Presenting, SISN’s Top 10 Players of the Week – a coveted list that celebrates the ten players who have not just played the game, but have lived it, breathed it, and showcased skills that make them the pride of Southern Indiana.
Stay tuned as we dive deep into the stats, the plays, and the stories behind these ten incredible athletes, and find out what makes them the brightest stars under those Friday night lights.
- Coltyn McNabb (North Daviess Cougars) McNabb’s record-breaking 421 yards from a mere 15 carries equates to a staggering average of 28 yards per carry. With 4 touchdowns to his name against Edinburg, he not only demonstrated explosive speed but also consistently outran defenders. Add in his 5 tackles, one for a loss, and you have a player who made significant impacts on both sides of the ball.
- Larron Childers (Springs Valley) Clocking 250 rushing yards from 11 carries means Childers averaged over 22 yards every time he touched the ball. Four rushing TDs solidify his offensive dominance. On defense, 11 total tackles and 2 forced fumbles prove his ability to disrupt plays and put pressure on the opposition.
- Sam McKinney (Evansville North Huskies) McKinney’s arm was nothing short of precise. Throwing for 182 yards on 15 attempts with a 60% completion rate showcased his accuracy. Tallying 5 passing TDs with zero interceptions, McKinney dissected the Bosse Bulldogs’ defense while maintaining a sterling QB rating of 142.2.
- Tristan Robertson (Floyd Central) A true dual-threat QB, Robertson shone in both air and ground assaults. Accumulating 295 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, while also rushing in 2 TDs shows his adaptability. Although his 8 rushing attempts only netted 9 yards, two of those carries ended up in the endzone, showing resilience in clutch situations.
- Ryan Brotherton (East Central) Brotherton’s numbers speak volumes. Averaging almost 50 yards per reception, he hauled in 3 touchdowns from 3 catches, totaling 145 yards. His longest, a 77-yard catch, shows his ability to stretch the field and his 207 all-purpose yards demonstrate his overall offensive importance.
- Trey Rominger (Paoli Rams) Rominger was a workhorse against the West Washington Senators. His 27 carries for 204 yards, amounting to 3 touchdowns, displayed his stamina and consistency. Defensively, with 8 tackles and 2 for a loss, he frequently found himself in the midst of key plays.
- James Lewis (Eastern Greene) Lewis’s 165 rushing yards from 17 carries, resulting in 4 touchdowns, showcased his skill as a primary offensive weapon. His 6 total tackles and an important pass defended underline his ability to contribute when the team is on the back foot.
- Memphis Louden (Bedford North Lawrence) Louden’s versatility was evident in their match-up. He threw for 167 yards and 2 TDs, and despite the interception, he showcased his resilience by rushing for 135 yards and adding 2 TDs on the ground, proving to be a multi-faceted threat.
- Donavan Baker (Evansville Memorial) While his offensive contribution was marked by a single rushing TD, Baker’s defensive stats were the highlight. Totaling 10 tackles, 4 of which were for a loss, a sack, and a fumble recovery, Baker was instrumental in the shutout against Evansville Harrison.
- Brian Wall (Providence Pioneers) Wall’s impact was evident in the sheer efficiency of his plays. His two receptions resulted in 113 yards and 2 touchdowns, highlighting his big-play capability. Adding 5 total tackles showed his commitment to contribute on the defensive end as well.
Week 5 brought no shortage of talent to the fore, and these players exemplify the skill, grit, and determination that’s prevalent in Southern Indiana’s sports scene.