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Posted On: 09/22/21 9:05 PM

As Gadsden City and Oxford both head into their Week 5 matchup, we take a look at some of their talented offensive and defensive players!

 

GADSDEN CITY

CJ Miller CJ Miller 5'11" | RB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL - RB |5’11 235|

Coming off an incredible game against Spain Park where he totaled 228 yards and 3 touchdowns, CJ Miller CJ Miller 5'11" | RB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL has been having a phenomenal senior season this year. Miller has great awareness, elusiveness, and vision he uses to his advantage to take runs this distance. All of these attributes have been on full display, as Miller continues to dominate opposing defenses, and looks to do so against a tough, physical Oxford team.

 

Aaron Wood Aaron Wood 6'6" | OL Gadsden City | 2023 State AL - OT |6’6 285|

A large reason why CJ Miller CJ Miller 5'11" | RB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL and the Gadsden rushing offense as a whole has been so successful falls upon the play of their offensive line. Aaron Wood Aaron Wood 6'6" | OL Gadsden City | 2023 State AL , has been very instrumental in their success, as the junior offensive tackle has won battle after battle in the trenches. Wood is massive at 6’6 285, flexible, and holds great power he’s used to his advantage when blocking defenders.

 

Rodney Johnson Rodney Johnson 6'0" | DB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL - CB |5’11 160|

CJ Miller CJ Miller 5'11" | RB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL - RB |5’11 235| Coming off an incredible game against Spain Park where he totaled 228 yards and 3 touchdowns, CJ Miller CJ Miller 5'11" | RB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL has been having a phenomenal senior season this year. Miller has great awareness, elusiveness, and vision he uses to his advantage to take runs this distance. All of these attributes have been on full display, as Miller continues to dominate opposing defenses, and looks to do so against a tough, physical Oxford team.   Aaron Wood Aaron Wood 6'6" | OL Gadsden City | 2023 State AL - OT |6’6 285| A large reason why CJ Miller CJ Miller 5'11" | RB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL and the Gadsden rushing offense as a whole has been so successful falls upon the play of their offensive line. Aaron Wood Aaron Wood 6'6" | OL Gadsden City | 2023 State AL , has been very instrumental in their success, as the junior offensive tackle has won battle after battle in the trenches. Wood is massive at 6’6 285, flexible, and holds great power he’s used to his advantage when blocking defenders.   Rodney Johnson Rodney Johnson 6'0" | DB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL - CB |5’11 160| Rodney Johnson Rodney Johnson 6'0" | DB Gadsden City | 2022 State AL is a ballhawk, throwing in his area is asking for an interception. Johnson has everything you need in a defensive back, size, speed, physicality, and incredible vision. Johnson is able to read the quarterback’s eyes and break across the field to make plays constantly, effectively shutting down the pass on his side of the field.   Samuel Horton Samuel Horton 6'4" | DL Gadsden City | 2022 State AL - DE |6’4 235| Samuel Horton Samuel Horton 6'4" | DL Gadsden City | 2022 State AL is a monster on the defensive line for Gadsden City. Using his size and power, Horton is able to stuff the run extremely well, driving pressure from the outside and collapsing gaps. When rushing the passer, Horton is even better, as he has a great set of moves that he uses to bend around offensive tackles to pursue the quarterback.   OXFORD Sam Robertson- QB |6’2 174| Robertson has been a great leader of the Oxford offense, making great decisions, delivering the ball well, and overall allowing the offense to move with ease. Robertson has a very accurate arm, constantly putting it only in the areas where his receivers can catch it. When in tough-to-win situations, you can guarantee that Robertson will help his team out as much as possible.   DK Wilson- RB |5’9 154| DK Wilson has been playing phenomenally as a freshman for the Yellow Jackets. Coming off of a 132 yard and 1 touchdown game against Pell City, Wilson has shown that he is here to stay. With his speed and elusiveness, Wilson makes cut after cut against the defense, tiring them out and consistently gaining good yardage.   Brayden Cochran- LB |5’10 175| Cochran is a tackling machine. Against Pell City, Cochran totaled up 7 tackles including 2 for a loss, making Cochran Oxford’s defensive player of the week. Cochran has great awareness and instincts, he is always finding himself around the ball, making tackles and breaking up passes with ease. As the starting middle linebacker of the defense, Cochran has done a great job of being a leader and force on the field.   Miguel Mitchell Miguel Mitchell 6'3" | ATH Oxford | 2022 State AL - S |6’3 200| Miguel Mitchell Miguel Mitchell 6'3" | ATH Oxford | 2022 State AL is a dominant safety for Oxford. Mitchell has fantastic size, great hands, speed, and coverage skills. While great in coverage, Mitchell is also great in run support, using his tackling ability to track down and take down the running back. Overall, Mitchell is a terrific hybrid safety that Gadsden City's offense is going to have to plan around.  

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