PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tanner senior running back Hayden Stephens teamed with junior quarterback JonJon Fletcher for 321 rushing yards to lead No. 1 Tanner past Woodland, 41-29, in the first round of the Class state 2A playoffs on Friday.
Stephens rushed 25 times for 188 yards and four touchdowns for the Rattlers (9-1), with scoring runs of 1, 20, 10 and 71 yards and seven carries of 10-plus yards.
PLAY OF THE WEEK
Athens advanced to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs after a thrilling 24-22 victory at No. 6 Center Point on Friday.
Athens senior place-kicker Bram McGrady booted a 45-yard game-winner with 5 seconds remaining to catapult the Golden Eagles (8-3) to their first playoff win since edging Boaz, 21-20, in 2010.