HERALD PREP FOOTBALL PEEK --- WEEK 2: New Fab 5 Poll, Player of the Week, Quote of the Week, Herald Heisman Watch, Week 3 schedule

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

Herald Top 5 poll:

1. Lee County (2-0)

After beating Monroe in a scrimmage and scoring 105 points in two games, the Trojans sit atop the Fab 5 for the first time since this poll was created.

Next: Friday vs. Terrell County, 7:30 p.m.

2. Monroe (2-0)

Even without QB Devine Noel, Monroe ripped Northeast, Macon, 32-6 with a defense that made 16 plays for no gain or less. Next: Saturday vs. Albany, 7 p.m.

3. Mitchell County (2-0)

The Eagles are 2-0 against Westover and Dougherty, a pair of AAA programs, and look like a Class A power.

Next: Friday vs. Thomasville, 7:30 p.m

4. Worth (2-0)

The Rams have added a kicking game to what appears to be one of best teams in SW Ga. Next: Friday vs. Cook, 7:30 p.m.

5. Bainbridge (1-1)

The Bearcats' defense has given up only 21 points this season, but falls from No. 1 to No. 5 after losing to No. 3 state-ranked Cairo, 14-0. Next: Friday vs. Westover. 7:30 p.m.


Co-Players of the Week:

Justin Walker, QB, and Sanford Seay, WR, Lee County

Walker was 10-of-15 for 232 yards and 5 TDs, and Seay had 3 catches for 119 yards and 2 TDs, rushed for a TD and returned a kickoff 81 yards for a TD in 56-13 win vs. Crawford.


Herald's Heisman watch:

***Charles Strafford, QB Monroe: completed 11-of-19 passes for 223 yards and three TDs, including a 96-yarder in 32-6 win vs. Northeast, Macon.

***Dalviness Greene, RB, WESTOVER: 9 carries for 110 yards and a TD, and ran a free kick back 65 yards for a TD in Westover's 21-7 win against Albany.

***James Terrell, WR, Lee County: Caught 5 passes for 102 yards and also threw a 65-yard TD pass in Lee's 56-13 win vs. Crawford.

***Banks Kinslow, qb, DWS: completed 6-of-8 passes for a 149 yards and a school record four first quarter TDs in 42-10 win vs. Stratford.

***Johntavious strum, wr/lb, monroe: Strum scored on a 32-yard

interception, recovered a fumble, and had 96-yard, and 13-yard TD receptions.


Quote of the Week:

"He is real cool under pressure. He grew up tonight."

Charles Truitt

Monroe coach after watching 15-year-old freshman Charles Strafford step in for Devine Noel and complete 11-of-19 passes for 223 yards and three TDs to lead Monroe to a 32-6 victory against Northeast, Macon in the first game of his career.


Week 3 schedule:

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

Friday's games

Randolph-Clay vs. Baconton Charter in Pelham

Westover at Bainbridge

Calhoun County at Stewart County

Deerfield at Bethesda Day

Clarkston at Dougherty

Seminole at Early, 8 p.m.

Terrell County at Lee County

Northview at Miller, 8 p.m.

Mitchell County at Thomasville

Pelham at Brooks County

Randolph Southern at SGA

Sherwood at Westwood

Pinewood at Southland

Cook at Worth County

Saturday's game

Albany vs. Monroe, 7 p.m. (at Hugh Mills Stadium)