Here are the Week 7 standouts from our weekend research. We have a quick write-up on each of the 10 athletes that we have selected with their highlight film included if possible.
We also have a poll for our Player of the Week directly underneath that will end Tuesday night at 10 p.m. You can only vote once per hour! The winner will get a featured story on the website and a custom highlight video.
JR New Hampstead
New Hampstead was close to pulling off the upset against 4A’s #1 team in Benedictine. Junior QB Rashawn Truell threw for 533 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, breaking the school record for yardage. Two of his receivers did most of the damage with Jaylen Hampton grabbing 242 yards and Kamari Maxwell 158. Truell did a great job showing poise under pressure and reading the defense consistently for big plays.
SR Hart Co.
The do-it-all running back for Hart County was back after being sidelined with a small injury and he didn’t miss a beat. Moore had 315 yards and 5 touchdowns on 27 carries. Moore did a nice job reading the line of scrimmage and having good vision getting around his blocks. He should really be an impact player for Hart County down the stretch.
SR Mary Persons
Down goes Class A DI’s #1 team in Prince Avenue. They simply couldn’t stop Mary Person’s star running back Duke Watson. Watson ran for 315 yards and 5 touchdowns on 29 carries. The dynamic running back ended Prince Avenue’s multi-season winning streak at 20 in the process. Mary Persons has really cemented themselves among the favorite teams in 3A and a consensus top 5 team.
— Duke Watson (@Duke2_smooth) September 30, 2023
Perhaps no senior has broken more onto the scene this year than Jonesboro WR Montrez Redding. The senior was a problem again in their matchup against Mundy’s Mill where Redding totaled 201 yards and 3 touchdowns receiving. Plus, he had a 93-yard return. Redding is a basketball player coming back to football, but is quickly becoming a name to know in the recruiting world. Both Toledo and Arkansas State have offered in the last week.
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— 1luhtez (@MontezRedding) October 1, 2023
Fletcher was a standout in their 48-23 win over Sprayberry. The senior defensive lineman amounted 4.5 sacks, 2 additional tackles for a loss, and a fumble recovery. Fletcher was dominant getting off his blocks showing a great understanding of leverage and just being a smart-reactive football player. The 6’1″ 260 lbs. senior is a well-coached prospect flying under the radar. He is mostly receiving interest from DII programs at the moment but you have to be impressed with his output and film.
SOPH Rabun Co.
Giles had 251 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns in their 42-28 win over Fellowship Christian. The speedy sophomore was also a standout on offense at defensive back collecting tackles. Giles has very good top-end acceleration and was able to break into the open field for several game-changing touchdowns. The 2026 prospect will be one to watch in the coming years for sure.
SR Bryan Co.
Bryan County’s Tanner Ennis continued his monster season last Friday night. The senior had 3 receptions for 62 yards and 2 touchdowns on top of 58 yards rushing and another score on offense. Then on the defensive side of the ball, Ennis lived in the backfield totaling 5 of his 11 tackles for a loss. Ennis continues to be one of the more underrated seniors in this class.
SR Schley Co.
In a massive blowout against Chattahoochee County, Jay Kanazawa continues his hyper-efficient season with a 160.4 QBR. The senior completed 16/20 passes for 342 yards and 3 scores on the night. Here is the real kicker, Kanazawa did it all in one half. The senior does a great job of spreading the football around and just consistently finding the open man.
JR Lithia Springs
Lithia Springs’ talented junior Chris Parks went off last week against Villa Rica. Per Douglas Sentinel’s Derrick Mahone, Parks had 94 yards rushing, 88 yards passing, and an additional 84 yards receiving. The Swiss-army knife offensive player had a total of 4 touchdowns in the game. The 5’10” 175 lbs. athlete is a junior to keep an eye on with his explosive playmaking and good top-end speed.
SR Chapel Hill
With a huge upset over Maynard-Jackson 18-16 on Homecoming night, Chapel Hill has to be feeling good. Senior Michael Padgett had himself a nice. He amassed 203 yards rushing and scored 3 of his team’s touchdowns for the night. Padgett is a 5’10” 195 lbs. running back who has good patience at the line of scrimmage and then an excellent burst to accelerate through the hole. He is back to continue to watch closely down the stretch here for programs looking for an under-the-radar back that is producing in a big way.