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Burton QB Thacker leads weekly honorees in SW Va.

Kevin Mays • Sep 12, 2018 at 1:28 AM

The robust personality that is J.I. Burton senior Houston Thacker earned the top spot in the Times News/Johnson City Press Southwest Virginia Player of the Week awards following the third week of the season.

5-Star

Houston Thacker

J.I. Burton, QB

Thacker completed 7 of 16 passes for 184 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the Raiders’ 38-13 win over Lee High.

4-Star

Trenton Adkins

Ridgeview, RB

Adkins rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and caught two TD passes in the Wolfpack’s 54-0 rout of Wise Central.

3-Star

Garrett Whited

Eastside, RB

Whited rushed for 259 yards and a school-record five touchdowns, also racking up nine tackles on defense in the Spartans’ 53-46 loss to Patrick Henry.

2-Star

Mason Hardin

Rye Cove, RB

Hardin rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns in the War Eagles’ 28-8 win over Hancock County.

1-Star

Zack Kidwell

Thomas Walker, QB

The freshman completed 9 of 21 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the Pioneers’ 24-0 Cumberland District win over Castlewood.

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