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 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 - 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