Independence receiver/cornerback Vic Wharton III is the Franklin Home Page / Newk’s Player of the Week after recording 464 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in 49-36 victory at Dickson County Friday night. e

Vic Wharton III

Independence receiver/cornerback Vic Wharton III is the Franklin Home Page / Newk’s Player of the Week after recording 464 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in 49-36 victory at Dickson County Friday night. e

Wharton finished with four carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns, seven receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown and four kick returns for 234 yards and two touchdowns.eHe also had an interception.

After returning the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, it wouldn’t take long for the Tennessee commit to find the end zone again. Less five minutes into the game, he caught a 34-yard TD pass from Andrew Bunch to earn his second score of the night.

Then, late in the first half, Wharton struck again. This time, it was a 93-yard kick return for a TD to put Indy up 28-21 heading into halftime.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Wharton took over, running the ball for a 6-yard TD and a 43-yard TD to help give the Eagles the 47-38 win. e

Honorable Mentions

Colton Black, Franklin: 23 rushes for 83 yards and two TDs in 23-24 loss to Ravenwood.

Ronald Cleveland, BGA: Four carries for 90 yards and two TDs in 35-7 win over Zion Christian.

Andrew Bunch, Independence: 16/27 for 269 yards, two TDs and one interception in 47-38 victory over Dickson Co.

Tony Flemister, Franklin: Five receptions for 122 yards in 23-24 overtime loss to Ravenwood.

Zak Mizell, Page: After throwing three interceptions earlier in the game, Mizell threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Matt Fornero to beat Cascade 21-20. The score capped off a 16-play, 99-yard drive. Mizell finished with 76 passing yards, 101 rushing yards, two touchdowns (1 rush) and three interceptions.

Micheal Roberts, Page: Had 18 carries for 89 yards and one touchdown in 21-20 victory over Cascade.

Tucker Beathard: Scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown and returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown in 35-7 win over Zion Christian.e