You’ve seen the nominees for the RBC Heritage Player of the Week for Week 2, but we also need to give some props to the guys who don’t always share in the spotlight.
You won’t find many offensive stars here (though a quarterback did make the list this week). Instead, this space is devoted to the road graders on the offensive line, the run-stuffers and shutdown DBs on defense, and the special teams standouts.
We call them the Unsung Heroes, and here they are for Week 2 of the high school football season.
• MRHS LB Jordan Barrow: Senior leader racked up 19 tackles to anchor defensive effort in 35-21 win at Bluffton
• BHS OT Caleb Hagood: Anchored offensive line that paved the way for 489 total yards in 48-6 win at Battery Creek
• WBECHS LB De’Arius Hazel: Defensive leader racked up 11 tackles, one tackle for loss, and two forced fumbles in 47-0 win at Cross
• HHIHS LB Eli Hickey: Junior had a monster game with 15 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a forced fumble in 34-0 win over St. James
• MRHS OL Gabe Long, Kailin Prescott-Ferguson, Connor Kovacs, Joe Whiteaker, Will Wilson: All five big men up front graded out 94 percent or higher as the Sharks rolled up 497 total yards in a 35-21 win at Bluffton
• RHHS OL De’Aundrey Shiggs: Anchored offensive line with six pancake blocks and contributed three tackles on defense in 29-0 win at Estill
• HHCA QB Hayden Shinn: Junior QB took eight sacks but kept dusting himself off and passed for 275 yards and three TDs without an interception in a 58-27 loss to Memorial Day
• THA LB Bryce Tillotson: Defensive anchor racked up 14 tackles and a tackle for loss in 51-19 win over John Paul II
• HHP K Trevor Weldon: Booted field goals of 26 and 31 yards and went 2-for-2 on PATs in 21-20 loss at Colleton Prep
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