The LowcoSports HSFB Player of the Week Is …

The votes have been tallied, and we can definitively draw two conclusions:

1. There was decidedly less voter fraud than Week 1 (thanks to Sam Richardson for the help finding a better poll plugin).

2. Y’all should be working in politics, because you can get out the vote.

With an amazing 5,122 votes cast – seriously, I think we’ve elected county officials with less turnout – among 10 deserving players, we have a clear-cut winner. And for the second week in a row, the people voted for the player we deemed most deserving.

Your High School Football Player of the Week is Beaufort High’s Jeffrey Smyth.

Eagles coach Mark Clifford doesn’t always ask a lot of his quarterbacks, but Smyth showed he is more than simply a game manager in Friday’s 48-13 win over rival Battery Creek. He was 8-for-12 passing for 190 yards and rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps most impressive, he played both ways – a rarity for a quarterback at the Class 4A level – and made two tackles and two pass breakups.

Well done, Mr. Smyth. And well done, voters.

Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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