This week’s Midstate Player of the Week is Smith County senior John Ross Hord
Hord rushed for 211 yards and six touchdowns in the Owls’ 59-8 victory over visiting Grundy County. Smith County (6-4) finished as the No. 2 seed in Region 4-3A and hosts Sweetwater in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs this week.
Previous Player of the Week honorees:
Week 10 – Kevontay White, Springfield, senior tailback Week 9 – Kemari McGowan, Middle Tennessee Christian, senior tailback Week 8 – Logan Nardozzi, Fairview, junior tailback Week 7 – James Moore, Stratford, senior tailback Week 6 – Sawyer Watts, Pope John Paul II, senior quarterback Week 5 – Marcus Collins, Eagleville, sophomore quarterback Week 4 – Andrew Mason, Ravenwood, senior wide receiver Week 3 – Hayden Fly, Lipscomb Academy, senior linebacker Week 2 – Spencer Briggs, Gallatin, senior tailback Week 1 – Nick Semptimphelter, Battle Ground Academy, senior quarterback
Smith County senior John Ross Hord rushed for 211 yards and six touchdowns in the Owls’ 59-8 victory over visiting Grundy County in Week 11. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus) Springfield senior Kevontay White rushed for 234 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-0 victory over Greenbrier in Week 10. (Photo by Brenda Wilson) Middle Tennessee Christian School senior Kemari McGowan rushed 17 times for 442 yards with 7 touchdowns and 5 2-point conversions in the Cougars’ 60-22 victory at Grace Christian-Franklin in Week 9. The 442 yards set a TSSAA state record for most rushing yards by a quarterback. McGowan, the normal starting tailback, was filling in at quarterback due to injury and illness to the Cougars’ active quarterbacks. (Photo by Loveless Photography) Fairview junior Logan Nardozzi rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-7 victory at Harpeth in Week 8. (Photo courtesy of Fairview Football) Stratford senior James Moore had 12 carries for 239 yards and four touchdowns in Stratford’s 55-6 victory over RePublic in Week 7. Moore also had three tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. (Photo courtesy of Stratford yearbook staff) Pope John Paul II senior quarterback Sawyer Watts was 12-16 passing for 211 yards and six touchdowns in the Knights’ 56-8 victory over Christian County (Ky.) in Week 6. (Photo by Mark Griffith Photography) Eagleville sophomore quarterback Marcus Collins completed 10-of-12 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for three scores in a 46-8 win over Community in Week 5. (Photo by David Russell) Ravenwood senior wide receiver Andrew Mason had eight catches for 356 yards and tied a state record with seven TD catches. He also ran for one score in the Raptors’ 61-47 victory over visiting Pulaski Academy (Ark.) in Week 4. (Photo by Christian Taylor) Lipscomb Academy senior linebacker Hayden Fly recorded 17 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and scored a defensive touchdown in the Mustangs’ 56-26 victory at Franklin Road Academy in Week 3.(Photo courtesy of Lipscomb Academy) Gallatin senior running back Spencer Briggs set a new school rushing record with 313 yards on 14 carries, scoring four touchdowns in the Green Wave’s 50-0 victory over Station Camp in Week 2. (Photo courtesy of Gallatin Football) BGA senior quarterback Nick Semptimphelter was 21-of-28 passing for 356 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-21 victory at McGavock in Week 1. (Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Academy)