Fans can cast their vote for the Miracle Auto Group Player of the Week award for Week 9 games.
The poll will be open until 6 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Votes can be cast once every 30 minutes (per IP address, so if multiple devices are on the same Wi-Fi network, only one can vote every 30 minutes).
Make sure to watch the Midstate :48 beginning each Wednesday on our YouTube channel to see who we select as the winner. Our team submits their votes, and the fans’ poll winner gets one vote on the show as well. If there’s a tie, the fans’ voting serves as the tiebreaker and the higher-finishing player wins. Previous winners in the regular season are not eligible again until the playoffs.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, for the Player of the Week award for Week 9:
Justin Brown, Blackman: Brown hauled in six passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Blaze’s 62-28 victory over visiting Rockvale. He also registered seven total tackles (six solo) on defense.
Javon Drake, La Vergne: Drake completed 5-of-7 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Wolverines’ 33-8 victory at Overton, and rushed 20 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns.
Darius Johnson, Beech: Johnson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in the Buccaneers’ 42-7 victory at Gallatin, and he also returned an interception for a touchdown.
Ashton Jones, Donelson Christian Academy: Jones rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns on four carries, caught a 2-yard touchdown pass, recorded three tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 56-6 victory at Mt. Juliet Christian.
Thomas Jones, Smyrna: Jones returned a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown and caught three passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 42-14 victory over visiting Dickson County.
Chet Lax, Pope Prep: Lax completed 15-of-24 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns in the Knights’ 42-35 victory over visiting Knoxville Catholic.
Tyson Wolcott, Friendship Christian: Wolcott rushed for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and collected four total tackles in the Commanders’ 31-14 victory at East Hamilton.
Grace’son Beech, Pearl-Cohn; Campbell Lee, Blackman; Zech Prince, East Robertson; Jack Risner, Blackman; Courtland Simmons, Davidson Academy; Peyton Thomas, Blackman; Tyler Travers, Mt. Juliet.
Note: In order for players to be nominated for Player of the Week awards, stats must be in by 5 p.m. on Sundays following games (unless games have been postponed until Sunday). Please have your stat person send stats as soon as possible after games to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for players to be considered for Player of the Week awards.
Previous winners this season
- Previous winners:
- Week 1: Za’Kyian Brinkley, Gallatin
- Week 2: Deuce Scott, Brentwood Academy
- Week 3: Jack Clinard, Lebanon
- Week 4: Gabe Borders, Macon County
- Week 5: Junior Sherrill, Lipscomb Academy
- Week 6: Jared Curtis, Nashville Christian
- Week 7: Colby Barnes, DeKalb County
- Week 8: Stevin Mack, Hendersonville