Fans can cast their vote for the Miracle Auto Group Player of the Week award for first-round playoff games.
The poll will be open until 6 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Nov. 8. 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 Round 1:
Ty Clark III, FRA: Clark rushed for 202 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries in the Panthers’ 49-27 win over visiting Knoxville Grace.
Devon Crenshaw, Springfield: Crenshaw was 9-of-18 passing for 151 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score in the Yellow Jackets’ 27-7 victory over visiting Memphis Central.
Ashton Jones, DCA: Jones rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries in the Wildcats’ 48-13 victory over visiting Fayette Academy.
DJ Merriweather, Clarksville Academy: Merriweather was 10-of-16 passing for 177 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 43-42, overtime loss to visiting Lakeway Christian.
Kenny Minchey, Pope Prep: Minchey was 17-of-28 passing for 225 and four touchdowns in the Knights’ 35-13 victory over visiting Briarcrest Christian.
Zech Prince, East Robertson: Prince rushed for 111 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries in the Indians’ 55-28 victory over visiting Polk County.
Caden Thieman, Beech: Thieman scored four touchdowns four different ways (rushing, receiving, interception return, kick return) in the Buccaneers’ 49-22 victory over visiting McGavock.
Shivan Abdullah, Cane Ridge; Colby Barnes, DeKalb County; Markellus Bass, McGavock; Jesse Brown, Eagleville; Justin Brown, Blackman; Jamar Carnell, Clarksville; Arion Carter, Smyrna; Layden Grant, Fairview; Isaiah Groves, East Robertson; Taylor Head, Jo Byrns; Gage Hoover, Stewarts Creek; Colin Hurd, Page; Asher Keck, CPA; Antuwan Lucas, Jo Byrns; DJ Taylor, Riverdale; Morgan Vanderbilt, Stewarts Creek; Coby Walton, Nolensville.
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
- Week 9: Chet Lax, Pope Prep
- Week 10: Hank Brown, Lipscomb Academy
- Week 11: Kobyn Calhoun, Trousdale County