Wood, Keller Named BLITZ Players of the Week

The Player of the Week Fan Vote notched 14,229 votes, with Habersham Central’s Austin Wood (6,762) taking the top spot. BLITZ then picked Cory Keller (Rabun) as Co-POW.

AUSTIN WOOD – FAN VOTE

Austin Wood picked a great time for the best game of his career on the defensive side of the ball. Against #9-ranked Lanier, the Raiders were given only a 30% chance of winning by Maxwell Ratings. Habersham Central balled out, and Wood was a HUGE reason for the historic upset that has the Raiders looking very good in terms of playoff hopes.

The senior defensive back hauled in THREE interceptions, tallied a tackle, a forced fumble, two pass break-ups, and had a catch for three yards on offense.

For the season, Wood has 6 interceptions (49 yds on returns), 37 tackles, 10 pass deflections, 4 pass break-ups, and 2 forced fumbles. On offense and special teams, he has accumulated 240 kickoff return yards, 12 punt return yards, and a team-high 309 receiving yards on 18 receptions and 3 TDs. This is Wood’s first BLITZ POW award.

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Austin Wood

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Austin Wood

29.00 $

CORY KELLER – BLITZ PICK

Rabun County’s Cory Keller didn’t even play a full 3 quarters in the win over Banks County, but when he was in the game, you knew it. The sophomore had 7 tackles, a pass deflection, and played a role in special teams in which he took a 42-yd punt return to the house in the third quarter. He had just under 70 punt return yards in the game.

Keller earns his first POW award, and for the season has 64 tackles on the season, including a career-high 20 against Jefferson on September 18 (the Wildcats’ only loss). He has 7 pass deflections, 2 interceptions (both coming September 11 against #2-ranked Prince Ave), and a forced fumble. Keller just began punt return duty in the Banks County game, but also has 49 kick return yards to his credit this year. Last season, he burst on the scene with 698 rushing yards and 6 TD as the primary running back, and added 136 yards and 3 scores in the receiving game.

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Cory Keller

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Cory Keller

29.00 $

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