The best from Week 3:
Junior Auston Banks, Notre Dame:
The junior running back had a breakout performance Thursday, running for a career-high 296 yards and two touchdowns in Notre Dame's win over Boyd-Buchanan. The 5-foot-7, 170-pounder served as the Fighting Irish’s workhorse in the 26-0 victory, carrying the ball 28 times. Banks added his first score midway third quarter before adding the dagger midway through the fourth quarter — a 46-yard touchdown run.
Senior Desmond Pittman, Ooltewah:
The Owls' usually high-powered aerial attack wasn’t working Friday at Tyner, but that didn’t seem to matter in Ooltewah’s 14-point win. Running back Desmond Pittman churned out 173 yards and pair of touchdowns in his team’s 31-17 victory, and the 5-foot-10, 235-pound power back scored on runs of 2 and 10 yards.
Senior Hunter Moore, East Hamilton:
The senior signal caller delivered his second-straight 300-yard passing performance Friday, and the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder accounted for all six of the Hurricanes’ scores in their 42-21 win at Riverdale. Moore completed 16-of-27 passes for 351 yards, while throwing touchdown passes to Tony Francois (3), Tyler Lowry (2) and Justin Denton. He also scored on a 1-yard quarterback keeper late in the third quarter.
Senior Diamez Franklin, Signal Mountain:
The Eagles didn’t have any trouble routing Red Bank, and running back Diamez Franklin didn’t have any problems running the ball either. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior carried the ball just six times in the 63-0 win, but finished with 157 yards and three touchdowns. Franklin scored on runs of 50, 53 and 54 yards.
Junior Andrew Busby, McCallie:
The Blue Tornado tasted defeat for the first time this season at Siegel on Friday, allowing 24 unanswered points before losing on a last-second field goal, 34-31. Running back Andrew Busby had himself quite a night, though, running for 161 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Michael Murphy covers UTC athletics for Nooga.com. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelNooga.
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