Here are our five picks for Defensive Player of the Week in our Williamson County coverage area.
5. C.J. Grissim, linebacker, Brentwood
Grissim has more or less become a fixture on our weekly list. On Friday, he had seven tackles (three solo) as Brentwood allowed just 132 total yards. Brentwood beat Stewart’s Creek, 42-7.
4. Tyler Baron, linebacker and defensive end, Ensworth
Baron’s also a familiar name on our Defensive Player of the Week list. Even though he’s only a sophomore, he helped Ensworth to a 35-21 victory at Baylor with three tackles, four assists and a pass break-up. You can see some highlights of his performance from Friday night here.
3. Anthony McCarthy, linebacker, Ravenwood
McCarthy had an active night on Friday, leading the Raptors to a 46-21 win over Page. His night included 14 total tackles and a sack. You can see footage of his night here.
2. Chico Bennett, Battle Ground Academy
Bennett, a newcomer to BGA, came up big in the Wildcats’ 35-21 victory at Boyd Buchanan. He had 5 1/2 tackles, including 2 1/2 for loss, as BGA stayed undefeated heading into its huge showdown with Christ Presbyterian Academy.
1. Riley Speed, defensive back, Franklin Road Academy
An improved FRA team is having success with a high-scoring offense. But players like Tymon Mitchell and Riley Speed are having a big impact on defense, too. In Friday’s dramatic 35-32 win over Donelson Christian, Speed had a key interception, registered six tackles and broke up four passes.
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.