Round 2 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. Gavin Schoenwald, quarterback, Brentwood Academy
Vanderbilt’s tight end commitment continues to excel at quarterback for the Eagles. Schoenwald was 17-of-24 passing for 162 yards, and ran for 69 yards and a score on 10 carries. Brentwood Academy easily advanced by knocking off Memphis University School, 43-7.
4. George Odimegwu, running back, Summit
Odimegwu and backfield mate Payton Craig continue to get it done for the Spartans in the absence of star runner Tai Carter. Odimegwu ran 10 times for 62 yards and scored two touchdowns, and caught a 58-yard pass for another score. Summit eliminated Page from the TSSAA playoffs by a 27-14 score.
3. Drew Martin, quarterback, Battle Ground Academy
BGA’s quarterback has put up big numbers as the Wildcats stay alive in the Division II Class 2A playoffs. Martin was 17-of-22 passing for 256 yards and four touchdowns on Friday as BGA beat University School of Jackson, 48-10.
2. Dontae Smith, running back, Spring Hill
Smith rushed 39 times for 261 yards and two touchdowns against Marshall County on Friday. Unfortunately, that was his final high school game as the Raiders fell by a 42-21 score.
1. Darius James, running back, Fairview
James got a bigger workload than usual in Fairview’s 27-6 win over Giles County, but was up to the task. James carried 30 times for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
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.