocked a punt and scored on a 20-yard and 36-yard touchdown catches as Tuscaloosa County beat Gadsden City, 24-6.

Jonathan McNatt – Falkville: McNatt threw a 20-yard touchdown strike and blocked a punt that was returned for a 20-yard touchdown as Falkville beat Priceville, 28-0.

C.W. Pierce – Lighthouse: Pierce ran for 112 yards, scored three touchdowns, and recorded 17 tackles on defense as Lighthouse beat Flint Hill, 49-20.

Trey Watson – Dale County: Watson rushed for 148 yards, scored two touchdowns, and recorded two sacks, including a sack in the end zone to end the game in Dale County’s 36-25 win over G.W. Long.

Jamal Woodyard – Fairhope: Woodyard scored on an 84-yard kick-off return for a touchdown, grabbed a 55-yard touchdown catch, and rushed for a two-yard score as Fairhope opened with a 46-20 win over St. Paul’s.