The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 21, 2012

Football phenoms of Week 9

BECKLEY — Limiting our weekly game balls to five this week was almost impossible. How do you leave out Justin Mariotti, who hit a game-winning field goal as time expired to lead Bluefield to a 51-50 win over Oak Hill in an instant classic? Should Valley’s Cody Winter come out empty-handed after leading his team to a win over Richwood with 141 yards and a touchdown on the ground?

But holding the game balls to the best of the best is what makes them special, so the winners this week can hold their heads high, knowing they beat out some tough competition to earn the honors.

Jake Grimmett (Midland Trail) — A regular on our list, Grimmett rushed the ball only seven times Friday night, but he scored on three of them. He ended the night with 113 rushing yards, and he also threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Devon Steele.

Andrew Johnson (Wodrow Wilson) — The Flying Eagles’ starting quarterback may have helped lock up a playoff position for his team with his performance on the road at River View. The senior rushed for 99 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 16 carries, while completing 9 of 12 passes for 108 yards and another score.

Jake Parker (Meadow Bridge) — Parker rarely misses the list, and there was certainly no reason to leave him off this week. In a 34-12 win over Mount View — a surging group of Golden Knights that came into the game having won three straight — Parker rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries.

Tyler Sagraves (Nicholas County) — Sagraves has earned game balls in the past for his abilities as a quarterback, but this week he excelled on both sides of the football. On offense, he threw for 118 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 101 yards and another score and returned an interception 65 yards for his third touchdown of the evening.

Aaron Tolliver (Independence) — The Patriot tailback did everything in his power to help his team get back to .500 with a 43-20 blowout of PikeVIew. He rushed for 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just 10 carries, and he also caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Brian Sexton.

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