Mason Hardin capped a solid season for Rye Cove with an outstanding performance against the Eagles’ cross-county rivals.
Ridgeview sophomore running back Trenton Adkins rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns last week to jump to the head of the class in Southwest Virginia.
Senior QB Houston Thacker was 14-of-21 passing for 236 yards and a career-best five touchdowns in J.I. Burton’s 40-6 Cumberland District win over Castlewood last Friday night.
The relentlessness of Gate City’s Luke Reed helped the sophomore earn this week’s top honor for Southwest Virginia.
Avery Jenkins started slow in last Friday night’s 42-7 win in the Brawl for the Bucket. Then the second quarter began.
J.I. Burton junior Houston Thacker had a banner night Friday in the Raiders’ Cumberland win over Eastside, a standout game that earned him Southwest Virginia Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Eastside junior Garrett Whited is the Times News/Johnson City Press Southwest Virginia player of the week after helping his team to an exciting Cumberland District win over Thomas Walker last Friday night.
Senior Blake Lewis of Lee High turned in an all-around performance last Friday night that earned him a gold star. Five of them, in fact.
The robust personality that is J.I. Burton senior Houston Thacker earned the top spot in the Times News/Johnson City Press Southwest Virginia Player of the Week awards following the third week of the season.