In Week Three, several close games thrilled the area fan bases and allowed a multitude of players to show their skills.
As a result, out of seven Game Balls, four different positions are represented, and defensive prowess came into consideration for five of them.
Anyway, here are the best in the area for Friday’s games.
Travious Wigfall, RB Ridge Spring-Monetta
The Trojans have notched some big numbers so far this year, most recently a 46-12 win over McCormick on Friday. Wigfall had 17 carries for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and he also picked off a pass in the win.
RJ Stallings, RB Silver Bluff
It’s a shame Stallings didn’t get to throw a pass – joking, of course – in the Bulldogs’ 36-20 win over South Aiken because he scored three ways otherwise. In addition to 119 rushing yards and two scores on the ground, he caught a touchdown pass and returned a pick 45 yards for another score.
Kameron Brown, WR Midland Valley
Brown erased concerns about his knee injury early and often in the Mustangs’ 42-35 win over Aiken. He caught seven passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
Dramel Coleman, RB Aiken
The Hornets lost, but Coleman did all he could to prevent it. He had six carries for 54 yards, set up a score with a kickoff return, took an interception back 60 yards for a touchdown, forced a fumble and had four tackles.
Malcolm Stroman, QB Wagener-Salley
Stroman had stuggled to find the form he had in 2012, but he found it in Friday’s 60-6 win over Whitmire. The senior completed 5 of 7 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown while running for 138 yards and two more touchdowns. He also intercepted a pass.
Cody Griffith, LB Strom Thurmond
The Rebels got into a battle with Batesburg-Leesville and won 35-28 thanks to a game-sealing interception by Griffith at the edge of the red zone.
Willie McCloud, RB North Augusta
The Jackets rolled another opponent, beating Grovetown (Ga.) 56-13. McCloud was phenomenal again, racking up 133 yards and four rushing touchdowns on 16 carries.
Jeremy Timmerman has a journalism degree from Mercer University and has been at the Aiken Standard since June 2010.