published Monday, October 7th, 2013

Greater Chattanooga area prep football player of the week honor roll

For games of Oct. 4

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

Several schools are listed with "no report." Coaches are asked to call or have their appointed statistician call on game nights with scoring summary, team statistics and individual statistics for both teams as soon as games are over. Call 423-757-6273.

• Baylor: George Porter added three more scores to his touchdown total and rushed for 183 yards in his last regular-season game against rival McCallie.

• Bledsoe County: Bradley Smith scored a TD and a two-point conversion and rushed for 93 yards in a 29-20 loss to Sequatchie County.

• Brainerd: Back now to receiver, Sam Caffey hauled in a pair of TD passes from LaTony Word as the Panthers won their first game of the 2013 season, 19-16 over Howard.

• Boyd-Buchanan: Jim Cardwell ran for one TD and passed for two as the Buccaneers won their District 5-A opener, 49-20 at Grace Academy.

• Bradley Central: Brett Standifer threw four TD passes and had 250 passing yards, but the Bears lost 28-26 to Ooltewah.

• Calhoun: Open date.

• Central: Isyah Funk scored the Pounders' only touchdown in a 35-10 home loss to Tyner.

• Chattanooga Christian: Lost 35-0 to Grundy County.

• Christian Heritage: Trevor Brown threw 3 TD passes and completed 18 of 26 passes for 253 yards in a 35-0 win at Gordon Lee.

• Cleveland: Tyler Davis pulled in four passes for 104 yards and a TD, but the Blue Raiders lost 21-20 to East Hamilton.

• Coahulla Creek: No report; lost 14-6 to Gordon Central.

• Dade County: Open date.

• Dalton: Payton Veraldi completed 6 of 10 passes for 110 yards with two of those completions going for TDs in the Catamounts' 28-0 victory over Ridgeland. Veraldi also picked up 53 rushing yards.

• East Hamilton: Tre Herndon returned a kickoff 80 yards for one TD and hauled in a 65-yard pass from Hunter Moore in the Hurricanes' 21-20 victory over Cleveland.

• East Ridge: Jo Jo Tillery ran for 83 yards and passed for 87, but the Pioneers dropped out of the District 6-AA lead in a 19-14 loss at Hixson.

• Fort Payne: No report; beat Boaz 33-0.

• Gordon Central: No report; beat Coahulla Creek 14-6.

• Gordon Lee: Lost to Christian Heritage 35-0.

• Grace Academy: Will Slack scored two touchdowns and rushed for 149 yards, but the Golden Eagles fell 49-20 to Boyd-Buchanan.

• Grundy County: Michael Nolan scored three times and gained 140 yards on 18 carries as the Yellow Jackets posted their second win of the year, 35-0 over Chattanooga Christian.

• Heritage: No report; lost to Northwest Whitfield 49-7.

• Hixson: Gill Brown threw for one TD and scored the eventual game-winner in the third quarter as the Wildcats rallied past East Ridge 19-14.

• Howard: Quarterback Terrance Brooks caught a 42-yard pass from running back Lorenzo McCauley, but the Hustlin' Tigers fell 19-16 to Brainerd.

• Ider: No report; lost to Section 43-28.

• LaFayette: No report; lost 31-17 to Southeast Whitfield.

• Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe: Jacob Gilbert scored one of the Warriors' two TDs in a 76-13 loss to unbeaten Cartersville.

• Lookout Valley: Evan Walker scored the Yellow Jackets' TD in a 47-8 loss to Whitwell.

• Marion County: Logan Walters completed 9 of 16 passes, and five of them went for touchdowns as the Warriors took the wraps off their passing game in a 69-0 win over Sale Creek.

• Murray County: Open date.

• McCallie: Paul Silverblatt picked up 102 yards on 13 carries, but the Blue Tornado lost to Baylor 38-14.

• McMinn Central: Gage Johnson had 16 tackles (10 solos), a sack, a forced fumble and an interception return for a TD in the Chargers' 40-17 win over Sweetwater.

• McMinn County: Corbin Powers ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Cherokees got their second win of the season, 42-7 over Soddy-Daisy.

• Meigs County: No report; lost 63-7 to Grace Christian.

• North Jackson: C.J. Cobb gained 14 yards and threw a scoring pass to Omar Brown with 0:37 left as the Chiefs rallied to beat Butler 7-6.

• North Murray: Drake McKowan scored early and late and gained 115 yards (20 carries) in a 31-21 loss to Adairsville.

• North Sand Mountain: No report; beat West End 41-14.

• Northwest Whitfield: Caleb Shiflett threw five TD passes in a 49-7 win over Heritage.

• Notre Dame: Auston Banks ran 16 times for 80 yards but couldn't get the breakaway big gainer as the Irish fell 20-13 to Signal Mountain.

• Ooltewah: Brody Binder completed 18 of 24 passes with no interceptions, accounting for 186 yards and two TDs in the Owls' 28-26 win over Bradley Central.

• Polk County: No report; beat Sequoyah 21-14.

• Red Bank: Open date.

• Rhea County: Jacob York scored two of the Golden Eagles' first three TDs and finished with 91 yards on 12 carries in a 27-3 win over Cookeville.

• Ridgeland: Lost to Dalton 28-0.

• Ringgold: Slade Dale ran for 146 yards and passed for 111 as the Tigers blanked Sonoraville 30-0.

• Sale Creek: Lost to Marion County 69-0.

• Scottsboro: No report; beat Etowah 24-20.

• Sequatchie County: Blake Cates ran for 44 yards and a TD and had 10 solo tackles and 11 assists in the Indians' 29-20 win over Bledsoe County.

• Signal Mountain: Jacob Wright had four tackles for loss, each coming in a crucial situation, and batted down a pass as the Eagles came from behind to slip past Notre Dame, 20-13.

• Silverdale Baptist: Open date.

• Soddy-Daisy: Lost 42-7 to McMinn County.

• Sonoraville: No report; lost to Ringgold 38-0.

• Southeast Whitfield: No report; beat LaFayette 31-17.

• South Pittsburg: Open date.

• Trion: Open date.

• Tyner: Willie Stewart threw a 67-yard TD pass and returned a fumble 71 yards as the Rams beat Central 35-10.

• Walker Valley: Open date.

• Whitwell: Clay McHone re-entered the Tigers' rushing picture, picking up 130 yards on 13 carries in a 47-8 win over winless Lookout Valley.

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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