HERALD PREP FOOTBALL PEEK: Fab 5, Heisman Watch, Week 10 schedule, Quote of the Week, Dynamite Dozen Drop-in

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

Herald Fab 5:

1. Mitchell County (7-1)

No one's hotter than the Eagles, who just put up 50 points on Calhoun. Next: Friday at Pelham, 7:30 p.m.

2. Lee County (6-2)

The Trojans finally drop after their one-sided loss to Thomas County Central on Friday, but can make the playoffs with a win this week. Next: Friday at Bainbridge, 7:30 p.m.

3. Americus-Sumter (5-3)

The Panthers have clinched a playoff spot and look like they'll be at home in the first round. Next: Thursday at Westover, 7 p.m.

4. Deerfield-Windsor (8-0)

The perfect Knights face their biggest test of the season this week, but there's no reason to believe they won't win. Next: Friday vs. Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

5. Miller County (6-2)

After a big win against Randolph-Clay, the Pirates face

Seminole in the annual classic showdown between these two powers. Next: Friday at Seminole, 7:30 p.m.


Game of the week:

1. Westwood at Terrell Academy -- 78.89 %

2. Miller County at Seminole -- 12.02 %

3. Westfield at Deerfield -- 9.29 %


Quote of the week:

"When you play the way we do, you have to be willing to win by a little or lose by a lot -- and tonight, we lost by a lot."

Dean Fabrizio,

Lee County coach on his team's fast-paced offense after the Trojans lost to state-ranked Thomas County Central, 69-28.


Dynamite drop-in:

A look at the highlighted Herald Dynamite Dozen player of the week:

WHO: Juwan Jones, DE, Miller County.

WHY: Jones had a momentum-killing 95-yard kickoff return in Miller's 21-13 victory against Randolph Clay on Friday. It was the longest return of his career. He's also returned a punt for a score this season.


Herald Heisman watch:

The Top 4 performers from last Friday who are making a case for Player of the Year:

JHUE RHODES, TB, WORTH COUNTY: Filling in for injured RB Ellis Anderson, Rhodes rushed for 110 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns in Worth's win.

TAYLOR TABB, TB, SGA: Tabb rushed for 167 yards on 26 carries and scored two touchdowns to help SGA beat Heritage 32-25 and stay unbeaten in Region 3-AA.

TERRANCE BURNETTE, QB, SHERWOOD: Burnette completed 14 of 23 passes and three touchdowns, including the game-winning toss with 22 seconds left to Vashon Gaines as the Knights defeated Southland, 33-27.

MODZELLE ATKINS, RB, MITCHELL COUNTY: Atkins rushed for 80 yards and a TD, had 48 yards receiving and a TD, and recovered a fumble in the end zone after a blocked punt for a TD to help the Eagles stay perfect in Region 1-A at 5-0.


Week 10 schedule:

(All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted)

Thursday's game

Randolph So. at Fullington Academy

Americus-Sumter at Westover, 7 p.m.

Friday's games

Albany at Early County

Lee County at Bainbridge

Randolph-Clay at Calhoun County

Westfield at Deerfield-Windsor

Miller County at Seminole

Mitchell County at Pelham

Sherwood Christian at Tiftarea

Bethesda Day at Southland

SGA at Flint River Academy

Westwood at Terrell Academy

Stewart County at Terrell County

Dougherty at Monroe