Payton Campbell's ability to quickly assess a situation and react on the football field has helped him make a difference on both offense and defense during Sequatchie County's 4-1 start.
As a quarterback, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior has executed the Indians' read-option attack well while passing for 637 yards, rushing 53 times for 470 yards (8.9 average) and accounting for 16 touchdowns (11 rushing, five passing).
As a safety, the soft-spoken leader has 35 tackles (three for loss) and an 88-yard touchdown on an interception.
"Payton is the toughest player I have coached," Sequatchie County coach Rusty McIntyre said. "His speed and arm are not going to wow anyone when you first see him, but he goes out there and battles and knows how to make a significant impact on the game.