Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

The GCS “Player of the Week” has returned for the 2016-17 season!  We begin with one of the best distance runners in the state and a freshman football player looking to make his mark:

Jessie Crowley, Riverside Cross CountryJessie Crowley, Riverside Cross Country – Jessie opened her 16-17 season by leading the Warriors to victory in the “Fight Like Wyatt” Invitational held at Woodmont High.  Jessie placed first with a time of 19:21.

Jhamarcus Smith, Southside Football Jhamarcus Smith, Southside Football - Coming off a season opening defeat, the Tigers went into a rivalry game without their starting QB due to injury.  As a freshman RB, Smith stepped in and carried the ball 29 times for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead Southside to victory!

Congratulations Jessie and Jhmarcus, two freshman talents that we will hear a lot from over the next few years!

Other Player of the Week nominees, selected by their coaches and athletic directors:

Ta’mious Young, Berea Football – 5 rec 215 yds 2 TD’s, including the go ahead score in a come from behind victory

Andy Tate, Blue Ridge Football – 2 INT return touchdowns in victory over Landrum

Carl Walton, Carolina Football – Team high 6 solo tackles vs Southside

Chance Pride, Eastside Football – Scored 3 TD’s in victory over Riverside

Cameron Gray, JL Mann Football – 20 tackles in game vs Irmo

Averius Blakely, Mauldin Football – 121 yds rushing and a TD, plus 1 TD receiving in victory over Hillcrest

Josh Edwards, Wade Hampton Football – 135 yds passing, 158 yards rushing and 3 TD’s vs Greenville

Alaina Riordan, Wade Hampton Cross Country – Placed 5th at “Fight Like Wyatt” Invitational in her first ever race

Logen Scott, Woodmont Volleyball – 2 aces, 27 kills, 2 blocks and 9 digs

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