There was no Fan Vote for Player of the Week this time around, largely because of the lack of candidates as fewer teams play this time of year. So we chose the most standout player on the 2 local teams that played and won on to advance to the quarterfinals. Those 2 are Braxton Hicks (Rabun) and Colby Clark (Jefferson).
Braxton Hicks, a recent UGA commit after years of being courted by many top-tier programs, earns his second POW award this season and third of his career. In #1-ranked Rabun County’s second round win over Toombs County, the senior receiver made sure his team would punch a fifth straight quarterfinals ticket. In the win, he caught 8 passes for 128 yards. But on the other side of the ball, he came up with 2 HUGE interceptions, giving him 5 for the season.
Hicks this season has surpassed 3,000 career yards, and currently sits 7th in state history with 3,377, and with an average game by his standards in the quarterfinals, can move into 5th place. His 45 receiving scores ranks first in state history (per known records).
We published this the last time he won POW, but still fun to look at. Check out his numbers by season:
He has also scored 10-plus TDs for a record 3 straight seasons, and now has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Braxton Hicks 2
POW Graphic (Framed) - Braxton Hicks 2
Colby Clark is having a fantastic season, which is by far his best yet. The 4-year starter tallied 126 rushing yards in the second round win, finding the end zone for all 4 Dragon touchdowns. The senior quarterback earns his second POW award this season and third of his career.
Check out his numbers by season:
|YEAR||PASS YDS||PASS TD||RUSH YDS||RUSH TD||TOTAL YDS||TOTAL TD|
What a career it’s been. Consider that in 2017, he played almost exclusively on the defensive side of the ball, and in 2018, he missed nearly half of his junior season to injury. Nevertheless, he’s picking his best time to play his best ball.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Colby Clark 2
POW Graphic (Framed) - Colby Clark 2
Feature Photo by Thomas Askew