The Lootpress Player of the Week Award sponsored by Mid-State Ford, Dutch Miller Automotive, Little General and The Law Offices of Brandon Steele has returned for the second year.
Below are the candidates for the first week of the prep football season. Voting will close Monday at 11:59 P.M. The fan vote will be used in the event of a tie. Please read that sentence again. The poll determines the Community Choice winner and is used in the event of a tiebreaker. It DOES NOT determine the overall Player of the Week winner. There are also changes to the Player of the Week voting pertaining to the top overall vote getter that you can read about here.
The top overall vote getter will advance to our Community Choice poll at the end of the regular season where the winner of that poll will receive a $500 scholarship.
In order for a player to be eligible or nominated, the stat keeper or coach must report all scores and statistics. Scores can be reported to Tylerjackson@lootpress.com and Rustyudy@lootpress.com.
- Elijah Redfern, Beckley – Redfern caught seven passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns, helping Beckley overcome a 21-7 third-quarter deficit and beat Bluefield 28-27 Saturday.
- Kadien Vance, Westside – Vance did it all Friday, rushing for 49 and two touchdowns on three carries while passing for 214 yards and four touchdowns as Westside earned a 49-6 win against PikeView.
- Trey Bowers, Independence – Bowers ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns, threw for 124 yards and another touchdowns and returned an interception 40 yards for another touchdown in Independence’s 63-12 win against Shady Spring.
- Dom Collins, Princeton – Collins posted 185 yards receiving and four touchdowns as Princeton improved to 4-0 with a 49-40 win against Pulaski, Va.
- Zychaeus Lewis, Oak Hill – Lewis hauled in two interceptions as Oak Hill jumped out to a 42-0 lead in a 42-12 win against Lincoln County Friday night.
- Ryan Oliveros, Summers County – Oliveros scored three touchdowns in under three quarters of play, rushing for 142 yards and hauling in three passes for 78 yards in Summers County’s 68-6 win against Wyoming East.
- Ethan Holliday, Greenbrier West – Holliday returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown Friday as the Cavaliers held Buffalo to 44yards of total offense, earning a 59-0 win.
Cast your vote below!