Bears RB Jenkins SW Virginia's top player

Kevin Mays • Aug 29, 2018 at 3:08 AM

Following is the Week 1 Times News/Johnson City Press Southwest Virginia players of the week list, headed by 5-star player Avery Jenkins of Union:

5-star player

Avery Jenkins

Union, RB

The Bears’ senior running back is our inaugural Southwest Virginia 5-star player of the week.

Jenkins rushed for 227 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in Union’s season-opening 35-20 win over J.I. Burton last Thursday.

4-star player

Gabe Boothe

Abingdon, QB

The senior completed 10 of 11 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 34-8 win over John Battle.

3-star player

Trenton Adkins

Ridgeview, RB

The sophomore rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the Wolfpack’s 47-12 win over Grundy on Friday.

2-star player

Matthew Sexton

Ridgeview, RB

The senior helped the ’Pack to the season-opening win over the Golden Wave by running for 109 yards and two touchdowns on only nine carries. Sexton also caught two TD passes.

1-star player

Ben Brickey

Wise Central, WR/DB

The sophomore played a key role on both offense and defense in the Warriors’ 41-27 win over Wise County rival Eastside on Friday. Brickey had four catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns and snared a key interception.

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