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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Weekly 'Prep Peek'

Herald Fab 5 Poll

1. Bainbridge (3-1)

Bainbridge had a bye last week and stays atop the poll as Region 1-AAAAA play begins this week with its biggest test of the season. Next: at TCC, 8 p.m. Friday.

2. Lee County (5-0)

The Trojans put up 51 points against Dodge County and have scored 236 points (47.2 average) in five games. The Trojans also open Region 1-AAAAA play this week. Next: vs. Hardaway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

3. Americus-Sumter (4-1)

The Panthers move up from No. 4 to No. 3 in the poll after beating Worth County, 40-14, to win their third game in a row and third under assistant coach Chris Wade.

Next: vs. Monroe, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12.

4. Early County (3-2)

Early ran into what could be the best Class AA team in Georgia last week and fell to Brooks, 42-8, and slip one spot in the poll. Next: at Berrien, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

5. Westover (2-3)

The Patriots played much better than the 31-7 loss to Cairo indicates, and hang on to the No. 5 spot in the poll after a tough loss on the road to the state-power Syrupmakers. Next: at Crisp County, 8 p.m., Oct. 12.


HERALD HEISMAN WATCH:

The Top 5 performers from Week 6 who are already making a case for Player of the Year.

KH’RON MCCLAIN, RB, DEERFIELD: Rushed for 186 yards on just nine carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Knights to a 42-9 win against rival Sherwood Christian Academy.

WESLEY FIELDS, RB, AMERICUS-SUMTER: Rushed for 257 yards on 23 carries and scored three times in 40-14 win against Worth County.

KENNETH HURLEY, RB, LEE COUNTY: Rushed for 209 yards and four touchdowns, caught four passes for 44 yards and blocked a punt in a 51-8 win against Dodge County.

DON BOLDEN, RB, RANDOLPH-CLAY: Rushed for 196 yards on just 15 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Randolph-Clay to a 42-6 win against Barbour, Ala.

DALVINESS GREENE, RB, WESTOVER: Gained 121 yards on 21 carries and also had one reception for 17 yards in the Patriots’ 31-7 loss to Cairo this past Friday.


GAME OF THE WEEK:

Hardaway at Lee County, Friday, 7:30 p.m.


BY THE NUMBERS:

83:

Number of points Americus-Sumter has scored in its first two region games, a 43-0 win against Albany High, and a 40-14 win against Worth County as both victories came on the road.

3:

Number of total completed passes by both Monroe QB Charles Stafford and Albany High’s Emanuel Byrd in the second half of Monroe’s 12-0 win Saturday when a downpour hit the field in the second half and shut down both passing games.


Dynamite drop-in

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

WHO: Don Mills, Westover, Sr., LB.

WHY: Made a staggering 15 tackles, including nine solo stops and two tackles for losses, in the Patriots’ 31-7 loss to Cairo last Friday night on the road.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“That No. 21 (Jaquan Williams), I don’t know his name, but I’d love for him to come to Colquitt. He can come right now.”

Frank Killingsworth,

--- Miller County coach after this past Friday’s game against Mitchell County, which he praised partly because of the play of Eagles star Jaquan Williams, who nearly beat the Pirates single-handedly with 157 total yards and a TD pass on a fake punt, but Miller rallied late and held on to win, 21-20, for its third straight victory and a big W in Region 1-A