Congratulations to Week 8 Football Player of the Week Garrett Wayne of Clinton, who rushed for a school-record 366 yards and six touchdowns on 22 carries. He also threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns for a total of eight touchdowns in the game. Wayne had 1,473 votes, just edging Mount Zion's Peyton Moreau with 1,344 votes.
Player of the week nominees
Kentrell Beck, Shelbyville
The Week 2 Player of the Week winner, Shelbyville's Kentrell Beck, had another memorable performance despite the Rams' loss to Tuscola. Beck rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns, and also threw for 357 yards on 28-of-36 passing for two more scores.
AJ Lawson, MacArthur
MacArthur senior AJ Lawson had three touchdown catches — 49, 32 and 8 yards — and also helped lead the Generals defense to a shutout in their city game win against Eisenhower.
Peyton Moreau, Mount Zion
Mount Zion senior lineman Peyton Moreau helped lead an impressive offensive and defensive performance for the Braves in their win against Effingham that clinched the Apollo Conference title. The Braves are 8-0 so far this season.
Jalen Quinn, Tuscola
Tuscola's Jalen Quinn was a big part of the Warriors' unstoppable offense in their win against Shelbyville. He caught five passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns to lead the win.
Garrett Wayne, Clinton
Clinton quarterback Garrett Wayne had an unforgettable night to lead the Maroons to a win against Sullivan-Okaw Valley. In the game, Wayne rushed for 366 yards and six touchdowns on 22 carries. He also threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns for a total of eight touchdowns in the game.
Storm Washburn, Casey-Westfield
Casey-Westfield's Storm Washburn had a monster game to lead the Warriors against Clark County rival Marshall, rushing for 270 yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries.
Josh Williams, Argenta-Oreana
Argenta-Oreana quarterback Josh Williams rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and also threw for 75 yards in the Bombers' win against Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond. Williams became Argenta's leading scorer with 348 points during the win.