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Battle Ground Academy quarterback Clay Beathard is the Franklin Home Page / Newk’s Player of the Week after he scored three touchdowns in Friday’s 28-7 win at St. George’s.

Battle Ground Academy quarterback Clay Beathard is the Franklin Home Page / Newk’s Player of the Week after he scored three touchdowns in Friday’s 28-7 win at St. George’s.

Beathard’s first touchdown was on a 17-yard pass to Ronald Cleveland to give BGA a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

He hit Rieves Berry on a 23-yard touchdown pass to earn a 14-0 advantage in the second quarter.

Later in the first half, he connected with Marcus Cawthorne on a 29-yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead.

Beathard closed out with 231 pass yards and 57 rush yards.

BGA (10-2) takes on Knox Webb (9-3) in the Division II-A BlueCross Bowl in Cookeville on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Honorable Mentions

Ronald Cleveland, BGA RB: Recorded 41 rushing yards, 32 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Emanuel Hall, Centennial WR: Had eight receptions for 116 yards in Friday’s 17-10 loss to Ravenwood.

Marcus Cawthorne, BGA WR: Caught six passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Myles Taylor, BGA DE: Recorded six total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack.

Hal Abbott, BGA DL: Had six total tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.