HSFB: The RBC Heritage Player of the Week for Week 2 is …

Let’s face it, it’s been a weird week. Hurricane Dorian was coming, and then it wasn’t, and then it was again, and then it took its sweet time, and then we were spared any major damage.

Thankfully, the only thing most of us lost was an exciting slate of high school football games, and our thoughts go out to those who weren’t as fortunte. Count your blessings.

Well, the weirdness has carried over to the RBC Heritage Player of the Week voting process. Perhaps it’s a testament to the depth of quality nominees this week that all four of our panelists cast their votes for different players — one each for Hilton Head Christian Academy teammates Hayden Shinn and Jace Blackshear, one for Whale Branch’s De’Arius Hazel, and one for Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s Ky’Juan Swinton (my vote). 

That means it all came down to the online fan vote — either you would break our four-way stalemate, or you would cast your vote for a fifth player, swinging the vote in his favor.

You chose the latter.

May River’s Melik Frost earned 18.99 percent of the online vote, edging Hazel (17.02) and Shinn (13.4) for the final vote, which also serves as the tiebreaker.

Frost certainly is a worthy winner. In his Sharks debut, the former John Paul II standout rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries in a 54-14 win over rival Bluffton. 

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait another week to see what he does for an encore.

Thanks for voting, and best wishes as you and yours travel back home and/or get back to a sense of normalcy. 

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