South Pittsburg Pirates' Kamden Wellington earns Player of the Week honors

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / South Pittsburgh (15) Kamden Wellington tries to elude Signal Mountain (9) Rip Hutcherson at Finley Stadium on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

What was one of the biggest questions on the South Pittsburg football roster coming into the season has become a point of confidence halfway through the regular season.

Prior to this season, junior quarterback Kamden Wellington had never taken a snap at quarterback at any level. But on a team that has had to replace six all-state players from last year's state championship run, Wellington is now a proven offensive weapon, having thrown for more than 700 yards and 10 touchdowns against just two interceptions, and has added more than 300 rushing yards.

Last Friday, in a Region 3-1A showdown at Whitwell, Wellington completed eight of 14 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns and also led the team with 73 rushing yards and another score in a 40-15 win. That performance earned Wellington this week's Times Free Press Player of the Week honors.