Fans can cast their vote for the Miracle Auto Group Players of the Week awards for Week 1 games.
The poll will be open until noon Central time on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Votes can be cast once a day.
Make sure to watch the Midstate :48 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.
New this season, we’re honoring a Line of the Week each week. We’re taking coach nominations as well as poring through stats to determine the finalists, then your votes (and your votes alone) decide that winner.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, for the Player of the Week award for Week 1:
Kaiki Baker, Hillsboro: Baker had four catches for 90 yards and a TD in Hillsboro’s 40-7 win over McGavock. Baker also had eight tackles and two interceptions. He returned one pick for a TD.
Mason Baker, Hendersonville: Baker went 10-13 passing for 313 yards and two touchdowns, combined with 20 carries for 135 yards and three touchdowns in the Commandos’ 47-33 win at Gallatin.
Wesley Gober, DCA: Gober racked up 28 carries for 235 yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 42-7 victory at Ezell-Harding.
Braden Graham, Riverdale: Graham was 17-of-22 passing for 261 yards with five touchdowns in a 36-0 win over Rutherford County rival Smyrna.
Javarian Otey, Stewarts Creek: Otey finished with 140 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and added a 90-yard TD reception in the Red Hawks’ 21-7 victory at Tullahoma.
Thomas Santel, Siegel: Santel was 14-of-17 passing for 320 yards and five TDs. He also had 14 carries for 213 yards and two rushing TDs in a 55-43 win over Shelbyville.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order, for the Line of the Week award for Week 1:
DCA defense: The Wildcat defensive front helped hold Ezell-Harding to nine total yards (-22 yards rushing) in a 42-7 victory.
East Robertson offense: The Indians’ line paved the way for 536 yards of total offense (372 rushing, 164 passing) in a 42-20 victory at Liberty Creek.
Friendship Christian defense: The Commanders’ defensive front led the way in pushing back Clarksville Academy to the tune of -32 total yards (-77 rushing), with a safety and four sacks in a 46-0 victory.
Hendersonville offense: The Commandos rolled up 575 yards of total offense (369 passing, 206 rushing) in their 47-33 victory at Gallatin.