Ty Wilcoxon (RB) Huntington
Ty Sturm (RB) Parkersburg Catholic
Graeson Malashevich (ATH) Spring Valley
#5 Malakai Brown
Brown keeps performing. The junior wide receiver even saw some carries this weekend and scored. He didn’t get a large amount of touches because the Eagles dominated early and often in a 72-0 whooping on Preston. Brown is having an incredible year but it’s hard to predict him as a Kennedy Winner with the odds stacked against receivers. However, he is doing all he can.
#4 Hunter America
America did not play the first half against Wirt County but still ran for near 150 yards and three touchdowns all in the third quarter. He still is among the top in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. Very few AA and AAA players are putting crazy numbers so he will win in terms of prolific numbers. It will be interesting seeing how much his stock goes up moving forward.
#3 Will Hackney
Hackney and the Indians lost their second game of the season- more than any player in the top five. However, it was not much his fault as he still was a dual-threat statsheet stacker and scored 20 on the now #4 team in AA. He is still very much in the race for the Kennedy but will need to not just have big games against the top 10 AA’s but also beat them.
#2 Kerry Martin Jr.
Few can doubt Martin Jr.’s value. The Cougars lost by one score to the #2 team in the state. He was held in check the majority of the night. His numbers are what the offense needs, but he will most likely be passed up by some huge AA or A performers. It will be interesting seeing how prolific he becomes into the final games and into the postseason.
#1 Connor Neal
Neal continues to be the favorite for the Kennedy. He made lightwork of a Big Ten opponent tossing for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns in less than four quarters. His efficiency has been staggering. He gets yet another statement game next week as they host Weir. For now, this is Neal’s to lose.