KIM CRAFT: Westbrook sweeps Week 6 online polls
Tue. October 09, 2012 at 10:49 p.m. | By Kim Craft Sports Editor
Westbrook quarterback Jonathan Ford won The Gadsden Times' online player of the week poll at gtpreps.com for his performance in Week 6. (Photo by Dave Hyatt | Gadsden Times| File)
Westbrook Christian became the first team of the 2012 high school football season to sweep the competition in The Gadsden Times’ online player and team of the week polls.
Quarterback Jonathan Ford and his Warrior teammates won top honors in the polls for their efforts during Week 6 play when voting closed Tuesday at www.gtpreps.com.>
Fans gave Ford 298 (54.7 percent ) of the 545 votes for his effort in helping push Westbrook above .500 on the season with a 52-12 win over Gaston on Friday night.
Ford passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores against the Bulldogs. He finished with 106 yards, including 86 in the air.
Sardis’ Toby Pee got 108 votes in finishing runner-up in the player poll. The remainder of the votes were split among Etowah’s Jay Duckett (99), Cedar Bluff’s D’Shawn Fife (20) and Gaylesville’s John David Jennings (20).
Pee rolled up 397 all-purpose yards and scored five touchdowns in the Lions’ 42-40 overtime win over Guntersville in 4A, Region 6 play. Duckett intercepted three passes — including two that set up touchdowns — in Etowah’s 40-14 win over Scottsboro in a 5A, Region 7 game. Fife ran for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries in 1A No. 6 Cedar Bluff’s 26-14 win over Collinsville in a Region 7 matchup. Jennings rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns in Gaylesville’s 40-13 win over Jacksonville Christian Academy in 1A, Region 7 action.
Westbrook (3-2, 2-2) claimed 91 (78.4 percent) of the 116 votes cast in the team of the week poll. The Warriors outgained the Bulldogs 376-212 and forced five turnovers in evening their 2A, Region 7 record. Sardis finished second in the team poll, followed by Cedar Bluff, Fort Payne and Geraldine, respectively.
Visit www.gtpreps.com/polls to vote in The Times’ online player and team polls each week. The polls will be posted before midnight Friday if possible or can be accessed early Saturday morning. Voting closes at noon each Tuesday, and multiple votes by the same user are allowed every 12 hours. Votes cast are not automatically updated and shown, but should be able to be viewed in totals 15 minutes after being made.
Updates and scores each week can be viewed on The Times’ live scoreboard available at gtpreps.com. The latest headlines and region standings for teams also are available on the website. For fans on the go, get game updates and scores on Friday nights each week by following the sports department on Twitter @GTPreps.com.
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