Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 4, 2013

Bourne believer

Bluefield QB claims first Player of Week honors



Player of Week Honorable Mention

Ryan Absher, Montcalm. Accounted for 235 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns on returns in Generals’ 48-0 win over Hundred.

Shannon Adams, Twin Valley. Ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in loss to Grundy.

Charlie Benfield, Graham. Caught two passes for 80 yards and two scores.

Ryan Blankenship, River View. First start at QB, ran for 29 yards and two scores, threw for 48 yards.  

Ben Brown, Richlands. Caught 3 passes for 96 yards and 1 touchdown. Returned an interception 35 yards for a score. Kicked seven extra points.

Isaiah Brown, Summers County. Rushed for 145 yards for the Bobcats in a win over PikeView.

Dylan Cook, Graham. Rushed for 75 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.

D.J. Edwards, Bluefield. Converted QB had 99 yards rushing and a touchdown and 114 yards receiving and two more scores.

Bryce Farris, Graham. Caught six passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Also caught a pair of two-point conversion passes.

Tyler Faulkner, Bland County. 1 td rush, 1 interception return for td.

Nick Gibson, Hurley. 103 yards passing, 2 td, 1 td rushing.

Colby Hill, Graham. Despite the loss, Hill was 14 of 23 for 250 yards and three touchdowns in his first start for the G-Men. Three for three two-point conversions and ran in for another two points.

Brian Mann, Giles: Ran for 99 yards and game-winning two-point conversion in overtime.

Chris McBride, PikeView. Threw for 157 yards and a score in his first varsity start for the Panthers.

Brady McClanahan, Grundy. Ran for 160 yards on 21 carries and a pair of scores.  

Charles McCoy, Grundy. Completed 6 of 9 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns in win over Twin Valley.  

River Michaels, Richlands. 51 yards rushing, 4 touchdowns. 4 for 6 with 96 yards and a touchdown passing the ball.

Traquan Oliver, Hurley. 205 all-purpose yards, 100 yards rushinng, 1 td, 80 yards receiving, 2 td.

Jay Palmer, Princeton. Threw for 65 yards and one touchdown. Ran for two touchdowns.

Rodney Perdue, Narrows. Dashed for 94 yards on 16 carries in loss to Auburn.

Tyler Perdue, Giles. Ran for 101 yards on 15 carries against Blacksburg.

Tahj Sho-Johnson, Princeton. Ran for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns, and also kicked nine extra points.

Austin Smith, Honaker. Ran for 199 yards and scored twice in win over Lebanon.

Trey Smith, Grundy. Caught 5 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Colton Staten, Richlands: Lost in Michaels' effort was the 145 yards on 19 carries by Staten. He also scored a touchdown.

D.J. Stewart, Bluefield. Ran for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

Brett Whitlow, Giles. 34 points. Ran for 209 yards on 16 carries, four touchdowns. Returned a kick 97 yards for a fifth score. Also kicked four extra points.

Jordan Wilson, River View. Rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown.

Editor’s Note: Coaches are urged to make recommendations for this award. Call 304-327-2813 after 4 p.m., or email by Tuesday at 4 p.m.


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