Week Six saw five area teams collect wins, and three of them did so in blowout fashion. Two of those teams, Strom Thurmond and Wagener-Salley, went for big numbers on the road, while Williston-Elko protected its home turf from visiting Fox Creek in a rout.
Midland Valley made it two in a row with its win over Gilbert, and Silver Bluff brought us our first Game Ball for a kicker this season with its thrilling victory over the No. 1 team in the most recent Class AA media poll.
Here’s a look at who made the cut for the top performers from Friday’s action.
PEDRO ZAMBRANO, K Silver Bluff
Zambrano has been a stalwart among the area’s top kickers for a few years now, and he is huge in the field position battle. Friday’s 40-yard field goal to lift the Bulldogs to a 31-29 win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt is a new high, though.
RJ STALLINGS, RB Silver Bluff
Stallings did it all for the Bulldogs, rushing for 107 yards and a touchdown, catching two passes for 20 more yards and intercepting a pass to set up Zambrano’s theatrics.
JARIUS JENKINS, RB Williston-Elko
We can probably just stop the count for who wins the most Game Balls this year right now. The sophomore earned his sixth in seven games with 118 yards and three touchdowns on only nine carries in the Blue Devils’ 48-7 thrashing of Fox Creek.
MALCOLM STROMAN, QB Wagener-Salley
The War Eagles got back on the right track with a 58-6 win over North behind 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground by Stroman to go with 74 yards and another score through the air.
JAUVEER HAMMOND, QB Strom Thurmond
Hammond was his usual productive self Friday, racking up four touchdowns in the Rebels’ 56-10 road win over region foe Brookland Cayce. He had two scores through the air and two more on the ground.
DANIEL CARR, QB Midland Valley
The Mustangs joined Strom Thurmond and Swansea atop the Region 5-AAA standings with a 33-14 win over Gilbert, and the freshman signal caller was fantastic. He ran for 113 yards and two scores and thre 89 yards and another score.
DRE CARR, RB Midland Valley
Dre joined his cousin on this list with a 127-yard rushing performance that included a touchdown run. He also caught a pass on the evening.
NAKEEM SPANN, RB Aiken
Spann did his best to keep the Hornets competitive in their 49-7 loss in the ASTV “Game of the Week” with 98 rushing yards on 12 carries, which included a 55-yard touchdown run.
Jeremy Timmerman has a journalism degree form Mercer University and has been at the Aiken Standard since June 2010.