Troy Allen is the most recent winner of our weekly top play award. He is now the 2nd Hebron Christian player to win this fall, making the high school the first one in three years that has had multiple winners in a season – so shout out to the Hebron Christian community and their support!
Back to the winning play, which was truly an amazing display of Allen’s newly improved running skills. It was 3rd down, and Towns County sent a blitz off the edge that went unblocked, so the 2018 QB scrambled outside of the pocket escaping just in the nick of time. Now that he was running in open field, Allen made a series of hard cuts, leaving one defender standing like a statue, then he showed his determination and toughness dragging defenders +5 yards after contact into the endzone.
His team is 4-1 heading into tonight, and Troy Allen’s play at QB is leading the way. The 6’1″ 175-pound athlete had already doubled his rushing totals from last year, earning 413 yards on the ground with 6 scores. If he continues this pace, and Hebron Christian makes a push into the playoffs, Allen should total over 2000 yards on the season, and be one of the few 1000 yard QB rushers in Class A.
Allen talked to Recruit Georgia about his goals for the remainder of the year. “My expectations are to lead my team to victory every time we touch the field and to make this the best season in school history.”
Hebron Christian is currently ranked the #7 team in Class A, and tonight they will be facing off against #6 Athens Academy. The importance of this game has major playoff seeding implications, and is one of the best head-to-head matchups in Georgia tonight. This emerging rivalry has a lot on the line, to say the least.
On the recruiting front, Allen received his first offer from Berry College this week. He doesn’t have any college visits planned at this moment, but we are thinking the new offer might changed that soon.
His improved running skills has certainly caught our eye, and more colleges around the area are sure to checkout his senior film and see his potential as a creative playmaker. Bearing that in mind, there was little surprise when Allen talked about who he models his game after. “I model my game after Baker Mayfield – I think we both share the ability to extend the play.”
For Allen, this last stretch will be his final as a high school football player, so we asked him what makes Friday nights in Georgia so special.
“My favorite part about playing on Friday nights is the atmosphere and energy – also forming a brotherhood with my team.”
Interested in recruiting a leader like Troy Allen? Click HERE to visit his Recruit Georgia profile.