By Erik Harris, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — The latest recipient of the Tribune Player of the Week award is Hewitt-Trussville senior running back Sean Jackson.
In typical Jackson fashion, the bruising ball carrier carved his way to 164 yards and three touchdowns last Friday in a playoff-clinching home win over Gadsden City.
“Just excited to lock up a playoff berth,” said head coach Josh Floyd following the Class 7A, Region 3 win. “It’s hard, man. It’s hard to make the playoffs from our region.
That outburst marks the fifth time Jackson has rushed for 100-plus yards this season. On 83 totes this year, Jackson has 856 yards (10.3 yards per carry) and nine scores for the fourth-ranked Huskies.
He has also been productive as a pass catcher, hauling in 19 receptions for 181 yards and two more touchdowns.
Jackson’s versatility will be needed this Friday night when Hewitt-Trussville (7-2, 4-2) plays host to Oak Mountain. The winner with lock up third place in the final region standings.
Previous Tribune Player of the Week recipients:
- Springville quarterback Pearson Baldwin
- Leeds receiver Joshua Ruff
- Hewitt-Trussville running back Armoni Goodwin
- Pinson Valley quarterback Zach Pyron
- Hewitt-Trussville kicker Ethan Wilson
- Leeds running back Rametrius Yelverton
- Clay-Chalkville defense