Cherokee QB shares award after big night
by Tribune staff reports
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After game in which he was 22-of-32 passing for four touchdowns and 455 yards, Spencer Ashley shared the Cherokee County Gridiron Club Offensive Player of the Week for the Cherokee football team.

Ashley shared the award with receiver Blace Brown, who had 12 catches for 175 yards.

Ashley’s 455-yard total is believed to be the 12th-best single-game total in state history, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.

Other weekly award winners from the Warriors’ 42-41 loss to Lassiter include Michael Bean and Devon Mercer, who shared the defensive award, and Macen Bailey for special teams.

Etowah’s John Oliver (offensive), Caleb Barden-Street (defense) and Edwin Alfaro (special teams) were recognized for their play in the Eagles’ Region 5AAAAAA win over Wheeler.

After winning its first game of the season, River Ridge was honored with Brandon Stephenson (offense), Steven Spears (defense) and Parris Collins (special teams).

Creekview’s award winners were Isaiah Rodgers (offense), Walter Grogan (defense) and Chris Reddick Scott (special teams).

Sequoyah was represented by a host of players for the offensive award — Curtis Collins, Austin Brown, Eli Ware, Daniel McKune, Blake Vincent, Jake Garner, Kyle Wizniewski, Nick Falco and Nick Downie. Christopher Riddle (defense) and Mason Tucker (special teams) were also given the weekly honors.

Woodstock’s Alex Motsinger (offense), Daniel Benitez (defense) and Sharrone Gates (special teams) were recognized for their efforts in the Wolverines’ 45-40 loss to Walton.

* Crown Athletics continued its climb up the National Homeschool Football Rankings, reaching No. 5 after last week’s 34-6 victory over the North Georgia Falcons, who had also been ranked.



College Football: Reinhardt DE McCoy earns top weekly award from AAC

Reinhardt defensive end Tevin McCoy was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week following the Eagles’ 28-24 upset of No. 23 Faulkner.

McCoy recorded 5½ tackles for a loss and also had a pair of sacks for a total loss of 30 yards. The freshman from Carrollton also batted down a pair of passes as Reinhardt (2-2, 1-0 Mid-South Conference) held Faulkner, which was averaging 52 points per game, to less than half that total.

McCoy currently leads the NAIA in tackles for a loss with 9½.

McCoy was the second Eagle to receive a weekly honor after Blake Barnes was named the top defensive player a week ago.



College Soccer: Reinhardt goalkeeper named AAC’s top defensive player

Reinhardt goalkeeper Matt Amis was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Eagles to a pair of wins last week.

The junior from England was solid in the net as the Eagles won two games on the road.

Against Georgia Gwinnett, Amis made 10 saves in a 2-1 win. Later in the week, he saved the only two shots put on goal by St. Andrews in a 1-0 victory.

 Reinhardt women’s goalkeeper Taylor Asher was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Eagles to a pair of overtime wins.

Asher had five saves in a 1-0 victory over Columbia (S.C.), recording Reinhardt’s third straight shutout.

Four days later, the freshman from Williamson had three saves as Reinhardt beat St. Andrews 2-1.



Golf: Etowah’s Budd wins Hurricane tour event; Haggerty in third

Etowah High School standout Nick Budd carded a 6-under 66 to win a rain-shortened Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event Sunday in Peachtree City.

It was the second consecutive win for Budd in the boys 15-18 division.

Budd eagled the par-5 16th hole and chipped in for birdie on the 18th, completing a bogey-free round.

Brett Ammons was three strokes back to finish second, followed by Budd’s Etowah teammate, Jake Haggerty (70).

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