Here are our current power rankings for Rutherford County Player of the Year for 2017 through Week 7 of the 2017 season.
7. Kemari McGowan, running back, Middle Tennessee Christian
McGowan’s already eye-popping stats got a bit louder after last week’s 400-yard game. McGowan has rushed 142 times for 1,421 yards (10.0 per carry) and 17 touchdowns. He’s also caught two passes for another 35 yards. The Cougars are 4-3.
6. Trey Knox, wide receiver, Blackman
Knox’s numbers aren’t huge–he has 26 catches, 390 yards, four touchdowns, and six carries for 32 yards. But, he’s such an imposing figure on the field that any list seems incomplete without him. Rivals ranks Knox as the No. 14 player nationally in the junior class.
5. Savion Davis, running back, Riverdale
4. Adonis Otey, defensive back, Blackman
Otey’s stat line includes four solo tackles and three assists. There’s an easy explanation for that: nobody throws on Otey, whom Rivals ranks as the No. 72 junior in America. He’s added five catches for 104 yards on offense and eight carries for 32 and three total scores.
3. Woodi Washington, defensive back, Oakland
Like Otey, Washington is a highly-ranked player (Rivals slots him 245th nationally among juniors) who doesn’t see much action his way. But he’s made the most of what he’s seen, registering three picks and a fumble recovery, plus a pair of passes defended. Washington has posted 10 solo stops and eight assists for the undefeated Patriots, despite missing a game. (Photo courtesy of Rajayna Riley.
2. Jeron Rooks, running back, Oakland
Rooks is the biggest offensive star on an Oakland undefeated squad that’s a true team. Rooks has rushed 67 times for 724 yards (10.9 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns, and 14 catches for 363 yards and four more scores. (Photo courtesy of Rajayna Riley.)
1. Lelan Wilhoite, running back, Siegel
Wilhoite’s been a one-man show for Siegel. He’s rushed 133 times for 1,166 yards (8.8 per carry), caught 20 balls for 159 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns as a senior.
NOTE: We have dropped Blackman’s Master Teague from our rankings for now, but not due to performance. Teague has an ankle issue that may cost him the rest of the season, depending on how well he recovers from surgery. Teague has rushed 76 times for 724 yards and caught four passes for 83 more, and has accounted for 11 total touchdowns.