Ben Souther, Chestatee: 211 total yards and a touchdown in a win against Gilmer.
Cody Streetman, Commerce: 12 carries for 139 yards and four touchdowns in a win against Athens Christian.
Deon Brock, Commerce: 16 carries and 119 yards and a touchdown in a win against Athens Christian.
Connor Shaw, Flowery Branch: 22-for-34 passing with 296 yards and four touchdowns, and 17 carries with 67 yards and a touchdown in a loss to North Hall.
Blake Sims, Gainesville: 10-for-14 passing with 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win against East Hall.
Chuck Rucker, Habersham Central: 116 total yards and a two touchdowns in a loss against Apalachee.
Jeff Haney, Habersham Central: 10 tackles and a sack in a loss to Apalachee.
Mantevius Rucker, Johnson: 15 carries for 215 yards and a touchdown in a win against West Hall.
Taylor Guthrie, Lumpkin County: Eight carries for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win against Pickens.
Michael Flanagan, Lumpkin County: Seven carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Pickens.
Peyton Wilhiote, North Hall: 15 carries with 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns and 19 tackles on defense in a win against Flowery Branch.
Robert Humphrey, North Hall: Seven carries with 103 yards and a touchdown in a win against Flowery Branch.
Shunquez Stephens, West Hall: 25-of-37 with 452 passing yards and six touchdowns in a loss to Johnson.
Ishmail Nuckles, West Hall: Nine receptions and 202 yards and four touchdowns in a loss to Johnson.
Ashely Lowery, White County: 166 total yards and a pair of touchdowns in a loss to Creekview.
In a region that boasts Class AAA’s No. 1-ranked team, Gainesville, it’s easy to be outshined and overlooked.
But Johnson High senior quarterback Anthony Prophet is taking the season one game at a time and savoring the wins when they come.
“It’s big to be the king of Oakwood,” said Prophet of the Knights’ 49-45 win over West Hall on Friday.
The senior rushed for a school-record six touchdowns in the game and churned up 173 yards off 12 carries for Johnson (2-5. 1-1 Region 7B-AAA).
“He did great and had an outstanding game,” said coach Paul Friel of Prophet. “He did an excellent job of playing his leads and was a great leader on the field.”
The Knights got some much needed retribution against the Spartans (0-7, 0-3 Region 7B-AAA) who defeated them 56-55 in a heartbreaker last year at Spartans Stadium.
Johnson ran the ball for a total of 439 yards, but rarely passed with Prophet throwing the ball only three times with one completion to senior Seth Spivey for 21 yards.
West Hall elected to use an opposite offense to Johnson’s run with quarterback Shunquez Stephens passing for 452 yards and six touchdowns; however, it was Prophet who left as the victor in the quarrel of quarterbacks.
When asked about Prophet’s performance last Friday, Friel said, “He’s really worked hard. He’s a gutsy performer who put together the best game in his career. We’re all proud of him.”
Johnson plays host to West Forsyth at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Oakwood.