published Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Football player of the week honor roll

For games of Oct. 19

(Coaches are invited to make nominations. Send an email to Ward Gossett at by 6 p.m. each Saturday.)

  • Baylor: George Porter scored three touchdowns while gaining 165 yards as the Red Raiders improved to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in Division II-AA East/Middle with a 35-0 win at Pope John Paul II.
  • Bledsoe County: Dakota Wooden completed 12 of 19 passes for 178 yards, but the Warriors suffered their seventh loss in a 28-0 setback to Sweetwater.
  • Brainerd: Sam Caffey threw for 211 yards and ran for a touchdown, but the Panthers surrendered a 10-point halftime lead and lost 40-30 to Hixson.
  • Boyd-Buchanan: Rance Harden ran for 94 yards but was held out of the end zone as the Buccaneers suffered their first loss, 26-16 to Class 4A Maplewood.
  • Bradley Central: Bryce Copeland ran for 162 yards, passed for 125 and scored one TD while passing for another in the Bears' 16-14 victory over chief rival Cleveland.
  • Cleveland: C.J. Bryant scored the Blue Raiders' first TD and accounted for 126 rushing yards in the 16-14 loss to Bradley.
  • Coahulla Creek: Blaine Williams ran for a touchdown and passed for another in a 43-14 loss to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.
  • Copper Basin: Dylan Boggs scored two touchdowns and passed for another in the Cougars' 42-27 victory over Lookout Valley. Boggs finished with 142 rushing yards and 128 passing yards.
  • East Hamilton: Logan Jackson turned in his ninth 100-yard rushing performance of the season, picking up 112 yards and a TD as the Hurricanes clinched the District 6-AA championship with a 24-6 victory over Red Bank.
  • East Ridge: Tad Whitaker kicked two extra points and two field goals, the second of which sent the game into overtime, as the Pioneers beat Central.
  • Grace Academy: Josh Smith threw two touchdown passes in going 5-for-5 for 98 yards and added a rushing TD as the Golden Eagles upset Grundy County 34-22.
  • Grundy County: Houston Maynard, the quarterback who's been out with a broken collarbone, came in and threw two fourth-quarter TD passes, but it was too little, too late in a 34-22 upset loss at Grace Academy.
  • Heritage: Caleb Dietz rushed for 115 yards on 16 carries in the Generals' 30-13 loss to Southeast Whitfield.
  • Hixson: Isaiah Robinson rushed for 165 yards and Eric Jones scored three touchdowns in the Wildcats' come-from-behind 40-30 win over Brainerd that clinched second place in District 6-AA.
  • Howard: LaWayne Ruffin had touchdown runs of 8 and 14 yards, but the Hustlin' Tigers fell 41-21 to Tyner.
  • Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe: Pooh Harden ran for one TD while gaining 114 yards on 15 carries and added a 49-yard scoring pass from Trey Silmon in the Warriors' 43-14 win over Coahulla Creek.
  • Lookout Valley: Jamal James ran for 200 yards and a TD, but the Yellow Jackets fell to Copper Basin 42-27.
  • Marion County: Hamilton Shoemaker gained 160 yards on just nine carries and scored a TD in the Warriors' 65-32 win over Chattanooga Christian.
  • McCallie: Chad Toliver scored the Blue Tornado's lone TD in a lopsided loss to Montgomery Bell Academy.
  • McMinn Central: Josh Scudder returned an interception for a score, recovered a fumble and added 81 receiving yards in the Chargers' win over Stone Memorial.
  • McMinn County: Dre Sanders and Kelvin Wells each gained 89 yards and Sanders added two rushing TDs and a receiving score in the Cherokees' 44-6 victory at Soddy-Daisy.
  • North Murray: Brady Swilling ran for 132 yards and a TD in a 35-21 loss to Ringgold.
  • Northwest Whitfield: Silas Ledford completed 19 of 26 passes with two interceptions for 253 yards and a TD, but the Bruins lost 35-20 to Ridgeland.
  • Notre Dame: Kareem Orr returned the opening kickoff 84yards and the Irish scored 42 points in the first half and watched a running clock in the second. In the 42-6 win, which improved their record to 7-1, Orr also had a rushing TD and a 13-yard pass reception.
  • Polk County: Zack Miller ran for 130 yards and two TDs, but the Wildcats fell to South Pittsburg 21-14.
  • Red Bank: Hagen Wilkey ran for 120 yards and passed for 111 in the Lions' 24-6 loss to East Hamilton.
  • Rhea County: Austin Dotson completed 14 passes, two for TDs, but the Golden Eagles dropped a 35-21 game to Walker Valley.
  • Ridgeland: Darrell Bridges ran for four touchdowns and rolled up 239 yards on 32 carries as the Panthers beat Northwest Whitfield 35-20. Bridges scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, an 8-yarder and a 51-yarder.
  • Ringgold: Slade Dale scored just once but ran 21 times for 291 yards in the Tigers' 35-15 win over North Murray.
  • Soddy-Daisy: C.J. Brown's 9-yard pass reception for a TD gave the Trojans a short-lived lead in their 44-6 loss to McMinn County.
  • Southeast Whitfield: Chris Tinson gained at least 112 yards -- he had that much in three TD runs -- in a 30-13 win at Heritage.
  • South Pittsburg: Dominic Johnson ran for 153 yards and scored two late TDs in the Pirates' come-from-behind, 21-14 win over Polk County. Johnson also had an end-zone interception.
  • Trion: Luke Gilliland scored two TDs and picked up 85 yards in just two carries as the Bulldogs defeated Southwest Atlanta Christian 65-6.
  • Tyner: Lamonte Solomon returned a fumble 27 yards for one TD and went 1 yard for a second score in the Rams' 41-21 victory over Howard.
  • Walker Valley: Justin Ware ran for two TDs and added 151 rushing yards as the Mustangs improved to 5-4 with a 35-21 victory at Rhea County.
  • Whitwell: Clay McHone ran for 63 yards, including a 52-yard TD, in the Tigers' 42-6 loss to Notre Dame.

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