Kemp leads Tigers in all-purpose yardage in 2013

Published 5:09 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Demopolis Tigers (7-4, 4-3) gained more than 4,000 yards in 2013, and surrendered fewer than 3,000 in the season.

Demetrius Kemp and Roderick Davis combined for more than half of the Tigers offense in 2013.

Davis led the way offensively with 187 carries for 1,394 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also had eight receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.

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Kemp ran for 363 yards on 32 carries for six touchdowns, and he also had 28 catches for 480 yards and four touchdowns.

Quarterback Tyler Oates was second on the team in rushing with 447 yards on 112 carries for four touchdowns. Through the air, Oates was 80 of 167 for 1,355 yards with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

When you throw in kickoff returns, punt returns and interception returns, Kemp led the Tigers in all-purpose yards with 1,564. He had 585 yards and a touchdown on kickoff returns, 84 yards on three interception returns and 52 yards on three punt returns. In total, Kemp led the team in yards with just 89 touches. He had 11 total touchdowns for the Tigers in 2013.

Davis was just 10 yards behind Kemp in all-purpose yards with 1,554. He finished the season with 200 touches and 20 total touchdowns.

Senior receiver Cortez Lewis was the top receiver for the Tigers with 29 catches for 575 yards and six touchdowns.

Ryan Schroeder was the team leader in punt return yardage with 115 yards and a touchdown on six punt returns.

Stephen Stewart punted the ball 42 times this season for an average of 35.9 yards per punt.

Kicker Leif Midgorden was perfect this season on extra points, making all 45 extra point attempts. He was also five-of-seven in kicking field goals with a long of 37 yards.

Defensively, Peyton Pearson led the team in tackles with 76. He also had three sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Kemp was second on the team in tackles with 64, including two fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, four interceptions, three pass break ups and three blocked kicks.

The third leading tackler for the Tigers was Rahmeel Cook, who ended the season with 57 total tackles. He also had a sack and two fumble recoveries.

Tyler Merriweather finished his senior campaign with 41 tackles, two sackes, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one pass break up and one blocked kick.