By J. Daniel Rollins
Register-Herald Sports Writer
Register-Herald Sports Writer
There’s a certain crisp in the air and the crunch of fallen leaves on the ground. And just as high schools are crowning kings and queens for homecoming, five area football players are being crowned for their achievements and performances during Week 7 of the high school football season.
n Isaiah Kinder, Greenbrier East. It was quite a night for the senior quarterback. On top of being named King of Sparta at halftime, Kinder threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns and picked up an additional 32 yards with his legs, helping to lead Greenbrier East (4-3) to a 59-13 victory over Lincoln County.
n Jake Parker, Meadow Bridge. Stop if you’ve heard this before, but Jake Parker is really good at football. The state Class A leading rusher did not disappoint, helping to lead the Wildcats to a 58-12 victory over Mount View. Parker added 235 yards to his ever growing season tally, adding three touchdowns in the process.
n Justin Cogar, Westside. Call them the Renegade Rowdies, call them the Clear Fork Crazies, but most of all, call them relieved at the sight of Cogar, who made his return for Westside Friday, leading the Renegades to a 22-6 victory over James Monroe. Cogar threw for 205 yards and a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another to help Westside improve to 3-4 on the season.
n Michael Adams, Richwood. After missing several games this season with an illness, it’s safe to say Adams is feeling much better. The Lumberjack ran for 278 yards on 23 carries, had a catch for 11 yards and scored four touchdowns — even kicking the extra points — in a 48-19 victory over Tygarts Valley.
n Christian Hedinger, Wyoming East. The Class AA No. 8 Warriors went into the half with PikeView leading 28-0, thanks mostly to the three touchdown receptions from senior receiver Christian Hedinger. Hedinger racked up 95 yards on six receptions, picking up a hat trick of touchdowns in the 34-27 win.
n Chase Hancock, Woodrow Wilson. It was a solid evening for the Flying Eagles senior. Hancock ran for 81 yards on 11 carries, including a 24-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also had 56 yards through the air, including a 28-yard reception for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. For good measure, he recorded two interceptions on defense.
n Summers County’s defense. When your offense doesn’t see the field for the first 14 minutes of the game, and you’re still winning 29-0, there’s a good chance the defense is doing a good job. Class AA No. 6 Summers County forced four Independence turnovers in the first half, returning each for a touchdown in a 51-0 win over the Patriots.
n Marquis Frazier, Greenbrier West. Frazier may be used to his brother, senior Malik Boatwright, getting all the recognition, but it was Frazier’s play on defense that left many in awe. Frazier sacked Pocahontas County’s Logan Davis in the end zone for a safety and later blocked a punt in the end zone for a touchdown, helping Class A No. 8 West knock off Pocahontas County 42-7.
n Dalton Cline and Ty Walker, Greenbrier East. While Kinder’s performance was incredible, he wasn’t the only one leaving the Fairlea faithful wanting more. Cline picked up 159 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns, while Walker had nine catches for 152 yards and a touchdown.
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