Voytik's big night earns FNF honors
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Chad Voytik looked a little lost at times as a sophomore quarterback in E.K. Slaughter's system a year ago.
On Friday night, the now junior signal caller looked like the mastermind who drew up the scheme.
Voytik was perfect in the air, going 10-for-10 for 248 yards, and threw five touchdown passes in leading the Blue Raiders to a 47-6 rout of McMinn Central in their 2010 season opener. That effort made Voytik the clear-cut recipient of Channel 3 Friday Night Football's Player of the Week honors for Week 1.
The numbers are more impressive considering Voytik left the game at halftime after Cleveland had built up a 47-0 lead.
Other standout performances from Week 1 of the 2010 season were:
-- Calhoun's Dustin Christian rushed 29 times for 156 yards to help the Yellow Jackets rally past Dalton 27-14 in the Friday Night Football Game of the Week
-- Dade County's David Hampton rushed for two scores and added a 53-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Wolverine's 48-0 romp over Gordon Lee
-- Ringgold's Justin Gregory caught four passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns, and added an interception return for a score in the Tigers' 44-21 win over rival LFO
-- Soddy-Daisy's Caleb Edwards ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans' 26-0 win over rival Hixson
-- South Pittsburg's Raquis Hale racked up 145 yards on just 10 carries (14.5 yards per carry) and scored twice to lead the Pirates to a 53-14 season-opening win over Grundy County