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Hale storm sparks South Pittsburg rout

Keith Cawley
Eyewitness Sports

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Raquis Hale has helped shoulder the load at times this season for the South Pittsburg offense, but in Week 7 the talented running back did just about all the heavy lifting.

Hale rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-6 rout of Boyd-Buchanan to earn Friday Night Football's Subway Player of the Week honors. He averaged nearly 18 yards per carry (17.9) on 14 touches, and scored three of his touchdowns on runs longer than 50 yards.

Hale has now crossed the century mark rushing in every game this season, helping the top-ranked Pirates to a 6-1 record.

Other standout performances from Week 7 of Friday Night Football were:

-- Baylor's Jacob Huesman had 296 yards of total offense (107 rushing, 189 passing) and three touchdowns, including a stunning jump-pass for a score, in the top-ranked Red Raiders 21-20 win over Brentwood Academy

-- Ridgeland's Deonte Marsh rushed for 187 yards and two scores, and added a third touchdown on a fumble return in the Panthers' 41-14 win over LaFayette

-- Chattanooga Christian's Beau Simmons caught ten passes for 158 yards and one score before rushing for the game-winning touchdown in the Chargers' 22-16 overtime win against Silverdale. Simmons also kicked an extra point and a 32-yard field goal.

-- Bradley Central's Bryce Copeland threw for 190 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears' 35-7 rout of McMinn County

-- Howard's Evander Rollins carried just eight times, but racked up 178 yards and two scores in the Hustlin' Tigers' 47-28 win over East Hamilton

-- Hixson's Gary Cosey rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats' 35-7 win over East Ridge

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