Week 1 Standouts

Here is a new feature to kick off the season. Underneath we have selected some of the top performers from Week 1 with their highlights attached and a writeup. Use the hashtag #RGStandout with your stats and film included if you want to be selected for next week.

Tanner Ennis
2024 Bryan Co.

The unanimous Preseason All-State selection totaled 14 tackles in their huge upset win over Lincoln County. Ennis is one of the hardest tackles in the state of Georgia, but at a technical level, he is very sound. Ennis generates a lot force through the hips, gets low and strikes the ball carrier with a lot of energy.

Devin Ingram
2024 Stephenson
Running Back

Ingram was an All-State HM selection in 2022 and he picked right where he left last week in their blowout win against Lithia Springs. With 178 yards rushing, 3 touchdowns, and whopping 12 yards per carry, Ingram was harder than a feather in a tornado. Ingram also returned a kick-off for a 96-yard score too.

DJ Avery
2025 Chattahoochee
Wide Receiver

Avery earned first-team All-Region as a sophomore, and he is starting off his junior year on an even stronger note. The show-stopping receiver had 162 yards on 9 receptions and 3 touchdowns. One exclamation point to the night was this incredible one-handed catch that nearly made the top 10 plays of the week. Avery figures to see his recruitment blossom in the coming months.

Telly Johnson
2024 Hephzibah
Running Back

I’m telling you guys, if you don’t know about Telly Johnson at this point, then you aren’t following my page. The class 3A sleeper is set for a huge season, and that all started last Friday. The senior rushed for 226 yards on just 9 carries and 4 touchdowns. Yes, that’s 25 yards per carry. Johnson has a big frame, but is surprisingly light on his feet and has incredible balance fighting off tackles.

Antwann Hill
2025 Houston Co.

Hill showed why he is one of the top passers in the state in his first game of the season. Going against Sumter County the signal-caller was flawless going 16/16 and throwing for 287 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and one rushing score too. What impressed me was the degree of difficulty of some of the throws, but also, Hill’s ability to allow his talented receivers to go up and make a play on the football.

Brock Nobles
2024 Toombs Co.
Defensive Lineman

Nobles helped stop the vaunted rushing attack of Long County with a total of 6 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 2 QB sacks. Look, I’m not a mathematician, but almost all of Nobles tackles were for a loss. The 6’2″ 270 lbs. two-way lineman fires off the ball quickly and gets very low; you can definitely see his wrestling background at work here. The run-stuffing defensive lineman is also a proficient blocker to boot.

Amari Latimer
2026 Sandy Creek
Running Back

Well, if Latimer showed flashes last season then in 2023 he is a blazing sun. The class of ’26 running back rushed for a whopping 274 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns in a dominating win against their rival Newnan. It’s not typical to see a 3A school take down a 6A, but when you have the dominating strength and speed of the 6′ 195 lbs. back then that will definitely help make a difference. Latimer should be considered one of the top backs in the class of ’26 in the entire country.

Reece Fountain
2024 Rome

Unfortunately, there will be no film for Fountain, but Score Atlanta did upload a little of the game footage on their YouTube. All that aside, Fountain dismantled the Cass defense going 17-22 for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns in a blowout 34-0 win. Fountain is going into his senior with a chip on his shoulder, along with the rest of the Rome team for that matter, and is someone to target.

Reece Wehr
2024 Etowah
Running Back

Wehr was among the most productive running backs returning to 6A, and Game 1 vs Lassiter raised the bar by rushing for 242 yards on just 9 carries and two touchdowns. What’s even more impressive? He did it all in one half. Wehr has very clearly improved his top-end speed, and that created several long rushing scores. At 5’8″ and 195 lbs., Wehr is a compact body with good vision and strength.

Davis Little
2024 South Forsyth

The bright spot in Game 1 for South Forsyth without question goes to Davis Little. The 2024 kicker had two of the longest fields goals you’ll see all season from 60 and 57 yards respectively. Absolute incredible leg strength, and sort of surreal to see a kicker attempt a kick from midfield.


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