Photo by Derrick Mahone
With a 15-tackle performance against Eagle’s Landing last week, Riverdale senior linebacker Troy Wyche remains in the running for the Clayton News Daily Clayton County Player of the Year honors.
1. Travis Custis, Lovejoy: The senior running continues to lead the Wildcats offensive attack as he went over the 200-yard mark for the first time this season. In the team’s Region 2-AAAAAA opener against Druid Hills, he had 220 yards rushing on 11 carries with two touchdowns. On the season, the Georgia Tech commitment has 757 yards on 97 carries and seven touchdowns. He is averaging 7.8 yards per carry.
2. Cameron Sutton, Jonesboro: He continues to shine on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball for the seventh-ranked Cardinals. As a wide receiver last week, he had five receptions for 55 yards and carried the ball seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown. The Tennessee commitment is also dangerous on the special teams as a return and punter.
3. Alejandro Bennifield, Lovejoy: In his second season as the Wildcats starting quarterback, the senior has compiled an 18-2 record. During his tenure, the ninth-ranked Wildcats have won 14 of 15 regular season games. He has passed for 899 yards and 13 touchdowns with only three interceptions. The Tennessee-Chattanooga commitment has completed .565 of his passes.
4. Mario Atkinson, Jonesboro: In the last two weeks, the junior has become one of the team’s most explosive offensive threats. A first-year starter for the seventh-ranked Cardinals, Atkinson is becoming more of a vocal leader on the field. For the past two games, Atkinson has completed 25 of 38 passes for 476 yards and seven touchdowns.
5. Troy Wyche, Riverdale: The senior linebacker continues to lead the Raiders defense. In a win over Eagle’s Landing last week, he had 15 tackles, including four tackle for losses. The Div. I prospect also had a sack and pass breakup.
Out: Patrick Petty (Jonesboro)