Birchfield named Player of the Week; Player of the Year Watch

It was another tough week to determine the Climate Controllers Player of the Week. The Week 7 honoree, however, ran ahead of the pack.

Cloudland’s Colby Birchfield picked up his second Climate Controllers’ Player of the Week honoree with an impressive performance at Unaka on Friday night.

The senior running back tallied 264 yards on 22 carries. Birchfield claimed a season high five touchdowns in the game to power Cloudland to a 52-14 victory.

The win improved Cloudland to 5-2 on the season – including a perfect 3-0 in conference play.

For the season, Birchfield surpassed the 1,000-yard mark during the game.

He joins Hampton’s Coby Jones as a two-time honoree this season. Other honorees include Hampton’s Jerry Lunsford, Unaka’s Micah Hunt and Elizabethton’s Jacob Turner.

Cloudland returns to action on Friday with a trip to Sullivan East.

Player of the Year Watch
All five teams were in action in Week 7, 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 Colby Birchfield– 22 carries for 264 yards, five TDs

Elizabethton’s Jacob Turner– 18 carries, 220 yards, three TDs

Elizabethton’s Jeremiah Turner– 17 carries, 165 yards, two TDs

Hampton’s Jerry Lunsford– 17 carries for 134 yards, three TDs, four catches, 31 yards

Hampton’s Adam McClain– 18 carries for 134 yards, three touchdowns

Happy Valley’s Sage Haun– 8-of-10 passing 189 yards, one TD

Happy Valley’s Dylan Street– Six carries for 81 yards, one TD