Pollie Simpson (Banks County) took the Fan Vote for Player of the Week honors after capturing 5,865 of the 13,173 total votes, edging fellow Banks athlete Dakota Orr (4,314). BLITZ then picked Tallulah Falls’ Matthew Weidner as Co-Player of the Week.
POLLIE SIMPSON (FAN VOTE)
Pollie Simpson has all season been flying under the radar as a playmaker for the Lady Leopards. It’s about time she gets recognized for her hard work. The senior post player averaged 13.5 points per contest in two region tournament games last week, including 21 in one game. She earns her first-ever Player of the Week award.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Pollie Simpson
POW Graphic (Framed) - Pollie Simpson
MATTHEW WEIDNER (BLITZ PICK)
Matthew Weidner has had a fantastic senior season, one that has resulted in getting Tallulah Falls into the state tournament. In his lone game last week, the Indians forward dropped in 25 points against Riverside, getting him to 1,365 career points. That mark set a new school record, and earned him his first Player of the Week award.
“I am very grateful for my four years at TFS and the opportunities basketball has given me,” Weidner said of the accomplishment. “It is an honor and a blessing to be a part of Indian basketball history.”
Coach Cody Coleman said it had been a privilege to coach the senior.
“Players with his talent, skill, and work ethic do not come around often,” Coleman said. “He has an exceptional ability to score and is a great all-around player. Off the court, Matthew’s character matches his abilities on the court. He is an outstanding young man and he has a very bright future in front of him.”
POW Graphic (Framed) – Matthew Weidner
POW Graphic (Framed) - Matthew Weidner
Feature Photo by CRUMP PHOTO