PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Bledsoe County is up to No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Class 3A rankings after moving into the driver's seat in District 7-AA, and Brandon Smith is a big reason why.
The speedy tailback rushed for 211 yards and had a hand in all five of the Warriors' touchdowns in Friday's 34-28 win over rival Sequatchie County, an effort that earned him Friday Night Football's Subway Player of the Week honors for Week 6.
Smith rushed for four scores and added another on a 14-yard catch. He also broke loose on a long kickoff return to set up one of his TD runs.
He's been one of the primary threats all season for Bledsoe County (7-0) despite the teams' pass-first spread attack with quarterback Cody Holloway.
Other standout performances from Week 6 were:
-- Ridgeland's Mason Harris returned a fumble 46 yards for a score, caused another, and recorded two sacks in the Panthers 21-0 win over Dalton
-- Ooltewah's Goose Manning rushed for two touchdowns, threw for two more, and racked up 361 total yards in the Owls' 41-35 win at Walker Valley
-- Baylor's George Porter rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the Red Raiders huge 27-6 rivalry win over McCallie
-- Chattanooga Christian's Beau Simmons had nine catches for 223 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers 49-28 loss to Grundy County
-- Walker Valley's Kelvin Wells rushed for 296 yards and four touchdowns in the Mustangs' 41-35 loss to Ooltewah
-- Grundy County's Destin Nunley rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns, and also caught a TD in the Yellow Jackets' 49-28 win at CCS
-- East Ridge linebacker Stefan Nelson recorded 27 tackles, including 20 solos, and also forced a fumble and blocked a PAT in the Pioneers' 29-7 loss at Tyner