Players of the Week following opening-round high school football playoff games in Sumner County:
Alex Vanzant, RB-DB, Sr.
Vanzant is the Sumner Star of the Week after rushing for 242 yards and three touchdowns (of 1, 19 and 74 yards) on 26 carries and recorded five tackles in the Buccaneers’ 44-30 victory at Shelbyville.
Ladarius Stewart, RB-DB, Soph.
Stewart rushed for 93 yards on 16 carries in the Green Wave’s 35-0 loss at Independence.
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Ben Brooks, QB-S, Sr.
Brooks completed 22-of-36 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ 35-20 loss to Baylor. He also forced and recovered a fumble.
Blake Eakle, QB-DB, Jr.
Eakle completed 3-of-5 passes for 54 yards and rushed for 12 yards on three carries in the Eagles’ 42-0 loss at Marion County.
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