1,219 people voted [not the best turnout this season] and it was a clear-cut choice for the Fan Vote BLITZ Player of the Week award.
668 votes went to Jackson Webb, as the senior earned his first-ever Player of the Week award. BLITZ choices also went to Union’s Pierson Allison and White’s Michael Mintz.
Jackson Webb has long been a household name for the Rabun County Wildcats, and last Friday in a top-10 matchup and perhaps the biggest game of the season so far, he came up with a career-best performance. Webb tallied 15 tackles, including 4.5 for loss for a grand total of 24 yards lost.
The senior defensive end also had three sacks, bringing his season total to ten in a game that game the Cats a huge 45-14 win over #10-ranked Elbert County.
2018: 54 Tackles, 14.5 TFL, 10 Sacks
CAREER: 221 Tackles, 34.5 TFL, 23 Sacks, 4 Forced Fum, 1 Block
Pierson Allison’s dream season continues. The first-year starting quarterback patiently awaited his turn, and now that it is HIS turn, he’s showing why he might just be one of the best dual threats in the state.
In a region win over Banks, which pushed Union to 7-0, Allison threw for 266 yards on 17-of-25 passing (68%) for four touchdowns, which tied his career high set September 21 vs Putnam County. He also recorded his third 100-yard rushing game, going for 101 with two more scores, also tying his career high. The six total TDs is also a career-best for the junior. He is among the state leaders in all-purpose yards and passing yards.
2018: 1,899 pass yds, 15 TD, 3 INT, 123/181 (68%) / 521 rush yds, 7 TD, 3 100-yd games
CAREER: 2,195 pass yds, 19 TD, 3 INT // 561 rush yds, 9 TD
Michael Mintz had a game for the ages in a big win over West Hall to keep the Warriors’ postseason hopes alive. His night was one in the rare category, as he notched five touchdowns while touching the ball just seven times.
The senior running back/linebacker ran for just 12 yards, but all short-range situations, scoring three touchdowns. He caught a pair of passes for 29 yards with a touchdown. But that’s not it…he scooped up a fumble and raced 44 yards for another TD, giving him five in the win. Oh, and he had a sack, seven tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
2018: 135 rush yds, 9 TD / 146 rec yds, 2 TD / 60 Tackles, 2 Sacks, Forced Fum, Fum Rec, Def TD, Blk Kick
FEATURE PHOTO BY TODD FORREST