A rainy Friday night slowed down a lot of players, but the weather couldn’t stop these six players, our picks for Williamson County Offensive Players of the Week. Players are listed in descending order.
6. Gavin Schoenwald, quarterback, Brentwood Academy
Schoenwald keeps proving that Brentwood Academy had the right idea when it moved him back to quarterback. The Vanderbilt tight end commitment connected on 11-of-19 throws for two touchdowns, as the Eagles routed Pope John Paul II by a 43-7 score. BA is 3-0 this season.
5. Seamus O’Connell, quarterback, Father Ryan
Father Ryan easily disposed of Stratford on Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Seamus O’Connell was a big reason why. The Fighting Irish quarterback completed 10-of-14 throws for three touchdowns and added six carries for 30 yards in a 38-0 win. See highlights of O’Connell’s game here.
4. Bubba Johnson, running back, Page
Bubba Johnson has become a regular on our weekly list. This week, the Page sophomore ran 24 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Page blew out Franklin County, 42-7, moving to 3-0.
3. Drew Martin, quarterback, BGA
BGA moved to 3-0 behind continued great play from quarterback Drew Martin. The senior hit 17-of-29 passes for 280 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, and added 125 yards rushing on six carries, leading the Wildcats to a 49-7 rout of Goodpasture. Here are Martin’s highlights from that game.
2. Nicky Clifton, running back, Ensworth
Clifton makes our rankings again this week, this time, after a win. Ensworth went to Knoxville-Webb and won 35-14, in large part thanks to Clifton. The senior carried 18 times for 201 yards and three scores, as the Tigers improved to 2-1. Here’s video of Clifton doing his thing.
1. Dontae Smith, running back, Spring Hill
Smith continues to justify his selection as our Williamson County Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. He carried 16 times for 320 yards and four scores on Friday, leading Spring Hill to a 27-13 win over Nolensville. Here’s video of Smith’s evening.
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.