VirginiaPreps.com AA Player of the Week-October 23, 2009
Each week, VirginiaPreps.com will highlight notable performances from the previous weekend in AA football. You can get in on the action as well, by posting your nominees for Player of the Week on any of the four AA message boards each week.
Week 9 AA Player of the Week
This week's player of the week is part of a program that has turned a three-year losing skid around with five consecutive victories that have them in playoff contention in region III. With an overwhelming performance on offense, defense and special teams, Staunton River's Wesley Gates earns this week's Player of the Week honors as part of the Golden Eagles 31-20 win over Alleghany. Gates had two 36-yard touchdown receptions to go along with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a late 56-yard interception return for a touchdown that sealed the victory. Between offense and special teams, Gates accounted for over 250 yards on the night. Congratulations to Staunton River's Wesley Gates, VirginiaPreps.com AA Player of the Week!
Other Notable Performances
Corey Patrick, RB, Tabb: The defenses keep piling men into the box and Patrick continues to roll up yardage and touchdowns in the Bay Rivers. He went for 196 yards on 15 carries and two scores in the win over Jamestown.
David Williams, RB, Hidden Valley: Made a big push for two in a row with 367 yards on 39 carries and four touchdowns in win over Pulaski County. I imagine he's more satisfied with breaking the 2,000 yard mark in just eight games.
Javonte Green, QB, Brunswick: Threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for two more scores as the Bulldogs thumped Prince Edward 48-0
Mario Vaughan, RB, Amherst: Another 200-yard night for one of the Lancers backfield contributors. Vaughan had 202 yards on 9 carries (that's a 22.4 average for those of you scoring at home) and four touchdowns in their win over E.C. Glass
Shaq Finney, WR, Bassett: Helped keep the Bengals playoff hopes alive with 6 catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-16 win over Tunstall
Deandre Reaves, RB, Dominion: Filled in at quarterback and completed 3 of 4 passes for 126 yards and a score and rushed 32 times for 221 yards in a 46-20 win over AAA South Lakes
Marty Haley, RB, Warren County: Rushed for 260 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats downed Brentsville 27-20
A'Darius Brown, WR/DB, James Monroe: Sophomore had his best game of the year with 7 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown along with a 53-yard interception return for a score in 35-6 win over Eastern View
C.J. Page, RB, Monticello: Had a season-high 291 yards rushing and four touchdowns and eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark on the season as the Mustangs beat Charlottesville 34-14