Week 1 of the high school football season is in the rearview mirror, so the only thing left to do is name the LowcoSports Player of the Week.
We picked 10 nominees and put it to a vote with our four local media panelists each casting their ballot and the fifth ballot belonging to you, the fans, and in case you missed it on the WHHI-TV News at 5, here’s how the voting went down this week.
Hilton Head Prep’s AJ Barger was the recipient of the most support in the fan voting after snagging 8 passes for 110 yards and a TD in a 34-22 loss to BA. Barger picked up just under 28% of the vote to edge Battery Creek’s Damien Freeman by nearly 5% in an impressive showing by the Prep faithful, but our panelists went a different direction — actually, three different directions.
Freeman and Whale Branch defensive standout Davon Evans each picked up a vote, but our other two panelists went with BA’s Jaxen Porter, who rolled up 124 yards and 3 TDs in 14 carries, all before halftime, to wreck Hilton Head Prep’s home opener. So congrats to Beaufort Academy’s Jaxen Porter, your LowcoSports Player of the Week.
That’s a wrap on Week 1. Week 2 starts Friday night. Until kickoff, Go Lowco.
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