Javian Bradford-Jackson, Warner Robins
The powerful back rushed 27 times for 222 yards and three touchdowns in the Demons’ near upset of No. 7 Griffin.
Darius Bradford, West Laurens
Bradford turned in his second straight five-touchdown game, running for 225 yards on 28 carries as the Raiders won their third straight first-round playoff game.
C.J. Harris, FPD
The Vikings’ running back picked up 171 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries at Aquinas.
Antonio Gilbert, Peach County
The Trojans’ quarterback continued his hot late-season run with 282 yards passing and two touchdowns, completing 23-of-31 with no interceptions while adding a rushing touchdown.
Ja’mon Height, Twiggs County
A 216-yard rushing night on 19 tries with two touchdowns by Height helped the Cobras to an easy playoff win in the first round of the GHSA Class 1A public playoffs.
Tobias Oliver, Northside
He didn’t play all that long, but the senior quarterback still passed for 193 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Kasey Sanders, Stratford
The Eagles’ running back ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries against Holy Innocents.
Ja’quavius Solomon, Southwest
The Patriots’ receiver caught eight passes for 107 yards in the Patriots’ four-point loss to Brooks County.
Gunnar Watson, Taylor County
The junior quarterback was an efficient 21-of-28 for 211 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings held on to win a GHSA Class 1A public playoff game.
Quen Wilson, Mary Persons
The sophomore played like a veteran, racking up 220 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in a first-round rout.