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October 9, 2012

Player of the Week

Tanner had several players with big nights in the team's 69-13 win over Colbert Heights ...

Fred Rich, Tanner

Fred Rich, Tanner: Rich may not have scored the most touchdowns for Tanner in its 69-13 win over Colbert Heights Friday, but the 6-foot, 190-pound senior made a difference on both sides of the ball.
In Friday’s win, Rich carried the ball nine times for 88 yards and a touchdown. The senior, who is committed to play football for UAB, has anchored a Tanner defense allowing less than a touchdown per game this season.

Other notable performances:

Hayden Stephens, Tanner: Stephens continues to have a great year. The junior running back carried the ball nine times for 165 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half as Tanner raced out to a 56-0 halftime lead on homecoming.

Greg Maclin, Tanner

The wide receiver/safety caught three passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, Maclin intercepted  a pass and returned it 25 yards for a score.

William Mathews, Athens

Mathews threw for a season-high 217 yards Friday. The junior, starting his first game this year, completed 14-of-20 passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Mitchell Mathis, East Limestone

Mathis gave East a 3-0 lead in the second quarter and finished the game a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points and 1-for-1 on field goals. Mathis also started in the defensive backfield for the Indians.

Torren Haley, East Limestone

Haley did not record a carry until the second quarter, but took over soon after in a 24-12 win over Athens. Haley finished with 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown.

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