Here are five Williamson County offensive player who stood out in Week 2. Selections are in descending order.
Disclaimer: In compiling this list, we considered players from our entire coverage area, which includes the following schools: Brentwood Academy, Battle Ground Academy, Brentwood High School, Centennial High School, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Ensworth, Fairview High School, Father Ryan High School, Franklin High School, Franklin Road Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Independence High School, Nolensville High School, Page High School, Ravenwood High School, Spring Hill High School, Summit High School. Although not all of these schools are within the boundaries of Williamson County, we know many of our parents have children at those schools and are interested in their sports programs; therefore, we consider all football players at these schools, despite what county they live in, for this list.
5. Nicky Clifton, running back, Ensworth
Ensworth fell 21-20 to CPA despite Nicky Clifton’s best efforts. The senior running back rushed 22 times for 199 yards and a score on Friday. Clifton continues to demonstrate why we had him on our list of the area’s 10-best offensive players. You may catch video highlights of Clifton’s game against CPA here.
4. Bubba Johnson, running back, Page
Page’s star runner put his talents on display in the Patriots’ 43-13 win over Nolensville. Page pulled away late thanks to its ability to lean on its bruising tailback, who ran 23 times for 190 yards and three touchdowns on Friday.
3. Tavion Fleming, running back, Centennial
We list Tavion Fleming as a running back, but to pigeon-hole Fleming into one position would not do him justice. Centennial’s do-it-all star rushed 10 times for 73 yards, caught eight passes for 157 more (and two touchdowns), returned a punt for 37 yards and ran back six kicks for 183 more. Fleming contributed 13 tackles on defense, too. The Cougars lost 56-21 to Hendersonville, but it’s hard to blame the Centennial senior. You may see video highlights of his performance against the Commandos here.
2. Brian Garcia, quarterback, Ravenwood
Brian Garcia didn’t start Ravenwood’s game against Siegel, but boy, did he ever finish it. The Raptor quarterback came on early in Ravenwood’s 45-42 win over Siegel and completed 17-of-24 throws with four touchdowns, handing coach Matt Daniels his first win at the school. Here’s video of Garcia’s spectacular evening.
1. Cam Johnson, wide receiver, Brentwood Academy
Johnson continues to show why he was high on our preseason rankings of Williamson County offensive players. The four-star recruit and Vanderbilt commitment caught 10 passes for 180 yards and two scores from future Vandy teammate Gavin Schoenwald, leading the Eagles to a 38-13 win in a game over Father Ryan that was closer than the score indicated. Johnson also had a spectacular 90-yard punt return touchdown wiped out by penalty. You can see a highlight reel of Johnson’s performance from that game here. (The TD return that didn’t count can be seen at the 50-second mark.)