And The Winner Is … Voter Fraud?

Let’s begin with a math problem.

Since the nominees for the Week 1 High School Football Player of the Week were announced on Sunday, a whopping 26,493 votes have been cast. But only 1,205 unique visitors have been to the website during that time. That’s an average of 22 votes per visitor, and that’s if EVERY person who came to the site stuffed the ballot box an equal number of times.

That’s almost as impressive as Zack Doe’s yards per carry average. Chicago and Russia have nothing on Lowcountry football fans.

While I applaud the effort, we’ll take measures to ensure next week’s voting is a little more democratic.

With that said, the people have spoken, and frankly, they got it right. With 45.3 percent of the vote, John Paul II running back Zack Doe is the people’s champ, and he’s also the official High School Football Player of the Week.

Doe put up eye-popping numbers with 305 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the Golden Warriors’ 26-20 double-OT win over Hilton Head Christian Academy on Friday, leading JP2 to the first 11-man win in program history. To mix our sports metaphors, he was a slam-dunk candidate.

Who will be next? After Friday night’s games, we’ll pore over the stats and release the next batch of nominees by Sunday so you can vote – once, please! – for your choice.

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