It was a tough call for this week’s Climate Controllers’ Player of the Week. However, one game-changing play proved to be the difference.

Elizabethton’s Jacob Turner put the Cyclones up for good, and has been named the Climate Controllers’ Player of the Week for Week 7. Turner is the first honoree from Elizabethton.

The junior carried the ball for 75 yards in the game. However, the biggest impact came when he picked up a fumble and took it the distance for a touchdown to give the Cyclones the lead for good in the 21-20 victory at Tennessee High.

Elizabethton is winners of four straight since the season opening loss to Science Hill. The Cyclones are ranked No. 5 in the Class 4A poll.

Hampton’s Coby Jones and Jerry Lunsford, Unaka’s Micah Hunt and Cloudland’s Coby Birchfield have also been selected as Player of the Week this season.

Turner and company welcome Pigeon Forge to Citizens’ Bank Stadium for a crucial conference matchup on Friday.


Player of the Year Watch
All five teams were in action in Week 6, and we take a glance at the names that made an impression during the games as well as the stats from the games. Don’t forget to check back next week to see who made the list next week. The list is in alphabetical order by school.

Cloudland’s Austin Whitehead– 181 rushing yards with three touchdowns

Cloudland’s Coby Birchfield– 165 rushing yards with one touchdown

Elizabethton’s Hunter Tyree– 10-of-18 passing for 102 yards against Tennessee High.

Elizabethton’s Jacob Turner– 7 carries for 75 yards and a fumble recovery for a TD against Tennessee High.

Hampton’s Coby Jones– 343 total offensive yards against Cloudland with three total touchdowns.

Hampton’s Jerry Lunsford– 222 total yards of offense with five touchdowns against Cloudland

Happy Valley’s Mookie Madison– 88 yards on seven carries and two touchdowns against Unaka

Happy Valley’s Dylan Street– 222 total yards with two touchdowns.

Unaka’s Micah Hunt– 15 carries for 67 yards against Happy Valley.