His defensive effort put him over the top.
Volunteer’s junior running back and linebacker put together a standout performance Friday night and earned the top spot for the Johnson City Press/Times-News list.
Here are this week’s standouts:
In a 40-28 win over Unicoi County, the junior cut loose for 228 yards rushing and two scores. On defense, he added 8 tackles, 2 for loss, an interception, a forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries.
Science Hill, PK
Knocking off rival, and previously unbeaten Dobyns-Bennett, the junior was a difference-maker in the 23-17 decision. He made three field goals, including one from 50 yards and one from 48.
Daniel Boone, RB
Fueling the 28-20 upset of rival David Crockett, the junior exploded for 199 yards on 17 carries with touchdown runs of 3, 32, 33 and the eventual game-winner from 53 yards in the fourth quarter.
With the No. 1-ranked Cyclones facing the prospect of overtime, the senior burst through the line and blocked the extra-point attempt to preserve a 14-13 win. He also had six tackles.
Science Hill, QB
The Hilltoppers defeated rival Dobyns-Bennett 23-17 and the senior had a big hand in it with 204 yards passing and a touchdown. He hit on 20 of 32 attempts.