Birchfield runs to Player of Week Honor; Year Award Watch

Carter County Sports

It was another week of standout performances. However, one stood out above the rest.

Cloudland’s Colby Birchfield scored four touchdowns in the ‘Landers’ win over rival Avery County (N.C.), and the senior has been named the Climate Controllers Player of the Week.

Birchfield had 28 carries for 206 yards, and scored four touchdowns to help the Cloudland offense roll to over 400 total offensive yards. In addition, he had five tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

The running back joins Hampton’s Coby Jones and Jerry Lunsford as well as Unaka’s Micah Hunt as honorees so far this season.

Birchfield and the ‘Landers are 3-1 on the season, and host Concord Christian on Friday night for Homecoming 2015.

Player of the Year Watch
It’s the second week of the Player of the Year Watch as we approach midseason. We take a glance at the names that made an impression during Week 4 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 Coby Birchfield– Four touchdowns, 206 yards on 28 carries along with five defensive tackles against Avery County (N.C.).

Cloudland’s Austin Whitehead– 177 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown against Avery County (N.C.).

Elizabethton’s Hunter Tyree– 12-of-13 passing for 188 yards and three touchdowns against Daniel Boone.

Happy Valley’s Sage Haun– 10-of-15 passing for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns against Unicoi County.

Happy Valley’s Mookie Madison– 23 carries for 107 yards against Unicoi County.

Unaka’s Micah Hunt– Hunt kept the offense churning against Harriman.


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