Senior trio earns Football Player of the Week awards

The BLITZ Football Player of the Week Fan Vote collected 11,294 total votes, with Rabun County’s Baxley O’Brien taking 3,827 to win the POW Fan Vote. BLITZ then named both Gunner Stockton (Rabun) and Dreylan Martin (Commerce) Co-POWs.

BAXLEY O’BRIEN – FAN VOTE

Baxley O’Brien came from Flowery Branch to Rabun County, and has fit like a glove. The senior tight end is showing his physicality and athleticism more and more as the season goes along. O’Brien hauled in 5 passes for 83 yards and a TD in the Wildcats’ win over Grovetown. For the season, O’Brien has 312 receiving yards and 6 TDs, catching 24 passes, which is second most on the team. This is his first-ever BLITZ POW award.

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Baxley O’Brien

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Baxley O’Brien

$29.99

GUNNER STOCKTON – BLITZ PICK

Gunner Stockton earns back-to-back Player of the Week honors. This honor came with yet another 6 TD performance, but the historical aspect definitely is worth the honors as well. He needed just 3 TD to surpass Deshaun Watson for the most total TDs in state history. He did that on a 29-yard TD pass to Jaden Gibson, and now has moved Deshaun further back with each successive TD. The senior QB had 328 passing yards and 5 TD, adding 51 rushing yards with another TD. His 2021 season has seen him throw for 2,207 yards and 30 TD, and he’s rushed for 507 yards and 7 TD. His accuracy is epic, as he has completed 68% of his passes and thrown just one interception. He is the current state leader in passing yards in Class 2A. This is Stockton’s third POW award of the season and BLITZ record 18th of his career.

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Gunner Stockton 3

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Gunner Stockton 3

$29.99

DREYLAN MARTIN – BLITZ PICK

Commerce earned a key region win at Towns last Friday, and Dreylan Martin supplied most of the points. The senior clawed up 143 rushing yards and 3 TD, and added 6 tackles on defense in the 28-20 win. This is Martin’s first POW award.

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Dreylan Martin

POW Framed Print (11×17) – Dreylan Martin

$29.99

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s