Stephens’ Morrow, Banks’ Whitehead & Towns’ Fullerton earn POW honors
This week’s Fan Vote for BLITZ Player of the Week was for a small selection of athletes, as most schools enjoyed a week off for Spring Break. That didn’t mean the voting wasn’t intense, as 32,235 total votes supported a handful of players. The overall vote winner was Stephens County soccer player Isabella Morrow (14,277 votes), which surpassed the second-place getter, Justin Whitehead (11,697). BLITZ named Whitehead and Towns County’s Seth Fullerton POW honorees as well.
ISABELLA MORROW – FAN VOTE
Isabella Morrow has been a staple on the defensive side of the ball for the Stephens County Lady Indians, who have nailed down a state playoff spot with a 7-6-1 overall record and 1-3 mark in region play. Stephens has played some good defense as of last, and Morrow’s play stands out.
The junior last game stopped many scoring opportunities, went down 4 or 5 times in a row, and came back up fighting to keep ball out. She can play anywhere on the field, as evidenced by her stepping into the back defensive line when the Lady Indians lost their center back to injury. This is Morrow’s first Player of the Week Award.
JUSTIN WHITEHEAD – BLITZ PICK
The Lady Leopards have been one of the better baseball teams in North Georgia for much of 2019. At 19-4 overall and 8-2 in region play, the playoffs are a given at this point. It’s just a matter of how far Banks County will go. With the way guys like Justin Whitehead are playing, that could be pretty far.
Whitehead had a recent 3-game clip of .636, accounting for 8 RBI and a pair of doubles. The boys have now won five games in a row. For Whitehead, it marks his first Player of the Week Award.
SETH FULLERTON – BLITZ PICK
Seth Fullerton’s senior year has been impressive. In earning his second Player of the Week award, the Towns County Indian hit .642 with 8 RBI over his past 3 games, scoring 7 runs while adding 2 doubles and a triple.
On the mound, Fullerton was 1-0 with a spotless 0.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts. He has Towns County at 9-11 overall.
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