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Player of the Week contest returns, first set of nominations announced

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ryan Roe

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The Player of the Week contest is back for a second high school football season. Just like last year, you'll be able to vote on standout players from the previous week's game.

This season, we're welcoming Palmetto Christian Academy into the mix. So, now you'll be able to choose between six players – two from Wando, two from Bishop England and two from Palmetto Christian – for who you think is most deserving of the title of Player of the Week.

The voting process remains the same. Reporter Tyler Heffernan chooses one player from each of the three teams and each team's respective head coach picks one player from his team.

You can only vote for one, and all voting is online at www.MoultrieNews.com/POTW. Every Wednesday, the newest set of nominations are announced in our print editions and our website. Voting is open until the following Monday at noon, which leaves about five days for voting.

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Your business's name will become synonymous with this newly-expanded contest supporting local athletes. Player of the Week is highlighted in print and online – including social media – throughout every week of the 11-week football season.

Last season, which was the first Player of the Week season, the online voting page was the most visited section on MoultrieNews.com. The total promotional value exceeds $12,000. We offer this at a 71 percent savings. Pay $3,500 for the entire campaign.

If interested, please contact publisher Vickey Boyd at 958-7480 or vboyd@moultrienews.com.

Tyler's BE pick

Reed Fosberry: The senior defensive back had a game-high nine solo tackles and two assists against West Ashley. Under center, he also threw two passes for 59 yards.

BE coach John Cantey's pick

Nick Shiver: The senior had five rushes for 61 yards, including a touchdown, and a 29-yard reception. He also had two solo tackles and three assists as a defensive back.

Tyler's Wando pick

Kenny Waring: The junior running back totaled 129 yards – 111 yards rushing on 13 carries and 18 yards on three receptions – during Wando's loss at Beaufort.

Wando coach Jimmy Noonan's pick

Alex Pumilia: The senior offensive tackle had a knockdown during Wando's game at Beaufort. Noonan praised his ability to not make mental mistakes.

Tyler's PCA pick

Ryan Roe: The senior finished with a gaudy 13.5 yards per carry average against Williamsburg. He totaled 108 yards, doubling his next closest teammate's rushing total.

PCA coach Jim Daniel's pick

Andrew Johnstone: The senior wide receiver hauled four catches for 147 yards, which was almost three times the amount of his next closest teammate's receiving total.

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