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Polk's Saxe runs wild vs. Walker Valley

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Keith Cawley
Eyewitness Sports

BENTON, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Derrick Saxe is used to a bruising, between-the-tackles running style in the Polk County Wing-T offense.

But on Friday night at Walker Valley, the Wildcat fullback broke into the open field on more than one occassion and showcased his speed en route to Friday Night Football Player of the Week honors.

Saxe carried the ball just nine times, but made every touch count. He racked up 268 yards rushing, an average of nearly 30 yards per carry, and scored twice on lengthy runs of 94 and 71 yards.

Seven of his carries netted 192 yards in the first half alone as the Wildcats piled up 348 yards of total offense in the first two quarters before cruising to a 49-14 win.

Other standout performances from Week 5 of the Friday Night Football season were:

-- McCallie's Trent Lusk threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns and added a one-yard touchdown run in the Blue Tornado's 43-33 loss at MBA.

-- Red Bank's Randall Lee rushed for 174 yards and one score as the Lions rolled past Cleveland 31-7 in the Friday Night Football Game of the Week.

-- Sequatchie County's Hunter Lewis rushed for 226 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Indians to a 31-8 win over Marion County.

-- Signal Mountain's Hogan Whitmire only threw eight passes, but he completed six of them for 256 yards and four touchdowns in just two quarters of play as the Eagles beat CCS 58-14.

-- South Pittsburg's Raquis Hale passed the century mark once again, rushing for 118 yards and two scores in the Pirates' 40-14 win over Central.

-- Walker Valley's Kelvin Wells rushed for 204 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown run, in the Mustangs' 49-14 loss to Polk County.

-- North Jackson's Zac Bernard completed 13-of-18 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns as the unbeaten Chiefs blasted visiting RA Hubbard 62-15.

-- North Murray's Brady Swilling threw for 192 yards, rushed for 173 more, and had a hand in all five touchdowns in the Mountaineers first-ever varsity win, 35-21 over LFO.

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