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Centennial RB Deon Sanderseis the FHP / Newkes Player of the Week, the first repeat honoree this season.

Centennial junior RB Deon Sanders

Centennial RB Deon Sanderseis the Franklin Home Page / Newkes Player of the Week, the first repeat honoree this season.


Sanders ran for 172 yards and 3 TDs on 25 rushing attempts in the Cougarse fourth straight victory, 34-24 over 6A state runner-up Mt. Juliet.

The junior had touchdown jaunts of 24, 2 and 2 yards. He also broke loose on a 30-yard run to set up his final TD and seal the win.

eThe District 11-AAA leaders (4-2, 2-0) host eRavenwood (4-1, 1-0) this week for homecoming.

Honorable mentions

Colton Black, Franklin RB: Almost got his third straight 100-yard game, with 98 yards on the ground and 1 TD on 12 carries for the unbeaten Rebels.

Zak Mizell, Page QB: Connected with seven different receivers on 21 of 41 passing for 201 yards and a TD pass, plus had clinching 40-yard scoring run on homecoming.

Gracia Katera, Franklin DB: Had an interception, four tackles and a pass deflection in 27-6 win at Lincoln County to help push Rebels to 5-0.

Emanuel Hall, Centennial WR: eJunior had 113 receiving yards and a TD on just 5 catches for a 22.6-yard per catch average.

Dee Hunter, Summit RB/QB: Senior ran for 167 yards on 28 carries, 4 TDs and a two-point conversion in a 52-28 loss at Stewarts Creek.

Owen Roth, Centennial QB: eJunior hit on 10 of 13 passes for 156 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown toss to Hall.