On to the semifinals in the state playoffs …
Two questions per classification today – Who is you pick (team) to win it, and who is your player of the year in each class?
Team: Grayson. Just liking the defense. Grayson has led 31-0, 23-0 and 20-0 entering the fourth quarters of their three playoff victories, and the Nkemdiche brothers are wreaking havoc. But can they score enough points?
Player: Collins Hill QB Taylor Heinicke is 284-of-431 for 3,906 yards and 43 touchdowns. Hard to beat that.
Team: Tucker. The most talent and a coaching staff that’s won before.
Player: Chattahoochee QB Timmy Byerly has accounted for 3,595 yards and 48 touchdowns rushing and passing. Note that you can pick a player whose team is done, such as Brian Randolph of Kell.
Team: Sandy Creek. The Sandy Creek-Peach County game this week is as good a matchup as this season has given us.
Player: Peach County RB Travis Richmond went for over 250 last week vs. Grady and has right at 1,800 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns.
Team: Carver, although I think Buford is playing pretty dang good right now.
Player: Carver RB Isaiah Crowell has been injured much of the season, but he ran for 300 yards and five TDs last week vs. Thomasville.
Team: Wesleyan. Or Clinch. But I’ll say Wesleyan.
Player: Wilcox County QB Nick Marshall threw for over 2,700 yards and 41 TDs and rushed for right at 650 yards.