The panel had another tough one on their hands after last Friday's Hogo performances. Marion's Trey Crook threw the ball all over the place against Virginia High, Chilhowie's duo of Justin Jones and Buddy Brooks combined for 6 touchdowns and 270 yards against Patrick Henry, Holston's Seth Thomas outmaneuvered George Wythe's defense while runningbacks Dakota Barlow and Shane Milhorne outran them. Jason Prater did it on both sides of the ball as Northwood upended Rural Retreat and despite losing, George Wythe's Trey Skeens scored twice on the ground and caught a touchdown pass in Damascus.
So who did the panel give the award to this week?
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This regular season is coming to a head and it's far from decided. Usually around this time we realize George Wythe is on their way to another district champsionship. This year, however, has been much, much different. George Wythe is still among the teams to beat in the district and boasts a fierce tandem of running backs with Elijah Onks and Trey Skeens. The Cavs from Holston are no slouch, mind you. They have a fierce tandem themselves with Shane Milhorne and Dakota Barlow paving the way for the offense. Holston also has an experienced signal caller in Seth Thomas who makes plays in a multitude of ways.
As the series goes, since 1990...
It was another tough call this week for the panel. Marion's Sam Wagner, a.k.a. "Beast Mode", hauled the ball 20 times for 112 yards and a score against a very stout Union Bears team. Someone on the panel dubbed Holston's star runner as "Sugar" Shane Milhorne which I think has a nice ring to it. Sugar Shane put on the sweet moves once again as his Cavaliers took it to Rural Retreat and earned a shot at the district title. Milhorne had 104 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory. George Wythe's Trey Skeens reminded the rest of the district that they're not done defending their legacy by a long shot in a bounce back win over PH. Skeens needed just eight touches to gain 212 yards and score 3 times.
So who did the panel select as this week's Player of the Week?
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