High school football top performers: Week 10

With Week 10 of the high school football season in the books, here are some of the top performers from this week’s action:

Trey Mullins, Gibbs

The senior running back helped Gibbs’ playoff push in a big way, rushing for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries in the Eagles’ 43-12 win over Carter on Friday. A win over Central next week will clinch a postseason berth for Gibbs.

Stanton Martin, Anderson County

Martin piloted yet another impressive offensive performance to keep the Mavericks unbeaten and clinch the Region 2-4A title with a 63-14 victory over East Hamilton. The junior completed 23 of his 40 passes for 405 yards and five touchdowns.

Luke Kirby, Grace Christian Academy

The Rams got back on track following a loss to Notre Dame last week thanks to a stellar performance from their junior quarterback. Kirby went 17-for-22 with 317 yards and four touchdowns passes in Grace Christian’s 45-6 victory over Silverdale Academy.

Collin Ironside, Bearden

The sophomore quarterback produced his best game of the season in a must-win scenario for the Bulldogs. He posted new season-highs in completion percentage and passing yards, going 12-of-14 passing for 225 yards and three touchdown passes to keep Bearden’s playoff hopes alive with a 42-3 victory over Hardin Valley.

Caden Tollett, Halls

The sophomore quarterback beat Sevier County with his legs en route to a 20-13 victory, rushing for 206 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries.

Elijah Young, South-Doyle

Injuries have put a dent in the sophomore’s season, but he came up big to clinch a playoff spot for South-Doyle. Young rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, while also adding 67 yards and another score receiving in the Cherokees’ 27-7 victory over Central on Thursday.

Sophomore running back Elijah Young celebrates with senior offensive lineman Joel Smith following a touchdown in South-Doyle’s 27-7 victory over Central on Thursday, Oct. 19. (Image: Travis Haston / 865 Preps)

Teahzjawon Hodge-Harper, Karns

The junior running back helped the Beavers snap a two-game losing streak, rushing for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in Karns’ 30-18 victory over Seymour.

Josh Edwards, Greenback

Greenback clinched its third consecutive Region 2-1A title with an all-around performance, but Edwards led the way. The junior running back rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries to propel the Cherokees past Midway, 63-14.

Dylan Hopkins, Maryville

It was an abbreviated outing for Hopkins, but the UAB commit still made his presence felt in Maryville’s 52-0 win over Heritage, going 10-for-14 for 236 yards and a pair of touchdown passes.

Maryville senior quarterback Dylan Hopkins and senior offensive lineman Jack Williams celebrate during the Rebels’ 41-12 victory over Fulton on Friday, Sept. 22. (Image: Travis Haston / 865 Preps)

Dalton Wilson, Anderson County

Wilson hauled in six catches for 149 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Anderson County’s win over East Hamilton.

Eli Nordhorn, Grace Christian Academy

The junior wide receiver caught eight of his nine targets for 166 yards and a score in the Rams’ victory over Silverdale Academy.

DaeDae Love, William Blount

William Blount produced its highest scoring output since Sept. 8, and Love was the beneficiary, reeling in five catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Governor’s fell to Bradley Central, 51-27.

Bryce Hanley, Greenback

Hanley completed 13 of his 19 pass attempts for 208 yards and three touchdowns to help Greenback down Midway.

Junior quarterback Bryce Hanley walks off the field during Greenback’s 34-33 victory over Coalfield on Thursday, Oct. 5. (Image: Brad Matthews / 865 Preps)

London Stephney, Bearden

Stephney made a pair of big plays for the Bulldogs versus Hardin Valley, hauling in a pair of touchdown grabs — the first going for 47 yards on the game’s opening possession and the other being a 34-yard score on a screen pass. He finished the game with three catches for 81 yards.

Sophomore wide receiver London Stephney celebrates with senior Sam Coffin following a 47-yard touchdown catch in Bearden’s 42-3 victory over Hardin Valley on Friday, Oct. 20. (Image: Travis Haston / 865 Preps)

Jahlil Jefferson, Webb

The Spartans’ rushing attack has been a well-oiled machine this season, and on Friday it was Jefferson’s turn to produce a quality outing. The junior carried the ball eight times for 80 yards and three touchdowns in Webb’s 49-14 victory over CAK.


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