By Erik Harris
Trussville Tribune writers Erik Harris, Chris Yow and Kyle Parmley will be awarding Players of the Week in each high school football matchup of the 2015 season. Players or position groups will be awarded based on more than just statistics. The awarded player(s) will also be evaluated based on the timeliness of their performance. Tribune Players of the Week will be announced weekly on Tribune Sports Live.
Hewitt-Trussville 39, Gardendale 34.
Wide receiver Noah Igbonoghene, quarterback Zac Thomas and running back Jarrion Street made strong arguments in the race for Player of the Week, but it was the big boys up front that that made it all come together in Driver Stadium. Behind Brandt Selesky, Ben Adams, Zachary Moode, Kyle Miskelley and Chipper Lartigue, head coach Josh Floyd called 86 plays against a devastated Rockets’ defense. 60 of those plays stayed on the ground and went for 352 yards. The front line is awarded by Erik Harris.
Clay-Chalkville 49, Minor 15.
For the second week, a Cougar has received a Player of the Week award and for the second week, it’s pulled down by a blue-chip receiver. Junior Nico Collins gets the Week 2 honor after grabbing five receptions for 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Minor last Friday night. Collins now has 120 receiving yards on 10 catches in the young season. He is awarded by Kyle Parmley.
Pinson Valley 26, Oneonta 7.
He’s done it again. For the second consecutive week Pinson Valley running back Torrey Hendrix has garnered Player of the Week status in a winning effort, this time on the road at Oneonta. Hendrix cut his way through the Redskins’ defense with 18 rushes that went for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Through two games, he’s carried the ball 36 times for 160 yards and four trips to the end zone. Hendrix is awarded by Chris Yow.
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