If Week 1 was any indication, there’s going to be some serious competition just to be nominated for the RBC Heritage High School Football Player of the Week award this season.
After poring over the nominations and stats, it was a challenge just to trim the list to the 10 most-deserving players, as a 100-yard rusher and a few players who scored multiple touchdowns failed to make the cut, not to mention all the defensive standouts who were overshadowed by eye-popping offensive numbers. (We’ll take care of them later.)
We’re operating on a short week thanks to lightning postponing Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s game until Monday, thus delaying the release of the nominees, so voting will close at noon Thursday. The ballot box is open, so vote in the poll below (after reading through the nominees’ credentials, of course) and share away!
The nominees are:
• James Dagin, BHS: Rushed seven times for 76 yards and 2 TDs and caught four passes for 54 yards and a TD in 35-21 win over A.C. Flora
• Zach Doe, JPII: Rushed 30 times for 229 yards and 2 TDs and had a 22-yard reception in 16-14 loss to Cardinal Newman
• Ahmad Green, MRHS: Rushed 18 times for 110 yards and was 9-for-16 passing for 151 yards and 3 TDs in 34-6 win over Memorial Day
• Lee Kirkland, BLHS: Went 21-for-37 for 216 yards and 3 TDs in 31-30 loss at Screven County
• Stone McDonald, HHP: Was 14-of-17 passing for 183 yards and 3 TDs and rushed seven times for 118 yards and a TD in 45-0 win over Northside Christian
• Gaston Moore, HHIHS: Went 10-for-18 for 185 yards and 3 TDs in 43-14 win over Savannah High
• Brandon Morales, MRHS: Rushed 18 times for 93 yards and a TD and caught a 49-yard TD pass in 34-6 win over Memorial Day
• Irvin Mulligan, WBECHS: Rushed 12 times for 232 yards and 2 TDs in 31-9 win over Battery Creek
• Trey Pusha, THA: Rushed six times for 72 yards and a TD, had 3 INTs, including one for a TD, and returned a punt for a TD in 33-21 win at HHCA
• Jeffrey Smyth, BHS: Went 11-for-20 for 252 yards and 2 TDs and rushed 11 times for 50 yards in 35-21 win over A.C. Flora
Voting deadline: Thursday, Aug. 23, Noon ET
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