Newton running back Akeem Hunt, Monroe Area defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt and Norcross coach Keith Maloof are the winners of the Touchdown Club of Atlanta’s weekly awards.
Hunt, the back of the week, rushed for 133 yards and returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in a 35-32 victory over Newnan. Newton (4-0) is ranked for the first time since 1995. Hunt has scholarships offers from more than 10 schools, including Auburn and South Carolina.
Tuitt, the lineman of the week, had 11 tackles, two for losses, and a sack in a 27-0 victory over Chestatee. Tuitt committed last week to Notre Dame. Monroe Area is 4-0 for the first time since 2003.
Maloof, the coach of the week, has Norcross 5-0 after a 5-5 finish in 2009. Norcross is coming off a 34-19 victory over Mill Creek.
The honorees will be recognized at noon Monday at the Touchdown Club’s weekly meeting at Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station. The guest speakers will be Vince Dooley and Kennesaw State University president Daniel Papp. The program, sponsored by the Army, can be seen live at www.touchdownclubofatlanta.com at 12:25 p.m.
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