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Week 8 Nominees for Herald football Player of the Week: Voting closed

These are the nominees for the Herald's football player of the week poll for week 8.

Reader poll

Herald Player of the Week poll: Week 8

  • Jackie Childs 14%
  • Matthew Fox 18%
  • Stephen Collier 3%
  • Matt Kendrick 65%

1071 total votes.

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Jackie Childs

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Jackie Childs

POSITION: Receiver

SCHOOL/YEAR: Westover/Senior

WHY HE'S HERE: He had five catches worth 91 yards, including a one-handed TD catch and the game winning catch with 19 seconds left that beat Americus-Sumter 16-14.

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Matthew Fox

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Matthew Fox

POSITION: Defensive Tackle

SCHOOL/YEAR: Deerfield Windsor School/ Junior

WHY HE'S HERE: He had a school-record four sacks worth 40 yards and made 10 tackles to lead DWS to a 28-7 win against Westfield.

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Stephen Collier

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Stephen Collier

POSITION: Quarterback

SCHOOL/YEAR: Lee County/ Junior

WHY HE'S HERE: He completed 16-of-30 passes for 250 yards and two TDs and rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-35 loss to TCC.

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Matt Kendrick

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Matt Kendrick

POSITION: Running back

SCHOOL/YEAR: Randolph Southern/ Senior

WHY HE'S HERE: Rushed for 252 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Patriots to their first region win, a 40-12 victory against Fullington.