HERALD HIGH SCHOOL REPORT: Fab Five, Player of the Week, Quote of the Week, Week 6 schedule

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

Herald Fab 5:

1. Lee County (4-0)

So maybe the critics will be silent while the bandwagon gets bigger for the Trojans, who knocked off previously unbeaten Northside, Columbus.

Next: Friday at Houston County, 7:30 p.m.

2. Bainbridge (2-2)

The Bearcats won't drop after playing tough against Northside, Warner Robins, the top-ranked Class AAAA team.Next: Friday vs. Hardaway, 7:30 p.m.

3. Mitchell (4-1)

The Eagles put up 50 in their first Region 1-A opener against Stewart County.

Next: Friday vs. Seminole. 7:30 p.m.

4. Randolph-Clay (4-0)

The Red Devils can run with anyone, and make their debut in The Herald Fab 5 poll after a 4-0 start.

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

5. Deerfield-Windsor (5-0)

The Knights haven't been scored on in two weeks, Next: Oct. 8 vs. Pinewood, 7:30 p.m.


Quote of the week:

"I'm so proud of every one of them. These kids went through a lot this week, and a lot of folks folded up the tent. But these kids battled all night, on every play. They laid it on the line. They played hard, we just couldn't quite get in the end zone ... I'm proud of them, and I'm proud of our fans. Our fans were great.''

Jim Morrell

Pelham coach after his team went through a tough week, having to forfeit two games, and then fell, 28-26, to Randolph-Clay on Friday night.


Player of the Week:

Johnny Foster, Randolph-Clay

Foster has gained more than 600 yards in his last three games, including a career-high 254 yards last week in a 28-26 Region 1-A victory against Pelham.


Herald Heisman Watch:

The Top 5 performers from last Friday who are making an early case for Player of the Year.

- Justin Walker, QB, Lee County: Threw four TD passes -- he has 19 for the season -- and 287 yards in a 31-14 win vs. Northside, Columbus.

- Denzel Eckles, RB, Lee County: Rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and also had 47 yards receiving.

- Davis moore, RB/DB, Deerfield-Windsor: Rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 13.8 yards per carry in a 34-0 win vs. Bulloch.

- Jake Hood, QB, SOUTHLAND: Rushed for 165 yards on 22 carries, and scored a TD in a 28-14 win vs. Tiftarea.

- Marvin Grant, RB, Miller County: Rushed for a pair of 68-yard TDs and gained 168 yards on the ground in a 25-8 win vs. Terrell County.


Dynamite drop-in:

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

WHO: Taylor Tabb, RB/S, SGA.

WHY: Tabb did it again last Friday, dominating both sides of the line of scrimmage.

He scored four TDs in a 58-21 win vs. Troupe, rushing for 228 yards on 16 carries and scoring on two runs.

He also scored on a reception, and had two

interceptions, including one he returned for a TD.


Game of the week:

1. Westover at Worth County -- 35 %

2. Americus-Sumter at Monroe -- 20 %

Note: The Seminole County vs. Mitchell County game won the poll with 45 percent of the vote, but the Indians had to forfeit.


Week 6 Schedule (All games 7:30 p.m. unless noted):

Friday's games

Baconton Charter at Hebron Christian Academy

Hardaway at Bainbridge

Terrell County at Calhoun County

Crisp County at Dougherty

Miller County at Pelham

Seminole County at Mitchell County

Stewart County at Randolph-Clay 8 p.m.

Randolph Southern at Crisp Academy

Lee County at Houston County

Bulloch Academy at Southland Academy

Valwood School at Southwest Georgia Academy

Fullington Academy at Terrell Academy

Westwood at Dawson Street

Westover at Worth County

Saturday's games

Americus-Sumter at Monroe, 7 p.m.