SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Hogan Whitmire has had some big games in his brief career at Signal Mountain High, but he'd never had one on a bigger stage than last Friday night.
The senior quarterback stood tall in the pocket to deliver countless killer strikes, then kept it himself on the ground to score the game-winning touchdown in the Eagles' 40-36 road upset of Class 1A's top-ranked South Pittsburg Pirates in the Friday Night Football Game of the Week for Week 4.
While the performance didn't help Signal Mountain reclaim the top spot in the Class 2A rankings, it did earn Whitmire Friday Night Football Player of the Week honors.
While his completion percentage was low compared to most games (11-for-22), Whitmire threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns against a defense that had given up just 14 points total in its first three games of the season.
Other standout performances from Week 4 were:
-- Sequatchie County's Hunter Lewis rushed 24 times for 327 yards and one score in the Indians' 40-26 win over Chattanooga Christian
-- Soddy-Daisy's Cedric Edwards rushed for 245 yards three touchdowns on 19 carries in the Trojans' 41-13 rout of Walker Valley
-- Ridgeland's Paul Walton racked up 165 yards on just six carries (including a 97-yard touchdown run) in the Panthers' 35-10 win over Gilmer County
-- Rhea County's Cameron Tallent threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Eagles' 28-24 loss at Bradley Central
-- Polk County's Jared Allen, last week's player of the week, broke loose again with 154 yards and three scores on just six carries in the Wildcats' 48-19 win over Sweetwater
-- LaFayette's Devarus Porter carried 15 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and caught a 10-yard score as well, in just over two quarters of action in the Ramblers 47-7 win at Murray County
-- Bledsoe County's Michael Gibbons caught 11 passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns in the Warriors' 39-7 win at Notre Dame