Round 1 of the 2017 TSSAA football playoffs is in the books, as are our picks for Offensive Player of the Week within our coverage area.
5. Eric Stoxstill-Diggs, quarterback, Franklin Road Academy
FRA’s quarterback has made multiple appearances in our rankings this year. He makes it again after hitting 22-of-31 throws for 275 yards and two scores, adding 13 carries for 61 yards. FRA beat St. George’s, 17-6.
4. Payton Craig, running back, Summit
Summit’s Payton Craig had 220 yards rushing and four touchdowns on Friday. The Spartans routed Hillsboro, 42-7, in a TSSAA first-round Class 5A playoff game. They’ll advance to face Page next.
3. Dontae Smith, running back, Spring Hill
Smith, recently saddled by injuries, showed out in Spring Hill’s 34-6 TSSAA Class 4A playoff game. The senior Georgia Tech commitment had 247 yards and three touchdowns. Smith has posted highlights from that game on his Hudl page.
2. Drew Martin, quarterback, Battle Ground Academy
Martin threw just 10 passes in BGA’s 54-14 win over Harding Academy. But his productivity with them was off the charts. Martin completed seven of them for 355 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions, as BGA improved to 10-1.
1. Austin Amor, quarterback, Grace Christian Academy
Amor is a repeat winner of our Offensive Player of the Week. Playing in Grace Christian Academy’s first playoff game in school history, Amor’s four first-quarter touchdowns helped put Wayne County away quickly in a 62-24 road win. Amor completed 13-of-21 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He added 18 carries for 168 yards and four touchdowns. You may see highlights of his performance on his Hudl page here.
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.