The best from Week 7:
Junior T.J. Parker, Cleveland
The Blue Raiders’ offense came alive in the second half, rallying to score 21 straight third-quarter points and defeat rival Bradley Central 21-20. Parker was a big part of that offensive success in the second half, too. The junior tailback piled up 125 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries leading the way for Cleveland, which finished with nearly 300 yards on the ground.
Junior Daniel Clark, Bradley Central
Clark was quarterback Brett Standifer’s go-to guy on Friday, hauling in a nine receptions for 136 yards, and the junior receiver provided arguably the biggest play of the night, snagging a 42-yard jump ball over two Cleveland defenders on the Bears’ final drive of the contest. Bradley Central scored the potential game-tying touchdown two plays later, but the ensuing PAT was blocked, sealing the Blue Raiders’ one-point victory.
Senior Will Slack, Grace Baptist
Slack and the Golden Eagles haven’t experienced a ton of success in 2013, struggling to a 2-5 record thus far, but they rolled to a lopsided win on Friday. Slack racked up an eye-catching 328 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, and Grace rolled to a 61-7 victory over first-year program Sale Creek.
Junior Kareem Orr, Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish suffered its second straight loss Friday, falling at non-district foe Polk County 12-10, but junior Kareem Orr had a huge night. The 6-foot, 184-pounder hauled in nine receptions for 159 yards and accounted for Notre Dame’s only score of the contest.
Senior Tony Francois, East Hamilton
Francois was once again quarterback Hunter Moore’s favorite target Friday, averaging over 40 yards per reception in the Hurricane’s 24-12 win over District 5-AAA foe McMinn County. The 5-foot-6, 160-pounder finished with 170 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions, including a 70-yard third-quarter score.
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