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 Tuesday 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.
- Logan Carver, Montclam – Carver turned 15 carries into 144 and two touchdowns, adding eight tackles as Montcalm remained perfect with a 24-6 win at Hundred.
- Sencere Fields, Bluefield – Fields rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and completed 8 of 12 passing attempts for 119 yards and a touchdown as Bluefield defeated reigning state champion Independence.
- Devin Richardson, Beckley – Richardson threw touchdown passes of 16 and 55 yards Thursday as Beckley went on the road and collected a 50-13 win at Preston.
- Chance Barker, Princeton – Barker completed 9 of 11 passes for 200 yards, adding three touchdowns as Princeton rolled to a 56-7 win against Greenbrier East.
- Chaz Boggs, James Monroe – Boggs ran the ball five times for 105 yards and two touchdowns, adding five receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns in a 50-26 win over Summers County.
- Jake Pate, Greenbrier West – Pate ran the ball six times for 114 yards and two touchdowns, adding a third score on an 11-yard touchdown reception as Greenbrier West blanked Shady Spring.
- Coleton Hellems, Nicholas County – Hellems was perfect Friday night, completing all nine of his pass attempts for 175 yards and two touchdowns while adding 44 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the Grizzlies’ 38-0 win against Midland Trail.
- Kadien Vance, Westside – Vance picked up where he left off before the bye, completing 15 of 17 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 37 yards and another score in a 48-14 win over Liberty.