Tune in to this link: http://tinyurl.com/mu3xx7q at 7:30PM tonight for the rivalry renewal between Holston and Patrick Henry!
Last week I got to check out PH and RR for the first time this year. Three things that stood out to me for each team:
1) Jordan Corvin reminds me of Tyler Caudill in almost every way.
2) Chase Heldreth is a pretty good quarterback. He's definitely related to Matt.
3) Justin Ball is always open
For Patrick Henry
1) All good things for PH funnel through Zach Wright
2) They are a runningback by committee type team.
3) They have some speed you wouldn't expect
Last week, Trey Crook won the honors after a tight contest with Holston's Seth Thomas. The two quarterbacks put on a show and made it awfully hard for the panel to choose who was better. This week, the panel had it pretty easy. One district runner put on a show all by himself and shows no signs of slowing down anytime this season.
So who won this week's POTW honors?
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If you're a Patrick Henry fan, you've got to be feeling pretty good about your team right now even after last Friday's defeat to John Battle. The Rebels started the season 3-0, the first time they've done that since 1998. While some will argue that their competition level in those first three games was low (those teams combine for a 2-12 record right now) it's still meaningful for the Rebels who had previously only won 5 games combined in the four years leading up to this season. The tides are turning down in Glade Spring and the fans and coaches there have a lot to look forward to. I just entered PH's roster into the Game Cast app and noticed the amount of youth on "Malibu" Mark Palmer's team is astounding. If my sources are accurate, PH only has 7 seniors. Combine that with 14 freshmen, 7 sophomores, and 14 juniors and you have a pretty young group. They're experienced though, many of the key players Palmer employs have had three and four years of varsity experience. Combine all this with a solid transfer junior quarterback, Zach Wright, and the Rebels have a lot to cheer about all of a sudden.
We're already approaching week 6 of high school football. Can you believe it? We must be having fun because time is flying by.
Two weeks ago the panel breezed to a unamious decision - Trey Skeens, all day.
Last week the panel struggled but at least two agreed - Elijah Onks.
This week there was a tie. A big tie. And I'm the tie breaker - lucky me.
The tied votes were between two quarterbacks who squared off in a single game. It's rare that a player of a losing team even makes the list, but this guy had to. This quarterback led his team with 273 yards passing, completed 50% of 24 pass attempts, and scored 4 total touchdowns including three through the air against a notable defense. A defense, I might add, that had allowed no more than 27 points all season, and that was to district power George Wythe. 39 is a large point total for a losing team and it certainly earned the panel's respect. But across the line of scrimmage, the other quarterback completed over 54% of his 11 attempts for 99 yards, 3 TD's through the air, and 2 more on the ground to lead his team to triumph.
So, who earned the honors?