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PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH

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Lovejoy running back Travis Custis, who rushed for 1,839 yards last season, has committed to signing with Georgia Tech on National Signing Day next February.

Jeff Hurndon Photography Lovejoy running back Travis Custis, who rushed for 1,839 yards last season, has committed to signing with Georgia Tech on National Signing Day next February.

  1. Travis Custis, Lovejoy: For the second straight week, the senior tailback scored at least three touchdowns in a blowout region win. In the ninth-ranked Wildcats’ 50-0 win over Morrow, he scored three touchdowns, all in the first half. The Georgia Tech commitment also rushed for 99 yards in the win in only two and a half quarters of playing time.
  2. Cameron Sutton, Jonesboro: The seventh-ranked Cardinals were idle on last week. The senior still remains one of the most versatile players in the county. So far this season, the Tennessee commitment has scored on offense, defense and special teams. He plays both wide receiver and quarterback on offense and is the starting cornerback on defense. Sutton also handles the punting duties.
  3. Alejandro Bennifield, Lovejoy: Because of the ninth-ranked Wildcats blowout wins, the senior hasn’t played the full game the last three weeks. However, he has at least one touchdown pass in the last three games. Last week, he scored on a 1-yard run in addition to throwing a 28-yard touchdown pass in the Region 2-AAAAAA win over Morrow. He still remains committed to Tennessee-Chattanooga. Bennifield is 13-0 as a starter in region games for the Wildcats since transferring from Jonesboro during the Spring of 2011.
  4. Mario Atkinson, Jonesboro: The junior remains one of the biggest surprises of the season in his first year as the starter. He has passed for over 1,000 yards this season, which includes passing for more than 250 yards in the last two games. Atkinson is fortunate to have some talented skill players at his disposal, including fellow player of the year candidate Cameron Sutton.
  5. Troy Wyche, Riverdale: The senior is the leader of one of the top defenses in the area. In a subregion win over Spalding last week, he had a team-high 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Showing his versatility, the Div. I prospect scored on a 2-yard run while playing on the offensive side of the ball.